Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
Video, Action! August Orientation InfoFair@KSL
KSL captures the memories of families, friends & new students at the Orientation 2011 Information Fairs held at the Kelvin Smith Library. Catch a quick look at the latest KSL in Action! Video, and see what it was like amongst the popcorn & drinks, prizes, Cramleot travel mugs, and more:
Video capture & production by Dina Hoeynck, student assistant in the Freedman Center, and a Graduate student in Art Education.
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New Online Forum Keeps the Justice Discussions Alive
New students gathered on 3 floors in the library, in book discussion groups led by KSL staff as everyone talked about various aspects of the 2011 Common Reading book, Justice: What's the Right Thing To Do?
KSL staff also experiments with extending the discussion to anyone on campus, and has created a new Online Forum. Read more about it & join in (Case ID required)—ask a question, post a comment, engage in dialog with someone else who's read Michael Sandel's other works. Keep the conversation going all year!
Mark Eddy, Brian Gray, Karen Thornton, and Tina Oestreich lead lively groups on Friday afternoon, August 26th in the Kelvin Smith Library.
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Reconstruction, Redesign@Work at KSL
Day by day, things are changing at KSL this summer. New quad-computer tables appear on the main floor as the large oak tables move up to the 2nd floor. Minutes after the caution tape came down around the first 2 tables, a grad student sat down to work. She's the first to try one out...and she says it's also her "first time in here!"
New graduate student Constance says she loves the big open spaces and light, and says it's not like any other library she's been in before. Physiology & Biostatistics brought her to Case & hearing about KSL the day before at Grad Studies' Orientation, the news brought her to KSL. Checking out one of the 900 seats here, she's got the best new seat in the library!
More Redesign@Work photos on the Kelvin Smith Library facebook page...we hope you "like" it!
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International Student Online Guide
Get a great start at Case Libraries by using our new online international student guide. It's created in a friendly, easy-to-read style that can help with some of your first university questions.
Created for international students who come from many different cultures, the guide answers frequent questions:
• how do I find and borrow a book?" & "how long can I keep it?"
• is there a place for writing help when it's time to write a paper?
• what library departments & people can answer questions?
• where are the quiet places in KSL?
Part of a larger research service called Research Guides, this guide was written collaboratively by KSL staff members and can help any new person get a good start on campus. See other subject & topic guides for classes, research, SAGES, or ones created by your department librarian, and try a Guide today!
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Justice Common Reading Discussions@KSL
Once again KSL hosts several discussion groups with new students to explore this year's Common Reading book. On August 26th at 2 pm nearly 40 new students will meet KSL volunteers in small groups at KSL to discuss Michael Sandel's Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
A quick book review can help affirm your reactions, or give you another perspective on your reading of the book. Read or listen (via MP3) to a few reviews:
• Best Books 2009, Review. Kirkus Reviews (12/15/2009), Vol. 77, Iss. 24, Special Section, p 14.
• Harvard Professor Reviews Justice. NonFiction. Kirkus Reviews (9/15/2009), Vol 77, Iss. 18, p 54.
• You Be the Judge, by Jonathan Rauch, New York Times Book Review (11/29/2009), p. 21.
KSL volunteers Mark Eddy, Brian Gray, Tina Oestreich, & Karen Thornton will lead discussion groups in Lower Level 01 classroom, the Lower Level lobby seating area, the Cramelot cafe, and the 2nd floor Alcove in KSL. Signs & KSL staff will help you find your discussion group!
Photo: One of the 2010 book discussion groups at Kelvin Smith Library, for Elizabeth Royte's Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It.
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Miss the Show? Get the Transcript & See What Warren Buffett Said
One of Case's best databases has a feature you can use when you miss a TV or radio show. Catch up on Warren Buffett as he commented this week on taxing the very rich.
When you see or hear a reference to Buffett's Monday "appearance on Charlie Rose" you can easily get the transcript to see how that interview developed! (You'll even see his answer when Rose asked what the succession plan is, in A Conversation About Taxes and Spending...)
Use a great feature of LexisNexis Academic:
• Open the blue News icon (left side of main page)
• Select TV & Radio Transcripts
• Type Charlie Rose & use "Show Name" from the pull-down menu
• Type Buffett (next line) & use "at least 5 occurrences" in pull-down menu
• Specify date as previous week
Miss part of Morning Edition on your drive to work? It's easy to catch up: Check NPR in the Source Box, enter the show name, select Today. If you choose Aug. 18, you'll see Bananagrams, a lost & found Emperor penguin, what Obama's doing after his vacation, and more.
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