On Saturday, October 12, the 7th annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival will take place at Duke Energy Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Once again, UC Libraries is an organizing partner of the literary event that allows readers to meet and greet favorite authors.
Held on Langsam Library’s fourth floor at 4 p.m., 1st Fridays @ 4 is a series of events hosted by the University of Cincinnati Libraries to provide students an opportunity to meet new friends and to explore the terrain of libraries, books and information through conversations, games and fun activities. Continue reading
UC at the Zoo is BACK – and it’s better than ever! Tickets are only $7 and include parking, entertainment and discounts at food vendors (excluding alcoholic beverages).
Head to the Cincinnati Zoo on Sat., Sept. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. You’ll find activities including a crossword puzzle and scavenger hunt with prizes, face painting, photo booths, and more; as well as entertainment and discounted food.
This is a private event open only to UC employees and their guests (Zoo memberships do not apply).
Purchase Tickets here: http://on.uc.edu/uczoo.
Three new exhibits have been installed in Blegen and Langsam Libraries that feature UC Libraries’ collections.
Blegen 4th Floor Lobby: The exhibit “Clifton” showcases the magazine that, according to its editor Cliff Radel, was known for “Purposefully taking a sideways look at the University and the community [that] will undoubtedly be discomforting to a great number of people who operate with fixed principles. Good.” The exhibit was created by communications design student Alixandria Wolfe, a senior DAAP student, and Melissa Cox Norris, director of library communications Learn more about Clifton magazine online via an exhibit from the Archives and Rare Books Library.
“…All flags shall here be seen…” – this line from Pushkin’s “The Bronze Horseman” describing the thoughts of Peter the Great as he was envisioning St. Petersburg, comes to mind as one enters Langsam Library this summer. Flags of dozens of countries adorn the Circulation and InfoCommons desks greeting the UC Community, including nearly 3,200 international students from 110 countries. “I feel as if I were at the United Nations [Headquarters],” a colleague remarked today passing by the InfoCommons desk.
The diverse international community of students, faculty, and staff is described in the UC Academic Master Plan as “one of our richest resources.” UC Libraries’ faculty and staff are proud to be part of this community and to contribute to UC’s global engagement initiatives.
The flags proudly displayed in the library represent the richness of our collection. To help you learn about the countries where the members of the UC family come from, we’ll be featuring library resources in a semi-weekly tweet. Please feel free to share your favorite resources in your responses!
UC’s Welcome week kicks off Wednesday, August 21, and UC Libraries have fun activities planned.
Students visiting any of the 10 UC Libraries locations August 21 through September 6 can enter their name in a drawing for a $10 Visa gift card. Entry forms are available at the public service desks in each library. Continue reading
This summer, Langsam Library was a busy place as over 4,000 incoming students participating in UC New Student Orientation visited and learned about all that UC Libraries has to offer. While here, they engaged in activities designed to be entertaining while at the same time informative about the various research resources, assistance, and library services they can take advantage of when they return in the fall.
Jenell Walton of Channel 9′s “The List” recently visited the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) and met with librarian Jennifer Krivickas to talk about the library’s snow globe collection. The snow globes will appear on “The List” sometime in July. For those who want to know more about the snow globes before the show airs, below is more information about the fun collection.
The University of Cincinnati Libraries have completed a three-year project to digitize the correspondence and photographs of Albert B. Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine and distinguished service professor at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Research Foundation from 1939-1969.
The collection is freely and publicly available via the Albert B. Sabin website at http://sabin.uc.edu/ and includes approximately 35,000 letters and accompanying documents totaling 50,000 pages of correspondence between Sabin and political, cultural, social, and scientific leaders around the world. Also included are nearly 1,000 photographs documenting the events and activities worldwide that were part of Sabin’s crusade to eradicate polio. Continue reading