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Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

OhioLINK's Electronic Book Center Unavailable Thurs. Nov. 27th

Due to scheduled maintenance at OhioLINK, ebooks provided through the Electronic Book Center will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday, November 27th.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-26 07:27:43. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Learning Communities Poster Day

CSU Learning Communities presents the first Poster Day Event, Tuesday, December 2, 2008 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the first floor of the University Library. The day will feature a large Poster Exhibit with over 20 posters prepared by students who are participating in one of the Fall 2008 Learning Communities. These tell the story of their experiences learning in community.

Learning Communities also sponsored its very first Essay Contest for students. Winners will be announced on that day and prizes presented to the students at the luncheon, also being held at the University Library.

Several admitted students have been invited to join Learning Communities faculty and students on that day, to see the exhibit and hear more about CSU's Learning Communities Program. Details about new "Signature Learning Communities" being offered in Spring 2009 are now available on CSU Website.

Another really exciting thing is happening on this day.... Our current Demystifying Math and Science LC includes an EDC 300 Course taught by Dr. Debbie Jackson. These students worked with Middle School Students from Barbara Booker School in Cleveland Metropolitan School District, designing an outdoor garden for the school.

The Garden Project was a competitive assignment with teams composed of students from the Middle School, paired with CSU Learning Community students. CSU Faculty participated as judges. We are able to invite this 8th grade class to join us for this event through the collaborative efforts of the Learning Communities staff, Office of Admissions, Dean of the College of Education, Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Science and Student Activities in Student Life.

Please take the time to visit the University Library on Tuesday, December 2 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to view the Poster exhibits and congratulate our students.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-25 11:26:46. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Cleveland Memory Gears Up for 25th Anniversary of "A Christmas Story"

Higbee's Santa, 1955
Higbee's Santa, 1955. View image.

The Cleveland Memory Project is gearing up for the 25th anniversary celebration in Cleveland this week of the holiday movie favorite "A Christmas Story" by sharing with you some vintage images of one of the film's locations, Higbees Department Store.

Also of interest for the season is Cleveland's Golden Age of Downtown Shopping where you can see photos of Christmas decorations and window displays from other downtown department stores, the famous Sterling Linder-Davis trees, and Mr. Jingeling.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-24 15:05:24. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Some OhioLINK Resources To Be Unavailable Sat. Nov. 29th 7am - 4pm

OhioLINK's Web site and many resources will be unavailable on Saturday, November 29, from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., while some planned maintenance is completed. OhioLINK's Library Catalog, Electronic Journal Center, E-Book Center, Digital Media Center, Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center, and OSearch databases (such as Inspec and PsycINFO) will all be unavailable during this time.

While OhioLINK is down, you will still be able to use many of the resources on the Research Databases page, such as Academic Search Complete and other EBSCO databases.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-24 10:23:29. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

See World War I Cartoons by Roy Grove in Cleveland Memory

Cartoon of soldier on a ship
World War I cartoon of a soldier on a ship.
View image

Roy Grove was a cartoonist for the news syndicate Newspaper Enterprise Association from 1917 through the mid-1920's. Covering Europe during World War I, he captured the every-day life of the American soldier away from home for readers of NEA's 326 daily newspapers in the United States, including the Cleveland Press. After the war, Grove went on to cover sports for the same news syndicate.

The Roy Grove Cartoon Collection, donated to Special Collections in the Cleveland State University Library by the Gardner family, contains 64 images of cartoons drawn by Grove in both of these genres.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-20 10:36:18. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Scheduled Disruption of Library Web Services From 4am - 7:30am Fri. Nov. 21

Due to electrical work on the Library's 8th floor, services accessed through the Library's website will be unavailable from 4am - 7:30am Friday morning, November 21st.

The following services will be affected:

Other websites that will be unavailable include The Cleveland Memory Project, Ohio's Heritage Northeast and streaming media provided through Mediasite.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-20 07:38:38. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Cleveland Memory News: 2 New Oral Histories Just Added to Ethnic Women of Cleveland

Ethnic Women of Cleveland logo

Two new oral histories have just been added to the Cleveland Memory Project's Ethnic Women of Cleveland series.

You can now listen to Ann Hankavich talk about her early childhood in the Urkaine, her emigration to Canada and her life in Cleveland after marrying her husband.

Ilona Palasic's story is a little different. Growing up as a second generation American in Cleveland, she speaks about growing up in the Hungarian neighborhood on Buckeye Road.

You can listen to these accounts and more as these eastern European women share their experiences of becoming Americans in Cleveland. Find out more about Ethnic Women of Cleveland.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-14 15:30:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Cleveland Memory Pays Tribute to Herb Score, 1933-2008

Herb Score in the control booth

Herb Score pitched for the Cleveland Indians from 1955 to 1959, twice making the American League All-Star team and leading the league in strikeouts.

