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Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Window Farms

Window Farms graphic
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor, West Connection Lounge

"Window Farms"
Barbara Strauss
Assistant Director of Technical Services, Michael Schwartz Library
and Erika Franz
Graduate Assistant at the Levin College of Urban Affairs

Would you believe that CSU Michael Schwartz Library is growing vegetables in a window farm? Join the Common Reading Experience discussion on this topic, explore the Window Farms Project and see how it works first-hand; 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 Erika Franz, Graduate Assistant, Levin College of Urban Affairs on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm in the Library's West Connection Lounge.

Based on No Impact Man by Colin Beavan, which all first-year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life 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 the "Windows Farm" presentation on April 6th and the final Common Reading Experience Event this spring:

Monday, April 18, 2011
Noon to 2:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, RT 325, Viewing room

"Viewing and Discussion: No Impact Man Documentary"
Fran Mentch, Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian,
Michael Schwartz Library

For more information, visit the Common Reading Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Claudia Lilie, Coordinator, First Year Experience, Undergraduate Studies at 216.687.3734 or c.lilie53@csuohio.edu

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-31 15:44:27. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Library Web Services Will Be Offline 10 pm Wednesday, April 6th - 7 am Thursday, April 7th

Due to a scheduled power outage on campus, services accessed through the Library's website will be unavailable from approximately 10pm Wednesday, April 6th until 7am Thursday, April 7th.

The following services will be affected:

Other websites that will be unavailable include The Cleveland Memory Project and streaming media provided through Mediasite.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-31 13:45:30. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Common Reading Experience Presentation

Book Jacket
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Noon to 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor east

"Engaging With Our Impact: A Story in Pictures"
Professor Allyson Robichaud, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, CSU


Pictures can speak louder than words. This presentation will provide visual evidence of the ways in which humans live on and impact the planet along with images of things worth preserving.

About the Common Reading Experience
First-year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life will share the common experience of reading No Impact Man by Colin Beavan.

The goal of this common reading program is to create a shared learning experience that fosters student engagement, retention, and personal development beyond the classroom. In pursuing this initiative, CSU joins college campuses throughout the country that make this part of the freshman year experience. Although directed primarily at freshmen, the Common Reading Experience committee hopes to engage the entire campus in this reading experience through promoting the book in other courses and sponsoring campus-wide activities to highlight the reading and its intersection with different disciplines and issues.

In this year's book, No Impact Man,Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. This is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it.

CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the presentation on March 23 at noon on the first floor of the Library and the two final Common Reading Experience Events this spring:


Wednesday, April 6, 2011
12:15 to 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, West Connection Lounge

"Window Farms"
Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director, Technical Services
Michael Schwartz Library, CSU

Monday, April 18, 2011
Noon to 2:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, RT 325, Viewing room

"Viewing and Discussion: No Impact Man Documentary"
Fran Mentch, Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian,
Michael Schwartz Library

For more information, visit the Common Reading Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Claudia Lilie, Coordinator, First Year Experience, Undergraduate Studies at 216.687.3734 or c.lilie53@csuohio.edu

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-22 11:15:03. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 21st, 2011

New in Cleveland Memory

Collecting sap from maple trees, 1952
Norma Carver, Judy Thrasher, and Clayton Thayer, with oxen,
Duke & Don, collect sap from maple trees, 1952. View image.

A sure sign that it's spring is the annual Geauga County Maple Festival, and, with the festival coming up at the end of April, what could be a better time to visit Cleveland Memory's new web exhibit, the Maple Sugar Industry in Northeast Ohio?

Featuring newspaper articles and photos of various aspects of maple sugar production from the 1920's to the 1970's concentrating on Burton, Chardon, and Geauga County, Maple Sugar Industry in Northeast Ohio is the newest addition to Feeding Cleveland, an exploration of the local food history of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

Other recent additions include The Oberlin, Ohio Project and The Great Lakes Exposition, which features streaming video of rare and historical footage taken at the Expo back in 1937. Be sure to take some time out when you can and visit these new web exhibits from the Cleveland Memory Project.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-21 14:37:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

International Year of Chemistry 2011 Presentations Available Online

Dr. Jerry Mundell
Dr. Jerry Mundell from the CSU Chemistry Dept. provides a
moment of "enlightenment" during his chemistry demos.

If you missed any of of the programs held in the Michael Schwartz Library for the International Year of Chemistry 2011, you're in luck. You can view these presentations, given by experts in the field field of chemistry, online via Mediasite.

