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Friday, June 30th, 2017

New Online Library Orientation Course for Faculty


Are you a new CSU faculty member, part-time instructor, or adjunct? Has it been a while since you used the library? Would you benefit from a refresher on the Michael Schwartz Library's resources?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you might consider enrolling in the Michael Schwartz Library's Library Orientation course.

The online course is meant to serve as a resource for you as you access library materials, plan your instruction, and conduct your research. Unlike a traditional course, you can explore it at your own pace, consult only the modules that pertain to you, and un-enroll at any time.

Please don't hesitate to ask a librarian if you have any questions about the course or the library!

Register Here!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-06-30 16:06:19. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

New Trial Subscription to IGI Global

IGI Global: Disseminator of Knowledge

IGI Global includes electronic resource collections containing thousands of reference sources spanning 11 subject areas. InfoSci Journals contains more than 21,000 full-text articles from over 170 scholarly reference journals.

IGI Global will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community until July 22, 2017. Find it on our Research Databases page.

IGI Global Survey -- Once you've tried IGI Global, let us know what you think about this service.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-06-23 11:09:45. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

SYSTEMS ALERT : OhioLINK Hosted Services Down Monday, June 26 10pm-11pm

OhioLINK will be completing maintenance on their systems Monday, June 26 from 10pm-11pm. During this time, users will not be able to access the following OhioLINK services:

  • OhioLINK website
  • Central Catalog
  • Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
  • Electronic Book Center (EBC)
  • Digital Resource Commons (DRC)
  • Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD)
  • Finding Aid Repository (EAD)
  • Rave URLS

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-06-21 14:51:50. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, June 19th, 2017

NOTICE: Changes in Library Fines/Fees Effective July 1, 2017

Notice: Changes in fines/fees

Effective July 1, 2017, there will be the following changes to overdue fines or fees:

  • Textbooks - $1.00 per hour overdue fine
  • Silent study carrels, 2nd/3rd floor - $1.00 per hour overdue fine
  • Hourly reserve materials - $1.00 per hour overdue fine
  • Group Project Rooms, 1st floor - $1.00 per hour overdue fine
  • Presentation Practice Room, 3rd floor - $1.00 per hour overdue fine
  • Skype Room, 3rd floor - $1.00 per hour overdue fine
  • Meditation Room, 3rd floor - $1.00 per hour overdue fine
  • Student Collaboration Room, 4th floor - $1.00 per hour overdue fine
  • Community User fee - $100.00 per year

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-06-19 14:56:07. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

SYSTEMS ALERT : Network Outage to Disrupt Library Web Services Fri. June 16th from 6pm - 7pm

Important News

There will be planned network maintenance being performed on campus Friday June 16th from 6pm until 7pm.

During this time you may experience a 5 to 10 minute interruption of service while accessing:

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-06-15 09:50:43. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Jim Piersall, 1929-2017

by Vern Morrison, Digital Production / Electronic Course Reserve Coordinator, Michael Schwartz Library

Jimmy Piersall being restrained by Indians pitching coach Red Kress
Indians player Jim Piersall being held back by a coach and by his manager, 1960.

Former major league baseball player Jim "Jimmy" Piersall, who played for the Cleveland Indians from 1959 to 1961, died on Saturday, June 3 after a lengthy illness.

Although he was a decent player—he played in the major leagues as an outfielder for 17 years, compiled a batting average of .272, and played in two All-Star games—Piersall was best known for his unpredictable and often outlandish behavior. Prone to mocking his fellow athletes on the field, Piersall frequently started fights with players from other teams, with umpires, and with his own teammates. In 1952, while a member of the Boston Red Sox, Piersall was admitted to a mental hospital with a case of what would later be known as bipolar disorder. He returned to the Red Sox in 1953, claiming that he was "sound and healthy." But while his behavior improved somewhat, Piersall never fully stopped the antics which made him a fan favorite—for instance, when he hit his 100th career home run, as a member of the New York Mets, Piersall ran backwards around the bases in celebration

Tony Perkins portrayed Piersall in the 1957 film "Fear Strikes Out," which told the story of Piersall's early career and his struggle with mental illness. Piersall's best season with the Indians was in 1961, when he led the team with a batting average of .322. The Indians traded Piersall to the Washington Senators that October for Dick Donovan, Gene Green, and Jim Mahoney.

When his playing days ended in 1967, Piersall found work as a hotel manager, a minor league baseball manager, a major league front office promotions assistant, and as a broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox.

In the photo shown here, taken at Cleveland Municipal Stadium on May 17, 1960, Piersall, holding two bats, is being restrained by Indians pitching coach Red Kress after Piersall had traded sharp words with New York Yankees catcher Elston Howard.

See photos of Jim Piersall in Cleveland Memory or read more about Piersall in the IPL Cleveland Indians Blog.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-06-05 15:13:58. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

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