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    Volume 13, Issue 4

    Looking East Book Signing Scheduled for June 24

    Join the University of Cincinnati Libraries for a public book signing for Looking East: William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Asia. The Photographs of Harry Fowler Woods. The event, scheduled for June 24, 7pm, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion, will include readings by authors Margo Taft Stever and Hong Shen. In 1900, Cincinnatian William Howard Taft successfully completed his tenure as Dean of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law and began an appointment under President William McKinley as Governor-General of the Philippines. As a federal administrator and diplomat, Taft negotiated amicable trade and cultural interactions between East and West, and in 1905 President Theodore…

  • Xuemao Wang
    Volume 13, Issue 4

    A Note from the Dean: A Busy Year in Review

    The 2014-15 academic year has been one of exploration, innovation and collaboration for UC Libraries. The launch of the Strategic Plan has contributed greatly to our success with its ten initiatives along with a wide range of events and activities created and sponsored by library faculty and staff throughout our libraries. The initiatives are all focused on the same goal, to make UC libraries the globally connected intellectual hub of the university. Below is a small sampling of those successes. More information on the ten strategic initiatives is available online. ____________________________ Scholar@UC One of the ten strategic initiatives was to create the next generation digital repository. Named scholar@uc, it successfully…

  • desk sketch
    Volume 13, Issue 4

    Enhancing Library Spaces

    One of the four pillars of UC Libraries Strategic Plan is Space. The goal of this pillar is to “transform the concept and use of learning spaces managed by the library.” Through the work of our Strategic Plan, UC Libraries will be recognized as the intellectual hub for students, faculty, researchers and scholars by providing engaging digital and physical environments, as well as powerful new tools and services that spark inquiry, support analysis and ignite discovery and scholarship as well as prepare emerging generations for lives of ongoing discovery. This summer, several construction projects are underway that will allow UC Libraries to create exciting and innovative ways to deliver library…

  • Sean Crowe
    Volume 13, Issue 4

    UC Libraries Welcomes New Bearcats

    This summer, Langsam Library is a busy place as over 4,000 incoming students participating in UC’s New Student Orientation visit and learn about the spaces, places and people of UC Libraries. While in Langsam, they engage in activities designed to be both entertaining and informative about the various research resources, assistance and services they can utilize when they begin classes in the fall. The students are participating in fun and interactive activities such as writing on the Information Chalkboard as they learn about how to find and evaluate resources. They watch a video that showcases some of the projects produced by fellow UC students with the services and assistance made…

  • UC items in exhibit
    Volume 13, Issue 4

    ‘Preserving the Past for the Future’ Exhibit Showcases Work of Preservation Lab

    In January of 2012, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (PLCH) and the University of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) began a long-term collaboration to provide conservation and preservation treatments in an equally managed, staffed and equipped preservation lab located in UC’s Walter C. Langsam Library. Employees from both PLCH and UCL work on the general circulating and rare/special collections of each institution. The division of labor for all work performed by the Preservation Lab is divided evenly between UCL and PLCH. The exhibit “Preserving the Past for the Future,” currently on display on Langsam Library’s 5th floor lobby, showcases the work done by the Preservation Lab on a selection of…

  • cni logo
    Volume 13, Issue 4

    UC Libraries and IT@UC Contingent Participate in National CNI Annual Meeting

    Six representatives from the University of Cincinnati Libraries and IT@UC participated in the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) annual membership meeting in Seattle, Washington on April 13-14, 2015. This is the largest UC contingent, and first to include multiple units presenting together, ever sent to this nationwide gathering of institutions working in “digital information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity.” The UC participants in the annual meeting were Nelson Vincent, vice president of information technology and CIO; Linda Newman, head of digital collections and repositories for UC Libraries; Ted Baldwin, director of the science and engineering libraries; Josette Riep, associate director of information…

  • Jacob Laskowski
    Volume 13, Issue 4

    Support the UC Libraries Student Worker Scholarship Fund

    UC Libraries is grateful for the philanthropic support of alumni, friends and patrons that allows us to stay at the forefront of technological innovation and ensure access to the latest resources and information. Yet donors to UC Libraries can also make an impact on the lives of deserving students. A new scholarship fund, the UC Libraries Student Worker Scholarship, recognizes an undergraduate student at UC who has demonstrated excellence in service to the Libraries. Jacob Laskowski is the first scholarship recipient – a student worker at the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) who quickly emerged as a leader by taking…

  • Volume 13, Issue 3

    “Life of the Mind” Lecture Series Returns March 26 with Dr. Jeffrey Whitsett

    UC President Santa J. Ono will Moderate the Discussion on the Theme of “Technology and Innovation in Medicine.” Life of the Mind, interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty, will return March 26, 4-5:30pm in TUC 400ABC with a lecture by Jeffrey Whitsett, MD, professor of pediatrics in the College of Medicine, as well as co-director of the Perinatal Institute and chief of neonatology, perinatal and pulmonary biology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Life of the Mind is a semi-annual lecture series that features a distinguished University of Cincinnati faculty member presenting his or her work and expertise. A panel of three responds to and discusses the lecture from diverse perspectives.…