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Friday, March 30th, 2007

2nd Annual Local Authors Book Talk Featuring Sarah Willis

Author, Sarah WillisTuesday, April 24, 2007
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cleveland State University Library
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


Critically-acclaimed author Sarah Willis will discuss her novels, Some Things that Stay, The Rehearsal, A Good Distance, and The Sound of Us. Ms. Willis will also do a book signing after the program. All four of her books will be available for purchase directly outside of RT 503 before and after her presentation. Her books are also on sale at the CSU Bookstore and available for check out at the CSU Library.

Sarah Willis' first novel, Some Things that Stay, was listed as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction 2000, and was awarded The Cleveland Arts Prize in Literature 2000. Some Things that Stay was made into a movie which opened in Canada in October, 2004. Joanna Scott, of The New York Times writes, "Convincing . . . memorable . . . It would be easy to describe Sarah Willis's first novel as quiet, but I'm more inclined to call Some Things that Stay quietly defiant . . . Willis has created a feisty narrator-15-year-old Tamara Anderson, who asks herself tough questions about life and refuses to accept even the most serviceable answers."

Her second novel is The Rehearsal, an engaging drama about an egomaniacal director who has become dangerously out of touch with his family. The New York Times Book Review calls A Good Distance "an artfully defiant work of fiction that stubbornly hews to the unruliness of life..." and The Sound of Us gracefully explores the world of foster care through the eyes of 48-year-old Alice Marlowe, an interpreter for the deaf living a lonely life in Cleveland. Sarah also writes essays which can be found in the Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine. She is busy now writing her fifth novel.


Sarah has taught creative writing classes at numerous writer's workshops and colleges, including Hiram college, John Carroll University, The Imagination Conference at CSU, The Columbus Writers Conference, The Writer's Center at Chautauqua, and the Maui Writer's Retreat. Sarah was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where she still lives.

Refreshments will be served at event.

To reserve a seat or for more information, email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu or call 216-875-9734.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-30 12:33:35. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

eBook of the Month

Check out Net Library's free eBook of the month, "Ireland Adventure Guide" at http://www.netlibrary.com/eBookOfTheMonth/Promo.aspx

For more information on eBooks available at the Library, visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/research/vrd/ebooks.html

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-29 09:52:04. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

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 2007-03-29 09:47:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Writing Workshops for WAC in Library Room 808

When: Every Wednesday 5-6 p.m. and every Thursday 12-1 p.m.beginning March 28
Where: Library Room 808
Who: Librarians + Writing Center Director
What: 1/2 hour instruction, 1/2 drop-in help + proof for your professor that you attended


DATE:TOPIC:
Wed. 3/28, 5 p.m.Selection and Evaluation of Sources
Thurs. 3/29, 12 p.mSelection and Evaluation of Sources
Wed. 4/4, 5 p.m.Shaping and Writing a Review of Literature
Thurs. 4/5, 12 p.m.Shaping and Writing a Review of Literature
Wed. 4/11, 5 p.m.

Help with Citation and References

Thurs. 4/12, 12 p.m.Help with Citation and References
Wed. 4/18, 5 p.m.Avoiding Plagiarism
Thurs. 4/19, 12 p.m.Avoiding Plagiarism
Wed. 4/25, 5 p.m.Lengthening Your Papers and Increasing Quality
Thurs. 4/26, 12 p.m.Lengthening Your Papers and Increasing Quality
Wed. 5/2, 5 p.m.Elegant Sentences, Vocabulary, and Grammar
Thurs. 5/3, 12 p.m.Elegant Sentences, Vocabulary, and Grammar

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-27 07:25:25. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Take a Peek at the New Digital Media Center

OhioLINK's new and improved Digital Media Center interface is now available.

The new DMC offers:

* A prominent area for featured collections, which allows us to highlight new additions and showcase current items
* One-click, front-page access to both individual collections and entire subject areas (i.e. Art & Architecture)
* A cleaner, updated look

Click here to check it out.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-26 10:40:39. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Need help with your math homework? Come to the Library!

Tutors from the EPIC/PEP program are available on the fourth floor of the Library (outside RT 402) to help students with their math and science classes (particularly those involving algebra and calculus).

The tutors are available:
Monday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Carol Phillips-Bey at 216-523-7151 or c.phillips-bey@csuohio.edu.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-19 08:44:06. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Eight Millionth Article Added to Electronic Journal Center

The eight millionth scholarly research article was recently added to OhioLINK's award-winning Electronic Journal Center. The EJC provides students, faculty and staff at participating OhioLINK institutions with instantaneous online access to more than 7,100 journals from 101 publishers.

OhioLINK users downloaded 4.9 million articles from the EJC in 2006. A total of 25 million articles have been downloaded from the EJC since its inception in April 1998.

New journal issues are added to the EJC daily. To stay current, OhioLINK users have the option of receiving updates of new issues via e-mail alerts or RSS feeds. You can also save searches and have the results sent to you. Find instructions for these features here.

