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OneSearch and EBSCO Database Problems
UPDATE, 3/21/2019 9:00 AM EST: EBSCO reports that the problems affecting their services yesterday evening have been resolved.
CSU Guest Wireless Network Maintenance
During this outage, patrons will not be able to use csuguest Wi-Fi access. IS&T recommends that students, faculty, and staff use "4csuuseonly" -- the Cleveland State encrypted secure wireless network -- instead.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the IS&T Help Desk at 216-687-5050.
Campus Sustainability Month — Sustainability Tips for the Week of October 7-13
CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Sustainability Tips for Week of October 7 - 13:
The topic for this week is Water Sustainability. To start, watch this short, informative video published by the American Chemical Society explaining the Global Water Crisis.
A few tips on conserving water at home:
- Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator rather than running the faucet and waiting for the water to cool down.
- If washing dishes by hand, rinse the dishes using the spray attachment on your tap instead of letting the water run.
- Replace older toilets with low-flush or dual flush toilets, which use 40-50% less water.
- See more tips: 45+ Ways to Conserve Water in the Home and Yard
Conserving water on college campuses – what CSU is already doing:
- Promoting the use of tap water over bottled water (e.g., water stations in the Library)
- Going tray-less (e.g., Food Services on campus have been tray-less since the new Student Center opened)
- Rooftop vegetation (e.g., the garden on the roof of the Rec Center)
- See more tips: 40 Important Ways That Colleges Are Conserving Water
Campus Sustainability Month — Sustainability Tips for Week of October 1-6
CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Welcome to Campus Sustainability Month 2018!
October is Campus Sustainability Month, and the Michael Schwartz Library Sustainability Interest Group is helping to celebrate again this year by sharing weekly sustainability tips with the Library community. Please feel free to share your own tips with your colleagues this month!
To get you started, here is a link to a research guide outlining the activities and goals of the MSL Sustainability Interest Group. You may want to participate in the October EcoChallenge (we have a team already formed if you'd like to join us!) or raise awareness during Global Climate Change Week (October 15-21). More details about these and other October initiatives are available on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) website.
The theme for Campus Sustainability Month 2018, hosted by AASHE, is Nonpartisan Engagement and November Elections. We can't tell our students how to vote, but we can encourage them to exercise their rights at the polls this November. Here are some links that might be useful.
- See our new voting guide for CSU students. Soon we'll have some bookmarks with this link that we can share with students and faculty. If you have suggestions for additional links or info, please let us know!
- Find non-partisan voting guides for Ohio candidates, as well as information about why voting is important on the Campus Election Engagement Project website.
- Give students details about how to vote and why they should via the Your Vote Your Voice website.
- Set up reminders and register to vote efficiently with the Rock the Vote project.
Problems with Issues and Controversies and Science Online Research Databases - FIXED
UPDATE Feb. 27: Problems with the Infobase/Facts on File Databases have been resolved. Please use the Error Report Form under "Contact Us" to report any continuing problems you may be having.
New! IS&T Mobile Campus Laptop Loan Satellite Desk in the Library
For more information, stop by the Mobile Campus satellite desk on the Library 1st floor.
Dissertation Boot Camp, March 23-27, 2015
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.
For questions or more information, call 216-687-3536 or e-mail EngagedGrad@csuohio.edu
Library On-Line Service Outages, 8/13/2014-8/23/2014
- Wednesday, August 13, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
- Monday, August 18, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, August 20, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.
- Thursday, August 21, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.
- Friday, August 22, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.
Also, the Michael Schwartz Library will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 18, Aug. 20, Aug. 21, and Aug. 22 to allow time to power down electrical equipment in preparation for the outages.
Problems with OhioLINK Services
Protect Your Laptop With FrontDoorSoftware
In the event your laptop is stolen, FrontDoorSoftware allows you to remotely send a lockdown code to prevent the computer from being used, produce an audible anti-theft alert, display a "stolen computer" message, and track the laptop's approximate location through Google Maps. The service requires a one-time registration and software installation.
For more information, visit the IS&T homepage or the CSU FrontDoorSoftware website.
Help discourage theft by remembering never to leave your laptop or other valuables unattended in the Library or anywhere else on campus.
Problems with Research Databases in Firefox 5 and Google Chrome
If you encounter any other technical problems with the Library's on-line research databases, please let us know using the form at https://library.csuohio.edu/forms/connect.html.
The Library Blog and RSS Feed Are Moving to a New Address
Our RSS Feed is also moving to a new address: http://blog.ulib.csuohio.edu/libblogrss.xml. Be sure to update your RSS Feed subscriptions accordingly.
The Library Will Be Closing at 3:00 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 28
Problems Accessing Research Databases from Off-Campus
If you experience difficulties like those described above, please try accessing the databases through the OhioLINK web site.
If you experience other problems related to the research databases or Library web site, please let us know by completing the Trouble Connecting to an Electronic Resource Form. Thank you for your patience.
National Library Week
Sunday, April 10 through Saturday, April 16: Food for Fines
Have a Library fine? Reduce your fine while helping the Cleveland Foodbank by donating nonperishable food items. For every item donated, $1 of your fine will be eliminated - up to $20. Drop items off at the first floor circulation desk.
Monday, April 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Friends of the Library Book Sale
Help support the Friends of the Cleveland State Library and find some great books at great prices. Paperbacks will be on sale for 50 cents each or three for $1. Hardbacks will be $1 each or three for $2. Fenn College, a just-published book that depicts, through photos, the Fenn campus and its students, faculty and staff, will be on sale this day only for a special price of $15 - nearly $5 off the retail price!
Tuesday, April 12: National Library Worker's Day
Stop by the University Library and tell your favorite librarian or staff member how much you appreciate what they do.
Wednesday, April 13, 2 p.m.: Euclid Corridor Transportation Project Presentation
Learn about the $168 million transit improvement project stretching from Public Square to East Cleveland with Dr. Mark Souther, assistant professor of history. Learn how Cleveland State faculty and students are working to capture, preserve and archive the stories of Euclid Avenue neighborhoods and the people that live within them through audio-based oral histories. A small reception will follow the presentation.
Thursday, April 14, noon: Landscapes of Memory: The Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Dr. Mark Tebeau, associate professor of history, will discuss the history behind the Cultural Gardens and how he, in collaboration with students, teachers and colleagues, has created an e-journal dedicated to the Cultural Gardens that includes sound portraits, oral histories, research essays, and historical images. Following the presentation, sample authentic foods from cultures represented by the gardens.
All events will take place near the first-floor Circulation Desk of the University Library in Rhodes Tower. There will be daily drawings for prizes such as Cleveland Indians tickets, Playhouse Square tickets, movie passes and more. Stop by to sign up for your chance to win.
National Library Week 2005 marks the fifth year of The Campaign for America's Libraries, a multi-year public education campaign sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country.
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