September 2001

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CCPL Adds Displays To Web Catalog

Cuyahoga County Public Library has contracted with Syndetic Corporation of Oregon to add display enhancements to its online catalog. The enhancements include book jacket art, title and author profiles, book reviews, excerpts from selected titles and sample chapters. The features are linked from the Library's web catalog title screens via a generated Web link to data stored on Syndetic Corporation Servers.

Frederick Awarded Ohio Library Council Support Staff Member of the Year

Terri Frederick, Public Relations Officer at Lorain Public Library since January 1989, has been named Ohio Library Council Support Staff Member of the Year for 2001 by the Council's Awards and Honors Committee. Mrs. Frederick will be honored at an awards luncheon at the Ohio Library Council's Annual Conference in Toledo on October 5. The award is given to a member of any library's support staff whose contributions to local library development are significant and merit recognition.

Terri is a member of the CAMLS Public Relations Committee. Congratulations to a deserving recipient!

Wickliffe Receives Humanities Grant

Wickliffe Public Library recently received a grant of $1000 from the Ohio Humanities Council to help fund America By Design: A Viewing and Discussion Series. Architectural Historian Spiro Kostof created America By Design for PBS in the late 1980s. The series explores common elements such as streets, houses, workplaces, public parks and monuments and how each developed in America. For five consecutive Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning in September and continuing through October participants will view the videos in the series. Dr. Bari Oyler Stith, adjunct faculty member at John Carroll University, will lead discussion afterwards.

Wickliffe Public Library has enjoyed past success with viewing and discussion series including two From Rosie to Roosevelt series on World War II and Post War Years, Cold War Fears, a program series on the 1950's.

America By Design kicks off September 27, 2001 at 7 p.m. Registration for the series will begin September 6, 2001.

Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library Partnership Aids College Bound

The Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library has established a partnership with Lake Educational Assistance Foundation and the Lake County area public libraries to expand and improve student and parent accessibility to vocational school and college financial aid information.

The partnership calls for the establishment of satellite computer stations at each of the eight libraries to provide an interactive, user-friendly web site for accessing authoritative and current information on the financial aid process and school opportunities within the county and state, according to a joint announcement by Holly Carroll, Director of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library and Nancy Werbach, LEAF Executive Director. "The computer stations will ease the load on LEAF's Resource Center, which cannot meet the current demand for its services," Werbach says. "An average of 500 families use the center every year and students and families must make appointments two to three weeks in advance to use our two computers and information resources" Carroll says the partnership is consistent with the long range goals and technology plans of all eight public libraries to provide "up-to-date and accurate information in the best possible format and to participate in co-operative ventures."

The partnership is supported by a $16,850 federal LSTA mini-grant awarded to the county public libraries by the State Library of Ohio and is designed to meet two broad-based purposes of LSTA goals by providing technological innovation and electronic linkages and offering services to the under served.

Importantly, the grant will provide for the purchase of Ohio Career Information System multi-site software to be loaded on individual PCs or library servers and for the development of two training sessions to be conducted by LEAF staff, Carroll says. OCIS is a career exploration software produced by the Ohio Department of Education for students in grades 9-12. It is updated twice a year and is a standard career information tool for high school students.

Students and parents using the library web site will have remote 24-hour access to LEAF's financial aid information services and scholarship directory.

LEAF is a private, non-profit organization that provides free financial aid counseling services to Lake County students who seek advanced education at a vocational/tech school, college or university.

Willoughby-Eastlake presents From Rosie to Roosevelt: A Film History of Americans in WWII Series at the Willowick Library

This video/discussion program, funded in part by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council, examines the history of Americans during WWII. Discussions will be lead by local history scholar Jennifer Forster.
An opening reception will be held September 24 at 6:00 pm
Schedule of discussions:
  • The Homefront, September 24
  • Women Join the Work Force, October 1
  • Japanese Americans and WWIIOctober 8
  • The Double "V" October 15
  • America and the Holocaust October 22
  • The Experience of CombatOctober 29 Each program session will be held at the Willowick Library, 263 E. 305 St. Willowick. Call the Willowick Library for more information (440) 943-4151.
  • New Members

    On July 1, 2001, CAMLS welcomed two new member libraries.

    The Birchard Public Library of Sandusky County has a main library located in Fremont and three branch locations in Gibsonburg, Green Springs, and Woodville. Library Director Mary Anne Culbertson is no stranger to many of us since the Birchard Public Library has been a member of CLEVNET for the past few years.

    The library was named in honor of Sardis Birchard, an uncle of President Rutherford B. Hayes. President Hayes took an active role in the creation of the library and also served as Chairman of the Library Board of Trustees. While the Euclid Public Library has a U.S. Marine tank from the Korean War nearby, the Birchard Public Library's front lawn features Old Betsy, a recently refurbished cannon used during the War of 1812.

    Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college whose history
    dates back to the late 1800s. Joseph Glass is the Library contact and
    supervises the three libraries at the following greater Cleveland area

  • Cleveland Downtown Campus at 1700 East 13th Street
  • Cleveland West Campus - Professional Skills Center at 12955 Snow Road in Parma
  • Willoughby Hills Campus at 27557 Chardon Road in Willoughby Hills Bryant & Stratton offers a variety of Associate Degree Programs as well as a Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology at the Cleveland Downtown Campus.
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