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    Annual Progress Report

    From the Dean

    Looking back as we plan our NEXT Directions. This year’s Annual Progress Report covers July 2020 through June 2021. It was an exceptionally complicated time, during which we entered the second year of the pandemic, developed and adopted new digital resources to support remote learning and remote research and prepared for the transition back to campus for the 2021 fall semester. We have had our share of hardships and successes. The difficulty and stress of the pandemic has put a strain on library faculty and staff, but they persevered, working together to find innovative solutions to meet the needs of our users. In these unprecedented times, they continuously found ways…

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    Volume 20,  Volume 20, Issue 1

    Dean’s Note: Welcome Back!

    I am pleased to welcome all new and returning students to campus. This summer, following guidance from the state and the university, UC Libraries’ faculty and staff worked tirelessly to prepare for students to return. All 10 library locations reopened in time for the fall semester, a massive achievement for our small, but dedicated staff. The transition from virtual to in-person has been an extensive process. As dean, my priority is the safety of our faculty and staff and all library users. Library spaces needed to be evaluated to allow for social distancing under the university’s COVID-19 operation guidelines.  Also over the summer we undertook a transformational project with the…

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    Volume 19,  Volume 19, Issue 2

    A Note from the Dean: A Time for Reflection

    Summer is here and the University of Cincinnati Libraries, along with the entire university, is preparing for a full return to campus in the fall semester. As I begin the transition to working again on campus, I’m taking time to reflect. That reflection includes revisiting some of the questions I posed in our last Source.

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    Volume 19,  Volume 19, Issue 1

    A Note From the Dean

    With this publication of Source, we are two months into the 2020/21 academic year. And while things are very different than any other fall semester that I have ever experienced, UC Libraries continues to provide faculty, staff, students and researchers with access to library resources, services and information expertise. The interiors of our libraries have been transformed as we moved furniture and closed off spaces to allow for social distancing. However, the spirit of UC Libraries is in full force as our library faculty and staff remain dedicated to work with users in fulfilling their research and learning needs.  I am impressed and grateful for how everyone in UC Libraries…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    Standing Together

    Xuemao Wang | Vice Provost for Digital Scholarship and Dean and University Librarian I have watched and have been deeply moved over the last few weeks as people around the world respond to the May 25th murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. Each news cycle seems to bring another senseless killing of black Americans, from Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, GA to Breonna Taylor in Louisville, KY and, most recently, Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, GA. The national and global protests point out the painful reality that America is still far from her original creed that all men are created equal. The American Library Association (ALA), Association of Research Libraries…