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July 16, 2018

KSL Digital Scholarship Research Impacts Local Communities

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Through our Freedman Fellows program, our library team has been working with researchers at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education to demonstrate how digital scholarship could potentially have a measurable impact on our local communities.

Read More: https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2018/07/09/cleveland-neighborhoods-redlined-in-the-1930s-are-the-same-ones-dealing-with-lead-sexual-assault-poverty-and-poor-internet-issues-today

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July 12, 2018

Mini-History of the School of Architecture

The School of Architecture was one of several Western Reserve University schools that existed prior to becoming part of the University. It is also one of our schools that had a separate existence as a deparment after the school was closed. The sketch below outlines some of the school’s history. The focus is on 1929 till 1953, while it was a Western Reserve University school.

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School of Architecture Class of 1929

Some Key Dates
1921 Cleveland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects began supporting a course in architecture
1924 Cleveland School of Architecture was incorporated
1929 Cleveland School of Architecture affiliated with Western Reserve University
6/13/1929 First degrees, Bachelor of Architecture, conferred on eight graduates, by Western Reserve University
9/17/1929 First School of Architecture classes were offered as part of Western Reserve University
1941 Cleveland School of Architecture was renamed the School of Architecture
1953 School of Architecture closed. The Department of Architecture continued almost 20 years, closing in 1972
6/10/1953 The School of Architecture’s last commencement ceremony was held, at which 15 graduates received the Bachelor of Architecture.
1929-1953 Frances R. Bacon was Dean of the School of Architecture for its entire life as a school of Western Reserve University

Curriculum
The 1929/30 catalog lists over 40 architecture courses, including Elements of Architecture, Cast Drawing, History of Architecture, Theory of Design, and more. Students also took classes in English, Math, Physics, and French.

Degrees Offered and Awarded
1929/30-1940/41 Bachelor of Architecture offered
1941/42-1942/43 Bachelor of Science offered
1943/44-1952/53 Bachelor of Architecture offered
1929-1953 nearly 200 undergraduate degrees were awarded by the School of Architecture.
Adelbert, Mather, and Cleveland Colleges also offered the Bachelor of Architecture degree. The Master of Arts degree in architecture was offered by the School of Graduate Studies.

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Architecture students constructing models

Tuition
1929/30-1945/46 $300/year with an estimated materials cost of $50
1946/47-1947/48 $12.50/credit hour
1948/49 $14/credit hour
1949/50-1952/53 $16/credit hour

Enrollment
1929-1953 total of 1,623 students enrolled; average of 67 annually
1943/44 low enrollment: 11 students
1948/49 high enrollment: 114 students

Locations
1927-1930 11015 Euclid Avenue
1930-1945 Garfield House at 11206 Euclid Avenue
1945-1953 Pierce Hall

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June 29, 2018

Energy Conservation on Campus - 40 years ago

In the 1970s the university was dealing with the energy crisis as were individuals at home. Amid skyrocketing costs and shortages, the university imposed measures to conserve energy. Utilities costs rose dramatically. As reported in News & Views 11/1/1974, CWRU used less energy in 1973/74 than 1972/73. “Campus facilities (excluding housing) used nearly two million fewer kilowatts of electricity, cut use of steam by some 30 million pounds, and reduced gas consumption by about 31 thousand cubic feet. These are impressive figures--until you realize that the total cost for utilities was about $60,000 higher in fiscal ‘73-’74 than a year earlier despite these substantial cutbacks. This ironic situation is explained by the major increases in the cost of energy in all forms which hit consumers, including CWRU, throughout the first half of calendar 1974.”

Utility costs continued to rise throughout the 1970s and 1978 saw the university impose strict measures in the wake of a nationwide 16 week coal strike. During the winter of 1977-1978 blizzard conditions caused the university to be closed for 2 days, believed to be the first for a snow closure since 1950. The storm caused some broken windows,roof damage and ruptured pipes, but the overall damage was less than anticipated. The university was able to operate almost normally through the winter and the coal strike because the Medical Center Company had stockpiled a sufficient amount of coal to heat the campus. Supplies of electricity were more critical. The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company unveiled a plan to reduce consumption by 20% for individuals and institutions. On 2/14/1978 CWRU issued its first statement about voluntary energy cutbacks in News & Views. Effective Wednesday, 2/15/1978:

“1. Lights will be turned off in all rooms having a window or windows between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
2. All space heaters, radios and other electric devices not directly used in accomplishing work-related tasks will be turned off.
3. The University Bookstore will close at 5:00 p.m. instead of 6:00 p.m. weekdays.
4. University facilities will not be available to off-campus groups.”

Building monitors were assigned to each campus building to enforce the first 2 procedures. These were mandatory procedures that all employees were expected to comply with. In addition, some elevators were shut down and outdoor lighting cut back. The university realized approximately 18% savings from these measures by 3/9/1978. Ohio Governor James Rhodes requested all Ohioans conserve at least 25% of their normal electrical usage, leading the university to its second phase of energy reductions. According to News & Views (3/9/1978) these procedures went into effect Saturday, 3/11/1978:

“1. Libraries will begin operating with reduced hours. Specific hours will be announced next week.
2. The three campus gymnasia will be open daytime hours only.
3. Elevators in all dormitories (except high rise buildings) and many other buildings will be turned off.
4. Reductions in air handling equipment and lab hoods will be continued.
5. Lights will be turned off in most non-dormitory parking lots.
6. Non-work related electrical equipment, including coffee pots (underlined) and certain vending machines should be turned off.
7. Use of copy machines should be limited, whenever possible. Copy machines should be turned off when not in use.
8. Use of University auditoriums by off-campus groups will be canceled.”

The first phase of energy saving procedures remained in effect.

By late March the coal strike was settled. The 3/27/1978 issue of News & Views reported that CWRU did its part to reduce energy consumption during the latter 5 weeks of the strike. Use of electricity was reduced campus-wide by approximately 20-25 percent. Vice President Musselman thanked faculty, staff, and students for their cooperation during the emergency energy cutback. Musselman stated, “We learned some things during these cutbacks. We identified some areas of excessive use of electricity, where the cutbacks will become permanent parts of our ongoing conservation efforts....With the receipt of this notice Phase I and II mandatory cutbacks are cancelled. However, I want to emphasize again that conservation of energy has become a way of life and the University must continue to do its part to eliminate all excessive and unnecessary consumption of electricity. Everyone give a little thought to this fact of life, before automatically turning on lights and appliances that have been off, and perhaps not badly missed.”

All the elevators shut down during the crisis were restored to service.

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Medical Center Company air pollution control device installed at the power plant in 1978. It was referred to as the Bag House.

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June 13, 2018

KSL Special User Registration in ILLiad -- Status & Department Selections

This month's blog entry is intended either for our regular users who are afforded special service levels, or for those who are not primary users of KSL's ILLiad system, but are allowed to register for limited services. This includes (in no particular order) alumni, KSL depository requestors, distance education graduates (WSOM), post-doctoral researchers, emeritus faculty and visiting scholars. Although this does not as a rule apply directly to current faculty, staff, graduates or undergraduates, you are welcome to read on, as well.

When you initially sign up for ILLiad privileges at our login page, you will click the "First Time Users" link and agree to our terms to reach the "New User Registration" page. There is often some uncertainty as to which selections for "Status" and "Department" which you are to make once you reach that point in the process. Without any further ado, the answers to these questions are summarily indicated below:

New ILLiad user options for "Status" and "Department or Major"--

* Alumni Users: "Alumni Online Library" & "KSL ALUMNI ONLINE LIBRARY"

* KSL Depository Request Users: "Depository Request" & "KSL DEPOSITORY REQUEST"

* WSOM Doctor of Management Students: "Distance Ed Graduate" & "DM"

* Post-Doctoral Students: "Graduate" & your academic department

* Emeritus Faculty Members: "Faculty" & your academic department

* Visiting Scholars: "Staff" & your sponsoring academic department

A few additional words of advice for certain of our special user categories, before you go on any further to set up your KSL ILLiad account...

A detailed explanation of who "special users" are is available at our Customer Help page. A list of our "regular" and "special" users eligible for ILLiad services at KSL may be found in our FAQ page. And finally, complete instructions on how to register your ILLiad account for the first time is also on the Customer Help page.

Alumni users who wish to register for special ILLiad services through KSL must sign up initially at our Alumni Services page. After you have received confirmation, you may continue with setting up an ILLiad alumni user account.

KSL Depository scan request services through our ILLiad system has been discussed here at length previously, on both November 13, 2017 and January 22, 2018. Depository scanning service is routinely available to all regular KSL ILLiad users, while ILLiad users from other campus library sites must set up a special account exclusively for that purpose.

Visiting Scholar service through ILLiad at KSL was addressed previously in this blog on September 17, 2014. Prior to registration, a sponsor from your academic department must submit a request in writing to smithcontact@case.edu, including the following information: your name, personal e-mail & phone number, local address, CWRU network ID, dates of visit, and sponsoring department (including name of sponsor, their e-mail & direct phone, and the department general phone). Remember that you will be regarded as "Staff", and that your privileges will extend only during the period of your affiliation with the university.

As always, we hope to have helped clarify this part of the registration process, as well as any possible concerns regarding the special and limited service levels we provide through ILLiad.

For general questions to Kelvin Smith Library ILL staff, please contact us by phone at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or by e-mail at smithill@case.edu.

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June 05, 2018

On This Day in CWRU History: June

Below is the last month of our list of significant dates in CWRU’s history. The list is not comprehensive and we invite suggestions of other dates to include.

June 1
1978: CWRU Trustees established the John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching.

June 2
1960: Mei Mei Wang became the first woman awarded a Ph.D. from the Case Institute of Technology. Dr. Wang also received her M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Case in 1958.

June 5
1939: Fred Easly Sheibley received the first Ph.D. conferred by Case School of Applied Science.
1997: The Campus Greens, location of Philip Johnson's sculpture Turning Point, was dedicated.

June 8
1905: Ambrose Swasey, longtime trustee of the Case School of Applied Science and Western Reserve University, received the honorary Doctor of Engineering degree, the first honorary degree awarded by CSAS.

June 9
1955: Millicent C. McIntosh, president, Barnard College, and dean, Columbia University received an honorary degree from Case Institute of Technology, the only woman to receive that honor.

June 10
1890: Western Reserve University and Case School of Applied Science participated in their first track meet, competing with Mt. Union and Hiram Colleges. Held at the YMCA Park in Cleveland, WRU won the meet.

June 11
1901: Haydn Hall's cornerstone was laid. Named in honor of former WRU president Hiram Haydn. Haydn Hall opened as a women's dormitory.
1908: The cornerstone for the Morley Chemistry Laboratory was laid. The building was named in honor of former WRU faculty member Edward Morley.
1911: Amasa Stone Chapel, named in honor of Cleveland businessman Amasa Stone, was dedicated.
1913: Cleveland mayor Newton D. Baker spoke at Western Reserve University's College for Women commencement ceremony. His speech was entitled, "The Place of a College for Women in a Great City."
1929: Western Reserve University Trustees approved an affiliation with the Cleveland School of Architecture.
1935: Western Reserve University Trustees renamed the School of Nursing in honor of U. S. Congresswoman Frances Payne Bolton.
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Frances Payne Bolton

June 12
1923: Western Reserve University Trustees established the School of Nursing.
1935: Olive Baxter Stevens became the first woman to graduate from the School of Architecture, six years after its affiliation with Western Reserve University.

