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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Now On Display in the Library! "From Hidden to Modern Figures: NASA’s Past Shows the Way to the Future"

The Hidden Figures display on the Library's first floor

The exhibit, "From Hidden to Modern Figures: NASA's Past Shows the Way to the Future," on loan from NASA Glenn Research Center, is on display in the library until May 15. It is based on the Hidden Figures movie and book, which tell the real life story of how three African-American women mathematicians working at NASA, contributed behind-the-scenes to John Glenn's first orbit around the earth in 1962.

Included in the exhibit are two interactive kiosks with narratives of local NASA women scientists from that time period up to the present. Of special interest are photographs and a narrative by Annie Easley, an African-American scientist and mathematician who worked at NASA Glenn Research Center and received her B.A. in Mathematics from CSU in 1978. Easley worked as a "computer" in her early career, similar to the women in Hidden Figures.

Also on display are replicas of scientific items (courtesy of the CSU Physics Department) shown in the movie, historic photographs, and books highlighting women and minorities in science and engineering. The books can be loaned out, including several copies of Hidden Figures.

Stop by to see the exhibit before it moves on!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-04-25 15:19:59. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Celebrate Nation Library Week April 9-15, 2017

Celebrate National Library Week, April 9-15!
National Library Workers' Day
Tuesday April 11, 2017
NLWD is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
Hidden Figures Book Discussion
Tuesday April 11, 2017; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
RT 503
Friends of the Library book discussion featuring Hidden Figures by Margo Lee Shetterly.
The Midwife's Tale book cover
Meet Local Author, Sam Thomas
Wednesday April 12, 2017; 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
RT 503
He will discuss his mystery novel, The Midwife's Tale.
National Library Week Celebration
Thursday April 13, 2014; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Library 1st Floor
Join us for food, giveaways, book art and more.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-04-10 11:13:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Library Cancelling Subscription to RefWorks Effective June 30, 2017

Important News

Effective June 30, 2017 the Michael Schwartz Library is cancelling its subscription to RefWorks. After that date, students, faculty, staff and alumni will not be able to use RefWorks through the library's subscription.

Why is the library cancelling its subscription to RefWorks?
When the library began offering RefWorks, it was one of few options for citation managers. There are many more options now, some of which are more robust and free to all users. Faced with budgetary constraints and annual inflation increases for RefWorks, the library has chosen to prioritize purchasing content over the continued cost of subscribing to RefWorks.
How can I save my RefWorks Citations?
The following instructions explain how to export your RefWorks citations so they are ready to upload to another platform.
What are the alternatives?
There are several alternatives to RefWorks which, up to a certain level of storage, are completely free. The tools which the library supports are Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote Web (Basic). More information about these tools is available on this Zotero Research Guide and this Mendeley Research Guide. The library will also be offering in-person and online training workshops for these tools. Refer to the following schedule for in-person Zotero/Mendeley workshops and register using this workshop registration link. Continue to check this link for future workshop times, including webinars.
  • Wed. 4/12, 3:00pm - RT 502
  • Thurs. 4/13, 11:00am - RT 502
  • Mon. 4/17, 2:00pm - RT 502
  • Tues. 4/18, 11:00am - LCLC Front
  • Wed. 4/19, 10:00am - LCLC Front
  • Fri. 4/21, 12:00pm - LCLC Front
  • Mon. 4/24, 1:00pm - LCLC Front
  • Tues. 4/25, 3:00pm - LCLC Front
Who can I contact with questions or concerns?
Please feel free to contact your personal librarian with questions. You may also contact the reference desk at 216-687-5300 from 10am-8pm Monday through Thursday, 10am-5pm on Friday, 10-5pm Saturday, or 2-6pm Sunday to speak to a reference librarian.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-04-10 09:17:32. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Reference.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Textbook Affordability Small Grant for CSU Faculty

Open Access logo

The Michael Schwartz Library, in collaboration with the Center for eLearning, Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning (CITDL), and the Center for Faculty Excellence are sponsoring a Textbook Affordability Small Grant to help support faculty who are willing to adopt/adapt an open textbook for a class. Grant Applications are due May 1, 2017.

