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Additional Open Forum Added for Campus...
Kelvin Smith Library has added another Open Forum for the campus community to talk about the KSL Draft Strategic Plan. Your comments and feedback are welcomed on Wednesday, March 30 from 2-3 pm in KSL's Dampeer Room.
• Read a copy of the Draft Strategic Document and join others at the Forum on Wednesday.
• Let KSL know how the draft vision and goals matches your research needs and scholarship, now and for the near future. The campus comment period concludes March 31.
• Email feedback is welcome:
Arnold Hirshon, Associate Provost and University Librarian (email@example.com)
Mary Quinn Griffin, Chair, Faculty Senate Committee on University Libraries (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wednesday, March 31st 2:00-3:00 pm
KSL Dampeer Room, 2nd floor
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Key Check Out for Group Study Room
Keys make it easy to borrow a Group Study Room and keep it for 3 hours, especially when you want a mini-break so you can go and get drinks and snacks in the Cramelot cafe. When you check out a Group Study Room key, you keep the room for 3 hours, and can lock your study materials in the room while you get some food.
Make sure your group takes advantage of a KSL room that was designed for 4-6 people to work together by checking out one of the nine rooms. Details about the pilot project for checking out a Group Study Room are available on the Library Services section of the KSL homepage.
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CheckOut A Locker Today @KSL
When you need a short term place to keep your things while you go to a meeting or have to go across campus but want to leave your study things at KSL, now you can borrow a locker. You'll need your student ID card for Case, CIM, CIA and a Case library account in good standing. Return the keys before the end of the day, and the use of the locker is free!
Lockers are small at 10"W x11 1/2" H by 16" D, but can really help you out on a busy day. Check out a short-term locker if you only need it for a few hours. Read about the KSL Lockers (now on the Lower Level) and check one out today!
Long term needs?
Ask about KSL lockers for semester loan. Case (only) students can use a long term locker on a first-come basis, starting the 2nd week of Fall and Spring semesters.
• The KSL Lockers page tells you about both types of lockers & gives you a link for more information.
• Requirements and Locker Policy explains the specifics & requirements about each loan type.
Read about the Locker Policy & then talk with library staff at the KSL Main Service Desk—staff can help you decide which kind best suits your needs.
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QuickFlicks DVD & Game Rental Kiosk
Get a QuickFlicks DVD the next time you come into KSL! This new local start-up venture reaches out to a new marketplace with recent DVDs and games for $2 & $1 per night rentals, and inventory that will be restocked according to preferences of KSL customers. The QuickFlicks self-serve kiosk brings a new service to campus by combining trend data from the entertainment industry, self-service technology, and user behavior.
How It Works:
• Touch screen: browse image thumbnails.
• Genre: select, sort by drama, comedy, action films, & more.
• Up|Down arrows: change display screen, see what's new.
• Select: Summary explains movie, suggests similar items.
• Rent icon with your credit card: choose item, swipe your card to rent.
• Rent & Return: do it all at the kiosk, get an email receipt.
How Many & What It Costs:
• Rentals: up to 3 items at a time.
• New release DVDs & Games: $2 first night, then $1 per night.
• All other DVDs: $1 per night.
What's In It:
• Games: XBox, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3
• New release DVDs (within 28 days of release)
• March 2011: approx. 250-300 items in the kiosk
Email & telephone support information is on the kiosk, and a browsable/searchable web page is expected soon.
QuickFlicks is conveniently located in the KSL lobby, on your right as you enter.
The result of a 2009 project by John Carroll University interns and Bowden Manufacturing, QuickFlicks Entertainment is a locally owned and operated business that currently has several kiosks in northern Ohio.
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A New Quiet Study Space @KSL
A beautiful place to study opens up at KSL...when you'd like a special quiet space to read & study, come to the Special Collections room on the 2nd floor. Similar to the Mather Room, Special Collections has a lovely and comfortable ambience like a fine home, with paneled walls, lamps, art displays, comfortable seats & tables, and lots of natural light.
Now that the 2nd floor Mather Room is a Faculty and Graduate Research Commons-style room, if you used to study in there, you'll find the Special Collections room to be an identical space that also has furnishings different from other KSL public spaces.
Special Collections does have a no food/drink policy since it maintains our special materials—the room is otherwise available for contemplative work...enjoy!
