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Monday, March 30th, 2009

Worlds connect @ your library: celebrate National Library Week at the Cleveland State University Library, April 12-18

National Library Week logo

It's National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide - and the perfect time to discover how worlds connect @ your library.

The Cleveland State University Library is celebrating National Library Week by having the following display and events:

  • National Library Week Display-all week. Find out more information about the Library and enter to win prizes such as gift cards, library goody bags, and more.
  • Book Sale on Monday, April 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Library,
  • Friends Local Authors Book Talk Series featuring Kristin Ohlson, co-author of Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil, on Wednesday, April 15th at 3 p.m. in RT 503,
  • "Passport to the World", an event featuring materials from the CSU Library, Cleveland Public Library, the Study Abroad Program, and food from around the world on April 16th at noon on the first floor of the Library.

"Everyday, libraries in big cities and small towns, colleges and universities, in schools and in businesses help transform their communities," says Glenda Thornton, Director of the Library. "At our library, people of all backgrounds come together for campus meetings, lectures and programs, to do research with the assistance of a trained professional, to find homework help, or just a quiet place to study."

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

For more information, visit the Cleveland State University Library at 1860 E. 22nd Rhodes Tower, call (216) 687-5300, or see the library's Web site at

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-30 13:07:55. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 27th, 2009

A reading with Robert Hill Long and Allison Benis White

Reading and book signing with poets Allison Benis White and Robert Hill Long
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
7:30 pm
Fenn Tower Theater (FT 102)
1983 East 24th Street
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the CSU Poetry Center in cooperation with the Department of English

Allison Benis White is the author of Self-Portrait with Crayon, a collection of poems selected by Robert Hill Long as the winner of the 2008 CSU Poetry Center First Book Competition. Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and Pleiades, among other journals.

Robert Hill Long is the author of a collection of flash fiction, The Effigies (Plinth Books, 1998), as well as two poetry collections published by the CSU Poetry Center: The Power to Die, and The Work of the Bow. He taught for many years at the University of Oregon.

Call 216-687-3986 for more information, or visit

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-27 09:28:17. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

A New Era of Responsibility: Obama Administration's fiscal policies and major budgetary initiatives

The University Library just received a copy of "A new era of responsibility : renewing America's promise." This document is an overview of the full Fiscal Year 2010 Budget expected to be released this spring and the speech that President Obama made on February 26th, 2009. To access the online version, click here

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-26 16:15:08. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News, Social Science.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Did YOU really write this? Faculty Workshop Dealing with Plagiarism

Have you had problems with students plagiarizing? Are you worried that it could happen? Attend this panel discussion to learn strategies to deter plagiarism, how to spot it, and what happens if a student is caught plagiarizing. The discussion will be held in RT 502 on Thursday March 26 at 12:00 p.m.

The panel will include:
- William Beasley, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
- Mary McDonald, Director Writing Center
- Kathy Dobda, Assistant Director for Public Services and Head of Instruction, Library
- Valerie Hinton Hannah, Student Judicial Officer.

A light lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library and there will be door prizes. For more information or to reserve a seat call 216-875-9734 or

Upcoming Event:
Join us on Thursday, April 23 at noon to learn about all the recent enhancements to the facilities including a brief tour of select areas of the Library.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-24 08:54:35. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Common Reading Experience Presentation: Islam and Muslims: Dispelling Stereotypes

Julia Shearson
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"

Cleveland State University presents its final spring Common Reading Experience on Tuesday, April 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor. Julia Shearson, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Cleveland, will make a special presentation titled "Islam and Muslims: Dispelling Stereotypes" 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.

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-20 16:19:29. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Author Kristin Ohlson to Visit CSU for book discussion of Kabul Beauty School

Friends of the Library Local Authors Book Talk Series
Author Kristin Ohlson
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503

The Friends Local Authors Book Talk Series continues. Cleveland author Kristin Ohlson will visit CSU to discuss her experiences in Afghanistan and her New York Times bestseller book Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil (co-written with Deborah Rodriguez). There will also be a question and answer session followed by a book signing. Books will be on sale before and after the book talk courtesy of the CSU bookstore.

Kabul Beauty School is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom. Kristin Ohlson's book is on sale now at the CSU bookstore and available for checkout from the CSU Library.

Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the general public. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-18 09:12:29. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 16th, 2009

See Images of Churches Affected By the Cleveland Diocese's Announcement in Cleveland Memory

The parish church is the anchor for many of Cleveland's ethnic neighborhoods. The Cleveland Diocese's announcement that they would close or merge 52 parishes by June 30, 2010 (pending appeal) will impact Cleveland and area communities as many venerable churches, witness to countless masses, baptisms, weddings, and funerals, may close their doors forever.

Cleveland Memory has images of many of the churches affected by this announcement.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-16 10:27:59. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Read-In Day: Celebrating Women's History Month

To celebrate writing by and about women, the Library, in conjunction with the English Department, the Poetry Center, and the Women's Studies Program, is hosting a Read-In Day in the Library from noon to 1:00 on Thursday March 26th. The campus community is invited to hear fellow faculty, staff, and students read aloud both fiction and non-fiction prose and poetry that is significant to them.
Read-In Day is a national initiative that is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English that focuses on literacy by encouraging reading.
This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-12 15:51:49. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Cleveland Memory Featured in the Sun Press

Sun Press article online

The Cleveland Memory Project's recent partnership with Cleveland Heights/University Heights to digitize some 700 of their historic images and make them available on the Web via the CMP website is the subject of an article in the March 12th issue of the Sun Press.

The resulting website, Cleveland Heights & University Heights, Ohio: A Collection of Historic Images, debuted last fall with plans to add several hundred more images this spring.

Read the article online

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-12 12:07:37. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Please pardon the noise on the second floor

Due to necessary maintenance on the Library's HVAC system, there may be some disruption on the second floor of the Library March 12-21, 2009. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-11 12:42:07. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Library Hours During Spring Break

The Library will be open the following hours during Spring Break:
* Sun. March 15 ............... CLOSED
* Mon., Tues., Fri. March 16, 17, & 20 ........ 8 am - 5 pm
* Wed. & Thurs., March 18 & 19 .............. 8 am - 8 pm
* Sat. & Sun., March 21 & 22 ...................... CLOSED

For more information on the Library hours, click here

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-11 08:57:33. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Get your CSU Library Flash Drive

Library Flash Drive
The Library is selling 1 GB flash drives with the Library's logo for $10 in the vending machine on the first floor of the Library. In addition to the flash drives, students can also purchase pens, pencils, notecards, headphones, batteries, and more. The vending machine is located across from the User Services Desk near the elevators.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-09 12:27:14. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Concert at CPL

On March 7th, 2009 at 2pm the Fine Arts Department will present Javier González, piano (faculty member at The Beck Center and Baldwin Wallace Conservatory) and Gabriela Martínez, soprano (member of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus) performing music from Spain and Latin America.

The recital will be on the 3rd floor lobby of Main Library (325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44114).
Please join us for an afternoon of music in the beautiful Main Library.

This recital is free and open to all ages. For more information call 216.623.2848 or visit

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-02 14:54:54. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU.

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