Kelvin Smith Library

KSL NewsBlog, http://blog.case.edu/orgs/ksl/news/ Quick mind-breaks & more!

Kelvin Smith Library opened in 1996 as the central library for the university, with a focus on collaborative spaces for its researchers. The 30 miles of compact shelving, custom furniture groupings, abundant light, striking interior design, are just some of the hallmarks of the building. KSL and its branch libraries and satellite collections has a combined collection strength of over 1.7 million items. It manages collections and services for the College of Arts and Sciences, the Case School of Engineering, the Weatherhead School of Management, and central administration. One of the 6 original founders of OhioLINK, the state academic consortium, Case contributes to resource sharing and offers the wealth of the OhioLINK 45-million item shared collections to its faculty, staff, and students. Architectural and design details about the Kelvin Smith Library building are available on the KSL homepage at http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/facilities/index.html

The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Kelvin Smith Library is proud to announce the selection of the 2019-2020 Freedman Faculty Fellows. The program supports full-time faculty, staff, and post-docs. To address the emerging needs of scholarship, the fellowship aids researchers in integrating digital tools and technology into their work across multiple disciplines to support learning and advance scholastic discoveries.

Michael Householder and Martha Schaffer, The Language of Reflective Essays: What Writing Analytics Tells Us About Student Learning

The Language of Reflective Essays: What Writing Analytics Tells Us About Student LearningHeather Hurwitz, Sociology: Digitizing the Occupy Movement Archive to Create Research and Teaching Resources

Andrew Reimer, Nursing: Exploring Large Healthcare Databases with Geographic Information Systems to Inform Medical Transport Health Policy

Renee Sentilles, History Department: Told Around Shoes

Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, History Department: 19th at 100-Commemorating the Suffrage Struggle and its Legacies in Cleveland

Read more about the Fellows and their projects: http://cwru.prod.acquia-sites.com/ksl/research/digital-scholarship/freedman-fellows-program/2019-freedman-fellows

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CWRU ALL IN 2019

Today is the big day -CWRU ALL IN Day of Giving 2019! Be sure to donate to the Kelvin Smith Library Annual Fund today: https://www.givecampus.com/campaigns/7593/donations/new

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CWRU Day of Giving Commercial

The big day is tomorrow! Show your support by donating to the Kelvin Smith Library Annual Fund: https://www.givecampus.com/campaigns/7593/donations/new

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJJ8fhfFjTg

June 11, 2019

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Emma Boettcher Is the Chill, No-Nonsense Jeopardy! Champ of My Heart

A librarian halts 'Jeopardy!' champ's historic run!

https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/06/emma-boettcher-jeopardy-champion-delight-to-watch.html

slate.com Why do I find Boettcher so endearing?

CWRU ALL IN Day of Giving is in a week! Be sure to choose Kelvin Smith Library Annual Fund as your designation and donate on Tuesday, June 11:

https://www.givecampus.com/campaigns/7593/donations/new

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CWRU ALL IN Day of Giving is a one-day effort to inspire alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff to give back to Case Western Reserve University. This day encourages university alumni and friends to share pictures and memories of their time here, to give updates on where they are now, and to reconnect with the amazing things happening on campus. #CWRUallin #whyIgiveCWRU

Every gift, of any amount, will help us surpass our goal of at least 2019 gifts!

Thank you for supporting Kelvin Smith Library!

Cramelot Cafe hours for end of finals:

Tue, 5/7 and Wed, 5/8: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thu, 5/9 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (UPDATED)
Fri, 5/10: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

After that, Cramelot is closed from 5/11 through 8/24. Enjoy your summer!

Therapy Dogs will be back at Kelvin Smith Library for the last reading day tomorrow, May 1, throughout the day!

Student Wellness Break - University Health and Counseling Services

Finals week evokes plenty of emotions, and KSL is here to help in any case! If you need to hit the books, KSL has extra-quiet study spaces, available 24/7 starting Tuesday, 4/30 through next Thursday. This week, Cramelot Cafe has extended hours (11am-11pm M-Th & 11am-7pm F) to help keep you energized!

