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Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

National Library Week Events: Book Sale, Prizes, and more

National Library Week, April 2-9, 2006 is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers to their schools, campuses and communities.

As part of this annual event, the Cleveland State University Library will be hosting the following programs and events:

April 2-9, 2006 Food for Fines
Have a Library fine? Help the community by donating non-perishable items in order to reduce it. For every item donated, $1 of your fine will be eliminated - up to $20 (cannot be used for replacement fees). Drop items off at the first floor User Services Center.

April 2-9, 2006 Library Facility Survey
Take a few minutes to fill out our survey and enter for a chance to win an iPOD nano, jump drive, iTunes gift card, and more. To take the survey, come to the Library and log in to one of our computers. Click on the Take the Library Facility Survey icon.

Tuesday April 4, 2006 National Library Worker's Day
Stop by the University Library and tell your favorite librarian or staff member how much you appreciate what they do.

Tuesday April 4, 2006 12 p.m. Library Facilities Open House for Faculty
Come to the Library Facilities Open House and enter to win an iPOD. Check out our instruction rooms, viewing room, computer labs, and more and see how our technology enhanced areas can be used for classroom instruction, presentations, meetings, and WebCT. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for an iPOD nano. Refreshments will be served. The Open House will begin in RT 808.

Thursday, April 6, 2006 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Writing and Research Help Drop-in Session
Each Thursday in April, from 12-1:00 pm, the Library will be hosting writing/research workshops for all CSU students wanting tips on improving their writing and research skills. This collaborative effort between the Writing Center and University Library allows students to drop into the Library Computer Learning Center where Writing Center Director, Dr. Mary Murray, and Library Staff will assist them with writing revisions, planning and research. Dr. Eric Gardner, Director of Composition, will also be available to help students with English 102 essays. Help will be available to students at each stage of the paper writing process, from vague idea to revising a completed draft.

For the first session, April 6th, in honor of National Library Week, we will offer light refreshments.

Friday April 7, 2006 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friends of the Library Book Sale
Help support the Friends of the CSU Library and find some great books at great prices. The Book Sale will be held on the first floor of the Library in Rhodes Tower.

For more information, please visit, or call (216) 687-2375.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-03-28 12:10:53. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Friends of Cleveland State University Launch Local Authors Book Talk program, featuring Thrity Umrigar.

Space between usCopies of Thrity Umrigar's book The Space Between Us are available for check out at the Cleveland State University Library.

Thrity UmrigarThe Friends of the Cleveland State University Library will launch a "Local Authors Book Talk" program, with novelist and journalist Thrity Umrigar, author of The Space Between Us. The program will be held on Wednesday, April 26 at the Cleveland State University Library, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Rhodes Tower, room 503, from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. The book talk is free and open to the community.

Ms. Umrigar will read from her new novel, which will be followed by a question and answer session. The Space Between Us tells the story of the lives of two women, one a upper middle class Bombayite and the other a domestic servant who has worked in her home for many years. It's a story about the bonds of gender and the divisions of class. Her book was the number one BookSense pick for February 2006 and has been on several regional bestseller lists.

Copies of The Space Between Us will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture. Light refreshments will be served. Copies are also available for check out at the Cleveland State University Library.

Thrity Umrigar is also the author of the novel Bombay Time and the memoir First Darling of the Morning. A journalist for 17 years, she now teaches creative writing at Case Western Reserve University. She has a Ph.D. in English and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 1999-2000.

The Space Between Us was the number one BookSense pick for February 2006 and has been on several regional bestseller lists. The Cleveland Plain Dealer writes, "A ruminative novel . . . layered with keen, feminine insight into class and family, betrayal, guilt and love. Umrigar is at her best conveying the small moments that sustain or degrade the minuet of intimacy."

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-03-24 15:52:55. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

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.

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

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.

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

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, 216-687-4797; 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.

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

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.

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