Spring 2023

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Follow-Up to Water Damage in the Library
On December 27 and December 28, water pipes broke in the Library impacting our Special Collections on the 3rd floor and most of the 2nd floor. The water also made its way to the 1st floor, affecting many areas there, including the library entrance. The library was closed to the public January 1 – 7 but reopened on January 8 with limited access to some floors.  By the start of the semester on January 14, patrons were able to access the 1st, 3rd, and 4th floors.  
All floors are now reopened as our staff, some of whom worked with Facilities and Environmental Health & Safety (FAST) personnel on restoration efforts over the winter break, continue to assess, clean up, and repair the extensive damage to our 2nd floor. As of this writing the 2nd floor quiet study carrels are still closed, but we are working hard with FAST to ensure they are clean, safe, and available for use soon.  
Digital CSU Student Showcase
by Ben Richards, Business and Communication Librarian

Digital CSU is happy to announce the Spring 2023 Digital CSU Student Showcase, in partnership with the Michael Schwartz Library! The in-person showcase is an opportunity for students to present their digital projects to peers and the rest of the campus community.
The Showcase will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2023 in the Student Center Atrium from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Click Image at right to access the flyer

Learn more about digital projects by visiting this Research Guide:
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Single Sign on
Single Sign On
by Brandon Walker, Systems and Knowledge Bases Librarian @ CSU Libraries

Great news for the new semester: working with our colleagues in IS&T, we have implemented Single Sign-On (SSO) for most of our library resources. SSO is an authentication method that enables users to securely authenticate with multiple applications and websites by using just one set of credentials.

You can now use your CampusNet login to:
  • Access our online resources from off-campus
  • Access My Account in Scholar for viewing your checkouts and for requesting and renewing books.
  • Log in to Interlibrary Loan
(image credit: Donna Stewart, Web Site Specialist, Library)
The Michael Schwartz Library now has full text access to IEEE Conference Proceedings!
by Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences and Engineering Librarian

We are happy to announce that the subscription started in January 2023 and includes the full text of conference papers from 2017 to the present.

IEEE publishes more than 1,700 leading-edge conference proceedings every year, which are recognized by academia and industry worldwide as the most vital collection of consolidated published papers in electrical engineering, computer science, and related fields. These conference papers can be accessed through the IEEE Xplore Database, along with the full text of IEEE journals. Journal coverage is from 1998 to the present.

Any IEEE conference papers or journal articles that are outside of this coverage can be requested through Interlibrary Loan at https://library.csuohio.edu/services/ill/.
For additional information or help, please contact Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences and Engineering Librarian, at t.nawalaniec@csuohio.edu or 216-687-3504.
Health Information Outreach Award
Funding Opportunity from NNLM
by Kathy Fisher, Health Professions Librarian
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) has announced new funding opportunities for Year 3 of their cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The Health Information Outreach Award is funding up to $15,000 per award and application is open through March 31st. Learn More & Apply

OhioLink News
OhioLINK and IOP Publishing Sign Transformative Agreement
OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, has entered into a 3-year transformative agreement with IOP Publishing (IOPP). The agreement provides OhioLINK member institution authors the opportunity to publish unlimited open access articles at no cost to the author and at no additional cost to OhioLINK institutions. In addition, OhioLINK library users have expanded reading access to 72 IOPP journals across the fields of physics, materials science, biosciences, astronomy and astrophysics, environmental sciences, and mathematics. The contract began on January 1, 2023 and will continue through December 31, 2025.

Authors can find more information about publishing in IOPP journals at OhioLINK’s IOPP Journals Open Access Publishing: Information for Authors page.
New Digital Resources Available from OhioLINK
We're happy to announce that new GEER-funded resources are now available from OhioLINK. These resources will assist faculty in teaching remote and hybrid courses to undergraduate and graduate-level students across a wide range of disciplines, with emphasis on the most pressing need to support teaching labs in the STEM sciences and courses for the allied health fields. 

For assistance with any of these new resources, please ask any of our subject specialist librarians.
Affordable Learning at CSU
Fall 2022 Textbook Affordability Small Grants Awards
The Michael Schwartz Library, in conjunction with various partners, including the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Center for eLearning, offered Textbook Affordability Grants to CSU Faculty during the fall 2022 semester. The goal of the grant is to encourage and support the creation or compilation of low-cost or no-cost course materials in order to save students money and encourage student-centered pedagogy. Faculty whose projects were selected received grant amounts ranging from $500 to $2,500 depending on the project. Our grants have saved CSU students over one million dollars.