For those who can't bear to look at textbooks for a moment longer, stop by KSL on 5/7 for a Student Wellness Break - a study-free zone! Chair massages, smoothies, food and chair yoga will be available, and will be supplemented by another visit from our Therapy Dogs!

For more information about the Wellness Break:
https://bit.ly/2GGVR0u

community.case.edu All graduate and undergraduate students are invited to enjoy free food, smoothies, chair massages and chair yoga during the Student Wellness Break in the KSL Dampeer room on Tuesday, May 7th from 1...

Therapy Dogs will be back for reading days! April 30 and May 1 throughout the day!

Starting today, Cramelot Cafe will be holding extended hours to help you push through finals!

Spring Finals Hours:

Mon 4/29 to Thu 5/2: 11 am - 11 pm

Fri 5/3: 11 am - 7 pm

Here are the winning posts for KSL's 2019 National Library Week Haiku Contest:

1st place: Marguerite Linz, Graduate Student, School of Medicine, Class of 2022

Reading the same book.
Our souls are next door neighbors,
Living blocks away.

2nd place: Corriene Sept, Undergraduate Student, Statistics, Class of 2020

Words transcend the page
Bridging the gap between lives
Spanning space, time, worlds

3rd place: Brennin Brown MD, School of Medicine Alumni, Class of 2018

Place for gathered minds
People bind together close
Friends and stacks align

The theme for this year’s haiku contest was “Libraries = Strong Communities.” We received 73 submissions, in all. Thank you to everyone who entered!

[04/12/19]   Join us on April 24th from 10am-noon in KSL 215 for a presentation, "Preserving your Family History: Tips from an Archivist and Family Historian." Learn how best to document and preserve items that tell your family's story!

Reserve your spot:
http://cglink.me/r478816

Join us on Friday, April 26th from 2-5pm for a workshop on the Art of Paper Marbling. Join our Preservation Officer, Andrew R. Mancuso to see beautiful, historic examples from the library's Special Collections as well as have the chance to create your very own sheet of marbled paper. This will be a hands-on workshop, so wear clothes that can get dirty!

Reserve your spot: http://cglink.me/r47792

[04/12/19]   We are excited to announce the winners of this year's student competitions! The winners of the Book Collecting Contest are:

1st Place: Jianhong Guo
2nd Place: Leah Davydov
3rd Place: Matthew Haberbusch

And our CMA Collage Contest winners are:

1st: Leah Davydov
2nd: Sian Phillips
3rd: Katie Skapin
4th: Taylor Mills

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated!

It's the last KSL Game Night of the semester! Winning members of the trivia challenge will receive gift cards. Compete in teams of up to 6.
Join us in KSL's lower level from 7 to 9 pm this Thursday.

[03/28/19]   Grad students, join us at KSL for a free Community Luncheon! As part of Grad Student Appreciation Week, the library celebrates its commitment to and appreciation for its graduate students.
Lunch will be held on Thursday, April 4th in the 2nd floor Graduate Research Commons from 12 pm to 1:30 pm.

Register Your Spot Today: http://cglink.me/r451099

April Lancaster, from the Cleveland Public Library, will lead a discussion on The Library Book, which chronicles the 1986 fire that destroyed 700,000 books in the Los Angeles Central library and its aftermath.

Date: Wednesday, April 10
Location: Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room, 2nd Floor
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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New “KSL Express” shuttle route begins tonight

thedaily.case.edu Case Western Reserve University will introduce a new shuttle route, KSL Express, tonight (Monday, March 25). The shuttle will run on a continuous 12- to 17-minute loop, seven days a week during the academic year, with stops at: Juniper residence halls Kelvin Smith Library (East Boulevard) Fribley Co...

Watch the documentary and meet the director of "Mankiller" tomorrow in Tinkham Veale, Ballroom C!

