Holiday Books Call Up Magical Memories

Growing up, books and the holidays went hand-in-hand. I received them and gave them as gifts. Some of them were magical and still call up pleasant memories. I wondered if my co-workers at the Clermont College Library had the same experience. So I asked them to tell me about a favorite holiday story from their childhood related to a special memory or moment. Here’s what they shared:

the-snowman

 

I have great childhood memories of the wordless picture book, The Snowman (1978) by Raymond Briggs.  Before I could read, I loved looking through the pages of this book and imagining words to match the beautiful illustrations.  The short film, also wordless, is lovely and features some unique accompanying music, too. –Katie

 

On Christmas Eve, the four of us had our ritual. In the afternoon, we night before Christmaswould make lots of cookies, then have a light supper, and hunt for a Christmas tree (That was before the parents’ famous artificial trees of pink and silver, including the color wheel!).

Then we would head home, have cookies and milk or hot chocolate, leaving some for Santa of course!  Dad would read the “The Night Before Christmas.” My brother and I would try so hard to see Santa, but we never saw him–we always fell asleep! –Kathi

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Help with End of Semester Research

Countdown to semester’s end!  How is that paper or project going? If you need help with research resources for your papers and projects, the Clermont College librarians are willing to help you in a variety of ways:

  • We can help you decide which databases to use for your topic and steer you toward other resources, such as books, scholarly articles, primary sources and interviews.
  • If you are having problems finding information for your paper, we will make recommendations.
  • We can also help you cite sources.study group

You may come into the library during our regular hours, but please consider making an appointment to guarantee a spot at this busy time.

Contact a librarian by phone or email:
Kathleen Epperson
kathleen.epperson@uc.edu
Phone: 513.558.7010

If you like, we can Skype with you as well!

Note: UC EAST students can make an appointment to meet at either UC East or the Clermont Campus.

Kathleen Epperson
Reference Librarian

Win Movie Tickets

Who doesn’t enjoy a good movie during the holidays?

Clermont College Library is giving away two tickets to the Pierce Point Movie Cinema in Amelia. What a great treat for winter break. To enter stop by the library, fill out an entry, and drop it in the box in front of the Readbox trifold. The winner will be drawn on December 3.

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If you have questions ask at the front desk.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Best American Writing

100 best short stories
100 Best American Short Stories

If you enjoy short stories, check out 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories from Clermont College Library’s collection. Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor have selected forty stories from more than two thousand published in previous editions. Ernest Hemingway’s first published story is among the gems, along with writing by Flannery O’Connor and Alice Monroe. This is a great anthology of exemplary writing.

The library also added, The Best American Essays 2015, The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015, and The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 to the collection.

Go to the library’s catalog to find these notable books.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Finding Films

The Clermont College Library houses over 631 DVDs which can be checked out for a week. Enjoy the DVDs on your laptop, any Clermont College computer, or at home. If you choose to view a movie in the library, headphones are available at the circulation desk . Students must have a valid UC ID to check out DVDs and headphones.

Searching the CatalogSkye DVD blog

Use the library catalog to search for specific films.  Use the “Title” option to search films by title.  Use the “Author” option for actor or director.

To look for a specific type of film, use the advanced keyword search.

  1. Select the “Advanced Keyword” tab in the catalog.
  2. Under “Add Limits” select “Videos/DVDs”.
  3. Add additional search terms, such as an actor (in all fields) or director (as author).
  4. Select Library location-Clermont or any of the other available locations.

Many DVDs, including feature films, can be borrowed from other institutions in the same manner as books.

Stop by the library to see if your film is available or search and place a hold!

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

Research Guides in the Library

You’ve started a paper or a project, and gathered a couple of great resources on your topic, but now you need more information. One of Clermont College Library’s excellent resources is the research guide.

Research Guides are easy to find. From the library’s home page, look to the left side of the screen and choose Research Guides. You will be directed to a list of guides.  By clicking on one of the topics, you will find tabs that direct you to the type of resource you need.  For example, if you were looking for scholarly articles on biology, choose the Biology at Clermont Guide, then click on the Articles tab.

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Kathleen Epperson
Reference Librarian

Professor Joel Peckham Returns to Clermont College for Poetry Reading

God's Bicycle

Former Clermont Professor, Joel Peckham, opens the 2015-16 Clermont Poetry Series with a reading in the Clermont College Library on Friday, September 11, at 1:25 pm. Professor Peckham’s new book God’s Bicycle will be available for purchase. He’ll be signing books at the reception immediately following the reading.

Joel has published three books of poetry, two chapbooks, and a collection of narrative essays. His works have appeared in academic and literary journals. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Regional Literature and Creative Writing at Marshall University.

-Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Enchantment with a Touch of Mystery

 

Madison Keith

Spotlight on student art work at the Clermont College Library.

Madison Keith’s portraits of women reflect the mood of the seasons. Her use of color and unexpected natural elements suffuse the paintings with enchantment and a touch of mystery. She talks about her medium of watercolor paints, pencils, and paper in her artist statement. “I also wanted to invoke a feeling of calm and harmony, and I feel like this is a bit of a reflection on the materials I used; watercolor is tricky, and you have to be calm and find harmony with your supplies when painting.”

Stop by the Clermont College Library and view Madison’s intriguing exhibit.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager