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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, Sami Scheidler, UC Photographers 640 Langsam Library, PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, OH 45221 (513) 556-1515 - November 2016

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Transforming Our Spaces Welcome to the second annual UC Libraries’ Progress Report titled Transforming Our Spaces. In this report we explore UC Libraries’ current and future space transformations, and how they will enable us to achieve our vision of becoming the globally engaged intellectual commons of the university for students, faculty, researchers and scholars. Most of what UC Libraries has accomplished thus far in transforming our spaces has been student focused. Interim President Beverly Davenport has named the library a student-engaged space, a key partner in her Student Success Corridor. Whether it’s the new Digital Learning Commons, the reopened entrances to the Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library and the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Resources Library, or the Langsam Starbucks, we’ve focused our space transformations on enhancing the student experience.

Dean and University Librarian Xuemao Wang

If you consider our space transformations as a phased approached with Phase 1 as the student experience, the second phase will focus on re-engaging the university’s faculty and researchers in library space. One example of this is the upcoming Digital Scholarship Studio 1, the first step of the newly announced Digital Scholarship Center. This space, a partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences, will be dedicated to developing digital scholarship at the university to support faculty research and pedagogy. Another cross-disciplinary collaboration will carve out space for itself on Langsam Library’s sixth floor for the Digital Media Collaborative (DMC). The DMC is one of the university’s cluster hiring initiatives, a collaboration between UC Libraries, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College-Conservatory of Music and the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Other upcoming space changes include enhancing the informatics space in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library and providing new space and technology for GIS in the Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library. I am also pleased to announce that UC Libraries is now in the process of securing a firm to complete our Master Plan – a comprehensive look at library facilities and needs for the future as expressed by employees, users and other invested parties. This 12-18 month process will address the Libraries’ long-term space planning as well as provide a data assessment and vision for the next campaign. Space is just one of the four pillars of our Strategic Plan. Launched in 2013, the other pillars include Digital Innovation and Technology, People and Data to Information to Knowledge. For an update on progress made on the 10 Initiatives created as part of the UC Libraries Strategic Plan, visit If you would like to know more about the future of UC Libraries, I welcome your feedback and conversation. I am available via e-mail at

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innovation. access. collaboration.

Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian, was selected to the steering committee of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), a global coalition of 200+ academic and research libraries that works to enable open sharing of research output and educational materials in order to “democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery and increase the return on investment in research and education.” •

The university’s digital repository, Scholar@UC, is open for business and ready for self-submissions from faculty and researchers of their research, creative and scholarly work. Scholar@UC allows users to collect their work and data in one location and create an Internet-enabled, durable and citable record of their papers, presentations, publications, data sets or other scholarly creations.

The University of Cincinnati announced the formation of a new academic press. With a dual publishing focus on social justice and community engagement, the mission of the University of Cincinnati Press is to cultivate and disseminate scholarly works of the highest quality for the enhancement of the global community.

Available at, the new Digital Collections website provides users access to diverse collections such as the House of Refuge Records, the creation of the Triceracopter sculpture, Albert B. Sabin’s archives on his quest to create the oral polio vaccine, as well as images of Great Houses of Cincinnati from environmental artist Alice Weston. In addition, it services as a portal to online exhibits about the 25th General Hospital: Courage and Skill in World War II, Promotion through Playing Cards, and Sublime and Beautiful Mountain Scenery among other captivating subjects.

The Libraries recieved a Provost Technology Innovation Award to create the Langsam Library Innovation Studio, a dynamic environment to host the latest video and digital media creation technology ranging from 3-D printing, video production hardware and software, to gaming. Through collaboration with the Digital Media Cluster and UC Student Government, the creation of the studio will give members of the UC community easy access to a space where they can share resources, invent, innovate and learn. “Today’s students, faculty and researchers are using technology in rapidly increasing and diverse ways. This space and collaboration will create new possibilities for enhancing teaching and learning, while supporting research and the creation of new knowledge,” said Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian. 4

