• hispanic heritage month
    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 1

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    By Kendall Smith Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana!   Please come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the Walter C. Langsam Library with readings by UC faculty from the Romance Languages and Literature Department. Friday, September 29 from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Langsam Library, Digital Learning Commons (toward the back on the 4th floor)   Featured will be five speakers reading from their various recent works. Stephanie Alcantar Stephanie Alcantar holds a BA in applied math from Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango, Mexico, and an MA in Spanish from the University of Cincinnati. She has published five books of poetry and one book of essays, which include an essay…

  • digital humanities
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 3

    Update on Digital Scholarship Activities

    In September 2016, the University of Cincinnati Libraries, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), announced the establishment of UC’s first Digital Scholarship Center. Located in the Walter C. Langsam Library, the Digital Scholarship Center is a collaborative, technology-enabled space for faculty and group work with hardware, software, and tools to support digital scholarship and pedagogy. On campus and in the community, the Digital Scholarship Center serves as a catalyst for creative hybrid forms of research and teaching, bringing together humanistic methods with technical innovations to test paradigms and to create new knowledge at the boundary between disciplines as they are conventionally imagined in the humanities. Methods…

  • students at Orientation
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 3

    Welcoming the Newest Bearcats to UC Libraries

    This summer, the Walter C. Langsam Library is a busy place as over 5,000 incoming students participating in UC’s New Student Orientation visit and learn about the spaces, places and people of UC Libraries. While in Langsam, they engage in activities designed to be both engaging and informative about the various research resources, assistance and services students can utilize when they begin classes in the fall, including the Starbucks café, the various group study rooms and quiet study areas, the Desk@Langsam, the classrooms and more. The students are participating in entertaining and interactive activities such as writing on the Information Chalkboard as they learn about how to find and evaluate…

  • cohen
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 3

    Discovering the Cohen Enrichment Collection

    By Jenny Mackiewicz. On the fifth floor of the Walter C. Langsam Library, nestled away in a prominent alcove on the library’s north end, you will find an eclectic collection of fiction and nonfiction books to browse from in The A.B., Dolly, and Ralph Cohen Enrichment Collection. The red and black banner heralding its location makes this collection difficult to miss, but the space feels intimate; a library within a library. This comfortable nook is a favorite spot for serious scholars and pleasure readers alike. The contents of the Cohen Collection reinforce this welcoming appearance with works on a myriad of subjects ranging from astronomy to zoology. The bust of…

  • Xuemao Wang
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 2

    A Note from the Dean: Master Planning for the Future of Library Spaces

    Transformation is a common theme at UC Libraries. It is a cornerstone in our vision: to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university. The most visible transformations can be found in the libraries’ multiple campus locations, in the physical space they offer to the students, faculty, scholars and researchers they serve. Over the past three years, we have completed space projects in every library on campus, relocating portions of our collection, refreshing or adding new furniture to increase seating, installing new service desks, creating modern active learning classrooms and, occasionally, building a new Starbucks location. The decisions we make about library space are not made lightly. They require…

  • Xuemao Wang
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 1

    A Note from the Dean: Reappointment as Dean and University Librarian

    Editor’s Note: We were extremely pleased this summer when the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees approved the reappointment of Dean Xuemao Wang for a term of five years effective July 1, 2017. Every five years, per board rule, university deans participate in a decanal review. This is a thorough procedure that evaluates their leadership as perceived by their fellow deans, UC leadership, and their respective college’s faculty and staff. In enthusiastically recommending Dean Wang’s reappointment, the librarian and staff review committees recognized his outstanding leadership, advocacy, and vision for UC Libraries to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university—positioning ourselves as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation,…

  • digital humanities image
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 1

    Announcing the Establishment of UC’s First Digital Scholarship Center

    The University of Cincinnati Libraries, in partnership with the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), is establishing UC’s first Digital Scholarship Center. To be located in the Walter C. Langsam Library, the Digital Scholarship Center will provide a place for faculty and students to explore digital scholarship (DH/DS) in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as cross-disciplinary teaching and research. The mission of the Center will be to serve as a catalyst for creative hybrid forms of research and teaching, bringing together humanistic methods with technical innovations to test paradigms and to create new knowledge at the boundary between disciplines as they are conventionally imagined in the…

  • strc
    Volume 14, Issue 3

    Provost Technology Innovation Award Will Help Create Innovation Studio

    The desire to foster creativity while furthering academic excellence is behind the Provost Technology Innovation Awards, which fund projects that allow for the development of original ideas to be turned into a reality for faculty and students. “It is wonderful to see people of different departments and expertise come together to modernize the student experience,” says Beverly Davenport, senior vice president of academic affairs and provost. “I am excited to see how these progressive ideas will turn into real hands-on experiences for students, improving their academic journey here at UC.” The Office of the Provost provided $1 million in funding across UC, aimed at keeping the university’s educational experience on…