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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.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-04-04 13:45:45. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-09-16 13:13:43. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. 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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-10-22 08:41:13. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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.



Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-10-18 13:09:49. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. 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.

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.

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2014-01-30 10:47:00. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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