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Produced by: University of Cincinnati Libraries Xuemao Wang, Dean and University Librarian Melissa Cox Norris, Editor & Designer Photographers: Melissa Cox Norris, Jessica Burhans, UC Photographers 640 Langsam Library, PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, OH 45221 (513) 556-1515 - December 2017

Amy Koshoffer has been instrumental in introducing me both to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as well as to a variety of training opportunities that have allowed me to explore introductions to GIS programs. ~ Steve Carlton-Ford department head, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

Edith Starbuck has been an invaluable resource to the Nurse Anesthesia Program students and faculty. She teaches a basic literature search using databases such as PubMed, CINAHL and MedLine as well as a more advanced class to the NAP students. The students love the sessions and often work with Edith and Emily Kean one-on-one when they are conducting literature reviews. The students have used phrases such as “life-changing librarians” to describe how valuable they are to us!! ~ Jennifer A. Lanzillotta, PhD(c), MSN, CRNA Nurse Anesthesia Program, College of Nursing

Faculty could literally not do their jobs without UC Libraries. Libraries house the materials needed for research and scholarly output. Faculty use the library’s holdings for research, citations for scholarly books and articles and to stay abreast of their disciplines. In addition, research librarians are magicians at figuring out what search terms to use. I recall trying to help a fellow educator whose son was being tormented on the school playground. We searched for days for research on the subject. When I finally consulted a librarian, she immediately looked up the term “bully.” This was long before the term came into common parlance and became a research topic, but she knew exactly the search term to use. ~ Sally Moomaw, chair, University Faculty and Faculty Senate, associate professor, Early Childhood Education, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services 2

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Transforming People Welcome to UC Libraries’ third annual Progress Report: Transforming People. In this report, we will explore and celebrate UC Libraries’ most valuable resource - its people. The breadth of people who use, work for, support and collaborate with UC Libraries is wide and varied. Each individual or group contributes differently to our transforming culture as we pursue our vision to become the globally engaged intellectual commons of the university. It is people who create a lasting impact on our operations, innovation and growth, and who implement and inspire lasting change.

Dean and University Librarian Xuemao Wang

As we look over the last year of events, exhibits and notable news, keep in mind the people who made those things possible. From essential library operations to innovative services, everything we do is contingent upon the hard work, dedication and creativity of people. Staff profiles included in this report highlight a few of UC Libraries’ extraordinary faculty and staff. Their skills, commitment and creativity are instrumental to the fulfillment of our vision, along with the support of the university, our partners and collaborators and the generosity of our donor community. Impact statements from UC faculty, students and researchers quoted throughout this publication tell the story of how UC Libraries has helped to transform their research and scholarship. Donor stories highlight some of the generous individuals who contribute their time, talents and treasures to the Libraries. Whether you work in the Libraries, collaborate with our librarians and staff, use our resources and services or support the Libraries in other ways - thank you. Enjoy this annual Progress Report. If you would like to know more about how we are transforming people to achieve our vision, I welcome the conversation. I am available at Don Jason, clinical informationist in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library has been a significant contributor to the Evidence Based Practice Council at UCMC. Members of the council serve as liaisons to RN’s pursuing outcome based projects. The council organized a workshop to educate liaisons on the components of such a project. Don was a key presenter at the workshop, providing valuable information on how to access databases, perform a literature search, as well as appraising the level of evidence. Participants in the workshop gave strong positive feedback for the impact he made on their understanding of these components. His knowledge, enthusiasm to teach, and practical, approachable attitude make him a great asset to the RN’s at UCMC. ~ Joyce Zehler RN4, Center for Emergency Care, UCMC UC Libraries PROGRESS REPORT University of Cincinnati


TO P NE W S The Libraries contracted with RATIO Architects, Inc., on the creation of a Master Plan. In creating a long-term vision for library spaces, Ratio will conduct a comprehensive look and needs assessment for library facilities as expressed by employees, users and other invested parties. The Master Planning process takes 12-18 months and the final suggestions will span the next 5-15 years. The Libraries, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, is establishing UC’s first Digital Scholarship Center (DSC). To be located in the Walter C. Langsam Library, the DSC will provide a place for faculty and students to explore digital scholarship 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 humanities. The DSC is co-directed by Arlene Johnson, associate senior librarian and digital humanities strategist, and James Lee, assistant professor in digital humanities with a specialization in early modern British literature. For more about Arlene and James, read their profiles on page 20. Beginning fall semester, UC students, faculty and staff looking for a place to study for an exam, access a public computer or meet with a project team to finish an assignment had access to the fourth floor of Langsam Library 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During the 2016-17 academic year, over 67,000 users took advantage of the overnight hours. This fall, the Libraries welcomed to campus the Joint Engineering Co-op Institute (JCI) students. The College of Engineering and Applied Science has partnered with Chongqing University (CQU) to create the first mandatory cooperative engineering education program in China. This alliance brings together two renowned universities, both leaders in their respective countries. Hong Cheng, global services librarian, serves as the primary library and information services provider for JCI students, supporting them both in China as well as when they travel to UC.

At the start of my appointment with the JCI program, Hong Cheng provided me with valuable information regarding culture in China, transportation, living experiences, food, material for my classes and also library e-resources for learning the Chinese language. This was of great help since it was my first time as a faculty member and my first time living in China. ~ Pablo Mora Sanchez, professor of mechanical and materials engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science 4

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Data Visualization Wall in the Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library

UC Libraries, partnering with the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, the Carl H. Lindner College of Business and IT@UC, was one of four Provost Technology Innovation Award recipients with the proposal “Data Visualization Across Disciplines: Digital Literacy for the University of Cincinnati’s Third Century.” These partners are working together to develop an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate in data visualization, training students to communicate complex data by placing it in a visual context. This cross-college program will incorporate coursework designed and team-taught by faculty, blending multiple perspectives on data visualization. The Innovation Award funded the acquisition of technology to enable these interdisciplinary collaborations. The centerpiece is a high-resolution Data Visualization Wall providing a large eight-screen, multi-input display. The Wall, housed in the Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library, will be an innovation hub that catalyzes new teaching and research practices.

The Libraries provide an invaluable service to our large general education composition program. Faculty regularly Elizabeth Scarpelli was named director of the new University of schedule their classes to meet Cincinnati Press. She will lead and provide oversight of all Press functions with the librarians for introducincluding acquisitions, marketing, administration and business, as well as tion to research resources. This build a regional, national and international reputation for the University of term, nearly all of our first-year Cincinnati Press as an innovative 21st century academic press. “We are very composition students participated fortunate to have secured Liz to lead the University of Cincinnati Press,” in the interactive workshops Pam said Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian. “Her Bach and her colleagues designed enthusiasm for this exciting, new endeavor coupled with her rich experience in academic publishing make her the ideal choice to create, to help students determine the share and implement a successful vision for the Press.” For more on Liz, see type and value of digital resources her staff profile on page 23. available to them. The workshops reinforce the Libraries' The University of Cincinnati Press has been accepted as an commitment to digital literacy and introductory member of the Association of American University Presses support our students' forays into (AAUP). Founded in 1937, AAUP is a membership organization of nonprofit academic research. ~ Joyce Malek, scholarly publishers located around the world. The mission of the AAUP is PhD, coordinator, First-year Writto “assist its members through professional education, cooperative services ing, English Composition Program, and public advocacy.” AAUP advocates for university presses on matters of free speech, academic freedom, copyright and other core issues. of Arts and Sciences UC Libraries PROGRESS REPORT University of Cincinnati College 5

outreach. enlighten. inform.