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Hudson Relay, 1910

June 13
1900: The cornerstone was laid for Harkness Chapel, Western Reserve University's first chapel building. It was named in honor of Florence Harkness Severance.
1910: The Hudson Relay was run for the first time. The class of 1912 won, with a finish time of 2 hours and 1 minute.
1912: Four years after the Cleveland School of Pharmacy affiliated with Western Reserve University, Birdie Rehmer became its first woman graduate.
1934: Winfred G. Leutner was inaugurated as Western Reserve University's eighth president, and was the only alumnus to serve as president of WRU.
1961: Aaron Strauss was the first recipient of the Kent H. Smith award, awarded to the outstanding engineering senior, who "displays extraordinary qualities of leadership, character, and scholarship."
1992: Karen Horn was elected as the first woman chair of the CWRU Board of Trustees

June 14
1911: The cornerstone was laid for Flora Stone Mather Memorial Building. It became the main administration building for Flora Stone Mather College.
1929: The cornerstone for the Institute of Pathology was laid.
1957:
Camp Case
, in Mohican State Forest near Loudonville, Ohio, closed. It served as a summer survey camp for Case Institute of Technology students for 21 years.
June 15
1885: Case School of Applied Science held its first commencement, graduating 5 men. It was held at the Case Hall Auditorium in downtown Cleveland.
1896: Hatch Library was dedicated. It was Western Reserve University's first building solely used as a library.
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Camp Case, Mohican State Forest

1896: The cornerstone ceremonies were held for the Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law building on the corner of Adelbert Road and Circle Drive.
1911: Western Reserve University's commencement convocation was held for the first time at the newly-constructed Amasa Stone Chapel.
1932: Western Reserve University's commencement convocation was held for the first time at the newly-constructed Severance Hall.

June 16
1910: Lucy Gertrude Hoffman became the first woman graduate of Western Reserve University's Dental School, eighteen years after the School's establishment.
1915: Mather House was dedicated. It opened as a dorm for female undergraduate students.
1921: Hannah Mirsky became the first woman graduate of Western Reserve University's Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law.
1926: Florence Ellinwood Allen, Ohio Supreme Court Justice and a graduate of Western Reserve University's College for Women in 1904, gave the first of her three commencement speeches at WRU's College for Women.
1927: Herbert M. Knowles was the only member of the first graduating class of Western Reserve University's Cleveland College.
1948: Carl Wittke, long time Western Reserve University faculty member and dean of the Graduate School, spoke for the first of sixteen times at a WRU commencement ceremony.

June 17
1895: The cornerstone was laid for Hatch Library. It was Western Reserve University's first building solely used as a library.
1909: The cornerstone of Amasa Stone Chapel was laid. The chapel was named in honor of Cleveland businessman Amasa Stone.
1996: The Kelvin Smith Library officially opened.

June 18
1895: Mary Noyes Colvin, who in 1895 became the first woman to receive a Ph.D. from Western Reserve University, was the main speaker at WRU's commencement.
1993: The Richard F. Celeste Biomedical Research Building was dedicated.

June 19
1888: Western Reserve University Trustees approved an affiliation with the Western Reserve School of Design for Women, which was renamed the School of Art.
1898: Dedication ceremonies for Eldred Hall were held. Eldred Hall was the first student union of Adelbert College.

June 21
1897: Cornerstone was laid for Eldred Hall. Eldred Hall was the first student union of Adelbert College.

June 23
1991:
Fire gutted Adelbert Hall,
the oldest campus building. It took two years to rebuild the historic structure.
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June 24
1994: The Health Sciences Center was renamed the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Center.

June 26
1872: Carroll Cutler was inaugurated as Western Reserve College's fourth president.

June 28
1876: Viola Smith Buell became the first woman to graduate from Western Reserve College, fifty years after its establishment.

June 30
1949: The School of Pharmacy at Western Reserve University closed.


On This Day in CWRU HIstory: July
On This Day in CWRU HIstory: August
On This Day in CWRU History: September
On This Day in CWRU History: October
On This Day in CWRU History: November
On This Day in CWRU History: December
On This Day in CWRU History: January
On This Day in CWRU History: February
On This Day in CWRU History: March
On This Day in CWRU History: April
On This Day in CWRU History: May

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May 29, 2018

Western Reserve University School of Pharmacy

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While CWRU has 3 health related schools at the present time (School of Dental Medicine, School of Medicine, and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing), there was also a School of Pharmacy from 1908 to 1949. This School was first established in 1882 as the Cleveland School of Pharmacy by the Cleveland Pharmaceutical Association. According to a history of the School by Edward D. Davy in 1941, E. A Schellentrager, a retail pharmacist was the “originator of the idea of formal training for prospective pharmacists.” Schellentrager became the first president of the School serving until 1905. The School was chartered under the laws of Ohio as the Cleveland School of Pharmacy on 12/20/1886. The incorporators were Schellentrager, Joseph H. Peck, P. I. Spenzer, G. L. Heckler, George Keiffer, and Henry W. Stecher.

The School became affiliated with Western Reserve University in 1908. It was renamed the Cleveland School of Pharmacy of Western Reserve University (WRU) in 1917. The School closed in 1949.

Curriculum
In the first year, 1 lecture was offered each week for 20 weeks. It was to be a practical elementary course in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Nathan Rosenwasser was the lecturer. In the second year, Stecher and C. W. Kolbe were the lecturers. In the third year the course was extended to 30 lectures with optional lectures 2 evenings a week. No degrees were conferred by the School.

In 1896-1897 the curriculum was expanded to 3 years leading to the Pharmaceutical Chemist degree. There were 3 classes: freshman, junior, and senior classes.

At the time the School became part of WRU in the 1908/09 academic year, 2 degrees were offered, the Pharmaceutical Chemist (Ph.C.) and the Graduate in Pharmacy (Ph.G.). The difference in degrees depended on the high school experience of the student. Students with 1 year of a “good high school course” received the Ph.G. degree. Students who graduated from high school received the Ph.C. The 2 degrees were almost identical in the theoretical branches. The 2-year course was for full-time students and the tuition was $100 per year. The full-time course included more laboratory work. The 3-year course allowed the student time to work in a local drug store. The tuition was $65 per year.

The Doctor of Pharmacy (Phar.D.) was awarded to candidates who graduated from a “reputable school of pharmacy, who has had at least ten years of pharmaceutical experience since graduation; who presents an acceptable dissertation and who passes an examination before the Committee on Examination.”

Over time the Ph.G. degree became the 2-year degree program and Ph.C. became the 3 year program. Students were not admitted to the 2 -year course of study after the 1924/25 academic year. The Ph.C. and B.S. degrees were offered. The Ph.C. degree was not offered after 6/1935, leaving the B.S. as the only degree offered. Graduate work was possible through the Graduate School.

Enrollment
Total enrollment was 76 in 1908/09. Enrollment was 130 in the last year of existence (1948/49).

Deans
The deans of the School, 1908-1949, were:
1908-1911 Henry V. Arny
1911-1912 Norman A. Dubois
1912-1913 T. Barnard Tanner
1913-1916 William C. Alpers
1916-1940 Edward Spease
1940-1941 Edward D. Davy, Acting Dean
1941-1943 Edward D. Davy
1943-1944 Franklin J. Bacon, Acting Dean
1944-1949 Arthur P. Wyss

Buildings
The School of Pharmacy was located in downtown Cleveland until 1920 when it moved to a house on Adelbert Road. The buildings used by the School included:
1882 - part of a floor of Cleveland City Hall
1900 - 2 floors of Cleveland Gas Light and Coke Company (also called the Gas Building
1910-1920 - Ohio Wesleyan Medical School building
1920-1949 - 2029/2045 Adelbert Road
1933 - Pierce Hall

In 1921 a garden of medicinal plants was established on campus under the management of the Department of Pharmacognosy. In the Spring of 1929 the garden was transferred to Squire Valleevue Farm.

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Andrew Squire in medicinal herb garden and plants and seeds harvested from the farm


Plants were cultivated for propagation (for use in the manufacturing laborary) and research. According to Davy’s history, “The School maintains research and manufacturing laboratories, where U.S.P, N.F., and special formulae preparations are made for the hospitals of Cleveland. By agreement between Western Reserve University and the University Hospitals of Cleveland the Head of the Department of Pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy serves as the Directing Pharmacist of the University Hospitals, and the pharmacists in the hospitals become members of the teaching staff of the School. Students are required to take a course in hospital pharmacy under the direction of the hospitals pharmacists. An advanced course in hospital pharmacy is open to students who in the opinion of the faculty show special aptitude and ability.”

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Pharmacy students in laboratory, 1913

Records of the School and more information about the School of Pharmacy is available in the University Archives.

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May 22, 2018

Faculty Authorized Users -- Regular Circulation vs. ILLiad

One of the perks of being a faculty member here at Kelvin Smith Library is that you can request to have authorized users specified on your library circulation account. This will allow them to check out KSL and OhioLINK loans on your behalf, saving you time and effort in your busy schedule. Another similar but separate benefit available to all users registered in the KSL ILLiad system is the option to specify authorized persons to sign out interlibrary loan items (not OhioLINK) on their behalf.

If you are current CWRU faculty, and wish to establish the former of these services, you will need to contact KSL Access & Delivery by sending a message to smithcontact@case.edu, providing the names of those persons you wish to allow to pick up your loans. You may also call our Service Center at 216-368-3506 for additional assistance, if needed.

If you are an eligible user of KSL's ILLiad system for interlibrary loan services -- i.e., faculty, staff and students only -- you can similarly designate authorized users also to pick up ILL returnable items for you. This topic was previously covered in my blog way back on March 4, 2009, as distinct from KSL and OhioLINK loan checkouts. Normally, you would simply edit your ILLiad profile by logging into your account and selecting 'Change User Information' from the Main Menu. You would then add their names in the 'Authorized Users' field and save the changes. NOTE: Alumni and Depository Request users do not have loan borrowing privileges through KSL's ILLiad (i.e., only copies), and this does not apply to their service levels.

If you are faculty and are currently registered with a KSL ILLiad account, we can add your authorized users there as a courtesy. If you are making a request using the above e-mail contact for your main borrowing privileges, you can include this in your message text as well. Please remember to refer to your KSL ILLiad UserName, if you intend to do so. If you prefer, our ILL staff can also make this edit to your KSL ILLiad account. Please feel free to send a message to them at smithill@case.edu.

One further word of note about ILLiad authorized users. We recommend that you add them (or request to have them added) to your account prior to submitting any new loan requests. Any returnable items already received and awaiting pick-up will not have been marked with their names, and you will need to notify ILL staff so we can manually add them onto the accompanying checkout slips.