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news faces. new responsibilities. Jennifer Krivickas, head of the Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP), joined the Office of Research as assistant vice president of integrated research. This new, shared position between the Office of Research and UC Libraries was created to align and integrate the research support activities provided by the Libraries and the recently developed arts, humanities and social science (AHSS) Third Century initiatives to advance UC’s emerging trans-disciplinary research goals. UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science has partnered with Jennifer Krivickas Chongqing University (CQU) to form the Joint Engineering Co-Op Institute (JCI). Each fall, CQU and UC co-host an orientation for firstyear students on the Huxi campus located in a suburb of Chongqing, China. In October 2015, a UC delegation was sent to participate in the orientation. This group consisted of representatives from across UC’s campus, including: Raj Mehta, vice provost for International Affairs; Teik Lim, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science; Dee Robinson, vice president for development at the UC Foundation; Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian; and Hong Cheng, UC Libraries’ global services librarian. Hong serves as the primary library and information services provider for JCI students and UC faculty and staff based at Chongqing University. Eira Tansey, digital archivist and records manager, published “Archival Adaptation to Climate Change.” Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy 11, no. 2 (2015).

Hong Cheng; Heather Peña, COO, UCAA & Asst VP for Alumni Relations, UC Foundation; Dee Robinson; Hong Zhou, head of the Chongqing University Library; James Tenny, Asst Dir, International Services, UC International and Dean Wang

2015/16 News Hires – • • • • • • • • • •

William McMillin, Metadata Librarian Hong Cheng, Global Services Librarian Amanda Hyden, Metadata Support, Special Collections/Projects Michael Alfieri Regina Tassell, Associate to the Dean Catarina Figueirinhas, Senior Library Conservation Specialist Michael Alfieri, User Engagement Manager/Student Supervisor Lori Harris, Assistant Director, Health Sciences Library and Winkler Center Operations Gino Pasi, Winkler Center Archivist/Curator Carissa Thatcher, Content Systems and Collections Strategist Elaine Ignatius, CECH Operations Manager/Student Supervisor UC Libraries PROGRESS REPORT University of Cincinnati


Lori Harris


outreach. enlighten. inform.


Part of the DH/DS Strategic Initiative, Digital Humanities Speaker Series: ~ Constance Crompton, assistant professor of digital humanities and English, Department of Critical Studies, faculty of creative and critical studies at the University of British Columbia. Nov. 19-20. ~ Élika Ortega (left, first), postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas. Feb. 29 & March 1.

May 2 & 3, THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp) 2016 was held and welcomed humanists and technologists of all skill levels and interests from within and outside UC who gathered to learn and explore digital humanities/digital scholarship opportunities.

UC Libraries and IT@UC hosted the first-ever UC DATA Day. This day-long event featured keynote speaker Mike Huerta from NIH/ NLM and a panel of faculty researchers discussing various aspects and issues when working with data. April 5.

In celebration of National Preservation Week, the Preservation Lab (left, second) hosted its annual open house on April 29. Visitors toured the facility to view recent projects and even tried their hand at paper making.

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions and the Cecil Striker Society for the History of Medicine hosted the seventh annual Cecil Striker Society Annual Lecture, April 14. Julie Fairman, Nightingale Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Biobehavioral Health Sciences Department at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, presented, “Making History: From the University of Cincinnati to the Future of Nursing.”

The 14th annual International Edible Books Festival was held April 1. (left, third). Fifteen UC students, librarians and staff submitted entries that included edible books made of cakes, cookies, candy and Peeps. The entries were judged and then enjoyed by all in attendance.

The Archives and Rare Books Library marked the quadricentennial of William Shakespeare’s death (left, last) by exploring the Enoch T. Carson Shakespeare Collection, a gift of William A. Procter in the 1890s. One of the library’s founding rare book collections, the over 250 volumes in the Carson Collection have been augmented over the decades with additional rare sets of Shakespeare’s plays. While UC does not own a First Folio, its holdings include some of the most noteworthy editions printed in the last 300 years.

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The Science Libraries partnered with the Geography Graduate Student Organization, Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences and IT@UC to celebrate UC GIS Day on November 18 with a lecture by Dr. Alan T. Murray from Drexel University’s Center for Spatial Analytics and Geocomputation.

UC Libraries received a Diversity Grant, Bridges to Diversity and Inclusion, courtesy of the Provost’s Office to fund a year’s worth of programming and activities that provided support and services for international students, celebrated different cultures and their traditions and created opportunities for students and staff to explore common diversity issues. Some of the events included: ~ “Coming Together to Give Thanks,” November 12 - a multi-cultural celebration of fall harvest festivals. ~ “Celebration of Excellence in Black History,” February 26 - a cultural program filled with poetry readings, theater performances and delicious cuisine (right, top)

Nick Wantalasa reads at the Celebration of Excellence in Black History event.