Reserve Your Spot Today: http://cglink.me/r451057

Join Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas in celebrating the influential Cleveland poet, Hart Crane, during a KSL pop-up exhibit in the Dampeer room next Monday, March 25th from 4 to 5:30 pm.

Put away laptops and phones and come play some old-fashioned board games! Chips and soda will be provided to keep you fueled and competitive through the night.

Join us in KSL's Freedman Center this Thursday from 7 to 9 pm for fun, snacks and prizes!

4-Week Summer Program in Statistics, Quantitative Methods, and Data Analysis for Students, Faculty, and Researchers of All Skill Levels and Backgrounds

More Info: http://blog.case.edu/orgs/ksl/news/2019/02/27/summer_program_in_statistics_quantitative_methods_and_data_analysis_for_students_faculty_and_researchers_of_all_skill_levels_and_backgrounds

Always a pleasure partnering with the CWRU Center for International Affairs!

Thanks to the Kelvin Smith Library for taking our Case Western Reserve University international students on a tour of your resources today as part of the International Student Success Series! #YouAreWelcomeHereCWRU

Join CWRU Center for International Affairs and KSL staff for a personalized, hands-on tour of some of KSL's many resources! Attendees will learn how to use the tools available to them, how to reserve equipment, and much more!

Reserve Your Spot Today: http://cglink.me/r448390

Join us in the library tomorrow from 1 to 3 p.m. for WISER's annual Light Bulb Drop Competition! Construct a container to protect your light bulb and compete for cash prizes!

🖍️✍️✏️🖌️ Have you seen #kslart recently?

This one is a gem we found on the first floor Clapp reading room. 20 feet of perfection!

Don't miss out on Aaron Perzanowski's lecture on Fair Use & Controlled Digital Lending!

Wednesday, February 27
Moot Courtroom (A59), Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Reserve Your Spot Today: http://cglink.me/r466305

ORCID IDs for Orchid Mania Tickets for Postdocs & Doctoral Students Starts Today!

Sign up for an ORCID ID between Monday, February 18 - Friday, February 22. The first 50 to bring a screenshot of their ORCID profile page to Kelvin Smith Library’s administrative offices (2nd floor) will receive a free ticket to Orchid Mania at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

For more information, contact Mark Clemente at [email protected] or 215-368-3539
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ORCID...
- Unambiguously distinguishes you from other researchers with identical or similar names
- Links together all your works over the course of your career even if you have used different names or partnered with different institutions
- Makes it easy for others (publishers, grant funders, other researchers) to find your research output
- Ensures that your work is clearly attributed to you

Robert H. Rawson, Jr. has been named as the Kelvin Smith Library’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

Read More about Robert: http://blog.case.edu/orgs/ksl/news/2019/02/15/robert_h_rawson_jr_named_ksls_second_distinguished_visiting_scholar

Happening today at 4:00 pm today my friends!

Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin, professor emeritus at the University of Dayton, will present Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poetry. Dunbar (1872-1906) was the first African American poet to be nationally recognized for his literary works, which include short stories, novels, and poems.

Reserve Your Spot: http://cglink.me/r450649

KSL is proud to present: ORCID IDs for Orchid Mania Tickets for Postdocs & Doctoral Students!

Sign up for an ORCID ID between Monday, February 18 - Friday, February 22. The first 50 to bring a screenshot of their ORCID profile page to Kelvin Smith Library’s administrative offices (2nd floor) will receive a free ticket to Orchid Mania at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

For more information, contact Mark Clemente at [email protected] or 215-368-3539
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ORCID...
- Unambiguously distinguishes you from other researchers with identical or similar names
- Links together all your works over the course of your career even if you have used different names or partnered with different institutions
- Makes it easy for others (publishers, grant funders, other researchers) to find your research output
- Ensures that your work is clearly attributed to you

Did you reserve your spot?

Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin, professor emeritus at the University of Dayton, will present Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poetry. Dunbar (1872-1906) was the first African American poet to be nationally recognized for his literary works, which include short stories, novels, and poems.

Reserve Your Spot: http://cglink.me/r450649

Case Western Reserve University Student Newspapers Now Online!

