UCBA Library Hosts November Faculty Social

by Heather Maloney

whiteboardThe 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!

UCan Help! UCBA Holiday Food Drive

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by Heather Maloney

UCan Help! UCBA Holiday Food Drive

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).

Not sure what to donate? Check out the Freestore Foodbank web site for a list of accepted and most needed food items: http://freestorefoodbank.org/take-action/make-donation/donate-food/, and don’t forget to check those expiration dates!

For more Food Drive details including Donation Day on December 1st when you can also receive UCBA swag for your donation (monetary or non-perishable food items), check out the latest on UCBANow: http://www.ucblueash.edu/now/2016/11/14/ucba-holiday-food-drive-through-dec-9/.

Let’s work together to help end hunger in our community this holiday season.

Election Materials On Display at UCBA Library

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The 2016 election season is in full swing and the UCBA Library would like to help you be an informed voter. The elections display includes voting information and a variety of political books and magazines. A list of the books on display can be found on the corresponding online guide found at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba-displays/elections. Additional information is available on the Elections Guide at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba-elections.

UCBA Library Welcomes New Collections Services Manager, Christian Boyles

by Heather Maloney

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UCBA Collection Services Manager, Christian Boyles

Welcome, Christian Boyles!

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.

Check out the UCBA Faculty Research Guide!

by Lauren Wahman

ucba-fac-researchAs 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.

Bookmark the guide for quick and easy access: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba-facultyresearch

From The Desk Of….Kellie Tilton, UCBA Librarian

The UC Blue Ash Library is kicking off a new series called From The Desk Of… which gives you a chance to peer into our work spaces to see where the magic happens.

Instructional Technologies Librarian, Kellie Tilton has graciously opened her doors to share her workspace and favorite office items with us.