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-Arts and Humanities-

Historical Checks from Huntington Bank on Display at the Library

A view of the Huntington display

Huntington National Bank will have 30 historical checks from their collection on display in the Michael Schwartz Library through the end of July. The checks were a gift from the late John Sherwin, a director of the former Union Trust Bank, which was acquired by Huntington Bank in the 1980s.

Dating back more than a century, several checks were personally written and signed by U.S. Presidents, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson to name a few. Also on display is the only check written by a female, Susan B. Anthony and checks by American literary greats such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, and Mark Twain (signed with his surname, Clemens). Lastly, in honor of Independence Day, a portion of the exhibit is dedicated to iconic figures in American History, including a few who had signed the Declaration of Independence.

The Exhibit is available during Library Summer Hours.

Huntington National Bank is now the official bank of Cleveland State University

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-06-27 16:57:49. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Arts and Humanities, Library News.

37th Cleveland International Film Festival

Cleveland International Film Festival
April 3-14, 2013
At Tower City Cinemas

Check out the 37th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival. This year's festival is bigger and better than ever. With over 180 features and over 165 short films, there's something for everyone.

Tickets are $14, Students and Seniors are $12 with ID. Receive $2 off the ticket price by using your college discount code=CSU.

FREE College Day is April 9, 2013 for selected films (College ID required).

For more information, visit http://www.clevelandfilm.org/

Cleveland State University is a platinum sponsor.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-04-01 09:57:34. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Arts and Humanities.

-Cleveland Memory-

Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs: 1870-1982 in EngagedScholarhip@CSU

Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs: 1870-1982 in EngagedScholarship@CSU

2 Gentleman of Verona, 1979 Tom Hanks in Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1979.

Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs: 1870-1982, a collection of more than 400 publicity photographs depicting scenes from stage productions, motion pictures, and televised productions can now be found in EngagedScholarship@CSU, a showcase for research and creative output of Cleveland State University.

While most of the images in the new digital gallery are William Shakespeare's plays, other derivative or non-Shakespearean period productions such as Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate and George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra are also incorporated.

2 Gentleman of Verona, 1979 From a production of Romeo & Juliet at the Great Lakes Exposition, 1936.

Regional production companies including Cleveland's Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, the Stratford Festival in Ontario Canada and others are represented. Notable actors and artists include Richard Burton, Katherine Cornell, John Gielgud, Rudolf Nureyev, Laurence Olivier, and Tom Hanks. The collection can be browsed by title, year of production, or by genre such as comedies, English histories, romances, Roman plays, and tragedies and can be used as primary resources for the study of theater or Shakespeare.

For more information, contact the Michael Schwartz Library's Special Collections at 216-687-2449.

CSU faculty, staff, or students who would like to add their scholarly works to, or learn more about, EngagedScholarship@CSU can contact Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director, Library Discovery Support Services, at b.strauss@csuohio.edu or 216-687-2362.

Credit: The Shakespeare Photographs: 1870-1982 Collection was originally developed by Lesley E. Jorbin, Librarian Emerita

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Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-01-24 10:12:32. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Remembering the JFK Assasination November 22, 1963 - PART 2

Press employee faints
Cleveland Press employee, Mrs. Catherine Mills,
faints the day of John F. Kennedy's death.

CONTINUED FROM PART 1.

Photos of the Cleveland Press newsroom taken that day show a frantic staff rushing to get the story to press, all the while dealing with the shock of the tragic event.

In the Press office, people clustered around the chattering teletype machines so deep it was hard for newsmen to work.

Visitors in the office joined the reporters, crying out their stunned disbelief, asked each other: "Is he dead or alive? How could it happen? What kind of country is this anyway?"

One classified ad department employee, Mrs. Catherine Mills, fainted in the City Room when she heard the flash. She was administered oxygen and quickly revived.*

The home delivery of the Cleveland Press was as much as two hours late that evening as more than 125,000 copies of the Home Edition of the Cleveland Press, without news about the assassination, were recalled and delivery trucks were reloaded with the latest edition quite literally ripped from the presses.

Bishop Nelson M. Burroughs of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio expressed the following:

"In John Kennedy, we have a man whose complete devotion to his country was strikingly evident. We honor him for all he has done for us. Thoughts and prayers and support of all Americans will surround the new President in the task he assumes."

In the end, the dreadful events of that day left Greater Clevelanders, along with the rest of nation, to grieve the loss of a "devoted leader" and to ponder an uncertain future with a new one as Head of State.

Read more Press articles about Cleveland's reaction to the assassination.

*"Shock, Grief Grip Big Crowds Here." The Cleveland Press 23 Nov. 1963: A1 and A6. Print.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-11-20 10:47:11. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Remembering the JFK Assasination November 22, 1963 - PART 1

The teletypes in the Cleveland Press UPI room came to life with the first reports at 1:34 p.m.:

"DALLAS -- Three shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade today in downtown Dallas."

"No casualties were reported."

"The incident occurred ... just east of an underpass leading toward the Trade Mart where the President was to ma--

Then, at 1:39 p.m., the newsfeed took a dire turn:

"FLASH"

"KENNEDY SERIOUSLY WOUNDED."

"Perhaps fatally by bullets."

John F. Kennedy in Cleveland, 1960
Sen. John F. Kennedy addressing a crowd at a
1960 campaign rally at Euclid Beach Park.

President John F. Kennedy was only 46 and, at the time, the youngest president to ever be elected when he was struck down by two bullets while riding in a motorcade on his way to a speaking engagement in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. The youngest president to be elected was also the youngest president to die.

Fifty years have passed since the assassination and many of us who were around then can still recall where they were and what they were doing when they heard the tragic news and the feeling of shock, disbelief, and sadness that followed.

An article* on page one of the Cleveland Press from November 23rd, the day after the assassination, captures the local reaction to the tragedy:

A tremendous, all-engulfing wave of grief and shock, swift and numbing, swept downtown Cleveland this afternoon with the news that President Kennedy had been assassinated.

Up and down Euclid Ave. the word swept like wildfire. Strangers grasped each other by the arm ... "Did you hear? ... The President was shot. ... Terrible. ... Terrible!"

Pedestrians called the news to people on buses, who passed to word to each other ... "What kind of a world is this? ...Who could do such a thing? ... What about Jackie? ... Is he alive? ... Is he dead?"

News of the assassination jammed telephone systems causing, as the Press reported, the worst tie-up of phone facilities in memory. Children were sent home from school, events were cancelled and downtown stores dressed their windows for mourning with black crepe and photos of the deceased president. CONTINUED IN PART 2.

*"Shock, Grief Grip Big Crowds Here." The Cleveland Press 23 Nov. 1963: A1 and A6. Print.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-11-20 10:29:50. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

"Manry at Sea: In the Wake of a Dream" Octavofest event on October 29

Bob Manry aboard Tinkerbelle
Steve Wystrach, Director, Robert Manry Project, will present "Manry at Sea: In the Wake of a Dream," highlighting the remarkable story of the Clevelander who, in 1965, made a solo voyage across the Atlantic in his 13.5 foot sailboat, Tinkerbelle. The event, held in partnership with Octavofest and The Common Reading Experience, will be held on Tuesday, October 29 from noon to 1:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library.

The presentation will include footage from Wystrach's documentary film trailer, Tinkerbelle Sails the Atlantic, photos surrounding the epic voyage, and the tale of how one man realized his improbable dream. Following the presentation, guests can play the life-size board game "Atlantic Adventure Race Game," peruse the Library exhibit "Adventure on the Atlantic: One Man's Voyage" , and enjoy refreshments.

The event is free and open to the general community. First-year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life must register here to attend.
More in Messing About in Boats from the Cleveland Memory Project.

For more information on Octavofest exhibits, programs, and workshops throughout Cleveland, please visit http://www.octavofest.org or call 216-875-9734.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-10-23 12:10:22. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

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.

Remembering George Dallas, the "Thanksgiving Santa Claus"

Mr. and Mrs. George Dallas
Mr. & Mrs. George Dallas handing out
Thanksgiving lunch boxes, 1928.

Beginning in 1924 and well through the Great Depression years, successful Cleveland restaurateur, George Dallas, provided a free Thanksgiving meal to thousands of unfortunate Clevelanders who were facing hard times.

Dubbed the "Samaritan of West 3rd" and the "Thanksgiving Santa Claus" by the Plain Dealer, Dallas, his wife, Alma, and his daughter, Marie, would arrive at their restaurant at 1363 W. 3rd Street and would begin preparing for the presentation of the thousands of boxes containing sandwiches, dessert, fruit and coffee. In 1929, Dallas' "grocery list" for all of the meal boxes he made that year included 200 lbs. of bologna, 210 lbs. of special sausage, 350 lbs. of goose liver, 112 fresh hams, 96 turkeys, 16 barrels of apples, 22 barrels of oranges, 1,200 loaves of bread, and 2,000 cakes. The number of people he served grew each year until in 1932, Dallas fed 10,000 people in Public Hall.

Over the years, the Plain Dealer has offered a couple of different accounts about what initially inspired George Dallas to provide his annual free Thanksgiving meal. In a Nov. 24, 1929 article, Dallas, himself states that "the idea came to me in a dream once,"(p. 12A) while an article from November 22, 1930 issue says:

Dallas came from America as an immigrant from Greece when he was 12 years old and penniless and hungry, was turned down when he asked someone for food. He vowed then he would never refuse a hungry man a dinner if it was in his power to give him one. (p. 15, col. 4)

Finally, George Dallas' obituary from the December 25 1952 P.D. gives the following account:

Mr. Dallas came to Cleveland from Athens, Greece, as a boy of 9. He was supposed to meet an uncle here, but the latter had returned to Greece. So the boy found himself homeless and hungry on Thanksgiving Day. That was the inspiration for feeding unfortunates on that holiday. (p. 27, col. 1)

No matter the reason, George Dallas summed it up well when he said, "People say 'Why do you do it, George?' but I say 'I work hard, I make money -- but you can't take your money out of this world with you. This is what I like to do with it.'"

See more photos of the "Thanksgiving Santa Claus"

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-11-08 10:59:16. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Still Covering the City With Lines; d.a. levy @70

I have a city to cover with lines -- d.a. levy, from Cleveland Undercovers, 1966

It's hard to believe that famed Cleveland poet, publisher and artist d.a levy would have celebrated his 70th birthday this October 29th.

levy

Darryl Allen Levy was born on October 29, 1942 in Cleveland. In the early 1960s, levy (who then went by the name "d.a. levy") was a leader in Cleveland's small press and poetry scenes, writing and publishing his own work as well as that of his friends and contemporaries under his Renegade and Seven Flowers presses.

By the mid '60s levy began attending local poetry events around the city including the Fenn College Poetry Workshop series with CSU Poetry Center founder Lewis Turco. Intrigued by poetry readings he attended while visiting friends in New York City, levy initiated some of Cleveland's first free-forum coffeehouse readings. The Gate Coffeehouse in the basement of Trinity Cathedral across from Cleveland State University was the site of many such readings, one of which led to levy's arrest from a Nov. 15, 1966 reading there where he accepted and then read poetry submitted by juveniles. City officials deemed the work "obscene" and levy was charged with "contributing to the delinquency of minors."

This wasn't levy's first brush with the law over issues of censorship; the Asphodel Bookstore, run by levy's friend, bookseller Jim Lowell, was raided by Cleveland Police earlier in 1966. Several books and poetry materials including those of levy's were confiscated and never returned. Both levy and Lowell were charged with "possession and distribution of allegedly obscene literature." The case attracted national attention drawing supporters such as poet Allen Ginsberg and the musical group The Fugs who later came to Cleveland to perform at a benefit to aid in the duo's legal defense.

levy continued to create his own art and promote other poets and artists throughout the 1960s, leading the "mimeograph revolution" publishing Cleveland's premier alternative newspapers The Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle and The Marrahwannah Quarterly. Both showcased the works of local and national poets and artists. He responded to the cultural and political turmoil of the times by creating profound concrete and lyrical poetry often influenced by his interest in Buddhism and mysticsm.

Over time, levy became frustrated with a perceived lack of appreciation for his and others' poetry and art. Coupled with his plea of "no contest" for his earlier arrest in lieu of a prison sentence, levy's behavior grew increasingly erratic. In late 1968 he began to tell friends that he was "leaving Cleveland," and gave away or destroyed much of his poetry/art and personal belongings. Sadly, on November 24, 1968, levy took his own life. He was 26 years old.

The Michael Schwartz Library is committed to honoring his legacy by preserving and sharing his works and related resources on a global level. Over the past 10 years the Library's Special Collections has acquired and digitized hundreds of items by or about d.a. and presents them to the world on the d.a. levy collection in Cleveland Memory. The site is our way of continuing to "cover the city" and the world with his lines.

Happy birthday, d.a.! -- Joanne Cornelius, DPU/Course Reserves Coordinator, Michael Schwartz Library

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-10-22 08:35:06. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Cleveland Memory's "Beet Lady" Rose Thomas Featured in Poster for Archives Month in Ohio.

History Month Poster 2012

Every year in October, the Society of Ohio Archivists sponsors "Archives Month in Ohio" in order to bring awareness to the rich historical materials contained in the state's libraries, museums, and historical organizations. The theme for Archives Month 2012, "Peoples of Ohio," offers archival centers across Ohio an opportunity to feature the diverse groups and cultures that are or have been part of Ohio's population.

Rose Thomas

The 2012 Archives Month poster, designed by Tutti Jackson of the Ohio Historical Society, commemorates this theme by combining images contributed from 10 archives and libraries in the state to create a visual pastiche of Ohio's rich ethnic heritage. One of the photos featured on the poster is Cleveland Memory's own "beet lady," Rose Thomas as photographed in 1947 showing off her beets at the West Side Market. The photo is part of the Cleveland Press Collection in Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-09-20 09:11:41. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian, 2012 Recipient of Herrick Memorial Award

Jill Herrick and Bill Barrow
Bill Barrow (right) receives Herrick Award from Jill Herrick (left).

Friday, July 20, 2012, was the 216th anniversary of the founding of Cleveland and the Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve, and they held an annual celebration on Public Square at 11:00 a.m. with their traditional ceremony in front of Moses Cleaveland's statue. During the festivities, they presented their Herrick Memorial Award, given annually since 1981 for promoting Cleveland, to William C. Barrow for his work with the highly-collaborative Cleveland Memory Project at the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library.

The award plaque reads:

In his role as Special Collections Librarian at the Cleveland State University Library, Bill Barrow has been energetically promoting the history of Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio for over a decade. Special Collections is home of the huge, popular Cleveland Press Collection, from Cleveland's former afternoon daily newspaper, and supports the work of hundreds of students, authors, historians, genealogists, and the media with its emphasis on access and use. It also provides most of the photographs and other materials that are digitized and offered on-line through the Library's Cleveland Memory Project.

Cleveland Memory is a highly collaborative collection of historical resources offered freely on the Web. Built since 2002 by the efforts of library school practicum students, dedicated volunteers and the staff of area libraries, historical societies and governmental agencies, who are trained and supported by the library's professional staff, Cleveland Memory is both a terrific window in the Northeast Ohio community's history and a way for its citizens to participate in its construction. It is regionalism in action for our local citizens and a way for far-flung Clevelanders everywhere to stay connected with their hometown. As the Cleveland Memory Project's co-founder, team leader and public spokesman, Bill Barrow is receiving this Herrick Memorial Award for 2012.

Early Settlers' Association of the Western Reserve, Herrick Award
William C. Barrow: w.barrow@csuohio.edu (216)687-6998


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-07-18 12:43:53. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

The Cleveland Memory Project Marks a 10-Year Milestone

The Cleveland Memory Project celebrates its tenth annivesary this year and to mark this milestone, we offer a glimpse back to the project's inception and the people who made it possible:

Screenshot of the CMP homepage from June 2002
Screenshot of the CMP homepage from June 2002

The Cleveland Memory Project was launched in 2002 after the Cleveland State University Library purchased a license for the CONTENTdm image database from Washington State University to organize and present its growing collection of digitized local history images. Needing an introductory page and place for the search and browse functions to be accessed, the Library decided to centralize all its local history web efforts there and named it The Cleveland Memory Project.

Those local history web efforts date back to 1996, when Bill Barrow, then Project Archivist on the Cleveland Union Terminal Collection, learned html coding and started creating web sites for the Cleveland Union Terminal Collection, the Cleveland Press Collection and others. Another such site was the Cleveland Digital Library, created to provide links to both digital content about greater Cleveland history on the web and to the home pages of local institutions dealing with history. Shortly thereafter, University Archivist Bill Becker started the Yesterday's Lakewood site, the first and largest of our community-collaboration sites.

By late 2000, it was apparent that the Library's electronic local history efforts needed a new approach. The practice of creating separate html pages that combined text with embedded images was proving too awkward, especially when changes were needed across the site. The late Professor Walter Leedy, who was then allowing the Library to digitize his substantial postcard collection, urged us to obtain a database for serving up the images.

Library Systems Head Bruce Jeppesen investigated the possibilities and recommended CONTENTdm as being both affordable and flexible enough to export the data elsewhere, should it prove insufficient. He also recommended obtaining the domain names ClevelandMemory.org, -.com and -.net. The Library's Management Team, in particular, Library Director Glenda Thornton and Collection and Database Management Head, Henry York, approved the Cleveland Memory project on November 27, 2000.

The Library obtained a CONTENTdm license in 2001. Working together the Library's Coordinator of Information Access and Organization, Michael Boock, web designer Donna Stewart, Database Maintenance Supervisor Joanne Cornelius, Systems programmer Russ Rucky and others, created the architecture for the new site and launched it in April 2002. Those early months and years saw Cleveland Memory go from a few dozen visitors a day to the thousands currently accessing our digital collections, but those early days were exciting. — Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-06-22 10:36:29. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Cleveland Memory Rewind: 1982 - The Cleveland Press Calls It Quits

Last issue of the Press
Front page of last issue of Cleveland Press, 1982

Thirty years ago on June 17, 1982 The Cleveland Press, Cleveland's only surviving afternoon daily newspaper, stopped its presses for good. Founded by Edward W. Scripps as the Penny Press in 1878, it started out as a small, 4-page afternoon daily, and under the editorial leadership of Louis B. Seltzer, who helmed The Press from 1928 to 1966, it became one of the country's most influential newspapers.

During the second half of the 1960s, The Press' readership began to decline, a fate shared by other large afternoon dailies, and it lost its lead to the Plain Dealer in 1968. In 1980 Cleveland businessman Joseph Cole bought the paper from Scripps-Howard and tried to breathe new life into it, but the sharp economic recession in the Cleveland area was too much to overcome. On June 17, 1982, Cole announced the closing of The Cleveland Press and, with the appearance of the final edition later that afternoon, Cleveland became a one newspaper town.

Though The Cleveland Press plant at East 9th and Lakeside was torn down in 1983 to make way for the North Point Building, The Press' editorial library or "morgue" found a new home in 1984 when Joseph E. Cole donated it to the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University. The approximately half a million 8x10 black and white photographs and one million news clippings that comprise "The Cleveland Press Collection" can be found in the library's Special Collections. More than 8,000 photos and documents from the collection are also available online via The Cleveland Memory Project.

More about the Cleveland Press:

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-06-13 09:28:52. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

Bill Barrow, Cleveland Memory, Receive Recognition from the Society of Ohio Archivists

Bill Barrow with SOA Award
Bill Barrow with SOA merit award plaque.

Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University, was recognized for his work with the Cleveland Memory Project and Ohio's Heritage Northeast by the Society of Ohio Archivists at their annual conference on Friday, May 18, 2012.

Bill was one of two recipients of the SOA's merit award, which is annually presented to individuals or organizations that have "by excellence in deeds, actions, or initiatives improved the state of archives in Ohio over the past year." Angela O'Neal, Director of Collections Services for the Ohio Historical Society, was also recognized with a merit award for her outstanding service to the Society of Ohio Archivists and for promoting archives within Ohio.

At the 2012 SOA conference, Bill was presented with a plaque that reads:

William C. Barrow, Special Collections Librarian at Cleveland State University (CSU), is given this award in recognition of his efforts in founding and directing the Cleveland Memory and Ohio's Heritage Northeast Projects. Together with the hard work and dedication of numerous colleagues and volunteers, the projects have flourished and provided a rich portal of the area's heritage. Preceded by the Cleveland Digital Library, the Cleveland Memory Project features a trove of rich documentation that links an array of collections and subject topics from across the Cleveland metropolitan area. Through its leadership in this field regionally, the CSU Library has also provided the server for a broad Ohio's Heritage Northeast platform that links universities, colleges, and a number of public libraries with historical photographs.

For his on-going leadership of and involvement with these inspiring programs, it is fitting that the Society of Ohio Archivists presents Bill Barrow with a 2012 SOA Merit Award.

In his acceptance speech, Bill pointed out that the Cleveland Memory Project is highly collaborative and that he was accepting on behalf of the hundred-plus people who have contributed to its success since 2002, naming people in the Michael Schwartz Library and recognizing three contributors in the audience from area public libraries and non-profits who have helped to build Cleveland Memory.

"We form collaborations to build Cleveland Memory," Bill said, "but it is just as important to us that Cleveland Memory provides the opportunity to build collaborations in the NE Ohio region." Cleveland Memory, therefore, is one important way that Cleveland State University engages the community.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-05-25 11:11:43. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Cleveland Memory Rewind: A Casino in Cleveland is Old News...

Performers at the Mayfair Casino
Performers at the Mayfair Casino. View image.

With the opening of the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland at 100 Public Square on May 14th, it is interesting to note that another downtown casino once had high hopes of cashing it big with Clevelanders and other area high-rollers. The Mayfair Casino, under the "personal direction of George Pomerantz" opened in 1935 in the Ohio Theatre. The Ohio Theatre was redecorated in an Art Deco style, and billed as "Cleveland's Million Dollar Theatre Restaurant", it boasted a main dining room, a "Sky Bar" and the "largest and most beautiful Cocktail Lounge in America."

Basically a supper club, the Mayfair Casino drew some of the largest musical acts in the country, and though "the owners hoped to turn the establishment into an actual casino," it closed the next year in 1936 due to the fact that gambling was not allowed in Ohio.1 The Ohio Theatre then reopened in 1943 with its original decor as part of the Loew's movie chain.

See photos of the Mayfair Casino in Cleveland Memory.

1Case Western Reserve University, "Ohio Theater," Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=OT.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-05-04 09:12:01. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

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.

Additional Links:

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

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

Exhibit Poster
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.

New in Cleveland Memory - Mapp v. Ohio

Mug shot of Dollree Map
1957 mug shots of Dollree Mapp. View photo.

When Dollree Mapp was arrested on a felony charge for possession of obscene materials under the Ohio Revised Code in May, 1957, little was it known then that this case, initially concerning 1st Amendment Rights (freedom of speech), would end up in the Supreme Court as an examination of 14th Amendment rights concerning due process of law and equal protection.

A Legal Landmark in Cleveland History, the decision by the court in the case of Mapp v. Ohio ultimately established that evidence obtained without a warrant could not be admitted at criminal proceedings, dramatically changing the way state and local law enforcement officers could "do business."

Find out more about this ground-breaking case.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-07-14 16:10:57. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

The Great Lakes Exposition: 75th Anniversary Exhibit

Crowds at the Great Lakes Exposition
Crowds at the Great Lakes Exposition. View image.
The Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library presents "The Great Lakes Exposition: 75th Anniversary" exhibit through August 12, 2011.

Held in the summers of 1936 and 1937, the Great Lakes Exposition was sprawled over 135 acres of land near Cleveland's lakefront from W. 3rd Street to East 20th Street.

Organized to celebrate the centennial year of the corporation of the city of Cleveland, the Great Lakes Exposition sought to highlight "the material, social and cultural progress which has been achieved in the Great Lakes Region in the past 100 years" and to "indicate the paths of progress for the future."

The Exposition featured hundreds of attractions, including rides, sideshows, botanical gardens, cafes, international communities, and more.

The Library Exhibit, located on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library, contains an assortment of photos, publications, and memorabilia, including postcards, souvenir books, pennants, matchbook covers, jewelry boxes, figurines, and much more! There is also a video which includes historical footage of the Exposition of 1936 and 1937.

The exhibit material was provided by Edward Oshaben, a private collector of Great Lakes Exposition memorabilia and Board Member of the Slovenian Museum and Archives. Additional images and materials were provided by the Michael Schwartz Library Special Collections.

For more information, visit Cleveland Memory's Great Lakes Exposition web page or call 216-687-6998.

The Great Lakes Exposition exhibit is open for viewing to the Campus Community and the general public during regular Library hours.

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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.


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Ohio's Heritage Northeast is Temporarily Unavailable

Due to a hardware upgrade, searching for images on the Ohio's Heritage Northeast website is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

In the meantime you can still search for photos of northeast Ohio via the following websites:

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Cleveland Memory Pays Tribute to Bob Feller (1918-2010)

Bob Feller

by Vern Morrison, Digital Production Assistant , Michael Schwartz Library

If you ask any knowledgeable baseball fan to name the greatest player in Cleveland Indians history, you will always get the same response: Bob Feller. And rightly so.

Born in Van Meter, Iowa, Bob Feller made his major league debut on July 19, 1936 at the age of 17. His first starting assignment came on August 23 at League Park, against the St. Louis Browns. Feller went nine innings that day and struck out 15, as the Indians won 4-1. Later that same season, Feller went on to strike out 17 batters, thus becoming the first major league pitcher to strike out as many hitters in a game as his age. In 1938, Feller struck out 18 hitters in a game against the Detroit Tigers, setting the major league record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game. This record would not be surpassed until 31 years later.

Feller led the American League in pitching victories and strikeouts from1939 through 1941. In December of 1941, days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Feller enlisted in the U. S. Navy and volunteered for combat service. He served as gun captain aboard the USS Alabama until the end of World War II in 1945 and was decorated with five campaign ribbons and eight battle stars. Upon his discharge from the Navy, Feller went back to pitch for the Indians for the remainder of the 1945 season. In 1946, his first full season back in baseball, he again led the American League with 26 victories and a phenomenal 348 strikeouts.

Feller went on to pitch for the Indians through the 1956 season. He finished with career totals of 266 wins and 162 losses, and 2,581 strikeouts. He pitched three no-hitters, including one against the Chicago White Sox on Opening Day, 1940, and 12 one-hit games. He was selected as an All-Star eight times, and was the winning pitcher for the American League in the 1941 and 1946 games. In 1962, during his first year of eligibility, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Upon his retirement as a player, Feller kept living in the Greater Cleveland area, and worked in private industry as an insurance salesman and as a public relations specialist. He remained close to the Indians organization for the rest of his life, serving the club as a spring training pitching coach and a public relations spokesman. He would often don the Indians uniform for old-timers games and other events, and was fond of demonstrating his pitching ability for many years after his last big-league game. In June of 2009, at the age of 90, Feller pitched in the Baseball Hall of Fame Classic, an exhibition game at Cooperstown, New York.

During the last few months of his life, Feller suffered from various illnesses. He died of complications from leukemia on December 15, 2010, at the age of 92.

Bob Feller is immortalized in the form of a statue outside the gates of Progressive Field. More important, he left behind a permanent legacy as a pitcher, as a naval hero, and as an ambassador for baseball and for the Cleveland Indians. He will be remembered as long as the game of baseball is played.

As part of the archives of the Cleveland Press, the Cleveland Memory Project is proud to be able to present a collection of photographs of Bob Feller, featuring him throughout his life: as a child, as a member of the Indians, as a naval officer, and as a businessman. View these photographs.

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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.

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Image Searching in Cleveland Memory Will Be Unavailable Oct. 12th

Due to a scheduled upgrade, searching for images on the Cleveland Memory website will be unavailable Tuesday, October 12th from at 8:00 a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m.. Users of Ohio's Heritage Northeast will be unable to access images from the Cleveland Memory database during this time as well.

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Cleveland Memory will be offline 4:00 PM August 4th until 9:00 AM August 5th

Due to scheduled maintenance, searching for images on the Cleveland Memory Project website and for Cleveland Memory images on the Ohio's Heritage Northeast website will be unavailable from 4 pm Wednesday, August 4th until 9:am Thursday, August 5th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Introducing the Michael Schwartz Library eBook Collections!

Get easy, online access to some of the library's specialized materials by visiting the new Michael Schwartz Library eBook Collections. Using eBrary's interface, readers have many options for searching and navigating the collections and can highlight text, take notes, and add eBooks to a personal bookshelf.

The Michael Schwartz Library eBook Collections currently offer eTexts in the following categories:

A sample of books in the collection
  • The Cleveland State University Scholarship Collection consists of texts authored by the Cleveland State University community. Many of these eBooks carry the Michael Schwartz Library's own imprint, MSL: Academic Endeavors. Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and students who are interested in including their books in this collection should contact the library for more information.

  • Cleveland Memory Project eBooks feature texts that document the history of Cleveland and the Western Reserve region of northeastern Ohio.This collection explores the region's rich history with a focus on its people, communities, industries and urban landscape.

Through eBrary's "QuickView," no special plug-in is required. It is also compatible with any computer operating system, mobile computing platform or web-enabled device (Apple iPad) as long as it uses an up-to-date web browser.

Take a moment to browse through the Michael Schwartz Library eBook Collections.

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New in Cleveland Memory - Playhouse Square

Playhouse Square in 1928
Playhouse Square in 1928, looking
west down Euclid Avenue. View image.

With nearly 200 photos and documents from Playhouse Square Center's archive and the Michael Schwartz Library's own Cleveland Press Collection, Playhouse Square, a new web exhibit in the Cleveland Memory Project, presents a concise history of "the largest performing arts center in the U.S. outside of New York City."

Photographs depict the Allen, Hanna, Ohio, Palace and State Theatres from their salad years, through the years of decline, to their eventual renovation and renaissance. Documents, mostly programs, highlight some of the theaters' landmark performances. Also featured are a brief timeline of events and fact sheets for all five theaters.

Brand new Playhouse Square along with other Cleveland Memory web exhibits, The Early History of the Cleveland Play House (1915-1984) and The Dobama Collection offer up a panoramic view of Cleveland's theatrical scene through the years.

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Feeding Cleveland Exhibit at CSU Michael Schwartz Library

Cleveland Public School Students
Feeding Cleveland, an exhibit of photographs from Cleveland Memory Project, is on display through March 31, 2010 at the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library (1st floor). The exhibit explores the role urban agriculture played in feeding Cleveland beginning in the early Twentieth Century.

Carolyn Hufford, a recent Kent State University library school graduate and Library Special Collections volunteer, crafted a montage on the Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture Program. Carolyn, herself a Master Gardner, and Barbara Strauss, the Library's Assistant Director for Technical Services and a market gardener, created the exhibit, Feeding Cleveland: Urban Agriculture, using photographs from the Cleveland Press Collection, The Ohio State University, Extension, Cuyahoga County, New Agrarian Center in Oberlin, and an historic collection of materials from Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

On Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., Barbara Strauss will present an illustrated talk on the history of the working men's farms during the Great Depression, the victory gardens of World War II, the community gardens established during the years of urban renewal, and the present day market gardeners of the local food movement as examples of revivals of urban agriculture as a response to economic difficulties and opportunities. Mark DiDonato, vermiculturist extraordinaire and teacher in Cleveland Public Schools, will demonstrate the construction of an indoor worm bin which is suitable for composting cooking scraps and creating outstanding soil.

The presentation will be held on the first floor of first floor of the Library and is free and open to the general public.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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A Cleveland Memory Christmas

Christmas Trees
73-foot Christmas tree in the lobby of
Sterling-Linder-Davis, 1966. View image.

For those of you who are taken to reminisce about Cleveland Christmases past, Cleveland Memory has a nice selection of Christmas photos that capture some of our fondest holiday memories including the downtown window displays, the Sterling-Linder-Davis Christmas tree, and Mr. Jingeling.

More information about these topics and other holiday memories:

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New in Cleveland Memory - The Early History of The Cleveland Play House (1915-1984)

Paul Newman age 11
A young Paul Newman at The Cleveland
Play House Children's Theatre. View image.

Follow the "nation's oldest continuously running resident theater company" from its modest beginnings to its rise as one of the largest regional theaters in the United States.

The Early History of the Cleveland Play House (1915-1984) currently features 156 images of the theater at its various locations as well as publicity stills from many of its memorable productions and of past alums. A brief timeline takes you through some of The Play House's major events, linking you to related images within the collection.

This is a wonderful treat for those who enjoy theater or may remember attending some of these productions.

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Cleveland Memory Pays Tribute to Paige Palmer, Cleveland's “First Lady of Fitness”

Paige Palmer and Ed Allen

Cleveland television personality and pioneering exercise diva Paige Palmer passed away on Saturday, November 21st at the age of 93.

She is best remembered for her one-hour television program that ran five days a week on WEWS Channel 5 from 1948 until 1973. According to ClevelandWomen.co, her show was the "very first televised exercise and fitness program for women anywhere in the country."

Read her obituary from the Plain Dealer or see more photos of her from Cleveland Memory.

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Cleveland Memory's "Crime Scene, Cleveland" Offers a Glimpse at Some of Cleveland's More Sensationalized Murders

Inspecting remains of torso murder victim
Inspecting remains of torso murder victim.

Perhaps it is not one of the most pleasant topics, but recent events have put murder in Cleveland into the news. Those interested in learning more about two of Cleveland's more sensationalized murders, the Torso Murders and the Sheppard Murder Case, can find photos and information about them in Cleveland Memory's "Crime Scene, Cleveland".

The perpetrator of the Kingsbury Run "Torso Murders" took the lives of 12 victims between September 1935 and August 1938 and was never found, but the murders stopped after Cleveland Safety Director, Eliot Ness, and 63 men burned down the Kingsbury Run shantytowns. A film about these murders and Eliot Ness' involvement in the investigation is to be the subject of a film, "Ness", which is currently in development and is to be directed by William Fincher who covered similar subject matter in his films "Se7ven" and "Zodiac".

The murder of Marilyn Sheppard on July 4, 1954 and the subsequent trials of her husband, Samuel Sheppard, for the murder sparked a media frenzy at the time and later inspired a television series, The Fugitive, and a feature film of the same name.

Find out more about these sad and gruesome chapters of Cleveland's history in Crime Scene, Cleveland.

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New in Cleveland Memory — The Cleveland Group Plan of 1903

Carousel at Euclid Beach Park
View of Mall & surrounding buildings from Terminal Tower.

The Group Plan of 1903, which called for the construction of the Mall and surrounding buildings downtown, is the earliest and most fully realized plan for a major city outside of Washington, D.C. It is of current interest because of plans to build a medical mart on the west side of the Mall and has also been the subject of a recent article in the Plain Dealer.

In addition to the Mall, the final design by Daniel H. Burnham, Arnold W. Brunner, and John M. Carrere included the Federal Building, the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, Cleveland City Hall, Public Auditorium/Music Hall, the Cleveland Board of Education, and the Cleveland Public Library. A Union Terminal at the north end of the Mall along Lake Erie was also planned, but never built.

Find out more about the Group Plan of 1903.

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The Veterans Memorial Bridge Book is Now on SALE

The Veterans Memorial Bridge Book
90th Anniversary Edition by William E. Beyer

View of the Veterans Memorial Bridge

The Veterans Memorial Bridge, formerly known as the Detroit-Superior of High Level Bridge, is an unusual and outstanding example of early twentieth-century bridge engineering. The double decked structure spans the Cuyahoga River Valley adjacent to downtown Cleveland, Ohio and consists of twelve concrete arch approach spans with lengths varying between 80 feet and 180 feet, and a 591-foot long steel arch main river span. The bridge was constructed as a replacement for the old Superior Viaduct, which spanned the Cuyahoga River immediately north of the Detroit-Superior Bridge. The upper deck of the structure was designed to carry highway and pedestrian traffic whereas the lower deck was designed for streetcar traffic. The approaches to the lower deck of the structure included subway tunnels and passenger stations for the streetcars. The first traffic crossed the upper deck of the new bridge in November 1917, and the first streetcars crossed the lower deck in December 1917.

The History of the Veterans Memorial Bridge: 90th Anniversary Edition by William Beyer documents the history of the original construction of the bridge and the two major rehabilitations - the first was done from 1967 to 1969 and the second was done from 1995 to 1997. Some technical information is included, which may be of interest to some readers. However, the major emphasis of the book is the documentation of the history of the bridge and the surrounding community with photographs. The photographs offer a unique opportunity to glimpse into previous eras in Cleveland. It is hoped that the reader will enjoy a journey through the planning, design, construction and rehabilitation of this structure - and develop an understanding and appreciation for the importance of maintaining and, whenever feasible, preserving notable structures such as the Detroit-Superior Bridge, which remain today.
--excerpt from introduction to Veterans Memorial Bridge: 90th Anniversary Edition

Click here for more information or to order a copy.

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New in Cleveland Memory — Euclid Beach and the Humphrey Glass Negative Collection

Carousel at Euclid Beach Park
Guests at Euclid Beach Park (carousel in background).

Revisit Euclid Beach Park, one of Cleveland's more successful and longer-lived amusement parks and get a glimpse into the lives of the Humphrey Family, owners and operators of the park from 1901 until its final season in 1969.

This new exhibit in Cleveland Memory features images from the Cleveland Press and Postcards of Cleveland Collections as well as some newly added photos from theHumphrey Glass Negative Collection. The Humphrey Glass Negative Collection in Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library is a set of 700 glass negatives documenting the lives and interests of Euclid Beach Park owners, the Humphrey Family, during the early part of the 20th century. Images in the Humphrey collection not only depict Euclid Beach Park, but also include Humphrey family and friends, heroes of early aviation such as Glen Curtiss and Harry Atwood, and other amusement parks of the time, most notably Coney Island.

So take a step back in time when the sound of Laughing Sal, the roar of wooden coasters, the scent of Humphrey popcorn and the thrill of an endless summer filled the air at Euclid Beach Park.

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New in Cleveland Memory! Each in Their Own Voice: African-American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005

Jessie Norman by Charles, Jr. Sallee
Jessie Norman by Charles Sallee, Jr.

The Michael Schwartz Library has partnered with the Cleveland State University History Department and Art Gallery to produce this online version of the exhibition, Each in Their Own Voice: African-American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005 as part of a new collection in Cleveland Memory.

The exhibition ran at the Art Gallery from January 23 to March 7, 2009 and featured work by 24 artists working in a wide range of media including film. Part of the preparation for the exhibition included interviews with each artist recorded as oral histories by the Cleveland State University History Department. Excerpts from these interviews have been made available along with the artists' work as well as portraits of most of the featured artists in this online representation of the original exhibition.

Listen and see for yourself what these talented artists have to say through their interviews and their art.

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See"Photographs of the Cleveland Metroparks" - New in Cleveland Memory

Children on a bridge behind Squire's Castle
Children on a bridge behind Squire's Castle. View image.

Picnicking at North Chagrin Reservation, awaiting the return of the buzzards at Hinkley Reservation, tobogganing down the slide at the Mill Stream Run Reservation, horseback riding at Big Creek... most of us can reminisce of time well-spent at one of Cleveland's sixteen Metroparks.

Cleveland Memory revisits some of those experiences with its new collection of images, "The Photographs of the Cleveland Metroparks," over 100 photos representing 9 of Cleveland's Metroparks, Ohio's oldest park district.

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New in Cleveland Memory! "The Photograph Albums of Glenallen"

A side view of Glenallen
A side view of Glenallen (1915-1945). View image.

Glenallen, also known as Glen Allen, was the Cleveland Heights estate of Elisabeth Severance Allen Prentiss built in 1914. Known for its landscaping, which included a Japanese Garden with a goldfish pond and a Korean Pavilion shipped directly from Korea, the interior of the estate featured inlaid oak floors, marble fireplaces, fine art, and a carved mahogany woodwork.

See gracious living at its finest captured by photographer Clifford Norton in this digital representation of this rare twin-volume book of hand-mounted photographs, The Photograph Albums of Glenallen.

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See Images of Churches Affected By the Cleveland Diocese's Announcement in Cleveland Memory

The parish church is the anchor for many of Cleveland's ethnic neighborhoods. The Cleveland Diocese's announcement that they would close or merge 52 parishes by June 30, 2010 (pending appeal) will impact Cleveland and area communities as many venerable churches, witness to countless masses, baptisms, weddings, and funerals, may close their doors forever.

Cleveland Memory has images of many of the churches affected by this announcement.

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Cleveland Memory Featured in the Sun Press

Sun Press article online

The Cleveland Memory Project's recent partnership with Cleveland Heights/University Heights to digitize some 700 of their historic images and make them available on the Web via the CMP website is the subject of an article in the March 12th issue of the Sun Press.

The resulting website, Cleveland Heights & University Heights, Ohio: A Collection of Historic Images, debuted last fall with plans to add several hundred more images this spring.

Read the article online

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Cleveland Memory Gears Up for 25th Anniversary of "A Christmas Story"

Higbee's Santa, 1955
Higbee's Santa, 1955. View image.

The Cleveland Memory Project is gearing up for the 25th anniversary celebration in Cleveland this week of the holiday movie favorite "A Christmas Story" by sharing with you some vintage images of one of the film's locations, Higbees Department Store.

Also of interest for the season is Cleveland's Golden Age of Downtown Shopping where you can see photos of Christmas decorations and window displays from other downtown department stores, the famous Sterling Linder-Davis trees, and Mr. Jingeling.

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New Outdoor Ice Rink in University Circle Prompts Look at Ice Skating Images in Cleveland Memory

Skating in Lakewood
Ice skating in Lakewood. View image.

According to a recent Plain Dealer article, "Outdoor ice skating returns to University Circle", but in this case it's on synthetic ice.

See photos of Greater Clevelanders skating on the real thing from the Cleveland Memory Project.

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See World War I Cartoons by Roy Grove in Cleveland Memory

Cartoon of soldier on a ship
World War I cartoon of a soldier on a ship.
View image

Roy Grove was a cartoonist for the news syndicate Newspaper Enterprise Association from 1917 through the mid-1920's. Covering Europe during World War I, he captured the every-day life of the American soldier away from home for readers of NEA's 326 daily newspapers in the United States, including the Cleveland Press. After the war, Grove went on to cover sports for the same news syndicate.

The Roy Grove Cartoon Collection, donated to Special Collections in the Cleveland State University Library by the Gardner family, contains 64 images of cartoons drawn by Grove in both of these genres.

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Cleveland Memory News: 2 New Oral Histories Just Added to Ethnic Women of Cleveland

Ethnic Women of Cleveland logo

Two new oral histories have just been added to the Cleveland Memory Project's Ethnic Women of Cleveland series.

You can now listen to Ann Hankavich talk about her early childhood in the Urkaine, her emigration to Canada and her life in Cleveland after marrying her husband.

Ilona Palasic's story is a little different. Growing up as a second generation American in Cleveland, she speaks about growing up in the Hungarian neighborhood on Buckeye Road.

You can listen to these accounts and more as these eastern European women share their experiences of becoming Americans in Cleveland. Find out more about Ethnic Women of Cleveland.

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Cleveland Memory Pays Tribute to Herb Score, 1933-2008

Herb Score in the control booth

Herb Score pitched for the Cleveland Indians from 1955 to 1959, twice making the American League All-Star team and leading the league in strikeouts.

After his playing days were over, Score was a member of the Indians broadcasting team from 1964 until his retirement in 1997. Herb Score will be remembered, and fondly, as long as there are baseball fans in Cleveland.

View images of Herb Score.

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New in Cleveland Memory! "Feeding Cleveland: Urban Agriculture"

Cleveland Public School students

The Cleveland Memory Project has just added a new web exhibit!

Dedicated to the urban gardeners and farmers of Cleveland, Feeding Cleveland: Urban Agriculture is a joyous look at those who "toil in the soil" - from the relief workers during the Great Depression, citizens in their victory gardens during WWII and children in school-sponsored horticulture programs, to the modern-day enthusiasts and entrepreneurs in community and market gardens.

The image at the right is of Cleveland Public School students Marcella Rickets
(left) and Irvina Knight (right), July 1929. View a larger version of the image.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-06 15:37:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

New in Cleveland Memory!

Screenshot of new Cleveland Memory website

Today Cleveland, Ohio is recognized internationally as a leader in diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Our Cleveland Clinic has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for cardiac care by U.S. News and World Report every year since 1995.

With its new web exhibit, Cleveland: Pioneer in Cardiac Care, Cleveland Memory takes a look back to the 1950s when great strides made in area hospitals and other medical facilities first brought Cleveland to the forefront of cardiac care .

... And while you're visiting Cleveland Memory, be sure to note the new website design!

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Polish Americans of Cleveland Exhibit in Special Collections

Now on display in Special Collections are photographs of Polish Americans of Cleveland in celebration of Polish American Heritage Month. The exhibit includes photographs of the Polish Cultural Garden and Cardinal Karol Wojtyla's (Pope John Paul II) visit to Cleveland in 1969.

The photographs will be on display until November 7, 2007. For more information about Polish Americans of Cleveland, visit http://www.clevelandmemory.org/polish/.

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-CPL@CSU-

CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY'S WRITERS & READERS SERIES KICKS OFF WITH JIMMY SANTIAGO BACA

Poet and author Jimmy Santiago Baca will tell his compelling story to at Cleveland Public Library this Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Baca had a troubled childhood and was a runaway at the age of thirteen. He was arrested on drug charges and served time in a maximum security prison, where he learned to read and write.. He has since gone on to publish 10 volumes of poetry, a collection of short stories, a novel, a memoir, a children's book, and two collections of stories for adolescents. He has devoted his life to writing and teaching others to overcome conflict in their lives, conducting hundreds of writing workshops in prisons, schools, community centers, libraries, and universities throughout the country.
The Cleveland Public Library's Writers & Readers series showcases the Library's role in promoting books and reading to the Greater Cleveland Community. All Cleveland Public Library Writers & Readers events are FREE and open to the public.


Where: Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
Corner of East 6th and Superior.

When: Saturday, September 24
2:00 p.m.

Cleveland Public Library is the place for all Clevelanders to dream, create and grow. CPL serves four million patrons annually at 28 branches across the city, lending more than 6.5 million items from a collection of more than 10 million. CPL's library services are also available at the Public Administration Library in City Hall, "The People's University on Wheels" Bookmobile, Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, and the On the Road to Reading literacy van. CPL is the home for the Ohio Center for the Book, CLEVNET library cooperation, and KnowItNow24x7 virtual reference service.


For more information about Cleveland Public Library, please visit cpl.org.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-09-22 09:19:40. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU.

Start Fresh @ Cleveland Public Library

September is "fine free" with a "no questions asked" amnesty period at Cleveland Public Library. You remove the embarrassment and fear of paying large fines as obstacles to the return of long-overdue materials. Materials returned need to be in good condition; no questions will be asked nor fines charged.

The purpose of the amnesty is to promote the return of needed Library materials, to promote the increased use of the Library, and to prepare patrons for a materials recovery program set to begin in October. The amnesty does not include overdue fines still on record from previously returned materials.

For patrons who owe fines or fees on previously returned materials, we will make it easy for you to START FRESH. Pay 50% of the balance, and the remaining 50% will be waived, with the exception of lost items that belong to other CLEVNET libraries and process fees from other CLEVNET libraries.

For questions about the "Start Fresh" amnesty rules, please contact the Lending Department at Main Library: (216) 623-2872.

Click here for more information.

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Join CPL for "Forged in Fire: The Jefferson Collection at the Library of Congress"

Join CPL for "Forged in Fire: The Jefferson Collection at the Library of Congress," a special presentation by Mark Dimunation, Chief of Rare Book and Special Collections for the Library of Congress. This program will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cleveland Public Library Auditorium, Louis Stokes Wing, 325 Superior Avenue.

Click here for more information.

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Music at CPL Main: Carol Dieball, marimba

"Music at Main" continues in 2010! The Fine Arts Department is pleased to present marimba player and Cleveland State University graduate Carol Dieball on January 23rd, 2010 at 2pm in the 3rd floor lobby of the Main Library building (325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44114). Ms. Dieball will perform solo marimba works by Mitchell Peters, J.S. Bach, Keiko Abe, Evelyn Glennie, Kevin Bobo, and Matthias Schmitt. This program is free and open to all ages. For more information call 216-623-2848. Please join us for this intimate and entertaining concert.

For more information, click here

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Events @ CPL this Week

Check out the great events at Cleveland Public Library DOWNTOWN at Main Library - FREE and open to the public! For more information call 215-623-2848

Thursday October 29, 2009 @ 6pm, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium - Spectrum: The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues presents Civic Design & Inspired Infrastructure featuring Steven Litt as moderator with guests Alex Washburn & Fred Salvucci - http://www.cpl.org/?q=node/2321
Saturday October 31st, 2009 at 2pm - Music at Main featuring the Oberlin Bassoon Quartet, in the Fine Arts Dept. 3rd floor of the Main Library - http://www.cpl.org/finearts/?q=node/237

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Concert at CPL

On March 7th, 2009 at 2pm the Fine Arts Department will present Javier González, piano (faculty member at The Beck Center and Baldwin Wallace Conservatory) and Gabriela Martínez, soprano (member of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus) performing music from Spain and Latin America.

The recital will be on the 3rd floor lobby of Main Library (325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44114).
Please join us for an afternoon of music in the beautiful Main Library.

This recital is free and open to all ages. For more information call 216.623.2848 or visit http://www.cpl.org/finearts.

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Pianist Nathan Carterette to perform at Cleveland Public Library

The Fine Arts Department at Cleveland Public Library is pleased to present a recital of Johann Sebastian Bach's momumental Goldberg Variations performed by pianist Nathan Carterette on November 8th, 2008 at 2PM. The recital will take place on the 3rd floor lobby of Main Library (Fine Arts and Special Collections) and will last approximately an hour. This recital is free and open to all ages!

Click here for more information.

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Friends of the Cleveland Public Library: Upcoming Sales

The Friends of CPL will be having the following sales:

Used Book Sale October 26 - 30, 2008
VHS Tape Sale November 17 - 19, 2008

Click here for more information.

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Ever want to be a writer?

Is it true that everyone has a good book in them...just waiting to be written? If you are a writer or know someone who is a writer, you and they won't want to miss Thursday night at the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium at 6:00 p.m.

You will hear a panel discussion, brought to CPL by Literary Ventures Fund. LVF grants both funds and expertise to support small presses, book by book. You will hear author Stephen Shem, LVF founder and director Jim Bildner, LVF director of publicity Mary Bisbee-Beek, and owner of our local Mack's Backs Bookstore discuss "Could Fitzgerald or Hemingway Get Published Today ?"


For more information contact Tena Wilson, Public Relations Director, Interim at 216-623-2955

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Politics & Propaganda: Designing the President

Spectrum: The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues presents Politics & Propaganda: Designing the President featuring Donna Brazile (CNN) & Frank Rich (NY Times) and moderated by Dan Moulthrop (WCPN). This event will be held on Monday, October 6, 2008 @ 6pm in the Cleveland Public Library Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium. It is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited. To reserve tickets call 216-621-5330 or email contactus@clevelandpublicart.org before Sept. 24, 2008.

Click here for more information.

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New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

May 2008-Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

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New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

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Cleveland Public Library, Issue 2 on March 4 Ballot

Cleveland Public Libray partners with the CSU Library to provide leisure reading material for faculty and students. Cleveland Public Library is putting a replacement Levy (Issue 2) on the ballot in the Primary Election to be held on March 4, 2008. This is not a new tax and its passage is critical to maintaining current library service.

For more information about Issue 2, refer to the Cuyahoga County website at http://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/ and click on the link posted on that page.

To learn more about the CPL@CSU collection, click here

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Pangea percussion ensemble to perform in the Fine Arts Department at CPL

Pangea will perform Bewaa (recreational), Bine (funeral), and Bagr Bine (sacred) music of the Dagara people, ritual drumming of the Ewe People, recreational drumming of the Ga people, and ceremonial music of the Baganda people. Please join us at 3pm on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 in the Fine Arts Department at CPL!

Click here for more information.

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Taking a trip abroad this summer? Always wanted to learn a foreign language?

Check out the new foreign language materials in the CPL@CSU collection. There is a collection of several audio CDs that will give you an introduction to different languages for your big trip or get you started on your goal. Languages include Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.

Click here for the list of CDs.

In addition to the CDs, there are several books and magazines written in Arabic.

Be sure to check them out!

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New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

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New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

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New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

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New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

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New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

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New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

Check out the lastest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

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Harry Potter is HERE

Check out the latest books and audio CDs, including the new Harry Potter book in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

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New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

Check out the latest books and audio CDs in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

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ATTN: CSU Students! We Want to Know What You Think! You Could Win Viking Cash

Win Viking Cash

Come to the Michael Schwartz Library and use the Voting Booth to answer one question and you will be entered to win $10 in Viking Cash.

Each person may vote only once. Three winners will be randomly selected at the end of the question period. Winners will be notified by their CSU email account.

The Voting Booth is located to the left of the User Services desk as you come into the Library.

COME IN & VOTE NOW!


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Celebrate National Library Week April 13-19, 2014

NLW 2014 logo
National Library Week Celebration Kick-off
Monday April 14, 2014 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Library Connection Lounge, 1st floor
Join us as we kick-off National Library Week. Play Plinko for Prizes for a chance to win a t-shirt and more. There will also be refreshments.
National Library Workers' Day
Tuesday April 15, 2014
NLWD is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
School of Library and Information Science at KSU Information Table
Wednesday April 16, 2014 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Library Connection Lounge, 1st foor
Explore career opportunities in Library and Information Science. A representative from Kent State University will be here to answer your questions.
Laura Taxel
Local Authors Book Talk Series: Laura Taxel
Wednesday April 16, 2014 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
RT 503
Join award-winning journalist and author as she provides an engaging discussion and presentation about her book, Cleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking. To sign up, call 216-875-9734 or email b.i.loomis@csuohio.edu.
Student Focus Group
Thursday April 17, 2014 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
RT 503
We want to know what you think. Join us for FREE pizza and let us know what type of events you would like to see at the Library. Email a.smeraldi@csuohio.edu to sign up.

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LearningExpress Library Has New Interface

LearningExpress Library has a new interface, LearningExpress Library 3.0, that replaces its current website. Return users for LearningExpress Library and for Job & Career Accelerator will need to create new accounts for the new system, since accounts that were set up with LearningExpress Library 2.0 will no longer work with version 3.0.

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion - Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks March 26, 2014 at 3:00 in RT 503

Book cover for aleb's Crossing

Michael Schwartz Library
1860 East 22nd Street
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Cleveland State University
Free and open to the general public
Refreshments

Join the Friends to discuss Caleb's Crossing by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks, who takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College.

About the book
The narrator of Caleb's Crossing is Bethia Mayfield, growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans. Restless and curious, she yearns after an education that is closed to her. As often as she can, she slips away to explore the island's glistening beaches and observe its native Wampanoag inhabitants. At twelve, she encounters Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the tow forge a tentative friendship that draws each in the world of the other. Bethia's minister father tries to convert the Wampanoag, awakening the wrath of the tribe's shaman, against whose magic he must test his own beliefs. One of his projects becomes the education of Caleb, and a year later, Caleb is in Cambridge, studying Latin and Greek among the colonial elite, There, Bethia finds herself reluctantly indentured as a housekeeper and can closely observe Caleb's crossing of cultures. In Caleb's Crossing, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure (Penguin Books). A New York Times bestseller.
All are welcome!

For more information, call 216-875-9734.


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Meet Local Author Laura Taxel on April 16: includes book signing

Laura Taxel

The Friends of the Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Laura Taxel, who will visit CSU on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Library, Rhodes Tower, Room 503. Laura Taxel is an award-winning journalist and author and she will provide an engaging discussion and presentation about the Market and her three year odyssey of researching and writing Cleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking, coauthored with Marilou Suszko. Her book chronicles the history of one of the oldest municipally-owned and-operated retail food markets in America. Using stories, memories and photos, she takes readers on a tour of the building, into the lives of vendors and shoppers, and give them a deeper, richer understanding of the foods, traditions, and rituals that are part of the Market culture. Book signing opportunity.

Refreshments from the West Side Market will be served.

Call 216-875-9734 to register for this free event.

More National Library Week Events!

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Raising the Visibility of Elmer Brown and the Monumental Cleveland Murals

Raising the Visibility of Elmer Brown and the Monumental Cleveland Murals
Presentation: Wendy Partridge, Paintings Conservator, ICA-Art Conservation

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cleveland State University
Student Center Ball Room, 3rd floor
Reinstallation of mural in the Student Center Ballroom

In observance of African American History month, Wendy Partridge will speak on the history and conservation treatment of two monumental murals by African American artist Elmer Brown (1909-1971). The murals were commissioned in 1940 for one of the first housing projects in the United States under the auspices of the WPA's Federal Arts Project. When their original building was demolished, these important murals were saved in a highly creative collaboration between the Housing Authority and Cleveland State University. They are now on public view in a highly prominent location in the Ballroom of the Student Center at CSU.

The talk will focus on Elmer Brown and the history of the murals in the context of the federal arts program in Cleveland, where a number of African American artists far exceeded the national average. It will also address the complicated deinstallation, conservation treatment, and reinstallation of the murals by the ICA.


The presentation will be given in the Student Center Ballroom (3rd floor) at Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, on Wednesday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m. This program is free and open to the public and is provided as part of ICA's Education and Outreach initiative, which is funded in part by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and the Ohio Arts Council. It is hosted by Cleveland State University's Michael Schwartz Library, History Department, and the Black Studies Program.


About the presenter

Wendy Partidge at workWendy Partidge at work in the lab.

Wendy Partridge has a graduate degree in Paintings Conservation with an M.A. in art history from the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. Prior to working for the ICA, she had internships and fellowships at the National Gallery, Washington, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is a professional associate of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and served for two years as chair of the AIC Paintings Specialty Group. She enjoys the community engagement and teaching opportunities afforded by working at a non-profit regional conservation lab. She is also the coordinator of the letterpress studio at Zygote Press in Cleveland.

An exhibit, The History of Elmer Brown Murals, will be on display in the Michael Schwartz Library from February 21 through March 31.

For more information, call 216-875-9734 or email b.i.loomis@csuohio.edu



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Read-In Day to Celebrate Writing By and About Women: Sign up to read your favorite passage

National Women's History Month logo
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Noon - 1:00 pm
Read-In Day to Celebrate Writing By and About Women
Location: Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor east

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Michael Schwartz Library, in conjunction with the English Department, the Common Reading Program, and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, is hosting a Read-In Day from Noon to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 25th.

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 First Year Students enrolled in ASC 101 Introduction to University Life, 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, Department of English, at 216-687-2563 to discuss your selection and to schedule a time (limited to 5 minutes). Sign up today!


First Year Students please register here

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.

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SYSTEMS ALERT : Library Services Restored

Scholar is back online. Access to Electronic Course Reserves and the Research databases from off-campus has been restored as well as the ability to search Scholar and request materials from OhioLINK.

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SYSTEMS ALERT : Unscheduled Disruption of Library Services

Due to unforeseen circumstances, services provided by Scholar are currently unavailable. Until the situation as been resolved, the following services will be affected:

  • You will be unable to search for Library materials using SCHOLAR.
  • You will be unable to access materials on Electronic Course Reserve.
  • You will be unable to access the Research Databases from off campus.
  • You will be unable to request materials from OhioLINK.

We are working to restore services as soon as possible.

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Bus Excursion to James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor: March 14

A view of Lawnfield
(Photo copied under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License)
Register today for the Friends of the Library Second Annual Spring Break BUS EXCURSION: MARCH 14, 2014!

Join the Friends of the Library for their bus excursion from Cleveland to the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, located in Mentor Ohio on Friday, March 14, 2014, during CSU's spring break. You can take a guided tour of the home Garfield acquired in 1876; explore the Visitor Center, a restored carriage barn built in 1894; or walk the tranquil park grounds. Lunch will follow at a local restaurant, which includes a discussion of Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and Murder of a President by Candice Millard, and more.


Fee: $40 (does not include cost of lunch
Choice of pickup locations:

  • 9:00 a.m. at Lakefront Lines (secure free parking), 13315 Brookpark Road, Brook Park, Ohio

  • 9:35 a.m. at Cleveland State University, 2101 East 21st Street, Cleveland, between Chester and Euclid Avenues (wait for the bus in the vestibule/enclosed stairwell attached to the parking garage--NOTE THIS NEW LOCATION

The bus will return to both locations before 5:00 p.m.

REGISTER today! Call 216-875-9734 for more information.


See the James A. Garfield Collection at Hiram College on ClevelandMemory

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Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs: 1870-1982 in EngagedScholarhip@CSU

Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs: 1870-1982 in EngagedScholarship@CSU

2 Gentleman of Verona, 1979 Tom Hanks in Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1979.

Cleveland Press Shakespeare Photographs: 1870-1982, a collection of more than 400 publicity photographs depicting scenes from stage productions, motion pictures, and televised productions can now be found in EngagedScholarship@CSU, a showcase for research and creative output of Cleveland State University.

While most of the images in the new digital gallery are William Shakespeare's plays, other derivative or non-Shakespearean period productions such as Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate and George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra are also incorporated.

2 Gentleman of Verona, 1979 From a production of Romeo & Juliet at the Great Lakes Exposition, 1936.

Regional production companies including Cleveland's Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, the Stratford Festival in Ontario Canada and others are represented. Notable actors and artists include Richard Burton, Katherine Cornell, John Gielgud, Rudolf Nureyev, Laurence Olivier, and Tom Hanks. The collection can be browsed by title, year of production, or by genre such as comedies, English histories, romances, Roman plays, and tragedies and can be used as primary resources for the study of theater or Shakespeare.

For more information, contact the Michael Schwartz Library's Special Collections at 216-687-2449.

CSU faculty, staff, or students who would like to add their scholarly works to, or learn more about, EngagedScholarship@CSU can contact Barbara Strauss, Assistant Director, Library Discovery Support Services, at b.strauss@csuohio.edu or 216-687-2362.

Credit: The Shakespeare Photographs: 1870-1982 Collection was originally developed by Lesley E. Jorbin, Librarian Emerita

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Can't Locate a Print Journal on the 4th Floor? Here's Help!

The Michael Schwartz Library is in the process of reorganizing its periodical collection. If you cannot find a print journal by title in our Print Journal Collection on the 4th floor:

  1. Check to see if the title is on this LIST. (The list will be updated daily)
  2. If listed, look at the the "Range Number Location" column to find your journal's location.
  3. Go to the 4th floor and find the corresponding range number. (Range numbers are clearly posted at the end of each range of shelves.)
  4. Find your journal there.

Still need help? Call User Services at (216) 687-2478.

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Friends of the Library Book Discussions & Events for Spring 2014

Book cover for Destiny of a Republic

Book Discussion for February

The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library continue their Book Discussion and Local Author Book Talk Series this spring. Join the Friends for a book discussion of Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and Murder of a President by Candice Millard on Wednesday February 19, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Library, Rhodes Tower, Room 503.

James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. This is an extraordinary account of his rise from poverty, the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy. Written by the bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard. (See below for more information about a James. A. Garfield Excursion on March 14).

Upcoming in March...

The Friends will meet again on March 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in RT 503 to discuss Caleb's Crossing. Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. In Caleb's Crossing, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure (Penguin Books). A New York Times bestseller.

Meet Local Author Laura Taxel in April

Laura Taxel

The Friends of the Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Laura Taxel, who will visit CSU on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Library, Rhodes Tower, Room 503. Laura Taxel is an award-winning journalist and author and she will provide an engaging discussion and presentation about the Market and her three year odyssey of researching and writing Cleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking, coauthored with Marilou Suszko. Her book chronicles the history of one of the oldest municipally-owned and-operated retail food markets in America. Using stories, memories and photos, she takes readers on a tour of the building, into the lives of vendors and shoppers, and give them a deeper, richer understanding of the foods, traditions, and rituals that are part of the Market culture. Book signing opportunity. Refreshments from the West Side Market will be served. Call 216-875-9734 to register for this free event.

Save the date for the Friends of the Library Second Annual Spring Break EXCURSION: MARCH 14, 2014!

The Friends of the Library are planning a James A. Garfield excursion on Friday, March 14, 2014, during CSU's spring break. Take a chartered bus from Cleveland to the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, located in Mentor Ohio. You can take a guided tour of the home Garfield acquired in 1876, explore the Visitor Center, a restored carriage barn built in 1894, or walk the tranquil park grounds. Lunch will follow at a local restaurant, which includes a discussion of Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and Murder of a President by Candice Millard and more.

REGISTER today! Call 216-875-9734 for more information.


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Library Hours for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Hours for the Michael Schwartz Library over the Thanksgiving Holiday are as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 27 ~ 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.*
  • Thursday, November 28 ~ CLOSED
  • Friday, November 29 ~ CLOSED
  • Saturday, November 30 ~ CLOSED
  • Sunday, December 1 ~ 2 pm - 10 pm

*Service is limited to the Library first and second floors only from 6 to 8 pm.

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EXHIBIT: The Destruction of the Polish Elite: Operation AB - Katyn

Book Cover for Destruction of the Polish Elite
The Michael Schwartz Library, in partnership with CSU's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Art Gallery, and Polish Studies Initiative, presents a historical exhibit, "The Destruction of the Polish Elite: Operation AB - Katyn" which sheds light on crimes perpetrated by the Third Reich and the Soviet Union at the beginning of World War II and poses questions about the scope of mutual cooperation between these regimes.

Discussion
Maria Szonert Binienda, President of the Libra Institute, will hold a discussion on this historical event on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm near the exhibit area on the first floor of the Library. The book, titled The Destruction of the Polish Elite: Operation AB - Katyn will be made available for free to attendees.

Exhibit
The exhibit is divided into several thematic blocks. The first depicts the Soviet-German political and military alliance in the years 1939-1941, as well as the joint invasion of Poland, its partition and occupation, during which the cooperative powers introduced their destructive policy towards the citizens of the conquered country. The next sections present the two notorious criminal operations of 1940, first the Massacre in the Katyn Forests, and then the AB Operation*. Exhibit panels reconstruct preparations for the crimes, their course and the major culprits. The exhibit also presents profiles of several victims, including families that fell victim to both aggressors. Finally, the exhibit looks at the big picture of these operations, depicting their geographical range and documenting the lack of punishment for the vast majority of the Third Reich and the USSR officers responsible for these crimes.

This traveling exhibit was prepared by the Public Education Office of the Institute of National Remembrance, Poland and was made available to Cleveland State University by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago. It is located in the Michael Schwartz Library, first floor east, and is open during regular library hours. It will be displayed through November 21, 2013.

*At the beginning of 1940 Germany began preparing the Ausserordentliche Befriedungsaktion--Special Pacification Operation; Operation AB. In connection with the planned activities in the west of Europe, a decision was made to arrest and murder all those suspected of any links to Polish conspiracy. The extermination action was at its highest intensity from May to July 1940.
For more information about the exhibit or lecture, please call 216-875-9734.

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Math Emporium Grand Opening Celebration: November 19 @2:00

CSU Math Emporium logo
Join us for the Math Emporium Grand Opening Celebration on Tuesday, November 19 at 2:00 on the 2nd floor of the Michael Schwartz Library. The event will include a ribbon cutting, refreshments, and a demonstration of a new teaching approach that is changing the way students learn basic math.

The event is free but please register here.

The Math Emporium is a state-of-the-art learning center on the second floor of the Library (RT 230) where students can interact with adaptive MyMathLab Plus software and a highly skilled instructional team.

For more information, please call 216-875-9734.

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"Manry at Sea: In the Wake of a Dream" Octavofest event on October 29

Bob Manry aboard Tinkerbelle
Steve Wystrach, Director, Robert Manry Project, will present "Manry at Sea: In the Wake of a Dream," highlighting the remarkable story of the Clevelander who, in 1965, made a solo voyage across the Atlantic in his 13.5 foot sailboat, Tinkerbelle. The event, held in partnership with Octavofest and The Common Reading Experience, will be held on Tuesday, October 29 from noon to 1:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library.

The presentation will include footage from Wystrach's documentary film trailer, Tinkerbelle Sails the Atlantic, photos surrounding the epic voyage, and the tale of how one man realized his improbable dream. Following the presentation, guests can play the life-size board game "Atlantic Adventure Race Game," peruse the Library exhibit "Adventure on the Atlantic: One Man's Voyage" , and enjoy refreshments.

The event is free and open to the general community. First-year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life must register here to attend.
More in Messing About in Boats from the Cleveland Memory Project.

For more information on Octavofest exhibits, programs, and workshops throughout Cleveland, please visit http://www.octavofest.org or call 216-875-9734.


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Book Discussion/lecture: Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Subversive Sounds book cover

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Library
Rhodes Tower, room 503
Registration required

Dr. Charles Hersch, Chair and Professor, CSU's Political Science Department, will present a public lecture-discussion on his book, Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans. It probes the history of New Orleans, uncovering a web of racial interconnections and animosities that was instrumental to the creation of a vital American art form--jazz. Drawing on oral histories, police reports, newspaper accounts, and vintage recordings, Charles Hersch brings to vivid life the neighborhoods and nightspots where jazz was born.

To register, email Dr. Regennia N. Williams at r.williams@csuohio.edu, subject line "Subversive Sounds".

Ohio Humanities Council logo

The lecture and discussion are presented with the support of the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This event is in partnership with Octavofest: Celebrating the Book and Paper Arts.



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Copyright Basics: What you need to know to use copyrighted materials in your classes

Copyright Basics: What you need to know to use copyrighted materials in your classes

The Center for Teaching Excellence, in partnership with the Michael Schwartz Library, presents the first in a series of Copyright workshops for faculty on Tuesday, October 22 at noon in Main Classroom, room 103.

This workshop explores copyright from the standpoint of the consumer of information (in particular, educators)and how copyrighted information can be used in the classroom. Participants will learn what copyright is, it's purpose, the exclusive rights of the copyright holder and the limitation on those rights that allow use of protected materials. Participants will learn about the Fair Use Doctrine, how to determine if a use is fair use, and will be updated on recent legal cases involving use of copyrighted materials.

Register for this or future sessions by contacting cte@csuohio.edu.

November 5, 2013
Copyright and Multimedia Materials for the Classroom
noon - 1:00 pm
MC 103

This workshop will quickly review the purpose of the Copyright Law and then explore in more depth how that law provides for the use of multimedia materials such as images, films, music, etc., both in the face-to-face classroom and online instruction. The principle of "transformativeness" and how it applies to using copyrighted materials will be explored.

November 21, 2013
Copyright and Your Online Courses
noon - 1:00 pm
MC 101
In this workshop you will learn that the use of copyrighted materials differs depending upon how a course is delivered and why. The Copyright Law of 1976 allows a broader use of materials in face-to-face instruction than what is allowed in online courses. Learn how the Fair Use exemption may be more advantageous and allows greater use of copyrighted materials than the TEACH Act, which was specifically designed for distance education applications. Come and learn what approach Cleveland State University supports in regard to the use of copyrighted materials in online classes.


February 20, 2014
MC 103

Do You Own Your Intellectual Property? Author Rights, Creative Commons and Open Access Publishing
noon - 1:00 pm
Have you, as an author, ever signed over your intellectual property rights (copyright) to a publisher? Do you have to do that in order to get published in a prestigious journal? Come to this noon workshop to learn about Author Rights, Creative Commons Licenses, the Open Access movement, and CSU's Institutional Repository, EngagedScholarship@CSU. You have option that could benefit you and CSU! Register for this session by contacting cte@csuohio.edu.


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Octavofest event: Folding Book Art Workshop, October 22 at noon

examples of folding book art

Folding Book Art Workshop
October 22 at noon
Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor, east
Free and open to the general public


Celebrate Octavofest at the Library by creating folded book art. Books destined for recycling can be transformed by folding their pages to create voluminous and intriguing shapes. Examples can be seen in the Octavofest exhibit areas September 30 - October 31. A limited number of books will be available for folding and participants are welcome to bring books to fold. Call 216-875-9734 for details.

Octavofest: Celebrating the Book and Paper Arts
Join us in celebrating our region's active artist's community of book and paper innovators and our magnificent library and museum collections of fine and rare books. Join artists and book lovers to learn about our local rich resources and the exciting world of contemporary book and paper arts.


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Friends of the Library/Common Reading Experience Book Discussion - Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Life of Pi Books Cover

The Campus Community is invited to attend The Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library book discussion of Life of Pi by Yann Martel. This Booker Prize winning novel is at once a realistic, rousing adventure and a meta-tale of survival that explores the redemptive power of storytelling and the transformative nature of fiction. It will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., in the Library, RT 503. The event is in collaboration with the University's Common Reading Experience in which first-year students enrolled in ASC 101: Introduction to University Life participate. Carrie Love, lecturer, will lead the discussion. Refreshments will be served.

About the book: Pi Patel, the son of a zookeeper who has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. He sets sail from India to America aboard a Japanese cargo ship with his family and their zoo animals, but when the ship sinks, Pi escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain.

For more information, call 216-875-9734.


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Octavofest 2013 Events at the Michael Schwartz Library

Octavofest Logo

The Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University, 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 once again teamed up to present the 5th 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:

Exhibits: September 30, 2013 - October 31, 2013

  • "Adventure on the Atlantic: One Man's Voyage"
    Memorabilia surrounding the story of the smallest boat ever to cross the Atlantic nonstop.
  • "SLAM: Chapbooks as Bursts of Poetry"
    This exhibit includes examples of chapbooks from the Michael Schwartz Library collection to celebrate bursts of creativity as both literary works and lovingly crafted paper and book art. Items date from the early 1960s through present day.

Lectures / Discussions / Workshops

  • "Urban Education in Poetry"
    September 30, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, 1st Floor east
    An eclectic panel of speakers will discuss the evolution of poetry chapbooks, explore their significance to avant garde poets, and explain their continued importance as a means for talented, but not yet discovered, poets to make their works known.
  • "William X 2: A Poetry Reading"
    September 30, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
    Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, 4th Floor
    The Collister Hutchison Poetry Room
    The national book award winning poet William Billiter will read from his newest collection of poetry along with William D. Waltz, the 2012 winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's open book competition. They will also answer questions about getting your poems published in national journals and making your own journal and/or chapbook. Light refreshments and book signing.
  • "Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans"
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 pm
    Michael Schwartz Library (Rhodes Tower, 503)
    Registration required
    Dr. Charles Hersch, Chair and Professor, CSU's Political Science Department, will present a public lecture discussion on his book, Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans.
    If you register for the event by October 11, 2013, you will be entered into the drawing for a free copy of Dr. Hersch's book. Write to Dr. Regennia N. Williams at r.williams@csuohio.edu -- subject line "Subversive Sounds." Others are invited to read library copies, or purchase copies, and join the October and subsequent book discussions.
    The lecture and discussion are presented with the support of the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • "Folding Book Art" Workshop
    Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, 1st Floor east
    Bring your books to fold and transform into voluminous and intriguing shapes!

Find out more about Octavofest.


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Systems Alert: Access to Research Databases restored!

Access to the Library's Research databases from the Michael Schwartz Library website, Scholar, and Research Guides has been restored.

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Systems Alert: Access to Research Databases Temporarily Limited

Due to a hard-drive failure on our proxy server, access to the Research Databases via the Michael Schwartz Library website, Scholar and Research Guides is temporarily unavailable.

Please use the research databases available through OhioLINK at http://www.ohiolink.edu/resources.cgi until the problem is resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Changes on Sundays at the Michael Schwartz Library

Starting Fall 2013, the Michael Schwartz Library will be open from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays throughout the semester with the exception of Sunday, September 1, and October 13, when the Library will be closed. In addition, due to budget constraints, only the first floor of the Library will be open on Sundays. We encourage anyone needing books from the upper floors to request them by Friday morning in order to have them on the Holds Shelf on the first floor ttp://library.csuohio.edu/information/rules/borrowing.html#pickup

If you have any comments about how the Library can make the first floor more conducive for your needs on Sundays, please let us know here: http://library.csuohio.edu/forms/suggbox.html

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Change in Fees for Community Users

Effective July 1, 2013, the fee to become a Community User will be $50.00.

For more information about becoming a Community User, click here.

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Historical Checks from Huntington Bank on Display at the Library

A view of the Huntington display

Huntington National Bank will have 30 historical checks from their collection on display in the Michael Schwartz Library through the end of July. The checks were a gift from the late John Sherwin, a director of the former Union Trust Bank, which was acquired by Huntington Bank in the 1980s.

Dating back more than a century, several checks were personally written and signed by U.S. Presidents, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson to name a few. Also on display is the only check written by a female, Susan B. Anthony and checks by American literary greats such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, and Mark Twain (signed with his surname, Clemens). Lastly, in honor of Independence Day, a portion of the exhibit is dedicated to iconic figures in American History, including a few who had signed the Declaration of Independence.

The Exhibit is available during Library Summer Hours.

Huntington National Bank is now the official bank of Cleveland State University

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Celebrate National Library Week with a book sale, local author book talk and more.

Celebrate National Library Week
National Library Week will be observed April 14-20, 2013. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

The Michael Schwartz Library will host the following events in honor of National Library Week:
National Library Workers Day
Tuesday, April 16th
National Library Workers Day is a time to honor the contributions of all library workers, librarians, support staff, and others who make library services possible.

Explore Library Career Opportunities
Tuesday, April 16th 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1st floor of the Library
Explore career opportunities in Library and Information Science and Information Architecture and Knowledge Management. A representative from Kent State University will be at the Michael Schwartz Library to answer your questions. Stop by!

Banned Books Reading
Tuesday, April 16th 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
1st floor of the Library
Join us for short passages from books that have been banned or challenged. Exercise your right to free speech.

Book Sale
Wednesday, April 17th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1st floor of the Library
Get great deals on hardbacks and paperbacks at the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library book sale.

Friends of the Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk
Thursday, April 18th 12:00 p.m.
MC 304
New York Times bestselling author Mary Doria Russell will be here to discuss her book Doc.

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Banned Books Reading

Banned Books equals Banned Ideas

What's your favorite book? Has it ever been publicly challenged?

Come and read an excerpt of it at the
Banned Books Reading
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
12:00 to 1:00 P.M.
CSU Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor, east
Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the CSU Michael Schwartz Library in support of freedom of speech and National Library Week
Brown Bag Event

How to Participate
Submit your chosen literary passage in advance of the event to schedule your time on the microphone. Or, just come to 1 st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 during the common hour to hear the readings.

Interested in doing a reading, but not sure that you have ever read a banned book? Visit the Library's Intellectual Freedom web page for recent examples. Choose a short passage to read (or consider briefly discussing why a certain book or author was censored) then send your idea to Victoria Jarufe, Cleveland State student and member of Honors and Scholars Student Association at clevelandstateHSSA@gmail.com.

Exercise your right of free speech!

This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.


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Library Events for CSU Spring Open House 2013

Open HouseApril 6th

Coming to the big spring Open House at Cleveland State University on Saturday, April 6th? 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.

Register now to attend the Spring Open House, and we look forward to seeing you in the Michael Schwartz Library on April 6th!


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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 {Amazon.com).

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


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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!

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Read-In Day to Celebrate Writing by and about Women, March 20th--Invitation and Call for Reader

National Women's History Month logo

>>THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.<<
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 from 2:30 to 3:30 on Wednesday, March 20th.

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.

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EBSCO Scheduled System Maintenance Friday, February 22 - Saturday, February 23

EBSCO will be performing scheduled maintenance from Friday, 22 February at 11:00 PM to Saturday, 23 February at 3:00 AM Eastern Time on their e-journal full-text access servers.

Direct access to articles from EBSCO's linking services will be unavailable for the following list of publishers:

  • National League for Nursing
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists(ASHP)
  • Intellect Ltd.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)
  • College of Business and Public Affairs
  • e-Med
  • IUPAC
  • NRC Research Press

Only articles from these eight publishers (which accounts for a very small percentage of actual journal titles) accessed via A-to-Z TOC Browse, EJS, or SmartLinks+ will be affected.

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Scheduled Upgrade to ARTstor Saturday, January 26 - Sunday, January 27

Please be advised that ARTstor will be performing an upgrade to its systems beginning on Saturday, January 26th at 11:00 PM EST and concluding on Sunday, January 27th at 1:00 PM EST. While the upgrade is being performed, users will not have access to the ARTstor Digital Library.

If you do experience any difficulties, please clear the cache on your browser and restart your web browser. If you continue to experience difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact ARTstor User Services at userservices@artstor.org.

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Take a Gone With the Wind excursion on March 15 with Friends of the Library

Gone With the Wind book cover

The Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library are planning a Gone with the Wind excursion during CSU's spring break, on Friday, March 15, 2013. Take a chartered bus from Cleveland to Cadiz, Ohio, the birth place of Clark Gable, where you can spend the morning touring his birth home and museum, visiting the gift shop, or walking the museum grounds. Lunch will follow at a local restaurant, which includes a discussion of the epic novel of love and war and its film adaption, one of the most celebrated and popular movies of all time.

Tickets are $30 per person (does not include cost of lunch).

Pickup locations:

  • 8:00 a.m. at Lakefront Lines (secure parking), 13315 Brookpark Road, Brook Park, Ohio
  • 8:20 a.m. at Cleveland State University, 1860 East 22nd Street, Cleveland, between Chester and Euclid

The bus will return to Cleveland before 5:00 p.m.

The excursion is open to the CSU campus community, Friends of the Library, and the general public. Call 216-875-9734 or email b.i.loomis@csuohio.edu (subject: Gone With the Wind) by March 13 (extended from February 15) to reserve a seat. Limited Seating.

The Friends will also offer a free raffle of the two-disc 70th Anniversary Edition of Gone with the Wind during the trip. Winner must be present.

The 1936 Pulitzer-winning novel by Margaret Mitchell is available for checkout at the Michael Schwartz Library.

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Scheduled Maintenance on ARTstor Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Please be advised that ARTstor will be performing an upgrade to its systems on Wednesday, January 23 between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM EST. During this time, users will still be able to access the ARTstor Digital Library but may experience some slowness. If you do experience any difficulties, please clear the cache on your browser and restart your web browser. If you continue to experience difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact ARTstor User Services at userservices@artstor.org.

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Problems with OhioLINK Services

OhioLINK is performing emergency maintenance on one of their servers today, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Patrons may experience problems with several OhioLINK services during this maintenance, including the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center, OhioLINK List of Databases, E-Journal Finder, OhioLINK Member Libraries database, and the Contact a Librarian referral service.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-01-15 13:28:48. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

Expansion of the Adaptive Technology Lab is Underway

As visitors to the Michael Schwartz Library may have noticed lately, construction to expand the Adaptive Technology Lab on the first floor is well underway. Upon completion at the end of the month, the expanded lab will contain a wide variety of new hardware as well as facility improvements that will serve both students with disabilities and classes for demonstrations.

The new main lab will have four workstations and be large enough to accommodate Occupational Therapy lab classes. The current lab in RT103 will be repurposed as a quiet study room and dictation area and will house three workstations. The area north of that area will be converted into a room that will store assistive technologies and two Braille embossers.

Students needing to use the lab and the equipment during the construction should contact Jeff Dell, Assistive Technology Specialist, Disability Services at (216) 687-2141.

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New Ways to Search for Articles & Journals Online!

The Michael Schwartz Library now offers new ways to search for articles and journals from any Library web page. Use Article Search to retrieve articles from a multi-disciplinary selection of EBSCO databases. And use Journal A-Z List to find journals and periodicals in the WorldCat Knowledge Base.

Article Search replaces OhioLINK Quick Search and can be accessed either by using the search box under the "Articles" tab at the top of all of the Library's Web pages or by going to the Article Search Web page.

Article Search

The Journal A-Z List replaces Journal Finder and can be accessed either by using the search box under the "Journals" tab at the top of all of the Library's Web pages or by going to the Journal A-Z List Web page.

Journal Search

You will also find links to these two new resources on the Library homepage. Try them out and let us know what you think!


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Disruption of Some EBSCOhost Functionality Tuesday, Dec. 18th

Please note that for about three hours beginning at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 certain EBSCOhost functionality will be unavailable due to planned maintenance. Please note that EBSCOhost will continue to be available during this brief interval, however EBSCOhost with Navigator may experience intermittent interrupted access. Affected functionality will include:

  • Checkout and Download of eBooks
  • Alerts
  • Access to My EBSCOhost folder items or the ability to save items to personalized folders from session
  • RSS will be unavailable

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion Series, Author Visit & More

Book Covers

The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library presents its 2012/2013 Brown Bag Book Discussion Series. The discussions are free and open to the CSU campus and the general community. Call 216-875-9734 for more information. Mark your calendars and join the conversation!
Discussions begin at noon in Rhodes Tower 503.

  • Iron Heel by Jack London; Thursday, February 14, 2013
  • Doc by Maria Doria Russell; Thursday, March 21, 2013
  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, by Rachel Maddow; Thursday, April 4, 2013
Mary Doria Russell

Best seller Mary Doria Russell will visit CSU in the Spring
The Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Mary Doria Russell, who will visit CSU on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at noon in RT 503 to discuss her new fiction, Doc, which examines the Old West of Doc Holliday and Dodge City.

Mary Doria Russell

Gone With the Wind Excursion
Are you a Gone With the Wind enthusiast? If so, mark your calendar for Friday, March 15, 2013 for a one day excursion that will immerse you in all things Gone With the Wind! Take a chartered bus with the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library to Cadiz, Ohio, for a tour of the Clark Gable birthplace and museum, lunch, book and film discussion and more!

A nominal fee will be charged -- Details are forthcoming. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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Adoption's Hidden History: Featuring the Cleveland Debut of the Ann Fessler Film A GIRL LIKE HER

Michael Schwartz Library in partnership with the Adoption Network Cleveland presents "Adoption's Hidden History," featuring the Cleveland debut of Ann Fessler's documentary film, A GIRL LIKE HER, about women who surrendered their children to adoption in the 1950s and 1960s. Hear what they have to say about their experiences and the long-term impact on their lives. This free and open to the public program will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the CSU Main Classroom Auditorium,1899 East 22nd Street. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Free Registration

A panel discussion, including Ann Fessler; Dennis Goulden, Executive Producer of the Montage Film Collection; adoptee Betsie Norris, Founder of the Adoption Network Cleveland; and two birthmothers, will follow the showing of A GIRL LIKE HER and will be moderated by Evan Lieberman, Associate Professor, CSU School of Communication. The program concludes with a book signing of the nationally acclaimed book, The Girls Who Went Away, by Ann Fessler.

Preceding "Adoption's Hidden History" are 3 events to introduce Ann Fessler to the Cleveland community and to celebrate her work, including a Meet and Greet at Elements Bistro on Euclid, and a live interview on Around Noon with Dee Perry.

"I'm extremely excited to bring my film A GIRL LIKE HER to Cleveland where multiple connections exist between my film and the community," said Ann Fessler. "...I will have a chance to meet and personally thank several people from Cleveland who were of great assistance in locating and securing archival film footage necessary to the making of the film, including Glenda Thornton, Director of the Library and Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian. I will also have an opportunity to personally thank documentary filmmaker Dennis Goulden, who donated films he produced for the WKYZ Montage program to the library, and then generously allowed me to use footage from one of his films in my production."


About Montage Film Collection
Parts of "A Girl Like Her" include some footage from WKYC's award winning "Montage" series, which was produced from 1965 to 1979 by a special public affairs unit of WKYC-TV. This dramatic and professional film series focused on Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, emphasizing local history, personalities, and the contribution of Northeastern Ohio to the world. In 1980 the Montage series, consisting of more than 250 documentary films, was donated to Cleveland State University by NBC and Dennis Goulden, the Executive Producer. Fifty-three of those programs, formerly only available on 16-mm film and 3/4-inch videotape, have been digitized through the efforts of CSU's Michael Schwartz Library, and made available to a global audience. One of those powerful films, "I'll Never Get Her Back," about a woman who enters a maternity home in Cleveland to surrender her child for adoption will be shown from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and again after the program.

Adoption Network Cleveland

About the panelists

For more information call 216-875-9734 or visit Adoption's Hidden History.


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Coming Soon! Changes to Electronic Course Reserves

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Effective Spring Semester 2013, the Michael Schwartz Library and the C | M | College of Law Library will replace the current Electronic Course Reserve system.

This will necessitate the following important changes:
  • Electronic course reserve courses will now be password protected and accessible only to students currently enrolled in the course.
  • The current Electronic Course Reserve system will be phased out on January 11, 2013 and no longer accessible.

To prepare for this transition, we're asking faculty who plan on submitting electronic or paper Course Reserves for spring semester to do the following:

Review items in the present system and notify Course Reserve staff via email or phone by December 17, 2012 what materials you would like migrated to the new system. New course materials are being accepted as well. Course passwords will be provided to you upon receipt of your request.

For more information
For more information on the new system including faculty guidelines for submitting materials go to: http://researchguides.csuohio.edu/ecr

Joanne Cornelius
Electronic Course Reserve Supervisor, MSL
j.cornelius@csuohio.edu | 216-687-6954

Vern Morrison
Electronic Course Reserve Associate, MSL
v.morrison@csuohio.edu | 216-687-6929

Law Library faculty should contact:
Amy Burchfield
Head Access & Faculty Services, Law Library
a.burchfield@csuohio.edu | 216-687-6885

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Scheduled Disruption of Library Services Today, Friday, Nov. 2nd

Due to a scheduled hardware repair, services provided by Scholar, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable from approximately 6:00 pm until 6:15 pm this evening, Friday, November 2nd.

The following services will be affected:

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Refworks & Copyright Workshops for Faculty

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), in partnership with the Michael Schwartz Library, offers a variety of workshops and discussions intended to help faculty at all levels of experience improve their instructional practices.

Register for any of these sessions by contacting the CTE: cte@csuohio.edu or call 216-687-5502 (email is preferred). Lunch is provided if the registration is received 2 days prior to any given workshop.

Image of lap-top plugged into the world
  • November 1, 2012
    21st Century Copyright Issues: Intro to Copyright
    Noon
    MC 103
  • November 6, 2012
    Refworks: Getting Citations into the Refworks Account
    4PM
    RT 502
  • November 8, 2012
    21st Century Copyright Issues: Copyright & Multimedia
    Noon
    MC 103
  • November 13, 2012
    Refworks: Using Write-N-Cite to Format Paper & Bibliography
    4PM
    RT 502
  • November 15, 2012
    21st Century Copyright Issues: Copyright & Your Online Course
    Noon
    MC 103
  • February 12, 2013
    Impact Factors & Citation Analysis
    Noon
    MC 103
  • February 26, 2013
    Refworks: Getting Citations into the Refworks Account
    4PM
    RT 502
  • February 28, 2013
    Who Owns Intellectual Property--Author Rights, Creative commons, and Open Access Publishing
    Noon
    MC 103
  • March 5, 2013
    Refworks: Using Write-N-Cite to Format Paper & Bibliography
    4PM
    RT 502

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Still Covering the City With Lines; d.a. levy @70

I have a city to cover with lines -- d.a. levy, from Cleveland Undercovers, 1966

It's hard to believe that famed Cleveland poet, publisher and artist d.a levy would have celebrated his 70th birthday this October 29th.

levy

Darryl Allen Levy was born on October 29, 1942 in Cleveland. In the early 1960s, levy (who then went by the name "d.a. levy") was a leader in Cleveland's small press and poetry scenes, writing and publishing his own work as well as that of his friends and contemporaries under his Renegade and Seven Flowers presses.

By the mid '60s levy began attending local poetry events around the city including the Fenn College Poetry Workshop series with CSU Poetry Center founder Lewis Turco. Intrigued by poetry readings he attended while visiting friends in New York City, levy initiated some of Cleveland's first free-forum coffeehouse readings. The Gate Coffeehouse in the basement of Trinity Cathedral across from Cleveland State University was the site of many such readings, one of which led to levy's arrest from a Nov. 15, 1966 reading there where he accepted and then read poetry submitted by juveniles. City officials deemed the work "obscene" and levy was charged with "contributing to the delinquency of minors."

This wasn't levy's first brush with the law over issues of censorship; the Asphodel Bookstore, run by levy's friend, bookseller Jim Lowell, was raided by Cleveland Police earlier in 1966. Several books and poetry materials including those of levy's were confiscated and never returned. Both levy and Lowell were charged with "possession and distribution of allegedly obscene literature." The case attracted national attention drawing supporters such as poet Allen Ginsberg and the musical group The Fugs who later came to Cleveland to perform at a benefit to aid in the duo's legal defense.

levy continued to create his own art and promote other poets and artists throughout the 1960s, leading the "mimeograph revolution" publishing Cleveland's premier alternative newspapers The Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle and The Marrahwannah Quarterly. Both showcased the works of local and national poets and artists. He responded to the cultural and political turmoil of the times by creating profound concrete and lyrical poetry often influenced by his interest in Buddhism and mysticsm.

Over time, levy became frustrated with a perceived lack of appreciation for his and others' poetry and art. Coupled with his plea of "no contest" for his earlier arrest in lieu of a prison sentence, levy's behavior grew increasingly erratic. In late 1968 he began to tell friends that he was "leaving Cleveland," and gave away or destroyed much of his poetry/art and personal belongings. Sadly, on November 24, 1968, levy took his own life. He was 26 years old.

The Michael Schwartz Library is committed to honoring his legacy by preserving and sharing his works and related resources on a global level. Over the past 10 years the Library's Special Collections has acquired and digitized hundreds of items by or about d.a. and presents them to the world on the d.a. levy collection in Cleveland Memory. The site is our way of continuing to "cover the city" and the world with his lines.

Happy birthday, d.a.! -- Joanne Cornelius, DPU/Course Reserves Coordinator, Michael Schwartz Library

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Get In the Picture on Snapshot Day October 10th!

Snapshot Day

The Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University is joining all types of libraries across the state to participate in Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries on Wednesday, October 10th to capture and share information about how important academic, public, school, and special libraries and library systems are to the state of Ohio.

Student in Library with Camera

On October 10th, The Michael Schwartz Library will compile statistics, patron comments, photographs, and other details representing a typical day at the library. The results collected and pictures taken at the Michael Schwartz Library will be added to those of other libraries across the state to raise awareness about the important role of libraries in Ohio.

See photos and more from last year's Snapshot Day.

About Snapshot Day State-Wide.

Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of Ohio Libraries is a project of the State Library of Ohio, the Ohio Library Council, OPLIN, the Academic Library Association of Ohio, OhioLINK, the Ohio Educational Library Media Association, and INFOhio.

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Octavofest 2012 Events at the Michael Schwartz Library

Octavofest Logo

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 fourth annualOctavofest, 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:

  • Music in the Library: Books, Records, CDs, Scores, Photo Archive and more!
    October 1 - October 31
    Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor
    See this display of selected books, CDs, records, music scores and photos from the Michael Schwartz Library.
  • Domesday
    October 1 - October 31
    Michael Schwartz Library, 3rd floor

    An exhibit containing Domesday books and maps depicting William the Conqueror's great survey of England of 1086. Available for viewing during regular library hours.

Be sure not to miss the following exhibitions in the new Art Gallery at Cleveland State University running through October 20th:

  • Jennie Jones: A Photographic Legacy for Cleveland State University
    South Gallery
    An exhibition of selected works by celebrated Cleveland photographer Jennie Jones.
  • Full-Time Studio Art Faculty Show
    North Gallery
    The first faculty group exhibition in 15 years featuring current full time art faculty.
  • Teaching Staff Exhibition
    Center Gallery
    Including works by past and present full and part-time teaching staff.

The Art Gallery at CSU is located at the Cowell and Hubbard Buidling at 1307 Euclid Avenue.

For information on Octavofest exhibits, programs, and workshops throughout Greater Cleveland, please visit Octavofest.org.

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Jennie Jones presentation at New CSU Art Gallery-- Saturday, September 22, 2012

Jennie Jones
Jennie Jones
Professional Architectural and Fine Art Photographer and Celebrated Author
Presenting
"Cleveland Inside/Outside"
Saturday, September 22, 2012
2:00 p.m.
The Galleries at Cleveland State University

Jennie Jones, celebrated author and photographer, will present a lively and illustrated lecture, "Cleveland Inside/Outside," Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the new Cleveland State University Art Gallery in conjunction with an exhibition of her selected works. Her art book, Cleveland: Inside/Outside: A Personal Photographic Journey (1981 - 2011), will also be available for purchase at the event. Join the Art Gallery for this visual odyssey through Cleveland.


For more information, visit www.csuohio.edu/artgallery.

The Galleries at Cleveland State University
1307 Euclid Avenue (in the Cowell and Hubbard Building near 14th Street)
Cleveland, OH
216-687-2103


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Cleveland Memory's "Beet Lady" Rose Thomas Featured in Poster for Archives Month in Ohio.

History Month Poster 2012

Every year in October, the Society of Ohio Archivists sponsors "Archives Month in Ohio" in order to bring awareness to the rich historical materials contained in the state's libraries, museums, and historical organizations. The theme for Archives Month 2012, "Peoples of Ohio," offers archival centers across Ohio an opportunity to feature the diverse groups and cultures that are or have been part of Ohio's population.

Rose Thomas

The 2012 Archives Month poster, designed by Tutti Jackson of the Ohio Historical Society, commemorates this theme by combining images contributed from 10 archives and libraries in the state to create a visual pastiche of Ohio's rich ethnic heritage. One of the photos featured on the poster is Cleveland Memory's own "beet lady," Rose Thomas as photographed in 1947 showing off her beets at the West Side Market. The photo is part of the Cleveland Press Collection in Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University.

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Friends of the Library 2012-2013 Book Discussions

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The Friends of the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library presents its 2012/2013 Brown Bag Book Discussion Series. The first discussion features Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston on Thursday September 13 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, room 503. The discussion is in collaboration with the Academic Conference titled "Watching God and Reading Hurston*," which celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the publication of Their Eyes Were Watching God, one of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature. Meet Conference Director and Associate Professor of History at CSU, Dr. Regennia Williams, who will lead the conversation.

Zora Neale Hurston's beloved 1937 classic is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston's masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published - perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature. Their Eyes Were Watching God has been included in the Library of Congress exhibition "Books That Shaped America" as it reflects "our nation's unique and extraordinary literary heritage."

Refreshments will be provided.
Please call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu for more information about the book discussion.

More in discussions in the series:

  • Iron Heel by Jack London: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at noon
  • Doc by Mary Doria Russell: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at noon
  • Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachael Maddow: Thursday, April 4 at noon

*"Watching God and Reading Hurston: An International Interdisciplinary Academic Conference" will be held from September 19 through 22, 2012 at Cleveland State University and is open to all CSU faculty, staff, and students as well as the general public. Early registration deadline is September 15, 2012 (Encouraged for those interested in attending full conference with meal functions). Walk-in Registration: September 15 - 22, 2012. For more information, please contact Dr. Regennia Williams, Conference Director and 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 at 216-523-7182 or r.williams@csuohio.edu.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion
Their Eyes Were Watching God
By Zora Neale Hurston
Discussion Leader: Dr. Regennia Williams, Associate Professor of History at CSU
Thursday, September 13, 2012
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Library
1860 East 22nd Street
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Cleveland
Free and open to the general public

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Introducing: Your Personal Librarian!

New and returning CSU faculty and students might not know that the librarians in the Michael Schwartz Library are all subject specialists and are available to help you with your subject-specific research or instruction — you could even think of your subject specialist as your Personal Librarian.

Screen shot of scheduler

So, who exactly is your Personal Librarian? To find out which subject specialist is right for you, visit our new Ask Your Personal Librarian web page. There you will find a listing of subject specialists, their areas of expertise, and several ways to contact them.

And to make it even easier, you can automatically schedule an appointment with your Personal Librarian, by clicking on the blue "Make an Appointment With..." button and opening up the online appointment scheduler. Available appointment times will be noted by a green square in the scheduler.

  • Click on the available time that's convenient for you.
  • Complete the short form.
  • Click on "Schedule Appt." button at the bottom of the form...
  • ...and then you're good to go!

Soon you will receive an email confirming your appointment. If you find that you need to cancel the appointment, use the cancellation link supplied to you in the confirmation. It's that simple.

Be sure to look for the link to "Ask Your Personal Librarian" in the green navigation bar at the right of every page on our website. We hope you take advantage of this service and let your Personal Librarian help you with your research or library instruction needs.

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Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian, 2012 Recipient of Herrick Memorial Award

Jill Herrick and Bill Barrow
Bill Barrow (right) receives Herrick Award from Jill Herrick (left).

Friday, July 20, 2012, was the 216th anniversary of the founding of Cleveland and the Early Settlers Association of the Western Reserve, and they held an annual celebration on Public Square at 11:00 a.m. with their traditional ceremony in front of Moses Cleaveland's statue. During the festivities, they presented their Herrick Memorial Award, given annually since 1981 for promoting Cleveland, to William C. Barrow for his work with the highly-collaborative Cleveland Memory Project at the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library.

The award plaque reads:

In his role as Special Collections Librarian at the Cleveland State University Library, Bill Barrow has been energetically promoting the history of Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio for over a decade. Special Collections is home of the huge, popular Cleveland Press Collection, from Cleveland's former afternoon daily newspaper, and supports the work of hundreds of students, authors, historians, genealogists, and the media with its emphasis on access and use. It also provides most of the photographs and other materials that are digitized and offered on-line through the Library's Cleveland Memory Project.

Cleveland Memory is a highly collaborative collection of historical resources offered freely on the Web. Built since 2002 by the efforts of library school practicum students, dedicated volunteers and the staff of area libraries, historical societies and governmental agencies, who are trained and supported by the library's professional staff, Cleveland Memory is both a terrific window in the Northeast Ohio community's history and a way for its citizens to participate in its construction. It is regionalism in action for our local citizens and a way for far-flung Clevelanders everywhere to stay connected with their hometown. As the Cleveland Memory Project's co-founder, team leader and public spokesman, Bill Barrow is receiving this Herrick Memorial Award for 2012.

Early Settlers' Association of the Western Reserve, Herrick Award
William C. Barrow: w.barrow@csuohio.edu (216)687-6998


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Scheduled Disruption of Library Services Tuesday Morning, July 10th

Due to a scheduled software upgrade, services provided by Scholar, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable from approximately 8:00 am until 10:00 am on Tuesday morning, July 10th.

The following services will be affected:

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The Cleveland Memory Project Marks a 10-Year Milestone

The Cleveland Memory Project celebrates its tenth annivesary this year and to mark this milestone, we offer a glimpse back to the project's inception and the people who made it possible:

Screenshot of the CMP homepage from June 2002
Screenshot of the CMP homepage from June 2002

The Cleveland Memory Project was launched in 2002 after the Cleveland State University Library purchased a license for the CONTENTdm image database from Washington State University to organize and present its growing collection of digitized local history images. Needing an introductory page and place for the search and browse functions to be accessed, the Library decided to centralize all its local history web efforts there and named it The Cleveland Memory Project.

Those local history web efforts date back to 1996, when Bill Barrow, then Project Archivist on the Cleveland Union Terminal Collection, learned html coding and started creating web sites for the Cleveland Union Terminal Collection, the Cleveland Press Collection and others. Another such site was the Cleveland Digital Library, created to provide links to both digital content about greater Cleveland history on the web and to the home pages of local institutions dealing with history. Shortly thereafter, University Archivist Bill Becker started the Yesterday's Lakewood site, the first and largest of our community-collaboration sites.

By late 2000, it was apparent that the Library's electronic local history efforts needed a new approach. The practice of creating separate html pages that combined text with embedded images was proving too awkward, especially when changes were needed across the site. The late Professor Walter Leedy, who was then allowing the Library to digitize his substantial postcard collection, urged us to obtain a database for serving up the images.