We hope this helps to make your scholarly research endeavors a little easier.

Got questions in general for Kelvin Smith Library ILL staff? Contact us by phone at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or by e-mail at smithill@case.edu.

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May 17, 2018

Kelvin Smith Library Announces Beta Launch of Digital Case

We want you to test and give feedback on Kelvin Smith Library’s newly revamped Digital Case (https://frontend.case.dgicloud.com), Case Western Reserve University’s institutional repository. Digital Case houses the university’s scholarly publications and research data from faculty, staff and students, as well as photographs, audio recordings, and copies of rare books and manuscripts from the library’s collections. Digital Case has been comprehensively indexed, allowing data to be easily discovered through online search engines, such as Google.

Kelvin Smith Library assumed the important role of digitally preserving and making accessible all the university’s research for the Case Western Reserve University community and beyond.

We’d like to hear from you about your experience using our new Digital Case platform using the feedback form on the site: https://frontend.case.dgicloud.com/node/22

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May 08, 2018

De Symmetria by Albrecht Durer

We'll take a brief hiatus from the Herbal Collection of the Cleveland Medical Library Association, housed in the Allen Memorial Medical Library, to look at De Symmetria partium in rectis formis humanorum corporum libri, by Albrecht Durer, from 1532. This is the first edition of the Latin translation of the work (from German). De Symmetria uses the original wood blocks from the earlier printings for this translation. It is a folio in sixes, with chainlines and several different watermarks.

Continue reading "De Symmetria by Albrecht Durer"

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May 01, 2018

De Medicina

The second book in the Herbal Collection of the Allen Memorial Medical Library, and the first book in the Marshall Collection, is the 1481 edition of De Medicina by Aulus Cornelius Celsus.

Continue reading "De Medicina"

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May 02, 2018

Herbarius Latinus

The sixth book in the Herbal Collection of the Allen Memorial Medical Library, and the second book in the Marshall Collection, is the 1484 edition of Herbarius Latinus.

The author is not known. As noted in Johnston's work on the Cleveland Herbal Collection, the CMLA edition is bound in dark brown calf with with raised bands and clasps (missing).

The cover is blind tooled with a panel design with a double line fillet. The outer panel is filled with a blind ornamental stamping of a plant in each corner with a scroll in between each corner, what Johnston refers to as a "ribbon rolls" each roll "inscribed christus". The middle panel is a mixture of both the ornamental plants and the rolls. There is some imbalance in the cover design, with four rolls in the outer panel at the bottom--within the frame of the panel--and five at the top, with one roll "breaking" the frame. The cover is worm eaten and gouged in places.

The interior is something to behold. Inside the front board is what Johnston describes as the "Armorial bookplate of the castle of Oels in Silesia". In addition, there are various enumerations, possibly cataloging, and a two paragraph statement in Latin.

The title page is equally interesting with what Johnston names as "one of earliest works to have a title page". The title is presented in Gothic font with the red printer's mark of Fust and Schoeffer (widely believed to have stolen Gutenberg's press and equipment out from under him). Additionally, there is a purple stamp of which Johnston writes "duplicate stamp of the Royal Library at Dresden." There is also an inscription "Sum Francisci Eyssagk, Monasterii Schweydnitzer."

On the verso of the title page, in red and green, is the "arms of Bernardinus von Berge". Johnston makes no mention of the title page having been ripped in half, with the lower half missing and replaced.

Continue reading "Herbarius Latinus"

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May 01, 2018

On This Day in CWRU History: May

Below is month eleven of our list of significant dates in CWRU’s history. The list is not comprehensive and we invite suggestions of other dates to include.

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Campus anti-war protests, May 1970

May 2
1908 Western Reserve University students held their first mock political convention at Gray's Armory. The convention nominated Senator Robert LaFollette of Wisconsin for U.S. president.
1948 Case Institute of Technology's new student union, Tomlinson Hall, was dedicated.
1970 An open meeting was held to protest expansion of the Vietman War to Cambodia.

May 3
1970 Demonstrators occupied Yost Hall to protest the campus ROTC program headquartered in the building.

May 4
1970 Student Vietnam war protesters blocked the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road. That night a candlelight procession was held in memory of the Kent State student killed and wounded earlier that day.
1971 Boxer Muhammad Ali spoke at Adelbert Gym. The lecture was sponsored by the UUSG Speakers Bureau and the Adelbert College Junior Class.
1985 Completely renovated as part of the Mather Quad restoration effort, Guilford House was rededicated.

May 5
1970 Faculty Senate 4-1/2 hour meeting debated continuation of the ROTC program and other issues related to anti-war protests. Radio station WRUW broadcast the proceedings.

May 6
1961 Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for Western Reserve University's Mather I dormitory complex, consisting of Cutter, Smith, Taft, and Taplin Houses, and Stone Dining Hall.
1970 A ROTC supply room in the basement of Yost Hall was firebombed. Damage was $5,000.

May 7
1971 Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University's baseball teams faced off in the last meeting of these two schools in intercollegiate sports. WRU beat Case 7-5 in 10 innings.

May 8
1917 Lakeside Base Hospital Number Four, comprised of 256 men and women, including faculty from the School of Medicine, sailed for Europe one month after the United States entered World War I.
1971 Buffalo Bob Smith, the star of the "Howdy Doody Show," appeared at Emerson Gym. Smith told behind-the-scene anecdotes, showed film of the 10th anniversary show, and led the audience in singing old Howdy Doody songs. Tickets were $1.50.
1986 Trustees approved establishment of the Center on Regional Economic Issues in the Weatherhead School of Management.

May 9
1968 Trustee Executive Committee approved establishment of the Biomedical Engineering Department.

May 10
1961 Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at Case Institute of Technology for the Olin Laboratory for Materials.

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May 11
1903 Western Reserve University Trustees established the Library School.
1904 Charles S. Howe was inaugurated as Case School of Applied Science's second president.
1948 Case Institute of Technology students held their first mock political convention, nominating Senator Arthur Vandenburg of Michigan as candidate for U.S. president.

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May 12
1994 Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter spoke at the Florence Cellar Gerontology Conference, sponsored by the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

May 13
1885 Laura Kerr Axtell donated property worth $125,000 in the city of Cleveland, as well as the township of Rockport, to endow the Kerr Professorship of Mathematics, the first named professorship at Case School of Applied Science.
1972 The Health Sciences Center complex, containing new and expanded homes for the Schools of Nursing, Dentistry, and Medicine, was dedicated.

May 14
1965 Retiring CIT President Glennan was honored by a surprise tribute organized by students at
Students Salute Keith Glennan Day.

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May 15
1928 Western Reserve University Trustees established the School of Education.
1969 When an attempt by 200 protesters to occupy the President's office in Adelbert Main was thwarted by counter demonstrators, the protesters, primarily students, proceeded to occupy Haydn Hall for four days.

May 16
1999 Former astronaut and U. S. Senator John Glenn spoke at CWRU's spring commencement convocation.

May 17
1946 All Hudson Relay teams were disqualified for using cars instead of running the race.

May 18
1920 Following the re-opening of the School of Medicine to women, female students established the Theta chapter of the Nu Sigma Phi medical sorority.
1961 Case Institute of Technology formally dedicated the Library-Humanities Building. In 1966, it was renamed the Lester M. and Ruth P. Sears Library-Humanities Building.
2003 Geraldine Ferraro, who in 1984 became the first woman to run on a U.S. presidential ticket of a major party, gave the address at CWRU's main commencement ceremony.

May 19
1967 Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University purchased Fenway Motor Inn, renamed University House, to provide housing for married and single graduate students.

May 21
1948 T. Keith Glennan was inaugurated as Case Institute of Technology's fourth president.
1957 Dedication ceremonies were held for Case Institute of Technology's second student dormitory, Pardee Hall.
1969 CWRU's University Undergraduate Student Government Assembly held its first meeting.
1969 CWRU Trustees approved phase one of a joint music program with Cleveland Institute of Musice, to begin in fall 1969.
2000 Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ohio Congresswoman and 1971 Flora Stone Mather College and 1974 Law graduate, spoke at CWRU's School of Law commencement ceremony. Ferid Murad, a 1998 Nobel Prize laureate and a 1965 Western Reserve University graduate, spoke at CWRU's School of Medicine commencement ceremony.

May 22
1894 School of Medicine became the first medical college in Ohio to require four years of study to earn the M.D. degree.
1896 Western Reserve University and Case School of Applied Science held their first Intercollegiate Field Day in track. Held at the Cleveland Driving Park, WRU beat Case, 74-54.
1985 The first outdoor, University-wide, CWRU commencement ceremony was held.

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May 23
1958 In use since 1901, the Case Institute of Technology athletic field was renamed Van Horn Field, in honor of former Case faculty member Frank "the Count" Van Horn.

May 24
1916 In an early use of the transcontinental telephone line, attendees at the Case School of Applied Science alumni dinner spoke via telephone with Case alumni at simultaneous gatherings in New York City and San Francisco.
1957 Dedication ceremonies were held at Case Institute of Technology for the newly completed Sam W. Emerson Physical Education Center.
1990 The Staff Advisory Council, CWRU's first, fully representative staff organization, held its first official meeting.

May 26
1911 Case School of Applied Science competed for the first time in varsity tennis by participating in the Ohio Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament held at Ohio Wesleyan University.
1951 Case Institute of Technology formally dedicated its first campus dormitory, Yost Hall.

May 27
1981 Dr. Benjamin Spock, noted pediatrician and former Western Reserve University faculty member, gave the address at CWRU's School of Medicine commencement ceremony.

May 28
1931 Case School of Applied Science's commencement convocation was held for the first time at the newly-constructed Severance Hall.
1970 Polykarp Kusch, 1955 Nobel Prize laureate, and a 1931 graduate of Case Institute of Technology, spoke at CIT's commencement ceremony.

May 29
1891 Western Reserve University Trustees established the School of Law.

May 31
1928 Nearly 50 years after its establishment, the Case School of Applied Science graduated its first woman, Edith Paula Chartkoff, who received an M.S. in Metallurgy.

On This Day in CWRU HIstory: July
On This Day in CWRU HIstory: August
On This Day in CWRU History: September
On This Day in CWRU History: October
On This Day in CWRU History: November
On This Day in CWRU History: December
On This Day in CWRU History: January
On This Day in CWRU History: February
On This Day in CWRU History: March
On This Day in CWRU History: April

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April 27, 2018

Finals at Kelvin Smith Library!

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We’re Opening Collaboration rooms during Finals

Need a quiet place to study? It may be tough finding space. That’s why KSL is opening all study rooms in the Lower Level during Finals!

Classrooms: LL01, LL06A, LL06B

April 30 (starting 12:00pm) - May 10 (ending 8:00am)


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PAWS Your Stress

Take a "paws" from stress at Kelvin Smith Library. We'll have therapy dogs at the library on May 1 and May 2 throughout the day!

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Wellness Break at KSL!

Massages! Smoothies! Food! Chair Yoga!
Finals are coming and we got you covered. Stop by the Dampeer Room on the second floor of Kelvin Smith Library on Tuesday, May 1 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
All students, graduate and undergraduate, are welcome!

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Need help with your current research project? Or assistance locating the appropriate resources for a finals assignment?

Kelvin Smith Library research services librarians are ready to help you during finals. Here are 3 easy ways to do it:

Chat with a librarian: https://bit.ly/2HhOzl6

April 16 - May 9 | Mondays - Thursdays 10:00am - 9:00pm | Fridays 10:00am - 5:00pm
April 22 - May 9 | Sundays 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Stop by our Walk-in Research Desk anytime during finals (April 22 - May 10) at Kelvin Smith Library’s Collaboration Room M-01 located on the first floor.
April 22 - May 9 | Mondays - Thursdays 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Sundays 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Set up an appointment with a librarian for an in-depth consultation during regular business hours and find the right librarian for you: http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/research/rsl/


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April 23, 2018

International Borrowing Through Interlibrary Loan

If you've ever spent some time on the Main Floor of Kelvin Smith Library, you will have heard campus tour guides often say that "you can get anything from all over the world with ILLiad". Well, this is generally an accurate statement--as, you will see below, our record clearly demonstrates.

So, what kinds of things do we typically get from sources outside the U.S.? Well, by my first-hand estimation, these would include items of the following types:

* Foreign theses and dissertations
* Esoteric literary works in foreign languages
* Rare music scores
* Papers from conferences held outside the U.S.
* Articles from non-English scholarly journals

Granted, a lot of these kinds of materials are available from libraries located in the U.S. too, so this is not to be taken as a hard-and-fast rule. It's just that when we do have to go outside the country to obtain something, these are what they usually turn out to be. As it stands, they still comprise a significant portion of our total workload volume.

At the risk of looking a bit of a show-off, please allow me to provide some statistics on the international borrowing processed by the ILL staff of Kelvin Smith Library. Over the past 3 fiscal years, we have enlisted the services of 108 libraries and archives in 24 countries outside the United States. Consequently, we have filled a total of 453 requests for scholarly materials not available from domestic lenders--approximately 5.5% or our total fill rate. Of these countries, the top 5 suppliers (in descending order) were as follow: Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Czech Republic.

For those interested in raw data, below is a list of all the countries whose libraries we have borrowed from, from July 2014 through June 2017. Each country is listed alphabetically, followed by the corresponding numbers for 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, then the total (in parentheses). At the bottom are the respective grand totals, as well.

Australia: 6, 5, 9 (20)
Austria: 1, 0, 0 (1)
Bulgaria: 0, 1, 0 (1)
Canada: 39, 33, 24 (96)
China: 0, 1, 1 (2)
Cyprus: 0, 0, 1 (1)
Czech Republic: 24, 0, 0 (24)
Denmark: 2, 4, 4 (10)
France: 0, 2, 1 (3)
Germany: 39, 36, 30 (105)
Hong Kong: 4, 1, 1 (6)
Hungary: 0, 0, 1 (1)
Ireland: 2, 5, 2 (9)
Israel: 0, 0, 3 (3)
Italy: 1, 0, 0 (1)
Japan: 8, 15, 10 (33)
Netherlands: 1, 3, 4 (8)
New Zealand: 4, 1, 4 (9)
Poland: 0, 1, 0 (1)
Slovenia: 0, 0, 2 (2)
South Africa: 5, 0, 1 (6)
Spain: 8, 4, 6 (18)
Taiwan: 1, 3, 2 (6)
United Kingdom: 26, 38, 23 (87)

All International: 171, 153, 129 (453)

Just a comment that the case of the Czech Republic in 2014-15 is a bit of an anomaly, while Australia and Spain have been more consistent and reliable suppliers over time. Either of these might have been more of a contender for fifth place.

Well, there you have it. Interlibrary Loan service does not have to end at the U.S. border. So if you need something not held in a domestic location, don't hesitate to request it. We will still try our best to get it for you.

Got questions for Kelvin Smith Library ILL staff? Contact us by phone at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or by e-mail at smithill@case.edu.

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April 20, 2018

3rd National Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Conference Makes a Splash in the Library World

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"Why can't librarians smile?" This was a response to a question that was asked two years ago when the library was looking to improve its engagement with students.

This year, the response was “Librarians are the best people I’ve ever met. I don't know how someone can be so nice to you”

Read more about this and how Kelvin Smith Library's Personal Librarian Conference is making a splash in the library world!

https://lj.libraryjournal.com/2018/04/industry-news/fye-conference-cwru-focuses-service-student-retention/#_

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April 18, 2018

Need help with your current research project? Or assistance locating the appropriate resources for a finals assignment?

Need help with your current research project? Or assistance locating the appropriate resources for a finals assignment?

Kelvin Smith Library research services librarians are ready to help you during finals. Here are 3 easy ways to do it:

Chat with a librarian: https://bit.ly/2HhOzl6

April 16 - May 9 | Mondays - Thursdays 10:00am - 9:00pm
Fridays 10:00am - 5:00pm

April 22 - May 9 | Sundays 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Stop by our Walk-in Research Desk anytime during finals (April 22 - May 10) at Kelvin Smith Library’s Collaboration Room M-01 located on the first floor.

April 22 - May 9 | Mondays - Thursdays 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Sundays 12:00pm - 8:00pm


Set up an appointment with a librarian for an in-depth consultation during regular business hours and find the right librarian for you: http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/research/rsl/

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April 13, 2018

Results of the 2018 Kelvin Smith Library #NationalLibraryWeek Haiku Contest

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Drum roooooollll!!

We are proud to announce the winners of the Kelvin Smith Library's 2018 #NationalLibraryWeek Haiku Contest! The grand prize winner will receive gift cards to both Barnes & Noble and Target totaling $100 and our second and third prize winners will receive CWRU-branded apparel. Thank you to all those that participated!

Grand Prize Winner
: Katherine Elizabeth Lewis (Mandel School of Social Administration, Class of 2018)

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Keyword: “Sisyphean Task”
Click. Not anymore.

Second Place: Steve Kerby (Class of 2019)

I look for one leaf
in endless columns of trees.
Thank god for Dewey.

Third Place: CWRU Student (Remaining Anonymous)

Shh! Listen closely
to hear silent symphonies
burst from the pages.

Read all contest entries


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April 18, 2018

Have you met Andrew? Our Preservation Officer?


Don't forget to join us this coming Monday on April 23 at 12:00pm for the kickoff event of Preservation Week: Preservation Parlor!

Learn the tips and tricks to preserve damaged artifacts such as photographs, books, letters, newspapers, and family artifacts. Following the presentation, you are invited to bring one item (book, letter, newspaper, or photograph) for a personal consultation on how to best preserve your item.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/163601571016904/

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April 12, 2018

Preservation Week at Kelvin Smith Library

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Kick off Preservation Week at Kelvin Smith Library's Preservation Parlor on Monday, April 23 at 12:00 pm with tips and tricks to preserving photographs, books, letters, newspapers, and family artifacts. See a live demonstration of the various techniques used to treat and preserve damaged artifacts. Following the presentation, you are invited to bring one item (book, letter, newspaper, or photograph) for a personal consultation on how to best preserve your item.

Later in the week, come see our pop-up preservation workshop at Kelvin Smith Library by the main entrance on Wednesday, April 25 anytime between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm for a rare glimpse into the preservation officer's daily responsibilities at the library. Come with questions and learn more about what the library is doing to ensure that library materials will be used now and in the future.

Preservation Parlor
| Monday, April 23 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Dampeer Room, 2nd Floor

Pop-up Preservation Workshop | Wednesday, April 25 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm | Kelvin Smith Library, 1st Floor by the entrance

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Preservation Week celebrates preservation in libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural institutions that hold historic collections or items of value. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of the important role of preservation in extending the life of a library’s collections. These services can include paper repair, rebinding, rebacking, and other activities conserve library materials.

For more information, please contact Andrew Mancuso, Preservation Officer at 216-368-3465 or Andrew.Mancuso@case.edu

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/163601571016904/


These events are free and open to the public.

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April 02, 2018

Proposals for Freedman Fellows Program Now Being Accepted

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The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship is now accepting applications for the 2018 Freedman Fellows Program for full-time CWRU faculty and staff. This annual award is given to full-time CWRU faculty and staff whose current scholarly research projects involve the use of digital tools and processes that are of scholarly or instructional interest (e.g., data sets, digital texts, digital images, databases), and have clearly articulated project outcomes.

Proposed requests can range from $1,000 to a maximum of $15,000 to support the expenses related to innovative scholarly or creative projects that meet the criteria. Awarded amounts may vary depending on scope of project.

Proposals for the program are due by Friday, June 1, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

Applicants are encouraged to schedule a consultation with members of the Digital Learning & Scholarship team before submitting an application. Team members can help clarify a project, identify scope creep and help pinpoint possible deliverables. To schedule a consultation, contact freedmancenter@case.edu. For additional questions contact Digital Learning and Scholarship Librarian, Charlie Harper, at charles.harper@case.edu.

For more information about the Freedman Fellows program and how to apply, visit http://library.case.edu/ksl/freedmancenter/digitalscholarship/fellows/.

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April 05, 2018

"Jane Eyre as Material Text: The Lives and Afterlives of a Classic" a talk by Dr. John A. Buchtel

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Kelvin Smith Library is proud to present "Jane Eyre as Material Text: The Lives and Afterlives of a Classic" a talk by Dr. John A. Buchtel, Director of the Booth Family Center for Special Collections at Georgetown University.

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, like many other classics, has gone through hundreds of iterations since its first edition was published 175 years ago: illustrated editions, cheap reprints, mass-market paperbacks, translations, abridgments, comic books, and adaptations for stage and screen. This talk will dive into the book’s various manifestations in its design, format, and general depiction, and how it reflects culture over time.

This event is made possible through the generous support of Case Western Reserve University alumna, Julia Gelfand (MSL ‘77). This presentation is part of the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest which will take place again at Kelvin Smith Library in Spring 2019.

Questions? Contact Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections at (216) 368-0189 or kslspecialcollections@case.edu

We recommend you reserve your spot today as seating may be limited: https://bit.ly/2pQVPKx

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1763497753710406/

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April 03, 2018

Kelvin Smith Library Celebrates National Library Week with Campus-wide Haiku Contest and ORCID Open House

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As part of National Library Week, Kelvin Smith Library invites you to participate in the week’s planned activities: a haiku contest and an ORCID Open House.

Compose the winning haiku for Kelvin Smith Library’s 2018 National Library Week Haiku Contest and win gift cards to both Barnes & Noble and Target totaling $100! Second and third prizes will be awarded Case Western Reserve University-branded apparel.

The theme for this year’s haiku contest is “Where did the library lead you?” A haiku consists of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. Submissions will be accepted through the online submission form: https://bit.ly/2GtvJru and the deadline for all entries is April 12th at 4:00 pm

The top three winning submissions will be determined by a committee of Kelvin Smith librarian poetry enthusiasts. Any faculty, student, or staff is welcome to participate. The winners will be notified on Friday, April 13th, 2018.

