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Annual Progress Report


Whether in-person or online, UC Libraries had a busy and productive year.

UC Libraries Announce Phased Approach to Re-Open Library Facilities

July 2020 – With the start of the 2020 fall semester, UC Libraries re-opened library facilities to the UC community in a limited, phased approach to ensure social distancing.

OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan Borrowing have resumed

August 2020 – Library users could once again request OhioLINK materials for pickup at Langsam Library using the OhioLINK catalog or by using the “Search OhioLINK” tab after a search in our local Library Catalog.

CEAS, CECH and DAAP Libraries Re-Open to Users

September 2020 – As of September 14, the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Library, College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH) Library and the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) have re-opened to users, joining the other library locations previously opened. Hours and location specific details are available on the Libraries website.

Sept. 22 Life of the Mind lecture to feature John Lynch who will speak on challenges of medical communication

September 2020 – Life of the Mind, interdisciplinary conversations with University of Cincinnati faculty, was held Tues, Sept. 22, at 2:30 p.m. with a lecture by John Lynch, professor of communication in the College of Arts and Sciences, who spoke on “Remembering When Medicine Went Wrong: Lessons for Medical Communication Today.”

Votes for Women exhibit chronicles the U.S. Women’s Suffrage Movement

votes for women graphic

October 2020 – To mark the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment, the University of Cincinnati Libraries presented Votes for Women, an exhibit that was on display on the 5th floor lobby of the Walter C. Langsam Library beginning March 1. The exhibit is available for viewing online – Votes for Women.

Join us for UC DATA DAY, Oct. 23 to examine World Changing Data: How Digital Data Will Change Our Future

October 2020 – Sponsored by UC Libraries, IT@UC the Office of Research and the Office of the Provost, the virtual UC DATA Day included trainings, an interactive panel and keynote speaker Glenn Ricart, founder and CTO, US Ignite, who will present “A Day In Our Digital Future – The Intersection between Data and Humans.”

“Sabin’s Oral Polio Vaccine vs. the Race to Cure COVID 19: Historical Differences and Similarities”

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October 2020 – The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, as part of the Albert B. Sabin Research Notebook Project, presentation “Sabin’s Oral Polio Vaccine vs. the Race to Cure COVID 19: Historical Differences and Similarities” by the Hauck Center for the Albert B. Sabin Archives’ visiting scholars Karen Torghele and Larry Anderson, MD.

Inaugural Cecil Striker Webinar Series to discuss the book University of Cincinnati Health Colleges: 200 Years

November 2020 – On Thursday, November 12, 7:00 p.m., the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions held its inaugural Cecil Striker Webinar with a discussion with Stephen Marine, associate dean emeritus of the University of Cincinnati Libraries, and Gino Pasi, archivist and curator of collections at the Winkler Center, regarding their new book University of Cincinnati Health Colleges: 200 Years. https://libraries.uc.edu/libraries/hsl/winkler-center/cecil-striker.html.

Join us Dec. 1 for World AIDS Day: Highlighting the Past, Present and Future of HIV/AIDS from the Medical, Research and Urban Perspective

December 2020 – On December 1, 2020, the University of Cincinnati participated in Worlds AIDS Day with a symposium to highlight the past, present and future of HIV/AIDS around the world from a medical, research and urban perspective.

University of Cincinnati Art Collection now available online

March 2021 – The University of Cincinnati Art Collection, with over 4,200 works, is now available online for viewing, as well as to be used in teaching, research and in the creation of university exhibits.

Available at artcollection.uc.edu, users of the database can locate works by portfolio, through searching or by browsing by medium/technique, artist/maker or artwork classification. Once located in the database, individual items can be starred and then saved or printed in list format. In addition, the UC Art Collection website includes links to learn more about exhibits, related university collections and archives, the museum studies program and arts news.

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Nooning on the Pier. From the UC Art Collection.

University of Cincinnati Press publication co-edited by UC’s Rebecca Wingo named the National Council on Public History’s Best New Book of the Year

March 2021 – The University of Cincinnati Press publication edited by Rebecca S. Wingo, Jason A. Heppler, and Paul Schadewald, Digital Community Engagement: Partnering Communities with the Academy has won 2021 Best New Book of the Year from the National Council on Public History. Each year, the Council selects one book in the area of public history theory, study or practice.

The Preservation Lab celebrates Preservation Week 2021: Preservation in Action

April 2021 – The Preservation Lab April 26-30 celebrated the American Library Association’s (ALA) Preservation Week, “Preservation in Action.” Preservation’s blog.

“Off the Shelf and into the Lab” May 6th webinar highlighted medical history, preservation and the UC Libraries’ Adopt-A-Book program

April 2021 – The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions and the Cecil Striker Society for the History of Medicine, held the 3rd lecture in the Cecil Striker Webinar series on Thursday, May 6 “Off the Shelf and into the Lab: Medical History, Preservation and the University of Cincinnati Libraries’ Adopt-A-Book Program.” The event demonstrated how the work of the Preservation Lab protects Winkler Center collections and how those interested can support their work through the Libraries’ Adopt-a-Book program.

And the winners are…Results of the 2021 UC Libraries International Edible Books Festival

April 2021 – The University of Cincinnati Libraries celebrated the annual International Edible Books Festival on April 5-9, 2021.

A record 31 edible books were created and featured throughout the week on the Libraries Facebook page, as well as on Twitter and Instagram. Submitted entries included such edible titles as “Coffee,” “LuLu’s Giraffe Bakery,” and “Donut Feed the Squirrels.” Best sellers “Lord of the Rings,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Catch-22,” “Super Fudge” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” were represented along with children’s books like “Jolly Postman,” “Hair Love,” “Rainbow Fish,” “Little Blue Truck Leads the Way” and “Madeline,” among other literary greats. The edible books were made of cakes, cookies, candy, deviled eggs and even sushi.

UC’s Digital Scholarship Center presents “Digital Integrator and Transdisciplinary Research Partner”

May 2021 – This Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Spring 2021 Digital Scholarship Section featured “Digital Integrator & Transdisciplinary Research Partner,” a virtual panel highlighting the University of Cincinnati’s Digital Scholarship Center’s (DSC) unique model and work with research teams focused on misinformation and missing information.

June 18 for R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Each Other: The Lasting Impact of Juneteenth

June 2021 – The Libraries marked the first national Juneteenth holiday with “R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Each Other: The Lasting Impact of Juneteenth,” an event held Friday, June 18. Juneteenth, also known as African American Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is celebrated on June 19 to mark the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. The University of Cincinnati Libraries RESPECT Group invited all in attendance to learn about the history of the Juneteenth holiday and its lasting and impact on United States’ culture and society.  This interactive session introduced conversations around slavery, racism and modern-day injustices. A presentation included interviews with formerly enslaved people, videos of culture, music and an original poem written and performed by UC Libraries’ June Taylor Slaughter. The Racial Equity Support & Programming to Educate the Community Team (RESPECT) committee is charged with developing external programming that explicitly addresses the role that systemic racism plays in our society.