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Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Free and Open Textbooks: Why Should Students Care About Them?

Open Textbooks Workshop and Free Pizza

Free and Open Textbooks: Why Should Students Care About Them?
Date:
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location Library (in RT), First Floor, East End
Presenter: Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts and Humanities Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library

Come and learn about free & open textbooks and why they're important. There will be free pizza! Sponsored by the CSU Student Government Association and the Michael Schwartz Library.

The event is free and open to all CSU students, faculty, and staff.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2019-02-26 09:44:58. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Faculty Workshop: Using Copyrighted Materials in the Classroom and Online

Using Copyrighted Materials in the Classroom and Online
Date:
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location Library, RT 401
Presenter: Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts and Humanities Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library

Want to make sure that you are using copyrighted materials appropriately? In this workshop learn how to legally use copyrighted materials in face-to-face teaching or online. Learn how the library works with Blackboard to ensure legal use of copyrighted materials, and learn about educational resources not governed by copyright restrictions. The Center for Faculty Excellence Workshop is free but registration is required. (registration closes February 12 at noon).

Find more Center for Faculty Excellence Workshops

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2019-02-11 10:25:06. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

CSU Faculty: OpenCon 2019 Cleveland is Back by Popular Demand

OpenCon 2019 Cleveland logo


OpenCon 2019 Cleveland
Main Conference, Friday, March 8, 2019
Pre-Conference, Thursday, March 7, 2019
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland

At this conference we'll celebrate and explore open education and open access with speakers, panels, and hands-on activities. Faculty, librarians, staff, students, and instructional designers are all welcome to attend. See our website for details: https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/oa/opencon2019/

Registration

OpenCon 2019 Cleveland is free but registration is required via the OpenCon 2019 Registration site. A boxed lunch option is available for a cost of $10 for the March 8 event (please register by February 28 if selecting the lunch option). A light breakfast will be provided.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2019-02-07 15:49:30. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Celebrating the Ecological Resources and Culture of Cuyahoga County: 2018-2019 Speaker Series

Sustainability Presentations

A collaboration between the Michael Schwartz Library and the CSU Office of Sustainability will bring researchers and local practitioners together to talk about sustainability efforts and innovations.

Faculty, staff, students, and the general public are invited to attend the next presentation
  • Invasive Plants and Ecological Restoration
    Speakers: Emily Rauschert, Assistant Professor, Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences Departments and Jenn Hillmer, Invasive Plant Coordinator, Cleveland Metroparks
    February 26, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Rhodes Tower, Michael Schwartz Library, 5th floor, room 502

The speaker series is presented in support of the 2019 Sustainable Cleveland initiative, a ten-year effort to engage the Cleveland community in building a resilient, forward-thinking city. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the year the Cuyahoga River caught fire which subsequently sparked the modern environmental movement.

All speaker presentations are open to the public. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.


>>For more information, contact Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts and Humanities Librarian.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2019-02-05 13:35:44. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Digital CSU Meeting and Overview of Podcasting

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Join the Digital CSU Working Group for a presentation of New Podcasting Resources at CSU on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 304.

The Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning (CIT&DL) has recently upgraded its audio studio to a podcasting studio. This new facility allows faculty and staff to create their own video and audio broadcasts that can be shared across countless media platforms. At this Digital CSU event, Chris Rennison, Senior Instructional Technologist, and CIT&DL media production staff will provide an overview of the essentials of podcasting and discuss its various educational possibilities, as well as feature a live podcast in action. 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 2019-02-01 17:23:23. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Employment Opportunity: Library Systems and Emerging Technologies Specialist

The Michael Schwartz Library is currently searching for a Systems and Emerging Technologies Specialist.

Summary: Provides software, hardware, network and other technical support and training for the Michael Schwartz Library, electronic classroom technology and computer labs. Installs, configures, upgrades, and maintains computer systems in the Library. Researches, evaluates, and implements emerging technologies to expand and improve services. Provides programming support for library web pages. Generates statistical reports for Library management. Interacts professionally with all internal and external customers using strong interpersonal skills.

To apply, or for more information about the posting, visit the University's Employment Opportunity Site. The posting closes on February 17, 2019 .

If have questions, please contact Human Resources at (216) 687-3636, or email hrjobs@csuohio.edu.

For more information about the benefits of working at CSU, please visit Human Resources Employment.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2019-02-01 17:05:12. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Library Director to Retire; Interim Director Appointed

From the Office of the Provost

Glenda Thornton, Library Director

Glenda Thornton, director of the Michael Schwartz Library, is retiring from the University effective February 1. I want to take this opportunity to thank Glenda for her dedicated service and outstanding leadership over the past 20 years to enhance and transform our library from a depository of paper-copy materials into a vibrant learning center equipped with the latest technology.

She has been a strong advocate and supporter for our student success efforts, including helping to establish our Math Emporium, expand the CSU Writing Center and improving and updating library infrastructure. In addition, Glenda's leadership and efforts in improving textbook affordability in general, and in promoting open-access education resources in particular, have led to significant savings for our students and contributed to improvement in learning outcomes. The Library is planning a retirement reception for Glenda on January 25.

David Lodwick, currently the Library's associate director and Systems Division head, has been named interim director, effective February 1. David has been with the Michael Schwartz Library for more than sixteen years and is an integral part of the overall management of the Library. He graduated from Kent State University with a Master of Library Science degree in 1996 and also has a law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

by Jianping Zhu, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cleveland State University

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2019-01-08 12:39:17. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Stress Busting Zone at the Library 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.

All week long, you will be able to play games, color, do puzzles and more. On Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be a visit from therapy dogs.

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


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-12-10 15:50:28. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Digital CSU Fall Student Showcase

Digital CSU Logo

Digital CSU Methods Working Group

Digital CSU is happy to announce the second Digital CSU Student Showcase in partnership with the Michael Schwartz Library! The showcase is a round-table event where students can share their digital work with fellow students, faculty, and staff. The event will take place in the Student Center Atrium on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Join us!

Students who want to participate should register here.
Participants must be prepared to share their texts digitally, which requires that each participant brings the necessary equipment (e.g. laptop, headphones, speakers, etc.). Participants are encouraged to provide supplemental materials such as handouts about their design process, research methods, or other relevant documents; however, this is not required.

For more information about the Student Showcase, contact Melanie Gagich, First-Year Writing Program at m.gagich@csuohio.edu.

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-11-21 10:32:35. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Employment Opportunity: Library Systems and Knowledge-bases Librarian

The Michael Schwartz Library is currently searching for a Systems & Knowledge-bases Librarian.

Summary: Responsible for the management of the library’s integrated library system (ILS) and electronic resource configuration. Administers the Library’s integrated library system (ILS), currently Innovative Interfaces Sierra; works with cataloging librarian in managing administrative modules (e.g., EBSCO) and associated knowledge bases; resolves access problems as they arise; contributes to library decision making and serves on teams to carry out library goals as specified in team assignments; keeps up-to-date in librarianship and information technology; engages in scholarly, professional and service activities; interacts professionally with all internal and external customers using strong interpersonal skills.

To apply, or for more information about the posting, visit the University's Employment Opportunity Site. The posting closes on December 10, 2018 (posting deadline has been extended).

If have questions, please contact Human Resources at (216) 687-3636, or email hrjobs@csuohio.edu.

For more information about the benefits of working at CSU, please visit Human Resources Employment.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-11-19 12:10:37. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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