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Researchers, faculty, graduate students, and students looking to publish are welcome to Kelvin Smith Library’s ORCID Open House on April 12th from 10:00am - 4:00pm at the Freedman Center.

ORCID iDs are 16-digit unique identifiers that you can use to distinguish yourself from other research professionals and connect with your own affiliations and work. In the same way books have ISBN numbers or cars have VIN numbers, researchers now have their own unique IDs.

Four Reasons You Need an ORCID iD:
1. Systems you are currently using are already connected with ORCID. In fact, over 1,600 journals now require authors to use an ORCID iD.

2.Your ORCID iD will follow you across your entire professional career, even when you move into different positions and across multiple institutions.

3.ORCID iDs connects you with your publications, awards, and professional affiliations.

4.ORCID iDs ensure you are correctly identified. It is common, in the research community to find professionals with similar names. Thus, it is easy to confuse among researchers.

Take the next step in your career and dive into the world of of modern scholarship with a full day of on-site ORCID iD setup stations, one-on-one consultations, and personalized demonstrations. Come curious and come with questions.

For more information, contact Mark Clemente at Mark.Clemente@case.edu or 215-368-3539

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April 03, 2018

On This Day in CWRU History: April

Below is month ten of our list of significant dates in CWRU’s history. The list is not comprehensive and we invite suggestions of other dates to include.

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Case Tech, April Fool's edition, 1970

April 1
A timeless tradition found in most of the student newspapers - the April Fool’s edition.
1972 The newly merged CWRU outdoor track team participated in the Marietta College Relays.

April 4
1892 Nu Sigma Nu medical fraternity was established by twenty-six students and faculty members at the School of Medicine.
1941 Case School of Applied Science defeated John Carroll University at the Cleveland Arena, 2-1, to win the Big Four hockey title in the third game of a best of three series. It was the final varsity hockey game for Case.
1960 The Case Institute of Technology Men's Glee Club released their first album, Case Men Sing. Featuring Case songs such as "Carmen Case," "Alma Mater," and the "Fight Song," the first edition sold out within a week.

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April 5
1972 The newly merged CWRU baseball team played Youngstown State University.
1972 The newly merged CWRU tennis team faced off against Oberlin College.
1974 Cesar Chavez, president of the United Farm Workers of America, spoke at Amasa Stone Chapel. Sponsored by the CWRU Farmworkers' Support Committee, the event was free to the public.

April 6
1959 Poet Robert Frost spoke to a capacity crowd at Case’s Emerson Gym.

April 7
1950 As reported in the Case Institute of Technology newspaper, Case Tech, Tau Beta Pi announced the establishment of a faculty evaluation program for students. One-page questionnaires were distributed to students to grade instructors.

April 8
1851 Western Reserve College faculty approved the student social organization, the Equitable Fraternity, later known as Oudon Adelon, and even later as Delta Upsilon.
1972 The newly merged CWRU golf team teed off against Malone College.

April 9
1998 Derek Walcott, 1992 Nobel Laureate for poetry, read poems at Strosacker Auditorium. The event was free and open to the public.

April 11
1930 William E. Wickenden was inaugurated as Case School of Applied Science's third president.
1968 CWRU held its first convocation to honor the memory of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., just a week after the civil rights leader’s assassination.

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William Wickenden inauguration ceremony


April 12
1967 Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University Trustees approved the Agreement of Consolidation to combine Case and WRU into a new corporation, Case Western Reserve University.

April 14
1968 WRU’s new Centrex telephone system went into operation. It replaced the PBX system that had been in use since 1928.
1981 CWRU Trustees approved a single diploma design to be used by all CWRU schools.

April 15
1939 The New Chemistry Building of the Case School of Applied Science was dedicated. In 1956, it was named in honor of former Case faculty member Albert W. Smith.

April 16
1969 CWRU Trustees approved the 4-1-4 calendar for the 1969/1970 academic year. Two 15-week semesters would be separated by the month of January devoted to Intersession.
1994 During a ceremony at the Western Reserve Rowing Association, the CWRU Crew Club christened their new racing boat "Agnar Pytte," in honor of CWRU president Agnar Pytte.

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April 17
1966 Gay Gallon completed an 80-hour 1-man marathon radio broadcast on WRAR, setting a new National Collegiate One Man Marathon Broadcasting Record.

April 18
1827 Middle College, the first building on the Hudson campus of Western Reserve College, opened for use.
1870 Nathan Perkins Seymour, longtime Professor of Latin and Greek, was named emeritus upon retirement, the first faculty member at Western Reserve College so honored.
1923 The cornerstone of the School of Medicine's new University Circle home was laid. In 1992, it was named in honor of former faculty member, Harland G. Wood.
1955 Dedication ceremonies were held for the William E. Wickenden Electrical Engineering Building. Wickenden was president of the Case Institute of Technology from 1929 to 1947.

April 19
1996 On newly constructed softball diamonds at Finnigan Fields, the CWRU women's varsity softball team played their first home game, splitting a double-header with Otterbein College. Vice President for Student Affairs Glenn Nicholls threw out the first pitch.

April 20
1974 CWRU faculty/administrators beat members of The Observer staff in a softball game at Finnigan Fields. CWRU President Louis Toepfer, wearing a suit and tie, batted twice in the game going hitless.

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April 21
1950 Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for Case Institute of Technology's first dormitory, Yost Hall.
1984 Backed by freshmen pitcher Tom Sarfi's no-hitter, CWRU beat Hiram College in baseball, 6-0. It was CWRU's first no-hitter.
1990 The Hudson Relays were run for the first time entirely within University Circle. Previously, the Relays were run from the old Western Reserve University campus in Hudson to Cleveland.

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Yost Hall groundbreaking ceremonies


April 22
1998 The Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center was dedicated. It was named for Tinkham Veale II, who graduated from the Case School of Applied Science in 1937.

April 23
1995 During a ceremony at the Western Reserve Rowing Association, the CWRU Crew Club christened their new racing boat "Leonard Case, Jr.," in honor of Case School of Applied Science founder and benefactor Leonard Case, Jr.
1996 After a $6 million renovation, Rockefeller Physics was rededicated.

April 24
1883 Groundbreaking was held for Case Main, the first University Circle building of Case School of Applied Science.
1942 The annual Hudson Relay was run with bicycles instead of on foot. The class of 1944 won, with a time of 76 minutes.
1948 Case Institute of Technology, led by Coach Ray Ride, debuted its varsity golf program in a loss to Oberlin College.
1955 Western Reserve University broadcast a 90 minute alumni reunion over WEWS-TV.

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April 25
1982 The class of 1982 became the first to win the Hudson Relay four years in a row. CWRU president David Ragone served the team champagne at the Hudson Relay rock after the race.

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April 26
1826 The cornerstone was laid for Middle College, the first building on the Western Reserve College campus in Hudson.
1898 In response to the Spanish-American war, the Voluntary Case Corps of Cadets was organized for military drill exercises at the Case School of Applied Science.

April 27
1968 Robert W. Morse was inaugurated as CWRU's first president.

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April 28
1957 Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the Newton D. Baker Memorial Building on the corner of Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road.
1989 A contract was signed between CWRU and TRW, Inc. to begin the installation of CWRUnet, the electronic learning environment.

April 29
1972 After a 2 year hiatus, the Hudson Relay returned. The class of 1974 won, finishing the race in just over 2 hours.
1984 The School of Law ran its own team in the Hudson Relay.
1999 Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the Peter B. Lewis Building, the new home of the Weatherhead School of Management.

April 30
1972 George Gund Hall, home of the Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law, was dedicated.
1978 Case Institute of Technology students were allowed to participate in the Hudson Relay for the first time.

On This Day in CWRU HIstory: July
On This Day in CWRU HIstory: August
On This Day in CWRU History: September
On This Day in CWRU History: October
On This Day in CWRU History: November
On This Day in CWRU History: December
On This Day in CWRU History: January
On This Day in CWRU History: February
On This Day in CWRU History: March

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March 28, 2018

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Annice Florence Jeffreys Myers, Medical School class of 1883

“A womanly woman with a well-balanced and a well-stored brain, a woman of broad sympathies, keenly alive to the betterment of her kind, whether individually or in the mass, was Mrs. Annice Jeffrys [sic] Myers, wife of Jefferson Myers.” So was the announcement of Annice Florence Jeffreys Myers’ death in an Oregon newspaper.

Annice Florence Jeffreys was born 5/21/1860 in Wayne County, Ohio. While the Medical School graduated 6 of the first 7 women doctors in the U.S., the School was closed to women 1856-1879. On 4/28/1879 the faculty voted to admit women students. Three women graduated, one each in 1880, 1883, and 1884, before medical education was closed again until 1919. Annice Jeffreys was the woman who graduated from the School of Medicine in 1883.

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Annice Florence Jeffreys Myers

After graduation, Dr. Myers practiced medicine for about 16 years - about 7 years in Cleveland before moving to Salem, Oregon where she practiced medicine for around 9 years. While we do not have the exact date in the Archives, she married Jefferson Myers around 1900 or 1901.

In addition to her work as a physician, Dr. Myers was involved in other activities. She was a suffragette serving at the local and national level: vice president at large of the State Equal Suffrage Association and auditor of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association. She was Chairman of the Committee of Arrangements for the 37th Annual Convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Portland in 1905 at the time of the Lewis and Clark Exposition. (Dr. Myers and her husband, who was President of the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition Commission, had traveled to the last convention in Washington, D.C. to invite the Association to bring its next meeting to Oregon.) Dr. Myers also served on the Association’s Committee on Congressional Legislation.

She was deeply involved in assisting working women improve their conditions. She helped them gain opportunities for better jobs to become independent. She helped many become nurses “and she opened the way for many to other useful fields.” As one obituary stated, “It was the work of helping girls that occupied most of her time during the last few years, however, and she was planning to organize this work and carry it out on a much larger scale when taken ill last September.”

Dr. Myers died 5/10/1911 in Portland, Oregon. She was survived by her husband, 4 sisters, and 1 brother.

See past Women’s History Month posts from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

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March 28, 2018

ORCID Open House at Kelvin Smith Library

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Researchers, faculty, graduate students, and students looking to publish are welcome to Kelvin Smith Library’s ORCID Open House on April 12th from 10:00am - 4:00pm at the Freedman Center.

ORCID iDs are 16-digit unique identifiers that you can use to distinguish yourself from other research professionals and connect with your own affiliations and work. In the same way books have ISBN numbers or cars have VIN numbers, researchers now have their own unique IDs.

Five Reasons You Need an ORCID iD:
1) Systems you are currently using are already connected with ORCID. In fact, over 1,600 journals now require authors to use an ORCID iD.

2) Your ORCID iD will follow you across your entire professional career, even when you move into different positions and across multiple institutions.

3)ORCID iDs connects you with your publications, awards, and professional affiliations.

4)ORCID iDs ensure you are correctly identified. It is common, in the research community to find professionals with similar names. Thus, it is easy to confuse among researchers.

5)You can control your record and manage what appears on your profile.

