New Info Monitor in the Clermont College Library, Courtesy of BLT Department

Friends,

I’m so happy to announce that our new info monitor in the library‘s entryway has arrived.

This monitor, graciously sponsored by UC Clermont’s BLT (Business, Law, and Technology) Department, will help communicate the library’s programs and offerings with our campus community.  Best of all, it’s visible from both the hallway and from inside the library.  Plus, we  think it really brightens up the space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, BLT! We <3 our new info monitor.

Let’s make fall 2017 a great semester, together!

 

Katie Foran-Mulcahy

Library Director

 

Get the FACTS at Clermont College Library

Have you ever read fake news? Most of us have.

As a college student writing research papers you want the correct facts. One way to search and find facts is to use the databases available through the library and seek assistance from one of our reference librarians.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions has some great tips for spotting fake news.

As a reminder to get your facts from reliable sources, we’re giving away FACTS t-shirts.

Sign up in the library before September 22 for a chance to win!

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Student Art Spotlight at Clermont College Library

This semester the library is proud to exhibit the art of Terri Teague.  Ms. Teague, who serves as lab manager for the Fine Arts programs at UC Clermont, has been a friendly fixture around our campus for many years.  In fact, she’s helped to install many of the beautiful art exhibits around our campus, including those in the art gallery and the library.

Ms. Teague’s exhibit includes fourteen individual portraits in a variety of mediums—pencil, watercolor, acrylic, and pastel.  In her artist statement, she credits the gifted teachers at UC Clermont with teaching her to draw and paint, “open[ing] my eyes to a new way of looking at the world.”

Come check out Terri Teague’s work in the library’s Student Art Spotlight through December 2017.  And, as always, we thank Fine Arts faculty Kelly Frigard and Kim Taylor for their dedicated support of the Student Art Spotlight since 2015.

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

Take our textbooks anywhere

Great news – our textbooks are now available for checkout beyond the library’s walls!

The library purchases core textbooks for Clermont College classes, and they’d previously been available for 2-hour checkout inside the library only.  We’ve relaxed our policy, so now students can take them ANYWHERE for 2 hours. Take your book to class, take your book outside, take your book to Subway – whatever floats your boat.

If you have any questions about our textbooks, please contact the library’s Public Services Manager, Natalie Winland.

Let’s make fall 2017 a great semester, together!

We’re back… See you soon!

 

Friends,

We’re so happy to be able to serve you once again in the Clermont College Library’s typical location, Peters-Jones 120.  And after being temporarily relocated to the Snyder Building to make way for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical upgrades, I like to think we’re also better than ever before!

Let’s make fall 2017 a great semester, together!

Sincerely,
Katie Foran-Mulcahy

Library Director

6-Week Clermont College Library Relocation This Summer: We’ll See You in Snyder!

The Clermont College Library will be relocated for 6 weeks this summer, from June 19th until August 1st. During this period, the building that houses our campus library, the Peters-Jones Building, will undergo extensive upgrades to its mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Clermont College Library

6 week relocation

June 19-August 1

to Snyder 164

 

For those 6 weeks, library services and staff offices will migrate to the Snyder Building.  Our temporary service point (shared with the IT HelpDesk) will be located in Snyder 164. The open computer lab will be located in Snyder 162.  Staff offices will relocate to Snyder 166. The library will maintain some group study and lounge space for students in S164 as well.

The majority of library services will remain available during the relocation, including:

  • library instruction
  • reference assistance
  • textbook and course reserves
  • technology checkout (iPads, laptops, charging cords)
  • holds fulfillment from other libraries

Aside from our physical relocation, there are two major changes I want to make you aware of – library hours and library collections.  Hours will adjust to Monday-Thursday 7:30-5 and Friday 7:30-4 during the relocation, but the lab in S162 will remain open until 7pm. We’ll also be unable to access collections during the closure.  If you need an item, we can still order it from other UC or Ohio libraries.

Please contact me if you have any questions. Please know that we aim to do everything possible to make this temporary relocation as seamless as possible for our campus community.

See you in Snyder,

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

Winners of the Clermont College Library’s 6th Annual Haiku Contest

Clermont College Library received 73 exceptional haiku entries from 31 students this year.

First place winner, Treva Noakes-Miller, won a $50 gift card and all winners will be published in the East Fork, Clermont’s online literary journal.

 

1st Place

Our footsteps were wild

Untamed, sporadic. Underneath,

The grass breathed heavy

Treva Noakes-Miller

 

2nd Place

Humid air I choke,

The swelter of summer mist,

I cough up rain clouds.

Julia Wahle

 

3rd Place

I have never seen

ever more than one heron,

is it the same one?

Benjamin Ward

 

Honorable Mentions

 

Buy the neighbors land,

you go to take down the fence,

a tree grows through it

Benjamin Ward

 

They found the perfect soldier,

I could’ve followed them to hell and back,

and maybe I did.

McKenzie Bracco

 

In the dead of night

She suffered and was born dead

Through love she breathed

Christine Campbell

 

That night he held me

Fireflies were candlelight

And my ribs, a cage

Treva Noakes-Miller

 

Wrinkled sky, ripped clouds

Creases where you leaned in, drowned.

Ripples without sound

Treva Noakes-Miller

 

My art is something

raised by howling packs of wolves

drawing little lambs.

Jillian Cofskey

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Author J.D. Vance Coming to Clermont

Author J.D. Vance will be speaking at UC Clermont in Krueger Auditorium on Friday, May 19 at 7pm about his #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Hillbilly Elegy.

This special event is sponsored by Clermont County Public Library and is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Mr. Vance writes about his Appalachian, working-class roots and his personal journey – from Middletown, Ohio to the Marines to Yale Law School.  The Wall Street Journal calls Hillbilly Elegy “a beautiful memoir but it is equally a work of cultural criticism about white working-class America….[Vance] offers a compelling explanation for why it’s so hard for someone who grew up the way he did to make it…a riveting book.”

No RSVP is required for Vance’s 7pm speaking engagement, but seating is first-come, first served.

Katie Foran Mulcahy
Library Director

Rebecca Morgan Frank to Visit Clermont College

On Thursday, April 6, Rebecca Morgan Frank, our National Poetry Month guest, will share about her journey as a poet. Join her for a Q & A from 9:30am-10:30am in Snyder 142, followed by a poetry workshop from 11am-noon, also in Snyder 142.

Later in the afternoon from 2pm-3pm, Clermont College Library will host a reading, signing, and reception with Dr. Frank. Thanks to Professor Phoebe Reeves and the ELF Department for organizing this great event.

 

We’re excited to celebrate poetry month in April. Please join us for all of the activities.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager