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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

A Reading with Jericho Brown and Terrance Hayes

Thursday, February 26, 2009
7:30 p.m.
Main Classroom Auditorium
1899 East 22nd Street
(MC 134, across from the Howard A. Mims)
Free and open to the public

The CSU Poetry is hosting a reading with Jericho Brown and Terrance Hayes as part of their spring Writers/Reading Program.

Jericho Brown was a speechwriter to the former mayor of New Orleans, and is the author of the poetry collection Please (New Issues, 2008). His poems have appeared in such journals as Callaloo, The Iowa Review, and Jubilat. He is the recipient of a 2006 James Michener Fellowship, a Cave Canem Fellowship, and a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. He is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at the University of San Diego.

Terrance Hayes is the author of three collections of poetry: Wind in a Box (Penguin, 2006), listed as one of the top 100 books in The New Yorker; Hip Logic (Penguin, 2002) a National Poetry Series selection; and Muscular Music, winner of the Kate Tufts Discover Award. His work has appeared in such journals as Poetry, The African-American Review, Harvard Review, and The Southern Review. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, The Whiting Writers Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Hayes is an associate professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

Call the Cleveland State University Poetry Center at 216-687-3986 for more information or visit

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-25 15:39:56. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Electronic Journal Center (EJC) is Offline Feb. 20, 2009

The OhioLINK EJC has been unavailable since about 9:30 this morning (Feb. 20, 2009). OhioLINK is aware of the problem and has systems engineers working on it. They apologize for the inconvenience.

Edited to Add: The temporary access page is back online as of 11:37 am.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-20 11:02:55. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Book Talk on the hilarious novel, Supreme Courtship -- March 4

Supremen Courtship book cover
Friends of the Library Book Discussion
March 4, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CSU Library
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley

On March 4 Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, will return to lead a book discussion on Supreme Courtship by bestselling author Christopher Buckley. In this hilarious novel, the President of the United States, ticked off at the Senate for rejecting his nominees, decides to get even by nominating America's most popular TV judge to the Supreme Court.

President Donald Vanderdamp is having a heck of a time getting his nominees onto the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill a Mockingbird, the president chooses someone so beloved by voters that the Senate won't have the nerve to reject her - Judge Pepper Cartwright, star of the nation's most popular reality show. Will Pepper, a vivacious Texan, survive a Senate confirmation battle? Will becoming one of the most powerful women in the world ruin her love life? Supreme Courtship is another classic Christopher Buckley comedy about the Washington institutions most deserving of ridicule (excerpt from Twelve Publishers).

On sale now at the CSU Bookstore and available for checkout at the Library.

Richard Fox will return on Thursday, May 7 at 3:00 to lead a book discussion on Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies. On one level, Davies' novel is "about" four academics: Maria Theotoky, the brilliant, beautiful graduate student; her adviser, the ascetic Dr. Hollier; Simon Darcourt, the bon vivant priest; and Parlabane, once an outstanding scholar, now sycophant to his former classmates. Then there is the basic plot theme: Who will end up with the girl? Standard stuff. Yet the real focus here is on the spiritual and/or mystical personal explorations of the main characters (from Library Journal review). Rebel Angels is available for checkout at the CSU Library and on sale at

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-18 16:47:09. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Common Reading Experience Presentation - February 24 at noon in the Library


Cleveland State University kicks off the spring Common Reading Experience on Tuesday, February 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor. James Marino, Assistant Professor of English, will make a special presentation titled "The International Language of Comics" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

The book, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library, is a graphic novel that tells the story of a young girl growing up in Iran during the time of the Shah's overthrow and the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The young heroine struggles to make sense of her faith, her politics, and her place in society as an Islamic girl amidst political upheaval and change. Written in the tradition of works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (1993), the book communicates powerful social and political commentary through a combination of black and white illustrations and text.

All CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the Common Reading Experience Events:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
1st floor of the Library (east)

James Marino
Assistant Professor of English, CSU
Presenting: "The International Language of Comics"

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
1st floor of the Library (east)

Julia Shearson, Executive Director
Council on American Islamic Relations, Cleveland
Presenting: "Islam and Muslims: Dispelling Stereotypes"

For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website or contact Paula Bloch, Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or .

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-17 13:39:34. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

OhioLINK Update Tuesday, Feb. 17th

From OhioLINK Central:

While content in the Electronic Journal Center remains unavailable, OhioLINK is working diligently to provide access to the same content on each publisher's Web site. Available publishers' sites are listed here and we continue to update this list as needed. Project Muse has been added to the list today and their content is now available. Links to the listed publisher sites work for both on and off campus users.