Library Systems Head Bruce Jeppesen investigated the possibilities and recommended CONTENTdm as being both affordable and flexible enough to export the data elsewhere, should it prove insufficient. He also recommended obtaining the domain names ClevelandMemory.org, -.com and -.net. The Library's Management Team, in particular, Library Director Glenda Thornton and Collection and Database Management Head, Henry York, approved the Cleveland Memory project on November 27, 2000.

The Library obtained a CONTENTdm license in 2001. Working together the Library's Coordinator of Information Access and Organization, Michael Boock, web designer Donna Stewart, Database Maintenance Supervisor Joanne Cornelius, Systems programmer Russ Rucky and others, created the architecture for the new site and launched it in April 2002. Those early months and years saw Cleveland Memory go from a few dozen visitors a day to the thousands currently accessing our digital collections, but those early days were exciting. — Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library

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New Library Hours for Summer Semester

Michael Schwartz Library hours beginning Monday, June 4 through August 10, 2012

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. (new closing time)
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

Exceptional Days
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day.......CLOSED

Visit http://library.csuohio.edu/information/hours.html for more information on the Library's hours.


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Bill Barrow, Cleveland Memory, Receive Recognition from the Society of Ohio Archivists

Bill Barrow with SOA Award
Bill Barrow with SOA merit award plaque.

Bill Barrow, Special Collections Librarian at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University, was recognized for his work with the Cleveland Memory Project and Ohio's Heritage Northeast by the Society of Ohio Archivists at their annual conference on Friday, May 18, 2012.

Bill was one of two recipients of the SOA's merit award, which is annually presented to individuals or organizations that have "by excellence in deeds, actions, or initiatives improved the state of archives in Ohio over the past year." Angela O'Neal, Director of Collections Services for the Ohio Historical Society, was also recognized with a merit award for her outstanding service to the Society of Ohio Archivists and for promoting archives within Ohio.

At the 2012 SOA conference, Bill was presented with a plaque that reads:

William C. Barrow, Special Collections Librarian at Cleveland State University (CSU), is given this award in recognition of his efforts in founding and directing the Cleveland Memory and Ohio's Heritage Northeast Projects. Together with the hard work and dedication of numerous colleagues and volunteers, the projects have flourished and provided a rich portal of the area's heritage. Preceded by the Cleveland Digital Library, the Cleveland Memory Project features a trove of rich documentation that links an array of collections and subject topics from across the Cleveland metropolitan area. Through its leadership in this field regionally, the CSU Library has also provided the server for a broad Ohio's Heritage Northeast platform that links universities, colleges, and a number of public libraries with historical photographs.

For his on-going leadership of and involvement with these inspiring programs, it is fitting that the Society of Ohio Archivists presents Bill Barrow with a 2012 SOA Merit Award.

In his acceptance speech, Bill pointed out that the Cleveland Memory Project is highly collaborative and that he was accepting on behalf of the hundred-plus people who have contributed to its success since 2002, naming people in the Michael Schwartz Library and recognizing three contributors in the audience from area public libraries and non-profits who have helped to build Cleveland Memory.

"We form collaborations to build Cleveland Memory," Bill said, "but it is just as important to us that Cleveland Memory provides the opportunity to build collaborations in the NE Ohio region." Cleveland Memory, therefore, is one important way that Cleveland State University engages the community.

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Exhibit--Shirley Graham: Citizen of the World

Engaged Student Research:
Shirley Graham: Citizen of the World
Exhibit in the Michael Schwartz Library
1st floor
Through May 31, 2012

Shirley Graham

It began as an assignment to introduce dramaturgical research to students in ENG 347/547: African American Women Playwrights. The play to be researched was I Gotta Home, by Shirley Graham (DuBois), performed in Cleveland by the Charles Gilpin Players at Eldred Hall in 1939. Work in our Special Collections led one student to Tom-Tom, an opera written by Graham in 1932 when she was a student at Oberlin College. Further research revealed that Tom-Tom was performed at Cleveland Stadium, with an audience of 20,000. Tom-Tom was the first opera written by an African American female and earned Graham critical acclaim, yet it was never performed again. Not surprisingly, "Whatever happened to Tom-Tom?" became a research question with broad implications.

This project has presented an opportunity for three student scholars to create an exhibit designed to demonstrate the potential of literature in service to broader learning, to impact an audience beyond the classroom. In so doing, their collective research shares Graham's legacy with the university community and educates the Cleveland community of its critical connections to a woman who left footprints around the world.

Professor Adrienne Gosselin
English Department

The exhibit, Shirley Graham: Citizen of the World, which includes books, posters, photos and other memorabilia related to Shirley Graham (DuBois), is open during regular Library hours.


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Friends of the Library Book Discussion - The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

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Book Discussion
The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(suggested reading accompaniment: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway)
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Michael Schwartz Library)
Free and open to the general public

Join the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 503 to discuss The Paris Wife by Cleveland poet and novelist Paula McClain. Annie Jouan-Westlund, CSU's Associate Professor of French, will lead this discussion.

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness--until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group--the fabled "Lost Generation -- that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald." Read more about the book.

Paula McLain

Coming April 11!
3:00 - 4:30 pm
CSU Michael Schwartz Library
RT 503

The Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Paula McLain, who will visit the Library on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 to discuss her New York Times best seller, The Paris Wife. 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.

To reserve a seat or for more information call 216-875-9734.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 http://library.csuohio.edu.

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Friends of the Library Book Discussion - World and Town by Gish Jen

Book Cover for World and Town

Book Discussion
World and Town
by Gish Jen
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Michael Schwartz Library)
Free and open to the general public

Join the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 503 to discuss World and Town by novelist and short story writer Gish Gen. Glenda Thornton, Director of the Michael Schwartz Library, CSU, will lead the book discussion.

From the much-loved author of Who's Irish? and The Love Wife, a world-sized novel set in a small New England Town. Hattie Kong--the spirited offspring of a descendant of Confucius and an American missionary to China--has, in her fiftieth year of living in the United States, lost both her husband and her best friend to cancer. It is an utterly devastating loss, of course, and also heartbreakingly absurd: a little, she thinks, "like having twins. She got to book the same church with the same pianist for both funerals and did think she should have gotten some sort of twofer from the crematorium." Moving, humorous, compassionate, and expansive, World and Town is as rich in character as it is brilliantly evocative of its time and place.

To reserve a seat or for more information call 216-875-9734.

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"African Americans in Cleveland": New Display at the Michael Schwartz Library

A view of the Black History Month display

In celebration of Black History Month, the Michael Schwartz Library honors Clevelanders of African descent that have made a significant contribution beyond their own personal and family life to the history and development of Cleveland. The display not only features local past luminaries in sports, entertainment, and politics, but also includes individuals who have shined in science, engineering, education, business, medicine, journalism and more.

The photos in the posters on display are from the Cleveland Press Collection in Special Collections and represent only a small number of those that can be viewed online in Notable Blacks of Cleveland as part of the Cleveland Memory Project. Memorabilia was provided by Prester Picket, Coordinator, Howard A Mims African American Cultural Center.

Did you know that Alonzo Wright (1898-1976) was one of the most successful black entrepreneurs in Cleveland's history and was the city's first African American millionaires? Learn this and more by visiting the Black History Month display in the Library through February.

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OhioLINK Alert

OhioLINK will be switching to a new book delivery vendor in early March.

This change may lead to minor delays in service as a new system is put in place. If you anticipate needing library materials at that time, OhioLINK recommends allowing for extra time to receive your requests.

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Friends of the Library 2012 Events

Friends of the Library 2012 Events
All book discussions begin at 3:00 p.m.
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

In the Garden of Beasts

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
by Erik Larson
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new book, this bestselling author turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler's rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. "Larson has meticulously researched the Dodds' intimate witness to Hitler's ascendancy and created an edifying narrative of this historical byway that has all the pleasures of a political thriller. . . a fresh picture of these terrible events."


World and Town

World and Town
by Gish Jen
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 (NEW DATE!)

From the much-loved author of Who's Irish? and The Love Wife, a world-sized novel set in a small New England Town. Hattie Kong--the spirited offspring of a descendant of Confucius and an American missionary to China--has, in her fiftieth year of living in the United States, lost both her husband and her best friend to cancer. It is an utterly devastating loss, of course, and also heartbreakingly absurd: a little, she thinks, "like having twins. She got to book the same church with the same pianist for both funerals and did think she should have gotten some sort of twofer from the crematorium." Moving, humorous, compassionate, and expansive, World and Town is as rich in character as it is brilliantly evocative of its time and place.

Paris Wife

The Paris Wife
by Paula McLain
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

(suggested reading accompaniment: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway)

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness--until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group--the fabled "Lost Generation"--that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Annie Jouan-Westlund, CSU's Associate Professor of French, will lead this discussion.

Author, Paula McLain

Coming April 11!
3:00 - 4:30 pm
CSU Michael Schwartz Library
RT 503

The Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Paula McLain, who will visit the Library on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 to discuss her New York Times best seller, A Paris Wife. 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.

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Happy Birthday, Cleveland State University!


Construction on Rhodes Tower, 1969. View image.

Cleveland State University celebrated its 47th birthday this month. December 17th marked the day in 1964 that the state of Ohio passed the legislation to create CSU. On the following day the same year, Governor James Rhodes officially signed that legislation and Cleveland State University became Ohio's seventh state university.

Go to A Brief History of Cleveland State University at our Cleveland Memory Project website for photos and more, or visit the University Archives in RT 310 to see actual artifacts from the University's early years.

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Cleveland Inside Outside: A Thirty Year Journey --Closing Reception and book signing

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Jennie Jones
Cleveland Inside Outside: A Thirty Year Journey
Closing Reception and book signing
Thursday, November 10th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

There will be a closing reception and book signing at the gallery to celebrate Jennie Jones' successful exhibition "Cleveland Inside Outside: A Thirty Year Journey", Thursday, November 10th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Jennie's popular book, of same name, will be available for sale and signing by her that evening. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

For more information about the Jennie Jones -- Cleveland Inside Outside: A Thirty Year Journey, or upcoming exhibitions, please contact the Bonfoey Gallery, 216.621.0178, or visit the company website at www.bonfoey.com

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Photo of exhibit
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?

Photo of exhibit
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

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

Exhibit Poster
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

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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

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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

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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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Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in CSU's Constitution Day Events

Image of eagle and American Flag
Online Contest
Students can win the grand prize of a VikingCash Card valued at $75 or one of two VikingCash Cards valued at $25! Visit http://library.csuohio.edu/promos/constitution/ answer a few questions about the Constitution, and you could be a winner (winners announced on September 16 at noon in the Library)!

Constitution Day Commemoration
Friday, September 16, 2011
Noon
Rhodes Tower, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library

Join us in the Library for free cupcakes to commemorate Constitution Day. Winners of the Online Contest will also be announced.

Film Presentation and Discussion
Mapp v. Ohio: A Discussion of the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (reception to follow)
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Moot Courtroom
1 free hour of CLE pending

Call 216-687-2345 for more information

1957 Mug shots of Dollree Mapp
1957 Mug shots of defendant Dollree
Mapp from Cleveland Memory. View photo.
In honor of Constitution Day, please join Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Cleveland State University for a premier showing of the film The Constitution Project: Search and Seizure* which features Mapp v. Ohio, a landmark United States Supreme Court case on the 4th Amendment arising in the Cleveland Area. After the film, Professor Jonathan Witmer-Rich will lead a discussion about the exclusionary rule: what should happen when the police illegally invade someone's privacy, in violation of the Fourth Amendment? He will discuss the history of the exclusionary rule, describe the continued debate about the wisdom of excluding reliable evidence in a criminal trial, and then lead the audience in a discussion of that debate.
*This film is a project of the Leonore Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and it will not be officially released until Constitution Day 2012.

Displays
Visit two Constitution Day displays. The first, titled "We the People" is located on the 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library (in Rhodes Tower) and the Law display, which features information about the Mapp v. Ohio case, is located in the lobby near the entrance of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library.

Call 216-875-9734 for more information about Constitution Day.

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Take a short quiz about the Constitution and enter to win FREE Viking Cash

Use the Library's web site to answer a few questions relating to the U.S. Constitution and enter to win the grand prize of a Viking Cash Card valued at $75 or one of two Viking Cash Cards valued at $25!

http://library.csuohio.edu/promos/constitution/

The drawing will be held at noon on Friday, September 16, 2011 in Rhodes Tower, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library during the Constitution Day Commemoration Celebration. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Friends of the Library 2011-2012 Book Discussions

Friends of the Library 2011-2012 Book Discussions
All book discussions begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be led by CPL's Richard Fox
Rhodes Tower, Room 503
Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public

Book Cover

Let the Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, looking up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann's stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people. Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author's most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Henrietta Lacks, a poor southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge -- became one of the most important tools in medical research. Known to science as HeLA, the first "immortal" Human cells grown in culture are still alive today, and have been bought and sold by the millions. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of John Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today, where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is also Cleveland State University's Common Reading book choice for 2011/2012.

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Spring book discussions include: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson: February 15, 2012: World and Town by Gish Jen: March 14,2012; The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and suggested reading accompaniment: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway: April 4, 2012

(Note: The Annual Local Author program will feature Paula McLain, who will visit the Library in mid-April).

For more information, please call 216-875-9734.

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Library Web Services Will Be Unavailable August 6th from 6:00 pm until 10:30 pm

Due to a planned network outage for the entire Cleveland State University Campus, services accessed through the Library's website will be unavailable from 6pm until 10:30 pm, on Saturday, August 6th.

The following services will be affected:

Other websites that will be unavailable include The Cleveland Memory Project, Ohio's Heritage Northeast and streaming media provided through Mediasite.

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OhioLINK Central Catalog Unavailable Thursday, July 7th

The OhioLINK Central Catalog will be unavailable while planned maintenance is performed beginning at noon on Thursday, July 7. It is expected that the migration to a new server will be completed by the evening of the 7th. During this time you will not be able to search the central catalog or request items from OhioLINK.

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Library Website To Be Offline Briefly Tues., July 5th, 2011

Due to required maintenance on the Library's web server, the Michael Schwartz Library website will be unavailable for approximately half an hour beginning 5:30 PM today, July 5th. During that time, you should still be able to access the following services via the URLs provided:

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The Great Lakes Exposition: 75th Anniversary Exhibit

Crowds at the Great Lakes Exposition
Crowds at the Great Lakes Exposition. View image.
The Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library presents "The Great Lakes Exposition: 75th Anniversary" exhibit through August 12, 2011.

Held in the summers of 1936 and 1937, the Great Lakes Exposition was sprawled over 135 acres of land near Cleveland's lakefront from W. 3rd Street to East 20th Street.

Organized to celebrate the centennial year of the corporation of the city of Cleveland, the Great Lakes Exposition sought to highlight "the material, social and cultural progress which has been achieved in the Great Lakes Region in the past 100 years" and to "indicate the paths of progress for the future."

The Exposition featured hundreds of attractions, including rides, sideshows, botanical gardens, cafes, international communities, and more.

The Library Exhibit, located on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library, contains an assortment of photos, publications, and memorabilia, including postcards, souvenir books, pennants, matchbook covers, jewelry boxes, figurines, and much more! There is also a video which includes historical footage of the Exposition of 1936 and 1937.

The exhibit material was provided by Edward Oshaben, a private collector of Great Lakes Exposition memorabilia and Board Member of the Slovenian Museum and Archives. Additional images and materials were provided by the Michael Schwartz Library Special Collections.

For more information, visit Cleveland Memory's Great Lakes Exposition web page or call 216-687-6998.

The Great Lakes Exposition exhibit is open for viewing to the Campus Community and the general public during regular Library hours.

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Problems with Research Databases in Firefox 5 and Google Chrome

We have confirmed that a few of the Library's research databases, including ARTstor and various Ebsco databases, are not yet fully supported in Firefox 4 & 5 (and in some cases Google Chrome). If you are having difficulties accessing articles with one of these browsers, please try using Internet Explorer or Firefox 3.6.

If you encounter any other technical problems with the Library's on-line research databases, please let us know using the form at http://library.csuohio.edu/forms/connect.html.

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The Library Blog and RSS Feed Are Moving to a New Address

Update your browser bookmarks! The CSU Library's blog is moving to a new address: http://blog.ulib.csuohio.edu.

Our RSS Feed is also moving to a new address: http://blog.ulib.csuohio.edu/libblogrss.xml. Be sure to update your RSS Feed subscriptions accordingly.

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Have questions or comments? Text us!

Do you have a quick question or comment for the Library? Send us a text message!*

To use this service, text CSULibrary to 66746 and then save 66746 as a contact in your phone called CSULibrary.

*Message and data rates may apply.

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Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for a chance to win

Stay up-to-date with all the happenings at the Michael Schwartz Library by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter and be entered to win a library prize pack. You can find us on Facebook here or follow us on Twitter here. The drawing will be held on Monday April 18, 2011.

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Come Write In! Script Frenzy has come to Michael Schwartz Library

Come write in logo


The Michael Schwartz Library is hosting Come Write In! A Script Frenzy, a nationwide initiative, from Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 15.

Script Frenzy encourages participants to come into the Library to write 100-page novels or scripts. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. Participants can gather in the Connection Lounge 2 area, which is located on the south east side of the first floor of the Library, and are welcome to bring their own laptops.

For more information, contact Barbara Florjancic at 216-875-9734 or b.florjancic@csuoh.edu.

Also, for those interested, here are some scriptwriting resources to get participants started in this worldwide event, where 20,000 people are expected to participate:

Intro To Screenwriting
Five Ways To Start a Script
Reach for The Evocative Word
Five Mistakes a Beginning Writer Should Avoid
A Brief Primer On Things Not To Do When Screenwriting
Things I've Learned Writing Sketch Comedy

Written by Sergio Wilkins, CSU Communications Student

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Citation Databases Workshop

Research Strategies Using Citation Databases: Scopus and ISI Web of Science

The Michael Schwartz Library will be presenting "Research Strategies Using Citation Databases: Scopus and ISI Web of Science,"
Tuesday, April 19 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in RT 401 in the Library
.

This seminar will cover the features of Scopus, our newly acquired database, and how it differs from ISI Web of Science, including: a discussion of the Web of Science upgrade and how to determine number of citations, impact factor, h-index, and eigenfactor.

Faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students are welcome. Light refreshments will be available.

To reserve a seat, please call 216-875-9734 or email reservations.

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Celebrate National Library Week with Cupcakes, a Book Sale, and More

National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries and library staff. In honor of this week, the Michael Schwartz Library will host the following events.

  • National Library Week Kick-Off
    Monday April 11 at 12 p.m. 1st floor of the Library
    Join us as we kick off the week with the National Library Week Proclamation and enjoy some light refreshments and giveaways.
  • National Library Workers Day
    National Library Worker's Day
    Tuesday April 12
    National Library Worker's Day is a time to honor the contributions of all library workers, librarians, support staff, and others who make library services possible.
  • RefWorks Workshop
    Tuesday April 12 at 4 p.m. in RT 502
    Find out more about this citation management software and how it can make doing research and writing papers much easier.
  • Joe Jackson Book Cover
    Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk
    Wednesday April 13 at 3 p.m. RT 503
    The Friends Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Cleveland author Kelly Boyer Sagert, who will visit CSU on April 13th to discuss her book, Joe Jackson: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters).
  • Book Sale-Thursday
    April 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1st floor of the Library
    Get great deals on hardbacks and paperbacks at the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library book sale.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Network Outage for the Entire CSU Campus Saturday January 22, 6:30pm until 10:30pm

There will be a planned network outage for the Main Campus Sat. January 22, 6:30pm until 10:30pm. This downtime is necessary to apply needed software maintenance to the university's network equipment.

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

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

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Celebrate International Year of Chemistry at CSU Michael Schwartz Library

International Year of Chemistry logo

Chemistry -- Our life, our future

The Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library, in partnership with the CSU Chemistry Department, will host events, including presentations and an exhibit, through February to launch and celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011. These events will highlight the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of human kind.
Presentations
Experts in the field of chemistry will make presentations in the Michael Schwartz Library (first floor), located in Rhodes Tower, at 1860 East 22nd Street. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, January 26; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Dwight Chaser, Presenting
"Chemistry is for the Birds"


Dr. Dwight Chasar, American Chemical Society Tour Speaker, Research Scientist, and Ornithologist will present an illustrated lecture titled "Chemistry is for the Birds." The chemical pigments that give birds color, the chemicals that birds use for survival in the wild, chemicals that nearly extirpated raptors, and the use of stable isotopes to understand bird migration will be discussed. From the simplicity of bird poop to the complexity of bird DNA analysis, chemistry is playing a big role in understanding bird dynamics. This will replace Joshua Montague's presentation on the chemistry of making chocolate.

Wednesday, February 9; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Helen Mayer, Research and Development Manager for Applied Sciences Group, GrafTech International; Archivist/Historian for the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society, will give a talk entitled: "100 Years of Chemistry in Cleveland"(replacing Dr. Joe Gorse's talk). In 2009, the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society celebrated 100 years of association with the national American Chemical Society. The Cleveland Section is noted for the number of historical events in chemistry that happened here. The section has been honored by six Chemical Historical Landmarks which will be featured in this lecture.--This event replaces Dr. Joe Gorse's talk titled, "BioDiesel at Baldwin-Wallace College: Making Fuel from Used French Fry Grease," which has been canceled.


Wednesday, February 16; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Michael Kalafatis, presenting
"Modulation of Cell Death in Cancer"


Dr. Michael Kalafatis, Chemistry Department, Cleveland State University, will present his research: "Modulation of Cell Death in Cancer."

Wednesday, February 23; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Jerry Mundell/Dr. Anne O'Connor, Chemistry Department, Cleveland State University, will perform chemistry demonstrations

Presentations sponsored by Amalgamated Tuna Company

Exhibit
A 2011 International Year of Chemistry Exhibit will be displayed on the first floor of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library through February 2011 during regular library hours. Display materials include the history of chemistry timeline, a 12-foot DNA Molecule model, a thematic periodic table display, and more. A display of circulating books on chemistry and informational brochures about careers in chemistry will also be available.

For more information about the events or the display, please contact Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences and Engineering Librarian, at 216-687-3504 or t.nawalaniec@csuohio.edu.

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Ohio's Heritage Northeast is Temporarily Unavailable

Due to a hardware upgrade, searching for images on the Ohio's Heritage Northeast website is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

In the meantime you can still search for photos of northeast Ohio via the following websites:

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Change in Library Hours

Due to the unexpected rescheduling of some finals, the Michael Schwartz Library will be open the following hours this week and next week:
  • Thursday December 16, 2010-7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday December 17, 2010-7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday December 18, 2010-8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday December 19, 2010-12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday December 20, 2010-7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Tuesday December 21, 2010-7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday December 22, 2010-8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday December 23, 2010-8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday December 24-Sunday January 2-The Library will be CLOSED.

  • Click here for all of the Library's hours.

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    Author Kelly Boyer Sagert to visit CSU for book discussion of Joe Jackson: A Biography

    Book cover for Joe Jackson biography
    Friends of the Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series
    Author Kelly Boyer Sagert discussing her book:
    Joe Jackson: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters)
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Rhodes Tower, Room 503


    The Friends Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series will feature Cleveland author Kelly Boyer Sagert, who will visit CSU on April 13, 2010 to discuss her book, Joe Jackson: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters).

    "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's rise from the cotton mills of the American South to the big cities of the North is a classic American tale of rags to riches. Born of sharecropping parents in South Carolina, Jackson's perfect swing and legendary fielding ability would make him a star in the Major Leagues. Unfortunately, Jackson's legend was interrupted by his alleged involvement in baseball's darkest chapter, the Black Sox Scandal of 1919, which ultimately banished him to participation in "outlaw" baseball leagues. Kelly Boyer Sagert recounts all phases in this legendary hitter's life--from mill worker to major league outfielder, to a central figure in a national scandal, and later, to his ventures as an entrepreneur and sometime ballplayer.

    Kelly Boyer Sagert
    Kelly Boyer Sagert is a full time writer and editor who has sold over 1,000 pieces of her writing to magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, web sites and literary journals. She has written nine books, as well, and contributed material to more than one dozen other books --from http://www.kbsagert.com/.
    .
    There will also be a question and answer session followed by a book signing. Books will be on sale before and after the book talk, courtesy of the CSU bookstore. Refreshments will be provided.
    This event is free and open to the general public. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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    The Michael Schwartz Library will be CLOSED December 24, 2010 through January 2, 2011

    All offices at the University will be CLOSED December 24th-January 2nd including the Michael Schwartz Library. We know that many of you will continue to need to do research or have a place to study so here are some options for whatever you may need:

    Access to journals, ebooks, virtual reference desk, etc.

    Visit us online at http://library.csuohio.edu/ for access to our Research Databases which will allow you to search 54,000 journals, some with full-text, browse over 90,000 e-books, or get access to dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical sources, maps, quotations, statistics and much more at the Virtual Reference Desk.

    If you have materials due during the time we are closed
    Some materials, mostly OhioLINK books, may be due during the time we are closed. In order to avoid fines, you may renew materials online (if available), return materials to our book drop located on the plaza in front of Rhodes Tower, or return materials on January 3, 2011. Any materials that are returned after January 3rd, which have not been renewed, will accrue fines back to the date it was originally due.

    Ordering OhioLINK books

    OhioLINK materials can still be ordered here and picked up on campus, January 3rd. Don't want to wait? Use OhioLINK's pick-up anywhere service which allows you to have your materials sent to any of the over 80 OhioLINK institutions including Cuyahoga County Public Libraries (you may want to check with the institution you choose to verify their hours). To use pick-up anywhere, just change the Pickup Institution and Location when you are ordering your materials.

    Looking for a place to study or access to more materials?
    Check out Cleveland Public Library located on Superior Avenue between E. 3rd and E. 6th streets. Click here for Maps & Directions. CPL's main branch is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will be CLOSED December 24-26 and December 31-January 2nd. Looking for a library outside of downtown? Check out one of CPL's 30 branches or one of Cuyahoga County Public Library's branches

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    Extended Library Hours before Finals

    In preparation for finals week, the Michael Schwartz Library will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday December 10, 2010 and Sunday December 12, 2010. Visit http://library.csuohio.edu/information/hours.html for more information on the Library’s hours.

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    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 M.K.ANDERSON76@csuohio.edu

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    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

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    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.

    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.

    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

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    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 http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Claudia Lilie, Coordinator, First Year Experience, at 687-3734 or c.lilie53@csuohio.edu.

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

    Octavofest 2010 celebrations continue--From Old to New: An Evening of Book and Art@CSU

    Octavofest Logo
    Celebrate the Book and Paper Arts at Octavofest 2010.
    Octavofest celebrations continue at Cleveland State University

    From Old to New: An Evening of Book and Art@CSU

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    "Reimagining the Book--The Revolution in 16th Century" Publishing"

    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    In the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 401
    Presentation by Amy Crist
    Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation
    Cleveland Museum of Art

    Tour CSU's fabulous new Student Center
    5:30 pm
    with Sandra Emerick, Associate Dean of Students

    Dinner -- On your own, at Bar Uno Restaurant in the Student Center or at a variety of eateries in the area

    "Building an E-Book from the Ground Up"
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    in the CSU Student Center, room 313
    Presentation by Barbara Strauss, Head Technical Services, Michael Schwartz Library
    and Shawn Simmons, Art Books Cleveland

    Exhibits

    October 1 - October 31, 2010

    "Early Eighteenth Century Books on French Bridge Engineering in the Wilbur J. & Sara Ruth Watson Bridge Book Collection"

    In Special Collections (3rd floor), Michael Schwartz Library

    "Ohio Constitutional History Preserved"
    In the Atrium of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

    Paper and Poems: Installation by Cleveland poet and visual artist Jim Lang"
    At the CSU Art Gallery

    Click here for more information about Octavofest events at CSU.

    For additional information about all Octavofest events and programs throughout the month of October, please visit Octavofest or call 216-687-2475.



    Octavofest was created in 2009 by Art Books Cleveland, an organization established in 2008 and dedicated to advancing the appreciation of the book and paper arts throughout Northeast Ohio. Founding members: Art Books Cleveland, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library, Morgan Conservatory.

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    OhioLINK warning message

    Many users requesting materials through OhioLINK are currently getting an error message stating that "We recommend that you close this web page and do not continue to this website."

    Here is the explanation from OhioLINK:

    We installed a new SSL certificate on the Central Catalog and this is causing a problem with IE and Firefox browsers when hitting the Request This Item button. A screen comes up saying "There is a problem with this website's security certificate".
    There's three options offered:

    Click here to close this webpage
    Continue to this website (not recommended)
    More information

    If the user clicks on "Continue to this website", they will get a pop-up window, where they need to click on "Yes" to continue. This will take them to the
    appropriate authentication screen. The user will then click on their institution and will again get the pop-up window from IE or Firefox. Answer "yes" again and you will be taken to the screen where you enter your name and ID. The user will enter their name and ID (and PIN if called for), selects a pickup location and hit the Submit button. Again you will get the popup window. Answer "Yes" again and the request will be made.

    We apologize for all these extra steps to get the request completed. We're working with III on fixing this and hope to have it resolved soon.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-10-22 16:58:13. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    What's your favorite book? Has it ever been publicly challenged? Banned Books Reading

    Banned Books equals Banned Ideas

    What's your favorite book? Has it ever been publicly challenged?

    Come and read an excerpt of it at the
    Banned Books Reading
    Tuesday, November 2, 2010
    12:00 to 1:00 pm
    CSU Michael Schwartz Library
    1st Floor, east
    Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
    and the CSU Michael Schwartz Library in support of freedom of speech
    Brown Bag Event

    How to Participate
    Submit your chosen literary passage in advance of the event to schedule your time on the microphone. Or Just come to the 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library on Tuesday, November 2 at noon to hear the readings.

    Interested in doing a reading, but not sure that you have ever read a banned book? Visit the Library's Intellectual Freedom web page at http://library.csuohio.edu/research/portals/freedom.html or the Library's Banned books display for recent examples. Choose a short passage to read (or consider briefly discussing why a certain book or author was censored) then send your idea to David Edwards, CSU student and member of the Society for Professional Journalists at poca762003@yahoo.com.

    Exercise your right of free speech!

    This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

    Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-10-14 09:10:50. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Check out our new displays in Special Collections

    From the Schreckengost display
    From the Viktor Schreckengost display

    The Michael Schwartz Library's Special Collections has recently put up two exciting displays in their area, RT 320. The first display is to celebrate the dedication of the Viktor Schreckengost Collection to the Michael Schwartz Library. Schreckengost, is an internationally known artist and industrial designer. The display features Salem China Co. pieces designed, decorated and patented by Viktor Schreckengost, bisque figurines, and scale model pedal cars.

    From the Schreckengost display
    From the Octavofest exhibit

    Also on display, is the Octavofest exhibit, which features two categories of books. Showcase 1 displays samples of 18th century French Bridge Books, from our Watson Collection of civil engineering works. Showcase 2 presents typography samples, with locally published 19th century books in the German language, printed in Fraktür, and an early 20th century work with typical Arts and Crafts font and decoration.

    Ongoing displays include our streetcar models collected by Morris Stone (early to mid 20th century builds), signed streetscape prints by local artist Martin Linsey, model ships of the Victory, and various framed works representing the rich industrial, maritime, and transportation history of Northeast Ohio.

    Stop by and check them out!

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-10-13 14:00:08. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Image Searching in Cleveland Memory Will Be Unavailable Oct. 12th

    Due to a scheduled upgrade, searching for images on the Cleveland Memory website will be unavailable Tuesday, October 12th from at 8:00 a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m.. Users of Ohio's Heritage Northeast will be unable to access images from the Cleveland Memory database during this time as well.

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    Friends of the Library Book Discussion--No Impact Man by Colin Beavan

    Book Cover
    Book Discussion led by Richard Fox
    No Impact Man
    by Colin Beavan
    Wednesday, November 3,2010
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Rhodes Tower, Room 503 (in the Michael Schwartz Library)
    Free and open to the general public


    Join the Friends of the Library as Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, lead the final book discussion of the fall semester.

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010
    What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from envioronmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. Together they attempted to make zero impact on the environment while living right in the heart of Manhattan, and this is the sensatioanl, funny. and consciousness-raising story of how they did it. With No Impact Man/, Beavan found that no-impact living is worthwhile--richer, fuller, and more satisfying in the bargain. No Impact Man is this year's book for the Common Reading Experience.

    Spring book discussions include Little Bee by Chris Cleave, Wednesday, February 23 and The Line by Olga Grushin, Wednesday, March 30. Find out more about upcoming Friends of the Library Book Discussion.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-10-07 09:41:32. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Celebrate the Book and Paper Arts at Octavofest

    Exciting events and programs during October 2010!

    Octavofest Logo

    Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library and Cleveland Public Library will join our active and engage community of artists and book lovers to celebrate both contemporary book and paper arts and fine and rare book collections at our region's libraries and museums during the month of October 2010.

    "...an event designed to give Clevelanders & others from Northeast Ohio yet another point of pride."

    "Cleveland has fabulous rare and beautiful book collections, book artists, and a paper conservatory where the art of papermaking still lives. Octavofest is a celebration of this rich artistic community and an event designed to give Clevelanders and others from Northeast Ohio yet another point of pride. Truly, Cleveland rocks!" said Glenda Thornton, Director of Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library.

    Participants can attend lectures, demonstrations, tours, and exhibits at various venues throughout the region, where printmakers, paper sculptors, conservators, and bookbinders explore, create, preserve and exhibit works using both books and paper.

    Art Book by Bonne du Blas
    Artists' Books by Bonné de Blas

    The month-long celebration turns its first page on Friday, October 1 at Cleveland Public Library with an opening reception and panel discussion, "Curator, Educator, Artist: The Book Arts Revealed." Panel speakers include Cristine Rom, Gund Library Director at the Cleveland Institute of Art; Barbara Stanczak, Professor of Art at the Cleveland Institute of Art; and Bonné de Blas, Director of Art Books Cleveland. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, East 6th and Superior.

    On Saturday, October 2, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., celebrations continue at the Cleveland State University Art Gallery, featuring a poetry reading with Cleveland poet and visual artist Jim Lang and friends, as well as his exhibit "Paper and Poems," located at 2307 Chester Avenue. Find out more about Octavofest events at CSU.

    From 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., attend the Morgan Conservatory's "Third Annual Open House and Silent Auction (Year of the Kozo)," located at 1754 East 47th. Food, live entertainment and art will be provided at this free event, designed to further the mission of the conservatory to produce and preserve the art of hand papermaking book and paper arts.

    Octavofest was created in 2009 by Art Books Cleveland, an organization established in 2008 and dedicated to advancing the appreciation of the book and paper arts throughout Northeast Ohio. Octavofest For additional information about all Octavofest events and programs throughout the month of October, please visit Octavofest or call 216-875-9734.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-09-29 08:37:36. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Faculty, Staff, and 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 22nd Annual Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Scholars and Artists reception, which will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010. 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 Wednesday, October 20.

    Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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    Friends of the Library Scholars & Artists Reception featuring Jennie Jones

    Jennie Jones
    Jennie Jones (photo by Jaimie Janos)

    Friends of the Library
    Scholars & Artists Reception
    Featuring Jennie Jones, Professional Architectural and Fine Art Photographer who will present
    "Cleveland: A Personal Journey"
    Thursday, October 28, 2010
    3:00 p.m.
    1st Floor Michael Schwartz Library

    Join the Friends of the Library as they celebrate the 22nd Annual Scholars & Artist Reception on Thursday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m.

    The featured speaker is Jennie Jones, a professional architectural and fine art photographer, who recently donated some 22,000 images from her life's work in Cleveland to CSU Michael Schwartz Library. A celebrated author, she will be presenting a lively, illustrated lecture titled, Cleveland: A Personal Journey."

    If you love Cleveland, you will enjoy this 25 year odyssey of places we all know and love.

    Scholarly and Artistic works by CSU faculty, staff, and emeriti will also be on display.
    The event is free and open to the general public, but please call 216-875-9734 to reserve a seat.

    A Sampling of Photographs by Jennie Jones:
    Click on photo to see enlarged version

    Allen Theatre Rotunda
    The Allen Theatre Rotunda
    City Hall
    City Hall
    Ameritrust Rotunda
    Ameritrust Rotunda
    West Sixth
    West Sixth
    Hope Memorial Bridge with skyline
    Hope Memorial Bridge with
    skyline
    Cuyahoga County Courthouse detail
    Cuyahoga County Courthouse
    detail of Indian head

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    The "No Impact Man" Colin Beavan Comes to CSU

    Colin Beavan on BookTV
    Colin Beavan on BookTV
    CSPAN Sept. 10, 2009

    Cleveland State University students participating in the Common Reading Experience have the opportunity to see and hear Colin Beavan, author of this year's book selection, in person as he comes to CSU to discuss his book, No Impact Man, on Thursday, October 7th at noon in the Student Center Ballroom. A book signing will follow from 2-3 pm.

    No Impact Man: 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 is the chronicle of Beavan's attempt to live a year without making a net impact on the environment. The lifestyles of Beavan, his wife, and young daughter in New York City were put to the challenge as they learned to function without elevators, the subway, packaged food, air conditioning, television, toilet paper and many other ammenities we take for granted.

    As a result of his "experiment" and the ensuing book and documentary film, Beavan has brought attention to such environmental issues as food system sustainability, climate change, water scarcity, and materials and energy resource depletion. Through his non-profit, the No Impact Project, he empowers "citizens to make choices which better their lives and lower their environmental impact through lifestyle change, community action, and participation in environmental politics." - Colin Beavan Bio.

    Find out more about upcoming Common Reading Experience events.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-09-22 15:23:32. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Nominate a Librarian for the 2010 I Love My Librarian Award

    I Love My Librarian logo

    Librarians in our nation's 123,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day. If a librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.

    The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.

    Nominations will be open from August 2 to September 20.

    Up to 10 librarians in public, school and college, community college and university libraries will be selected to win $5,000 and will be honored at a ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award winner's library. Winners will be announced in December 2010.

    Each nominee must be a librarian with a master's degree from a program accredited by the ALA in library and information studies or a master's degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.

    For more information and to nominate a librarian, visit www.ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian.

    The award is supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times.

    It is administered by The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, and The Campaign for America's Libraries, ALA's public awareness campaign about the value of libraries and librarians.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-09-14 14:26:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Constitution Day 2010

    Image of an eagle and flag in front of Constitution

    Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in Cleveland State University's Constitution Day events!

    Online Contest

    Students can win the grand prize of a Vikingcash Card valued at $75 or one of four Vikingcash Cards valued at $25!
    Visit http://library.csuohio.edu/promos/constitution/ answer a few questions about the Constitution, and you could be a winner!

    Constitution Day Commemoration

    Friday, September 17, 2010
    Noon
    Rhodes Tower, 1st floor, Michael Schwartz Library

    Join us in the Library for free cake to commemorate Constitution Day.
    Winners of the Online Contest will also be announced.

    Event

    Presentation by Brian Ray, Assistant Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, titled Comparing Constitutions
    Monday, September 13, 2010
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Moot Court Room of the Cleveland Marshall College of Law
    On free hour of CLE credit.
    Reception to follow.

    Displays

    Visit two Constitution Day displays this fall. The first, titled "We the People" is located on the 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library (in Rhodes Tower) and the other, titled "The U.S. Constitution in the Enlightenment Era" is located at the entrance of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library.

    Call 216-875-9734 for more information

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-08-26 10:56:04. Reply to tracy_kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Take a tour of the Library and get a FREE gift

    Photo of students

    Take a tour of the Library and find out how we can help you on your road to success! The Michael Schwartz Library will be offering tours on the following dates and times:

    • Monday August 30, 2010-12 p.m.
    • Tuesday August 31, 2010-12 p.m.
    • Wednesday September 1, 2010-4:30 p.m.
    • Thursday September 2, 2010-4:30 p.m.
    • Friday September 3, 2010-11 a.m.
    • Tuesday September 7, 2010-12 p.m.
    • Wednesday September 8, 2010-4:30 p.m.
    • Thursday September 9, 2010-4:30 p.m.
    • Friday September 10, 2010-11 a.m.

    All tour participants will receive a FREE gift courtesy of the Library.

    The tours will last approximately 1/2 hour. Please meet in the Library Connection Lounge on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-08-26 10:19:47. Reply to tracy_kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Library Hours for August 23-29, 2010

    The Michael Schwartz Library will be open the following hours for the week of August 23-29, 2010.

    Monday-Thursday
    8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Friday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday
    CLOSED

    Multimedia Services, Reference, and Special Collections will be closing at 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

    For more information on the Library's hours, click here

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    Friends of the Library Book Discussion - The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

    Book Cover for The Corrections

    Book Discussion Led by Richard Fox
    The Corrections
    by Jonathan Franzen
    Wednesday,September 15, 2010
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Michael Schwartz Library)
    Free and open to the general public

    Join the Friends of the Library as Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, leads the first book discussion of the fall semester.

    Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections has taken the literary scene by storm, from its hilarious portrayal of a dysfunctional American family to its insightful jabs at the rat race of contemporary American life. After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is succumbing to Parkinson's disease and dementia, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home. Winner of the National Book Award.

    Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat or for more information.

    Find out more about upcoming Friends of the Library Book Discussions.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-08-10 09:17:58. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Cleveland Memory will be offline 4:00 PM August 4th until 9:00 AM August 5th

    Due to scheduled maintenance, searching for images on the Cleveland Memory Project website and for Cleveland Memory images on the Ohio's Heritage Northeast website will be unavailable from 4 pm Wednesday, August 4th until 9:am Thursday, August 5th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-08-03 14:24:27. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

    Friends of the Library Book Discussions

    Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will once again lead the book discussions.
    The events are free and open to the public and begin at 3:00 p.m.
    Rhodes Tower, Room 503
    Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University
    1860 East 22nd Street

    The Corrections
    by Jonathan Franzen
    Sept. 15, 2010

    Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections has taken the literary scene by storm, from its hilarious portrayal of a dysfunctional American family to its insightful jabs at the rat race of contemporary American life. After almost 50 years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is succumbing to Parkinson's disease and dementia, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home.

    No Impact Man
    by Colin Beavan
    Nov. 3, 2010

    What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, 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. Together they attempted to make zero impact on the environment while living right in the heart of Manhattan, and this is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it. With No Impact Man, Beavan found that no-impact living is worthwhile--and richer, fuller, and more satisfying in the bargain.
    No Impact Man is also CSU's Common Reading book choice for 2010/2011.

    Little Bee
    by Chris Cleave
    Feb. 23, 2011

    From the author of the international bestseller Incendiary comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers - one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London. "...immensely readable and moving ...While the pretext of Little Bee initially seems contrived-two strangers, a British woman and a Nigerian girl, meet on a lonely African beach and become inextricably bound through the horror imprinted on their encounter-its impact is hardly shallow. Rather than focusing on postcolonial guilt or African angst, Cleave uses his emotionally charged narrative to challenge his readers' conceptions of civility, of ethical choice"-New York Times.

    The Line
    by Olga Grushin
    March 30, 2011

    Grushin'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 that ease the bleakness of harshly lived lives.

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    Scheduled Disruption of Library Services Wednesday Morning, July 14th

    Due to scheduled maintenance, services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable Wednesday morning, July 14th from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

    The following services will be affected:

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-07-13 15:41:18. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    OhioLINK Central Catalog Will Be Offline July 1st from 7 to 9 p.m.

    Due to a software upgrade, OhioLINK's Central Catalog will be unavailable from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 1st.

    During this time you will not be able to search OhioLINK's catalog or make requests for OhioLINK books.

    CSU Library's Scholar catalog will continue to be available during this time.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-07-01 09:07:21. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Introducing the Michael Schwartz Library eBook Collections!

    Get easy, online access to some of the library's specialized materials by visiting the new Michael Schwartz Library eBook Collections. Using eBrary's interface, readers have many options for searching and navigating the collections and can highlight text, take notes, and add eBooks to a personal bookshelf.

    The Michael Schwartz Library eBook Collections currently offer eTexts in the following categories:

    A sample of books in the collection
    • The Cleveland State University Scholarship Collection consists of texts authored by the Cleveland State University community. Many of these eBooks carry the Michael Schwartz Library's own imprint, MSL: Academic Endeavors. Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and students who are interested in including their books in this collection should contact the library for more information.

    • Cleveland Memory Project eBooks feature texts that document the history of Cleveland and the Western Reserve region of northeastern Ohio.This collection explores the region's rich history with a focus on its people, communities, industries and urban landscape.

    Through eBrary's "QuickView," no special plug-in is required. It is also compatible with any computer operating system, mobile computing platform or web-enabled device (Apple iPad) as long as it uses an up-to-date web browser.

    Take a moment to browse through the Michael Schwartz Library eBook Collections.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-06-23 09:32:10. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

    The Library will be CLOSED Saturday July 3, 2010

    The Michael Schwartz Library will be CLOSED on Saturday July 3, 2010. The Law Library, located on East 18th Street between Chester and Euclid Avenues, will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-06-16 10:13:04. Reply to tracy_kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Check your Scholar account for your due dates

    Due to several recent "phishing" attacks, some overdue and courtesy notices from the Michael Schwartz Library, are either being delayed (for up to 5 days), or immediately returned as undeliverable.

    In order to avoid fines, please check your Scholar account to renew items or sign up for Library Elf, an Internet-based tool for keeping track of what's due, overdue and ready for pickup. Users can keep track of one or more library accounts in one place and receive reminders.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-05-14 15:29:40. Reply to tracy_kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Library Workshop -- Improve your citation skills

    Now that March Madness is over, come join us for some CITATION MADNESS!

    We all know that citations can be maddening, therefore the Michael Schwartz Library will conduct a workshop that will help you score high marks for correctly citing your sources by improving your citation skills!

    The workshop will be held on April 21, 2010 at 3 p.m. in RT 502.

    Topics to be covered will include:
    • The importance of citing
    • How to properly cite
    • How to use many of the citation formatters available, such as RefWorks, ISI/EndNote, OLinks, EBSCO, and more

    This workshop is open to all students, faculty, and staff. There will be light refreshments and door prizes.

    To RSVP or for more information: please contact Kathy Dobda at (216) 875-9738 or k.dobda@csuohio.edu.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-04-15 15:30:02. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Celebrate National Library Week with an Ice Cream Social, Book Sale, and More

    National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library staff. In honor of this week, the Michael Schwartz Library will host the following events:

    Ice cream treats
    • Ice Cream Social - Monday April 12, 2010 at 12 p.m. 1st floor of the Library
      Join us as we kick off the week with the National Library Week Proclamation and enjoy some ice cream.
    • National Library Worker’s Day - Tuesday April 13, 2010
      National Library Worker’s Day is a time to honor the contributions of all library workers, librarians, support staff, and others who make library services possible.
    • Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk - Wednesday April 14, 2010 at 3 p.m. RT 503
      Mary Doria Russell and friend
      Mary Doria Russell, winner of nine national and international literary awards, will visit Cleveland State University's Michael Schwartz Library on April 14, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss her book Dreamers of the Day and to give a preview of her new project Eight to Five, Against. More about this event.
    • Book Sale - Thursday April 15, 2010 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1st floor of the Library
      Get great deals on hardbacks and paperbacks at the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library book sale.

    Also, do not forget to take a survey to tell us what you think about the Library and enter to win a Netbook, restaurant gift certificates, and more.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-04-08 08:55:40. Reply to tracy_kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Take a Library Survey For a Chance to Win a Netbook and More!

    You could win one of these prizes

    Please take a few minutes to complete an online survey about the Michael Schwartz Library for a chance to win a Netbook and much more. Participating in this study should only take about 10 minutes of your time. Decisions about which services to offer and how to allocate resources are based on the feedback we receive from our users, so your opinions DO make a difference. The survey will be open until April 16, 2010.

    In appreciation for your help, you may choose to enter a drawing for a Netbook, one of two $50 restaurant gift certificates for one of over 80 Cleveland Independent restaurants (which includes The Greenhouse Tavern, Melt Bar and Grilled, L'Albatros, and Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse), one of four $25 Viking Cash gift certificates, or one of five Library flash drives provided by the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library. To enter the drawing, just remember to give us your email address at the end of the survey. The email address is not linked to your response, so your responses are totally anonymous.

    Find out more about the survey.

    Thanks in advance for your continued support of the Michael Schwartz Library, and good luck in the drawing.

    TAKE THE SURVEY: By completing the survey, you are granting your consent to participate in this study. Your participation is strictly voluntary. You may stop the survey at any time without penalty, but we hope that you will complete the survey because YOUR OPINIONS COUNT.

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    Feeding Cleveland: Illustrated Presentation & Special Demonstration

    Feeding Cleveland Illustrated Presentation & Special Demonstration
    Wednesday March 24, 2010
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    CSU Michael Schwartz Library
    1st floor
    Free and open to the public


    On Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. Barbara Strauss, the Library's Assistant Director for Technical Services and a market gardener, will present an illustrated talk on the history of the working men's farms during the Great Depression, the victory gardens of World War II, the community gardens established during the years of urban renewal, and the present day market gardeners of the local food movement as examples of revivals of urban agriculture as a response to economic difficulties and opportunities.

    Demonstration
    Mark DiDonato, vermiculturist extraordinaire and teacher in Cleveland Public Schools, will demonstrate the construction of an indoor worm bin which is suitable for composting cooking scraps and creating outstanding soil.

    Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

    Resource materials from the Vermaculture Demonstration, 3/24/2010



    The exhibit, Feeding Cleveland, is on display through March 31, 2010 at the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library (first floor). It explores the role urban agriculture played in feeding Cleveland beginning in the early Twentieth Century.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-03-17 10:08:46. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Friends of the Library Book Discussion-- Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell

    Book cover for Dreamers of the Day
    Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library
    Book Discussion led by Richard Fox
    Dreamers of the Day
    by Mary Doria Russell
    Wednesday, March 31, 2010
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    RT 503
    Free and open to the general public


    Join the Friends of the Library as Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, leads the last book discussion of the spring semester. With prose as graceful and effortless as a seductive float down the Nile, Mary Doria Russell illuminates the long, rich history of the Middle East with a story that brilliantly elucidates today's headlines.

    In Dreamers of the Day, Agnes Shanklin, a forty-year-old schoolteacher from Ohio, has come into a modest inheritance that allows her to take the trip of a lifetime to Egypt and the Holy Land. Arriving at the Semiramis Hotel just as the 1921 Cairo Peace Conference convenes, she is freed for the first time from her mother's withering influence and finds herself being wooed by a handsome, mysterious German. At the same time, Agnes - with her plainspoken American opinions - is drawn into the company of Winston Churchill, T. E. Lawrence, and Lady Gertrude Bell, who will, in the space of a few days, redraw the world map to create the modern Middle East. As they change history, Agnes too will find her own life transformed forever. -- Ballantine Books

    Mary Doria Russell is the author of The Sparrow, Children of God, and A Thread of Grace. Her novels have won nine national and international literary awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the James Tiptree Award, and the American Library Association Readers Choice Award. The Sparrow was selected as one of Entertainment Weekly's ten best books of the year, and A Thread of Grace was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

    In addition to this book discussion, led by Richard Fox, Mary Doria Russell will visit Cleveland State University on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 as part of the Local Authors Book Talk Series.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-03-05 12:36:39. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Library Hours during Spring Break

    The Michael Schwartz Library will be open the following hours during Spring Break, March 14-21,2010.
    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 more information about the Library's hours.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-03-05 10:49:36. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Documentary Private Screening--Holodomor: Ukraine's Genocide of 1932-33

    Poster for the film
    Holodomor: Ukraine's Genocide of 1932-1933
    Documentary Private Screening
    Hollywood Director Bobby Leigh
    Cleveland State University
    Main Classroom Auditorium
    Corner of Euclid and Chester Avenues
    Cleveland


    1st showing
    Thursday, March 25, 2010
    2:00 p.m.
    Main Classroom (MC) Auditorium

    2nd Showing
    Saturday, March 27, 2010
    7:00 p.m.
    Main Classroom (MC) Auditorium
    3 producers of the film will be at the second showing for a question and answer session.


    Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and students and the general public are invited to attend a free screening of Holodomor: Ukraine's Genocide of 1932-1933 (80-minute documentary feature film by Bobby Liegh).

    Holodomor claimed more lives than were lost on every battlefield combined during World War I. 7-10 million people, including 3 million children, perished in 17 months. This film aims to tell their story.

    In 1932-33, Ukraine, the breadbasket of the Soviet Union and Europe, had bountiful crops of grain, yet its people were dying of starvation. In order to crush the will of the independent-minded Ukrainian peasants and secure collectivization of all Ukrainian lands, Joseph Stalin ordered an army of ruthless, well-fed Communist Party activists to confiscate all harvested grain and seize all the foodstuffs in the villages. As a result of this genocidal decree, by the end of 1933 nearly 25 percent of the Ukrainian population - up to 10 million people, including three million children - had perished.
    In the face of terror, Ukrainians had little possibility of escaping their horrific fate to create another life elsewhere. Travel was banned for Ukrainians keeping them confined in a prison of starvation within their own villages. To this day, the Russian government still denies this genocide ever occurred, perpetuating "the biggest lie, best kept secret."

    Cosponsored by the United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio and the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library.

    Directions and Parking information

    Campus Map

    Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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    CWCSL Lecture by Marilyn Sanders Mobley--Toni Morrison: Speaking and Writing on Race, Gender and the Politics of Culture

    Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley
    Dr.Marilyn Sanders Mobley
    A Curtis Wilson Colloquium Series Lecture by
    Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley,
    Vice President, Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity, Case Western Reserve University
    Toni Morrison: Speaking and Writing on Race, Gender, and the Politics of Culture
    Thursday, March 11, 2010
    noon
    at CSU Michael Schwartz Library
    1st Floor east
    1860 East 22nd Street


    The Cleveland State University Black Studies Program Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center presents
    a Curtis Wilson Colloquium Series Lecture titled, Toni Morrison: Speaking and Writing on Race, Gender and the Politics of Culture by Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley, Vice President, Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Case Western Reserve University.

    Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley earned her B.A. in English and Education from Barnard College of Columbia University, her M.A. in English from New York University and her Ph.D. in English from Case Western Reserve University. She is a Toni Morrison scholar, past president of the Toni Morrison Society, and now serves as a member of its advisory board. She is the author of Folk Roots and Mythic Wings in Sarah Orne Jewett and Toni Morrison: The Cultural Function of Narrative and numerous other publications on African American literature, women writers, and diversity in higher education. In addition to her role as chief diversity officer, she is a tenured professor in the CWRU Department of English. This presentation brings Dr. Mobley back to CSU with a reflection on her experience as Assistant Director of the Black Studies Program and Coordinator of the Afro-American Cultural Center (1980-1981), which is now newly named the Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center and is celebrating a 40 year history at Cleveland State University.

    Supported by the Campus Activities Board, CSU English Department, and the CSU Michael Schwartz Library.

    For more information contact Prester Pickett, M.F.A., Coordinator of the Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center at (216) 687-3656.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-03-02 10:49:55. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Feeding Cleveland Exhibit at CSU Michael Schwartz Library

    Cleveland Public School Students
    Feeding Cleveland, an exhibit of photographs from Cleveland Memory Project, is on display through March 31, 2010 at the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library (1st floor). The exhibit explores the role urban agriculture played in feeding Cleveland beginning in the early Twentieth Century.

    Carolyn Hufford, a recent Kent State University library school graduate and Library Special Collections volunteer, crafted a montage on the Cleveland Public Schools Horticulture Program. Carolyn, herself a Master Gardner, and Barbara Strauss, the Library's Assistant Director for Technical Services and a market gardener, created the exhibit, Feeding Cleveland: Urban Agriculture, using photographs from the Cleveland Press Collection, The Ohio State University, Extension, Cuyahoga County, New Agrarian Center in Oberlin, and an historic collection of materials from Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

    On Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., Barbara Strauss will present an illustrated talk on the history of the working men's farms during the Great Depression, the victory gardens of World War II, the community gardens established during the years of urban renewal, and the present day market gardeners of the local food movement as examples of revivals of urban agriculture as a response to economic difficulties and opportunities. Mark DiDonato, vermiculturist extraordinaire and teacher in Cleveland Public Schools, will demonstrate the construction of an indoor worm bin which is suitable for composting cooking scraps and creating outstanding soil.

    The presentation will be held on the first floor of first floor of the Library and is free and open to the general public.

    Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-03-01 10:51:55. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

    Read-In Day to Celebrate Writing By and About Women, March 25

    To celebrate writing by and about women, 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 25th. The campus community is invited to hear fellow faculty, staff, and students read aloud both fiction and non-fiction prose and poetry that is significant to them. This event is free and open to the campus community.

    Be a Reader
    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). 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.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-02-26 12:49:28. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    ARTstor Scheduled Maintenance Outage

    Please be advised, ARTstor will be performing temporary maintenance this Saturday evening, February 27th, into Sunday morning, February 28th, between the hours of 7:00 PM and 1:00 AM EST. During this time, service will be intermittently interrupted. We anticipate full service to return by 1:00 AM.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-02-24 16:19:59. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Scholar Will Be Offline 8 AM - 11 AM on Wed. Feb. 24th

    Due to scheduled maintenance, services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable Wednesday morning, February 24th from 8 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m..

    The library will be unable to check-out materials, check-in materials, renew materials, collect fines, or determine the status of OhioLINK materials.

    You will also be unable to:

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-02-22 15:26:02. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Got a quick question? Get a quick answer! Use Text a Librarian

    Do you want to know what the Library hours are or if we own a specific book? Text a Libraian! The Michael Schwartz Library has started a Text a Librarian service for anyone with a quick question. Text your question to library.text@csuohio.edu. This service can be used with any phone with text capabilities. The reference librarian can respond via e-mail using SMS (Short Message Service). The responses are limited to 160 characters, so involved questions will still be best served in person or via telephone.
    *Standard text messaging fees will apply

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    Now on Display - Celebrating 20 Years of Diversity: Focus on Faculty and Students

    Celebrating 20 years of diversity

    CSU’s Division of Institutional Diversity is celebrating twenty years of diversity, excellence and inclusion with an exhibit in the Michael Schwartz Library. The exhibit highlights students and faculty who have participated and contributed to the AHANA and STARS Programs, GLBT Student Services programs and Faculty EDGE Grants (Engaging Diversity Grants of Excellence).

    A view of the display

    Stop by the Michael Schwartz Library, 1st Floor exhibit area through February 26, 2010 to learn about the Division of Institutional Diversity’s past, present and future.

    Find out more about Insitutional Diversity at CSU.

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    Library's IMSS Main Equipment Loan office has moved

    The Michael Schwartz Library's Integrated Media and Systems Services (IMSS) main Equipment Loan office has moved from MC 201a to MC 310. This office serves those who borrow AV equipment and teach in MC, SR, SI, SH, CB, UC, AB, or TA.

    Additional convenient locations are also available for AV equipment pickup. For classes that meet in Rhodes West, the equipment sub-center on the third floor of the Library allows easy access to the RT West classrooms. A third equipment sub-center located in BU-18 serves the College of Business and College of Urban Affairs.

    Call IMSS's Equipment Loan at 216-687-3846 or visit the office in MC 310 in person to complete your AV equipment request or for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-01-22 15:49:19. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    RefWorks Will Be Unavailable Sat., Jan. 2nd

    Due to server upgrades, RefWorks will be unavailable on Sat., Jan. 2 at 4 am for up to 6 hours. We apologize for the disruption of service.

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    Friends of the Library Book Discussion: Lies Will Take You Somewhere

    Book Cover
    Book Discussion of Lies Will Take You Somewhere
    by Sheila Schwartz

    Wednesday, January 27, 2010
    3:00 p.m.
    Rhodes Tower, Room 503
    Cleveland State University
    Michael Schwartz Library
    1860 East 22nd Street


    Join the Friends on January 27 for a book discussion of Lies Will Take You Somewhere by Sheila Schwartz. In a voice reminiscent of Cynthia Ozick, this Jewish/Gothic novel renders the fracture and healing of the Rosen family. Jane Rosen leaves her three daughters and husband Saul, a rabbi, to care for her mother in Florida. In Jane's absence, Saul discovers-through the deathbed confession of a man in his congregation-that his wife had an affair ten years earlier. Enraged, he ostracizes Jane from the family and strands her in Florida with her grief.

    Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead the book discussion

    About the Author
    Sheila Schwartz was Associate Professor of Creative Writing in the English Department at CSU from 1990 until her untimely death in November 2008.

    Her short-story collection, published by Pushcart Press in 1991, won Pushcart's ninth annual Editor's Book Award and was listed by USA Today as one of the year's best books. Her work was printed in Pushcart Prize Anthology Volume XIV and such publications as the Atlantic Monthly and Ploughshares.

    Future Book Discussions

    People of the Book
    by Geraldine Brooks
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010

    Dreamers of the Day
    by Mary Doria Russell
    Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    For more information, visit http://net.ulib.csuohio.edu/scripts/blog/showtopic.php?thread=394 or call 216-875-9734

    Coming in April
    Mary Doria Russell will visit CSU on April 14, 2010 as part of the Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series.

    Sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-09 10:02:32. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Scheduled Disruption of Library Services Tuesday, Dec. 15th

    Due to scheduled maintenance, services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable Tuesday, December 15th.

    The library will be unable to check-out materials, check-in materials, renew materials, collect fines, or determine the status of OhioLINK materials.You will also be unable to:

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-09 09:31:37. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Changes in InterLibrary Loan fines

    Effective 1/1/2010 - fines for overdue InterLibrary Loan (ILL) items will be $.50 per day. Items 30 days or more overdue will be billed a replacement fee of $125.00. When the item is returned, the fee will be reduced to $50.00. Click here for more information about borrowing books and overdue fines.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-07 11:16:06. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Holodomor: Genocide by Famine -- Library Exhibit

    Holodomor symbol
    Holodomor: Genocide by Famine
    Exhibit
    Cleveland State University
    Michael Schwartz Library
    1st floor
    Through January

    In 1932 and 1933, an estimated seven to 10 million Ukrainians died of starvation in the great terror-famine engineered by the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin to methodically wipe out Ukrainian nationalism.

    This human tragedy was hidden from the world during the Soviet Union era. After 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed and the Ukraine became independent, the top secret archives on the horror were opened and the truth slowly revealed. In 2003, the United Nations identified it as a world crime. Since then the Canadian Senate, the United State House of Representatives and the European Parliament have recognized the Holodomor as a crime against humanity.
    The exhibit commemorates the Famine Genocide in a series of panels ranging from the collectivization and the annihilation of individual farms, to the opposition of this collectivization, to why and how the genocide was organized (including blacklisting of villages, ban on travel, and export of grain abroad). The panels also provide information about the Soviet's denial and cover-up, protests and attempt at relief, statements of survivors, and government documents on the famine. DVDs about the Holodomor are also available for viewing in the display area.

    The series of 100 posters was produced by the League of Ukrainian Canadians Citizens in cooperation with the Museum of Soviet Occupation of the Kyiv Memorial Society in Ukraine. The poster series has been displayed at numerous colleges, universities, churches, civic organizations and other place in the United States and around the world. The display at Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library is free and open to the public during normal Library hours.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-02 13:25:07. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Astronaut Guy Bluford Attracts a Crowd

    Guy Bluford

    An audience of approximately 200 attended the presentation given on November 18 by Dr. Guy Bluford, the first African-American astronaut to fly in space. Students from Design Lab at Jane Addams High School, School of Science at John Hay High School, Shaker Heights Middle School, and Roehm Middle School (Berea) were in attendance in addition to CSU faculty, staff, and students. Representatives from NASA Glenn Research Center also set up a display with handouts for attendees.

    Theresa Nawalaniec, Guy Bluford and Glenda Thornton
    Theresa Nawalaniec, CSU Librarian with Dr.
    Bluford & Library Director Glenda Thornton

    Dr. Bluford held everyone's attention as he described his many fascinating experiences as an astronaut and discussed current projects involving the International Space Station and the future of space exploration. Several middle and high school students asked questions that were intelligent and thought-provoking. Dr. Bluford ended his talk by encouraging students with the statement, "If you can dream it, you can achieve it!" Several of the audience stayed afterward to get autographs, pictures, and a few words with Dr. Bluford.

    Visiting sudents with Dr. Bluford
    Students from area schools with Dr. Bluford

    The presentation was videotaped and is available on MediaSite for viewing by those on the CSU campus.
    Theresa Nawalaniec, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics Librarian

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-23 13:58:33. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

    EBSCO Databases & RefWorks Are Now Customized to Accommodate Your Cell Phone or PDA

    Cell phone

    As more and more people start using their iPhones, BlackBerrys and other mobile devices to search the Internet, many Web services are customizing their interfaces to accommodate them. EBSCOhost and RefWorks are no exception.

    The EBSCOhost databases you have learned to depend on for your research are now also available via ESBCOhost Mobile. EBSCOhost Mobile offers many of the same features as the non-mobile version of EBSCOhost but the interface has been optimized for use on a mobile device with a smaller screen. Your device must have javascript enabled in order to use EBSCOhost Mobile and users of BlackBerry devices require special instructions.

    Screen shot of link to mobile devices

    Similarly, RefMobile allows you access to your RefWorks account. When logging in to RefMobile, you will need to use the subscriber code that was supplied to you via email after you registered for your individual account. If you no longer have that code, please call Reference Services at (216) 687-5300.Go to Working with RefMobile for more details.

    The Michael Schwartz Library is happy to provide these new services for mobile devices, and, for your convenience, have created one place where you can link to them and other such services as they become available. We have expanded our "Off-Campus Access" page to "Off-Campus Access & Mobile Devices." A link to this page appears in the green navigation bar at the right of all Michael Schwartz Library Web pages.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-19 14:25:55. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Friends of the Library Honor CSU President Emeritus Michael Schwartz as Well as Nearly 80 Faculty, Emeriti, and Staff

    Dr. Michael Schwartz and portrait

    The campus community was invited to attend the 21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception on November 12, 2009 where former Cleveland State University president Dr. Michael Schwartz was the guest of honor. The annual event, sponsored by the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library, celebrates the creativity of CSU faculty, emeriti and staff for their recently published books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, and other works. This year, almost 80 honorees were represented by 173 submissions of work.

    The highlight of the well-attended event was the honored guest himself, Dr. Michael Schwartz, President Emeritus of Cleveland State University. This event was in celebration of the University Library's recent name change to the the Michael Schwartz Library and to recognize Dr. Schwartz's long support of the Library as the "heart of the University."

    Renderings of signage to come in the library

    Attendees to the reception were treated to a peek at the portrait of Dr. Schwartz by Rob Hartshorn, which will hang at a place of honor within the library, as well as a rendering of how the new sign for the Michael Schwartz Library will appear once it is installed across the top of the library doors in the lobby of Rhodes Tower.

    During the event, Tony Bakale, President of the CSU Alumni Association, presented Dr. Schwartz with a gift, a painting by CSU Alumna Gail Laba, Class of '85 depicting the CSU campus. Other speakers included Mary Jane Saunders, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Michael Wells, President of the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library, and Glenda Thornton, Director of the Michael Schwartz Library. The reception was sponsored by Cleveland State University Advancement.

    Tony Bakale unveils the gift
    Dr. Schwartz with Family

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    Final Common Reading Experience Presentations this Fall: November 17 & November 18

    The University's Common Reading Experience continues on Tuesday, November 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor with its Brown Bag Speaker Series. Professor Robert Wheeler, History Department, will present "Making History" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life. --THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED--.

    The final Common Reading Presentation for this semester will be held on Thursday, November 19 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Theater Arts Building, Main Theater. Professor Michael Mauldin, Theater Department, will present "Copenhagen Alive: How Directors, Designers, and Actors Carry a Play from the Page to the Stage."

    Copenhagen, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library is a Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art. It is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb.

    Michael Frayn shows us that these men were passionate, philosophical, and all too human, even though one of the three historical figures in his drama, Werner Heisenberg, was the head of the Nazis' effort to develop a nuclear weapon. The play's other two characters, the Danish physicist Niels Bohr and his wife, Margrethe, are involved with Heisenberg in an after-death analysis of an actual meeting that has long puzzled historians.

    CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.

    For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Paula Bloch, Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or p.bloch@csuohio.edu p.bloch@csuohio.edu.

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    Veteran's Day Hours

    The Michael Schwartz Library will be OPEN from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Veteran's Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2009. For complete Library hours, click here

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    Friends of the Library Book Discussion: Beyond the River by Ann Hagedorn

    Book jacket
    Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad
    by Ann Hagedorn
    Book Discussion led by Richard Fox
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009
    Rhodes Tower, Room 503
    Free and open to the public
    Sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library

    On Wednesday, November 18, 2009, the campus community is invited to attend the Friends of the Library book discussion on Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad by Ann Hagedorn. From the highest hill above the town of Ripley, Ohio, you can see five bends in the Ohio River. You can see the hills of northern Kentucky and the rooftops of Ripley's riverfront houses. And you can see what the abolitionist John Rankin saw from his house at the top of that hill, where for nearly forty years he placed a lantern each night to guide fugitive slaves to freedom beyond the river.

    The discussion, led by Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, begins at 3:00 in Rhodes Tower, Room 503. Refreshments will be served.

    Mark your calendar:
    Spring book discussions include: Lies Will Take You Somewhere, by Sheila Schwartz, Wednesday, January 27; People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks; Wednesday, February 24; and Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell, Wednesday, March 31. And as part of the Annual Local Authors Book Talk Series, Mary Doria Russell, winner of nine national and international literary awards, will visit CSU on April 14, 2010 at 3:00 in RT 503.
    For more information, please call 216-875-9734 or visit http://net.ulib.csuohio.edu/scripts/blog/showtopic.php?thread=394
    All books for these events are available for checkout at the Michael Schwartz Library and on sale at the CSU Bookstore.

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    Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library 21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception

    21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception
    Thursday, November 12, 2009
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    1st floor Library (east end)
    Sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library


    The campus community is invited to attend the 21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception recognizing faculty, staff, and emeriti creativity. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library, will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Library.

    This year, the guest of honor will be Dr. Michael Schwartz, President Emeritus. The Friends will honor him in celebration and recognition of the Library's new name. During the reception, guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and browse the display of recently published books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, and other works by Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and emeriti. Also on display will be the portrait of Michael Schwartz that was presented to him during his Special Tribute at the Allen Theatre in Playhouse Square in June.

    RSVP by November 9, 2009 to 216-687-5205 or rsvp.events@csuohio.edu.

    Submissions accepted through November 5
    Faculty, staff, and emeriti are encouraged to submit materials they have published in the past year. Download and complete the submission form and send as instructed with your submission by Thursday, November 5 (5:00 p.m.). Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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    Common Reading Experience:

    Thursday, November 5, 2009
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Michael Schwartz Library
    1st floor, east
    Professor Evan Lieberman
    Communications Department
    Presenting: "The Atomic Anxieties: The Monster Explosion in Post-Nuclear Films"
    Brown Bag Speaker Series


    The University's Common Reading Experience continues on Thursday, November 5 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor with its Brown Bag Speaker Series. Professor Evan Lieberman, Communications Department, will present "Atomic Anxieties: The Monster Explosion in Post-Nuclear Films" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

    Copenhagen, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library is a Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art. It is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb.

    Michael Frayn shows us that these men were passionate, philosophical, and all too human, even though one of the three historical figures in his drama, Werner Heisenberg, was the head of the Nazis' effort to develop a nuclear weapon. The play's other two characters, the Danish physicist Niels Bohr and his wife, Margrethe, are involved with Heisenberg in an after-death analysis of an actual meeting that has long puzzled historians.

    CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend all Common Reading Experience Events.

    More Brown Bag Speaker Series Presentations:

    Tuesday, November 17, 2009
    12 p.m. - 1 p.m.,
    Michael Schwartz Library, first floor east
    Prof. Robert Wheeler, History Department
    Presenting "Making History"

    Thursday, November 19, 2009
    12 p.m. - 1 p.m.,
    Theater Arts Building, Main Theater
    Prof. Michael Mauldin, Theater Department
    Presenting "Copenhagen Alive: How directors, designers and actors carry a play from the page to the stage"

    For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Paula Bloch,Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or p.bloch@csuohio.edu

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    Events @ CPL this Week

    Check out the great events at Cleveland Public Library DOWNTOWN at Main Library - FREE and open to the public! For more information call 215-623-2848

    Thursday October 29, 2009 @ 6pm, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium - Spectrum: The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues presents Civic Design & Inspired Infrastructure featuring Steven Litt as moderator with guests Alex Washburn & Fred Salvucci - http://www.cpl.org/?q=node/2321
    Saturday October 31st, 2009 at 2pm - Music at Main featuring the Oberlin Bassoon Quartet, in the Fine Arts Dept. 3rd floor of the Main Library - http://www.cpl.org/finearts/?q=node/237

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-28 09:52:52. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

    CSU Students--Manage and Access your Research using RefWorks

    RefWorks Seminar for CSU Students
    Thursday, October 29, 2009
    Noon - 1:00 pm
    RT 502


    CSU STUDENTS - take your research methods to a new level at the Michael Schwartz Library RefWorks seminar. Meet with librarians to learn about RefWorks, a robust web-based research management tool, and tailor its many uses to fit your research needs. Librarians will demonstrate how to:

    • Import references from research databases
    • Store and organize article, web, and book citations
    • Import bibliographic information from a web site using Ref Grab-It
    • Format your bibliographies with whichever style manual your professor requires

    And much more!

    Moderator:, Kathy Dobda, Assistant Director Public Services.

    Additional Presenters:
    Diane Kolosionek, Urban and Education Librarian; Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences & Engineering Librarian; Marianne Nolan, Coordinator, Reference; and Ann Marie Smeraldi, General Education/First Year Experience Librarian.

    The RefWorks Seminar is free and open to all CSU Students. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 216-875-9734.

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    Library Display: Celebrating 20 Years of Diversity

    A view of the diversity display
    Cleveland State's Division of Institutional Diversity is celebrating 20 years of diversity, excellence and inclusion. Established in 1989 as the Office of Minority Affairs and Human Relations, the division has worked for twenty years to promote positive race and community relations within the CSU community. Learn about the Division of Institutional Diversity's past, present and future by visiting its exhibit on display through November 13, 2009 in the Michael Schwartz Library (first floor).


    Reception November 9, 2009
    On Monday, November 9, from noon - 1:30 pm, join the Division of Institutional Diversity for a reception as they celebrate 20 years of diversity. Light refreshments will be served.

    For more information visit www.csuohio.edu/offices/diversity or call 216-687-9335.

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    Common Reading Experience Presentation: The Science Behind the Beginning of the Nuclear Age

    Book Cover for Copenhagen
    Cleveland State University continues its Common Reading Experience on Tuesday, October 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor. Petur Fodor, Professor, Physics Department, as part of the Speaker Series will make a special presentation titled "The Science behind the Beginning of the Nuclear Age" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

    Copenhagen, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library is a Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art. It is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb.

    Michael Frayn shows us that these men were passionate, philosophical, and all too human, even though one of the three historical figures in his drama, Werner Heisenberg, was the head of the Nazis' effort to develop a nuclear weapon. The play's other two characters, the Danish physicist Niels Bohr and his wife, Margrethe, are involved with Heisenberg in an after-death analysis of an actual meeting that has long puzzled historians.

    All CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend all Common Reading Experience Events.

    Brown Bag Speaker Series Presentations:

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Michael Schwartz Library
    1st floor, east
    Professor Petur Fodor,
    Physics Department
    Presenting: "The Science behind the Beginning of the Nuclear Age"

    Thursday, November 5, 2009
    12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Michael Schwartz Library, first floor east
    Prof. Evan Lieberman, Communications Department
    Presenting "Atomic Anxieties: The Monster Explosion in Post-Nuclear Films"

    Tuesday, November 17, 2009
    12 p.m. - 1 p.m.,
    Michael Schwartz Library, first floor east
    Prof. Robert Wheeler, History Department
    Presenting "Making History"

    Thursday, November 19, 2009
    12 p.m. - 1 p.m.,
    Theater Arts Building, Main Theater
    Prof. Michael Mauldin, Theater Department
    Presenting "Copenhagen Alive: How directors, designers and actors carry a play from the page to the stage"

    For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website or contact Paula Bloch, Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or p.bloch@csuohio.edu

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    The Veterans Memorial Bridge Book is Now on SALE

    The Veterans Memorial Bridge Book
    90th Anniversary Edition by William E. Beyer

    View of the Veterans Memorial Bridge

    The Veterans Memorial Bridge, formerly known as the Detroit-Superior of High Level Bridge, is an unusual and outstanding example of early twentieth-century bridge engineering. The double decked structure spans the Cuyahoga River Valley adjacent to downtown Cleveland, Ohio and consists of twelve concrete arch approach spans with lengths varying between 80 feet and 180 feet, and a 591-foot long steel arch main river span. The bridge was constructed as a replacement for the old Superior Viaduct, which spanned the Cuyahoga River immediately north of the Detroit-Superior Bridge. The upper deck of the structure was designed to carry highway and pedestrian traffic whereas the lower deck was designed for streetcar traffic. The approaches to the lower deck of the structure included subway tunnels and passenger stations for the streetcars. The first traffic crossed the upper deck of the new bridge in November 1917, and the first streetcars crossed the lower deck in December 1917.

    The History of the Veterans Memorial Bridge: 90th Anniversary Edition by William Beyer documents the history of the original construction of the bridge and the two major rehabilitations - the first was done from 1967 to 1969 and the second was done from 1995 to 1997. Some technical information is included, which may be of interest to some readers. However, the major emphasis of the book is the documentation of the history of the bridge and the surrounding community with photographs. The photographs offer a unique opportunity to glimpse into previous eras in Cleveland. It is hoped that the reader will enjoy a journey through the planning, design, construction and rehabilitation of this structure - and develop an understanding and appreciation for the importance of maintaining and, whenever feasible, preserving notable structures such as the Detroit-Superior Bridge, which remain today.
    --excerpt from introduction to Veterans Memorial Bridge: 90th Anniversary Edition

    Click here for more information or to order a copy.

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    Open Access Day at OSU

    A program to discuss open access publishing will be held from 10:30 to noon on October 21, 2009 in Room 165 at the newly-renovated Thompson Library. Topics will include the panelists' stake in open access, the role of open access within different organizations and disciplines, and the financial sustainability of open access. Participants will be:

    - Opening Remarks, Jan Weisenberger, Senior VP, Office of Research
    - Moderator, Tom Sanville, Executive Director of OhioLINK
    - Panelist, David Huron, Professor Music and Editor, Empirical Musicology Review
    - Panelist, Scot Danforth, Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning and Editor, Disability Studies Quarterly
    - Panelist, Deborah Grzybowski, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
    - Panelist, Donald Dean, Professor of Biochemistry
    - Panelist, Jack Ochs, American Chemical Society
    - Panelist, Daviess Menefee, Elsevier Publishing

    Open access publishing is a movement that encourages making scholarly resources more freely available over the internet. The goal is to maximize the impact of research, particularly research that has been funded with public money. One of the most notable examples of open access is the National Institute of Health Public Access Policy, which requires that funded research be made publicly available after a 12 month embargo period.
    The week of October 19 is Open Access Week, and this program is only one of many events that publishers, universities, and libraries all over the world are planning in order to highlight the movement. The Open Access Day program at OSU will be of interest to anyone involved in research and publishing throughout the university.
    For more information, contact Anne Gilliland, anne.gilliland@osumc.edu, or visit http://library.med.ohio-state.edu/3803.cfm.

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    Call for Scholarly and Artistic Works

    Michael Schwartz
    Guest of Honor, Dr. Michael Schwartz.
    CSU Faculty,Staff and Emeriti:
    On Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 3:00 the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library will host its 21st Annual Scholars and Artists Reception recognizing faculty, staff, and emeriti creativity. 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.

    This year, the guest of honor will be Dr. Michael Schwartz, President Emeritus. The Friends will honor him in celebration and recognition of the Library's new name. You will hear more about this event soon, but at this time, the Friends of the Library are urging that you begin sending materials you have published (authored or co-authored) in the past year. In order to have your submission included in the Scholars and Artists bibliography, please complete the appropriate information on the submission form on the opposite page and send it with each submission by Thursday, November 5, 2009 (5:00 p.m.).

    Please note that your submissions will be on display on the first floor of the Library for one week. Books and other valuable materials will be in a secure display case. However, journal articles will be displayed on tables, so if you are submitting an article, please send only a copy of the article and not the entire journal. Your works will be returned to you within a few weeks after the reception unless you indicate otherwise.

    If there is something special that your department wants to feature, or if you have any questions, please call (216) 875-9734. Thank you in advance for your important contributions.

    Sincerely,
    Michael Wells
    President, Friends of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library

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    The Library will be OPEN on Columbus Day

    The Michael Schwartz Library will be open on Columbus Day, October 12, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For a complete list of the Library's hours, click here

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    President Barack Obama declares October NATIONAL INFORMATION LITERACY AWARENESS MONTH

    THE WHITE HOUSE

    Office of the Press Secretary
    _________________________________________________________
    For Immediate Release October 1, 2009

    NATIONAL INFORMATION LITERACY AWARENESS MONTH, 2009
    - - - - - - -
    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    A PROCLAMATION

    Every day, we are inundated with vast amounts of information. A 24-hour news cycle and thousands of global television and radio networks, coupled with an immense array of online resources, have challenged our long-held perceptions of information management. Rather than merely possessing data, we must also learn the skills necessary to acquire, collate, and evaluate information for any situation. This new type of literacy also requires competency with communication technologies, including computers and mobile devices that can help in our day-to-day decisionmaking. National Information Literacy Awareness Month highlights the need for all Americans to be adept in the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age.

    Click here for the complete proclamation.

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    OCTAVOFEST: Celebrating the Art of the Book

    The OCTAVO is a traditional book format that refers to the size for pages used in the printing of early books in which a large sheet of paper or parchment is folded three times to produce eight pages. Today octavo format books include many rare, valuable, and beautiful objects. The octavo, October, eight events...it's OCTAVOFEST, a celebration of the art of the book.

    Click here for the calendar of events.

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    Manage, Access, and Share your Research using RefWorks

    RefWorks logo
    Faculty Seminar
    Presented by the CSU Michael Schwartz Library
    Thursday, October 15, 2009
    12:00 - 1:00 pm
    RT 502


    CSU faculty - take your research methods to a new level at the Michael Schwartz Library RefWorks seminar. Meet with librarians to learn about RefWorks, a robust web-based research management tool, and tailor its many uses to fit your research needs. Librarians will demonstrate how to:
    • Import references from research databases
    • Store and organize article, web, and book citations
    • Share and discuss your RefWorks database with colleagues and other researchers globally through RefShare
    • Import bibliographic information from a web site using Ref Grab-It

    And much more!

    Moderator: Kathy Dobda, Assistant Director Public Services.

    Additional Presenters:
    Diane Kolosionek, Urban and Education Librarian; Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences & Engineering Librarian; Marianne Nolan, Coordinator, Reference; and Ann Marie Smeraldi, General Education/First Year Experience Librarian.

    Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

    For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu.

    Seating is limited - Respond by Tuesday, October 13.

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    Many Turn Out to Meet the "Real Librarians of CSU"

    We'd like to thank everyone who stopped by to "Meet the Real Librarians of CSU" on September 10th in the Michael Schwartz Library. Visitors enjoyed the "meet and greet" and learned just what an excellent resource our Librarians, with their wide range of knowledge and experience, are for the CSU community. We're glad you enjoyed it, and we look forward to seeing you in the Library throughout the year.

    From Real Librarians event
    From Real Librarians event

    You can see more photos from this event on our Facebook page!

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    Banned Books Reading

    Banned Books equals Banned Ideas
    What's your favorite book? Has it ever been publicly challenged?

    Come and read an excerpt of it at the
    Banned Books Reading
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    12:00 to 1:00 P.M.
    CSU Michael Schwartz Library
    1st floor, east
    Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the CSU Michael Schwartz Library in support of freedom of speech
    Brown Bag Event

    How to Participate
    Submit your chosen literary passage in advance of the event to schedule your time on the microphone. Or, just come to 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library on Tuesday, September 29 during the common hour to hear the readings. Afterwards, peruse the Banned Books display, which will include information about free speech and ethics.

    Interested in doing a reading, but not sure that you have ever read a banned book? Visit the Library's Intellectual Freedom web page at http://library.csuohio.edu/research/portals/freedom.html or the Library's Banned Books display for recent examples. Choose a short passage to read (or consider briefly discussing why a certain book or author was censored) then send your idea to Faith Larraine Hampton, the SPJ Cleveland State Student Chapter President, at
    f.l.hampton40@csuohio.edu
    .

    Exercise your right of free speech!

    This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

    The 2009 Banned Books Reading Week is September 26 through October 3.
    During that time, the Banned Books display will be located on the east side of the 1st floor of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library (in Rhodes Tower). The Banned Books Reading will take place near the display.

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    A Talk with Rebecca Wolff and a Reading and Book Signing with Poets Kate Greenstreet & Rebecca Wolff

    Poetry Center
    and the Department of English present

    A Talk with Rebecca Wolff
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 at noon
    Main Classroom 136 (MC 136)

    You are invited to attend an informal talk about editing the literary journal Fence, and publishing Fence Books.

    and a Reading and Book Signing with Poets
    Kate Greenstreet & Rebecca Wolff


    Kate Greenstreet is the author of The Last 4 Things (Ahsahta, 2009), and case sensitive (Ahsahta, 2006). She is also the author of three chapbooks, most recently This Is Why I Hurt You (2008). Her work has appeared in such journals as Court Green, Denver Quarterly, Fence, jubilat, and VOLT.

    Rebecca Wolff is the author of three books of poems: The King (Norton, 2009); Figment (Norton, 2004), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Manderley (University of Illinois Press, 2001), selected for the National Poetry Series by Robert Pinsky. She is the founding editor and publisher of Fence and Fence Books, and a Program Fellow of the New York State Writers Institute.
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    Main Classroom 134 (MC 134), 1899 East 22th Street
    Events are free and open to the public.

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    Equipment Loans to Students

    Image of an eagle and flag in front of Constitution

    Students are increasingly incorporating digital images, video, and audio into assignments and presentation material, but production equipment has not been widely available to them on campus. Beginning this Fall, students may borrow Canon video and still cameras, and Sony audio recorders from Library Multimedia Services (MMS) in RT 301.

    Students can check out these items from the Library just as they would a book — there is a 1-day loan period on this equipment. Students supply their own DV tapes and flash media storage cards, but both tapes and flash media storage cards are available for purchase in the Library vending machine if students don't have their own.

    After using the new cameras and recorders to capture the information they need, students can work on their digital files at home or use the professional video, audio and image editing equipment and software in Multimedia Services to create polished materials for presentations and other assignments. Help with equipment and software is available in Multimedia Services as well.

    Students may contact MMS for more information at (216) 687-9337. Faculty wishing to borrow similar equipment should contact IMSS Equipment Circulation at (216) 687-3846.

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    Constitution Day 2009

    Image of an eagle and flag in front of Constitution

    Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in Cleveland State University's Constitution Day events!

    Online Contest

    Students can win one of two gas cards valued at $25,
    one of five jump drives, or one of three $15 iTunes cards
    Visit http://library.csuohio.edu/promos/constitution/ answer a few questions about the Constitution, and you could be a winner!

    Event

    Presentation by Mark Sundahl, Professor of Law, titled What Would Socrates Say about our Constitution?
    Thursday, September 17, 2009
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Moot Court Room of the Cleveland Marshall College of Law
    On free hour of CLE credit.
    Reception to follow.

    Displays

    Visit two Constitution Day displays this fall. The first, titled "We the People" is located on the 1st floor of the Michael Schwartz Library (in Rhodes Tower) and the other, titled "Comparing Constitutions" is located at the entrance of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library.

    Call 216-875-9734 for more information

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    The Current Periodicals and Master's Theses Have Moved

    In order to improve convenience to our users, the Library has moved the Current Periodicals and Master's Theses. Previously located on the 3rd floor, the Current Periodicals have been relocated to the 4th floor and are shelved alphabetically by title with the Bound Periodicals. The Master's Theses have been moved to the west end of the 1st floor in the Library Commons.

    Coming Soon: Be on the lookout for a new student study space on the 3rd floor where the periodicals and theses were located.

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    Check out the Library's Outstanding Book Collection

    View of the Outstanding Book Collection in the Schwartz Library

    In a large university library, browsing the shelves to locate a good book to read just for pleasure can be overwhelming. To help students identify well written, quality literature, CSU librarians created the Outstanding Book Collection. This unique collection was designed to foster a love of reading and encourage intellectual development among students. Conveniently located on the first floor of the Library near the entrance, this collection features both classic titles and contemporary award winners. The collection is small enough for casual browsing but offers an intriguing selection of fiction and nonfiction titles that will capture students' imaginations and take them to new worlds.

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    Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Book Discussion: Copenhagen by Michael Frayn

    Book cover for Copenhagen

    Book Discussion
    Michael Frayn
    Copenhagen
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Michael Schwartz Library)
    Free and open to the community
    Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, will lead a book discussion on Copenhagen by Michael Frayn. The Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb. Copehagen is also Cleveland State University's Common Reading book choice for 2009/2010.

    Copenhagen is available for checkout at the Michael Schwartz Library and on sale at the CSU Bookstore and on Amazon.com.

    The event is free and open to CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the general public. Refreshments will be served.

    Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat or for more information.

    Find out more about upcoming Friends of the Library Book Discussions as well as the Local Book Talk with Mary Doria Russell scheduled for April 14, 2010.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-08-20 08:46:24. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    One Giant Leap ...

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    July 20, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon, while many people watched the momentous event from home on their TV sets.

    For more information on the Apollo mission, click here

    The Library will have a display commemorating the moon landing on the first floor through September.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-07-22 12:28:02. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Author Mary Doria Russell to be Featured at the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library Annual Local Authors Book Talk

    Mary Doria Russell

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010
    3:00 p.m.
    Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University
    Rhodes Tower, Room 503

    Mary Doria Russell, winner of nine national and international literary awards, will visit Cleveland State University's Michael Schwartz Library on April 14, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss her book Dreamers of the Day and to give a preview of her new project Eight to Five, Against.

    Book Cover

    About Dreamers of the Day: With prose as graceful and effortless as a seductive float down the Nile, Mary Doria Russell illuminates the long, rich history of the Middle East with a story that brilliantly elucidates today's headlines.

    Ms. Russell's presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a book signing. Dreamers of the Day will be available for purchase directly before and after the April event, courtesy of the CSU Bookstore.

    This event is free and open to the public, but please call 216-875-9734 to register.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-07-21 09:57:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library 2009/2010 book discussions

    Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead the book discussions in this series. All the events begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be held Cleveland State University in the Michael Schwartz Library, located in Rhodes Tower, room 503.

    Free and open to the public - For more information: call 216-875-9734.

    Book Cover

    Copenhagen
    by Michael Frayn
    Wednesday, September 30, 2009
    The Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb. Copehagen is also Cleveland State University-s Common Reading book choice for 2009/2010.

    Book Cover

    Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad
    by Anne Hagedorn
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009
    From the highest hill above the town of Ripley, Ohio, you can see five bends in the Ohio River. You can see the hills of northern Kentucky and the rooftops of Ripley's riverfront houses. And you can see what the abolitionist John Rankin saw from his house at the top of that hill, where for nearly forty years he placed a lantern each night to guide fugitive slaves to freedom beyond the river.

    Book Cover

    Lies Will Take You Somewhere
    by Sheila Schwartz
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010
    In a voice reminiscent of Cynthia Ozick, this Jewish/Gothic novel renders the fracture and healing of the Rosen family. Jane Rosen leaves her three daughters and husband Saul, a rabbi, to care for her mother in Florida. In Jane's absence, Saul discovers-through the deathbed confession of a man in his congregation-that his wife had an affair ten years earlier. Enraged, he ostracizes Jane from the family and strands her in Florida with her grief.

    Book Cover

    People of the Book
    by Geraldine Brooks
    Wednesday, February 24, 2010
    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March, the journey of a rare illuminated prayer book through centuries of war, destruction, theft, loss, and love.

    Book Cover

    Dreamers of the Day
    by Mary Doria Russell
    Wednesday, March 31, 2010
    With prose as graceful and effortless as a seductive float down the Nile, Mary Doria Russell illuminates the long, rich history of the Middle East with a story that brilliantly elucidates today's headlines.

    Mary Doria Russell will visit Cleveland State University on Wednesday, April 14 at 3:00 in the Library as part of the Local Authors Book Talk Series.

    Books for all the above events are available for checkout at the Michael Schwartz Library and on sale at the CSU Bookstore.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-07-09 16:26:52. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Library designated as the Michael Schwartz Library

    The Cleveland State University Board of Trustees designated the University Library as the Michael Schwartz Library. The resolution, approved by the Board on June 22, named the Library after Dr. Schwartz "in recognition of and gratitude to the man who so capably led this University and made an indelible impression on the lives of so many people who seek truth and knowledge through education." Glenda Thornton, Director of the Library, is very pleased with the naming. "Michael Schwartz cares deeply about the University and respects the power of education and knowledge to transform a life."

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-06-24 09:29:58. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Find Help in Tough Times

    Link to Find Help in Tough Times

    The State Library of Ohio has just launched Find Help in Tough Times, a new one-stop center on their website to help residents quickly locate important information and resources during these difficult economic times.

    According to State Librarian Jo Budler, “The State Library understands that this is a challenging time for everyone. We created the Find Help in Tough Times statewide center to highlight the valuable work of state and federal agencies, as well as state and national organizations, and make it easier for people needing assistance to find their services and information.”

    Find Help in Tough Times is easily accessible from the State Library website and is divided into six sections that include Employment, Financial, Health & Wellness, Housing, Parenting, and Help for Seniors. Within these sections there are links to help with topics such as finding jobs, training opportunities, services for the unemployed, insurance, home health care, childcare, tax help, and more.

    The State Library welcomes feedback on Find Help in Tough Times and asks for residents to share stories about their experiences during these tough times. Some of the stories will be posted so that others may benefit.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-06-17 08:06:24. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Virtual JFK will be showing at the Cleveland Museum of Art

    An important and well-received documentary called Virtual JFK will be showing at the Cleveland Museum of Art June 12 ONLY.

    Combining rare footage from numerous Kennedy press conferences, in-depth interviews and a close reading of the documentary record, the film argues that critical decisions about the use of restraint and coercive diplomacy often require greater acts of courage than the use of force. Produced by fellows of the Watson Institute for International Studies, the film applies what Harvard historian Niall Ferguson calls "virtual history" to consider what President John F. Kennedy might have done in Vietnam if he had not been assassinated in 1963 and was instead re-elected in 1964. More information about the film appears below and at www.virtualjfk.com.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-06-02 15:56:58. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New Interfaces Launched for Scholarly & Reference and Literature E-Book Collections

    A newly upgraded version of the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center software will go live on Monday, June 1, 2009. This process involves a DNS change which may take up to 24 hours to been seen by everyone.

    While the main OhioLINK E-Book Center page found at http://ebooks.ohiolink.edu will not change, the upgrade allows for several improvements to the software that runs the Scholarly & Reference and American & English Literature Collections, including:

    * The ability to narrow search results by subject (Scholarly & Reference Books Collection only) and date (both collections)
    * The ability to limit advanced searches by a date range or single year
    * Improved navigation and browse capabilities
    * Persistent links for individual books
    * The ability to e-mail title, date and URL of saved records

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-05-28 17:04:45. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    OhioLink Library Catalog, EJC Will Be Unavailable for Maintenance

    The OhioLINK Library Catalog will be unavailable while planned maintenance is performed beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, until approximately 1:00 a.m. on May 29. During this time you will not be able to search the catalog or request items. The Electronic Journal Center will also be unavailable for maintenance from 12:00 a.m. until approximately 1:00 a.m. on Friday, May 29. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-05-28 10:23:15. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Library Web Services Will Be Offline This Weekend May 16-17

    Due to a scheduled power outage across campus, services accessed through the Library's website will be unavailable from 6 pm on Saturday May 16th until approximately 4 pm Sunday May 17th.

    The following services will be affected:

    Other websites that will be unavailable include The Cleveland Memory Project, Ohio's Heritage Northeast and streaming media provided through Mediasite.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-05-14 15:18:04. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Extended Library Hours before Finals Week

    The University Library will have extended hours before finals week. The Library will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday May 8th and until 10 p.m. on Sunday May 10th. For more information on the Library hours, visit Library Hours

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-05-01 11:37:47. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    FREE Video Conferencing for Graduating Students

    Are you applying for a job out of state? Would you like to do your interview through video conferencing? Check out the VIP Video Conference Suite located on the 7th floor of Rhodes Tower. Graduating students can receive one free session from the Library. In addition to job interviews, the room can be used by faculty, staff, and students for any presentation, meeting, etc. with anyone anywhere in the world that has an IP connection.

    Please call 216-687-5206 for pricing information or for more details.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-29 12:23:27. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Faculty: Have you ever wanted to tell the Library what you really think about its multimedia collection

    CSU faculty is invited to participate in an online survey to help the Library evaluate its multimedia collection. Your input will give the Library valuable information that will help improve its services and purchasing decisions. Your responses will remain anonymous but the overall results will be made available to faculty after the close of the survey.

    To take the survey, which will take approximately 10 minutes, visit http://html.ulib.csuohio.edu/mmsurvey/mmform.html. The survey will be open through Thursday, April 30, 2009.

    If you would like further information, please feel free to contact Fran Mentch, Social & Behavioral Sciences Librarian at f.mentch@csuohio.edu or Carol Zsulya, Head Collection Management and Business/Economics Librarian at c.zsulya@csuohio.edu.

    Your participation is greatly appreciated!

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-23 08:29:20. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Students needed for Program Review

    Every 5-7 years, the University conducts a Program Review of each of the University departments. As part of this process, an External Reviewer will meet with various groups on campus to discuss the University Library. On Tuesday April 28th from 3:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. in RT 401 students are needed to talk with the External Reviewer about their impressions of the CSU Library--What they like, what they would like to see, what their concerns are, etc.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-22 16:22:41. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    A reading with Mary Biddinger, Sarah Gridley and Craig Paulenich

    Reading with Mary Biddinger, Sarah Gridley and Craig Paulenich
    Wednesday, April 22, 2009
    7:30 pm
    Fenn Tower Theater (FT 102)
    1983 East 24th Street
    Free and open to the public
    Sponsored by the CSU Poetry Center in cooperation with the Department of English


    Mary Biddinger is the author of the poetry collection Prairie Fever, (Steel Toe Books, 2007). Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, American Literary Review, and Ploughshares.

    Sarah Gridley is the author of the poetry collection Weather Eye Open (University of California Press, 2005). Her poems have appeared in such journals as Jubilat, Beloit Poetry Journal, and New American Writing.

    Craig Paulenich is the author of the poetry collection The Drift of the Hunt (Nobodaddies Press, 2006). He is also the co-editor of the anthology Beneath a Single Moon: Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry. His poems have appeared in such journals as The Georgia Review, South Carolina Review, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, and others. Call 216-687-3986 for more information, or visit www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-21 08:27:41. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Thanks for Making National Library Week a Success!

    We'd like to thank everyone who attended our National Library Week events. This year's National Library Week was a great success. We're glad you enjoyed it, and we look forward to seeing you in the Library throughout the year.

    Kristin Ohlson at book talk
    Author Kristin Ohlson discusses her book, The Kabul
    Beauty School: An American Woman goes Behind the
    Veil
    , as part of National Library Week at the CSU Library.
    Students at Passport to the World
    Students enjoy a variety of international cuisine while they
    browse materials from the CSU Library, Cleveland Public
    Library & the Study Abroad Program at "Passport to the World."

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-20 16:08:45. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Library Web Services Will NOT Be Offline This Weekend, April 18-19.

    The electrical outage for this weekend has been canceled. Services supplied by the Library through its website will not be disrupted as a result.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-17 12:24:33. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    A Reading with featured poets Ted Lardner and Karen Schubert

    Reading with featured poets Ted Lardner and Karen Schubert
    Monday, April 20, 2009
    7:30 pm
    Fenn Tower Theater (FT 102)
    1983 East 24th Street
    Free and open to the public
    Sponsored by the CSU Poetry Center in cooperation with the Department of English


    Ted Lardner is the author of the poetry chapbook Tornado, published in the Wick Poetry Chapbook Series by The Kent State University Press. His poems have appeared in such journals as Arsenic Lobster, Rhino, and Pleiades.

    Karen Schubert is the author of the chapbook Geography of Lost Houses (Pudding House Publications, 2008). Her poems have appeared in such journals as Water-Stone Review, The Mid-America Poetry Review, and Poetry Midwest.

    Call 216-687-3986 for more information, or visit www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-17 10:59:11. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Library Web Services Will Be Offline This Weekend, April 18-19.

    Due to a scheduled power outage across campus, services accessed through the Library's website will be unavailable from 5:30 pm on Saturday April 18th until approximately 2:30 pm Sunday April 19th.

    The following services will be affected:

    Other websites that will be unavailable include The Cleveland Memory Project, Ohio's Heritage Northeast and streaming media provided through Mediasite.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-16 10:31:27. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Library Facilities Seminar/Tour for Faculty: Discover what the Library can do for you

    Thursday, April 23
    Noon
    Rhodes Tower, Room 502


    Discover how the recently improved library facilities can help you enhance the learning experience for CSU students. Join us on April 23 at noon for a facilities seminar and a brief tour of select areas of the Library. The tour will include the Interactive Video Distance Learning Classrooms and Head End, Videorecording Studio, Instruction rooms, group study spaces, Writers Lab, Film Viewing room, and Presentation Practice room.

    A light lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library and there will be door prizes. For more information or to reserve a seat call 216-875-9734 or b.florjancic@csuohio.edu.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-15 16:40:55. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Friends of the Library Book Discussion: The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies

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    Book Discussion
    Robertson Davies
    The Rebel Angels
    Thursday, May 7, 2009
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the CSU Library)
    Free and open to the community
    Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, will return to lead a book discussion on The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies. In this astoundingly funny book, Davies both lampoons academia and shows his love for it and for the wisdom it produces.

    On one level, Davies' novel is "about" four academics: Maria Theotoky, the brilliant, beautiful graduate student; her adviser, the ascetic Dr. Hollier; Simon Darcourt, the bon vivant priest; and Parlabane, once an outstanding scholar, now sycophant to his former classmates. Then there is the basic plot theme: Who will end up with the girl? Standard stuff. Yet the real focus here is on the spiritual and/or mystical personal explorations of the main characters (from Library Journal review).

    The Rebel Angels is available for checkout at the CSU Library and on sale at Amazon.com.

    The event is free and open to CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the general public. Refreshments will be served.

    Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat or for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-15 14:16:22. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Celebrate India Experience Month

    CSU celebrates India Experience in April. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend these free events, which include:

    Through April 30: India Experience Exhibit
    Visit the India Experience exhibit on the first floor of the library, including books, artifacts, and photographs pertaining to Indian culture.

    April 9 to April 18
    Indian Music and Dance Festival - Aradhana group
    9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Main Class room auditorium

    Visit http://www.aradhana.org for more information about the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana, the largest Indian classical music festival in North America.

    April 8 - April 11
    Dr. George Mutholil, Former President of Loyola College, Kerala, India visits CSU and will offer five lectures in Colleges of Science, CLASS, and Business.

