Student Art Spotlight: The Notable Nine

This spring, Professor Kim Taylor worked with library staff to bring art into the library from nine Clermont College students and one part-time English faculty.  Relocating our information desk in December also provided the opportunity to relocate student art — and double our display area!  You’ll love the results.

Haley Dennison: Haley
Nicholas Dereshkevich: Untitled
Abigale Morris: Adam
Hailey McManus: Brave
Treva Noakes-Miller: Bloom and Dream
Elizabeth Sowders: Untitled
Riley Stickney: Untitled
Bernadette Terrell: Cakes and Untitled
Julia Wahle: They Is and Homey

Amy Abafo: Rice PaddyAdventure Bound, and Baggage (faculty submission)


Keep reading, writing, and learning,

Katie Foran-Mulcahy

Library Director

Local History at the Clermont College Library

Elizabeth Terry’s ENGL 1001 students completed writing projects examining local cities, villages, and places during the fall 2016 term. The projects examined questions relating to a place’s relative growth or isolation.

Students spent a great deal of time using the local history collections of the Clermont College Library, the Clermont County Public Library, and local historical societies. They also snapped photos of their research subjects — now on display in the Peters-Jones hallway outside of the library.  The photographs represent an additional investigative method, capturing indefinable beauty in landmarks we often pass without a second thought.

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Clermont College Library Director

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



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

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

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

Clermont College Welcome

One of my favorite times each new school year is the first hour of the first day. As I sit at the welcome table in the Peters-Jones building at Clermont College I’m eager to greet the new and returning students. The energy I feel from their excitement regenerates me for the possibilities of the new semester.  And of course I’m happy to direct them to the Clermont College Library.good things

I just know good things are going to happen fall semester. Best wishes to all of Clermont’s students as they begin this new journey.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Check Out Our New Look!

Thanks to the generosity of donors, we’ve made some big improvements in the Clermont College Library this summer. We’re excited to see students using our refreshed space to collaborate, work, and relax once again this year.

first day fall

Some of our newest additions on the 1st floor for Fall 2016 include:

  • New lounge-type chairs
  • New collaboration tables with built-in electric
  • A refreshed, relocated computer lab
  • Bearcat-card enabled photocopying

Let me know what you think of our new look.  And don’t forget to check out our 2nd floor – still the only quiet study zone on campus.

Best wishes for a successful school year,

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director


Clermont College Library Break and Summer Hours

The Clermont College Library  break hours, May 2-6, 2016:

Monday through Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm.

The summer semester hours,library
May 9-August 20, 2016:

Monday through Thursday
7:30 am-6:30 pm
Fridays 7:30 am-4:00 pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Additionally, the library will be closed in observance of:

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

The Main Event: A Red & Black Revue



Clermont College is hosting a special event and an online auction to raise money for our 21st Century Library Transformation, student scholarships, and a new fine arts classroom.  Be a part of the action and plan to attend and/or bid in the auction.  The event includes dinner by the bite, an open bar, live music, and a special address from President Ono.

On a personal note, I’m beyond thrilled to have our library among the year’s fundraising priorities for Clermont College.  Strong attendance at this event will have a huge impact on our ability to improve our library.  Even if you cannot attend, please help us spread the word.

What: The Main Event: A Red & Black Revue
Where: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites — Eastgate
When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The event begins at 4:30pm.

See you there,

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director