Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
KSL Co-Sponsors Alice Randall for High School Students on Feb. 7
KSL Community Outreach Services invites 60+ high school students to meet Alice Randall for a discussion, book signing & photographs, as part of the February Case Ethnic Studies Program.
KSL will provide copies of The Wind Done Gone, a parody of Gone with the Wind. The program moderator will be Dr. Gilbert Doho, Director of the Ethnic Studies Program. KSL welcomes these high school students on Thursday, February 7, at 3:00-3:45 p.m. in the library's Dampeer Room.
Case welcomes the community to other public Ethnic Studies Events during the week, including a joint presentation between Alice Randall and Preston King later in the afternoon on February 7th, 4:30 p.m. in the Thwing Center Ballroom, 11111 Euclid Avenue.
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Research Survival: Navigating Electronic Information Resources Class
Plan ahead/get ahead on your research—take the 2/6 class & learn how to effectively get and use the information you need!
Mark your calendar and sign up online for the CaseLearns class on Wednesday, February 6, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Learn how to find the format you need and the strategy to get you there. Whether it's finding a newspaper, current trade literature, or a scholarly journal, this class will give you the academic edge!
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Remembering MLK--KSL Exhibit
The current Special Exhibit is a photo-biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. with treasures like "Letter from Birmingham Jail," text of his Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, from December 1964, and much more!
Letter from Birmingham Jail is one of only 600 copies, and is the *only copy in an Ohio library. Stop by the 3 exhibit cases on the main floor as you enter the Kelvin Smith Library, and see what else awaits you. Enjoy the exhibit through January & February. While KSL's copies are on exhibit & temporarily unavailable for borrowing, you can request other copies from the OhioLINK Central Catalog.
Search the Case Catalog [Author / King Martin Luther Jr] to find audio, video, books, plus digital audio & video files of his works. Browse results from a Subject search for topics like Assassination, Monuments, Philosophy, Quotations, and more.
*Letter from Birmingham Jail, OCLC Accession # 16780034 [WorldCat database]
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KSL Brown Bag Lunch & Film 1/25: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective
Rare & unseen footage in this historical, biographical film brings insights into the ideas & accomplishments of this civil rights activist. Writer/director Tom Friedman explores Dr. King's role and evolution in the changing climate of the U.S. civil rights movement.
Bring a lunch and join us Friday, January 25th, at Noon in KSL!
Film: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: A Historical Perspective
Friday, January 25
Kelvin Smith Library, 2nd Floor Dampeer Room
Beverages are provided and seating is on a first-come basis.
Part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Case. Enjoy KSL's Rosa Parks—A Woman in History, Living Vignettes presentation on Wednesday, January 23 at Noon. Details on this and other events on the KSL NewsBlog
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Living Vignettes--"Meet Rosa Parks" @KSL Wed. 23 with Women In History
Be at KSL at Noon on Wednesday 1/23 to "see" and "hear" Rosa Parks, characterized by actress Shellie Tolliver from Women in History, an organization that brings to life 300 years of history with dozens of character portrayals.
You'll meet with Rosa Parks in this "living vignette," dressed as she was on the bus in December 1955. Hear her tell her story about refusing to give up her seat, in a portrayal that will take you to the Civil Rights Movement in a new way.
The program brings you Rosa Parks in costume and in character, history & acting, teaching & performing—all in an inspiring hour!
Rosa Parks, A Woman in History
Wednesday, January 23rd
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library, Dampeer Room 2nd floor
Program, Q&A, light refreshments
Seats on a first-come basis.
Part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Case. Also enjoy the Friday 25 Brown Bag Film at KSL: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective.
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KSL January Research Spotlight--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Research Resources
Listen to the 'dream' in an audio file, find notable biographies & more about "teaching King," on the KSL January Research Spotlight.
The KSL Research Spotlight makes it easy to learn more, linking you to the King Institute's teaching resources, and to hear a compelling short speech where MLK defines greatness, as the King Center web page opens. KSL saves you time and leads you to great sites—learn more about this modern leader from the various speech text, audio, video, & music galleries from important sites. You'll also find resources & links to works in our own collections.
Enjoy a new Research Spotlight every month, now on the KSL Research Tools page!
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Freedman Center Receives Outstanding Design Award
The Kelvin Smith Library's Freedman Center has received an award from the 2007 Educational Interiors Showcase Jury, and is featured in the "Outstanding Design" category in the August 2007 issue of American School & University.
Cited in the award is Gina Midlik, KSL's Senior Administrative Project Manager, who worked closely with Hasenstab Architects, Inc. to address a number of design challenges associated with housing a variety of computer and multimedia equipment in a public space. The design perfectly complements the Freedman Center's theme "from inspiration to presentation."
Between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007 nearly 17,000 people passed through the Freedman Center. Many came to borrow a digital still or video camera, a GPS device, a voice recorder, or an iBook. Nearly 8,000 of them came to work in the center on scanning projects or with the many language learning resources that are available.
See the photos & read the article: American School & University, August 2007, vol 79, issue 13, p. 124. (article is restricted to Case individuals on the campus network or via VPN login.)
The Freedman Center Digital Library, Language Learning, & Multimedia Service Center is a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Kelvin Smith Library.
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Take A Free CaseLearns' Class from Spring Schedule!
CaseLearns Spring Classes are here: Learn to search smarter, or about RSS. Improve your digital photo techniques, or discover the world of patent searching...you can do all of that and more, in free CaseLearns classes.
What interests you? CaseLearns has a variety of learning opportunities & times to get you started. Classes are:
- 1 hour or several hours short
- offered throughout the weekday, with some late afternoon classes
- also on Saturday morning & Sunday afternoon
- also in the Freedman Center Sunday Series: digital images & video, PowerPoint, Pachyderm
CaseLearns: Read the attendance policies & class details and sign up online! Boost your work performance with Microsoft Office applications. Enhance your research skills with RefWorks, Copyright, or Medline, and more!
New Feature: The right-side column on the new KSL homepage always displays the next 4 classes, right on the homepage!
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Spring Semester Hours Return Monday 1/14
Spring Semester is back and KSL begins 7-day-a-week hours again on Monday 14th. The library opens early at 8 and has Regular Business Hours with library staff until midnight, 5 days a week.
See More with a New Feature, on the New KSL homepage:
Check out the Clock in the upper right corner of the page.
- It says "Today's Desk Hours" and lists the current day's hours...
- Click image block and you can see the entire semester's hours!
24x7 service begins after one more long weekend—the University & Library are closed on Martin Luther King (MLK) Holiday, 1/21.
- As Regular Business Hours end Tues. night Jan. 22, 24x7 resumes at 12:01 a.m.
- Click on the Clock (see above) to see more details about KSL Hours, including 24x7 & evening access.
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Welcome to Your New KSL Website!
Early 2007: we asked the Case community what they wanted in a library website--the results are here!
You told us you wanted favorites in a convenient place...
- Find QuickLinks on the left side, with your library account, hours, reserves, and a fast way to find articles!
You told us you wanted to see the classes for the next week or so...
- CaseLearns schedule lists soon-to-be held classes, on the right side.
You told us you wanted to start your searching on the library page...
- Find Quick Search in the top center, where you can conveniently search the KSL site, the Case Catalog, or more!
(We're still loading databases into the "Everything" tab–watch for more news on searching a group of things all at once.)
We know you often have questions about remote access not working...
- The Green light/Red light 'active' or 'inactive' indicator in the upper right corner lets you know if you are connecting from the network IP range or not. A link to VPN is an easy and convenient way to stay connected to Case resources.
"Talk With Us"
We're fine-tuning, but want to know what you think!
- Use the 3-question site survey link to Tell Us What You Think about the new site.
- We welcome general comments or questions at Contact Us, and your research & reference questions at Ask A Librarian.
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Freedman Center Closes Wed. 9th for Upgrades
The Freedman Center will be closed on Wednesday January 9th for system upgrades and file maintenance.
There is still time to work on your projects during Interim Hours and before the Spring Semester begins again! KSL and the Freedman Center are open Mon.-Thurs. 9-8:30 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 9-5:30 pm (closed Sundays during Interim). Hours are always conveniently available from the KSL homepage.
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Service Change: Case Libraries' System Upgrade Jan. 9
The Case Libraries' system & Catalog will be offline for system upgrades on Wednesday January 9.
Services NOT available, approximately 9 am - 5 pm:
- OhioLINK requesting
- Case Catalog (includes renewals, booking, checkin, your library account)
- KSL SelfCheckout
Find Case item call numbers on the OhioLINK Central Catalog by searching the item, author, subject, etc., you need:
- Search the term
- After the results display, choose the "Limit/Sort" button
- Choose "Where the item is located" & then select Case Western Reserve University
- View the display to find the Case call number & owning library
- Go to the Case library that has the item and retrieve it by number.
Circulation will be slightly modified during the upgrade, and KSL will check out items to a local file and upload the data when the system is online again. As always, your Case ID card is required for circulation transactions at all times.
Renewals can be accomplished online later in the day via "View your library account" on the Case Catalog.
Returns & Checkins (items returned during the day) will be done appropriately after the upgrade is completed.
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