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Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Honoring Preston White's Memory

Colleagues and friends of Preston White of the Library are invited to attend a gathering on Thursday, December 6 at noon in RT 503. Preston, Coordinator of the Library Computer Learning Center, passed away unexpectedly in October. Those in attendance will be asked to help determine how to best honor his memory.

Preston began his career at the University in 1983 as a student employee. In 1986 he began working as a Library Media Technical Assistant 1 in the Law Library. He then joined the University Library in 1992 as the Current Periodicals/Microforms Unit Coordinator. He served the Library in various capacities over his 14-year career here. Most notably, he was integral in establishing and maintaining two cutting-edge labs in the Library--the Adaptive Technology Lab for students with disabilities and the Library Computer Learning Center for training students in computer software use.

Preston will always be remembered for his exemplary customer service and unwavering dedication to student learning.

A two-time alumnus, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in June 1992 and his Master of Arts in History in December 2000.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-27 11:21:39. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

Check out the latest 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 2007-11-27 10:23:33. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

Dave Eggers and Michael Kimmelman to speak at CPL

Dave Eggers and Michael Kimmelman will be speaking at Cleveland Public Library as part of Spectrum: The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues

Spectrum: The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues: Pen & Ink series is a collaborative effort between the Cleveland Public Library and Cleveland Public Art. Free and open to the public, this event will be held at the Cleveland Public Library's Louis Stokes Wing on Thursday, December 13th at 7:15pm with a reception in the lobby prior to the conversation at 6:30pm.

The Pen & Ink series explores how words and images together have played crucial roles in storytelling and visual communication. Today's artists and writers continue to push publishing in new directions while challenging the perceptions of high and low art, often with irreverence and razor sharp commentary.

Click here for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-27 10:12:37. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

CSU Library Student Assistants Appear on Page 1 of the PD Metro Section

Photo from the P.D.

CSU Library Student Assistants Samarth Mehta and Uchit Shah made the front page of the Metro section in the November 15th issue of the Plain Dealer.

Samarth, who works in Library Systems, and Uchit, who works in the Library Computing Learning Center, are both members of the "Friends of India" dance troop, who performed on Wednesday, Nov. 14th as part of the International Day 2007 festivities on campus.

The caption for the photo reads:

"Friends of India" dancers cheer on their fellow performers Wednesday at Cleveland State University's University Center. The dancers, all CSU students, were taking part in International Day 2007, a festival that celebrated the university's cultural diversity. CSU has more than 800 students from 74 countries this year...

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-20 16:02:13. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Library Hours during Thanksgiving Break

The Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd. The Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 24th and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 25th.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-20 11:15:32. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Through Students' Eyes - On Display in the Library

A view of some of the photos in the exhibit
The Through Students' Eyes photography exhibit is on display now at the CSU Library. The photos were taken by several students from Lincoln-West High School in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood. These juniors and seniors snapped pictures with point-and-shoot cameras in the effort answer these questions: What purpose does school serve in your life? What pushes you away from school? What helps you achieve academically?

Each photo bears a caption such as "Teachers that Trust You", "The Glue in my Life", "Working Hard", and "People From Different Backgrounds Come Together", and each photo includes a short explanation of what the image means. Xidi Z. writes about his photo, Teachers That Trust You:
This is Tony "Fresh" Velez, and he is part of CCB (Cleveland City Breakers), a break dancing group, and he is also in drama club at Lincoln-West. The drama teacher lets him do his break dancing and plan all the dancing in school plays, even in the Christmas Carol play. Some teachers may not trust you enough to do that. But that's what keeps guys like him in school.
Don't miss this brief glimpse into the the live's of Cleveland's school children.

The Through Students' Eyes project was conceived by local educators and community activists:
  • James Harmon is a veteran city teacher who was laid off recently from Lincoln-West, and now helps train new teachers at Cleveland State University.
  • Kristien Marquez-Zenkov is a former teacher who directs an urban teaching program at Cleveland State University.
  • Piet Van Lier is a reporter, photographer, and associate editor at Catalyst Cleveland.
To view all the photos in the exhibit, visit www.throughstudentseyes.org and click on "galleries."

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-20 10:54:53. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

Check out the latest 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 2007-11-13 08:56:57. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Get help writing your paper at the Library and Writing Center Workshops

The end of the semester can be hectic. Stop by the Library to get help writing your paper. Here are some student workshops that offer you 1/2 hour of lecture and 1/2 hour of individualized assistance from both librarians and the Writing Center Director. All are welcome.

Where: Library LCLC Lab (first floor near Reference Desk)

Topics:
Selecting and Evaluating Sources
Wed. Nov. 14 from 4-5 p.m. or
Thurs. Nov. 15 from 12-1 p.m.

Lengthening Your Paper
Wed. Nov. 21 from 4-5 p.m.

APA/MLA Citation and Formatting
Wed. Nov. 28 from 4-5 p.m. or
Thurs. Nov. 29 from 12-1 p.m.

Elegant Sentence Structure and Grammar
Wed. Dec. 5 from 4-5 p.m. or
Thurs. Dec. 6 from 12-1 p.m.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-12 11:07:04. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

This Is MY OhioLINK Video Contest

As we celebrate OhioLINK's 15th anniversary, we want to know what OhioLINK means to you, how it has helped you or how you'd explain OhioLINK to your peers. But don't just tell us, show us, in five minutes or less, your OhioLINK story or commercial in a creative video and you could win a new digital video camera or a 160 GB iPod classic.

The Basics:
Current students, faculty and staff members at all 87 OhioLINK member institutions are welcome to submit one or more videos. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 18, 2008. A panel of judges will narrow the entries to three finalists, then your votes will determine the grand prize winner and runner up. The grand prize winner will receive his/her choice of a digital video camera or a new 160 GB iPod classic and the runner up will receive the remaining prize.

Ready to learn more? Visit the contest Web site for complete rules and details.

Dates to Remember:

* January 18, 2008: Video entries due
* January 28, 2008: Three finalists announced
* January 28-Feb. 8, 2008: Vote for your favorite video!
* February 12, 2008: Winners announced

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-08 10:11:42. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

In Memoriam

Preston White
Preston White

Preston H. White, coordinator of the Library Computer Learning Center, passed away unexpectedly on October 23. He was 45 years old.

Preston began his career at the University in 1983 as a student employee. In 1986 he began working as a Library Media Technical Assistant 1 in the Law Library. He then joined the University Library in 1992 as the Current Periodicals/Microforms Unit Coordinator.

He served the Library in various capacities over his 14-year career here. Most notably, he was integral in establishing and maintaining two cutting-edge labs in the Library--the Adaptive Technology Lab for students with disabilities and the Library Computer Learning Center for training students in computer software use.

Preston was known for his exemplary customer service and unwavering dedication to student learning.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from CSU in June 1992 and his Master of Arts in History from CSU in December 2000.

Preston will be missed by library staff, family, and friends.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-02 15:34:26. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Sherman Alexie to speak at CPL

A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Sherman Alexie was raised on the reservation in Washington. His mother worked at the Wellpinit Trading Post where she sold her hand-sewn quilts. Alexie draws heavily upon those experiences for both his writing and his lectures, and does not shy away from including the despair, poverty and alcoholism that often pervade the lives of Native Americans living on reservations.

He will be speaking at Cleveland Public Library on Sunday November 18th at 2:00 P.M.

Click here for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-01 08:52:52. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

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