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Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

How has the library changed your life?

It's long been acknowledged that libraries have the power to transform lives. Through May 10, Woman’s Day magazine wants to hear about it.

As part of its latest editorial initiative, Woman's Day magazine is collecting stories on how the library has changed its readers' lives. The magazine announced the initiative in its March 7 issue, which reached subscribers in mid-February. In the issue, it declares that "libraries are magical places" and asks readers to submit their stories in 700 words or less. Stories can be sent to from now until May 10, 2006, when the promotion closes.

The initiative is part of ALA and Woman's Day's Put it in Writing @ your library® program.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-02-21 12:38:48. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Friday, February 10th, 2006

$1,000 Grants available to CSU Faculty

The Cleveland State University Library invites applications for the Information Literacy Small Grants Program. Grants of $1,000 will be awarded to full time faculty for course development to integrate information literacy instruction into teaching and assignments.

Grant applications are due on March 31, 2006 for development of courses for fall 2006.

Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. With the increasing prevalence of online information, students demonstrate difficulty in ferreting out materials suitable for their course assignments and research papers. The small grants are intended to assist faculty in updating their courses and assignments to reflect current changes in information retrieval and use, with the goal of strengthening students' ability to locate, evaluate, understand, and effectively use information resources.

Grant application information is available at

An Informational Literacy Review Panel, composed of faculty and Library administrators, will review the proposals. The grants will be awarded by May 1, 2006. For further information contact: George Lupone, Associate Director, University Library,, phone: (216) 687-2475, fax: (216) 687-9380.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-02-10 15:07:33. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion-- On Bullshit

On Tuesday, February 28th, Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead a book discussion on the title, On Bullshit, by Harry G. Frankfurt. The author, Harry G. Frankfurt, is a renowned moral philosopher and Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Princeton University. Several copies of this very small, pocket-sized tome, are available for check-out now in the Library. So pick up your copy and plan to attend this book discussion on Tuesday, February 28th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Library, RT 503. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

"A gem of psychological insight, social commentary, philosophical analysis, and good humor. This is the work of an extraordinarily acute, attentive, and versatile philosopher who has succeeded in addressing an audience comprised of both other philosophers and the general public on a topic of considerable human interest in a characteristically wry and engaging way. It is one of the most enjoyable and humanly illuminating short pieces of philosophy produced in the past fifty years."--Raymond Geuss, University of Cambridge

"The most audacious of the ancient alchemists desired to transmute lead into gold. They never succeeded. Who would have known that they should have started not with a base metal, but with bullshit? Harry Frankfurt offers a philosophical analysis of bullshit that is golden. The prose by turns employs irony, broad humor, and tongue-in-cheek high seriousness while at the same time manages to have a rigorous logical coherence that is always impressive. One leaves the essay not merely thinking it was a delight. One leaves it realizing that one has engaged the accomplishment of a great analyst and thinker."--William Chester Jordan, Professor of History, Princeton University

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-02-10 15:05:20. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Monday, February 6th, 2006

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.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

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