The UCBA Library faculty hosted the UCBA November Faculty Social on Tuesday, November 15th as a follow-up to our first “Whiteboards and Wine” spring faculty social event. We indulged in excellent refreshments and conversation in the Learning & Teaching Center and also had the pleasure of introducing a special guest and new colleague from UC Libraries, Mark Konecny, Scholarly Communications and Digital Publishing Strategist.
It was a perfect excuse to gather and relax with colleagues as we approach the last weeks of the semester!
The UCBA Library and the UCBA Student Nurses Association are teaming up again this year to sponsor the UCBA Holiday Food Drive from Monday, November 14th through Friday, December 9th. Look for donation bins in Muntz Hall Lobby and Commons, and Walters Hall Lobby. Have library fines? For each non-perishable food item brought to the UCBA Library Information Desk, $1 will be subtracted from library fines (up to $5).
UCBA librarians Lauren Wahman, Michelle McKinney and Heather Maloney (accompanied by her family) showed up bright and early to represent the library at the 4th Annual UCBA Blue Ash Dash 5K for Scholarships. The rest of the library staff opted for the ‘sleep in’ option bringing the department to 100% participation. $52,000 was raised at this year’s event with proceeds going to scholarships for students at UC Blue Ash.
The UCBA Library team welcomes Christian Boyles as the new Collection Services Manager. Christian has over 20 years experience in libraries and comes to us from the Xavier University Library where he was the Acquisitions and Preservation Assistant.
Christian’s primary responsibility will be managing UCBA Library collection services including acquiring and cataloging library materials. You will also see him at the Information Desk providing support to students, staff and faculty.
As another fall semester gets underway, the UCBA librarians are ready to help faculty with their research needs. Whether it’s discipline-specific, creative, or a classroom-based (e.g. Scholarship of Teaching & Learning) research project, we’re getting you started with a newly updated Faculty Research Guide (guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba-facultyresearch). You still find those resources that you know and trust, but you’ll also find new grant and data management resources along with contact information for your go-to experts (including your library faculty liaison). In addition, check out UC’s institutional repository – Scholar@UC – as well as OhioLINK’s Digital Resource Commons. As the semester moves forward, we’ll continue to add more resources.