Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
A Year of Creating Value: KSL 2013 Annual Report Now Available
Kelvin Smith Library invites you to review our FY2013 annual report, A Year of Creating Value at the following link:
From the installation of state-of-the-art technology to improvements to facilities and additions to collections, take a moment to review highlights from the last year at KSL. The report features collaborations with faculty and students, new programs, services and more.
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Register for Free GIS & Statistics Workshops through KSL's CaseLearns Program!
Sign up today for the following CaseLearns courses, open to all CWRU faculty, staff, students and alumni. View entire course calendar and register at http://library.case.edu/caselearns/.
Making Your First Map
General introduction to GIS (geographic information systems) and ArcGIS (v10.2) software. In this course you will learn how to explore geographic data, symbolize categorical and quantitative data, label map features, and make a map layout.
Class is limited to 18 participants
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Basics of Making a Research Poster
This class covers basic design and assembly of a research poster. You will be presented with guidelines to help you to think about the information to be conveyed, its visual presentation, and layout. First time poster makers and those looking to improve their design skills are encouraged to register for this class. Time will be available after the presentation to discuss specific questions about your poster or using Microsoft Office PowerPoint.
Thursday, Nov. 21
12–1 p.m. or 4–5 p.m.
Introduction to SPSS
General introduction to SPSS (v21), designed for those who want to learn how to use SPSS for basic statistical analysis. Topics include working with and defining variables, running basic statistical tests, creating frequency distributions, measuring central tendency and dispersion, calculating standard scores, and creating basic graphs and scatterplots.
Class is limited to 10 participants
Thursday, Dec. 5
All workshops are held at Kelvin Smith Library, in lower level room LL-06 B/C.
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Try BrowZine Tablet App for Free through Nov. 9!
Kelvin Smith Library is running a trial of BrowZine, a new tablet application that allows users to browse, read and monitor many of the library's scholarly journals, all in a format optimized for your iPad or Android tablet! Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced with Zotero, Dropbox and several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.
To learn more, please take a look at this short two-minute video: http://thirdiron.com/browzine-ipad-app/video/
To access the trial application, search for “BrowZine” in the app stores (Apple, Google, Amazon) and download BrowZine to your device for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select Case Western Reserve University from the drop down list. You will see a reminder to be authenticated by Case Wireless or VPN.
This trial will only be available for a few weeks (through November 9th), so we would appreciate your feedback while we consider subscribing to this service. Please provide feedback at: http://tinyurl.com/browzine
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Celebrate the Book & Paper Arts with KSL's Octavofest Events
Kelvin Smith Library will host several events as part of Octavofest, an annual celebration of the book and paper arts during the month of October. This year's events center around the theme of travel and are free and open to the public.
Around the World in 80 Books
KSL presents an exhibit of 80 books and manuscripts from the library’s Special Collections, University Archives and circulating collections that illustrate different perspectives on travel from around the world over a broad range of time periods.
When: Monday, Oct. 7 — Friday, Dec. 20 during regular business hours
Where: Hatch Reading Room (KSL, 2nd Floor)
Travel Journal Workshop & Presentation
Join artist Aimee Lee for a workshop to learn to create your own travel journals using fine art papers. Each participant will create variations of two different types of bindings. Materials needed to make the journals will be provided. Following the workshop, guest presenters Amy Kesegich and Jared Bendis will share their travel experiences and journals.
When: Saturday, Oct. 19, 9—11 a.m. (Workshop), 11:30 a.m.—1 p.m. (Presentation)
Where: Dampeer Room (KSL, 2nd Floor)
The workshop and presentation are free to attend, but registration is required.
Please note: Workshop is limited to the first 25 participants who register.
About the Presenters:
- Aimee Lee, an artist who works in paper, book and installation arts, holds a BA in Visual Arts from Oberlin College and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. She researched Korean paper arts as a Fulbright fellow and built the first Korean papermaking studio in North America in 2010 at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland. In 2012, The Legacy Press published her book, Hanji Unfurled: One Journey into Korean Papermaking, honored by the Eric Hoffer Book Award in 2013. She travels widely to lecture, teach, exhibit and serve as a resident artist.
- Amy Kesegich is a poet and current chair of the English, Communication, Modern Languages and Theatre department at Notre Dame College. She has published poetry in Whiskey Island, California Quarterly, Frost Notes, Poetry Motel, White Pelican Review Rubbertop Review and Poetography. She has a chapbook, Spare Change, published by Bits Press. Her art journaling experiences began as a team-taught course on The Artist Journal with artist and professor Rachel Morris. Since then, she has been chronicling her travels — to New Mexico, France and the geography of her own mind — in a series of colorful journals.
