Student Art Spotlight: Samantha Padgett, Ellen Taylor, and Natalia Martinez

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The Clermont College Library is proud to present a trio of student artists and a trio of their works during the summer term — Samantha Padgett’s soulful still lifes in pencil, Ellen Taylor’s bold depictions of fire, water, earth, and spirit and Natalia Martinez’s manga-inspired meditations on love and death.

The exhibit will run through August. Thanks to Professors Kelly Frigard and Anthony Wolking for coordinating another fantastic collection of student art in our library.

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

UC Libraries and National Library Week


April 10-16 marks National Library Week. Show your support for UC Libraries by making a gift at

Read why students love UC Libraries…

aoakmanThe University of Cincinnati Library has provided me with a quiet learning environment and many resources to further my learning.  It is important to me that the university and its libraries care about my education.

Abby Oakman, senior, Lindner College of Business, marketing



efalerThe UC libraries are important to me because they provide a place for me to focus when I have tons of homework. On top of this, the libraries provide a great environment for group study when I want to work on homework with my friends.

Emily Faler, sophomore, DAAP, graphic communication design



boganThe library is important to me because it provides an easy, safe, reliable job that might be hard to find anywhere else.

Bailey Ogan, freshman, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, exploratory





agettlefingerUC libraries are important to me because they provide a nice, quiet space where I am able to concentrate on my work, especially between my classes. The library is also a great place to work, since it is so close to where I live.

Ashley Gettelfinger, sophomore, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, pre-pharmacy


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Support UC Libraries during National Library Week


April 10-16 marks National Library Week. Show your support for UC Libraries by making a gift at

Read why students love UC Libraries…

jcovingtonUC Libraries is important to me because the library is considered my “get-away” spot where I can do my work with little distraction, and just also relax. I have made a few friends with being in the library and I also love my co-workers! The library also hosts nice programs and seems like they cater to the staff/faculty and students as much as they can.

Jazmine Covington, junior, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, organizational leadership

sscheidlerThe library is important to me for many reasons, however, I would have to say that the library supplies a quiet workspace with resources to databases, articles, journals and (of course) books. It provides all things that are necessary to complete an assignment (except motivation). I am current working as a communications design co-op in Langsam and it is providing me with real-world experience.

Sami Scheidler, sophomore, DAAP, communication design



tsnyderThe UC Libraries are important to me because they provide a place to efficiently get my school work done. There are many tools made available to students at the libraries such as printing, research databases and books that are required for our classes and if you need any help, there are plenty of employees to assist you.

Tate Snyder, junior, CECH, criminal justice and paralegal studies



svollmerWorking at the Archives and Rare Books Library has been one of the best experiences of my college career. Not only do I get to work with our collections–which contain so much of Cincinnati’s history, as well as pieces of the world’s history– but I get to work side-by-side with the people who bring that history to life each day.

Sydney Vollmer, junior, Lindner College of Business, marketing



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Celebrate National Library Week with a Gift to UC Libraries


April 10-16 marks National Library Week. Show your support for UC Libraries by making a gift at

Read why students love UC Libraries…

rknisely“UC Libraries are important to me because we preserve old volumes that cannot be replaced. They are an important part of our history that may be over-looked in this digital era.  The history of these documents are just as important as their content, and I am proud to be working with an institution that understands their value.”

Rhianna Knisely, freshman, DAAP, urban planning



stibbs“The UC Libraries have provided for my inspiration and education invaluably over the years. The availability of facilities, technology and people have always been here for me, boosting my productivity and opportunities, and allowing me to explore, not just books, but my real potential.”

Samuel J. Tibbs, senior, DAAP, Architecture


dmarcon“When I got to campus the library not only gave me a job but a place to be and a lot of new friends. My first year wouldn’t have been nearly as fun or productive without Langsam.”

Dante Marcon, freshman, Lindner College of Business, business economics


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Fuel Your Late-Night Studying in Langsam with Coffee and Snacks.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT! UC Libraries and Food Services have partnered to provide free coffee and snacks beginning at 10pm each night for students studying for exams in Langsam Library.

Langsam Library space will be opened 24/7 for exams beginning noon on Sunday, November 29 through 6pm Friday, December 11. Regular hours will resume Saturday, December 12.

Sitting Smart in Langsam Library

annafurniture3New lounge furniture provides more varied study options.

Langsam Library is one of the busiest places on campus. Students take advantage of every corner of the building when looking for a place to study. With the goal of providing more comfortable yet practical places for students to work and study, we have added new lounge furniture to the 4th floor of Langsam Library. The modular furniture provides a variety of seating options — booths, benches and individual seats — as well as built-in outlets for plugging in laptops. Students are already making good use of the new furniture in the short time it has been available.

Come study in Langsam Library!


Culture of Books and Reading Students Deposit A Ghost Story in the Archives

By:  Kevin Grace

Recently returned from a study tour to Edinburgh, Scotland over spring break, the students in the University Honors Program seminar “The Culture of Books and Reading” added one of their assignments to the ARB website – a story entitled “The Sin-Eaters Ghost.”  A group project written by each student contributing a page, the story is just one of the assignments for this course in which the traditional and emerging reading habits and the heritage of books are explored in cultures around the world.

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The Power Which Knowledge Gives

“The Power Which Knowledge Gives”:
Go to The Polls Armed With Reliable Information

Recently I came across this stunning quote from James Madison in a fellow librarian’s blog post:

“A popular Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

On November 6 UC students along with the all voters will be casting their votes in the General Election. Do you have all the information you need to make the important decisions?

Earlier this month we asked the students who visit Langsam library to share the sources of information they use in order to decide how to vote.

Tumblr was the most popular source followed by Facebook and reddit.  The responses featured online news sources, TV and radio channels and talk shows, newspapers and magazine titles ranging from The New Republic to Huffington Post, and a broad range of websites, including RealClearPolitics , League of Women Voters, and predictably Wikipedia.

Thank you for sharing your favorite sources of information. Here are some resources recommended by librarians.

The following premium library resources require off-campus access.

Stay informed and make great decisions!