Events & News @KSL
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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Kelvin Smith Library Makes Call for Art of STEM Submissions
Art of STEM is back! The 2nd Annual Art of STEM Competition and Exhibit, organized by Kelvin Smith Library, is an opportunity to showcase your artistic inspiration, creativity, imagination and skill, as related to STEM visuals and imagery.
KSL’s Art of STEM Competition, presented in conjunction with the national “STEM to STEAM” movement, encourages the integration of art and design with science, technology, engineering and mathematics to spur creativity and innovation.
The competition is open to Case Western Reserve University faculty, students and staff, Cleveland Institute of Art students who collaborate with a member of the CWRU community and any Northeast Ohio high school student.
Contestants are encouraged to submit the following types of images for entry into the competition:
Images created by machines in a lab
Science-related hand-drawn images
Photographs from nature, scientific phenomena or people at work on a science-related project
Computer-generated or digitally enhanced scientific images
Any other type of STEM-related image presented as art
A jury of Case Western Reserve University faculty and Cleveland-area art professionals will select the winning entries based on artistic merit, aesthetics, title creativity and description clarity. Monetary prizes will be awarded as follows:
First Place: $350
Second Place: $200
Third Place: $100
Two high schoolers' submissions will be chosen and awarded $50
Select images will be printed and displayed in a KSL exhibit during April. All entries will be featured online in the library’s virtual art gallery.
Submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 15, 2016. Visit library.case.edu/ksl/artofstem for complete contest rules and guidelines. For more information, contact Daniela Solomon at email@example.com or 216.368.8790.
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MLK Week event at KSL: Icabod Flewellen presentation & exhibit
Thursday, Jan. 21st at 12:00 pm, KSL is holding a talk titled 'The Collector: Icabod Flewellen, Father of the First African American History Museum and the oldest alumnus of CWRU. He was a curator, activist and community servant. Rita Knight-Gray, Archivist of the Icabod Flewellen Collection at the East Cleveland Public Library, will discuss his life, work and the collection, some of which will be on display. A light lunch will be provided.
This event is FREE and open to the public and there is still room to attend. Please RSVP for the January 21 presentation. The exhibit will be on display through February 29. For more information, please contact Library Administration at 368-2992 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Kelvin Smith Library and the East Cleveland Public Library
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