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Friday, May 25th, 2018

The Library at AHA! Festival Thursday, June 7

Visit the Michael Schwartz Library's table at the AHA! Book Festival on Thursday, June 7 at the Playhouse Square, Keybank State Theatre Lobby, 1519 Euclid Avenue. On display from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm will be a selection of our favorite photographs, copied from the Cleveland Press Collection in Special Collections at CSU’s Michael Schwartz Library, and all displayed online in our Cleveland Memory Project. Early photos of the Terminal Tower, Mr. Jingeling, Euclid Beach, Eliot Ness, Ghoulardi, and a host of other memories from Cleveland’s past will be on display. Select prints will be available for sale at special festival prices.

Meet Richard Klein, author of “Let’s Go Shopping at the Square” Cleveland’s Leading Downtown Department Stores: A Business Legacy and The Legacy of the Pharmacy Industry:Cleveland, Ohio from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Ask questions about the history of Cleveland department stores or the Pharmacy industry, buy a book, and ask for an autograph!

Dr. Richard Klein has served as a professor and program coordinator at Cleveland State University for more than 30 years. In addition to his administrative and teaching responsibilities, he has written several professional articles for major publications such as Appraisal Journal, American Preservation Technology Journal and Real Estate Issues. He has most recently published several books in EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University under MSL Academic Endeavors, Michael Schwartz Library's publishing imprint.

The AHA! Festival: Arts and Humanities Alive runs from Thursday, June 7 through Saturday, June 9. Presented by Cleveland State University in partnership with Playhouse Square.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-05-25 09:51:22. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Cleveland Memory, EngagedScholarship@CSU, Library News.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Student Digital Research Showcase

Digital CSU Logo

The Digital CSU Working Group will host a showcase for digital projects created by CSU students and co-sponsored by the CSU Office of Research and the Michael Schwartz Library. The showcase will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Student Center Atrium. Light refreshments will be served. Join us!

If you are interested in having your students present, contact the Digital CSU conveners: Christopher Rennison (, Shelley Rose (, or Emilie Zickel (

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-04-24 14:16:18. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: EngagedScholarship@CSU, Library News.

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Friends of the Library Book Excursion to Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Friends of the Library Excursion to the Great Lakes Brewing Co. on May 10, 2018!
Book Cover for A Story of the World in 6 Glasses

Join the Friends of the Library for an excursion from CSU to the Great Lakes Brewing Co, on Thursday, May 10, 2018, during finals week. The tour begins at 10:00 a.m. (includes sampling of 4 beers), followed by a book discussion at 11:00 a.m. of A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage (led by Frank Klaus, Friends of the Library President). Afterward, guests will proceed to the Great Lakes Brewpub for lunch. Attendees will have an opportunity to shop in the Gift Shop.
Transportation to and from the Brewery will be provided.
Please note: brewery tours involve multiple stairwells, some of which are steep and narrow.

Fee: $20 (does NOT include cost of lunch)
Guests can board the bus beginning at 9:30 a.m. at CSU
The bus will return to the same location at appx. 3:00 p.m.

Registration is closed!

Open to the general public.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-04-13 15:36:48. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14, 2018

Celebrate National Library Week, April 8-14! Libraries Lead.

April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren't just places to borrow books or study — they're also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.

To celebrate National Library Week, the Michael Schwartz Library will have the following events:

National Library Week Celebration
Monday, April 9th ~ 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
1st floor of the library
Are you preparing for the end of the semester? Working on a research project, preparing a presentation, or getting ready to study for finals? Come to the National Library Week Celebration to learn about the resources available in the Library to help you accomplish your goals. There will also be free food and giveaways.
National Library Workers' Day
Tuesday, April 10th
National Library Workers' Day is a time to honor the contributions of all library workers, librarians, support staff, and others who make library services possible. Stop by and tell your favorite library staff member how they have helped you succeed.
The Ash Tree book cover
Annual Local Author Series featuring Daniel Melnick
Wednesday April 11th ~ 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
RT 502
During this Friends of the Library event, local author Daniel Melnick, will discuss his novel, The Ash Tree.
Open Textbooks Workshop with Glenda Thornton
Thursday April 12th ~ 1 p.m.
RT 502
This workshop for CSU Faculty will allow them to learn about open access textbooks and discover what is available in their field.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-04-04 08:21:10. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

New Textbook Affordability 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 another Textbook Affordability Small Grant to help support faculty who are willing to adopt/adapt an open textbook for a class. Grant Applications are due April 23, 2018.

