Events & News @KSL
Celebrate Preservation Week at Kelvin Smith Library!
Preservation week is an annual national event sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (a division of the American Library Association) to increase public awareness of preservation needs. To celebrate, the following free events will be offered at Kelvin Smith Library. Attendees of one or more of three different webinars about preserving personal items will be entered into a drawing to win a basket of archival supplies from Dick Blick!
All webinars will be held in room LL06 B&C on the library's lower level. A live book repair demonstration will also take place at the library's entrance.
- Webinar 1: "Low-cost Ways to Preserve Family Archives" Learn how to keep your collections of family papers, photos, cookbooks and other personal collectables in good physical condition so they will last a long time.
Tuesday April 29 from 2-3PM
- Webinar 2: "Personal Digital Preservation: Bigger than a Shoebox" This is a 2 hour Lyrasis distance education class, free for Preservation week, exploring the challenges of personal digital preservation and techniques you can use to plan for long-term access of your digital collections of all types.
Thursday, May 1 from 10AM-12PM
- Webinar 3: "Preserving Scrapbooks and Making New Scrapbooks that Last" Scrapbooks can be challenging to preserve since they often contain a variety of materials. In this webinar, participants will learn the common problems associated with long-term preservation of scrapbooks, how to identify problem materials in older scrapbooks and what to do about them, and how to identify the most stable materials and bindings for creating new scrapbooks.
Thursday, May 1 from 2-3PM
- Live Demo: "Book Repair and Protective Enclosure Demonstration" Preservation staff will be repairing damaged books from KSL’s collection at the entrance to the library. Everyone is welcome to observe and ask questions, or bring your own damaged book for a consultation with a conservator!
Friday, May 2 from 1-4PM
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Where Does Sacredness Reside? Panel to Discuss Transformations of Religious Meaning in the Twenty-First Century
Usually we think of the sacred and the secular as inhabiting very different spaces. Today, however, they intermingle and merge in a variety of ways, from museums to social media to popular culture. We find the sacred in the very secular, and the secular breaking into the sacred. This breaking down of boundaries forces us to reconsider what secular and sacred mean in the contemporary world. It is increasingly difficult to discern where the secular ends and the religious begins, and vice versa.
We hope in this panel to begin an investigation of what it means when something moves from the secular realm to the religious realm or from the religious to the secular,and how these two realms intersect and influence each other.
Join us for a lively discussion with CWRU faculty & researchers who are exploring these questions, and what this may mean for the future of religion & religious culture.
When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 3:00 – 4:30pm
Where: Dampeer Room, Kelvin Smith Library (2nd floor)
Refreshments, cookies and fruit will be served!
Contact Mark Eddy at 216.368.5457 or email@example.com for more information.
• A valid photo ID or Case ID is required for entry to KSL
• Parking Options: Underground lot beneath KSL/Severance Hall or metered parking on East Blvd. behind the library
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Congratulations to KSL Science & Engineering Info Fair Winners!
Kelvin Smith Library organized a Science and Engineering Info Fair on March 21 to showcase many of the resources available in the library. Publishers and vendors were available to answer questions, provide helpful tips, discuss new features and demonstrate their products. With the help of event sponsors, event attendees had a chance to win a Kindle Fire and gift cards.
- Thank you to all participants and our sponsors:
- Momentum Press
- Alexander Street Press
- Congratulations to our prize winners!
- Christina Franke
- Ann Cater
- Theodore Frohlich
- Daniel Brotman
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Final exhibit in KSL series of "The Art of Julian Stanczak" to open April 10
Throughout the academic year, Kelvin Smith Library has featured seldom-seen prints by Optical Art pioneer, Julian Stanczak. The last in the series of four exhibitions, "Pushing the Envelope: New Dimensions of Color," will open with a reception on Thursday, April 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kelvin Smith Library Art Gallery. The reception will feature remarks from the artist, as well as by American Art professor, Henry Adams. 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. By the 1980s, Stanczak had mastered a rich technical repertory of color sequences, color chords and surprising visual illusions. In the "Pushing the Envelope" exhibit, Stanczak's art has come to full maturity, both in ever more complex and artful individual prints, and in groupings of prints that develop color harmonies in contrapuntal variations, like those of a composer interweaving voices and changing keys.
Stanczak’s work has been exhibited 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.
"Pushing the Envelope" will be on display at the library through June 6. The exhibit is free and open to the public with valid photo ID during the library’s regular business hours. Learn more at library.case.edu/ksl/aboutus/events/.
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The Given and the Imagined in the Art of Barbara Stanczak
Join Kelvin Smith Library, the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women and the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program in celebrating the art of Barbara Stanczak. "The Given and the Imagined in the Art of Barbara Stanczak" will take place at Kelvin Smith Library on Thursday, April 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
"My carvings out of wood and stone require aligning the possibilities of the material with my ideas and the emotional response I want to elicit from the viewer," said Stanczak. "Carving offers me a continuous challenge, surprise, provocation and joy."
The event will feature an interview and discussion with Stanczak about her art, followed by a reception and refreshments in library's Dampeer Room and exhibit in the Hatch Reading Room.
To reserve your spot for this event, please RSVP here.
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Congrats to Engineering Week Winners in KSL Challenge!
Kelvin Smith Library participated in the 2014 Engineering Week activities by organizing a week-long library challenge: "KSL Challenge: Library Toybox for Engineers." With the help of our sponsors, we offered daily prizes and additional prizes to both graduate and undergraduate students. Thank you to all the participants and our sponsors: IEEE, IHS, Knovel and SciFinder.
- The winning undergraduate students are:
- Drew Weibel
- Billy Barbaro
- Madeline Gelb
- Nicole Mammoser
- Francesca Seretti
- Dan Kwass
- The winning graduate students are:
- Catherine Jayapandian
- Janet Gbur
- Yang Yang.
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Attend KSL Workshop to Learn About Useful Research Tools
If you ever misplace references you collect for your research, need help with citation styles or need to create bibliographies and share them with your team, you should plan to attend KSL's workshop to learn about three tools — RefWorks, Zotero and EndNote — that can help you do all this and more. This workshop will compare the features of the tools and demonstrate how to save, share and cite information so you can make an informed selection about which tool is best for you.
Wednesday, March 19 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library, room 215
This workshop is open to all CWRU students, faculty, and staff but seating is limited so registration is recommended. Please click here to register.
For more information, please contact Daniela Solomon: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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