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Thursday, September 7th, 2017

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 December 15th. 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 2017-09-07 06:58:35. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Constitution Day Commemoration

Image of an eagle and flag in front of Constitution

Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in Cleveland State University's Constitution Day events!

Online Contest
Students can win one of two Viking Cash Awards valued at $25 or the grand prize of a Viking Cash Award valued at $50! Answer a few questions correctly in our Constitution Quiz and you could be a winner! Drawing will be held at 11:30 on Monday, September 18, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library (located in Rhodes Tower).

Constitution Day Commemoration
Monday, September 18, 2017
11:30 AM
Rhodes Tower, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library
Join us in the Library for free cupcakes to commemorate Constitution Day. Winners of the Online Contest will be announced

Lecture
Reforming the Civil Legal System to Assure "Justice for All"
Presented by James J. Sandman, President, Legal Services Corporation.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Room
One free hour of CLE credit.
More about the lecture.

Display
Visit the Constitution Day display titled "We the People" located on the 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library (in Rhodes Tower).

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-08-25 16:18:03. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Partial Eclipse Viewing on the Plaza on Monday, August 21st

Experience the 2017 Eclipse Across America Aug. 21, 2017

CSU Michael Schwartz Library will host a Partial Eclipse Viewing on the CSU Plaza near Rhodes Tower on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. The partial eclipse begins at 1:06 pm and ends at 3:51 pm. The maximum partial eclipse is at 2:30 pm.

The Library has a very limited supply of free Eclipse Glasses for the community to use and share. The glasses are verified to be compliant with the ISO 12312-2:2015 international safety standard.

Visit the Library's Eclipse Exhibit (on the first floor) where you can see live streaming of the Eclipse Across America, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Viewing Party at Edgewater
The Cuyahoga Astronomical Association (CAA), in cooperation with Cleveland Metroparks, will host an Eclipse Watch event at Edgewater Park, on Cleveland's western Lake Erie shore, from 12:30 to 4:00 PM, Monday, August 21. The event will be free and open to the public, no reservations required, to observe the day's solar eclipse. In case of rain, the event will be canceled. More information about the Eclipse Watch.

NASA Safe Viewing message: "The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as 'eclipse glasses' or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun."

A full eclipse will be visible in Cleveland in April 2024.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-08-17 15:24:33. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Friends of the Library Book Discussion Selections: 2017-2018

The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library presents its selections for their 2017/2018 Book Discussion Series. The book discussions are free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the general public. Join us!

Super Boys

Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
by Brad Ricca
Wednesday September 27, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

In time for the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel, comes the first comprehensive literary biography of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, creators of the DC Comics superhero Superman.—Amazon.com
Discussion leader: Brad Ricca, Author
Related: Visit the exhibit, Superman: From Cleveland to Krypton, at the Cleveland Public Library through December 31, 2017

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove: A Novel
by Fredrik Backman
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

A feel-good story, Fredrik Backman’s best selling novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).
Discussion Leader: Ann Marie Smeraldi, Head, Library Teaching & Learning Services.

Silent Night

Silent Night
by Stanley Weintraub
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce. In the early months of World War I, on Christmas Eve, men on both sides of the trenches laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration. Despite orders to continue shooting, the unofficial truce spread across the front lines.
Discussion leader: Glenda Thornton, Director, Michael Schwartz Library.

Being Mortal

Being Mortal
by Atul Gawande
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. — Barnes and Noble
Discussion Leader: Vida Lock, served as Dean of Nursing at CSU.

A History of the World

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
by Tom Standage
Date TBD (During Spring Recess in March)

During the week of CSU’s spring recess, 2018, the Friends of the Library will host an excursion to a local brewery followed by lunch and a book discussion of A History of the World in 6 Glasses. Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history. — Amazon.com.
Discussion leader: Frank M. Klaus, President, Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library.

Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email Barbara Loomis.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-08-09 16:25:31. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Join Us For a Pre-Eclipse Party in the Library Tuesday, August 8th at 12:30 PM

Experience the 2017 Eclipse Across America Aug. 21, 2017

Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse!!

If you're going to be anywhere in North America, on August 21, you'll want to take a peek at the portions of the sun being blocked for over two hours! Stop by and hear noted astronomer, Jay Reynolds, as he explains "History, Techniques and Where to Safely See Your Solar Eclipse"! Only here at The Michael Schwartz Library, on Tuesday, August 8, at 12:30 p.m.

Feel free to bring your lunch — light refreshments will be available. Also, stop by anytime to see the library display!

