Register now for the Freedman Center's 2014 Digital Scholarship Colloquium!
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:43:58 EST
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship will host a colloquium entitled, "Pedagogy and Practices" on November 6-7, 2014 at Kelvin Smith Library. Presented in collaboration with the University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis, the event will bring together both faculty and librarians across disciplines to...
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an Art Show at KSL
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:49:56 EST
To celebrate national Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15), a special art show featuring local Latin American artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala and Mexico will be on display at Kelvin Smith Library. The show will open Sept. 12, from 5-8 p.m., with an artistsâ reception at the library...
Stop by Nord Hall, room 356 on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 12:30-4 p.m. to join us for a Science & Engineering Info Fiesta! All CWRU students, faculty and staff are welcome to come enjoy: Free food!Prize giveaways!Resource demos!and much more! Presented by Kelvin Smith Library. Please contact Daniela Solomon (email@example.com)...
Universities at War: The CWRU Student Perspective of World War I
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:02:08 EST
In the early twentieth century, the American college experience began to encompass the fun, frivolity and new friendships that coexist with the learning environment on campus. However, when the United States entered World War I in 1917, the college experience changed dramatically on many campuses, including those of Western Reserve...
Lunch and Learn Session for Reaxys on September 12
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:26:08 EST
Join us for a Lunch and Learn Session featuring Reaxys, an online workflow solution for research chemists from Elsevier. Reaxys is based on the trusted content from Beilstein (organic), Gmelin (inorganic and organometallic),Â theÂ Patent Chemistry databaseÂ and the most important current journals and patents within chemistry. Designed by chemists, Reaxys supports literature,...
Revised Kulas Music Library Hours on Monday, August 25
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:23:30 EST
Due to electrical work taking place in Haydn Hall, Kulas music library will not have evening hours on Monday, August 25. Kulas will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular fall semester hours will resume on Tuesday, August 26....
Online Catalog will be unavailable Thursday, August 21
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:09:20 EST
Please note that beginning around 7 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, our online catalog will be unavailable during business hours. Users who are not able to access the CWRU catalog are encouraged to search the OhioLINK central catalog at http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/search. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during...
Shelving installation will temporarily affect University Archives services
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:33:51 EST
In August and September the University Archives will have new compact shelving installed. Consequently, some services will be curtailed. Please be aware of the following: No new accessions will be accepted 8/4 through 9/19. Transfers can resume 9/22. The Reading Room will be closed to researchers 8/13 through 9/12. It...
For the past three years, Kelvin Smith Library's strategic plan has been the road map guiding efforts related to all aspects of our mission. From leading a campus-wide effort to deliver improved digital scholarship services, making our special collections more accessible, creating state-of-the-art facilities and hosting educational events, the Spring/Summer...
Submit your proposal for the upcoming Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy & Practices
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:29:28 EST
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Kelvin Smith Library will host its annual Digital Scholarship Colloquium on November 6-7, 2014. This year's colloquium will focus on digital research pedagogy and practices in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Proposals for panels, papers and presentations that address these themes are...
Be sure to check out KSL's new special collections exhibits! "The Alice Project" and "Science Fiction & Fantasy" are on display now in the library's (first floor) art gallery, and "The Giving Tradition" is on display in the Hatch Reading Room (second floor). The exhibits are free and open...
Take a moment to review Kelvin Smith Library's revised summer session hours. The library's 24x7 services take a break during summer session, and will resume with the Fall 2014 semester. Regular Business Hours Monday â Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: Â 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m....
Looking for additional space to study during reading days and finals? KSL will open rooms LL06 A & B (on the library's lower level) for quiet study in the evenings. See schedule below for dates and times of availability. Tues. 4/29: 5 PM to 8 AM Weds. 4/30 Weds. 4/30:...
Celebrate Preservation Week at Kelvin Smith Library!
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:17:34 EST
Preservation week is an annual national event sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (a division of the American Library Association) to increase public awareness of preservation needs. To celebrate, the following free events will be offered at Kelvin Smith Library.Â Attendees of one or more of three...
Recipients of the 2014 Freedman Fellows Awards Selected
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:32:44 EST
Kelvin Smith Library and the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Freedman Fellows awards: Dr. Melvyn Goldstein, John Reynolds Harkness Professor of Anthropology and Co-director of the Center for Research on Tibet Dr. Justin Gallagher, Assistant Professor, Economics Dr. Goldstein and the...
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.