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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

Sustainability logo

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

Social Explorer logo

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

Open Access logo

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.

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

9th Annual Octavofest Celebration - October 2017

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Join us in celebrating Northeast Ohio’s active community of book and paper innovators and our magnificent library and museum collections of fine and rare books during Octavofest 2017! Events will highlight The Artistry of Children’s Books.

Below are this year's Octavofest events at Cleveland State University and the Michael Schwartz Library:

Some of the books in the Pop-Up Books for Everyone exhibit
  • Pop-Up Books for Everyone
    October 2- December 15, 2017
    Michael Schwartz Library, first floor
    An exhibit of movable books from the collection of Glenda Thornton, Director of the Michael Schwartz Library, CSU.
    The exhibit is free and open to the public during Library Hours.
  • Play with Pop-Up Books
    October 9, 2017, 3:00 - 4:00 pm and October 17, 2017, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    Michael Schwartz Library, first floor
    Free and open to the public
    Glenda Thornton takes you on a hands-on exploration of some of the amazing and imaginative books in her Movable Book Collection. The books, themselves, cover a wide variety of topics spanning from the fantastic (fables, fairy tales, superheroes, mythical beasts) to the more mundane (technology and science).
  • WatchArt! with Art Books Cleveland Members
    October 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Main Classroom, 1st floor lobby
    Free and open to the public
    Come meet, talk with, and watch the book artists of Art Books Cleveland (ABC) work on book projects.
  • Emily Martin
    Galleries Tour and Discussion with Emily Martin
    October 26, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3 pm
    The Galleries at CSU, 1307 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115
    Free and open to the public
    Tour the state-of-the-art gallery with Robert Thurmer, Gallery Director, and Emily Martin, Octavofest's featured guest.
  • Books that Move: 700 years of Innovation and Artistry
    October 30, 2017, 3 - 4 pm
    Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, Room 502
    Free and open to the public
    Glenda Thornton, Director of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library, will present "Books that Move: 700 years of Innovation and Artistry". An exhibit of her collection of movable books will be on display in the Library in October.

Find out more about Octavofest.
See the Octavofest flier for 2017.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-09-27 10:34:26. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

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.


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