Take the next step in your career and dive into the world of of modern scholarship with a full day of on-site ORCID iD setup stations, one-on-one consultations, and personalized demonstrations. Come curious and come with questions.

For more information, contact Mark Clemente at Mark.Clemente@case.edu or 215-368-3539

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/184912968964563/

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March 26, 2018

Scopus Training Day: Sign Up Today!

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Register today: https://bit.ly/2uoO4QS

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/163109651062042/

Learn advanced tips on how to get the most out of Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from more than 5,000 publishers. Stay abreast of scientific developments, track key research, identify key opinion leaders and stay ahead of your competition.

Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Choose from 5 training sessions on April 11th at Kelvin Smith Library in Classroom 215 (Second Floor)

9:00am - 10:00am (Option 1)
11:00am - 12:00pm (Option 2)
1:00pm - 2:00pm (Option 3)
3:00pm - 4:00pm (Option 4)
4:00pm - 5:00pm (Option 5)

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How can you benefit from Scopus?

Make better research decisions
-Track and monitor global research output
-Pinpoint trending insights and solutions
-Identify and validate new ideas, technologies and applications

Find leading experts and potential partners
-Find the best minds and experts in all scientific fields
-Evaluate potential collaborators and initiate new projects
-Stay up to date on the latest research insights from key authors and opinion leaders

Maintain a competitive edge
-Track and evaluate competitors’ latest research outputs
-Monitor and anticipate industry partnerships
-Find competitor solutions to specific R&D problems

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Questions? Please contact Kelvin Smith Library Administration at 216-368-2992 or ksl-mail@case.edu

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March 23, 2018

Kelvin Smith Library Hosts 3rd National Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference

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What an incredible two days at Kelvin Smith Library. In an effort to learn more about how we can improve our Personal Librarian program, we have organized and hosted the Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference for its third year!

Over 175 participants from around the country and Canada came to Kelvin Smith Library for two days of learning and experience. We saw some of Case Western Reserve University's very best including Rick Bischoff, VP for Enrollment Management, and world-renowned figures including, Steven Volk, Professor of History Emeritus at Oberlin College who was recognized by the Chilean government for "his contributions in helping to restore democracy" in that country.

We gathered and we networked from peer institutions including University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Ohio State University, Penn State University, and University of Notre Dame. For all those that took time to join us, we hope the conference will continue to inspire and educate!

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View more conference photos: https://www.facebook.com/kelvinsmithlibrary/posts/10155089721071090

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March 20, 2018

ILLiad Notifications Gone Missing? -- Where You Might Find Them

Sometimes it happens that you may have submitted an ILLiad request a while ago, and not heard anything since. Rest assured that at some point within reason a notification regarding its status will be (or has possibly already been) sent out to you.

If you still feel you've been left wondering, please consider the following list of possible outcomes, to which your request might have arrived...

* Cancelled -- with a reason specified.
* Book (or other returnable item) has been received & you have been notified to pick up -- additional courtesy pick-up messages may have also gone out.
* Loan is due soon, overdue, very overdue, or long overdue & account has been blocked.
* Electronic article has been delivered -- will have expired if not viewed within 30 days.
* Request is still pending, and has not yet been fulfilled.

With the exception of the last of these, an attempt to contact you by e-mail would have already been made. It is entirely possible, for one reason or another, that the message never reached you. In such cases, we suggest first that you login into your ILLiad account and check the status of your current and past transactions from the various options listed under the "View" section of the "Main Menu". As they relate to the above list of outcomes, you would click respectively on these options: Cancelled Requests, Outstanding Requests, Checked Out Items, Electronically Received Articles, Outstanding Requests. A quick overview of this menu may also be found in my entry from June 23, 2011.

We recommend as well that you check the "Notifications" option in your ILLiad menu, where you may view the 20 most recent messages sent to the e-mail account specified in your profile. This topic was addressed in more detail here previously on June 3, 2009. It is also wise for you to check the "Change User Information" option (under the "Tools" section of the "Main Menu"), to be sure you have entered an e-mail account address which you check on a regular basis. I have addressed this issue in my prior entries from June 28, 2010 and November 18, 2015.

Finally, we recommend that you also check the spam folder in your personal or institutional e-mail service, to see if it might have gotten filtered there. Believe me, this has happened and is not out of the realm of possibility. We would then suggest that you adjust your settings to accept messages originating from the KSL ILLiad system (i.e., from "smithill@case.edu").

If all else fails, we recommend that you contact ILL staff to the check status of any current transactions, or for older e-mail messages no longer available in the "Notifications" list. As always, you may reach us by phone at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or by e-mail at smithill@case.edu.

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March 14, 2018

2018 Freedman Fellows ShowCASE

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Could what we learn from the Freedman Fellows’ Sexual Assault Kit Initiative reduce the number of rape cases in the future?

Could an application, created by a Freedman Fellow, uncover new biblical meanings in the Hebrew Book of Genesis?

Could a Freedman Fellows’ TEI encoded analysis of “The Image of Irelande” reveal things we didn’t know before in a rare historical and literary gem ?

Join us on March 29, 2018 at 12pm for the Freedman Fellows ShowCASE and learn how Case Western Reserve University faculty are using the latest digital scholarship tools at Kelvin Smith Library to address the questions and challenges facing the world.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1963650500566068/

The Presentations

Rachel Lovell & Misty Luminais, Senior Research Associates at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Education & Research, have collected data from over 500 backlogged Sexual Assault Kits from Cuyahoga County dating from 1993 to 2009. Using The Freedman Center’s ArcGIS visual mapping software, Lovell and Luminais explored the spatial relationships between attackers, victims, and the surrounding environment. By exploring the geographical data and making it available to the public, they aim to be a resource to criminology circles where data at this level of detail has not been seen before.

Denna Iammarino, Lecturer in the English Department, is preserving and transcribing John Derricke’s “The Image of Irelande, with a Discoverie of Woodkarne,” a 16th-century literary gem. By creating the first-ever digital edition of the text, Ianmmarino built digital learning tools around the text. Her goal is to make the text accessible beyond academia, taking a rare, understudied text and reviving a significant piece of literary history.

Timothy Beal, Florence Harkness Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, is interested in changing the way we consume biblical translations in a post-print media world. Traditional translations have no ways to explore the rich ambiguities and inconclusive nature of literary texts. Using Python, a programming language, Dr. Beal is developing a program that will take text from the Hebrew Book of Genesis and find new ways to explore various translations.

For more information, please reach out to Kelvin Smith Library staff at freedmancenter@case.edu or 216-368-0932

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March 09, 2018

Spring Break Library Hours

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Spring break is almost upon us!

In addition to reduced library hours over spring break, Cramelot Cafe will also have adjusted hours⏰:

Adjusted Library Hours over Spring Break:
Friday 3/9 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 3/10 | Sunday 3/11: LIBRARY CLOSED
Tuesday 3/12 | Friday 3/16: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 3/17 | LIBRARY CLOSED

Cramelot Hours over Spring Break:
Monday 3/12 | 9 am - 2 pm
Tuesday 3/13 | 9 am - 2 pm
Wednesday 3/14 | 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday 3/15 | 9 am - 2 pm
Friday 3/16 | 9 am - 2 pm

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February 21, 2018

Tomboys and the Blossoming of Juvenile Fiction

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Kelvin Smith Library is pleased to host Dr. Renée M. Sentilles presentation of “Tomboys and the Blossoming of Juvenile Fiction” on Thursday, March 29 at 4:00 pm in the Dampeer Room (2nd floor).

Tomboy heroines played a central role in creating the juvenile fiction market. Adventure stories written for middle-class boys had proven to be profitable, so an editor persuaded a reluctant Louisa May Alcott to write one for girls. Little Women, and the books that followed, opened up a new market that would come to shape and be shaped by adolescent American culture.

Dr. Sentilles is an Associate Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University. Her book American Tomboys 1850-1915 is about to be released by the University of Massachusetts Press. Copies will be available for purchase at event. This free and open to the public event is in conjunction with the Tomes for Tots: Youth Literature in Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections exhibition as well as for Women’s History month events.

No RSVP required.

For more information, contact Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections at kslspecialcollections@case.edu or 216-368-2992.

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March 05, 2018

New Library Subscription to the New York Times

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Kelvin Smith Library is thrilled to announce the latest news that can affect your research and learning experience at Case Western Reserve University. From a new subscription to The New York Times to a mapping tool that can help you find your books faster, we here at the library are dedicated to making sure we support you in the best way possible.

Full Access to NYTimes.com
Faculty, staff, and students now have full access to New York Times at the official website or mobile app. Once activated from within the Case Western Reserve University's network, a NYTimes.com pass can be used from any location until expiration in about one year. It includes daily New York Times content, archival content, videos, mobile app, podcasts, and more.
Details to sign up and use the resource can be found at: http://researchguides.case.edu/nyt

Map It
The Kelvin Smith Library and the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library now provide an online map to find books and other items in their collections. Look up an item in the catalog (http://catalog.case.edu/), and click on “map it” to see a floor map that points you to the correct location. Maps are mobile friendly as well.
See an example at: http://catalog.case.edu/record=b4211436

More Books in KSL
More than 130,000 books are now available in the Kelvin Smith Library Lower Level. Topics include art, history, literature, social sciences, humanities, and many other disciplines. Faculty or library staff have access to this collection, which also includes nearby seating. Library staff can retrieve for university staff or students. Some items may be too brittle to leave the library, but most can be checked out.

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March 02, 2018

On This Day in CWRU History: March

Below is month nine of our list of significant dates in CWRU’s history. The list is not comprehensive and we invite suggestions of other dates to include.

March 1
1826 First meeting of the Trustees of Western Reserve College was held.
1967 University Print Club established. For an annual fee of $10 members could attend lectures on print techniques, visit artists’ studios,and purchase original prints.

March 2
1826 William Hanford, Western Reserve College Board of Trustee secretary, was named the first college librarian at WRC.

March 3
1852 Nancy Talbot Clark graduated from the Medical Department of Western Reserve College, the second woman in the United States to receive a regular medical degree.

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Nancy Talbot Clark, 1850s

March 4
1957 The Penn-Ohio Collegiate Swimming Association Championships was the first competitive swimming event held at Donnell Pool in Emerson Gymnasium.

March 6
1952 Western Reserve Trustees established the School of Business, later renamed Weatherhead School of Management.
1971 Case Institute of Technology beat Western Reserve University in basketball, 75-52, at Emerson Gym. It was the final time these schools would play each other in basketball. Since their first game in 1912, WRU won 58 times, while Case won 54.

March 7
1888 Western Reserve University Trustees approved an affiliation with the Cleveland Conservatory of Music.
1965 Western Reserve University's north side dormitory complex, consisting of 12 dormitories and 3 dining halls, was dedicated.

March 9
1988 The School of Applied Social Sciences was renamed the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
1990 The Mailroom team defeated the Library team, 44-24, for the championship of the staff basketball league.

March 14
1969 President Morse declared March 14-21 Biafran Relief Week. Several campus fundraising events were held and the CWRU community was urged to contribute to the relief fund to counter mass starvation.

