UCBA Librarians in the Big Easy

by Michelle McKinney and Kellie Tilton

Michelle McKinney, Reference and Web Services Librarian

After a five year conference break, I was very excited to attend #ALAAC2018 in New Orleans! I spent the majority of the conference working with and for this year’s class of Spectrum Scholars. I had the honor of being named a Spectrum Scholar in 2005 and am currently serving as a member of Spectrum Advisory Committee. This year’s class of scholars networked, attended panels featuring Spectrum Alumni and took part in the greater conference, which included an Opening Session featuring Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden.

Spectrum Scholars group photo
         Michelle (front row, second from right) with other scholars awaiting Michelle Obama

I had the chance to reconnect with many colleagues and library friends, including fellow Spectrum Scholars from my class, during the Spectrum Scholars Founders Reception.

Michelle McKinney and three library colleagues
   Michelle and fellow 2005 Spectrum Scholars: Brenda Linares, Nancy Kirkpatrick and Nia Lam

When I wasn’t in sessions or meetings, I wandered around the Exhibit Hall and enjoyed some of the local cuisine, including the required serving of beignets.

Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian

Unfortunately, my #alaa18 trip was way too short. I flew in to attend my last official duty as a member of the Alex Award Committee, which presents an award to 10 books published for adults that has a unique appeal to young adults. (Check them out!) Luckily, the last event is also one of the best, as we honor the award winners with a program and book signing for anyone to attend.

Alex Awards Book Signing

I also was able to visit the exhibit hall to say hello to many vendors and publicists and check out the new products coming to libraries near you!

ALA Conference Decorations

It was awesome to be in New Orleans for its 300th birthday and the best way to celebrate was a late night run to Cafe du Monde for their famous beignets!

NOLA 300th birthday sign

It may have only been about 48 hours, but ALA is always a blast and a reminder how awesome the library profession is!

Another Successful National Library Week in the books for UCBA Library

The UCBA Library enjoys celebrating National Library Week with our students, staff and faculty and this year was no different! Visitors had the chance to participate in a number of activities such as “Guess How Many Bookworms” are in a jar, Book Drive for local non-profit Adopt a Book, submitting Book Recommendations and Wake Up And Read Pajama Day.

Survival Basket Winner
Madaline Bowman wins the Exam Week Survival Basket
Bookworm Winner Rebecca Dabb
Rebecca Dabb won the jar of gummy Bookworms by guessing 226 bookworks (there were 225)

 

 

UCBA Library Hosts Data Management Plans Info Session

by Lauren Wahman

Data Management Plans

Data Management Plans
Amy Koshoffer, UC Libraries
Hosted by UCBA Library

Monday 11/6/17
10:00-11:30 am
Muntz 117

Register: http://uc.libsurveys.com/ucba-dmp-registration

Good data management practices can help your research be more efficient with resources and help you make a bigger impact in your field.

This session will focus on the why and the how of data management best practices and highlight UC resources. Find out how UC Libraries can help you get a handle on your data management issues.

Welcome New Library Operations Manager, Elizabeth Sullivan

by Heather Maloney

The UCBA Library team welcomes Elizabeth Sullivan as the new Library Operations Manager. Elizabeth brings over 5 years of experience from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County including her role as a branch manager. She also comes directly to us from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden where she was the Manager of Member Experience and Fun (yes, she met Fiona!).

Elizabeth Sullivan
UCBA Library Operations Manager, Elizabeth Sullivan

Elizabeth will be managing the daily operations of the library to ensure high quality service and support for faculty, staff and students. We’re so excited to welcome Elizabeth to the UCBA Library Team!

UCBA Library Display Celebrates National African American Read-In and Black History Month

Black History Month and the National African American Read-In book display.

Stop by the UCBA Library to browse and borrow books in honor of Black History Month and the National African American Read-In (NAARI). Titles that include a yellow NAARI bookmark are written by African Americans and can be read for the NAARI event scheduled for Tuesday, February 28 at 12:00 pm in the Muntz 119 Lobby.

To see a full list of titles on display, visit the National African American Read-In guide at https://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba-naari.