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“Poems of UC’s Past” – featured original poetry describing historic images from the collections of UC’s Archives and Rare Books Library. “Bridges to Diversity and Inclusion” – included information on the grant and ways people could participate in the initiative. Showcased were books, databases, e-resources and films from the collections of UC Libraries that celebrate and explore all areas of diversity. “I Have a Dream: Important Figures in Black History” – highlighted influential politicians, media personalities, Civil Rights activists and Image from the Archives and Rare Books Library inventors. featured in the Poems of UC’s Past exhibit.

Scenes from the Coming Together to Give Thanks event.

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4,500,741 TOTAL


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reference questions answered

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18,104 Items Loaned 14,820 Items Borrowed

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37,046 Items Loaned 26,277 Items Borrowed

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FY16 financials: local funds

general funds

gate count


for all Libraries


participants in group presentations

operating 11%

total expenditures


FY16 financials: local funds local funds Fund


FY16 Fund Beginning Balance Endowment Designated




2,678,924 1,128,384 371,315






FY16 Beginning Balance

Revenue & Transfers In




FY16 Expenses & Ending Transfers Out 788,179 Balance


Revenue &

Transfers In 1,128,384 1,824,241

371,315 788,179

80,786 943,022




collections Change








(16,213) 554,593






2,886,907 1,016,816

96,998 770,336 355,102









FY16 Ending 40% Balance

Expenses & Transfers Out



207,983 (111,568)


3,167,596 295,946

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Transforming Our Spaces


Transform the concept and use of learning spaces managed by the library. UC Libraries will be recognized as the intellectual hub for students, faculty, researchers and scholars by providing engaging digital and physical environments, as well as powerful new tools and services that spark inquiry, support analysis and ignite discovery and scholarship as well as prepare emerging generations for lives of ongoing discovery. Objective # 1: Develop virtual spaces, powerful new tools and stimulating research platforms as essential aspects for transforming and reimagining the student learning and research experience. Objective #2: Create exciting and innovative ways to deliver library services in both digital and physical spaces in order to connect to students, faculty, researchers and scholars in new ways and more directly. Objective #3: Pursue ambitious and grand “21st-Century Learning Space� proposal in collaboration with the President and Provost to build and enhance physical spaces within the libraries making them more inspirational, diverse, flexible, dynamic, collaborative and resourceful, conducive for global collaboration, group and individual work. Objective #4: Create and renovate staff work spaces so that they are attractive, conducive and supportive of innovative and collaborative work.


Transforming Langsam – 2015/16 saw the creation of The Desk@Langsam, which combined two service desks into one, thus simplifying point-of-service for users. This renovation is part of other Langsam 4th-floor projects, which included an updated Learning Commons, a central space for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Popular Reading Collection, dual-boot public computers, more BYOD space, the Digital Commons and the Langsam Starbucks. It was a joint initiative of the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, UC Libraries and IT@UC. The changes to Langsam were done in preparation for the 4th floor to go 24/7 beginning with the 2016/17 academic year.

The Desk@Langsam and new electronic display monitor (top).

Langsam Starbucks and Popular Reading Collection (below) greet students and library users as they enter the library.

The Digital Commons (above) is a space used for group and individual study, but can be transformed for meetings, conferences and events. It features flexible furniture that can be arranged in either classroom or theatre seating along with three display screens and projection capabilities. The renovation created 40+ new seats for library users.

A permanent exhibit, at the entrance of the College of Engineering and Applied Science Library, recognizing Neil Armstrong and his time as a UC professor, 1971-79, This exhibit brings together many objects and documents donated by the Armstrong family and part of the University Archives housed in the Archives and Rare Books Library.

Transforming the College & Departmental Libraries –

A new external entrance to the Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library allows people to discover, or re-discover, this library and to make use of its resources. In addition, the top floor has been updated with a new service desk and comfortable lounge seating.

The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library’s Informatics Lab is an innovative, hands-on learning space for UC researchers and graduate students to connect, collaborate and to receive research support services. Plans are underway to enhance the lab with more technology. The renovation of the Teachers-College building created a new entrance to the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services Library. In addition, the main service desk was relocated and new computers and seating were added, as well as a 48-seat active learning classroom.

S PAC E PL A N N I N G . . .T H E FU T U R E

Renderings of the GIS Lab in the Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library.

