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    Volume 20,  Volume 20, Issue 1

    Staff Spotlight: Ben Kline, a poet among us

    Ben Kline, assistant director of Research, Teaching and Services, is recognized by many students, faculty and staff who study and work in the Walter C. Langsam Library as he can often be found at The Desk@Langsam assisting users and his fellow library colleagues. What many of them don’t know, however, is that Ben is also an accomplished and published poet. Following is a interview about his work as a poet, including his influences, process and the importance of a good play list. In your role as assistant director of Research, Teaching and Services, what are your responsibilities?I could cut and paste the opening paragraph of my job description, but for…

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    Volume 20,  Volume 20, Issue 1

    How the UC Libraries Research & Data Services Unit is redefining library data services

    By Tiffany Grant, Research Informationist, Research and Data Services Academic research institutions recognized the need to provide strong, persistent and effective research data services to meet the data needs of researchers within their respective communities. The competition for dwindling research dollars, combined with the requirements to better manage, share and archive research data, prompted a strong push to create or expand services to facilitate these processes. Academic research libraries across the globe responded to these needs by hiring and training employees to address the needs of researchers at their respective institutions. Formed nearly seven years ago as part of the UC Libraries Strategic Plan, the Research & Data Services (RDS)…

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    Annual Progress Report

    Staff News

    According to the People Pillar of the Strategic Plan, “UC Libraries will become 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 the activities, accomplishments and milestones of the faculty and staff of UC Libraries. News Hires Suzanne Bratt, cataloging specialist, Albino Gorno Memorial (CCM) Library Madeleine Gaiser (pictured), online learning and instruction specialist, College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH) Library Katie…

  • Volume 19,  Volume 19, Issue 1

    UC Libraries and the UC Venture Lab – a Partnership to Boost Innovation

    By Ted Baldwin and Rebecca Olson Building a Connection In summer of 2019, Ted Baldwin, director, Science and Engineering Libraries, and Rebecca Olson, business and social science informationist, sought new opportunities that would align the University of Cincinnati Libraries with UC’s Innovation Agenda, part of the university’s Next Lives Here framework. Both Ted and Rebecca held prior experience as information research professionals in industry. They desired to build bridges between academic and commercial endeavors of the university that would leverage existing skills and expertise of UC’s faculty and staff. Ted and Rebecca connected with leaders at UC’s new 1819 Innovation Hub – director of startups Grant Hoffman, and lead entrepreneur-in-residence, Nancy…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 3

    Supporting Students and Faculty in a Time of Crisis

    Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and organizations worldwide have sought new and innovative ways to continue to cater to their users and provide the best possible services in a truly unprecedented situation. The University of Cincinnati Libraries is no exception. Over the last three months library faculty and staff, in collaboration with university partners such as Student Government and IT@UC, and in conversation with faculty from across campus, have made a swift transition to remote online services. All the while, the Libraries has stayed committed to their mission to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 2

    Life of the Mind Re-Imagined

    It’s back! UC Libraries is collaborating with the Faculty Senate, the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and the Faculty Enrichment Center to bring back the popular Authors, Editors & Composers event and exhibit last held in 2013. This coming fall, the Life of the Mind lecture series will merge with the former Authors, Editors & Composers to create one event that will celebrate the achievements of UC’s artists, authors, editors and composers together with a presentation by a distinguished faculty member to foster a disciplinary dialogue on an emergent theme. Still named and focusing on the Life of the Mind, the event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 2020…

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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 17,  Volume 17, Issue 1

    An Interview with Mike Braunlin of the John Miller Burnam Classics Library

    By Rebecka Lindau, Head of the John Miller Burnam Classics Library The longest serving staff member in the John Miller Burnam Classics Library, Michael Braunlin, has been with the library for 42 years – starting in March 1976. The kind of institutional history and perspective that that brings has prompted me to ask Mike to share some of his experiences with those of us new to UC. Besides being much loved by classics staff, students and faculty alike, Mike has a wonderful sense of dry and even dark humor and a gift for story telling that makes him the perfect interview subject. He is also a true bibliophile and in…