Over the weekend OhioLINK staff were able to restore EJC content from 2008-2009 for most publishers, except Elsevier, Springer and Blackwell. We continue to work to restore the remaining EJC content as quickly as possible, but do not have all the reload processes in place yet nor the experience to provide a useful time line for full EJC restoration. We hope to be able to share a schedule in the near future.

Since we have a growing body of available content, we restored the alphabetical title links on the EJC home page. These links show only those journals that are currently available, for other journals or issues please continue to visit the publishers' sites.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-17 09:11:03. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Latest news from OhioLINK

All OhioLINK resources, except the EJC, have been restored following the hardware upgrade completed Tuesday. This includes all Digital Resource Commons instances. Content submissions are again being accepted for the DRC, the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center and the Finding Aid Repository (EAD).

EJC recovery steps are underway. Please continue to visit for the most up to date information about the EJC and the complete list of publisher sites providing access.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-14 10:13:14. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

OhioLINK Update

Following Tuesday's hardware upgrade at OhioLINK central, the following services are now fully restored:

  • Library Catalog
  • Electronic Journal Center redirect page (redirects to publisher sites)
  • Digital Media Center (all content is available)
  • OSearch databases
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertation Center
  • Quick Search @ OhioLINK
  • OhioLINK Web site
  • Electronic Books Center
  • EAD Finding Aid Creation Tool and Repository
  • Landsat7 Satellite Images

OhioLINK is still working on restoration of the Digital Resource Commons, and the Electronic Journal Center.

While content in the EJC remains unavailable, OhioLINK is working to provide access to the same content on each publisher's Web site. The publishers are being very supportive and are working hard to set up accounts for all OhioLINK members.

As of Feb. 10th, the links to the majority of the publisher sites listed here work for both on and off campus users.

All OhioLINK member schools should now have access to all Elsevier journals via their Science Direct platform. Those of you who had previous limited access on Science Direct may now be asked to make a choice when you arrive at their site between your former account and a new trial account that provides you with access to the complete list of OhioLINK titles.

OhioLINK will continue to update the EJC home page as they make more progress towards complete access on publisher Web sites.

Updates are posted on OhioLINK's What's New page.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-11 09:51:11. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

All OhioLINK resources going offline at noon today, Tuesday Feb. 10th

All OhioLINK resources, except for the OhioLINK Library Catalog, will go offline at noon today, Tuesday Feb. 10th. The OhioLINK Web site will also be down during this period. Resources will come back online in stages, and OhioLINK estimates that it may take up to an hour for all resources to come back up.

OhioLINK apologizes for the inconvenience and the late notice of this outage, but it is necessary to fix the cause of the massive hardware failure that took place on February 4. This outage will not address the EJC, that is a separate problem which they continue to work on.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-10 12:11:47. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Writing Workshop

Want to become a better writer?
Do you want to learn how to write better papers/theses using your own words?

Join us for the:
How to Avoid Plagiarism - Paraphrasing Workshop
When: Thursday, March 12, 2009
Where: Compton Lounge - SH 103
What Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

The CSU University Library and the Writing Center are partnering together to offer this workshop, specifically for Engineering students. However, other students are welcome. Please join us for this informative, hands-on workshop!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-09 15:36:04. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Darwin Day--Free pizza and cake on February 12

Charles Darwin in party hat
Darwin Day Celebration
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Noon - 1:00
CSU Library, 1st floor
Open to the Campus Community

Join us in the Library on Thursday, February 12, 2009 from noon to 1:00 on the first floor to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and to recognize the "Year of Darwin." Dean Bette Bonder of the College of Science will initiate the celebration.

Darwin Day is a global celebration of the discoveries and life of Charles Darwin, the man who first described biological evolution via natural selection with scientific rigor. Darwin Day also recognizes the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity.

The celebration includes:

  • Free birthday cake
  • Free pizza
  • Free lemonade
  • Short Film Viewing: "Evolution - Darwin's Dangerous Idea"
  • Darwin Exhibit: A comprehensive display of photos, books, and objects related to Charles Darwin. Assembled by Dr. Robert Krebs, Department of Biological and Geological and Environmental Sciences in the College of Science. On display through February.

Event sponsored by the CSU College of Science and the Library. Free and open to the Campus Community. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-06 15:31:28. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Problems with OhioLINK

OhioLINK is having technical difficulties in its computer center. Some OhioLINK services, including the Electronic Journal Center, are offline.
They hope to have the problem corrected soon.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-04 17:04:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

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