Welcome to Clermont College Library, Heather Mitchell-Botts!

Clermont College Library welcomes its newest faculty member – Instruction Librarian, Heather Mitchell-Botts!

Heather Mitchell-Botts, Instruction Librarian

Heather comes to UC Clermont from ECPI University’s campus in Raleigh, North Carolina where she served as Campus Librarian for the past 5 years.  Heather’s experience in teaching and public services is extensive – at ECPI she did everything from teach information literacy classes to create online guides/tutorials to collection development.

Heather’s role at the Clermont College Library will focus primarily on instruction. She’ll serve as instruction coordinator for our library, developing formal information literacy instruction programming and planning to support students both in person and online. Heather will also focus on the development of online tools in support of information literacy and serve as librarian liaison to the ELF and BLT departments.

I’m personally very excited to welcome Heather to our team. She is passionate about teaching and brings a great deal of professionalism and positivity to everything she touches. Please join me in welcoming Heather to UC Clermont College.

 

Sincerely,

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

Find Summer Fun at the Library

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Take a look at Clermont College Library’s display case, on the second floor of the Snyder building. You’ll find books on everything from origami to making art on an iPad. There is even a book on exploring Cincinnati.

The library’s two display cases, (one near the library in Peters-Jones and one on the second floor of Snyder) showcase items you can check out, all year round.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Student Art in the Library

Summer semester the Clermont College Library is pleased to exhibit the art of Molly Newton, Lily Barnes, and Amanda Wittmer. Molly and Lily have created works in pencil and pen, while Amanda used oil pastel, acrylic, and collage.

A recent trip to Thailand influenced Amanda’s work. Her piece, Missing Home, received the Editor’s Choice Award in the East Fork Journal. In the fall, she will pursue a graduate degree in Art Therapy at Adler University in Chicago.

Come check out the student art in the library’s Student Art Spotlight throughout the summer, 2018.  As always, we thank Fine Arts faculty Kelly Frigard and Kim Taylor for their dedicated support of the Student Art Spotlight since 2015.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

 

Winners of the Clermont College Library’s 7th Annual Haiku Contest

Clermont College Library received 65 exceptional haiku entries from 26 students this year.

To quote Professor Reeves, one of our two judges, “What a great bunch—it was a very hard decision.”

Grand prize winner, David Fiora, won a $50 gift card and all winners will be published in the East Fork, Clermont’s online literary journal.

Dark was the long night
Cold was the spotted pavement
Beneath the gardens
-David Fiora

2nd Place

Light in the window
Smoke rolling from the chimney
I know I am home
-Brooklyn Parker

3rd Place

Life where none should be
Pushing through the concrete crack.
Blossoming flower.
-Amy Waugh

Honorable Mentions

cracked ice breaks beneath
my weight, i fall cold and near
the edge of my life
-Amy Elizabeth Monaco

The slow rising fire
Called out to me in the night
It knows my secrets
-Angelica Neal

 

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Clermont College Library to Host Poetry Reading

In collaboration with the English, Literature and Fine Arts Department, Clermont College Library will be host to Matthew Guenette, author of Vasectomania.

Please join us Wednesday, April 4, for a reading and book signing with the poet at 1:25 pm in the library. Reception to follow.

A special thank you to Associate Professor Phoebe Reeves for inviting us to participate in the event.

 

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Do you Haiku? 

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Clermont College Library is sponsoring its 7th Annual Haiku Contest beginning March 28.

You must be a Clermont College student to participate. Write up to 3 haiku and submit them for a chance to win a $50 gift card.  Professors Phoebe Reeves and Cassie Fetters will serve as our judges.

Read the complete contest guidelines: http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/clermont-poetry/haiku

Submit haiku here: Haiku submissions

The entry deadline is April 13th.

Go forth and haiku!

 

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

 

Celebrate Pi!

Have you ever pondered pi? Does 3.14 and beyond interest you? Whether you find this mathematical constant fascinating or not, you will want to be a part of our Pi Day celebration.

Beginning March 1, sign up to win a free pi t-shirt. The winner’s names will be drawn on March 14. Five shirts will be given away. Stop by the Clermont College Library and fill out an entry with your name, email, and preferred size.

On March 7, our math professors will be passing out pi(e) and coffee in the hallway, in front of the library. If you are up to a challenge, stop by Dr. Malla’s table and write out pi to as many digits as you can remember. There will be three prizes for the top winners.

 

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Like Origami?

A table with origami supplies is set up in the Clermont College Library; for anyone who would like to try his or her hand at this ancient art form. Through folding, the origami paper can be shaped into birds, frogs, flowers, and many other designs. The table will be set up through March 29.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Student Library Survey: Enter to Win a $25 Gift Card

Your opinions can build a better library – you just have to share them!

In order to serve you better, we invite you to participate in a 15-question survey regarding Clermont College Library facilities and services. Depending on your answers and your typing ability the survey should take 5 minutes or less to complete.

As a gesture of our thanks, you may provide your contact info at the end of the survey to enter a drawing for one of two $25 gift cards.

Together we can make the Clermont College Library a better space for resources and research.

 

Sincerely,

Katie Foran-Mulcahy, Library Director