Elizabeth Sullivan, Library Operations Manager, UCBA Library.
Welcome to my own little nook of the UCBA Library! I’m clearly hard at work, but I’ll happily pause and give you a peek into my space.
Here I am at my desk, awkward as always! Note the variety of teas in the cupboard above me. I drink tea daily & have a tea kettle at my desk. My two most unique blends are birch and moss from when I visited Iceland.
Owls are everywhere in my home and office environments. You’ll probably spot them in several pictures here. I am a big bird nerd, and my Charley Harper 2018 calendar art is also on display.
My love of coffee (and owls) is true.
Random desk items: post cards, Pete the Cat, Hello Kitty tissues, and a solid life reminder.
My photo wall has pics of my family & travels. I spent two months backpacking through Europe solo, & those photos inspire me to keep exploring. Can you spot Cincinnati superstar, Fiona the Hippo? I met her during my last job with the Cincinnati Zoo.
I absolutely love doodles and try to collect them. Please consider drawing one on a post-it for my meager collection!
The owl theme continues with my two office mugs. In the background is an image of a rat riding a cat in outerspace with a taco.
These feathers that I keep on my desk are from an African Penguin I met once. After giving him a few gentle pets on his back, he clamped his beak and teeth (yes, teeth!) onto my right thigh. To this day, I have a scar and these feathers as a memento.
I’m Michelle McKinney, Reference and Web Services Librarian for the UCBA Library. I’m usually behind the camera for the From the Desk Of… posts but it’s time for me to switch gears and welcome you to my office space. There’s no rhyme or reason to my set-up or decor. I like being surrounded by photos of family and friends. I’ve also started displaying a few of the gazillion art projects that my sons create. It’s not unusual to come across small toys that have accidentally ended up in my purse during our hectic mornings.
This is where you can normally find me working on the library’s website or other related web space. I’m on call to answer research questions which is why I have the pager.
A wide shot of my desk showing some of the photos, posters and trinkets atop my hutch.
I’m a crafter and it carries over into the office in the form of bullet journaling. I have a collection of pens, markers and washi tape that I use. I also have lots of photos of my boys along with their art on my bulletin board.
I like to use my whiteboard for positive and funny quotes. They come in handy on those rare days when things get rough.
I’m a crafter and it carries over into the office in the form of bullet journaling. I have a collection of pens, markers and washi tape that I use.
My small collection of bookish buttons and pins.
You can’t fully see my lone bamboo shoot but I’ve kept it alive for a surprisingly long time. My mother brought me the wooden Jeepney from her trip home to the Philippines. I picked up the Nuts about Libraries nut while on at a library conference in San Diego and the beautiful decorative egg was given to me by math professor, Natalia Darling.
A few trinkets on my bookshelf. UCBA swag, my Spectrum Scholars bear, my library coasters and my old name plate from my office in our former library space.
Christian Boyles, Collection Services Manager, UCBA Library.
Welcome to my desk, I hope you like it. Up until a few months ago, my space was pretty barren. That all changed when a co-worker told me that I “needed more $h!t in my area.” I hope I rose to the occasion.
Here is the magical entrance to my office wonderland.
I handle a lot of books, so there are always carts stack up in my space. Thankfully, Egon Schiele’s self portrait watches over them all. Also, that is a super forced smile.
“I was told by the photographer that this is her view when she passes by my office. I am quite tall.” -Christian Boyles, February 2018.
Who says Christmas lights are just for the holiday season? Not me. They make me happy all year long.
My area is well protected with this handy catapult/pencil sharpener I picked up in Battle, England.
I’m a graduate and former employee of Xavier and the Blue Blob was 3-D printed for me on my last day there. That said, when it comes to the Crosstown shootout, I am and always have been a Bearcat.
This is an owl. It keeps birds away from my desk.
Here’s a stack of old books and other stuff. The one on top is a UC yearbook from 1940 and below it is a book of various websites that we used to find stuff before Google was a thing.
That’s my computer and super stylish standing desk. I also can not function without loads of Post-It notes.
That’s my standing desk and, yes, it is made out of a super classy combination of cardboard boxes and old oversized books. What it lacks in aesthetic qualities, it more than makes up with its function.
It’s kinda hard to see but those are photos I’ve taken on my travels. My eye tends to be attrached to geometric patterns and those are some of my favorite.
This is my wall of postcards, weird stuff I’ve cut out of magazines, a photo of me on a horse, and stupid inside jokes.