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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

"Manry at Sea: In the Wake of a Dream" Octavofest event on October 29

Bob Manry aboard Tinkerbelle
Steve Wystrach, Director, Robert Manry Project, will present "Manry at Sea: In the Wake of a Dream," highlighting the remarkable story of the Clevelander who, in 1965, made a solo voyage across the Atlantic in his 13.5 foot sailboat, Tinkerbelle. The event, held in partnership with Octavofest and The Common Reading Experience, will be held on Tuesday, October 29 from noon to 1:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library.

The presentation will include footage from Wystrach's documentary film trailer, Tinkerbelle Sails the Atlantic, photos surrounding the epic voyage, and the tale of how one man realized his improbable dream. Following the presentation, guests can play the life-size board game "Atlantic Adventure Race Game," peruse the Library exhibit "Adventure on the Atlantic: One Man's Voyage" , and enjoy refreshments.

The event is free and open to the general community. First-year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life must register here to attend.
More in Messing About in Boats from the Cleveland Memory Project.

For more information on Octavofest exhibits, programs, and workshops throughout Cleveland, please visit or call 216-875-9734.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-10-23 12:10:22. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Book Discussion/lecture: Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Subversive Sounds book cover

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Library
Rhodes Tower, room 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. It probes the history of New Orleans, uncovering a web of racial interconnections and animosities that was instrumental to the creation of a vital American art form--jazz. Drawing on oral histories, police reports, newspaper accounts, and vintage recordings, Charles Hersch brings to vivid life the neighborhoods and nightspots where jazz was born.

To register, email Dr. Regennia N. Williams at, subject line "Subversive Sounds".

Ohio Humanities Council logo

The lecture and discussion are presented with the support of the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This event is in partnership with Octavofest: Celebrating the Book and Paper Arts.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-10-18 13:09:49. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Copyright Basics: What you need to know to use copyrighted materials in your classes

Copyright Basics: What you need to know to use copyrighted materials in your classes

The Center for Teaching Excellence, in partnership with the Michael Schwartz Library, presents the first in a series of Copyright workshops for faculty on Tuesday, October 22 at noon in Main Classroom, room 103.

This workshop explores copyright from the standpoint of the consumer of information (in particular, educators)and how copyrighted information can be used in the classroom. Participants will learn what copyright is, it's purpose, the exclusive rights of the copyright holder and the limitation on those rights that allow use of protected materials. Participants will learn about the Fair Use Doctrine, how to determine if a use is fair use, and will be updated on recent legal cases involving use of copyrighted materials.

Register for this or future sessions by contacting

November 5, 2013
Copyright and Multimedia Materials for the Classroom
noon - 1:00 pm
MC 103

This workshop will quickly review the purpose of the Copyright Law and then explore in more depth how that law provides for the use of multimedia materials such as images, films, music, etc., both in the face-to-face classroom and online instruction. The principle of "transformativeness" and how it applies to using copyrighted materials will be explored.

November 21, 2013
Copyright and Your Online Courses
noon - 1:00 pm
MC 101
In this workshop you will learn that the use of copyrighted materials differs depending upon how a course is delivered and why. The Copyright Law of 1976 allows a broader use of materials in face-to-face instruction than what is allowed in online courses. Learn how the Fair Use exemption may be more advantageous and allows greater use of copyrighted materials than the TEACH Act, which was specifically designed for distance education applications. Come and learn what approach Cleveland State University supports in regard to the use of copyrighted materials in online classes.

February 20, 2014
MC 103

Do You Own Your Intellectual Property? Author Rights, Creative Commons and Open Access Publishing
noon - 1:00 pm
Have you, as an author, ever signed over your intellectual property rights (copyright) to a publisher? Do you have to do that in order to get published in a prestigious journal? Come to this noon workshop to learn about Author Rights, Creative Commons Licenses, the Open Access movement, and CSU's Institutional Repository, EngagedScholarship@CSU. You have option that could benefit you and CSU! Register for this session by contacting

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-10-17 11:28:50. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Octavofest event: Folding Book Art Workshop, October 22 at noon

examples of folding book art

Folding Book Art Workshop
October 22 at noon
Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor, east
Free and open to the general public

Celebrate Octavofest at the Library by creating folded book art. Books destined for recycling can be transformed by folding their pages to create voluminous and intriguing shapes. Examples can be seen in the Octavofest exhibit areas September 30 - October 31. A limited number of books will be available for folding and participants are welcome to bring books to fold. Call 216-875-9734 for details.

Octavofest: Celebrating the Book and Paper Arts
Join us in celebrating our region's active artist's community of book and paper innovators and our magnificent library and museum collections of fine and rare books. Join artists and book lovers to learn about our local rich resources and the exciting world of contemporary book and paper arts.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-10-17 10:51:27. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, October 11th, 2013

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.

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