Congratulations to faculty who were awarded Textbook Affordability Grants in fall 2022:
  • Chris Boyd, Assistant Professor of Practice, Chemistry Department, for his CHM 441, CHM 641/741, and 642/742 courses.
  • Stephen Cory, Professor, History Department, for his HIS 185 course.
  • Sarah Froehlich, Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, for the MTH 181/182 courses.
  • Emily Jennings, Clinical Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, for her CSD 231 course.
  • Brian Mikelbank, Associate Professor of Urban Studies, for his UST 290 course.
  • Mike Okrent and Joseph Anastasi, PT ST Instructors, Operations and Supply Chain Management, for the OSM422/OSM622 courses.
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OpenCon Ohio 2023Save the Date!
Save the date! OpenCon Ohio 2023 will be held on Friday, May 19th, 2023. This year’s OpenCon Ohio will be offered over Zoom with asynchronous activities earlier in the week. Yes, you read that rightOpenCon Cleveland is now OpenCon Ohio. In keeping with the name change, OpenCon Ohio's theme this year will be the Transformative Power of Open Education. This year we are excited to host Maha Bali, Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo, as our keynote speaker. Stay tuned for more information, or check our website for updates: https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/oa/opencon2023/  

To see the engaging lightning talks and keynote presentation from OpenCon Cleveland 2022, visit the OpenCon Cleveland 2022 website.
EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University
EngagedScholarship @ CSU, is the University's showcase of scholarly and creative works of faculty, staff, and students at CSU. It holds more than 20,000 items, including journal articles, books, images, and audio recordings. There were 5,684,155 all time downloads through December 2022!

In December, EngagedScholarship @ CSU had 59,968 full-text downloads and 40 new submissions were posted. Cleveland State University scholarship was read by 3,670 institutions across 183 countries.

Selected Works, a companion program of EngagedScholarship@CSU, showcases your research and creative activities. It brings your scholarly production and creativity to a new level of visibility. With SelectedWorks you can create a professional site and make your research available to others. Contact your personal librarian with questions about getting started or learn more on the SW Research Guide.
Above: Readership Distribution Map -- all time through December 2022.
Click the map for more statistics.
General Library Information
Library Spring Semester Hours through May 12
For spring 2023, after 5:00 p.m., the entrance to the Library will be for current Viking Card holders only via swipe access.
Library Hours
Library Building Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday closed

Exceptional Hours
Monday, February 20: CLOSED (President's Day)

Spring Break
Monday - Friday, March 13 - 17: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 18: CLOSED

Chat, Phone, and Text Hours
Ask a Librarian: use the chat box, call us at 216-687-5300, or text us at 216-820-9691
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chat/text reference will not be available on Sundays nor on Monday, February 20 and Saturday, March 18.

Reference Center Hours
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
No Reference Center Hours on Monday, February 20 and Saturday, March 18.

For more information, visit Library Hours at https://library.csuohio.edu/information/hours.html
Special Collections and Archives are Closed
The Special Collections and Archives units are currently closed. Limited services will still be provided and researchers can fill out this form to request assistance.
Digital Production Unit Services
The Digital Production Unit (DPU) located on the 8th floor of the Library is closed but services remain available. For more information, contact Beth Piwkowski at 216-687-6929 or e.piwkowski@csuohio.edu.
Activate your Access to the New York Times
Faculty, Staff, and Students of Cleveland State enjoy access to the New York Times courtesy of the Library. Discover original, quality journalism that helps you understand the world—and make the most of every part of life. Activate your access at AccessNYT.com.
Library Services
For a complete list of Library services, visit https://library.csuohio.edu/services/.
Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library
The Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University is closely associated with the Michael Schwartz Library but is an independent organization whose purpose is to support the library in a number of different ways. By sponsoring programs of interest to faculty, staff, students and the general public we hope to attract favorable attention for the library and interest in its activities. Programs include book discussions, local author book talks, and bus excursions. Our next event:
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Recitatif: A Story by Toni Morrison
February 15, 2023 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
Location: TBD. Please register here to receive location updates.

A beautiful story about race and the relationships that shape us through life by the legendary Nobel Prize winner-- for the first time in a beautifully produced stand-alone edition —Amazon
Discussion Leader: Richard Fox, Member, Friends of the Library
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