Now Showing on Mediasite:

  • Chemistry is for the Birds - with Dr. Dwight Chasar, American Chemical Society Tour Speaker, Research Scientist, and Ornithologist. From the simplicity of bird poop to the complexity of bird DNA analysis, find out how chemistry is playing a big role in understanding bird dynamics.
  • 100 Years of Chemistry in Cleveland - with Dr. Helen Mayer, Research and Development Manager for Applied Sciences Group, GrafTech International; Archivist/Historian for the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society discusses the state of the chemical industry in Cleveland in 1909, the advancements the industry has made and the chemical historical landmarkes of ACS-Cleveland Section over the past 100+ years.
  • Chemistry Demonstrations - Dr. Jerry Mundell from the CSU Chemistry Department demonstrates different chemical and physical reactions in a very entertaining and educative presentation.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-17 14:19:18. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

World Water Day-March 22, 2011

World Water Day logo
Check out the Library's display about World Water Day located on the east end of the first floor of the Library.

About World Water Day

This is the first time in human history that most of the world's population live in cities: 3.3 billion people ...and the urban landscape continues to grow.
38% of the growth is represented by expanding slums, while the city populations are increasing faster than city infrastructure can adapt.

The objective of World Water Day 2011 is to focus international attention on the impact of rapid urban population growth, industrialization and uncertainties caused by climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems. This year theme, Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge, aims to spotlight and encourage governments, organizations, communities, and individuals to actively engage in addressing the challenges of urban water management.

Click here for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-16 15:53:05. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Library Hours for Spring Break

The Library will be open the following hours during Spring Break, March 13-20, 2011:
Sunday
CLOSED
Monday-Tuesday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday-Thursday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday
CLOSED

Click here for the Library's hours.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-08 10:38:28. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Zora Neale Hurston

The exhibit "Zora Neale Hurston in the History of American Arts and Letters," which highlights the life, art, and legacy of the path-breaking African American novelist is on display now through April 3, 2011 in the CSU Michael Schwartz Library (first floor). The exhibit is in celebration of Women's History Month.

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) was an anthropologist, novelist, and folklorist. She is considered to be one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Hurston was a product of the Harlem Renaissance, and she was regarded as one of its most extraordinary literary figures. Her works inspired writers such as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morison, Gayle Jones, Alice Walker, and Toni Cade Bambara. She is most famous for her 1937 novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God..

For more information about the exhibit, contact Dr. Regennia Williams, Associate Professor of History, at 216-523-7182 or r.williams@csuohio.edu.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-07 15:43:27. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Cleveland Public Library Presents "Three Men and a Book" to Launch the Real Men Read Initiative

Cleveland Public Library has partnered with three Cleveland City Councilmen to launch Real Men Read, an initiative to reinforce that leaders are readers. The first stage of the initiative features Councilmen Eugene Miller, TJ Dow and Kevin Conwell as they present "Three Men and a Book," a book discussion by men, for men on their lunch hour. The first session tackles the topic of leadership, Thursday, March 31, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., and will take place in the Louis Stoke Wing Auditorium, Easth Sixth and Superior.

Leadership is the first of three distinct sessions to engage men in their professional and personal lives--3 sessions, 3 topics. Instead of using one book to provide the framework for the session, each councilman will bring their favorite books on the topic, and they encourage men to do the same to help drive the discussion.

Free boxed lunches will be provided to anyone who registers in advance at www.cpl.org, email programs@cpl.org, or call 216.623.2921.

Complete schedule for Three Men and a Book:
Session I: Leadership -- March 31
Session II: Networking -- June 23
Session III: Relationships -- September 9

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-07 14:33:13. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Friends of the Library Book Discussion of The Line by Olga Grushin--March 30

Book cover for The Line
Join the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 3:00 in the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 503 to discuss the transformative novel, The Line by Olga Gurshin. Richard Fox, the Head of CPL's Popular Library, will lead book discussion.

Gurshin's stunning debut drew praise that placed her in the top rank of young literary voices. Now she returns with that rarity: a second novel even more dazzling than her first. The Line: the universal symbol of scarcity and bureaucracy that exists wherever petty officials are let loose to abuse their powers. The line begins to form on the rumor that a famous exiled composer is returning to Moscow to conduct his last symphony. Tickets will be limited. Nameless faces join the line, jostling for preferred position. But as time passes and the seasons change and the ticket kiosk remains shuttered, these anonymous souls take on individual shape. Unlikely friendships are forged, long-buried memories spring to life, and a year-long wait is rewarded with unexpected acts of kindness.

Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series Continues on April 13

The Friends welcome local author Kelly Boyer Sagert, who will discuss her book, Joe Jackson, A Biography (Baseball's All-time Greatest Hitters. Sagert's biography of "Shoeles Joe" traces the life of one of baseball's master hitters and one of its most controversial players. Discussion followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing. Refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public, but call 216-875-9734 or email reservations to reserve a seat.

More on Kelly Boyer Sagert's book talk

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-04 15:20:44. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library Presents a Women's History Month Special Event

Paula McLain
Author, Paula McLain
Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library will present author Paula McLain on Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m., in a Women's History Month special event. This free, multimedia program is open to the public, and will take place in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, East Sixth and Superior. A question-and-answer session will follow Ms. McLain's talk and books will be available for signing, on sale courtesy of A Cultural Exchange.

McLain's second novel, the Paris Wife, has been published to rave reviews around the country. Hailed by Town and Country, Booklist, The Christian Science Monitor and January Magazine as one of the hottest books of the new year, The Paris Wife has been excerpted in Good Housekeeping and is an IndieBound Next Great Read selection for the month of March.

Kirkus Reviews called it "imaginative, elegantly written...evocative and moving--a pleasure to read," and Publishers Weekly said it is a "vivid addition to the complex-woman-behind-the-legendary-man genre."

Told in the voice of Ernest Hemingway's first wife, Hadley Richardson, the novel offers an intimate portrait of bohemian life in 1920s Paris. Featuring the literary stars of the era--F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Sherwood Anderson, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and Alice B. Toklas--The Paris Wife tells the story of a youthful marriage with all its joys and heartaches, its hopes and disappointments.

Paula McLain is the author of Like Family, a highly regarded memoir of life in foster care, two collections of poems, as well as A Ticket to Ride, her acclaimed first novel of growing up in the 1970s. She is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, and has been a resident at both Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony.

She lives in Cleveland Heights with her children.

For more information, please visit cpl.org

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-03 14:55:41. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Read-In Day to Celebrate Writing by and about Women, March 24th--Invitation and Call for Reader

Women's History Month logo
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Library, in conjunction with the English Department and the Poetry Center, is hosting a Read-In Day in the Library from noon to 1:00 on Thursday, March 24. The campus community is invited to hear fellow faculty, staff, and students read aloud both fiction and non-fiction prose and poetry by and about women that is significant to them. This event is free and open to the campus community.

CSU students, in particular, are encouraged to not only attend the event for their enjoyment, but also for the opportunity to make the most of Women's History Month by learning about and sharing literary works by and about women. There is also the possibility that said works will foster among the attendees further interest and education about women's literature and history.

If you would like to participate as a reader, contact Professor Barbara Walker, English, at 216-687-2563 or b.s.walker@csuohio.edu to discuss your selection and to schedule a time (limited to 5 minutes). Time slots are filling up quickly--sign up today!

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.

--by Sergio Wilkins, Communication Major, CSU

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-01 16:21:55. Reply to Barbara_Loomis.

Common Reading Experience

Book Jacket
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Noon to 2:30 pm
Michael Schwartz Library
RT 325 Viewing Room

"Viewing and Discussion: No Impact Man Documentary"
Anthony Adkisson, Instructor
Introduction to University Life, CSU

First-year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life will share the common experience of reading No Impact Man by Colin Beavan.

The goal of this common reading program is to create a shared learning experience that fosters student engagement, retention, and personal development beyond the classroom. In pursuing this initiative, CSU joins college campuses throughout the country that make this part of the freshman year experience. Although directed primarily at freshmen, the Common Reading Experience committee hopes to engage the entire campus in this reading experience through promoting the book in other courses and sponsoring campus-wide activities to highlight the reading and its intersection with different disciplines and issues.

In this year's book, No Impact Man,Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. This is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it.

CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the "Viewing & Discussion: No Impact Man Documentary" on March 9 at noon in RT 325 and three other Common Reading Experience Events this spring:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Noon to 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor east

"Engaging With Our Impact: A Story in Pictures"
Professor Allyson Robichaud, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, CSU

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
12:15 to 1:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, West Connection Lounge

"Window Farms"
Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director, Technical Services
Michael Schwartz Library, CSU

Monday, April 18, 2011
Noon to 2:00 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, RT 325, Viewing room

"Viewing and Discussion: No Impact Man Documentary"
Fran Mentch, Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian,
Michael Schwartz Library

For more information, visit the Common Reading Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Claudia Lilie, Coordinator, First Year Experience, Undergraduate Studies at 216.687.3734 or c.lilie53@csuohio.edu

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-01 13:18:40. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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