Link to CSU Home
Students in the Library
Students in the Library

Michael Schwartz Library

Library Weblog & News

Subscribe to Link to RSS Feed RSS Feed

Show latest posts

Mail links can be found under each post. Click the author's name to email replies, comments, etc. Archive options shows you older topics.


-Lauren_Felder-

Octavofest 2014 Events at Cleveland State University & The Michael Schwartz Library

Octavofest Logo

The Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University, Cleveland Public Library, and the Ohio Center for the Book, along with other founding partners Art Books Cleveland and the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, have once again teamed up to present the 6th annual Octavofest, a month-long series of events in October to call attention to the book and paper arts.

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


Octavofest display at the Library
  • Morgan Conservatory Special Exhibit at the Michael Schwartz Library for Octavofest
    September 27, 2014 - October 31, 2014
    The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation will present three special displays in the Michael Schwartz Library during Octavofest. The displays will present hand papermaking, letterpress, and bookmaking through a collection of objects and ephemera relating to each discipline.
  • "Folding Book Art" Workshop
    October 9, 2014, noon - 1:30 p.m.
    Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, 1st Floor east
    Celebrate Octavofest at the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library by creating folded book art. Books destined for recycling can be transformed by folding their pages to create voluminous and intriguing shapes. A limited number of books will be available for folding and participants are welcome to bring books to fold.
  • WatchArt! with Art Books Cleveland Members at Cleveland State University
    October 14, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 2: 00 p.m.
    Cleveland State University, 1st floor lobby of Main Classroom building, 2121 Euclid Avenue
    Come meet, talk with, and watch the book artists of Art Books Cleveland (ABC) work on book projects
  • LevyFest 2014
    October 24, 2014 - October 26,2014
    Cleveland State University Campus and several locations throughout the community including at local bookstores and art galleries
    LevyFest 2014 is a poetry festival and conference celebrating Cleveland poet, publisher, and artist d.a. levy (1942-1968) and his influence upon small press publishing, print and book arts, and the poetry communities of Cleveland, Ohio, and beyond.

Find out more about Octavofest.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-09-30 07:35:24. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Now On Display: The History and Archaeology of the Central Market District

A view of the Central Market District Display

Available now through October 23rd, visit the display located on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library, featuring artifacts discovered in the area previously known as the Central Market District in downtown Cleveland.

From 1991 through 1992 archaeologists from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) along with historians from Cleveland State University explored and excavated an early community located southeast of Public Square in the area known locally as the Central Market District. To most Clevelanders the Central Market District, located in the shadows of the city's great skyline, brings to mind the bustle of busy nightclubs or the aging facades of old Cleveland landmarks. Few if any people would associate this area with archaeology, let alone remember that from 1796 through the 1860's this area was home to one of Cleveland's earliest frontier communities. Many of Cleveland's early immigrants made their way to this close-knit, working class neighborhood of small houses crammed closely together in the area defined by Ontario Street to the west, Prospect Avenue to the north, East Ninth Street (or Erie Street as it was known then) to the east, and Carnegie Avenue (or Ohio Street) to the south.

The Central Market District collection, which includes carefully recovered and analyzed fragments of cutlery, furniture, hardware, plates, bowls, cups, and saucers, show how individual families furnished their homes and entertained their guests. In addition, clay, stone, and glass marbles, lead soldiers and parts from ceramic dolls, clay tobacco pipes and musical instrument parts also offer unique and detailed information on the social aspects to the lives of past Clevelander's with regards to city's nineteenth century residential communities.

The objective of this summer research project involved the analysis, interpretation, and curation of more than 120,000 prehistoric and historic artifacts recovered from the Central Market District. In order to properly document the transition from a residential community to a commercial area, the crew fully documented, inventoried, and separated all of the historic artifacts by both the date they were manufactured and the areas that they were recovered in with regards to the structures nearby. Processing and analysis were conducted by Anthropology majors Rachel Daley, Katie Fry, and Kyle Riordan in the Department of Anthropology's archaeological curation laboratory and facilities. Artifact processing included the sorting, labeling, and general cataloging of all of the artifactual materials of the Central Market District. The items chosen were then carefully analyzed and researched using research documents, historic libraries, and special collections.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-09-23 09:41:13. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friends of the Library 2014-2015 Book Discussions

Location for all discussions: Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served at all book discussions.

Book

Walkable City by Jeff Speck
Wednesday October 1, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, is by Urbanist Jeff Speck, who dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. Making walkability happen is relatively easy and cheap; seeing exactly what needs to be done is the trick. In this essential new book, Speck reveals the invisible workings of the city, how simple decisions have cascading effects, and how we can all make the right choices for our communities.
Discussion leaders: Barbara Walker, Professor, English Dept. and Ann Marie Smeraldi, First Year Experience Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library, CSU.

Book

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Maya Angelou's memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. It captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right (Random House.com). Attendees will also have an opportunity to read a passage from their favorite Maya Angelou poem. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou are available at the Library.
Discussion leader: Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director, Discovery Support Services, CSU.

Book

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


Book

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 b.i.loomis@csuohio.edu.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-09-10 07:53:51. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Brown Bag Book Clubs at the Cleveland Public Library

Brown Bag Book Club logo

Meet Karen Long, former book editor for The Plain Dealer and current host and sponsor of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards (AWBA), as Cleveland Public Library kicks off this season's "Brown Bag Book Clubs at Main Library." This kick-off event will be held at noon on September 3, 2014 at Cleveland Public Library, Main Library, 2nd floor, Literature Department. Karen will discuss all of the 2014 AWBA winners including The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra, and My Promised Land by Ari Shavit. A more in-dept discussion of each book will occur weekly beginning Wednesday, Sept. 10, at noon in the Literature Department.

Brown Bag Book Club logo

Karen R. Long served as book editor of The Plain Dealer for eight years before becoming the host and sponsor of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, as a consultant for the Cleveland Foundation. Long is a vice president for the National Book Critics Circle, where she is a judge for its six annual prizes, awarded each March in New York City. A voracious reader since she wore her cat-eyed glasses to kindergarten in Seattle, Long raised three children in Cleveland Heights with husband Joe Frolik.

View/print the flyer of the new season of all book discussions to take place in the Literature Department.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-08-29 08:00:26. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

In the News: League Park

Postcard of League Park
Postcard of League Park, ca. 1911.

by Vern Morrison, Digital Production Assistant, Michael Schwartz Library

Mostly demolished and long neglected, historic League Park, at E. 66th St. and Lexington Avenue, has been refurbished. Built in 1891, the park was the home of the Cleveland Indians until the 1940s, and was also used by the Cleveland Rams football team and by teams from baseball's Negro Leagues.

In recent years, the city of Cleveland has been restoring the park, which now hosts an artificial turf baseball field which will be used by Cleveland high school teams. On Saturday, August 23, 2014, the city had a ceremony to celebrate the reopening of the park.

For Further Reading:


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-08-25 10:10:13. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Remembering 10 Cent Beer at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, June 4, 1974

Injured pitcher led off field
A security guard escorts Indians pitcher Tom Hilgendorf from the field after he was hit on the head with a folding chair.

by Vern Morrison, Digital Production Assistant, Michael Schwartz Library

Established in 1901, the Cleveland Indians are a charter member of the American League. From the early days at League Park through the present day at Progressive Field, the Indians have taken part in nearly 9,000 major league games in that span. Cleveland has played host to the greatest players in the history of baseball, including Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, and our own Bob Feller. Clevelanders have watched World Series games here, have seen perfect games pitched here, have seen fielders record unassisted triple plays here.

Of all of those thousands of home games, one of the most famous -- and certainly the one which was the most infamous -- took place in Cleveland Municipal Stadium between the Indians and the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, June 4, 1974. That is a day which will forever live in infamy as Ten Cent Beer Night. The game is not remembered for the play on the field, but rather for the behavior and actions of a few hundred of the 25,000 fans in attendance, many of whom took full advantage of a special promotion enabling them to purchase beer for the low price of ten cents a cup.

Umpire leads a bleeding fan off the field
Umpire Joe Brinkman leads a bleeding fan off the field during the fan riot in the infamous "Ten Cent Beer Night."

With no real restrictions on how many beers one person could buy at that price, many fans began to consume as much beer as they could hold. And perhaps bored with the game itself (the Rangers took an early lead and never trailed), many of these intoxicated fans began to misbehave. Some of them ran out onto the field, not always fully dressed. Others lit firecrackers in the stands, or threw projectiles, including bottles and full cups of beer, onto the field.

Despite repeated pleas for civility and order by team officials over the public address system, the mayhem continued. In the ninth inning, with the score tied at 5-5 and the Indians at bat, one fan tried to steal the cap from the head of Rangers outfielder Jeff Burroughs. Angry and fearful for the safety of his players, Rangers manager Billy Martin led his team, some of whom were brandishing baseball bats, onto the field to defend themselves. In a show of solidarity, some Indians players came out to join them.

But it was no use. Hundreds of fans stormed the field, and as the cliché goes, a melee ensued. Some fans took drunken pokes at Rangers players, at Indians players, and at one another. Indians pitcher Tom Hilgendorf was hit by a folding chair. When umpire Nestor Chylak was himself injured, he'd decided he'd seen enough, and declared the game forfeited to the Rangers.

For a time, the Indians continued to hold promotions involving beer sold at a discount, but they placed and enforced restrictions on how much beer one person could buy, and became less tolerant of rowdy and intoxicated fans.

Like it or not, the memory of Ten Cent Beer Night, like the flaming Cuyahoga River, has become and may forever be part of our city's legacy.

See photos of Ten Cent Beer Night in Cleveland Memory.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-05-22 10:40:52. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Know-It-Now Chat Reference Service Discontinued

As of June 1, 2014, OhioLINK is discontinuing its real-time chat reference service, KnowItNow. The Michael Schwartz Library is currently investigating a replacement for this service, which will be made available this summer.

If you need quick reference help, use our email reference service, or call the Reference Center at (216) 687-5300.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-05-22 09:02:54. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Reference.

SYSTEMS ALERT: Cleveland Memory Database to be Off-Line for Scheduled Upgrade May 5th

Due to a scheduled software upgrade, the ContentDM server for Cleveland Memory will be off-line from approximately 8 am until noon on Monday May 5, 2014. During this period, visitors to the Cleveland Memory website will be unable to search or otherwise access the digital collections in the ContentDM database.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-05-02 07:19:08. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

ATTN: CSU Students! We Want to Know What You Think! You Could Win Viking Cash

Win Viking Cash

Come to the Michael Schwartz Library and use the Voting Booth to answer one question and you will be entered to win $10 in Viking Cash.

Each person may vote only once. Three winners will be randomly selected at the end of the question period. Winners will be notified by 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 2014-04-15 13:30:05. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Celebrate National Library Week April 13-19, 2014

NLW 2014 logo
National Library Week Celebration Kick-off
Monday April 14, 2014 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Library Connection Lounge, 1st floor
Join us as we kick-off National Library Week. Play Plinko for Prizes for a chance to win a t-shirt and more. There will also be refreshments.
National Library Workers' Day
Tuesday April 15, 2014
NLWD is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
School of Library and Information Science at KSU Information Table
Wednesday April 16, 2014 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Library Connection Lounge, 1st foor
Explore career opportunities in Library and Information Science. A representative from Kent State University will be here to answer your questions.
Laura Taxel
Local Authors Book Talk Series: Laura Taxel
Wednesday April 16, 2014 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
RT 503
Join award-winning journalist and author as she provides an engaging discussion and presentation about her book, Cleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking. To sign up, call 216-875-9734 or email b.i.loomis@csuohio.edu.
Student Focus Group
Thursday April 17, 2014 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
RT 503
We want to know what you think. Join us for FREE pizza and let us know what type of events you would like to see at the Library. Email a.smeraldi@csuohio.edu to sign up.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-04-03 15:38:24. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

LearningExpress Library Has New Interface

LearningExpress Library has a new interface, LearningExpress Library 3.0, that replaces its current website. Return users for LearningExpress Library and for Job & Career Accelerator will need to create new accounts for the new system, since accounts that were set up with LearningExpress Library 2.0 will no longer work with version 3.0.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-03-26 07:28:36. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion - Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks March 26, 2014 at 3:00 in RT 503

Book cover for aleb's Crossing

Michael Schwartz Library
1860 East 22nd Street
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Cleveland State University
Free and open to the general public
Refreshments

Join the Friends to discuss Caleb's Crossing by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks, who takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College.

About the book
The narrator of Caleb's Crossing is Bethia Mayfield, growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans. Restless and curious, she yearns after an education that is closed to her. As often as she can, she slips away to explore the island's glistening beaches and observe its native Wampanoag inhabitants. At twelve, she encounters Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the tow forge a tentative friendship that draws each in the world of the other. Bethia's minister father tries to convert the Wampanoag, awakening the wrath of the tribe's shaman, against whose magic he must test his own beliefs. One of his projects becomes the education of Caleb, and a year later, Caleb is in Cambridge, studying Latin and Greek among the colonial elite, There, Bethia finds herself reluctantly indentured as a housekeeper and can closely observe Caleb's crossing of cultures. In Caleb's Crossing, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure (Penguin Books). A New York Times bestseller.
All are welcome!

For more information, call 216-875-9734.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-03-06 10:55:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

SYSTEMS ALERT : Library Services Restored

Scholar is back online. Access to Electronic Course Reserves and the Research databases from off-campus has been restored as well as the ability to search Scholar and request materials from OhioLINK.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-02-05 11:01:59. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

SYSTEMS ALERT : Unscheduled Disruption of Library Services

Due to unforeseen circumstances, services provided by Scholar are currently unavailable. Until the situation as been resolved, the following services will be affected:

  • You will be unable to search for Library materials using SCHOLAR.
  • You will be unable to access materials on Electronic Course Reserve.
  • You will be unable to access the Research Databases from off campus.
  • You will be unable to request materials from OhioLINK.

We are working to restore services as soon as possible.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-02-05 08:40:58. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Can't Locate a Print Journal on the 4th Floor? Here's Help!

The Michael Schwartz Library is in the process of reorganizing its periodical collection. If you cannot find a print journal by title in our Print Journal Collection on the 4th floor:

  1. Check to see if the title is on this LIST. (The list will be updated daily)
  2. If listed, look at the the "Range Number Location" column to find your journal's location.
  3. Go to the 4th floor and find the corresponding range number. (Range numbers are clearly posted at the end of each range of shelves.)
  4. Find your journal there.

Still need help? Call User Services at (216) 687-2478.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-01-21 09:02:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friends of the Library Book Discussions & Events for Spring 2014

Book cover for Destiny of a Republic

Book Discussion for February

The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library continue their Book Discussion and Local Author Book Talk Series this spring. Join the Friends for a book discussion of Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and Murder of a President by Candice Millard on Wednesday February 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Library, Rhodes Tower, Room 503.

James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. This is an extraordinary account of his rise from poverty, the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy. Written by the bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard. (See below for more information about a James. A. Garfield Excursion on March 14).

Upcoming in March...

The Friends will meet again on March 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in RT 503 to discuss Caleb's Crossing. Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. In Caleb's Crossing, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure (Penguin Books). A New York Times bestseller.

Meet Local Author Laura Taxel in April

Laura Taxel

The Friends of the Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Laura Taxel, who will visit CSU on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Library, Rhodes Tower, Room 503. Laura Taxel is an award-winning journalist and author and she will provide an engaging discussion and presentation about the Market and her three year odyssey of researching and writing Cleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking, coauthored with Marilou Suszko. Her book chronicles the history of one of the oldest municipally-owned and-operated retail food markets in America. Using stories, memories and photos, she takes readers on a tour of the building, into the lives of vendors and shoppers, and give them a deeper, richer understanding of the foods, traditions, and rituals that are part of the Market culture. Book signing opportunity. Refreshments from the West Side Market will be served. Call 216-875-9734 to register for this free event.

Save the date for the Friends of the Library Second Annual Spring Break EXCURSION: MARCH 14, 2014!

The Friends of the Library are planning a James A. Garfield excursion on Friday, March 14, 2014, during CSU's spring break. Take a chartered bus from Cleveland to the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, located in Mentor Ohio. You can take a guided tour of the home Garfield acquired in 1876, explore the Visitor Center, a restored carriage barn built in 1894, or walk the tranquil park grounds. Lunch will follow at a local restaurant, which includes a discussion of Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and Murder of a President by Candice Millard and more.

REGISTER today! Call 216-875-9734 for more information.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-12-10 15:07:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Library Hours for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Hours for the Michael Schwartz Library over the Thanksgiving Holiday are as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 27 ~ 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.*
  • Thursday, November 28 ~ CLOSED
  • Friday, November 29 ~ CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 30 ~ CLOSED
  • Sunday, December 1 ~ 2 pm - 10 pm

*Service is limited to the Library first and second floors only from 6 to 8 pm.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-11-25 07:17:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Remembering the JFK Assasination November 22, 1963 - PART 2

Press employee faints
Cleveland Press employee, Mrs. Catherine Mills,
faints the day of John F. Kennedy's death.

CONTINUED FROM PART 1.

