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Friday, December 8th, 2017

SYSTEMS ALERT : Network Outage to Disrupt Library Web Services Sat. Dec. 23rd from 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Important News

A planned network maintenance will be performed on campus Saturday December 23, 2017 from 6:30pm until 10:30pm that will cause sporadic network outages.

During this time you might not be able to access:

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


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-12-08 09:51:13. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

The Library IS Your Stress Busting Zone During Finals Week!

Find stress relief in the Library during finals week

We know that Finals Week can be stressful, so in addition to providing study space, research help, and computers, the Michael Schwartz Library is also providing a Stress Busting Zone on the 1st floor in the Library Connection Lounge.

Derby, the therapy dog.Come play with Derby.

All week long, you will be able to play games, color, and do puzzles. On Sunday from 10:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. there will be a visit from Derby, the therapy dog. On Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. there will be a playing with pop-up books session with Library Director, Glenda Thornton.

We hope to see you here and good luck on your finals!


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-12-05 09:37:11. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Undergraduate Digital Research Showcase

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The Digital CSU Working Group will host an Undergraduate Digital Research Showcase on Tuesday, December 5 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in the CPL Connection Lounge, located in the the Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor. Projects include digital exhibits on protest events such as Bloody Sunday, Kent State, and Tahrir Square http://csuhisppg.shelleyrose.org, public history stories on Cleveland Historical http://clevelandhistorical.org, and additional historical thinking projects. Light refreshments will be served. Join us!

Digital CSU is a low-stakes environment to learn about digital methods in research & teaching across disciplines and colleges at Cleveland State University. It convenes once a month during the academic year.

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


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-11-29 10:43:25. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

ATTN: CSU Students! Enter to Win the Use of a Study Carrel for 6 Months.

Library Study Carrel

We want to know what you think.  Visit the Voting Booth on the 1st floor of the Library and answer three quick questions and you will be entered to win the use of a Library Study Carrel for six months.

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 2017-11-14 15:27:23. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, November 7th, 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.

Citation Metrics and Journal Ranking
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Presenter: Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences & English Subject Specialist Librarian
Workshop and registration details
Copyright Basics
Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Glenda Thornton, Director, Michael Schwartz Library
Workshop and registration details
WAC Workshop: The Reading Writing Connection
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2018
Presenter: Ann Marie Smeraldi, Head, Library Teaching and Learning Services
Workshop and registration details
Using Copyrighted Material in the Classroom
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Presenter: Dr. Glenda Thornton, Director, Michael Schwartz Library
Workshop and registration details
Are Your Students Information Literate?
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Presenter: Ann Marie Smeraldi, Head, Library Teaching and Learning Services
Workshop and registration details

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-11-07 14:19:49. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Digital CSU Workshop: Introduction to TEI Mark-Up

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Digital CSU Methods Working Group

Please join Digital CSU for an Introduction to TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) Mark-Up Workshop, by Lee Zickel, Humanities and Social Sciences Technologist, Case Western Reserve University. Using a few real-world examples, this informational [workshop] will provide a brief introduction to TEI-XML mark-up and it's value as a scholarly and pedagogical tool.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in the Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, room 325 (viewing room) from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. The workshop is free and open to all CSU faculty, staff, and students. Lunch will be served.

Digital CSU is a low-stakes environment to learn about digital methods in research & teaching across disciplines and colleges at Cleveland State University. It convenes once a month during the academic year.

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


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-11-02 11:44:49. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Campus Sustainability Month - Sustainability Tips for Week of October 22-28

Michael Schwartz Library Sustainability Interest Group

Campus Sustainability Month — October 2017

Paper in recycling bin

Paper Recycling Tips

  • Paper Recycle bins on campus are not just for all types of paper, but are also for cardboard, such as that used in food packing (as long as it's clean) for example, boxes from granola bars or frozen food. The sleeves from coffee cups are acceptable too. Clean paper bags, such as that from carryout food, can also be recycled. And of course, magazines!
  • A friendly reminder that paper with print on only one side can be reused for scrap notes or in a printer for printing rough drafts or notes for your own use. Duplication will also make a small size pad of paper from these sheets for about 50 cents.
  • Websites of Interest:

On behalf of the MSL Sustainability Interest Group, thank you for helping to make our campus more sustainable!



Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-10-24 08:24:21. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Join the Library for Open Access Week Events! October 23 - October 27

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This year's theme is Open in Order To ...

Throughout this week, CSU faculty can participate in Open Access Week Events, including:

Visit the Open Access information table in the Library for resources and more. Review the schedule of events and create your own itinerary.

About Open Access Week
Academic and research communities are invited to learn how open access maximizes and promotes their work, provides stronger ownership for researchers and authors, and ultimately, has far reaching benefits for academia and society as a whole.

Now in its tenth year, "Open Access Week" facilitates the growing movement toward increased discoverability, sharing, use and preservation of information.




Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-10-23 07:40:55. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Campus Sustainability Month - Sustainability Tips for Week of October 15-21

Michael Schwartz Library Sustainability Interest Group

Campus Sustainability Month — October 2017

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Useful Information About Plastic Pollution

On behalf of the MSL Sustainability Interest Group, thank you for helping to make our campus more sustainable!


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Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-10-18 09:51:02. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Campus Sustainability Month — Sustainability Tips for Week of October 9-13

Michael Schwartz Library Sustainability Interest Group

Campus Sustainability Month — October 2017

computer monitor and power plug

Computer and Power Tips

  • Be energy efficient: turn off your monitor if you're not going to use it for 20 minutes, and your computer if you're not going to use it for 2 hours.
  • Remember to turn off your computer, monitor, speakers, and other accessories when you leave for the day.
  • Screen savers don't save power — they were designed to prevent image burn-in on older monitors. Instead, use sleep mode:
    • Windows 7: Control Panel -> System and Security -> Power Options -> Click "Change Plan Settings" for whichever plan is selected -> Turn off the display: 30 minutes (or your preference)
    • Windows 10: Settings -> System -> Power and Sleep -> Screen -> Turn off after: 30 minutes (or your preference)
    • Turn down your monitor's brightness to whatever minimum level is still comfortable for your eyes — do this on your laptops and cell phones, too, to save battery life.

Read More:

On behalf of the MSL Sustainability Interest Group, thank you for helping to make our campus more sustainable!


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-10-10 09:12:01. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

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