Interlibrary Reference Service Training and Library Open House
Thursday May 22
9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
No Registration Necessary
The CAMLS Interlibrary Reference Service (IRS) provides a system for cooperation and resource sharing among CAMLS members. The IRS Task Force will conduct a 1-hour training session on using this service at 9:30 a.m. in the Dampeer Room 205 of the Kelvin Smith Library.

Each Spring an "open house" is held after the IRS training, which gives CAMLS members a chance to visit libraries within a section of the area, to see their resources, facilities and operations, and meet staff that they have previously only communicated with by fax, phone or e-mail. This year, take the opportunity to visit eight libraries in University Circle, the educational and cultural heart of Cleveland.

Participating libraries:

Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University
11055 Euclid Avenue
The Kelvin Smith Library stands as the spiritual and intellectual center of Case Western Reserve University. The library, which opened in the Fall of 1996, combines the rich tradition of print with the nearly boundless possibilities of the fiber optic campus network, CWRUnet, and its connection to the Internet.

Cleveland Health Sciences Library
2119 Abington Road
CHSL is comprised of the Allen Medical Library and the Health Center Library, and is jointly administered by Case Western Reserve University an the Cleveland Medical Library Association. The Allen Library’s holdings are largely clinical in nature and serve the needs of most practicing health professionals. The university’s collections, housed in the Health Center Library, are principally oriented toward the basic medical sciences, dentistry, nursing, nutrition and biology. The Allen Library is also the home of an important historical medical collection that includes books, artifacts and archives, dating to the 15th century. The Dittrick Museum of Medical History presents the story of medical development in the Western Reserve to the public through interesting exhibits.

Lillian and Milford Harris Library
CWRU-Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
11235 Bellflower Road
In existence since 1916, the Lillian F. and Milford J. Harris Library is considered one of the best social work libraries in the nation. The holdings reflect the spectrum of social work philosophy over the years and include an impressive number of resources on social work practice issues. In addition, the library houses materials that support the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, including directories, working papers and newsletters.

Cleveland Institute of Music Library
11021 East Boulevard
The library provides materials and services to support the undergraduate and graduate conservatory curricula as well as the preparatory/continuing education department. The collection contains approximately 47,000 volumes of books and music, 17,000 audio-visual titles, and 105 current periodical subscriptions. The library collection is strongest in classical music from the 18th-20th centuries. Collections are also maintained in audio technology, music history and theory, and conducting. The library also contains a selective collection of children’s books about music.

Western Reserve Historical Society Library
10825 East Boulevard
The archives/library of the Western Reserve Historical Society is the largest American history research center in northern Ohio, and is the principal repository for histories, records, and papers relating to the growth and development of Cleveland and the Western Reserve. One of the principal strengths of the archive/library lies in the collection of manuscripts which touch on every aspect of Ohio history. The archives/ library contains scholarly research materials on important aspects of this community’s history and include the African American Archives, Ethnic Archives, Jewish History Archives, Northeast Ohio Lesbian/Gay Archives, Ohio Labor History Archives, Philanthropic Archive and Urban Archives. Other important collections include genealogy, and many special collections, foremost being the Wallace Hugh Cathcart Collection of Shaker Literature and Manuscripts.

Eleanor Squire Library
Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
The Eleanor Squire Library, a co-founder of a national computer network for sharing resources, contains more than 16,000 volumes on many aspects of horticulture and gardening. The library’s Hort-Line telephone service provides researched answers to over 5,000 questions each year.

Ingalls Library
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
CMA’s In galls Library is the fourth largest art museum library in the country, containing 163,000 titles in 225,000 volumes. Its mission is to support research, documentation and interpretation of the museum’s collections, activities, and special exhibitions. In addition to the library’s outstanding book collection, a comprehensive slide library and a photographic archive comprise library collections. The library is open to members during Museum hours and also serves as the art reference collection for graduate students and faculty in Case Western Reserve University’s Art History program.

Harold Terry Clark Library
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
The Harold Terry Clark Library contains approximately 60,000 volumes, 12,000 of which are books, and the remainder periodicals. The library’s collection also includes maps, reprint and pamphlet files, slides and sound recordings. The subjects covered in the library reflect the Museum’s disciplines and interests, and include zoology, anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, paleobotany and natural history art. The rare book collection consists of approximately 300 titles. The collection contains fine illustrated books in natural history, with an emphasis on ornithological works of the 19th century. Highlights of the collection include Audubon’s Double Elephant folio of North American Birds, John Gould’s series on birds, and Curtis’ North American Indians.