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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.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Cleveland Against the World: #Allin at the Great Lakes Exposition

Crowds at the Great Lakes Exposition.
Crowds at the Great Lakes Exposition, 1936.

Come commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Great Lakes Exposition and the last time Cleveland hosted the Republican National Convention!

Celebrate Cleveland pride by engaging with the city's national and international history.

Explore at your own pace how the Great Lakes Exposition (GLE) can be used to examine diverse trends in a broader historical context through the use of historical fiction, virtual museums, and audio/visual presentations, among others.

The exhibit will be held on Thursday, November 10th from 8:30-9:45 on the first floor east wing of the Michael Schwartz Library. Presented by students in HIS 299 "Introduction to Historical Studies" with support from the History Department, and Michael Schwartz Library and Special Collections, and the Division of University Engagement.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-11-02 14:51:22. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Arts and Humanities, Library News.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Open Access Week Event for Thursday, October 27, 2016

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EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University: Ask the Experts
October 27
10:30 am – 11:30 am
RT 503 (Michael Schwartz Library, 1860 East 22nd Street)
Do you have questions about our bepress services including publishing journals or books; posting articles; creating your own Scholars Page; managing conferences or ongoing meetings, and more? Ask our experts, Barbara Loomis - Project Coordinator, and Marsha Miles - Digital Initiatives Librarian. Drop in at Rhodes Tower 503 between 10:30 and 11:30 am on Thursday October 27th or email for an appointment.

Find out more about Open Access Week 2016.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-10-26 10:25:34. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Open Access Week Events for Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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"To Publish or not to Publish: That is the Question" EngagedScholarship @ CSU Provides the Answer
October 26
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
RT 502 (Michael Schwartz Library, 1860 East 22nd Street)
Free/no registration
Presenter: Richard Klein, Urban Studies
Dr Klein will discuss the trials and tribulations facing many academic writers within today's competitive world of print publishing, and how online publishing venues such as EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University with their highly competent librarians and equally efficient staff help to measurably lessen the burdens often attributed to such publishing efforts. EngagedSchoalrship@CSU consultants will be available after the formal presentation to answer questions about publishing YOUR book.

Tour of 3D Printing Lab
October 26
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CSU Fenn Hall, Room 424, 1960 East 24th Street, Cleveland
3D Printers (and their users) can take advantage of open access designs. Tour the Mechanical Engineering department's 3D Printing Lab, hear from an engineering student about how the technology works and how it's used, and see a 3D printer in action.
Please email to register for this free event!

Find out more about Open Access Week 2016.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-10-25 15:47:32. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Digital CSU Working Group Meeting, Thursday October 27th at 11:30 AM in RT 502

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 second meeting of the Digital CSU working group, a low-stakes environment to discuss all things digital! All CSU community members are welcome and refreshments will be served.

We will meet this month on Thursday, October 27 in RT 502 from 11:30-1:00 pm. Chris Rennison, Senior Instructional Technologist, Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning will present Augmented Reality Sandbox.

Learn more about Digital CSU.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-10-24 14:22:59. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Open Access Week Workshops For Faculty

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Copyright and Creative Commons Workshop
October 24
11:30 - 12:30
RT 502
Free/no registration
Have you ever wanted to use someone's intellectual property but didn't know how to get permission? Or, have you ever wanted to freely share your own intellectual property but didn't know how? Well, there are millions of people out there who do freely share their creations with others by using Creative Commons licensing on their copyright materials. Come to this workshop to learn both how you can freely share your intellectual property and use intellectual property that has been licensed with a Creative Commons license.

Affordable Textbook Alternatives Workshop
October 27
2:00 - 3:00
RT 502
Free/no registration
We are all concerned about the rising cost of higher education but often may not know what we can do as individuals. Faculty want to assign the best quality textbooks possible for their students but they know that some of these materials are very costly. In this workshop, faculty will learn how to find and use openly licensed quality educational resources that are free to students. In many cases these resources can be adapted to the individual instructor's class and, because they are freely available, students will have the needed resources the very first day of class. What a great way to help students improve classroom performance! The event is free.

Find out more about Open Access Week 2016.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-10-24 11:35:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Boycotts, Busing & Beyond - Book Signing and Discussion, October 26th

Boycotts, Busing & Beyond

Cleveland State University
Black Studies Program
Book Signing & Discussion
Boycotts, Busing & Beyond:
The History and Implications of School Desegregation in the Urban North

Ronnie A. Dunn, Donna M. Whyte, James Hardiman, Mittie Davis Jones, Adrienne Hatten
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Black Studies Program Conference Room, MC 135

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-10-24 09:20:19. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, October 17th, 2016

New Trial Subscription to Euromonitor - Passport

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Euromonitor - Passport is a global market research database providing insight on industries, economies and consumers worldwide, helping analyze market context and identify future trends impacting businesses globally.

Euromonitor - Passport will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community until November 30th. Find it on our Research Databases page. Take the Passport Survey -- Once you've tried Euromonitor - Passport, let us know what you think about this service.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2016-10-17 09:31:52. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

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