EVENTS Oct. 15 - Books by the Banks: Cincinnati Regional Book Festival. For the 10th consecutive year, UC Libraries was an organizing partner of the festival that featured over 125 local and national authors and attracted over 5,000 book-loving attendees.

Sept. 16 & Oct. 21– Hispanic Heritage Month two readings: Doctoral student Mar Gámez García’s play “La fauna del poder” followed by professor Armando Romero’s most recent book of poems, El color del Egeo and the bilingual edition of El árbol digital. Sponsored by the Libraries and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences, the programming included a display of Hispanic books, including those picked by student and staff, UC faculty publications and the work of Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street, among other books.

Sept. 20 - Life of the Mind, interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty, presented a lecture by John McNay, professor of history and chair of the Department of History, Philosophy and Political Science at UC Blue Ash College. The title of Professor McNay’s talk was “I would rather have peace than be president”: Presidential Decisions for Peace.


2016 marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the Archives & Rare Books Library (ARB) celebrated in a big way by highlighting their Shakespeare holdings with an online exhibit and regular postings on LiBlog. In writing the posts, ARB Library student worker Syndey Vollmer featured items from the Enoch T. Carson Shakespearean Collection, a founding collection of UC Libraries comprising over 250 volumes. For more, Feb. 8 - “Uncovering Black History through Arts and Education,” Littisha Bates, associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, spoke about sociology of black families. Other activities included painting, trivia, cultural food favorites and an exhibit celebrating Black writers, poets, educators and musicians.

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Digital Humanities Speaker Series, part of the DH/DS Strategic Initiative: March 6 & 7 ~ Roopika Risam, assistant professor of English at Salem State University, discussed Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: The Stakes of Digital Cultural Memory. Nov 1 - James Lee, assistant professor in digital humanities with a specialization in early modern English literature and co-director of the Digital Scholarship Center, presented a research talk and lead a hands-on experimental session. Nov 17 ~ “Coming Together to Give Thanks: Expanding Horizons on Food and Culture” ~ Attendees enjoyed food, drink and fun as they played trivia and learned about Thanksgiving traditions, guessed where foods eaten around the world began, wrote a thank-you note to family and friends, solved the international recipe puzzle and enjoyed traditional U.S. Thanksgiving foods. March 23 ~ 2nd annual UC DATA Day, organized to build community around best practices and to provide a forum for discussion of challenges and opportunities in data management, data sharing, reproducible research and preservation. The keynote speaker was Philip E. Bourne, senior research investigator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). April 4 ~ 15th annual International Edible Books Festival where 21 students, librarians and staff submitted entries that ranged from children’s books to literary classics to popular fiction and were made of cakes, cookies, candy and even beans. Each entry was judged and awarded a bookmark. April 29 ~ in celebration of National Preservation Week, the Preservation Lab hosted its annual open house where attendees viewed recent preservation treatments and learned about the tools and techniques used in the Lab. May 1-3 ~ 3rd annual THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp), an unconference – an open meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels and interests gather to learn and to build together in sessions proposed on the spot. May 4 ~ Cecil Striker Annual Lecture - The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions and the Cecil Striker Society for the History of Medicine hosted the Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture, which consisted of a panel discussion by prominent physicians who discussed “African American Physicians in Cincinnati: Past, Present and Future.” Moderated by Dr. Elbert Nelson, the panelists included Drs. Chester Pryor, Charles Dillard, Camille C. Graham and Christopher Lewis (pictured below right). The spring meeting of the Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) focused on the fourth pillar of UC Libraries’ Strategic Plan: Data to Information to Knowledge. In order to provide a holistic view of the multi-faceted work in UC Libraries curating, preserving and digitizing collections, three librarians discussed their work with the council: Eira Tansey, digital archivist and records manager; Gino Pasi, archivist and curator for the Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions; and Sally Moffitt, reference librarian and bibliographer. The fourth presenter was the new director of the University of Cincinnati Press, Liz Scarpelli.

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E X HIBIT S The Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library is host to Big Bone Lick: A Place of Discovery, one of four Cincinnati Museum Center collections on display at UC as part of the Curate My Community program while the museum undergoes renovation. From mastodons and sabre-tooth tigers to early American Indians and the Founding Fathers, Big Bone Lick was a gathering place for some of the Ice Age’s most iconic animals, early hunters and the site of America’s first paleontological expedition, organized by President Thomas Jefferson. Writing UC’s Past featured original pieces of flash fiction describing historic images from the collections of the Archives and Rare Books Library. Celebrate Native American Heritage in Our Collections featured historical and culture resources from the collections of UC Libraries. Included were books, movies, e-journals and online digital collections and databases. Just in time for Preservation Week (April 23-29), the exhibit, Preserving the Past… for the Future, showcased the services, work and mission of the Preservation Lab. In commemoration of Women’s History Month (March) and the centennial of the United States entry into World War I (April 6, Catarina Figueirinhas and Ashleigh 1917), two exhibits featured illusSchieszer of the Preservation Lab trated sheet music from the era. The Angel of No Man’s Land: Red Cross Nurses in World War I Illustrated Sheet Music, displayed sheet music organized into the categories of angels, mothers, patriots, sweethearts and caregivers – all personas soldiers attributed to nurses. America, Here’s My Boy: Mothers of Soldiers in World War I Illustrated Sheet Music showed the very traditional and matronly depictions of mothers at the time. The exhibits were curated by Theresa Leininger-Miller, associate professor of art history in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. 8

During my career at UC, I have been impressed by the resources for my research available in the system. I say ‘system,’ because I have worked most productively in ARB, DAAP, CCM, Classics and in Langsam, always finding the staff to be of exemplary assistance. Beyond that, and in addition to the relevance of the Libraries for my undergraduate and graduate students, I have repeatedly cooperated with library staff in the mounting of exhibits highlighting events of cultural importance — most recently with Olga Hart, Keloni Parks and Melissa Cox Norris on exhibits in Langsam and DAAP on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, but also in 2012, an exhibit on 200 years of the Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales, in 2009 and 2014, exhibits on the Fall of the Berlin Wall. I honor and respect the institutional commitment of the Libraries to take up faculty-generated ideas in a creative manner and to follow in a professionally cooperative and timely manner. A library is by definition a repository of information and UC Libraries fulfills the letter and the spirit of that mission. ~ Richard Schade, professor emeritus, German Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

