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Monday, July 24th, 2017

Join Us For a Pre-Eclipse Party in the Library Tuesday, August 8th at 12:30 PM

Experience the 2017 Eclipse Across America Aug. 21, 2017

Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse!!

If you're going to be anywhere in North America, on August 21, you'll want to take a peek at the portions of the sun being blocked for over two hours! Stop by and hear noted astronomer, Jay Reynolds, as he explains "History, Techniques and Where to Safely See Your Solar Eclipse"! Only here at The Michael Schwartz Library, on Tuesday, August 8, at 12:30 p.m.

Feel free to bring your lunch — light refreshments will be available. Also, stop by anytime to see the library display!

Find out more about the eclipse from NASA.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-07-24 15:04:30. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

SYSTEMS ALERT : Network Outage to Disrupt Library Web Services Sat. July 29th from 6pm - 10pm

Important News

A planned network maintenance will be performed on campus Saturday July 29, 2017 from 6pm until 10pm.

During this time you will not be able to access:

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


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-07-24 09:34:47. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

*CANCELLED* PROQUEST SERVICE ALERT: ProQuest Databases Will Be Unavailable from 3:00 - 11:59 PM Sat. July 29.

***The maintenance scheduled for Saturday, July 29th has been cancelled. There will be no down time for ProQuest Databases on Saturday.***

On Saturday July 29, 2017, ProQuest will be performing maintenance to upgrade its infrastructure and enhance security. The maintenance is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM EDT and will last for nine (9) hours.

During this time, access to the ProQuest databases listed below will not be available, and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:

  • American Periodicals Series Online
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
  • Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A & I)
  • Dissertations & Theses @Cleveland State University
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • GenderWatch
  • New York Times
  • New York Times (Historic)
  • Physical Education Index
  • ProQuest eBook Central
  • Safari Books Online
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Water Resources Abstracts

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-07-24 09:29:23. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

PROQUEST SERVICE ALERT : ProQuest Databases Are Unavailable Due to Power Outage.

Service Restored but there may still be intermittent access problems.

ProQuest is currently experiencing a power outage and as a result, you may be unable to access the following databases/services:

  • American Periodicals Series Online
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
  • Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A & I)
  • Dissertations & Theses @Cleveland State University
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • GenderWatch
  • New York Times
  • New York Times (Historic)
  • Physical Education Index
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Water Resources Abstracts

Safari Books Online and Proquest Ebook Central seem to be unaffected by the outage.

Twitter reports that they are still working to restore connectivity. (4:46 AM - 18 Jul 2017)

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-07-18 07:56:51. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

70 Years Ago Today Cleveland Indian Larry Doby Makes American League History

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

Dale Mitchell and Larry Doby
Larry Doby (right) with Dale Mitchell, 1949.

On this date in baseball history, seventy years ago today, a 23-year-old man made his major league debut at Comiskey Park as a pinch-hitter for the Cleveland Indians. Wearing the number 14 on his uniform, he came to bat in the seventh inning of a game in which the Indians were trailing the White Sox, 5-1. With runners on second and third, a base hit would have put the Indians back in the game. Unfortunately for himself and for the Indians, the batter struck out, and the Indians went on to lose, 6-5.

It wasn’t an auspicious debut, but it was an historic one. That pinch-hitter was Larry Doby, and his appearance in the game made him the first African-American to play for an American League ballclub. Six weeks earlier, Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers, a National League team, became the first African-American to play in a major league game.

Doby had a tough time with the Indians in 1947. The day after his debut, he started in center field for the Indians, getting one hit in four at-bats. It was the only game he would start all year. In 29 games, nearly all of which Doby was used as a pinch-hitter, he got only five hits in 32 at-bats.

Like Robinson, Doby faced a lot of racial animus from spectators and opposing players. He was spat on, and he received hate mail, some of which included death threats. It would have been easy for Doby to have decided being a member of the Indians wasn’t worth going through all that.

But he persevered. Indians owner Bill Veeck and team manager Lou Boudreau believed in Doby, who was the team’s starting right fielder on Opening Day, 1948. Doby appeared in 114 games in 1948, playing right and center field, and had a solid year, batting .301 and helping the Indians win their first American League pennant and World Series since 1920.

Doby went on to have a sensational 13-year career, most of it as a member of the Indians. In 1954, when the Indians won 111 of their 154 games, Doby led the league with 32 homers and 126 RBI. His last game was on July 26, 1959. In 1994, the Indians retired his uniform number of 14. No Indians player will ever wear that number again. Doby was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.

Doby died at his home in New Jersey in 2003 at the age of 79. In 2015, the Indians erected a statue of Doby outside of Progressive Field. He will be remembered and revered by Cleveland Indians fans as long as the game of baseball is played.

See photos of Larry Doby in Cleveland Memory.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2017-07-05 16:23:38. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

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