Ritter Library News
Thank youThursday, May 09, 2013
Thank you for a great semester! We are thrilled to be able to have provided the services you needed! We look forward to a great summer and check out our regularly scheduled hours of operation so we can assist you with your research this summer. See you next fall!
Library HoursFriday, April 26, 2013
Library Hours – We are happy to announce that Ritter Library is open until 2 AM until May 10, 2013. Mon., Apr. 29 - Fri., May 3, 8:30am - 2:00am; Saturday, May 4, 10:00am - 2:00am; Sunday, May 5, 12:30pm - 2:00am; Mon., May 6 - Thurs., May 9, 8:30am - 2:00am; Friday, May 10, 8:30am - 5:00pm (returns to summer hours). See http://libguides.bw.edu/content.php?pid=86103&sid=640442 for updated regular and special operating hours.
Happy Pi Day!Thursday, March 14, 2013
Ritter Library is pleased to announce a new mathematics book display, running through the end of the spring semester. The display features books and artifacts from the Paul and Josephine Mayer Rare Book Room and includes:
· The Elements of Geometrie of the Most Ancient Philosopher Euclide of Megara translated by Henry Billingsley: This 1570 edition was the first to appear in English. It was translated from Theon's 4th century Greek edition. It contains elaborate pop-up models of geometric solids created by John Daye, "the master printer of the English Reformation."
· A Complete Algebra for Schools and Colleges by Aaron Schuyler: Aaron Schuyler was Chair of Mathematics at Baldwin University (1861-1885) and President of Baldwin University (1875-1885). F.D. Smith, the owner of this copy of Schuyler’s textbook, likely used it in a class taught by Schuyler at Baldwin University in 1873.
· Life and Appreciation of Dr. Aaron Schuyler, LL.D., Ph.D. by Elisha Loomis: Elisha S. Loomis was a Baldwin University graduate (1880), a student of Schuyler, and became Chair of Mathematics of Baldwin University (1885-1895). Aaron Schuyler (1828-1913) was Chair of Mathematics at Baldwin University (1861-1885) and President of Baldwin University (1875-1885).
· The Pythagorean Proposition; Its Demonstrations Analyzed and Classified and Bibliography of Sources for Data of the Four Kinds of “Proofs” by Elisha Loomis: Two copies are on display, an original and the full handwritten manuscript second edition.
· Albert Einstein, Philosopher-Scientist by Paul Arthur Schilpp: Paul Arthur Schilpp was a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College (1913-1916). He taught philosophy at Northwestern University (1936-1965) and Southern Illinois University (1965-1980). Signed by Albert Einstein
Also on display is a letter from Albert Einstein (born on March 14, 1879) to Elisha Loomis which notes Einstein’s thoughts on the “…points in the infinite of a plain [sp]…”
The artifacts are located on the main reference floor, at the top of the steps near the double glass doors leading to the lobby.
The Exponent Online Archive Now AvailableThursday, February 21, 2013
Ritter Library is pleased to announce a new online archive collection The Exponent dating back to 1917. The Exponent is the Baldwin Wallace University student newspaper. Although the paper dates back to 1913, currently only editions from 1917 through the 1960s are available. By the end of Spring 2013 semester we hope that all editions will be available. The major work building the online collection was done by Michelle Mather, BW Intern from the University of Alabama, School of Library & Information Studies (SLIS). Contact Jeremy Feador, University Archivist, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
iPads are now available... enjoy!Tuesday, January 29, 2013
iPads are here... 20 iPads are now available for circulation - for you. Check out one for three hours or three days, and create, search, surf, research, and enjoy. Get one at the Circulation Desk at Ritter Library today!
MLK DisplayTuesday, January 22, 2013
Ritter Library is proud to display a number of artifacts and books from the Rev. Dr. Paul and Josephine Mayer Rare Book Room in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Week. These books and artifacts will be on display until February 28, 2013.
In the main display case between the first and second floors, early writings that influenced human rights as well as more contemporary works are shown, including:
In a separate display case on the main landing:
- An original 1755 first edition of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men, also commonly called the Second Discourse.