    April 9
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Visit to Buddhist Community Center
    Tzu Chi Foundation, Buddhist Women Group, 1541 East 38th Street


    April 22
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Fenn Tower Ballroom
    Healing Traditions of India and other culture: Colloquium

    Sampling of Indian food, Indian music, drumming etc.

    For more information about the India Experience events, call Professor Murali Nair, School of Social Work, at 216-687-4570 or email him at m.nair@csuohio.edu


    Sponsored by: CSU Division of Institutional Diversity & India Scholar Program, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-08 15:13:23. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    The Second Floor of the Library is the SILENT STUDY FLOOR

    The second floor of the Library is the SILENT STUDY floor. Out of respect for other students, we ask that you please do not engage in conversations or use cell phones on that floor.

    Conversations are permitted on all other floors of the Library.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-08 13:09:42. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Sign Up to Receive Email Updates and News from the Library and Enter to Win!

    Enter your email address to receive email updates and news from the Library and you will be entered for a chance to win one of two $50 gift certificates to a Cleveland Independent restaurant, a $25 gas card, a $15 iTunes card, or one of five Library goody bags.

    The drawing will be held on Monday, April 20th and all winners will be notified via email.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-01 08:09:41. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Worlds connect @ your library: celebrate National Library Week at the Cleveland State University Library, April 12-18

    National Library Week logo

    It's National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide - and the perfect time to discover how worlds connect @ your library.

    The Cleveland State University Library is celebrating National Library Week by having the following display and events:

    • National Library Week Display-all week. Find out more information about the Library and enter to win prizes such as gift cards, library goody bags, and more.
    • Book Sale on Monday, April 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Library,
    • Friends Local Authors Book Talk Series featuring Kristin Ohlson, co-author of Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil, on Wednesday, April 15th at 3 p.m. in RT 503,
    • "Passport to the World", an event featuring materials from the CSU Library, Cleveland Public Library, the Study Abroad Program, and food from around the world on April 16th at noon on the first floor of the Library.

    "Everyday, libraries in big cities and small towns, colleges and universities, in schools and in businesses help transform their communities," says Glenda Thornton, Director of the Library. "At our library, people of all backgrounds come together for campus meetings, lectures and programs, to do research with the assistance of a trained professional, to find homework help, or just a quiet place to study."

    First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

    For more information, visit the Cleveland State University Library at 1860 E. 22nd Rhodes Tower, call (216) 687-5300, or see the library's Web site at http://library.csuohio.edu.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-30 13:07:55. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    A reading with Robert Hill Long and Allison Benis White

    Reading and book signing with poets Allison Benis White and Robert Hill Long
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009
    7:30 pm
    Fenn Tower Theater (FT 102)
    1983 East 24th Street
    Free and open to the public
    Sponsored by the CSU Poetry Center in cooperation with the Department of English


    Allison Benis White is the author of Self-Portrait with Crayon, a collection of poems selected by Robert Hill Long as the winner of the 2008 CSU Poetry Center First Book Competition. Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and Pleiades, among other journals.

    Robert Hill Long is the author of a collection of flash fiction, The Effigies (Plinth Books, 1998), as well as two poetry collections published by the CSU Poetry Center: The Power to Die, and The Work of the Bow. He taught for many years at the University of Oregon.

    Call 216-687-3986 for more information, or visit www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-27 09:28:17. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    A New Era of Responsibility: Obama Administration's fiscal policies and major budgetary initiatives

    The University Library just received a copy of "A new era of responsibility : renewing America's promise." This document is an overview of the full Fiscal Year 2010 Budget expected to be released this spring and the speech that President Obama made on February 26th, 2009. To access the online version, click here

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-26 16:15:08. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News, Social Science.

    Did YOU really write this? Faculty Workshop Dealing with Plagiarism

    Have you had problems with students plagiarizing? Are you worried that it could happen? Attend this panel discussion to learn strategies to deter plagiarism, how to spot it, and what happens if a student is caught plagiarizing. The discussion will be held in RT 502 on Thursday March 26 at 12:00 p.m.

    The panel will include:
    - William Beasley, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
    - Mary McDonald, Director Writing Center
    - Kathy Dobda, Assistant Director for Public Services and Head of Instruction, Library
    - Valerie Hinton Hannah, Student Judicial Officer.

    A light lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library and there will be door prizes. For more information or to reserve a seat call 216-875-9734 or b.florjancic@csuohio.edu.

    Upcoming Event:
    Join us on Thursday, April 23 at noon to learn about all the recent enhancements to the facilities including a brief tour of select areas of the Library.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-24 08:54:35. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Common Reading Experience Presentation: Islam and Muslims: Dispelling Stereotypes

    Julia Shearson
    Tuesday, April 7, 2009
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    1st floor of the Library (east)
    Julia Shearson, Executive Director
    Council on American-Islamic Relations, Cleveland
    Presenting: "Islam and Muslims: Dispelling Stereotypes"


    Cleveland State University presents its final spring Common Reading Experience on Tuesday, April 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor. Julia Shearson, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Cleveland, will make a special presentation titled "Islam and Muslims: Dispelling Stereotypes" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

    The book, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library, is a graphic novel that tells the story of a young girl growing up in Iran during the time of the Shah's overthrow and the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The young heroine struggles to make sense of her faith, her politics, and her place in society as an Islamic girl amidst political upheaval and change. Written in the tradition of works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (1993), the book communicates powerful social and political commentary through a combination of black and white illustrations and text.

    All CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.

    For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website at http://library.csuohio.edu/cr/ or contact Paula Bloch, Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or p.bloch@csuohio.edu

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-20 16:19:29. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Author Kristin Ohlson to Visit CSU for book discussion of Kabul Beauty School

    Author
    Friends of the Library Local Authors Book Talk Series
    Author Kristin Ohlson
    Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Rhodes Tower, Room 503


    The Friends Local Authors Book Talk Series continues. Cleveland author Kristin Ohlson will visit CSU to discuss her experiences in Afghanistan and her New York Times bestseller book Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil (co-written with Deborah Rodriguez). There will also be a question and answer session followed by a book signing. Books will be on sale before and after the book talk courtesy of the CSU bookstore.

    Kabul Beauty School is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom. Kristin Ohlson's book is on sale now at the CSU bookstore and available for checkout from the CSU Library.

    Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the general public. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-18 09:12:29. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Read-In Day: Celebrating Women's History Month

    To celebrate writing by and about women, the Library, in conjunction with the English Department, the Poetry Center, and the Women's Studies Program, is hosting a Read-In Day in the Library from noon to 1:00 on Thursday March 26th. The campus community is invited to hear fellow faculty, staff, and students read aloud both fiction and non-fiction prose and poetry that is significant to them.
    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.
    This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-12 15:51:49. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Please pardon the noise on the second floor

    Due to necessary maintenance on the Library's HVAC system, there may be some disruption on the second floor of the Library March 12-21, 2009. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-11 12:42:07. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Library Hours During Spring Break

    The Library will be open the following hours during Spring Break:
    * Sun. March 15 ............... CLOSED
    * Mon., Tues., Fri. March 16, 17, & 20 ........ 8 am - 5 pm
    * Wed. & Thurs., March 18 & 19 .............. 8 am - 8 pm
    * Sat. & Sun., March 21 & 22 ...................... CLOSED

    For more information on the Library hours, click here

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-11 08:57:33. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Get your CSU Library Flash Drive

    Library Flash Drive
    The Library is selling 1 GB flash drives with the Library's logo for $10 in the vending machine on the first floor of the Library. In addition to the flash drives, students can also purchase pens, pencils, notecards, headphones, batteries, and more. The vending machine is located across from the User Services Desk near the elevators.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-09 12:27:14. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    A Reading with Jericho Brown and Terrance Hayes

    Thursday, February 26, 2009
    7:30 p.m.
    Main Classroom Auditorium
    1899 East 22nd Street
    (MC 134, across from the Howard A. Mims)
    Free and open to the public


    The CSU Poetry is hosting a reading with Jericho Brown and Terrance Hayes as part of their spring Writers/Reading Program.

    Jericho Brown was a speechwriter to the former mayor of New Orleans, and is the author of the poetry collection Please (New Issues, 2008). His poems have appeared in such journals as Callaloo, The Iowa Review, and Jubilat. He is the recipient of a 2006 James Michener Fellowship, a Cave Canem Fellowship, and a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. He is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at the University of San Diego.

    Terrance Hayes is the author of three collections of poetry: Wind in a Box (Penguin, 2006), listed as one of the top 100 books in The New Yorker; Hip Logic (Penguin, 2002) a National Poetry Series selection; and Muscular Music, winner of the Kate Tufts Discover Award. His work has appeared in such journals as Poetry, The African-American Review, Harvard Review, and The Southern Review. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, The Whiting Writers Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Hayes is an associate professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University.

    Call the Cleveland State University Poetry Center at 216-687-3986 for more information or visit www.csuohio.edu/poetrycenter

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-25 15:39:56. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Electronic Journal Center (EJC) is Offline Feb. 20, 2009

    The OhioLINK EJC has been unavailable since about 9:30 this morning (Feb. 20, 2009). OhioLINK is aware of the problem and has systems engineers working on it. They apologize for the inconvenience.

    Edited to Add: The temporary access page is back online as of 11:37 am.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-20 11:02:55. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Book Talk on the hilarious novel, Supreme Courtship -- March 4

    Supremen Courtship book cover
    Friends of the Library Book Discussion
    March 4, 2009
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    CSU Library
    Rhodes Tower, Room 503
    Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley

    On March 4 Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, will return to lead a book discussion on Supreme Courtship by bestselling author Christopher Buckley. In this hilarious novel, the President of the United States, ticked off at the Senate for rejecting his nominees, decides to get even by nominating America's most popular TV judge to the Supreme Court.

    President Donald Vanderdamp is having a heck of a time getting his nominees onto the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill a Mockingbird, the president chooses someone so beloved by voters that the Senate won't have the nerve to reject her - Judge Pepper Cartwright, star of the nation's most popular reality show. Will Pepper, a vivacious Texan, survive a Senate confirmation battle? Will becoming one of the most powerful women in the world ruin her love life? Supreme Courtship is another classic Christopher Buckley comedy about the Washington institutions most deserving of ridicule (excerpt from Twelve Publishers).

    On sale now at the CSU Bookstore and available for checkout at the Library.

    Richard Fox will return on Thursday, May 7 at 3:00 to lead a book discussion on Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies. On one level, Davies' novel is "about" four academics: Maria Theotoky, the brilliant, beautiful graduate student; her adviser, the ascetic Dr. Hollier; Simon Darcourt, the bon vivant priest; and Parlabane, once an outstanding scholar, now sycophant to his former classmates. Then there is the basic plot theme: Who will end up with the girl? Standard stuff. Yet the real focus here is on the spiritual and/or mystical personal explorations of the main characters (from Library Journal review). Rebel Angels is available for checkout at the CSU Library and on sale at Amazon.com.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-18 16:47:09. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Common Reading Experience Presentation - February 24 at noon in the Library

    COMMON READING EXPERIENCE PRESENTATION: "THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE OF COMICS" -- FEBRUARY 24 AT NOON IN THE LIBRARY

    Cleveland State University kicks off the spring Common Reading Experience on Tuesday, February 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor. James Marino, Assistant Professor of English, will make a special presentation titled "The International Language of Comics" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

    The book, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library, is a graphic novel that tells the story of a young girl growing up in Iran during the time of the Shah's overthrow and the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The young heroine struggles to make sense of her faith, her politics, and her place in society as an Islamic girl amidst political upheaval and change. Written in the tradition of works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (1993), the book communicates powerful social and political commentary through a combination of black and white illustrations and text.

    All CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the Common Reading Experience Events:

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    1st floor of the Library (east)

    James Marino
    Assistant Professor of English, CSU
    Presenting: "The International Language of Comics"

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    1st floor of the Library (east)

    Julia Shearson, Executive Director
    Council on American Islamic Relations, Cleveland
    Presenting: "Islam and Muslims: Dispelling Stereotypes"

    For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website or contact Paula Bloch, Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or p.bloch@csuohio.edu .

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-17 13:39:34. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    OhioLINK Update Tuesday, Feb. 17th

    From OhioLINK Central:

    While content in the Electronic Journal Center remains unavailable, OhioLINK is working diligently to provide access to the same content on each publisher's Web site. Available publishers' sites are listed here and we continue to update this list as needed. Project Muse has been added to the list today and their content is now available. Links to the listed publisher sites work for both on and off campus users.

    Over the weekend OhioLINK staff were able to restore EJC content from 2008-2009 for most publishers, except Elsevier, Springer and Blackwell. We continue to work to restore the remaining EJC content as quickly as possible, but do not have all the reload processes in place yet nor the experience to provide a useful time line for full EJC restoration. We hope to be able to share a schedule in the near future.

    Since we have a growing body of available content, we restored the alphabetical title links on the EJC home page. These links show only those journals that are currently available, for other journals or issues please continue to visit the publishers' sites.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-17 09:11:03. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Latest news from OhioLINK

    All OhioLINK resources, except the EJC, have been restored following the hardware upgrade completed Tuesday. This includes all Digital Resource Commons instances. Content submissions are again being accepted for the DRC, the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center and the Finding Aid Repository (EAD).

    EJC recovery steps are underway. Please continue to visit http://journals.ohiolink.edu for the most up to date information about the EJC and the complete list of publisher sites providing access.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-14 10:13:14. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    OhioLINK Update

    Following Tuesday's hardware upgrade at OhioLINK central, the following services are now fully restored:

    • Library Catalog
    • Electronic Journal Center redirect page (redirects to publisher sites)
    • Digital Media Center (all content is available)
    • OSearch databases
    • Electronic Theses and Dissertation Center
    • Quick Search @ OhioLINK
    • OhioLINK Web site
    • Electronic Books Center
    • EAD Finding Aid Creation Tool and Repository
    • Landsat7 Satellite Images

    OhioLINK is still working on restoration of the Digital Resource Commons, and the Electronic Journal Center.

    While content in the EJC remains unavailable, OhioLINK is working to provide access to the same content on each publisher's Web site. The publishers are being very supportive and are working hard to set up accounts for all OhioLINK members.

    As of Feb. 10th, the links to the majority of the publisher sites listed here work for both on and off campus users.

    All OhioLINK member schools should now have access to all Elsevier journals via their Science Direct platform. Those of you who had previous limited access on Science Direct may now be asked to make a choice when you arrive at their site between your former account and a new trial account that provides you with access to the complete list of OhioLINK titles.

    OhioLINK will continue to update the EJC home page as they make more progress towards complete access on publisher Web sites.

    Updates are posted on OhioLINK's What's New page.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-11 09:51:11. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    All OhioLINK resources going offline at noon today, Tuesday Feb. 10th

    All OhioLINK resources, except for the OhioLINK Library Catalog, will go offline at noon today, Tuesday Feb. 10th. The OhioLINK Web site will also be down during this period. Resources will come back online in stages, and OhioLINK estimates that it may take up to an hour for all resources to come back up.

    OhioLINK apologizes for the inconvenience and the late notice of this outage, but it is necessary to fix the cause of the massive hardware failure that took place on February 4. This outage will not address the EJC, that is a separate problem which they continue to work on.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-10 12:11:47. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Writing Workshop

    Want to become a better writer?
    Do you want to learn how to write better papers/theses using your own words?

    Join us for the:
    How to Avoid Plagiarism - Paraphrasing Workshop
    When: Thursday, March 12, 2009
    Where: Compton Lounge - SH 103
    What Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

    The CSU University Library and the Writing Center are partnering together to offer this workshop, specifically for Engineering students. However, other students are welcome. Please join us for this informative, hands-on workshop!

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-09 15:36:04. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

    Darwin Day--Free pizza and cake on February 12

    Charles Darwin in party hat
    Darwin Day Celebration
    Thursday, February 12, 2009
    Noon - 1:00
    CSU Library, 1st floor
    Open to the Campus Community


    Join us in the Library on Thursday, February 12, 2009 from noon to 1:00 on the first floor to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and to recognize the "Year of Darwin." Dean Bette Bonder of the College of Science will initiate the celebration.

    Darwin Day is a global celebration of the discoveries and life of Charles Darwin, the man who first described biological evolution via natural selection with scientific rigor. Darwin Day also recognizes the enormous benefits that scientific knowledge, acquired through human curiosity and ingenuity, has contributed to the advancement of humanity.

    The celebration includes:

    • Free birthday cake
    • Free pizza
    • Free lemonade
    • Short Film Viewing: "Evolution - Darwin's Dangerous Idea"
    • Darwin Exhibit: A comprehensive display of photos, books, and objects related to Charles Darwin. Assembled by Dr. Robert Krebs, Department of Biological and Geological and Environmental Sciences in the College of Science. On display through February.

    Event sponsored by the CSU College of Science and the Library. Free and open to the Campus Community. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-06 15:31:28. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Problems with OhioLINK

    OhioLINK is having technical difficulties in its computer center. Some OhioLINK services, including the Electronic Journal Center, are offline.
    They hope to have the problem corrected soon.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-04 17:04:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Children of Abraham Exhibit, Lectures, and Film Discussions

    Exhibit
    "The Children of Abraham," an Ohio Humanities Council Exhibit is on display in the Library through February 13, 2009. The colorful and dramatic 14 - panel exhibit includes "When & Were did the Abrahamic Religions Originate?," "How & By Whom did the Abrahamic Religions Originate?," "The Holy Texts of Judaism," "The Holy Texts of Christianity" and "The Holy Texts of Islam." The panels also include information about the core and common beliefs of these 3 religions. The exhibit is free and open to the general public and is open during regular
    Library hours
    . Located on the northeast side of the first floor of the Library.

    Lectures
    Dr. Cynthia A. Crane
    "Divided Lives: The Untold Story of Jewish-Christian Women in Nazi Germany"
    Monday, February 2
    Reception and Book-signing, 5:30 pm
    Lecture, 6:00 pm
    University Library, First Floor East

    Dr. Regennia N. Williams
    "Exodus: 'Slavery,' 'Freedom,' and the 'Promised Land' in the Language of African American Spirituals"
    Wednesday, February 4, 9:45 am
    University Library, First Floor East

    Dr. Stephen Cory
    "Muslim Relations with Christians and Jews"
    Wednesday, February 11, 1:30 pm
    University Library, First Floor East

    OhioLINK Film Discussions
    Fridays, 9:45 a.m.
    University Library, RT 325
    *Reservations requested
    Call 216-523-7182

    "The Qur'an, the Bible, and the Torah," January 23
    "Judaism," January 30
    "Christianity," February 6
    "The Role of the Prophet Muhammad," February 13

    Another film will be the subject of an afternoon discussion:
    "Memphis Dreams: Searching for the Promised Land"
    Friday, February 6, 1:30 p.m., RT 325

    The above film discussions are scheduled in conjunction with Dr. Regennia N. Williams' "African American History through Sacred Music" and "African American History Since 1877" classes.


    Films can also be viewed online via the OhioLINK Digital Media Center (authentication required).

    For more information about the exhibit, programs, or films contact Dr. Regennia Williams, History, at 216-523-7182

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-01-30 15:50:32. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Let us know why you love OhioLINK

    Give us a quote or short vignette that illustrates the value of OhioLINK to you and your story could appear in the next issue of OhioLINK's annual report or online. Students, faculty, researchers, staff and librarians are encouraged to let us know their stories.

    To enter your story, click here or e-mail your anecdotes and contact information to candi@ohiolink.edu.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-01-30 15:11:32. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Pardon the noise in the Reference area

    The Library is currently in the process of replacing its Reference desk on the west end of the first floor of the Library. It may be noisy Wednesday, January 28th through Friday, January 30th. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-01-26 07:15:19. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Reduce your library fines with Elf!

    Elf offers library customers a way to keep track of their borrowed items from multiple libraries in one place by email or browser. Receive email courtesy notices when items are due, overdue or ready for pick up. Text messaging for holds is also available.

    Features
    • email/RSS alerts: pre-overdue, overdue and holds
    • track your library card(s) or your family's library cards
    • selectable delivery date for reminders
    • text message hold alerts
    • real-time web access
    • one page summary

    Benefits
    • reduce overdues
    • reduce the 'oops, I forgot' factor
    • organize and plan your library trip and activities
    • take the worry out of borrowing
    • encourage reading and learning


    To get started, complete the simple sign up form and register your library card number(s) at: www.libraryelf.com

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-01-16 16:06:40. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Electronic Book Center Gets Facelift

    Which OhioLINK resource can instantly connect you with quick fact or subject overview, a poem, a piece of classic literature, a Bible passage, a scholarly text, tech tips and more? If you said the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center you get a gold star. Now the Electronic Book Center has been improved to help you find the information you need more quickly and easily.

    The new EBC design offers:

    • One click searching for scholarly books only, American and English literature only, or all of OhioLINK's most popular e-book collections

    • Quick links to OhioLINK's most popular individual e-book collections, which provide advanced searching options, including American & English Literature, Oxford Reference Online, NetLibrary, Safari Books Online, and the Scholarly & Reference Collection

    • An updated look


    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-01-08 09:14:51. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    $5,000 grant available from Maison Francaise de Cleveland

    Thanks to a generous bequest from Paul and Odette Wurzburger, La Maison Française de Cleveland is pleased to establish La Maison Française de Cleveland Fund. Each spring, the fund will grant approximately 10 to 15 awards for activities related to the mission of the organization; namely, the promotion of French/American culture and the French language.

    For more information about the grant, visit http://maisonfrancaisedecleveland.org/fund.htm

    Application deadline is December 17, 2008.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-12-11 11:22:59. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Friends of the Library Spring Programs

    This spring, the Friends of the Library is planning a number of exciting programs. The ever-popular Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, will return to lead two book discussions:

    • Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Supreme Courtship by bestselling author Christopher Buckley. In this hilarious novel, the President of the United States, ticked off at the Senate for rejecting his nominees, decides to get even by nominating America's most popular TV judge to the Supreme Court (excerpt from Twelve Publishers). Supreme Courtship is on sale now at the CSU Bookstore and available for checkout at the Library.


    • Thursday, May 7, 2009. Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies. On one level, Davies' novel is "about" four academics: Maria Theotoky, the brilliant, beautiful graduate student; her adviser, the ascetic Dr. Hollier; Simon Darcourt, the bon vivant priest; and Parlabane, once an outstanding scholar, now sycophant to his former classmates. Then there is the basic plot theme: Who will end up with the girl? Standard stuff. Yet the real focus here is on the spiritual and/or mystical personal explorations of the main characters (from Library Journal review). Rebel Angels is available for checkout at the CSU Library and on sale at Amazon.com.


    And, on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, the Friends Local Authors Book Talk Series continues. Cleveland author Kristin Ohlson will visit CSU to discuss her experiences in Afghanistan and her book Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil (co-written with Deborah Rodriguez). There will also be a question and answer session followed by a book signing. Books will be on sale courtesy of the CSU bookstore.
    Kabul Beauty School is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom. Kristin Ohlson's book is on sale now at the CSU bookstore and available for checkout from the CSU Library.

    Refreshments will be provided at all these events, which are free and open to the public. They will all be held in the Library, RT 503 at 3:00. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-12-05 13:08:20. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Marion-Sterling Elementary School 3rd Graders say Thank You

    "The future of Greater Cleveland - the future work force, the future political leaders, the future caretakers - can be found sitting in the desks and playing on the playgrounds of our region's schools. In public, private and charter schools all across town, the next generation is being prepared to take the reins of our great city and region." --President Michael Schwartz

    President Schwartz's message of extending support into the community to help educate leaders of the future includes outreach efforts to help those students attending nearby inner-city schools. The work displayed is from Mr. Emanuel Stone's third grade class at Marion-Sterling Elementary school, which is just around the corner from Cleveland State University. This school is highlighted for the exemplary efforts put forth by dedicated teachers, administrators and staff to provide quality education to underprivileged students. In September, the Sociology Department at CSU collaborated with the Great Lakes Science Center to hold a school supply drive for Mr. Stone's classroom, collecting basic writing supplies, posters and needed classroom items that many inner city school classrooms, such as at Marion-Sterling, find themselves having to do without. The appreciation expressed by the school and the students has been heartfelt, and the gratitude that followed is the subject of this display. The message to this third grade class, the class of 2018, is one of anticipation to see them succeed. Conveying the idea that higher education is a challenging, yet life-changing and attainable goal was part of our mission. This message is something that students from more affluent districts take for granted.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-12-05 12:59:36. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Extended Library Hours with FREE coffee

    In preparation for finals week, the Library will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday December 5th and Sunday December 7th. The Library will also be open until 11 p.m. on Monday December 8th and Tuesday December 9th. Starting at 5 p.m. on these days, there will be free coffee available courtesy of Café Ah-roma while supplies last.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-12-01 10:28:55. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    OhioLINK's Electronic Book Center Unavailable Thurs. Nov. 27th

    Due to scheduled maintenance at OhioLINK, ebooks provided through the Electronic Book Center will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday, November 27th.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-26 07:27:43. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Learning Communities Poster Day

    CSU Learning Communities presents the first Poster Day Event, Tuesday, December 2, 2008 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the first floor of the University Library. The day will feature a large Poster Exhibit with over 20 posters prepared by students who are participating in one of the Fall 2008 Learning Communities. These tell the story of their experiences learning in community.

    Learning Communities also sponsored its very first Essay Contest for students. Winners will be announced on that day and prizes presented to the students at the luncheon, also being held at the University Library.

    Several admitted students have been invited to join Learning Communities faculty and students on that day, to see the exhibit and hear more about CSU's Learning Communities Program. Details about new "Signature Learning Communities" being offered in Spring 2009 are now available on CSU Website.

    Another really exciting thing is happening on this day.... Our current Demystifying Math and Science LC includes an EDC 300 Course taught by Dr. Debbie Jackson. These students worked with Middle School Students from Barbara Booker School in Cleveland Metropolitan School District, designing an outdoor garden for the school.

    The Garden Project was a competitive assignment with teams composed of students from the Middle School, paired with CSU Learning Community students. CSU Faculty participated as judges. We are able to invite this 8th grade class to join us for this event through the collaborative efforts of the Learning Communities staff, Office of Admissions, Dean of the College of Education, Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Science and Student Activities in Student Life.

    Please take the time to visit the University Library on Tuesday, December 2 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to view the Poster exhibits and congratulate our students.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-25 11:26:46. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Some OhioLINK Resources To Be Unavailable Sat. Nov. 29th 7am - 4pm

    OhioLINK's Web site and many resources will be unavailable on Saturday, November 29, from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., while some planned maintenance is completed. OhioLINK's Library Catalog, Electronic Journal Center, E-Book Center, Digital Media Center, Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center, and OSearch databases (such as Inspec and PsycINFO) will all be unavailable during this time.

    While OhioLINK is down, you will still be able to use many of the resources on the Research Databases page, such as Academic Search Complete and other EBSCO databases.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-24 10:23:29. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Scheduled Disruption of Library Web Services From 4am - 7:30am Fri. Nov. 21

    Due to electrical work on the Library's 8th floor, services accessed through the Library's website will be unavailable from 4am - 7:30am Friday morning, November 21st.

    The following services will be affected:

    Other websites that will be unavailable include The Cleveland Memory Project, Ohio's Heritage Northeast and streaming media provided through Mediasite.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-20 07:38:38. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Exhibit for the Center for Slovenian Studies /Center za slovenske študije at the Library

    Photo of the display
    An Exhibit of The Center for Slovenian Studies at Cleveland State University is on display through the end of November at the CSU Library. It includes photos and information about the Slovenian Studies Center/Center za slovenske študije and Slovenian language classes, as well as photographs and memorabilia pertaining to Slovenian culture.

    The exhibit is located on the first floor of Library which can be accessed from Rhodes Tower and is open during regular Library hours.

    The Cleveland area is home to the greatest concentration of Americans of Slovenian descent in this country. The Government of Slovenia, working in cooperation with Cleveland State University (CSU), Lakeland
    Community College, Kent State University, and Bowling Green University, has decided to foster the cultural heritage of this important community by establishing the Center for Slovenian Studies at CSU. The Center will be staffed by a full-time Director, who will also be the curator of the Slovenian Museum and Archives at 6415 St. Clair Avenue in Cleveland. The Center will coordinate the teaching of courses in Slovenian language and culture at the three regional universities and Lakeland Community College.
    Luka Zibelniklow


    Visiting Professor--Luka Zibelnik
    Slovenian language courses are taught by Luka Zibelnik, a Visiting Professor from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He teaches the Slovenian language to beginner and intermediate skilled individuals at university levels. In addition to teaching Slovene, Professor Zibelnik and future Visiting Professors will provide lectures about the Slovenian culture. To serve non-traditional, working members of the Slovenian American community, as well as traditional students, courses are scheduled in the evenings.

    Professor Zibelnik studied Sociology of Culture and Slovenian Language at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He has taught students of all ages, from primary school, through high school and college. His wide range of experience in teaching the Slovenian language and his first-hand knowledge of Slovenian culture provides his students with the best possible education in Slovene as a second/foreign language.

    In his own research, Professor Zibelnik has learned that there has been an increasing interest around the world to learn Slovene. He notes that the number of Slovenian lectureships worldwide is currently 53, the number of countries where you can learn Slovene is 28, and the number of universities in the world where you can obtain a degree in Slovene is 21.

    Professor Zibelnik encourages Clevelanders who are interested in learning the language from the sunny side of the Alps to register for classes. Beginning Slovene 2 and Intermediate Slovene 2 will be offered in spring 2009. For those with no background in Slovenian, beginner’s classes will be offered in fall 2009. He can be contacted at 216-687-4859 or luka_zibelnik@yahoo.com. His office is located in Rhodes Tower, 1654a and his office hours are Monday and Wednesday 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm

    The Center for Slovenian Studies
    Center za slovenske študije
    Cleveland State University
    Rhodes Tower, 1654a
    216-687-4859

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-10 16:48:09. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Scheduled Disruption of Library Services From 7pm - 1 am Sat. Nov. 8th - Sun. Nov. 9th.

    Due to electrical work in the University Data Center on the 10th floor of Rhodes Tower, services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable from 7 pm through 1 am from Saturday evening to Sunday morning November 8-9.

    The following services will be affected:

    • You will be unable to search for Library materials using SCHOLAR.
    • You will be unable to access materials on Electronic Course Reserve.
    • You will be unable to access the Research Databases from off campus.
    • You will be unable to request materials from OhioLINK.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-06 13:53:57. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Cash in the Library

    Effective immediately, the University Library will not accept cash after 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or on the weekends.

    The Library will continue to accept checks, credit cards ($3.00 minimum), Viking cash, and money orders.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-04 16:15:06. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Resetting your Library PIN

    If you forget your PIN to access your account or the Library's databases, you can now reset it yourself anytime day or night. When logging into your account click on the link that says "Forgot your PIN?" Enter your name and CSU ID number. You will receive an e-mail to the e-mail account we have in your Library record. Follow the instructions in the e-mail to reset your PIN. For more information, call the User Services Desk at (216) 687-2479.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-10-30 09:34:10. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Improve your grade with a better paper

    In order to provide students with additional research and writing assistance during the second half of the semester when papers are due, the CSU Library and the Writing Center are offering the following workshops in the LCLC back lab on the first floor of the Library in Rhodes Tower:
    DateTimeWorkshop
    Wed Oct. 2912 p.m.IMPROVE Your Research Strategies
    Thur Oct. 305 p.m.IMPROVE Your Research Strategies
    Wed Nov. 512 p.mIMPROVE How you Select Sources
    Thur Nov. 65 p.m.IMPROVE How you Select Sources
    Wed Nov. 1212 p.m.IMPROVE Your Research Strategies
    Thur Nov. 135 p.m.IMPROVE Your Research Strategies
    Wed Nov. 1912 p.m.IMPROVE Your Academic Writing
    Thur Nov. 205 p.m.IMPROVE Your Academic Writing
    Wed Dec. 312 p.m.IMPROVE your MLA/APA Citations
    Thur Dec. 45 p.m.IMPROVE your MLA/APA Citations

    If you are unable to attend one of the workshops, please feel free to visit the Reference Center or the Writing Center on the first floor of the library for more help.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-10-23 14:50:08. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Banned Books=Banned Ideas Reading

    Banned Books=Banned Ideas
    What's your favorite book? Has it ever been publicly challenged?

    Come and read an excerpt of it at the
    Banned Books Reading
    Tuesday, October 28th
    12:00 to 1:00 P.M.
    at the Science & Research Center Plaza

    Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists and the University Library to support the freedom of speech.

    How to Participate
    Submit your chosen literary passage in advance of the event to schedule your time on the microphone. Or, just come to our tent at the S&R Center Plaza on Tuesday, October 28 during the common hour to hear the readings. Afterwards, visit the Library to peruse the display of censored books.

    Interested in doing a reading, but not sure that you have ever read a banned book? For recent examples visit http://library.csuohio.edu/research/portals/freedom.html or come to the Library's Banned Books display. Choose a short passage to read (or consider briefly discussing why a certain book or author was censored) then send your idea to Audrey McCrone, the SPJ Cleveland State Student Chapter President, at a.mccrone@csuohio.edu.

    Come rain or shine. Exercise your right of free speech!

    This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

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    20th Annual Scholars and Artists Reception

    Dr. Rajshekhar G. Javalgi
    Dr. Rajshekhar "Raj" G. Javalgi

    20th Annual Scholars and Artists Reception
    Thursday, October 30, 2008
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library

    The campus community is invited to attend the 20th Annual Scholars and Artists Reception honoring faculty, staff, and emeriti creativity. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library, will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in the Special Collections room on the 3rd floor of the Library.

    This year's keynote speaker/scholar is from the Nance College of Business Administration - Dr. Rajshekhar "Raj" G. Javalgi, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Research as well as Professor of Marketing and International Business. His talk is titled "Entrepreneurship Education in a Changing Global Marketplace."

    During the reception, guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and browse the display of recently published books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, and other works by Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and emeriti.

    Submission still being accepted
    Faculty, staff, and emeriti are encouraged to submit materials they have published in the past year (including books, scholarly papers, art, music, websites, and DVDs). Complete the appropriate information on the submission form and send as instructed with your published works by Thursday, October 23, 2008 (5:00 p.m.).

    Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

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    The Library will be OPEN on Columbus Day

    The Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday October 13, 2008.

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    Upcoming book discussion on The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    Book Cover for the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
    CSU Friends of the Library Book Discussion
    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Juno Díaz
    Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 3:00 in RT 503


    Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, is back once again, this time to lead a discussion on the winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction --The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz.

    Díaz has spun the heartbreak and loneliness of the immigrant experience into literary gold with memorable stories of marginalized outsiders caught between two cultures, never completely fitting into either one. This is the long-awaited-and thrillingly satisfying, genuinely original-first novel from the unmistakable voice behind the story collection, Drown.

    About the book
    Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukú americanus--the curse that has haunted the Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.
    Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time -- Penguin Publishers

    Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat or for more information.

    The event is free and open to the general public.

    Refreshments will be served.

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    2008 Common Reading Experience Kicks Off with The Graphic Novel

    Image of book cover
    Cleveland State University kicks off the 2008 Common Reading Experience on Tuesday, September 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor. Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz, who developed Cleveland Public Library's graphic novel collection, will make a special presentation titled "The Graphic Novel" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

    The book, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, and the University Library, is a graphic novel that tells the story of a young girl growing up in Iran during the time of the Shah's overthrow and the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The young heroine struggles to make sense of her faith, her politics, and her place in society as an Islamic girl amidst political upheaval and change. Written in the tradition of works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (1993), the book communicates powerful social and political commentary through a combination of black and white illustrations and text.

    All CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the Common Reading Experience Events

    For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website or contact Dr. Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, Interim Director of General Education at 687-3935 or e.lehfeldt@csuohio.edu.

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    Grand Opening Writer's Lab--Thursday, September 25

    Ribbon Cutting

    The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the University Library invite the Campus Community to the Grand Opening of the Writer's Lab on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 2:00 pm in the Library, Rhodes Tower, room 302.

    A brief program will include a ribbon cutting with CLASS Dean Greg Sadlek and Library Director Glenda Thornton. Light refreshments will be served.

    The Writer's Lab is a joint venture of the First-Year Writing Program and University Library to provide additional support for students enrolled in First-Year Writing courses. The lab's primary use is for computer-assisted instruction for developmental writing students; however, the lab is open and available to all writing teachers and students. The lab will also be used to support library instruction, particularly for First-Year Writing courses.

    The Writer's Lab is funded by the student technology fee.

    Please call 216-875-9734 for more information or to reserve a seat.

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    A timely and timeless story of a young girl's life under the Islamic Revolution

    CSU Friends of the Library Book Discussion
    Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 3:00, RT 503

    Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
    and Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

    Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library and his colleague, Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz, Head of the Computer Learning Connection at CPL, will lead a discussion on Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return. Ms. Diamond-Ortiz, who also worked in the CPL Popular Library and developed their Graphic Novel collection, will begin with an overview of graphic novels.

    Persepolis 1 and 2 book covers

    Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq.

    Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return is the continuation of her fascinating story. In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna. Once there, she faces the trials of adolescence far from her friends and family, and while she soon carves out a place for herself among a group of fellow outsiders, she continues to struggle for a sense of belonging. Persepolis 2 is as funny and poignant as its predecessor.

    The event is free and open to CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the general public. Refreshments will be served.

    Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat or for more information.

    First-year students enrolled in ASC 101 as part of the Common Reading Experience are also encouraged to attend.

    Marjane Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She now lives in Paris, where she is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers throughout the world, including The New Yorker and the New York Times. She is the author of several children's books, as well as the critically acclaimed and internationally best-selling memoir Persepolis, which has been translated into twelve languages, was a New York Times Notable Book, and was awarded the first Fernando Buesa Blanco Peace Prize in Spain and an Alex Award from the American Library Association.

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    Get Ready for Election Day!

    Election Day is November 4th. Find out more about the candidates and the issues. Election 2008 Information will link you to resources you can use to make an informed decision. Be ready to vote!

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-08-28 14:56:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Reference, Social Science.

    University System of Ohio Offers Textbook Discounts

    Through a partnership with CourseSmart, a provider of electronic textbooks from the six largest commercial publishers in the United States, the University System of Ohio will offer half or more off the print price of the majority of active textbooks from these publishers to students enrolled in public and private colleges and universities and adult learning programs.

    Click here for more information.

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    Join us for an Ice Cream Social

    The University Library is having an ice cream social to welcome everyone back to campus. In addition to ice cream, there will be some Library giveaways.

    When: Thursday September 4, 2008 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    Where: 1st floor of the University Library, Rhodes Tower

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    The Library will be CLOSED on Labor Day

    The Library will be closed on Monday September 1, 2008 in honor of Labor Day.

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    Constitution Day--September 17

    Constitution Day display
    Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in Cleveland State University's Constitution Day events! Special events and activities to recognize the importance of the U.S. Constitution include:

    Online Contest

    Students can win

    • One of two gas cards valued at $50
    • One of five jump drives
    • One of three $15 iTunes cards!
    • One of two VikingCash Cards valued at $25!

    Just go to our online Constitution Quiz, answer a few questions about the Constitution, and you could be a winner!
    Drawing will be held on September 17, 2008, after the discussion below.

    Reginald Oh

    Discussion

    Wednesday, September 17
    from noon to 1:00 p.m.
    Speaker: Reginald Oh
    Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    presenting "Constitutional and Urban Transformations from
    1968 to 2008 and Beyond: The Future of Civil Rights, Cities, and Democracy in America"

    Event to be held in the Moot Court Room of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    Reception to follow in the Atrium
    Drawing for the online contest to be held after the presentation

    Displays

    Visit two Constitution Day displays this September. One is located on the 1st floor of the University Library, just west of the User Services desk and the other, titled "The U.S. Constitution--Origins and Early Development," will be located at the entrance area of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library.

    For more information, call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu


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    First Year Experience @ CSU Library

    The Cleveland State University Library strives to support first year students in their transition to college by providing resources and services that will assist freshmen in achieving academic success. To help provide the support, the Library now has a web page dedicated to the needs of first year students. For more information contact Ann Marie Smeraldi at a.smeraldi@csuohio.edu.

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    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

    May 2008-Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-05-22 09:30:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

    Math Tutoring in the Library closed for summer session

    The EPIC/PEP program will not offer math tutoring in the Library this summer, but will resume regular sessions in fall 2008. In the meantime, students can receive help in the Math Tutoring Center located in the Main Classroom, room 110.

    For more information about the EPIC/PEP program, visit http://www.csuohio.edu/epic_pep/index.htm or contact Dr. Carol Phillips-Bey, Associate Professor, Mathematics and Director, EPIC/PEP Program, at 216-523-7151 or at c.phillips-bey@csuohio.edu

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    Course Development Small Grants for Information Literacy Winners Announced

    The University Library received 6 applications for the 2008 Course Development Small Grants program, designed to support faculty members in their efforts to integrate information literacy instruction into teaching and assignments. The following individuals will be awarded $800 each for 2008:
    • Dr. Lili Dong, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Fenn College of Engineering)
    • Dr. Cheryl Delgado, Nursing (College of Education and Human Services)
    • Dr. Antonio Medina-Rivera, Modern Languages (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)
    The grant review committee consisted of Dr. Rosemary Sutton, Dr. Elizabeth Lehfeldt, and Dr. Mary Murray.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-05-15 10:42:41. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Ohio Democratic Presidential Debate Exhibit

    Photo from the democratic debate in ClevelandCleveland State University was in the national spotlight on February 26, 2008, when it hosted the Ohio Democratic Presidential Debate between Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama. CSU's Library now has photos and memorabilia from this historic showdown on display on the first floor of the Library through the month of May.


    Photos by William Rieter, the University's Senior Photographer.

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    Art Attack Exhibit in the Library

    "Art Attack," a student-curated exhibition hosted by CSU art education students, is on display now in the CSU Library. The goal of the exhibition is to display art in a non-traditional format that makes art accessible to all students and/or community members.

    Students in EDC 311 have planned and executed 2D and 3D lesson plans throughout the semester for their fellow classmates and the work you see is the result. As future educators, the art education students will teach the lessons to their future students.

    In this "Art Attack" faculty, staff, and students may encounter random acts of art while searching for a book or by walking throughout the library.

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    Extended Library Hours before Finals Week

    The Library will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday May 2nd and Sunday May 4th. To see all the Library's hours, visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/information/hours.html

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    Winners of the National Library Week Drawings

    Congratulations to the winners of the drawings during National Library Week
    Grand Prize Winner
    Grand Prize Winner, Sharon C.

    CSU Library Survey Winners

    • iPod Touch--Sharon C.
    • $50 in Viking Cash--James K.
    • iPod Shuffle--Joshua R.
    • Flash Drive--Robert N.
    • Flash Drive--Yongki C.


    National Library Week Display Drawing

    • iPod Shuffle--Mark J.
    • $10 in Viking Cash--Wesley H.
    • $10 in Viking Cash--Linas V.
    • Flash Drive--India P.
    • Flash Drive--Jean E.
    • Backpack--Jeffrey F.

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    India Experience on Display at the Library

    The India Experience, including authentic Indian artifacts and literature, is on display on the first floor of the Library through April.

    The following India Experience lectures and field visits are free and open to the campus community (sponsored by the CSU Division of Institutional Diversity and India Scholar Program, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences).

    Lectures
    April 15 (Tuesday) 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Main Classroom 405
    Engaged Learning - India Experience

    April 21 (Monday) 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    Chester Building 147
    Reflections on India Culture by an American Anthropologist

    April 21 (Monday) 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
    Chester Building 147
    Science, Spirituality and Healing Across Cultures: Indian Context of an American Professor

    April 29 (Tuesday) 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Main Classroom 405
    South Asia Experience of a CSU Fulbright Scholar

    Field Visits

    April 23 (Wednesday) 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
    Visit to a Hindu Family Residence and Indian Lunch
    RSVP and direction call Professor Nair at 216-687-4570

    April 24 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Visit to Buddhist Community Center
    Tzu Chi Foundation, Buddhist Women Group, 1541 East 38th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

    For more information, contact Professor Murali Nair at 216-687-4570 or m.nair@csuohio.edu


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    Get some great deals on books at the Library's book sale

    As a part of the National Library Week festivities, the Library will be having a book sale on Wednesday April 16, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first floor of the Library. Get great deals on both paperbacks and hardback books. The book sale is sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-04-08 11:16:33. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Join us for an anniversary party

    To kick off National Library Week, the Library will be having an anniversary party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of National Library Week and the 15th anniversary of OhioLINK on April 14th at noon on the first floor of the Library. There will be cake and ice cream and you can enter to win an iPod shuffle and more.

    Visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/promos/nlw/ to learn more about other events during the week.

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    Dedication Ceremony to the Memory of Preston White

    Join the Cleveland State University Library, Department of Health Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences on Thursday, April 17, 2008 for the Dedication Ceremony of the Adaptive Technology Lab to the Memory of Preston White.
    The event will be held in Cleveland State University Library Rhodes Tower, Room 103 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Refreshments will be served following the dedication ceremony.

    Please respond to (216) 875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu by Monday, April 14, 2008

    Preston White Memorial Fund information: http://html.ulib.csuohio.edu/friends/preston.html

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    Take a short survey for a chance to win an iPod Touch and more

    Take a short survey and enter to win an Apple iPod Touch, $50 in Viking Cash, an iPod shuffle or one of two flash drives. This survey will be used to help the Library staff better understand your technology needs. The survey will run through April 20, 2008. Winners will be notified via e-mail during the week of April 21st. Thank you for your participation.

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    Get help writing your paper!

    Do you have a paper due and not know where to start? Or have you started, but wish it could be better? Come to the Library Writing Workshops to learn how to find sources, cite the sources, lengthen your paper, and more.

    In order to provide students with as much research and writing help as possible during the second half of the semester when papers are due, the CSU Library and the Writing Center are collaborating in offering the following workshops.

    DATE TOPICTIME and LOCATION
    Wed. April 2Selecting and Evaluating Sources12 noon, LCLC Front
    Thurs. April 3Selecting and Evaluating Sources5 p.m., LCLC Front
    Wed. April 9APA or MLA Citation12 noon, LCLC Front
    Thurs. April 10APA or MLA Citation5 p.m., LCLC Front
    Wed. April 16Lengthening Your Paper 12 noon, LCLC Front
    Thurs. April 18Lengthening Your Paper5 p.m., LCLC Front
    Wed. April 23 Elegant Style and Grammar for Research Papers12 noon, LCLC Front
    Thurs. April 24Elegant Style and Grammar for Research Papers5 p.m., LCLC Front
    Wed. April 30APA or MLA Citation12 noon, LCLC Front
    Thurs. May 1APA or MLA Citation5 p.m., LCLC Front

    For more information, contact Mary (Murray) McDonald at 216-687-6982 or m.murray@csuohio.edu .

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    Pictorial History of Women Philosophers on Display in the Library

    "Busted!! A Pictorial History of Women Philosophers from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century" is on display in the Library through Friday, April 4. The production is by Mary Ellen Waithe, Professor of Philosophy. The event is co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Women's Comprehensive Program.
    For more information, contact Mary Ellen Waithe at 216-687-9262.

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    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

    Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-21 09:29:46. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

    $800 grants available to CSU Faculty

    Information Literacy is one of the basic skills of the GenEd08 curriculum and is an integral component of the capstone courses. The Cleveland State University Library invites applications for the Information Literacy Small Grants Program. Six grants of $800 will be awarded to full-time faculty for course development to integrate information literacy instruction, especially in capstone courses.

    Grant applications are due Friday, April 18 for development of courses for fall 2008.

    An informational session for interested applicants will be held Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Noon in RT 502.

    To reserve a seat, call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu

    A light lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Information Literacy requires individuals to recognize when information is needed and to have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively. The small grants are intended to assist faculty in updating their courses and assignments to engage students in the learning and research process.
    Grant application information is available at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/faculty/grantann.html

    Award Amount: $800 stipend (up to 6 grants will be awarded, no more than 1 per college for this grant period).

    For further information and to submit the proposal, contact Kathy Dobda, Head of Library Instruction, University Library, RT 110a,k.dobda@csuohio.edu, Phone: 216-875-9738. An Information Literacy Review Panel, composed of faculty and library administrators, will review the proposals. The grants will be awarded by May 2, 2008.

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    What's New on the OhioLINK Home Page?

    The OhioLINK home page was redesigned to make it easier for you to find the information resources you need. A prominent search box on the new page allows visitors to quickly and easily search for: (1) articles and books, (2) books only, (3) articles only, (4) digital videos, or (5) search the OhioLINK Web pages.

    There are still direct links on the left side of the home page to specific resources such as the Electronic Journal Center, the Digital Media Center and more than 140 other research databases.

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    Celebrate Women's History Month with Britannica

    In honor of Women's History Month, Encyclopedia Britannica is highlighting 300 women whose actions and ideas influenced history. Follow the illustrated timeline to identify developments in the lives of women since antiquity with the feature, 300 Women Who Changed The World (off-campus access). Read quotes, essays, and speeches. Enjoy biographies about Women's Rights luminaries such as Joan of Arc, Jane Adams, Phillis Wheatley and Sandra Day O'Connor. Watch video clips, use the learning activities to take an in-depth view of women's achievements, or read articles on topics such as feminism and the history of Mother's Day.

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    Problems Accessing Research Databases from Off-Campus

    For the past few weeks, the CSU Library has been experiencing intermittent problems providing access to research databases (particularly those provided by Ebsco) for off-campus users. Patrons encounter extremely long authentication and page loading times, and sometimes web pages (especially those in Ebsco databases) load only halfway. We are currently in the process of determining the cause of these problems.

    If you experience difficulties like those described above, please try accessing the databases through the OhioLINK web site.

    If you experience other problems related to the research databases or Library web site, please let us know by completing the Trouble Connecting to an Electronic Resource Form. Thank you for your patience.

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    A Reading Circle in honor of Dr. William Shorrock

    A Reading Circle in honor of Dr. William Shorrock on April 15--presenting Suite Française and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed

    Professor William Shorrock
    Prof. William Shorrock
    The Cleveland State University Friends of the Library and the History Department will host a Reading Circle in honor of the Dr. William Shorrock, who passed away on November 17, 2007 following a brief illness. The program will be held on Tuesday, April 15, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Library, room 503. Refreshments will be served.

    Two books that Dr. Shorrock valued have been chosen for the discussion: Suite Française a national bestselling fictional novel about the German occupation of France during WWII by Irène Némirovsky and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed, the story of the village of Le Chambon and how goodness happened there by Philip Hallie. David Goldberg, Professor of History, and Michael Wells, Friends of the Library President and Associate Professor Urban Studies, and will present Suite Française and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed, respectively. Both books are available for check out in the Library and are also on sale at a discount at the CSU Bookstore.

    The event is free and open to the public. The Library is located in Rhodes Tower, 1860 East 22nd Street, Cleveland. Parking is available in parking lot REC located on Chester Avenue, between East 24th and East 30th Streets.

    A professor emeritus of history, Dr. Shorrock continued to teach part time after retiring from the University in 2005. During his 36 year tenure with CSU, he chaired the history department, and served as special assistant to the interim vice president for academic and student affairs, associate provost, and vice provost for academic affairs and faculty relations. Dr. Shorrock was an active member of the Retired Faculty Association and was the president of Cleveland State’s Friends of the Library.

    Photo of book jacketDr. Shorrock's love of French literature, both historical and fictional, are reflected in Suite Française and Lest Innocent Blood be Shed. Suite Française is an extraordinary novel of life under Nazi occupation - recently discovered and published 64 years after the author's death in Auschwitz. Holocaust victim Irène Némirovsky accomplished the daunting task of translating the unspeakable horror and chaos of war -- at the precise moment it was exploding all around her -- into luminous, coherent, and masterfully crafted fiction. Conceived by the author as two parts in a series, the stories of Suite Française were preserved by Némirovsky's daughters after the author was deported to Auschwitz in 1942. A literary treasure of enormous magnitude, these are powerful tales of grace and disgrace in the midst of crisis.

