The UCBA Library will be closed Friday, August 10th for facility maintenance Continue reading UCBA Library Closed Friday, August 10, 2018
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
It may have only been about 48 hours, but ALA is always a blast and a reminder how awesome the library profession is!
Book Display and LiBlog Post by Library Student Assistant Haiden Reno
For the month of July UCBA Library will be exploring the British Isles! Learn about Stonehenge, Arthurian Legend, Jack The Ripper and the history of Witchcraft. We have travel guides for Continue reading Explore the British Isles!
For the month of June UCBA library will be showcasing LGBTQ+ Pride month with a selection of books and media celebrating LGBTQ+ authors, musicians, activists, and artists. Whether you are new to the topic of Pride or well versed, we have memoirs, poetry, and even popular culture icons; there is something for everyone!
“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.”–Barack Obama
Visit the UCBA Library Display guide to browse a selection of titles from the display.
Display & LiBlog post by Library Student Assistant Haiden Reno
by Christian Boyles
Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food is Killing Us and What We Can Do About it
TX357 .F84 2017
About the book
Fast food is far more than just the burgers, fries, and burritos served at chain restaurants; it is also the toxic, human-engineered products found in every grocery store across America. These include: cold breakfast cereals; commercial and preserved (deli) meats and cheeses; sandwich breads Continue reading June Book of the Month
Post and Display by Tiffany Fite, UCBA Library Student Assistant
The UC Blue Ash Library is happy to show off our nerdy side with a book display on the coolest topics in science we have available. Ever been interested in a topic but didn’t want to take a whole class on it? Are you Continue reading UCBA Library Celebrates the Weird in Science
The UCBA Library will be closed Monday, May 28th in honor of Memorial Day. We will resume our regular Summer Semester hours on Tuesday, May 29th at 8:00 am. Please visit our hours webpage to view all UCBA Library hours, including holidays and any exceptions to our regular schedule.
by Christian Boyles and Michelle McKinney
Christian Boyles, Collection Services Manager, and Michelle McKinney, Reference and Web Services Librarian, took part in UC’s university-wide, service day, UC Serves on Continue reading UCBA Library Staff Lend a Helping Hand
by Christian Boyles
About the book
The improbable and exhilarating story of the rise of Snapchat from a frat boy fantasy to a multi-billion dollar internet unicorn that has dramatically changed the way we communicate. In 2013 Evan Spiegel, the brash CEO of the social network Snapchat, and his co-founder Bobby Murphy stunned the press when they walked away from a three-billion-dollar offer from Facebook: how could an app teenagers use to text dirty photos dream of a higher valuation? Was this hubris, or genius? In How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars, tech journalist Billy Gallagher takes us inside the rise of one of Silicon Valley’s hottest start-ups. Snapchat developed from a simple wish for disappearing pictures as Stanford junior Reggie Brown nursed regrets about photos he had sent. After an epic feud between best friends, Brown lost his stake in the company, while Spiegel has gone on to make a name for himself as a visionary–if ruthless–CEO worth billions, linked to celebrities like Taylor Swift and his wife, Miranda Kerr. A fellow Stanford undergrad and fraternity brother of the company’s founding trio, Gallagher has covered Snapchat from the start. He brings unique access to a company Bloomberg Business called “a cipher in the Silicon Valley technology community.” Gallagher offers insight into challenges Snapchat faces as it transitions from a playful app to one of the tech industry’s preeminent public companies. In the tradition of great business narratives, How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars offers the definitive account of a company whose goal is no less than to remake the future of entertainment.
Is it checked out? Don’t worry about it. Here are some other titles on the subject.
For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It’s a “Brotopia,” where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face toxic workplaces rife with discrimination and sexual harassment, where investors take meetings in hot tubs and network at sex parties. In this powerful exposé, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley got so sexist despite its utopian ideals, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground (Don’t Be Evil! Connect the World!)–and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back. Drawing on her deep network of Silicon Valley insiders, Chang opens the boardroom doors of male-dominated venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins, the subject of Ellen Pao’s high-profile gender discrimination lawsuit, and Sequoia, where a partner once famously said they “won’t lower their standards” just to hire women. Silicon Valley’s aggressive, misogynistic, work-at-all costs culture has shut women out of the greatest wealth creation in the history of the world. It’s time to break up the boys’ club. Emily Chang shows us how to fix this toxic culture–to bring down Brotopia, once and for all.
In your pocket is something amazing: a quick and easy way to summon a total stranger who will take you anywhere you’d like. In your hands is something equally amazing: the untold story of Uber’s meteoric rise, and the massive ambitions of its larger-than-life founder and CEO. Before Travis Kalanick became famous as the public face of Uber, he was a scrappy, rough-edged, loose-lipped entrepreneur. And even after taking Uber from the germ of an idea to a $69 billion global transportation behemoth, he still describes his company as a start-up. Like other Silicon Valley icons such as Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, he’s always focused on the next disruptive innovation and the next world to conquer. Both Uber and Kalanick have acquired a reputation for being combative, relentless, and iron-fisted against competitors. They’ve inspired both admiration and loathing as they’ve flouted government regulators, thrown the taxi industry into a tailspin, and stirred controversy over possible exploitation of drivers. They’ve even reshaped the deeply ingrained consumer behavior of not accepting a ride from a stranger—against the childhood warnings from everyone’s parents. Uber has made headlines thanks to its eye-popping valuations and swift expansion around the world. But this book is the first account of how Uber really became the giant it is today, and how it plans to conquer the future.
Silicon Valley | Streaming Film
American Experience, TV’s most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today. The collection includes a number of great episodes from the series, including American Experience Silicon Valley. In 1957, decades before Steve Jobs dreamed up Apple or Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, a group of eight brilliant young men defected from the Shockley Semiconductor Company in order to start their own transistor business. Their leader was 29-year-old Robert Noyce, a physicist with a brilliant mind and the affability of a born salesman who would co-invent the microchip — an essential component of nearly all modern electronics today, including computers, motor vehicles, cell phones and household appliances.
by Christian Boyles
Pack your bag, find your travel charger, get an electricity converter and buy some foreign currency, because the Summer is the perfect time to explore the world. Your UCBA library has you covered Continue reading Plan your next trip with Travel and Culture Books from the UCBA Library