The Special Collections and Archives team at Kelvin Smith Library has digitized over 150 years of Case Western Reserve University student newspapers dating back to 1862. The collection totals over 6,263 issues and is comprised of 55,769 pages and 314,236 articles. The newspapers cover an enormous breadth of campus life including athletics, exhibits, concerts and lectures, university policies, and current events.

The newspapers include:

Western Reserve Souvenir (1862, 1864)
Western Reserve Collegian (1863)
The Adelbert (1889/90-1902/03)
The Case Tech (1903/04-1979/80)
The Reserve Weekly (1903/04-1937/38)
Cleveland College Life (1928/29-1952/53)
The Reserve Tribune (1938/39-1968/69)
The Mather Record (1939/40-1951/52)
The Observer (1969/70-2009/10) Later issues of The Observer are already available online.

Each issue is full-text searchable meaning you can browse by date or keyword search across articles and advertisements. PDF copies are available for download and it is all free.

Browse the collection today: https://newspapers.case.edu/

For more information, please contact University Archives at (216) 368-7229 or [email protected]

Access to Library Databases and Resources On and Off-Campus Has Just Gotten Easier

OpenAthens is the library’s new authentication system and has replaced VPN for all off-campus access. It will require no action other than signing in through CWRU's Single Sign-On (SSO).

You can access resources on any device from anywhere, without requiring multiple logins or the need to log into the VPN for nearly all library electronic resources. A few other things to observe:

- You will need to log-in the first time in a session to access all library resources (even when on the campus wired network or the "Case Wireless" network). After you are logged in the first time, and providing you do not close your browser window, access should continue even if you change from one resource to another.

- Web addresses for some resources have changed, so previously bookmarked shortcuts may no longer be working. Please start your search of all resources (including the library catalog) by locating it first on the library website on the ejournal or database list. You may also use the CWRU Libraries Search box (in the upper right corner of the library web page).

- Make sure to close your browser when you are done, especially if you access resources from a public workstation.

For more information on OpenAthens and authentication: https://researchguides.case.edu/discovery

A few resources will still require VPN to gain access: https://researchguides.case.edu/discovery/VPN

Call for Entries for the 2019 KSL Book Collecting Contest

Do you collect books or manuscripts? What do they have in common? Tell us about your personal collection for a chance to win $1000! All you need is a short essay and bibliography of your collection (between 10 and 50 books), and you’ll be considered for one of 3 monetary prizes! To enter, check out: https://researchguides.case.edu/book-collecting

1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250

Check out the contest page for more information: https://researchguides.case.edu/book-collecting

Manage Your Scholarly Reputation (For Faculty and Graduate Students)

Kelvin Smith Library is offering a series of workshops to support faculty and graduate students in maximizing the impact of their scholarly publication. The workshop series will help attendees navigate the evolving publishing landscape, from copyright law, marketing research, online presence, to negotiating contracts.

Register Today: https://researchguides.case.edu/ImpactWorkshopSeries

“Marketing Your Scholarship and Yourself”

“Measuring Your Scholarly Impact”

“Where to Publish”

“Engaging with Digital Scholarship”

“Leveraging Your Rights as an Author: Copyright and Scholarly Publishing”

We won! Kelvin Smith Library wins the 2019 National Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the University Library category!

Congratulations to Swarthmore College Libraries, CWI Library, and Kelvin Smith Library, winners of our 2019 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award! https://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/17074

Are you as excited as I am about meeting local author, attorney, and historian James Robenalt tomorrow at the library?

He will discuss the roots of the violent uprisings in Cleveland in 1968 (Hough Riot, Glenville Shootout, etc.) and the political aftermath. Cleveland was a uniquely important city in the civil rights movement and hosted critical speeches by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X (whose “Ballots or Bullets” speech was first delivered here), and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who spoke of the “Mindless Menace of Violence at the City Club.”

Location: Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room, 2nd Floor
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Reserve Your Spot Today: http://cglink.me/r450631

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