Welcome New UC Clermont Staff, Brea McQueen

UC Clermont Library has made some exciting changes to its staffing. Emily Wages transitioned to a new role and is now UC Clermont’s Collection Manager. Emily will now work with new acquisitions, course reserves, donations, and weeding projects.

To fill Emily’s previous role as Operations Manager, UC Clermont is excited to welcome Brea McQueen to the team. Brea will handle technology lending, library spaces & events, library accounts, and student employment.

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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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Student Library Access during COVID-19

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 clermontlibrary@uc.edu 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.

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