Volume 17

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    The Latest from the University of Cincinnati Press

    The three latest books published by the University of Cincinnati Press feature a pioneer in medical education, the founder of the first female-run manufacturing company, and the famed Kinsey African American Art and History Collection. Maria Longworth Storer: From Music and Art to Popes and Presidents is the first comprehensive biography of this one-of-a-kind Cincinnatian. Known as the founder of the first female-run manufacturing company in the United States, Rookwood Pottery, Longworth Storer was passionate about women’s rights, her city and issues of poverty and the arts. She owned Rookwood Pottery for nine years, and then transferred ownership after earning recognition at the Exhibition of American Art Industry in Philadelphia…

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    A Note from the Dean: Supporting the Libraries

    It’s summer in Cincinnati and while the campus is calmer and the parking garages emptier, there is still a quiet buzz of activity. The first summer semester is winding to a close, new student orientation is in full swing, and construction projects, including the long awaited Faculty Enrichment Center located in the Walter C. Langsam Library, are rushing toward completion before the fall semester begins. It is a good time for reflection. Some of my most memorable moments from this spring share a common theme; they feature the donors, volunteers and faithful advocates who give generously of their time, talents and treasures to the University of Cincinnati Libraries.  This year…

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    The Irish Fairy Book by Alfred Perceval Graves

    By: Savannah Gulick, Archives and Rare Books Library Student Assistant As library student assistant in the Archives and Rare Books Library, Savannah Gulick’s responsibilities include staffing the reference desk, helping with reference requests, assisting with processing archival collections, and digitizing photographs and other archival material at the request of researchers. Below is an article she wrote about an item from the rare books collection. _____________________________ Celtic lore has always been fascinating to me and to readers worldwide, but oftentimes it is overlooked by Greek and Roman mythology so I thought I would highlight a few of the tales that exemplify Irish mythology and that are part of our holdings in…

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    Working in the Digital Scholarship Center

    The Digital Scholarship Center (DSC), launched in September 2016 as an academic center, is a joint venture of the University of Cincinnati Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences. Hosted by UC Libraries, the DSC provides faculty across the university with support for digital project conception, design and implementation. In their catalyst role, they stimulate new opportunities for digital scholarship in a cohesive academic center by assembling technical capacity and expertise, space and computational equipment, access to datasets and student and staff support. Below is the recent experience of Alexandra Pasqualone, former graduate assistant in the DSC. ____________________________________________ Digital Scholarship Center Twitter Project and Digital Humanities By Alexandra Pasqualone…

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    Partnering to Integrate New Technology into Nursing Education

    By Don Jason, Alison Trammell and Tiffany Grant Informationists from the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL) and nurse educators from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) launched a pilot program that integrates a Sectra Virtual Dissection Table into the Critical Care Nurse Residency Program (CCNRP) curriculum. The CCNRP is a mandatory education program for novice, critical care registered nurses who are hired into UCMC’s intensive care, emergency care or progressive care areas. The cohorts range in size from 12 to 32 members and CCNRP meets every Wednesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. for seven weeks. In the past, the course featured traditional lectures and…

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    UC Libraries Support Flagship Undergraduate Joint Program

    By Hong Cheng, Global Services Librarian The second cohort of 56 students from the Joint Co-op Institute (JCI) between the University of Cincinnati and Chongqing University (China) became proud Bearcat graduates on May 3, 2019. After five years of hard study and work, 87% of students will continue their academic journey in graduate schools in the United States, China or other countries. I have been with them since their second year and was happy to be part of their academic adventure. For many JCI students, the library has a different cultural context than for domestic students. The programs provided by UC Libraries helped the students to bridge the gap and…

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    Event Recap: Inaugural Adopt-A-Book Event

    This past March, donors braved a sudden spring storm to attend the University of Cincinnati Libraries’ inaugural fundraiser, Hidden Treasures: An Adopt-A-Book Evening. UC Libraries’ Adopt-A-Book program was piloted in 2018 with materials selected from two of the Libraries’ special collections – the Archives and Rare Books Library and the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions. These initial rare materials selected for the Adopt-A-Book program required varying levels of treatment from the Preservation Lab, preserving them for future generations of students, faculty, researchers and scholars. The pilot was a success, resulting in the preservation of 10 rare books and materials; thus providing the inspiration to…

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    Learning is Fun in the CECH Library

    Mixed materials, part of the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH) Library’s curriculum materials collection, are dynamic instructional materials, specifically curated to support a wide variety of PreK-12 curricula and learning environments. At the CECH Library, mixed materials include the following types of resources: Kits Games Models Puppets Manipulatives Picture and card sets Classroom instruments Posters, charts, and maps STEAM kits CECH curriculum materials are collected in support of pre-service and in-service teachers in PK-12 learning environments. We collect a wide range of curriculum materials in a variety of formats. For more on the mixed materials and curriculum materials collection, review the research guides available online at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/cmc and http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/cmc/mm.