Irish Writers and Culture

Q: What do Oscar Wilde, Bono, and St. Patrick have in common?

A: They’re all Irish!

Check out your Clermont College Library for all things Irish, including books by Irish writers, plus books and videos (and streaming-specific video) about Ireland. If we don’t have what you need, we can find it for you. Click the authors’ names below for a listing of UC Libraries holdings.

 

Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849

Gregory, Lady, 1852 1932

Joyce, James, 1882-1941

Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989

Heaney, Seamus, 1939-2013

Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912

Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745

Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900

Yeats, William Butler, 1865-1939

 

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

Freedom of Information Day

Did you know that March 16th, Freedom of Information Day, is also the birthday of U.S. President James Madison?  That’s no accident, as Madison was famously known for his advocacy of transparency in government.

In addition to the Federal Library Depository Program, various internet-based portals exist to promote access to government information.  Federal Digital System (FDSys) provides access to official publications from all three branches of the federal government. The site will migrate soon to GovInfo, now in beta release. Great reading here – from congressional reports to presidential papers to recent bills.

Freedom of Information Day represents an idea that has always been integral to libraries – open access for all.  What are you doing with your freedom?

 

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Director, UC Clemront College Library

Book Review: Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan

Through painted portraits, and the voices and thoughts he imagined for them, three-time Coretta Scott King winner, Ashely Bryan, has created a beautiful picture book relating the lives of eleven slaves. Using an authentic estate document from the Fairchild’s Appraisement, July 5, 1828, that listed each slave with a price, Bryan breathed life and humanity into what was then believed to be the owner’s “property.”

My favorite parts of the book are the pages that express the slaves’ inner thoughts. The illustrations come across as dream-like, which gives a surreal feel to their personal expression. Written in free verse—this would be a perfect read aloud for Black History month.

Check out Freedom Over Me from the Clermont College Library.

 

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Puzzled at Clermont?

Did you know the first jigsaw puzzles were created in 1762 by London mapmaker, John Spilsbury? He created them from “engraved maps pasted onto wood and cut into pieces along political boundaries.”

Putting together a jigsaw puzzle is a great way to spend downtime. We have set up a puzzle table in Clermont College Library for everyone’s enjoyment. We hope you’ll stop by and be puzzled!

Williams, Anne D. “Jigsaw Puzzles.” Early American Homes 28.6 (1997): 28. MAS Ultra – School Edition. Web. 13 Jan. 2017.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Welcome Back, Clermont Students!

Dear Students,

I’m so happy to welcome you all back to campus!

With help from generous donors, we’ve worked hard during the winter break to make the library a better place for you to study, hang out, and get assistance with research. The big changes  include an upgraded service point and new front doors. We’ve also relocated some furniture and the printer-scanner combo in order to serve you better. Stay tuned for more improvements coming soon this term, including electric access for more first floor study tables and for the circular couches in the library atrium.

Let me know what you think of all of the changes!

Best wishes for a productive and happy spring semester,

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Clermont College Library Director

Do You Enjoy the Music of the Season?

I asked the Clermont College Library staff to share their three favorite holiday songs.

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Here are the top picks:

“Christmas Canon” by Tran-Siberian Orchestra

“Nuttin’ for Christmas” by Stan Freberg

“Christmas Don’t Be Late” sung by The Chipmunks

-Natalie

 

“The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting) sung by Johnny Mathis

“Hark the Herald Angels Sing” by Charles Wesley & George Whitefield

“Christmas Time is Here” by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi from Charlie Brown Christmas

-Penny

 

“White Christmas” from White Christmas

“Silver and Gold,” from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

“A Good Old-Fashioned Christmas” from A Garfield Christmas

-Katie

 

“White Christmas” sung by Bing Crosby

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” sung by Burl Ives

“Silent Night” sung by the Temptations

-Kathi

 

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.

Snowflakes at Clermont College Library

“Everything’s magical when it snows, everything looks pretty. The clothes are great. Coats, scarves, gloves, hats.” –Lorelai Gilmore

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We may not have snow outside, yet. But we do have a table set up in the Clermont College Library where students can cut out snowflakes. We’ve provided patterns, paper, and scissors. And we encourage you to use your imagination as well.

       Take a few minutes between classes and snip some snowflakes.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Japanese Pop Culture: Anime at Clermont College Library

The Clermont College Library is pleased to present “Japanese Pop Culture: Anime,” on display November and December in the Peters-Jones’ display case.  Anime, manga and assorted figurines from several popular anime series are now on loan to the library from the personal collection of Victoria Winland.

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Do you know the difference between Anime and Manga? Anime and Manga are two different storytelling media. Confusion arises between the two when the same story has been presented in both anime and manga versions. Did you know that you can order graphic novels, manga and anime through OhioLink?

For more details, please stop by and talk with our friendly library staff or visit our website at Clermont College Library!

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager