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    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 2

    World War I Illustrated Sheet Music Highlights Depictions of Women

    In commemoration of both Women’s History Month (March) and the centennial of the United States entry into World War I (April 6, 1917), two new library exhibits feature illustrated sheet music from the era. “Sheet music served as propaganda for the war effort, but also offered solace—and sometimes levity—to those on the home front. Between the war years of 1914 and 1918, music publishers produced over 13,500 individual compositions,” said exhibit curator Theresa Leininger-Miller, associate professor of art history in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. The Angel of No Man’s Land: Red Cross Nurses in World War I Illustrated Sheet Music, on display on the fourth floor…

  • Xuemao Wang
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 2

    A Note from the Dean: Master Planning for the Future of Library Spaces

    Transformation is a common theme at UC Libraries. It is a cornerstone in our vision: to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university. The most visible transformations can be found in the libraries’ multiple campus locations, in the physical space they offer to the students, faculty, scholars and researchers they serve. Over the past three years, we have completed space projects in every library on campus, relocating portions of our collection, refreshing or adding new furniture to increase seating, installing new service desks, creating modern active learning classrooms and, occasionally, building a new Starbucks location. The decisions we make about library space are not made lightly. They require…

  • May Change
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    An Interview with May Chang, Library Chief Technology Officer

    In October, May Chang joined UC Libraries in the newly created position of Library Chief Technology Officer. May’s role is to provide strategic and operational technology direction for UC Libraries. Below is an interview with May about her professional background, immediate goals for the new position, and her early impressions of UC Libraries. May can be reached via email at may.chang@uc.edu. Please tell us your professional background.  I did my undergraduate program in Information Science at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. Through their study abroad program, I spent a year at the Graduate School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where I returned a…

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    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 2

    Spring Events in UC Libraries

    From UC DATA Day to Edible Books to a digital humanities speaker there is something for everyone in UC Libraries this spring. 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 library locations. Digital Humanities Speaker Series – March 6 & 7, Langsam Library – UC Libraries, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, welcomes to campus Roopika Risam, assistant professor of English at Salem State University, as the next expert in the Digital Humanities Speaker Series. Dr. Risam will present a series of talks and hands-on workshops, all free and open to the public. Participants…

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    Staff News

    People – the second pillar of our Strategic Plan – has as its goal to “transform the evolving role of the information professional.” We will accomplish this by becoming 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 changing role of academic libraries in the global library community. Below are some of the activities the UC Libraries staff have engaged in recently as we work to expand our active engagement in research, teaching, learning and clinical practice. Publications…

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    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 2

    A Progress Report on Transforming Our Spaces

    Read the 2015/16 Progress Report: Transforming Our Spaces. In addition to providing an update on the news, events and stats from the previous academic year, the report focuses on the transformation of library spaces – current and future – that will enable the Libraries to 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. The Progress Report is available online at https://issuu.com/uclibraries/docs/uclannualreport15_16. Questions? Request a print copy? Email melissa.norris@uc.edu

  • Marjorie Motch
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    Donor Spotlight: Mrs. Marjorie Motch

    There are few people in the UC community more dedicated to the success of our students – and in turn, the broader university – than Marjorie Motch. Throughout her longstanding relationship with UC, Mrs. Motch has worn nearly every hat imaginable: volunteer, advocate, friend, and of course, loyal donor. And while she’s already received the university’s highest honors for her service, including an Honorary Degree, the Distinguished Service Award and the William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement, she is driven to continue making her mark across the institution. Though her generosity has touched many priorities around UC, her support of UC Libraries has remained steadfast – in part because…

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    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 2

    Libraries Receive Gift from the John Hauck Foundation

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries is pleased to announce a gift from the John Hauck Foundation for the digitization of Dr. Albert B. Sabin’s lab notebooks. Dr. Sabin was a celebrated medical researcher and virologist who was best known for developing an oral polio vaccine that played a critical role in the eradication of the disease. He conducted his research for the vaccine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation before and after WWII. He went on to have a storied career within the medical community as well as in academia. These extensive archives are held at the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, along with…