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The Mbom-Mvet: Epic Tales, Music and Dance of Central Africa
KSL | Lower Level 06 

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.

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

For more information, please contact Kelvin Smith Library administration at KSL-mail@cas.edu or at 216-368-2992.



Art+Feminism Wiki Edit-A-Thon 2018 
KSL | Freedman Center | 1st Floor 

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, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.

ALSO: Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Safe Space Policy. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtandFeminism/Safespacepolicy)

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cwru-artfeminism-wiki-edit-a-thon-2018-tickets-42729711718

Other Art + Feminism events: https://www.facebook.com/artandfeminism/




CaseLearns: Spring Schedule
KSL | Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship | 1st Floor

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 1) | 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 2) | 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

KSL Game Night: Blind Date with a Game
KSL | Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship | 1st Floor | Thursday, March 8th, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 made available to you and your friends including:

The Settlers of Catan; Dungeons and Dragons Castle Ravenloft; Betrayal at House on the Hill; Tsuro of the Seas; Coup; Fantasy Realms; Power Grid; One Deck Dungeon; Elder Sign; Hanabi; Red Flags; Spaceteam; Buy the Rights; Dice Heist; Gloom; One Night Ultimate Werewolf; Escape Room: The Game; Mysterium; Love Letter; Fluxx; Boss Monster; Pandemic; Munchkin Bites; Zombie Dice

Faculty and Graduate Library Workshop Series
Kelvin Smith Library | Room 215 | 2nd Floor | Spring Semester

‌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.

For more information, you can reach the Kelvin Smith Library team at caselearns@case.edu (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

For more information, visit us 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.


The Cleveland Humanities Festival: The Arts of Dying
Kelvin Smith Library | Dampeer Room | March 28, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this talk, Maggie Vinter, Assistant Professor in the English Department of Case Western Reserve University, discusses the “arts of dying” – a genre of medieval and renaissance conduct manuals advising their readers on how to die well.  What does it mean to teach death, and what relevance could these ideas have today for writers and artists looking to represent mortality, or medical professionals and patients confronting terminal illness?

There will be an exhibit in the Hatch Reading Room of Special Collections on the topic following the talk.

This event is sponsored by the Kelvin Smith Library.

Register Today: http://chf.case.edu/events/the-arts-of-dying/


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.

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.

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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