KSL Services & Spaces
Summer Hours at KSL
Take a moment to review Kelvin Smith Library's revised summer session hours. The library's 24x7 services take a break during summer session, and will resume with the Fall 2014 semester.
Regular Business Hours
- Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Closed
Cramelot Café (JUNE 2 – JULY 25)
- Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship
- Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hatch Reading Room
- Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Please note: Hatch Reading Room is not professionally staffed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Hatch Reading Room may be accessed at other times by appointment by contacting email@example.com.
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New for Finals: Extra Quiet Study Space in KSL!
Looking for additional space to study during reading days and finals? KSL will open rooms LL06 A & B (on the library's lower level) for quiet study in the evenings. See schedule below for dates and times of availability.
- Tues. 4/29: 5 PM to 8 AM Weds. 4/30
- Weds. 4/30: 5 PM to 8 AM Thurs. 5/1
- Thurs. 5/1: 5 PM to 8 AM Fri. 5/2
- Fri. 5/2: 5 PM to 8 AM Mon. 5/5
- Mon. 5/5: 5 PM to 8 AM Tues. 5/6
- Tues. 5/6: 5 PM to 8 AM Weds. 5/7
- Weds. 5/7: 5 PM to 8 AM Thurs. 5/8
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Additional CaseLearns Classes Added
The following classes have been added to the Spring 2014 CaseLearns schedule:
- Digital Images: Part 2
Tuesday, April 1 from 2-4 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library, Room LL06 B&C
Course Description: Participants will learn how to navigate Photoshop and to learn to perform basic image editing such as cropping, advanced rotation, and the elusive “levels” feature. Even those with some experience will learn some tricks from the advanced workflow. Digital Images Part 1 – REQUIRED!
- Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL)
Wednesday, April 9 from 9 a.m - 12 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library, Room 215
Course Description: This course will provide an introduction to relational database systems and a foundation for SQL programming. The workshop will cover what a relational database is and how it is used for managing data. Additionally, participants will learn the basics of SQL programming and about some common tools and methodologies that professionals use for interacting with and understanding database systems.
To register for these classes, visit http://library.case.edu/caselearns/. All course descriptions and full course calendar are also available here.
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OhioLINK Users May Experience Difficulties with Online Requests
Borrowers initiating an online request or renewal of OhioLINK loans may experience some difficulty that may result in an unfulfilled request or OhioLINK fines. This is a known OhioLINK issue, affecting a small number of library patron accounts, and it is being addressed both by OhioLINK management and by the software developer. In the meantime, Kelvin Smith Library is prepared to assist patrons with any error messages or account irregularities during this period. Patrons with concerns regarding their OhioLINK record are encouraged to send issues to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Participate in the KSL User Satisfaction Suvey and Win an iPad mini!
On February 17, an email was sent to a sample of CWRU students, faculty and staff from Associate Provost and University Librarian Arnold Hirshon with an invitation to participate in the Kelvin Smith Library User Satisfaction Survey.
The survey is designed to learn more about the experiences of library users and measure satisfaction with Kelvin Smith Library. The results will provide valuable information to enhance resources, services and spaces. Responses will remain confidential and will not have any impact on the participant’s standing with CWRU.
Each person who completes the survey will receive a coupon for a free beverage from Cramelot Café. In addition, every 50th person to complete the survey will be awarded a $50 gift card. At the conclusion of the survey, all participants will be entered in a grand prize drawing for a chance to win an iPad mini.
Check your CWRU email to see if you are a selected participant.
The KSL survey will be open until March 21.
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Scopus No Longer Available to CWRU
As of January 31st, 2014, the Case Western Reserve University community no longer has access to Scopus. It is no longer a resource available through OhioLINK or CWRU.
As an alternative, please use Web of Science (http://apps.webofknowledge.com/) that CWRU has added for another three years.
Whether looking at data, books, journals, proceedings or patents, Web of Science provides a single destination to access the most reliable, integrated, multidisciplinary research. Quality, curated content delivered alongside information on emerging trends, subject specific content and analysis tools make it easy for students, faculty, researchers, analysts, and program managers to pinpoint the most relevant research to inform their work. It included Science Citation, Social Sciences Citation, Arts & Humanities Citation, BIOSIS, Current Contents, and Derwent Innovations, and MEDLINE. We also continue to have access to Journal Citation Reports.
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Learn About KSL's Latest Services, Workshops, Renovations & More!
Now that spring semester is underway, take a moment to review some of the latest resources and useful spaces available to you at Kelvin Smith Library! From new equipment and services to upcoming workshops and events, KSL has a little something for everyone, no matter what your research, study or teaching needs may be.
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