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Navigating the Pandemic – A Tale of Two Semesters

The 2019 fall semester was business as usual with students, faculty, researchers and staff using library facilities to study, access collections, seek reference assistance, participate in library workshops, print a paper or simply grab a cup of coffee between classes. Librarians and staff provided instruction, manned service desks, collected and made library materials available, planned…

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From the Dean: A Year Like No Other

What a year it’s been. This University of Cincinnati Libraries online Annual Progress Report covers July 2019 through June 2020, an academic year that started off normally, but in the spring would be disrupted in ways never thought possible because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Fall semester was business as usual with students, faculty, researchers and…

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Staff News

According to the People Pillar of the Strategic Plan, “UC Libraries will become more dynamically engaged partners with colleges, departments and units – €”integrating new methods for collecting, accessing, utilizing and preserving streams of data and information in support of the teaching and research mission of the university. We will become leaders in defining the…

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Highlighting Special Collections

During the academic year, UC Libraries acquired approximately 70,000 volumes. Here are highlights of new special collections. Albert B. Sabin Notebooks Dr. Albert B. Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine, donated his complete correspondence, laboratory materials, manuscripts, awards and medals to the University of Cincinnati where they are housed in the Henry R. Winkler…

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Library Exhibits

Exhibits highlight the collections, services and people of the University of Cincinnati Libraries. The 2019/2020 academic year was an active one with exhibits featuring the pivotal role of women, artists’ books, the Labor Collection, the university’s Bicentennial and the artist Shepard Fairey. 200 Years of Curation In celebration of the University of Cincinnati’s Bicentennial, the…

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Financial Information

A reporting of both General and Local Funds for Fiscal Year 2020. General Funds: 0% Capital Equipment 8% Operating 45% Library Collections 47% Salaries Fiscal Year (FY) 20 Budget vs. Actual Expenses: Salaries + Benefits: FY20 Budget = 10,732,329| FY20 Actual = 9,463,402 Operating: FY20 Budget = 2,478,656 | FY20 Actual = 1,567,645 Capital: FY20…