Summer 2022

Library Happenings
Thyra Chaney
OhioLINK Luminaries Program: My Experience
by Thyra Chaney, OhioLINK Luminaries Resident
Michael Schwartz Library

Beginning in Fall 2021, I have served as the OhioLINK Luminaries Resident here at Cleveland State University’s Michael Schwartz Library. I have had a growing interest in libraries and information science since I started at Cleveland State in 2018, so the Luminaries program has been a great way to gain knowledge and experience in the field of librarianship. 
OhioLink print borrowing
OhioLINK Print Borrowing has Resumed!
OhioLINK's print material borrowing network fully resumed services in May. Cleveland State University faculty, staff, and students are once again able to request materials from our OhioLINK partners via our Scholar Catalog and the OhioLINK Central Catalog.
Library Exhibits
Be Kind to Yourself!
Your health and well-being are important. The MS Library has a feature display on the first floor with a variety of materials aimed to support your wellness interests. Come check out a book, see the latest information about campus resources such as the self-care room, or grab a mindfulness calendar.

Preserving the History of Northeast Ohio: Special Collections and Cleveland Memory
Visit the Preserving History display, inspired by Preservation Week, to learn about the Library’s preservation processes and see some ephemera from the Special Collections Department. Preservation Week raises awareness of the role libraries and other cultural institutions play in providing ongoing preservation education and information (3rd floor).

Exhibit Locations: Michael Schwartz Library, 1st and 3rd Floors. These exhibits are free and open during regular library hours.
Library Atrium Now Open
Looking for a quiet place to read or want to enjoy the outdoors while you study? Visit the library’s atrium on the 4th floor whenever the library is open.
New Products or Services
Comics and Graphic Novels Collection
by Hannah Pearson, Collection Management and Acquisitions Librarian
The library has launched a new comics and graphic novel collection located near the atrium on the fourth floor. The comics and graphic novel collection includes materials previously held in the library, but scattered over the entire building, and entirely new content selected by our OhioLINK Luminaries program resident, Thyra Chaney. These materials have been selected with an eye toward pulling diverse perspectives into the library and collection while also bringing fun, new content for students to enjoy.
For more information, visit the Comics and Graphic Novel Research Guide.
Meeting Your Over-the-Counter and School Supply Needs
Need an essential item? Try our vending machine! It's got everything from school supplies to hygiene products to ear buds and more.
Contactless Pickup: A Convenient Option to Retrieve your MS Library Materials
by Sarah Benedict, Coordinator Interlibrary Loan Services
The Michael Schwartz Library will continue its contactless pick-up service. Students, faculty, and staff have the choice to pick up library materials at the User Services desk or through the contactless method. 

For those who prefer the contactless option, the service may be requested by calling User Services desk at (216) 687-2479 during Library operational hours, or by emailing library.userservices@csuohio.edu. Materials for contactless pickup will be placed on the hold shelf within the lobby of Rhodes Tower, sorted alphabetically and labeled with the patron's name. Patrons will receive an email when their order is ready and have ten business days to collect their requested items. 
Library Hours
Library Summer Semester Hours
Library Building Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
closed weekends and University holidays

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. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
closed weekends and University holidays

Chat/text reference will not be available on University holidays

Walk-In Reference Assistance Available
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
closed weekends and University holiday

For more information visit Library Hours at https://library.csuohio.edu/information/hours.html
Special Collections and Archives are Closed
Special Collections and Archives have remained closed due to recent retirements in the Library. 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/.
Affordable Learning at CSU
Textbook Hero Award Winner
Congratulations to CSU Professor Elia Ilafelice, who was named 2022's Textbook Hero at the Provost's Virtual Teaching Summit on April 13, 2022. Every year the CSU Student Government Association (SGA) works with the Michael Schwartz Library to select a winner of the Textbook Hero Award. This award goes to a faculty member who put forth significant effort to replace a traditional textbook with a low-cost or open alternative, and whose efforts had a high impact on textbook costs, classroom engagement, and student achievement. While the library helps to market the award, the SGA ultimately chooses the winner. The SGA presented the award to Professor Ilafelice at their spring senate meeting.
Learn more about the Textbook Hero Awards.
Spring 2022 Textbook Affordability Small Grants Winners
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 spring 2022 semester. Faculty whose projects were selected received a $1,000 grant to revise or remix an existing open textbook.