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CO LLEC TIO N HIG H LIG H T S Cincinnatian Virginius C. Hall donated to the Archives and Rare Books Library more than 500 books on the Jacobites, providing a compelling and informative resource on this violent and important time in Scotland’s history. The Archives and Rare Books Library received a new collection of papers from Marian and Donald Spencer. For over 50 years, the Spencers fought for educational equity and equal rights with organizations such as the NAACP, the U.S. Commission on Human Rights Ohio Board and the Cincinnati Board of Education. Now hanging in the Albino Gorno Memorial Music Library - a woodcut dating from Dec. 18, 1920 of Beethoven’s “Life Mask” by August Becker (1878– 1942), German artist and Holzschneider. This work was presumably prepared in celebration of Beethoven’s 150th birthday celebrations. New Digital Collections: Ambrose Bierce letters to Myles Walsh, 18951911. Some Wild Flowers of Kasmir by Emilia F. Noel. UC Historical Books & Reports. All available in the Digital Resource Commons, including “Jottings in Japan: The Travels of Dr. Raymond Walters to Japan, 1949;” “Report of the General College Committee, July 2, 1959” and “In Memoriam James Gamble Nippert.” Kanopy, online video streaming service. With over 26,000 films and more added monthly, Kanopy includes thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and indie films. UC Libraries PROGRESS REPORT University of Cincinnati



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Highlights • General funds were largely expended on salaries and library collections. Spending represents 75% electronic collections / 25% print collections • Salary savings from retirements, attrition and open positions was used to fund UC Libraries improvements as well as strategic initiatives

Highlights • Local fund ending balance increased 2.87% over prior year • Transferred $650K from general funds carry-forward savings to support facility improvements for the Digital Scholarship Center, UC Press and Starbucks Patio • Earned $886K in endowment revenue. Received $400K+ in revenue from services provided to Children’s Hospital, UC Health, UC COM and others 12

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The Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation Endows the German-Americana Special Collection Cincinnati has a rich German heritage. At one time, about 75% of people living in Over-the-Rhine were of German descent. This fascinating local history is available to the community, students and scholars through the German-Americana Special Collection within UC’s Archives and Rare Books Library Thanks to a generous $250,000 endowment from the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation, this gift will be named the Charlotte and Edward Unnewehr Fund for the German-Americana Special Collection. The Unnewehrs, parents to the late Marge Schott were active in the vibrant German community, and their early ancestral arrival in Cincinnati dates back to 1836. “This extraordinary gift continues to mark UC as a university of the city and of the world, and it creates new opportunities for us to explore the rich heritage of immigration in America,” said Kevin Grace, head and university archivist, Archives and Rare Books Library. “Our German-Americana Collection is extensively used by scholars, students and the general public, so the Schott Foundation’s generosity will have a very wide impact through collections, lectures and special projects.” The German-Americana Collection is one of the nation’s – and world’s – largest collections of books and manuscripts pertaining to GermanAmerican history, literature and culture. In recent years, it has expanded to include archival materials on everyday German-American life, including photographs, church records, organizational records and almanacs. Not only will endowing the German-Americana collection support it in perpetuity, it will enhance it through the: • Purchase of additional rare materials • Digitization efforts, making items accessible online • Restoration and preservation of fragile materials • Programming within the Archives and Rare Books Library, specifically the curation of exhibits and guest speakers and lecturers. “The generous gift from the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation to endow the renowned German-Americana Collection will heighten its visibility, accessibility and use while also preserving and protecting it for future students and scholars to explore,” said Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian. “In addition, digital projects using the German-Americana Collection will greatly increase access from Cincinnati to around the world while also helping us to achieve our strategic goal to transform library research collections and enable new modes of scholarship.” Don Heinrich Tolzmann, president of the German-American Citizens League of Cincinnati who created the collection during his career as a librarian at UC, will be the Archives and Rare Books Library’s first guest speaker as a result of this endowment. “The gift from the Schott Foundation will help preserve and enhance a unique collection,” he said. The original materials in this collection were acquired in 1935 when UC Libraries received the personal library of Heinrich Hermann Fick, an educator and leader in Cincinnati’s German-American community. With the continuing building of the collection over the decades, today the thousands of books and archives range from the 1700s to the present day. Thank you to the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation for preserving and enhancing this unique collection. UC Libraries PROGRESS REPORT University of Cincinnati 13

UC ’ S FIR S T T H E SIS CO M E S HO M E TO UC LIB R A RIE S In 1820, a year after Cincinnati’s incorporation and the founding of UC’s predecessor Cincinnati College, a young student and budding historian named John Hough James was busy conducting research for his senior thesis. His topic of choice was Polish General and Revolutionary War hero Thaddeus Kościuszho. Eager to augment his research, James reached out to another student of history and key figure of the war, former President Thomas Jefferson. The two shared a brief correspondence, James completed his thesis and, in 1821, became Cincinnati College’s first graduate. For almost 200 years, James’ descendants preserved and handed down these historical documents. Fifty years ago, they gifted James’ diploma to UC, the first ever issued by the university. Earlier in the academic year, siblings and John Hough James’ great-great-grandchildren Russell Eaton III, James M. Eaton and Frances Eaton Millhouser, presented the University of Cincinnati Libraries with James’ handwritten thesis, along with the Jefferson letter. “We have always considered ourselves custodians of these items…We feel strongly that this is the appropriate time for these gifts to be reunited with JHJ’s diploma, which our father presented to President Langsam nearly 50 years ago. Furthermore, our enjoyment is complete knowing that all of our gifts are in the university’s very safe hands and will be enjoyed by the UC community,” Russell said. This reunion was marked with a celebration at the Carl Blegen Library in July, with all three Eaton children and university leaders in attendance. The collection is now available for public viewing at the Archives and Rare Books Library, located on the eighth floor of Blegen Library. Dean and University Librarian Xuemao Wang commented; “These items are a wonderful addition to UC Libraries because they represent the important early history of the university as well as Jefferson’s place in the history of the United States…For us to include Thomas Jefferson’s letter in response to Mr. James’ query about his thesis is a remarkable moment in our heritage.”

Letter from Thomas Jefferson to John Hough James

Dean Xuemao Wang with Fran Millhouser, Russ Eaton and Jim Eaton


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Transforming People Transform the evolving role of the information professional.

UC Libraries will become more dynamically engaged partners with colleges, departments and units – integrating new methods for collection, accessing, utilizing and preserving streams of data and information in support of the teaching and research mission of the university. We will become leaders in defining the changing role of academic libraries in the global library community. Samuel J. Tibbs, DAAP, architecture - UC Libraries have provided for my inspiration and education invaluably over the years. The availability of facilities, technology and people have always been here for me, boosting my productivity and opportunities, and allowing me to explore, not just books, but my real potential.

Sami Scheidler, DAAP, communication design - The library is important to me for many reasons, however, I would have to say that the library supplies a quiet workspace with resources to databases, articles, journals and (of course) books. It provides all things that are necessary to complete an assignment (except motivation).

Dante Marcon, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, business economics - When I got to campus the library not only gave me a job, but a place to be and a lot of new friends. My first year wouldn't have been nearly as fun or productive without Langsam.

Jazmine Covington, College of Arts & Sciences, organizational leadership - UC Libraries is important to me because the library is considered my "get-away" spot where I can do my work with little distraction, and just also relax. I have made a few friends with being in the library and I also love my co-workers! The library also hosts nice programs and seems like they cater to the staff/faculty and students as much as they can.

Emily Faler, DAAP, graphic communication design - UC Libraries are important to me because they provide a place for me to focus when I have tons of homework. On top of this, the Libraries provide a great environment for group study when I want to work on homework with my friends.

