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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.

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

New Trial Subscription to Social Explorer

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Social Explorer provides access to current and comprehensive demographic information with over 40 billion data elements and 220 years of data, including the entire US Census from 1790 to the present.

Social Explorer will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community until December 2, 2017. Find it on our Research Databases page. Take the Social Explorer Survey — Once you've tried it, let us know what you think about this database.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-10-03 11:15:31. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Campus Sustainability Month — Sustainability Tips for Week of October 2-6

Michael Schwartz Library Sustainability Interest Group

October is Campus Sustainability Month — a month to celebrate and encourage campus efforts to adopt more sustainable practices. This year the newly-formed Michael Schwartz Library Sustainability Interest Group would like to help our campus develop more sustainable practices by sharing sustainability tips once per week throughout October.

Light bulb

To kick things off, here are some campus resources for improving sustainability that we can consult all year round:


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-10-02 15:27:07. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Textbook Affordability Small Grant for CSU Faculty

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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 November 13, 2017.

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 Tuesday, October 24 at 11:30 am. Go to Workshop and Registration details. Attendance will be helpful in applying for a grant, but it is not required.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-10-02 09:33:09. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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