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Friday, October 30th, 2009

Friends of the Library Book Discussion: Beyond the River by Ann Hagedorn

Book jacket
Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad
by Ann Hagedorn
Book Discussion led by Richard Fox
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library

On Wednesday, November 18, 2009, the campus community is invited to attend the Friends of the Library book discussion on Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad by Ann Hagedorn. From the highest hill above the town of Ripley, Ohio, you can see five bends in the Ohio River. You can see the hills of northern Kentucky and the rooftops of Ripley's riverfront houses. And you can see what the abolitionist John Rankin saw from his house at the top of that hill, where for nearly forty years he placed a lantern each night to guide fugitive slaves to freedom beyond the river.

The discussion, led by Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, begins at 3:00 in Rhodes Tower, Room 503. Refreshments will be served.

Mark your calendar:
Spring book discussions include: Lies Will Take You Somewhere, by Sheila Schwartz, Wednesday, January 27; People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks; Wednesday, February 24; and Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell, Wednesday, March 31. And as part of the Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series, Mary Doria Russell, winner of nine national and international literary awards, will visit CSU on April 14, 2010 at 3:00 in RT 503.
For more information, please call 216-875-9734 or visit http://net.ulib.csuohio.edu/scripts/blog/showtopic.php?thread=394
All books for these events are available for checkout at the Michael Schwartz Library and on sale at the CSU Bookstore.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-30 14:18:18. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library 21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception

21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception
Thursday, November 12, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1st floor Library (east end)
Sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library


The campus community is invited to attend the 21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception recognizing faculty, staff, and emeriti creativity. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library, will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Library.

This year, the guest of honor will be Dr. Michael Schwartz, President Emeritus. The Friends will honor him in celebration and recognition of the Library's new name. 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. Also on display will be the portrait of Michael Schwartz that was presented to him during his Special Tribute at the Allen Theatre in Playhouse Square in June.

RSVP by November 9, 2009 to 216-687-5205 or rsvp.events@csuohio.edu.

Submissions accepted through November 5
Faculty, staff, and emeriti are encouraged to submit materials they have published in the past year. Download and complete the submission form and send as instructed with your submission by Thursday, November 5 (5:00 p.m.). Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-30 13:33:34. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Common Reading Experience:

Thursday, November 5, 2009
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor, east
Professor Evan Lieberman
Communications Department
Presenting: "The Atomic Anxieties: The Monster Explosion in Post-Nuclear Films"
Brown Bag Speaker Series


The University's Common Reading Experience continues on Thursday, November 5 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor with its Brown Bag Speaker Series. Professor Evan Lieberman, Communications Department, will present "Atomic Anxieties: The Monster Explosion in Post-Nuclear Films" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

Copenhagen, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library is a Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art. It is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb.

Michael Frayn shows us that these men were passionate, philosophical, and all too human, even though one of the three historical figures in his drama, Werner Heisenberg, was the head of the Nazis' effort to develop a nuclear weapon. The play's other two characters, the Danish physicist Niels Bohr and his wife, Margrethe, are involved with Heisenberg in an after-death analysis of an actual meeting that has long puzzled historians.

CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend all Common Reading Experience Events.

More Brown Bag Speaker Series Presentations:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.,
Michael Schwartz Library, first floor east
Prof. Robert Wheeler, History Department
Presenting "Making History"

Thursday, November 19, 2009
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.,
Theater Arts Building, Main Theater
Prof. Michael Mauldin, Theater Department
Presenting "Copenhagen Alive: How directors, designers and actors carry a play from the page to the stage"

For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Paula Bloch,Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or p.bloch@csuohio.edu

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-30 12:20:14. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

New in Cleveland Memory — The Cleveland Group Plan of 1903

Carousel at Euclid Beach Park
View of Mall & surrounding buildings from Terminal Tower.

The Group Plan of 1903, which called for the construction of the Mall and surrounding buildings downtown, is the earliest and most fully realized plan for a major city outside of Washington, D.C. It is of current interest because of plans to build a medical mart on the west side of the Mall and has also been the subject of a recent article in the Plain Dealer.

In addition to the Mall, the final design by Daniel H. Burnham, Arnold W. Brunner, and John M. Carrere included the Federal Building, the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, Cleveland City Hall, Public Auditorium/Music Hall, the Cleveland Board of Education, and the Cleveland Public Library. A Union Terminal at the north end of the Mall along Lake Erie was also planned, but never built.

Find out more about the Group Plan of 1903.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-28 14:36:23. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Events @ CPL this Week

Check out the great events at Cleveland Public Library DOWNTOWN at Main Library - FREE and open to the public! For more information call 215-623-2848

Thursday October 29, 2009 @ 6pm, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium - Spectrum: The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues presents Civic Design & Inspired Infrastructure featuring Steven Litt as moderator with guests Alex Washburn & Fred Salvucci - http://www.cpl.org/?q=node/2321
Saturday October 31st, 2009 at 2pm - Music at Main featuring the Oberlin Bassoon Quartet, in the Fine Arts Dept. 3rd floor of the Main Library - http://www.cpl.org/finearts/?q=node/237

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-28 09:52:52. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

CSU Students--Manage and Access your Research using RefWorks

RefWorks Seminar for CSU Students
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Noon - 1:00 pm
RT 502


CSU STUDENTS - take your research methods to a new level at the Michael Schwartz Library RefWorks seminar. Meet with librarians to learn about RefWorks, a robust web-based research management tool, and tailor its many uses to fit your research needs. Librarians will demonstrate how to:

  • Import references from research databases
  • Store and organize article, web, and book citations
  • Import bibliographic information from a web site using Ref Grab-It
  • Format your bibliographies with whichever style manual your professor requires

And much more!

