UC Clermont Library Summer 2021 Hours and Information

As the summer course session begins, UC Clermont Library would like remind the campus community that we will be open Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 3 pm, starting on Monday May third. Our chat service will be staffed Monday through Friday 10am to 3pm.  Materials and technology checkouts continue to be available during these open hours. If you would like to request to check out a piece of technology over summer, you can do so via the online form here. Additionally, there is a return bin outside of the library that you can access at any time for book returns, but if you have technology like a laptop or iPad to return you can drop those off during open hours or make an appointment to drop off at another time. UC Clermont Library will be closed on Fridays throughout the summer.

UC Clermont Library Digital Display – January and February 2021

UC Clermont Library usually curates monthly physical library material displays that pertain to timely issues. You’ve probably seen these throughout campus and maybe even checked out materials from one. For these physical displays we lay out books, DVDs, and periodicals relating to a particular topic. While we are off campus, we wanted to share this same information with you, but in formats accessible from home.

The digital display for January and February 2021 provides online materials with information on burn out, mental health, self-care, and more, so that we can learn about how to take better care of our mental health this semester!

UC Clermont Library Trivia Results

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.

Check out the winner’s podium here!

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!

Join UC Clermont Library for Trivia this Summer!

Need a break in your studies or research this summer? Check out our new online trivia game on Kahoot! It will run all summer and features questions about the Cincinnati area, libraries in general, and the University itself. If you’re new to the area it might be a great way to learn some fun facts about Cincinnati and UC!  Join us on Kahoot and follow the directions on the page. This particular trivia series will run until the end of May and we will release the results in June.

Have ideas for future trivia questions? Let us know at clermontlibrary@uc.edu.

Your Library Faculty, Staff, and Students at Home

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 clermontlibrary@uc.edu. We are all looking forward to when we can be back on campus to see everyone (and our books) in person!



Currently Checked Out Library Materials

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 clermontlibrary@uc.edu.