Katie Foran-Mulcahy, Clermont College Library Director
I have worked in libraries for almost 12 years. My first library job was as a shelver at the Lexington Public Library. After graduate school Iaccepted a full-time Instructional Services Librarian job at Berea College, where I worked for two years. My next job was as a librarian at the Clermont County Public Libraryin Amelia where I focused on Adult Services and Reference. I loved working in Clermont County but missed the academic setting, so I applied for an opening at UC Clermont’s library in 2010. After working as a Reference and Instruction Librarian here for a few years I became interested in library leadership and served as the Interim Director for 18 months. The Dean appointed me as Director in July 2015.
I love planning and thinking about the future of library facilities and services. Despite huge changes in the information landscape, libraries continue to focus on providing engaging spaces, promoting access to information, and teaching critical thinking skills. All of the library staff tackle these jobs together, and it’s incredibly rewarding!
In my spare time when I’m not at work, I like to cook, watch documentaries, enjoy live music, and hang out with my husband and our dogs.
Something that might surprise you about me is that I am a huge fan of hip-hop, particularly from the 1990s.
A few of my favorite things:
Book: Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Music: Beach House
Movie: Royal Tenenbaums
TV Show: Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, and Chopped
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