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

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

Click here for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-15 16:09:36. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU, Library News.

Pardon the noise in the Reference area

The Library is currently in the process of replacing its Reference desk on the west end of the first floor of the Library. It may be noisy Wednesday, January 28th through Friday, January 30th. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-01-26 07:15:19. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Pianist Nathan Carterette to perform at Cleveland Public Library

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

Click here for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-11-04 16:12:41. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU.

Pictorial History of Women Philosophers on Display in the Library

"Busted!! A Pictorial History of Women Philosophers from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century" is on display in the Library through Friday, April 4. The production is by Mary Ellen Waithe, Professor of Philosophy. The event is co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department and the Women's Comprehensive Program.
For more information, contact Mary Ellen Waithe at 216-687-9262.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-24 12:04:58. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

PIN Numbers Will be Required for Online Library Use

Coming soon, the Libraries of CSU will implement the use of PIN numbers. The PINs will be used to insure the privacy of your library account and that you, and only you, has access to the information maintained in your account. You select your own PIN. You will be prompted for your PIN when checking your library account, renewing books, and authenticating for off-campus access to library resources.

For more information on the use of PINs, please contact either the University or Law Library or visit http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/pin.html.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-02 08:38:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

PINs are here

The next time you go to check your library account, renew books, or authenticate for off-campus access to library resources you will notice that you will be asked for a PIN. To create your PIN, enter your name and CSU ID number and then click submit. You will be asked to create your PIN. Please choose something that you will remember and/or write it down.

In the event that you forget your PIN, you can contact the University Library's User Services Center or Law Library's Circulation Desk in person or by phone during regular business hours and request that they clear out your PIN so you may reset a new one.

If you forget your PIN after hours, there will be a delay in getting your PIN reset.

For more information or assistance feel free to visit the User Services Center or Circulation Desk or contact us by phone at (216) 687-2479 or (216) 687-2250.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-28 10:26:03. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Planned Internet Outage

There will be a planned Internet Outage for the Main Campus, East and West Centers on Friday January 6, 2006 from 8pm until midnight. The outages will affect all Internet access from on campus and modem dial in users. This Internet Outage is required to perform necessary maintenance on the network.

Information Services & Technology thanks you for your patience and cooperation. Should you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact the IS&T Call Center at 216-687-5050

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-01-04 07:41:34. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Please pardon the noise on the second floor

Due to necessary maintenance on the Library's HVAC system, there may be some disruption on the second floor of the Library March 12-21, 2009. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-03-11 12:42:07. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Polish Americans of Cleveland Exhibit in Special Collections

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

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-10-31 14:53:31. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Cleveland Memory, Library News.

Politics & Propaganda: Designing the President

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

Click here for more information.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-09-17 10:36:49. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: CPL@CSU.

Praying Grounds Exhibit in the Library

Photo of the exhibit
An exhibit containing materials from "Praying Grounds: African American Faith Communities, A Documentary and Oral History Project" is on view during the month of February, as part of the University Library's observance of African American History Month. The first floor exhibit includes photographs, newspaper articles, record albums, concert program booklets, memorabilia, and other materials from the growing "Praying Grounds" archives.

Dr. Regennia N. Williams, Assistant Professor of History at Cleveland State University and founder of the "Praying Grounds" initiative, worked with library staff members to prepare the exhibit. Dr. Williams will also be the featured speaker for "Piano Praise," a complementary program on African American Sacred Music. This program will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at 11 a.m. in Library Special Collections, on the third floor of the University Library. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History, and admission is free and open to the public.

Additional information on the "Praying Grounds" initiative is available at http://www.clevelandmemory.org/pray. For more information on the February activities, please call Dr. Williams at (216) 523-7182.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-02-05 16:56:54. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Presentation Practice Rooms Now Available in the Library

Presentation RoomA Presentation Practice Room in RT 304, located on the third floor of the Library inside Multimedia Services, may be scheduled by faculty, staff, and students wishing to rehearse group or individual presentations for class. This room is equipped with a Smart Board and PC. Additional media equipment is available upon request. To check on the availability of the Presentation Practice Room call Multimedia Services at (216) 687-9337.

Multimedia Services is open the following hours during the regular school year:

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a. m. - 10:00 p. m.
Friday 7:30 a. m. - 5:00 p. m.
Saturday 9:00 a. m. - 5:00 p. m.
Sunday 12:00 a. m. - 6:00 p. m. (during Fall and Spring Semesters)

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-23 14:55:12. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Presentation Practice Rooms Now Available in the Library

Presentation RoomA Presentation Practice room in RT 304, located on the third floor of the Library inside Multimedia Services, may be scheduled by students, faculty, and staff wishing to rehearse group or individual presentations. This room is equipped with a Smart Board and PC. Additional media equipment is available upon request. To check on the availability of the Presentation Practice room call Multimedia Services at (216) 687-9337.

Multimedia Services is open the following hours during the regular school year:

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a. m. - 10:00 p. m.
Friday 7:30 a. m. - 5:00 p. m.
Saturday 9:00 a. m. - 5:00 p. m.
Sunday 12:00 p. m. - 6:00 p. m.
(during Fall and Spring Semesters)

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-11-20 08:21:37. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

President Barack Obama declares October NATIONAL INFORMATION LITERACY AWARENESS MONTH

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
_________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release October 1, 2009

NATIONAL INFORMATION LITERACY AWARENESS MONTH, 2009
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Every day, we are inundated with vast amounts of information. A 24-hour news cycle and thousands of global television and radio networks, coupled with an immense array of online resources, have challenged our long-held perceptions of information management. Rather than merely possessing data, we must also learn the skills necessary to acquire, collate, and evaluate information for any situation. This new type of literacy also requires competency with communication technologies, including computers and mobile devices that can help in our day-to-day decisionmaking. National Information Literacy Awareness Month highlights the need for all Americans to be adept in the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age.

Click here for the complete proclamation.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-10-05 10:20:18. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Preston White Memorial Fund

Preston WhiteThe University Library in partnership with Health Sciences and CLASS has created a memorial fund in honor of Preston White. Preston, the Coordinator of the Library Computer Learning Center and the Adaptive Technology Lab, passed away unexpectedly on October 23, 2007. In addition to working in the Library, he was two-time alumnus; he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in June 1992 and his Master of Arts in History in December 2000.

The fund will be used annually for the following missions:
  • To purchase books that reflect Preston's interests in history, psychology, and recreation.
  • To support students with disabilities. This will include emergency loans, text books, tutoring or reading support, and technology for the Adaptive Technology Lab or for an individual student to support their educational pursuits.
  • To support information literacy.
To donate to this fund, make checks payable to the CSU Foundation. You must specify that the funds are to be deposited in the Friends of the CSU Library account in memory of Preston White.

Mail to
Cleveland State University
Department of Advancement Services
Mather Mansion 209
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-2454

Your donations can also be made online or as part of this year's Faculty/Staff appeal using a one-time donation or payroll deduction. You must specify under "Library" that the donation is in memory of Preston White.

Donors who contribute $100 or more will receive a CSU Library commemorative mug: Postcards of Cleveland.

For more information, please contact Barbara Florjancic at (216) 875-9734 or b.florjancic@csuohio.edu


Save the Date
There will be a dedication ceremony of the Adaptive Technology lab in memory of Preston White on Thursday, April 17 at noon, in RT 103. All are welcome to attend.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-02-29 14:33:43. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

Problems Accessing Research Databases from Off-Campus

For the past few weeks, the CSU Library has been experiencing intermittent problems providing access to research databases (particularly those provided by Ebsco) for off-campus users. Patrons encounter extremely long authentication and page loading times, and sometimes web pages (especially those in Ebsco databases) load only halfway. We are currently in the process of determining the cause of these problems.

If you experience difficulties like those described above, please try accessing the databases through the OhioLINK web site.

If you experience other problems related to the research databases or Library web site, please let us know by completing the Trouble Connecting to an Electronic Resource Form. Thank you for your patience.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2008-03-07 13:32:39. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

Problems Using OhioLINK Databases from Off-Campus

You may be experiencing difficulties logging on to OhioLINK databases from off-campus. OhioLINK has reported state-wide problems authenticating users and is currently working on a solution.

If you wish to use OhioLINK databases from off-campus, we suggest that you access the databases directly from the University Library's website and not from the OhioLINK website.

As previously stated, the problem with OhioLINK:

  • only affects off-campus users
  • is a state-wide problem -- it's not just the CSU Library
  • OhioLINK is aware of it and is working on a solution


Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2006-09-12 16:12:38. Reply to Lauren_Felder. Categories: Library News.

Problems with OhioLINK

OhioLINK is having technical difficulties in its computer center. Some OhioLINK services, including the Electronic Journal Center, are offline.
They hope to have the problem corrected soon.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2009-02-04 17:04:43. Reply to Tracy_Kemp. Categories: Library News.

Problems with OhioLINK Services

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

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

Problems with Research Databases in Firefox 5 and Google Chrome

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

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

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2011-06-27 15:05:07. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Library News.

Protect Your Laptop With FrontDoorSoftware

Cleveland State University has partnered with FrontDoorSoftware to provide a free laptop theft-prevention and tracking package to CSU faculty, staff, and students.

In the event your laptop is stolen, FrontDoorSoftware allows you to remotely send a lockdown code to prevent the computer from being used, produce an audible anti-theft alert, display a "stolen computer" message, and track the laptop's approximate location through Google Maps. The service requires a one-time registration and software installation.

For more information, visit the IS&T homepage or the CSU FrontDoorSoftware website.

Help discourage theft by remembering never to leave your laptop or other valuables unattended in the Library or anywhere else on campus.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2012-02-09 09:56:38. Reply to Jeff_Beuck. Categories: Science and Technology.

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon to appear at Cleveland Public Library

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon will be the guest of Cleveland Public Library's Writers and Readers Series, Sunday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, the event will take place at the Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, E. 6th Street and Superior Avenue.
Chabon emerged on the literary scene with his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, which was originally written for his master's thesis at UC Irvine and became a national bestseller. His second novel, Wonder Boys, about a frustrated novelist, also reached bestseller status and was made into a film starring Michael Douglas and Tobey McGuire. But it was his third novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, which depicts an illustrator and writer in the comic book world of the 1930's and 40's, that won him fame and the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, among other notable awards.
Among his novels, Chabon also has authored two collections of short stories including A Model World and Other Stories and Werewolves in Their Youth. He's currently working on a new novel, The Yiddish Policeman's Union, a thriller set in an imaginary world inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt's short-lived plan during WWII to create a Jewish homeland in Alaska, rather than the Middle East.
Throughout his novels and short stories, divorce, fatherhood, and single parenthood became repeated themes, drawing upon his parents divorce when he was 11 years old. Chabon, born in Washington D.C., and raised in Columbia, Maryland, also draws on his Jewish heritage in his novels. His 2004 novella, The Final Solution, was awarded the 2005 Jewish Book Award. Chabon lives with his wife Ayelet Waldman, also a novelist, in Berkley, California. For more information, call 216-623-2800.

Permanent link to this topic. Posted 2007-04-12 13:17:42. Reply to Barbara_Loomis. Categories: Library News.

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