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Friday, February 29th, 2008

Preston White Memorial Fund

Preston WhiteThe University Library in partnership with Health Sciences and CLASS has created a memorial fund in honor of Preston White. Preston, the Coordinator of the Library Computer Learning Center and the Adaptive Technology Lab, passed away unexpectedly on October 23, 2007. In addition to working in the Library, he was two-time alumnus; he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in June 1992 and his Master of Arts in History in December 2000.

The fund will be used annually for the following missions:
  • To purchase books that reflect Preston's interests in history, psychology, and recreation.
  • To support students with disabilities. This will include emergency loans, text books, tutoring or reading support, and technology for the Adaptive Technology Lab or for an individual student to support their educational pursuits.
  • To support information literacy.
To donate to this fund, make checks payable to the CSU Foundation. You must specify that the funds are to be deposited in the Friends of the CSU Library account in memory of Preston White.

Mail to
Cleveland State University
Department of Advancement Services
Mather Mansion 209
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2454

Your donations can also be made online or as part of this year's Faculty/Staff appeal using a one-time donation or payroll deduction. You must specify under "Library" that the donation is in memory of Preston White.

Donors who contribute $100 or more will receive a CSU Library commemorative mug: Postcards of Cleveland.

For more information, please contact Barbara Florjancic at (216) 875-9734 or

Save the Date
There will be a dedication ceremony of the Adaptive Technology lab in memory of Preston White on Thursday, April 17 at noon, in RT 103. All are welcome to attend.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-29 14:33:43. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Cleveland Public Library, Issue 2 on March 4 Ballot

Cleveland Public Libray partners with the CSU Library to provide leisure reading material for faculty and students. Cleveland Public Library is putting a replacement Levy (Issue 2) on the ballot in the Primary Election to be held on March 4, 2008. This is not a new tax and its passage is critical to maintaining current library service.

For more information about Issue 2, refer to the Cuyahoga County website at and click on the link posted on that page.

To learn more about the CPL@CSU collection, click here

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-27 11:52:36. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU.

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Original and subversively funny - Friends of the Library book discussion

Image of bookjacketThursday, March 27, 2008
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the CSU Library)
Free and open to the community
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, is back by popular demand to lead a Friends of the Library book discussion on a briskly original and subversively funny novella, The Uncommon Reader, by popular British writer Alan Bennett.

When Queen Elizabeth II in pursuit of her runaway puppy stumbles upon a mobile library, she feels duty bound to borrow a book. Aided by Norman, a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library, Bennett describes the Queen's transformation as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written word. With the dawn of her sensibility, mistaken for the onset of senility, plots are hatched by the prime minister and the queen's staff to dispatch Norman and discourage the queen's preoccupation with books. Ultimately, it is her own growing self-awareness that leads her away from reading toward writing, with astonishing results. Bennett has fun with the proper behavior and protocol at the palace, and the few instances of mild coarseness seem almost scandalous.

Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 216-875-9734.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-26 13:31:44. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Vote for your favorite "My OhioLINK" video

OhioLINK needs everyone's help to decide which "My OhioLINK" video is the best. Visit the contest Web site at to view the entries received and vote for your favorite video. You can vote for your favorite video once per day through February 29, 2008.

The grand prize winner will receive his/her choice of a new digital video camera or a 160 GB iPod classic. The runner up will receive the remaining prize. The winners will be announced on March 3, 2008.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-19 10:42:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Friday, February 15th, 2008

The Library will be OPEN only until 8 pm February 26th

With the Democratic debates coming to CSU on February 26th, 2008, all classes will be canceled that day. The Library will be open, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-15 16:13:06. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Pangea percussion ensemble to perform in the Fine Arts Department at CPL

Pangea will perform Bewaa (recreational), Bine (funeral), and Bagr Bine (sacred) music of the Dagara people, ritual drumming of the Ewe People, recreational drumming of the Ga people, and ceremonial music of the Baganda people. Please join us at 3pm on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 in the Fine Arts Department at CPL!

Click here for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-15 16:09:36. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Get an e-mail when the Library acquires an item that you are interested in

Are you interested in a particular topic or author? Would you like to be notified when the Library acquires an item that fits your specifications?

Sign up for the new preferred searching feature in Scholar.

1. Log in to My Account.
2. From your account summary screen, search for an author, subject, etc.
3. When your results are displayed, click the button marked "Save as Preferred Search."
4. The next time you log in to My Account, click the "Preferred Searches" button to see a list of your saved searches.
5. Choose a preferred search and click the "Search" link to execute your search.

To receive e-mail notices,
1. After you create a preferred search, review the list of your preferred searches and place a check mark in the Mark for Email column.

Then, each Monday morning, the system will check for new materials that match your search criteria, and notify you by email.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-14 15:35:53. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Taking a trip abroad this summer? Always wanted to learn a foreign language?

Check out the new foreign language materials in the CPL@CSU collection. There is a collection of several audio CDs that will give you an introduction to different languages for your big trip or get you started on your goal. Languages include Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.

Click here for the list of CDs.

In addition to the CDs, there are several books and magazines written in Arabic.

Be sure to check them out!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-14 15:23:36. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Study Abroad Information Sessions in the Library

Study Abroad Programs will have Information Sessions and open walk-in hours at the Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. until the first week of May 2008.

A Study Abroad advisor will be available in the Study Abroad resource/display area on the east end of the first floor of the Library to answer questions about studying abroad or to provide general study abroad advising. Students already in the study abroad process can directly submit any forms/documents to the Study Abroad adviser.

Students who cannot attend a Study Abroad Information Session can contact to inquire via email or to schedule an appointment to talk to a study abroad adviser.

View of Study Abroad display in the Library

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-13 09:48:48. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

The Library will be OPEN on President's Day

The University Library will be open from noon to 10 p.m. on President's Day, February 18, 2008. Click here to view the Library's hours.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-12 09:07:27. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Monday, February 11th, 2008

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 2008-02-11 13:32:21. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Update on Nature Online

The library's online subscription to Nature includes full text access from 1997 to the present, but does not include the full text of archives prior to 1997. However, there is a glitch in the publisher's system which currently allows access to the 1869 - 1949 Archive. CSU can subscribe to Nature's online archives for the following one-time costs:
  • 1869-1949 $42,486
  • 1950-1986 $49,162
  • 1987-1996 $21,284
Please remember that we also have Nature in print format from 2007 back to 1966 on the fourth floor of the library. In addition, most issues prior to 1966 can be requested from our depository.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-01 13:10:21. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Science and Technology.

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