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Historical Performance of Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator, Organizer & Political Activist
Kelvin Smith Library | O'Neill Reading Room | 2nd Floor | January 25th, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Come experience a portrayal of Mary McLeod Bethune (in authentic period costume), an African-American educator, founder of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida. Education was the first step in her remarkable journey and she believed that education provided the key to racial advancement. She was the first African-American woman to be involved in the White House serving as a Presidential Advisor to four different presidents from1904 to 1942 and 1946 to 1947.

Free to the public and no RSVP is required.

Presentation by Case Western Reserve University Associate Provost on "The Future of the Book in a Digital Age"
KSL | Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship | 1st Floor | January 20th, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In "The Future of the Book in a Digital Age," Arnold Hirshon, Associate Provost and University Librarian, Case Western Reserve University, will give a condensed (and perhaps idiosyncratic) overview of the history and future of the formats that have been used to transmit thought via the written word. As background, he will discuss the emergence and significance of the bound book as a physical form. He will then discuss the nature and current state of the book publishing industry, discuss the role and importance of books to digital scholarship today, and posit some future directions regarding the future of the book as an object, as well as other formats and means for communicating ideas in written form in the next decade and beyond.

Parking: The Kelvin Smith Library is located directly above Parking Garage 29 and has guest parking with prices ranging $10-$15 a day. Metered street parking is also available.

This presentation is available and free-of-charge to the University and Cleveland communities.


3rd National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference
Kelvin Smith Library | March 21-22, 2018

This 2-day conference focuses on all aspects of the first year experience and the personalization of outreach and services for incoming students, including engaging sessions, networking with colleagues from all over North America, and defining new ways to implement this dynamic program at other institutions.


Game Nights @ KSL
KSL | Freedman Center | 1st Floor | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a relaxing night of game-filled fun!

Thur, Nov 2, 2017 | Halloween
Thur, Febr 15, 2018 | Valentine’s / Galentine’s Day
Thur, Mar 8, 2018
Thur, Apr 5, 2018 | Trivia night


WISER Light Bulb Drop
KSL | February 22, 2018 | 11:00Am - 1:00pm

Teams of three to four people will sign up for the chance to win cash prizes at the Engineers Week Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) Light Bulb Drop. In the competition, teams will build a contraption that allows a light bulb to withstand a drop down several floor levels of the Kelvin Smith Library.

About Us FAQ

What and Where is Siegal?

The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.

For further information, contact by email, or call 216-464-4050 x131 or 132.

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