Question: How do you feel about giving a bad or negative review?
Heather Maloney, Library Director: Reading opinions can be very personal (especially if reading for leisure) so I keep it constructive and from a place of my own personal preference.
Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: I like reading them if I don’t like a book. Sometimes I can’t find the words to describe why I don’t like a book and reading other people’s negative review helps.
Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: I think if the reviews are given critically, I’m okay with them. I also appreciate when reviewers acknowledge the difference between issues they personally had with a book and the issues that are problematic on a more general level.
Lauren Wahman, Instruction Librarian: I appreciate honesty and understand that not everyone is going to like the same books as me.
Julie Robinson, Library Operations Manager: I try to keep it concrete and give specific examples, but just because I don’t care for a book doesn’t mean someone else won’t love it. I never want to discourage anyone from picking up a book.
Pam Adler, Public Services Assistant: Reviews/opinions. I will give my opinion, good/bad/indifferent if asked.
The UCBA Library celebrates Women’s History Month and the many contributions of women from past to present. The display highlights a wide variety of books and media from local to global covering politics, activism and social change, science, art, literature, and business.
Stop in this month and borrow a book or DVD from the display!
Additional resources to explore Women’s History Month:
Library of Congress (also by National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Services, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, U.S. National Archives & Records Administration)
The latest UCBA Library book and media display celebrates Black History Month and the many contributions of African Americans from past to present. The display highlights a wide variety of titles that include groundbreaking works from African American authors as well as books and media that cover key cultural, political, and historical events. Included in the display is a brief synopsis of Black History month from the History.com website and three themes of Knowledge, Engagement, and Reflection highlighted from Regina Edmondson’s article, “Why it’s important to observe Black History Month”.
Don’t forget to check out the suggested titles for the National African American Read-In (NAARI) designated with a bright yellow bookmark. NAARI titles on display are only a selection of a much more expansive list of books on the National African American Read-In at UCBA Guide. The guide represents selected “Must Read” Books by African American Authors available through UC Libraries and was created in conjunction with UC Blue Ash College’s annual National African American Read-In (NAARI) event:.
Stop in the UCBA Library this month and borrow a book or DVD from the display!
Want to explore more Black History month resources? Check out these links:
Celebrate the life and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by borrowing a book from the “Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” book display in the UCBA Library.
Books on display include titles written by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning King, all volumes of King’s papers and works written about King and his impact on the Civil Rights Movement and his legacy in America’s history.
Continue to read about his life and legacy at The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change’s website, the Nobel Peace Prize website or listen to his speeches on the NPR website. Twitter also released the Top 10 quotes by King that were shared in this post.