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Hispanic Heritage Month – Latino Art Show Opening with Orquesta Kawakan
Kelvin Smith Library – Art Gallery, First Floor | 4:00pm-6:00pm | Friday, September 15, 2017

Be among the first to experience a special art show entitled Cuba y Puerto Rico Son de un Pájaro las Dos Alas (Cuba and Puerto Rico Are the Two Wings of One Bird) at Kelvin Smith Library (KSL,) as part of Case Western Reserve University’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.

All are invited to the exhibit’s FREE Opening Reception on the KSL Oval on Friday, September 15th, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, with complimentary refreshments and featuring Grupo Kawakan, Cleveland’s premiere classic salsa band at 4:00pm. The exhibit will feature local Latino artists: Linda Ayala, Augusto Bordelois, Bruno Casiano, Elia Pastrana-Knight, and Eldis Rodriguez and will run from September 15th to October 15th (exhibit hours will coincide with normal KSL facility hours.)

The art show is sponsored by CWRU’s community resource group, Alianza Latina/Latin Alliance and the campus student organization, La Alianza. For information, contact Edna Fuentes-Casiano at exf28@case.edu. For more information, visit the CWRU Alianza Latina/Latin Alliance website at case.edu/diversity/faculty-staff/campus-organizations-and-resources/alianza/


Graduate Student Open House
Kelvin Smith Library, Research Commons, Second Floor | Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 4:00pm-6:00pm

Graduate students are welcome to attend a reception in the Research Commons. Enjoy food and drink while learning about the library's services and resources for grads.

The Research Commons is a study area reserved only for graduate students and faculty. Whether you need a place to collaborate with a small group or just a quiet space to think, a quick scan of your CWRU ID will grant you access to enjoy the room's comfortable furniture, natural light and whiteboards.


Kelvin Smith Library's Science & Engineering Resource Lab
Nord Hall, Room 356 | 1:00pm-4:00pm | September 28th, 2017

Experience Kelvin Smith Library’s Top Research Resources for Science & Engineering The event will be an opportunity to explore science and engineering resources available through the library, and is open to all CWRU students, faculty and staff. Publishers will be on-hand to answer questions, provide helpful tips, discuss new features and demonstrate their products. Contact Daniela Solomon for more information at dxs594@case.edu




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.



Alumni Authors Showcase & Reception
KSL, O'Neill Reading Room | 2nd Floor | 2:00pm-4:00pm | Friday, October 6th, 2017

A salute to alumni who have published books. A panel of alumni authors will share stories about their work and their journey to publishing. A representative from one of the major publishing companies will give a brief presentation, "Publishing 101: What You Need to Know." The panel will be followed by a book signing and reception. Guests may enter a drawing to win a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card. Come for an afternoon of entertainment, education and networking!


An Afternoon with Tom Bachtell
KSL, O'Neill Reading Room | 2st Floor | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Enjoy a talk with the legendary caricaturist of The New Yorker, CWRU alumnus Tom Bachtell (WRC '80.) Bachtell's distinctive drawings and caricatures appear each week in The Talk of the Town and other sections of The New Yorker, where he has been a regular contributor for 23 years. A reception with light refreshments will immediately follow.


Trailblazers Reveal
KSL | 1st Floor | 3:30pm | Saturday, October 7th, 2017

A portraiture initiative aimed at showcasing the contributions of Case Western Reserve University alumni of color and women. For more information about the project, contact Regina M. Gonzalez, OIDEO Director of Diversity & Strategic Initiatives at regina.gonzalez@case.edu


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

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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.

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