Photos of the Cleveland Press newsroom taken that day show a frantic staff rushing to get the story to press, all the while dealing with the shock of the tragic event.

In the Press office, people clustered around the chattering teletype machines so deep it was hard for newsmen to work.

Visitors in the office joined the reporters, crying out their stunned disbelief, asked each other: "Is he dead or alive? How could it happen? What kind of country is this anyway?"

One classified ad department employee, Mrs. Catherine Mills, fainted in the City Room when she heard the flash. She was administered oxygen and quickly revived.*

The home delivery of the Cleveland Press was as much as two hours late that evening as more than 125,000 copies of the Home Edition of the Cleveland Press, without news about the assassination, were recalled and delivery trucks were reloaded with the latest edition quite literally ripped from the presses.

Bishop Nelson M. Burroughs of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio expressed the following:

"In John Kennedy, we have a man whose complete devotion to his country was strikingly evident. We honor him for all he has done for us. Thoughts and prayers and support of all Americans will surround the new President in the task he assumes."

In the end, the dreadful events of that day left Greater Clevelanders, along with the rest of nation, to grieve the loss of a "devoted leader" and to ponder an uncertain future with a new one as Head of State.

Read more Press articles about Cleveland's reaction to the assassination.

*"Shock, Grief Grip Big Crowds Here." The Cleveland Press 23 Nov. 1963: A1 and A6. Print.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-11-20 10:47:11. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Remembering the JFK Assasination November 22, 1963 - PART 1

The teletypes in the Cleveland Press UPI room came to life with the first reports at 1:34 p.m.:

"DALLAS -- Three shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade today in downtown Dallas."

"No casualties were reported."

"The incident occurred ... just east of an underpass leading toward the Trade Mart where the President was to ma--

Then, at 1:39 p.m., the newsfeed took a dire turn:

"FLASH"

"KENNEDY SERIOUSLY WOUNDED."

"Perhaps fatally by bullets."

John F. Kennedy in Cleveland, 1960
Sen. John F. Kennedy addressing a crowd at a
1960 campaign rally at Euclid Beach Park.

President John F. Kennedy was only 46 and, at the time, the youngest president to ever be elected when he was struck down by two bullets while riding in a motorcade on his way to a speaking engagement in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. The youngest president to be elected was also the youngest president to die.

Fifty years have passed since the assassination and many of us who were around then can still recall where they were and what they were doing when they heard the tragic news and the feeling of shock, disbelief, and sadness that followed.

An article* on page one of the Cleveland Press from November 23rd, the day after the assassination, captures the local reaction to the tragedy:

A tremendous, all-engulfing wave of grief and shock, swift and numbing, swept downtown Cleveland this afternoon with the news that President Kennedy had been assassinated.

Up and down Euclid Ave. the word swept like wildfire. Strangers grasped each other by the arm ... "Did you hear? ... The President was shot. ... Terrible. ... Terrible!"

Pedestrians called the news to people on buses, who passed to word to each other ... "What kind of a world is this? ...Who could do such a thing? ... What about Jackie? ... Is he alive? ... Is he dead?"

News of the assassination jammed telephone systems causing, as the Press reported, the worst tie-up of phone facilities in memory. Children were sent home from school, events were cancelled and downtown stores dressed their windows for mourning with black crepe and photos of the deceased president. CONTINUED IN PART 2.

*"Shock, Grief Grip Big Crowds Here." The Cleveland Press 23 Nov. 1963: A1 and A6. Print.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-11-20 10:29:50. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Friends of the Library/Common Reading Experience Book Discussion - Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Life of Pi Books Cover

The Campus Community is invited to attend The Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library book discussion of Life of Pi by Yann Martel. This Booker Prize winning novel is at once a realistic, rousing adventure and a meta-tale of survival that explores the redemptive power of storytelling and the transformative nature of fiction. It will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., in the Library, RT 503. The event is in collaboration with the University's Common Reading Experience in which first-year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life participate. Carrie Love, lecturer, will lead the discussion. Refreshments will be served.

About the book: Pi Patel, the son of a zookeeper who has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. He sets sail from India to America aboard a Japanese cargo ship with his family and their zoo animals, but when the ship sinks, Pi escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain.

For more information, call 216-875-9734.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-10-11 15:47:01. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Octavofest 2013 Events at the Michael Schwartz Library

Octavofest Logo

The Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University, Cleveland Public Library, and the Ohio Center for the Book, along with other founding partners Art Books Cleveland and the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, have once again teamed up to present the 5th annual Octavofest, a month-long series of events in October to call attention to the book and paper arts.

Below are the events hosted by the Michael Schwartz Library:

Exhibits: September 30, 2013 - October 31, 2013

  • "Adventure on the Atlantic: One Man's Voyage"
    Memorabilia surrounding the story of the smallest boat ever to cross the Atlantic nonstop.
  • "SLAM: Chapbooks as Bursts of Poetry"
    This exhibit includes examples of chapbooks from the Michael Schwartz Library collection to celebrate bursts of creativity as both literary works and lovingly crafted paper and book art. Items date from the early 1960s through present day.

Lectures / Discussions / Workshops

  • "Urban Education in Poetry"
    September 30, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, 1st Floor east
    An eclectic panel of speakers will discuss the evolution of poetry chapbooks, explore their significance to avant garde poets, and explain their continued importance as a means for talented, but not yet discovered, poets to make their works known.
  • "William X 2: A Poetry Reading"
    September 30, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
    Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, 4th Floor
    The Collister Hutchison Poetry Room
    The national book award winning poet William Billiter will read from his newest collection of poetry along with William D. Waltz, the 2012 winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's open book competition. They will also answer questions about getting your poems published in national journals and making your own journal and/or chapbook. Light refreshments and book signing.
  • "Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans"
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 pm
    Michael Schwartz Library (Rhodes Tower, 503)
    Registration required
    Dr. Charles Hersch, Chair and Professor, CSU's Political Science Department, will present a public lecture discussion on his book, Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans.
    If you register for the event by October 11, 2013, you will be entered into the drawing for a free copy of Dr. Hersch's book. Write to Dr. Regennia N. Williams at r.williams@csuohio.edu -- subject line "Subversive Sounds." Others are invited to read library copies, or purchase copies, and join the October and subsequent book discussions.
    The lecture and discussion are presented with the support of the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • "Folding Book Art" Workshop
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, 1st Floor east
    Bring your books to fold and transform into voluminous and intriguing shapes!

Find out more about Octavofest.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-09-23 08:22:13. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Systems Alert: Access to Research Databases restored!

Access to the Library's Research databases from the Michael Schwartz Library website, Scholar, and Research Guides has been restored.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-09-17 10:30:02. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Systems Alert: Access to Research Databases Temporarily Limited

Due to a hard-drive failure on our proxy server, access to the Research Databases via the Michael Schwartz Library website, Scholar and Research Guides is temporarily unavailable.

Please use the research databases available through OhioLINK at http://www.ohiolink.edu/resources.cgi until the problem is resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-09-17 08:35:33. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Main Entrance to Rhodes Tower/Library on Plaza Level Closed Until August 23rd

Due to the plaza deck repair work currently in progress, starting at 10 am on Friday, August 16th, all access to Rhodes Tower/Library on the plaza level will be CLOSED until 12 pm Friday, August 23rd. All students, staff, faculty and visitors will need to access the Library, Rhodes Tower and Rhodes West from the Lower (Street) Level. Additional signage will be posted. Lower Level access will be maintained at all times.

Pedestrian access to the buildings will be maintained at all times, however some doors and or pedestrian routes will be closed from time to time depending on construction activities. Detours and alternative routes will be posted.

For further details, visit www.csuohio.edu/offices/architect/.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-08-16 11:43:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder.

Michael Schwartz Library Summer Hours

Sun graphic

The Michael Schwartz Library will be open the following hours during the summer semester(s), May 18 - August 9, 2013:

  • Monday-Thursday
    7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday
    7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday
    CLOSED

Exceptional Days:
The MS Library will be CLOSED on Monday, May 27th and Thursday, July 4th. The Library will be OPEN from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27th and August 3rd.

Alternative Weekend Locations:

  • Law Library (E. 18th between Chester and Euclid) May 20-July 21, 2013
    • Saturday-9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Sunday-Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Cleveland Public Library (Superior Ave. between E. 3rd and E. 6th)
    • Saturday-10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday-CLOSED

Computer Labs on Campus:

BU023FT103MC120SC126
Monday7:30am-10pm8am-8pm7:30am-9pm7:30am-9pm
Tuesday7:30am-10pm8am-8pm7:30am-9pm7:30am-9pm
Wednesday7:30am-10pm8am-8pm7:30am-9pm7:30am-9pm
Thursday7:30am-10pm8am-8pm7:30am-9pm7:30am-9pm
Friday7:30am-5:30pm8am-8pm7:30am-5pm7:30am-5pm
Saturday9am-5:30pm8am-8pm7:30am-5pm7:30am-5pm
Sunday9am-5:30pm8am-8pmClosedClosed

&nsp;SC128SH128UR39/40
Monday7:30am-9pm7:30am-9:30pm8am-10pm
Tuesday7:30am-9pm7:30am-9:30pm8am-10pm
Wednesday7:30am-9pm7:30am-9:30pm8am-10pm
Thursday7:30am-9pm7:30am-9:30pm8am-10pm
Friday7:30am-5pm7:30am-5:30pm8am-6pm
Saturday7:30am-5pmClosed8am-6pm
SundayClosedClosedClosed
  • Mobile Campus -- Borrow a laptop or iPad (SC 128)
    • Saturday - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Sunday - Closed

Access the Library's resources online 24/7 at http://library.csuohio.edu.

Regular Library hours will resume on August 24, 2013.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-05-17 08:23:06. Reply to Lauren_Felder.

Banned Books Reading

Banned Books equals Banned Ideas

What's your favorite book? Has it ever been publicly challenged?

Come and read an excerpt of it at the
Banned Books Reading
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
12:00 to 1:00 P.M.
CSU Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor, east
Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the CSU Michael Schwartz Library in support of freedom of speech and National Library Week
Brown Bag Event

How to Participate
Submit your chosen literary passage in advance of the event to schedule your time on the microphone. Or, just come to 1 st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 during the common hour to hear the readings.

Interested in doing a reading, but not sure that you have ever read a banned book? Visit the Library's Intellectual Freedom web page for recent examples. Choose a short passage to read (or consider briefly discussing why a certain book or author was censored) then send your idea to Victoria Jarufe, Cleveland State student and member of Honors and Scholars Student Association at clevelandstateHSSA@gmail.com.

Exercise your right of free speech!

This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-04-04 13:45:45. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Library Events for CSU Spring Open House 2013

Open HouseApril 6th

Coming to the big spring Open House at Cleveland State University on Saturday, April 6th? Be sure to include the Michael Schwartz Library as one of your must-see destinations.

In addition to guided and self-guided tours of our fantastic library, we will be holding a book sale from 10 am until 2 pm.

Register now to attend the Spring Open House, and we look forward to seeing you in the Michael Schwartz Library on April 6th!


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-04-03 15:42:24. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Present Author Mary Doria Russell on April 18th

Mary Doria Russell and Doc book cover


VENUE CHANGED TO MAIN CLASSROOM (MC) 304

Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library
Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series
Featuring Mary Doria Russell
April 18, 2013, 12:00 pm
MC 304

Free and open to the public

Meet Mary Doria Russell, winner of numerous national and international literary awards, on April 18, 2013 at Noon in the MAIN CLASSROOM ROOM 304. Her visit will include a discussion of her new fiction, Doc , which examines the Old West of Doc Holliday and Dodge City, followed by a question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Doc will be available for purchase directly before and after the event, courtesy of the CSU Bookstore. The event is free, but please call 216.875.9734 or email b.i.loomis@csuohio.edu to register. Refreshments will be served.

Born to the life of a Southern gentleman, Dr. John Henry Holliday arrives on the Texas frontier hoping that the dry air and sunshine of the West will restore him to health. Soon, with few job prospects, Doc Holliday is gambling professionally with his partner, Maria Katarina Harony, a high-strung, classically educated Hungarian whore. In search of high-stakes poker, the couple hits the saloons of Dodge City. And that is where the unlikely friendship of Doc Holliday and a fearless lawman named Wyatt Earp begins -- before the gunfight at the O.K. Corral links their names forever in American frontier mythology -- when neither man wanted fame or deserved notoriety.

A national best seller! "A magnificent read ... filled with action and humor yet philosophically rich and deeply moving ... more realistic yet more riveting than any movie or TV western ... Doc Holliday is the tragic hero in this terrific bio-epic." - - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) [review from Amazon.com]

About the Author
Mary Doria Russell is a New York Times bestselling author and has been called one of the most versatile writers in contemporary American literature. Her novels, which include of The Sparrow, Children of God, A Thread of Grace, and Dreamers of the Day are critically acclaimed, commercial successes. They are also studied in literature, theology.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-04-02 09:19:45. Reply to Lauren_Felder.

Extended Hours for the Michael Schwartz Library

New hours in the Library

Beginning Sunday, March 24, 2013, the Michael Schwartz Library will have NEW hours.

The NEW hours will be as follows:

  • Sunday - 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Monday through Thursday - 7:30 a.m. to Midnight
  • Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Late Night Study will be available until 3 a.m. starting the week of May 5, 2013.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-03-01 16:04:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder.

Major Change in Access to Photographs in Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library

This spring, Special Collections will be starting a major conservation project of its photograph collections in order to preserve them for use by future generations. Beginning May 12, 2013, the end of Spring Semester, Special Collections will discontinue the practice of allowing users direct use of the photographs in our collections. This is a fundamental change from our present practice of allowing users ready access to these prints.

To view images not yet available on our Cleveland Memory Project, Special Collections users will need to fill out a request for the images for up to five folders from this specific list of Press Collection folders, or other of our collections. Special Collections staff will then make contact sheets (in PDF format) of the requested images. These will be distributed at no cost on a first come, first served basis, with expedited service to students and faculty.

Our goal is that eventually access to all our images will be provided via our Cleveland Memory Project website, where 50,000 of our popular images already reside. As we work our way through the hundreds of thousands of images that are not yet in Cleveland Memory, we thank you for your patience and continued interest in our collections. If you have any questions, please ask!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-03-01 13:39:58. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Read-In Day to Celebrate Writing by and about Women, March 20th--Invitation and Call for Reader

National Women's History Month logo

>>THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.<<
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Michael Schwartz Library, in conjunction with the English Department, the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, is hosting a Read-In Day from 2:30 to 3:30 on Wednesday, March 20th.

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, 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, English, at 216-687-2563 to discuss your selection and to schedule a time (limited to 5 minutes). Sign up today!

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 2013-02-25 14:45:41. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

EBSCO Scheduled System Maintenance Friday, February 22 - Saturday, February 23

EBSCO will be performing scheduled maintenance from Friday, 22 February at 11:00 PM to Saturday, 23 February at 3:00 AM Eastern Time on their e-journal full-text access servers.

Direct access to articles from EBSCO's linking services will be unavailable for the following list of publishers:

  • National League for Nursing
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists(ASHP)
  • Intellect Ltd.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)
  • College of Business and Public Affairs
  • e-Med
  • IUPAC
  • NRC Research Press

Only articles from these eight publishers (which accounts for a very small percentage of actual journal titles) accessed via A-to-Z TOC Browse, EJS, or SmartLinks+ will be affected.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-02-21 07:13:55. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Scheduled Upgrade to ARTstor Saturday, January 26 - Sunday, January 27

Please be advised that ARTstor will be performing an upgrade to its systems beginning on Saturday, January 26th at 11:00 PM EST and concluding on Sunday, January 27th at 1:00 PM EST. While the upgrade is being performed, users will not have access to the ARTstor Digital Library.

If you do experience any difficulties, please clear the cache on your browser and restart your web browser. If you continue to experience difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact ARTstor User Services at userservices@artstor.org.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-01-25 07:18:36. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Scheduled Maintenance on ARTstor Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Please be advised that ARTstor will be performing an upgrade to its systems on Wednesday, January 23 between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM EST. During this time, users will still be able to access the ARTstor Digital Library but may experience some slowness. If you do experience any difficulties, please clear the cache on your browser and restart your web browser. If you continue to experience difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact ARTstor User Services at userservices@artstor.org.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-01-23 07:10:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Expansion of the Adaptive Technology Lab is Underway

As visitors to the Michael Schwartz Library may have noticed lately, construction to expand the Adaptive Technology Lab on the first floor is well underway. Upon completion at the end of the month, the expanded lab will contain a wide variety of new hardware as well as facility improvements that will serve both students with disabilities and classes for demonstrations.

The new main lab will have four workstations and be large enough to accommodate Occupational Therapy lab classes. The current lab in RT103 will be repurposed as a quiet study room and dictation area and will house three workstations. The area north of that area will be converted into a room that will store assistive technologies and two Braille embossers.

Students needing to use the lab and the equipment during the construction should contact Jeff Dell, Assistive Technology Specialist, Disability Services at (216) 687-2141.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-01-15 11:34:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Disruption of Some EBSCOhost Functionality Saturday, Jan. 5th

Please note that for about eight hours beginning at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) on Saturday, January 5, 2013 certain EBSCOhost functionality will be unavailable due to planned maintenance. Please note that EBSCOhost will continue to be available during this brief interval. Affected functionality will include:

  • Checkout and Download of eBooks
  • Alerts
  • Access to My EBSCOhost folder items or the ability to save items to personalized folders from session
  • RSS will be unavailable

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-01-02 08:47:39. Reply to Lauren_Felder.

New Ways to Search for Articles & Journals Online!

The Michael Schwartz Library now offers new ways to search for articles and journals from any Library web page. Use Article Search to retrieve articles from a multi-disciplinary selection of EBSCO databases. And use Journal A-Z List to find journals and periodicals in the WorldCat Knowledge Base.

Article Search replaces OhioLINK Quick Search and can be accessed either by using the search box under the "Articles" tab at the top of all of the Library's Web pages or by going to the Article Search Web page.

Article Search

The Journal A-Z List replaces Journal Finder and can be accessed either by using the search box under the "Journals" tab at the top of all of the Library's Web pages or by going to the Journal A-Z List Web page.

Journal Search

You will also find links to these two new resources on the Library homepage. Try them out and let us know what you think!


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-12-20 15:49:43. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Disruption of Some EBSCOhost Functionality Tuesday, Dec. 18th

Please note that for about three hours beginning at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 certain EBSCOhost functionality will be unavailable due to planned maintenance. Please note that EBSCOhost will continue to be available during this brief interval, however EBSCOhost with Navigator may experience intermittent interrupted access. Affected functionality will include:

  • Checkout and Download of eBooks
  • Alerts
  • Access to My EBSCOhost folder items or the ability to save items to personalized folders from session
  • RSS will be unavailable

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-12-14 07:19:18. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion Series, Author Visit & More

Book Covers

The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library presents its 2012/2013 Brown Bag Book Discussion Series. The discussions are free and open to the CSU campus and the general community. Call 216-875-9734 for more information. Mark your calendars and join the conversation!
Discussions begin at noon in Rhodes Tower 503.

  • Iron Heel by Jack London; Thursday, February 14, 2013
  • Doc by Maria Doria Russell; Thursday, March 21, 2013
  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, by Rachel Maddow; Thursday, April 4, 2013
Mary Doria Russell

Best seller Mary Doria Russell will visit CSU in the Spring
The Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Mary Doria Russell, who will visit CSU on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at noon in RT 503 to discuss her new fiction, Doc, which examines the Old West of Doc Holliday and Dodge City.

Mary Doria Russell

Gone With the Wind Excursion
Are you a Gone With the Wind enthusiast? If so, mark your calendar for Friday, March 15, 2013 for a one day excursion that will immerse you in all things Gone With the Wind! Take a chartered bus with the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library to Cadiz, Ohio, for a tour of the Clark Gable birthplace and museum, lunch, book and film discussion and more!

A nominal fee will be charged -- Details are forthcoming. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-12-03 10:02:26. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Remembering George Dallas, the "Thanksgiving Santa Claus"

Mr. and Mrs. George Dallas
Mr. & Mrs. George Dallas handing out
Thanksgiving lunch boxes, 1928.

Beginning in 1924 and well through the Great Depression years, successful Cleveland restaurateur, George Dallas, provided a free Thanksgiving meal to thousands of unfortunate Clevelanders who were facing hard times.

Dubbed the "Samaritan of West 3rd" and the "Thanksgiving Santa Claus" by the Plain Dealer, Dallas, his wife, Alma, and his daughter, Marie, would arrive at their restaurant at 1363 W. 3rd Street and would begin preparing for the presentation of the thousands of boxes containing sandwiches, dessert, fruit and coffee. In 1929, Dallas' "grocery list" for all of the meal boxes he made that year included 200 lbs. of bologna, 210 lbs. of special sausage, 350 lbs. of goose liver, 112 fresh hams, 96 turkeys, 16 barrels of apples, 22 barrels of oranges, 1,200 loaves of bread, and 2,000 cakes. The number of people he served grew each year until in 1932, Dallas fed 10,000 people in Public Hall.

Over the years, the Plain Dealer has offered a couple of different accounts about what initially inspired George Dallas to provide his annual free Thanksgiving meal. In a Nov. 24, 1929 article, Dallas, himself states that "the idea came to me in a dream once,"(p. 12A) while an article from November 22, 1930 issue says:

Dallas came from America as an immigrant from Greece when he was 12 years old and penniless and hungry, was turned down when he asked someone for food. He vowed then he would never refuse a hungry man a dinner if it was in his power to give him one. (p. 15, col. 4)

Finally, George Dallas' obituary from the December 25 1952 P.D. gives the following account:

Mr. Dallas came to Cleveland from Athens, Greece, as a boy of 9. He was supposed to meet an uncle here, but the latter had returned to Greece. So the boy found himself homeless and hungry on Thanksgiving Day. That was the inspiration for feeding unfortunates on that holiday. (p. 27, col. 1)

No matter the reason, George Dallas summed it up well when he said, "People say 'Why do you do it, George?' but I say 'I work hard, I make money -- but you can't take your money out of this world with you. This is what I like to do with it.'"

See more photos of the "Thanksgiving Santa Claus"

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-11-08 10:59:16. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Scheduled Disruption of Library Services Today, Friday, Nov. 2nd

Due to a scheduled hardware repair, services provided by Scholar, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable from approximately 6:00 pm until 6:15 pm this evening, Friday, November 2nd.

The following services will be affected:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-11-02 11:40:11. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Still Covering the City With Lines; d.a. levy @70

I have a city to cover with lines -- d.a. levy, from Cleveland Undercovers, 1966

It's hard to believe that famed Cleveland poet, publisher and artist d.a levy would have celebrated his 70th birthday this October 29th.

levy

Darryl Allen Levy was born on October 29, 1942 in Cleveland. In the early 1960s, levy (who then went by the name "d.a. levy") was a leader in Cleveland's small press and poetry scenes, writing and publishing his own work as well as that of his friends and contemporaries under his Renegade and Seven Flowers presses.

By the mid '60s levy began attending local poetry events around the city including the Fenn College Poetry Workshop series with CSU Poetry Center founder Lewis Turco. Intrigued by poetry readings he attended while visiting friends in New York City, levy initiated some of Cleveland's first free-forum coffeehouse readings. The Gate Coffeehouse in the basement of Trinity Cathedral across from Cleveland State University was the site of many such readings, one of which led to levy's arrest from a Nov. 15, 1966 reading there where he accepted and then read poetry submitted by juveniles. City officials deemed the work "obscene" and levy was charged with "contributing to the delinquency of minors."

This wasn't levy's first brush with the law over issues of censorship; the Asphodel Bookstore, run by levy's friend, bookseller Jim Lowell, was raided by Cleveland Police earlier in 1966. Several books and poetry materials including those of levy's were confiscated and never returned. Both levy and Lowell were charged with "possession and distribution of allegedly obscene literature." The case attracted national attention drawing supporters such as poet Allen Ginsberg and the musical group The Fugs who later came to Cleveland to perform at a benefit to aid in the duo's legal defense.

levy continued to create his own art and promote other poets and artists throughout the 1960s, leading the "mimeograph revolution" publishing Cleveland's premier alternative newspapers The Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle and The Marrahwannah Quarterly. Both showcased the works of local and national poets and artists. He responded to the cultural and political turmoil of the times by creating profound concrete and lyrical poetry often influenced by his interest in Buddhism and mysticsm.

Over time, levy became frustrated with a perceived lack of appreciation for his and others' poetry and art. Coupled with his plea of "no contest" for his earlier arrest in lieu of a prison sentence, levy's behavior grew increasingly erratic. In late 1968 he began to tell friends that he was "leaving Cleveland," and gave away or destroyed much of his poetry/art and personal belongings. Sadly, on November 24, 1968, levy took his own life. He was 26 years old.

The Michael Schwartz Library is committed to honoring his legacy by preserving and sharing his works and related resources on a global level. Over the past 10 years the Library's Special Collections has acquired and digitized hundreds of items by or about d.a. and presents them to the world on the d.a. levy collection in Cleveland Memory. The site is our way of continuing to "cover the city" and the world with his lines.

Happy birthday, d.a.! -- Joanne Cornelius, DPU/Course Reserves Coordinator, Michael Schwartz Library

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-10-22 08:35:06. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Get In the Picture on Snapshot Day October 10th!

Snapshot Day

The Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University is joining all types of libraries across the state to participate in Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries on Wednesday, October 10th to capture and share information about how important academic, public, school, and special libraries and library systems are to the state of Ohio.

Student in Library with Camera

On October 10th, The Michael Schwartz Library will compile statistics, patron comments, photographs, and other details representing a typical day at the library. The results collected and pictures taken at the Michael Schwartz Library will be added to those of other libraries across the state to raise awareness about the important role of libraries in Ohio.

See photos and more from last year's Snapshot Day.

About Snapshot Day State-Wide.

Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries is a project of the State Library of Ohio, the Ohio Library Council, OPLIN, the Academic Library Association of Ohio, OhioLINK, the Ohio Educational Library Media Association, and INFOhio.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-10-04 07:25:58. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Octavofest 2012 Events at the Michael Schwartz Library

Octavofest Logo

The Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland Public Library, and the Ohio Center for the Book, along with other founding partners Art Books Cleveland and the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, have teamed up to present the fourth annualOctavofest, a month-long series of events in October to call attention to the book and paper arts. Below are the events hosted by the Michael Schwartz Library:

  • Music in the Library: Books, Records, CDs, Scores, Photo Archive and more!
    October 1 - October 31
    Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor
    See this display of selected books, CDs, records, music scores and photos from the Michael Schwartz Library.
  • Domesday
    October 1 - October 31
    Michael Schwartz Library, 3rd floor

    An exhibit containing Domesday books and maps depicting William the Conqueror's great survey of England of 1086. Available for viewing during regular library hours.

Be sure not to miss the following exhibitions in the new Art Gallery at Cleveland State University running through October 20th:

  • Jennie Jones: A Photographic Legacy for Cleveland State University
    South Gallery
    An exhibition of selected works by celebrated Cleveland photographer Jennie Jones.
  • Full-Time Studio Art Faculty Show
    North Gallery
    The first faculty group exhibition in 15 years featuring current full time art faculty.
  • Teaching Staff Exhibition
    Center Gallery
    Including works by past and present full and part-time teaching staff.

The Art Gallery at CSU is located at the Cowell and Hubbard Buidling at 1307 Euclid Avenue.

For information on Octavofest exhibits, programs, and workshops throughout Greater Cleveland, please visit Octavofest.org.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-10-01 15:10:57. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Cleveland Memory's "Beet Lady" Rose Thomas Featured in Poster for Archives Month in Ohio.

History Month Poster 2012

Every year in October, the Society of Ohio Archivists sponsors "Archives Month in Ohio" in order to bring awareness to the rich historical materials contained in the state's libraries, museums, and historical organizations. The theme for Archives Month 2012, "Peoples of Ohio," offers archival centers across Ohio an opportunity to feature the diverse groups and cultures that are or have been part of Ohio's population.

Rose Thomas

The 2012 Archives Month poster, designed by Tutti Jackson of the Ohio Historical Society, commemorates this theme by combining images contributed from 10 archives and libraries in the state to create a visual pastiche of Ohio's rich ethnic heritage. One of the photos featured on the poster is Cleveland Memory's own "beet lady," Rose Thomas as photographed in 1947 showing off her beets at the West Side Market. The photo is part of the Cleveland Press Collection in Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-09-20 09:11:41. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Friends of the Library 2012-2013 Book Discussions

Book Cover

The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library presents its 2012/2013 Brown Bag Book Discussion Series. The first discussion features Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston on Thursday September 13 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, room 503. The discussion is in collaboration with the Academic Conference titled "Watching God and Reading Hurston*," which celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the publication of Their Eyes Were Watching God, one of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature. Meet Conference Director and Associate Professor of History at CSU, Dr. Regennia Williams, who will lead the conversation.

Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston's masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published - perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature. Their Eyes Were Watching God has been included in the Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" as it reflects "our nation's unique and extraordinary literary heritage."

Refreshments will be provided.
Please call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu for more information about the book discussion.

More in discussions in the series:

  • Iron Heel by Jack London: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at noon
  • Doc by Mary Doria Russell: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at noon
  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachael Maddow: Thursday, April 4 at noon

*"Watching God and Reading Hurston: An International Interdisciplinary Academic Conference" will be held from September 19 through 22, 2012 at Cleveland State University and is open to all CSU faculty, staff, and students as well as the general public. Early registration deadline is September 15, 2012 (Encouraged for those interested in attending full conference with meal functions). Walk-in Registration: September 15 - 22, 2012. For more information, please contact Dr. Regennia Williams, Conference Director and Founder and Director of The Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora (RASHAD) and The Cleveland Chautauqua Program at 216-523-7182 or r.williams@csuohio.edu.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion
Their Eyes Were Watching God
By Zora Neale Hurston
Discussion Leader: Dr. Regennia Williams, Associate Professor of History at CSU
Thursday, September 13, 2012
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Library
1860 East 22nd Street
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Cleveland
Free and open to the general public

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-09-04 11:16:09. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Introducing: Your Personal Librarian!

New and returning CSU faculty and students might not know that the librarians in the Michael Schwartz Library are all subject specialists and are available to help you with your subject-specific research or instruction — you could even think of your subject specialist as your Personal Librarian.

Screen shot of scheduler

So, who exactly is your Personal Librarian? To find out which subject specialist is right for you, visit our new Ask Your Personal Librarian web page. There you will find a listing of subject specialists, their areas of expertise, and several ways to contact them.

And to make it even easier, you can automatically schedule an appointment with your Personal Librarian, by clicking on the blue "Make an Appointment With..." button and opening up the online appointment scheduler. Available appointment times will be noted by a green square in the scheduler.

  • Click on the available time that's convenient for you.
  • Complete the short form.
  • Click on "Schedule Appt." button at the bottom of the form...
  • ...and then you're good to go!

Soon you will receive an email confirming your appointment. If you find that you need to cancel the appointment, use the cancellation link supplied to you in the confirmation. It's that simple.

Be sure to look for the link to "Ask Your Personal Librarian" in the green navigation bar at the right of every page on our website. We hope you take advantage of this service and let your Personal Librarian help you with your research or library instruction needs.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-08-24 16:09:20. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Scheduled Disruption of Library Services Tuesday Morning, July 10th

Due to a scheduled software upgrade, services provided by Scholar, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable from approximately 8:00 am until 10:00 am on Tuesday morning, July 10th.

The following services will be affected:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-07-09 15:45:02. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

The Cleveland Memory Project Marks a 10-Year Milestone

The Cleveland Memory Project celebrates its tenth annivesary this year and to mark this milestone, we offer a glimpse back to the project's inception and the people who made it possible:

Screenshot of the CMP homepage from June 2002
Screenshot of the CMP homepage from June 2002

The Cleveland Memory Project was launched in 2002 after the Cleveland State University Library purchased a license for the CONTENTdm image database from Washington State University to organize and present its growing collection of digitized local history images. Needing an introductory page and place for the search and browse functions to be accessed, the Library decided to centralize all its local history web efforts there and named it The Cleveland Memory Project.

Those local history web efforts date back to 1996, when Bill Barrow, then Project Archivist on the Cleveland Union Terminal Collection, learned html coding and started creating web sites for the Cleveland Union Terminal Collection, the Cleveland Press Collection and others. Another such site was the Cleveland Digital Library, created to provide links to both digital content about greater Cleveland history on the web and to the home pages of local institutions dealing with history. Shortly thereafter, University Archivist Bill Becker started the Yesterday's Lakewood site, the first and largest of our community-collaboration sites.

By late 2000, it was apparent that the Library's electronic local history efforts needed a new approach. The practice of creating separate html pages that combined text with embedded images was proving too awkward, especially when changes were needed across the site. The late Professor Walter Leedy, who was then allowing the Library to digitize his substantial postcard collection, urged us to obtain a database for serving up the images.

Library Systems Head Bruce Jeppesen investigated the possibilities and recommended CONTENTdm as being both affordable and flexible enough to export the data elsewhere, should it prove insufficient. He also recommended obtaining the domain names ClevelandMemory.org, -.com and -.net. The Library's Management Team, in particular, Library Director Glenda Thornton and Collection and Database Management Head, Henry York, approved the Cleveland Memory project on November 27, 2000.

The Library obtained a CONTENTdm license in 2001. Working together the Library's Coordinator of Information Access and Organization, Michael Boock, web designer Donna Stewart, Database Maintenance Supervisor Joanne Cornelius, Systems programmer Russ Rucky and others, created the architecture for the new site and launched it in April 2002. Those early months and years saw Cleveland Memory go from a few dozen visitors a day to the thousands currently accessing our digital collections, but those early days were exciting. — Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-06-22 10:36:29. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Cleveland Memory Rewind: 1982 - The Cleveland Press Calls It Quits

Last issue of the Press
Front page of last issue of Cleveland Press, 1982

Thirty years ago on June 17, 1982 The Cleveland Press, Cleveland's only surviving afternoon daily newspaper, stopped its presses for good. Founded by Edward W. Scripps as the Penny Press in 1878, it started out as a small, 4-page afternoon daily, and under the editorial leadership of Louis B. Seltzer, who helmed The Press from 1928 to 1966, it became one of the country's most influential newspapers.