Concept drawing of the Troup Learning Space in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library. This will be the Libraries fourth Active Learning Classroom.

Early brainstorming for the Digital Scholarship Center.

Big Bone Lick Exhibit in the Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library.

Creating a Master Plan for UC Libraries – The Libraries and UC’s Office of Planning + Design + Construction are working with an architectural firm to complete a Master Plan – a comprehensive look at library facilities and needs for the future as expressed by employees, users and other invested parties. This 12-18 month process will address the Libraries’ long-term space planning as well as help us to achieve our strategic mission to “be recognized as the intellectual hub for students, faculty, researchers and scholars by providing engaging digital and physical environments, as well as powerful new tools and services that spark inquiry, support analysis and ignite discovery and scholarship as well as prepare emerging generations for lives of ongoing discovery.”

2016/17 Space Projects Langsam Library • Digital Scholarship Center - Studio Phase I - a place for faculty and students to explore digital humanities/ digital scholarship (DH/DS) in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences fields, as well as promote crossdisciplinary teaching and research. • Innovation Studio - a dynamic studio environment on the 4th floor to host a range of the latest video and digital media creation technology ranging from 3-D printing, video production hardware and software, to gaming. • Digital Media Cluster - space on the 6th floor for workshops, meetings and collaboration. • Practice Pianos added to Langsam and the Albino Gorno Memorial Music (CCM) Library. • Repurposed library space on the 5th and 6th floors to create approximately 30 new study rooms for library users. College and Department Libraries • GIS Lab - Geographic Information Systems Lab in the Geology-Mathematics-Physics (GMP) Library. • Home for the University of Cincinnati Press in the Chemistry-Biology Library. • Troup Learning Space - Renovation in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library to bring more technology and flexible furniture to the classroom. • Big Bone Lick Exhibit - Installed in the GMP Library as part of the Curate My Community project to make Cincinnati Museum Center materials available to the public during their renovation.

in sert conclusion F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N . . .

M E E T T H E D E A N ’ S A DV I S O RY CO U N C I L The University of Cincinnati Libraries Dean’s Advisory Council is a group comprised of individuals from different industries and backgrounds who have a tremendous passion for higher education and lifelong learning, global experience, digital technologies and a commitment to UC and the mission of UC Libraries. Members advise on strategic issues, contribute their own experience and serve as ambassadors for the organization. UC Libraries is honored to welcome its inaugural members: • Jon T. Gimpel, ‘65 • Doug Hill-Harriss, ‘93 • David Jordan, ‘83 • Richard Kretschmer, Jr., EdD • Richard I. “Rich” Lauf, PhD

• Alfred K. Nippert, Jr., JD, ‘76 • Ann Santen, ‘79 • Beth Scheid, ‘88 • Rosemary Schlachter Michael Braunlin, assistant head of the John Miller Burnam Classical Library, gives a tour to the Dean’s Advisory Council.

The group first met in October 2015 in the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library and the Walter C. Langsam Library where they heard talks from then-provost Beverly Davenport, UC Foundation president Rod Grabowski and vice president for development Dee Robinson. The spring meeting was held in April 2016 to discuss and explore the issues and goals of library space. Their visit included tours and presentations of the three libraries housed in Blegen: the John Miller Burnam Classical Library, the Albino Gorno Memorial Music (CCM) Library and the Archives and Rare Books Library. In addition, they enjoyed lunch with library faculty and staff, the Graduate Student Governance Association and the Student Government.

Paul Cauthen, assistant head of the Albino Gorno Memorial Music (CCM) Library, shows off the Spanish Antiphoner.


Kevin Grace, university archivist and head of the Archives and Rare Books Library, showcases some of the library’s rare materials.

