Excellent Art Resources

Clermont College students don’t have to be writing a research paper for an art class to use and enjoy Artstor and Oxford Art Online. Find these databases and more in our “Art at Clermont” Research Guides.

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Van Gogh, National Gallery, London

Artstor is an “image” database with more than 300,000 images from college, university, and private collections. With art-related teaching, learning, and researching texts, you can view and analyze images through features such as zooming and panning. You can also view webinars on the site!

Oxford Art Online also offers image searching, with a thorough cross-search function of reference material which allows you to easily expand and limit results by time period, artist, material type, and more. Grove Art Online is especially useful for Clermont’s Art History classes!

Questions? Contact Kathleen Epperson by email, or call 513.558.7010 for more information.

Kathleen Epperson
Reference Librarian

 

 

 

Get to Know the Clermont College Library Staff: Natalie Winland

Natalie Winland, Clermont College Library‘s Public Services Manager

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I have always been interested in libraries. Beginning in 1988, my freshman year, I was a library aid in high school for 4 years. In February 1992, I started with the Clermont County Public Library at the Williamsburg Branch as a page. I was promoted to the full time position of library assistant from 1993-1996 while at the Goshen Branch. During this time, I attended night classes at Clermont College. From 1996-1998, I went to Crown College in Tennessee to finish my Bachelor’s degree where I worked as a library student assistant . I returned to Ohio, in December 1999, and worked at the Milford Branch Library as a library assistant. I was promoted to Youth Services Specialist and transferred to the Owensville Branch in 2001. I left that position to come to Clermont College Library as the Public Services Manager, May 2011. I have over 23 years of professional library service.

One important aspect of my job is giving great customer service. I want to be approachable, and I feel it is my job to listen. I always give the kind of service that I want to receive which includes a friendly greeting and smile.

When I’m not at work I love to read and shop. I am happiest when I find a bargain.

You might be surprised that I love anime and graphic novels. At least once a year my daughter and I attend an anime convention. The last one we attended was Ramencon 2015 in Merrillville, IN.

A few of my favorite things:

Favorite book: Treasures of Darkness by Pastor Clarence Sexton

Music: Classical

Movie: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

TV Show: Beauty and Beast with Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton

 

We’re here to help!

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

 

All That Jazz

In celebration of Black History Month, the Clermont College Library is featuring two displays, Jazz & Blues Music and Notable People-Frederick Douglass. Our displays feature the rich history and heritage of a special genre of music and highlight an influential voice in reform.

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You may also notice that LP vinyl records are available for checkout through the UC-CCM Albino Gorno Memorial Music Library.

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Ask library staff for further information on how to order materials from other UC libraries!

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

In One Word, Why Do You Love Your Library

Clermont College Library is celebrating “love your library” month with a
contLove one wordest for all Clermont College students.

To enter the “In One Word, Why Do You Love Your Library” contest:

  • Grab a heart from the Love Your Library display
  • Write your “One Word” on the front
  • Fill out your information on the back
  • Pin your heart to the display board

You’ll be entered to win a $25 gift card to be drawn on February 29.

One entry per person.

Stay tuned the rest of the month as we share the library love with posts about each library staff member.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Hot Chocolate-Marshmallows or Not?

Hot chocolate what to winAt Clermont College the snow’s been flying, the temperatures have dropped. How about some hot chocolate to keep you warm?

Do you like hot chocolate with marshmallows? No marshmallows?

Clermont College Library is giving away a mug filled with chocolate goodness, including hot chocolate and Ghirardelli chocolates.

For a chance to win:

  • Fill out an entry (one per person)
  • Mark marshmallows or no marshmallows
  • Drop the entry in the box.

We’ll draw a winner on January 27.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Color printing and scanning now available at the library!

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Printer and Scanner

There is a new addition to the Clermont College Library technology offerings located on the first floor. Stop by the library during open hours and try out the new multifunctional machine.

Device features:

  • An easy-to use, intuitive touch screeprinter 1n.
  • Color printing for $.35 per page.
  • Scanning to email for free, then documents can be printed using your print quota.

Ask any library staff member for additional help or for a quick tutorial on using the different features of this great new machine.

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

Student Art Spotlight: Natural Habitats + Library Aviary

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Mythological Winged Creatures of the Sky by Mary Ann Kronoveter

Clermont College Library is pleased to bring you work from three student artists this semester, all from Professor Kelly Frigard’s Drawing II class.

Susan L. Kleine’s works examine the natural spaces near Kibbutz Ein Gedi, Israel.  These lush landscapes were based on Kleine’s travel photography using the watercolors.  Mary Ann Kronoveter’s bold pieces, entitled, “Mythological Winged Creatures of the Sky,” depict Cygnus and Phoenix.  Using watercolor, paint, and pencil Cassie Feldhaus created two large-scale works devoted to exotic birds, the lilac-breasted roller and the blue-throated passerine bird.

Stop by and view these lovely pieces anytime the library is open.  We love collaborating with the Fine Arts program to bring you Clermont College student art each term.

Katie Foran-Mulcahy

Library Director

Clermont College Library Spring Semester Hours

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The Clermont College Library Spring Semester hours from
January 11-April 28, 2016 are as follows:

The library will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am-8:00 pm and on Fridays from 7:30 am-4:00 pm. We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Additionally, the library will be closed in observance of:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18, 2016
  • Spring Break, March 21-27, 2016

As always, complete listing of our hours is available via our website.

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

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:

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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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