Events & News @KSL
Meet STEM Publishers at KSL Science & Engineering Info Fair!
Kelvin Smith Library will host a Science & Engineering Info Fair on Friday, March 21 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm in Nord Hall, room 356. The Info Fair will be an opportunity to explore many science and engineering resources available through the library, and is open to all CWRU students, faculty and staff. Publishers will be on-hand to answer questions, provide helpful tips, discuss new features and demonstrate their products.
Stop by for your chance to win a Kindle Fire and other great prizes! Light refreshments will be served.
- Participating publishers & vendors include:
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Thomson Reuters
- Morgan-Claypool Publishers
- Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS)
- Alexander Street Press
- American Society of Materials (ASM)
- Scheduled product demos include:
- 1:00 pm - IEEE Explore
- 1:30 pm - ASM Medical Materials Database
- 2:00 pm - Alexander Street Press/Engineering Case Studies
- 2:30 pm - ACM Digital Library
- 3:00 pm - SciFinder
For more information, contact Daniela Solomon: email@example.com.
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Explore "History of the Book" exhibit as presented by Robert H. Jackson, KSL Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Kelvin Smith Library invites you to a special tour of "History of the Book: From Clay Tablets to Electronic Tablet," an exhibit highlighting this relatively new field of study that is being widely used in universities and colleges throughout the country. Robert H. Jackson, Kelvin Smith Library’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar, will lead viewers through the exhibit he curated, which includes representative books and manuscripts from the 13th through the 20th centuries from around the globe. "History of the Book" is an exploration not only of the physical evolution of the book, but its development as a cultural artifact.
The presentation will take place in Kelvin Smith Library's Hatch Reading Room on Thursday, March 20 from 4 to 6 p.m.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Take a Break with Midterms Events at KSL!
Take a study break and relax with the following midterms events at Kelvin Smith Library!
- Personal Librarian Mardi Gras Midsemester Celebration
Join us for some Mardi Gras fun at KSL! We will have Wii games (Mario Kart), food (King Cake, anyone?), beads (of course!) and other surprises!
Time/Location: Tuesday, March 4 from 12-5 p.m. near Cramelot Cafe
- USG Midterm Study Break
Take a study break with snacks provided by Undergraduate Student Government.
Time/Location: Tuesday, March 4 AND Wednesday, March 5 from 8-9 p.m. on KSL's first floor
- Relay for Life Team Cupcake Fundraising Sale
Students will be able to ice and add sprinkles to their own cupcakes.
Time/Location: Tuesday, March 4 AND Wednesday, March 5 from 7-9 p.m. on KSL's first floor (near the Writing Center & Freedman Center)
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Graduate Students: Register for Upcoming Workshops to Prepare for Future Publishing
Copyright issues? Research Impact? What should you know as you plan for your publishing future? Kelvin Smith Library and the School of Graduate Studies are offering a series of workshops open to CWRU graduate students to help prepare for future publishing.
Plan for your publishing future and register now! Registration is limited to 100.
Advanced Copyright Workshop for Graduate Students
Friday, February 28 from 12:30-1:45 p.m. in Clapp Hall, Room 108
Copyright issues surround you in graduate school — you'll use copyrighted materials as you write and publish your own works. Before you complete your dissertation, you may publish articles, work as an intern, be asked to sign rights documents, or comply with new federal requirements.
Do you own your dissertation? Do you know what your rights are now–and after graduation? We've created a February 28th workshop just for you that covers the path to publishing your dissertation, explains all those acronyms (ETD, CC, OA, UMI, SHERPA), and prepares you for future publishing with things like the Author Addendum journal agreement, securing your future rights, legal exemptions, avoiding risk...and much more.
Research Impact: the (un) reality of measuring scholars
Friday, March 7 from 12:30-1:45 p.m. in Clapp Hall, Room 108
Do you know your research impact? Are you curious whether you should even care about it? Are you wondering about ways to measure your research impact and how do you compare to other scholars? This session offers an overview of the traditional and emerging tools for measuring research impact and the debates around the issue. Learn about citation analysis, h-index, journal impact factors, and altmetrics. This session will also offer suggestions on how to maximize your research impact.
How to Get Your Article Published - Meet Reps from Two Publishing Companies
Friday, March 21 in DeGrace Hall, Room 312
- Elsevier, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
How to get your article published
Learn from the world’s leading publisher of science, technology and health science journals about the authors’ best practice for scholarly publishing: steps to take before writing a paper, how to develop and submit a manuscript, and what editors and publishers are looking for. Issues of publishing ethics, plagiarism, and duplicate publishing will also be addressed.
Executive Publisher Surgery & STM Journals, Elsevier
- IEEE, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Scientific Literature, tips on how to publish… The Role of IEEE
Are you interested in publishing but not sure where to begin? Are you looking for a a Digital Author Toolkit that covers the process from conception to published paper? And do you want tips on how to prepare, write & submit a quality technical article? If so, this is the session for you.
IEEE Client Services Manager, IEEE
Elsevier is providing pastry and coffee starting with 8:30 am. We look forward to seeing many of you at these sessions.
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Opening Reception for "Substance and Illusion" Rescheduled for March 5
Join us for the rescheduled opening reception for "Substance and Illusion," the third in a series of four exhibitions at Kelvin Smith Library of the art of Julian Stanczak, world-renowned painter and pioneer in Optical Art.
The reception will be held on Wednesday, March 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the library’s art gallery. The event is an opportunity to meet and speak with one of the most important living artists in Cleveland, and will also feature remarks from Henry Adams, CWRU professor of American Art. Please click here to RSVP.
The series at Kelvin Smith Library is a retrospective of Stanczak's work, moving in chronological order of the art’s creation. The work of many Op Artists is aggressive and dazzling, but in the 1980s Stanczak began producing works of a gentler, more philosophical, more meditative character, which challenge us to distinguish between real substance and illusion. “Substance and Illusion” features ghostly apparitions of color that float off the picture surface, like a palpable spiritual presence.
Stanczak’s work has been exhibited extensively around the world 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 Cleveland Institute of Art, a position he held until his retirement in 1995.
The dates and titles of upcoming exhibits are:
- "Substance and Illusion": Feb. 4 — March 28
- "Pushing the Envelope: New Dimensions of Color": April 3 — June 6
The exhibits are free and open to the public with valid photo ID during the library’s regular business hours. Learn more at library.case.edu/ksl/events.
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Get a Valentine's Day Cupcake from the Personal Librarian Program!
Attention first year students! Stop by and enjoy a cupcake, courtesy of the Personal Librarian (PL) program on Friday, February 14! Simply print out the email invitation sent from your PL (or be able to show it on your phone) and come to Kelvin Smith Library, Room 215 between 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to receive a free Valentine’s Day treat. Everyone who stops by will also be eligible for door prizes.
When: Friday, February 14 from 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Kelvin Smith Library, Room 215 (Active Collaboration Room, 2nd floor)
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Engineering Week 2014: Put Your Research Skills to the Test and Win Prizes!
Kelvin Smith Library invites all engineering undergraduate and graduate students to be a part of this year's Engineering Week by participating in a week-long library challenge. The KSL Challenge: Library Toybox for Engineers will take place from Thursday, February 13 through Thursday, February 20 (excluding the weekend).
One prize will be awarded each day by a random drawing from among the participants with correct answers. The winners will then be entered into a raffle for a chance to win an additional prize. All of the prizes will be awarded during the Engineering Week banquet. All students who enter will be entered into a raffle to win additional prizes!
For more information, visit http://researchguides.case.edu/kslchallenge.
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