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1st National Student Book Collecting Contest Winners!
Kelvin Smith Library congratulates the winners of our first student book collecting contest!
Grand Prize: Virtuoso String Performers and Pedagogues of the Twentieth Century, Katherine Rogers, graduate student
Second Prize: Submarines, Evan Cerne-Iannone, undergraduate student
Third Prize: From Joan of Arc to Richard III: War and Peace in Late Medieval England and France, Dominica Rollins, undergraduate student
Pride and Prejudice, Sherri Bolcevic, graduate student
The Leftist Library: A Collection of Marxist Theory, Gabriel Murcia, undergraduate student
Medieval Art, Cara R. Coleman, graduate student
The CWRU contest is one of many taking place at universities across the country as part of the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America. Katherine Rogers, the CWRU grand prize winner, will advance to the national competition.
The judges of this year’s contest consisted of highly experienced book collectors and librarians. All of the judges were extremely impressed with the quality of the student collections they reviewed. All six of the prize winners and honorable mentions submitted thoughtful and creative collections. We are so grateful to all the students who participated in the contest.
KSL will hold a reception honoring the contest winners on Friday, April 28, at 4pm in the Dampeer room. The reception is open to the public. Refreshments will be served, and attendees will have an opportunity to view books from the winning collections.
Kelvin Smith Library wishes to thank Julia Gelfand and David Lang for their generous sponsorship of this contest. We also thank our contest judges: Bill Claspy, Julia Gelfand, Susan Hanes, Bob Rawson, and Tom Slavin.
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Meet Anne Trubek!
Anne Trubek, the founder and director of Belt Publishing will discuss her latest book The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting (Bloomsbury, 2016). Trubek’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Wired, MIT Technology Review, Smithsonian, Slate, Salon, Belt, and numerous other publications.
Join us on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm in Kelvin Smith Library's, 2nd Floor, Dampeer Room.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP HERE!
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Join us for Freedman Center Friday!
The last Freedman Center Friday of spring semester is tomorrow, April 7th, during Community Hour (12:45 to 2 pm). If you've never been, stop by and take a tour through CWRU's hub of digital scholarship.
Freedman Center staff will be on hand to offer tours of the resources, demonstrations and mini consultations. Some of this may even help you prepare for finals! Light refreshments will be served.
Please register for this event: http://bit.ly/FCFRegistration>
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Elsevier Day @ KSL
Kelvin Smith Library, in partnership with Elsevier, has organized a day of product updates, search strategies, and a "how to get published" workshop! Join us on Tuesday, April 11th. Each session is run independently of the others, and you must RSVP to attend any session of interest. We expect the publishing workshop, which will offered twice that day, to fill up. The sessions are part of the wonderful selection of CaseLearns opportunities.
9am - 9:45am – ScienceDirect Update - RSVP to attend.
With ScienceDirect, you can navigate across a broad array of high quality journal articles, book chapters and supplementary data that support your understanding and exploration, so that you are always up-to-date and aware of developments impacting your field. Have the opportunity to see what is new and ask any questions.
10am - 11:00am - Knovel Update - RSVP to attend.
Knovel provides full text answers for researchers, engineers, and scientists across all disciplines and is used to find technical information, solve design problems, improve processes, validate assumptions and much more. This product session will provide the following:
- An Overview of Knovel’s content with a focus on those areas included in the Case Western Reserves subscription.
- Understand how to easily navigate and search Knovel and get the quick, reliable answers you need to complete projects and conduct research.
- Demonstration of the Interactive Tools that help you use and apply the data you find with an emphasis on materials & substances and their properties.
- Personalize Knovel and use your My Knovel work space to save and organize information.
11:15am - 12:45pm - Publishing Workshop (with lunch provided) - RSVP to attend.
Join Elsevier’s publisher, Heather Luciano, to gain a better understanding of scholarly publishing, including best practices for getting your work published as an early career researcher. Learn more about and get guidance on preparing your manuscript, publication ethics, selecting a journal, peer review and the journal publishing cycle, author rights, open access, and then getting your paper noticed after it’s been published, followed by Q&A.
2:15pm - 3:15pm - Reaxys - RSVP to attend.
Designed to support the full range of chemistry research, including pharmaceutical development, environmental health & safety work and material science, Reaxys puts every scientist, from novice to expert, on the shortest path to answers. Finding relevant literature, retrieving precise compound properties and reaction data, and incorporating that information into research workflows has never been easier. Come see a demonstration of the recently released new Reaxys interface.
3:30pm - 5:00pm - Publishing Workshop (repeat of earlier session) - RSVP to attend.
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