If you want to learn more about Open Textbooks and possibly apply for one of the grants, attend Dr. Glenda Thornton's presentation on Open Access Textbooks on Thursday, April 13. Go to Workshop and Registration details. Attendance will be helpful in applying for a grant, but it is not required.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-03-29 07:26:43. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 20th, 2017

SYSTEMS ALERT : OhioLINK Hosted Services Down March 21st Sometime Between 7:30 - 10 PM

OhioLINK needs to complete some urgent maintenance on the systems that govern access to their servers.  This maintenance will take place on Tuesday, March 21 from 7:30-10pm.  They are expecting any service outage during that window to be less than 30 minutes.  During the outage, however, all OhioLINK services will be unavailable.

This will include:

  • OhioLINK website
  • Central Catalog
  • Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
  • Electronic Book Center (EBC)
  • Digital Resource Commons (DRC)
  • Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD)
  • Finding Aid Repository (EAD)
  • EZProxy
  • Rave URLS

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-03-20 07:15:46. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Book Discussion of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Book cover for Hidden Figures
The Office of Inclusion and Multicultrual Engagement and The Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library present a book discussion of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and The Untold Story of The Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win The Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly. A New York Times number one bestseller.
Discussion Leader: Richard Fox, Ideastream.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

Please register here for this free event. Light refreshments will be served.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-03-09 11:45:38. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

SYSTEMS ALERT : Internet Outage to Disrupt Library Web Services Tues. March 14th from 8 PM to 10 PM

Due to a scheduled internet outage, the following Library web services will be off-line from 8 PM - 10 PM on Tuesday March 14th.

Other websites that will be unavailable include The Cleveland Memory Project and streaming media provided through Mediasite.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-03-08 08:53:20. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Library Exhibit: Damnable Artifacts: Production Memorabilia from the Plays of Mac Wellman

Mac Wellman Homecoming Festival, March 23-25 at CSU
Mac Wellman Homecoming Festival 2017

The Mac Wellman Homecoming Festival, March 23 - 25, 2017, is a celebration of a groundbreaking playwright from Cleveland, Ohio, one who is widely recognized as among the most influential voices of the Off-Off-Broadway era.

Based for many years in New York, Wellman has authored dozens of plays, with productions spanning throughout North America as well as England, Germany, China, and Japan. In addition, he is regarded as a significant teacher of playwriting, and has impacted many of today's most important emerging writers from his position as head of the master of fine arts program at Brooklyn College. Mac Wellman is a major figure in American letters and an essential presence in the lineage of playwrights from the Cleveland area.

The Library exhibit, Damnable Artifacts: Production Memorabilia from the Plays of Mac Wellman, features set models, posters, programs, scripts, props, photos, postcards, T-shirts, and vintage reviews from productions spanning the career of the playwright. All items are original artifacts from the collections of lighting/set designer Kyle Chepulis and graphic designer David Prittie (both of the Flea Theater, NYC) and director/performer Clyde Simon (convergence-continuum theater, Cleveland). The exhibit is located on the first floor of the Library (in Rhodes Tower) and is free and open to the general public (extended through April 9) during regular Library hours.

Join us in giving long-overdue recognition to one of Northeast Ohio’s most lauded playwriting products. Schedule of Events.

Presented by Playwrights Local in partnership with Cleveland State University Department of English, the NEOMFA Creative Writing Program, and the Michael Schwartz Library.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-03-03 11:32:07. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

New Trial Subscription to Music Industry Data

Music Industry Data logo

Music Industry Data is a growing repository of historical and current sales data, spanning 60 years from over 30 countries.

Music Industry Data will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community until April 21. Find it on our Research Databases page. Music Industry Data Survey -- Once you've tried Music Industry Data, let us know what you think about this service.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-02-21 10:15:37. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Digital CSU Workshop: Citation Managers 101: RefWorks and Zotero

Digital CSU Logo

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 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 RT 502, from 11:30 am -1:00 pm.

For more information about Digital CSU, including the monthly meeting schedule, visit

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

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