- An original 1792 edition of Thomas Paine's famous American Revolutionary War pamphlet Common Sense.
- A 1961 book by Dwight Lowell Dumond entitled AntiSlavery: The Crusade for Freedom in America. Dumond graduated from BW in 1920. Dumond was a prominent historian on the history of slavery--his papers are housed in the Bentley Library at the University of Michigan.
- An original, signed, 1967 copy of Martin Luther King Jr.s' book Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?. The book was donated in January 1968 by alumnus Robert Gutzke.
- An original issue of Time Magazine from 1967. The cover of the issue features a portrait of Carl Stokes (1927-1996). Stokes was the mayor of Cleveland and the first African-American mayor of a major US city.
- A "Freeman Document" or “Certificate of Freedom” that was carried by "Amos Huff" declaring his status as a person born free in Pennsylvania. Documents like this "were essential for freedman who wanted to travel, particularly those working on the rivers" (University of Pittsburgh, 2009, p. 1) and oftentimes an important safeguard against being kidnapped into slavery or being captured as a suspected fugitive slave.
- The original hand drawn cartoon printed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on August 28, 1963, the day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. The artist, Edward Kuekes, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American editorial cartoonist whose work appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1947 to 1963. He graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1922 before attending the Cleveland School of Art and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Four additional original political cartoons, on the topic of civil rights, are also on display.
We are very excited to be able to feature these books and artifacts from the Rev. Dr. Paul and Josephine Mayer Rare Book Collection and to be able to contribute to the commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy.
Library Hours and Upcoming EventsWednesday, January 02, 2013
Special break hours are listed here. Regular hours will resume on Monday, January 14, 2013.
Ritter Library is proud to be part of MLK Week! Please stop by to see our Civil Rights Political Cartoon and History Display.
Monday, January 21 – February 28
Ritter Library (lobby), 57 E. Bagley Road, Berea
A display of original political cartoons from Pulitzer Prize winning artist Edward Kuekes focusing on civil rights including the original cartoon that was published in the Plain Dealer the day of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream…” speech. Also on display will be a variety of artifacts and books detailing the history of civil rights in America, including a 1792 edition of the famous pamphlet Common Sense.
Thank you - BW Students, Faculty, and StaffWednesday, December 19, 2012
Thank you for a great semester! We hope you enjoyed the new digs, the new lobby, coffee, and study rooms! We're looking forward to a great spring semester! Have a great break!
Ed Kuekes - 1953 Pulitzer Prize Winner - Editorial Cartoons - Ritter DisplayMonday, October 15, 2012
Ritter Library is proud to display four original editorial cartoons by former BW student and Pulitzer Prize winning artist Edward Kuekes. Mr. Kuekes donated over 200 of his original drawings to Baldwin Wallace University. Each of the four cartoons on display depicts themes focusing on voting. The art will be displayed through November 6th. Another drawing will be on display at the Berea Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library. We hope that you will have a chance to stop by the lobby of Ritter Library to enjoy the works.
“Mr. Kuekes (KEY-kess) (1901-1987) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American editorial cartoonist whose work appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1947 to 1963. Edward Kuekes was born in Pittsburgh, PA. on February 2, 1901. As the story goes, his artistic abilities became apparent when he was only a child. His parents, Otto and Elizabeth, discovered him creating paper figures with the use of his mother’s scissors and from that point on, they nurtured his natural talents.
The family moved to Berea, Ohio in 1913. Edward attended Berea High School and Baldwin-Wallace College. Upon graduating, he attended the Cleveland School of Art and the Chicago Academy of Fine Art. Mr. Kuekes was hired by the Cleveland Plain Dealer in 1922, the same year he married Ms. Clare Gray of Berea, Ohio. Both of Mr. Kuekes’ sons graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College. At the Plain Dealer, he worked as the understudy of James H. Donahey, upon whose death in 1949, Kuekes assumed the role of Chief Editorial Cartoonist at the paper.
In 1953, Edward won the Pulitzer Prize for “Aftermath,” a Korean War cartoon which took aim at the government’s refusal to lower the voting age from 21 to 18.
