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Friday, February 17th, 2017

Digital CSU Workshop: Citation Managers 101: RefWorks and Zotero

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CSU Digital Methods Working Group

Please join Digital CSU for a Citation Managers 101: RefWorks and Zotero Workshop, by Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in MC 420, Active Learning Classroom, from 11:30 am -1:00 pm. Refreshments will be available for all attendees in MC 429 until 1:00 pm.

Save the Date
The Digital CSU March meeting will feature Mark Souther, Director, Center for Public History + Digital Humanities and History Professor, who will discuss Oral Histories. Thursday, March 23, 2017 in MC 420, Active Learning Classroom, from 11:30 am -1:00 pm.

For more information about Digital CSU, including the monthly meeting schedule, visit http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/digitalcsu/.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-02-17 10:30:52. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

SYSTEMS ALERT : OCLC Downtime to Affect FirstSearch Databases Sun., Feb. 19th

Due to scheduled system maintenance at OCLC, FirstSearch databases, as well as some other OCLC databases, will be unavailable from 2:00 am - 8:00 am on Sunday, February 19th. These databases include:

  • ArticleFirst
  • Clase and Periodica
  • OAIster
  • PapersFirst
  • ProceedingsFirst
  • Worldcat

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-02-15 14:30:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

PROQUEST SERVICE ALERT : ProQuest Databases Will Be Unavailable from 10 PM Sat. to 6 AM Sun. January 28-29.

On Saturday January 28, 2017, ProQuest will be performing maintenance to upgrade its infrastructure and enhance security. The maintenance is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM EDT and will last for eight (8) hours.

During this time, access to the ProQuest databases listed below will not be available, and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:

  • American Periodicals Series Online
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
  • Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A & I)
  • Dissertations & Theses @Cleveland State University
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • GenderWatch
  • New York Times
  • New York Times (Historic)
  • Physical Education Index
  • RefWorks
  • Safari Books Online
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Water Resources Abstracts

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-01-25 06:59:17. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Digital Drop-in Sessions

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Do you use digital methods in your research or teaching?

Do you want to learn more about digital tools available or in use on campus?

Please join us for our Digital Drop-in. CSU Faculty & Staff will be available to talk one-on-one about their expertise in various digital methods for teaching & research including Cleveland Memory, Zotero, Refworks, EngagedScholarhip@CSU, SelectedWorks, Omeka, Curatescape, Oral History, WordPress, Google apps, and more! Drop in when you can & talk tech with your colleagues!

The Drop-in session will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in MC 420, Active Learning Classroom, from 11:30 am -1:00 pm. Refreshments will be available for all attendees in MC 429 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

Presenters: We are seeking additional participants with expertise in various digital methods & platforms. Please fill out the form at Digital CSU Working Group website if you are interested in participating as an expert.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-01-23 13:10:26. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Textbooks for Some Classes Now Available for 2-Hour Loan in the Library.

Stretch-a-Buck Cartoon Guy

Stretch Your Dollar!   Use one of Our Textbooks...

The Michael Schwartz Library Textbook Center is now open for business on the third floor of the Library in the Multimedia area, RT 301. The Textbook Center has a collection of more than 30 print textbooks for some of the larger classes being offered this spring semester. They are available for you to use in the Library for 2 hours.

See what's available! Limited selection.

In addition to these print textbooks, the Library offers some eTextbooks, digital versions of books required for classes this spring.

See if one of your textbooks is available as an eTextbook.

If you don’t see your book on these two lists, check to see if it is on Reserve for your Course.
(Need the password? Contact the library or your instructor.)

Questions? Contact Melinda Smerek at (216) 687-2363.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-01-20 14:44:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Workshops for CSU Faculty

Join the Michael Schwartz and the Center for Faculty Excellence for CSU Faculty Workshops.
All workshops are held from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Library, Rhodes Tower, room 401. Workshops are free, but registration is required.

