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Friday, March 29th, 2013

Book discussion of Rachel Maddow's book Drift, April 4 at noon

Book cover for Drift

Join the Friends of the Library Brown Bag Book Discussion of Rachel Maddow's book Drift:The Unmooring of American Military Power on April 4 at noonin RT 503. Discussion will be led by Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director, Discovery Support Services, Michael Schwartz Library.

The #1 New York Times bestseller that charts America's dangerous drift into a state of perpetual war. Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war. To understand how we've arrived at such a dangerous place, Maddow takes us from the Vietnam War to today's war in Afghanistan, along the way exploring Reagan's radical presidency, the disturbing rise of executive authority, the gradual outsourcing of our war-making capabilities to private companies, the plummeting percentage of American families whose children fight our constant wars for us, and even the changing fortunes of G.I. Joe. Ultimately, she shows us just how much we stand to lose by allowing the scope of American military power to overpower our political discourse.

Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about our vast and confounding national security state {

Join the conversation! Refreshments will be served. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-03-29 09:53:06. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Extended Hours for the Michael Schwartz Library

New hours in the Library

Beginning Sunday, March 24, 2013, the Michael Schwartz Library will have NEW hours.

The NEW hours will be as follows:

  • Sunday - 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Monday through Thursday - 7:30 a.m. to Midnight
  • Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Late Night Study will be available until 3 a.m. starting the week of May 5, 2013.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-03-01 16:04:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder.

Major Change in Access to Photographs in Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library

This spring, Special Collections will be starting a major conservation project of its photograph collections in order to preserve them for use by future generations. Beginning May 12, 2013, the end of Spring Semester, Special Collections will discontinue the practice of allowing users direct use of the photographs in our collections. This is a fundamental change from our present practice of allowing users ready access to these prints.

To view images not yet available on our Cleveland Memory Project, Special Collections users will need to fill out a request for the images for up to five folders from this specific list of Press Collection folders, or other of our collections. Special Collections staff will then make contact sheets (in PDF format) of the requested images. These will be distributed at no cost on a first come, first served basis, with expedited service to students and faculty.

Our goal is that eventually access to all our images will be provided via our Cleveland Memory Project website, where 50,000 of our popular images already reside. As we work our way through the hundreds of thousands of images that are not yet in Cleveland Memory, we thank you for your patience and continued interest in our collections. If you have any questions, please ask!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-03-01 13:39:58. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

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