Open Textbooks Workshop
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 12 at 1:00 pm in RT 502.

Open textbooks are full, real textbooks licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed. Increasingly, faculty members all across the country are adopting open textbooks as one way to address this crisis. In this workshop you can learn about open access textbooks and discover what is available in your field.

Attendance will be helpful in applying for a grant, but it is not required.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-03-28 09:21:41. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Holocaust Remembrance at CSU: Exhibition and Film Screening

Shanghai Jewish Museum Traveling Exhibition
Through April 12, 2018 at the Michael Schwartz Library, 1860 East 22nd Street
A young Jewish refugee and her Chinese girlfriends in Shanghai during World War II (photo credit: Courtesy Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)

Explore this little know, salient story of how Shanghai became a haven during the Holocaust for some 20,000 refugees at a time when many national borders were closed to immigrants.

Film Screening
"The Last Refuge: The Story of Jewish Refugees in Shanghai"
Discussion and Q&A with survivors after the film.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mather Mansion Ballroom--MM 301
2605 Euclid Avenue
Light Refreshments will be served.

Both events are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 216-687-3937
Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University and Cultural Crossings.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-03-12 11:33:23. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

SYSTEMS ALERT : Scholar Catalog Will Be Offline Beginning 8 AM on Monday March 12th.

Important News

Due to scheduled hardware upgrades, Scholar, the Library's online catalog, will be unavailable beginning 8 am on Monday, March 12th.

During this time you will not be able to:

  • Search for Library materials using SCHOLAR.
  • Access the Research Databases from off campus.
  • Request materials from OhioLINK

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-03-08 14:44:03. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Exhibition : Cleveland's Endearing Symbol: 52 Stories of the Terminal Tower

Cleveland's Endearing Symbol: 52 Stories of the Terminal Tower

Friday March 9th - Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Generations of Clevelanders have looked to the spire of the Terminal Tower as a point of reference and as a beloved Cleveland icon. Friday, March 9th marks the opening of a new exhibition devoted to this landmark, titled "Cleveland's Endearing Symbol: 52 Stories of the Terminal Tower". Curated and designed by long-time Library staffers and originators of our Cleveland Memory Project Bill Barrow and Donna Stewart, the exhibit draws heavily on the collections at the Michael Schwartz Library and also includes material from many generous community partners. The exhibition is an affectionate and informative look at the role of the tower in the life of the city and includes hundreds of items: historical photos, artworks, film, media, ephemera, and kitsch. And a falcon, of course!

Join us for the opening reception and gallery conversation on Friday, March 9 at 4 pm, when Bill Barrow and Donna Stewart will highlight a few of the Tower's "52 stories".

Running from March 9th through April 21st at The Galleries at CSU at East 13th and Euclid Avenue, next to IdeaStream.

Read Steven Litt's review of the exhibition that appeared in the March 18th issue of the Plain Dealer.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-03-07 16:10:20. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

March is Women's History Month!

Women's History Month logo

Observed in the United States every March since 1987, Women's History Month is a time to recognize the great contributions women have made to our history, culture, and society and to celebrate their many achievements.

Please take the time to visit some of the websites highlighting women's history and Women's History Month below:

Aviatrices of the 1929 air races
"Aviatrices" Ruth Nichols, Thea Rasche, Gladys O'Donnell, Blanche Noyes, Amelia Earhart, and Phoebe Omlie, 1929.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-02-28 14:59:25. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Problems with Issues and Controversies and Science Online Research Databases - FIXED

Feb. 26: The Library is currently experiencing technical difficulties with Infobase/Facts on File Databases (including Issues and Controversies and Science Online). We are working to fix these issues and will post further information when available.

UPDATE Feb. 27: Problems with the Infobase/Facts on File Databases have been resolved. Please use the Error Report Form under "Contact Us" to report any continuing problems you may be having.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-02-26 17:18:45. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

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