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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Now On Display in the Library! "From Hidden to Modern Figures: NASA’s Past Shows the Way to the Future"

The Hidden Figures display on the Library's first floor

The exhibit, "From Hidden to Modern Figures: NASA's Past Shows the Way to the Future," on loan from NASA Glenn Research Center, is on display in the library until May 15. It is based on the Hidden Figures movie and book, which tell the real life story of how three African-American women mathematicians working at NASA, contributed behind-the-scenes to John Glenn's first orbit around the earth in 1962.

Included in the exhibit are two interactive kiosks with narratives of local NASA women scientists from that time period up to the present. Of special interest are photographs and a narrative by Annie Easley, an African-American scientist and mathematician who worked at NASA Glenn Research Center and received her B.A. in Mathematics from CSU in 1978. Easley worked as a "computer" in her early career, similar to the women in Hidden Figures.

Also on display are replicas of scientific items (courtesy of the CSU Physics Department) shown in the movie, historic photographs, and books highlighting women and minorities in science and engineering. The books can be loaned out, including several copies of Hidden Figures.

Stop by to see the exhibit before it moves on!


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-04-25 15:19:59. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Celebrate Nation Library Week April 9-15, 2017

Celebrate National Library Week, April 9-15!
National Library Workers' Day
Tuesday April 11, 2017
NLWD is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
Hidden Figures Book Discussion
Tuesday April 11, 2017; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
RT 503
Friends of the Library book discussion featuring Hidden Figures by Margo Lee Shetterly.
The Midwife's Tale book cover
Meet Local Author, Sam Thomas
Wednesday April 12, 2017; 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
RT 503
He will discuss his mystery novel, The Midwife's Tale.
National Library Week Celebration
Thursday April 13, 2014; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Library 1st Floor
Join us for food, giveaways, book art and more.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-04-10 11:13:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Library Cancelling Subscription to RefWorks Effective June 30, 2017

Important News

Effective June 30, 2017 the Michael Schwartz Library is cancelling its subscription to RefWorks. After that date, students, faculty, staff and alumni will not be able to use RefWorks through the library's subscription.

Why is the library cancelling its subscription to RefWorks?
When the library began offering RefWorks, it was one of few options for citation managers. There are many more options now, some of which are more robust and free to all users. Faced with budgetary constraints and annual inflation increases for RefWorks, the library has chosen to prioritize purchasing content over the continued cost of subscribing to RefWorks.
How can I save my RefWorks Citations?
The following instructions explain how to export your RefWorks citations so they are ready to upload to another platform.
What are the alternatives?
There are several alternatives to RefWorks which, up to a certain level of storage, are completely free. The tools which the library supports are Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote Web (Basic). More information about these tools is available on this Zotero Research Guide and this Mendeley Research Guide.
Who can I contact with questions or concerns?
Please feel free to contact your personal librarian with questions. You may also contact the reference desk at 216-687-5300 from 10am-8pm Monday through Thursday, 10am-5pm on Friday, 10-5pm Saturday, or 2-6pm Sunday to speak to a reference librarian.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-04-10 09:17:32. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Reference.

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