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    Volume 16,  Volume 16, Issue 1

    Legacy Gift to UC Libraries Honors Mother through Improved Musical Collections

    When Sandra Cohan and her late husband, Robert, carefully considered a gift to honor their parents, they established an endowed fund at the University of Cincinnati Libraries. The purpose of the Cohan family’s gift is to create “The Robert and Sandra Cohan Endowment in Memory of Frances Bejach Cohan to Benefit the Albino Gorno Memorial Library.” This fund will enhance the library’s musical collections to benefit both students and faculty with collections that are electronic, digital, paper, hardbound or in any other form that would respect the highest traditions in serious music established by Albino Gorno and his student, Frances Bejach Cohan. Mrs. Cohan had this to say about the…

  • Xuemao Wang
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 3

    A Note from the Dean: Creating a Culture of Transformational Change

    Previously in Source, I discussed the importance of building strategic staffing capacity in order to create new positions and opportunities within UC Libraries both to meet the organization’s growing needs and to attract new talent. While finding new talent is important to the success of UC Libraries and the implementation of our Strategic Plan, developing and retaining the talent we already have is equally important. One of the main objectives of the Strategic Plan’s People pillar is to “cultivate and empower a well-trained and technologically savvy workforce that embraces a culture of continuous learning, creative thinking and the pursuance of excellence.” The concept of embracing a new culture is one…

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    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 3

    eLearning and Digital Literacy

    Digital Technologies and Innovation, the first pillar of the UC Libraries Strategic Plan, states that the Libraries will “develop innovative technologies and services that transform and generate new modes of inquiry, access, scholarship, learning and creative ways of working together. UC Libraries will be a leader in creating and utilizing digital technologies and innovation for the provision of learning tools and research platforms essential for transforming the user experience and the creation of new knowledge. We will create an agile and innovative information environment of ongoing inquiry, analysis, research and discovery.” eLearning and Digital Literacy are key to making those goals a reality, and as such was named a Strategic…

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    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…

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    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…

  • Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 2

    Staff News

    People – the second pillar of our Strategic Plan – has as its goal to “transform the evolving role of the information professional.” We will accomplish this by becoming more dynamically engaged partners with colleges, departments and units —integrating new methods for collecting, accessing, utilizing and preserving streams of data and information in support of the teaching and research mission of the university. We will become leaders in defining the changing role of academic libraries in the global library community. Below are some of the activities the UC Libraries staff have engaged in recently as we work to expand our active engagement in research, teaching, learning and clinical practice. Publications…

  • Marjorie Motch
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 2

    Donor Spotlight: Mrs. Marjorie Motch

    There are few people in the UC community more dedicated to the success of our students – and in turn, the broader university – than Marjorie Motch. Throughout her longstanding relationship with UC, Mrs. Motch has worn nearly every hat imaginable: volunteer, advocate, friend, and of course, loyal donor. And while she’s already received the university’s highest honors for her service, including an Honorary Degree, the Distinguished Service Award and the William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement, she is driven to continue making her mark across the institution. Though her generosity has touched many priorities around UC, her support of UC Libraries has remained steadfast – in part because…

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    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…