Announcing a Redesigned UC Libraries Website

homepageOn May 6, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will unveil a completely redesigned website.

Available at www.libraries.uc.edu (same URL as current site) the new website is easy to read and navigate with an updated look and feel, an uncluttered homepage with most content viewable without scrolling, new information and streamlined navigation. User-requested features such as the posting of today’s hours, enhanced location maps and a prominent link to Off-Campus Access from the homepage are included in the redesign.

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NLW Day 3: Do not be an Air Head, be a Nerd!

Library visitors enjoyed a sweet, nerdy treat (Air Heads and Nerds) when they stopped by the desk.

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Library faculty and staff pulled showed off their bookish fashion with library/reading themed t-shirts and buttons.

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The Question of the Day continued with asking visitors about their favorite biographies/autobiographies.

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The trivia board noted the recent ranking of UC’s Health Sciences Library as one of the Top 25 Health Science Libraries in the U.S.

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UCBA Library Celebrates National Library Week

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Join the UCBA Library as we celebrate National Library Week, April 14th-18th by taking part in any of the following activities:

  • All Week
    • Library Question of the Day: Each day we’ll post a question related to libraries, reading or books. Answer the question, snag an Info Geek button with your submission and enter for a chance to win a $10 Bleecker Street Gift Card.
    • Library Trivia: Interesting library facts will be posted daily on the rolling chalkboard directly across from the library entrance.
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    • Library Survey: Share your thoughts and ideas about the library on a short survey and enter for a chance to win a $10 UCBA Bookstore Gift Card.
  • Wednesday, April 16th
    • Pick up a nerdy treat at the Info Desk from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Check out the library staff as they rock their library gear and bling.
  • Friday, April 18th: Winners for the Bleecker Street and UCBA Bookstore Gift Cards will be chosen at noon. Winners will be notified by email.

 

UCBA Library Fun Facts: Bad Book Habits

Question: Do you have a bad book habit?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: Getting too many and letting them pile up on my bedside table. I try to answer all of life’s quandaries with a different book.

 

MichelleMichelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Accidentally re-reading books. I’ll borrow a book from the library and realize a few chapters in that I’ve read it before.

 

Kellie Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Using the dust jacket flaps as a bookmark. Not as bad as earmarking the page, but still not as good as an actual bookmark.

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianFinding too many good ones and running out of time to read them all.  And, occasionally, picking up one that I’ve already read!

 

Rachel Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: Not at all!

 

 

 

TammyTammy Manger, Public Services Manager: Falling asleep only after two pages…I hate that!

 

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Earmarking the pages.  Bad Habit!

 

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