Course Prep Checklist for Library Materials

The Clermont College Library hopes that faculty are enjoying their summer and have had opportunities to connect with their loved ones.  As we get closer to the being of the fall semester (yikes!), we want to help you prepare for the semester with library resources and EZ Proxy information.  Please feel free to reach out to your liaison librarian or contact us at clermontlibrary@uc.edu.

Textbooks

Print textbooks will be available for checkout again this fall.  Students can ask at the first-floor checkout desk for the textbooks and they are available for 2 or 4 hours depending on the book.  You can fill out a course reserve request to have a textbook put on reserves.

Collection purchase requests

Contact your liaison librarian for books that you would like to see added to Clermont Library’s collection.

Modules & Videos

Library instruction video are available through the library’s Information Literacy webpage and ready-made modules are found in our Information Literacy Canvas Community

EZ Proxy

In May 2021, UC Libraries changed its proxy server which effects ALL library resource links.  This change can cause problems with accessing library materials online.  Please remember to check ALL the library materials links that are in Canvas or in any other part of your courses to see that they work.  More information on the EZ Proxy can be found at the Access Library Resources: FAQs page.

 

Service Note: Planned Internet outage for Saturday, July 24 to impact library services

IT@UC will upgrade the equipment that connects UC’s campus to the Internet (F5 Global Traffic Managers) during a planned maintenance window from 6-8 a.m., Saturday, July 24.

Users may experience brief interruptions to cloud-based IT services during the planned upgrade. Affected systems may include:

  • Canvas
  • Microsoft Office 365 (OneDrive, Outlook email, etc),
  • Some UC Library resources, including access to the Library Catalog, website, CHAT and more
  • NightRide
  • Web conferencing tools (Teams, WebEx, Zoom)

This upgrade is necessary and will better prepare UC for fall semester. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your support.

Please contact the IT@UC Service Desk if you experience any issues following this necessary planned maintenance window.

  • Submit a ticket.
  • Or, call us: Dial (513) 556-HELP (4357) or (866) 397-3382 from your personal phone. Dial 6-HELP (4357) from a university phone on campus. Then, select option 2.

New Books in the Science Libraries

Check out the new science books that have been added to the Geology-Math-Physics Library. Please Note: beginning Monday, August 2, the Click & Collect service will end.  However, at that time you can still request books and specify which library where you want to pick up books.  Also, on August 2, most service desks and stacks (for your own browsing) will open again!

Click here to access the May-June 2021 list.

If you have any questions about these books, contact Ted Baldwin, Director of the Science and Engineering Libraries, at Ted.Baldwin@uc.edu.

 

CECH Spotlight: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

CECH Spotlight highlights recommended books in the the UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) Library.

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe / written by by Benjamin Alire Sáenz / 2012

Celebrate Pride all summer long and read about the important stories of LGBTQ+ youth and their lives. Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe can be described as a very simple yet impactful read. Sáenz needs no intense plot twist or a plethora of characters to tell a touching and memorable story.

Follow along Ari’s coming-of-age journey as he faces struggles with loneliness, sexuality, and familial relationships, and along the way forms a special relationship with Dante, an artsy and talented swimmer he meets at the neighborhood pool. Ari and Dante live nearly opposite lives, yet are still struggling with the same issues. A perfect summer read with relatable teenage struggles, Ari & Dante is an authentic story that focuses on the small details in relationships and life, such as those ponderings about life, love, personal moments, and self-discovery.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is available from CECH Library,  as well as the OhioLINK and Search Ohio lending networks. Keep an eye out for the sequel that debuts in October!

Review by Alyssa Gruich, CECH Library Student Assistant | Political Science, A&S 2022

Upcoming Engineering Webinar Series from Elsevier

Elsevier has developed a new series of webinars which are designed to be of interest for professional engineers, scientists, researchers, students, librarians, and professors. Elsevier company logo

Engineering Webinar Series V:

  • T-Shaped Engineer Webinar
  • A Day in the Life of an Engineer – Disruptive Innovation with Daniel Christie
  • Graduate Student Boot Camp
  • A Sneak Peak into the Life of a Drone Engineer
  • Energy Transition – How an Industry Redefines and Refocuses its Future

Please see details and registration information below.

