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Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Resetting your Library PIN

If you forget your PIN to access your account or the Library's databases, you can now reset it yourself anytime day or night. When logging into your account click on the link that says "Forgot your PIN?" Enter your name and CSU ID number. You will receive an e-mail to the e-mail account we have in your Library record. Follow the instructions in the e-mail to reset your PIN. For more information, call the User Services Desk at (216) 687-2479.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-10-30 09:34:10. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Friends of the Cleveland Public Library: Upcoming Sales

The Friends of CPL will be having the following sales:

Used Book Sale October 26 - 30, 2008
VHS Tape Sale November 17 - 19, 2008

Click here for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-10-23 15:29:49. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU.

Improve your grade with a better paper

In order to provide students with additional research and writing assistance during the second half of the semester when papers are due, the CSU Library and the Writing Center are offering the following workshops in the LCLC back lab on the first floor of the Library in Rhodes Tower:
DateTimeWorkshop
Wed Oct. 2912 p.m.IMPROVE Your Research Strategies
Thur Oct. 305 p.m.IMPROVE Your Research Strategies
Wed Nov. 512 p.mIMPROVE How you Select Sources
Thur Nov. 65 p.m.IMPROVE How you Select Sources
Wed Nov. 1212 p.m.IMPROVE Your Research Strategies
Thur Nov. 135 p.m.IMPROVE Your Research Strategies
Wed Nov. 1912 p.m.IMPROVE Your Academic Writing
Thur Nov. 205 p.m.IMPROVE Your Academic Writing
Wed Dec. 312 p.m.IMPROVE your MLA/APA Citations
Thur Dec. 45 p.m.IMPROVE your MLA/APA Citations

If you are unable to attend one of the workshops, please feel free to visit the Reference Center or the Writing Center on the first floor of the library for more help.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-10-23 14:50:08. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Banned Books=Banned Ideas Reading

Banned Books=Banned Ideas
What's your favorite book? Has it ever been publicly challenged?

Come and read an excerpt of it at the
Banned Books Reading
Tuesday, October 28th
12:00 to 1:00 P.M.
at the Science & Research Center Plaza

Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists and the University Library to support the freedom of speech.

How to Participate
Submit your chosen literary passage in advance of the event to schedule your time on the microphone. Or, just come to our tent at the S&R Center Plaza on Tuesday, October 28 during the common hour to hear the readings. Afterwards, visit the Library to peruse the display of censored books.

Interested in doing a reading, but not sure that you have ever read a banned book? For recent examples visit http://library.csuohio.edu/research/portals/freedom.html or come to the Library's Banned Books display. Choose a short passage to read (or consider briefly discussing why a certain book or author was censored) then send your idea to Audrey McCrone, the SPJ Cleveland State Student Chapter President, at a.mccrone@csuohio.edu.

Come rain or shine. Exercise your right of free speech!

This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-10-22 08:41:13. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Ever want to be a writer?

Is it true that everyone has a good book in them...just waiting to be written? If you are a writer or know someone who is a writer, you and they won't want to miss Thursday night at the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium at 6:00 p.m.

You will hear a panel discussion, brought to CPL by Literary Ventures Fund. LVF grants both funds and expertise to support small presses, book by book. You will hear author Stephen Shem, LVF founder and director Jim Bildner, LVF director of publicity Mary Bisbee-Beek, and owner of our local Mack's Backs Bookstore discuss "Could Fitzgerald or Hemingway Get Published Today ?"


For more information contact Tena Wilson, Public Relations Director, Interim at 216-623-2955

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-10-20 10:06:19. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

20th Annual Scholars and Artists Reception

Dr. Rajshekhar G. Javalgi
Dr. Rajshekhar "Raj" G. Javalgi

20th Annual Scholars and Artists Reception
Thursday, October 30, 2008
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library

The campus community is invited to attend the 20th Annual Scholars and Artists Reception honoring faculty, staff, and emeriti creativity. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library, will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in the Special Collections room on the 3rd floor of the Library.

This year's keynote speaker/scholar is from the Nance College of Business Administration - Dr. Rajshekhar "Raj" G. Javalgi, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Research as well as Professor of Marketing and International Business. His talk is titled "Entrepreneurship Education in a Changing Global Marketplace."

During the reception, guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and browse the display of recently published books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, and other works by Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and emeriti.

Submission still being accepted
Faculty, staff, and emeriti are encouraged to submit materials they have published in the past year (including books, scholarly papers, art, music, websites, and DVDs). Complete the appropriate information on the submission form and send as instructed with your published works by Thursday, October 23, 2008 (5:00 p.m.).

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-10-15 10:18:10. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

The Library will be OPEN on Columbus Day

The Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday October 13, 2008.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-10-09 10:50:58. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Upcoming book discussion on The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Book Cover for the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
CSU Friends of the Library Book Discussion
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Juno Díaz
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 3:00 in RT 503


Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, is back once again, this time to lead a discussion on the winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction --The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz.

Díaz has spun the heartbreak and loneliness of the immigrant experience into literary gold with memorable stories of marginalized outsiders caught between two cultures, never completely fitting into either one. This is the long-awaited-and thrillingly satisfying, genuinely original-first novel from the unmistakable voice behind the story collection, Drown.

About the book
Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukú americanus--the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.
Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time -- Penguin Publishers

Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat or for more information.

The event is free and open to the general public.

Refreshments will be served.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-10-07 15:47:38. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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