• oesper
    Vol 20, Issue 2,  Volume 20

    Oesper Museum Receives National Landmark Award

    By Ted Baldwin, Director, Science and Engineering Libraries On March 15, 2022, nearly 100 people representing the University of Cincinnati, the American Chemical Society and the regional community of scientific and museum professionals gathered to celebrate the recognition of the University of Cincinnati’s Ralph E. Oesper Museum and Collections in the History of Chemistry as an American Chemical Society National Historic Chemical Landmark.  The ACS National Landmark program recognizes seminal achievements in the chemical sciences in order to enhance public appreciation for contributions of the chemical sciences to modern life.  The Oesper Museum and Collections is the second ACS National Landmark awarded in Cincinnati, the first being the development of…

  • vesalius banner
    Vol 20, Issue 2

    The Illustrated Human: The Impact of Andreas Vesalius

    This past academic year, the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, along with University of Cincinnati Libraries and the UC College of Medicine, celebrated the seminal work of Andreas Vesalius with a series of online and in-person lectures and exhibits. The series, titled “The Illustrated Human: The Impact of Andreas Vesalius,” ran from October 2021 through March 2022 and provided an in-depth look and study of this monumental book of human anatomy first published in 1543. Andreas Vesalius was a Renaissance anatomist and physician who revolutionized the study and practice of medicine through his careful description of the anatomy of the human body. Basing his observations on…

  • Vol 20, Issue 2,  Volume 20

    And the Winners are…Results of the 2022 UC Libraries International Edible Books Festival

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries celebrated the International Edible Books Festival on Friday, April 1, 2022. Sixteen edible books were created by students, faculty, staff, librarians, friends and family. The entries ranged from children’s books to literary classics to popular fiction and nonfiction books. The edible books were made of cakes, cookies, Rice Krispie Treats, candy, Peeps, olives and even carrots. Each entry was judged by our esteemed judges Rachel Hoople and Imani Coleman and awarded a bookmark. Created by librarian Judith A. Hoffberg and artist Béatrice Coron, the International Edible Books Festival is held worldwide annually on or around April 1st to mark the birthday of Jean Brillat-Savarin, author of The Physiology…

  • cecil striker
    Annual Progress Report

    Highlights

    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…

  • tables
    Annual Progress Report

    A Look Back in Photos

    A Photo Montage of the past academic year. The first half of the academic year found most faculty and staff working remotely, while a dedicated core continued to work onsite. 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. The stacks remained closed and areas of each library were closed off. Users could still access library collections through the widely used Click & Collect request and retrieval service, and receive assistance through online instruction and the popular CHAT reference service. Social distancing, sanitation stations and marked walking routes helped to keep people safe…

  • publications on display
    Volume 20,  Volume 20, Issue 1

    Life of the Mind to celebrate UC’s artists, authors, editors & composers

    Calling all UC Artists, Authors, Editors & Composers!  The annual Life of the Mind, interdisciplinary conversations with University of Cincinnati faculty, is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Once again, the event will celebrate the published or performed creative and scholarly works of UC’s artists, authors, editors & composers with an exhibit and bibliography. To include creative and scholarly works, UC faculty and staff members are invited to self-submit via an online form. Include only those submitted works performed or published between Jan. 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021. Submissions are limited to three per category per artist, author, editor or composer. Categories may include: books, book chapters, journal…

  • juneteenth event graphic with closed fist
    Volume 19,  Volume 19, Issue 2

    UC Libraries Commemorates Juneteenth

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries commemorated the first national celebration of Juneteenth with an online event, R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Each Other: The Lasting Impact of Juneteenth. The presentation focused on the history of the holiday and its lasting impact on United States’ culture and society.