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Monday, January 29th, 2007
New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library
Friday, January 26th, 2007
Library Survey Winners
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.
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
Tax forms available online
Monday, January 22nd, 2007
The Fire Inside: The Story and Poetry of Nikki Giovanni
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
An Afternoon with Keith Beauchamp
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.
Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
OhioLINK Student Assistant Position Available in University Library
- Organizational skills
- Customer service skills
- Comprehensive skills
- 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
- 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.
Scheduled Disruption of Library Services Thursday Morning, Jan. 11th
The following services will be affected:
- You will be unable to search for Library materials using SCHOLAR.
- You will be unable to access materials on Electronic Course Reserve.
- You will be unable to access the Research Databases from off campus.
Thursday, January 4th, 2007
New Digital Videos Covering Art, Film & 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
More Than 48,000 Medical Images Now Available Online
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!
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