    Photo of book jacketLest Innocent Blood be Shed is a story of courage and faith. During the most terrible years of World War II, when inhumanity and political insanity held most of the world in their grip and the Nazi domination of Europe seemed irrevocable and unchallenged, a miraculous event took place in a small Protestant town in southern France called Le Chambon. There, quietly, peacefully, and in full view of the Vichy government and a nearby division of the Nazi SS, Le Chambon's villagers and their clergy organized to save thousands of Jewish children and adults from certain death.

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    Common Reading Experience Continues

    Book jacketCleveland State University Library will host the Common Reading Brown Bag Speaker Series on March 20, March 25, and April 3. The talks are based on the book chosen for this Common Reading pilot program - Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, whose main character is a mathematically-gifted autistic teenager.

    If you know anyone affected by autism or that has a disability you'll want to attend the following presentations, which will be held from noon - 1:00 p.m. on the Library’s first floor, near RT 103. The talks are open to all CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the Cleveland Community.

    Thursday, March 20, 2008 - "Autism and the Brain" will be presented by Dr. Jeffrey R. Dean, Professor and Chairperson, BGES.

    Book jacket for Amazing MeTuesday, March 25, 2008 - Discussing Libbi Chilia's new book Imagine... Amazing Me! will be Dr. Anthony Menendez, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education and the author herself - Libbi Chilia, a CSU Graduate Student in Special Education. Find out how her book, inspired by her daughter who has a limb deficiency, will disband any misconceptions about people with disabilities. There will be a book signing after the presentation (books can be purchased after the presentation).

    Thursday, April 3, 2008 - Dr. Colleen McMahon, Associate Professor, Psychology, will present "Friendships and Autism: A Look at the Social Lives of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

    Film Screenings
    Film screenings on the topic of autism are also open to the campus community. All of the following screenings will be held in the Multimedia Viewing room, RT 325 from noon - 1:00 p.m. Descriptions of each film can be found at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/cr/events.html .

    Thursday, March 6 - Autism: The Child Who Couldn't Play
    Tuesday, March 18 - On the Spectrum: A Film
    Thursday, March 27 - Autism
    Tuesday, April 1 - Rain Man

    For more information about these events, call 216-875-9734

    For more information about the Common Learning Experience visit the website at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/cr/index.html or contact Dr. Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, Interim Director of General Education and Associate Professor of History, at 687-3935 or e.lehfeldt@csuohio.edu .

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-05 12:45:23. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Library Hours During Spring Break

    The Library will be open the following hours during the week of March 9-March 16:

    Sunday, March 9th-CLOSED
    Monday-8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Tuesday-8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Wednesday-8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Thursday-8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Friday-8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday-8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday-CLOSED

    For more information on the Library's hours, visit:

    http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/information/hours.html

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-04 15:14:05. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Preston White Memorial Fund

    Preston WhiteThe University Library in partnership with Health Sciences and CLASS has created a memorial fund in honor of Preston White. Preston, the Coordinator of the Library Computer Learning Center and the Adaptive Technology Lab, passed away unexpectedly on October 23, 2007. In addition to working in the Library, he was two-time alumnus; he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in June 1992 and his Master of Arts in History in December 2000.

    The fund will be used annually for the following missions:
    • To purchase books that reflect Preston's interests in history, psychology, and recreation.
    • To support students with disabilities. This will include emergency loans, text books, tutoring or reading support, and technology for the Adaptive Technology Lab or for an individual student to support their educational pursuits.
    • To support information literacy.
    To donate to this fund, make checks payable to the CSU Foundation. You must specify that the funds are to be deposited in the Friends of the CSU Library account in memory of Preston White.

    Mail to
    Cleveland State University
    Department of Advancement Services
    Mather Mansion 209
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44115-2454

    Your donations can also be made online or as part of this year's Faculty/Staff appeal using a one-time donation or payroll deduction. You must specify under "Library" that the donation is in memory of Preston White.

    Donors who contribute $100 or more will receive a CSU Library commemorative mug: Postcards of Cleveland.

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


    Save the Date
    There will be a dedication ceremony of the Adaptive Technology lab in memory of Preston White on Thursday, April 17 at noon, in RT 103. All are welcome to attend.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-29 14:33:43. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Original and subversively funny - Friends of the Library book discussion

    Image of bookjacketThursday, March 27, 2008
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the CSU Library)
    Free and open to the community
    Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, is back by popular demand to lead a Friends of the Library book discussion on a briskly original and subversively funny novella, The Uncommon Reader, by popular British writer Alan Bennett.

    When Queen Elizabeth II in pursuit of her runaway puppy stumbles upon a mobile library, she feels duty bound to borrow a book. Aided by Norman, a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library, Bennett describes the Queen's transformation as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written word. With the dawn of her sensibility, mistaken for the onset of senility, plots are hatched by the prime minister and the queen's staff to dispatch Norman and discourage the queen's preoccupation with books. Ultimately, it is her own growing self-awareness that leads her away from reading toward writing, with astonishing results. Bennett has fun with the proper behavior and protocol at the palace, and the few instances of mild coarseness seem almost scandalous.

    Refreshments will be served.
    For more information, call 216-875-9734.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-26 13:31:44. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Vote for your favorite "My OhioLINK" video

    OhioLINK needs everyone's help to decide which "My OhioLINK" video is the best. Visit the contest Web site at http://www.ohiolink.edu/videocontest to view the entries received and vote for your favorite video. You can vote for your favorite video once per day through February 29, 2008.

    The grand prize winner will receive his/her choice of a new digital video camera or a 160 GB iPod classic. The runner up will receive the remaining prize. The winners will be announced on March 3, 2008.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-19 10:42:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    The Library will be OPEN only until 8 pm February 26th

    With the Democratic debates coming to CSU on February 26th, 2008, all classes will be canceled that day. The Library will be open, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-15 16:13:06. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Pangea percussion ensemble to perform in the Fine Arts Department at CPL

    Pangea will perform Bewaa (recreational), Bine (funeral), and Bagr Bine (sacred) music of the Dagara people, ritual drumming of the Ewe People, recreational drumming of the Ga people, and ceremonial music of the Baganda people. Please join us at 3pm on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 in the Fine Arts Department at CPL!

    Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-15 16:09:36. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

    Get an e-mail when the Library acquires an item that you are interested in

    Are you interested in a particular topic or author? Would you like to be notified when the Library acquires an item that fits your specifications?

    Sign up for the new preferred searching feature in Scholar.

    1. Log in to My Account.
    2. From your account summary screen, search for an author, subject, etc.
    3. When your results are displayed, click the button marked "Save as Preferred Search."
    4. The next time you log in to My Account, click the "Preferred Searches" button to see a list of your saved searches.
    5. Choose a preferred search and click the "Search" link to execute your search.

    To receive e-mail notices,
    1. After you create a preferred search, review the list of your preferred searches and place a check mark in the Mark for Email column.

    Then, each Monday morning, the system will check for new materials that match your search criteria, and notify you by email.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-14 15:35:53. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Taking a trip abroad this summer? Always wanted to learn a foreign language?

    Check out the new foreign language materials in the CPL@CSU collection. There is a collection of several audio CDs that will give you an introduction to different languages for your big trip or get you started on your goal. Languages include Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.

    Click here for the list of CDs.

    In addition to the CDs, there are several books and magazines written in Arabic.

    Be sure to check them out!

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-14 15:23:36. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

    Study Abroad Information Sessions in the Library

    Study Abroad Programs will have Information Sessions and open walk-in hours at the Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. until the first week of May 2008.

    A Study Abroad advisor will be available in the Study Abroad resource/display area on the east end of the first floor of the Library to answer questions about studying abroad or to provide general study abroad advising. Students already in the study abroad process can directly submit any forms/documents to the Study Abroad adviser.

    Students who cannot attend a Study Abroad Information Session can contact studyabroad@csuohio.edu to inquire via email or to schedule an appointment to talk to a study abroad adviser.

    View of Study Abroad display in the Library

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-13 09:48:48. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    The Library will be OPEN on President's Day

    The University Library will be open from noon to 10 p.m. on President's Day, February 18, 2008. Click here to view the Library's hours.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-12 09:07:27. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New Date for Debra Chwast Presentation, "Turning Darkness into Light"

    Due to severe weather, the date for Debra Chwast's presentation, "Turning Darkness into Light" has been changed from Feb. 12th to Feb. 19th.

    More information about the event.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-12 09:02:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

    Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-11 13:32:21. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

    Turning Darkness into Light: Pain, Bliss, Autism: A Special Common Reading Event Open to all CSU Faculty, Staff, and Students

    Eight Griffins... by Seth Chwast
    Eight Griffins Above the Rainforest in Costa Rica
    by Seth Chwast
    To kick-off the spring Cleveland State University Common Reading Experience, featured speaker Debra Chwast will give her inspirational story of the challenges and joys of raising her son, Seth, who was diagnosed with autism as a young child and later discovers his talent to create beautiful, large oil paintings. Her presentation titled "Turning Darkness into Light: Pain, Bliss, Autism" will be held on Tuesday, February 19, at noon on the first floor of Library, located in Rhodes Tower. (POSTPONED FROM FEBRUARY 12 DUE TO BAD WEATHER)

    The related painting exhibition titled "A Different Kind of Journey: The Paintings of Seth Chwast" will be on display on the first floor of the Library during the month of February.

    The brown bag event is free and open to all CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the Cleveland Community.

    Seth Chwast, who was diagnosed with autism as a very young child, has lived for years in a world of roller coasters, haunted houses, and classical music. A dramatic change came at age 20, when he took an oil painting class at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Seth, who rarely speaks but has a high non-verbal IQ, began describing his world in his paintings. It turned out that he has an innate ability to mix colors and create amazing, large oil paintings. Seth's work was recently featured on NBC's Today show and his art has been displayed in several exhibitions in the Cleveland area and is in art collections both in the Cleveland area and nationally.

    To learn more about Seth's work or to purchase prints, note cards, and t-shirts, visit his website at www.sethchwast.org .

    For more information about brown bag event or the exhibit at CSU Library, call 216-875-9734.

    More Common Reading Experience events, including future brown bag speakers and film screenings, can be found at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/cr/index.html.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-29 15:52:50. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Calling All OhioLINK Fans: OhioLINK Video Contest Deadline Extended to February 11!

    Are you the biggest OhioLINK fan? Show us what OhioLINK means to you, how it has helped you, or how you'd explain OhioLINK to your peers in a short (five minutes or less) video and you could win a new digital video camera or 160 GB iPod classic. Your video can be serious or silly, but you need to hurry, entries to the This Is MY OhioLINK Video Contest must be submitted by February 11.

    Current students, faculty and staff members at all 87 OhioLINK member institutions are welcome to submit one or more videos. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 11, 2008. A panel of judges will narrow the entries to three finalists, and then your votes will determine the grand prize winner and runner up. The grand prize winner will receive his/her choice of a digital video camera or a new 160 GB iPod classic and the runner up will receive the remaining prize.

    Visit the contest Web site (http://www.ohiolink.edu/videocontest) for complete details.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-25 17:28:13. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

    Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-25 12:18:38. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

    Check out the most popular ebooks of 2007

    The two most read ebooks of 2007 were

    "Basic mathematics for economists" by Mike Rosser

    "Understanding the industrial revolution" by Charles More

    To check out more ebooks in the CSU Library collection, visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/research/vrd/ebooks.html

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-25 09:07:04. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Early A.M. Electrical Outage to Limit Some Library Services

    Due to a planned electrical outage in the Library some Library services will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour from 6-7 am on Friday, Jan. 25th.

    Although you will not be able to access the Library website, SCHOLAR will still be available for your use.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-24 10:00:12. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    New Friends of the Library President Named

    Friends' President, Michael WellsDr. Michael Wells, Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Studies, has been named President of the Friends of the Cleveland State University Library. He will succeed Dr. William Shorrock, who served as president from April 2005 until his passing in November. Glenda Thornton, Director of the Library, anticipates that the Friends will continue to grow and offer exciting programs to the CSU community and beyond under Dr. Wells' leadership.

    Wells started his career at Cleveland State in 1977 as an Assistant Director of Admissions. Since then he has been Assistant Dean of the Graduate College, Assistant/Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Dean of the Division of Continuing Education. He was Director of Undergraduate Programs for the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, where he is currently an Associate Professor. At the state level, Wells chaired the Ohio Historic Preservation Advisory Board. Locally he is on the board of trustees of the Cleveland Rotary Club and President of Support to At Risk Teens, a Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry. He is the author of several single and multi authored articles. He looks forward to the Friends of the Library presidency.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-24 09:11:25. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Become a fan of the Library

    The Library is now on Facebook. You can become a fan of the Library and stay up-to-date with what is going on. Click here to check it out!

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-18 11:53:45. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    The Library will be CLOSED for MLK Day

    The University Library will be closed on Monday, January 21st in honor of Martin Luther King Day. For complete Library hours, visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/information/hours.html

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-18 11:38:28. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

    Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-11 15:49:59. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

    Display your published books in the Library

    Photo of the Library Display Case

    The Library invites faculty and staff to submit their published books for display in the Library. Currently, over 130 books written by Cleveland State University's faculty and staff are showcased in four secure oak display cases on the Library's first floor.

    The display includes scholarly works from every discipline and includes such authors as David Forte, Professor, Cleveland Marshall College of Law; Ralph Mawdsley, Professor, CASAL; Murali Nair, Professor and BSW Coordinator, Social Work; Bette Bonder, Dean, College of Science; Gregory Sadlek, Dean, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, William Bowen, Director, Ph.D. Program and Professor, Urban Studies; and Michael Schwartz, President.

    Call 216-875-9734 today for information on how to add your book to the display.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-10 09:07:27. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    New look Scholar to be unveiled for Spring Semester

    Scholar, the online catalog of the University and Law Libraries will have a new look this semester. It is the same catalog,it just has a new clean and simple look.

    Scholar

    For help using the new look Scholar, visit the Reference Center on the first floor of the Library, call (216)687-5300, or e-mail a librarian here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-01-09 13:24:39. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New Library Service: CPL@CSU RSS

    Be notified automatically when new books or audio CDs are added to the CPL@CSU popular reading collection by signing up for CPL@CSU RSS feed.

    Unsure how to do this? The CPL@CSU FAQ will show you how.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-12-26 15:31:11. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Library Hours During Intersession

    Library Hours During Intersession December 16th-January 11th

    Monday -Friday ......................... 8 am - 5 pm
    Saturdays & Sundays ............. CLOSED

    Exceptional Days
    Monday, December 24 ............................................ CLOSED
    Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas Day) ........... CLOSED
    Monday, December 31 ............................................ CLOSED
    Tuesday, January 1 (New Year's Day) .................. CLOSED
    Sunday, January 13 .................................................. CLOSED

    For more information on the Library hours, visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/information/hours.html

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-12-11 09:36:47. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Extended Library Hours before Finals Week

    The University Library located in Rhodes Tower, will have extended hours before finals week. The Library will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday, December 7th and Sunday, December 9th. For more information, call (216) 687-5300 or visit us online at www.ulib.csuohio.edu.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-12-03 16:23:02. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Searching for Theses and Dissertations Just Got a Little Easier

    The OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center has been updated with a new look and a worldwide ETD search.

    Save time with the new worldwide ETD search by using a single search to find ETDs from a global index of freely available electronic theses and dissertations provided by major ETD collections around the world. This index allows you to search for information about each ETD, including authors, titles, and abstracts. It does not search the full text of the ETDs.

    The OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center is a free, online database of more than 14,600 theses, dissertations and honors theses from 21 participating member colleges and universities. The full text is freely available for 90% of the theses and dissertations in the ETD Center.

    Ohio's colleges and universities are invited to join the OhioLINK ETD Center and have their graduate students submit their theses and dissertations electronically. Visit the FAQ to find out more about the ETD Center and how interested institutions may join.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-12-03 14:26:41. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Honoring Preston White's Memory

    Colleagues and friends of Preston White of the Library are invited to attend a gathering on Thursday, December 6 at noon in RT 503. Preston, Coordinator of the Library Computer Learning Center, passed away unexpectedly in October. Those in attendance will be asked to help determine how to best honor his memory.

    Preston began his career at the University in 1983 as a student employee. In 1986 he began working as a Library Media Technical Assistant 1 in the Law Library. He then joined the University Library in 1992 as the Current Periodicals/Microforms Unit Coordinator. He served the Library in various capacities over his 14-year career here. Most notably, he was integral in establishing and maintaining two cutting-edge labs in the Library--the Adaptive Technology Lab for students with disabilities and the Library Computer Learning Center for training students in computer software use.

    Preston will always be remembered for his exemplary customer service and unwavering dedication to student learning.

    A two-time alumnus, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in June 1992 and his Master of Arts in History in December 2000.

    Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-27 11:21:39. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

    Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-27 10:23:33. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

    Dave Eggers and Michael Kimmelman to speak at CPL

    Dave Eggers and Michael Kimmelman will be speaking at Cleveland Public Library as part of Spectrum: The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues

    Spectrum: The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues: Pen & Ink series is a collaborative effort between the Cleveland Public Library and Cleveland Public Art. Free and open to the public, this event will be held at the Cleveland Public Library's Louis Stokes Wing on Thursday, December 13th at 7:15pm with a reception in the lobby prior to the conversation at 6:30pm.

    The Pen & Ink series explores how words and images together have played crucial roles in storytelling and visual communication. Today's artists and writers continue to push publishing in new directions while challenging the perceptions of high and low art, often with irreverence and razor sharp commentary.

    Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-27 10:12:37. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    CSU Library Student Assistants Appear on Page 1 of the PD Metro Section

    Photo from the P.D.

    CSU Library Student Assistants Samarth Mehta and Uchit Shah made the front page of the Metro section in the November 15th issue of the Plain Dealer.

    Samarth, who works in Library Systems, and Uchit, who works in the Library Computing Learning Center, are both members of the "Friends of India" dance troop, who performed on Wednesday, Nov. 14th as part of the International Day 2007 festivities on campus.

    The caption for the photo reads:

    "Friends of India" dancers cheer on their fellow performers Wednesday at Cleveland State University's University Center. The dancers, all CSU students, were taking part in International Day 2007, a festival that celebrated the university's cultural diversity. CSU has more than 800 students from 74 countries this year...

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-20 16:02:13. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Library Hours during Thanksgiving Break

    The Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd. The Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 24th and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 25th.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-20 11:15:32. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Through Students' Eyes - On Display in the Library

    A view of some of the photos in the exhibit
    The Through Students' Eyes photography exhibit is on display now at the CSU Library. The photos were taken by several students from Lincoln-West High School in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood. These juniors and seniors snapped pictures with point-and-shoot cameras in the effort answer these questions: What purpose does school serve in your life? What pushes you away from school? What helps you achieve academically?

    Each photo bears a caption such as "Teachers that Trust You", "The Glue in my Life", "Working Hard", and "People From Different Backgrounds Come Together", and each photo includes a short explanation of what the image means. Xidi Z. writes about his photo, Teachers That Trust You:
    This is Tony "Fresh" Velez, and he is part of CCB (Cleveland City Breakers), a break dancing group, and he is also in drama club at Lincoln-West. The drama teacher lets him do his break dancing and plan all the dancing in school plays, even in the Christmas Carol play. Some teachers may not trust you enough to do that. But that's what keeps guys like him in school.
    Don't miss this brief glimpse into the the live's of Cleveland's school children.

    The Through Students' Eyes project was conceived by local educators and community activists:
    • James Harmon is a veteran city teacher who was laid off recently from Lincoln-West, and now helps train new teachers at Cleveland State University.
    • Kristien Marquez-Zenkov is a former teacher who directs an urban teaching program at Cleveland State University.
    • Piet Van Lier is a reporter, photographer, and associate editor at Catalyst Cleveland.
    To view all the photos in the exhibit, visit www.throughstudentseyes.org and click on "galleries."

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-20 10:54:53. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

    Check out the latest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-13 08:56:57. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

    Get help writing your paper at the Library and Writing Center Workshops

    The end of the semester can be hectic. Stop by the Library to get help writing your paper. Here are some student workshops that offer you 1/2 hour of lecture and 1/2 hour of individualized assistance from both librarians and the Writing Center Director. All are welcome.

    Where: Library LCLC Lab (first floor near Reference Desk)

    Topics:
    Selecting and Evaluating Sources
    Wed. Nov. 14 from 4-5 p.m. or
    Thurs. Nov. 15 from 12-1 p.m.

    Lengthening Your Paper
    Wed. Nov. 21 from 4-5 p.m.

    APA/MLA Citation and Formatting
    Wed. Nov. 28 from 4-5 p.m. or
    Thurs. Nov. 29 from 12-1 p.m.

    Elegant Sentence Structure and Grammar
    Wed. Dec. 5 from 4-5 p.m. or
    Thurs. Dec. 6 from 12-1 p.m.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-12 11:07:04. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    This Is MY OhioLINK Video Contest

    As we celebrate OhioLINK's 15th anniversary, we want to know what OhioLINK means to you, how it has helped you or how you'd explain OhioLINK to your peers. But don't just tell us, show us, in five minutes or less, your OhioLINK story or commercial in a creative video and you could win a new digital video camera or a 160 GB iPod classic.

    The Basics:
    Current students, faculty and staff members at all 87 OhioLINK member institutions are welcome to submit one or more videos. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 18, 2008. A panel of judges will narrow the entries to three finalists, then your votes will determine the grand prize winner and runner up. The grand prize winner will receive his/her choice of a digital video camera or a new 160 GB iPod classic and the runner up will receive the remaining prize.

    Ready to learn more? Visit the contest Web site for complete rules and details.

    Dates to Remember:

    * January 18, 2008: Video entries due
    * January 28, 2008: Three finalists announced
    * January 28-Feb. 8, 2008: Vote for your favorite video!
    * February 12, 2008: Winners announced

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-08 10:11:42. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    In Memoriam

    Preston White
    Preston White

    Preston H. White, coordinator of the Library Computer Learning Center, passed away unexpectedly on October 23. He was 45 years old.

    Preston began his career at the University in 1983 as a student employee. In 1986 he began working as a Library Media Technical Assistant 1 in the Law Library. He then joined the University Library in 1992 as the Current Periodicals/Microforms Unit Coordinator.

    He served the Library in various capacities over his 14-year career here. Most notably, he was integral in establishing and maintaining two cutting-edge labs in the Library--the Adaptive Technology Lab for students with disabilities and the Library Computer Learning Center for training students in computer software use.

    Preston was known for his exemplary customer service and unwavering dedication to student learning.

    He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from CSU in June 1992 and his Master of Arts in History from CSU in December 2000.

    Preston will be missed by library staff, family, and friends.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-02 15:34:26. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Sherman Alexie to speak at CPL

    A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Sherman Alexie was raised on the reservation in Washington. His mother worked at the Wellpinit Trading Post where she sold her hand-sewn quilts. Alexie draws heavily upon those experiences for both his writing and his lectures, and does not shy away from including the despair, poverty and alcoholism that often pervade the lives of Native Americans living on reservations.

    He will be speaking at Cleveland Public Library on Sunday November 18th at 2:00 P.M.

    Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-11-01 08:52:52. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Libraries Just Aren't What They Used to Be. They're BETTER! Find out why in this Faculty workshop.

    Join us for a faculty workshop about what's new in the Library on Thursday, November 8, 2007 from noon until 1:30 p.m. in RT 502. In addition to all the traditional resources, the Library continues to improve by offering new and exciting services. Come find out how to do research while you sleep, check-out a book without leaving your home or office, keep track of all your Library materials in one place (even non-CSU materials), and much more. To reserve your seat, please call(216) 875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu. There will also be a light lunch and door prizes.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-10-31 15:51:15. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Polish Americans of Cleveland Exhibit in Special Collections

    Now on display in Special Collections are photographs of Polish Americans of Cleveland in celebration of Polish American Heritage Month. The exhibit includes photographs of the Polish Cultural Garden and Cardinal Karol Wojtyla's (Pope John Paul II) visit to Cleveland in 1969.

    The photographs will be on display until November 7, 2007. For more information about Polish Americans of Cleveland, visit http://www.clevelandmemory.org/polish/.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-10-31 14:53:31. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

    EPIC/PEP Math Enhancement Activities and Tutoring Service returning to the Library

    Starting Monday, October 22, 2007 the EPIC/PEP program will be in the Library, RT 402, offering a "tutoring/study group/homework help EPICenter" for students enrolled in MTH 167, MTH 168, MTH 181, and MTH 182. Assistance will be available on Mondays from 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays from 10:00 p.m. - noon and 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., and Fridays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    EPIC/PEP is a program funded by the Ohio Science and Engineering Alliance out of the Ohio State University whose purpose is to increase the number of under-represented minorities (African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American) in careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

    For more information, contact Carol Phillips-Bey, Associate Professor, Mathematics and Manager, EPIC/PEP program at c.phillips-bey@csuohio.edu or (216)523-7151. Or visit the EPIC/PEP website at http://www.csuohio.edu/epic_pep/index.htm.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-10-19 11:45:59. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Friends of the Library Book Discussion: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

    Image of bookjacket
    Thursday, November 29, 2007
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Library)
    Free and open to the community
    Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


    Join Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, as he leads a book discussion about the provocative new book by Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Can we really live without junk food? Kingsolver describes how her family was changed by "deliberately eating food produced from the same place where we worked, went to school, loved our neighbors, drank the water, and breathed the air." Barbara Kingsolver's first nonfiction narrative will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.
    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life is available for check out at the CSU Library.

    Refreshments will be served.

    For more information, call 216-875-9734.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-10-17 15:42:40. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    19th Annual Scholars & Artists Reception

    The campus community is invited to attend the 19th Annual Scholars and Artists Reception honoring faculty, staff, and emeriti creativity. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library, will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. in the Special Collections room on the 3rd floor of the Library. This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Joanne Goodell, Professor of Teacher Education. She will discuss aspects of her own research and grant activities in a presentation titled "Reforming the Teaching of Mathematics and Science Education: A Personal Reflection."

    During the reception, guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and browse the display of recently published books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, and other works by Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and emeriti.

    Faculty, staff, and emeriti are encouraged to submit materials they have published in the past year. Call 216-875-9734 or send an email to b.florjancic@csuohio.edu for details about submitting your works or for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-10-16 14:54:12. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Cleveland State University Library hosts Common Reading Experience activities

    Cleveland State University kicked off the 2007 Common Reading Experience on Tuesday, October 16 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor. Dr. Bette Bonder, College of Science Dean, made a presentation titled "Understanding Autism," based on the book chosen for this year's pilot program - Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, whose main character is a mathematically-gifted autistic teenager.

    Faculty, staff, and students are also welcome to attend these Brown Bag Faculty Speaker Series:

    Tuesday, November 6th, noon - 1:00 p.m.
    Library first floor

    Artistic Expressions By and About Persons with Autism
    by Dr. Monica Gordon Pershey
    Associate Professor & Program Director,
    Speech and Hearing Program

    Tuesday, November 13th, noon - 1:00 p.m.
    Library first floor
    Autism: Characteristics and Family Dynamics
    by Dr. Anthony Menendez
    Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
    And Elizabeth Turnage,
    Undergraduate, Special Education
    Cleveland State University

    A list of film screenings, which are also open to the campus community, can be found at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/cr/events.html


    Cleveland State University first year students enrolled in Introduction to University Life will join in this common reading experience with thousands of other American college students this fall. The goal of the common reading program is to create a shared learning experience that fosters student engagement, retention, and personal development beyond the classroom.
    Library's display for the Common Reading Experience
    Come in and see the Library's display for the Common Reading Experience.

    A committee of faculty, librarians, and administrators chose The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time based on its relationship to issues and topics that cut across different disciplines (Special Education, Communication, Diversity, Psychology, Art, Mathematics, Science, Speech and Language, Social Work, etc.) as well as issues of individual and family experiences. Participation in this common reading experience is not limited to just the Introduction to University Life students. All members of the University community are encouraged to read the book and participate in activities including film screenings, brown bag faculty speakers series, and more. Also, visit the Common Reading Experience display on the Library's first floor, through October.

    For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/cr/index.html or contact Dr. Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, Interim Director of General Education and Associate Professor of History at 687-3935.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-10-09 16:46:10. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    The Library will be OPEN on Columbus Day

    The Library will be open on October 8, 2007 (Columbus Day) from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Click here for the Library hours.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-10-02 08:43:28. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Network Outage for the Main Campus Saturday September 29, 8pm until midnight.

    There will be a planned network outage for the Main Campus Sat. Sept. 29, 8pm until midnight. This downtime is necessary to apply needed maintenance to the 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 outage, you may contact the IS&T Call Center at 687-5050 for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-09-27 08:09:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Keep track of all your library books with the Library Elf

    The CSU Library has just joined Library Elf.

    Elf is an Internet-based tool for keeping track of what's due, overdue and ready for pickup. Users can keep track of one or more library accounts (Cleveland Public Library and Cuyahoga County Public Library are also on Elf) in one place and receive reminders (sometimes called pre-overdue or early notification). Reminders are sent when the user wants it -- before items are due (up to seven days advance notice, weekly notice or everyday reminders). For families or anyone who'd like reminders before an item is due (user-selectable number of days notice). If Elf is for you, sign up for an account.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-09-20 09:22:57. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Answers to the Lafayette Quiz

    Congratulations to Brian Peebles who won a copy of David Clary's book, Adopted Son, by getting the most answers right on this Lafayette quiz!

    ANSWERS:

    1. How old were Washington & Lafayette when they first met ?
    a) 45 & 19 years old

    2. Where is Lafayette buried?
    a) Next to his wife, Adrienne
    b) Under dirt taken from the battle field at Bunker Hill
    c) In a convent in Paris

    3. What key did Lafayette give to his friend George Washington ?
    d) The key to the Bastille

    4. What does Lafayette have in common with Winston Churchill & Mother Teresa of Calcutta?
    c) They were all awarded honorary American citizenship.

    5. How many times did Lafayette visit America ?
    a) 4

    6. What was the name of the ship Lafayette purchased to sail to America on his first visit?
    b) la Victoire


    Flanked by Members of the Sons
    of the American Revolution color guard are
    Glenda Thornton,CSU Library Director;
    Tama Engelking, Chair, Modern Languages Dept;
    Marquis de Lafayette; Greg Sadlek, Dean, CLASS

    7. What were the names of Lafayette's three children ?
    a) Anastasie, Virginie, George Washington

    8. How old was Lafayette when he became a millionaire ?

    b) 13

    9. How did Lafayette's father die :
    a) He was wounded in a battle against the English

    10. Who helped Lafayette compose << La Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen>>?
    c) Thomas Jefferson

    11. Who is credited with giving Lafayette the name "Hero of Two Worlds"?
    b) Voltaire

    12. The Iroquois Indians gave Lafayette the name "Kayewla." What does it mean?
    a) Intrepid Horseman

    13. Lafayette's family motto, "CUR NON" translates into English as:
    c) Why not

    14. Lafayette was captured & put in prison during the French Revolution by :
    a) The Austrians

    15. During the French Revolution, Lafayette was the head of
    b) The French National Guard
    c) A bourgeois militia formed to maintain order in the French capital

    16. What event during the French Revolution contributed most to Lafayette's political downfall?
    c) The massacre on the Champs-de-Mars in Paris

    17. Who negotiated Lafayette's release from prison ?
    a) Napoléon

    18. Lafayette's influence played a key role in helping what king ascend the throne ?
    a) Louis-Philippe

    19. How did America commemorate the death of Lafayette ?
    a) Congress asked the American people to dress in mourning clothes for 30 days.
    b) Pres. Andrew Jackson ordered that the same military honors that were given to Washington at the time of his death be given to Lafayette.
    c) The chambers of Congress were draped in black.

    20. How many American presidents did Lafayette personally know & correspond with?
    b)7

    21. During his Triumphant Tour of the United States in 1824-25, how many states did Lafayette visit?
    a) 24

    22. Which American writer had extended stays with Lafayette, & even wrote some of his most famous works at his house?
    a) James Fennimore Cooper

    23. What was the name of the manor house where Lafayette lived from 1800 until his death ?
    b) LaGrange

    24. Which honors or titles did Lafayette refuse during his lifetime?
    a) Gov. of Louisiana.
    b) The Legion of Honor

    The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences & the CSU Library sponsored the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-2007) on Sept. 6.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-09-07 16:51:23. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Friends of the Library Book Discussion on acclaimed book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    Book cover for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    Thursday, September 27, 2007
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Library)
    Free and open to the community


    Mr. Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead a book discussion one of the most discussed, acclaimed, and debated novels in recent memory, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer. Through the eyes of his nine-year-old protagonist, Foer has written what is acknowledged by many as the first great novel about September 11. The book is available for checkout at the Library.
    Refreshments will be served.
    Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-09-05 11:12:30. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    New Online Overdues Inquiry Form

    The Library's User Services now offers you an easier way to resolve your questions about fines for overdue materials. Simply complete and submit the online Overdues Inquiry form. The form speeds up the whole investigation process by Library staff resulting in a more timely resolution for you! Just another way we can help you @CSU Library.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-08-30 08:24:41. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Join the Festivities--Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of Lafayette's birth

    Bon anniversaire, Monsieur le Marquis!

    The Marquis de Lafayette turns 250 on September 6th.

    Join us in the library on Thursday, September 6th from noon to 1 :30 on the first floor of the Library to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-2007)
    There will be:
    • Free birthday cake
    • An appearance by the Marquis himself
    • Representatives of the Sons of the American Revolution Color guard
    • A chance to win a new book about Lafayette by taking a quiz testing your knowledge of the Marquis
    • Free commemorative mementos honoring Lafayette and calling attention to the important Lafayette archive housed in the Cleveland State Library Special Collections
    Lafayette, who was instrumental in helping us win our independence from the British, symbolizes more than 200-years of friendship between France and the U.S. The Marquis devoted his life to defending the cause of liberty in both the new world and in France, and this became the common foundation on which our two great nations are built.

    Event sponsored by the Cleveland State University Library and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The event is free and open to the Campus Community. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-08-29 08:51:24. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Celebrate Constitution Day

    CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES CONSTITUTION DAY ~ MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17

    Join the celebration of our nation's heritage by participating in Cleveland State University's Constitution Day events! Special events and activities to recognize the importance of the U.S. Constitution include:

    ONLINE CONTEST
    Students can win an iPod shuffle, a jump drive, a VikingCash Card valued at $50, one of 5 Café Ah-Roma gift cards valued at $10, or one of three $15 iTunes cards! Just visit www.ulib.csuohio.edu/promos/constitution/, answer a few questions about the Constitution, and you could be a winner!
    David F. Forte
    David F. Forte

    DISCUSSION
    Monday, September 17 from noon to 1 p.m.
    A presentation titled
    "Homer Plessy and the Living Constitution"
    Speaker: David F. Forte,
    Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    Introduction: Michael Schwartz,
    President, Cleveland State University
    Cleveland State University Library, 1st floor
    Light Refreshments

    DISPLAYS
    Visit two Constitution Day displays this September. One is located on the 1st floor of the University Library, just west of the User Services desk and "The U.S. Constitution - Origins and Early Development," is located at the entrance area of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Library.

    FILMS AND BROADCASTS

    Tuesday, September 18: 12:10 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. &
    Thursday, September 20: 12:10 - 12:45 p.m.

    Free screening of the film: "Mandate: The President and the People"
    University Library's Viewing Room (RT 325)

    Narrated by veteran CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl, "Mandate" examines the long and complex relationship between the presidency and public opinion. Leading historians, political scientists, and public figures offer insight into presidents and the presidency from George Washington through FDR.

    Monday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m.

    On a television broadcast, General Colin Powell will lead the nationwide annual
    traditional recitation of the Preamble to the United State
    Constitution in the Library Connection
    Lounge, located on the 1st floor of the Library (east side).

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-08-27 12:52:46. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

    Check out the lastest books and audio CDs, in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-08-17 14:56:16. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

    OhioLINK Adds Thousands of Scholarly E-Books, Opens E-Book Center

    Thousands of new scholarly e-books, published by Springer, are now available to students, faculty and staff at OhioLINK member institutions. These are recent (2005-2007), high-quality scientific, technological and medical books. Students can use these books to do research anytime, anywhere. Faculty can use the books for research or as course materials. Faculty can assign particular readings and link to relevant chapters or sections from course pages or Web sites. New Springer e-books will be added regularly. These recent additions bring the total number of e-books offered by OhioLINK to 25,000.

    These new e-books are available as part of the new Electronic Book Center. Similar in concept to the Electronic Journal Center, the E-Book Center will allow you to find and utilize e-books from multiple publishers using one common interface. Currently, the E-Book Center contains 5,000 e-books from Oxford University Press and Springer. Additional e-books and e-book collections will be added, including the Electronic Reference Books collection. Links to OhioLINK’s other e-book collections are available from the E-Book Center’s home page.

    Books in the E-Book Center will also be accessible from the OhioLINK Library Catalog. Records are being added for the new e-books.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-08-16 11:19:52. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    OhioLINK Library Catalog Downtime, August 16

    The OhioLINK Library Catalog will be unavailable on Thursday, August 16, beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m., while we upgrade the system. The upgrade is expected to take a minimum of eight hours to complete.

    During this time you will not be able to search the catalog or place requests for OhioLINK books and library materials.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-08-16 11:09:01. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Electronic Course Reserves--Fall Semester 2007

    CSU Faculty--It is time once again to submit materials to be placed on the Library’s Electronic Course Reserve System (ECR) for the upcoming semester. To ensure that your course materials will be available to students by August 25th it is important to submit items as soon as possible. Now is not too soon! If items are submitted late, we cannot guarantee that they will be ready at the beginning of the semester.

    If you would like any materials previously on Electronic Reserve to be reactivated for this Fall, please tell us now. Otherwise, all course materials from the previous semester, including books, must be removed from reserve in order to comply with Copyright Law. Any personal copies on reserve will be returned to you.

    Because materials put up on ECR must meet federal guidelines for accessibility, it is important for you to provide good quality originals so that they can be scanned effectively. Please refer to the Library’s ECR Faculty Help Guide for further information.

    In Summary

    •Submit materials for reserve now so they will be up by August 25
    •Submit good quality originals. Electronic files are welcomed
    •See online help guide for more details
    •Call Joanne cornelius at 687-6954 or email at j.cornelius@csuohio.edu if you have questions or to let her know if materials currently on reserve will be needed for Fall semester



    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-08-02 14:45:27. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Harry Potter is HERE

    Check out the latest books and audio CDs, including the new Harry Potter book in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-08-01 13:10:52. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

    Look for your courtesy notices in your e-mail

    The Library is now sending courtesy notices to let you know that you will have materials coming due in 3 days (one day for seven day loans). It will be just a little friendly reminder to either renew your books or return them.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-07-24 14:32:38. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Check out the new Terminal Tower Display

    Terminal Tower displayNow on display on the first floor of the Library is a wide variety of items relating to the Terminal Tower. Included in the display are large posters depicting the construction of the Tower, books about the Tower, and a replica of the Tower made up entirely of legos.

    Stop by the first floor of the library and check it out.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-07-18 09:16:27. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Bookmarking EJC Articles Just Got Easier

    Now you can quickly bookmark articles found in the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center to your del.icio.us, Google Bookmarks, Connotea, Digg, reddit, Spurl, or Windows Live Favorites account with just one click. Just look for the icon for your favorite bookmarking tool on the abstract page of any article in the EJC.


    EJC bookmark

    You can also save articles to your own My Articles page in the EJC. You will need to create an EJC account and log in to save articles.

    The EJC also offers:

    • Journal alerts - Get new issue alerts via RSS feed or go to My EJC and create an account to create a list of favorite journals and set up e-mail notifications.


    • My Searches - Put your research on autopilot. Save your searches and set times for the system to automatically execute them and e-mail you the results.



    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-07-09 11:35:42. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

    Check out the latest books and audio CDs in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-06-18 10:20:12. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

    Jazz Concerts at CPL

    Cleveland Public Library will host a series of four jazz concerts to mark the 2007 Adult Summer Reading Club. The theme of this year's summer-long club is "Poetry, Prose, and a Passion for Reading."

    The Adult Summer Reading Club runs from June 15th to August 3rd.

    The four reading club programs and concerts will feature the music of Vince Robinson and the Jazz Poets.

    For more information on the concerts, click here

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-06-13 16:10:46. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Body Art: An Exhibition and Exploration of Body Art & Modification at CPL

    An exhibit showcasing rare and popular items from the library's collections will be open on the second floor exhibition corridor of Cleveland Public Library's Main Library Building from June 9 through August 25, 2007. The exhibit will cover the history of body art, types of body art, cultural aspects, artists, laws, as well as the who and why of body art.

    You are invited to view the exhibit and learn more about this rich and personal form of artistic expression - Body Art. There will be an opening program on June 16, 2007 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on the second floor exhibition corridor of the Main Library Building.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-06-13 16:07:03. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Fenn College Memorabilia on display now at the CSU Library

    A view of the Fenn College displayFenn College photographs and memorabilia are now on display on the first floor of the Library through the end of June, 2007. Take a look back to the early days of Cleveland State University. Display items include a replica of the front portico of the Johnson house, Fanfare yearbooks, the swim team's warm up suit, and a wide range of photographs. The book titled Fenn College, part of Arcadia Publishing's Campus History Series, is also available for only $19.99. It may be purchased at the User Services desk located on the first floor of the Library or by downloading the order form .

    The display is just a small sampling of Fenn College memorabilia. The Cleveland State University Archives, located on the 3rd floor of the Library, includes an exhibition area featuring displays of photographs and memorabilia from Fenn College. The archives' spacious exhibition area features two custom-designed wood display cabinets, one of which was donated by Pi Sigma Tau Alpha members. The cabinets house an exhibit of Pi Sigma Tau Alpha fraternity treasures and a wide range of Fenn College memorabilia. Fenn Alumni can now view artifacts and documents from their college days ranging from sports uniforms and beanies to yearbooks and banners. For more information about the Cleveland State University Archives, visit the CSU archives web site .

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-06-08 10:19:34. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

    Check out the lastest books and audio CDs in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-05-31 10:05:16. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Join Art Spiegelman with host Michael Kimmelman at Cleveland Public Theatre.

    Join guest Art Spiegelman with host Michael Kimmelman for the 2007 Cleveland Public Library Spectrum Dialogue Series. Friday, May 18, at Cleveland Public Theatre. For more information, click here

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-05-10 13:04:54. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Spectrum: The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues--A Cleveland Public Library Event

    Get in on the conversation on Friday, May 18, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at Spectrum: The Lockwood Thompson Dialogues, a FREE and open to the public collaborative effort between the Cleveland Public Library and Cleveland Public Art. The event will be held at the Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, with a reception at 6:30 p.m. In its third year, Spectrum has brought influential and innovative thinkers in art and popular culture to talk about their work, ideas and theories.

    This program engages the diverse Cleveland community in two public conversations per year and is supported by the Cleveland Public Library's Lockwood Thompson Fund. The Spectrum 2007 series is Pen & Ink. Words and images have played a crucial role in storytelling and visual communication. Artists and writers continue to push in new directions while challenging the perceptions of high and low art, often with irreverence and commentary. The first dialogue will feature cartoonist and author Art Spiegelman, with host and moderator Michael Kimmelman, Chief Art Critic for the New York Times.

    Art Spiegelman has almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy box and onto the literature shelves. He won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Maus and Maus II, the story of his parents' survival of the Nazi regime and lives later in America. His work has been published in many periodicals, including The New Yorker. In 2004 he completed In the Shadow of Now Towers.

    Moderator Michael Kimmelman, educated at Yale and Harvard, is the author of several acclaimed books, most recently The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice-Versa. He has written and hosted various television shows about the arts and is also a pianist. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling 216-621-5330 or e-mail contactus@clevelandpublicart.org by May 16. For more information, call 216-623-2869.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-05-10 09:00:47. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Course Development Small Grants For Information Literacy--Winners Announced

    The University Library received 13 applications for the 2007 Course Development Small Grants program designed to support faculty members in their efforts to integrate information literacy instruction into teaching and assignments. As announced, only three grants were available for 2007 (with only one available per college). Once again, however, many of the proposals were outstanding. In addition to the three winning proposals, the Interim Dean of the Graduate College also chose to fund a proposal supporting the Graduate College's program. The following three individuals will be awarded $1,000 Course Development Small Grants for Information Literacy by the Library for 2007.

    - Petru S. Fodor, Physics (College of Science)
    - Oksun Lee, Art Department (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)
    - Wenbing Zhao, Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Engineering)

    The College of Graduate Studies will also fund a Course Development Small Grant for Information Literacy. The recipient of this grant is:

    - Paul Lin, Department of Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering)

    Three other proposals were of such outstanding merit that the review panel encouraged the Library Director to acknowledge them with a partial award.

    These individuals are:

    - Ronald S. Beebe, Department of Curriculum and Foundations (College of Education and Human Services)
    - Stephen Cory, History (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)
    - Monica Gordon Pershey, Health Sciences, (College of Science)

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-05-04 11:57:41. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Extended Library Hours Before Finals Week

    The Library will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 4th and Sunday, May 6th.

    See our Library Hours page for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-30 10:38:25. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Used books needed for the Friends of the Library Book Sale

    The Friends of the Cleveland State University Library needs your gently used books, CDs, videos, vinyl albums, etc. for its ongoing book sale. The Friends accept and appreciate a few volumes or a whole collection - one donor gave the Friends more than 600 volumes of books and yet another donated more than 6,000 vinyl records. Some were retained by the Library for the collection and the others went directly to the book sale. Transportation for larger collections can be arranged. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library. For information, contact Terri Greer at 216.687.2481.
    The Friends of the Library is an independent organization whose purpose is to support the Library.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-25 16:09:09. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Presentation Practice Rooms Now Available in the Library

    Presentation RoomA Presentation Practice Room in RT 304, located on the third floor of the Library inside Multimedia Services, may be scheduled by faculty, staff, and students wishing to rehearse group or individual presentations for class. This room is equipped with a Smart Board and PC. Additional media equipment is available upon request. To check on the availability of the Presentation Practice Room call Multimedia Services at (216) 687-9337.

    Multimedia Services is open the following hours during the regular school year:

    Monday - Thursday 7:30 a. m. - 10:00 p. m.
    Friday 7:30 a. m. - 5:00 p. m.
    Saturday 9:00 a. m. - 5:00 p. m.
    Sunday 12:00 a. m. - 6:00 p. m. (during Fall and Spring Semesters)

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-23 14:55:12. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library (updated April 20)

    Check out the lastest books and audio CDs in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-18 15:33:05. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Friends of the Library Book Sale on Thursday, April 19

    As a part of the National Library Week celebration, there will be a special book sale in the Library on Thursday, April 19, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be plenty of great deals on books and records. The sale will be held on the first floor of the Library. If you would like to donate books to the Friends of the Library book sale, please contact Terri Greer at (216) 687-2481 or t.greer@csuohio.edu

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-17 09:04:17. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Spring Used Book Sale at CPL

    Spring Used Book Sale
    April 22 - 26, 2007
    Louis Stokes Wing - Lower Level Lobby
    East Sixth Street and Superior Avenue

    Sunday, April 22
    Members' Preview and Appreciation Day
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Auditorium

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-17 09:03:28. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Come to an Ice cream Social to kick-off National Library Week

    In celebration of National Library Week, the University Library will be hosting an Ice Cream Social on Monday, April 16, 2007 at noon to remind the campus to "Come together @ your library". In addition to the free ice cream, you can enter to win some great prizes. The event will be held on the first floor of the Library.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-12 13:44:48. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon to appear at Cleveland Public Library

    Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon will be the guest of Cleveland Public Library's Writers and Readers Series, Sunday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, the event will take place at the Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, E. 6th Street and Superior Avenue.
    Chabon emerged on the literary scene with his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, which was originally written for his master's thesis at UC Irvine and became a national bestseller. His second novel, Wonder Boys, about a frustrated novelist, also reached bestseller status and was made into a film starring Michael Douglas and Tobey McGuire. But it was his third novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, which depicts an illustrator and writer in the comic book world of the 1930's and 40's, that won him fame and the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, among other notable awards.
    Among his novels, Chabon also has authored two collections of short stories including A Model World and Other Stories and Werewolves in Their Youth. He's currently working on a new novel, The Yiddish Policeman's Union, a thriller set in an imaginary world inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt's short-lived plan during WWII to create a Jewish homeland in Alaska, rather than the Middle East.
    Throughout his novels and short stories, divorce, fatherhood, and single parenthood became repeated themes, drawing upon his parents divorce when he was 11 years old. Chabon, born in Washington D.C., and raised in Columbia, Maryland, also draws on his Jewish heritage in his novels. His 2004 novella, The Final Solution, was awarded the 2005 Jewish Book Award. Chabon lives with his wife Ayelet Waldman, also a novelist, in Berkley, California. For more information, call 216-623-2800.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-12 13:17:42. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    April is Jazz Appreciation Month

    The Fine Arts Department of Cleveland Public Library is pleased to direct staff and patrons to a valuable list of resources aimed at promoting the library's collection and advertising April as Jazz Appreciation Month. You will find this linked from the cpl.org home page under the heading "Highlights" (in the lower right-hand corner) or by clicking the link below:

    http://www.cpl.org/events-calendar-detail.asp?id=%7B3524C4C3-7F48-413E-B990-4AE8E27F3325%7D#top

    On this page you will find links to books, CDs, video recordings, web sites, and more all dealing with Jazz music. We hope you and your patrons will find this to be a helpful resource.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-10 15:49:05. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Take a Library survey for a chance to win a Playstation Portable (PSP) and more!

    Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey about the University Library at http://survey.libqual.org/index.cfm?ID=338472 for a chance to win a Playstation Portable (PSP). Participating in this study should only take 10 minutes of your time. Since we make decisions about which services to offer and how to allocate resources based on the feedback we receive from our users, your contribution will make a real difference.

    In appreciation for your help, you may choose to enter a drawing for one PSP, one of four $50 gift certificates to local restaurants, or one of two iPod Shuffles generously provided by the Friends of the Cleveland State University Library. To enter the drawing, just remember to give us your email address at the end of the survey.

    For more information about this nationwide study, visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/libqual/

    Thanks in advance for your continued support of the Library, and good luck in the drawing!

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-09 11:17:47. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Careers in Aging Display in the Library April 9 - April 13

    "Careers in Aging: A World of Opportunities"
    Careers in Aging Week
    April 8-14 2007

    Logo for Careers in Aging Week
    • INFORMATION FAIR
      Hosted in the Orange Lounge in the University Center
      Monday, April 9 & Tuesday, April 10
      Hours are 11am - 1:30 pm

    • CAREERS IN AGING DISPLAY IN THE LIBRARY
      Week of April 9-13
      The University Library will host a unique display showcasing seven career tracks that students may enter in this diverse field. Material on career building and gerontology resource material will also be available. Students are welcome to take part in this display located on the east end of the first floor of the University Library.

    • FREE MOVIE SCREENING - Something's Gotta Give
      Hosted in the theater of Fenn Tower
      Wednesday, April 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm
      The movie showcases the dating realities of Jack Nicholson's character, an older businessman while at the same time celebrating the strengths of older persons. Join us for some free popcorn and goodies.

      Come and enjoy the show.

    For more information about Careers in Aging week go to http://sciences.csuohio.edu/gerontology

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-05 11:53:42. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Hindu and Culture and Dharmic Traditions Exhibit on display now at the Library

    Photo of exhibitionThe Exhibition on Hindu and Culture and Dharmic Traditions is on display now at the Library. This exhibition is part of the India Experience display and offers a sample of the vast Hindu cultural heritage and the Dharmic traditions of India. There are 30 posters on various themes such as Temples, Ancient Roots and Architecture, Yoga and Ayurveda, Cosmic Rhythm, Divine Nature and more. This exhibit is part of a traveling exhibit and has been displayed in at least 8 state houses throughout the United States. For more information, visit http://www.hssus.org/content/view/144/108. The India Experience display can be viewed during regular Library hours through the month of April and is located on the first floor of the Library.

    If you have questions regarding the exhibition please feel free to contact Dr. Sudesh Agrawal of the Hindu Education Foundation at agrawasl@sbcglobal.net or Dr. Murali Nair of Cleveland State University at m.nair@csuohio.edu

    Dr. Agrawal and Dr. Nair will also be available in the exhibition area to answer questions about the exhibit
    every Friday from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. through the month of April.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-04 12:38:30. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    SCHOLAR will be off-line for @30 minutes today at 2:30 pm

    Services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes Monday afternoon at 2:30 pm, April 2nd.

    The following services will be affected:

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-02 12:43:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    2nd Annual Local Authors Book Talk Featuring Sarah Willis

    Author, Sarah WillisTuesday, April 24, 2007
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Cleveland State University Library
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Rhodes Tower, room 503
    Free and open to the public
    Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


    Critically-acclaimed author Sarah Willis will discuss her novels, Some Things that Stay, The Rehearsal, A Good Distance, and The Sound of Us. Ms. Willis will also do a book signing after the program. All four of her books will be available for purchase directly outside of RT 503 before and after her presentation. Her books are also on sale at the CSU Bookstore and available for check out at the CSU Library.

    Sarah Willis' first novel, Some Things that Stay, was listed as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction 2000, and was awarded The Cleveland Arts Prize in Literature 2000. Some Things that Stay was made into a movie which opened in Canada in October, 2004. Joanna Scott, of The New York Times writes, "Convincing . . . memorable . . . It would be easy to describe Sarah Willis's first novel as quiet, but I'm more inclined to call Some Things that Stay quietly defiant . . . Willis has created a feisty narrator-15-year-old Tamara Anderson, who asks herself tough questions about life and refuses to accept even the most serviceable answers."

    Her second novel is The Rehearsal, an engaging drama about an egomaniacal director who has become dangerously out of touch with his family. The New York Times Book Review calls A Good Distance "an artfully defiant work of fiction that stubbornly hews to the unruliness of life..." and The Sound of Us gracefully explores the world of foster care through the eyes of 48-year-old Alice Marlowe, an interpreter for the deaf living a lonely life in Cleveland. Sarah also writes essays which can be found in the Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine. She is busy now writing her fifth novel.


    Sarah has taught creative writing classes at numerous writer's workshops and colleges, including Hiram college, John Carroll University, The Imagination Conference at CSU, The Columbus Writers Conference, The Writer's Center at Chautauqua, and the Maui Writer's Retreat. Sarah was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where she still lives.

    Refreshments will be served at event.

    To reserve a seat or for more information, email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu or call 216-875-9734.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-30 12:33:35. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    eBook of the Month

    Check out Net Library's free eBook of the month, "Ireland Adventure Guide" at http://www.netlibrary.com/eBookOfTheMonth/Promo.aspx

    For more information on eBooks available at the Library, visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/research/vrd/ebooks.html

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-29 09:52:04. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

    Check out the lastest books and audio CDs in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-29 09:47:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Writing Workshops for WAC in Library Room 808

    When: Every Wednesday 5-6 p.m. and every Thursday 12-1 p.m.beginning March 28
    Where: Library Room 808
    Who: Librarians + Writing Center Director
    What: 1/2 hour instruction, 1/2 drop-in help + proof for your professor that you attended


    DATE:TOPIC:
    Wed. 3/28, 5 p.m.Selection and Evaluation of Sources
    Thurs. 3/29, 12 p.mSelection and Evaluation of Sources
    Wed. 4/4, 5 p.m.Shaping and Writing a Review of Literature
    Thurs. 4/5, 12 p.m.Shaping and Writing a Review of Literature
    Wed. 4/11, 5 p.m.

    Help with Citation and References

    Thurs. 4/12, 12 p.m.Help with Citation and References
    Wed. 4/18, 5 p.m.Avoiding Plagiarism
    Thurs. 4/19, 12 p.m.Avoiding Plagiarism
    Wed. 4/25, 5 p.m.Lengthening Your Papers and Increasing Quality
    Thurs. 4/26, 12 p.m.Lengthening Your Papers and Increasing Quality
    Wed. 5/2, 5 p.m.Elegant Sentences, Vocabulary, and Grammar
    Thurs. 5/3, 12 p.m.Elegant Sentences, Vocabulary, and Grammar

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-27 07:25:25. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Take a Peek at the New Digital Media Center

    OhioLINK's new and improved Digital Media Center interface is now available.

    The new DMC offers:

    * A prominent area for featured collections, which allows us to highlight new additions and showcase current items
    * One-click, front-page access to both individual collections and entire subject areas (i.e. Art & Architecture)
    * A cleaner, updated look

    Click here to check it out.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-26 10:40:39. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Need help with your math homework? Come to the Library!

    Tutors from the EPIC/PEP program are available on the fourth floor of the Library (outside RT 402) to help students with their math and science classes (particularly those involving algebra and calculus).

    The tutors are available:
    Monday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    For more information, contact Carol Phillips-Bey at 216-523-7151 or c.phillips-bey@csuohio.edu.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-19 08:44:06. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Eight Millionth Article Added to Electronic Journal Center

    The eight millionth scholarly research article was recently added to OhioLINK's award-winning Electronic Journal Center. The EJC provides students, faculty and staff at participating OhioLINK institutions with instantaneous online access to more than 7,100 journals from 101 publishers.

    OhioLINK users downloaded 4.9 million articles from the EJC in 2006. A total of 25 million articles have been downloaded from the EJC since its inception in April 1998.

    New journal issues are added to the EJC daily. To stay current, OhioLINK users have the option of receiving updates of new issues via e-mail alerts or RSS feeds. You can also save searches and have the results sent to you. Find instructions for these features here.

    Want to find out if OhioLINK has a particular journal? Try the E-Journal Finder. The E-Journal Finder searches the EJC and several other databases to help find desired journals. If you don't find the journal in question using the E-Journal Finder, check with your librarian as your library may provide other means of accessing the journal online.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-15 15:12:53. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Current Periodicals and ILL are moving to the third floor

    During Spring Break, the current periodicals and InterLibrary Loan (ILL)will be moving to the third floor of the Library. The periodicals will be located near Archives and ILL will be in RT 324.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-12 13:22:49. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Friends of the Library Book Discussion on the New York Times best seller MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH by Michael Chabon.

    Bookcover from The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
    Wednesday, March 28, 2007
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    at Cleveland State University Library
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Library)
    Free and open to the community

    Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead a book discussion on the acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Mysteries of Pittsburgh, by Michael Chabon. Set in industrial Pittsburgh in the mid-eighties, Michael Chabon's breakthrough coming-of-age novel chronicles the last summer of Art Bechstein's youth. Art meets the witty and beautiful Arthur Lecomte, who then introduces Art to the equally stunning Jane, her boyfriend, the legendary Cleveland, and worldly, exotic, and slightly eccentric Phlox. In the course of one summer, this band of colorful friends guides and thwarts Art in surprising ways as he confronts himself, his family, his sexuality, and the heartache of growing up.

    About the author. Michael Chabon was born in Washington, D.C. and is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. His first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, was a national bestseller and was compared by critics to the best of Fitzgerald and Salinger. Upon publication of his second novel, Wonder Boys, he was hailed by The Washington Post Book World as "the young star of American letters." His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker and in Gentlemen's Quarterly.

    Copies of Mysteries of Pittsburgh are available for check out at the CSU Library and on sale at the CSU bookstore.

    Plan to attend this popular book discussion series. Call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu to reserve a seat. Refreshments will be served.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-08 16:10:27. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    FREEDOM: New American Perspectives

    In conjunction with "FREEDOM: A Visual Arts Exhibit," the Cleveland Public Library will present a moderated panel discussion of the new American experience featuring Panelists from 7 countries.

    The discussion will be followed by the opportunity to sample foods from several continents/nations and groove to music by the reggae group The Carlos Jones Band.

    Join us at the table for a cultural exchange of food and ideas!

    Sunday, March 25, 2007, 2-4 p.m.
    Martin Luther King, Jr., Branch Library
    1962 Stokes Blvd.
    216-623-7018


    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-07 15:08:19. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    An Afternoon with Erin Gruwell

    This inspirational educator and author of "The Freedom Writers Diary - How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them" visits Cleveland Public Library on March 11. She will appear at the Main Library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-07 15:02:19. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    The Second Floor of the Library is now the SILENT STUDY FLOOR

    In order to provide better service to our students, the Library has changed the second floor of the Library to the silent study floor. Out of respect for other students, we ask that you please do not engage in conversations or use cell phones on that floor.

    The fourth floor is available for group study.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-07 09:01:33. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Library Hours During Spring Break

    The Library will be open the following hours during the week of March 11-18, 2007

    Sunday, March 11th-CLOSED
    Monday, March 12th- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 13th-8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 14th-8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday, March 15th-8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Friday, March 16th-8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday, March 17th-CLOSED
    Sunday, March 18th-CLOSED

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-06 09:23:12. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Small Grants Information Session: A Success!

    The Information Literacy Small Grants information session, held last Thursday afternoon, was well-attended by several faculty. They were welcomed by library director, Glenda Thornton. Kathy Dobda presented the information, while attendees enjoyed a scrumptious lunch, generously provided by the Friends of the Library. Previous recipients of the $1000 grants also spoke, sharing how they and students have benefited from the program. Several connections were made between the faculty and librarians.

    There is still time to apply for the grant!
    If you were unable to attend the session, please contact Kathy to discuss information literacy at CSU. Or, contact your subject librarian to begin the grant application process.


    Grant applications are due on Friday, March 30, 2007 for development of courses for fall 2007.

    Grant application information is available at: http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/faculty/grantann.html

    An Informational Literacy Review Panel, composed of faculty and Library administrators, will review the proposals. The grants will be awarded by May 1, 2007.

    For further information contact: Kathy Dobda, Head of Library Instruction, University Library, k.dobda@csuohio.edu, phone: (216) 875-9738, fax: (216) 687-9380.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-06 09:02:22. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Free Lecture on March 21: Scholarly Communication, Strategies for Change

    Attend Scholarly Communication, Strategies for Change, a lecture by Ray English, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries, Oberlin College, on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at John Carroll University. English's lecture will address questions such as:

    * Why is it important for the academic community to exercise greater control of its scholarship?
    * How does the current system of scholarly publishing erode authors' rights?
    * What are the alternatives for dissemination and preservation of scholarship?
    * How can we ensure the retention of rights to the intellectual property created on our campuses?

    In addition to being Director of Libraries at Oberlin College, Ray English chairs both the Association of College and Research Libraries' Scholarly Communications Committee and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resource Coalition Steering Committee. He was named Academic/Research Librarian of 2006 by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

    Scholarly Communication, Strategies for Change is a free event that is open to the public. No reservations are necessary. The lecture will be held in the Muer Room of John Carroll University's Grasselli Library, 20700 North Park Blvd., University Heights, OH, 44118. For directions to JCU and Grasselli Library, follow this link. For additional information about the lecture, contact Jeanne Somers, Director, Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center at 216-397-3053 or jsomers@jcu.edu.

    More information about the crisis in scholarly publishing is available from OhioLINK's Web site, the Challenge for Ohio Higher Education - Providing Access to Scholarly Publishing.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-03-02 16:19:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    eBook of the Month

    Check out Net Library's free eBook of the month, Freakonomics at http://www.netlibrary.com/eBookOfTheMonth/129219.aspx

    For more information on eBooks available at the Library, visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/research/vrd/ebooks.html

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-28 13:26:46. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    PINs are here

    The next time you go to check your library account, renew books, or authenticate for off-campus access to library resources you will notice that you will be asked for a PIN. To create your PIN, enter your name and CSU ID number and then click submit. You will be asked to create your PIN. Please choose something that you will remember and/or write it down.

    In the event that you forget your PIN, you can contact the University Library's User Services Center or Law Library's Circulation Desk in person or by phone during regular business hours and request that they clear out your PIN so you may reset a new one.

    If you forget your PIN after hours, there will be a delay in getting your PIN reset.

    For more information or assistance feel free to visit the User Services Center or Circulation Desk or contact us by phone at (216) 687-2479 or (216) 687-2250.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-28 10:26:03. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    $1,000 Grants Available to CSU Faculty

    The Cleveland State University Library invites applications for the Information Literacy Small Grants Program. Grants of $1,000 will be awarded to full time faculty for course development to integrate information literacy instruction into teaching and assignments.

    Grant applications are due on Friday, March 30, 2007 for
    development of courses for fall 2007.

    An informational session for interested applicants will be held
    Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Noon in RT 502.
    TO RESERVE A SEAT CALL 875-9734 or EMAIL b.florjancic@csuohio.edu

    A Light Lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

    Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. With the increasing prevalence of online information, students demonstrate difficulty in ferreting out materials suitable for their course assignments and research papers. The small grants are intended to assist faculty in updating their courses and assignments to reflect current changes in information retrieval and use, with the goal of strengthening students' ability to locate, evaluate, understand, and effectively use information resources.

    Grant application information is available at
    http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/faculty/grantann.html

    An Informational Literacy Review Panel, composed of faculty and Library administrators, will review the proposals. The grants will be awarded by May 1, 2007. For further information contact: Kathy Dobda, Head of Library Instruction, University Library, k.dobda@csuohio.edu, phone: (216) 875-9738, fax: (216) 687-9380.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-15 10:34:59. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Praying Grounds Exhibit in the Library

    Photo of the exhibit
    An exhibit containing materials from "Praying Grounds: African American Faith Communities, A Documentary and Oral History Project" is on view during the month of February, as part of the University Library's observance of African American History Month. The first floor exhibit includes photographs, newspaper articles, record albums, concert program booklets, memorabilia, and other materials from the growing "Praying Grounds" archives.

    Dr. Regennia N. Williams, Assistant Professor of History at Cleveland State University and founder of the "Praying Grounds" initiative, worked with library staff members to prepare the exhibit. Dr. Williams will also be the featured speaker for "Piano Praise," a complementary program on African American Sacred Music. This program will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at 11 a.m. in Library Special Collections, on the third floor of the University Library. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History, and admission is free and open to the public.

    Additional information on the "Praying Grounds" initiative is available at http://www.clevelandmemory.org/pray. For more information on the February activities, please call Dr. Williams at (216) 523-7182.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-05 16:56:54. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    PIN Numbers Will be Required for Online Library Use

    Coming soon, the Libraries of CSU will implement the use of PIN numbers. The PINs will be used to insure the privacy of your library account and that you, and only you, has access to the information maintained in your account. You select your own PIN. You will be prompted for your PIN when checking your library account, renewing books, and authenticating for off-campus access to library resources.

    For more information on the use of PINs, please contact either the University or Law Library or visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/pin.html.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-02 08:38:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    The Life and Loves of the Marquis de Lafayette--A Friends of the Library Event

    To honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of Marquis de Lafayette, Tama Engelking, Associate Professor of French at Cleveland State University will speak on "The Life and Loves of the Marquis de Lafayette." Professor Engelking's presentation will be based on the personal correspondence between the Marquis, his wife Adrienne, and some of the other women in his life.
    Wednesday, February 21
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Rhodes Tower, room 503

    This event is free and open to the community.
    Call 216-875-9734 to reserve a seat.

    Information about the Lafayette Microfilm Collection, including "The Story Behind CSU's Lafayette Collection OR: How a French Aristocrat Brought Two 'Ohio Sons' together," by Tama Engelking, can be found at the Library's Lafayette website.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-01 13:22:13. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

    Check out the lastest books and audio CDs in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-29 08:40:35. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Library Survey Winners

    The Cleveland State University would like to thank those CSU Faculty members who participated in the nationwide survey on faculty use of digital resources and search strategies on the topics of teaching and professional development. Faculty input will help the Library determine how to provide materials to support research and teaching in the most effective manner.

    The winner of the grand prize, an iPod Nano, was William Lundstrom, Marketing Department. Claire Powell of Teacher Education and Tanya Browne, Counseling Center both won a jump drive, and Edward Haymes, Modern Languages; Dan Horton, Economics; Chris Sagers, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; Sanda Kaufman, Urban Studies; and Rob Ferguson, Teacher Education all won a Viking Cash card valued at $20. Congratulations to all the winners. Prizes provided by the Cleveland State University Friends of the Library.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-26 10:42:59. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

    Tax forms available online

    Need a form to do your taxes? Visit the Library's Virtual Reference Desk for links to federal, state, and municipal tax forms.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-23 16:11:27. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    The Fire Inside: The Story and Poetry of Nikki Giovanni

    Cleveland Public Library will host the debut stage reading of the Karamu House production of "The Fire Inside: The Story and Poetry of Nikki Giovanni," on Saturday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m. in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, the Main Library, 325 Superior Avenue.

    Written by Susan Watson Turner and directed by Terrence Spivey, artistic director of Karamu, "The Fire Inside" presents an ensemble cast in a dramatization of the life and works of the dynamic African American poet. The script follows Giovanni's career from her early years in the Black Arts Movement through her writing and life today.

    The play will make its world debut in July at Cleveland's annual Ingenuity Festival.

    Giovanni was born in 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee, but grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated with honors from Fisk University and has been on the faculty at Virginia Tech since 1987. Her fiery first book of poems, Black Feeling, Black Talk (1968) sold more than 10,000 copies. That book and others such as Re: Creation (1970), Poem of Angela Yvonne Davis (1970) and The Women and the Men (1975), comprised a powerful statement on African-American womanhood and established her as one of the leading figures of the Black Arts Movement

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-22 10:23:31. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    An Afternoon with Keith Beauchamp

    Sunday, January 28th at 2:00 P.M.
    at the Main Library, downtown
    Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
    East 6th Street and Superior Avenue.

    Keith Beauchamp was a 10-year-old boy growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when he first encountered the story of Emmett Till, the black teenager murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for whistling at a white woman. Beauchamp had been leafing through a copy of Jet magazine when he saw two photographs that shocked him: "Here was this angelic face" on one page, "and on the other side was this disfigured face..."

    Those images stayed with Keith Beauchamp throughout his upbringing in the Deep South and well into his adulthood. Indeed, Beauchamp has recounted his own encounters with the evils of racism. Those experiences and his subsequent research into the Till case led to his award-winning 2004 documentary, "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till."

    And Beauchamp's documentary led to the reopening of the case almost 50 years after the heinous crime was committed.

    There were 14 white men who jumped on and beat Emmett Till senseless that day in 1955, then shot him dead. But only two men were charged with the crime. They were found not guilty. A few months later, both arrogantly admitted to a reporter from Look magazine that they had committed the crime.

    The case remained yet another dark chapter in American history until Beauchamp, after reading newspaper articles referring to the uncharged participants and witnesses who had not been questioned by police, decided to head to Mississippi to speak to those who'd been there that day. The interviews he obtained were cited by the United States Department of Justice as a major factor in reopening the investigation nearly half a century later.

    Keith Beauchamp is currently collaborating with Pulitzer Prize winner James Alan Macpherson on a novel about his quest for answers in the Till case and its impact on American society.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-22 10:22:34. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    OhioLINK Student Assistant Position Available in University Library

    Skills needed:
    • Organizational skills
    • Customer service skills
    • Comprehensive skills

    Duties include:
    • Printing daily notices
    • Opening delivery bags and sorting books
    • Searching for books
    • Processing OhioLINK requests
    • Bagging books to be sent and completing daily manifest
    • Discharging CSU and OhioLINK returns using automation system

    Details:
    • Pay Rate/Range: $7.00 per hour
    • All eligible (NWS and FWS) students may apply
    • Days & Times Needed: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Hours Per Week: 10-20

    To apply, please fill out our online application.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-09 11:10:02. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Scheduled Disruption of Library Services Thursday Morning, Jan. 11th

    Due to scheduled maintenance, services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable Thursday morning, January 11th until noon.

    The following services will be affected:

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-09 10:32:06. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    New Digital Videos Covering Art, Film & History

    OhioLINK's Digital Video Collection now offers 1,960+ digital, educational videos that you can show in class, link to from course pages and utilize for research. The new videos, which were purchased from Ambrose Video Publishing, cover a variety of subjects, from art to film to history.

    Some of the newest digital videos include:

    * Bosch (Art of the Netherlands series)
    * 18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History: 1767-1776 (18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History series)
    * Michelangelo (Great Artists series)
    * 19th Century Turning Points in U.S. History: 1866-1870 (19th Century Turning Points in U.S. History series)
    * Waiting for Godot (Beckett on Film series)

    The OhioLINK Digital Video Collection is available to all students, faculty members and staff at OhioLINK member institutions. The videos are available for viewing and downloading (for temporary storage only). Free software from RealNetworks is needed to view these videos. The current version of this software, called "RealPlayer," is available.

    Looking for more digital videos? Try these other OhioLINK resources:

    * Foreign Language Digital Videos (freely available to anyone worldwide)
    * Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-04 08:33:01. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    More Than 48,000 Medical Images Now Available Online

    You now have access to images.MD , the online encyclopedia of medical images.

    images.MD features more than 48,000 high-quality medical images, each one accompanied by authoritative text from 2000 of the world's leading medical experts. More than 90 subject collections can be found on the site ranging from allergies to cardiology, from neurology to urology, making this an essential resource for all researchers, students, and practicing medics.

    Features on the site include:
    Create your own image library
    Personalize your collection
    Add, edit, or delete text, rename or add personal notes to the images
    Create your own PowerPoint® presentation
    Browse and search the image database by specialty, collection, keyword, or image type
    Email images to colleagues
    Order CD-ROMs of your presentations

    If you encounter any technical problems or have any feedback on the layout or the content of the site, please contact the library.

    Log on today to make the most of this great resource!

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-01-04 08:25:38. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

    Check out the lastest books and audio CDs in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-12-21 09:58:35. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Going Away for the Holidays? OhioLINK Delivers.

    Going away from campus for the holidays and still need research materials? No problem. You can always pick up your OhioLINK books and other library materials at any participating OhioLINK library, including two public libraries: Cuyahoga County Public Library and Westerville Public library.

    Here's how:
    1. Request an item from the OhioLINK Library Catalog.
    2. Select Cleveland State University. Enter your name and ID.
    3. Select a pickup institution from the list.
    4. Select a pickup location at the pickup institution.

    You'll need to take your CSU ID with you when you pick up your requested materials.

    If you're going out of the state for the holidays, remember you still have access to more than 100 research databases, thousands of full text articles, 19,000+ e-books, 1,900 digital videos and much more from OhioLINK and your library. All you need is your name and ID information to access OhioLINK online anywhere, anytime.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-12-15 09:47:06. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Student Assistants Needed to Work in Multimedia Services

    Attention Art, Education or Music Majors:

    The Library is in need of an enthusiastic, energetic student to assist other students and faculty in our Library Multimedia Services department. Our most urgent need is for a student to help open our department at 7:30 a.m.

    The duties include:
    • Providing circulation services for Multimedia Services collections which include music, education, curriculum materials, curriculum media, juvenile and audio/visual materials
    • Answering telephones for the Multimedia Services
    • Giving informational and directional assistance to patrons
    • Assisting patrons using Scholar, the Library's on-line catalog, and in locating materials
    • Arranging for the use of listening, viewing, and multimedia equipment and software
    • Assisting with faculty video/film/DVD requests

    Applicants must:
    • Be able to work days and/or evenings and weekends
    • Possess accuracy and attention to detail skills
    • Possess basic computer skills
    • Possess good verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Be able to provide courteous service to patrons
    • Art, Education or Music majors preferred!

    Please apply at: http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/forms/apply.html

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-12-11 10:32:02. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    New EJC Interface Coming January 8

    The OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center will have a new interface for the New Year beginning January 8, 2007. Faculty, students, staff and librarians at OhioLINK member institutions can catch a sneak peek of the new interface now.

    The new interface will look familiar to current EJC users, but it will also offer better performance and more functionality. New features include:
    • My Articles - A function of My EJC, the My Articles features allows you to create and save your favorite articles for easy reference later.
    • Password retrieval - In the old interface forgotten passwords were irretrievable. Now you can automatically generate a new one.
    • Find similar articles in the EJC with just one click.
    • Collapsible/Expandable panels allow for faster browsing of titles with extensive numbers of issues or long back files.
    • Quick links to the complete article from both the issue and article level page helps you get the full-text article more quickly.

    These oldie-but-goodie features are still available and worth trying out if you haven't already:

    • Journal alerts - Get new issue alerts via RSS feed or go to My EJC and create an account to create a list of favorite journals and set up e-mail notifications.
    • My Searches - Put your research on autopilot. Save your searches and set times for the system to automatically execute them and e-mail you the results.

    It will be possible to migrate your saved searches from the old system to the new one.

    If you have any questions about the EJC, or problems to report with the new interface, please use this form to contact the OhioLINK staff.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-12-07 06:47:59. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Share your OhioLINK story

    We're searching for a few good stories from OhioLINK users. So tell us, how has OhioLINK helped you? Were you able to finish a research project that would not have been possible otherwise? Did you get an A on a class assignment? Did you teach your students something new? Perhaps you found that rare resource you had been searching for?

    If you have a story or testimonial that provides a clear picture of the value of the OhioLINK program, please share it with us. Your story might be featured on the OhioLINK Web site and/or in future publications.

    While we're always happy to get your stories, we're on the lookout for some great stories and testimonials by January 12 for use in the 2006 OhioLINK annual report.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-11-29 14:16:39. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Extended Library Hours before Finals Week

    The University Library located in Rhodes Tower, will have extended hours before finals week. The Library will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday, December 8th and Sunday, December 10th. Starting at 5 p.m. there will be free coffee while supplies last. For more information, call (216) 687-5300 or visit us online at www.ulib.csuohio.edu.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-11-29 08:24:11. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Holiday Concerts at Cleveland Public Library

    Cleveland Public Library will be hosting several concerts throughout the holiday season.

    On Friday, December 8th, the Cleveland Public Library Holiday chorus will be performing at 12 noon in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium at Superior Avenue and W. 6th St.

    The Isis String Quartet from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music will perform classical works and selections from the music of the holiday season at Cleveland Public Library on Saturday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor lobby of the Main Building, located at 325 Superior Avenue. Click here for more information.

    The Celtic Clan will play an acoustic selection of ancient and modern seasonal music at Cleveland Public Library on Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor lobby of the Main Building. Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-11-29 08:17:57. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Presentation Practice Rooms Now Available in the Library

    Presentation RoomA Presentation Practice room in RT 304, located on the third floor of the Library inside Multimedia Services, may be scheduled by students, faculty, and staff wishing to rehearse group or individual presentations. This room is equipped with a Smart Board and PC. Additional media equipment is available upon request. To check on the availability of the Presentation Practice room call Multimedia Services at (216) 687-9337.

    Multimedia Services is open the following hours during the regular school year:

    Monday - Thursday 7:30 a. m. - 10:00 p. m.
    Friday 7:30 a. m. - 5:00 p. m.
    Saturday 9:00 a. m. - 5:00 p. m.
    Sunday 12:00 p. m. - 6:00 p. m.
    (during Fall and Spring Semesters)

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-11-20 08:21:37. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    CSU Library Student Assistant on Front Page

    Students Dancing
    Samarth Mehta, a CSU Library Student Assistant who works in Systems, made the Plain Dealer's front page when he and other Indian students performed the Bhangra, a traditional dance from Punjab in northern India, as part of the International Day festivities on November 15th. The photo appears in the November 16th issue.

    The caption in the Plain Dealer reads:

    "The Friends of India dance team fused traditional Indian music and dance and contemporary music in their fusion dance routine Wednesday at Cleveland State University. It was all part of CSU's International Day. Students from many countries including Albania, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, Sweden and Turkey participated in the event, which also included ethnic food and cultural exchanges."

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-11-16 15:57:42. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Get Help Writing Your Paper!

    Starting November 15 through December 7, 2006 on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. and Thursdays from 12-1 p.m., the Library will be hosting writing/research workshops for all CSU students wanting tips on improving their writing and research skills. This collaborative effort between the Writing Center, Composition Program, and the Library allows students to drop into the Library Computer Learning Center on the first floor of the Library, where there will be help available to students at each stage of the paper writing process, from vague idea to finding sources, to revising a completed draft.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-11-09 08:47:02. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Unveiling of Michael Naranjo's bronze sculpture "Eagle Man" and reception honoring Trevor and Jennie Jones

    Eagle Man
    Eagle Man
    Michael Naranjo
    The Cleveland State University Board of Trustees, President Michael Schwartz, and the Library will hold the official unveiling of "Eagle Man," an original bronze sculpture created by the renowned artist, Michael Naranjo. The event will include a reception in honor of the donors, Trevor and Jennie Jones. It will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Library, located at 1860 East 22nd Street. All members of the University community and the public are invited to attend.
    Trevor & Jennie Jones
    Trevor & Jennie Jones


    Michael Naranjo, a Tewa Indian of the Santa Clara Pueblo, lost his sight in Vietnam, but he did not lose his dream of becoming a sculptor. His works are diverse in theme, fluid in their movement, each telling a story all its own. Michael's pieces are included in the collections of The Vatican, The White House, and The Heard Museum. Robert Thurmer, Director of the Art Gallery at Cleveland State University, will discuss the artist and his work during the program.

    Parking is available at the corner of Chester Avenue & East 24th Street. To reserve a seat or for more information, call 216-875-9734 or email b.florjancic@csuohio.edu.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-11-06 13:22:38. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New arrivals from Cleveland Public Library

    Check out the lastest books and audio CDs in the CPL @ CSU collection. As new books arrive, we will be placing the list on our blog, so check back often. To browse the new additions by author, click here or by title, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-11-02 11:26:45. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    OhioLINK is Now Providing 10 Million Unique Titles

    The OhioLINK Library Catalog now includes 10 million unique titles and a total of 45.5 million copies of books and other libraries materials. Ohio students, faculty, staff and others from participating libraries can request these items online and pick them up at any participating OhioLINK library in just two to three days.

    To visualize how many items 45.5 million is, imagine a bookshelf that stretches from Columbus to Portland, Maine. That would be 878 miles of shelf space, just twenty miles short of the amount needed to accommodate all 45.5 million items.*

    The 10,000,000th title is Mexican Modern: Masters of the 20th Century, essays by David Craven and Luis-Martin Lozano. It was added by The Ohio State University Libraries this month.

    But don't forget, these 45.5 million physical library items are just the beginning of what OhioLINK and Ohio's academic libraries offer students, faculty and staff. We also have a robust virtual library of 7.5 million scholarly journal articles, 19,000 electronic books, 2,000 digital videos and more. These items are accessible online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at www.ohiolink.edu and our library's Web site.

    *Using an average book width of 1.25 inches, 45.5 million books lined up side-by-side on a bookshelf would cover a distance of 898 miles. The distance from Columbus, Ohio to Portland, Maine is 878 miles according to MapQuest.com

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-11-02 11:17:01. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Cultural Crossings Lecture Series featuring John Esposito

    Renowned Muslim Scholar, John Esposito, from Georgetown University will be speaking as a part of the Cultural Crossings Lecture Series on Wednesday, November 15, 2006. The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center, Auditorium 6. Presented in support of the new Middle Eastern Studies Program at Cleveland State, Esposito's talk is based on his forthcoming book, "Can You Hear Me now? Listening to the Voices of One Billion Muslims". Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-10-31 11:28:06. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Return your books to the new Library book drop

    Book dropHave books to return and can't make it before we close? That's ok, return them to our book drop located outside of the lobby of Rhodes Tower. Books can be returned to the book drop 24 hours a day/seven days a week.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-10-31 11:13:18. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Faculty, take a library survey for a chance to win an iPod or other prizes

    The University Library invites CSU faculty to participate in a nationwide survey, which is designed to collect information on how faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutions use collections of digital resources and search for information about teaching and professional development. Faculty input will help the Library determine how to provide materials to support research and teaching in the most effective manner. This study is funded by the National Science Foundation.

    At the end of this survey, you may choose to provide your name and email address in order to be entered into a random drawing. This information will not be associated with survey responses. Participants could win one of the following prizes: the grand prize of an iPOD Nano (one available), a jump drive (2 available), or a "Viking Cash" card worth $20.00 (5 available)-prizes provided by the Friends of the CSU Library.

    Click this link to get started: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=324332637529

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-10-27 08:47:25. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Find out how to get over 20,000 books at your fingertips!

    Do you love books like we do? Can you imagine being able to access more than 20,000 books with just a click of a mouse? Would you like to be able to access Reference books, computer books, government documents, and so much more without leaving your home or office?

    The University Library will be holding a faculty seminar to show you some of the advantages of e-books and how to access our collections.

    The seminar will be held on November 9, 2006 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in RT 502. There will be light refreshments and door prizes.

    To sign up, please call Barbara Florjancic at (216)875-9734 or e-mail at b.florjancic@csuohio.edu.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-10-27 08:41:29. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Margaret Atwood at Cleveland Public Library

    On Sunday, November 5, 2006, the Cleveland Public Library will be hosting Margaret Atwood as a part of their Writers and Readers Series. An international literary star, Atwood, through her thematically diverse and best-selling novels has anticipated and explored the popular and problematic preoccupations of our time.

    The event occurs at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, East 6th Street and Superior Avenue. Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-10-19 10:26:02. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Cleveland Public Library Fall Book Sale

    The Cleveland Public Library will be holding its annual fall book sale October 22-26, 2006. Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-10-19 10:21:22. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Scholars and Artists annual event

    Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in the Special Collections room on the 3 rd floor of the Library. This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Dan Simon, Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He will discuss aspects of his own research in a presentation titled "Truth, Fuzzy Logic, and American Culture."

    During the reception, guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and browse the display of recently published books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, and other works by Cleveland University faculty, staff, and emeriti.

    Faculty, staff and emeriti are encouraged to submit materials they have published in the past year. Call 216-875-9734 or send an email to b.florjancic@csuohio.edu for details about submitting your works or to reserve a seat for the event.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-10-18 09:04:42. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Change of hours for EPIC/PEP

    The hours for the EPIC/PEP program are now Monday-Thursday 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please contact Carol Phillips-Bey at (216)523-7151 for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-10-11 08:28:23. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New Arabic materials from Cleveland Public Library

    In support of the new Middle East Studies program at Cleveland State, the Library has recieved materials from Cleveland Public Library all written in Arabic. The materials include fiction, non-fiction, media items and periodicals. The items are located on the first floor of the Library near the display area. These materials may be checked out with a CPL greater access card at the CPL@CSU self check out machine. If you do not have a greater access card, please apply for one at the User Services Desk.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-09-21 16:25:56. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    EPIC/PEP math enhancement activities and tutoring service is coming to the Library

    Starting Monday, September 25, 2006 the EPIC/PEP program will be in the Library in RT 402. This program provides enhancement activities and tutoring for students needing help with their math courses. Assistance will be available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:30-5:00 p.m., Tuesdays from 3:00-8:00 p.m., and Thursdays from 1:00-6:00 p.m.

    For more information, contact Carol Phillips-Bey, Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Manager, EPIC/PEP program at carolphillipsbey@yahoo.com or (216)523-7151.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-09-21 15:03:00. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Live Gubernatorial Candidate Debate about Education

    On Wednesday, September 20 th , the two candidates for Ohio Governor will be in Cleveland, participating in a one-hour debate concerning education. One of the primary focuses for Democrat Ted Strickland and Republican Ken Blackwell will be the rising cost of tuition in higher education. The University Library will broadcast the debate live at 12 noon in the Library Connection Lounge in Rhodes Tower.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-09-20 08:38:05. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Congratulations to the winners of this year's Constitution Day quiz

    iPod winner Jean BoutrosCongratulations to the winners of this year's Constitution Day quiz contest. The winners were:
    iPod-Jean B
    Viking cash-Brigid C
    Jump drive-Carrye D
    iTunes-Kristen D
    Rebecca G
    Mary C
    Thank you to all who participated and we hope to see you again next year.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-09-20 08:35:50. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    OhioLINK Update

    OhioLINK reports that problems with remote authentication have been fixed. Off-campus users should be able to access OhioLINK databases with the proper login.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-09-13 08:53:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Problems Using OhioLINK Databases from Off-Campus

    You may be experiencing difficulties logging on to OhioLINK databases from off-campus. OhioLINK has reported state-wide problems authenticating users and is currently working on a solution.

    If you wish to use OhioLINK databases from off-campus, we suggest that you access the databases directly from the University Library's website and not from the OhioLINK website.

    As previously stated, the problem with OhioLINK:

    • only affects off-campus users
    • is a state-wide problem -- it's not just the CSU Library
    • OhioLINK is aware of it and is working on a solution


    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-09-12 16:12:38. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Friends of the Library Book Discussion--Thurs. Sept. 28 at 3:00 in RT 503.

    Friends of the Library Book Discussion

    Save your seats now for the Friends of the Cleveland State University Library book discusion to be held in Rhodes Tower room 503 from 3-4:30 pm Thursday. Sept. 28th.

    Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead a book discussion on the title, The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion, a master essayist and great American novelist.

    Light refreshments will be served. Please call (216)875-9734 to reserve a space for this free event.

    Several copies of the Year of Magical Thinking are now available at the CSU Library and on sale at the CSU Bookstore.

    Find out more.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-09-07 15:25:46. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Welcome to the Library! Fall 2006

    The University Library would like to welcome all new and returning students.

    If you're on campus, visit the Library and you'll find a collection of 2 million resources to answer your questions. Once inside, you'll discover a beautiful facility that is the ideal place for all your study needs.

    But you don't have to come to us. The Library and many of its vast resources are available to you 24/7 through the Library's website at www.ulib.csuohio.edu

    For a complete list of all the library services and resources, click here

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-08-28 09:32:11. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Win an iPod, $50 in Viking Cash, and more

    As a part of the celebration of Constitution Day, the University Library is sponsoring a contest where you can win an iPOD nano, $50 in Viking Cash, a jump drive, or one of three $15 iTunes gift cards.

    Just answer a few questions about the Constitution using the Library's home page and you can be a winner.

    Click here to enter.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-08-28 08:39:28. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Institute for Scientific Information Citation Databases Unavailable 1-3 pm Sat. Aug. 26th

    OhioLINK will be migrating accounts for the Institute for Scientific Information Citation Databases (also known as ISI Web of Science) and, as a result, the three databases involved will be unavailable to users between 1 and 3 pm on Saturday, August 26th.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-08-24 07:29:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    OhioLINK Central Catalog Will Be Unavailable 6-8 Hours Thurs. Evening Aug. 24th

    Due to a hardware upgrade, OhioLINK's Central Catalog will be unavailable for 6-8 hours on Thursday, Aug. 24th starting at 6pm.

    During this time you will not be able to search OhioLINK's catalog or make requests for OhioLINK books.

    CSU Library's Scholar catalog will continue to be available during this time.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-08-23 11:04:52. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    New Reference E-Books Added

    Need a quick fact, illustration or overview of a topic? Try the Electronic Reference Books Collection, which now contains 490 reference books, including encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections and guides.

    OhioLINK has recently added eight new e-books to the Electronic Reference Books Collection:

    * Gun Control in the United States: A Reference Handbook
    * Hip Hop Culture
    * History in the Media: Film and Television
    * Human Rights Worldwide: A Reference Handbook
    * The Rehnquist Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy
    * Revolutionary Movements: From 1750 to the Present
    * Women and War: A Historical Encyclopedia from Antiquity to the Present
    * World Population: A Reference Handbook

    Looking for more e-books? OhioLINK has several other e-book collections including the History E-Book Project, netLibrary, Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection and the Safari Tech Books Online Collection.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-08-16 13:48:40. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Cleveland Memory Exhibit at Cuyahoga County Fair

    This year's Cuyahoga County Fair (Monday, Aug. 7 - Sunday, Aug. 13) will feature an exhibit on Memories of Cleveland.

    In collaboration with local businesses, the Library has prepared an impressive display of approximately 100 historical photographs and artifacts depicting various aspects of Cleveland history. The photos feature famous Clevelanders from the worlds of sports, politics, and entertainment, as well as ordinary Clevelanders doing interesting things.

    The display will also include several oversized panels depicting the construction of the Terminal Tower building at various stages of completion.

    Library staff will be on hand at all times to answer questions about the exhibit in particular and about the Library in general. They will also encourage fairgoers to tell about their own favorite Cleveland memories by making brief voice recordings, some of which will later be available at the Cleveland Memory website.

    Also, the Library and the County Fair have put together an online photograph contest on the Flickr website , where folks can enter photos to win a digital camera. It is not necessary to attend the Fair in order to win. Click here for details.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-08-04 11:13:22. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    GATT documents available online

    On 15 May 2006 the General Council decided to make public all official documents issued under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Many of these documents did not exist electronically, and have been scanned to create a digital archive. This is a work in progress - cataloguing is not completed, and refinements to structure and help files will be added at a later date. Of the roughly 88,000 documents issued under GATT, about 51,000 are available. Click here to access the documents.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-08-02 08:53:33. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Scheduled Disruption of Library Services Tuesday Morning, Aug. 1st

    Due to a scheduled software upgrade services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable Tuesday morning, August 1, until noon.

    The following services will be affected:

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-07-27 09:08:13. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    The Chronicle of Higher Education is now available online from anywhere on campus or off

    The Chronicle of Higher Education's current issues are now available online from anywhere on campus or off. You can connect through the Library's Journal Finder or our catalog, Scholar, or go there directly with the link. You also might want to set up an RSS feed to be notified of availability of a new issue by clicking here. Older issues will continue to be available online through several of our EBSCO indexes, but current issues are embargoed for a month or so. The Chronicle is published every weekday and its Web site "features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as an online CV's, salary databases, and more."

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-07-21 13:50:31. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    The Nance College of Business received the 2006 Governor's Excellence in Exporting Award-on display now at the CSU Library

    Link to larger view of awardThe Nance College of Business Administration at Cleveland State University was one of 29 companies and organizations honored with the Governor's Excellence in Exporting Award ("E" Award), presented by Governor Bob Taft. The award is now on display near the entrance of the Library.

    "We're very pleased to join the ranks of Ohio organizations that receive this distinguished honor," said Robert Scherer, Ph.D., SPHR, Dean of the Nance College of Business. "Over the last three years, we have strategically focused our academic and outreach efforts on international trade issues to help improve the economy of our state. We're delighted that our programs have generated such a positive response from both the business community and our students."

    Click on the image at the right to see a larger view.

    For full news release visit ... http://www.csuohio.edu/news/releases/2006/06/14045.html

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-07-20 08:56:22. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Blackboard Upgrade May Disrupt Library Services Thurs. Morning, July 13th

    Due to an upgrade to the Envision server starting at 8:00 am Thursday, July 13th by IS & T, all Blackboard devices will be off line during this upgrade. This may briefly disrupt printing & copying services using VikingCards in the Library.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-07-12 11:50:40. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Journal of 9/11 Studies available online

    The Journal of 9/11 Studies is a peer-reviewed, open-access, electronic-only journal covering the whole of research related to 9/11/2001. All content is freely available online.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-06-29 12:17:06. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Changes to OhioLINK Databases

    In July and August, the CSU libraries will experience a significant realignment of research databases provided by OhioLINK. We will be losing access to several databases, but simultaneously gaining access to a sizable list of titles we did not previously have. For some of those titles lost, new titles from a different vendor are available and will be provided. For others, there is no specific substitute. In the case of a few discontinued databases, we will retain access to the previous years' files, to which we had subscribed. Most of the cancellations will take effect on August 1, 2006. The libraries will make every effort to provide a smooth transition for students, faculty and staff.

    For more details, call the University Library Reference Center at (216) 687-5300, or check the complete list of database changes.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-06-26 15:19:38. Reply to Marianne_Nolan. Categories: Library News, Reference.

    Summer book sale at Cleveland Public Library

    The Friends of the Cleveland Public Library will be holding their summer used book sale from July 10-14, 2006 in the Louis Stokes Wing lower lobby. Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-06-26 09:24:16. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Seven Millionth Article Added to EJC

    The seven millionth journal article was recently added to OhioLINK's award-winning Electronic Journal Center. The EJC provides students, faculty and staff at participating OhioLINK institutions with instantaneous online access to more than 6,900 journal titles from 90+ publishers.

    OhioLINK users downloaded 4.81 million articles from the EJC annually. A total of 21.9 million articles have been downloaded from the EJC since its inception in April 1998.

    More EJC stats may be found on the EJC Fast Facts page.

    Tip: Try OhioLINK's E-Journal Finder to see if OhioLINK offers a particular journal online. The OhioLINK E-Journal Finder searches the EJC and several other databases to help find desired journals. If you don't find the journal in question using the E-Journal Finder, check with the Reference Center or call (216) 687-5300 as there may be other means of accessing the journal online.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-06-22 13:13:32. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Google announces new U.S. government search

    Google announced Google U.S. Government Search, a new search product that will make it easier to find U.S. government information and keep up to date on government news. With Google U.S. Government Search, millions of U.S. government employees, various contractor organizations, as well as the general public can easily search across content on official federal, state and local government sites from a single search box. They can also keep current on government-related news with constantly updated content from government and commercial news sources, including the White House, Department of Defense, The Washington Post, and Google News."

    Click here for more information about Google U.S. Government Search.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-06-16 08:42:26. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    The Cleveland Public Library presents Best-Selling author, Phil Town, America's most widely sought-after speaker on investing

    Phil Town, author of Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week will be speaking at the Cleveland Public Library on June 22, 2006 at 5:30 P.M.(Seating begins at 5:00 P.M.) in the Auditorium of the Louis Stokes Wing of the Main Library, East 6th Street and Superior Avenue - Downtown Cleveland. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-06-15 08:43:53. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Unpuzzling Your Past: A Closer Look at the Genealogy Resources at Cleveland Public Library

    A literature table with free Genealogy Research Guides and family tree charts accompanies the exhibit. Exhibit also features a continuous showing of Henry Louis Gates' 4-hour genealogy documentary African American Lives.
    When: Monday-Saturday, 9-6; Sundays, 1-5 (Closed Sundays May 28-September 3), through September 20, 2006.
    Location: Main Library Building, Second Floor Corridor. For more information, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-06-09 08:35:23. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Scheduled Disruption of Library Services 8 pm - 6 am Sat. June 10 -Sun. June 11

    Due to scheduled maintenance of air conditioning equipment on the 10th floor of Rhodes Tower, services provided by SCHOLAR, the library's online catalog, will be unavailable from 8pm through 6am from Saturday evening to Sunday morning June 10-11.

    The following services will be affected:

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-06-07 10:21:18. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Check out the latest additions to the Library's collection.

    Each month the Library distributes a list of its newest additions to the Library collection. Click here to see the entire list, browse by subject, or search for a specific topic.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-05-31 13:51:28. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Newly Cataloged Balkan Slavic Music Tapes

    Interested in Slavic heritage and culture? Did you ever travel with, or know someone who participated in, a "junior tammy" - a tamburitza orchestra - as a teenager?

    At the Multimedia Services Desk on the third floor, you can now listen to live recordings of tamburitza concerts, as well as traditional folk instruments, by American Balkan Slavic groups ranging from the upper Midwest to Canada.

    These recordings were made for the Greater Cleveland Ethnographic Museum in the 1980's on a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Ethnomusicologist Walt Mahovlich, founder of the eastern European music band Harmonia, and folklorist Walter March, used the recordings to make the UNESCO-award-winning album "Nova Domovina: Balkan Slavic Music of the Industrial Midwest."

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-05-30 07:18:50. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Documenting the Past: The BIPA Project

    Please join us on June 9 at 2:00 in RT 502 for a talk titled Documenting the Past: The BIPA Project presented by Dr. Ralph DiFranco, Recipient of Cleveland State University's Distinguished Alumni Award 2006.
    Find out more >>>

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-05-22 15:24:50. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Schedule Video Conferencing with Prospective Employers

    Did you know that if you are a senior at CSU you can schedule video conferences or interviews with a prospective employer at no cost to you? New CSU Graduates and seniors may use the Library's VIP Video Conference System to schedule calls with prospective employers up to 3 times without incurring charges. Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-05-19 15:30:48. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Library's New Website to Make Its Debut Monday, May 22!

    Just in time for summer semester! The CSU University Library is pleased to announce the launching of its new website on Monday May 22. The new Library website will now look more like the CSU website and has been designed to be welcoming and friendly to use.

    If you have any questions about the new website, please contact Library Systems at 216-523-7476 or email o.felder@csuohio.edu.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-05-18 07:10:18. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    MLA International Bibliography has expanded

    MLA has provided EBSCO with nearly 40 years of retrospective content for this database covering the years from 1926 to 1962.

    To access this database, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-05-15 14:39:39. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Congratulations to the Library Student Assistants of the Year

    Jason and Bruce Jason Hovis and Bruce Edwards were honored with the 2006 Library Student Assistant of the Year awards. Jason works in the Stacks Management unit and Bruce works in the Digital Production unit.

    Congratulations to both our winners!

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-05-15 14:23:53. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Celebrate Occupational Therapy Month!

    OT display in LibraryOccupational Therapy (OT) is an allied health profession focused on improving a person's ability to participate in the everyday activities of living at home, at school, at work, or at play. Birth defects, injuries, illnesses, diseases, and the effects of aging can cause people of all ages to have difficulty performing everyday activities like personal self-care, playing, homemaking, and working. Occupational Therapists offer creative solutions to help these adults and children so they can participate more fully in the daily activities that are meaningful to them. OT assists people in developing the "skills for the job of living" necessary for independent and satisfying lives.

    Visit the display on the first floor of the Library to learn more about Occupational Therapy.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-05-09 12:17:21. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Extended Library Hours before Finals Week

    The University Library located in Rhodes Tower, will have extended hours before finals week. The Library will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 5th and Sunday, May 7th. Starting at 5 p.m. there will be free coffee while supplies last. For more information, call (216) 687-5300.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-27 09:29:42. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Course Development Small Grants for Information Literacy--Winners Announced

    The University library received 11 applications for the 2006 Course Development Small Grants program designed to support faculty members in their efforts to integrate information literacy instruction into teaching and assignments. Although originally only three grants were announced (with no more than one per college), there were such excellent proposals from five colleges that the library has decided to fund all five. The following individuals will be awarded $1,000 Course Development Small Grants for Information Literacy for 2006.

    Dr. John Jeziorowski, Health Sciences, (College of Science)
    Dr. Eddie T.C. Lam, HPERD, (College of Education and Human Services)
    Dr. Joyce Mastboom, History, (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)
    Dr. C. Helen Takacs, Management & Labor Relations, (James J. Nance College of Business Administration)
    Dr. Fuqin Xiong, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Fenn College of Engineering)

    The grant review committee consisted of Dr. Mark Tumeo, Dr. Mary Murray, and Dr. Glenda Thornton.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-26 08:18:05. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Another Rhodes Tower Power Outage to Disrupt Library Services Sat. April 29, 9:30 PM

    There will be another electrical power outage of Rhodes Tower on Saturday April 292, 2006. The power outage will start at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night and it will last 6 hours.

    Please note that during this time, the Library Website and SCHOLAR will be unavailable as will access to OhioLINK research databases and borrowing from the OhioLINK central catalog.

    Questions about the power outage should be directed to Chris Wilson, Director of Utilities, 216-687-5009.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-25 07:19:34. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Learn how to use the new electronic voting machines at Cleveland Public Library

    April is Voter Awareness Month at the Cleveland Public Library.
    Are you aware that beginning with the primary election on May 2, 2006 new electronic voting machines will be used?

    To find out how to use these new machines the Cleveland Public Library, in cooperation with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, is hosting training sessions. Free and open to the public.

    Click herefor dates and locations.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-21 11:22:14. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Check out the new additions to the Library's collection

    Want to keep track of what new items are coming into the Library? Visit our new acquisitions web page to see what we have. You can look at the whole list or sort by specific subject.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-20 15:59:21. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Rhodes Tower Power Outage to Disrupt Library Services Sat. April 22, 9:30 PM

    There will be an electrical power outage of Rhodes Tower on Saturday April 22, 2006. The power outage will start at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night and it will last 8 hours.