Among his numerous awards, the artist was a three-time recipient of the Freedoms Foundation Medal. This honor is granted to individuals who exemplify “responsible citizenship…and long-term civic accomplishment.”
Mr. Kuekes had a number of hobbies, among them the domestication of wild ducks, raising orchids, playing sets of musical bells, etching and painting. He died in Oklahoma City on January 13, 1987 while in residence at the Baptist Retirement Home.
Baldwin Wallace University is honored to count some of Mr. Kuekes’ original cartoon artwork as part of its Rare Books and Special Collections treasures."
Update on the Ritter Library RenovationThursday, August 16, 2012
The renovation of Ritter Library is nearing completion. Several deliveries of furniture, wall systems, and much more have been made over the past several weeks. Commercial crews are nearly done with the assembly process. Crews from BW Buildings and Grounds have been busy painting, carpeting, and wiring. There will be a formal open house once everything is done (date to be determined), but feel free to stop by Ritter Library now if you'd like an advance preview of the changes. Do you want to know what was in all of those boxes you saw being unloaded from the semis? You'll have to visit us. We're not going to post any pictures to our blog until it is all done.
Films on Demand databaseThursday, March 29, 2012
Over 9000 films are available to watch and there are thousands of film segments that perfect for embedding or linking to class projects, course blackboard sites, to use in my lesson planning, and many other things. I know that I can find links to use for future projects in other classes and when I am a course assistant for College 101 in the fall. It’s great because I can login with my name and student ID; I can access the database off campus as well! The movies load much quicker than YouTube and can be paused or moved to a section that you want to play. It has a very quick “reflex” time, from when you click a link until when it plays. You can even take the video and play from the smaller segments that have parts of the movie broken down on the side. The full screen feature makes it seem like you are watching a DVD. I can’t wait to try and play one on a projector screen because the image quality is really high for an online video. I really recommend you check it out and bookmark it on your favorite browser. You never know what it might help you with!
P.S. If you have trouble or have any questions, call Ritter Library at x2206. The reference librarians are always helpful and ready to help you!
Middle Childhood Generalist
Class of 2013
YouTube ChannelTuesday, February 21, 2012
Ritter Library's YouTube Channel has gone live. It contains tutorial videos that will assist you in using Ritter Library resources. You will soon begin to see links to these tutorials in our LibGuides and in other locations on our website. We will be adding many new tutorials to the channel in the months to come. You can access our YouTube Channel in three ways:
2. Click on the YouTube icon on our library homepage, or
3. Select the 'Tutorials' link in the 'Ask a Librarian' menu.
|Ritter Library YouTube Channel|
Here is an example of one of our tutorials:
New Color PrinterTuesday, February 21, 2012
Ritter Library now has a color printer on the main reference floor.
|The new color printer|
To switch from the default black and white printer to the color printer, select ‘File’ and then ‘Print’ to access your program’s print menu. From the printer selection menu, select ‘Ritter Color Printer’. Note that the default for black and white printing is double-sided, but the default for the color printer is single-sided. You can select double-sided, though this may not be advisable as the color ink can bleed through to the other side of the page. Next, click on the ‘Print’ button to submit the print job.
|The printer selection menu|
A window will pop-up indicating that color printing will cost $.40 cents per page. Note that if you do print double-sided, the charge is $.40 cents for each side – i.e. a single double-sided sheet will cost $.80 cents. When you click on the ‘Print’ button in the pop-up window, the print job is then sent to the Pharos Printer Release Station next to the color printer.
|The pop-up window|
Log into the Pharos Printer Release Station to see the list of print jobs that you have submitted. Select one or more of the listed print jobs, and click on the ‘Print’ button. Note that if you send a black and white print job to the color printer, you will still be charged $.40 per page. Full time students currently have $25.00 available in their Pharos accounts each semester. That is the equivalent of 500 black and white copies at $.05 each, or 62 color copies at $ .40 cents each. If you choose to exceed $25.00 per month, you can continue to print – the additional charges will be added to your student bill.
|The Pharos Printer Release Station|