Extended Registration for Personal Librarian Conference
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:39:27 EST
On Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13, Kelvin Smith Library will be hosting the Second National Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference. This conference focuses on all aspects of the first-year experience and the personalization of outreach and services to incoming students. The first iteration of this...
As always, Kelvin Smith Library is here to facilitate your learning, provide the proper research tools and offer you a comfortable place to study. With finals nearly here, we have made available more amenities to accommodate your study needs. Â LIBRARIAN ON CALL Monday through Wednesday of this week, from...
Kelvin Smith Library Celebrates Preservation Week With Cooperative Bookbinding Evemt
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:37:47 EST
Preservation Week, a yearly national event sponsoredÂ byÂ the AssociationÂ ofÂ LibraryÂ Collections andÂ TechnicalÂ Services, wasÂ createdÂ toÂ increaseÂ publicÂ awarenessÂ ofÂ preservationÂ needsÂ andÂ inspireÂ actionÂ toÂ preserveÂ personal,Â familyÂ andÂ communityÂ collectionsÂ ofÂ allÂ kinds,Â asÂ wellÂ asÂ library,Â museumÂ and archiveÂ collections.Â KSL is celebratingÂ with a cooperative bookbinding event on Wednesday, April 27 in the KSL lobby. Stop by any time between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to help sew a book using a sewing frame.Â Each participant will be given a...
With April being the month we dedicate to respect, care and cleanliness of our earth and environment, we here at KSL have decided to take that initiative indoors, too! As finals approach and studying becomes more intense, it is harder to focus on whatâs around you than whatâs in...
Freedman Fellow Dr. Gillian Weiss to Speak at KSL April 6
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 10:41:16 EST
OnÂ Wednesday, April 6, 2016, atÂ noon, the Kelvin Smith Library will host 2015 Freedman Fellow Gillian Weiss, PhD, as she talks about her projectÂ The Jewish View on CWRU: Campus Activism, 1967-1973.Â This project aims to uncover the historical role of Jewish students, faculty and administrators in the physical infrastructure, social...
As you well know, next week is Spring Break, which means the hours for Kelvin Smith Library and Cramelot will adjust accordingly. Please see below for the weekâs schedule: Sunday, March 6: Closed Monday March 7-Thursday, March 10: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.Â Friday, March 11: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.Saturday, March...
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship is pleased to announce its call for proposals for the 2016 Freedman Fellows Program. All full-time CWRU faculty members with scholarly projects that employ digital tools to generate, analyze or disseminate original research are encouraged to submit proposals.Â Â The Freedman Fellows Program began...
KSLâs first floor needs some color, and we want your help adding it! This is the call for submissions! The CREATE a COLUMN competition, designed to build a more welcoming, dynamic environment, is open to all Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and staff, and students from the Cleveland Institute...
This week, Kelvin Smith Library co-sponsored two incredible Engineers Week events: the Paper Airplane Competition and Lightbulb Drop. Both events were a huge success and tons of fun!Â The airplane competition was held in the Tinkham Veale Ballroom on Monday afternoon. After pizza, soda and about an hour of...
Wikipediaâs gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are women. The reasons for the disparity are hotly debated; however, the effect is not. Content is skewed and articles on many notable women in history and art are absent from...
Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Celebration on February 26
Thu, 18 Feb 2016 12:02:23 EST
Cleveland Humanities Collaborative, an effort between Case Western Reserve University and Tri-C, invites you to attend a celebration for the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest. The reception will take place Friday, February 26, 2016, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and will feature the contest winners reading excerpts from...
Our Brody Chairs seem to get a lot of love and use from Kelvin Smith Library visitors. However we'd love to know your specific thoughts about the newly renovated area. Comment cards are available in each chair, as well as at the service desk to the back left of...
Select Group of CWRU Students to Be Emailed KSL Satisfaction Survey
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:45:57 EST
On Monday, February 15, 2016, a sample of CWRU students, faculty and staff will receive an email from Associate Provost and University Librarian, Arnold Hirshon, with an invitation to participate in the Kelvin Smith Library User Satisfaction Survey. Designed to learn more about the experiences of library users and measure...
Kelvin Smith Library Makes Call for Art of STEM Submissions
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:56:21 EST
Art of STEM is back! The 2nd Annual Art of STEM Competition and Exhibit, organized by Kelvin Smith Library, is an opportunity to showcase your artistic inspiration, creativity, imagination and skill, as related to STEM visuals and imagery. KSLâs Art of STEM Competition, presented in conjunction with the national âSTEM...
MLK Week event at KSL: Icabod Flewellen presentation & exhibit
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:07:52 EST
Thursday, Jan. 21st at 12:00 pm, KSL is holding a talk titled 'The Collector: Icabod Flewellen, Father of the First African American History Museum and the oldest alumnus of CWRU. He was a curator, activist and community servant. Rita Knight-Gray, Archivist of the Icabod Flewellen Collection at the East Cleveland...
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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.