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Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Octavofest event: Last Chance to WatchART!

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Art Books Cleveland and Octavofest present your last chance to WatchART!


Sunday, October 30, 2011
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morgan Conservatory
1754 East 47th Street, Cleveland

Artists work on book and paper projects while you watch--and even try your hand at their techniques

Artists include:
Judith Angelo: remaker of books, re-cycler of images, minister of texts
Shannon Bokman: book binder, wood worker, caterpillar stitcher
Gene Epstein: folder and cutter, finder of surprises behind every cover
Laura Martin: papercutter and bookmaker, all about the text
Rachel Morris: calligrapher and image wonderworker
Ellen Strong: conservator/restorer, making old books like new
Anne Weissman: book alterer, making new books out of old ones
Wait! There's more! Watch the 2011 ABC abecedarium exhibition, currently on view at the Morgan

More Octavfest programs can be found at octavofest.org.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-10-27 10:25:01. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

23rd Annual Scholars & Artists Reception, October 27

Mark Tebeau
The Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library present the 23rd Annual Scholars & Artists Reception, celebrating scholarly and creative achievements of CSU faculty, staff, and emeriti on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m on the first floor of the Library.

The featured speaker is Mark Tebeau, Professor of History at CSU, Presenting "Mobile History: Teaching & Learning in the Age of Mobile Computing."

Professor Tebeau will explore how digital innovation, particularly the paradigmatic shift toward mobile computing, is remaking society. The breakneck pace and enormous scale of the technological transformation pose great challenges but also offer intriguing new possibilities for educators at both universities and K-12 settings. Using the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities" innovative mobile application Cleveland Historical, and its larger initiative Mobile Historical, as case studies, Professor Tebeau will explore how technological innovation can transfrom urban landscapes, museums, and schools into living laboratories for research, teaching, and learning.

Bring your Smartphone, download Cleveland Historical, and start tweeting your thoughts and ideas about the future of mobile technologies, using the hashtag #csu-mobile, as a way to begin generating ideas and discussions ahead of professor Tebeaus's lecture.

A reception will follow the program.

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.

The event is free and open to the public, but call 216-875-9734 or email reservations by October 24 to reserve a seat.

Faculty , staff, and emeriti: Submit your scholarly works by Friday, October 21!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-10-18 09:07:52. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

CSU Faculty, Staff & Emeriti -- Call for Scholarly and Artistic Works

Faculty, staff, and emeriti are encouraged to submit materials they have published in the past year for the 23nd Annual Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Scholars and Artists reception, which will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.. The Friends will exhibit materials such as books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, or similar works that University faculty, staff, and emeriti have recently published. Each submission will also be included in the Scholars and Artists Bibliography. Download the submission form and send it with your scholarly or artistic works by Friday, October 21 (extended deadline).

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-10-18 08:58:19. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Cleveland Public Library and Octavofest present Proceed and Be Bold! screening

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Cleveland Public Library and Octavofest present a free documentary screening
Proceed and Be Bold!@ the Capitol Theater
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
1390 W. 65th Street
Cleveland

At 40 years of age, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. abandoned the traditional American Dream to follow his own. Unsatisfied with his comfortable, middle-class life, Amos traded in his computer for a printing press and his white collar for a pair of overalls. Armed with life, liberty, peanuts, and a meager yearly income of $7,000, Amos cranked out a new, mutinous declaration of independence. Proceed and Be Bold! joins Amos for a titillating retelling of his story, while examining the pretensions and provisions of the art world. The work of this self-proclaimed "Humble Negro Printer" raises emotionally-charged questions and reveals remarkable depth beneath the bold print. By learning the rules and then choosing to break them, Amos redefines what life (and letterpress printing) can be: exhilarating and subversive. His provocative sense of humor seeps out of every word he speaks and his radical philosophies on the American consciousness (or unconsciousness) will awaken any listless bystander. After experiencing Amos' humble journey, you'll never look at middle class life the same way again.

Proceed and Be Bold trailer.

Free and open to the public.

Call 216-651-7295 for more information.

More Octavfest programs can be found at octavofest.org.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-10-17 13:54:52. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Art Books Cleveland and Octavofest present WatchART!

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Check-out WatchART, where book and paper artists work on projects in progress while you watch.

Sunday 16 October, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Art Studio at Notre Dame College (228 Administration Building, 4545 College Road, S Euclid)

WatchedARTISTS! include

Bonné de Blas, maker of artist books in a multitude of styles
Gene Epstein, folder and cutter, finding surprises behind every cover
Laura Martin, still evolving paper cutter and book artist
Rachel Morris, calligrapher and image wonderworker
Ellen Strong, conservator/restorer, making old books like new
Anne Weissman, book alterer, making new books out of old ones

You CAN feed the artists!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-10-13 11:57:08. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

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Library Exhibit
"Engaged Learning in Times of War and Peace"
1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library
Through October 28, 2011
Open during regular Library hours


What was it like to be a poor child in Depression-era America? What kind of musical or other radio programming would teens have listened to in the era of World War II? How important were radio broadcasts to the dissemination of news before, during, and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor? How were draftees treated while serving in desegregating U.S. army during the Korean War? Why did so many veterans and other African Americans leave the American South as part of the Great Migration?

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During the month of October, an exhibit on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library, "Engaged Learning in Times of War and Peace," invites viewers to consider these and other questions while gaining a better understanding of the life experiences of American veterans of World War II and the Korean War. Beginning with the story of one soldier, Nathaniel Williams (1930-1978), the three-part exhibit includes books, films audio recordings, and other items from the Library and private collections.

