Coming Soon! Celebrate National Library Week: Test Your Research Skills and Win Prizes

During the week of April 14-20 the University of Cincinnati Libraries will join other libraries on campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week. The University of Cincinnati Libraries will celebrate National Library Week by offering our users an opportunity to demonstrate their research skills and win prizes by taking a research skills contest.

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1st Fridays at 4




Murder in the Library

Figure out whodunnit!

  • What: Test your investigative skills and explore the library for clues to solve a murder mystery! Hope you don’t lose your appetite because PIZZA and DRINKS will be provided after the murderer has been found!
  • When: Friday, November 2nd @ 4pm
  • Where: Langsam Library (by the Triceracopter)
  • Who: Any UC student who likes solving mysteries!
  • How: Register at (space for 36)
  • ?s: Contact Debbie Tenofsky (

UC Libraries Celebrate Information Literacy Awareness Month

October is Information Literacy Awareness Month

On October 1, 2009, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation establishing October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. Information literacy, or the ability to find, evaluate, and use information effectively, is key in preparing students for being actively involved in a democratic society and seeking highly skilled jobs. Information literacy skills lay a solid foundation for lifelong learning. Continue reading

Records Management News and Workshop Announcements

The March 2010 Records Update is now available on the Records Management website at Update is published between issues of Records Quarterly to keep you up-to-date on timely records management topics. This update includes information about an updated Sunshine Law manual and Sunshine week as well as summaries of public records cases that were decided in the courts of Ohio within the past month and records in the news.

Spring workshop offerings have been announced in conjunction with Records and Information Management Month. Two sessions of our introductory workshop will be offered as well as two sessions of a new workshop on the management of email and electronic records. Participation in these workshops is free, however registration is required and each session is limited to 40 people. For more information and to register please go to


In his October 1 address President Barack Obama declared October 2009 as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. In his statement he said,

“In addition to the basic skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic, it is equally important that our students are given the tools required to take advantage of the information available to them. The ability to seek, find, and decipher information can be applied to countless life decisions, whether financial, medical, educational, or technical.” See the complete text of the proclamation.

The University of Cincinnati recognizes information literacy as “an essential skill that supports each of the baccalaureate competencies and must permeate every component of the General Education Core.” Continue reading

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