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.
The UCBA Library will be closing one hour early on Friday, August 5th. The library will close at 3pm to allow IT to begin re-imaging the public computers for Fall Semester. The library will reopen at noon on Monday, August 8th.
One a recent July 4th holiday visit to Chicago, Michelle McKinney, UCBA Reference and Web Services librarian, made a brief stop at the Harold Washington Library Center (HWLC) of the Chicago Pubic Library (CPL). The main branch of CPL is located on 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605 in the South Loop. The building is a site to behold. It is 10 stories high, 756,000 square feet, and takes up a full city block. Here are just a few photos from Michelle’s all-too-brief visit. Follow the links at the end of the post to learn more about the Chicago Public Library and the Harold Washington Library Center. Continue reading Checking Out the Chicago Public Library: UCBA Librarian Visits the Harold Washington Library Center
UCBA Library Director, Heather Maloney and Instructional Technologies Librarian, Kellie Tilton headed to Orlando, Florida for the American Library Association Annual Conference.
Heather Maloney attended a pre-conference session on Transforming the Contributions of Student Employees in Your Library and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the passionate opening session speaker, Michael Eric Dyson. The exhibit floor was filled with the familiar and the new and probably a few too many giveaways…but how do you say no to a free book?!
Kellie Tilton spent a good chunk of time at ALA sitting in a, thankfully, air-conditioned hotel conference room for her super-secret Alex Committee meetings. She also managed to check out the fireworks at Epcot (sorry, IllumiNations) and had a blast wandering the exhibit hall. Swag she was most excited about? The Ruth Bader Ginsburg tote bag she will add to her collection.
The UCBA Library wrapped up National Library Week 2016 with Whiteboards & Wine. Faculty came out to relax in the midst of end-of-semester activities with light snacks and wine. Faculty enjoyed coloring with artwork from various library collections, answered some fun, reading related questions and viewed the library’s NLW #librarytransforms video.
Many thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate National Library Week!
It’s National Library Week and the UCBA Library is celebrating! This year we are highlighting the ways libraries transform their communities. Check out our #librariestransform video to see some amazing UCBA faculty, staff, and students share their UCBA Library stories. Come into the library and celebrate this Thursday and Friday with Crayons and Candy. Relax a little with coloring therapy while enjoying an everlasting (and transforming) gobstopper. Want to capture your relaxation? Take a selfie in our #librariestransform selfie frame, or just stop by to check our new #librariestransform signs and celebrity READ posters.
We are proud and honored to be part of the UC Blue Ash community and look forward to celebrating with you this week!