During the second half of the 1960s, The Press' readership began to decline, a fate shared by other large afternoon dailies, and it lost its lead to the Plain Dealer in 1968. In 1980 Cleveland businessman Joseph Cole bought the paper from Scripps-Howard and tried to breathe new life into it, but the sharp economic recession in the Cleveland area was too much to overcome. On June 17, 1982, Cole announced the closing of The Cleveland Press and, with the appearance of the final edition later that afternoon, Cleveland became a one newspaper town.

Though The Cleveland Press plant at East 9th and Lakeside was torn down in 1983 to make way for the North Point Building, The Press' editorial library or "morgue" found a new home in 1984 when Joseph E. Cole donated it to the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University. The approximately half a million 8x10 black and white photographs and one million news clippings that comprise "The Cleveland Press Collection" can be found in the library's Special Collections. More than 8,000 photos and documents from the collection are also available online via The Cleveland Memory Project.

More about the Cleveland Press:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-06-13 09:28:52. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Bill Barrow, Cleveland Memory, Receive Recognition from the Society of Ohio Archivists

Bill Barrow with SOA Award
Bill Barrow with SOA merit award plaque.

Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University, was recognized for his work with the Cleveland Memory Project and Ohio's Heritage Northeast by the Society of Ohio Archivists at their annual conference on Friday, May 18, 2012.

Bill was one of two recipients of the SOA's merit award, which is annually presented to individuals or organizations that have "by excellence in deeds, actions, or initiatives improved the state of archives in Ohio over the past year." Angela O'Neal, Director of Collections Services for the Ohio Historical Society, was also recognized with a merit award for her outstanding service to the Society of Ohio Archivists and for promoting archives within Ohio.

At the 2012 SOA conference, Bill was presented with a plaque that reads:

William C. Barrow, Special Collections Librarian at Cleveland State University (CSU), is given this award in recognition of his efforts in founding and directing the Cleveland Memory and Ohio's Heritage Northeast Projects. Together with the hard work and dedication of numerous colleagues and volunteers, the projects have flourished and provided a rich portal of the area's heritage. Preceded by the Cleveland Digital Library, the Cleveland Memory Project features a trove of rich documentation that links an array of collections and subject topics from across the Cleveland metropolitan area. Through its leadership in this field regionally, the CSU Library has also provided the server for a broad Ohio's Heritage Northeast platform that links universities, colleges, and a number of public libraries with historical photographs.

For his on-going leadership of and involvement with these inspiring programs, it is fitting that the Society of Ohio Archivists presents Bill Barrow with a 2012 SOA Merit Award.

In his acceptance speech, Bill pointed out that the Cleveland Memory Project is highly collaborative and that he was accepting on behalf of the hundred-plus people who have contributed to its success since 2002, naming people in the Michael Schwartz Library and recognizing three contributors in the audience from area public libraries and non-profits who have helped to build Cleveland Memory.

"We form collaborations to build Cleveland Memory," Bill said, "but it is just as important to us that Cleveland Memory provides the opportunity to build collaborations in the NE Ohio region." Cleveland Memory, therefore, is one important way that Cleveland State University engages the community.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-05-25 11:11:43. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Cleveland Memory Rewind: A Casino in Cleveland is Old News...

Performers at the Mayfair Casino
Performers at the Mayfair Casino. View image.

With the opening of the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland at 100 Public Square on May 14th, it is interesting to note that another downtown casino once had high hopes of cashing it big with Clevelanders and other area high-rollers. The Mayfair Casino, under the "personal direction of George Pomerantz" opened in 1935 in the Ohio Theatre. The Ohio Theatre was redecorated in an Art Deco style, and billed as "Cleveland's Million Dollar Theatre Restaurant", it boasted a main dining room, a "Sky Bar" and the "largest and most beautiful Cocktail Lounge in America."

Basically a supper club, the Mayfair Casino drew some of the largest musical acts in the country, and though "the owners hoped to turn the establishment into an actual casino," it closed the next year in 1936 due to the fact that gambling was not allowed in Ohio.1 The Ohio Theatre then reopened in 1943 with its original decor as part of the Loew's movie chain.

See photos of the Mayfair Casino in Cleveland Memory.

1Case Western Reserve University, "Ohio Theater," Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=OT.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-05-04 09:12:01. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion - The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Book Cover

Book Discussion
The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(suggested reading accompaniment: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway)
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Michael Schwartz Library)
Free and open to the general public

Join the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 503 to discuss The Paris Wife by Cleveland poet and novelist Paula McClain. Annie Jouan-Westlund, CSU's Associate Professor of French, will lead this discussion.

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness--until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group--the fabled "Lost Generation -- that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald." Read more about the book.

Paula McLain

Coming April 11!
3:00 - 4:30 pm
CSU Michael Schwartz Library
RT 503

The Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Paula McLain, who will visit the Library on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 to discuss her New York Times best seller, The Paris Wife. Paula McLain is the author of Like Family,, a highly regarded memoir of life in foster care, two collections of poems, as well as A Ticket to Ride, her acclaimed first novel of growing up in the 1970s. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, holds an MFA from the University of Michigan.

To reserve a seat or for more information call 216-875-9734.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-04-02 08:19:50. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Cleveland Memory Salutes the CSU Poetry Center as it Turns 50!

The Poetry Center at Cleveland State University will celebrate its 50th birthday on April 14th this year. Founded back in 1962 by poet and Fenn College English Instructor Lewis Turco, the Poetry Center at Fenn College, as it was known back then, was the 5th of its kind in the nation and would go on to become a lasting legacy in the Cleveland community.

Lewis Turco, who served as the director for the first two years, helped the Center achieve great success and attracted such literary luminaries as William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, Kenyon College critic John Crowe Ransom, and Paris Review poetry editor X. J. Kennedy.
Read more about Lewis Turco and the Center's origins.

The Lewis Turco Collection in Cleveland Memory provides many first-hand resources that document the early years of the Poetry Center including:

  • Poetry Center Scrapbook: Details the founding of the center and consists of various programs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence written by Turco.
  • The Lewis Turco Audio Collection: A series of audio recordings donated to Cleveland State University, includes recordings by prominent poets as well as recordings made at the Fenn College Poetry Center during its first years. Selected tapes from the collection are being digitized by library staff and will be made available online.

Additional Links:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-03-30 09:36:23. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Journal Finder Will Be Unavailable 8-9 PM on Sat., March 24th

Serials Solutions, providers of Journal Finder, report that due to an emergency upgrade, Journal Finder will be unavailable to users from approximately 8:00-9:00 PM (Cleveland Time), Saturday, March 24th.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-03-23 09:11:09. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Library Events for CSU Open House Spring 2012

Open House March 31st

Coming to the big spring Open House at Cleveland State University on Saturday, March 31st? Be sure to include the Michael Schwartz Library as one of your must-see destinations.

In addition to guided and self-guided tours of our fantastic library, we will be holding a book sale from 10 am until 2 pm and hosting the following lectures:

  • Mapping Cleveland - 10:00 am
    Presented by Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian
    Location: Library Special Collections, 3rd Floor
  • Library: Online and In Person - 11:00 am AND 2:00 pm
    Presented by Kathy Dobda, Assistant Director for Public Services and the Head of Library Instruction.
    Location: Library LCLC.

Register now to attend the Spring Open House, and we look forward to seeing you in the Michael Schwartz Library on March 31st!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-03-15 08:33:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Read-In Day: Call for Readers and an Invitation

National Women's History Month logo

In celebration of  Women's History Month, the Michael Schwartz Library, in conjunction with the English Department, the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, is hosting a Read-In Day on the 1st floor of the Library, from noon to 1:00 on Thursday, March 22nd.

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, 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, English, at 216-687-2563 to discuss your selection and to schedule a time (limited to 5 minutes). Sign up today!

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 2012-03-09 08:40:37. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion - World and Town by Gish Jen

Book Cover for World and Town

Book Discussion
World and Town
by Gish Jen
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Michael Schwartz Library)
Free and open to the general public

Join the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 503 to discuss World and Town by novelist and short story writer Gish Gen. Glenda Thornton, Director of the Michael Schwartz Library, CSU, will lead the book discussion.

From the much-loved author of Who's Irish? and The Love Wife, a world-sized novel set in a small New England Town. Hattie Kong--the spirited offspring of a descendant of Confucius and an American missionary to China--has, in her fiftieth year of living in the United States, lost both her husband and her best friend to cancer. It is an utterly devastating loss, of course, and also heartbreakingly absurd: a little, she thinks, "like having twins. She got to book the same church with the same pianist for both funerals and did think she should have gotten some sort of twofer from the crematorium." Moving, humorous, compassionate, and expansive, World and Town is as rich in character as it is brilliantly evocative of its time and place.

To reserve a seat or for more information call 216-875-9734.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-02-15 15:33:51. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

"African Americans in Cleveland": New Display at the Michael Schwartz Library

A view of the Black History Month display

In celebration of Black History Month, the Michael Schwartz Library honors Clevelanders of African descent that have made a significant contribution beyond their own personal and family life to the history and development of Cleveland. The display not only features local past luminaries in sports, entertainment, and politics, but also includes individuals who have shined in science, engineering, education, business, medicine, journalism and more.

The photos in the posters on display are from the Cleveland Press Collection in Special Collections and represent only a small number of those that can be viewed online in Notable Blacks of Cleveland as part of the Cleveland Memory Project. Memorabilia was provided by Prester Picket, Coordinator, Howard A Mims African American Cultural Center.

Did you know that Alonzo Wright (1898-1976) was one of the most successful black entrepreneurs in Cleveland's history and was the city's first African American millionaires? Learn this and more by visiting the Black History Month display in the Library through February.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-02-15 11:25:03. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

OhioLINK Alert

OhioLINK will be switching to a new book delivery vendor in early March.

This change may lead to minor delays in service as a new system is put in place. If you anticipate needing library materials at that time, OhioLINK recommends allowing for extra time to receive your requests.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-02-15 08:28:40. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Happy Birthday, Cleveland State University!


Construction on Rhodes Tower, 1969. View image.

Cleveland State University celebrated its 47th birthday this month. December 17th marked the day in 1964 that the state of Ohio passed the legislation to create CSU. On the following day the same year, Governor James Rhodes officially signed that legislation and Cleveland State University became Ohio's seventh state university.

Go to A Brief History of Cleveland State University at our Cleveland Memory Project website for photos and more, or visit the University Archives in RT 310 to see actual artifacts from the University's early years.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-12-16 07:26:53. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Octavofest 2011 Events at the Michael Schwartz Library

Octavofest Logo

The Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland Public Library, and the Ohio Center for the Book, along with other founding partners Art Books Cleveland and the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, have teamed up to present the third annual Octavofest, a month-long series of events in October to call attention to the book and paper arts. Below are the events hosted by the Michael Schwartz Library:

  • You Can Map Anything
    Saturday October 1, 9am – Monday, October 31, 5pm
    Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor
    Free and open to the public.

    An exhibit of books and atlases which illustrate how mapping techniques have been used to locate, explain, and depict the topography of our Earth, from its climate and natural resources, to the discovery voyages, man-made features, military campaigns, animal migrations, to views from outer space and much more.
  • Putting Cleveland on the Map: Publishers and Their Products Depicting Greater Cleveland
    Thursday, October 6th, 4pm – 5:30pm
    Michael Schwartz Library, Special Collections, RT 321
    Free and open to the public

    A talk by William (Bill) Barrow, Special Collections Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library. Lecture at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University—Special Collections (RT 321) Barrow will talk about the history of map publishing in Cleveland, emphasizing the products -- the different types of maps and what they show -- but also discussing the publishers and their technologies. The first published map of Cleveland has a Currier & Ives connection, for example.

Other Octavofest highlights throughout the Cleveland area include:

  • A showing of the inspiring documentary film Proceed and Be Bold, about printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.
  • WATCH ART demonstrations on making books sponsored by Art Books Cleveland
  • A book and paper fair sponsored by the Northern Ohio Bibliographic Society of Cleveland
  • A “Warhol Mania” display of books on the famous pop artist, Andy Warhol, sponsored by The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Ongoing exhibits and lectures on at CPL, CMA, and other locations
  • Bookmaking classes and demonstrations throughout the month
  • Artists’ Show and Tell events in CPL’s Treasure Room
  • Forums and presentations on rare books and book collecting.

Additional Octavofest participants include The Cleveland Artists Foundation, The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), The Cuyahoga County Public Library, John Carroll University, the Northeast Ohio Bibliographic Society, Oberlin College, Rocky River Public Library, the Rowfant Club, and more. Octavofest is funded in part by a generous grant from the George Gund Foundation.

For more information contact Barbara Florjancic (b.florjancic@csuohio.edu) 216-875-9734.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-10-03 15:55:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Library Web Services Will Be Unavailable August 6th from 6:00 pm until 10:30 pm

Due to a planned network outage for the entire Cleveland State University Campus, services accessed through the Library's website will be unavailable from 6pm until 10:30 pm, on Saturday, August 6th.

The following services will be affected:

Other websites that will be unavailable include The Cleveland Memory Project, Ohio's Heritage Northeast and streaming media provided through Mediasite.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-08-03 16:26:25. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

New in Cleveland Memory - Mapp v. Ohio

Mug shot of Dollree Map
1957 mug shots of Dollree Mapp. View photo.

When Dollree Mapp was arrested on a felony charge for possession of obscene materials under the Ohio Revised Code in May, 1957, little was it known then that this case, initially concerning 1st Amendment Rights (freedom of speech), would end up in the Supreme Court as an examination of 14th Amendment rights concerning due process of law and equal protection.

A Legal Landmark in Cleveland History, the decision by the court in the case of Mapp v. Ohio ultimately established that evidence obtained without a warrant could not be admitted at criminal proceedings, dramatically changing the way state and local law enforcement officers could "do business."

Find out more about this ground-breaking case.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-07-14 16:10:57. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

OhioLINK Central Catalog Unavailable Thursday, July 7th

The OhioLINK Central Catalog will be unavailable while planned maintenance is performed beginning at noon on Thursday, July 7. It is expected that the migration to a new server will be completed by the evening of the 7th. During this time you will not be able to search the central catalog or request items from OhioLINK.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-07-06 07:58:59. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Library Website To Be Offline Briefly Tues., July 5th, 2011

Due to required maintenance on the Library's web server, the Michael Schwartz Library website will be unavailable for approximately half an hour beginning 5:30 PM today, July 5th. During that time, you should still be able to access the following services via the URLs provided:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-07-05 12:12:52. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Need Help Writing a Research Paper? The Writing Center has a Workshop for You!

Get help writing your paper at the Writing Center

If you would like help writing a research paper, the Writing Center invites you to attend any of the upcoming workshops listed below. A short lecture will be followed by individualized instruction.

All workshops will be held in the Michael Schwartz Library's LCLC lab located next to the Reference area on the first floor (see map):

  • Selecting Sources for Your Focus
    Wed. Apr. 20 from 4-5 in LCLC Back
  • Selecting Sources for Your Focus
    Thurs. Apr. 21 from 12-1 in LCLC Back
  • MLA/APA Citation
    Wed. Apr. 27 from 4-5 in LCLC Back
  • MLA/APA Citation
    Thurs. Apr. 28 from 12-1 in LCLC Front
  • Style/Grammar in Research Writing
    Wed. May 4 from 4-5 in LCLC Back
  • Style/Grammar in Research Writing
    Thurs. May 5 from 12-1 in LCLC Back

For more information, contact Mary M. Murray McDonald, Director, Writing Center and WAC at 216-687-6982 or m.murray@csuohio.edu.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-04-14 10:26:20. Reply to Lauren_Felder.

RefWorks Workshop: Find Out How to Save Time When Doing Research and Writing Papers

This poor girl needs RefWorks STAT!

Learn how you can save time doing your research and writing your papers by attending the Library's RefWorks Workshop on Tuesday April 12, 2011 at 4 p.m. RefWorks is a web-based research management and writing software package that enables you to:

  • Organize your research
  • Include citations while you write your paper
  • Build a bibliography in a variety of formats
  • Import references from many data sources
  • Create bibliographies in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)

This workshop will be held in RT 502 in the Michael Schwartz Library in Rhodes Tower and is open to faculty, staff, and students.

Light refreshments will be provided and there will be an opportunity to win door prizes. To reserve a seat, please RSVP to Barbara Florjancic at (216) 875-9734 or b.florjancic@csuohio.edu.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-04-07 14:52:37. Reply to Lauren_Felder.

Celebrate National Library Week with Cupcakes, a Book Sale, and More

National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries and library staff. In honor of this week, the Michael Schwartz Library will host the following events.