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FAC U LT Y E M E R I T I G I V E B AC K T I M E , T R E A S U R E S UC Libraries are the very heart of the University of Cincinnati. For nearly 200 years, the libraries have empowered research, enriched study and facilitated the creation of knowledge. Longtime UC faculty members Richard and Laura Kretschmer witnessed first-hand UC Libraries’ growth and transformation while conducting research and teaching two generations of students. Now faculty emeriti, Laura from the College of Allied Health Sciences and Richard from the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), they are giving back to the heart of UC. They do so with both their time and their treasure. Laura serves as a member of the Winkler Center Advisory Board. Richard provides UC Faculty Emeriti, Richard and Laura Kretschmer time and focus as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. Together, they have made philanthropic contributions to the Libraries over the years, their largest gift benefiting the Dr. Jean W. Rothenberg Fund, an endowment that supports a collection focused on speech and hearing research. “We give to the Health Sciences Library because of our friend Jean W. Rothenberg who was committed to improving library holdings in Language Hearing and Deafness,” Laura said. “We wish to continue her legacy to provide professional books for students in education of the deaf, audiology and speech-language pathology.” For Richard, giving back to UC Libraries is a way of giving thanks. His life’s work, more than 40 years of teaching, research and study, was made possible by the resources available in the libraries. His giving is a very personal expression of gratitude. “In the early days of my career, I spent countless hours in the library exploring professional journals and resources. Later in my career, I spent many hours exploring journals and resources via the electronic resources supplied and funded by the library systems,” he said. “Without the library, I could not have attained such a strong professional stature in my chosen field, and for this reason I am eternally grateful.” The Kretschmers’ generosity extends to the donation of items from their personal collections. “Richard also gifted a substantial number of picture and early-grade books written by or illustrated by Native American authors that he had collected over a 20-year period. This collection went to the Curriculum Resource Center located in the CECH building,” Laura said. “He gave this collection because he knew that most libraries have very few books for children with Native American themes.” For the Kretschmers, giving to UC is ultimately about making a difference in the lives of students. Their giving also includes donations to women’s athletics and to the Laura Kretschmer Library in the College of Allied Health Sciences. “All of our giving has been directed at helping students. By giving to the library, we are providing the resources that students (and faculty) need to complete their programs and research goals. By giving to the Women’s Excellence Fund in the Department of Athletics, we are providing students with the resources so that they can continue to pursue their goals in sports and academics,” Richard said. “Finally, by contributing to the College of Allied Health Sciences, we are helping students expand their visions and their educational opportunities.” For Laura, it’s important to give back for one simple reason. “What better way to help students than by supporting the organization that is at the heart of learning in any university? As library resources go, so goes the university!” UC Libraries PROGRESS REPORT University of Cincinnati



a lasting legacy. Trailblazers. Leaders. Fighters. Change agents. Steadfast community advocates. These are just a few ways to describe the shared life of Cincinnati’s first couple of civil rights, Marian and Donald Spencer. During their lifetimes, the Spencers (Marian ’42, Donald ’36) carefully collected and documented their courageous work toward ensuring greater human rights and dignity for Americans, especially African Americans. Their papers constitute an important part of Cincinnati’s and Ohio’s history. The University of Cincinnati’s Archives & Rare Books Library is honored to be the repository of the Spencer archives where their legacy will be preserved, researched and promoted. The Spencer letters, memoranda, articles, photographs, memorabilia, honors and awards span eight decades. The collection details the Spencers’ involvement with numerous local, regional and national organizations including the Urban League, Marian Spencer, 2015. Photo courtesy of Barbara Wolf. the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, YWCA and the NAACP. Documents also represent Marian’s public service as vice mayor of Cincinnati and member of the Cincinnati City Council and the Cincinnati Public School Board. Archival items touch upon civil and women’s rights, racial discrimination, education, politics, government and African American history at the local, state and national levels. Additionally, the collection documents many significant historical challenges and advances during the Spencers’ quest for racial equality. Of these, the best known are the desegregation of Cincinnati’s public schools and Coney Island Amusement Park, as well as YWCA pools and summer camps nationwide, which became national policy in 1950. Similarly, there are stories connected to UC’s history, such as the creation of extracurricular activities and organizations for African American students and the integration of on-campus student housing. In 1991, Marian and Donald donated a portion of their archives to the University of Cincinnati, and now Marian contributes the remainder of their life’s work. Since their initial gift, the collection has been accessed and researched by the university’s faculty, researchers and students from the departments of Africana studies, history, journalism, political science, sociology and women’s studies. The Spencer materials have also been featured in many programs presented by the Office of Student Life and the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer. With the addition of 25 years’ worth of materials, UC has a unique opportunity to blend the two donations and make the Spencer collection more widely available to a broader public of students, scholars, friends and Cincinnati leaders. This is Marian’s goal — to provide a collection to be absorbed and leveraged, to promote conversation, to unite individuals from diverse backgrounds, to help build bridges within the Cincinnati community and to inspire continued social progress and understanding.