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NE W HIR E S , R E TIR E E S & A N NIV E R S A RIE S New Hires


Nicole Beletsis Mark Konecny Rebecca Leporati Keloni Parks James Lee Debora Myree Valerie Purvis May Chang Jenny Doctor Emily Kean Craig Person Elizabeth Scarpelli Rebekah Lindau Nick Wantsala Kathi Miniard

5 years – Veronica Sorcher and Chris Voynovich 10 years – Kyle Sliney 15 years – Meshia Anderson, Lisa Haitz 20 years – Peter Poulos 25 years – Paul Cauthen (honorary outside of fiscal year) 30 years – June Taylor-Slaughter 35 years – Greg Borkenhagen (honorary outside of fiscal year) 40 years – Sharon Purtee and Mike Braunlin (honorary outside of fiscal year) 45 years – Sally Moffitt 60 years – Janice Hutzler

Retirees Charles Kishman Cheryl Albrecht James Clasper Karen Cudjoe Minnette Brown Wahib Nasarallah Caryn Watts


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Six Decades & Counting by Fernanda Crescente When Janice Hutzler landed her first job at the University of Cincinnati 60 years ago, students around campus were sock-hopping to Elvis Presley’s chart-topping hit “Heartbreak Hotel.”

It all started Oct. 1, 1956, when she was a 20-year-old fresh out of a local business school. That was the day she got her first job in the acquisitions department of the Carl Blegen Library. Though Blegen is no longer the university’s main library, Janice has been on the job ever since. Today, she is a senior accountant for the Libraries. Janice Hutzler and Dean Xuemao Wang

“So far I enjoy what I do, I don’t have a lot of stress, the people I work with I enjoy,” she says. “It’s a good place to work. You meet a lot of nice people, and it’s just interesting.”

From moving to the newly built Walter C. Langsam Library in 1978 to being the first library employee to ever have a computer, Janice has done it all. At one point, she managed as many as eight employees. Hutzler is still paying the Libraries’ collection invoices like she did many years ago; however, she says much has changed. For instance, employees have stronger voices now than they ever did before, Janice says, and while they spent years trying to keep food out, the library now has its own Starbucks. “For some people, change is very hard to accept,” she says. “But I like to adapt and make it all work for me. I like change not just for change, but change that is going to make a real difference.” Janice says it’s the people she met along the way that made her want to stay so long. One of those people is Tom White, the head of acquisitions and cataloging. Tom has worked at the Libraries for the past 44 years and has known Janice all along. “When I joined the acquisitions department I was green,” he says. “Janice took me under her wing and helped me through those first few months. For that matter, she continues to help me to this day. The fact she accepted me and wanted to help me told me I must be OK.” There are many benefits to staying in the same company for a long time, Janice explains. “It should make you better in your work. It should help the company or department that you are working for because you have knowledge and experience.” In the future, Janice says she hopes to see a generation that is even more accepting of change. “Accept change, accept diversity,” she says. “I think most young people do already. I don’t know that they accept change, but I think that they are very accepting toward diversity. Younger people are more accepting than us. That [diversity] is what makes life good.” UC Libraries PROGRESS REPORT University of Cincinnati 17


conference participation

Pam Bach, undergraduate research and teaching librarian, and Olga Hart, coordinator of library instruction, participated in the panel, “User Experience: Exceeding Expectations By Design” at the Oct. 2016 Academic Library Association (ALAO) conference where they shared how UC Libraries took advantage of multiple changes to transform the way we teach online and in person. The presentation included a case study of a year-long process redesigning research guides to enhance content based on the threshold concepts from the ACRL Framework, incorporate responsive and accessible design and to reflect pedagogical practices.

Emily Kean, research and education librarian in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, presented “Location, Location, Location: Librarian Faculty Office Hours at Liaison College” at the 2017 Joint Spring Conference of the KLA Academic Library Section, KLA Special Library Section and SLA Kentucky Chapter. In addition, she also presented “ILS Migration as Enhancement Opportunity: How a Local History Department Leveraged a Digital Repository Migration into a Better User Experience” at the 2017 Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians Conference at Xavier University.

Susan Banoun, associate senior librarian and head of the electronic resources department, and Don Jason, clinical informationist, participated on the panel “Academic Libraries Spearheading Diversity and Cultural Initiatives on University Campuses” at The National Diversity in Libraries Conference co-sponsored by the UCLA Library and the Association of Research Libraries, Aug. 10-13, 2016.

Ben Kline, assistant director of Research, Teaching and Services, spoke at The Cincinnati Enquirer’s seventh edition of the Cincy StoryTeller’s Project. Held Aug. 3, the evening’s theme was “My Biggest Mistake.” Ben spoke about his journey to the realization that his “twang was not a problem, it was a gift.”

At the same conference, Don Jason and Meshia Anderson, acquisitions specialist, participated on the panel “Being the Bridge: Exploring the Roles, Challenges, and Future Directions of Diversity Committees in Libraries.” Jessica Ebert, conservation technician in the Preservation Lab, attended the Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) course sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Organized by the Cultural Heritage Imaging nonprofit corporation, the four-day course was taught by Yale University’s Institute for the Preservation of Culture Heritage. RTI is a computational photographic method that captures a subject’s surface shape and color and enables interactive re-lighting to reveal surface information that is not disclosed under direct empirical examination of the physical object. Since returning from the course, Jessica has applied the technique to objects sent to the Preservation Lab for treatment. 18

At the Midwest Data Librarian Symposium in October at the University of Michigan, Amy Koshoffer, science informationist, gave a lightning talk titled “The Many Roles of an Institutional Repository” about the collaboration between Scholar@UC repository developers and Nan Niu, assist professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences. Debbie Tenosky, head of Research, Teaching and Services, and Becki Leporati, digital literacy fellow, presented “Active Learning: College Success Skills” at the Learning & Teaching @ UC event in October. Holly Prochaska, preservation librarian, presented “Promoting Preservation through Collaboration: Ohio’s LSTA Conservation Grant ALA” and “Ohio Preservation Council - past, present and future.” American Libraries Association, Annual Conference, Chicago IL, June 24, 2017.

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Hong Cheng, global services librarian, presented “Connecting with American Faculty and Chinese Students Overseas: Repositioning the Library’s Role in the Digital Age.” IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 13-19, Aug 2016, Columbus, OH. In addition, she published: White, Scott, and Cheng, Hong. “Assessing Effectiveness of One-Hour Instruction Sessions After Hurricane Sandy: A Comparison Study of English 101 Students.” Community & Junior College Libraries. Nov 2016, pp. 31-46. Cheng, Hong, Perkin, Dan, and Wharton, Lindsey. “Global Librarianship: Perspectives and Trends.” ACRL International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries. 5 Dec 2016. Webinar. Ben Kline, assistant director of Research, Teaching and Services, had several pieces of poetry and short stories published in The Birds We Piled Loosely, The New Verse News, Kettle Blue Review and apt Literary Magazine.

awards & honors

Christa Bernardo, director of development, received three awards from the UC Foundation during the 2016-17 academic year. In addition to a Team Excellence award, she joined the Foundation’s prestigious 100% Club and was selected by her peers to receive the second Impact Bearcat Award, recognizing a valued collaborator who consistently puts the team achievements above themselves. Each year, the Office of the Provost and the Office of Research collaborate to present the Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence. Dean Wang recognized the work of Elna Saxton, head of Content Services in the Walter C. Langsam Library, with the Excellence Award for Faculty-to-Faculty Research Mentoring and Tiffany Grant, interim assistant director for research and informatics at the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library with the Award for Faculty Excellence.

