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Introduction to KSL resources and services

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Free Classes Thru CaseLearns

CaseLearns is the home of Freedman Center New Media Workshops. Courses cover how to use the latest information technologies to create reports, papers, books, videos and more.

CaseLearns classes are available to you or your students. Classes are offered in the following areas:

  • Desktop Publishing,
  • Digital Images,
  • Digital Video,
  • PowerPoint,
  • Research Posters,
  • Video Editing, and
  • many others.

All CaseLearns classes are open to current Case Western Reserve University’s faculty, students, staff, emeriti faculty, alumni, Senior Scholars, and CIM conservatory faculty and students.

To see our schedule of classes and register Visit the CaseLearns web site.

Information Literacy Program Helps Your Students Succeed

Kelvin Smith Library wants your students to succeed.  We offer a variety of classroom and individual support through our Information Literacy Program.

We will be happy to prepare a classroom presentation designed especially for the assignments you will give.  Librarians are also happy to consult one on one with any student.

To discuss your classes needs or to schedule a classroom presentation contact

William Claspy, 216-368-3595, or call the Reference Desk at 368-6596

Subject Guides, Tutorials, and Specialized Collections and Services

Subject/Course Guides - KSL Librarians have created online guides to the best resources for subject areas (such as Marketing or  Anthropology) or for a specific course (such as English 400).  See what guides are available that may help you in your work.

Special Collections Research Center - The Special Collections Research Center offers specialized research and reference services tailored to the needs of faculty, staff, students and visiting researchers. This area was specifically designed to provide a protective and controlled environment for those Kelvin Smith Library materials which require extraordinary care and handling and which do not circulate. The collection consists primarily of either printed books or original manuscripts and documents, but also includes photographs, periodicals, works of art and audio-visual recordings

Center For Statistics and Geospatial Data - The Center for Statistics and Geospatial Data (CSGD) provides a free campus-wide resource for statistical analysis and geographic information systems (GIS) use. It alleviates the common challenges numeric and geographic information users face in finding appropriate data, obtaining that data in a useable format and utilizing data analysis tools.

Educational Services for Students

Educational Services for Students (ESS) is not part of Kelvin Smith Library.   However their work and mission is designed to support the academic success of all students. Educational Services for Students (ESS) enhances the learning process through advising, advocacy, and opportunities for academic growth and self-improvement. ESS helps students to understand their individual learning strengths and to improve skills essential for academic success through academic counseling and advising, seminars, computer-assisted instruction, diagnostic testing, and peer-assistance programs.

Take advantage of their many services for your students and yourself. Read more ...

Freedman Multimedia Center

The Mission of the Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman Digital Library, Language Learning, and Multimedia Services Center is to bring together in one place a variety of technological resources in order to support and sustain learners and create new ways of teaching and learning. The Freedman Center consists primarily of three service areas, but also offers special programs:

Further information about these services may be gathered by following the respective links above.