  • National Library Week Kick-Off
    Monday April 11 at 12 p.m. 1st floor of the Library
    Join us as we kick off the week with the National Library Week Proclamation and enjoy some light refreshments and giveaways.
  • National Library Workers Day
    National Library Worker's Day
    Tuesday April 12
    National Library Worker's Day is a time to honor the contributions of all library workers, librarians, support staff, and others who make library services possible.
  • RefWorks Workshop
    Tuesday April 12 at 4 p.m. in RT 502
    Find out more about this citation management software and how it can make doing research and writing papers much easier.
  • Joe Jackson Book Cover
    Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk
    Wednesday April 13 at 3 p.m. RT 503
    The Friends Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Cleveland author Kelly Boyer Sagert, who will visit CSU on April 13th to discuss her book, Joe Jackson: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters).
  • Book Sale-Thursday
    April 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1st floor of the Library
    Get great deals on hardbacks and paperbacks at the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library book sale.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-04-04 08:26:35. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Library Web Services Will Be Offline 10 pm Wednesday, April 6th - 7 am Thursday, April 7th

Due to a scheduled power outage on campus, services accessed through the Library's website will be unavailable from approximately 10pm Wednesday, April 6th until 7am Thursday, April 7th.

The following services will be affected:

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-31 13:45:30. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

New in Cleveland Memory

Collecting sap from maple trees, 1952
Norma Carver, Judy Thrasher, and Clayton Thayer, with oxen,
Duke & Don, collect sap from maple trees, 1952. View image.

A sure sign that it's spring is the annual Geauga County Maple Festival, and, with the festival coming up at the end of April, what could be a better time to visit Cleveland Memory's new web exhibit, the Maple Sugar Industry in Northeast Ohio?

Featuring newspaper articles and photos of various aspects of maple sugar production from the 1920's to the 1970's concentrating on Burton, Chardon, and Geauga County, Maple Sugar Industry in Northeast Ohio is the newest addition to Feeding Cleveland, an exploration of the local food history of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

Other recent additions include The Oberlin, Ohio Project and The Great Lakes Exposition, which features streaming video of rare and historical footage taken at the Expo back in 1937. Be sure to take some time out when you can and visit these new web exhibits from the Cleveland Memory Project.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-21 14:37:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

International Year of Chemistry 2011 Presentations Available Online

Dr. Jerry Mundell
Dr. Jerry Mundell from the CSU Chemistry Dept. provides a
moment of "enlightenment" during his chemistry demos.

If you missed any of of the programs held in the Michael Schwartz Library for the International Year of Chemistry 2011, you're in luck. You can view these presentations, given by experts in the field field of chemistry, online via Mediasite.

Now Showing on Mediasite:

  • Chemistry is for the Birds - with Dr. Dwight Chasar, American Chemical Society Tour Speaker, Research Scientist, and Ornithologist. From the simplicity of bird poop to the complexity of bird DNA analysis, find out how chemistry is playing a big role in understanding bird dynamics.
  • 100 Years of Chemistry in Cleveland - with Dr. Helen Mayer, Research and Development Manager for Applied Sciences Group, GrafTech International; Archivist/Historian for the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society discusses the state of the chemical industry in Cleveland in 1909, the advancements the industry has made and the chemical historical landmarkes of ACS-Cleveland Section over the past 100+ years.
  • Chemistry Demonstrations - Dr. Jerry Mundell from the CSU Chemistry Department demonstrates different chemical and physical reactions in a very entertaining and educative presentation.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-17 14:19:18. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Network Outage for the Entire CSU Campus Saturday January 22, 6:30pm until 10:30pm

There will be a planned network outage for the Main Campus Sat. January 22, 6:30pm until 10:30pm. This downtime is necessary to apply needed software maintenance to the university's network equipment.

During this time, SCHOLAR (the Library's online catalog), the Library Web site, the OhioLINK Databases, OhioLINK Circulation and the Cleveland Memory Project website will be unavailable.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this outage, you may contact the IS&T Call Center at 687-5050 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-01-21 10:41:01. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Ohio's Heritage Northeast is Temporarily Unavailable

Due to a hardware upgrade, searching for images on the Ohio's Heritage Northeast website is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

In the meantime you can still search for photos of northeast Ohio via the following websites:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-01-06 16:05:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Cleveland Memory Pays Tribute to Bob Feller (1918-2010)

Bob Feller

by Vern Morrison, Digital Production Assistant , Michael Schwartz Library

If you ask any knowledgeable baseball fan to name the greatest player in Cleveland Indians history, you will always get the same response: Bob Feller. And rightly so.

Born in Van Meter, Iowa, Bob Feller made his major league debut on July 19, 1936 at the age of 17. His first starting assignment came on August 23 at League Park, against the St. Louis Browns. Feller went nine innings that day and struck out 15, as the Indians won 4-1. Later that same season, Feller went on to strike out 17 batters, thus becoming the first major league pitcher to strike out as many hitters in a game as his age. In 1938, Feller struck out 18 hitters in a game against the Detroit Tigers, setting the major league record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game. This record would not be surpassed until 31 years later.

Feller led the American League in pitching victories and strikeouts from1939 through 1941. In December of 1941, days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Feller enlisted in the U. S. Navy and volunteered for combat service. He served as gun captain aboard the USS Alabama until the end of World War II in 1945 and was decorated with five campaign ribbons and eight battle stars. Upon his discharge from the Navy, Feller went back to pitch for the Indians for the remainder of the 1945 season. In 1946, his first full season back in baseball, he again led the American League with 26 victories and a phenomenal 348 strikeouts.

Feller went on to pitch for the Indians through the 1956 season. He finished with career totals of 266 wins and 162 losses, and 2,581 strikeouts. He pitched three no-hitters, including one against the Chicago White Sox on Opening Day, 1940, and 12 one-hit games. He was selected as an All-Star eight times, and was the winning pitcher for the American League in the 1941 and 1946 games. In 1962, during his first year of eligibility, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Upon his retirement as a player, Feller kept living in the Greater Cleveland area, and worked in private industry as an insurance salesman and as a public relations specialist. He remained close to the Indians organization for the rest of his life, serving the club as a spring training pitching coach and a public relations spokesman. He would often don the Indians uniform for old-timers games and other events, and was fond of demonstrating his pitching ability for many years after his last big-league game. In June of 2009, at the age of 90, Feller pitched in the Baseball Hall of Fame Classic, an exhibition game at Cooperstown, New York.

During the last few months of his life, Feller suffered from various illnesses. He died of complications from leukemia on December 15, 2010, at the age of 92.

Bob Feller is immortalized in the form of a statue outside the gates of Progressive Field. More important, he left behind a permanent legacy as a pitcher, as a naval hero, and as an ambassador for baseball and for the Cleveland Indians. He will be remembered as long as the game of baseball is played.

As part of the archives of the Cleveland Press, the Cleveland Memory Project is proud to be able to present a collection of photographs of Bob Feller, featuring him throughout his life: as a child, as a member of the Indians, as a naval officer, and as a businessman. View these photographs.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-12-16 11:38:17. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Annual CSU Learning Communities Poster Day Event Dec. 8th, 11am to 1pm in the Michael Schwartz Library

Poster day at the Michael Schwartz Library

On Wednesday, December 8, 2010 the Office of Title III Learning Communities will host its Annual Poster Day. Students from each of the Fall 2010 CSU Learning Communities will exhibit posters and other project activities, describing the exciting academic experiences they have had this semester.The event will be held in the CSU Michael Schwartz Library in Rhodes Tower, 1860 East 22nd Street from 11 AM until 1 PM.

Poster day at the Michael Schwartz Library

Poster Day begins at 11 AM and continues until 1 PM. During this period, you are invited to move through the poster displays, stopping to interact with those who have prepared a poster or to learn more about topics of special interest to them. Poster presentations provide students the opportunity to showcase and exhibit some of the exciting projects, service learning experiences and field trips involved in Learning Communities experience.

Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome and encouraged to visit the event. Experience the involvement and interaction among learning community students and the excitement of engaging with prospective students from high schools who will also attend.

Poster day at the Michael Schwartz Library

Learning Communities create the sense of a small campus by helping students get connected, grow intellectually and socially, achieve better grades and enhance their likelihood of success.

In Learning Communities, students are exposed to a variety of disciplines and programs of study that allow them to make connections from multiple perspectives. This usually leads to more fully engaged learning, better understanding, and higher grades.

For more information about the event, contact Megan Anderson Culbertson by phone at 216-687-4700 or via email at M.K.ANDERSON76@csuohio.edu

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-11-29 15:28:05. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

CANCELLED! Network Outage for the Entire CSU Campus Saturday November 20, 9pm until 1am

There will be a planned network outage for the entire Cleveland State University Campus on Saturday November 20 from 9:00 pm until 1:00 am.This downtime is necessary to apply needed maintenance to the university's network equipment.

During this time, SCHOLAR (the Library's online catalog), the Library Web site, the OhioLINK Databases and OhioLINK Circulation will be unavailable.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this planned work, you may contact the IS&T Call Center at 687-5050 for more information.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-11-17 08:55:20. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library Wins 2010 OHRAB Achievement Award

Bill Barrow receiving plaque
(From left) Glenda Thornton, Bill Barrow & Jill Tatem.

Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University has been awarded the 2010 Achievement Award from the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board. The award is presented annually by OHRAB in recognition of significant accomplishments in preserving and improving access to historical records in any format by an Ohio archival institution.

According to the Board:

Cleveland State's Special Collections Department has led the Cleveland Memory Project since its beginning in 2002. Institutions as diverse as the Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office, Berea Children's Home, Rocky River Public Library, Hathaway Brown School, and Lakewood Historical Society have contributed materials from their collections to Cleveland Memory. Project partners have made more than 42,000 images and other historic items available online. Practicum and internship opportunities provide real world experience to students while bringing fresh from the classroom perspectives to practitioners. Cleveland Memory is a model of multi-institutional collaboration melding local collection knowledge, shared infrastructure, and professional development opportunities. OHRAB congratulates Cleveland State University and its partners for expanding access to Ohio's historic resources.

Bill Barrow, the Special Collections Librarian at the Michael Schwartz Library, commented on the award with the following, "We all greatly appreciate this important recognition from the Ohio Historic Records Advisory Board, in awarding us one of their two awards in kicking off their new achievement awards programs."

Noting the many collaborations involved in the project, Bill Barrow goes on to say, "However formally awarded, this is an honor we all share. The nomination stressed the multi-level community collaboration of CSU departments, KSU library practicum students, various partnering public libraries, historical societies and government agencies sharing resources and the partners in the Ohio's Heritage NE [Northeast], all collaborating to make information on the region's history available to its citizens. We felt the process by which Cleveland Memory (and OHNE) were built is as important as the digital content it provides."

The Achievement Award was recently presented to Bill Barrow, the Special Collections Librarian at Michael Schwartz Library and Glenda Thornton, Director of the Michael Schwartz Library by Jill Tatem, University Archivist, Case Western Reserve University. The award consisted of a plaque and a $700 check. The plaque is inscribed in part with the message, "For its work making resources of Ohio History available to a broader public in the Cleveland Memory project," while the check will go toward a project involving the digitization of Cleveland's first five directories. According to Bill Barrow, "the output of this overall project would be a geo-referenced database of 15,500 names, occupations, etc., gleaned from those directories and available for research into the first half-century of Cleveland history." Read more about the award.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-11-15 10:04:47. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Image Searching in Cleveland Memory Will Be Unavailable Oct. 12th

Due to a scheduled upgrade, searching for images on the Cleveland Memory website will be unavailable Tuesday, October 12th from at 8:00 a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m.. Users of Ohio's Heritage Northeast will be unable to access images from the Cleveland Memory database during this time as well.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-10-08 13:29:32. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

The "No Impact Man" Colin Beavan Comes to CSU

Colin Beavan on BookTV
Colin Beavan on BookTV
CSPAN Sept. 10, 2009

Cleveland State University students participating in the Common Reading Experience have the opportunity to see and hear Colin Beavan, author of this year's book selection, in person as he comes to CSU to discuss his book, No Impact Man, on Thursday, October 7th at noon in the Student Center Ballroom. A book signing will follow from 2-3 pm.

No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process is the chronicle of Beavan's attempt to live a year without making a net impact on the environment. The lifestyles of Beavan, his wife, and young daughter in New York City were put to the challenge as they learned to function without elevators, the subway, packaged food, air conditioning, television, toilet paper and many other ammenities we take for granted.

As a result of his "experiment" and the ensuing book and documentary film, Beavan has brought attention to such environmental issues as food system sustainability, climate change, water scarcity, and materials and energy resource depletion. Through his non-profit, the No Impact Project, he empowers "citizens to make choices which better their lives and lower their environmental impact through lifestyle change, community action, and participation in environmental politics." - Colin Beavan Bio.

Find out more about upcoming Common Reading Experience events.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-09-22 15:23:32. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Nominate a Librarian for the 2010 I Love My Librarian Award

I Love My Librarian logo

Librarians in our nation's 123,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day. If a librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.

Nominations will be open from August 2 to September 20.

Up to 10 librarians in public, school and college, community college and university libraries will be selected to win $5,000 and will be honored at a ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award winner's library. Winners will be announced in December 2010.

Each nominee must be a librarian with a master's degree from a program accredited by the ALA in library and information studies or a master's degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.

For more information and to nominate a librarian, visit www.ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian.

The award is supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times.

It is administered by The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, and The Campaign for America's Libraries, ALA's public awareness campaign about the value of libraries and librarians.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-09-14 14:26:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion - The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

Book Cover for The Corrections

Book Discussion Led by Richard Fox
The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen
Wednesday,September 15, 2010
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Michael Schwartz Library)
Free and open to the general public

Join the Friends of the Library as Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, leads the first book discussion of the fall semester.

Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections has taken the literary scene by storm, from its hilarious portrayal of a dysfunctional American family to its insightful jabs at the rat race of contemporary American life. After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is succumbing to Parkinson's disease and dementia, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home. Winner of the National Book Award.

Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat or for more information.

Find out more about upcoming Friends of the Library Book Discussions.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-08-10 09:17:58. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Cleveland Memory will be offline 4:00 PM August 4th until 9:00 AM August 5th

Due to scheduled maintenance, searching for images on the Cleveland Memory Project website and for Cleveland Memory images on the Ohio's Heritage Northeast website will be unavailable from 4 pm Wednesday, August 4th until 9:am Thursday, August 5th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-08-03 14:24:27. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Scheduled Disruption of Library Services Wednesday Morning, July 14th

Due to scheduled maintenance, services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable Wednesday morning, July 14th from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The following services will be affected:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-07-13 15:41:18. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

OhioLINK Central Catalog Will Be Offline July 1st from 7 to 9 p.m.

Due to a software upgrade, OhioLINK's Central Catalog will be unavailable from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 1st.

During this time you will not be able to search OhioLINK's catalog or make requests for OhioLINK books.

CSU Library's Scholar catalog will continue to be available during this time.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-07-01 09:07:21. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Introducing the Michael Schwartz Library eBook Collections!

Get easy, online access to some of the library's specialized materials by visiting the new Michael Schwartz Library eBook Collections. Using eBrary's interface, readers have many options for searching and navigating the collections and can highlight text, take notes, and add eBooks to a personal bookshelf.

The Michael Schwartz Library eBook Collections currently offer eTexts in the following categories:

A sample of books in the collection
  • The Cleveland State University Scholarship Collection consists of texts authored by the Cleveland State University community. Many of these eBooks carry the Michael Schwartz Library's own imprint, MSL: Academic Endeavors. Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and students who are interested in including their books in this collection should contact the library for more information.

  • Cleveland Memory Project eBooks feature texts that document the history of Cleveland and the Western Reserve region of northeastern Ohio.This collection explores the region's rich history with a focus on its people, communities, industries and urban landscape.

Through eBrary's "QuickView," no special plug-in is required. It is also compatible with any computer operating system, mobile computing platform or web-enabled device (Apple iPad) as long as it uses an up-to-date web browser.

Take a moment to browse through the Michael Schwartz Library eBook Collections.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-06-23 09:32:10. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

New in Cleveland Memory - Playhouse Square

Playhouse Square in 1928
Playhouse Square in 1928, looking
west down Euclid Avenue. View image.

With nearly 200 photos and documents from Playhouse Square Center's archive and the Michael Schwartz Library's own Cleveland Press Collection, Playhouse Square, a new web exhibit in the Cleveland Memory Project, presents a concise history of "the largest performing arts center in the U.S. outside of New York City."

Photographs depict the Allen, Hanna, Ohio, Palace and State Theatres from their salad years, through the years of decline, to their eventual renovation and renaissance. Documents, mostly programs, highlight some of the theaters' landmark performances. Also featured are a brief timeline of events and fact sheets for all five theaters.

Brand new Playhouse Square along with other Cleveland Memory web exhibits, The Early History of the Cleveland Play House (1915-1984) and The Dobama Collection offer up a panoramic view of Cleveland's theatrical scene through the years.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-05-18 14:26:50. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Take a Library Survey For a Chance to Win a Netbook and More!

You could win one of these prizes

Please take a few minutes to complete an online survey about the Michael Schwartz Library for a chance to win a Netbook and much more. Participating in this study should only take about 10 minutes of your time. Decisions about which services to offer and how to allocate resources are based on the feedback we receive from our users, so your opinions DO make a difference. The survey will be open until April 16, 2010.

