UC Clermont Library Recap, 2020-2021

We provided you with a quick recap after Fall 2020 with how things were going, but now it has been a full year. What has the Clermont College Library been up to all year?

Pandemic Open

click and collect graphicWhile many worked and studied from home, Clermont College Library continued to be open on campus. It may have looked different, and traffic was lighter than usual, but our library provided a needed resource. Some were still on campus this semester in reduced density, while others did not have the resources necessary at home. UC Clermont Library was a place that was reliably staffed each day of the week with access to technology. In addition, our click and collect service allowed users to pick up library materials in a contactless manner.

None of this would have been possible without the fantastic support of our student workers. Thank you to ScarletAshMadickeValerie, and Meran for continuing to work effectively at a public front desk during cautious times!

Online Instruction

With so much transitioned online, the Clermont Library Faculty had to think of new ways to reach students in their classrooms. To support this, we also offered live instruction but online. Sometimes these were scheduled classes, and others were online events such as What is Affordable Learning. We also created new content to support online learning, such as new LibGuides, videos, and canvas modules. You can find examples with the ENG1001 LibGuide or the Get Help from Clermont College Library video.

Additionally, we launched a new online community space to showcase Canvas modules for faculty to use in their course and share knowledge on how to integrate information literacy learning.

Data Snapshot

  • Despite the reduced hours and capacity, 6,852 people visited the Clermont College Library.
  • We hosted 12 events with 160 people joining us.
  • Librarians selected more than 130 items to add to our shelves.
  • Patrons borrowed over 4,000 items.
  • Librarians visited nearly 20 classes and answered almost 400 reference questions.

Faculty & Staff Highlights

Catie Carlson participated in many committees this year, including Academic Support, Curriculum, LDC Web Group, and LDC Shared Electronic Resources. She presented at the ALAO on general education information literacy and at OPAL on online library motivation.

Kathy Ladell‘s committee involvement included student affairs, faculty affairs, Ucomp, and nominations & elections. She also continued her work with EMIERT. She collaborated with Catie Carlson on an upcoming paper in Marketing Libraries Journal.

On the last day of the fiscal year, Emily Wages went from the library’s Operations Manager to its Collections Manager. Emily will now work more closely with the processing of the library’s new collection and the maintenance of its current collection. Emily was active throughout the year on the UC Clermont staff council, the sustainability committee, LDC Access Services, and LDC CMID.

You will find a new face in the library this fall after we conclude the new Operations Manager search.

What’s Next?

Over the course of the next year, we hope to bring you more online content, create learning opportunities that reach across the college, and improve our online learning spaces. We also hope that we finally get to see many of your faces in person soon!

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