Amy Koshoffer, science informationist, Linda Newman, Head, Digital Collections and Repositories, and former UC Libraries metadata librarian Carolyn Hansen published the book chapter, “Challenges with quality of dataset metadata in a self-submission repository model” in Curating Research Data: Practical Strategies for Your Digital Repository, Vol 2. Johnston L. (Ed.) ACRL – [2017].

Mark Konecny, scholarly communications library publishing coordinator, was selected as one of a seven librarians, faculty and staff to become the OhioLINK Open Textbook Network (OTN) System Leaders. As system leaders, Mark and his peers will coordinate OhioLINK OTN awareness and advocacy initiatives regarding open educational resources and open textbooks as part of OhioLINK/Ohio Department of Higher Education affordable learning initiatives for higher education.

Peter Poulos, computer and information analyst in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, read “A New Source of Molinaro’s Motectorum quinis, liber primus (1597)” at the Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, IL, 30 March – 1 April 2017.

Winkler Center archivist, Gino Pasi’s film, The Archivist was accepted at the Columbus International Film and Animation Festival last May, 2017. Presented by Columbus College of Art & Design, the festival is a central-Ohio showcase for world-class independent films.

Edith Starbuck, information services librarian, and Sharon Purtee, technical services librarian, both of the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, published “Altmetric scores: short-term popularity or long-term scientific importance.” Digital Library Perspectives, Vol. 33 Issue: 4, pp.314-323.

Eira Tansey, digital archivist and records manager, was selected as an ALI17 cohort member. The Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) is a program funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, a statutory body affiliated with the National Archives and Records Administration. ALI provides training for 25 archival leaders, giving them the knowledge and tools to transform the profession in practice, theory and attitude.

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What led you to DH/DS? A conversation with the co-directors of the DSC.

Arlene Johnson (left) and James Lee (standing) in the DSC Arlene Johnson, co-director of the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC), has been with UC Libraries since 2000. Previously, she served as head of circulation and multimedia services. Since 2007, she James Lee, co-director of the Digital Scholarship has served as selector and liaison for the Center (DSC), joined UC in Aug. 2016 and is a Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. joint hire between UC Libraries and the College She has been focused on DH/DS since 2014 and chaired of Arts and Sciences, Department of English and the Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship Comparative Literature. Coming from Grinnell Strategic Initiative. College, James has published widely in the digital humanities and early modern literary In 2011, I developed a proposal for my sabbatical to look at criticism, and brings with him both the the role of the liaison, a librarian working with an academic technical and humanistic expertise in DH that department: How could this change? What were the new has been critical in helping UC to enter into challenges? How could we, as librarians in this liaison role, dialogue with a network of other prominent have a deeper connection with the academic departments players in the DH landscape. we worked with in terms of research and scholarly work? The digital humanities fit quite nicely into that part of my I think that my interest reflects my somewhat research, as well. I also considered how we could be unconventional academic training. The way I’ve put successful in the digital humanities at UC Libraries and UC. it in the past is that I was accidentally crossdisciplinary. For part of my sabbatical work I looked at different possibilities at institutions in the U.S. and Canada. I saw My graduate training is in Renaissance English that some of the most innovative work was being done at the literature, which is a very historical field focusing smaller institutions, not always the large universities. That primarily on the time of Shakespeare. But before my was very exciting, and I decided we had a lot of possibility graduate training, I was a student and researcher in for DH/DS at UC Libraries and UC. That was the beginning the field of molecular biology and genetics. I worked of my interest in DH/DS. in many labs in that field, and I’ve published my research in both. For the longest time I thought that In the summer of 2013, I attended my first the literary and humanistic, and the scientific and international digital humanities conference, the technical parts of my brain were unconnected, but in Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), held in this academic context, DH has emerged now as a new Lincoln, Nebraska. I also attended my first THATCamp (The field. Humanities And Technology Camp). I was able to develop and build relationships in the field of DH through attending I can dust off my previous scientific and technical those conferences. Then, in 2014, I had the wonderful training and merge the different parts of my brain to opportunity to lead the DH/DS strategic initiative at UC participate actively in this new field of DH/DS. Libraries. UC is a great place to begin to make that happen.


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A Familiar Face In March, Nick Wantsala joined the Research, Teaching and Services (RTS) Department as the technology and equipment specialist for The Desk @ Langsam. Nick comes to UC…from UC. Nick joined the previous Circulation and Multimedia Services Department in 2011 as a student assistant. He was promoted to senior student assistant during his time with the department and helped many fellow student assistants throughout the strategic merge of departments that resulted in The Desk @ Langsam. Nick interned at Fox19 and was the president of the UC African Students Association. After graduating in 2015 with a degree in communications, Nick joined RTS as a temporary student supervisor, then became the temporary employee for the former equipment assistant position. As the technology and equipment specialist, Nick manages daily operations of the circulating equipment collection and the Center for Excellence in eLearning’s faculty and staff mobile technology collection. His primary responsibilities are circulation, maintenance, inventory and the education of and communication with users in relation to these materials. Nick also collaborates closely with librarians working on eLearning and digital literacy, as well as provides public service to library users Monday-Friday at The Desk @ Langsam. He works with staff in RTS, Inter Library Services, the Student Technology Resources Center, Library IT and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning to investigate further and to curate new technologies and devices that will best aid our students as they engage in cutting-edge learning.

Collaborating with UC Libraries on two exhibits has been a total joy and a win/win situation for English graduate students, the Libraries, and the archive. I sought this collaboration because the Libraries share a mission with the English department to celebrate good writing, and to teach students how to access on-campus resources. I see the benefits of this collaboration as including: the opportunity for English graduate students to share their work with a public, university audience; the opportunity for the Archives and Rare Books Library to showcase engaging curiosities from UC’s past, and the opportunity for library staff, student writers and archivists to come together at the wonderful annual event Edible Books. This collaboration is both fun and community building and I’ve been very happy to be a part of it. ~ Kelly Blewett (graduate student, English), doctoral candidate in rhetoric and composition, College of Arts and Sciences

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A Librarian Abroad

Rosemary Franklin, librarian in the Reference and Instructional Services Department, traveled to Cuba, July 8-17, 2016 as a participant in the program People-to-People, “A Revolutionary Perspective on Education.”

Joining Rosemary were 17 librarians, K-12 teachers, university professors and instructors from throughout the U.S. The participants brought together 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, they visited museums with stunning collections; met with grassroots organizations working on literacy, environmental science and the humanities; heard University of Havana faculty about the overarching educational system and key programs such as the Literacy Campaign and Yo Sí Puedo; and dialogued with community members about the role of society and culture in education. Through these exchanges they explored themes of literacy education, learning models, teacher education, civic engagement and social responsibility. Participants also explored various districts in and around Havana and visited neighborhood cultural art projects. Rosemary’s role was as an English as a Second Language (ESL) librarian. She was drawn to the experience because of an interest in Cuba’s programs and available resources to teach English, as well as an opportunity to learn more about Cuba’s libraries and how they are managing the digital information movement. “The University of Havana’s library, which we visited, is beautiful, but certainly without the electronic databases we are accustomed to in the U.S. The Wi-Fi access is limited in Cuba and I saw many crowds gathered around hot spots,” said Rosemary. “Will online information circumvent the library someday? Probably not, but certainly more archives will be open to scholars.” Rosemary’s impression upon visiting Cuba was that it is an educated country with one of the highest literacy rates in the world, but at present it has limited career opportunities due to the economic sanctions and embargoes that have been in place for over five decades. A highlight of the trip for Rosemary was attending a ballet by the renowned Cuban National Ballet at the Gran Tetro de La Habana, which was an amazing performance.