- Jared Bendis is an award-winning installation artist, photographer, teacher, playwright and filmmaker. He is a specialist in photography, virtual reality and computer graphics and serves as the Creative New Media Officer for Kelvin Smith Library. As part of From Castle to Castle Films, he has traveled all over the world to create original programming, electronic travel journals and blogs about castles and culture.
To view all Octavofest events in Northeast Ohio, click here.
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Art of World-Renowned Painter Julian Stanczak on Display Now at KSL
The work of Julian Stanczak, world-renowned painter and pioneer in Optical Art, will be featured in a series of four exhibitions at Kelvin Smith Library. The first exhibit, The Genesis of Perceptual Art, is on display now at the library’s first floor art gallery.
Join us for the exhibition's opening reception:
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 4—6pm
Kelvin Smith Library Art Gallery (1st floor)
Please click here to RSVP
The Genesis of Perceptual Art will be on Display through Friday, November 29, 2013 and is free and open to the public during the library's regular business hours. Three subsequent exhibitions of Stanczak's work will be featured at KSL throughout the year:
- Through the Looking-glass — Dec. 4, 2013 through Jan. 31, 2014
- Substance and Illusion — Feb. 4, 2014 through March 28, 2014
- Pushing the Envelope: New Dimensions of Color — April 3, 2014 through June 6, 2014
The series at KSL is a retrospective of Stanczak’s work, moving in chronological order of the art’s creation. The first installment features selected silkscreen prints, similar to work that was exhibited in Stanczak’s first major show, Julian Stanczak: Optical Paintings, held at New York City’s Martha Jackson Gallery in 1964. It was the exhibition’s review in Time Magazine that coined the term “Op Art,” a movement that quickly blossomed into an international phenomenon.
More About Julian Stanczak
Born in Poland in 1928, Stanczak was imprisoned in a Siberian labor camp during World War II. While there, he permanently lost the use of his right arm before his escape at age 13. Eventually making his way to a Polish refugee camp in Uganda, Stanczak was able to take his first private art lessons and learn to paint and write with his left hand.
Stanczak moved to the United States in 1950 and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) and Master of Fine Arts from Yale University. His meticulously crafted Perceptual Art—layered patterns of color with effects of transparency and light—represents a conscious decision to leave his wartime experiences behind him. His substantial body of work has all been produced in a modest house and studio in Cleveland, where he and his wife Barbara, also an artist, have lived since 1964.
Stanczak’s work has been extensively exhibited internationally and is represented in more than 85 museums and 100 public collections. Also a distinguished educator, Stanczak began his 38-year teaching career in 1957 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati. In 1964, he became a professor of painting at CIA, a position he held until retiring in 1995.
View Julian Stanczak's website here.
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Online Resources Affected by Government Shutdown
Due to the current U.S. federal government shutdown, several websites have gone offline.
Affected sites include:
- Bureau of Economic Analysis (bea.gov)
- ERIC (eric.ed.gov)
- Library of Congress (loc.gov)
- National Park Service (nps.gov)
- NOAA.gov (access to weather.gov still available)
- USDA (usda.gov)
Available resources include:
- Government database ERIC via EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp?profile=cnh&defaultdb=eric
- ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. http://statab.conquestsystems.com/sa/?id=29c565a2-9554-4737-b492-90df5f775500
- USPTO Patents http://www.uspto.gov/inventors/events/index.jsp
- FRED Federal Reserve Economic Data http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/
- BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov
- SEC Securities and Exchange Commission http://www.sec.gov
- Healthcare.gov https://www.healthcare.gov
- Thomas Legislative Information http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php
Please contact Richard Wisneski at 216.368.6599 or email@example.com for further assistance. For more information about what is affected by the shutdown, visit http://www.usa.gov/shutdown.shtml.
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Trial of LGBT Thought and Culture Available Through December 1
Kelvin Smith Library is pleased to offer a trial to LGBT Thought and Culture now through December 1, 2013. All CWRU students, faculty and staff may gain access by going to http://lgbttrial.alexanderstreet.com.
LGBT Thought and Culture is a one-of-a-kind online resource hosting the key works and archival documentation of LGBT political and social movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. The collection includes materials ranging from seminal texts, letters, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights as well as memoirs, biographies, poetry, and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbians, gays, transgendered, and bisexual individuals and the community.
Remember to connect to the campus wired network, Case Wireless, or through VPN to gain full access. Please provide feedback or comments of interest to Brian Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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