May 23, 2007

Ann Vander Schrier participates in "Taking Science to the Streets"

KSL's GIS Manager Ann Vander Schrier will participate in "Taking Science to the Streets" on Monday, June 11, from 6-8 PM at the Great Lakes Brewery. She will be presenting with Prof. Mark Salling from Cleveland State University on the topic of "Google Earth and the Traveling Salesman: The Science of Global Information Systems (GIS)". There are more details here.

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May 07, 2007

Thanks, Nick!

Nick Fischio
It is with mixed emotions that we give friendly farewell wishes to Nick Fischio, who for the past four years has been Development Manager on the Technology Team at Kelvin Smith Library. During the time that Nick worked in the library, then team developed the KSL web site content manager, and, most importantly, the team developed Digital Case for its first public release in September 2006.

Nick is leaving KSL to begin an internship in investment banking at KeyBank in their Industrials group. The industrials group assists companies in mergers, acquisitions and in raising equity. This will be a four-month internship, and then Nick may have the possibility of continuing permanently.

Thanks, Nick!

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October 27, 2005

Multi-talented KSL Staff: Stephen Toombs and Mary Burns

Kelvin Smith Library is blessed with staff who have talents beyond their regular library positions. Yesterday evening, Mary Burns, KSL Special Collections Cataloger, and Stephen Toombs, Head of Kulas Music Library, presented a recital of music for soprano and theorbo (a large cousin of the lute) and baroque guitar (a smaller and more delicate sounding version of what we know today as the classical acoustic guitar). The program, "Le Nuove Musiche: Music in Italy and England in the 17th Century," presented at Grace Lutheran Church in Cleveland Heights, included lute songs in English and Italian by Thomas Campion, Giulio Caccini, and Claudio Monteverdi, among others, and some very intriguing solo works for baroque guitar by Francesco Corbetta.

Both performers are well-versed in historically informed performance and made convincing cases for this virtuosic music. The acoustics church, with its high ceiling and stone floor, was an excellent venue for the performance.

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March 08, 2005

Welcome to Ann Vander Schrier, New KSL GIS Manager

Please welcome Ann L. Vander Schreier, who starts work this week as the Manager of GIS Systems and Numeric Data Services at Kelvin Smith Library. Ann holds a Master of Science in GIS/Remote Sensing from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a BS in Geological Sciences from Cleveland State University. Ann comes to Case from GAI Consultants in Pennsylvania, where she was Senior GIS Specialist.

Ann will be working with faculty, staff and students in the KSL Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data (CSGD). She can be reached via email at or by phone at 216-368-8689. Her office is located at Kelvin Smith Library, Room 201-P.

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March 02, 2005

Please Welcome Brian Gray

Kelvin Smith Library welcomes Brian Gray, our new Engineering Librarian. Brian started work on March 1, 2005. Brian comes to Case from the University of Akron. He will split his time between a "virtual library" in the College of Engineering at Nord Hall, and KSL.

Brian can be reached at or 216.368.8685. His Kelvin Smith Library office is room 201-H.

I note that Brian's appointment marks the beginning of a long-term goal of KSL to have "college librarians" stationed in the academic units to give more personalized services to faculty, staff and students.

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