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Mont Reid Image: Dr. Mont Roger Reid’s surgical films as they exist today.

Mayor Theodore M. Berry (top) with Marian at a celebration for the Center for Voting and Democracy’s Champion of Democracy award, 1995. Photo courtesy of Brewster Rhodes. Former UC President Nancy Zimpher (middle) at the Spencers’ home for Donald’s 91st birthday, 2006. Photo courtesy of Marian Spencer.

The University of Cincinnati Libraries is pleased to announce a gift from the National Film Preservation Foundation for the preservation and digitization of Dr. Mont Rogers Reid Surgical Films. These rare films have been housed at UC since the 1930s, first in the Department of Surgery’s archives until their transfer to the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions in 2015. Dr. Reid was a pioneering medical doctor and surgeon. He implemented improvements in the residency program of surgical training at UC, which rose the caliber of UC medical students and residents and created a model of excellence for surgical residency that transformed the UC Department of Surgery into one of the top surgical programs in the country. The films in this collection are exceedingly rare, and some of the only film footage of surgeries conducted by Dr. Reid in the United States.

Cincinnati City Council members Bobbie Sterne andPROGRESS Marian UC(bottom) Libraries REPORT University of Cincinnati Spencer, 1983. Photo courtesy of Marian Spencer.


HONOR ROLL OF DONORS 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 the UC Libraries. The list reflects support received from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016, and cumulative giving for donors at lifetime recognition levels.

Lifetime Donors

Annual 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 Margaret K. and Michael D. Valentine McMicken Tower Society – Benefactor (cumulative $250,000 to $499,999) Mrs. Joann C. Cazden Dr. and Mrs. Randle H. Egbert, Jr. The Thomas J. Emery Memorial John Hauck Foundation Estate of Elizabeth A. Martin McMicken Tower Society – Founder (cumulative $100,000 to $249,999) Anonymous Howard Hughes Medical Institute Estate of Francis L. Loewenheim Mrs. Judith L. Lucas and Daniel N. Lucas, MD Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation Mrs. Nancy L. Schlemmer Estate of Dr. Else L. Schulze Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines and Pediatrics


McMicken Club – Diamond (annual $50,000 to $99,999) Mr. Virginius C. Hall * Mrs. Paula L. Troup McMicken Club – Gold (annual $10,000 to $24,999) The Bernstein Family Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Dr. and Mrs. Carl G. Fischer Ms. Kimberly Klosterman and Mr. Michael Lowe * Mrs. Judith L. Lucas and Daniel N. Lucas, MD Dr. and Mrs. C. Nelson Melampy The Louise Taft Semple Foundation UC Health McMicken Club – Silver (annual $5,000 to $9,999) Stanley T. Garber, MD Obstetric Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation Drs. William E. Hurford and Lesley I. Gilbertson Mr. Samuel C. Ingraham III A.J. “Ike” Misali Family Charitable Foundation Nasrin Shahinpoor, Ph.D. * Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker David G. Taft Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Creighton B. Wright McMicken Club – Bronze (annual $2,500 to $4,999) Dr. Eula L. Bingham * Dr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Block Mr. and Mrs. James D. Graviss Mr. and Mrs. Eiji Hashimoto * Stephen L. Herr, MD Dr. Holly A. Johnson * Mr. and Mrs. David A. Jordan

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The Koo Family Charitable Fund Drs. Richard and Laura Kretschmer Richard I. and Susan J. Lauf Mr. Mark Palkovic and Mr. Thomas Shessler * Dr. David H. Price and Dr. Valerie Hotchkiss The Procter & Gamble Fund

McMicken Club – Copper (annual $1,000 to $2,499) 84.51° LLC William P. Anderson Foundation Drs. Richard C. and Marguerite M. Bozian Ms. Angela B. Braggs-Brown and Mr. Regan Brown Dr. and Mrs. William B. Camm Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Carothers II * Roger Chalkley, PhD Elizabeth Gamble Deaconess Home Association Dr. and Mrs. Philip M. Diller Anne G. and Robert W. Dorsey Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Michael K. Farrell Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Goerke * Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Greeb Dr. Awatef A. Hamed * Mrs. Fritzi N. Heidt Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Hillner * Mrs. Mary Ellyn L. Hutton * Dr. Tom D. Ivey and Dr. Marianne F. Ivey Dr. and Mrs. Stephen N. Joffe * Dr. and Mrs. Edmund W. Jones Mr. Bruce C. Levy Dr. Robert F. Littlehale Victoria A. Montavon, PhD Gerald and Lorna Newman Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Ott Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Rothfuss Harry and Ann Santen Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Scheid Mr. and Mrs. William W. Schick Rosemary and Mark Schlachter Vinton E. Siler Memorial Fund Dr. Cecil L. Striker Thendara Foundation Mr. H. Howard Walters Dean Xuemao Wang and Ms. Weihong Yang Mrs. Beatrice R. Winkler Friends (annual $100 to $999) Anonymous Ms. Cheryl C. Albrecht and Mr. James W. Clasper

