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A new schedule for the 2018-2019 academic year is coming!

Did you know? For groups of 5 or more we can arrange to hold a separate class just for you - either here at KSL or at another location on campus!  For more information, contact us at caselearns@case.edu.


Spring 2018 CaseLearns



Increasing Your Scholarly Impact: Navigating Promotion and Tenure



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. Faculty are invited to apply for a 5-week series of interactive workshops designed to empower them to incorporate CWRU’s digital tools and resources into their classroom experience.  While attending all 5 sessions is encouraged, it is not required and faculty are welcome to register for only those sessions that fit their schedule.

Specifically, faculty participants 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.


 The dates for this series are on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on February 22, and March 1, 8, 20, 27. 


The following classes are available to groups of five or more upon request:

  • Digital Images 3
  • Digital Images 4
  • Tutorial Creation with Camtasia
  • Intro to NVivo
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Using Refworks to Manage Your References and Write Papers
  • Patents: Understanding the Basics and Implementing Successful Search Strategies
  • Productive in Library Research: Explore 10 Tools in 50 Minutes
  • Introduction to Video: Video for One
  • Virtual Reality
  • 3D Printing
  • Comic Life
  • Camera Raw
  • Open Access and the Right to Research
  • Prezi
  • Intro to Desktop Publishing


Looking for something you don't see here?  Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure (RCCI) and UCITE also offer workshops and other training opportunities!



An alternative training option:



All CWRU students, faculty and staff have unlimited 24/7 FREE access to lynda.com, which offers self-paced learning videos ranging from 5-15 minute segments on many topics including all of the MS Office applications.

Go to https://www.case.edu/utech/lynda/ for more information and to get started.



Feel free to leave us any comments or suggestions for a new course at caselearns@case.edu.


Don’t forget to cancel your registration at least 24 hours prior to the course if you are unable to attend. Otherwise, a No Show fee will apply. Please see our Attendance Policy for more information.

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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