Rosemary (front, right) and her fellow travelers

The People-to-People program is open to all educators – K-12, higher education and librarians who have professional interests in meeting other educators and learning about Cuba and its education programs and organizations. The program was jointly sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University (FIU) and the Latin American & Iberian Institute at The University of New Mexico (UNM) in partnership with the Cuban organization Girasol. 22

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Launching A New Venture In January 2017, Liz Scarpelli was named the director of the newley established University of Cincinnati Press. “We are very fortunate to have secured Liz to lead the University of Cincinnati Press,” said Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian. “Her enthusiasm for this exciting, new endeavor coupled with her rich experience in academic publishing make her the ideal choice to create, share and implement a successful vision for the Press.” Liz has over 25 years of experience working in publishing. She comes to UC from Baker & Taylor and Bookmasters, both Follett Corporations, where she served as the director of publisher services managing the print-to-order program for academic publishers and university presses worldwide, fulfillment relationships for client publishers and developed programs to expand international printing capabilities and faculty services. Prior to Baker & Taylor, Liz worked as the assistant press director and sales and marketing director for Rutgers University Press and the college sales manager for Cambridge University Press. She started her publishing career at Prentice Hall where she held numerous positions in higher education sales and marketing. “As we move forward with UC’s innovation agenda, we are excited to attract a top candidate such as Liz who will shape and pursue the research-based approach and social justice focus of the Press to strengthen further UC’s engagement with scholars, the community and academic institutions globally,” said Peter Landgren, former interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. Liz has spent her first months at UC meeting faculty, staff and administrators that the Press will collaborate with, hiring staff, establishing an editorial board responsible for reviewing and recommending manuscripts for publication and exploring the greater Cincinnati area. In addition, she presented at a panel at the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) conference in Austin on new scholarly models for university presses and started working with the Office of the Provost on a new initiative of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the AAUP to advance the publishing of free, open access, digital editions of peer-reviewed and professionally edited monographs. “I am thrilled to be leading the University of Cincinnati Press within the Libraries ecosystem,” said Liz. “I’m impressed by the exceptional level of support, strength of the team and unique model they presented for academic publishing and serving scholars, practitioners and students in the field of social justice. Joining this mission with regional lists and a community engagement focus will unify the entire program and provide an ideal home for my vision of how university press publishing remains relevant. I look forward to digging in to secure a solid presence in scholarly publishing for the Press and the university.” For more about the University of Cincinnati Press, including their mission, vision and publishing focus, visit the web site at

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The New Frontier - Digital Archivist Within the archives profession, “digital archivist” is one of the fastest-growing job titles. The Society of American Archivists offers a digital archives specialist curriculum and certificate. And library and archives conferences abound on topics of an electronic and digital nature – like “Saving the Web” and the “Software Preservation Network Forum.” So what does a digital archivist do? Every digital archivist’s responsibilities will look slightly different depending on institutional mission, priorities and resources. There isn’t even professional consensus whether a digital archivist is one who works with digitization of analog material (like paper documents and manuscripts, rare books, maps, etc.), or is someone who works with “born-digital” materials. In many institutions, both of those responsibilities may be within the digital archivist’s charge. As UC’s digital archivist/records manager, Eira Tansey’s responsibilities center on working with born-digital archives, digital preservation and overseeing UC’s Records Management program. She also works closely with colleagues in Digital Collections and Repositories on digitization projects. All archivists have to learn how to communicate what they do to everyone from non-archivist library colleagues to family members over holidays. Sometimes Eira will discuss her job in a very simple way:

University Archives has paper records from the 19th century that are still readable. Part of my job involves working to ensure records created in electronic form today are still readable not just 100 years on, but even 20 years from now.” This statement is always something akin to a truth serum – you immediately learn a ton about people’s fears of technology! People ask me whether I have a whole warehouse of old computers (no, but I do have old disk drives – and I can still open up text documents from a 1992 floppy disk!), whether I print everything out (definitely not) and whether I have to know how to code (not quite, but I’ve become much more comfortable with the command-line). I also have a dedicated workstation to help me process different kinds of electronic records.”

And many of these fears are understandable – after all, lots of people who went to college in the window of early personal computing often have disks at home with their thesis, but no easy way to retrieve the files (especially now that most consumer computers no longer have optical drives, let alone magnetic disk drives). It’s understandable that people automatically assume there will be a massive digital dark age. The good news is that while obviously archivists alone cannot preserve all of the digital cultural heritage being created every day, digital preservation is getting a lot of notice outside the profession. And if you happen to have some important digital files you’re afraid of losing? Luckily you don’t have to be an archivist to preserve your own content. The Archives and Rare Books Library is located on the 8th floor of Blegen Library. Those interested, can call (513) 556-1959, email at, visit on the web at, or have a look at the Facebook page,


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DO NO R PRO FILE When Sandra Cohan and her late husband, Robert, carefully considered a gift to honor their parents, they established an endowed fund at the University of Cincinnati Libraries. The purpose of the Cohan family’s gift is to create “The Robert and Sandra Cohan Endowment in Memory of Frances Bejach Cohan to Benefit the Albino Gorno Memorial Library.” This fund will enhance the library’s musical collections to benefit both students and faculty with collections that are electronic, digital, paper, hardbound or in any other form that would respect the highest traditions in serious music established by Albino Gorno and his student, Frances Bejach Cohan.

Sandy and Bob Cohan

Mrs. Cohan had this to say about the gift, “Supporting the University of Cincinnati’s Albino Gorno Memorial Library is an honor intended to establish and encourage the highest levels of knowledge and appreciation of musical history, theory and artistic performance on the parts of the students and faculty alike.” Recollections of Sandra Cohan, wife of the late Robert Cohan My late mother-in-law, Frances Bejach Cohan (1901-1998), was a talented and accomplished pianist. This tiny woman could make a piano sing music as if she were a giant with enormous hands. As a child, she aspired to become a concert pianist, but fate had other plans for her. She met, fell in love with and married the hopelessly tone-deaf and non-musical Eli Cohan, a Cincinnati publicist and public-relations executive. Together they had two children, Robert and Carol. Frances played the piano every day of her life and, in turn, she taught her son who also became a talented pianist and composer. Her daughter, Carol, chose to learn to play the violin, and went on to play professionally throughout her adult life in various symphony orchestras around the country. Evenings were filled with music in the Cohan home. Feeling quite left out of the evening music festivities, Eli took up the accordion. What mysterious sounds must have generated from the combination of classical piano, violin and accordion! Frances never missed an opportunity to credit her own piano teacher, Albino Gorno, with inspiring her to play at a superb level of accomplishment and to use her gifts to teach others. Frances was one of the first females to graduate from what was then the University of Cincinnati College of Music. When it was time for my husband, Bob, and me to create a trust to establish gifts to honor our respective parents, we knew that we wanted to bequeath an estate gift to honor his mother, Frances, by giving to the Albino Gorno Memorial Library. Maestro Gorno and Frances were responsible for many beautiful hours of music that filled their homes and classrooms, as well as concert halls over many years. By including UC Libraries in her estate plans, Mrs. Cohan not only maintains financial flexibility during her lifetime, but also honors a legacy while improving and encouraging the knowledge and appreciation of musical history, theory and artistic performance. Leaving a gift to the UC Libraries is a wonderful way to honor and remember someone who inspired your passion for learning. UC Libraries PROGRESS REPORT University of Cincinnati 25

