At the start of summer, UC Libraries created a task force to review new features and user experience within its discovery tool, Summon. Throughout the summer, users may notice changes as the group continues its work. The task force implemented its first round of updates on Wednesday, June 15. These updates included the following:
Beginning May 2, the Clermont campus library will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You can also request an appointment online to visit the campus library outside of these hours.
The UC Clermont Library will be closed on the following dates: Monday, May 30; Monday, June 20; and Monday, July 4.
Don’t forget you can use online resources 24/7 at libraries.uc.edu/clermont
UC Clermont Library is excited to introduce a new pilot program at its library: I.D.E.A.S. or the Interdisciplinary Exchange of Art and Scholarship. We designed I.D.E.A.S. to provide college faculty an opportunity to exchange scholarly ideas, share new publications, or display new creative works. It is an opportunity for us to share our scholarly/creative thinking, receive feedback from friends, and find new collaborators.
This year we have six I.D.E.A.S. being presented across two days: February 14 and March 1. Both events will be held at 3 PM. More details about each event can be found on Campus Link.
Beginning January 5, Clermont College Library will be by appointment only. You can request appointments to use library equipment and borrow library materials. To ease the use of library materials, we will offer drop-in hours Tuesdays from 9 AM to 11 AM and Wednesdays from 1 PM to 3 PM. Virtual support (chat, email, and online appointments) will remain available during business hours.
Earlier in the semester, UC Clermont ran a pilot for extended hours. As promised, we did some reflection on the use and attendance of these hours. It took us a little time to prepare the staff, but we are now ready to announce longer hours for the remainder of the semester.
Beginning November 1, UC Clermont Library will remain open until 6:30 PM on Mondays through Thursdays. Friday hours will remain the same with a 5 PM close. These hours will be in place until the semester ends on November 10.
User access to electronic library resources is controlled by UC credentials and the Libraries’ proxy server. To improve management of this, UC Libraries changed proxy servers. As a result, all URLs containing the library proxy need to be updated to the new server address before December 2021.
If you do not update links before then, they will no longer work for faculty or students. If you have links in your Canvas Course, Bookmarks, or reference manager, visit these office hours to receive help in update the URLs. Associate Librarian Catie Carlson will be available on Zoom and in McDonough 150 on the following dates:
- Thursday, October 21 at 2 PM
- Wednesday, November 10 at 2 PM
- Tuesday, November 30 at 2 PM
To join via Zoom, sign in to Campus Link to view the details for each event. Registration is not required to join on campus or online. See you then!
Have some mid-semester papers needing resources? Here are three resources that will help make the process easy:
UC Clermont Library has made some exciting changes to its staffing. Emily Wages transitioned to a new role and is now UC Clermont’s Collection Manager. Emily will now work with new acquisitions, course reserves, donations, and weeding projects.
To fill Emily’s previous role as Operations Manager, UC Clermont is excited to welcome Brea McQueen to the team. Brea will handle technology lending, library spaces & events, library accounts, and student employment.
Clermont College Library will extend its hours for midterm preparation. From September 27 to October 8, Clermont College Library will remain open until 7:00 PM. These hours will be on Mondays through Thursdays, with Friday hours remaining the same.
Clermont College Library is here to serve you this fall semester. Our campus library is open for visitors with plenty of online support for distance education. In addition, we have some interactive events planned for students, faculty, and staff.