For more information on related campus and community programs, please visit the The Cleveland Chautauqua web site. To learn more about the experiences of other veterans, visit African Americans, Fighting Two Battles. This online collection is a part of the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.

For other information, contact
Dr. Regennia N. Williams, Associate Professor of History
Founder and Director of The Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora (RASHAD) and The Cleveland Chautauqua Program

216.523.7182
r.williams@csuohio.edu

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-10-11 12:59:37. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Cleveland Inside Outside: A Personal Photographic Journey 1981-2011 by Jennie Jones

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Cleveland Inside Outside
A Personal Photographic Journey
1981-2011

by Jennie Jones

Published by Orange Frazer Press

Release Date: October 14, 2011
Opening Exhibition and release
The Bonfoey Gallery
1710 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio


Availability:
The Bonfoey Gallery
Local Book Stores
Orangefrazer.com

Price: $49.95

Size: 12 x 12 hardbound/187 pages/full color


In 2010, Jennie Jones, a well-known photographer donated some 22,000 images to the Michael Schwartz Library, Special Collections at Cleveland State University representing thirty years of her work. Arnold Berke, the Senior Contributing Editor of Preservation Magazine says "Her work is a priceless record of Cleveland's heritage of construction and design. She is a creative artist with strong individual aesthetics who has dedicated her life to sharing the beauty of Cleveland with the world."

In her introduction, Jennie Jones states: "We often hear that 'nothing ever seems so happen in Cleveland!'" This book dispels that myth with a visual record of the transformation of Cleveland's skyline with the renovation of Tower City Center and Playhouse Square, the construction of the BP building, Key Center, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Gateway and new football stadium. The first decade of this century has seen the growth of Cleveland State University, the beautification of Euclid Avenue, the expansion of the Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Institute of Art, University Hospital and the Case Western Reserve Campus."

Cleveland Inside Outside is a journey full of visual surprises with stunning photographs from 1981-2011. As a commercial architectural photographer, Jennie Jones was privileged to have worked on most of the major building sites in Cleveland. With her art history and fine art background, she was able to capture the beauty, strength and complexity of large construction sites. During her travels in and around the city of Cleveland she captured many other images that speak to the beauty of our great city.

It is a beautiful coffee table book that truly celebrates the best of Cleveland.

Meet Author and Photographer Jennie Jones
Friday, October 14, 2011
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Bonfoey Gallery
1710 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland Ohio
RSVP
216.621.0178 or
gallery@bonfoey.com

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-10-11 12:07:14. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Help Your Library and Win a Free iPad! Take ebrary’s Student E-book Survey!

Dear Students:

To help us better understand your e-book needs, we would like to request that you participate in a brief ebrary survey available http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5VW8TB3. It should take less than 20 minutes to complete, and almost all the questions are optional.

To show appreciation for your time, you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE iPad!

Thank you very much!

Carol Zsulya
Head, Collection Management;
Business/Economics Librarian
Communication Librarian

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-10-04 10:44:06. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

The Library will be CLOSED on Columbus Day, Monday October 10, 2011

The Michael Schwartz Library will be CLOSED on Columbus Day, Monday October 10, 2011. You will still be able to access thousands of electronic journals, e-books, and other reference tools online at http://library.csuohio.edu

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-10-04 10:40:37. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Octavofest 2011 Events at the Michael Schwartz Library

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The Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland Public Library, and the Ohio Center for the Book, along with other founding partners Art Books Cleveland and the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, have teamed up to present the third annual Octavofest, a month-long series of events in October to call attention to the book and paper arts. Below are the events hosted by the Michael Schwartz Library:

  • You Can Map Anything
    Saturday October 1, 9am – Monday, October 31, 5pm
    Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor
    Free and open to the public.

    An exhibit of books and atlases which illustrate how mapping techniques have been used to locate, explain, and depict the topography of our Earth, from its climate and natural resources, to the discovery voyages, man-made features, military campaigns, animal migrations, to views from outer space and much more.
  • Putting Cleveland on the Map: Publishers and Their Products Depicting Greater Cleveland
    Thursday, October 6th, 4pm – 5:30pm
    Michael Schwartz Library, Special Collections, RT 321
    Free and open to the public

    A talk by William (Bill) Barrow, Special Collections Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library. Lecture at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University—Special Collections (RT 321) Barrow will talk about the history of map publishing in Cleveland, emphasizing the products -- the different types of maps and what they show -- but also discussing the publishers and their technologies. The first published map of Cleveland has a Currier & Ives connection, for example.

Other Octavofest highlights throughout the Cleveland area include:

  • A showing of the inspiring documentary film Proceed and Be Bold, about printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.
  • WATCH ART demonstrations on making books sponsored by Art Books Cleveland
  • A book and paper fair sponsored by the Northern Ohio Bibliographic Society of Cleveland
  • A “Warhol Mania” display of books on the famous pop artist, Andy Warhol, sponsored by The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Ongoing exhibits and lectures on at CPL, CMA, and other locations
  • Bookmaking classes and demonstrations throughout the month
  • Artists’ Show and Tell events in CPL’s Treasure Room
  • Forums and presentations on rare books and book collecting.

Additional Octavofest participants include The Cleveland Artists Foundation, The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), The Cuyahoga County Public Library, John Carroll University, the Northeast Ohio Bibliographic Society, Oberlin College, Rocky River Public Library, the Rowfant Club, and more. Octavofest is funded in part by a generous grant from the George Gund Foundation.

For more information contact Barbara Florjancic (b.florjancic@csuohio.edu) 216-875-9734.

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