In appreciation for your help, you may choose to enter a drawing for a Netbook, one of two $50 restaurant gift certificates for one of over 80 Cleveland Independent restaurants (which includes The Greenhouse Tavern, Melt Bar and Grilled, L'Albatros, and Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse), one of four $25 Viking Cash gift certificates, or one of five Library flash drives provided by the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library. To enter the drawing, just remember to give us your email address at the end of the survey. The email address is not linked to your response, so your responses are totally anonymous.

Find out more about the survey.

Thanks in advance for your continued support of the Michael Schwartz Library, and good luck in the drawing.

TAKE THE SURVEY: By completing the survey, you are granting your consent to participate in this study. Your participation is strictly voluntary. You may stop the survey at any time without penalty, but we hope that you will complete the survey because YOUR OPINIONS COUNT.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-03-31 15:40:08. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Scholar Will Be Offline 8 AM - 11 AM on Wed. Feb. 24th

Due to scheduled maintenance, services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable Wednesday morning, February 24th from 8 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m..

The library will be unable to check-out materials, check-in materials, renew materials, collect fines, or determine the status of OhioLINK materials.

You will also be unable to:

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-02-22 15:26:02. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Now on Display - Celebrating 20 Years of Diversity: Focus on Faculty and Students

Celebrating 20 years of diversity

CSU’s Division of Institutional Diversity is celebrating twenty years of diversity, excellence and inclusion with an exhibit in the Michael Schwartz Library. The exhibit highlights students and faculty who have participated and contributed to the AHANA and STARS Programs, GLBT Student Services programs and Faculty EDGE Grants (Engaging Diversity Grants of Excellence).

A view of the display

Stop by the Michael Schwartz Library, 1st Floor exhibit area through February 26, 2010 to learn about the Division of Institutional Diversity’s past, present and future.

Find out more about Insitutional Diversity at CSU.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-02-16 09:58:29. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

RefWorks Will Be Unavailable Sat., Jan. 2nd

Due to server upgrades, RefWorks will be unavailable on Sat., Jan. 2 at 4 am for up to 6 hours. We apologize for the disruption of service.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-30 07:45:20. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

A Cleveland Memory Christmas

Christmas Trees
73-foot Christmas tree in the lobby of
Sterling-Linder-Davis, 1966. View image.

For those of you who are taken to reminisce about Cleveland Christmases past, Cleveland Memory has a nice selection of Christmas photos that capture some of our fondest holiday memories including the downtown window displays, the Sterling-Linder-Davis Christmas tree, and Mr. Jingeling.

More information about these topics and other holiday memories:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-08 11:42:27. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

New in Cleveland Memory - The Early History of The Cleveland Play House (1915-1984)

Paul Newman age 11
A young Paul Newman at The Cleveland
Play House Children's Theatre. View image.

Follow the "nation's oldest continuously running resident theater company" from its modest beginnings to its rise as one of the largest regional theaters in the United States.

The Early History of the Cleveland Play House (1915-1984) currently features 156 images of the theater at its various locations as well as publicity stills from many of its memorable productions and of past alums. A brief timeline takes you through some of The Play House's major events, linking you to related images within the collection.

This is a wonderful treat for those who enjoy theater or may remember attending some of these productions.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-07 08:10:39. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Cleveland Memory Pays Tribute to Paige Palmer, Cleveland's “First Lady of Fitness”

Paige Palmer and Ed Allen

Cleveland television personality and pioneering exercise diva Paige Palmer passed away on Saturday, November 21st at the age of 93.

She is best remembered for her one-hour television program that ran five days a week on WEWS Channel 5 from 1948 until 1973. According to ClevelandWomen.co, her show was the "very first televised exercise and fitness program for women anywhere in the country."

Read her obituary from the Plain Dealer or see more photos of her from Cleveland Memory.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-23 15:41:23. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

EBSCO Databases & RefWorks Are Now Customized to Accommodate Your Cell Phone or PDA

Cell phone

As more and more people start using their iPhones, BlackBerrys and other mobile devices to search the Internet, many Web services are customizing their interfaces to accommodate them. EBSCOhost and RefWorks are no exception.

The EBSCOhost databases you have learned to depend on for your research are now also available via ESBCOhost Mobile. EBSCOhost Mobile offers many of the same features as the non-mobile version of EBSCOhost but the interface has been optimized for use on a mobile device with a smaller screen. Your device must have javascript enabled in order to use EBSCOhost Mobile and users of BlackBerry devices require special instructions.

Screen shot of link to mobile devices

Similarly, RefMobile allows you access to your RefWorks account. When logging in to RefMobile, you will need to use the subscriber code that was supplied to you via email after you registered for your individual account. If you no longer have that code, please call Reference Services at (216) 687-5300.Go to Working with RefMobile for more details.

The Michael Schwartz Library is happy to provide these new services for mobile devices, and, for your convenience, have created one place where you can link to them and other such services as they become available. We have expanded our "Off-Campus Access" page to "Off-Campus Access & Mobile Devices." A link to this page appears in the green navigation bar at the right of all Michael Schwartz Library Web pages.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-19 14:25:55. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friends of the Library Honor CSU President Emeritus Michael Schwartz as Well as Nearly 80 Faculty, Emeriti, and Staff

Dr. Michael Schwartz and portrait

The campus community was invited to attend the 21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception on November 12, 2009 where former Cleveland State University president Dr. Michael Schwartz was the guest of honor. The annual event, sponsored by the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library, celebrates the creativity of CSU faculty, emeriti and staff for their recently published books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, and other works. This year, almost 80 honorees were represented by 173 submissions of work.

The highlight of the well-attended event was the honored guest himself, Dr. Michael Schwartz, President Emeritus of Cleveland State University. This event was in celebration of the University Library's recent name change to the the Michael Schwartz Library and to recognize Dr. Schwartz's long support of the Library as the "heart of the University."

Renderings of signage to come in the library

Attendees to the reception were treated to a peek at the portrait of Dr. Schwartz by Rob Hartshorn, which will hang at a place of honor within the library, as well as a rendering of how the new sign for the Michael Schwartz Library will appear once it is installed across the top of the library doors in the lobby of Rhodes Tower.

During the event, Tony Bakale, President of the CSU Alumni Association, presented Dr. Schwartz with a gift, a painting by CSU Alumna Gail Laba, Class of '85 depicting the CSU campus. Other speakers included Mary Jane Saunders, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Michael Wells, President of the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library, and Glenda Thornton, Director of the Michael Schwartz Library. The reception was sponsored by Cleveland State University Advancement.

Tony Bakale unveils the gift
Dr. Schwartz with Family

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-19 07:32:14. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Cleveland Memory's "Crime Scene, Cleveland" Offers a Glimpse at Some of Cleveland's More Sensationalized Murders

Inspecting remains of torso murder victim
Inspecting remains of torso murder victim.

Perhaps it is not one of the most pleasant topics, but recent events have put murder in Cleveland into the news. Those interested in learning more about two of Cleveland's more sensationalized murders, the Torso Murders and the Sheppard Murder Case, can find photos and information about them in Cleveland Memory's "Crime Scene, Cleveland".

The perpetrator of the Kingsbury Run "Torso Murders" took the lives of 12 victims between September 1935 and August 1938 and was never found, but the murders stopped after Cleveland Safety Director, Eliot Ness, and 63 men burned down the Kingsbury Run shantytowns. A film about these murders and Eliot Ness' involvement in the investigation is to be the subject of a film, "Ness", which is currently in development and is to be directed by William Fincher who covered similar subject matter in his films "Se7ven" and "Zodiac".

The murder of Marilyn Sheppard on July 4, 1954 and the subsequent trials of her husband, Samuel Sheppard, for the murder sparked a media frenzy at the time and later inspired a television series, The Fugitive, and a feature film of the same name.

Find out more about these sad and gruesome chapters of Cleveland's history in Crime Scene, Cleveland.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-05 11:44:09. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

New in Cleveland Memory — The Cleveland Group Plan of 1903

Carousel at Euclid Beach Park
View of Mall & surrounding buildings from Terminal Tower.

The Group Plan of 1903, which called for the construction of the Mall and surrounding buildings downtown, is the earliest and most fully realized plan for a major city outside of Washington, D.C. It is of current interest because of plans to build a medical mart on the west side of the Mall and has also been the subject of a recent article in the Plain Dealer.

In addition to the Mall, the final design by Daniel H. Burnham, Arnold W. Brunner, and John M. Carrere included the Federal Building, the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, Cleveland City Hall, Public Auditorium/Music Hall, the Cleveland Board of Education, and the Cleveland Public Library. A Union Terminal at the north end of the Mall along Lake Erie was also planned, but never built.

Find out more about the Group Plan of 1903.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-28 14:36:23. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

New in Cleveland Memory — Euclid Beach and the Humphrey Glass Negative Collection

Carousel at Euclid Beach Park
Guests at Euclid Beach Park (carousel in background).

Revisit Euclid Beach Park, one of Cleveland's more successful and longer-lived amusement parks and get a glimpse into the lives of the Humphrey Family, owners and operators of the park from 1901 until its final season in 1969.

This new exhibit in Cleveland Memory features images from the Cleveland Press and Postcards of Cleveland Collections as well as some newly added photos from theHumphrey Glass Negative Collection. The Humphrey Glass Negative Collection in Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library is a set of 700 glass negatives documenting the lives and interests of Euclid Beach Park owners, the Humphrey Family, during the early part of the 20th century. Images in the Humphrey collection not only depict Euclid Beach Park, but also include Humphrey family and friends, heroes of early aviation such as Glen Curtiss and Harry Atwood, and other amusement parks of the time, most notably Coney Island.

So take a step back in time when the sound of Laughing Sal, the roar of wooden coasters, the scent of Humphrey popcorn and the thrill of an endless summer filled the air at Euclid Beach Park.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-02 15:41:29. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

New in Cleveland Memory! Each in Their Own Voice: African-American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005

Jessie Norman by Charles, Jr. Sallee
Jessie Norman by Charles Sallee, Jr.

The Michael Schwartz Library has partnered with the Cleveland State University History Department and Art Gallery to produce this online version of the exhibition, Each in Their Own Voice: African-American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005 as part of a new collection in Cleveland Memory.

The exhibition ran at the Art Gallery from January 23 to March 7, 2009 and featured work by 24 artists working in a wide range of media including film. Part of the preparation for the exhibition included interviews with each artist recorded as oral histories by the Cleveland State University History Department. Excerpts from these interviews have been made available along with the artists' work as well as portraits of most of the featured artists in this online representation of the original exhibition.

Listen and see for yourself what these talented artists have to say through their interviews and their art.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-09-18 12:05:53. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Many Turn Out to Meet the "Real Librarians of CSU"

We'd like to thank everyone who stopped by to "Meet the Real Librarians of CSU" on September 10th in the Michael Schwartz Library. Visitors enjoyed the "meet and greet" and learned just what an excellent resource our Librarians, with their wide range of knowledge and experience, are for the CSU community. We're glad you enjoyed it, and we look forward to seeing you in the Library throughout the year.

From Real Librarians event
From Real Librarians event

You can see more photos from this event on our Facebook page!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-09-17 09:05:19. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Equipment Loans to Students

Image of an eagle and flag in front of Constitution

Students are increasingly incorporating digital images, video, and audio into assignments and presentation material, but production equipment has not been widely available to them on campus. Beginning this Fall, students may borrow Canon video and still cameras, and Sony audio recorders from Library Multimedia Services (MMS) in RT 301.

Students can check out these items from the Library just as they would a book — there is a 1-day loan period on this equipment. Students supply their own DV tapes and flash media storage cards, but both tapes and flash media storage cards are available for purchase in the Library vending machine if students don't have their own.

After using the new cameras and recorders to capture the information they need, students can work on their digital files at home or use the professional video, audio and image editing equipment and software in Multimedia Services to create polished materials for presentations and other assignments. Help with equipment and software is available in Multimedia Services as well.

Students may contact MMS for more information at (216) 687-9337. Faculty wishing to borrow similar equipment should contact IMSS Equipment Circulation at (216) 687-3846.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-09-01 14:32:37. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Learn Ways to Save Money on Your Textbooks

Students trying to save money on their textbooks can now watch a short 5 minute video explaining how they might do just that by:

Watch the video now.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-08-31 11:24:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Reference.

Constitution Day 2009

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 gas cards valued at $25,
one of five jump drives, or one of three $15 iTunes cards
Visit http://library.csuohio.edu/promos/constitution/ answer a few questions about the Constitution, and you could be a winner!

Event

Presentation by Mark Sundahl, Professor of Law, titled What Would Socrates Say about our Constitution?
Thursday, September 17, 2009
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Moot Court Room of the Cleveland Marshall College of Law
On free hour of CLE credit.
Reception to follow.

Displays

Visit two Constitution Day displays this fall. The first, titled "We the People" is located on the 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library (in Rhodes Tower) and the other, titled "Comparing Constitutions" is located at the entrance of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-08-27 09:25:59. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Check out the Library's Outstanding Book Collection

View of the Outstanding Book Collection in the Schwartz Library

In a large university library, browsing the shelves to locate a good book to read just for pleasure can be overwhelming. To help students identify well written, quality literature, CSU librarians created the Outstanding Book Collection. This unique collection was designed to foster a love of reading and encourage intellectual development among students. Conveniently located on the first floor of the Library near the entrance, this collection features both classic titles and contemporary award winners. The collection is small enough for casual browsing but offers an intriguing selection of fiction and nonfiction titles that will capture students' imaginations and take them to new worlds.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-08-25 16:03:27. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Book Discussion: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn

Book cover for Copenhagen

Book Discussion
Michael Frayn
Copenhagen
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Michael Schwartz Library)
Free and open to the community
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, will lead a book discussion on Copenhagen by Michael Frayn. The Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb. Copehagen is also Cleveland State University's Common Reading book choice for 2009/2010.

Copenhagen is available for checkout at the Michael Schwartz Library and on sale at the CSU Bookstore and on Amazon.com.

The event is free and open to CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the general public. Refreshments will be served.

Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat or for more information.

Find out more about upcoming Friends of the Library Book Discussions as well as the Local Book Talk with Mary Doria Russell scheduled for April 14, 2010.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-08-20 08:46:24. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Author Mary Doria Russell to be Featured at the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk

Mary Doria Russell

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
3:00 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

Mary Doria Russell, winner of nine national and international literary awards, will visit Cleveland State University's Michael Schwartz Library on April 14, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss her book Dreamers of the Day and to give a preview of her new project Eight to Five, Against.

Book Cover

About Dreamers of the Day: With prose as graceful and effortless as a seductive float down the Nile, Mary Doria Russell illuminates the long, rich history of the Middle East with a story that brilliantly elucidates today's headlines.

Ms. Russell's presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a book signing. Dreamers of the Day will be available for purchase directly before and after the April event, courtesy of the CSU Bookstore.

This event is free and open to the public, but please call 216-875-9734 to register.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-07-21 09:57:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Find Help in Tough Times

Link to Find Help in Tough Times

The State Library of Ohio has just launched Find Help in Tough Times, a new one-stop center on their website to help residents quickly locate important information and resources during these difficult economic times.

According to State Librarian Jo Budler, “The State Library understands that this is a challenging time for everyone. We created the Find Help in Tough Times statewide center to highlight the valuable work of state and federal agencies, as well as state and national organizations, and make it easier for people needing assistance to find their services and information.”

Find Help in Tough Times is easily accessible from the State Library website and is divided into six sections that include Employment, Financial, Health & Wellness, Housing, Parenting, and Help for Seniors. Within these sections there are links to help with topics such as finding jobs, training opportunities, services for the unemployed, insurance, home health care, childcare, tax help, and more.

The State Library welcomes feedback on Find Help in Tough Times and asks for residents to share stories about their experiences during these tough times. Some of the stories will be posted so that others may benefit.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-06-17 08:06:24. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Library Web Services Will Be Offline This Weekend May 16-17

Due to a scheduled power outage across campus, services accessed through the Library's website will be unavailable from 6 pm on Saturday May 16th until approximately 4 pm Sunday May 17th.

The following services will be affected:

Other websites that will be unavailable include The Cleveland Memory Project, Ohio's Heritage Northeast and streaming media provided through Mediasite.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-05-14 15:18:04. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

See"Photographs of the Cleveland Metroparks" - New in Cleveland Memory

Children on a bridge behind Squire's Castle
Children on a bridge behind Squire's Castle. View image.

Picnicking at North Chagrin Reservation, awaiting the return of the buzzards at Hinkley Reservation, tobogganing down the slide at the Mill Stream Run Reservation, horseback riding at Big Creek... most of us can reminisce of time well-spent at one of Cleveland's sixteen Metroparks.

Cleveland Memory revisits some of those experiences with its new collection of images, "The Photographs of the Cleveland Metroparks," over 100 photos representing 9 of Cleveland's Metroparks, Ohio's oldest park district.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-29 08:41:09. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Thanks for Making National Library Week a Success!

We'd like to thank everyone who attended our National Library Week events. This year's National Library Week was a great success. We're glad you enjoyed it, and we look forward to seeing you in the Library throughout the year.