T-Shaped Engineer Webinar

Date: July 15, 2021

Time: 12pm, EST.

Description: Today we’ll discuss some of the skills that companies are looking for in Engineers. We will look at ways that a more rounded engineer brings more insight and value to themselves, their role and their company.

Registration Link: https://elsevier.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c6kXl2IGRJyxdVyqY2UqVA

A Day in the Life of an Engineer – Disruptive Innovation with Daniel Christie

Date: July 29, 2021

Time: 12pm, EST.

Description: Join us for a special session with Innovation Technical Champion Daniel Christie of WL Gore & Associates. Daniel will share a perspective on how Gore teams harness the lean startup methodology & a permissive culture to unlock new opportunities for disruptive innovation in a wide range of industries. As a result of its unique organizational model and culture of empowering small teams, Gore has experienced tremendous success in deploying its core technology into 1000 different products spanning Gore-Tex outerwear, guitar strings, medical devices, headlight vents, and more.

Registration Link: https://elsevier.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1y8AJpNXS82dUbB5XhjOZg 

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Follow the Cincinnati Business Beat with the Business Courier!

Did you know that UC Library has a subscription to the Cincinnati Business Courier Online? The Business Courier is a weekly newspaper that covers Cincinnati business news. It also covers politics and the local economy. The weekly journal is read by more than 50,000 business professionals. The Courier also produces special reports on topics and trends of interest to the business community, including the annual compilation of Top 25 Lists called the Book of Lists. 

The business courier is also a helpful research tool. It can be difficult to find information on smaller local privately owned companies. However, many times these companies are mentioned in news articles, top 25 lists, and executive’s profiles. It can also be searched to find out local industry trends and the local laws and regulations that are impacting business. Try searching for local companies like Skyline or Rhinegeist and see what you can find compared to other company databases! 

UC affiliates can access the full online version of the Cincinnati business courier through the library website. To find out more on how to access and search the Business Courier as well as where to find the Book of Lists check out this research guide. 

Clermont College Student Assistant Positions Now Hiring

Clermont College Library needs you! We are now hiring in preparation for the Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 semesters.

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Students with an interest or experience in customer service, technology, and research will find this dynamic and inclusive work environment appealing. If you’re an enthusiastic and reliable individual, we encourage you to apply to join our team.

Classics Library: Student Assistant Positions Available — Apply Now!

The John Miller Burnam Classics Library is looking to hire energetic, hard-working, and responsible student assistants.

The UC Classics Library is the premier classics library in the country thanks to its world-class collections and it is a destination library for national and international students and scholars.

We are seeking highly motivated student workers for immediate openings. We offer employment of c. 10-15 hours a week. Unlike most jobs, we work around your class and exam schedules when planning the work schedule for each semester. Thanks to the variety of responsibilities and the excellence of the collections, working in the Classics Library can improve your research and library skills which are important for academic success as well as add to your CV and list of references.

In addition to being a valued member of an international and vibrant scholarly community and a distinguished library, you will be trained in varied and detail-oriented tasks ranging from staffing the circulation desk to shelving books, searching book lists against the library’s catalog, scanning documents, checking for broken web links, dusting shelves, and anything and everything a large and modern academic research library requires. We guarantee that you will not be bored, but because of our library’s important responsibilities and your limited work hours, you will be required to focus on the many tasks of the job rather than on personal social media or homework.

Because of the highly specialized nature of the Classics Library, we prioritize students with a background in Classical Studies and the Humanities in addition to students with western foreign language training besides English, especially in German, French, Italian, Spanish in addition to ancient Greek and Latin. Also, because of a limited budget, we prioritize students on a federal Work/Study grant although we do hire non-work/study students as well.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact us to learn more and to set up an interview at your earliest convenience. Please submit your CV and application form to:

Shannan Stewart, library specialist, shannan.stewart@uc.edu and Rebecka Lindau, head, rebecka.lindau@uc.edu

The library is located on the 1st floor of the Blegen Library building.

 

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