In honor of late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, test your history knowledge with Clermont College Library and our online trivia. You can also view the corresponding digital display with resources from the University of Cincinnati Libraries. Continue reading UC Clermont Library Digital Display and Trivia
Author: Emily Wages
UC Clermont Library hosted an online trivia tournament during May. We would like to thank everyone who participated! We hope you had fun with it and learned a little something about libraries or Cincinnati.
Total correct answers: 51.4%
Total incorrect answers: 48.6%
Average score: 6182.7 points
According to Kahoot, the hardest two questions, both with only 28% correct answers, were the following:
#5. Which of these is Cincinnati’s oldest neighborhood? Avondale, Over the Rhine, Walnut Hills, or Columbia-Tusculum? The answer is Columbia-Tusculum, which was was founded in 1788 on the Little Miami River and predates Losantiville (which became Cincinnati) by a month.
#10. True or false, the last time the Cincinnati Bengals made it to the Superbowl was 1989. The answer is “true” – the last time the Bengals made it to the Superbowl was in ’89, but they lost to the San Francisco 49ers.
Coming up soon, be on the look out for more trivia from the library!
At UC Clermont, we’ve been working from home now for over a month! Our daily routines, much like everyone’s, have changed. We are working hard to keep you up to date on what’s going on at UC Libraries – how to access resources, what to do with materials you may have, answering any questions you have, and more. We are still doing the behind-the-scenes work of the library’s operations as well as working on our own professional development. It’s not just our work routines that have changed though!
Student workers Scarlett, Anna, and Emily have been at home with their families attending classes online and working on various library projects and virtual training sessions/webinars throughout the last few weeks. They are looking forward to getting back to campus, work, and normal life but enjoying time with their pets and families right now!
Catie Carlson, UC Clermont Library Director, has been trying to share her home office with her husband, dog, and cat. None of whom work very quietly for a library. She’s been rewatching Grey’s Anatomy, building LalaIsland in Animal Crossing, and battling it out in Splatoon 2. Now and then, she’s trying to get to know her new neighborhood with dog walks and takeout food.
Kathy Ladell, our new Librarian, has been getting used to online work and is enjoying virtually meeting UC people from across the campuses. Since she likes to be outdoors, she has been discovering new parks in the area, while keeping an appropriate social distance, of course. In the evening, she settles down with her furry companion, Loki, to watch multiple seasons of Portlandia or The Office.
Emily Wages, library operations manager, is home with her husband Quinn, dog Shay, and cat Chili. She is trying to continue running around her neighborhood, since she had been training for the (now postponed) Flying Pig Marathon. She’s been spending a lot of time in her yard gardening and bird watching while her husband bakes bagels (a new hobby). She has also been having a lot of video chat hangouts with family and friends.
If you need help with assignments, research, or have questions about the library do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com. We are all looking forward to when we can be back on campus to see everyone (and our books) in person!
Many faculty, staff, students, and adjuncts who are now working from home have currently checked out library materials. Whether it’s an item from our Clermont Library, one of the other UC Libraries like Langsam, or SearchOhio/OhioLink, you do not need to worry about late fees! If you have books or other materials from UC Libraries, these should automatically renew and/or have an extended due date. If you have a SearchOhio, OhioLink, or Interlibrary Loan item that looks like it is accruing fines, those will be waived until we can return to campus.
UC Clermont Library does not have a book return dropbox and is not accepting any returns. Please do not attempt to return any materials at this time. If you plan on returning in the fall, please keep your materials and return them at that time. Otherwise, books may be returned to the drop slot at the main entrance of Langsam Library. When we get closer to returning to campus, we will send out more updates about returning materials. If you have any questions, email the Clermont College Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we’re sure you’ve heard by now, the Clermont College Library is closed. However, that doesn’t mean there is no support for students as they continue their courses remotely. UC Libraries has resources available online 24/7 to help meet your scholarly source needs, including journal articles and eBooks. Just don’t forget off-campus access to these materials requires extra steps for authentication. For those that may need a reminder, there are a number of online help mechanisms such as the Summon tutorial or our research guides.
If you need any assistance using library resources or finding materials for your assignments, you may still reach the librarians. The Librarians are available by appointment to discuss your research and citation needs. Appointments will be held by WebEx or by phone. Our email email@example.com is also always an option, and we are answering those within 1-hour during normal business hours.
For more information about how we are supporting our students, faculty, and staff from afar, check out our frequently asked questions page.