Kristin Ohlson at book talk
Author Kristin Ohlson discusses her book, The Kabul
Beauty School: An American Woman goes Behind the
Veil
, as part of National Library Week at the CSU Library.
Students at Passport to the World
Students enjoy a variety of international cuisine while they
browse materials from the CSU Library, Cleveland Public
Library & the Study Abroad Program at "Passport to the World."

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-20 16:08:45. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Library Web Services Will NOT Be Offline This Weekend, April 18-19.

The electrical outage for this weekend has been canceled. Services supplied by the Library through its website will not be disrupted as a result.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-17 12:24:33. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Library Web Services Will Be Offline This Weekend, April 18-19.

Due to a scheduled power outage across campus, services accessed through the Library's website will be unavailable from 5:30 pm on Saturday April 18th until approximately 2:30 pm Sunday April 19th.

The following services will be affected:

Other websites that will be unavailable include The Cleveland Memory Project, Ohio's Heritage Northeast and streaming media provided through Mediasite.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-16 10:31:27. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion: The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies

Image of bookjacket

Book Discussion
Robertson Davies
The Rebel Angels
Thursday, May 7, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the CSU Library)
Free and open to the community
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, will return to lead a book discussion on The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies. In this astoundingly funny book, Davies both lampoons academia and shows his love for it and for the wisdom it produces.

On one level, Davies' novel is "about" four academics: Maria Theotoky, the brilliant, beautiful graduate student; her adviser, the ascetic Dr. Hollier; Simon Darcourt, the bon vivant priest; and Parlabane, once an outstanding scholar, now sycophant to his former classmates. Then there is the basic plot theme: Who will end up with the girl? Standard stuff. Yet the real focus here is on the spiritual and/or mystical personal explorations of the main characters (from Library Journal review).

The Rebel Angels is available for checkout at the CSU Library and on sale at Amazon.com.

The event is free and open to CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the general public. Refreshments will be served.

Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat or for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-15 14:16:22. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

New in Cleveland Memory! "The Photograph Albums of Glenallen"

A side view of Glenallen
A side view of Glenallen (1915-1945). View image.

Glenallen, also known as Glen Allen, was the Cleveland Heights estate of Elisabeth Severance Allen Prentiss built in 1914. Known for its landscaping, which included a Japanese Garden with a goldfish pond and a Korean Pavilion shipped directly from Korea, the interior of the estate featured inlaid oak floors, marble fireplaces, fine art, and a carved mahogany woodwork.

See gracious living at its finest captured by photographer Clifford Norton in this digital representation of this rare twin-volume book of hand-mounted photographs, The Photograph Albums of Glenallen.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-09 09:53:20. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Sign Up to Receive Email Updates and News from the Library and Enter to Win!

Enter your email address to receive email updates and news from the Library and you will be entered for a chance to win one of two $50 gift certificates to a Cleveland Independent restaurant, a $25 gas card, a $15 iTunes card, or one of five Library goody bags.

The drawing will be held on Monday, April 20th and all winners will be notified via email.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-01 08:09:41. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

See Images of Churches Affected By the Cleveland Diocese's Announcement in Cleveland Memory

The parish church is the anchor for many of Cleveland's ethnic neighborhoods. The Cleveland Diocese's announcement that they would close or merge 52 parishes by June 30, 2010 (pending appeal) will impact Cleveland and area communities as many venerable churches, witness to countless masses, baptisms, weddings, and funerals, may close their doors forever.

Cleveland Memory has images of many of the churches affected by this announcement.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-16 10:27:59. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Cleveland Memory Featured in the Sun Press

Sun Press article online

The Cleveland Memory Project's recent partnership with Cleveland Heights/University Heights to digitize some 700 of their historic images and make them available on the Web via the CMP website is the subject of an article in the March 12th issue of the Sun Press.

The resulting website, Cleveland Heights & University Heights, Ohio: A Collection of Historic Images, debuted last fall with plans to add several hundred more images this spring.

Read the article online

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-12 12:07:37. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Electronic Journal Center (EJC) is Offline Feb. 20, 2009

The OhioLINK EJC has been unavailable since about 9:30 this morning (Feb. 20, 2009). OhioLINK is aware of the problem and has systems engineers working on it. They apologize for the inconvenience.

Edited to Add: The temporary access page is back online as of 11:37 am.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-20 11:02:55. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

OhioLINK Update Tuesday, Feb. 17th

From OhioLINK Central:

While content in the Electronic Journal Center remains unavailable, OhioLINK is working diligently to provide access to the same content on each publisher's Web site. Available publishers' sites are listed here and we continue to update this list as needed. Project Muse has been added to the list today and their content is now available. Links to the listed publisher sites work for both on and off campus users.

Over the weekend OhioLINK staff were able to restore EJC content from 2008-2009 for most publishers, except Elsevier, Springer and Blackwell. We continue to work to restore the remaining EJC content as quickly as possible, but do not have all the reload processes in place yet nor the experience to provide a useful time line for full EJC restoration. We hope to be able to share a schedule in the near future.

Since we have a growing body of available content, we restored the alphabetical title links on the EJC home page. These links show only those journals that are currently available, for other journals or issues please continue to visit the publishers' sites.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-17 09:11:03. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

OhioLINK Update

Following Tuesday's hardware upgrade at OhioLINK central, the following services are now fully restored:

  • Library Catalog
  • Electronic Journal Center redirect page (redirects to publisher sites)
  • Digital Media Center (all content is available)
  • OSearch databases
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertation Center
  • Quick Search @ OhioLINK
  • OhioLINK Web site
  • Electronic Books Center
  • EAD Finding Aid Creation Tool and Repository
  • Landsat7 Satellite Images

OhioLINK is still working on restoration of the Digital Resource Commons, and the Electronic Journal Center.

While content in the EJC remains unavailable, OhioLINK is working to provide access to the same content on each publisher's Web site. The publishers are being very supportive and are working hard to set up accounts for all OhioLINK members.

As of Feb. 10th, the links to the majority of the publisher sites listed here work for both on and off campus users.

All OhioLINK member schools should now have access to all Elsevier journals via their Science Direct platform. Those of you who had previous limited access on Science Direct may now be asked to make a choice when you arrive at their site between your former account and a new trial account that provides you with access to the complete list of OhioLINK titles.

OhioLINK will continue to update the EJC home page as they make more progress towards complete access on publisher Web sites.

Updates are posted on OhioLINK's What's New page.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-11 09:51:11. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

All OhioLINK resources going offline at noon today, Tuesday Feb. 10th

All OhioLINK resources, except for the OhioLINK Library Catalog, will go offline at noon today, Tuesday Feb. 10th. The OhioLINK Web site will also be down during this period. Resources will come back online in stages, and OhioLINK estimates that it may take up to an hour for all resources to come back up.

OhioLINK apologizes for the inconvenience and the late notice of this outage, but it is necessary to fix the cause of the massive hardware failure that took place on February 4. This outage will not address the EJC, that is a separate problem which they continue to work on.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-10 12:11:47. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

OhioLINK's Electronic Book Center Unavailable Thurs. Nov. 27th

Due to scheduled maintenance at OhioLINK, ebooks provided through the Electronic Book Center will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday, November 27th.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-26 07:27:43. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Cleveland Memory Gears Up for 25th Anniversary of "A Christmas Story"

Higbee's Santa, 1955
Higbee's Santa, 1955. View image.

The Cleveland Memory Project is gearing up for the 25th anniversary celebration in Cleveland this week of the holiday movie favorite "A Christmas Story" by sharing with you some vintage images of one of the film's locations, Higbees Department Store.

Also of interest for the season is Cleveland's Golden Age of Downtown Shopping where you can see photos of Christmas decorations and window displays from other downtown department stores, the famous Sterling Linder-Davis trees, and Mr. Jingeling.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-24 15:05:24. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Some OhioLINK Resources To Be Unavailable Sat. Nov. 29th 7am - 4pm

OhioLINK's Web site and many resources will be unavailable on Saturday, November 29, from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., while some planned maintenance is completed. OhioLINK's Library Catalog, Electronic Journal Center, E-Book Center, Digital Media Center, Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center, and OSearch databases (such as Inspec and PsycINFO) will all be unavailable during this time.

While OhioLINK is down, you will still be able to use many of the resources on the Research Databases page, such as Academic Search Complete and other EBSCO databases.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-24 10:23:29. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

New Outdoor Ice Rink in University Circle Prompts Look at Ice Skating Images in Cleveland Memory

Skating in Lakewood
Ice skating in Lakewood. View image.

According to a recent Plain Dealer article, "Outdoor ice skating returns to University Circle", but in this case it's on synthetic ice.

See photos of Greater Clevelanders skating on the real thing from the Cleveland Memory Project.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-21 12:32:00. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

See World War I Cartoons by Roy Grove in Cleveland Memory

Cartoon of soldier on a ship
World War I cartoon of a soldier on a ship.
View image

Roy Grove was a cartoonist for the news syndicate Newspaper Enterprise Association from 1917 through the mid-1920's. Covering Europe during World War I, he captured the every-day life of the American soldier away from home for readers of NEA's 326 daily newspapers in the United States, including the Cleveland Press. After the war, Grove went on to cover sports for the same news syndicate.

The Roy Grove Cartoon Collection, donated to Special Collections in the Cleveland State University Library by the Gardner family, contains 64 images of cartoons drawn by Grove in both of these genres.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-20 10:36:18. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Scheduled Disruption of Library Web Services From 4am - 7:30am Fri. Nov. 21

Due to electrical work on the Library's 8th floor, services accessed through the Library's website will be unavailable from 4am - 7:30am Friday morning, November 21st.

The following services will be affected:

Other websites that will be unavailable include The Cleveland Memory Project, Ohio's Heritage Northeast and streaming media provided through Mediasite.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-20 07:38:38. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Cleveland Memory News: 2 New Oral Histories Just Added to Ethnic Women of Cleveland

Ethnic Women of Cleveland logo

Two new oral histories have just been added to the Cleveland Memory Project's Ethnic Women of Cleveland series.

You can now listen to Ann Hankavich talk about her early childhood in the Urkaine, her emigration to Canada and her life in Cleveland after marrying her husband.

Ilona Palasic's story is a little different. Growing up as a second generation American in Cleveland, she speaks about growing up in the Hungarian neighborhood on Buckeye Road.

You can listen to these accounts and more as these eastern European women share their experiences of becoming Americans in Cleveland. Find out more about Ethnic Women of Cleveland.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-14 15:30:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Cleveland Memory Pays Tribute to Herb Score, 1933-2008

Herb Score in the control booth

Herb Score pitched for the Cleveland Indians from 1955 to 1959, twice making the American League All-Star team and leading the league in strikeouts.

After his playing days were over, Score was a member of the Indians broadcasting team from 1964 until his retirement in 1997. Herb Score will be remembered, and fondly, as long as there are baseball fans in Cleveland.

View images of Herb Score.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-12 07:58:25. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

New in Cleveland Memory! "Feeding Cleveland: Urban Agriculture"

Cleveland Public School students

The Cleveland Memory Project has just added a new web exhibit!

Dedicated to the urban gardeners and farmers of Cleveland, Feeding Cleveland: Urban Agriculture is a joyous look at those who "toil in the soil" - from the relief workers during the Great Depression, citizens in their victory gardens during WWII and children in school-sponsored horticulture programs, to the modern-day enthusiasts and entrepreneurs in community and market gardens.

The image at the right is of Cleveland Public School students Marcella Rickets
(left) and Irvina Knight (right), July 1929. View a larger version of the image.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-06 15:37:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Scheduled Disruption of Library Services From 7pm - 1 am Sat. Nov. 8th - Sun. Nov. 9th.

Due to electrical work in the University Data Center on the 10th floor of Rhodes Tower, services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable from 7 pm through 1 am from Saturday evening to Sunday morning November 8-9.

The following services will be affected:

  • You will be unable to search for Library materials using SCHOLAR.
  • You will be unable to access materials on Electronic Course Reserve.
  • You will be unable to access the Research Databases from off campus.
  • You will be unable to request materials from OhioLINK.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-06 13:53:57. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Get Ready for Election Day!

Election Day is November 4th. Find out more about the candidates and the issues. Election 2008 Information will link you to resources you can use to make an informed decision. Be ready to vote!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-08-28 14:56:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Reference, Social Science.

New in Cleveland Memory!

Screenshot of new Cleveland Memory website

Today Cleveland, Ohio is recognized internationally as a leader in diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Our Cleveland Clinic has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for cardiac care by U.S. News and World Report every year since 1995.

With its new web exhibit, Cleveland: Pioneer in Cardiac Care, Cleveland Memory takes a look back to the 1950s when great strides made in area hospitals and other medical facilities first brought Cleveland to the forefront of cardiac care .

... And while you're visiting Cleveland Memory, be sure to note the new website design!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-08-07 15:01:09. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

New Date for Debra Chwast Presentation, "Turning Darkness into Light"

Due to severe weather, the date for Debra Chwast's presentation, "Turning Darkness into Light" has been changed from Feb. 12th to Feb. 19th.

More information about the event.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-12 09:02:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Early A.M. Electrical Outage to Limit Some Library Services

Due to a planned electrical outage in the Library some Library services will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour from 6-7 am on Friday, Jan. 25th.

Although you will not be able to access the Library website, SCHOLAR will still be available for your use.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-24 10:00:12. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

New Library Service: CPL@CSU RSS

Be notified automatically when new books or audio CDs are added to the CPL@CSU popular reading collection by signing up for CPL@CSU RSS feed.

Unsure how to do this? The CPL@CSU FAQ will show you how.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-12-26 15:31:11. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

CSU Library Student Assistants Appear on Page 1 of the PD Metro Section

Photo from the P.D.

CSU Library Student Assistants Samarth Mehta and Uchit Shah made the front page of the Metro section in the November 15th issue of the Plain Dealer.

Samarth, who works in Library Systems, and Uchit, who works in the Library Computing Learning Center, are both members of the "Friends of India" dance troop, who performed on Wednesday, Nov. 14th as part of the International Day 2007 festivities on campus.

The caption for the photo reads:

"Friends of India" dancers cheer on their fellow performers Wednesday at Cleveland State University's University Center. The dancers, all CSU students, were taking part in International Day 2007, a festival that celebrated the university's cultural diversity. CSU has more than 800 students from 74 countries this year...

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-20 16:02:13. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Polish Americans of Cleveland Exhibit in Special Collections

Now on display in Special Collections are photographs of Polish Americans of Cleveland in celebration of Polish American Heritage Month. The exhibit includes photographs of the Polish Cultural Garden and Cardinal Karol Wojtyla's (Pope John Paul II) visit to Cleveland in 1969.

The photographs will be on display until November 7, 2007. For more information about Polish Americans of Cleveland, visit http://www.clevelandmemory.org/polish/.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-10-31 14:53:31. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Network Outage for the Main Campus Saturday September 29, 8pm until midnight.

There will be a planned network outage for the Main Campus Sat. Sept. 29, 8pm until midnight. This downtime is necessary to apply needed maintenance to the network equipment.

During this time, SCHOLAR (the Library's online catalog), the Library Web site, the OhioLINK Databases and OhioLINK Circulation will be unavailable.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this outage, you may contact the IS&T Call Center at 687-5050 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-09-27 08:09:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

New Online Overdues Inquiry Form

The Library's User Services now offers you an easier way to resolve your questions about fines for overdue materials. Simply complete and submit the online Overdues Inquiry form. The form speeds up the whole investigation process by Library staff resulting in a more timely resolution for you! Just another way we can help you @CSU Library.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-08-30 08:24:41. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Extended Library Hours Before Finals Week

The Library will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 4th and Sunday, May 6th.

See our Library Hours page for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-30 10:38:25. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

SCHOLAR will be off-line for @30 minutes today at 2:30 pm

Services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes Monday afternoon at 2:30 pm, April 2nd.

The following services will be affected:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-02 12:43:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Writing Workshops for WAC in Library Room 808

When: Every Wednesday 5-6 p.m. and every Thursday 12-1 p.m.beginning March 28
Where: Library Room 808
Who: Librarians + Writing Center Director
What: 1/2 hour instruction, 1/2 drop-in help + proof for your professor that you attended


DATE:TOPIC:
Wed. 3/28, 5 p.m.Selection and Evaluation of Sources
Thurs. 3/29, 12 p.mSelection and Evaluation of Sources
Wed. 4/4, 5 p.m.Shaping and Writing a Review of Literature
Thurs. 4/5, 12 p.m.Shaping and Writing a Review of Literature
Wed. 4/11, 5 p.m.

Help with Citation and References

Thurs. 4/12, 12 p.m.Help with Citation and References
Wed. 4/18, 5 p.m.Avoiding Plagiarism
Thurs. 4/19, 12 p.m.Avoiding Plagiarism
Wed. 4/25, 5 p.m.Lengthening Your Papers and Increasing Quality
Thurs. 4/26, 12 p.m.Lengthening Your Papers and Increasing Quality
Wed. 5/2, 5 p.m.Elegant Sentences, Vocabulary, and Grammar
Thurs. 5/3, 12 p.m.Elegant Sentences, Vocabulary, and Grammar

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-27 07:25:25. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

OhioLINK Student Assistant Position Available in University Library

Skills needed:
  • Organizational skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Comprehensive skills

Duties include:
  • Printing daily notices
  • Opening delivery bags and sorting books
  • Searching for books
  • Processing OhioLINK requests
  • Bagging books to be sent and completing daily manifest
  • Discharging CSU and OhioLINK returns using automation system

Details:
  • Pay Rate/Range: $7.00 per hour
  • All eligible (NWS and FWS) students may apply
  • Days & Times Needed: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Hours Per Week: 10-20

To apply, please fill out our online application.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-09 11:10:02. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Scheduled Disruption of Library Services Thursday Morning, Jan. 11th

Due to scheduled maintenance, services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable Thursday morning, January 11th until noon.

