View and Comment on KSL's Strategic Plan Draft for 2015-2018
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:14:02 EST
Kelvin Smith Library is pleased to announce the availability of a draft for comment of the new KSL Strategic Plan for 2015-2018. The draft includes a brief summary of KSLâs accomplishments under the previous KSL Strategic Plan (2011-2014) upon which the new plan builds, an overview of the knowledge ecosystem...
With a new semester underway, the experts at KSL have curated 5 things each for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members to keep in mind about the library in 2015. Visit http://library.case.edu/ksl/newsletter/spring2015/ to view the KSL services, spaces and resources that can make life a little easier this year!...
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. at KSL with Freedom Riders exhibit & presentation
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:38:37 EST
Attend the formal opening of "Risking Everything," a Freedom Summer exhibit and presentation by James Kates, a former Freedom Rider and member of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement. Mr. Kates currently co-directs the non-profit literary publishing house, Zephyr Press, publishers of Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil...
"Art of STEM" competition deadline extended to Feb. 15!
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:57:29 EST
The deadline to submit images from your research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to KSL's "Art of STEM" contest has been extended to February 15, 2015. "Art of STEM" challenges Case Western Reserve University faculty, students and staff to capture or visually communicate the beauty inherent to scientific enterprise...
Videos now available: Special Collections Colloquium; Digital Scholarship Colloquium
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:37:07 EST
Videos are now available of the two colloquia that were recently hosted and organized by Kelvin Smith Library, and co-sponsored by the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, Vanderbilt University Libraries, and Washington University in St. Louis Libraries. The videos of both events can be accessed via the URLs below....
Additional quiet study spaces available in KSL during reading days and finals
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:25:48 EST
To provide additional space for quiet study, Kelvin Smith Library will make rooms LL06 A & B available to students during reading days and finals. Located on the library's lower level, these classrooms will be open overnight from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. beginning Monday, December 8, through Tuesday, December...
Stay on top of finals with KSL's "End of Semester Survival Guide"!
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:56:01 EST
As the semester is winding down and the pressures of final exams are building, don't forget about the services and resources that Kelvin Smith Library has to offer! From our expert staff to comfortable study spaces, we have everything you need to get through this hectic time of year! Visit...
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Kelvin Smith Library is expanding its hours to offer increased support for all users. Beginning December 1, 2014, the Freedman Center's new hours will be as follows: Sunday: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday: 9...
Enter your research images in our "Art of STEM" competition for a chance to win cash prizes!
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:06:04 EST
Celebrate the creative nature of science! Kelvin Smith Library is now accepting submissions for "Art of STEM,"an art competition and exhibit presented in conjunction with the national "STEM to STEAM" movement that encourages the integration of art and design with science, technology, engineering and mathematics to fuel global innovation for...
Congratulations to KSL Arts & Humanities Info Fair Winner!
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:12:10 EST
On October 17, Kelvin Smith Library hosted an Arts and Humanities Information Fair in conjunction with the library's homecoming weekend open house. Vendors from JSTOR, Data-Planet, Proquest and RefWorks were present to speak with students, faculty and alumni about their research products. Representatives from the Cleveland Public Library were also...
Please note that Cramelot Cafe in Kelvin Smith Library will have revised hours beginning Sunday, October 26, during Case Western Reserve University's fall break. Cramelot will return to regular hours on Wednesday, October 29. See all revised hours below. Sunday, October 26: Closed Monday, October 27 - Tuesday, October 28:...
Sign Up for EndNote Workshops at Kelvin Smith Library
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:51:58 EST
Are you interested in learning how to better use EndNote? Sign up for an introductory or advanced hands-on workshop at Kelvin Smith Library to learn how to import and manage references, manage PDFs, format your paper in a style of your choice and collaborate online. Bringing your laptop with EndNote...
Citation Management Tool Comparison Session at KSL
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:34:13 EST
A citation management tool can help you gather references from webpages, catalogs and databases, store and organize your references, format your papers with in-text citations and bibliographies, and share your references. But which citation management tool is right for you? Kelvin Smith Library will host a session to introduce and...
Kelvin Smith Library will welcome alumni, students and their families for Homecoming 2014! Join us for the following events: Kelvin Smith Library Open House Friday, October 17, 2014 12 â 3 p.m. Come and see why Kelvin Smith Library is the âKnowledge and Creativity Commonsâ of Case Western Reserve University!...
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.