Classes occasionally meet in here to use the collections within, but a sign outside the door always alerts you to others who might be coming in, and when.
It's a beautiful, quiet room for you to use and an upholstered chair is waiting for you..the door's open, come on in!
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm, unless class is in session.
KSL Special Collections, 2nd floor
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Open Forum, KSL Draft Strategic Plan, Fri. March 25
Join others on campus on Friday, March 25 for the 3rd of KSL's Open Forums that share the library's Draft Strategic Plan. Your comments and feedback about the role of the library in fostering academic excellence are welcomed during the final Open Forum, or via other options.
The Draft Strategic Plan document is open to the campus, with feedback via office appointments as time permits, and email to:
• Arnold Hirshon, Associate Provost and University Librarian email@example.com
• Mary Quinn Griffin, Chair, Faculty Senate Committee on University Libraries firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelvin Smith Library puts its future open for discussion. Share your voice, join others:
Friday, March 25
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Nord, Room 310
ADDED: Additional Open Forum for campus feedback on Wed., March 30.
KSL Dampeer Room 2nd floor, 2-3 pm
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2nd Open Forum, KSL Strategic Plan Tues. March 22
Plan to come to the 2nd Open Forum to see and hear about the Draft Strategic Plan document of the Kelvin Smith Library. Join others on Tuesday, March 22nd for the new focus on KSL's efforts and future. Include your research future by joining in with your voice about the library and its role in your information discovery & services that you'll need for your work.
Your conversation & feedback are valued, as is the transparency in sharing the Draft Strategic Plan document with the campus. Read more about the 2 remaining Open Forums and various methods of feedback.
2nd Open Forum, Tuesday, March 22
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Allen Memorial Library, Herrick Room (first floor)
The open comment period continues through March 25th
The last Open Forum is Fri. March 25, 11:00 am-12:30 pm (Nord, Room 310)
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New Group Study Room Policy @KSL
A new KSL pilot project gives students who need a Group Study Room more assurance that they'll be able to get one. Comments about individuals using them all day when a group needed space to work together prompted a new policy: now students can check out a room key for a Group Study Room.
KSL Group Study Rooms have large tables and 4-6-8 chairs and were designed with groups in mind. With over 900 seats for individuals, the 9 Group Study Rooms are always in high demand for group use. Check them out from library staff at the Main Service Desk and your group is assured a 3 hour study session.
Read more about the pilot project (with link to full policy) that will check out more rooms to more students.
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KSL Cafe Opens...
Cramelot is now open--come in and enjoy coffee, food, snacks, soups, energy drinks, and more! A crowd gathered for the 11 am Grand Opening & everyone enjoyed free coffee & food.
Undergraduate Biology student Ryan Haskins receives $100 and other gifts & prizes, as Arnold Hirshon (Associate Provost and University Librarian) reveals that Ryan's suggestion of Cramelot is the wining name for the cafe. Paul Taylor, Executive Chef, Bon Appetit is in the background, ready to start the cafe festivities.
Cramelot became the newest campus & KSL space with the ribbon-cutting by Ryan Haskins (contest winner), Jim O'Brien (Bon Appetit District Manager), Arnold Hirshon (Associate Provost and University Librarian), Richard Jamieson (Vice President Campus Services), Lynn Singer (Deputy Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs), and W.A. "Bud" Baeslack (Provost and Executive Vice President.
In the CPL@Case-KSL leisure reading area adjacent to Cramelot, Arnold Hirshon talks with Charles Rozek, Vice President and Dean of Graduate Affairs, and Christine Ash, Case Vice President for Planning.
Amidst the opening crowd sampling the coffee and food, Kathleen Carrick, Director of the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library and Associate Professor of Law talks with Naomi Visser, Visiting South African Fellow at KSL.
KSL newspapers & magazines are adjacent to Cramelot, where Lynn Singer talks with Virginia Saha, Director of the Cleveland Health Sciences Library, and Elizabeth Nochomovitz, Director of Auxiliary Services.
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Ars Poetica Performance @KSL's Cramelot Cafe--17th
The first public performance in KSL's newly opened Cramelot cafe takes place this week. Ars Poetica, a new organization on campus, holds a poetry slam & everyone is invited.
Join us for entertainment from the group & perhaps an open mike for the audience!
• Thursday March 17th, 5:00-7:30 pm
• Kelvin Smith Library, Cramelot (main floor)