March 15
1915 The Case Club was dedicated as the first student center of the Case School of Applied Science.
1955 The Cedar-University Circle Rapid Station opened, offering rides on the new light rail transit line. Western Reserve University officials hoped the Rapid would alleviate parking congestion on campus.
1969 By a vote of 18-1 the Constitutional Convention adopted a constitution for the University Undergraduate Student Government.

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Undergraduate Student Government Constitutional Convention Members, Reserve Tribune, 3/18/1969, p. 1

March 16
1923 In its first varsity swim meet, Western Reserve University was defeated by Case School of Applied Science, 49-10.

March 17
1881 Holden Farm was purchased, providing 46 acres of land on which Case School of Applied Science and Western Reserve University were built
1896 The first agreement was approved between Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland (Lakeside Hospital).
1967 The Temptations performed at Emerson Gym. Admission was $2.25 for students, $3 for all others. The concert was jointly sponsored by the University Congresses of Western Reserve University and Case.

March 18
1967 Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the Health Sciences Center, “the biggest structure ever attempted at Western Reserve in its 140 years” according to President John Schoff Millis.

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Drawing of Planned Health Sciences Center, 1960s

March 19
1881 Former U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes and newly inaugurated President James Garfield were elected trustees of Western Reserve College.

March 25
1955 Zeta Beta Tau was the first Western Reserve University fraternity to install a rotary telephone system. Their phone number was SWeetbriar 1-1790.

March 27
1987 Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres appeared at CWRU's Comedy Night in Thwing Ballroom. Tickets were free for undergraduates and $2 for all others.

March 28
1881 Albert A. Michelson, the first American to win a Nobel Prize in the sciences, was appointed to the faculty of Case School of Applied Science.

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Case School of Applied Science Articles of Incorporation, 1880

March 29
1880 The Case School of Applied Science was incorporated.
1968 Chancellor John S. Millis announced the results of the contest to select the first CWRU Alma Mater. Barbara Denison wrote the lyrics and Jerry Pietenpol composed the music. Both were University employees and Ms. Denison was also an alumna.

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CWRU’s first Alma Mater, 1968

March 30
1902 Dedication ceremonies were held for Harkness Chapel, Western Reserve University's first chapel building. It was named in honor of Florence Harkness Severance.

March 31
1974 U. S. Senator from South Carolina, Strom Thurmond, spoke at Amasa Stone Chapel.
1995 The topping-off ceremony was held for the Kelvin Smith Library.

On This Day in CWRU HIstory: July
On This Day in CWRU HIstory: August
On This Day in CWRU History: September
On This Day in CWRU History: October
On This Day in CWRU History: November
On This Day in CWRU History: December
On This Day in CWRU History: January
On This Day in CWRU History: February

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March 02, 2018

KSL Game Night: Trivia Night

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It's the last KSL GAME NIGHT of the semester! This time we're finishing the semester with a bang! You'll find snacks, soda, and amazon gift card prizes for the winners of Trivia Night!

If you don’t have a team (up to 6) no worries ... we’ll match you up with other trivia pros when you arrive OR you can even play solo!

Put away your laptops and screens and bring your friends for a night of nerdy and super fun trivia night at the in Classroom 215 on the 2nd floor of Kelvin Smith Library!

For those who don't want to participate in Trivia Night, the typical board games will be put out in the Freedman Center.

Check out the Facebook Events Page for more information.

More questions? Please contact Kelvin Smith Library administration at KSL-mail@case.edu or at 216-368-2992.

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February 28, 2018

Time Management

Planning and prioritizing essential tasks is critical to the success of every business especially the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)—yet many business leaders do not manage their time correctly to enhance the success of their firm. In fact, some leaders even think it is wast of time to plan and prioritize daily activities. What these leaders do not realize is that small businesses have fewer employees compare to larger organizations and often perform multitasks. In an attempt to execute various functions, the leaders and the employees alike often lose focus on what is really important if activities are not planned and prioritized.

In the author's qualitative study of semi-structured interviews with 32 SMEs' leaders, over 90% of the leaders asserted that effective time management is the key to their business success. However, many of them confessed they learned the essence of time management in a hard way after they failed to complete an important task that led to losing a valuable customer, business, and the like.

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February 23, 2018

Girl Scout Troop 71341 Visits Kelvin Smith Library to Learn All About Book-Making

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Did you know in addition to supporting the research and learning at Case Western Reserve University, Kelvin Smith Library is also committed to cultivating the connections between scholarship and the public interest? In one of many ways that we engage with the community, just this last Friday, four middle schoolers from Girl Scout Cadet Troop 741341, went to Kelvin Smith Library’s Preservation work space to earn their “Book Artist” Badge. In order to earn their badge, they are required to complete a number of tasks or projects related to book construction.

Andrew Mancuso, Kelvin Smith Library’s Preservation Officer, prepared different work stations for the troop to make paper, bind notebooks, decorate books with gold leaf, and learn foil stamping. It was an incredible afternoon with new faces and a newly earned badge.

Thank you Troop 741341 for the visit!

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February 23, 2018

African-American History Month Spotlight: First CWRU Black History Week

In February 1969 the Afro-American Society sponsored the first Black History Week at CWRU. It was entitled, “Black Renaissance Week” and was held 2/9-2/15/1969. Students Stephane Tubbs and Mike Sutton were co-chairs who planned the activities. As reported in the Reserve Tribune, Michael Fisher was the advisor for the project and defined it as “one week of black cultural and educational programs open to anyone who’s willing to take the time and opportunity to learn.” Stephanie Tubbs said, “It’s one of the ways we plan to bring the black community and the University closer together.” Black History Week at CWRU originated as one of the demands presented to President Morse in December of 1968 by the Afro-American Society.

The week opened on Sunday afternoon, 2/9, with a showing of original African-inspired fashions designed by Black Sisters United in the Thwing ballroom. Roy Innis, national director of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) spoke that night in Strosacker Auditorium.

Events from the week included:
Monday, 2/10: The Lee Park Players presented excerpts from An Evening with Norman Jorden, “exploring the black revolution and the black man in the past” in the Thwing ballroom.
Monday, 2/10: United Black Artists followed the Lee Park Players with a live jazz offering.

Tuesday, 2/11: A seminar on education was held in the Tomlinson Hall ballroom. Speakers and their topics were: Don Freeman, director of the Lee Park Settlement and a graduate of CWRU, “Educational Revolution: Theory and Practice;” Robert Hampton, assistant manager of Cedar apartments and formerly a professor at Central State University, “Education: What is it?”; and William Pickard, executive director of the Cleveland NAACP, “The Role of the Black Student.”
Tuesday, 2/11: United Black Artists presented cosmic music and black poetry. The Black Unity Trio (also known as Bismilla Hir Rahman Nir Raheem) performed the music. They also provided background music as Amjeba Nbomba read his poetry. In addition, "Eight black dramatists read poetry selections from the writings of Margaret Walker, Norman Johnson, and Charles Langford, a student at John Hay High School.”

Wednesday 2/12: a program of gospel music was presented by Marion Williams of Philadelphia in Strosacker Auditorium at 7 p.m. the audience gave her 5 standing ovations during the performance. The singer performed 3 encores and led the audience in a sing-along.

Thursday, 2/13: a poetry presentation was made by the Watts Writers Poetry Group in Hatch Auditorium at 8 p.m. The Watts Writers Workshop was founded after the Watts riots of 1965 and was on a Midwestern tour. Members included Bill Jackson, James Jackson, Sonorra McKeller, Lillian Tarry, Quincy Troupe, and tour coordinator Charles Thomas.

Friday, 2/14: a Soul Dinner was held in Leutner Commons at 5 p.m. After the dinner, Alton X (formerly known as Alton Patterson), head of Black Student Union of Central State University, spoke about the Black renaissance.

Saturday, 2/15: a seminar entitled, Economics in the Black Community, was held in Hatch Auditorium at 3 p.m. The speakers were Deane Buchanan of the Black Economic Union, Frank Anderson of the Hough Development Corporation, and Cyril Winters of the CORE Target City Cleveland project.
Saturday, 2/15: to close out the week, a concert, called the Soul Symposium, was held in Adelbert Gym. It featured the O’Jays with opening act New Directions. This was the only event of the week which had an admission charge - $2.50.

Coverage of the events appeared in the Reserve Tribune (2/7/1969, 2/11/1969, 2/14/1969, 2/18/1969, 2/21/1969) and Case Tech (2/14/1969) student newspapers.

You can read past blog entries about African-American history at Case Western Reserve University from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2011.

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February 23, 2018

Kelvin Smith Library New Policy Allows CWRU Staff 1-year Loan Period

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Kelvin Smith Library is proud to announce a new 1-year loan policy for Case Western Reserve University Staff, the same loan period currently enjoyed by CWRU faculty. This change will especially impact staff who are teaching and conducting research at the university.

For more information, visit us at http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/circulation/borrowing/studentstaff.html

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February 22, 2018

"Not Required" Fields in Request Forms -- They Still Add Value

If you are a regular user of KSL's ILLiad service, you are already well aware that certain fields in the request forms are marked with an asterisk, "*" (in red). These are designated as "required fields", and if you attempt to submit your transaction without entering some appropriate information, you will receive one or more error messages at the top of the page and your transaction will not be accepted. On the other hand, there are also various fields not so marked, but which we highly recommend that you complete whenever the additional information is available to you. Doing so frequently assists us in expediting the processing of your request.

Below is a brief survey of some of those "not required" fields you may encounter in various request forms that still are typical elements of article and book citations, along with some commentary on their usefulness and (in some cases) how to best cite them...

Article Author -- If you don't have an exact article title, or have indicated it as "unknown", the author's name is extremely helpful. Sometimes more than one article may have the same title or similar titles, and knowing the author (or authors) helps to distinguish them. Also, if you don't have the exact page numbers, the author's name helps narrow down what the article is.

Chapter Author -- Similar to an article author, especially when chapters in a single book are contributed by multiple authors. Also very useful when you don't have an exact chapter title or exact pages.

Issue Number -- Complementary to the volume number, making it easier to locate an article in a journal where a volume is comprised of numerous issues. Also very helpful when you don't have exact page numbers. You don't need to precede it with the word "Issue". By the way, when citing a volume number (which is required), you don't need to use "Volume", either.

Volume or Part -- In the case of Book Chapters -- when an excerpt appears somewhere within a large multi-part book series, anthology or encyclopedia, this certainly makes tracking it down a lot quicker and easier. Note: "Volume" is always a required field for Journal Articles.

Chapter Number -- If you know this, it considerably pinpoints the citation, especially when you don't know the chapter title, author or exact pages. Not necessary to precede the number with "Chapter".

Month/Quarter/Date -- "January", "Spring", "July 4", for example -- not including the year, which should be indicated in its own field. This helps to concur with the issue number, or identifies the issue if you do not know its number.

Publisher -- As many journals and books have identical or similar titles, but different publishers, this certainly helps to resolve any possible ambiguities.

Place of Publication -- This complements the publisher information, and may help with identifying different regional editions of the same publication (i.e., newspapers and magazines).

Date of Publication -- For books and monographs, this will concur with the specific edition you may require.

