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Monday, January 29th, 2007

New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

Check out the lastest books and audio CDs in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-29 08:40:35. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Library Survey Winners

The Cleveland State University would like to thank those CSU Faculty members who participated in the nationwide survey on faculty use of digital resources and search strategies on the topics of teaching and professional development. Faculty input will help the Library determine how to provide materials to support research and teaching in the most effective manner.

The winner of the grand prize, an iPod Nano, was William Lundstrom, Marketing Department. Claire Powell of Teacher Education and Tanya Browne, Counseling Center both won a jump drive, and Edward Haymes, Modern Languages; Dan Horton, Economics; Chris Sagers, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; Sanda Kaufman, Urban Studies; and Rob Ferguson, Teacher Education all won a Viking Cash card valued at $20. Congratulations to all the winners. Prizes provided by the Cleveland State University Friends of the Library.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-26 10:42:59. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Tax forms available online

Need a form to do your taxes? Visit the Library's Virtual Reference Desk for links to federal, state, and municipal tax forms.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-23 16:11:27. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

The Fire Inside: The Story and Poetry of Nikki Giovanni

Cleveland Public Library will host the debut stage reading of the Karamu House production of "The Fire Inside: The Story and Poetry of Nikki Giovanni," on Saturday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m. in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, the Main Library, 325 Superior Avenue.

Written by Susan Watson Turner and directed by Terrence Spivey, artistic director of Karamu, "The Fire Inside" presents an ensemble cast in a dramatization of the life and works of the dynamic African American poet. The script follows Giovanni's career from her early years in the Black Arts Movement through her writing and life today.

The play will make its world debut in July at Cleveland's annual Ingenuity Festival.

Giovanni was born in 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee, but grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated with honors from Fisk University and has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech since 1987. Her fiery first book of poems, Black Feeling, Black Talk (1968) sold more than 10,000 copies. That book and others such as Re: Creation (1970), Poem of Angela Yvonne Davis (1970) and The Women and the Men (1975), comprised a powerful statement on African-American womanhood and established her as one of the leading figures of the Black Arts Movement

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-22 10:23:31. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

An Afternoon with Keith Beauchamp

Sunday, January 28th at 2:00 P.M.
at the Main Library, downtown
Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
East 6th Street and Superior Avenue.

Keith Beauchamp was a 10-year-old boy growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when he first encountered the story of Emmett Till, the black teenager murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for whistling at a white woman. Beauchamp had been leafing through a copy of Jet magazine when he saw two photographs that shocked him: "Here was this angelic face" on one page, "and on the other side was this disfigured face..."

Those images stayed with Keith Beauchamp throughout his upbringing in the Deep South and well into his adulthood. Indeed, Beauchamp has recounted his own encounters with the evils of racism. Those experiences and his subsequent research into the Till case led to his award-winning 2004 documentary, "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till."

And Beauchamp's documentary led to the reopening of the case almost 50 years after the heinous crime was committed.

There were 14 white men who jumped on and beat Emmett Till senseless that day in 1955, then shot him dead. But only two men were charged with the crime. They were found not guilty. A few months later, both arrogantly admitted to a reporter from Look magazine that they had committed the crime.

The case remained yet another dark chapter in American history until Beauchamp, after reading newspaper articles referring to the uncharged participants and witnesses who had not been questioned by police, decided to head to Mississippi to speak to those who'd been there that day. The interviews he obtained were cited by the United States Department of Justice as a major factor in reopening the investigation nearly half a century later.

Keith Beauchamp is currently collaborating with Pulitzer Prize winner James Alan Macpherson on a novel about his quest for answers in the Till case and its impact on American society.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-22 10:22:34. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

OhioLINK Student Assistant Position Available in University Library

Skills needed:
  • Organizational skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Comprehensive skills

Duties include:
  • Printing daily notices
  • Opening delivery bags and sorting books
  • Searching for books
  • Processing OhioLINK requests
  • Bagging books to be sent and completing daily manifest
  • Discharging CSU and OhioLINK returns using automation system

Details:
  • Pay Rate/Range: $7.00 per hour
  • All eligible (NWS and FWS) students may apply
  • Days & Times Needed: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Hours Per Week: 10-20

To apply, please fill out our online application.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-09 11:10:02. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Scheduled Disruption of Library Services Thursday Morning, Jan. 11th

Due to scheduled maintenance, services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable Thursday morning, January 11th until noon.

The following services will be affected:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-09 10:32:06. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

New Digital Videos Covering Art, Film & History

OhioLINK's Digital Video Collection now offers 1,960+ digital, educational videos that you can show in class, link to from course pages and utilize for research. The new videos, which were purchased from Ambrose Video Publishing, cover a variety of subjects, from art to film to history.

Some of the newest digital videos include:

* Bosch (Art of the Netherlands series)
* 18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History: 1767-1776 (18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History series)
* Michelangelo (Great Artists series)
* 19th Century Turning Points in U.S. History: 1866-1870 (19th Century Turning Points in U.S. History series)
* Waiting for Godot (Beckett on Film series)

The OhioLINK Digital Video Collection is available to all students, faculty members and staff at OhioLINK member institutions. The videos are available for viewing and downloading (for temporary storage only). Free software from RealNetworks is needed to view these videos. The current version of this software, called "RealPlayer," is available.

Looking for more digital videos? Try these other OhioLINK resources:

* Foreign Language Digital Videos (freely available to anyone worldwide)
* Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-04 08:33:01. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

More Than 48,000 Medical Images Now Available Online

You now have access to images.MD , the online encyclopedia of medical images.

images.MD features more than 48,000 high-quality medical images, each one accompanied by authoritative text from 2000 of the world's leading medical experts. More than 90 subject collections can be found on the site ranging from allergies to cardiology, from neurology to urology, making this an essential resource for all researchers, students, and practicing medics.

Features on the site include:
Create your own image library
Personalize your collection
Add, edit, or delete text, rename or add personal notes to the images
Create your own PowerPoint® presentation
Browse and search the image database by specialty, collection, keyword, or image type
Email images to colleagues
Order CD-ROMs of your presentations

If you encounter any technical problems or have any feedback on the layout or the content of the site, please contact the library.

Log on today to make the most of this great resource!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-04 08:25:38. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

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