The UCBA Library space will be closed until in person classes begin on Monday, January 25, 2021; however, the following services and support will still be available Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm.
Virtual Support: Live Chat and email for general library questions/requests and research support.
Click and Collect: Books and media on hold will be available for pick-up on a cart outside the library entrance.
Equipment Pick-Ups and Returns By Appointment: Contactless pick-ups and returns are available to UCBA students for laptops and calculators. Students should reach out to us via email to set-up an appointment.
Beginning Monday, January 25th the library space will reopen from Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm. The remote services and support above will continue to be available in addition to in person services and support (e.g. equipment returns/pick-ups, Click and Collect) as well as study room reservations.
The Life of the Mind lecture and Artists, Authors, Editors & Composers combined event took place on September 22, 2020. As a follow up, the UCBA Library celebrates selected works submitted this year from UCBA faculty and staff. In case you missed it, please visit Life of the Mind for the online exhibit, bibliography, and event recording.
David Hartz | Associate Professor | Electronic Media Communications Department
Description of My Creative Process: This new body of work is titled, “Drawing Water.” This series consists of drawings of various water sources I have seen in and around Ohio. I became interested in this subject matter after seeing Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings depicting how water moves around various objects. I am fascinated as to how water moves and how I could add values and depth to drawing this formless element. I study martial arts and this quote by Bruce Lee inspired me as well, “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water.” Water forms to whatever contains it. My intention with these drawings is to give, not only shape, but also value, shadow, highlight and playfulness to moving water.
All of these drawings are created in Procreate on an iPad Pro. I love the portability of the iPad and use it with my Urban Sketching group as well. It has replaced my sketchbook and pencils in many situations. I have found that it has a feature that no traditional media has. In this digital arena, the ability to zoom way into a piece of work is remarkable. As long as the resolution is high, you can zoom way into the art and provide details that would be near impossible with traditional media. I am making use of this feature in my current drawings in this “Drawing Water” series. This is the reason that I include detail shots in the submission of these drawings. Normally a detail shot is unnecessary in a 2D drawing, however, it is quite necessary to show the full detail that are involved with these works. Each drawing has two views: one is the overall view of the water that, at first, has a photographic look. The second view is the detailed view of the work as you move in close to it and see the hieroglyphic mark making process. Continue reading Celebrating UC Blue Ash’s Artists, Authors, Editors and Composers
UC Libraries have made a change to accessing resources from off campus this summer. Instead of the library login, you will now access resources through the standard UC login screen and DUO authentication. This means, if you’ve already logged into a UC resource, like Canvas, you’ll be able to seamlessly connect to library virtual resources.
For faculty and staff: to make sure links to library resources works with single sign on, please remember to use proxied links. Some databases generate a proxy link automatically with their permanent URL, but if you need to generate a proxy link of your own, UC Libraries has created a proxy link generator available at this page. More information on finding a resource’s permanent link and adding the proxy is available at this site.
Using the UCBA Library
Things look a bit different in the UCBA Library this semester. Here’s a quick video that covers the different ways to use the library this fall.
Chat with the UCBA Library!
Students, staff and faculty can now chat in real-time with the UCBA Library, Monday – Friday, 10am – 2pm. Visit the UCBA Library website and click on Questions? Ask the UCBA Library! button.
Virtual research support is also available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We reply to email and form questions within one day. Questions that occur outside of service hours will be addressed the following business day (if Friday, responses will be addressed on Monday).
Ask A Research Question about research assignments and information needs. Research support will be provided via email or online form during this time.
Email the Library with questions about hours, services, support or library resource access issues.
Hi! Welcome to my apartment! It’s small and I share it with an opinionated cat, but I’m enjoying taking advantage of the natural light, the nearby caffeine sources and the ability to use different setups depending on my mood!