Ms. Mary E. Arata Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Arnold Ms. Pamela L. Bach and Mr. John Tallmadge Mr. William B. Badger and Ms. Edith A. Cook Dr. David P. Bahner Mr. Theodore W. Baldwin Ms. Judith M. Bambace and Mr. Brian L. Trotier * Mr. and Mrs. Mohamed E. Banoun Mr. Daniel E. Barrow Mr. Richard A. Beck Ms. Dorothy I. Becker Miss Patricia A. Beresford Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan A. Bernstein Miss Laura J. Blumenthal Dr. and Mrs. Gregory G. Boren Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell J. Brodsky Dr. and Mrs. Marvin G. Brook Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Browning Jr. Dr. Paul A. Busam Dr. Dorothy F. Byers and Mr. Harold R. Byers Dr. Edson R. G. Cabalfin Mr. and Mrs. William E. Cameron Dr. Elaine Camerota Mr. and Mrs. David A. Camiener Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Carlin Mr. and Mrs. William H. Chatfield III Cincinnati Woman’s Club Dr. and Mrs. Louis E. Claybon Mr. Michael E. Clements Mr. and Mrs. Sean R. Crowe Dr. and Mrs. Roger Daniels Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Davis, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Dessner Mr. Scott D. Devendorf and Ms. Elizabeth Slicien Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Dewey Mr. Michael P. Doyle and Ms. Lisa M. Sandora Ms. Ruma Dubey Dr. and Mrs. Stewart B. Dunsker * Mr. Michael T. Earley Ms. Jessica E. Ebert Dr. Barbara J. Eckstein Dr. and Mrs. David F. Edwards Ms. Catarina Figueirinhas Dr. Daniel J. Fink Mr. Thomas R. French Miss Janet B. Ganim Rodney P. and Vallie C. Geier Mrs. Susanne E. Geier

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Dr. Steven Goldman and Dr. Kathy Reed Mr. Patrick L. Goodman Mr. Daniel D. Gottlieb Graydon Head Mr. and Mrs. Anand R. Gupta Mr. David A. Guy Dr. and Mrs. T. Richard Halberstadt Mrs. Stephena E. Harmony Dr. Mary L. Heider Dr. and Mrs. Dane O. Heuchemer Ms. Angela M. Heyob Mr. Richard A. Hildebrand Mr. Glendon D. Horton Dr. Christine A. Hovanitz Riehle Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Huenefeld Dr. Nancy E. Huth and Col. Raymond D. Jones Dr. Raymond Jang and Mrs. Patricia L. Jang Dr. Sandra L. Johnson Ms. Arlene M. Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Kafker Dr. and Mrs. Steven M. Kahn Dr. Susan W. Kane Mr. and Mrs. Ismail Kaya Ms. Sharon A. Kline Dr. Karen A. Kohrman Mr. Ramamurthy Krithivas Dr. James F. Kronauge Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Landau Dr. John P. Lawrence Dr. Yau-Yam Lin Mrs. Yun Lin and Mr. Weizeng Kong Dr. Joseph Lindner Jr. and Dr. Doris B. Lindner Mr. and Mrs. Emil Maurer Ms. Joanne Mayfield-Williams Ms. Mary Anne McMillan Dr. and Mrs. Hayden E. Meeker Mr. and Mrs. C. Mark Miller Mrs. Marjorie Motch Mr. Robert A. Moysey Mr. and Mrs. Wahib T. Nasrallah Dr. Kristi A. Nelson and Mr. Stewart Goldman Ms. Mary S. Nelson Mr. Gilbert Newman Jr. Ms. Melissa Cox Norris Dr. Michael S. Nussbaum and Dr. Sue W. Nussbaum Dr. Emmanuel M. K. Nyadroh OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc. Ms. Stephanie M. Parker 16

