Join us Oct. 20 for “Selecting Books and Materials About Native Peoples for Your Library or Classroom” with Dr. Debbie Reese
Societal changes in recent years have been unsettling to people who seek accurate and authentic materials for their libraries and classrooms. What should be added to the shelves? And, what should be set aside? Join the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH) Library for an evening with Dr. Debbie Reese, noted children’s literature scholar, former classroom teacher, and founder/co-editor of the American Indians in Children’s Literature blog. Dr. Reese will offer suggestions on how to move forward — with confidence. This dynamic lecture will be centered on children’s and young adult books and materials about Native peoples. Tribally enrolled at Nambé Pueblo, Dr. Debbie Reese has studied…
Library Spotlight: CECH Library
The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) Library provides print, electronic and mixed media resources, high-quality instruction and reference, access to excellent facilities and comprehensive library services in support of the entire college community. Collections The CECH Library’s dynamic collections support the study of education and include a robust curriculum materials center and a professional education collection. Collection highlights include: Children’s and Young Adult Books – fiction and non-fiction titles including easy picture books, juvenile and young-adult fiction, graphic novels and board books The CECH Library is the proud home of the Kretschmer Collection of Native American Children’s Literature, a unique special collection of children’s and young…
The New Way(s) of Work
With the start of fall semester, UC Libraries re-opened library facilities to the UC community in a limited, phased approach to ensure social distancing. The priority remains to provide access to library resources to the extent possible while maintaining the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. At this time, all library locations but one are open; however, use and access looks very different from past semesters. With limited exceptions, there is no browsing of library materials in the stacks. The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service, which allows users to request print library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at designated locations, has been a well-used…
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…
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…
Zoom Backgrounds Make You Look Like You’re in the Library
Missing the library? Save an image of the library for your next Zoom meeting background and at least picture yourself there. To save: right click on any image, and choose Save Image As to save to your computer. Load them into your Zoom profile and then look as if you are in the library. The smell of books not included.
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.
UC Professors’ Unique Collection Finds Home in the Libraries
Article courtesy the University of Cincinnati Foundation The first time Richard Kretschmer stepped off a plane in New Mexico, he felt an immediate connection to the mountains. It was on this same trip, more than 40 years ago, that he also became interested in Native American culture. This quickly developed into a passion for Native American children’s literature that his wife and fellow educator Laura grew to share. The now-retired UC professors—Richard, professor emeritus in the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH), and Laura, professor emerita in the College of Allied Health Sciences—began purchasing these rare and unique books during their travels in 1975. “We were always…
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