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The mission of the CaseLearns program is to provide educational opportunities to the campus community both within traditional classroom settings and outside of them.  These offerings will introduce patrons to library resources and technology for teaching, learning, and research.

  CaseLearns workshops are offered each semester and are listed in Kelvin Smith Library's CampusGroup site event listing, and most require a RSVP.


For groups of three or more we can arrange to hold a separate class on any of these topics just for you - either here at KSL or at another location on campus!  We are also happy to bring these sessions into the classroom. For more information, contact us at caselearns@case.edu.

Increasing your Scholarly Impact: Navigating Promotion and Tenure

Increasing Your Scholarly Impact
Research Services, Tools, & Resources
Digital Scholarship, Services, Data Visualization and Data Management and Preservation

Leveraging Your Rights as an Author: Copyright, Publishing, and Author Rights

Where to Publish?: How to Select and Target Publishers
Marketing Your Scholarship, and Yourself

UCITE Faculty Initiative

The collaborative initiative between UCITE and the Freedman Center offers faculty the opportunity to learn about the Freedman Center and incorporate that knowledge into their teaching. These interactive workshops are designed to empower them to incorporate CWRU’s digital tools and resources into their classroom experience.  Specifically, faculty will:

  • learn how to use text mining and data visualization tools to quickly identify trends or themes in large bodies of text

  • participate in activities that will develop their qualitative and quantitative analytical skills

  • develop techniques for communicating with data

  • gain strategies for incorporating digital tools and resources into the classroom


What is Digital Scholarship?

Making Computers Understand

Communicating with Data

Introducing Media Projects into the Classroom

Photography & Photogrammetry

Additional Workshops

Alternatives to the Research Paper

Augmented Reality with HP Reveal

Basics of Making A Research Poster
Copyright and Fair Use

Data Management Best Practices
Digital Images - Part 1
Digital Images - Part 2
Digital Images - Part 3
Digital Images - Part 4

GIS for the Absolute Beginner

GIS Mapping
Incorporating Media Projects in Your Curriculum
Introduction to Data Visualization

Introduction to Desktop Publishing
Introduction to Web Design with Wordpress

Introduction to Video - Video for One
Lit Review Resources for the Social Sciences
Measuring Scholarly Research Impact: Your Story Through Metrics

Open Access and the Right to Research
Patents: Understanding the Basics and Implementing Successful Search Strategies
PowerPoint - From Intro to Advanced
Productive in Library Research: Explore 10 Tools in 50 Minutes
Research Sharing Requirements from Federal Funding Agencies

Screencasting with Camtasia
Telling your story: Using acting techniques to engage your audience
The Library is Fun
Using Refworks to Manage Your References and Write Papers

Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Elements

Don’t see what you’re looking for listed?  Looking for something you don't see here? Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure (RCCI) and UCITE also offer workshops and other training opportunities!  You can also check out lynda.com or contact us at caselearns@case.edu with your requests.


Services FAQ

Can I print at KSL? What does it cost & how do I pay?
KSL computers link to 2 high speed, high volume printers. All printing costs 5 cents a page, and you can pay with with your CaseOneCard, coin, $1 or $5 bills. Printers are on the main floor and second floor, across from the elevators.  For locations, check our Maps.
Can I photocopy at KSL? What does it cost & how do I pay?
KSL photocopiers are on the main floor, third floor, and Lower Level, so you can photocopy books and journals. Copies cost ten cents a page on digital copiers, and you can pay with your CaseOneCard, coin, $1 or $5 bills.  For locations, check our Maps.
How do I know what's new and what new books there are?
Read the KSL News Blog for events, services, tools & more, that help you do research. Find it on the library homepage. New Books can either be an RSS alert for your subject area or you can browse the New Books Display on the 1st floor of the Kelvin Smith Library.
Where do I get change? / Is there a Change machine?
Use your ID as your cash, not coins & bills. KSL does not give change & asks you to plan ahead for printing and copying. The copiers & printers take $1 & $5 bills and coins, and will give change for a copy/print when there is suffficient change in the machine. Plan ahead! Activate your CaseOneCard ID if you are a staff member, faculty, or grad student.
Where are the Bathrooms?
KSL bathrooms are on all floors, always behind the elevators.  Check our  for more information.
How do I get a library card?
Your Case ID is your library card if you are enrolled or employed at Case. The first time you use it, staff will swipe it on a library computer to activate your library account and then you can use your ID at any Case library or OhioLINK member library, if your account is in good standing.
Is there a book drop? Is there a drive-up book drop?
KSL has a book drop in the front of the building, under the covered portico, on the Thwing Center side of the Main Doors. Currently, there is no drive-up book drop. The KSL bookdrop is open when there are no Regular Business Hours–when KSL is open, bring your items to the inside book drops. Videos & DVDs must be returned to staff at the Main Service Desk so the are not damaged in bookdrops.
Can I fax something at KSL?
KSL does not have fax services but Thwing Center, next door, does in Printing Services. Stop in weekdays 8-5:30 p.m. for information about fees, etc.
Does KSL have a SelfCheckout Machine? When can I use it?
KSL’s 3M SelfCheckout machine is on the Main Service Desk and can be used whenever you are in KSL! (You must have used your Case ID card at least once before at a Case library for a regular checkout with staff, so your ID data is swiped into the system.) Use SelfCheckout during 24×7, or whenever you need to save time.
Can I checkout the CPL@Case-KSL books and magazines on the KSL SelfCheckout?
Use the CPL SelfCheckout machine nearby the CPL@Case-KSL collections, with your CPL library card. The KSL SelfCheckout machine reads only Case ID cards and Case barcodes.

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