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Thursday, June 4th, 2015

SYSTEMS ALERT : OhioLINK Hosted Services Down June 12, 6pm - June 13, Noon

OhioLINK is moving to a new building and all OhioLINK hosted services will be down for the move during the following window: Friday, June 12, 6pm – Saturday, June 13, 12pm (noon).

This will include:

  • OhioLINK website
  • Central Catalog
  • Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
  • Electronic Book Center (EBC)
  • Digital Resource Commons (DRC)
  • Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD)
  • Finding Aid Repository (EAD)
  • EZProxy
  • Rave URLS

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-06-04 10:09:42. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

50th Anniversary Book Signing and Reception on May 2

Regennia Williams, Bill Becker and John Soeder
50th Anniversary Book Signing and Reception
Saturday, May 2, 2015
3:45 - 4:45 pm
Cleveland State University
Main Classroom
Euclid Avenue at East 22nd Street
Free and open to the public

Join Dr. Regennia N. Williams, author of the new commemorative book Cleveland State University: 50 Years Proud Past, Unlimited Future and William Becker for a Reception and Book Signing on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in CSU's Main Classroom Building. Dr. Regennia Williams is an associate professor of history at CSU and William Becker has been the University Archivist at CSU since 1977. They are shown here with John Soeder (far right), Senior Writer in University Marketing at CSU and editor of Cleveland State University: 50 Years, during a panel discussion Reflections on the History of Cleveland State University: From 1964 to Today held in the Michael Schwartz Library in February.

This event is presented by the Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora (RASHAD) and is part of The Journey: A Celebration of Hymns, Anthems, and Gospel Music from Friday, May 1 to Saturday, May 2, 2015, featuring clinicians from the Directors, Musicians, and Singers Fellowship -- Lois Coleman, President.

Friday, May 1, 2015
Registration : 5:45 -6:45 pm
$20 On-site
Classes: 7:00 - 8:15 pm

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Classes: 10:30 - 11:45 am

Reception and Book Signing
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 2015
3:45 - 4:45 pm

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 2015
5:00 pm

Reception, Book-Signing, and Concert are Free and Open to the Public.

This program, part of Cleveland State University's 50th anniversary celebration, is made possible with the support from the anniversary committee and the Department of History.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-04-30 10:15:38. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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Create your free dataZoa account using your CSU email address today!

For more information, contact Carol Zsulya at

Funding for dataZoa at CSU provided by the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-04-15 09:03:07. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, April 10th, 2015

National Library Week Kick-off Celebration: April 13

National Library Week Kick-off Celebration: April 13
Date: April 13, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Library, 1st floor (RT)

National Library Week is April 12-18, 2015. Join us for a kick-off celebration as we recognize the contributions of our nation's libraries, librarians, and library workers. There will be cupcakes and an opportunity for prizes.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-04-10 09:50:31. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Special screening of "Keepers of the Loom" Documentary--April 27

Keepers of the Loom poster
Special screening of "Keepers of the Loom" Documentary
April 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm
Cleveland State University
Main Classroom Auditorium
1899 East 22nd Street, Cleveland

Free and open to the general public

"Keepers of the Loom" is a feature-length film that tells the story of the skills and talent of the Estonian women of the 1944 Baltic Diaspora. Fleeing the invading Russians in the fall of 1944, they passionately maintained their cultural identity through making their folk arts, textiles and clothing.

Leaving Estonia, often with nothing but the clothes on their backs, those remarkable women brought the rich heritage of Estonian folk costumes to their new homes in the Western world. This film preserves the Estonian community story and tells the broader human story through the voices of their mothers and grandmothers.

Meet the film-makers Reet Mae and Tom Mae at the Q&A, enjoy coffee and Kringle.
This documentary film is by MAE Productions Inc. Visit to view the "trailer."

Please register for this free event.

  • South Garage (SG) 2101 East 21st Street: $2 for first hour-- $1 per hour after
  • Lot 22, 2121 Euclid Avenue, under the Student Center (SC)--entrance from East 22nd Street: $1 per 30 minutes. This lot is located across the street from Main Classroom (MC) Film Screening Location--Prepay pay station (3 hour maximum)
Alternatives to CSU Parking
  • Metered parking is available on East 24th Street
  • RTA Healthline and Trolley stop on campus near the Main Classroom entrance on Euclid Avenue

Campus Map
Directions to CSU

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.
Sponsored by the Michael Schwartz Library CLASS, and the School of Nursing.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-04-10 09:11:19. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Library to Close at 8 PM Due to Planned Electrical Outage Today, Mon. March 30th

The Michael Schwartz Library will close at 8 pm on Mon., March 30th due to a planned electrical outage in Rhodes Tower. During that time, we do not expect any disruption of services provided via the Library's website.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-03-30 07:11:04. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Meet Local Author Clarie Gebben on April 15th : Includes Book Signing


Author Claire Gebben presents
The Last of the Blacksmiths
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, 503
Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University
Refreshments, Book Signing

The Friends of the Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series features Claire Gebben, who will visit CSU on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm in the Library, RT 503 to present her novel The Last of the Blacksmiths, the moving story of Michael Harm, a nineteenth century blacksmith from the Bavarian Rhinelands who dares to follow his dreams of freedom and prosperity and travels from Germany to Cleveland, Ohio, to pursue an artisan way of life. It is a tale of the disruption and dispersal of an immigrant family, the twilight of the artisan crafts, and the efforts of each generation to shape its destiny. A consummate storyteller, Claire Gebben demonstrates a brilliant ability to imagine and recreate the past with historical vigor and beauty.

She will tell the story behind the story, the discovery of the letters, the "journey" of family history research, and will conclude with tips to help others working on their stories.

William Barrow, Head, Special Collections at Michael Schwartz Library, will also discuss how Cleveland and Special Collections can support family history research, as it did with our featured author.

Presentation followed by a question-and-answer session and and a book signing. Last of the Blacksmiths will be for sale by the CSU Bookstore at the event. Light refreshments will be served.

Click here to register.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-03-25 07:33:43. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Friends of the Library Book Discussion - The Round House by Louise Erdrich


Book Discussion: The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

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

Free and open to the general public - refreshments served.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-03-13 07:27:57. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Dissertation Boot Camp, March 23-27, 2015

Dissertation Boot Camp
March 23-27, 2015
Michael Schwartz Library, RT 304

Dissertation Boot Camp offers access to services and quiet space for CSU Ph.D. and doctoral students.

The Writing Center, Michael Schwartz Library, and the Graduate Student Resource Center have teamed up to offer you one solid week of time dedicated to completing your dissertation and addressing any needs you have related to completion.

Students may participate in ALL or PORTIONS of the following FREE services:

  • Lots of dedicated and unstructured time to write in a quiet environment.
  • A chance to gain access to one of 5 free library carrels during boot camp week.
  • One-on-one consultation and short workshops by writing tutors and librarians from the CSU Writing Center and The Michael Schwartz Library.
  • A specialist available to assist with your questions about formatting and OhioLink submissions.
  • CSU Counseling Center staff leading sessions on motivation.
  • Campus Recreation staff leading physical activity breaks.
  • Morning and evening sessions are offered to meet the needs of students who work.
Register now at the Dissertation Boot Camp website.
For questions or more information, call 216-687-3536 or e-mail

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2015-03-06 15:38:37. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

SYSTEMS ALERT : Network Outage to Disrupt Library Web Services Sat.-Sun., Feb. 28 - March 1

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.

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