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Holiday Hours at Case Libraries
Case Libraries adjust hours for winter break and for the Christmas & New Year's holidays. Online content will be available, including the Case Catalog and its quick links to the Research Databases, EJournal list, E-Books, OhioLINK and more.
December, Holiday, Winter Break Hours:
• Kelvin Smith Library
• Kulas Music Library
• Health Center Library & Allen Library
• Judge Ben C. Green Law Library
• Harris MSASS Library
• Cleveland Institute of Art Gund Library
• Cleveland Institute of Music Robinson Library
• Siegal College of Judaic Studies call 216-464-4050
When KSL is open, staff will answer general Comments & Questions from the Contact Us links, and take reference questions through the AsKSL icon on the homepage:
Select the "About the Libraries" icon on the lower left of the Case Catalog for direct links to quick phone numbers & hours for Case and Affiliate Libraries.
You'll find links there for the various reference and circulation emails, phone numbers, or homepage links where you can ask a question.
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Workshop 1-7-10: Is There a Ph.D. in Your Future?
KSL collaborates with Graduate Studies on a practical workshop for doctoral students, Thursday January 7, 2010. Get answers to many of your questions as you begin the dissertation process. This new, day-long workshop can help to successfully guide your future.
Panels, programs, and speakers from across campus provide valuable insight into how your dissertation can help launch your career, ethical practices in research, how to incorporate multi-media tools, dissertation requirements, and copyright information.
KSL provides breakout sessions for discipline-specific resources that are expected in dissertation research. Learn about respected resources and powerful tools like citation searching, and more.
Plan for your future & plan to be at this new workshop
• Thursday, January 7, 2010
• NORD Hall, Room 400
• 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
• REQUIRED: RSVP by Jan. 4th, 2010
Download the flyer for Is There a Ph.D. in Your Future? with program, lunch, and presenter information. Plan for Success!
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OhioLINK Update Report, Special Issue Fall 2009
Reinventing OhioLINK--Progress Report is the latest OhioLINK newsletter, and is a special issue about various strategic initiatives in which OhioLINK committees & task forces are now engaged.
After nearly 20 years of award-winning vision and services, OhioLINK 2.0 is the initiative with targeted strategies that aim to give all OhioLINK researchers a new catalog interface for improved discovery, craft new organizational alliances to strengthen Ohio higher educational efforts, maximize & retool the state repository system collections and services, and generally reinvent the consortium.
The newsletter provides an easy to read overview of the goals and projects in place, as OhioLINK moves to a new frontier of access and services. Case Libraries have copies at their public service desks, or you can download the .PDF copy.
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Biography Reference Center--December Research Spotlight
Enjoy complimentary access to the Biography Reference Center database through March 31, 2010. Search 450,000 full-text biographies by name, occupation, country, nationality and more from the homepage for:
• A feature biography
• Browse portraits & select to read Proust, U.S. Presidents, Austen to Woods, ancient Greeks to LeBron James
• View images from the Motion Picture & Television Archive, Getty Images, Library of Congress & more
• Set up a basic or advanced search & save it as an alert!
Checkout the December KSL Research Spotlight—search Fred Austerlitz (Omaha) to find out how he became one of the world's most enduring entertainment stars.
Wireless and remote access require an activated VPN connection and your Case network credentials.
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Hillel@KSL--Evening Study Break, Wed. Dec. 9th
Cleveland Hillel Foundation brings a final exam study break to KSL next week with coffee & doughnuts on Wednesday December 9, 2009.
Hillel knows that hot coffee & doughnuts can help you get through the week, and also that it's interesting to celebrate cultures and holiday traditions together. Stop by the International News Commons area in the Kelvin Smith Library Lower Level for an opportunity to enjoy the spirit of community & learn something about the upcoming Chanukah holidays.
Hillel has sponsored this treat for Case students since 2006, responding to students' comments that "KSL is the go-to place on campus." Stop by Wednesday night to visit and take a quick break—approximately 8:30 p.m.-10 p.m., or until the coffee pot is empty...
While you're here, talk to Hillel about Chanuka traditions and the symbolic reasons for bringing doughnuts to share. KSL is pleased to have Cleveland Hillel Foundation as one of our traditions, as well.
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End of Exam & Holiday Hours @KSL
As classes and exams end, KSL adjusts its hours for the remainder of December and the campus holidays. The Case Catalog, Ejournals, EBooks, Research Databases and OhioLINK are always available for online research!
KSL's 24x7 ends on Wednesday 16th, and adjusted hours go into effect:
• KSL remains open Wed. 17 & Thurs.18th until 8:30 pm and until 8 pm on Friday for last minute returns, OhioLINK pickups & borrowing, before the long holiday weekends.
• Christmas holidays: Case & KSL are closed Thurs 24-Sun. 27
• New Year's holidays: Case & KSL are closed Thurs. 31-Sun. 3.
• Read More hours details for December & early January—or click the "Today's Desk Hours" icon on the KSL homepage.
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OhioLINK Director Speaks at KSL Thursday 12/3
The University Librarian Search Committee has invited Tom Sanville, Executive Director of OhioLINK to come to campus and speak to Case faculty, students, and staff. Tom will talk about "Issues Facing Academic Libraries" on Thursday, December 3, 2009 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am in KSL's 2nd floor Dampeer Room.
Join us for news, trends, and issues that affect academic libraries and consortia today, and ultimately, the campuses of Ohio. We look forward to your attendance, discussion, and questions and answers.
In FY 2008-09, Case researchers supplemented local collections and enjoyed 27,469 items borrowed from OhioLINK member libraries, and the Case libraries delivered 12,458 items to OhioLINK faculty, students and staff.
Tom Sanville is the 2007 recipient of the Professional Achievement Award for the Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, a division of the 64,000 member American Library Association. The award is presented for professional achievement within the areas of networking and statewide service and programs. He is active in the development of the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC), Libraries Connect Ohio, and other library organizations.
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