Want to find out if OhioLINK has a particular journal? Try the E-Journal Finder. The E-Journal Finder searches the EJC and several other databases to help find desired journals. If you don't find the journal in question using the E-Journal Finder, check with your librarian as your library may provide other means of accessing the journal online.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-15 15:12:53. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Current Periodicals and ILL are moving to the third floor

During Spring Break, the current periodicals and InterLibrary Loan (ILL)will be moving to the third floor of the Library. The periodicals will be located near Archives and ILL will be in RT 324.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-12 13:22:49. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Friends of the Library Book Discussion on the New York Times best seller MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH by Michael Chabon.

Bookcover from The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at Cleveland State University Library
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Library)
Free and open to the community

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead a book discussion on the acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Mysteries of Pittsburgh, by Michael Chabon. Set in industrial Pittsburgh in the mid-eighties, Michael Chabon's breakthrough coming-of-age novel chronicles the last summer of Art Bechstein's youth. Art meets the witty and beautiful Arthur Lecomte, who then introduces Art to the equally stunning Jane, her boyfriend, the legendary Cleveland, and worldly, exotic, and slightly eccentric Phlox. In the course of one summer, this band of colorful friends guides and thwarts Art in surprising ways as he confronts himself, his family, his sexuality, and the heartache of growing up.

About the author. Michael Chabon was born in Washington, D.C. and is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. His first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, was a national bestseller and was compared by critics to the best of Fitzgerald and Salinger. Upon publication of his second novel, Wonder Boys, he was hailed by The Washington Post Book World as "the young star of American letters." His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker and in Gentlemen's Quarterly.

Copies of Mysteries of Pittsburgh are available for check out at the CSU Library and on sale at the CSU bookstore.

Plan to attend this popular book discussion series. Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat. Refreshments will be served.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-08 16:10:27. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

FREEDOM: New American Perspectives

In conjunction with "FREEDOM: A Visual Arts Exhibit," the Cleveland Public Library will present a moderated panel discussion of the new American experience featuring Panelists from 7 countries.

The discussion will be followed by the opportunity to sample foods from several continents/nations and groove to music by the reggae group The Carlos Jones Band.

Join us at the table for a cultural exchange of food and ideas!

Sunday, March 25, 2007, 2-4 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Branch Library
1962 Stokes Blvd.
216-623-7018


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-07 15:08:19. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

An Afternoon with Erin Gruwell

This inspirational educator and author of "The Freedom Writers Diary - How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them" visits Cleveland Public Library on March 11. She will appear at the Main Library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Click here for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-07 15:02:19. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

The Second Floor of the Library is now the SILENT STUDY FLOOR

In order to provide better service to our students, the Library has changed the second floor of the Library to the silent study floor. Out of respect for other students, we ask that you please do not engage in conversations or use cell phones on that floor.

The fourth floor is available for group study.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-07 09:01:33. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Library Hours During Spring Break

The Library will be open the following hours during the week of March 11-18, 2007

Sunday, March 11th-CLOSED
Monday, March 12th- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13th-8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14th-8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 15th-8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, March 16th-8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 17th-CLOSED
Sunday, March 18th-CLOSED

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-06 09:23:12. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Small Grants Information Session: A Success!

The Information Literacy Small Grants information session, held last Thursday afternoon, was well-attended by several faculty. They were welcomed by library director, Glenda Thornton. Kathy Dobda presented the information, while attendees enjoyed a scrumptious lunch, generously provided by the Friends of the Library. Previous recipients of the $1000 grants also spoke, sharing how they and students have benefited from the program. Several connections were made between the faculty and librarians.

There is still time to apply for the grant!
If you were unable to attend the session, please contact Kathy to discuss information literacy at CSU. Or, contact your subject librarian to begin the grant application process.


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

Grant application information is available at: http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/faculty/grantann.html

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, k.dobda@csuohio.edu, phone: (216) 875-9738, fax: (216) 687-9380.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-06 09:02:22. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Free Lecture on March 21: Scholarly Communication, Strategies for Change

Attend Scholarly Communication, Strategies for Change, a lecture by Ray English, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries, Oberlin College, on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at John Carroll University. English's lecture will address questions such as:

* Why is it important for the academic community to exercise greater control of its scholarship?
* How does the current system of scholarly publishing erode authors' rights?
* What are the alternatives for dissemination and preservation of scholarship?
* How can we ensure the retention of rights to the intellectual property created on our campuses?

In addition to being Director of Libraries at Oberlin College, Ray English chairs both the Association of College and Research Libraries' Scholarly Communications Committee and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resource Coalition Steering Committee. He was named Academic/Research Librarian of 2006 by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Scholarly Communication, Strategies for Change is a free event that is open to the public. No reservations are necessary. The lecture will be held in the Muer Room of John Carroll University's Grasselli Library, 20700 North Park Blvd., University Heights, OH, 44118. For directions to JCU and Grasselli Library, follow this link. For additional information about the lecture, contact Jeanne Somers, Director, Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center at 216-397-3053 or jsomers@jcu.edu.

More information about the crisis in scholarly publishing is available from OhioLINK's Web site, the Challenge for Ohio Higher Education - Providing Access to Scholarly Publishing.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-02 16:19:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

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