What You Need to Know About Using Copyrighted Materials
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Glenda Thornton, Director, Michael Schwartz Library
Workshop and registration details
Beyond the Research Paper: Alternative Assignments and Easy Assessments for Information Literacy Outcomes
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Presenter: Ann Marie Smeraldi, Head, Library Teaching & Learning Services
Workshop and registration details
Open Access Textbooks
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Glenda Thornton, Director, Michael Schwartz Library
Workshop and registration details
Are Your Students Information Literate? Tips and Tools for Assessing Student Learning
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Presenter: Ann Marie Smeraldi, Head, Library Teaching & Learning Services
Workshop and registration details
Copyright and Using Multimedia in the Classroom
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Presenter:
Dr. Glenda Thornton, Director, Michael Schwartz Library
Workshop and registration details

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-01-19 13:19:08. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Meet Sam Thomas, author of the Midwife's Tale: A Mystery

The Midwife's Tale Book Cover

Join The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library for their Annual Local Author Series featuring Sam Thomas.

Sam Thomas will discuss his mystery novel, The Midwife's Tale, the first of The Midwife Mysteries. It's 1644, and Parliament's armies have risen against the King and laid siege to the city of York. Even as the city suffers at the rebels' hands, midwife Bridget Hodgson becomes embroiled in a different sort of rebellion. One of Bridget's friends, Esther Cooper, has been convicted of murdering her husband. Convinced that her friend is innocent, Bridget sets out to find the real killer.

After the presentation, Mr. Thomas will offer a book signing opportunity. The CSU Bookstore will sell copies of the book at the event.

Author, Sam Thomas
Date: April 12, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, room 503

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email b.i.loomis@csuohio.edu.

The event is free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the general public but please register here.

Refreshments will be served.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-12-23 15:46:04. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The Work of Artist, Teacher, & Industrial Designer Viktor Schreckengost Now on Display

Schreckengost graphic design with fish and rabbits

—by Beth Piwkowski, Special Collections/ User Services Associate, Michael Schwartz Library

Viktor Schreckengost: Art and Design From the Michael Schwartz Library Special Collections will be on exhibit until January 31st on the first floor of the Library. The exhibit includes displays of his artwork and materials relating to his contributions to the fields of ceramics, painting, and industrial design, including a set of dishware he designed for Salem China, and sketches of his sculptures for the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Schreckengost was born in Sebring, Ohio in 1906, studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and in Vienna, where he became known for his work in ceramics and playing jazz saxophone. He returned to Cleveland and began to teach at the Cleveland Institute of Art at the age of 25, focusing on industrial design, and winning many awards for his work in ceramics, watercolors, industrial design, and pottery. He repaid his student loans working for Gem Clay, creating his "Jazz Series" of dishes and bowls for Cowan Pottery, designed bicycles and children's toys for Murray Ohio and Sears, and mass-produced dinnerware for American Limoges and Salem China. He also did work for General Electric, Harris Printing, and others, creating over 1500 works of art in his lifetime. He strongly believed in making good design affordable to everyone, not just the affluent, and this was reflected in his work.

Bluebird graphic by Viktor Schreckengost

He retired from industrial design in 1972, but continued teaching at the Cleveland Institute of Art for many years, and died in 2008 at the age of 101. In 2010, the family donated his materials to Special Collections. This comprehensive collection included materials from the Viktor Schreckengost Foundation, photographs and slides of the artist's work, visual reference files, personal photographs, papers and business correspondence, sketches, blueprints, tools, and other ephemera.

The Viktor Schreckengost Collection, which includes the artist/designer's correspondence, sketches, blueprints, and contracts with prominent firms in the Cleveland area, can be found in Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-11-17 08:46:10. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

ATTN: CSU Students! Enter to Win the Use of a Study Carrel Through Spring Semester.

Library Study Carrel

We want to know what you think.  Visit the Voting Booth on the 1st floor of the Library, answer a few questions, and you will be entered to win the use of a Library Study Carrel until the end of spring semester.

Each person may vote only once. A winner will be randomly selected at the end of the question period. Winners will be notified via their CSU email account.

The Voting Booth is located to the left of the User Services desk as you come into the Library.

Come in & Vote Now!


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-11-09 15:38:45. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Oomf Portable Rechargers Now Available in the Library for CSU Students, Faculty & Staff!

OOMF Station in the Library

Dead Phone? No Charger? Bad News!

...But the good news is that the Michael Schwartz Library is one of 10 locations where you can pick up an Oomf portable recharger for free for 24 hours. Look for the Oomf "stack" next to the Quick Look-Up PCs to the right of the User Services Desk as you enter the Library.

Information Services & Technology has entered a 3-month trial for this service. Read more about Oomf.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-11-09 15:20:19. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

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