Get to Know the Clermont College Library Staff: Penny McGinnis

Penny McGinnis, Clermont College Library’s Technical Services Manager

IMG_0087-flat-120I’ve worked in libraries for over twenty years. I started out at the Lynchburg branch of the Highland County District Libraries as a children’s librarian. Then I moved to Lynchburg-Clay public school and worked in K-8 and K-5 libraries. In 2006 I started working in technical services at Clermont College Library.

A favorite part of my multi-layered job is sharing library information through social media. The library uses Facebook, Twitter, and our LiBlog in the social media world. I enjoy connecting with our faculty, staff, and students.

When I’m not at work, I write for my own blog where I review books, share devotional thoughts, poetry, photos, and art. My husband and I enjoy sports, hiking, and spending time with our children and grandchildren.

You might be surprised to know that I coached high school volleyball for two years, while my youngest daughter played. That surprised me too!

A few of my favorite things:

Books-the Bible, cozy mysteries & anything set on the east coast, especially Maine

Music-Casting Crowns, Matt Redman, and 70s pop/folk

Movie-You’ve Got Mail & Letters to Julia

TV-NCIS & Gilmore Girls

 

We’re here to help!

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

UCBA Fun Facts: Favorite Childhood Book

Question: What’s your favorite book from childhood?

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Heather Maloney, Library Director: It was a Helen Keller biography and had the sign language alphabet in the back. 

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: The Peanuts Comics by Charles Schulz

 

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

 

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianWizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

 

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: The Berenstain’s B Book

 

 

julierobinsonJulie Robinson, Library Operations Manager: Savage Journey by Allan Eckert

 

 

pamadler Pam Adler, Public Services Assistant: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. I still have the book from my childhood.

 

 

 

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

 

Dean Xuemao Wang to Join Steering Committee of SPARC

Dean of University Libraries, Xuemao Wang
Dean of University Libraries, Xuemao Wang

The global coalition advocates Open Access, Open Education and Open Data.

Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian, has been selected to serve on the Steering Committee of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

SPARC is a global coalition of 200+ academic and research libraries that works to enable open sharing of research output and educational materials in order to “democratize access to knowledge, accelerate discovery and increase the return on investment in research and education.” To achieve this mission, SPARC collaborates with authors, publishers, libraries, students, policymakers and the public to build opportunities and promote changes to make open access the default for research and education. Continue reading Dean Xuemao Wang to Join Steering Committee of SPARC

UCBA Fun Facts: 2016 Reading Goals

Question: Do you have any reading goals for the new year?

Heather

Heather Maloney, Library Director: To read more – more specifically to finish more books! The stack on nightstand is embarrassing:-)

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: I’m taking up the Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge found at: http://bookriot.com/2014/12/15/book-riot-2015-read-harder-challenge/

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Stretch Goal: 150 books; Realistic Goal: 100 books

 

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianAh, yes.  I’m going to make another attempt at noting what books I read throughout the year.  I sometimes pick up a book only to find that I’ve already read it!

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: My goal is just to “read”.  

 

 

julierobinsonJulie Robinson, Library Operations Manager: Hmmm, more time for reading!

 

 

pamadler Pam Adler, Public Services Assistant: No!  No goals, no pressure when it comes to reading for pleasure.

 

 

 

UC Employees Featured in UC Magazine

UC Libraries is proud to be a part of the Provost’s Strategic Hiring Opportunity and Dual Career Assistance programs. In a recent article in UC Magazine, library employees Bill McMillin, Tiffany Grant, Don Jason, Hong Cheng and Robert Freeman are included in a feature of new employees that “have joined UC with support from Provost Office funds dedicated to recruit the best and brightest in their fields as well as to attract and support faculty who have partners who can bring their own academic expertise to campus.” You can read all about it online in UC Magazine.

UCBA Fun Facts: What’s on your Christmas List?

Question: What books are on your Christmas list?

Heather

Heather Maloney, Library Director: Giada De Laurentis’, Happy Cooking. I like to go to the bookstore during Xmas break and find a reading book more serendipitously.

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Looking forward to reading Sara Addison Allen’s latest book, First Frost. She’s one of my favorite authors. 

 

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell; Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling; Hawkeye Omnibus by Matt Fraction and David Aja

 

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianI’ve got quite a few eBooks that I’m waiting on from the public library!  A few that I’m looking forward to are Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, Michel Bussi’s After the Crash, and David Mitchell’s Slade House.

 

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: I don’t have any books on my Christmas list.

 

 

 

julierobinsonJulie Robinson, Library Operations Manager: Patricia Briggs, Fire Touched, Maria V. Snyder, Night Study, and Karen Marie Moning, Feverborn

 

 

pamadler Pam Adler, Public Services Assistant: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes and Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton Sides

 

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Least Favorite Genres

Question: What genres do you rarely read?

Heather

Heather Maloney, Library Director: Biographies. Weird because they interest me, I just don’t pick them up often.

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Horror, Hard Core Sci Fi

 

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Mystery. I don’t have the patience to wait to the big reveal at the end.

 

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction Librarian: Romance and western.  These just aren’t my thing so I don’t ever read them.

 

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: Books….LOL!.

 

 

 

julierobinson Julie Robinson, Library Operations Manager: Western, Oprah’s Book Club (it should be a genre!), Self-Help

 

 

pamadler Pam Adler, Public Services Assistant: Sci Fi, and horror

UC Librarian Suzanne Reller Receives Digital Archives Specialist Certificate

Suzanne Reller, reference/collections librarian in the Archives and Rare Books Library, was among 32 archivists who earned the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) after completing required coursework and passing a comprehensive examination in February.

SAA’s DAS certificate program was developed by experts in the field of digital archives and provides archivists with the information and tools needed to manage the demands of born-digital records. Continue reading UC Librarian Suzanne Reller Receives Digital Archives Specialist Certificate

Nathan Tallman to Attend ILEAD USA

Nathan Tallman
Nathan Tallman

Nathan Tallman, digital content strategist and assistant librarian for digital collections and repositories at the University of Cincinnati Libraries, has been selected as one of 13 future library leaders to participate in ILEAD USA – Ohio 2015.

Sponsored by The State Library of Ohio, ILEAD USA is a multi-state program designed to help library staff understand and respond to user needs through the application of participatory technology tools. Ohio participants will join others from Wisconsin, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Dakota, New York, Maine, Illinois and Utah in this national initiative. Participants are organized into teams, mentors and instructors for the year-long program. Tallman and his team members, Jillian Carney (Ohio History Connection), Shannon Kupfer (State Library of Ohio) and Elizabeth Allen (Bexley Public Library), successfully submitted a proposal for a team focused on digital preservation of Ohio cultural heritage materials. Continue reading Nathan Tallman to Attend ILEAD USA