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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

SYSTEMS ALERT : Network Outage to Disrupt Library Web Services Fri. Nov. 21st

There will be a planned network outage for the entire Cleveland State Campus beginning Saturday February 28th at 7:00 PM until 10:00 AM Sunday March 1st.

During this time:

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-02-25 07:08:58. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Read-In Day: Call for Readers and an Invitation

National Women's History Month logo
Thursday, March 26, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm
Read-In Day to Celebrate Writing By and About Women
Location: Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor east

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Michael Schwartz Library, in conjunction with the English Department, the Common Reading Program, and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, is hosting a Read-In Day from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on Thursday, March 26th.

The campus community is invited to hear fellow faculty, staff, and students read aloud both fiction and non-fiction prose and poetry by and about women that is significant to them. This event is free and open to the campus community.

CSU students, in particular First Year Students enrolled in ASC 101 Introduction to University Life, are encouraged to not only attend the event for their enjoyment, but also for the opportunity to make the most of Women's History Month by learning about and sharing literary works by and about women. There is also the possibility that said works will foster among the attendees further interest and education about women's literature and history.

If you would like to participate as a reader contact Professor Barbara Walker, Department of English, at 216-687-2563 or to discuss your selection and to schedule a time (limited to 5 minutes). Sign up today!

First Year Students please register here

Read-In Day is a national initiative that is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English that focuses on literacy by encouraging reading.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-02-24 16:48:46. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Dissertation Boot Camp Postponed

The Graduate Resource Center's Dissertation Boot Camp originally scheduled for Feb. 23-27 has been postponed. Rescheduled dates should be announced in the near future.

See the Dissertation Boot Camp web page for more information or to register.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-02-23 09:10:08. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

A Conversation with Regennia Williams and Bill Becker - Feb. 26th, Michael Schwartz Library

Book cover for Cleveland State University: 50 Years

Date: Feb. 26th
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Michael Schwartz Library, first floor, east end

All are invited to attend a very special conversation about the history of CSU with Regennia Williams, Ph.D., author of the new commemorative book Cleveland State University: 50 Years, and Bill Becker, University Archivist, in the Michael Schwartz Library.

Dr. Williams and Mr. Becker, both CSU alumni who have worked at the University for more than 30 years, will reflect on their personal experiences and memories as well as the evolution of CSU since its creation in 1964.

A book signing and light refreshments will follow the presentation. Attendees will also be able to view the Library's new 50th Anniversary exhibit, prepared by Sarah Benedict, featuring historical photographs, publications, and memorabilia from the University's Archives.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and CSU Marketing

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-02-18 07:17:47. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Postponed -- Dissertation Boot Camp, February 23-27, 2015

Need help or motivation to write your Ph.D. dissertation? Register now for the FREE Dissertation Boot Camp sponsored by the CSU Graduate Student Resource Center, in conjunction with the Writing Center and Michael Schwartz Library. The Boot Camp is a week-long series of workshops and open writing time where you can get help from experts to complete your dissertation.

See the Dissertation Boot Camp site for more information or to register.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-02-12 11:02:03. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Bus Excursion to National First Ladies' Library in Canton: March 13, 2015

Register today for the Friends of the Library Third Annual Spring Break BUS EXCURSION
MARCH 13, 2015!
Destination: National First Ladies' Library, Canton

A view of the library

Join the Friends of the Library for a bus excursion from Cleveland to the National First Ladies' Library, located in Canton, Ohio on Friday, March 13, 2015, during CSU's spring break. Tour the Museum and Research Library and the Saxton McKinley House, view the exhibit titled, "The Forgotten First Ladies;" shop in the Victorian Gift Shop, followed by lunch (and a discussion of first ladies) at Bender's Tavern.
Fee: $30 (does NOT include cost of lunch)

Guests can board the bus beginning at 8:45 a.m. at
Lakefront Lines
13315 Brookpark Road, Brook Park, Ohio
secure, free parking
The bus will return to the same location before 5:00 p.m.

REGISTER today! Seating is limited.

Open to the general public.

Peruse the First Ladies Bibliography or read about Ohio's First Ladies compiled by the National First Ladies' Library.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-01-27 10:37:48. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Book Discussion: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth--Feb. 25

Join the Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library for book discussions in February and March.
Location: Rhodes Tower, room 503.
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.


Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history's most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived.
Discussion Leader: Greg Sadlek, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, CSU.


The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

One of the most revered novelists of our time -- a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life -- Louise Erdrich, returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The Round House, transporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. It is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.
Discussion Leader: Richard Fox, Ideastream.

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-01-21 10:45:10. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

SYSTEMS ALERT : Research Guides Will Be Unavailable Wed. Jan. 21st

Due to a scheduled upgrade, Research Guides will be unavailable on Wed. Jan. 21st.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-01-20 16:10:39. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

SYSTEMS ALERT: OCLC Downtime to Affect FirstSearch Databases Sat., Jan. 3rd

Due to a systems upgrade at OCLC, FirstSearch databases, as well as some other OCLC databases, will be unavailable from 12:01 AM through 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 3. These databases include:

  • ArticleFirst
  • Clase and Periodica
  • OAIster
  • PapersFirst
  • ProceedingsFirst
  • Worldcat

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-12-10 13:32:34. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

ATTN: CSU Students! Win Viking Cash.

Win Viking Cash

We want to know what you think. Visit the Voting Booth on the 1st floor of the Library and answer a question and you will be entered to win $10 in Viking Cash.

Each person may vote only once. Two winners 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.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-12-04 08:47:30. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

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