The goal of the grant is to encourage and support adoption of openly licensed course materials in order to save students money and encourage student-centered pedagogy. Since 2016, our Textbook Affordability Grants have already saved CSU students over $1,000,000.

Congratulations to the faculty who were awarded the spring 2022 Textbook Affordability Grants!
  • Yuchen Liu, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Communication, for her COM 227: Principles of Social Media class.
  • Vania De Paoli, Senior College Lecturer, Chemistry Department, for her CHM 331: Organic Chemistry 1 class
  • Kelly Wrenhaven, Associate Professor of Classics, History Department, for her HIS 330: History of Ancient Greek class

Read about an OER published by a previous grant winner below in "EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University"
Discover the Benefits of Authoring your Own Open Textbook
In March, the Library hosted a virtual panel titled "Let’s Talk Open Textbooks: Author Q&A" where authors discussed their experiences with creating and using their own open textbooks. Panelists included Patty Stoddard Dare, Cleveland State University (CSU) professor in the School of Social Work, Kelly Wrenhaven, CSU professor in the History Department, April Yorke, CSU professor in the School of Health Sciences, and Abdullah Oguz, former CSU lecturer in Information Systems and current Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at the School of Business in Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). The recording of this discussion is available for viewing in EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University.
OpenCon Cleveland 2022
The Michael Schwartz Library, along with partners from the Law Library, Center for eLearning, CSU faculty, and--new this year--Tri-C, Ohio Dominican, and Ohio State, held its fifth annual OpenCon Cleveland in May 2022. The event was held online for the second year in a row and had approximately 250 registrants. In addition to asynchronous lightning talk presentations, the event included three synchronous, interactive sessions and a keynote address by Anita Walz, Assistant Director of Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Virginia Tech. Feedback about the event was almost universally positive, with one attending saying, "Of the all virtual conferences I attend, this is by far the best for content and engagement. You all do a great job!" See the OpenCon Cleveland website for recordings of all the conference presentations. 
If you would like to subscribe to CSU's Affordability Advocates newsletter, please email Mandi Goodsett at a.goodsett@csuohio.edu
EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University
New Open Educational Resource
Dr. Ana Capanegra's new Open Educational Resource titled Interactuando: Libro de Texto Para el Estudiante has recently been published by MSL Academic Endeavors in EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University. Interactuando, written entirely in Spanish, is a book of resources with practical and innovative conversation activities for Intermediate High to Advanced Spanish students. Dr. Capanegra is Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and was awarded a Textbook Affordability Grant in spring 2021 for her SPN 301class.

More open educational resources can be found at https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/oer/

New E-books
The Michael Schwartz Library is happy to announce the publication of a new e-book: From Across the Pond: A Love Letter to Cleveland: The Memoirs of a Brit Journalist with the Cleveland Press 1970-82.  Available exclusively from EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University, From Across the Pond is the engaging and insightful first-hand account of Peter Almond, a young British journalist who immigrated to Cleveland in January, 1970, working at The Cleveland Press newspaper until its demise in June, 1982.

The Library has also launched KYW Radio: The Cleveland Years an e-book by Dr. Richard Klein, a recently retired professor from Cleveland State University. Available from EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University, KYW Radio is an in depth look at one of the Midwest’s radio broadcasting legends, Westinghouse’s KYW-Radio and how they provided exciting programming for nearly everyone during the 1950s and 60s. Radio’s marvelous transformation during the post-war years may well help some of today’s struggling outlets facing unyielding competition from new media.
Coming in October
Friends of the Library 2-Day Book Sale
The Friends are planning a 2-day Book Sale in October. Details about the sale will soon be available on the Friends events page in addition to book discussions, Local Author book talk, and more.

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 more. Join us today!
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