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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.

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.

Need Help Writing a Research Paper? The Writing Center has a Workshop for You!

Get help writing your paper at the Writing Center

If you would like help writing a research paper, the Writing Center invites you to attend any of the upcoming workshops listed below. A short lecture will be followed by individualized instruction.

All workshops will be held in the Michael Schwartz Library's LCLC lab located next to the Reference area on the first floor (see map):

  • Selecting Sources for Your Focus
    Wed. Apr. 20 from 4-5 in LCLC Back
  • Selecting Sources for Your Focus
    Thurs. Apr. 21 from 12-1 in LCLC Back
  • MLA/APA Citation
    Wed. Apr. 27 from 4-5 in LCLC Back
  • MLA/APA Citation
    Thurs. Apr. 28 from 12-1 in LCLC Front
  • Style/Grammar in Research Writing
    Wed. May 4 from 4-5 in LCLC Back
  • Style/Grammar in Research Writing
    Thurs. May 5 from 12-1 in LCLC Back

For more information, contact Mary M. Murray McDonald, Director, Writing Center and WAC at 216-687-6982 or m.murray@csuohio.edu.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-04-14 10:26:20. Reply to Lauren_Felder.

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.

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-01-21 10:41:01. Reply to Lauren_Felder. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-03-21 14:37:15. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

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.

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2010-05-18 14:26:50. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-12-07 08:10:39. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-02 15:41:29. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-28 14:36:23. 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!

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-08-07 15:01:09. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

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! "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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-04-09 09:53:20. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

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.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-09-18 12:05:53. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory.

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.

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.


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-05-30 15:29:56. 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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."

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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.

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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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Now On Display: The History and Archaeology of the Central Market District

A view of the Central Market District Display

Available now through October 23rd, visit the display located on the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library, featuring artifacts discovered in the area previously known as the Central Market District in downtown Cleveland.

From 1991 through 1992 archaeologists from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) along with historians from Cleveland State University explored and excavated an early community located southeast of Public Square in the area known locally as the Central Market District. To most Clevelanders the Central Market District, located in the shadows of the city's great skyline, brings to mind the bustle of busy nightclubs or the aging facades of old Cleveland landmarks. Few if any people would associate this area with archaeology, let alone remember that from 1796 through the 1860's this area was home to one of Cleveland's earliest frontier communities. Many of Cleveland's early immigrants made their way to this close-knit, working class neighborhood of small houses crammed closely together in the area defined by Ontario Street to the west, Prospect Avenue to the north, East Ninth Street (or Erie Street as it was known then) to the east, and Carnegie Avenue (or Ohio Street) to the south.

The Central Market District collection, which includes carefully recovered and analyzed fragments of cutlery, furniture, hardware, plates, bowls, cups, and saucers, show how individual families furnished their homes and entertained their guests. In addition, clay, stone, and glass marbles, lead soldiers and parts from ceramic dolls, clay tobacco pipes and musical instrument parts also offer unique and detailed information on the social aspects to the lives of past Clevelander's with regards to city's nineteenth century residential communities.

The objective of this summer research project involved the analysis, interpretation, and curation of more than 120,000 prehistoric and historic artifacts recovered from the Central Market District. In order to properly document the transition from a residential community to a commercial area, the crew fully documented, inventoried, and separated all of the historic artifacts by both the date they were manufactured and the areas that they were recovered in with regards to the structures nearby. Processing and analysis were conducted by Anthropology majors Rachel Daley, Katie Fry, and Kyle Riordan in the Department of Anthropology's archaeological curation laboratory and facilities. Artifact processing included the sorting, labeling, and general cataloging of all of the artifactual materials of the Central Market District. The items chosen were then carefully analyzed and researched using research documents, historic libraries, and special collections.


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