Student Art at Clermont College

Spring semester the library is pleased to exhibit the art of Scott Hempleman.  Scott’s colorful paintings stem from years of drawing fun, imaginative cartoons. Encouraged by his grandfather as well as art teachers at Clermont College, Scott’s vibrant works display a study in color relationship and contrast.

Come check out Scott Hempleman’s work in the library’s Student Art Spotlight through spring 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

Please follow and like us:

Do You Enjoy the Music of the Season?

I asked the Clermont College Library staff to share their three favorite holiday songs.


Here are the top picks:

“Christmas Canon” by Tran-Siberian Orchestra

“Nuttin’ for Christmas” by Stan Freberg

“Christmas Don’t Be Late” sung by The Chipmunks



“The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting) sung by Johnny Mathis

“Hark the Herald Angels Sing” by Charles Wesley & George Whitefield

“Christmas Time is Here” by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi from Charlie Brown Christmas



“White Christmas” from White Christmas

“Silver and Gold,” from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

“A Good Old-Fashioned Christmas” from A Garfield Christmas



“White Christmas” sung by Bing Crosby

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” sung by Burl Ives

“Silent Night” sung by the Temptations



We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.

Please follow and like us:

Philanthropy Books




Industrialist, millionaire, and philanthropist,
Andrew Carnegie. 1913.
Marceau, photographer. Library of Congress.



In the holiday season many people participate in philanthropic endeavors such as food and clothing drives, monetary giving and donations of time.

If you’re interested in learning more about philanthropy Clermont College Library has e-books you might like to browse:

Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Sector: An Introduction by Theo N.M. Schuyt

Nonprofit Organizations and Civil Society in the United States by Kelly LeRoux
and Mary K. Feeney

The Almanac of American Philanthropy by Karl Zinsmeister

Philanthropy and Education Strategies for Impact edited by Ekkehard Thümler, Nicole Bögelein, Annelie Beller, and Helmut Anheier



Please follow and like us:

Snowflakes at Clermont College Library

“Everything’s magical when it snows, everything looks pretty. The clothes are great. Coats, scarves, gloves, hats.” –Lorelai Gilmore


We may not have snow outside, yet. But we do have a table set up in the Clermont College Library where students can cut out snowflakes. We’ve provided patterns, paper, and scissors. And we encourage you to use your imagination as well.

       Take a few minutes between classes and snip some snowflakes.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Please follow and like us:

Japanese Pop Culture: Anime at Clermont College Library

The Clermont College Library is pleased to present “Japanese Pop Culture: Anime,” on display November and December in the Peters-Jones’ display case.  Anime, manga and assorted figurines from several popular anime series are now on loan to the library from the personal collection of Victoria Winland.


Do you know the difference between Anime and Manga? Anime and Manga are two different storytelling media. Confusion arises between the two when the same story has been presented in both anime and manga versions. Did you know that you can order graphic novels, manga and anime through OhioLink?

For more details, please stop by and talk with our friendly library staff or visit our website at Clermont College Library!

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

Please follow and like us:

Konnichiwa! Bonjour! Hola! Guten Tag! Hi!


Want to do more than just say hello in a different language? The University of Cincinnati offers an online language learning system called Mango Languages. Mango has over 72 languages plus several English courses geared for
non-English speakers. Mango Languages is available to students, faculty and staff.

You will need to create an account when using Mango Languages for the first time.

For more details, please stop by and talk with our friendly library staff or visit our website at Clermont College Library!

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

Please follow and like us:

Chess and Checkers in the Clermont College Library

This fall, you’ll notice two custom-made game sets near the windows in the Clermont College Library.


The anodized aluminum chess/checker combo was produced by capstone students in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at UC East in spring 2015.  Led by Profs. Dexter Hulse and Chris Goodman, students designed the set using CAD and CAM software and produced it on our campus, utilizing conventional and computerized numerical control machine tools.


The 3-D printed checkers set was created in fall 2016 by the IT Pros, an award-winning Clermont College student organization. The project was led by Patrick Voto (President, 2015-16) under the guidance of the faculty advisor Prof. Bill Nicholson. The printer produces pieces using an additive manufacturing technique. Each square took approximately 20 minutes to print, checker pieces took 12 minutes to print. The total production time added up to around 36 hours.

We love our new games – and so do our students.  Thanks again to the Manufacturing Engineering Technology students and the IT Pros for these amazing (and usable) works of art.


Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

Please follow and like us:

E-books: The Why, the Wow, the How

down-the-hole-filmWe acquired the first e-book for the Clermont College Library collection in August, 2014. Up to that point, we’d purchased only print. And I love print books, holding them in my hand, flipping the pages.

But as much as I love print books, I appreciate e-books. And here’s why.

Our students can access them from home, in the middle of the night, in their pajamas. They just log-on with off-campus access, search their topic or title and presto…an e-book appears that can be opened and read immediately.

Another reason I like e-books. Our students have access to 1,533,274+ e-books. Can I get a wow?

How do you find an e-book? Go to the library’s web site and in the red box (Summon search box) type in the title or topic you’re looking for. Choose the filters that best suit your search. The results list will indicate if the book is an e-book.

As always, stop by or call the library (732-5233) with any questions.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Please follow and like us:

De-stress at Clermont College Library

Mid-terms coming up? Papers due? Life getting crazy? Take some time and stop by the Clermont College Library to de-stress. We have coloring sheets and colored pencils set up just for you.


According to the periodical Healthy Years, coloring:

  • Decreases anxiety
  • Helps your brain to focuscoloring-page2
  • Centers you in the present
  • Develops creativity

All pluses for the busy student.


How about it? Drop in, grab a page and some pencils and have fun!


Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager


“Color Between The Lines.” Healthy Years 12.10 (2015): 4. Consumer Health                     Complete – EBSCOhost. Web. 28 Sept. 2016.

Please follow and like us:

LexisNexis Academic

Clermont College Library offers many great online databases, including LexisNexis.

LexisNexis is useful for all college students and educators, starting with a simple but powerful search box that allows quick results:

Hot Topics Links will help you to get to current news and topics quickly:

  • Search the News, both in the United States and abroad. Comprehensive coverage from international and national publications. 
  • Look up a Legal Case, from the Supreme Court, Federal Court, and U.S. District Courts including U.S. Bankruptcy and U.S. Tax Courts
  • Get Company Information from authorities such as Standard & Poor’s, Hoover’s and SEC filings, and stock reports.

The Advanced Options can help you locate the specific articles or documents you are looking for. The navigation will help you further narrow the results down by date, name, publication title, geographic location and more–until you find what you need.

LexisNexis Help offers online tutorials through its YouTube channel.

Use the Off-Campus access when you are not on a UC Campus.


Kathleen Epperson, Librarian
Clermont College Library
Phone: 513.558.7010

Please follow and like us: