Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Kulas Music Librarian Featured at CPL "Music at Main"
Ensemble Lautenkonzert was formed in 1995 to explore late 17th and early 18th century chamber music, and features Kulas Music librarian Stephen Toombs (baroque lute, theorbo), director of the ensemble. The chamber music concert is open to the public and takes place at 2 p.m.
More information is available:
Ensemble Lautenkonzert, Music at Main Concert
3rd floor lobby of Cleveland Public Library, Main
325 Superior Avenue, Cleveland OH 44114
2 pm Saturday December 5th, 2009
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Meet Cleveland FBI @KSL December 4 LunchTalk
KSL's Government Documents collection has valuable content, like Cleveland's government resources. Meet Cleveland FBI Agent Daniel Leeper at Kelvin Smith Library on December 4th, in a LunchTalk that is the first in a series about Cleveland's Top Agencies in the Area.
A Supervisory Special Agent in the Cleveland Division of the FBI, Daniel Leeper talks about hate crimes on Friday, Dec. 4th, 12:00- 1:30 pm. Find out more about hate crimes and relationships to speech, behaviors, crime, beliefs, disability, ethnicity, and the federal hate crime regulation.
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Mano Singham Discussion/New Book Signing @KSL Dec. 3, 2009
Mano Singham talks about God vs. Darwin: the War Between Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom, his newly published book. Kelvin Smith Library will host the discussion & book signing in the Flora Stone Mather Reading Room on Thursday, December 3rd, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Find out more about it with this author as he blends philosophy, law, science, religion and education in his analysis about the evolution-religion controversy and ultimately, the control of educational curricula. Mano asks and addresses complex questions about teaching evolution in the U.S. and recounts the history of creationism through U.S. legal history—from the Scopes Trial in 1925 to the Dover trial in 2005.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Kelvin Smith Library 2nd floor Mather Room
Copies of the book will be available for purchase & signing. (Books from Appletree Books, Cleveland Hts.)
Download the flyer and share with a colleague!
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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Campus and KSL hours adjust slightly for the Thanksgiving Holiday, as KSL closes early the night before Thanksgiving. 24x7 services also take a short break since there are no classes.
Click on that icon for the semester hours—and the full Thanksgiving Holiday hours.
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:
• KSL is closed on Thursday Nov. 26th & has holiday hours on Friday 27th (9-5:30 pm)
• 24x7 service takes a holiday Wednesday through Friday...
• Regular Business Hours resume on Saturday at 9 am
• 24x7 resumes Saturday night at 5:30 p.m.
• The Case & OhioLINK Catalogs and electronic journals & databases remain available for your research.
Kelvin Smith Library staff wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving holiday.
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Open House--KSL International News Commons
Kelvin Smith Library partners with the International Student Services for an Open House on Nov. 19th. Part of International Education Week, the KSL event celebrates international education & exchange, and highlights the libraries' rich resources from around the world.
The International News Commons on KSL's Lower Level features a variety of international content for browsing and research:
• SCOLA plasma screen with 24/7 broadcast news
• Dozens of international newspapers printed in KSL the same day they're published in the home country
• PressDisplay computer kiosk, with 1,000+ daily newspapers in 39 languages, from 82 countries
Come to the Open House to connect with others at Case, and perhaps have an opportunity to practice another language with someone! The Open House will also feature some demonstrations of research tools to help you locate international resources.
Thursday, November 19th
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. KSL Lower Level International News Commons
Beverages and international desserts
Gifts & Prizes
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Honoring All Who Served...Veterans Day Salute at KSL
Kelvin Smith Library lobby exhibit cases hold treasures from the Civil War to today, and honor the nation's veterans. From the first day honoring war dead in 1919 by President Wilson, to President Obama's 2009 proclamation honoring veterans throughout time, the exhibit offers photos, documents, books, and more.
The exhibit features tri-folded flags presented to families of deceased veterans from WWI and WWII, along with medals, military documents, awards, and dog tags. U.S. Army Nurses are featured, as are Civil War photos from the 1860s, and several books highlight efforts of African American and Native American soldiers.
From the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs read more information about Veterans Day with links to the history of Veterans Day, a Veterans Day Poster gallery from 1978 to 2009, a FAQ with distinctions between Veterans Day & Memorial Day, and a U.S. Census Bureau demographic fact sheet about the 23.3 million U.S. veterans (2008 data), by region, service branch, gender, and more.
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Find Out More About Zotero: Free Class Thursday 12th
Learn expert tips for working on Zotero to capture citations, pages, text, images & more, and then to organize and even share them using the popular open source Firefox extension!
This 2-hour free CaseLearns class shows you how to store author, title and all necessary fields and export them as formatted references in the citation style you prefer. Zotero combines the familiar best characteristics of citation software and the best of Web 2.0 tools like iTunes where you can link, tag & search with more advanced features—without software.
This web tool can be added to your research repertoire to easily generate footnotes or bibliographies. Sign up for Thursday's class on CaseLearns. And check out the Fall Semester Calendar, or download the Fall Semester brochure from the CaseLearns site.
Classes are offered to Case faculty, students, staff, and alumni; registration is required.
Enrollment and attendance policies are available on the main page.
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Reception @KSL Marks 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Kelvin Smith Library hosts an informal reception commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9,1989, partnering with Department of Modern Languages & Literatures German Studies to recognize the anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall.
Those who are old enough to remember the fall of the Berlin Wall also recall it as the end of the Cold War, and the Monday reception is an opportunity to bring together people to share memories and learn more about one of the most significant events of the 20th century.
Join others on Monday, Nov. 9 from 4-6:00 p.m. in the KSL Lower Level International News Commons to recognize the 20th anniversary and to pause and remember the event, share experiences, and learn more about it through images, video, texts, and conversations. Light refreshments will be served.
Other resources, including a few Case items from '70s through 2009:
• Newseum, Washington D.C. Article 20 Years Ago: the Wall Comes Tumbling Down; online exhibit The Berlin Wall
• Historical New York Times (Case only), search Berlin Wall & Nov. 10-11,1989. (Choose Article image PDF) Headline, late edition 11/10/89: "East Germany Opens Frontier to the West for Emigration or Visits; Thousands Cross", photo of East Germans dancing on the wall near the Brandenburg Gate.
• On Monday, choose PressDisplay (Case only) from the Research Database list & search Berlin Wall for international news coverage, or select a country & search.
• The fall of the Berlin Wall: the revolutionary legacy of 1989/Jeffrey A. Engel, ed.; Oxford University Press, 2009
• Kennedy in Berlin/Andreas W. Daum; Dona Geyer, trans.; German Historical Institute; Cambridge University Press, 2008
• The fall of the Berlin Wall/William F. Buckley, Jr.; John Wiley & Sons, c2004
• The Ides of August: the Berlin Wall crisis--1961/Curtis Cate; M. Evans, c1978
• Communism [electronic film]: the fall of the Romanovs and the Berlin Wall/BBC Worldwide Americas; Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2004 (Case, OhioLINK only)
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KSL Hosts Author Leonora Miano for Area High School Students
Kelvin Smith Library has partnered with the Ethnic Studies program to present a special discussion & book signing event on Nov. 6 with prize-winning novelist and Franco-Cameroonian author Léonora Miano.
As part of Kelvin Smith Library's Community Outreach service, the event is planned specifically for area high school students. Leonora Mianao will discuss her book AFropean Soul at 2:45 pm in the 2nd floor O'Neill Reading Room. All the students will receive a copy of the book and Miano will sign their books following the discussion. Students also will be able to talk with her at a reception in the Mather Reading Room.
Leonora Miano is the author of three novels: L'intérieur de la nuit (The Dark Heart of the Night); Contours du jour qui vient; and Tels des astres éteints. She has won the Louis Guilloux Prize 2006; the Montalembert Prize 2006; the René Fallet Prize 2006; the Bernard Palissy Prize 2006; and the Prix Goncourt des lycéens 2006.
KSL also has her work Contours du jour qui vient: roman, "Contours of the Day to Come," contemporary short stories of Cameroon fiction.
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