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    Annual Progress Report

    From the Dean

    Looking back as we plan our NEXT Directions. This year’s Annual Progress Report covers July 2020 through June 2021. It was an exceptionally complicated time, during which we entered the second year of the pandemic, developed and adopted new digital resources to support remote learning and remote research and prepared for the transition back to campus for the 2021 fall semester. We have had our share of hardships and successes. The difficulty and stress of the pandemic has put a strain on library faculty and staff, but they persevered, working together to find innovative solutions to meet the needs of our users. In these unprecedented times, they continuously found ways…

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    Annual Progress Report

    Determining Our NEXT Directions

    UC Libraries Updated Strategic Framework The University of Cincinnati’s NEXT Lives Here Strategic Directions focus on the core areas of Academic Excellence, Urban Impact and the Innovation Agenda in order to engage people and ideas – and to transform the world. The University of Cincinnati Libraries are key to what’s NEXT. UC Libraries fuel research, scholarship and engagement with the community. We forge pathways to discovery and empower students, faculty and researchers to achieve academic success. Thus, in the spirit of NEXT Lives Here, UC Libraries is actively engaging in determining our Next Directions. We are articulating both who we are and what we want to be. We are examining…

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    Volume 19,  Volume 19, Issue 1

    A Note From the Dean

    With this publication of Source, we are two months into the 2020/21 academic year. And while things are very different than any other fall semester that I have ever experienced, UC Libraries continues to provide faculty, staff, students and researchers with access to library resources, services and information expertise. The interiors of our libraries have been transformed as we moved furniture and closed off spaces to allow for social distancing. However, the spirit of UC Libraries is in full force as our library faculty and staff remain dedicated to work with users in fulfilling their research and learning needs.  I am impressed and grateful for how everyone in UC Libraries…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 2

    A Year of Reflection

    Announcing the 5th annual University of Cincinnati Libraries Annual Progress Report – A Year of Reflection. This past year the University of Cincinnati marked its Bicentennial led by the tenants: To Honor the past. Elevate the present. Bend the future. While celebrating the Libraries’ vital role in the past 200 years of the university, we also took this opportunity to reflect on our goals, objectives, accomplishments and gaps as the next phase of our strategic direction. Our year of reflection has resulted in the need for the creation of an emerging, and even bolder, Strategic Framework – one built upon the knowledge of our strengths and challenges, coupled with the…

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    Volume 18,  Volume 18, Issue 1

    Introducing the University of Cincinnati Libraries Research and Data Services Unit

    UC Libraries provides access to a wide range of research data and geographic information systems (GIS) services and resources for the campus community. Informationists and librarians are available to assist researchers in managing and preserving research data, finding and acquiring external data and in utilizing GIS techniques and software. How did these services get their start in UC Libraries?   In 2014 the University of Cincinnati Libraries launched its Strategic Plan and set as its vision to become the “globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university – positioning ourselves as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus.” Under the Digital Technologies and Innovation pillar, the Libraries…

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    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

    Focus on Technology in UC Libraries: The Visualization Laboratory

    Located within the Geology-Mathematics-Physics (GMP) Library, 240 Braunstein Hall, the Visualization Laboratory (Viz Lab) offers a suite of research services focused on data science, analysis and visualization. Operated as one of the services provided by the UC Libraries’ Research and Data Services (RDS) unit, a primary goal of the Viz Lab is to engage with the UC community to continually improve teaching and research outcomes by providing a high-tech and collaborative working environment.The Viz Lab is open to users at any research level, including undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, staff and faculty across all disciplines and departments. The Viz Lab is designed as a modern take on the traditional instructional and research space. The Lab is outfitted with…

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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…