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Friday, March 28th, 2008

Get help writing your paper!

Do you have a paper due and not know where to start? Or have you started, but wish it could be better? Come to the Library Writing Workshops to learn how to find sources, cite the sources, lengthen your paper, and more.

In order to provide students with as much research and writing help as possible during the second half of the semester when papers are due, the CSU Library and the Writing Center are collaborating in offering the following workshops.

Wed. April 2Selecting and Evaluating Sources12 noon, LCLC Front
Thurs. April 3Selecting and Evaluating Sources5 p.m., LCLC Front
Wed. April 9APA or MLA Citation12 noon, LCLC Front
Thurs. April 10APA or MLA Citation5 p.m., LCLC Front
Wed. April 16Lengthening Your Paper 12 noon, LCLC Front
Thurs. April 18Lengthening Your Paper5 p.m., LCLC Front
Wed. April 23 Elegant Style and Grammar for Research Papers12 noon, LCLC Front
Thurs. April 24Elegant Style and Grammar for Research Papers5 p.m., LCLC Front
Wed. April 30APA or MLA Citation12 noon, LCLC Front
Thurs. May 1APA or MLA Citation5 p.m., LCLC Front

For more information, contact Mary (Murray) McDonald at 216-687-6982 or .

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-28 09:02:00. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Pictorial History of Women Philosophers on Display in the Library

"Busted!! A Pictorial History of Women Philosophers from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century" is on display in the Library through Friday, April 4. The production is by Mary Ellen Waithe, Professor of Philosophy. The event is co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Women's Comprehensive Program.
For more information, contact Mary Ellen Waithe at 216-687-9262.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-24 12:04:58. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 21st, 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 2008-03-21 09:29:46. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

$800 grants available to CSU Faculty

Information Literacy is one of the basic skills of the GenEd08 curriculum and is an integral component of the capstone courses. The Cleveland State University Library invites applications for the Information Literacy Small Grants Program. Six grants of $800 will be awarded to full-time faculty for course development to integrate information literacy instruction, especially in capstone courses.

Grant applications are due Friday, April 18 for development of courses for fall 2008.

An informational session for interested applicants will be held Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Noon in RT 502.

To reserve a seat, call 216-875-9734 or email

A light lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Information Literacy requires individuals to recognize when information is needed and to have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively. The small grants are intended to assist faculty in updating their courses and assignments to engage students in the learning and research process.
Grant application information is available at

Award Amount: $800 stipend (up to 6 grants will be awarded, no more than 1 per college for this grant period).

For further information and to submit the proposal, contact Kathy Dobda, Head of Library Instruction, University Library, RT 110a,, Phone: 216-875-9738. An Information Literacy Review Panel, composed of faculty and library administrators, will review the proposals. The grants will be awarded by May 2, 2008.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-20 16:37:19. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

What's New on the OhioLINK Home Page?

The OhioLINK home page was redesigned to make it easier for you to find the information resources you need. A prominent search box on the new page allows visitors to quickly and easily search for: (1) articles and books, (2) books only, (3) articles only, (4) digital videos, or (5) search the OhioLINK Web pages.

There are still direct links on the left side of the home page to specific resources such as the Electronic Journal Center, the Digital Media Center and more than 140 other research databases.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-19 13:54:22. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Celebrate Women's History Month with Britannica

In honor of Women's History Month, Encyclopedia Britannica is highlighting 300 women whose actions and ideas influenced history. Follow the illustrated timeline to identify developments in the lives of women since antiquity with the feature, 300 Women Who Changed The World (off-campus access). Read quotes, essays, and speeches. Enjoy biographies about Women's Rights luminaries such as Joan of Arc, Jane Adams, Phillis Wheatley and Sandra Day O'Connor. Watch video clips, use the learning activities to take an in-depth view of women's achievements, or read articles on topics such as feminism and the history of Mother's Day.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-19 13:52:28. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Problems Accessing Research Databases from Off-Campus

For the past few weeks, the CSU Library has been experiencing intermittent problems providing access to research databases (particularly those provided by Ebsco) for off-campus users. Patrons encounter extremely long authentication and page loading times, and sometimes web pages (especially those in Ebsco databases) load only halfway. We are currently in the process of determining the cause of these problems.

If you experience difficulties like those described above, please try accessing the databases through the OhioLINK web site.