After his playing days were over, Score was a member of the Indians broadcasting team from 1964 until his retirement in 1997. Herb Score will be remembered, and fondly, as long as there are baseball fans in Cleveland.

View images of Herb Score.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-12 07:58:25. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Exhibit for the Center for Slovenian Studies /Center za slovenske študije at the Library

Photo of the display
An Exhibit of The Center for Slovenian Studies at Cleveland State University is on display through the end of November at the CSU Library. It includes photos and information about the Slovenian Studies Center/Center za slovenske študije and Slovenian language classes, as well as photographs and memorabilia pertaining to Slovenian culture.

The exhibit is located on the first floor of Library which can be accessed from Rhodes Tower and is open during regular Library hours.

The Cleveland area is home to the greatest concentration of Americans of Slovenian descent in this country. The Government of Slovenia, working in cooperation with Cleveland State University (CSU), Lakeland
Community College, Kent State University, and Bowling Green University, has decided to foster the cultural heritage of this important community by establishing the Center for Slovenian Studies at CSU. The Center will be staffed by a full-time Director, who will also be the curator of the Slovenian Museum and Archives at 6415 St. Clair Avenue in Cleveland. The Center will coordinate the teaching of courses in Slovenian language and culture at the three regional universities and Lakeland Community College.
Luka Zibelniklow

Visiting Professor--Luka Zibelnik
Slovenian language courses are taught by Luka Zibelnik, a Visiting Professor from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He teaches the Slovenian language to beginner and intermediate skilled individuals at university levels. In addition to teaching Slovene, Professor Zibelnik and future Visiting Professors will provide lectures about the Slovenian culture. To serve non-traditional, working members of the Slovenian American community, as well as traditional students, courses are scheduled in the evenings.

Professor Zibelnik studied Sociology of Culture and Slovenian Language at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He has taught students of all ages, from primary school, through high school and college. His wide range of experience in teaching the Slovenian language and his first-hand knowledge of Slovenian culture provides his students with the best possible education in Slovene as a second/foreign language.

In his own research, Professor Zibelnik has learned that there has been an increasing interest around the world to learn Slovene. He notes that the number of Slovenian lectureships worldwide is currently 53, the number of countries where you can learn Slovene is 28, and the number of universities in the world where you can obtain a degree in Slovene is 21.

Professor Zibelnik encourages Clevelanders who are interested in learning the language from the sunny side of the Alps to register for classes. Beginning Slovene 2 and Intermediate Slovene 2 will be offered in spring 2009. For those with no background in Slovenian, beginner’s classes will be offered in fall 2009. He can be contacted at 216-687-4859 or His office is located in Rhodes Tower, 1654a and his office hours are Monday and Wednesday 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm

The Center for Slovenian Studies
Center za slovenske študije
Cleveland State University
Rhodes Tower, 1654a

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-10 16:48:09. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

New in Cleveland Memory! "Feeding Cleveland: Urban Agriculture"

Cleveland Public School students

The Cleveland Memory Project has just added a new web exhibit!

Dedicated to the urban gardeners and farmers of Cleveland, Feeding Cleveland: Urban Agriculture is a joyous look at those who "toil in the soil" - from the relief workers during the Great Depression, citizens in their victory gardens during WWII and children in school-sponsored horticulture programs, to the modern-day enthusiasts and entrepreneurs in community and market gardens.

The image at the right is of Cleveland Public School students Marcella Rickets
(left) and Irvina Knight (right), July 1929. View a larger version of the image.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-06 15:37:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Scheduled Disruption of Library Services From 7pm - 1 am Sat. Nov. 8th - Sun. Nov. 9th.

Due to electrical work in the University Data Center on the 10th floor of Rhodes Tower, services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable from 7 pm through 1 am from Saturday evening to Sunday morning November 8-9.

The following services will be affected:

  • You will be unable to search for Library materials using SCHOLAR.
  • You will be unable to access materials on Electronic Course Reserve.
  • You will be unable to access the Research Databases from off campus.
  • You will be unable to request materials from OhioLINK.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-06 13:53:57. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Cash in the Library

Effective immediately, the University Library will not accept cash after 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or on the weekends.

The Library will continue to accept checks, credit cards ($3.00 minimum), Viking cash, and money orders.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-04 16:15:06. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Pianist Nathan Carterette to perform at Cleveland Public Library

The Fine Arts Department at Cleveland Public Library is pleased to present a recital of Johann Sebastian Bach's momumental Goldberg Variations performed by pianist Nathan Carterette on November 8th, 2008 at 2PM. The recital will take place on the 3rd floor lobby of Main Library (Fine Arts and Special Collections) and will last approximately an hour. This recital is free and open to all ages!

Click here for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-04 16:12:41. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU.

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