June 2022, No.158


The 2021-2022 CAHSLA year is now officially complete, and it was a great one. I am grateful for the chance to serve in my third term as president. I feel that of all the officer positions, being president is one of the easiest. The other officers keep the finances up to date (thank you Emily), record the meetings (thank you Lisa), publish our Chronicle (thank you Lisa and Barbarie), maintain our website (this is me) and organize all the meetings (thank you Alex, Lisa, and Emily). I especially want to thanks Alex Temple for his leadership of the Planning Committee and for conducting our elections. It takes a great team to keep CAHSLA vibrant.

I look forward to what is in store for next year. And I hope that you have fun plans for the summer. Perhaps you will travel or be a tourist here in Cincinnati. Whatever you do, be safe and enjoy!

Amy Koshoffer
CAHSLA President 2021-2022

Treasurer’s Report

2022-06-27 CAHSLA Treasurer Report


as of 04/26/2022:



2 Memberships






Print Museum Donation



Membership Meeting Food






as of 06/27/2022:



as of 04/26/2022:









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Regular (Paid)


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Lifetime Members






Respectfully submitted by Emily Kean, Treasurer

Secretary’s Report

Meeting Minutes

Date:  May 16, 2022

Time:  5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Location:  Cincinnati Print & Type Museum, W. 8th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

Attending:  James DaMico; Emily Kean; Amy Koshoffer; Lisa McCormick; Edith Starbuck; Alex Temple

Jacob Simpson, Assistant Director and Curator

Beginning Our Tour = Emily Kean, Lisa McCormick, Edith Starbuck, Alex Temple, Jacob Simpson

We were welcomed by Assistant Director and Curator, Jacob Simpson, in the main space of the Museum.  The Museum is operated by BLOC Ministries which mainly services the Price Hill area.  Simpson relayed to us the mission of the Museum:

·        To preserve the history of printing and make people aware of the career opportunities in print media.

·        To create an environment for artists to make handmade paper and print letterpress items.

·        To break the cycle of addiction by providing training, jobs, and dignity to the people of Price Hill.

Beginning in the main room of the Museum, Simpson gave us a brief history of printing and type development.  He explained to us the function of the several pieces of equipment in this room, all of which have been donated.  Simpson also informed us that the Museum has storage space – that is quickly filling up – for other equipment they have received, most often from a printing business in the area that is ceasing operation.

We toured the remainder of the building.  At one point, Simpson explained that some of the building was not safe to use because a car ran into the building approximately 18 months ago. 

The Museum has a small collection of books and manuals.  We saw trays and trays of press typefaces and plates.  Simpson is has also develop a database of printing presses manufactured in Cincinnati called The Cincinnati Press Project. 

As we were concluding our tour, we each had the opportunity to make our own typeface, using a 1954 Ludlow Typograph which created a slug, with our name or other meaningful word that we could then print on paper using a 1958 Kelsey Press  - a table top press.

The meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes

Date:  June 17, 2022

Location:  Mt. Storm Park Overlook, 700 Lafayette Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Attending:  James DaMico; Regina Hartman; Amy Koshoffer; Lisa McCormick; Jennifer Pettigrew; Lisa Raney; Edith Starbuck; Alex Temple

The end-of-the-year picnic was held at Mt. Storm Park in the lovely stone shelter overlooking the Mill Creek Valley and with a view of the hills of the west side of Cincinnati.

The picnic was a potluck with fried chicken and beverages provided by CAHSLA. We had the opportunity to gather around one picnic table for chatting, catching up on each other and the local library scene, and enjoying dinner.

President Amy Koshoffer expressed her thanks for a busy association year that included tours of several interesting museums in Cincinnati, a visit to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens for the holiday party, and a Zoom educations presentation by Emily Kean.  Expressing her gratitude to the executive committee, Koshoffer presented each with a unique Rookwood book mark.  On behalf of CAHSLA, Alex Temple presented Amy with a mosaic giraffe (a reminder of the Zoo visit) and a fine German pen.

Koshoffer announced the election results:  Emily Kean, President Elect; Lisa McCormick, Secretary; Emily Kean, Treasurer.

We sat and chatted and enjoyed dessert until the sun began to set.  Though we had a nice breeze, it could not offset the direct heat the shelter received with its western facing.

The meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

Election Committee Report

Thanks to all who ran for a position, and thanks to all who voted. Your CAHSLA officers for the 2022/2023 year are:

· President: Alex Temple

· Vice President/President Elect: Emily Kean

· Secretary: Lisa McCormick

· Treasurer: Emily Kean

Respectfully Submitted,
Alex Temple, Vice President

Annual Report: Chronicle Editors

For the 2021-2022 association year, four issues of the Chronicle were published.

Issue Number



June 2022


April 2022


December 2021


October 2021

Respectfully submitted,
Barbarie Hill and Lisa McCormick, Editors

Annual Report: Secretary

For the 2021/2022 association year, I recorded meeting minutes for the following:

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa McCormick, Secretary


Hello! My name is Jim DaMico, and I am the new, full time Archivist for Cincinnati Children’s. I started my new journey in December 2021. Previously, I was the Curator of Audiovisual Collections at Cincinnati Museum Center. Working in healthcare is not where I thought I would be, but Children’s is a great and supportive organization with a long history that goes back to 1883. The collection includes medical equipment, paintings, photographs, moving images, books, manuscripts, and hospital records. I am excited by my new role and look forward to sharing our history and meeting more people through the Cincinnati Area Health Sciences Libraries Association.

I want to take the opportunity to let the community know about Cincinnati Children’s Archives new website: https://libguides.cchmc.org/cincinnati_childrens_archives The website provides a central location to search our collections, request information, and to learn more about our accomplishments and culture of caring.

The archives serve as our memory of the innovative thinkers who imagined possibilities and transformed ideas into reality to advance pediatric medicine. It’s the legacy for which we build our future and dare to dream bigger to inspire future generations of researchers, scholars, and healthcare providers.

Check the Archives out and be inspired!

Follow the Archives

Twitter: @CCHMCArchives

Facebook: @CCHMCArchives

Instagram: CincinnatiChildrensArchives

Feel free to reach out to me at: james.damico@cchmc.org

Mitchell Nelson Library and Archives

New Editors of JMLA Announced

JMLA, the Journal of the Medical Library Association, announced the appointment of new Co-Editors-in- Chief,  Michelle Kraft, AHIP, FMLA, Medical Library Director, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Library, Cleveland, Ohio and Jill T. Boruff, AHIP, Liaison Librarian, Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. Kraft will serve as the Strategic Initiative Editor and Boruff as the Operations Editor.

According to the announcement,Recognizing the growth in responsibilities of the editor-in-chief role over the last half decade, the JMLA Co-Editors-in-Chief will share leadership, with one role focusing on journal operations such as handling manuscripts, supervising junior editors, collaborating with the production editor, and the other role focusing on strategic initiatives such as leading the editorial board, managing journal work groups, and setting strategic goals for the journal.”

The Museum of Endangered Sounds

Brendan Chilcutt has set out to preserve the ‘archaic noises of technology’ through an online archive he launched in 2012.  If you miss the sounds of a connecting 56k modem, the dial of a rotary phone, or the loading of a VCR, the Museum of Endangered Sounds will return you to that nostalgic era by clicking on the image of the technologic wonder of yester year and reliving the associated sound.

Final Thought

"Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England." — Archibald Macleish