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Friday, March 30th, 2012

Cleveland Memory Salutes the CSU Poetry Center as it Turns 50!

The Poetry Center at Cleveland State University will celebrate its 50th birthday on April 14th this year. Founded back in 1962 by poet and Fenn College English Instructor Lewis Turco, the Poetry Center at Fenn College, as it was known back then, was the 5th of its kind in the nation and would go on to become a lasting legacy in the Cleveland community.

Lewis Turco, who served as the director for the first two years, helped the Center achieve great success and attracted such literary luminaries as William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, Kenyon College critic John Crowe Ransom, and Paris Review poetry editor X. J. Kennedy.
Read more about Lewis Turco and the Center's origins.

The Lewis Turco Collection in Cleveland Memory provides many first-hand resources that document the early years of the Poetry Center including:

  • Poetry Center Scrapbook: Details the founding of the center and consists of various programs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence written by Turco.
  • The Lewis Turco Audio Collection: A series of audio recordings donated to Cleveland State University, includes recordings by prominent poets as well as recordings made at the Fenn College Poetry Center during its first years. Selected tapes from the collection are being digitized by library staff and will be made available online.

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Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-03-30 09:36:23. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Journal Finder Will Be Unavailable 8-9 PM on Sat., March 24th

Serials Solutions, providers of Journal Finder, report that due to an emergency upgrade, Journal Finder will be unavailable to users from approximately 8:00-9:00 PM (Cleveland Time), Saturday, March 24th.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-03-23 09:11:09. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Library Events for CSU Open House Spring 2012

Open House March 31st

Coming to the big spring Open House at Cleveland State University on Saturday, March 31st? Be sure to include the Michael Schwartz Library as one of your must-see destinations.

In addition to guided and self-guided tours of our fantastic library, we will be holding a book sale from 10 am until 2 pm and hosting the following lectures:

  • Mapping Cleveland - 10:00 am
    Presented by Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian
    Location: Library Special Collections, 3rd Floor
  • Library: Online and In Person - 11:00 am AND 2:00 pm
    Presented by Kathy Dobda, Assistant Director for Public Services and the Head of Library Instruction.
    Location: Library LCLC.

Register now to attend the Spring Open House, and we look forward to seeing you in the Michael Schwartz Library on March 31st!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-03-15 08:33:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Read-In Day: Call for Readers and an Invitation

National Women's History Month logo

In celebration of  Women's History Month, the Michael Schwartz Library, in conjunction with the English Department, the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, is hosting a Read-In Day on the 1st floor of the Library, from noon to 1:00 on Thursday, March 22nd.

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 to discuss your selection and to schedule a time (limited to 5 minutes). 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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-03-09 08:40:37. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Library Hours during Spring Break

The Michael Schwartz Library will be open the following hours during Spring Break, March 11-18, 2012.

Sunday, March 11, 2012-CLOSED
Monday-Tuesday, March 12-13, 2012- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday-Thursday, March 14-15, 2012- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, March 16-17, 2012- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 18, 2012-CLOSED
You may access the Library's online resources 24/7 at

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-03-08 11:14:51. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

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