Welcome to Clermont College Library, Kathy Ladell!

Kathy Ladell

Clermont College Library welcomes a new faculty member – Reference Librarian, Kathy Ladell! 

Kathy comes to UC Clermont from Northern Illinois University where she served as an Outreach Librarian. Kathy worked for many years with non-profits serving Spanish-speaking individuals before obtaining a master’s degree in Library Science and Latin American Studies from Indiana University. She worked in public libraries for 7 years before transitioning to an academic library. 

Kathy’s role at Clermont College Library will focus on reference and research services. She will work to develop online reference services while continuing to support our on-campus students, faculty, and staff.  

Please join me in welcoming Kathy to UC Clermont College! 

Exploring Academic Search Complete

As you work on final projects and need to find information sources, don’t forget about Academic Search Complete! Academic Search Complete contains news, scholarly articles, magazines, and more. It’s a general database that contains information about a lot of different topics and is especially useful when search results from Summon (the search box on the library homepage) seem overwhelming. Check out the two videos linked below for tips on using Academic Search Complete and advanced database searching to get the right sources fast! 

Remember when accessing resources from off-campus, you’ll need to use the proxy login first before you can get into the database. As always, if you need help with accessing Academic Search Complete, using the proxy, or any other library resources, contact us at clermontlibrary@uc.edu for help! 

Accessing Library Resources from Off-Campus: Using the Proxy

With the move to remote learning, many students, faculty, and staff may be using the library’s resources from off-campus for the first time. If so, you may have been surprised that most of our electronic resources are not freely available online as they appear to be when accessing them from on-campus.

In order to use library resources off-campus, you need to prove that you are affiliated with UC due to many of the licenses with vendors that provide our e-book and other electronic resources. Given recent changes to the VPN, we strongly recommend all faculty, staff, and students utilize the Proxy option to access library resources. Instructions for using the Proxy are listed below along with links to instruction videos.

Proxy Login Instructions

Go to: https://libraries.uc.edu/

View Step-by-Step video instructions. [no audio]

NOTE: Login/authentication may not carry over between browser tabs.

These step-by-step videos show how to connect to directly to resources:

As always, if you need assistance, email us at clermontlibrary@uc.edu and we’ll be happy to help!

Welcome to Clermont College Library, Catie Carlson!

Catie Carlson

Clermont College Library welcomes a new Library Director, Catie Carlson!

Catie comes to UC Clermont from Tiffin University’s Pfeiffer Library where she served in various capacities, including Library Director. Her educational background includes a Master of Library & Information Science from Kent State University and a Master of Education from Tiffin University. She is currently studying adult learning and leadership at Kansas State University.

Catie’s role will provide much needed leadership and vision for the future of the library. Catie’s experience in academic libraries, teaching, and library services ensure that the Clermont College Library will continue providing excellent support to the college community.

I am very excited to welcome Catie and look forward to her leadership in the library and at Clermont College. Please join me in welcoming Catie!

Online Library Resources for Instructors During COVID-19

In order to protect our community, the Clermont College Library is closed. However, that doesn’t mean there are no resources for students and faculty.

UC Libraries has resources available online 24/7 including video sourceseBooks, and, of course, Summon. Just don’t forget off-campus access to these materials requires extra steps for authentication. Now may also be the perfect opportunity to explore open educational resources.

If your course has an information literacy or research component, the library already has many resources available to support you and your students online. Check out some of the resources below:

If you need any assistance using library resources or finding suitable resources for your students, you may still reach the librarians. Faculty, staff, and students can schedule research consultations with us. These sessions will be held by WebEx or by phone. Our email clermontlibrary@uc.edu is also always an option.

For more information about how we are supporting our students, faculty, and staff from afar, check out our frequently asked questions page.

Winter Break Hours at the Clermont College Library

UC Clermont College Library will have the following hours during winter break:

Monday, December 16th to Friday, December 20th: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, December 23rd to Wednesday, January 1st: Closed
Thursday, January 2nd to Friday, January 10th (Excluding weekends): 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Our spring semester hours will begin on Monday, January 13th. To view our hours of operation, including exceptions, please visit the Clermont College Library website.

