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Monday, November 29th, 2010

Annual CSU Learning Communities Poster Day Event Dec. 8th, 11am to 1pm in the Michael Schwartz Library

Poster day at the Michael Schwartz Library

On Wednesday, December 8, 2010 the Office of Title III Learning Communities will host its Annual Poster Day. Students from each of the Fall 2010 CSU Learning Communities will exhibit posters and other project activities, describing the exciting academic experiences they have had this semester.The event will be held in the CSU Michael Schwartz Library in Rhodes Tower, 1860 East 22nd Street from 11 AM until 1 PM.

Poster day at the Michael Schwartz Library

Poster Day begins at 11 AM and continues until 1 PM. During this period, you are invited to move through the poster displays, stopping to interact with those who have prepared a poster or to learn more about topics of special interest to them. Poster presentations provide students the opportunity to showcase and exhibit some of the exciting projects, service learning experiences and field trips involved in Learning Communities experience.

Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome and encouraged to visit the event. Experience the involvement and interaction among learning community students and the excitement of engaging with prospective students from high schools who will also attend.

Poster day at the Michael Schwartz Library

Learning Communities create the sense of a small campus by helping students get connected, grow intellectually and socially, achieve better grades and enhance their likelihood of success.

In Learning Communities, students are exposed to a variety of disciplines and programs of study that allow them to make connections from multiple perspectives. This usually leads to more fully engaged learning, better understanding, and higher grades.

For more information about the event, contact Megan Anderson Culbertson by phone at 216-687-4700 or via email at

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-11-29 15:28:05. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Library Hours for November 22-28, 2010

The Michael Schwartz Library will be open the following hours this week:

  • Monday-Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Thursday-Friday CLOSED
  • Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For a complete list of Library Hours, click here

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-11-22 12:19:10. Reply to tracy_kemp. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

CANCELLED! Network Outage for the Entire CSU Campus Saturday November 20, 9pm until 1am

There will be a planned network outage for the entire Cleveland State University Campus on Saturday November 20 from 9:00 pm until 1:00 am.This downtime is necessary to apply needed maintenance to the university's network equipment.

During this time, SCHOLAR (the Library's online catalog), the Library Web site, the OhioLINK Databases and OhioLINK Circulation will be unavailable.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this planned work, you may contact the IS&T Call Center at 687-5050 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-11-17 08:55:20. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library Wins 2010 OHRAB Achievement Award

Bill Barrow receiving plaque
(From left) Glenda Thornton, Bill Barrow & Jill Tatem.

Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University has been awarded the 2010 Achievement Award from the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board. The award is presented annually by OHRAB in recognition of significant accomplishments in preserving and improving access to historical records in any format by an Ohio archival institution.

According to the Board:

Cleveland State's Special Collections Department has led the Cleveland Memory Project since its beginning in 2002. Institutions as diverse as the Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office, Berea Children's Home, Rocky River Public Library, Hathaway Brown School, and Lakewood Historical Society have contributed materials from their collections to Cleveland Memory. Project partners have made more than 42,000 images and other historic items available online. Practicum and internship opportunities provide real world experience to students while bringing fresh from the classroom perspectives to practitioners. Cleveland Memory is a model of multi-institutional collaboration melding local collection knowledge, shared infrastructure, and professional development opportunities. OHRAB congratulates Cleveland State University and its partners for expanding access to Ohio's historic resources.

Bill Barrow, the Special Collections Librarian at the Michael Schwartz Library, commented on the award with the following, "We all greatly appreciate this important recognition from the Ohio Historic Records Advisory Board, in awarding us one of their two awards in kicking off their new achievement awards programs."

Noting the many collaborations involved in the project, Bill Barrow goes on to say, "However formally awarded, this is an honor we all share. The nomination stressed the multi-level community collaboration of CSU departments, KSU library practicum students, various partnering public libraries, historical societies and government agencies sharing resources and the partners in the Ohio's Heritage NE [Northeast], all collaborating to make information on the region's history available to its citizens. We felt the process by which Cleveland Memory (and OHNE) were built is as important as the digital content it provides."

The Achievement Award was recently presented to Bill Barrow, the Special Collections Librarian at Michael Schwartz Library and Glenda Thornton, Director of the Michael Schwartz Library by Jill Tatem, University Archivist, Case Western Reserve University. The award consisted of a plaque and a $700 check. The plaque is inscribed in part with the message, "For its work making resources of Ohio History available to a broader public in the Cleveland Memory project," while the check will go toward a project involving the digitization of Cleveland's first five directories. According to Bill Barrow, "the output of this overall project would be a geo-referenced database of 15,500 names, occupations, etc., gleaned from those directories and available for research into the first half-century of Cleveland history." Read more about the award.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-11-15 10:04:47. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Monday, November 8th, 2010

The Library will OPEN on Veteran's Day, Thursday November 11, 2010

The Michael Schwartz Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday November 11, 2010. For a complete list of the Library's hours, click here

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-11-08 17:24:48. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Common Reading Experience Presentation

Window Farms
"Windows Farms"
Thursday, November 4, 2010
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Sweet Room, Levin College of Urban Affairs

What if CSU decided to grow its own food? Join the Common Reading Experience discussion on this topic, explore the Window Farms Project, and handle new library materials on the issue of food sustainability. "Window Farms" will be presented by Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director of Technical Services, Michael Schwartz Library and Molly Schnoke, Project Coordinator, Levin College of Urban Affairs on Thursday, November 4 from 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm in the Sweet Room Levin College of Urban Affairs.

Based on No Impact Man by Colin Beavan, which all first year CSU students must read as part of their orientation to University life. No Impact Man follows the adventures of a guilty liberal who attempts to save the planet and the discoveries he makes about himself and our way of life in the process.
In addition to first-year students, CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.

For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website at or contact Claudia Lilie, Coordinator, First Year Experience, at 687-3734 or

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-11-03 08:20:17. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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