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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…

  • Mark Konecny
    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 1

    An Interview with Mark Konecny, Scholarly Communications and Digital Publishing Strategist

    In July, Mark Konecny joined UC Libraries in the newly created position of Scholarly Communications and Digital Publishing Strategist. Mark’s role will be to consult with students, faculty, and librarians on issues regarding fair use and copyright in research and in the classroom. Below is an interview with Mark about his professional background, his immediate goals with the new position, and his early impressions of UC Libraries. Mark can be reached via email at konecnmc@ucmail.uc.edu. Can you tell us a little bit about your professional background? I received a Ph.D. in Russian culture from the University of Southern California and took a position as an archivist/curator at the Institute of Modern…

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    Volume 15,  Volume 15, Issue 1

    A Librarian’s Journey to Cuba

    Rosemary Franklin, librarian in the Reference and Instructional Services Department, traveled to Cuba July 8-17 as a participant in the program People-to-People, “A Revolutionary Perspective on Education.” Joining Rosemary was 17 librarians, K-12 teachers, university professors, and instructors from New Mexico, Florida, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. The participants brought together their collective experiences in education practice, policy making, and administration, along with health and medicine, library sciences, and community development as part of an effort to learn about Cuba’s educational practices and philosophy. While on the island, participants visited museums with stunning collections; met with grassroots organizations working on literacy, environmental science, and the humanities; heard from faculty of the…

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    Volume 14, Issue 3

    New Position Brings Research and Collaboration Opportunities

    On July 1, Jennifer Krivickas, head of the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP), will join the Office of Research as the assistant vice president of integrated research. This new, shared position between the Office of Research and UC Libraries was created to align and integrate the research support activities provided by the Libraries and the recently developed arts, humanities and social science (AHSS) Third Century initiatives to advance UC’s emerging trans-disciplinary research goals. Below, Jennifer and Patrick A. Limbach, vice president for research, answer questions about this new position. Patrick: Can you tell a little bit about your motives/need for…

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    Volume 14, Issue 3

    Rewarding Excellent Student Workers

    Student workers play a vital part in the daily operation of UC Libraries. From assisting users with checking out materials to trouble shooting technology problems to helping new students locate the stacks, student workers help the libraries to achieve our mission to “empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources.” Annually, we recognize those student workers who perform their job at the highest level with the University of Cincinnati Library Student Award for Quality Service. The principal criterion for this award is that the student worker consistently excels in providing quality service and accomplishes both…

  • Xuemao Wang
    Volume 14,  Volume 14, Issue 2

    A Note From the Dean: Finding the Talent

    Finding the Talent: Building Capacity through Organizational Strategy and Partnerships with the Broader University Community One of the objectives of our Strategic Plan is to “develop a diverse workforce that…possesses broad and varied knowledge and skill sets, job categories, backgrounds, ideas and perspectives that create opportunities to engage colleagues and institutions within and beyond UC Libraries and the university in support of our mission and vision.” In 2014-15, UC Libraries welcomed 11 new staff members. Some of these positions were created to drive our Libraries’ strategic directions forward, while others support the core functions and responsibilities that keep our libraries running. Finding and recruiting this new talent to UC Libraries…

  • Bob Freeman
    Volume 14,  Volume 14, Issue 2

    Finding the Talent: Q&A with Hong Cheng and Bob Freeman

    Over the past several years the University of Cincinnati, with the support of the Office of the Provost, has made a concerted effort to diversify their faculty positions and hiring practices. This is most evident in the Cluster Hiring Initiative launched in 2014, and the Strategic Hiring Opportunity and Dual Career Assistance programs, which have assisted in the recruiting and funding of faculty across campus since 2013. UC Libraries, in the execution of our Strategic Plan, has embraced these programs and allowed the spirit that drives them – a desire to recruit the best and brightest while cultivating collaborative partnerships with other colleges and departments – to inspire the way…