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Think Tank 2017 | Pop-up Exhibit
Kelvin Smith Library | 1st Floor Gallery | November 9 - 20, 2018

Your voice matters! In support of Think Tank 2017 | Educating for Struggle: State Violence, Then and Now, Kelvin Smith Library created a pop up interactive exhibit on the 1st floor gallery. Post-its are provided so you can start a conversation and spark ideas surrounding state violence. Stop by and tell us what you think!

Think Tank 2017 will take place on November 16th -18th in Tinkham-Veale University Center featuring keynote addresses by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Ibram Kendi.




New Graduate Workshop Series: Increasing Your Scholarly Impact - Getting Publications Recognized
Kelvin Smith Library

Coming this Fall, Kelvin Smith Library is working in partnership with the Lillian & Milford Harris Library, the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library, and the Cleveland Health Sciences Library on a series of workshops to support faculty as they prepare for the promotion and tenure process.

The workshop series,”Increasing your Scholarly Impact: Getting Publications Recognized - A University Libraries Workshop Series” will help students navigate the publishing industry by exploring research skills, digital scholarship tools, publication strategies, marketing, and copyright law.

Workshop Series Schedule | Fall 2017
Session 1 | 12 October 2017 | Increasing Your Scholarly Impact as a Faculty Member
Session 2 | 17 October 2017 | Research Services, Tools, and Resources
Session 3 | 2 November 2017 | Digital Scholarship, Services, Data Visualization, and Data Management and Preservation
Session 4 | 7 November 2017 | Leveraging Your Rights as an Author: Copyright, Publishing, and Author Rights
Session 5 | 16 November 2017 | Where to Publish?: How to Select and Target Publishers
Session 6 | 28 November 2017 | Marketing Your Scholarship and Yourself

For more information, visit us as http://researchguides.case.edu/GraduateStudentWorkshopSeries. Also, you can reach the Kelvin Smith Library team at ksl-mail@case.edu or (216)368-2992. 



Faculty Tenure Workshop Series
KSL, Room 215 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Coming this Fall, Kelvin Smith Library is working in partnership with other campus libraries on a workshop series,”Increasing your Scholarly Impact: Navigating Promotion and Tenure - A University Libraries Workshop Series." It will help faculty navigate the evolving tenure landscape, from copyright law, marketing research, online presence, to negotiating publishing contracts.

The first workshop, "Increasing Your Scholarly Impact as a Faculty Member" will take place on September 29th, 2017.



Tomes for Tots: Youth Literature Exhibit
KSL | Hatch Reading Room | 2nd Floor | November 20th, 2017 - April 2017

The exhibit will explore the power and status of children’s literature dating from the 19th century to the present day and will feature over 30 rare youth book selections. Join us in 2018 for a surprise guest lecturer relating to youth literature!


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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