by Kellie Tilton
As many may know, the University of Cincinnati contains 13 awesome libraries amongst the three campuses of Uptown, Clermont and Blue Ash. As a librarian at the UCBA Library on the Blue Ash campus, I’ve been to Langsam Library numerous times and have visited a few others due to various meetings. In the two and half years I’ve worked for UC, however, I hadn’t really had the opportunity to really explore many of these collections. Over spring break, I had the chance to get the behind-the-scenes tour in eight of the 13 libraries.
By walking ten minutes across (and up!) the Uptown campus, I went from delighting over the DAAP Library’s vast snowglobe collection to admiring one of the Archive and Rare Books Library’s pre-printing press manuscripts. The resources available to all UC students, faculty and staff in the UC collections are vast, fascinating and one of the many great things about the University of Cincinnati.
If you have a chance, be sure to go seek out the many gems in the UC Libraries! To see some of my adventure, check out the photos below!
Katie Foran-Mulcahy, Clermont College Library Director
I have worked in libraries for almost 12 years. My first library job was as a shelver at the Lexington Public Library. After graduate school Iaccepted a full-time Instructional Services Librarian job at Berea College, where I worked for two years. My next job was as a librarian at the Clermont County Public Libraryin Amelia where I focused on Adult Services and Reference. I loved working in Clermont County but missed the academic setting, so I applied for an opening at UC Clermont’s library in 2010. After working as a Reference and Instruction Librarian here for a few years I became interested in library leadership and served as the Interim Director for 18 months. The Dean appointed me as Director in July 2015.
I love planning and thinking about the future of library facilities and services. Despite huge changes in the information landscape, libraries continue to focus on providing engaging spaces, promoting access to information, and teaching critical thinking skills. All of the library staff tackle these jobs together, and it’s incredibly rewarding!
In my spare time when I’m not at work, I like to cook, watch documentaries, enjoy live music, and hang out with my husband and our dogs.
Something that might surprise you about me is that I am a huge fan of hip-hop, particularly from the 1990s.
A few of my favorite things:
Book: Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Music: Beach House
Movie: Royal Tenenbaums
TV Show: Mad Men, Parks and Recreation, and Chopped
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Kathleen (Kathi) Epperson, Clermont College Librarian
I have worked in libraries for over 30 years. I began working part-time at our local library. After a few years, I became a full time library staff member. My children literally grew up in the library! As the children grew older, I went back to school to get my Master’s in Library Science, which would make me an “official” librarian. While I was in library school, I became interested in academic libraries, and worked as an intern at UC’s DAAP Library. The library director was a wonderful mentor to me, and we’re still good friends. I enjoyed guiding students and assisting faculty to find resources. I worked in two other colleges before I came to Clermont College in 2007.
As Reference Librarian, I love to help students find what they need for their projects. I especially like to surprise them by showing them the many resources the library has to offer. I try to be as friendly and helpful as I can, so they remember they can come to the library as a space and if they require assistance, there is a friendly person to help them.
When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my grandchildren, especially when we draw, paint and read! Okay, I might have to include playing Dance Revolution, too!
Something that might surprise you about me is that my brother and I were once protected by Pinkerton guards.
Now for a few of my favorite things:
Ohh! So many to choose from!
Book: Mama Day
Music: Eric Clapton
TV Show: Mad Men
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Reference and Web Services Librarian, Michelle McKinney celebrates 10 years of service at UC Blue Ash Library. Looking forward to many more!
Question: What’s your favorite app?
Heather Maloney, Library Director:
The PLCH (Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County) app of course!
Lauren Wahman, Instruction Librarian:
PLCH (Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County)
Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian:
As a twitter addict, I have to say the Twitter app is one of my 4faves. But I also love the 30/30 productivity app. And there are some AMAZING travel apps I love to use.
Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: PhotoCircle. Create a “circle”; invite other people to join it and everyone can upload and see photos instantly. Great when you want to share a photo with a specific group of people.
Tammy Manger, Public Services Manager:
My phone is ancient…never used one.
Chris Marshall, Public Services Assistant:
Not an APP user. 🙁
Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: