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Monday, October 29th, 2018

New Textbook Affordability Grant for CSU Faculty

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The Michael Schwartz Library, in collaboration with the Center for eLearning, Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning (CITDL), and the Center for Faculty Excellence, is sponsoring another Textbook Affordability Small Grant to help support faculty who are willing to adopt/adapt an open textbook for a class. Grant Applications are due November 23, 2018 (extended deadline!).

Open Textbooks Workshop
If you want to learn more about Open Textbooks and possibly apply for one of the grants, attend an Open Access Textbooks Workshop on Tuesday, November 6, at 11:30 am in RT 401. To register, or for more information, visit The Center for Faculty Excellence website.

Open textbooks are full, real textbooks licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed. Increasingly, faculty members all across the country are adopting open textbooks as one way to address this crisis. In this workshop you can learn about open access textbooks and discover what is available in your field.

Affordable Learning @ Cleveland State University: making higher education more affordable for students, together.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-10-29 14:04:06. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Campus Sustainability Month — Sustainability Tips for the Week of October 7-13

Michael Schwartz Library Sustainability Interest Group


Sustainability Tips for Week of October 7 - 13:

The topic for this week is Water Sustainability. To start, watch this short, informative video published by the American Chemical Society explaining the Global Water Crisis.

A few tips on conserving water at home:

  • Keep a container of drinking water in the refrigerator rather than running the faucet and waiting for the water to cool down.
  • If washing dishes by hand, rinse the dishes using the spray attachment on your tap instead of letting the water run.
  • Replace older toilets with low-flush or dual flush toilets, which use 40-50% less water.
  • See more tips: 45+ Ways to Conserve Water in the Home and Yard

Conserving water on college campuses – what CSU is already doing:

  • Promoting the use of tap water over bottled water (e.g., water stations in the Library)
  • Going tray-less (e.g., Food Services on campus have been tray-less since the new Student Center opened)
  • Rooftop vegetation (e.g., the garden on the roof of the Rec Center)
  • See more tips: 40 Important Ways That Colleges Are Conserving Water
For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it.- Marcus Samuelsson

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-10-17 16:39:16. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Employment Opportunity: Library Webmaster

The Michael Schwartz Library is currently searching for a Webmaster. To apply, or for more information about the posting, visit the University's Employment Opportunity Site. The posting closes on November 2, 2018.

If have questions, please contact Human Resources at (216) 687-3636, or email

For more information about the benefits of working at CSU, please visit Human Resources Employment.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-10-15 11:33:03. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Join the Library for Open Access Week Events! October 22 - October 26

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This year's theme is Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge

Throughout this week, CSU faculty, staff, and students can participate in Open Access Week Events, including:

Visit the Open Access information table in the Library for resources. Review the schedule of events and create your own itinerary.

About Open Access Week
Academic and research communities are invited to learn how open access maximizes and promotes their work, provides stronger ownership for researchers and authors, and ultimately, has far reaching benefits for academia and society as a whole.

Now in its eleventh year, "Open Access Week" facilitates the growing movement toward increased discoverability, sharing, use and preservation of information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-10-12 13:46:16. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Campus Sustainability Month — Sustainability Tips for Week of October 1-6

Michael Schwartz Library Sustainability Interest Group


Welcome to Campus Sustainability Month 2018!

October is Campus Sustainability Month, and the Michael Schwartz Library Sustainability Interest Group is helping to celebrate again this year by sharing weekly sustainability tips with the Library community. Please feel free to share your own tips with your colleagues this month!

To get you started, here is a link to a research guide outlining the activities and goals of the MSL Sustainability Interest Group. You may want to participate in the October EcoChallenge (we have a team already formed if you'd like to join us!) or raise awareness during Global Climate Change Week (October 15-21). More details about these and other October initiatives are available on the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) website.

The theme for Campus Sustainability Month 2018, hosted by AASHE, is Nonpartisan Engagement and November Elections. We can't tell our students how to vote, but we can encourage them to exercise their rights at the polls this November. Here are some links that might be useful.

  • See our new voting guide for CSU students. Soon we'll have some bookmarks with this link that we can share with students and faculty. If you have suggestions for additional links or info, please let us know!
  • Find non-partisan voting guides for Ohio candidates, as well as information about why voting is important on the Campus Election Engagement Project website.
  • Give students details about how to vote and why they should via the Your Vote Your Voice website.
  • Set up reminders and register to vote efficiently with the Rock the Vote project.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-10-09 09:59:44. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

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