    Please note that during this time, the Library Website and SCHOLAR will be unavailable as will access to OhioLINK research databases and borrowing from the OhioLINK central catalog.

    Questions about the power outage should be directed to Chris Wilson, Director of Utilities, 216-687-5009.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-19 09:33:51. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Get access to popular magazines such as Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Parenting, and more

    Twenty-six magazines are now available to all OhioLINK users from the America's Newspapers database. The magazines include: Business 2.0, Fortune, Fortune International, FSB: Fortune Small Business, Money, Entertainment Weekly, People Weekly, Teen People, Baby Talk, Essence, Family Life, In Style, Life, Parenting, Real Simple, Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, Time, Time for Kids, Time International, U.S. News & World Report, ON Magazine, Popular Science, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and Sports Illustrated for Women.

    To access these magazines go to the America's Newspapers database (on-campus access | off-campus access), then click on the link to "America's news magazines" on the left-hand navigation bar (under more resources). Once you see the list of magazines you can choose to search within one or more titles, or click on the title of a particular magazine to browse by issue.

    America's Newspapers also offers 17 newspapers from Ohio, national newspapers and special reports on a variety of topics from Iraq to women's history.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-18 11:00:40. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Writing Center Offers Weekly Writing & Research Help Sessions During April

    The Writing Center offers writing and research help each Thursday in April from noon-1:00 in the Library Computer Learning Center.

    For more information, contact Dr. Mary Murray at 216.687.6982 or email her at m.murray@csuohio.edu.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-17 08:09:54. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    CPL Spectrum Series: CULTURAL AND CREATIVE MIGRATIONS

    Spectrum: An annual program of public conversations focusing on issues that impact visual and popular culture. Presented by the Cleveland Public Library in partnership with Cleveland Public Art, these events will generate innovative, unexplored, and provocative dialogues that will become part of Cleveland's cultural inventory.

    For more information on this year's event, click here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-07 13:14:34. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New café area on the 5th floor

    Need a quiet place to relax, read a book, or enjoy a cup of coffee? Faculty, students, and staff are invited to come up to the Library's fifth floor stairway landing to find a new place to take a break or study. This new area features café style tables and chairs where patrons can visit with friends, get lost in a new book, or just unwind.

    View of the 5th floor cafe area

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-06 13:38:02. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    India Experience: a Month Long (April) Celebration at Cleveland State University

    Global Learning is an ongoing activity at Cleveland State University.
    April is designated as India Experience Month.
    Major highlights include:

    India Experience display in LibraryApril 1 - April 30:
    A month long Indian Experience exhibit on the first floor of the main library including books, artifacts, and photographs pertaining to Indian culture and CSU's Study Abroad in India.

    April 6
    Healing Across Cultures: Learning from Traditions Day long Symposium lead by traditional healers including an expert from India and researchers of modern medicine.
    Free registration and free lunch - Mather Mansion. To register, please call 216-687-4656.

    April 15 - April 23
    Indian Music Festival, Waetgen Auditorium, University Auditorium, and other locations on campus. Free program.

    Other programs include:
    • A visit to Cleveland based Buddhist temple, Hindu temple, and an Indian family's home for a free lunch.
    • Attend a yoga and meditation demonstration session, mendi (temporary hand tattoo) demonstration; learn to wear Indian dress (dhothi and saree), and attend a series of colloquiums on different aspects of Indian culture.


    More information on any of these India Experience programs, contact Professor Murali Nair who is the Director of CSU India Experience program and the Chairperson of CSU Global Learning Advisory Committee.
    Telephone: 216-687-4570 or e-mail: m.nair@csuohio.edu

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-04-05 14:00:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    National Library Week Events: Book Sale, Prizes, and more

    National Library Week, April 2-9, 2006 is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers to their schools, campuses and communities.

    As part of this annual event, the Cleveland State University Library will be hosting the following programs and events:

    April 2-9, 2006 Food for Fines
    Have a Library fine? Help the community by donating non-perishable items in order to reduce it. For every item donated, $1 of your fine will be eliminated - up to $20 (cannot be used for replacement fees). Drop items off at the first floor User Services Center.

    April 2-9, 2006 Library Facility Survey
    Take a few minutes to fill out our survey and enter for a chance to win an iPOD nano, jump drive, iTunes gift card, and more. To take the survey, come to the Library and log in to one of our computers. Click on the Take the Library Facility Survey icon.

    Tuesday April 4, 2006 National Library Worker's Day
    Stop by the University Library and tell your favorite librarian or staff member how much you appreciate what they do.

    Tuesday April 4, 2006 12 p.m. Library Facilities Open House for Faculty
    Come to the Library Facilities Open House and enter to win an iPOD. Check out our instruction rooms, viewing room, computer labs, and more and see how our technology enhanced areas can be used for classroom instruction, presentations, meetings, and WebCT. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for an iPOD nano. Refreshments will be served. The Open House will begin in RT 808.

    Thursday, April 6, 2006 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Writing and Research Help Drop-in Session
    Each Thursday in April, from 12-1:00 pm, the Library will be hosting writing/research workshops for all CSU students wanting tips on improving their writing and research skills. This collaborative effort between the Writing Center and University Library allows students to drop into the Library Computer Learning Center where Writing Center Director, Dr. Mary Murray, and Library Staff will assist them with writing revisions, planning and research. Dr. Eric Gardner, Director of Composition, will also be available to help students with English 102 essays. Help will be available to students at each stage of the paper writing process, from vague idea to revising a completed draft.

    For the first session, April 6th, in honor of National Library Week, we will offer light refreshments.


    Friday April 7, 2006 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friends of the Library Book Sale
    Help support the Friends of the CSU Library and find some great books at great prices. The Book Sale will be held on the first floor of the Library in Rhodes Tower.


    For more information, please visit, www.ulib.csuohio.edu or call (216) 687-2375.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-03-28 12:10:53. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Friends of Cleveland State University Launch Local Authors Book Talk program, featuring Thrity Umrigar.

    Space between usCopies of Thrity Umrigar's book The Space Between Us are available for check out at the Cleveland State University Library.

    Thrity UmrigarThe Friends of the Cleveland State University Library will launch a "Local Authors Book Talk" program, with novelist and journalist Thrity Umrigar, author of The Space Between Us. The program will be held on Wednesday, April 26 at the Cleveland State University Library, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Rhodes Tower, room 503, from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. The book talk is free and open to the community.

    Ms. Umrigar will read from her new novel, which will be followed by a question and answer session. The Space Between Us tells the story of the lives of two women, one a upper middle class Bombayite and the other a domestic servant who has worked in her home for many years. It's a story about the bonds of gender and the divisions of class. Her book was the number one BookSense pick for February 2006 and has been on several regional bestseller lists.

    Copies of The Space Between Us will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture. Light refreshments will be served. Copies are also available for check out at the Cleveland State University Library.

    Thrity Umrigar is also the author of the novel Bombay Time and the memoir First Darling of the Morning. A journalist for 17 years, she now teaches creative writing at Case Western Reserve University. She has a Ph.D. in English and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 1999-2000.

    The Space Between Us was the number one BookSense pick for February 2006 and has been on several regional bestseller lists. The Cleveland Plain Dealer writes, "A ruminative novel . . . layered with keen, feminine insight into class and family, betrayal, guilt and love. Umrigar is at her best conveying the small moments that sustain or degrade the minuet of intimacy."


    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-03-24 15:52:55. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Network Outage Saturday March 25th, 8pm until midnight.

    There will be a planned network outage for Saturday March 25, 8pm until midnight. This downtime is necessary to apply needed maintenance to the 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 outage, you may contact the IS&T Call Center at 687-5050 for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-03-23 11:26:02. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Quick Search Now Available!

    OhioLINK is now providing us with a new tool called QuickSearch. This product allows students to search from more than one of the research databases at one time. Students may also choose to search databases and the OhioLINK Central Catalog in one search.

    It's a lot like using Google, only the results come from selected library resources, not the whole World Wide Web. There are also ways to customize searches in Quick Search. It's a great tool to use when you are working on an assignment and only need a few articles, not the most complete exhaustive scholarly results.

    Just follow the link found in the 'Find Articles' section of the library homepage or under QuickLinks >> OhioLINK Quick Search, type a keyword search, pick a subject area, and click GO.

    For more help on this new service, call the reference desk at 216-687-5300.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-03-16 15:18:49. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    UNESCO World Poetry Day Celebration

    K'inal Winik Cultural Center, University Library, Poetry Center, and Office of Minority Affairs and Community Relations co-sponsors

    The CSU community and the Greater Cleveland community is invited to attend the UNESCO World Poetry Day Celebration at Cleveland State University Library.

    The first event, Poetry in Translation, will be held in the Library's 3rd Floor Special Collections room from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dr. Karen Kovacik, Director of Creative Writing, Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis, and alumna, Cleveland State University English Department is the keynote speaker who will present 'Casting Violets into a Crucible': The Art of Translating Three Contemporary Polish Women Poets.

    Dr. Kovacik provides insights into the delicate, often treacherous process of bringing a poem from one language into another. She will read a selection of poems in English translation by three Polish women poets with whom she worked during her sabbatical year on a Fulbright Research Grant to Warsaw. A reception will follow the lecture.

    Want to learn more about poetry? Register now for the World Poetry Workshops, which will be held in Rhodes Tower, room 401 from 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Enjoy the panel discussion, World Poetry: An Introduction to Diverse Cultures and Poetic Forms, from 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The panelists are Karen Kovacik (IUPUI), Robert Miltner (KSU), Joanne Cornelius (CSU), Guofang Yuan (CSU). Following from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. are the poetry workshops:

    • Responding to the Poetry of Eastern Europe: Karen Kovacik

    • Ghazal, an Ancient Persian Formal Poem: Robert Miltner

    • The Beat Poets and d.a. levy: Joanne Cornelius

    • Ancient and Modern Chinese Poetry: Guofang Yuan


    Free Poetry Workshops
    Registration Required
    contact kinalwinik@csuohio.edu, 216-687-4797
    http://www.csuohio.edu/kinalwinik; fax 216-687-4650

    Events are free and open to the public. They take place at the Cleveland State University Library in Rhodes Tower, located at 1822 East 22nd Street.

    Parking: Metered street parking or handicapped-accessible parking in Visitor Lots ($5) at University Center (off E. 22nd St.) and Lot A (south side of Euclid near E. 24th St.)

    Cleveland State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-03-14 11:59:07. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Library Hours for Spring Recess

    The following hours will be in effect for the Library during Spring Recess March 12-19:
    • Sun. March 12: CLOSED
    • Mon., Wed. & Fri. March 13, 15, & 17: 8 am - 5 pm
    • Tues. & Thurs. March 14 & 16: 8 am - 8 pm
    • Sat. & Sun. March 18 & 19: CLOSED

    See Library Hours for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-03-09 09:28:45. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    How has the library changed your life?

    It's long been acknowledged that libraries have the power to transform lives. Through May 10, Woman’s Day magazine wants to hear about it.

    As part of its latest editorial initiative, Woman's Day magazine is collecting stories on how the library has changed its readers' lives. The magazine announced the initiative in its March 7 issue, which reached subscribers in mid-February. In the issue, it declares that "libraries are magical places" and asks readers to submit their stories in 700 words or less. Stories can be sent to womansday@ala.org from now until May 10, 2006, when the promotion closes.

    The initiative is part of ALA and Woman's Day's Put it in Writing @ your library® program.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-02-21 12:38:48. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    $1,000 Grants available to CSU Faculty

    The Cleveland State University Library invites applications for the Information Literacy Small Grants Program. Grants of $1,000 will be awarded to full time faculty for course development to integrate information literacy instruction into teaching and assignments.

    Grant applications are due on March 31, 2006 for development of courses for fall 2006.

    Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. With the increasing prevalence of online information, students demonstrate difficulty in ferreting out materials suitable for their course assignments and research papers. The small grants are intended to assist faculty in updating their courses and assignments to reflect current changes in information retrieval and use, with the goal of strengthening students' ability to locate, evaluate, understand, and effectively use information resources.

    Grant application information is available at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/faculty/grantann.shtml


    An Informational Literacy Review Panel, composed of faculty and Library administrators, will review the proposals. The grants will be awarded by May 1, 2006. For further information contact: George Lupone, Associate Director, University Library, g.lupone@csuohio.edu, phone: (216) 687-2475, fax: (216) 687-9380.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-02-10 15:07:33. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Friends of the Library Book Discussion-- On Bullshit

    On Tuesday, February 28th, Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at Cleveland Public Library, will lead a book discussion on the title, On Bullshit, by Harry G. Frankfurt. The author, Harry G. Frankfurt, is a renowned moral philosopher and Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Princeton University. Several copies of this very small, pocket-sized tome, are available for check-out now in the Library. So pick up your copy and plan to attend this book discussion on Tuesday, February 28th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Library, RT 503. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    "A gem of psychological insight, social commentary, philosophical analysis, and good humor. This is the work of an extraordinarily acute, attentive, and versatile philosopher who has succeeded in addressing an audience comprised of both other philosophers and the general public on a topic of considerable human interest in a characteristically wry and engaging way. It is one of the most enjoyable and humanly illuminating short pieces of philosophy produced in the past fifty years."--Raymond Geuss, University of Cambridge

    "The most audacious of the ancient alchemists desired to transmute lead into gold. They never succeeded. Who would have known that they should have started not with a base metal, but with bullshit? Harry Frankfurt offers a philosophical analysis of bullshit that is golden. The prose by turns employs irony, broad humor, and tongue-in-cheek high seriousness while at the same time manages to have a rigorous logical coherence that is always impressive. One leaves the essay not merely thinking it was a delight. One leaves it realizing that one has engaged the accomplishment of a great analyst and thinker."--William Chester Jordan, Professor of History, Princeton University

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-02-10 15:05:20. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Electrical Repairs to Cause Interruption of Some Library Services Wed. Feb. 8

    Due to planned electrical repairs in the Library some Library services will be unavailable for 4-6 hours beginning 5:30 am on Wednesday, Feb. 8th.

    Although you will not be able to access the Library Web site, SCHOLAR and OhioLINK will still be available for your use.

    All services are expected to be restored by mid-day.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-02-06 15:16:44. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    New Resource for Theatre & Dance Research

    The International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance (IBTD), is now available to all students, faculty and staff at OhioLINK institutions. IBTD is an index to journal articles, books, book articles and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries.

    IBTD is available to OhioLINK users through 2006 as a one-year trial.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-02-01 12:44:41. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Library open until 6:00 p.m. Fridays!

    For spring semester 2006, when classes are in session, the University Library will be open until 6:00 p.m. on Fridays. Increasingly the library staff have noticed that many more students are using the Library late on Friday afternoons. Also, we have students and faculty who need to make the Library their last stop of the day before the weekend, and frequently arrive just as we are locking up. So, we are offering this extended hour on Fridays as a pilot program to determine whether or not it is beneficial to the University community.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-01-17 15:22:33. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Science Fair in the Library

    Students from the Early College High School, currently housed in the Corlett Building, have set up their Science Fair projects on the 4th floor of the library outside rooms 401 and 402. The projects will be available for viewing throughout the afternoon of January 11th with the actual judging taking place Thursday morning, January 12th. The public is welcome to stop up and have a look.



    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-01-11 09:39:24. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    The SCHOLAR Catalog will be down Friday, January 13th

    This Friday, the Library will be replacing its current SCHOLAR Catalog server in order to better serve your needs. Beginning 9 am and continuing throughout the afternoon, Library services will be interrupted. Some of the services that will not be available are access to SCHOLAR, the Library's catalog (although general searching can still be done though the OhioLINK catalog), requesting materials through OhioLINK, access to Electronic Course Reserves, etc. If you have any questions about a particular service, please contact (216) 687-5300.

    We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-01-10 13:34:17. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Planned Internet Outage

    There will be a planned Internet Outage for the Main Campus, East and West Centers on Friday January 6, 2006 from 8pm until midnight. The outages will affect all Internet access from on campus and modem dial in users. This Internet Outage is required to perform necessary maintenance on the network.

    Information Services & Technology thanks you for your patience and cooperation. Should you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact the IS&T Call Center at 216-687-5050

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-01-04 07:41:34. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Library hours during Intersession

    During intersession, the Library will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. We will also be closed on Monday December 26th and Monday January 2nd. Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-12-19 12:57:35. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    The HUGE Record Sale has been extended

    The Friends of the Cleveland State University Library will continue their amazing vinyl record sale throughout the month of December. Browse through more than 5,000 LPs, mostly classical, that date from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s. Major labels include Mercury Living Presence, RCA Red Seal (Shaded Dogs), Columbia Masterworks, and Philips. Records will sell for $1 each. The sale is located in Rhodes Tower, on the first floor of the Library, near the Circulation Desk.
    For more information, call 216-687-2475.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-12-12 15:51:04. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Check out popular reading materials courtesy of CPL at the CSU Library

    Now that the semester is winding down, how about reading some books just for fun. The Library, located in Rhodes Tower, has many of the current popular fiction and non-fiction books, courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library, available for checkout. These materials can be checked out using the Cleveland Greater Access Library Card. If you do not have one, you may apply for one at the Circulation Desk. Call (216) 687-2479 for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-12-07 10:51:37. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Going Away From Campus for the Holidays? OhioLINK Delivers.

    Going away from campus for the holidays and still need research materials? No problem. You can always pick up your OhioLINK books at any participating OhioLINK library, including two public libraries: Cuyahoga County Public Library and Westerville Public library.

    Here's how:
    1. Request an item from the OhioLINK Library Catalog.
    2. Select your institution. Enter your name and ID.
    3. Select a pickup institution from the list.
    4. Select a pickup location at the pickup institution.


    You'll need to take your Viking card with you when you pick up your requested materials.

    If you're going out of the state for the holidays, remember you still have access to more than 100 research databases, thousands of full text articles, 18,000+ e-books, 1,500 digital videos and much more from OhioLINK and your library. All you need is your name and ID information to access OhioLINK online anywhere, anytime.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-12-07 10:44:00. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Extended Library Hours Before Finals Week

    The University Library will have extended hours before finals week. The library will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday, December 9th and Sunday, December 11th.

    Starting at 5 p.m. there will be free coffee while supplies last.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-12-01 12:06:18. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    1,529 Educational Videos Available @ Your Desktop

    With the addition of 250+ new digital videos, OhioLINK's Digital Video Collection now offers 1529 educational videos that you can show in class, link to from course pages, utilize for research or just view for fun. The new videos cover a wide variety of subjects: art and photography, business and economics, communications, foreign language - literature and culture, literature and language arts, psychology and mental health, religion and philosophy, social studies and more.

    Some of the newest digital videos include:

    * African Art
    * Big Mac Under Attack
    * Biomedicine and Biotechnology
    * Cinema History
    * Classical Greek Philosophy
    * Computer-Generated Images
    * Lesson 10: Expressing Likes and Dislikes (O-suki Desu Ka) (Japanese for Beginners series)
    * L'Impromptu de Versailles
    * Ten Great Writers: The Seminar
    * World War: The Deaths of Franz Ferdinand and Adolf Hitler

    The OhioLINK Digital Video Collection is available to all students, faculty members and staff at OhioLINK member institutions. The videos are available for viewing and downloading (for temporary storage only). Free software from RealNetworks is needed to view these videos. The current version of this software, called "RealPlayer," is available.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-29 09:18:19. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Need help writing your paper?

    The CSU Library and the Writing Center are teaming up to offer students assistance in completing papers. The following workshops will be held in the 1st floor LCLC back lab: bring your paper on disk and work on it during the workshop.

    Tuesday Nov. 29 1-2 Editing Your Paper Workshop

    Wednesday Nov. 30 12-1 APA Workshop

    Tuesday Dec. 6 1-2 APA Workshop

    Wednesday Dec. 7 12-1 Editing Your Paper Workshop

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-22 08:26:15. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    HUGE Record Sale

    The Friends of the Cleveland State University Library will hold an amazing vinyl record sale on Thursday, December 1, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Browse through more than 6,000 LPs, mostly classical, that date from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s. Major labels include Mercury Living Presence, RCA Red Seal (Shaded Dogs), Columbia Masterworks, and Philips. Records will sell for $1 each. The sale will be located on the first floor of the Library, near the Circulation Desk.


    For more information, call 216-687-2475


    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-21 15:44:48. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Network Outage for the Main Campus Saturday November 19, 8pm until midnight.

    There will be a planned network outage for the Main Campus Sat. Nov. 19, 8pm until midnight. This downtime is necessary to apply needed maintenance to the 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 outage, you may contact the IS&T Call Center at 687-5050 for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-18 11:40:23. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    New E-Books Cover Ancient Astronomy, Hurricanes, History and More

    OhioLINK has added seven new e-books to the Electronic Reference Books Collection:

    Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth
    Hispanics in the American West
    Hurricanes: A Reference Handbook
    Juvenile Justice: A Reference Handbook
    Mysteries in History: From Prehistory to the Present
    Native Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook
    World War I: Student Encyclopedia

    The Electronic Reference Books Collection-- encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections, guides--is perfect for when you need a quick fact, illustration of overview of a topic. The collection now contains 457 reference books.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-17 12:43:38. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News, Reference.

    The Library will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday November 24-25, 2005

    In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th. The Library will be open normal hours on Saturday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (12 noon to 6 p.m.)

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-16 09:12:27. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Sunday afternoon with Susan Orlean at CPL

    Susan Orlean will appear as a part of CPL's "Sunday Afternoons for Writers and Readers" on November 27, 2005 at 2 p.m. in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium of the Main Library.

    Born in Cleveland, Ms. Orlean has had a career as a writer that has taken her from the surf girls of Maui to the Florida swamps. Each topic she covers leaves the reader better informed and wanting more. The story of John Laroche and the culture that surrounds orchids, The Orchid Thief read like beautifully constructed fiction. The Orchid Thief was adapted into the film entitled Adaptation in 2002.

    For more information, visit http://www.susanorlean.com or www.cpl.org


    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-10 12:14:58. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Library hours for November 11, 2005

    In observance of Veterans' Day, the Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 11th.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-08 10:48:26. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Faculty Seminar: E-Journal Update

    The Library is presenting a Faculty Seminar on E-Journals on Thursday, November 10, 2005, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in RT 502. The seminar will focus on recent changes and additions to e-journal content available through the Library. The main topics will include the OSearch interface for OhioLINK databases and the Alerting services available in EBSCO databases, the Electronic Journal Center, and Ingenta. For questions or to reserve seats, please call (216) 875-9734.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-02 12:57:20. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Get Connected @ the Library with Subject Portals

    We've selected the best research sources for you! Surfing the web may be fun, but it's not an efficient way to do quality research. For more focused research, and for free access to many expensive sources the library purchases for use of our students, use our subject portals as a starting point. Each portal pulls together paid databases and OhioLINK resources, indexing services, full text e-journals, a list of current periodical subscriptions, and links to reputable web sites. These collections of resources have all been chosen by CSU subject librarians with your research needs in mind.

    Click here to find your subject.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-01 13:42:26. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Two Historical E-Books on Slavery Now Available

    Two historical electronic books from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are now freely available to anyone online at http://rave.ohiolink.edu/ebooks/nurfc.

    The two titles in this collection are: 'Letters on American Slavery" (1833), by John Rankin and "A Portraiture of Domestic Slavery in the United States" (1817), by Jesse Torrey.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-01 13:39:02. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Anne Garrels to speak at Cleveland State

    Anne GarrelsAnne Garrels, roving foreign correspondent for National Public Radio's foreign desk, will appear at Cleveland State University on November 17 at 6:00 p.m. in Drinko Hall. (Drinko Hall is located in the Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Avenue). Cleveland Public Library and Cleveland State University are partnering in this free and open to the public program to promote the new Cleveland State University Middle Eastern Studies program. Parking is available in the visitors' parking lot on Euclid Avenue just east of the campus book store and on the parking deck off East 21 Street. There will be a book signing after the lecture for her book, Naked in Baghdad.

    For more information, call (216) 623-2831

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-26 08:48:52. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Get Connected @ the Library with the Cleveland Press Collection

    The Cleveland Press Collection consists of the former editorial library (or "morgue") of The Cleveland Press, the last of Cleveland's daily evening newspapers. The subject-sorted collection includes thousands of newspaper clippings and photographs dating from the 1920's until 1982.

    For further information call (216) 687-2449 or visit the Cleveland Press Collection page

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-24 11:09:49. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Get Answers to Business, Health Sciences and Law Research Questions!

    Sometimes you really need help from an expert. That's why OhioLINK librarians provide special online assistance from librarians who are experts in business, health sciences and law research. Plus, chatting online with a librarian saves time and frustration and allows you to get help no matter where you are.

    Need help with business research?
    Get help with business research questions from a business librarian at a participating OhioLINK library. Business librarians are available Monday through Thursday, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. during the main academic year (September through mid-May).

    Need help with health, allied or life sciences research?
    Chat online with a health sciences librarian from a participating OhioLINK library Monday through Thursday, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. during the academic year (September through mid-May).

    Need help with law research?
    Chat online with a law librarian from a participating OhioLINK library during the academic year (September through mid-May) on these days and times: Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.; and Sundays from 1-5 p.m.

    Need help with other research questions?
    Visit Chat with a Librarian to get online help with any and all research questions from a librarian at a participating OhioLINK library. Chat with a Librarian is available for more that 70 hours a week during the academic year (September through mid-May) and 40 hours a week in the summer. Check here for current hours.

    More About OhioLINK's Chat with a Librarian
    Chat with a Librarian provides free, real-time, online assistance from a librarian at a participating OhioLINK library. You do not need to download special software to chat. You do need to disable pop-up blockers.

    OhioLINK's Chat with a Librarian is available to all students, staff and faculty at member institutions.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-21 07:58:29. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Get Connected @ the Library: Guide to Library Services

    Have you ever wondered what all the Library has to offer? Click here to find out.

    Periodically throughout the year, we will highlight a specific service and let you know how we can help you with all your academic and research needs. So check back often.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-19 11:29:41. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    17th Annual Scholars and Artists

    The campus community is invited to attend the 17th Annual Scholars and Artists Reception honoring faculty, staff, and emeriti creativity. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library, will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. in the Special Collections room on the 3rd floor of the Library. This year's special guest speaker is Dr.Steve Slane, Professor of Psychology and Interim Chair of the Department of Health Sciences. Dr. Slane will discuss aspects of his own research in a presentation titled, "Pollyannas, Ostriches, Control Freaks, and Flip-Floppers: The Role of Personality in Coping with Stress."

    During the reception, guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and browse the display of recently published books, scholarly papers, art, music, web sites, and other works by Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and emeriti.

    Call 216-875-9734 to reserve a seat for the event.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-18 09:29:50. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Cleveland Public Library Presents TRUTH, TECHNOLOGY AND THE VISUAL / VIRTUAL WORLD

    Cleveland Public Library in partnership with Cleveland Public Art presents TRUTH, TECHNOLOGY AND THE VISUAL/VIRTUAL WORLD. The moderator will be Jaron Lanier, with Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid.

    The event will take place in the Louis Stokes Wind Auditorium on Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 2 p.m.

    Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-17 08:51:08. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Cleveland Public Library's Used Book Sale

    CPL's Fall Used Book Sale will be held October 16-20, 2005 in the Louis Stokes Wing Lower Lobby. Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-13 15:10:45. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Ten NEW Electronic Reference Books Added

    Need to find a quick fact, an illustration for a paper or presentation, or an overview of a subject? Turn to OhioLINK's Electronic Reference Books Collection for special-topic reference books--including encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections, guides--from ABC-CLIO, an educational reference publisher. Ten new e-books have been added to this collection, bringing the total number of available e-books to 450.
    Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-13 14:39:58. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    A Sunday Afternoon with Luis Rodriquez at CPL

    Luis Rodriguez, author of Always Running: La Vida Loca-Gang Days in LA will be at The Cleveland Public Library Main Library on Sunday October 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-07 14:14:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    The Library will be closed Monday, October 10th

    In observance of Columbus Day, the Library will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2005. For a complete listing of the Library's hours, click here

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-10-04 13:30:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Highlights From Friends of the Library Book Talk

    President Schwartz & Professor BowenCSU President Michael Schwartz and CSU Professor of Public Administration and Urban Studies William Bowen discussed their thought-provoking and relevant new book, The Chief Purpose of Universities: Academic Discourse and the Diversity of Ideas (Edwin Mellen Press, 2005) at a special Library program on Thursday, September 22 sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library.

    The program, moderated by Friends of the Library President and CSU History Professor Emeritus, William I. Shorrock, began with a brief overview by the authors of their book in which they discussed their belief that "the highest priority within universities is to create, preserve, transmit, and find new applications of knowledge to extend free choice through society" ("Reference & Research Book News", May 2005, p. 220). They went on to outline briefly what they contend to be the enemies of universities and to explain the seven requisites for success. The authors then fielded questions from CSU faculty, staff and students in attendance. A brief reception followed.

    Note: Two copies of the book are available on reserve at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the University Library.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-09-30 11:56:07. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

    Getting connected:

    Does your laptop wireless card not work in the library? Is your USB drive too large to fit comfortably in the USB ports of the library computers? No worries! Be happy! You can check out lan wires to connect to the library laptop connection stations from the circulation desk in the library entranceway. USB extenders are available for short-term check out at the Reference Desk and in the LCLC computer lab on the first floor of the library and in the Multi Media area on the third floor.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-09-26 08:24:35. Reply to Anna_Budziak. Categories: Library News.

    "d.a. levy & the 1960s Literary & Cultural Scene in Cleveland: a Symposium & Celebration" October 29 & 30th, 2005

    The CSU Library, in collaboration with The CSU Poetry Center, Trinity Cathedral, Bottom Dog Press, deepcleveland llc, Mac's Backs Books and supported by the Ohio Humanities Council are sponsoring a two day event to celebrate and explore the work of poet d. a. levy and the 1960's literary & cultural scene in Cleveland. The weekend-long event will include an assortment of activities, including panel discussions, film showings, poetry readings, exhibits and more. All events are free and open to the public. For more information and for a complete schedule, please visit: http://deepcleveland.com/levyfest.html

    As part of the celebration, CSU Library Special Collections will present an exhibit of d.a. levy materials, from the Library's d.a. levy Collection. The exhibit will acknowledge levy's historical significance as an innovator in Cleveland's poetry & alternative press scene. levy's own works of poetry and art along with selected works of his contemporaries, will be on display in the Special Collections room, located in RT321 from mid-October through the end of November. For more information on d.a. levy and to view the Library's digital collection of his materials on ClevelandMemory.org, please visit: www.ClevelandMemory.org/levy

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-09-20 09:24:25. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Friends of Library Book Talk with President Michael Schwartz and Professor William Bowen

    President Michael Schwartz and Professor William Bowen will discuss their important new book, "The Chief Purpose of Universities," at a special Library program on Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. in the Special Collections area on the third floor of the Library in Rhodes Tower.

    The program is sponsored by the Friends of the CSU Library. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend to hear what the President and a senior faculty member in the College of Urban Affairs really think about the state of academic discourse in the nation's universities.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-09-19 15:15:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Take a tour of Cleveland Public Library's Special Collections

    The Friends of the Cleveland Public Library are celebrating our region's rich history with "Treasures: Experience the Magic", a hands-on premier of an exhibit highlighting the Library's Special Collections. Explore the magic and be transported to other worlds through rarely seen books and artifacts with Library curators, and delight in a silent auction and reception, all set in the enchanting atmosphere of the landmark Main Library.

    Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-09-16 14:45:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    The September 2005 OhioLINK Update newsletter is now online

    Find out more about what is going on with OhioLINK. Click here

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-09-16 14:38:09. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Constitution Day events

    Constitution Day is celebrated every September 17 to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution on that date back in 1787 in the State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

    Special events and activities are planned for the University's celebration of the U.S. Constitution, including:

    * An online contest in which students can win an iPod mini, jump drive, $50 bookstore gift certificate, and five $5 copy cards. Visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/constitution/quiz to take the quiz.
    * Free screening of films with a Revolutionary War or Constitutional theme in the library's viewing room (RT 325) on Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Thursday, Sept. 15 from noon to 2 p.m., and a live broadcast from the National Archives, "Free Speech in the Digital Age," on Friday, Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the new Library Connection Lounge on the first floor.
    * Speaker Lloyd Snyder, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will be discussing "The U.S. Constitution: An Amazing Document, Warts and All on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. on the third floor of the library, outside the archives.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-09-15 09:05:14. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Author Tim O'Brien visits Cleveland Public Library

    Tim O'Brien author of The Things They Carried will be at Cleveland Public Library-Main Library September 28th at 7:00 p.m.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-09-15 08:57:48. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Cleveland Public Library Presents: ROCK MY SOUL:The Black Legacy of Rock and Roll

    The Cleveland Public Library, in partnership with The Arts League of Michigan,the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and Sankofa Fine Art Plus will be hosting events throughout the fall celebrating the black legacy of rock and roll. Click here for more information.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-09-15 08:50:07. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    FREE 60-MINUTE LIBRARY MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOPS

    Learn about multimedia technologies you can use to enhance your research projects and class presentations through this series of one-hour workshops featuring technology available in the Library's Multimedia Lab (RT 301).

    The workshops include:
    -INTRODUCTION TO SCANNING
    -USING CD-RS AND CD-RWS
    -USING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP TO EDIT SCANNED IMAGES I
    -USING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP TO EDIT SCANNED IMAGES II
    -CREATING MULTIMEDIA POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
    -DIGITIZING VIDEO AND CREATING DVDS

    For more information or to sign up, click here

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-09-01 15:46:22. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Fall Semester Library Hours

    Click here for the library's hours and a listing of areas with restricted hours.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-09-01 10:48:11. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    OhioLINK offers additional renewals

    Students, faculty and staff at Cleveland State University and across Ohio can now keep the books they borrow from other OhioLINK libraries for up to 15 weeks, as long as another user has not requested the materials.

    "Users statewide have been asking to keep OhioLINK books longer than six weeks," Tony Maniaci, chair of OhioLINK's Inter-Campus Services Committee, which sets OhioLINK borrowing policies, said. "But OhioLINK has to carefully balance the needs of researchers who wish to keep an item for an extended period of time with those who have short timeframes to meet a deadline or complete a class assignment. Recent improvements to the software used for online borrowing checks for holds before allowing a renewal. This new functionality allows us to extend the maximum borrowing period for items and better meet the needs of all OhioLINK users."

    OhioLINK books may be checked out for three weeks and renewed up to four times, as long as another user has not placed a hold on the item, for a total maximum borrowing period of 15 weeks. Users can request and renew OhioLINK books and local library materials online via the library's Web site at www.ulib.csuohio.edu

    **This does not apply to media materials. This type of material will continue to check out for 7 days with no renewals.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-08-25 09:23:30. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    The Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography has a new look!

    OhioLINK is now making it available through the EBSCOhost interface. This makes it a lot easier to use, especially for students. Here's a brief summary of the new enhancements:

    -Default search is a "keyword" search.
    -A superior display of "subject" terms and "General subject areas," with cross-searching (clickable).
    -Useful limits for Genre and Period
    -Multiple-database searching is easy! Combine your search with any other EBSCO database, e.g. Academic Search Premier, American Humanities Index, or Religion and Philosophy Collection. (Select "Choose Database" option)
    -The valuable MLA Directory of Periodicals is easily accessible. This Directory provides bibliographic identification for thousands of publications indexed by
    MLA.

    Click here to see the new look.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-08-22 14:12:28. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Changes to some OhioLINK databases

    Many OhioLINK library databases have changed their search interface from Dataware to the new OSearch. While the basic functionality of OSearch remains the same, improvements have been made, the most noticeable of which is a dramatically simplified default view. On the Library's homepage, the terminology has been simplified by changing the category "Indexes and Abstract" to the broader "Research Databases."

    Click here to access the list of Library databases.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-08-22 14:05:03. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New OhioLINK resource: American National Biography Online

    American National Biography Online is a biographical resource on more than 18,000 people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture. The ANB Online features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select Web sites, and powerful search capabilities.

    Access American National Biography online here.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-08-22 14:00:57. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Study for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and more online

    LearningExpress Library offers unlimited, 24/7 access to targeted skill-building interactive courses in math, reading, and writing, as well as hundreds of online interactive practice tests that prepare you for several types of exams including the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, TOEFL, U.S. Citizenship, and civil service positions. Complete answer explanations accompany each response to help you understand why a particular answer is correct or incorrect.

    Click here to access the LearningExpress Library.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-08-22 13:57:20. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New resource allows users to analyze countries and regions online

    World Data Analyst Online is a resource from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. that lets users analyze countries and regions at a glance. It offers detailed statistical comparisons of countries around the world, using both the most recent statistics and historical figures. Users can create tables, charts, and even export the information to a spreadsheet for printing and data crunching. Highlights include: country snapshots, comparative statistics, historical statistics, and ranked statistics.

    Access World Data Analyst online here

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-08-22 13:53:26. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    The Writing Center has moved to the Library

    The Writing Center, formerly located in Main Classroom 321, has moved to the library RT 105. The Writing Center provides assistance to all members of the university community, from first-year students to full professors. Through tutoring and workshops, the Writing Center can answer any questions about writing, including generating ideas, drafting and revising your papers, improving your writing style, and handling technical details of grammar, documentation, and formatting.

    Click here for more information on the Writing Center

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-08-22 13:45:26. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Audio reserves now available online

    The University Library is very pleased to announce the availability of selected audio course materials through the Electronic Course Reserve system. The system allows audio materials from a variety of sources (CDs, cassettes, LPs) to be digitized and then accessed by CSU students via the Library's Electronic Course Reserve System from any computer in the Library, on campus, or from home. Headphones for use in the Library are available at the 1st and 3rd floor service desks.

    For instructions on accessing audio ECR and on downloading the necessary software for use on non-Library PCs visit: ECR User guide

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-08-22 13:43:10. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    University Archives has a new home

    Formerly located inside Special Collections, the Cleveland State University and Fenn College Archives has moved to its new location in Rhodes Tower 319. The CSU Archives serves as the repository for the University's permanent records and also maintains copies of publications by CSU and its predecessor, Fenn College. This new area includes an exhibition area and state-of-the-art archival storage.

    For more information about Archives, visit: University Archives

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-08-22 13:39:48. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Grand Opening--Library Connection Lounge

    The Cleveland State University Library, in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library, will hold a grand opening of the Cleveland State University Library Connection Lounge on Tuesday, August 30. The grand opening reception and ribbon cutting begins at 12:30 p.m. on the first floor of the University Library. Michael Schwartz, President of Cleveland State University, and Andrew A.Venable, Director of Cleveland Public Library, will be featured speakers. Guests can explore the new area and sign up for a Cleveland Public Library card after the program and ribbon cutting ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.


    The new Library Connection Lounge will provide the campus community with contemporary and popular books, courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library. Anyone with a Greater Access Card can check out these titles using the CPL self-checkout station located near the Lounge.


    The Lounge will provide library users with a place to relax, read the latest books, and meet with friends. It will include comfortable lounge furniture, electricity, and LAN connections for students with laptops, and eventually a large screen TV with continuous news coverage (captions only, no sound).

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-08-17 11:08:16. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    Viking card update/outage

    On Monday, July 18th starting at 10:00am the Envision system will be unavailable due to an Oracle 9i upgrade. All cash registers, value adding and verification machines (CMC, Omnis and web) will be offline. Patrons will not be able to add funds to their cards. The VIKINGCARD office will not be able to make Ids. Those with workstations will not be able to access Envision. For the library, Viking card payments for Uniprint can not be made; the cash payments system will be in operation.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-07-08 08:47:08. Reply to Anna_Budziak. Categories: Library News.

    Viking Card Office Hours for Summer 2005

    Viking Card Office Hours for Summer 2005

    Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm
    Extended Hours May 23-26 Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm
    Closed May 30 & July 4th

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-05-05 18:42:51. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

    New database: the Inspec Archive

    The library has added a new database, the Inspec Archive, which contains scientific and technical literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers, computing, information technology, and manufacturing and production engineering, dating from 1898 to 1968. From the library's home page, follow the link to Indexes and Abstracts, then choose Inspec Archive.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-04-18 17:08:26. Reply to David_Lodwick. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

    National Library Week

    National Library Week, April 10-16, is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers to their schools, campuses and communities. As part of this annual event, the Cleveland State University Library will be hosting the following programs and events:

    Sunday, April 10 through Saturday, April 16: Food for Fines
    Have a Library fine? Reduce your fine while helping the Cleveland Foodbank by donating nonperishable food items. For every item donated, $1 of your fine will be eliminated - up to $20. Drop items off at the first floor circulation desk.

    Monday, April 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Friends of the Library Book Sale
    Help support the Friends of the Cleveland State Library and find some great books at great prices. Paperbacks will be on sale for 50 cents each or three for $1. Hardbacks will be $1 each or three for $2. Fenn College, a just-published book that depicts, through photos, the Fenn campus and its students, faculty and staff, will be on sale this day only for a special price of $15 - nearly $5 off the retail price!

    Tuesday, April 12: National Library Worker's Day
    Stop by the University Library and tell your favorite librarian or staff member how much you appreciate what they do.

    Wednesday, April 13, 2 p.m.: Euclid Corridor Transportation Project Presentation
    Learn about the $168 million transit improvement project stretching from Public Square to East Cleveland with Dr. Mark Souther, assistant professor of history. Learn how Cleveland State faculty and students are working to capture, preserve and archive the stories of Euclid Avenue neighborhoods and the people that live within them through audio-based oral histories. A small reception will follow the presentation.

    Thursday, April 14, noon: Landscapes of Memory: The Cleveland Cultural Gardens
    Dr. Mark Tebeau, associate professor of history, will discuss the history behind the Cultural Gardens and how he, in collaboration with students, teachers and colleagues, has created an e-journal dedicated to the Cultural Gardens that includes sound portraits, oral histories, research essays, and historical images. Following the presentation, sample authentic foods from cultures represented by the gardens.

    All events will take place near the first-floor Circulation Desk of the University Library in Rhodes Tower. There will be daily drawings for prizes such as Cleveland Indians tickets, Playhouse Square tickets, movie passes and more. Stop by to sign up for your chance to win.

    National Library Week 2005 marks the fifth year of The Campaign for America's Libraries, a multi-year public education campaign sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-04-18 14:03:18. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

    -Reference-

    Learn Ways to Save Money on Your Textbooks

    Students trying to save money on their textbooks can now watch a short 5 minute video explaining how they might do just that by:

    Watch the video now.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-08-31 11:24:28. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Reference.

    Get Ready for Election Day!

    Election Day is November 4th. Find out more about the candidates and the issues. Election 2008 Information will link you to resources you can use to make an informed decision. Be ready to vote!

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-08-28 14:56:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Reference, Social Science.

    Changes to OhioLINK Databases

    In July and August, the CSU libraries will experience a significant realignment of research databases provided by OhioLINK. We will be losing access to several databases, but simultaneously gaining access to a sizable list of titles we did not previously have. For some of those titles lost, new titles from a different vendor are available and will be provided. For others, there is no specific substitute. In the case of a few discontinued databases, we will retain access to the previous years' files, to which we had subscribed. Most of the cancellations will take effect on August 1, 2006. The libraries will make every effort to provide a smooth transition for students, faculty and staff.

    For more details, call the University Library Reference Center at (216) 687-5300, or check the complete list of database changes.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-06-26 15:19:38. Reply to Marianne_Nolan. Categories: Library News, Reference.

    New E-Books Cover Ancient Astronomy, Hurricanes, History and More

    OhioLINK has added seven new e-books to the Electronic Reference Books Collection:

    Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth
    Hispanics in the American West
    Hurricanes: A Reference Handbook
    Juvenile Justice: A Reference Handbook
    Mysteries in History: From Prehistory to the Present
    Native Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook
    World War I: Student Encyclopedia

    The Electronic Reference Books Collection-- encyclopedias, handbooks, biographical collections, guides--is perfect for when you need a quick fact, illustration of overview of a topic. The collection now contains 457 reference books.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-11-17 12:43:38. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News, Reference.

    -Science and Technology-

    Protect Your Laptop With FrontDoorSoftware

    Cleveland State University has partnered with FrontDoorSoftware to provide a free laptop theft-prevention and tracking package to CSU faculty, staff, and students.

    In the event your laptop is stolen, FrontDoorSoftware allows you to remotely send a lockdown code to prevent the computer from being used, produce an audible anti-theft alert, display a "stolen computer" message, and track the laptop's approximate location through Google Maps. The service requires a one-time registration and software installation.

    For more information, visit the IS&T homepage or the CSU FrontDoorSoftware website.

    Help discourage theft by remembering never to leave your laptop or other valuables unattended in the Library or anywhere else on campus.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-02-09 09:56:38. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Science and Technology.

    Celebrate International Year of Chemistry at CSU Michael Schwartz Library

    International Year of Chemistry logo

    Chemistry -- Our life, our future

    The Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library, in partnership with the CSU Chemistry Department, will host events, including presentations and an exhibit, through February to launch and celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011. These events will highlight the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of human kind.
    Presentations
    Experts in the field of chemistry will make presentations in the Michael Schwartz Library (first floor), located in Rhodes Tower, at 1860 East 22nd Street. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

    Wednesday, January 26; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Dr. Dwight Chaser, Presenting
    "Chemistry is for the Birds"


    Dr. Dwight Chasar, American Chemical Society Tour Speaker, Research Scientist, and Ornithologist will present an illustrated lecture titled "Chemistry is for the Birds." The chemical pigments that give birds color, the chemicals that birds use for survival in the wild, chemicals that nearly extirpated raptors, and the use of stable isotopes to understand bird migration will be discussed. From the simplicity of bird poop to the complexity of bird DNA analysis, chemistry is playing a big role in understanding bird dynamics. This will replace Joshua Montague's presentation on the chemistry of making chocolate.

    Wednesday, February 9; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Dr. Helen Mayer, Research and Development Manager for Applied Sciences Group, GrafTech International; Archivist/Historian for the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society, will give a talk entitled: "100 Years of Chemistry in Cleveland"(replacing Dr. Joe Gorse's talk). In 2009, the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society celebrated 100 years of association with the national American Chemical Society. The Cleveland Section is noted for the number of historical events in chemistry that happened here. The section has been honored by six Chemical Historical Landmarks which will be featured in this lecture.--This event replaces Dr. Joe Gorse's talk titled, "BioDiesel at Baldwin-Wallace College: Making Fuel from Used French Fry Grease," which has been canceled.


    Wednesday, February 16; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Dr. Michael Kalafatis, presenting
    "Modulation of Cell Death in Cancer"


    Dr. Michael Kalafatis, Chemistry Department, Cleveland State University, will present his research: "Modulation of Cell Death in Cancer."

    Wednesday, February 23; 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Dr. Jerry Mundell/Dr. Anne O'Connor, Chemistry Department, Cleveland State University, will perform chemistry demonstrations

    Presentations sponsored by Amalgamated Tuna Company

    Exhibit
    A 2011 International Year of Chemistry Exhibit will be displayed on the first floor of the CSU Michael Schwartz Library through February 2011 during regular library hours. Display materials include the history of chemistry timeline, a 12-foot DNA Molecule model, a thematic periodic table display, and more. A display of circulating books on chemistry and informational brochures about careers in chemistry will also be available.

    For more information about the events or the display, please contact Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences and Engineering Librarian, at 216-687-3504 or t.nawalaniec@csuohio.edu.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-01-14 14:54:01. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

    Astronaut Guy Bluford Attracts a Crowd

    Guy Bluford

    An audience of approximately 200 attended the presentation given on November 18 by Dr. Guy Bluford, the first African-American astronaut to fly in space. Students from Design Lab at Jane Addams High School, School of Science at John Hay High School, Shaker Heights Middle School, and Roehm Middle School (Berea) were in attendance in addition to CSU faculty, staff, and students. Representatives from NASA Glenn Research Center also set up a display with handouts for attendees.

    Theresa Nawalaniec, Guy Bluford and Glenda Thornton
    Theresa Nawalaniec, CSU Librarian with Dr.
    Bluford & Library Director Glenda Thornton

    Dr. Bluford held everyone's attention as he described his many fascinating experiences as an astronaut and discussed current projects involving the International Space Station and the future of space exploration. Several middle and high school students asked questions that were intelligent and thought-provoking. Dr. Bluford ended his talk by encouraging students with the statement, "If you can dream it, you can achieve it!" Several of the audience stayed afterward to get autographs, pictures, and a few words with Dr. Bluford.

    Visiting sudents with Dr. Bluford
    Students from area schools with Dr. Bluford

    The presentation was videotaped and is available on MediaSite for viewing by those on the CSU campus.
    Theresa Nawalaniec, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics Librarian

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-23 13:58:33. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

    The First African-American Astronaut to Fly in Space, Dr. Guion S. Bluford Jr., will present

    Dr. Bluford Guion
    On Wednesday, November 18 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Dr. Guion S. Bluford, the First African-American Astronaut to fly in space, will present a free lecture on "Flying Aboard the International Space Station" in the Fenn Tower Ballroom (3rd floor). Dr. Bluford will discuss his experience in the astronaut program, the current space operations in support of the International Space Station, and the future of human space flight operations. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

    Dr. Bluford is currently President of the Aerospace Technology Group, an engineering consulting organization in Cleveland. He is also a retired Colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

    This program is sponsored by NASA Glenn Research Center, The Cleveland State University's Michael Schwartz Library, Fenn College of Engineering, College of Science, Office of Institutional Diversity, Provost's Office, Career Services, and Amalgamated Tuna Company.

    Visit the Apollo 11 Commemorative Display of the 40th Anniversary of the first manned moon landing, located on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library.

    For details, contact Theresa Nawalaniec at 216-687-3504 or t.nawalaniec@csuohio.edu

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-11-03 14:10:57. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Science and Technology.

    Writing Workshop

    Want to become a better writer?
    Do you want to learn how to write better papers/theses using your own words?

    Join us for the:
    How to Avoid Plagiarism - Paraphrasing Workshop
    When: Thursday, March 12, 2009
    Where: Compton Lounge - SH 103
    What Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

    The CSU University Library and the Writing Center are partnering together to offer this workshop, specifically for Engineering students. However, other students are welcome. Please join us for this informative, hands-on workshop!

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-09 15:36:04. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

    Update on Nature Online

    The library's online subscription to Nature includes full text access from 1997 to the present, but does not include the full text of archives prior to 1997. However, there is a glitch in the publisher's system which currently allows access to the 1869 - 1949 Archive. CSU can subscribe to Nature's online archives for the following one-time costs:
    • 1869-1949 $42,486
    • 1950-1986 $49,162
    • 1987-1996 $21,284
    Please remember that we also have Nature in print format from 2007 back to 1966 on the fourth floor of the library. In addition, most issues prior to 1966 can be requested from our depository.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-01 13:10:21. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Science and Technology.

    New database: the Inspec Archive

    The library has added a new database, the Inspec Archive, which contains scientific and technical literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers, computing, information technology, and manufacturing and production engineering, dating from 1898 to 1968. From the library's home page, follow the link to Indexes and Abstracts, then choose Inspec Archive.

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2005-04-18 17:08:26. Reply to David_Lodwick. Categories: Library News, Science and Technology.

    -Social Science-

    A New Era of Responsibility: Obama Administration's fiscal policies and major budgetary initiatives

    The University Library just received a copy of "A new era of responsibility : renewing America's promise." This document is an overview of the full Fiscal Year 2010 Budget expected to be released this spring and the speech that President Obama made on February 26th, 2009. To access the online version, click here

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-26 16:15:08. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News, Social Science.

    Get Ready for Election Day!

    Election Day is November 4th. Find out more about the candidates and the issues. Election 2008 Information will link you to resources you can use to make an informed decision. Be ready to vote!

    Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-08-28 14:56:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News, Reference, Social Science.