Find out more about the eclipse from NASA.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-07-24 15:04:30. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

SYSTEMS ALERT : Network Outage to Disrupt Library Web Services Sat. July 29th from 6pm - 10pm

Important News

A planned network maintenance will be performed on campus Saturday July 29, 2017 from 6pm until 10pm.

During this time you will not be able to access:

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


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-07-24 09:34:47. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

*CANCELLED* PROQUEST SERVICE ALERT: ProQuest Databases Will Be Unavailable from 3:00 - 11:59 PM Sat. July 29.

***The maintenance scheduled for Saturday, July 29th has been cancelled. There will be no down time for ProQuest Databases on Saturday.***

On Saturday July 29, 2017, ProQuest will be performing maintenance to upgrade its infrastructure and enhance security. The maintenance is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM EDT and will last for nine (9) 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
  • ProQuest eBook Central
  • Safari Books Online
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Water Resources Abstracts

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-07-24 09:29:23. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

PROQUEST SERVICE ALERT : ProQuest Databases Are Unavailable Due to Power Outage.

Service Restored but there may still be intermittent access problems.

ProQuest is currently experiencing a power outage and as a result, you may be unable to access the following databases/services:

  • 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
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Water Resources Abstracts

Safari Books Online and Proquest Ebook Central seem to be unaffected by the outage.

Twitter reports that they are still working to restore connectivity. (4:46 AM - 18 Jul 2017)

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-07-18 07:56:51. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

70 Years Ago Today Cleveland Indian Larry Doby Makes American League History

by Vern Morrison, Digital Production / Electronic Course Reserve Associate, Michael Schwartz Library

Dale Mitchell and Larry Doby
Larry Doby (right) with Dale Mitchell, 1949.

On this date in baseball history, seventy years ago today, a 23-year-old man made his major league debut at Comiskey Park as a pinch-hitter for the Cleveland Indians. Wearing the number 14 on his uniform, he came to bat in the seventh inning of a game in which the Indians were trailing the White Sox, 5-1. With runners on second and third, a base hit would have put the Indians back in the game. Unfortunately for himself and for the Indians, the batter struck out, and the Indians went on to lose, 6-5.

It wasn’t an auspicious debut, but it was an historic one. That pinch-hitter was Larry Doby, and his appearance in the game made him the first African-American to play for an American League ballclub. Six weeks earlier, Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers, a National League team, became the first African-American to play in a major league game.

Doby had a tough time with the Indians in 1947. The day after his debut, he started in center field for the Indians, getting one hit in four at-bats. It was the only game he would start all year. In 29 games, nearly all of which Doby was used as a pinch-hitter, he got only five hits in 32 at-bats.

Like Robinson, Doby faced a lot of racial animus from spectators and opposing players. He was spat on, and he received hate mail, some of which included death threats. It would have been easy for Doby to have decided being a member of the Indians wasn’t worth going through all that.

But he persevered. Indians owner Bill Veeck and team manager Lou Boudreau believed in Doby, who was the team’s starting right fielder on Opening Day, 1948. Doby appeared in 114 games in 1948, playing right and center field, and had a solid year, batting .301 and helping the Indians win their first American League pennant and World Series since 1920.

Doby went on to have a sensational 13-year career, most of it as a member of the Indians. In 1954, when the Indians won 111 of their 154 games, Doby led the league with 32 homers and 126 RBI. His last game was on July 26, 1959. In 1994, the Indians retired his uniform number of 14. No Indians player will ever wear that number again. Doby was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.

Doby died at his home in New Jersey in 2003 at the age of 79. In 2015, the Indians erected a statue of Doby outside of Progressive Field. He will be remembered and revered by Cleveland Indians fans as long as the game of baseball is played.

See photos of Larry Doby in Cleveland Memory.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-07-05 16:23:38. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Friday, June 30th, 2017

New Online Library Orientation Course for Faculty

Learn

Are you a new CSU faculty member, part-time instructor, or adjunct? Has it been a while since you used the library? Would you benefit from a refresher on the Michael Schwartz Library's resources?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you might consider enrolling in the Michael Schwartz Library's Library Orientation course.

The online course is meant to serve as a resource for you as you access library materials, plan your instruction, and conduct your research. Unlike a traditional course, you can explore it at your own pace, consult only the modules that pertain to you, and un-enroll at any time.

Please don't hesitate to ask a librarian if you have any questions about the course or the library!

Register Here!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-06-30 16:06:19. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

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