The following services will be affected:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-09 10:32:06. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Student Assistants Needed to Work in Multimedia Services

Attention Art, Education or Music Majors:

The Library is in need of an enthusiastic, energetic student to assist other students and faculty in our Library Multimedia Services department. Our most urgent need is for a student to help open our department at 7:30 a.m.

The duties include:
  • Providing circulation services for Multimedia Services collections which include music, education, curriculum materials, curriculum media, juvenile and audio/visual materials
  • Answering telephones for the Multimedia Services
  • Giving informational and directional assistance to patrons
  • Assisting patrons using Scholar, the Library's on-line catalog, and in locating materials
  • Arranging for the use of listening, viewing, and multimedia equipment and software
  • Assisting with faculty video/film/DVD requests

Applicants must:
  • Be able to work days and/or evenings and weekends
  • Possess accuracy and attention to detail skills
  • Possess basic computer skills
  • Possess good verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to provide courteous service to patrons
  • Art, Education or Music majors preferred!

Please apply at: http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/forms/apply.html

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-12-11 10:32:02. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

New EJC Interface Coming January 8

The OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center will have a new interface for the New Year beginning January 8, 2007. Faculty, students, staff and librarians at OhioLINK member institutions can catch a sneak peek of the new interface now.

The new interface will look familiar to current EJC users, but it will also offer better performance and more functionality. New features include:
  • My Articles - A function of My EJC, the My Articles features allows you to create and save your favorite articles for easy reference later.
  • Password retrieval - In the old interface forgotten passwords were irretrievable. Now you can automatically generate a new one.
  • Find similar articles in the EJC with just one click.
  • Collapsible/Expandable panels allow for faster browsing of titles with extensive numbers of issues or long back files.
  • Quick links to the complete article from both the issue and article level page helps you get the full-text article more quickly.

These oldie-but-goodie features are still available and worth trying out if you haven't already:

  • Journal alerts - Get new issue alerts via RSS feed or go to My EJC and create an account to create a list of favorite journals and set up e-mail notifications.
  • My Searches - Put your research on autopilot. Save your searches and set times for the system to automatically execute them and e-mail you the results.

It will be possible to migrate your saved searches from the old system to the new one.

If you have any questions about the EJC, or problems to report with the new interface, please use this form to contact the OhioLINK staff.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-12-07 06:47:59. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

CSU Library Student Assistant on Front Page

Students Dancing
Samarth Mehta, a CSU Library Student Assistant who works in Systems, made the Plain Dealer's front page when he and other Indian students performed the Bhangra, a traditional dance from Punjab in northern India, as part of the International Day festivities on November 15th. The photo appears in the November 16th issue.

The caption in the Plain Dealer reads:

"The Friends of India dance team fused traditional Indian music and dance and contemporary music in their fusion dance routine Wednesday at Cleveland State University. It was all part of CSU's International Day. Students from many countries including Albania, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, Sweden and Turkey participated in the event, which also included ethnic food and cultural exchanges."

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-11-16 15:57:42. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

OhioLINK Update

OhioLINK reports that problems with remote authentication have been fixed. Off-campus users should be able to access OhioLINK databases with the proper login.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-09-13 08:53:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Problems Using OhioLINK Databases from Off-Campus

You may be experiencing difficulties logging on to OhioLINK databases from off-campus. OhioLINK has reported state-wide problems authenticating users and is currently working on a solution.

If you wish to use OhioLINK databases from off-campus, we suggest that you access the databases directly from the University Library's website and not from the OhioLINK website.

As previously stated, the problem with OhioLINK:

  • only affects off-campus users
  • is a state-wide problem -- it's not just the CSU Library
  • OhioLINK is aware of it and is working on a solution


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-09-12 16:12:38. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion--Thurs. Sept. 28 at 3:00 in RT 503.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion

Save your seats now for the Friends of the Cleveland State University Library book discusion to be held in Rhodes Tower room 503 from 3-4:30 pm Thursday. Sept. 28th.

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead a book discussion on the title, The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion, a master essayist and great American novelist.

Light refreshments will be served. Please call (216)875-9734 to reserve a space for this free event.

Several copies of the Year of Magical Thinking are now available at the CSU Library and on sale at the CSU Bookstore.

Find out more.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-09-07 15:25:46. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Institute for Scientific Information Citation Databases Unavailable 1-3 pm Sat. Aug. 26th

OhioLINK will be migrating accounts for the Institute for Scientific Information Citation Databases (also known as ISI Web of Science) and, as a result, the three databases involved will be unavailable to users between 1 and 3 pm on Saturday, August 26th.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-08-24 07:29:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

OhioLINK Central Catalog Will Be Unavailable 6-8 Hours Thurs. Evening Aug. 24th

Due to a hardware upgrade, OhioLINK's Central Catalog will be unavailable for 6-8 hours on Thursday, Aug. 24th starting at 6pm.

During this time you will not be able to search OhioLINK's catalog or make requests for OhioLINK books.

CSU Library's Scholar catalog will continue to be available during this time.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-08-23 11:04:52. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Scheduled Disruption of Library Services Tuesday Morning, Aug. 1st

Due to a scheduled software upgrade services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable Tuesday morning, August 1, until noon.

The following services will be affected:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-07-27 09:08:13. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

The Nance College of Business received the 2006 Governor's Excellence in Exporting Award-on display now at the CSU Library

Link to larger view of awardThe Nance College of Business Administration at Cleveland State University was one of 29 companies and organizations honored with the Governor's Excellence in Exporting Award ("E" Award), presented by Governor Bob Taft. The award is now on display near the entrance of the Library.

"We're very pleased to join the ranks of Ohio organizations that receive this distinguished honor," said Robert Scherer, Ph.D., SPHR, Dean of the Nance College of Business. "Over the last three years, we have strategically focused our academic and outreach efforts on international trade issues to help improve the economy of our state. We're delighted that our programs have generated such a positive response from both the business community and our students."

Click on the image at the right to see a larger view.

For full news release visit ... http://www.csuohio.edu/news/releases/2006/06/14045.html

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-07-20 08:56:22. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Blackboard Upgrade May Disrupt Library Services Thurs. Morning, July 13th

Due to an upgrade to the Envision server starting at 8:00 am Thursday, July 13th by IS & T, all Blackboard devices will be off line during this upgrade. This may briefly disrupt printing & copying services using VikingCards in the Library.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-07-12 11:50:40. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Scheduled Disruption of Library Services 8 pm - 6 am Sat. June 10 -Sun. June 11

Due to scheduled maintenance of air conditioning equipment on the 10th floor of Rhodes Tower, services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable from 8pm through 6am from Saturday evening to Sunday morning June 10-11.

The following services will be affected:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-06-07 10:21:18. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Newly Cataloged Balkan Slavic Music Tapes

Interested in Slavic heritage and culture? Did you ever travel with, or know someone who participated in, a "junior tammy" - a tamburitza orchestra - as a teenager?

At the Multimedia Services Desk on the third floor, you can now listen to live recordings of tamburitza concerts, as well as traditional folk instruments, by American Balkan Slavic groups ranging from the upper Midwest to Canada.

These recordings were made for the Greater Cleveland Ethnographic Museum in the 1980's on a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Ethnomusicologist Walt Mahovlich, founder of the eastern European music band Harmonia, and folklorist Walter March, used the recordings to make the UNESCO-award-winning album "Nova Domovina: Balkan Slavic Music of the Industrial Midwest."

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-05-30 07:18:50. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Documenting the Past: The BIPA Project

Please join us on June 9 at 2:00 in RT 502 for a talk titled Documenting the Past: The BIPA Project presented by Dr. Ralph DiFranco, Recipient of Cleveland State University's Distinguished Alumni Award 2006.
Find out more >>>

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-05-22 15:24:50. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Library's New Website to Make Its Debut Monday, May 22!

Just in time for summer semester! The CSU University Library is pleased to announce the launching of its new website on Monday May 22. The new Library website will now look more like the CSU website and has been designed to be welcoming and friendly to use.

If you have any questions about the new website, please contact Library Systems at 216-523-7476 or email o.felder@csuohio.edu.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-05-18 07:10:18. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Another Rhodes Tower Power Outage to Disrupt Library Services Sat. April 29, 9:30 PM

There will be another electrical power outage of Rhodes Tower on Saturday April 292, 2006. The power outage will start at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night and it will last 6 hours.

Please note that during this time, the Library Website and SCHOLAR will be unavailable as will access to OhioLINK research databases and borrowing from the OhioLINK central catalog.

Questions about the power outage should be directed to Chris Wilson, Director of Utilities, 216-687-5009.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-25 07:19:34. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Rhodes Tower Power Outage to Disrupt Library Services Sat. April 22, 9:30 PM

There will be an electrical power outage of Rhodes Tower on Saturday April 22, 2006. The power outage will start at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night and it will last 8 hours.

Please note that during this time, the Library Website and SCHOLAR will be unavailable as will access to OhioLINK research databases and borrowing from the OhioLINK central catalog.

Questions about the power outage should be directed to Chris Wilson, Director of Utilities, 216-687-5009.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-19 09:33:51. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Writing Center Offers Weekly Writing & Research Help Sessions During April

The Writing Center offers writing and research help each Thursday in April from noon-1:00 in the Library Computer Learning Center.

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Murray at 216.687.6982 or email her at m.murray@csuohio.edu.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-17 08:09:54. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

India Experience: a Month Long (April) Celebration at Cleveland State University

Global Learning is an ongoing activity at Cleveland State University.
April is designated as India Experience Month.
Major highlights include:

India Experience display in LibraryApril 1 - April 30:
A month long Indian Experience exhibit on the first floor of the main library including books, artifacts, and photographs pertaining to Indian culture and CSU's Study Abroad in India.

April 6
Healing Across Cultures: Learning from Traditions Day long Symposium lead by traditional healers including an expert from India and researchers of modern medicine.
Free registration and free lunch - Mather Mansion. To register, please call 216-687-4656.

April 15 - April 23
Indian Music Festival, Waetgen Auditorium, University Auditorium, and other locations on campus. Free program.

Other programs include:
  • A visit to Cleveland based Buddhist temple, Hindu temple, and an Indian family's home for a free lunch.
  • Attend a yoga and meditation demonstration session, mendi (temporary hand tattoo) demonstration; learn to wear Indian dress (dhothi and saree), and attend a series of colloquiums on different aspects of Indian culture.


More information on any of these India Experience programs, contact Professor Murali Nair who is the Director of CSU India Experience program and the Chairperson of CSU Global Learning Advisory Committee.
Telephone: 216-687-4570 or e-mail: m.nair@csuohio.edu

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-05 14:00:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Network Outage Saturday March 25th, 8pm until midnight.

There will be a planned network outage for Saturday March 25, 8pm until midnight. This downtime is necessary to apply needed maintenance to the network equipment.

During this time, SCHOLAR (the Library's online catalog), the Library Web site, the OhioLINK Databases and OhioLINK Circulation will be unavailable.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this outage, you may contact the IS&T Call Center at 687-5050 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-03-23 11:26:02. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Quick Search Now Available!

OhioLINK is now providing us with a new tool called QuickSearch. This product allows students to search from more than one of the research databases at one time. Students may also choose to search databases and the OhioLINK Central Catalog in one search.

It's a lot like using Google, only the results come from selected library resources, not the whole World Wide Web. There are also ways to customize searches in Quick Search. It's a great tool to use when you are working on an assignment and only need a few articles, not the most complete exhaustive scholarly results.

Just follow the link found in the 'Find Articles' section of the library homepage or under QuickLinks >> OhioLINK Quick Search, type a keyword search, pick a subject area, and click GO.

For more help on this new service, call the reference desk at 216-687-5300.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-03-16 15:18:49. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

UNESCO World Poetry Day Celebration

K'inal Winik Cultural Center, University Library, Poetry Center, and Office of Minority Affairs and Community Relations co-sponsors

The CSU community and the Greater Cleveland community is invited to attend the UNESCO World Poetry Day Celebration at Cleveland State University Library.

The first event, Poetry in Translation, will be held in the Library's 3rd Floor Special Collections room from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dr. Karen Kovacik, Director of Creative Writing, Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis, and alumna, Cleveland State University English Department is the keynote speaker who will present 'Casting Violets into a Crucible': The Art of Translating Three Contemporary Polish Women Poets.

Dr. Kovacik provides insights into the delicate, often treacherous process of bringing a poem from one language into another. She will read a selection of poems in English translation by three Polish women poets with whom she worked during her sabbatical year on a Fulbright Research Grant to Warsaw. A reception will follow the lecture.

Want to learn more about poetry? Register now for the World Poetry Workshops, which will be held in Rhodes Tower, room 401 from 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Enjoy the panel discussion, World Poetry: An Introduction to Diverse Cultures and Poetic Forms, from 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The panelists are Karen Kovacik (IUPUI), Robert Miltner (KSU), Joanne Cornelius (CSU), Guofang Yuan (CSU). Following from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. are the poetry workshops:

  • Responding to the Poetry of Eastern Europe: Karen Kovacik

  • Ghazal, an Ancient Persian Formal Poem: Robert Miltner

  • The Beat Poets and d.a. levy: Joanne Cornelius

  • Ancient and Modern Chinese Poetry: Guofang Yuan


Free Poetry Workshops
Registration Required
contact kinalwinik@csuohio.edu, 216-687-4797
http://www.csuohio.edu/kinalwinik; fax 216-687-4650

Events are free and open to the public. They take place at the Cleveland State University Library in Rhodes Tower, located at 1822 East 22nd Street.

Parking: Metered street parking or handicapped-accessible parking in Visitor Lots ($5) at University Center (off E. 22nd St.) and Lot A (south side of Euclid near E. 24th St.)

Cleveland State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-03-14 11:59:07. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Library Hours for Spring Recess

The following hours will be in effect for the Library during Spring Recess March 12-19:
  • Sun. March 12: CLOSED
  • Mon., Wed. & Fri. March 13, 15, & 17: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Tues. & Thurs. March 14 & 16: 8 am - 8 pm
  • Sat. & Sun. March 18 & 19: CLOSED

See Library Hours for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-03-09 09:28:45. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Electrical Repairs to Cause Interruption of Some Library Services Wed. Feb. 8

Due to planned electrical repairs in the Library some Library services will be unavailable for 4-6 hours beginning 5:30 am on Wednesday, Feb. 8th.

Although you will not be able to access the Library Web site, SCHOLAR and OhioLINK will still be available for your use.

All services are expected to be restored by mid-day.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-02-06 15:16:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Planned Internet Outage

There will be a planned Internet Outage for the Main Campus, East and West Centers on Friday January 6, 2006 from 8pm until midnight. The outages will affect all Internet access from on campus and modem dial in users. This Internet Outage is required to perform necessary maintenance on the network.

Information Services & Technology thanks you for your patience and cooperation. Should you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact the IS&T Call Center at 216-687-5050

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-01-04 07:41:34. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Extended Library Hours Before Finals Week

The University Library will have extended hours before finals week. The library will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday, December 9th and Sunday, December 11th.

Starting at 5 p.m. there will be free coffee while supplies last.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-12-01 12:06:18. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Network Outage for the Main Campus Saturday November 19, 8pm until midnight.

There will be a planned network outage for the Main Campus Sat. Nov. 19, 8pm until midnight. This downtime is necessary to apply needed maintenance to the network equipment.

During this time, SCHOLAR (the Library's online catalog), the Library Web site, the OhioLINK Databases and OhioLINK Circulation will be unavailable.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this outage, you may contact the IS&T Call Center at 687-5050 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-18 11:40:23. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Highlights From Friends of the Library Book Talk

President Schwartz & Professor BowenCSU President Michael Schwartz and CSU Professor of Public Administration and Urban Studies William Bowen discussed their thought-provoking and relevant new book, The Chief Purpose of Universities: Academic Discourse and the Diversity of Ideas (Edwin Mellen Press, 2005) at a special Library program on Thursday, September 22 sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library.

The program, moderated by Friends of the Library President and CSU History Professor Emeritus, William I. Shorrock, began with a brief overview by the authors of their book in which they discussed their belief that "the highest priority within universities is to create, preserve, transmit, and find new applications of knowledge to extend free choice through society" ("Reference & Research Book News", May 2005, p. 220). They went on to outline briefly what they contend to be the enemies of universities and to explain the seven requisites for success. The authors then fielded questions from CSU faculty, staff and students in attendance. A brief reception followed.

Note: Two copies of the book are available on reserve at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the University Library.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-09-30 11:56:07. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Showing posts by Lauren_Felder only. See display options.