Dr. Ashesh D. Patel Mr. James J. and Dr. Stacey L. Pfaller Mr. Ramesh Pitchumani and Ms. Rajeshwari Ramachandran Dr. and Mrs. Michael S. Porte Dr. and Mrs. Peter S. Poulos Mr. Louis M. Prince Ms. Holly A. Prochaska Mr. Richard A. Puff Mrs. Regine W. Ransohoff ‡ Mrs. Ann C. Regan Mr. and Mrs. Andrew R. Rehfeld Mr. Kurt E. Reichelderfer Mrs. Suzanne M. Reller Dr. Charles L. Rich Ms. Joanne M. Riley Dr. Robert B. Riter Dr. Ingrid M. Ritschel Dr. Bonnie M. Rowe Ms. Lisa M. Sandora Mrs. Dianne R. Sayers Mrs. Wilda D. Shaffer Mrs. Judith L. Shapiro Sigma Alpha Iota Cincinnati Alumni Chapter Dr. Edward B. Silberstein and Ms. Jacqueline M. Mack * Dr. Kathleen A. Sloan Dr. Therese A. Sprinkle Ms. Edith Starbuck and Mr. Michael Benson Mr. John F. Steele Sr. Mr. John W. Stork Mr. Walter E. Szczepanski Mr. and Mrs. James F. Van Mil Ms. Mary Helen Weber Dr. Gregory J. Werden Mr. and Mrs. James E. Wesner Mr. Bruce G. Westlake Mr. and Mrs. Keith W. Weyler Dr. and Mrs. Robert Auer Wolf Dr. and Mrs. Dennis B. Worthen St. Xavier High School Dr. Ben T. Yamaguchi Jr.

‡ denotes deceased * charitable gift-in-kind

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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 members since the creation of this prestigious group: Anonymous (2) Dr. I. Leonard and Miriam G. Bernstein Miss Anita E. Bettan Dr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Block Mrs. Fern R. Brickweg Marion A. Brown, PhD Roger Chalkey, PhD Mary M. Clift-Cheevers Donald H. Foster, PhD Mr. and Mrs. L. Ronald Frommeyer Victor and Odette Haas Arthur G. and Marthe L. King Jules I. Klein, MD Dr. Maurie D. Levine Nancy M. Lorenzi, PhD and Robert T. Riley, PhD Francis L. Loewenheim

Miss Elizabeth A. Martin Merlyn P. McClure Mrs. Marquita M. McLean C. Nelson Melampy, MD Mrs. Marjorie Motch Milton Orchin, PhD Dr. Daniel J. Ransohoff Dr. and Mrs. George Rieveschl, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Schlachter Dr. Else L. Schulze David L. Sterling, PhD Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Stevens John K. Stewart, PhD Cecil Striker, MD Dr. and Mrs. Donald C. Wellington

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.

Jimmy Bernstein (’72) with his mother, Shirley Bernstein (’45), view the Bernstein Collection at Langsam Library. UC Libraries PROGRESS REPORT University of Cincinnati


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, M.D. 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 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 Alfred M. Pleatman Memorial Fund Daniel J. Ransohoff Fund for Archives and Rare Books Rieveschl Endowment Fund for University Libraries Charles S. Rockhill Fund Dr. Jean W. Rothenberg Endowment Fund Robert C. Rothenberg M.D. 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 Miriam B. Urban Memorial Fund Michael D. Valentine Engineering Library Fund Winkler Center Endowment Fund Winkler Center - Sabin Fund

S U PP O R T E N A B L E S “ LO O K I N G E A S T ” Recently, UC Libraries debuted a website to accompany the Looking East book. Available at, the website includes the journey photographs of Harry Fowler Woods, information about Taft’s time at UC, a timeline of the 1905 mission, as well as a link to purchase the English version of the book. Coming soon will be an option to download the e-book. The website was designed by Carrie Hill-Harriss with technical support provided by Lisa Haitz. Production of the Looking East website was made possible by The Louise Taft Semple Foundation. Support for the Looking East project is provided by The David G. Taft Foundation, The Louise Taft Semple Foundation, The William P. Anderson Foundation, The Thendara Foundation and The Betty 18 UC Libraries PROGRESS REPORT University of Cincinnati D. Anderson Family Fund.

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