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Clermont College Library

The UC Clermont College Library will have the following hours during the week of Thanksgiving:

November 25 – November 29, 2019

  • Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday & Friday: Closed

The library will resume regular fall semester hours on Monday, December 2nd.  You can view our fall semester hours on the Clermont College Library website.

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Welcome Hilda Knepp to the Clermont College Library!

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Hilda Knepp

Please join me in welcoming Hilda Knepp to the Clermont College Library!

Hilda graduated from Otterbein College with a BS in Equine Science in the 1980’s, planning to further her studies in Veterinary Science with any reputable university that would take her. Unfortunately, she was sidetracked and acquired an MLS at the University of Kentucky. First love–horses, second love–books. Who knows, right?

During her long career working in libraries, most of her time was spent in the Clermont County Public Library, working at various branches as a reference and children’s librarian, and finishing as a Branch Supervisor at the Doris Wood (Batavia) branch. For a brief three years, she worked part-time for the Clermont County Law Library and learned to speak legaleze. Hilda is working at the Clermont College Library in public services on a part-time schedule, after retiring from the public library.

Hilda lives in the Milford area with her husband, Gary, two cats, and one dog. Currently her grand-dog is staying with her while Mariah, the daughter, figures out what she wants to do with her life. When she is not guiding her daughter on the road to success, Hilda reads, writes, empties litter boxes, researches genealogy, and travels.

Stop by the Clermont College Library to say hello!

Heather Mitchell-Botts
Instruction Librarian

New Faces in the Clermont College Library

Over the summer, two new staff members joined us in the Clermont College Library.

Emily Wages, Operations Manager

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Emily Wages

Emily has worked at various libraries and library-related organizations over the years, including King Library at Miami University, Lane Libraries, MidPointe Libraries, and SWON Library Consortium. Emily graduated from Miami University in 2011 with a BS in English Education and a minor in British Literature. In 2014, she graduated from Kent State University with her MLIS. At Clermont College Library, Emily will be managing our public services and student employees.  

Emily loves gardening with native plants, reading, and true crime. She is also a distance runner, currently training to run the Indy Monumental half in November. In the last few years, she has run three full marathons (two Flying Pigs and Columbus) and she plans to run the full Flying Pig again this coming May. She lives in Colerain Township with her husband Quinn, dog Shay, and cat Chili.

Nicole Stamat, Library Specialist

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Nicole Stamat

For the last six years Nicole has worked for the Clermont County Public Library as a library assistant and library assistant specialist. She previously worked for the National Park Service at the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park; as well as the BSA Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM. She obtained a BFA in Art Therapy at Millikin University in 2009 and worked at the Staley academic library. Nicole will also be working in public services and helping with some aspects of our technical services.

She lives in the area with her husband, young son and a hound mix. Her hobbies include fiber arts (most especially knitting), table-top gaming and of course, reading. Her favorite authors include: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor and Margaret Atwood.

Please join me in welcoming Emily and Nicole to Clermont College!

Heather Mitchell-Botts
Instruction Librarian

Reserve a group study room at the library!

Looking for a place to study? The Clermont College Library has four group study rooms that can be reserved by students. UC students can use any of these rooms to study in groups or work collaboratively on projects. Reservations are available up to two hours per day using the library’s website. See library staff to learn how to reserve a group study room!

Things to remember:

  • The student who made the reservation must bring their Bearcat card with them in order to claim the room and check out the room key.
  • You have 15 minutes from the reserved time to claim the room or your reservation will be cancelled.
  • All members of the group must be present when you pick up the room key.

View the full Study Room Policy for additional information.

The first floor Student Collaboration Rooms were made possible by Dave and Amy Elberfeld in honor of Amy’s father W.G. “Spud” Elliott for his steadfast commitment to education and community.

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager