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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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-12-16 07:26:53. Reply to Lauren_Felder. 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.

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-04-21 09:54:23. Reply to tracy_kemp. Categories: Library News.

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 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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-10-04 10:44:06. 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.

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 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 or Dr. Murali Nair of Cleveland State University at

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.

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.

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.

Holocaust Remembrance at CSU: Exhibition and Film Screening

Shanghai Jewish Museum Traveling Exhibition
Through April 12, 2018 at the Michael Schwartz Library, 1860 East 22nd Street
A young Jewish refugee and her Chinese girlfriends in Shanghai during World War II (photo credit: Courtesy Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum)

Explore this little know, salient story of how Shanghai became a haven during the Holocaust for some 20,000 refugees at a time when many national borders were closed to immigrants.

Film Screening
"The Last Refuge: The Story of Jewish Refugees in Shanghai"
Discussion and Q&A with survivors after the film.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mather Mansion Ballroom--MM 301
2605 Euclid Avenue
Light Refreshments will be served.

Both events are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 216-687-3937
Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Cleveland State University and Cultural Crossings.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2018-03-12 11:33:23. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Holodomor: Genocide by Famine -- Library Exhibit

Holodomor symbol
Holodomor: Genocide by Famine
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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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