DO NO R PRO FILE There are few people in the UC community more dedicated to the success of our students – and in turn, the broader university – than Marjorie Motch. Throughout her longstanding relationship with UC, Mrs. Motch has worn nearly every hat imaginable: volunteer, advocate, friend, and of course, loyal donor. And while she’s already received the University’s highest honors for her service, including an Honorary Degree, the Distinguished Service Award and the William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement, she is driven to continue making her mark across the institution. Though her generosity has touched many priorities around UC, her support of UC Libraries has remained steadfast – in part because of the tremendous asset the Libraries represent to UC students from nearly all majors and colleges. “When you donate to UC Libraries, chances are there will be students from several different areas of study that benefit from your support,” Mrs. Motch said. “Your gift has the potential to reach many people, which makes it a wonderful investment no matter what your specific interest may be.” Aside from influencing educational quality for UC students, Mrs. Motch sees UC Libraries as in important resource for alumni and the community. “There are things our Libraries make available to others, such as the Theodore M. Berry Collection and exhibit, that keep history alive and tell our story to new generations,” she says. “These aren’t just assets to our students, but to everyone who views them and learns from them.” Mrs. Motch’s devotion to serving and supporting UC in a variety of ways mirrors her passion for a number of worthy causes around the community, including the Girl Scouts, the Junior League, the United Way, the local Urban League Guild and the Cincinnati Parks Foundation, among others. In each case, her interest in helping others and making things even better for future generations drove her to get involved, a spirit that’s reflected in her motivation to give to UC. “I’ve always felt that a strong university needs a strong library system,” Mrs. Motch says, “and by donating to UC Libraries, you are actually raising the profile of the entire institution. The library is an essential part of the educational process, and offers so many important resources that are vital to student success. I’m happy to be a supporter of UC Libraries and grateful to others who donate as well, because our gifts really do make an impact.” I have been particularly excited to work with Arlene Johnson and James Lee, co-directors of the Digital Scholarship Center. When members of my lab wanted to know if plant biologists in developing countries experience a publishing bias, we needed access to indexing services. Using techniques that James developed in the Digital Humanities to examine works of Shakespeare, we began searching through the published literature in plant conservation genetics, using Scopus and JSTOR, to examine publication patterns with a focus on plant species found in developing countries. This project has now grown to include biologists from different laboratories in biological sciences, with our graduate students learning coding techniques more common to the Digital Humanities. We look forward to continuing this relationship over the next few years. ~ Theresa M. Culley, Ph.D., professor, Depart of Biological Sciences 26

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HO NO R RO LL O F DO N O R S The University of Cincinnati Libraries gratefully recognizes the generosity and foresight of our donors – alumni, faculty, staff and many friends, including corporations and foundations – who understand the importance of how an excellent library system is crucial to the academic and research success at UC. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the following individuals and organizations whose generous contributions of $100 or more help to sustain the operations and endowments of UC Libraries. The list reflects support received from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, and cumulative giving for donors at lifetime Marian Spencer with Peter Landgren, President recognition levels. of the University of Cincinnati Foundation

Lifetime Donors

McMicken Tower Society – Visionary (cumulative $1,000,000 to $4,999,999) Roger Chalkley, PhD Estate of Victor and Odette Haas Dr. Donald C. and Laura M. Harrison Rosemary and Mark Schlachter Michael and Margaret Valentine McMicken Tower Society – Benefactor (cumulative $250,000 to $499,999) Mrs. Joann C. Cazden Ren and Cristina Egbert The Thomas J. Emery Memorial John Hauck Foundation Estate of Elizabeth A. Martin The Procter & Gamble Fund Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation McMicken Tower Society – Founder (cumulative $100,000 to $249,999) Anonymous Howard Hughes Medical Institute IBM International Foundation Estate of Francis L. Loewenheim Mrs. Judith E. Lucas and Daniel N. Lucas, MD Milacron Geier Foundation Mr.‡ and Mrs. Roger P. Schlemmer Estate of Dr. Else L. Schulze US Bank Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines and Pediatrics 27

Annual Donors

McMicken Club – Diamond (annual $50,000 to $99,999) Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Hinkle Mr. Samuel C. Ingraham III McMicken Club – Platinum (annual $25,000 to $49,999) John Hauck Foundation McMicken Club – Gold (annual $10,000 to $24,999) Mr. James M. Eaton * Dr. and Mrs. Russell Eaton III * Gettler Family Foundation Mr. William C. Millhouser and Mrs. Frances Eaton Millhouser * National Film Preservation Foundation Vinton E. Siler Memorial Fund McMicken Club – Silver (annual $5,000 to $9,999) John E. Bossert, MD Dr. and Mrs. Carl G. Fischer Daniel N. Lucas, MD Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker

McMicken Club – Bronze (annual $2,500 to $4,999) Ms. Joanne W. Bader The Doctors Foundation Stanley T. Garber, M.D. Obstetric Fund Stephen L. Herr, MD Drs. William E. Hurford and Lesley I. Gilbertson UC Libraries PROGRESS REPORT University of Cincinnati

McMicken Club – Copper (annual $1,000 to $2,499) 84.51° LLC Dr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Block Ms. Kathryn A. Bonansinga * Roger Chalkley, PhD Dr. and Mrs. Philip M. Diller Anne G. and Robert W. Dorsey Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Stewart B. Dunsker John E. Eck, PhD * Dr. and Mrs. Michael K. Farrell Mr. and Mrs. James D. Graviss Mrs. Fritzi N. Heidt Drs. Tom D. and Marianne F. Ivey Mr. and Mrs. David A. Jordan Drs. Richard and Laura Kretschmer Mr. Bruce C. Levy Victoria A. Montavon, PhD Mr. Richard A. Puff Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Esq. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Scheid Mr. and Mrs. William W. Schick Rosemary and Mark Schlachter Mrs. Valerie V. Shesko * Sigma Alpha Iota Cincinnati Alumni Chapter Dean Xuemao Wang and Ms. Weihong Yang Mrs. Beatrice R. Winkler Dr. and Mrs. Dennis B. Worthen

