Dean’s Corner: Collaborating at Home and Abroad

One of UC Libraries’ greatest strengths is its partnerships and collaborations. On or off campus, at home or abroad, the Libraries are always looking for opportunities to forge new relationships, while engaging in the university’s global agenda. As library dean I am fortunate enough to be involved with many of these relationships from their infancy.

This spring I traveled to China with UC’s Provost Kristi Nelson and Vice Provost for International Affairs Raj Mehta to visit Beijing Jiaotong University and Shandong University. In my role as Special Advisor to the Provost on China Initiatives, I have traveled to China on many occasions with various members of UC’s senior leadership, assisting in UC’s China engagement. More often than not, these trips include tours of university libraries (see the picture on the bottom left corner of Provost Nelson and me at the new Shandong University Qingdao campus library).

Pictures from China:

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Music in the Gorno Library Concerts Oct. 24 and Nov. 14

IconwebUC’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and UC Libraries present two upcoming concerts in the CCM Library – October 24th and November 14th. Both concerts will feature the library’s historic Steinway piano. More about the piano is available online.


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Join UC Libraries at Books by the Banks October 12

4cpossmcropped2On Saturday, October 12, the 7th annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival will take place at Duke Energy Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Once again, UC Libraries is an organizing partner of the literary event that allows readers to meet and greet favorite authors.

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Join UC Libraries at the Zoo September 7

uc@ucUC at the Zoo is BACK – and it’s better than ever! Tickets are only $7 and include parking, entertainment and discounts at food vendors (excluding alcoholic beverages).

Head to the Cincinnati  Zoo on Sat., Sept. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. You’ll find activities including a crossword puzzle and scavenger hunt with prizes, face painting, photo booths, and more; as well as entertainment and discounted food.

This is a private event open only to UC employees and their guests (Zoo memberships do not apply).

Purchase Tickets here: