Events & News @KSL
View Book Display Inspired by 2014 Inamori Ethics Prize Recipient, Dr. Denis Mukwege
In conjunction with the 2014 CWRU Inamori Center Ethics Prize events on October 1, 2014, Kelvin Smith Library is now featuring a display of books from our circulating collection that address many aspects of sexual violence against women in and out of war zones. These books, as well as information about the upcoming Inamori Prize Award to Dr. Denis Mukwege, are now available for viewing in the KSL Art Gallery.
Sexual violence against women is a global pandemic. One of it’s most horrific and vicious manifestations is the systematic rape, abuse and enslavement of women and girls by military combatants as a means to destroy communities and cultures. This weapon of war has a long and terrible history, spanning every region of the globe and every period of human history. It was a central component of the Rwandan and Bosnian genocide campaigns during the 1990s, and it continues to this day as a standard tactic among military and paramilitary organizations in Central Africa.
Dr. Mukwege is an international advocate for gender equality and women’s rights, frequently recognized for his commitment to ending sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an Art Show at KSL
To celebrate national Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15), a special art show featuring local Latin American artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala and Mexico will be on display at Kelvin Smith Library. The show will open Sept. 12, from 5-8 p.m., with an artists’ reception at the library gallery. Light refreshments will be served.
The art show will feature paintings, photographs and a display of handmade puppets. Artists include: Linda Ayala, representing Puerto Rico; Augusto Bordelois, Cuba; Bruno Casiano, Puerto Rico; Hector Castellano, Guatemala; Teresa Martinez, Mexico; Alex Rivera, Mexico; Dante Rodriguez, Puerto Rico and Mexico; and Rafael Valdivieso, Ecuardo.
The reception and art show are free and open to the public with valid photo ID. The exhibit will continue to be on display during regular library hours until Oct. 22.
“The Hispanic Art Show at CWRU is a first exhibit in recent times on campus by local Hispanics artists,” said Edna Fuentes-Casiano, research assistant and a member of the campus’ Alianza Latina/Latin Alliance group.
Fuentes-Casiano and Damaris Punales-Alpizar, CWRU assistant professor in Modern Languages and Literature, organized the art show.
“It is an excellent way to start the Hispanic Heritage Celebration by displaying the richness of our many Hispanic cultures for all to enjoy,” Fuentes-Casiano said. “It also serves as a way to reach out to the Hispanic community in Cleveland and to our CWRU community.”
The art show is sponsored by CWRU’s community resource group, Alianza Latina/Latin Alliance; the campus student organization, La Alianza; and the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.
Hispanic Heritage Month, which began in 1968, begins Sept. 15, the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Also in September, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence. The heritage month ends Oct. 15, three days after Columbus Day, or Dia de la Raza. The 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month theme is “Hispanics: A Legacy of History, A Present of Action and a Future of Success.”
For information, contact Fuentes-Casiano at email@example.com or 216.844.2104. Visit the CWRU Alianza Latina/Latin Alliance website for more local Hispanic Heritage Month events, www.case.edu/diversity/resources/alianza.html.
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Join us for a Science & Engineering Info Fiesta!
Stop by Nord Hall, room 356 on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 12:30-4 p.m. to join us for a Science & Engineering Info Fiesta!
All CWRU students, faculty and staff are welcome to come enjoy:
Presented by Kelvin Smith Library. Please contact Daniela Solomon (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
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Revised Kulas Music Library Hours on Monday, August 25
Due to electrical work taking place in Haydn Hall, Kulas music library will not have evening hours on Monday, August 25. Kulas will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular fall semester hours will resume on Tuesday, August 26.
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View new issue of KSL Connects!
For the past three years, Kelvin Smith Library's strategic plan has been the road map guiding efforts related to all aspects of our mission. From leading a campus-wide effort to deliver improved digital scholarship services, making our special collections more accessible, creating state-of-the-art facilities and hosting educational events, the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of KSL Connects takes you through our journey to be the knowledge and creativity commons of Case Western Reserve University. Browse our online edition today to learn more about the programs, services and people that are building new directions for Kelvin Smith Library.
View the magazine online today: library.case.edu/ksl/connects
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New Special Collections Exhibits at KSL
Be sure to check out KSL's new special collections exhibits! "The Alice Project" and "Science Fiction & Fantasy" are on display now in the library's (first floor) art gallery, and "The Giving Tradition" is on display in the Hatch Reading Room (second floor). The exhibits are free and open to the public during regular business hours.
The Alice Project: Last year, students of the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Illustration Department were inspired by a local book collector's exceptional collection of illustrated Lewis Carroll books. The resulting project was a book, Alice, which contains new illustrations to Lewis Carroll’s works by the students. The book and prints of the students’ work are displayed in the gallery, and additional student works can be found on display throughout the library.
Science Fiction & Fantasy: Kelvin Smith Library holds an incredibly rich collection that includes pulp serials and novels, fanzines, and first editions from the most respected authors in the genres. The collection has been built by several generous donors over the past forty years, including Francis Barry Keefe, Robert Plank, and Richard K. Wiersba. With a nod to the roots of fan culture on campus, the display also includes images of CWRU people and events that serve as inspiration to the creators of fictional realms.
The Giving Tradition: The rare book collection of a research university nearly two centuries old is the product of many minds. Scholars, librarians, collectors, and dedicated faculty have all played key parts in creating Case Western Reserve University’s special collections. The Giving Tradition highlights the contributions of a range of individuals and organizations whose books and documents have come together across time and location to form much of the Kelvin Smith Library rare book collection. Click here to explore the exhibit online!
For more information, contact KSLspecialcollections@case.edu.
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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 email@example.com.
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