Looking for a place to study? The Clermont College Library has four group study rooms that can be reserved by students. UC students can use any of these rooms to study in groups or work collaboratively on projects. Reservations are available up to two hours per day using the library’s website. See library staff to learn how to reserve a group study room!
Things to remember:
The student who made the reservation must bring their Bearcat card with them in order to claim the room and check out the room key.
You have 15 minutes from the reserved time to claim the room or your reservation will be cancelled.
All members of the group must be present when you pick up the room key.
We’ve previously discussed why you should consider adopting an open textbook. We understand the challenges associated with changing textbooks and the possibility that you’ve not identified one that meets the needs of your students. If you’re interested in the concept of an open textbook and open educational resources (OER), but haven’t yet made the leap, consider other ways you can incorporate affordable learning into your courses.
Most of the library’s resources are not considered OER due to licensing, copyright, and limited ability to re-purpose, modify, and share widely. However, because UC students have access to our resources, you can add them to your course at no additional cost to students.
How can library resources add to your course?
Use journal, magazine, and newspaper articles to discuss current events, differing perspectives on topics, and provide the latest research
Embed video, audio, images, and other media directly into your course so students don’t have to click away from Blackboard
Provide links to library e-books or e-book chapters to expand upon course content not included in a textbook
In addition, Clermont College Library and UC Libraries are continuously developing online learning resources to support students and faculty. These include research guides and videos about information literacy and using library tools.
Interested in adding library resources to your course?
Your library liaison would be happy to help you identify resources to enhance your course. We can also assist with providing permalinks, embedding video, creating research guides, and much more. You can also reference the Open Educational Resources at Clermont research guide for additional information.
Have you ever pondered pi? Does 3.14 and beyond interest you? Whether you find this mathematical constant fascinating or not, you will want to be a part of our Pi Day celebration.
Beginning March 1, sign up to win a Pi t-shirt. The winner’s names will be drawn on March 14. Five shirts will be given away. Stop by the Clermont College Library and fill out an entry with your name, email, and preferred size.
On March 14, our math professors will be passing out pi(e) and coffee in the hallway, in front of the library. If you are up to a challenge, stop by Dr. Malla’s table and write out pi to as many digits as you can remember.
In How to be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals, Sy Montgomery shares her life of loving and studying animals. Sy is a National Book Award Finalist and naturalist. Each chapter focuses on a different creature who transformed her life. Throughout the essays, she reflects on the effects the animals had on her and how she practiced life a bit differently, thanks to their influence. One of the most amusing stories involved a pig named Christopher Hogwood, a beloved pet.
Your opinions can build a better library — you just have to share them!
In order to serve you better, please fill out the brief library survey delivered to your UC student email this week. Depending on your answers and typing ability, the survey should take 5 minutes or less to complete.
As a gesture of our thanks, you may provide your contact info at the end of the survey to enter a drawing for one of two $25 gift cards. We’ll draw the winners on February 4.
If you’ve been on the library’s first floor lately, you may notice power tools and construction crews — that’s because student-centered improvements are in the works!
Based on feedback from prior spring student surveys we’re proud to add two premium group study spaces on the library’s first floor this semester. Set to debut in early March 2019, the rooms will feature glass dry erase surfaces, wall-mounted flat screens, and modern finishes galore. We’ll also be adding additional soft seating all over the library’s first floor for meeting with groups or relaxing between classes.
This exciting project, made possible by a generous donor, is yet another example of the power of our supportive community. Thanks to everyone who worked tirelessly in support of this project.
Looking for a good book to read over the winter season days? How about a good movie to watch when it is cold outside? In addition to its many other collections, Clermont College Library is now an excellent source for popular materials, too.
The Popular Reading and Movie collection, on loan from the Clermont County Public Library, contains more than 500 items. They are changed out three times per year, so check back regularly for new titles. The items in the collection are available for UC students, faculty and staff using a valid UC I.D. upon checkout.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Stop by the library’s info desk for help with requesting items.
We’ve set up a puzzle table in the library. Don’t have time to do the whole thing? No problem! Come in and add a few pieces. We’ll all work together to finish. Once a puzzle is complete, we’ll switch it out for another.
Taking a short break to play a game or work on a puzzle helps decrease stress and can improve critical thinking. It might be just what you need before you dive back in to study for a final or finish that research project!