New Book Chapter from UC Clermont Librarian

UC Clermont’s newest librarian, Kathy Ladell, has published a new book chapter:

Ladell, K., Chernaik, A.G., Craig, A., Nelson, E., Shelly, A., & Swatscheno, J. (2020). Open Illinois: Supporting educational resources as a consortium. In D. Chase & D. Haugh (Ed.), Open praxis, open access: Digital scholarship in action (pp. 195-208). ALA Editions.

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UCBA and Clermont College Libraries Join Click and Collect

By Heather Maloney and Catie Carlson

click and collect graphicBeginning July 6, the libraries at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College and Clermont College will join other UC Library locations offering Click & Collect services to provide users with access to print and media collections in order to support UC teaching and research.

The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service allows UC users to request print and media library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at the owning library location. Currently, deliveries between UC Libraries and OhioLINK requests are unavailable at this time. UCBA Library and UC Clermont Library materials requests made by 9:00 AM Wednesdays will be available for pickup between 12 PM – 4:00 PM on Thursdays. Due dates have been automatically set for August 10.

UC Blue Ash College Library Click & Collect

  • Available print and media materials (excluding Reference and Course Reserves) can be requested through the library catalog
  • Laptops and calculators can be requested (UCBA students only) by completing the UCBA Library Equipment Request Form. Specific appointment times will be set for equipment pick-ups.
  • Requested materials and equipment are available for pick-up at the Community Commons patio outside entry/exit doors nearest to the UCBA Library front entrance. A valid student I.D. must be presented when picking up equipment.

UC Clermont College Library Click & Collect Details

  • Materials can be requested through the catalog.  can be requested by emailing
  • To retrieve materials, enter Clermont College through the East entrance in the Snyder Building near public safety and sign in. Users then will be asked to show an ID prior to taking materials at the library near the front desk.
  • If a limited number of requests have been made in a week, you may be contacted for an appointment time rather than utilizing the Thursday window.  Appointments are always welcomed to retrieve materials. Clermont faculty/staff may request to have materials delivered to their campus mailbox as well.

For more details about Click and Collect services at other UC Libraries, please visit:

Temporary Clermont Library Helpers (with fur)

With all of the library faculty and staff working remotely, we’ve added a few temporary library helpers to our staff. These staff members are usually at our homes, but since work is at home, Clermont College Library wanted you to meet them before they introduce themselves on a video call:

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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 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:

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 and we’ll be happy to help!

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

For the Love of the Library — Thank You!


The Clermont College Library hosted a special event, For the Love of the Library, on Thursday, February 9th.  The purpose of this event was to highlight the 1st floor renovations made possible by our donors and share plans for student-centered improvements to our library’s 2nd floor.


Thanks to all who celebrated with us from our community, UC’s Clifton campus, UC Libraries, and UC Clermont.

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director