• Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    Working with Library Student Workers in a Remote Environment

    When UC Libraries closed its physical locations in mid-March in response to COVID-19, student supervisors transitioned quickly not just their own work online, but that of their library student workers. All interested and available library student workers were given the opportunity to finish spring semester working remotely. This provided them the opportunity to continue to earn an income, remain engaged with coworkers and to provide essential library services while they and learned new skills. The tasks the library student workers performed varied across departments depending on unit needs, priorities and opportunities. From shelving books to repairing books to helping users find the right books in the collection, library student work…

  • Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    UC Libraries’ Click & Collect Service Offers Access to Library Print Materials

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries is providing users with access to print collection materials in order to support UC teaching and research. The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service allows UC users to request print library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at designated library locations. Requests made by 9am Wednesdays will be available for pickup between noon-4pm on Thursdays. Due dates have been automatically set for August 10. When searching for print materials in the Library Catalog, items with the status of “Held By Library” are available for request. Items from one library location cannot be requested for pickup at another library location. Click & Collect started…

  • Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 1

    Exhibit Celebrates Leonard Bernstein at 100

    Performer. Composer. Teacher. These three descriptions of world-renowned musician Leonard Bernstein, who was born 100 years ago this year, are celebrated in a new exhibit on display on the 4th floor lobby of the Walter C. Langsam Library now through the end of the calendar year. The exhibit includes biographical and professional information about Bernstein, recordings, books and images. It corresponds with a display in the Albino Gorno Memorial (CCM) Library of additional Bernstein materials and recordings. The exhibit was designed by UC Libraries communication co-op student Sophia Yu with assistance from co-op student Sam Kane. It was curated by Jenny Doctor, head of the CCM Library, and Paul Cauthen,…

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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 1

    Legacy Gift to UC Libraries Honors Mother through Improved Musical Collections

    When Sandra Cohan and her late husband, Robert, carefully considered a gift to honor their parents, they established an endowed fund at the University of Cincinnati Libraries. The purpose of the Cohan family’s gift is to create “The Robert and Sandra Cohan Endowment in Memory of Frances Bejach Cohan to Benefit the Albino Gorno Memorial Library.” This fund will enhance the library’s musical collections to benefit both students and faculty with collections that are electronic, digital, paper, hardbound or in any other form that would respect the highest traditions in serious music established by Albino Gorno and his student, Frances Bejach Cohan. Mrs. Cohan had this to say about the…

  • Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 3

    Have You Seen Beethoven’s “Life Mask” in the CCM Library?

    By Paul Cauthen. The Albino Gorno Memorial (CCM) Library is delighted that a woodcut, dating from December 18, 1920, of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Life Mask” by August Becker (1878–1942), German artist and Holzschneider (woodcutter), now hangs in the north end of the Reading Room. This work was presumably prepared in celebration of Beethoven’s 150th birthday celebrations, which had occurred two days before its creation. As professor emeritus Edward Nowacki observes: “The image is Beethoven’s life mask surrounded with laurel leaves painted in gold with the motto of the Fifth Symphony across the bottom and Becker’s monogram, AB, at the top. The story of the mask is well known in the…

  • Xuemao Wang
    Volume 14,  Volume 14, Issue 2

    A Note From the Dean: Finding the Talent

    Finding the Talent: Building Capacity through Organizational Strategy and Partnerships with the Broader University Community One of the objectives of our Strategic Plan is to “develop a diverse workforce that…possesses broad and varied knowledge and skill sets, job categories, backgrounds, ideas and perspectives that create opportunities to engage colleagues and institutions within and beyond UC Libraries and the university in support of our mission and vision.” In 2014-15, UC Libraries welcomed 11 new staff members. Some of these positions were created to drive our Libraries’ strategic directions forward, while others support the core functions and responsibilities that keep our libraries running. Finding and recruiting this new talent to UC Libraries…

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    Volume 14,  Volume 14, Issue 1

    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…