Moderator:, Kathy Dobda, Assistant Director Public Services.

Additional Presenters:
Diane Kolosionek, Urban and Education Librarian; Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences & Engineering Librarian; Marianne Nolan, Coordinator, Reference; and Ann Marie Smeraldi, General Education/First Year Experience Librarian.

The RefWorks Seminar is free and open to all CSU Students. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 216-875-9734.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-20 16:13:56. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Library Display: Celebrating 20 Years of Diversity

A view of the diversity display
Cleveland State's Division of Institutional Diversity is celebrating 20 years of diversity, excellence and inclusion. Established in 1989 as the Office of Minority Affairs and Human Relations, the division has worked for twenty years to promote positive race and community relations within the CSU community. Learn about the Division of Institutional Diversity's past, present and future by visiting its exhibit on display through November 13, 2009 in the Michael Schwartz Library (first floor).


Reception November 9, 2009
On Monday, November 9, from noon - 1:30 pm, join the Division of Institutional Diversity for a reception as they celebrate 20 years of diversity. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information visit www.csuohio.edu/offices/diversity or call 216-687-9335.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-20 11:41:57. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Common Reading Experience Presentation: The Science Behind the Beginning of the Nuclear Age

Book Cover for Copenhagen
Cleveland State University continues its Common Reading Experience on Tuesday, October 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor. Petur Fodor, Professor, Physics Department, as part of the Speaker Series will make a special presentation titled "The Science behind the Beginning of the Nuclear Age" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

Copenhagen, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library is a Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art. It is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb.

Michael Frayn shows us that these men were passionate, philosophical, and all too human, even though one of the three historical figures in his drama, Werner Heisenberg, was the head of the Nazis' effort to develop a nuclear weapon. The play's other two characters, the Danish physicist Niels Bohr and his wife, Margrethe, are involved with Heisenberg in an after-death analysis of an actual meeting that has long puzzled historians.

All CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend all Common Reading Experience Events.

Brown Bag Speaker Series Presentations:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor, east
Professor Petur Fodor,
Physics Department
Presenting: "The Science behind the Beginning of the Nuclear Age"

Thursday, November 5, 2009
12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Library, first floor east
Prof. Evan Lieberman, Communications Department
Presenting "Atomic Anxieties: The Monster Explosion in Post-Nuclear Films"

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.,
Michael Schwartz Library, first floor east
Prof. Robert Wheeler, History Department
Presenting "Making History"

Thursday, November 19, 2009
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.,
Theater Arts Building, Main Theater
Prof. Michael Mauldin, Theater Department
Presenting "Copenhagen Alive: How directors, designers and actors carry a play from the page to the stage"

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-20 11:22:37. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, October 19th, 2009

The Veterans Memorial Bridge Book is Now on SALE

The Veterans Memorial Bridge Book
90th Anniversary Edition by William E. Beyer

View of the Veterans Memorial Bridge

The Veterans Memorial Bridge, formerly known as the Detroit-Superior of High Level Bridge, is an unusual and outstanding example of early twentieth-century bridge engineering. The double decked structure spans the Cuyahoga River Valley adjacent to downtown Cleveland, Ohio and consists of twelve concrete arch approach spans with lengths varying between 80 feet and 180 feet, and a 591-foot long steel arch main river span. The bridge was constructed as a replacement for the old Superior Viaduct, which spanned the Cuyahoga River immediately north of the Detroit-Superior Bridge. The upper deck of the structure was designed to carry highway and pedestrian traffic whereas the lower deck was designed for streetcar traffic. The approaches to the lower deck of the structure included subway tunnels and passenger stations for the streetcars. The first traffic crossed the upper deck of the new bridge in November 1917, and the first streetcars crossed the lower deck in December 1917.

