UC Blue Ash Holiday Food Drive Success!

by Heather Maloney

The UCBA Library and Student Nurses Association teamed up again this year to coordinate the UCBA Holiday food drive. We surpassed last year’s donations with over 400 pounds of food items collected to help our neighbors in need during the holiday season. All donations were delivered to the Freestore Foodbank. For more details, check out the UCBA College blog post at:


Winter Break Hours for UCBA Library

by Julie Robinson


The UCBA College Library will have the following hours during winter break:

Monday, December 12 – Thursday, December 15:  12p-5p

Friday, December 16:  12p-4p

Saturday, December 17 – Monday, January 2:  CLOSED

Tuesday, January 3 – Thursday, January 5:  12p-5p

Friday, January 6:  12p-4p

Regular Spring Semester Hours resume Monday, January 9th at 7:30a.


Please visit our hours webpage at http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/cgi-bin/calcium/Calcium40.pl?CalendarName=UCBA&EventID=169&Date=2016%2F11%2F10 to view all our hours, including holidays and any exceptions to our regular schedule.

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


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.

Librarians Bookin’ It at the UCBA Dash


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.

Election Materials On Display at UCBA Library



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

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.