• Brad Warren
    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 2

    An Interview with Brad Warren, Associate Dean of Library Services

    In August 2018, Brad Warren joined UC Libraries as the associate dean of library services. Below is an interview with Brad about his professional background, immediate goals for the new position, and his early impressions of UC Libraries, as well as how he and his family are having fun exploring Cincinnati. Brad can be reached via email at brad.warren@uc.edu. Please tell us your professional background.  I have worked in academic libraries for 24 years and as a librarian for nearly 20 years. Before coming to UC, I was the director of access services at Yale University Library, working in that position for a little over nine years. I was the…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 2

    Annual Progress Report Asks “Have We Transformed Yet?”

    Read the University of Cincinnati Libraries 2017/18 Annual Progress Report where we ask the question: Have We Transformed Yet? In this year’s annual Progress Report, we make note of the accomplishments of the previous year, as well as take a holistic view of UC Libraries since the Strategic Plan was launched five years ago. We celebrate the continued success of annual events that promote library collections and services, highlight milestones of major library initiatives and feature library spaces. Integral to fulfilling the work of the Strategic Plan is the dedication of the faculty and staff of UC Libraries along with the investment of our donors. By highlighting the accomplishments of…

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    Volume 17,  Volume 17, Issue 1

    A Note from the Dean: Reflecting on UC’s History and Staff Impact

    This fall, the University of Cincinnati will kick off its Bicentennial during the annual Homecoming, paving the way for a year’s worth of events and celebrations in 2019. The University of Cincinnati Press will play a key role in the festivities as publisher of a suite of books related to the Bicentennial that explore the history of UC and its role in the city of Cincinnati. With 200 years of history to meditate on, a hopeful present and the promise of an even brighter future, this is an exciting time at the University of Cincinnati. Like the university, UC Libraries has a long history as we celebrated our 125th anniversary…

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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 3

    Staff News

    Appointments Eira Tansey, digital archivist/records manager in the Archives and Rare Books Library, was appointed to the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Committee on Public Policy, a national committee that does the legwork behind virtually all SAA public policy statements and press releases regarding “record keeping issues in the news” – including recent statements on law enforcement body-camera footage, violations of FOIA and other matters of public record keeping interest. Awards On April 13th two UC Libraries employees were honored at the UC Celebration of Black Excellence 2018 awards ceremony. Don Jason, health informationist in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, was awarded a Maendeleo Award, Promotion Award for…

  • Xuemao Wang
    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 2

    A Note from the Dean: Adapting Libraries for the Future

      How do we transform the Libraries’ traditional role from one of a service organization to that of a true partner in the academic pursuits of the university? Traditionally, libraries have been seen primarily as service units. Librarians and staff purchased and disseminated materials and assisted users with reference and other questions concerning the library. While this service role is important, in order for us to remain relevant – to not just survive, but to thrive – libraries need to move beyond that traditional service model into something that is more collaborative and integrated into the academic mission of the university. For academic libraries, this means transforming ourselves from information…

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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 2

    UC Libraries 2016/17 Progress Report Focuses On Transforming People

    Read the University of Cincinnati Libraries 2016/17 Progress Report: Transforming People. In addition to providing an update on the news, events and stats from the previous academic year, the report celebrates UC Libraries’ most valuable resource – our people. It is people who create a lasting impact on library operations, innovation and growth, and who implement and inspire lasting change. From essential library operations to innovative services, everything the Libraries has accomplished the past academic year is because of the hard work, dedication and creativity of our librarians and staff, as well as through the collaborations and support of students, donors, faculty, researchers and university administrators. Included in the Progress…

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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 1

    Grant Program to Partner Medical Faculty with Information Specialists

    The College of Medicine’s Office of Research has partnered with the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library on a grant program to facilitate research collaborations between full-time faculty and librarians/information specialists (informationists). The program seeks to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an informationist and/or librarian into the research team in order to enhance research success. In addition to directly impacting a research project, this program is designed to help College of Medicine faculty take advantage of new capacities in the Libraries that can enhance study design, data collection and data presentation. Please join us in congratulating the College of Medicine-Health Sciences Library Grant Recipients: Silvi Shah,…

  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 1

    Uncovering a Paleontologist and Philosopher in Langsam Library

    By Kevin Grace, University Archivist and Head of the Archives and Rare Books Library He has wandered the stacks and niches of the libraries for decades, placed here and then there by librarians and deans, wherever there was a shelf sturdy enough to hold him. In the previous Main Library (now Blegen), he took up residence in a reference room and then near the circulation desk. When the new Central Library (now called Langsam) was constructed on the north end of campus in 1978, the movers crated him up and delivered him to a new shelf on the fourth floor. And now, he is on the fifth floor in the…