Beth Scheid, Doug Hill-Harriss and Al Nippert


Friends (annual $100 to $999) Anonymous Mrs. Janet S. Abernathy Drs. Gordon W. and Dorothy H. Air Mr. William B. Badger and Ms. Edith A. Cook Mr. Theodore W. Baldwin Mr. and Mrs. Mohamed E. Banoun Mr. Richard A. Beck, AIA Miss Patricia A. Beresford Ms. Melissa A. Berling Mr. and Mrs. Adam P. Blanchard Dr. and Mrs. Gregory G. Boren Ms. Regina E. Bourne Drs. Richard C. and Marguerite M. Bozian Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell J. Brodsky Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Browning, Jr. Mr. Harold R. Byers and Dr. Dorothy F. Byers Mr. and Mrs. William E. Cameron Dr. and Mrs. William B. Camm Cincinnati Medical Association Mr. Michael E. Clements Mr. and Mrs. Sean R. Crowe Dr. and Mrs. Roger Daniels Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Davis, Jr. Mr. Stephen G. Ferre and Ms. Jennifer R. Doctor Dr. Catherine H. and Mr. Terry L. Donaldson Dr. and Mrs. James C. Dunn Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Fish Miss Janet B. Ganim Mr. and Mrs. Bobby D. Garrison Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gimpel Mr. Patrick L. Goodman Lynne Meyers Gordon Mr. Daniel D. Gottlieb Mr. Kevin A. Grace Mr. and Mrs. Anand R. Gupta Dr. and Mrs. T. Richard Halberstadt Mary L. Heider, PhD Ms. Rose A. Hensley Dr. and Mrs. Dane O. Heuchemer Mr. Richard A. Hildebrand David H. Horowitz, MD Dr. Nancy E. Huth and Colonel Raymond D. Jones Ms. Arlene M. Johnson Dr. Sandra L. Johnson-Pomeraning Dr. and Mrs. Steven M. Kahn Ms. Emily B. Kean Mr. Martin Flamm and Miss Amy E. Koshoffer Srinivasan Krishnamurthy, PhD

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Dr. and Mrs. Yau-Yam Lin Dr. Joseph Lindner, Jr. and Dr. Doris B. Lindner Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Lischwe Mr. and Mrs. William S. Mattingly Mr. John M. Williams and Ms. Joanne Mayfield-Williams Dr. and Mrs. Hayden E. Meeker Mr. and Mrs. C. Mark Miller Mrs. Marjorie Motch Mr. and Mrs. William J. Mulvihill Ms. Debora Myree Dr. Kristi A. Nelson and Mr. Stewart Goldman Ms. Melissa Cox Norris OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc Mr. Gale E. Peterson Dr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Pomeranz Dr. and Mrs. Martin B. Popp Ms. Holly A. Prochaska Mr. Kurt E. Reichelderfer Janet I. Rickabaugh, PhD Dr. Ingrid M. Ritschel Jaime C. Robertson, MD Dr. Raymond H. Rolwing and Ms. Nancy B. Perry Mr. Kenneth L. Ross and Mrs. Donna Cohen Ross Mr. Michael P. Doyle and Ms. Lisa M. Sandora Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Sayers Richard E. Schade, PhD

Jason Shorten and Jen Hammonds with Harry and Ann Santen

Mr. and Mrs. Brian G. Schilling Dr. Kathleen A. and Mr. John L. Sloan Mr. and Mrs. Ethan B. Stanley II Mr. Michael Benson and Ms. Edith Starbuck Dr. and Mrs. James G. Stemler Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sweeney Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Szczepanski Ms. Linda K. Ter Haar Ms. Maria J. Tony Drs. Jimmie D. and Judith S. Trent Mrs. Karen VandeMerkt Mr. Charles L. Winterhalter, CPA Mr. Steven Zimmerman

‡ denotes deceased * charitable gift-in-kind

UC Libraries Receive Gift from the John Hauck Foundation The University of Cincinnati Libraries is pleased to announce a gift from the John Hauck Foundation for the digitization of Dr. Albert B. Sabin’s lab notebooks. Dr. Sabin was a celebrated medical researcher and virologist, who was best known for developing an oral polio vaccine that played a critical role in the eradication of the disease. He conducted his research for the vaccine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation, before and after WWII. He went on to have a storied career within the medical community as well as academia. These extensive archives are held at the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, along with his digitized correspondence and photographs, courtesy of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The selection of Dr. Sabin’s digitized lab notebooks will provide a new dimension of scholarly record to this expansive collection. UC Libraries PROGRESS REPORT University of Cincinnati 29

Herman Schneider Legacy Society The Herman Schneider Legacy Society was founded in 1993 to honor visionary individuals who help to ensure the future excellence of UC through gift planning. It is with deep appreciation we recognize our current members of this prestigious group: Anonymous (4) Ms. Joanne W. Bader Dr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Block Roger Chalkey, PhD Mr. and Mrs. L. Ronald Frommeyer

Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Hinkle Mr. Samuel C. Ingraham III C. Nelson Melampy, MD Mrs. Marjorie Motch Rosemary and Mark Schlachter

Endowments Endowments provide permanent financial support to the UC Libraries, including our everyday operations, acquisitions and care of the collections, programming, special exhibits and improvements to our facilities. The UC Libraries thanks the following individuals and organizations for their vision and foresight. Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Medical Center Libraries Fund The Isay Balinkin Color Collection Fund Dr. I. Leonard and Miriam G. Bernstein Fund Breen Memorial Fund Dandridge Memorial Library Fund Day Book Fund Deshon-Schlachter Memorial Library Endowment John F. & Gertrude C. Dreyer Fund Albino Gorno Memorial Music Library Endowment Fund Victor and Odette Haas Fund David S. Hachen Fund Zelda E. Heiney-Rathweg, MD Library Endowment Fund Charlotte Hillebrand Fund Arthur E. Hinman Memorial Library Fund Christian R. Holmes Memorial Fund Stella Kramer Memorial Book Fund Newton J. Krug Memorial Library Fund Library Enrichment Room Fund Francis Loewenheim Endowment Fund Dr. Milan A. Logan Biochemistry Memorial Fund Elizabeth A. Martin Library Endowment Fund

Elizabeth A. Martin Literature Collection Endowment Fund Marquita McLean Endowment Fund for University of Cincinnati Libraries NEH Challenge Matching Endowment Fund Alfred M. Pleatman Memorial Fund Daniel J. Ransohoff Fund for Archives and Rare Books Rieveschl Endowment Fund for University Libraries Charles S. Rockhill Fund Benjamin J. and Coralie B. Rosenthal Memorial Fund Dr. Jean W. Rothenberg Endowment Fund Robert C. Rothenberg MD Collection Schlemmer Family Library Fund Laura Seasongood Fund Mr. and Mrs. John J. Strader Library Fund Cecil Striker Lecture Endowment Fund Cecil Striker Medical Library Fund University of Cincinnati Library Collections The Charlotte and Edward Unnewehr Fund for the German-Americana Collection made possible by the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation Miriam B. Urban Memorial Fund Michael D. Valentine Engineering Library Fund Winkler Center Endowment Fund Winkler Center - Sabin Fund

If you would like to support the UC Libraries, please contact Christa Bernardo at The University of Cincinnati Foundation. She may be reached at (513) 556-0055 or via e-mail at Every attempt has been made to produce a complete and accurate list of donors. If any mistakes have been made, corrections are welcome at (513) 556-0055. UC Libraries PROGRESS REPORT University of Cincinnati 30

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UC Libraries Annual Progress Report 2016-17  
UC Libraries Annual Progress Report 2016-17  

Transforming People. In this report, we explore and celebrate UC Libraries’ most valuable resource - its people. Also included are the news,...