• books by the banks
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    Join UC Libraries at Books by the Banks October 17

    On Saturday, October 17, the 9th annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival will take place downtown at Duke Energy Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Once again, UC Libraries is an organizing partner of the literary event that allows readers to meet and greet favorite authors. The day-long festival will feature over 100 regional and national authors, book signings, author panels and activities for the entire family to enjoy. The popular “Writing and Getting Published” series returns this year with panel discussions covering hot topics for writers and workshops to help hone the craft of writing. All events are free and open to the public. At the…

  • Xuemao Wang
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    A Note from the Dean: An Update on UC Libraries’ Strategic Initiatives

    Last May, the University of Cincinnati Libraries launched our Strategic Plan. Strategic plans are common in organizations today, both in the public and private sector. They set priorities, create a strategy and help companies identify a common direction to pursue. And while the thoughtful creation of a strategic plan is incredibly important, so is its implementation. For the first year of UC Libraries’ Strategic Plan we set ambitious goals, including last fall the launch of 10 strategic initiatives. These initiatives are managed by faculty and staff across our library system, and are created with the sole purpose of fulfilling our mission to “empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge…

  • shakespeare
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    Celebrating William Shakespeare

    Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it. Of all the many lines about death that William Shakespeare wrote for his plays, perhaps his words from Macbeth best describe his own departure. Shakespeare was certainly successful during his lifetime for his comedies and dramas, but he left London and the Globe Theatre for Stratford well before he died. His reputation became somewhat obscure after that, though with the publication of the First Folio in 1623 just a few years after his death in a single volume that gathered his known plays, interest in his work revived to the point that there shall never be any abatement in studies…

  • Lori Harris
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    An Interview with Lori Harris, NLM Associate Fellow

    In September, Lori Harris joined UC Libraries for the second year of her National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow Program. Lori received her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her BA from Smith College. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year program component at a participating library. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. Below is an interview with Lori upon her arrival at…

  • informatics lab
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    Introducing the Informatics Lab: A Collaborative Space for Innovation at the Health Sciences Library

    The Informatics Lab is a new space in the Donald C. Harrision Health Sciences Library and is designed for innovative and collaborative hands-on learning experiences and discussions. It is a place for UC researchers and graduate students to connect, collaborate and to receive research support services. Open from 9am – 5pm, the Informatics Lab provides students at the Academic Health Center with software programs (listed below) and equipment not available in the normal computer lab. The room has a large iMac and Windows PC, four whiteboard tables that can be set up for a large group meeting or used individually, two standing whiteboards, a wall-mounted whiteboard, and an AirMedia unit…

  • hong cheng and dan wang
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    Collaborating on the Joint Engineering Co-Op Institute

    For two years, the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has partnered with Chongqing University (CQU) to form the Joint Engineering Co-op Institute (JCI).  Each fall, CQU and UC co-host an orientation for first-year students on their Huxi campus located in a suburb of Chongqing. This campus is reserved for first and second- year students at the university. This year, for the third time, a delegation from UC was sent to participate in the orientation. This group consisted of representatives from across UC’s campus, including: Raj Mehta, vice provost for International Affairs; Teik Lim, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science; Dee J. Robinson, the vice president…

  • music in the Gorno Library
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    Fall Events in UC Libraries

    Outreach events are just one way in which UC Libraries brings people into the library to experience firsthand the services and resources of the university. From concerts to lectures to “Lunch and a Film” there is something for everyone in UC Libraries this fall. All events are free and open to the public. Check the UC Libraries website at www.libraries.uc.edu for event details and directions to individual libraries. Wednesday, October 21, 5pm, CCM Library Reading Room – Music in the Gorno Memorial Library presents a concert by Shing-Ming Liao featuring piano music by W.A. Mozart. Tuesday, October 27, 12-1pm, Stanley J. Lucas Board Room in the Medical Sciences Building – The…

  • paula troup
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    Words of Wisdom Live On In Newly Named Learning Space

    “Pull up a chair, sit down and listen. The patient has a story to tell you.” — Stanley Troup, MD A $50,000 gift from Paula Troup is making sure her late husband’s words of wisdom live on through a plaque on display in an instructional classroom within the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library at the University of Cincinnati. In May 2015, the classroom was named the Dr. Stanley B. Troup Learning Space to honor Dr. Troup, the former senior vice president at UC and director of the UC Medical Center. “Stanley left an incredible legacy, and I wanted to make sure that he was remembered,” said Paula, Dr. Troup’s…