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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-02-21 07:13:55. Reply to Lauren_Felder. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-09-01 14:32:37. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

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.

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-10-20 10:06:19. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU.

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.

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-11-13 11:26:18. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-05-02 11:42:34. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. 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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2013-01-15 11:34:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Extended Hours for the Michael Schwartz Library

New hours in the Library

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

The NEW hours will be as follows:

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

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


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

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-12-06 10:10:25. 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 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.

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-04-28 15:27:14. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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