Clermont College Library Break and Summer Hours

The Clermont College Library  break hours, May 2-6, 2016:

Monday through Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm.

The summer semester hours,library
May 9-August 20, 2016:

Monday through Thursday
7:30 am-6:30 pm
Fridays 7:30 am-4:00 pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Additionally, the library will be closed in observance of:

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

Academy of Fellows for Teaching & Learning Launches Journal for Research & Practice in College Teaching

by Heather Maloney


The Academy of Fellows for Teaching & Learning at the University of Cincinnati has launched the inaugural issue of their peer reviewedopen access journal entitled Journal for Research & Practice in College Teaching [JRPCT]. The AFTL’s objective is to publish articles promoting student learning with themes around effective practices in teaching and learning. Ruth Benander, Brenda Refaei, Gene Kramer and Rita Kumar are the current editorial team.  The JRPCT is a beta project for Journals@UC,  a pilot initiative supported jointly by the UC Libraries and IT@UC. Journals@UC is designed to complement Scholar@UC and uses open source software developed by the Public Knowledge Project.   For additional information about the pilot, please contact

The inaugural issue of JRPCT can be accessed here:

Dean’s Corner: UC Libraries’ Dean’s Advisory Council Explore Strategic Issues of Space

Dean of University Libraries, Xuemao Wang

Dean of University Libraries, Xuemao Wang

Over two years ago, recruitment began for my Dean’s Advisory Council, an advisory group comprised of individuals from different industries and backgrounds with a tremendous passion for higher education and lifelong learning, global experience, digital technologies and a commitment to UC and the mission of UC Libraries. This group met recently to discuss and explore the issues and goals of library space. Continue reading

UCBA Library Hours for Spring Semester Exam Week

by Julie Robinson

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UCBA Library Hours – Exam Week 2016

Remember – shuttle service starts at 6:45a Monday through Thursday!

Sat. April 23 – noon-4p

Sun. April 24 – noon-4p

Mon. April 25 – 7:30a-9p

Tue. April 26 – 7:30a-9p

Wed. April 27 – 7:30a-9p

Thur. April 28 – 7:30a-9p

Fri. April 29 – noon-4p

Break hours begin Friday, April 29th through Sunday, May 8th.  The library will be open Closed Saturdays and Sundays during that time and open Monday through Thursday from noon-5p and Friday from noon-4p.  We will reopen Monday, May 9th under our Summer Semester hours, Monday through Thursday from 8a-6p and Friday from 8a-4p, and Closed Saturday and Sunday.  Please check out our website to plan your visit,

UCBA Library’s Whiteboards and Wine Event Wraps up NLW 2016

The UCBA Library wrapped up National Library Week 2016 with Whiteboards & Wine. Faculty came out to relax in the midst of end-of-semester activities with light snacks and wine. Faculty enjoyed coloring with artwork from various library collections, answered some fun, reading related questions and viewed the library’s NLW #librarytransforms video.

Many thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate National Library Week!

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Celebrate Preservation Week at an Open House April 29 in the Preservation Lab

In celebration of National Preservation Week, the Preservation Lab will host its annual open house on April 29 from 1:30-3:30pm.

Preservation Week Flyer

Located on the 300 level of Langsam Library, the Preservation Lab preserves and conserves the collections of UC Libraries and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. At the open house, lab staff will demo some of the techniques and equipment used to repair and protect materials, as well as showcase some of their recent projects. In addition to the usual fun, this year visitors to the Preservation Lab will have an opportunity to make their own sheet of paper with plant fibers beaten with a Hollander beater.

We hope to see you then!

Celebrating Poetry

Clermont College Library celebrated National Poetry Month with the fifth annual Haiku Contest. Sixty-five students submitted 155 haiku. The poets came from a variety of majors including IT, history, and of course English.

Each morning during the entry period, I opened the portal and collected the poems. Haiku is a poetic form that is dependent on the experiences of the person writing. As I read each one, I admired the uniqueness of each poem.

After I read the haiku, I collected them in a document (sans the authors’ names) and sent them to our wonderful judges, Professors Cassie Fetters and Mike Hampton, who determined the winners.


Grand prize went to Meranda Balkema for:


Merenda Balkema


Darkness cannot win

If I do not let it in

Spring’s sun, makes it run




Three honorable mentions were chosen:


Love, justice, freedom

Sometimes that which gives us life

Can tear us apart

– Tessa Moore



One word with five syllables

That is pretty cool.

– Evan Tellep


I despise the foes

Who char marshmallows to ash

And say “edible”

– Julia Wahle


Thanks to all who entered. We look forward to the 2017 Haiku Contest.


Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager



Research Week 2016: Visit the HSL Informatics Lab


Come see how “Research Works” in the Health Sciences Library (HSL) Informatics Lab on Wednesday, April 20th from 9:30am until noon.

Events and activities include demonstrations of our 3D printer and UC Libraries GIS services and software. Those who attend will be able to interact with HSL Informationists and receive a 3D printed giveaway, all while learning about the new collaborative space of the HSL Informatics Lab.

Student Art Spotlight: Samantha Padgett, Ellen Taylor, and Natalia Martinez

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The Clermont College Library is proud to present a trio of student artists and a trio of their works during the summer term — Samantha Padgett’s soulful still lifes in pencil, Ellen Taylor’s bold depictions of fire, water, earth, and spirit and Natalia Martinez’s manga-inspired meditations on love and death.

The exhibit will run through August. Thanks to Professors Kelly Frigard and Anthony Wolking for coordinating another fantastic collection of student art in our library.

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

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