Events & News @KSL
Kelvin Smith Library Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary with Celebration Events, Open House
Twenty years ago, Case Western Reserve University unveiled its newest resource building, Kelvin Smith Library [KSL]. This informational hub was heralded as “the library of the future,” setting the national standard for services, innovations and education. KSL has exceeded every expectation, always staying at the forefront of resource accessibility, providing the highest quality services to enable research to thrive, fostering collaborative engagement and productive individual research, and understanding students’ and faculty’s changing needs and emerging opportunities.
To celebrate its 20 years of success, KSL has a lineup of exciting events that features guest speakers, food, games, prizes and an open house.
Monday, October 10, 4:00 p.m.: Western Reserve College class of 1980 alum and legendary caricaturist from The New Yorker Tom Bachtell will speak for about 40 minutes before College of Arts and Sciences dean Cyrus Taylor hosts a Q&A with our guest. The discussion will be accompanied by a gallery display of Mr. Bachtell’s work. Light refreshments will follow.
Friday, October 14, 12:00-4:00 p.m.: Celebrate KSL’s anniversary with our Homecoming Open House, centered around gaming in honor of our guest speaker Philip Orbanes [see below]. The event will feature a variety of games, refreshments, prizes and tours.
Friday, October 14, 2:00-3:30 p.m.: Case Institute of Technology ’70 grad, former VP of Parker Brothers and founder of Winning Moves games Philip Orbanes will deliver his presentation, “Innovating a Career in Games.” A light reception will follow.
For any questions or to RSVP to either guest speaker’s event, please email email@example.com or call 216-368-2992
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View. Eat. Talk.
We want your thoughts on the changing meanings of freedom and equality, as prompted by the four-documentary PBS series, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. Join us on Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30 as we show the four films, two simultaneously at 12:30 p.m. on both days. All take a different angle on the struggle and efforts of the civil rights movement.
The Abolitionists [being shown in LL-06 A]: The struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery.
Slavery by Another Name [being shown in the Dampeer Room, 2nd Floor]: Stories of men, some charged with crimes like vagrancy and others guilty of nothing, who were bought, sold, abused and subjected to sometimes-deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor.
The Loving Story [being shown in LL-06 A]: The story of an interracial married couple from Virginia in 1958 who ensured a legal battle for breaking the Virigina Racial INTEGRITY Act of 1924, which forbade interracial marriage.
Freedom Riders [being shown in LL-06 B&C]: In 1961, a diverse group of volunteers rode buses throughout states in the deep south telling their stories of being jailed and beaten as local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks.
Please join us us as we nosh and talk about this important and relevant issue.
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Extended Registration for Personal Librarian Conference
On Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13, Kelvin Smith Library will be hosting the Second National Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference. This conference focuses on all aspects of the first-year experience and the personalization of outreach and services to incoming students. The first iteration of this conference garnered 150 attendees from more than 71 institutions; a larger crowd is expected this year.
The keynote at this year’s conference is Molly Schiller, associate professor and program coordinator for the Master’s programs in College Student Personnel and Higher Education Administration and a Fellow in the Learning Teaching Center at the University of Dayton. Her research focuses on college student development, with special emphasis on sophomore students. She has consulted with a number of institutions as they have worked to develop their sophomore year experience programs. She has also published a number of articles and book chapters on the topic.
The full itinerary is packed with valuable sessions and plenaries. Information is available on the Conference portion of the website (http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/personallibrarian/conference/program/) and is continually developing. Registration for the Conference has been extended until this Friday, April 29. Click here to register: http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/personallibrarian/conference/payment/register.php
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Call for Freedman Fellow Proposals
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Create a Column Competition at KSL
KSL’s first floor needs some color, and we want your help adding it! This is the call for submissions! The CREATE a COLUMN competition, designed to build a more welcoming, dynamic environment, is open to all Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and staff, and students from the Cleveland Institute of Art.
The first floor is divided into zones that encourage specific activities, such as collaboration, technology and leisure. Each area has columns in a variety of sizes, too. The submitted art should use the column shapes and sizes guidelines, and may work upon the specific themes, or take a different direction, like the Cleveland community or University Circle.
Submissions are juried and cash prizes will be awarded to winners. You may submit as many pieces as you’d like; however, each artist will be eligible to receive only one reward. Deadline for entries is March 31, 2016.
For all information, visit http://library.case.edu/ksl/facilities/gallery/columnart/.
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Engineers Week Success
This week, Kelvin Smith Library co-sponsored two incredible Engineers Week events: the Paper Airplane Competition and Lightbulb Drop. Both events were a huge success and tons of fun!
The airplane competition was held in the Tinkham Veale Ballroom on Monday afternoon. After pizza, soda and about an hour of work building the most efficient airplane possible, the designers took flight, aiming to win a variety of categories: distance, airtime and airport, which involved the most accurate landing to a specific point. First and second place engineer winners of each category are as follows:
The second activity, hosted at KSL, was the Lightbulb Competition, which surely did not disappoint in terms of entertainment value! The level of support, enthusiasm and thought involved with this competition drew such a good energy to the library on Thursday afternoon. Given the option of a few supplies, including marshmallows and paper bags, students dropped a packaged up light bulb from halfway to the second floor to the first. Those who dropped without breaking, made it to the second floor, and from there the third floor. Every crash drew a huge “Ohhhh!” and the great landings earned sighs of relief!
Thanks so much to the organizers, participants and crowd; we look forward to next year’s games!
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Celebration on February 26
Cleveland Humanities Collaborative, an effort between Case Western Reserve University and Tri-C, invites you to attend a celebration for the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest. The reception will take place Friday, February 26, 2016, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and will feature the contest winners reading excerpts from their work and refreshments.
The celebration is sponsored by Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Cleveland PlayHouse, Dominion, Voices From the Village and the following CWRU organizations: Baker-Nord Center for Humanities, Kelvin Smith Library, MLK Celebration Planning Committee, Office for Inclusion, Diversity & Equal Opportunity and Office of Multicultural Affairs.
For all information and to rsvp to the event, please visit: https://goo.gl/kH6kBo
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