If you experience other problems related to the research databases or Library web site, please let us know by completing the Trouble Connecting to an Electronic Resource Form. Thank you for your patience.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-07 13:32:39. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

A Reading Circle in honor of Dr. William Shorrock

A Reading Circle in honor of Dr. William Shorrock on April 15--presenting Suite Française and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed

Professor William Shorrock
Prof. William Shorrock
The Cleveland State University Friends of the Library and the History Department will host a Reading Circle in honor of the Dr. William Shorrock, who passed away on November 17, 2007 following a brief illness. The program will be held on Tuesday, April 15, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Library, room 503. Refreshments will be served.

Two books that Dr. Shorrock valued have been chosen for the discussion: Suite Française a national bestselling fictional novel about the German occupation of France during WWII by Irène Némirovsky and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed, the story of the village of Le Chambon and how goodness happened there by Philip Hallie. David Goldberg, Professor of History, and Michael Wells, Friends of the Library President and Associate Professor Urban Studies, and will present Suite Française and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed, respectively. Both books are available for check out in the Library and are also on sale at a discount at the CSU Bookstore.

The event is free and open to the public. The Library is located in Rhodes Tower, 1860 East 22nd Street, Cleveland. Parking is available in parking lot REC located on Chester Avenue, between East 24th and East 30th Streets.

A professor emeritus of history, Dr. Shorrock continued to teach part time after retiring from the University in 2005. During his 36 year tenure with CSU, he chaired the history department, and served as special assistant to the interim vice president for academic and student affairs, associate provost, and vice provost for academic affairs and faculty relations. Dr. Shorrock was an active member of the Retired Faculty Association and was the president of Cleveland State’s Friends of the Library.

Photo of book jacketDr. Shorrock's love of French literature, both historical and fictional, are reflected in Suite Française and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed. Suite Française is an extraordinary novel of life under Nazi occupation - recently discovered and published 64 years after the author's death in Auschwitz. Holocaust victim Irène Némirovsky accomplished the daunting task of translating the unspeakable horror and chaos of war -- at the precise moment it was exploding all around her -- into luminous, coherent, and masterfully crafted fiction. Conceived by the author as two parts in a series, the stories of Suite Française were preserved by Némirovsky's daughters after the author was deported to Auschwitz in 1942. A literary treasure of enormous magnitude, these are powerful tales of grace and disgrace in the midst of crisis.

Photo of book jacketLest Innocent Blood be Shed is a story of courage and faith. During the most terrible years of World War II, when inhumanity and political insanity held most of the world in their grip and the Nazi domination of Europe seemed irrevocable and unchallenged, a miraculous event took place in a small Protestant town in southern France called Le Chambon. There, quietly, peacefully, and in full view of the Vichy government and a nearby division of the Nazi SS, Le Chambon's villagers and their clergy organized to save thousands of Jewish children and adults from certain death.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-06 14:16:34. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Common Reading Experience Continues

Book jacketCleveland State University Library will host the Common Reading Brown Bag Speaker Series on March 20, March 25, and April 3. The talks are based on the book chosen for this Common Reading pilot program - Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, whose main character is a mathematically-gifted autistic teenager.

If you know anyone affected by autism or that has a disability you'll want to attend the following presentations, which will be held from noon - 1:00 p.m. on the Library’s first floor, near RT 103. The talks are open to all CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the Cleveland Community.

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - "Autism and the Brain" will be presented by Dr. Jeffrey R. Dean, Professor and Chairperson, BGES.

Book jacket for Amazing MeTuesday, March 25, 2008 - Discussing Libbi Chilia's new book Imagine... Amazing Me! will be Dr. Anthony Menendez, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education and the author herself - Libbi Chilia, a CSU Graduate Student in Special Education. Find out how her book, inspired by her daughter who has a limb deficiency, will disband any misconceptions about people with disabilities. There will be a book signing after the presentation (books can be purchased after the presentation).

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - Dr. Colleen McMahon, Associate Professor, Psychology, will present "Friendships and Autism: A Look at the Social Lives of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Film Screenings
Film screenings on the topic of autism are also open to the campus community. All of the following screenings will be held in the Multimedia Viewing room, RT 325 from noon - 1:00 p.m. Descriptions of each film can be found at .

Thursday, March 6 - Autism: The Child Who Couldn't Play
Tuesday, March 18 - On the Spectrum: A Film
Thursday, March 27 - Autism
Tuesday, April 1 - Rain Man

For more information about these events, call 216-875-9734

For more information about the Common Learning Experience visit the website at or contact Dr. Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, Interim Director of General Education and Associate Professor of History, at 687-3935 or .

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-05 12:45:23. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Library Hours During Spring Break

The Library will be open the following hours during the week of March 9-March 16:

Sunday, March 9th-CLOSED
Monday-8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday-8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday-8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday-8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday-8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on the Library's hours, visit:

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