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Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

PINs are here

The next time you go to check your library account, renew books, or authenticate for off-campus access to library resources you will notice that you will be asked for a PIN. To create your PIN, enter your name and CSU ID number and then click submit. You will be asked to create your PIN. Please choose something that you will remember and/or write it down.

In the event that you forget your PIN, you can contact the University Library's User Services Center or Law Library's Circulation Desk in person or by phone during regular business hours and request that they clear out your PIN so you may reset a new one.

If you forget your PIN after hours, there will be a delay in getting your PIN reset.

For more information or assistance feel free to visit the User Services Center or Circulation Desk or contact us by phone at (216) 687-2479 or (216) 687-2250.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-28 10:26:03. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

$1,000 Grants Available to CSU Faculty

The Cleveland State University Library invites applications for the Information Literacy Small Grants Program. Grants of $1,000 will be awarded to full time faculty for course development to integrate information literacy instruction into teaching and assignments.

Grant applications are due on Friday, March 30, 2007 for
development of courses for fall 2007.

An informational session for interested applicants will be held
Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Noon in RT 502.

A Light Lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. With the increasing prevalence of online information, students demonstrate difficulty in ferreting out materials suitable for their course assignments and research papers. The small grants are intended to assist faculty in updating their courses and assignments to reflect current changes in information retrieval and use, with the goal of strengthening students' ability to locate, evaluate, understand, and effectively use information resources.

Grant application information is available at

An Informational Literacy Review Panel, composed of faculty and Library administrators, will review the proposals. The grants will be awarded by May 1, 2007. For further information contact: Kathy Dobda, Head of Library Instruction, University Library,, phone: (216) 875-9738, fax: (216) 687-9380.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-15 10:34:59. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Praying Grounds Exhibit in the Library

Photo of the exhibit
An exhibit containing materials from "Praying Grounds: African American Faith Communities, A Documentary and Oral History Project" is on view during the month of February, as part of the University Library's observance of African American History Month. The first floor exhibit includes photographs, newspaper articles, record albums, concert program booklets, memorabilia, and other materials from the growing "Praying Grounds" archives.

Dr. Regennia N. Williams, Assistant Professor of History at Cleveland State University and founder of the "Praying Grounds" initiative, worked with library staff members to prepare the exhibit. Dr. Williams will also be the featured speaker for "Piano Praise," a complementary program on African American Sacred Music. This program will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at 11 a.m. in Library Special Collections, on the third floor of the University Library. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History, and admission is free and open to the public.

Additional information on the "Praying Grounds" initiative is available at For more information on the February activities, please call Dr. Williams at (216) 523-7182.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-05 16:56:54. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

PIN Numbers Will be Required for Online Library Use

Coming soon, the Libraries of CSU will implement the use of PIN numbers. The PINs will be used to insure the privacy of your library account and that you, and only you, has access to the information maintained in your account. You select your own PIN. You will be prompted for your PIN when checking your library account, renewing books, and authenticating for off-campus access to library resources.

For more information on the use of PINs, please contact either the University or Law Library or visit

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-02 08:38:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

The Life and Loves of the Marquis de Lafayette--A Friends of the Library Event

To honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of Marquis de Lafayette, Tama Engelking, Associate Professor of French at Cleveland State University will speak on "The Life and Loves of the Marquis de Lafayette." Professor Engelking's presentation will be based on the personal correspondence between the Marquis, his wife Adrienne, and some of the other women in his life.
Wednesday, February 21
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, room 503

This event is free and open to the community.
Call 216-875-9734 to reserve a seat.

Information about the Lafayette Microfilm Collection, including "The Story Behind CSU's Lafayette Collection OR: How a French Aristocrat Brought Two 'Ohio Sons' together," by Tama Engelking, can be found at the Library's Lafayette website.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-01 13:22:13. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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