The History of the Veterans Memorial Bridge: 90th Anniversary Edition by William Beyer documents the history of the original construction of the bridge and the two major rehabilitations - the first was done from 1967 to 1969 and the second was done from 1995 to 1997. Some technical information is included, which may be of interest to some readers. However, the major emphasis of the book is the documentation of the history of the bridge and the surrounding community with photographs. The photographs offer a unique opportunity to glimpse into previous eras in Cleveland. It is hoped that the reader will enjoy a journey through the planning, design, construction and rehabilitation of this structure - and develop an understanding and appreciation for the importance of maintaining and, whenever feasible, preserving notable structures such as the Detroit-Superior Bridge, which remain today.
--excerpt from introduction to Veterans Memorial Bridge: 90th Anniversary Edition

Click here for more information or to order a copy.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-19 15:13:35. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Open Access Day at OSU

A program to discuss open access publishing will be held from 10:30 to noon on October 21, 2009 in Room 165 at the newly-renovated Thompson Library. Topics will include the panelists' stake in open access, the role of open access within different organizations and disciplines, and the financial sustainability of open access. Participants will be:

- Opening Remarks, Jan Weisenberger, Senior VP, Office of Research
- Moderator, Tom Sanville, Executive Director of OhioLINK
- Panelist, David Huron, Professor Music and Editor, Empirical Musicology Review
- Panelist, Scot Danforth, Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning and Editor, Disability Studies Quarterly
- Panelist, Deborah Grzybowski, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
- Panelist, Donald Dean, Professor of Biochemistry
- Panelist, Jack Ochs, American Chemical Society
- Panelist, Daviess Menefee, Elsevier Publishing

Open access publishing is a movement that encourages making scholarly resources more freely available over the internet. The goal is to maximize the impact of research, particularly research that has been funded with public money. One of the most notable examples of open access is the National Institute of Health Public Access Policy, which requires that funded research be made publicly available after a 12 month embargo period.
The week of October 19 is Open Access Week, and this program is only one of many events that publishers, universities, and libraries all over the world are planning in order to highlight the movement. The Open Access Day program at OSU will be of interest to anyone involved in research and publishing throughout the university.
For more information, contact Anne Gilliland, anne.gilliland@osumc.edu, or visit http://library.med.ohio-state.edu/3803.cfm.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-13 13:27:28. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Call for Scholarly and Artistic Works

Michael Schwartz
Guest of Honor, Dr. Michael Schwartz.
CSU Faculty,Staff and Emeriti:
On Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 3:00 the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library will host its 21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception recognizing faculty, staff, and emeriti creativity. The Friends of the Library will exhibit materials such as books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, or similar works that University faculty, staff, and emeriti have published in the past year.

This year, the guest of honor will be Dr. Michael Schwartz, President Emeritus. The Friends will honor him in celebration and recognition of the Library's new name. You will hear more about this event soon, but at this time, the Friends of the Library are urging that you begin sending materials you have published (authored or co-authored) in the past year. In order to have your submission included in the Scholars and Artists bibliography, please complete the appropriate information on the submission form on the opposite page and send it with each submission by Thursday, November 5, 2009 (5:00 p.m.).

Please note that your submissions will be on display on the first floor of the Library for one week. Books and other valuable materials will be in a secure display case. However, journal articles will be displayed on tables, so if you are submitting an article, please send only a copy of the article and not the entire journal. Your works will be returned to you within a few weeks after the reception unless you indicate otherwise.

If there is something special that your department wants to feature, or if you have any questions, please call (216) 875-9734. Thank you in advance for your important contributions.

Sincerely,
Michael Wells
President, Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-08 16:32:57. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

The Library will be OPEN on Columbus Day

The Michael Schwartz Library will be open on Columbus Day, October 12, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For a complete list of the Library's hours, click here

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-07 09:00:57. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Monday, October 5th, 2009

President Barack Obama declares October NATIONAL INFORMATION LITERACY AWARENESS MONTH

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
_________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release October 1, 2009

NATIONAL INFORMATION LITERACY AWARENESS MONTH, 2009
- - - - - - -
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Every day, we are inundated with vast amounts of information. A 24-hour news cycle and thousands of global television and radio networks, coupled with an immense array of online resources, have challenged our long-held perceptions of information management. Rather than merely possessing data, we must also learn the skills necessary to acquire, collate, and evaluate information for any situation. This new type of literacy also requires competency with communication technologies, including computers and mobile devices that can help in our day-to-day decisionmaking. National Information Literacy Awareness Month highlights the need for all Americans to be adept in the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age.

Click here for the complete proclamation.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-05 10:20:18. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

New in Cleveland Memory — Euclid Beach and the Humphrey Glass Negative Collection

Carousel at Euclid Beach Park
Guests at Euclid Beach Park (carousel in background).

Revisit Euclid Beach Park, one of Cleveland's more successful and longer-lived amusement parks and get a glimpse into the lives of the Humphrey Family, owners and operators of the park from 1901 until its final season in 1969.

This new exhibit in Cleveland Memory features images from the Cleveland Press and Postcards of Cleveland Collections as well as some newly added photos from theHumphrey Glass Negative Collection. The Humphrey Glass Negative Collection in Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library is a set of 700 glass negatives documenting the lives and interests of Euclid Beach Park owners, the Humphrey Family, during the early part of the 20th century. Images in the Humphrey collection not only depict Euclid Beach Park, but also include Humphrey family and friends, heroes of early aviation such as Glen Curtiss and Harry Atwood, and other amusement parks of the time, most notably Coney Island.

So take a step back in time when the sound of Laughing Sal, the roar of wooden coasters, the scent of Humphrey popcorn and the thrill of an endless summer filled the air at Euclid Beach Park.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-02 15:41:29. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

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