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Friday, August 17th, 2018

Meet Dave Davis and Joan Mazzolini, Authors/Co-Editors of Plain Dealing: Cleveland Journalists Tell Their Stories

Authors, Joan Mazzolini and Dave Davis
Authors, Joan Mazzolini and Dave Davis.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
CSU Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, Room 502

Plain Dealing book cover

Dave Davis and Joan Mazzolini will talk about the story behind the stories in their new book, Plain Dealing, a collection of essays by 25 prominent Cleveland journalists. Davis and Mazzolini are longtime Plain Dealer journalists. The book was published recently by MSL Academic Endeavors, the imprint of CSU's Michael Schwartz Library.

Print copies of the book will be available for purchase before, during, and after the event. There will be a book signing opportunity after the presentation. The book is also available for free online. This event is free but please register. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited.

Questions? Please email for more information.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-08-17 15:24:59. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

New Initiative: Affordable Learning @ Cleveland State University

Affordable Learning at Cleveland State University

by Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library

Affordable Learning @ Cleveland State University has been launched. In partnership with the Open Textbook Network and OhioLINK, Cleveland State University's Affordable Learning initiative is committed to making learning more affordable for students, while also promoting pedagogical innovation and improved student outcomes. To learn more and participate in this effort, check out our initiatives:

  • Textbook Affordability Grants offered on a regular basis to faculty for adopting or adapting an open textbook or library-licensed content.
  • Textbook Center: Limited selection of textbooks available for students to check out for two hours at a time.
  • Assigned Textbooks as Library-Licensed eBooks: The Library offers some eTextbooks, which are digital versions of books required for classes. These digital resources allow for unlimited simultaneous student users, can be accessed off-campus, and do not cost students any additional money.
  • Affordability Team: A group of librarians, instructional designers, IT staff, and others available to answer questions about affordable course materials at CSU.

>>For more information, visit the Affordable Learning website.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-08-17 11:39:04. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Constitution Day Events and Activities

Image of an eagle and flag in front of Constitution

Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in Cleveland State University's Constitution Day events!

Online Contest
Students can win one of two Viking Cash Awards valued at $25 or the grand prize of a Viking Cash Award valued at $50! Answer a few questions correctly in our Constitution Quiz and you could be a winner! Drawing will be held at 11:30 on Monday, September 17, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library (located in Rhodes Tower).

Constitution Day Commemoration
Monday, September 17, 2018
11:30 AM
Rhodes Tower, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library
Join us in the Library for free cupcakes to commemorate Constitution Day. Winners of the Online Contest will be announced

"Noble Sinners: The Legacy of the Founders"
Presented by David F. Forte, Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Room
One free hour of CLE credit.
More about the lecture.

Visit the Constitution Day display titled "We the People" located on the 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library (in Rhodes Tower).

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-08-16 16:01:46. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Friends of the Library Book Discussion Selections: 2018-2019

The Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library presents its selections for their 2018/2019 Book Discussion Series. The book discussions are free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the general public. Join us!

Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers
by Imbolo Mbue
Tuesday September 18, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 p.m.
RT, Room 503

A debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, and race in the American Dream--the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy.—
Discussion leader: Michele Klaus, Friends of the Library member


Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
by Sam Quinones
Thursday, October 18, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

The relentless marketing of pain pills. Crews from a small Mexican town selling heroin like pizza.The collision has led to America’s greatest drug scourge. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland.
Discussion Leader: Glenda Carbaugh, Friends of the Library member.


by Charles Frazier
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

In his powerful new novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War.--Amazon.
Discussion leaders: Richard Fox and William Keating, Friends of the Library members.


Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America
by Michael Ruhlman
Thursday, March 14, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm (appx.)
Location: Heinen's, Corner of 9th St. and Euclid Ave. Ride the free Trolley or walk from CSU with other attendees.

The Friends of the Library will host an excursion to Heinen's of Downtown Cleveland for a tour of the Historic Ameritrust Rotunda Building. Learn about the history of Heinen's and more! A book discussion of Grocery and lunch follows the tour. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
Discussion leader: Richard Fox, Friends of the Library member.


The Necklace
by Claire McMillan (meet the author!)
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 502

Claire McMillan will make a presentation about her book The Necklace, take questions, and sign her book. Two generations of Quincy women--a bewitching Jazz Age beauty and a young lawyer--bound by a spectacular and mysterious Indian necklace. Amazon.

Refreshments will be served.

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email Barbara Loomis.

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