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Thursday, January 11th, 2018

CSU Closed Friday, January 12th, 2018

Weather Closure Update: CSU will be closed on 1/12/18 due to anticipated severe weather and travel conditions.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-01-11 18:43:11. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

New Trial Subscription to Film Scripts Online

Screenshot of Film Scripts Online homepage

Film Scripts Online contains 1,500 film scripts — an exploration of culture and cinema through the decades. This highly structured archive offers a bibliographic and biographical database of directors and writers, along with the full text of the movies themselves. From the earliest silent films through to the present, the cultural attitudes and lifestyles are reflected in the medium.

Students, instructors, and researchers use the Film Scripts Online Series for studying popular culture, film, diversity and gender issues, language and linguistics, writing, American history, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and other disciplines. Volume I contains hundreds of titles from classic American cinema. Volume II focuses more on contemporary and international films.

Film Scripts Online will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community until February 10, 2018. Find it on our Trial Databases page. Take the Film Scripts Online Survey — Once you've tried it, let us know what you think about this database.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-01-11 14:31:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Meet Daniel Melnick, author of The Ash Tree

The Ash Tree Book Cover

Join The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library for their Annual Local Author Series featuring Daniel Melnick.

He will discuss his novel, The Ash Tree, a story of the romance and marriage between an American Armenian girl and her immigrant husband who survived the 1915 Armenian Genocide in Turkey. From the 1920s through the early 1970s, the couple and their 3 children become vivid, quintessentially American characters, only for tragedy to find them again. Combining history and fictionalized memoir, The Ash Tree is an important, beautifully written novel of survival, new life, and heartbreak.

A question-and-answer session and a book signing opportunity will follow the presentation. The CSU Bookstore will sell copies of the book at the event.

Daniel Melnick has also written an earlier novel about the community of émigré musicians who fled Europe in the 1930s to Los Angeles, Hungry Generations; a study of music and modern literature, Fullness of Dissonance; and a novella about Israel during the Iraq war, with stories, Terror and Contrition. He has taught at UC Berkeley; California State University at Fresno; Cleveland State University where he is an Emeritus Professor of English; and --in retirement as a part-time lecturer--Case Western Reserve University. He is married to the artist Jeanette Arax Melnick, whose painting is on the cover of The Ash Tree. He and his wife live in Cleveland and have 3 children and four grandchildren

Daniel Melnick
Date: April 11, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: CSU Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, room 502

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email b.i.loomis@csuohio.edu.

The event is free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the general public but please register here.

Refreshments will be served.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-01-02 16:16:24. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, December 8th, 2017

SYSTEMS ALERT : Network Outage to Disrupt Library Web Services Sat. Dec. 23rd from 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Important News

A planned network maintenance will be performed on campus Saturday December 23, 2017 from 6:30pm until 10:30pm that will cause sporadic network outages.

During this time you might not be able to access:

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


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-12-08 09:51:13. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

The Library IS Your Stress Busting Zone 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.

Derby, the therapy dog.Come play with Derby.

All week long, you will be able to play games, color, and do puzzles. On Sunday from 10:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. there will be a visit from Derby, the therapy dog. On Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. there will be a playing with pop-up books session with Library Director, Glenda Thornton.

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


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-12-05 09:37:11. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Undergraduate Digital Research Showcase

Digital CSU Logo

The Digital CSU Working Group will host an Undergraduate Digital Research Showcase on Tuesday, December 5 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in the CPL Connection Lounge, located in the the Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor. Projects include digital exhibits on protest events such as Bloody Sunday, Kent State, and Tahrir Square http://csuhisppg.shelleyrose.org, public history stories on Cleveland Historical http://clevelandhistorical.org, and additional historical thinking projects. 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 2017-11-29 10:43:25. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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

Digital CSU Logo

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.

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