Nineteen years ago, UC Libraries published the first issue of Source to inform students, faculty, staff and researchers of the news, events, people and happenings in the library. Following is a retrospective of the many Source covers starting with volume 1.
Summer is here and the University of Cincinnati Libraries, along with the entire university, is preparing for a full return to campus in the fall semester. As I begin the transition to working again on campus, I’m taking time to reflect. That reflection includes revisiting some of the questions I posed in our last Source.
UC Libraries faculty and staff worked tirelessly through a time of great uncertainty. Much of the effort was highly visible, but important innovation and service happened behind the scenes. The need to document this effort, to collect these stories and to celebrate victories became apparent.
A collection in the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions documents the race to develop a vaccine to stop the spread of a devastating and deadly virus.
The University of Cincinnati Libraries commemorated the first national celebration of Juneteenth with an online event, R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Each Other: The Lasting Impact of Juneteenth. The presentation focused on the history of the holiday and its lasting impact on United States’ culture and society.
An interview with Bicycling Through Paradise authors Kathleen Smythe and Chris Hanlin.
The “lost” collection of Obed Wilson. Kevin Grace, university archivist and head of the Archives and Rare Books Library, writes about the gift of Wilson’s personal library and its former location in a building of the same name.
In the volume 8, no 2 issue of Source, we wrote about the 2009 International Edible Books Festival. UC Libraries has celebrated the annual event since 2001.