Edition -- You may wish to be very specific about this when requesting a book. If you also have indicated that you will not accept an alternate edition, we must first know exactly which one you actually do want.

ISSN -- This number helps us track down exact journals or serials, and should always be in one of these formats: '0317-8471' or '2434-561X'. Often it helps us search both print and electronic versions available for the same title. Please enter only one in the data field, and do not precede with "ISSN" or include additional punctuation. Extra ISSN's can be entered into the "Notes" field.

ISBN -- This number helps us locate specific editions of books, and exists in formats of the following types: '978-3-16-148410-0', '0-684-84328-5' or '0-8044-2957-X'. Hyphens may vary in position, or be omitted. Please enter only one of these in the data field, and do not precede with "ISBN" or include additional punctuation. Extra ISBN's can be entered into the "Notes" field, as well.

Call Number -- Library of Congress, Dewey and National Library of Medicine are the most common standards for this identifier. It is often very useful in helping to locate a book, both physically in library collections and in catalogs and other electronic databases. Just keep in mind, if what you have isn't a genuine call number, please don't enter it in the "Call Number" field.

OCLC Number -- This one's is extremely useful, especially if you provide one that indicates a large number of holdings (preferably in U.S. locations). It will always consist of only digits, usually no more that 9 in length at latest count. Again, if what you have is not an actual OCLC Accession Number, please don't enter it into the "OCLC Number" field.

Notes -- This is a "catch-all", where you can indicate additional ISSN's, ISBN's, DOI's, online citation URL's and the like, as well as any special request details or other helpful directive information. If there isn't a labelled field in the request form for what you might have, this is the place for it.

Well, this is all I've got for now (and perhaps not-so-brief). Hopefully you'll find it of help, anyway.

Interlibrary Loan or ILLiad questions? As always, contact us by phone at 216-368-3463 or 216-368-3517, or by e-mail at smithill@case.edu.

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February 20, 2018

Endangered Data Week

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Endangered Data Week

February 26th - March 2nd

Monday, February 26, 2018 | 2:15 pm
Intro to Web Scraping
There is a lot of data on the web, some in old, out of date formats, difficult to gather and use. This will be hands-on workshop on getting data off the web and into a useful format for analysis.
Presenter: Marie Vibbert, UTech

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 11:00 am
Citizen Analysts: How Regular People Use Public Data to Save the World
Easy accessibility of data can empower people to do their own fact-checking and analysis, and report their findings to their community. This session will give examples on the important role of the Citizen Analyst, and some strategies on how to become one yourself.
Presenter: Blaine Martyn-Dow, UCITE

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm
Different Ways Data is Endangered
Join our faculty panel for a discussion of what biomedical data is collected, who controls it, and who has access to your data.
Presenters: Will Bush, Dana Crawford, and Jonathan Haines, Institute for Computational Biology

Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 2:30 pm
Finding, Rescuing, and Fair Use of Government Data
A demonstration and discussion of how you can find, rescue, and fairly use government data in your research and teaching initiatives.
Presenters: Mark Clemente, Amanda Koziura, and Evan Meszaros, Kelvin Smith Library

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Endangered Data Week is a new, collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost.

This week, Kelvin Smith Library is working with departments across campus to raise awareness of threats to publicly available data, explore the power dynamics of data creating, sharing, and retention, and teach ways to make endangered data more accessible and secure.

Location: Kelvin Smith Library, Freedman Center, 1st Floor

For more information: http://endangereddataweek.org/

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February 20, 2018

KSL Game Night: Blind Date with a Game

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It's time for KSL's GAME NIGHT: BLIND DATE WITH A GAME! Games will be carefully curated from a wide range of levels and themes and personally hand wrapped. Pick one out with your friends and unwrap your next adventure!

Put away your laptops and screens and bring your friends for a night of nerdy and super fun board games at the Freedman Center on the 1st Floor of the Kelvin Smith Library! Bring your friends or meet new ones!

Bring the competition and we'll provide snacks and soda.

Over 30 board and card games will be set out and made available to you and your friends including:

- Power Grid
- One Deck Dungeon
- Elder Sign
- Hanabi
- Red Flags
- Gloom
- One Night Ultimate Werewolf
- Escape Room: The Game
- Mysterium
- Love Letter
- Fluxx
- Boss Monster
- Pandemic
- Munchkin Bites
- Zombie Dice

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February 19, 2018

Art+Feminism Wiki Edit-A-Thon 2018

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Date & Time: March 7, 2018 | 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Kelvin Smith Library, Freedman Center

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. We are partnering with the Cleveland Museum of Art Ingalls Research Library! Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and light snacks/refreshments. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.

Please bring your laptop and power chord and stop by today!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964688487128851/

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February 19, 2018

The Mbom-Mvet: Epic Tales, Music, and Dance of Central Africa

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Kelvin Smith Library is proud to host Essouma Long on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in two separate performances (12:30 pm and 4:00pm in Kelvin Smith Library, Lower Level 06). Born in Cameroon, Long is a modern-day oral historian. Similar to the griots of Western Africa, he is a Central African historian, storyteller, poet, singer, and musician who is part of an oral tradition that preserves collective and genealogical history of tribes and villages.

Come experience this once-in-a-lifetime event featuring artistic creativity steeped in Central African history with the spoken and sung narratives of legends of past, enduring tribal values, and ancestral history.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/668873539902900/

This event is sponsored by Kelvin Smith Library and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

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February 08, 2018

Finding Love at Kelvin Smith Library

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'Tis the month of love! We have a special story for you that is a testament to the amazing staff and work environment here at Kelvin Smith Library. We are more than just a library that provides resources, and exceptional services and expertise. We create experiences. These experiences are about learning and discovery and sometimes we find love along the way.

"My name is George, and I had a student job in the mail room when I attended Case Western Reserve University. I worked for Agnes Hargrove in that capacity from Fall 2000 to Spring 2002. During that time I started dating one of the other student employees while we were working together, Laura. Well... Laura and I kept dating, got married in 2006, had 2 kids, and we are currently living happily together in California.

I thought you might be interested to hear about us, considering we wouldn't be together if we hadn't been able to meet and get to know each other while working in the mail room. Agnes fostered a friendly, welcoming environment there, which made us more comfortable. Laura and I still talk about working there together."

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February 12, 2018

Kelvin Smith Library Reduced Hours Over Spring Break

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Kelvin Smith Library will have reduced hours over spring break:

Friday 3/9: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 3/10 - Sunday 3/11: LIBRARY CLOSED
Tuesday 3/12 - Friday 3/16: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 3/17: LIBRARY CLOSED

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February 08, 2018

CaseLearns Spring Schedule Released

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Along with providing collaborative study space and essential resources for the teaching and research at Case Western Reserve University, did you know Kelvin Smith Library provides world-class hands-on experience and theoretical workshops in leading and emerging technologies? From Adobe Photoshop to Web Design, these instructional courses target specific needs that are not covered in traditional campus classrooms but have proven to be an essential need for academic professional development. Our free workshops are offered throughout the semester for any Case Western Reserve University student, faculty, or staff, and led by industry professionals with over 20 years of experience.

Register today at library.case.edu/caselearns.

Literature Review Resources for the Social Sciences | Thursday, 15 February 2018 | 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Bridging the New and Old: High Tech Scholarship for the Next Generation | Monday, 19 February 2018 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Also available on 3/30, 4/5, 4/6, 4/12, 4/13, 4/19, 4/20

Adobe Photoshop: Digital Images (Part 3) | Tuesday, 20 February 2018 | 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Incorporating Media Projects in Your Curriculum | Wednesday, 21 February 2018| 10:00am 11:30am

PowerPoint – From Intro to Advanced | Thursday, 22 February 2018 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Adobe Photoshop: Digital Images (Part 4) | Tuesday, 27 February 2018 | 2:30pm - 4:30pm

GIS Mapping | Monday, 5 March 2018 | 9:30am - 11:30am

Basics of Making A Research Poster | Monday, 5 March 2018 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Measuring Scholarly Research Impact: Your Story Through Metrics | Monday, 19 March 2018 | 10:30am - 12:00pm

Introduction to Web Design with Wordpress | Tuesday, 27 March 2018 | 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Telling your story: Using Acting Techniques to Engage Your Audience | Tuesday, 3 April 2018 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Alternatives to the Research Paper | Wednesday, 4 April 2018 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Introduction to Data Visualization | Thursday, 5 April 2018 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Can’t find the right class? In addition to our regularly scheduled courses, CaseLearns offers a catalog of on-demand workshops for groups of 5 or more. For more information, contact us at caselearns@case.edu.


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February 07, 2018

Faculty & Graduate Workshop Series: Spring Schedule Just Released

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Due to popular demand, Kelvin Smith Library’s Faculty Workshop Series and Graduate Workshop Series is coming back this spring. Working in partnership with the Lillian & Milford Harris Library, the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library, and the Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Kelvin Smith Library will be hosting a series of workshops to support faculty and graduates as they prepare for publication and promotion.

The workshop series will help both faculty & graduates navigate the evolving academic landscape, from copyright law, marketing research, online presence, to negotiating publishing contracts.

For more information, you can reach the Kelvin Smith Library team at caselearns@case.edu or (216)368-2992.






FACULTY SCHEDULE:

Session 1 | Thursday, 15 February 2018 | 5 pm - 6 pm | Increasing Your Scholarly Impact as a Faculty Member

Session 2 | Friday, 23 February 2018 | 12 pm - 1 pm | Research Services, Tools, and Resources

Session 3 | Thursday, 8 March 2018 | 5 pm - 6 pm | Digital Scholarship, Services, Data Visualization, and Data Management and Preservation

Session 4 | Friday, 30 March 2018 | 12 pm - 1 pm | Leveraging Your Rights as an Author: Copyright, Publishing, and Author Rights

Session 5 | Thursday, 12 April 2018 | 5 pm - 6 pm | Where to Publish?: How to Select and Target Publishers

Session 6 | Friday, 27 April 2018 | 12 pm - 1 pm | Marketing Your Scholarship and Yourself

For more information, visit up at: researchguides.case.edu/FacultyWorkshopSeries.






GRADUATE SCHEDULE:

Session 1 | Tuesday, 13 February 2018 | 3 pm - 4 pm | Increasing Your Scholarly Impact as a Graduate Student

Session 2 | Thursday, 22 February 2018 | 4 pm - 5 pm | Research Services, Tools, and Resources

Session 3 | Tuesday, 6 March 2018 | 3 pm - 4 pm | Digital Scholarship, Services, Data Visualization, and Data Management and Preservation

Session 4 | Thursday, 29 March 2018 | 4 pm - 5 pm | Leveraging Your Rights as an Author: Copyright, Publishing, and Author Rights

Session 5 | Tuesday, 10 April 2018 | 3 pm - 4 pm | Where to Publish?: How to Select and Target Publishers

Session 6 | Tuesday, 24 April 2018 | 4 pm - 5 pm | Marketing Your Scholarship and Yourself

Register today at: researchguides.case.edu/GraduateStudentWorkshopSeries.

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