The Newsletter of the Clara Fritzsche Library
Volume 2, Issue 2 Spring 2006
Library Weeding Project Room to Grow: Library
Gets New Storage Area
The library has started its spring After the books have been
Recently a new storage room
cleaning early this year. withdrawn, subject areas are
was created in the garage under
Recently, Notre Dame being shifted to make room for
the library. Two bays were
new purchases. The shelves are
College faculty and staff have sealed off, a wall was con-
also being relabeled. To date,
worked with the Library structed and a raised linoleum
the philosophy/ psychology/
Director in culling out old, floor was installed to prevent
theology section (B) has been
outdated and obsolete materials water damage and dampness.
completed. It is anticipated that
from its circulating book The room also has new lighting
the weeding and reorgani-
collection. A recent increase and newly painted walls. Shelving
zation project will be
in the library budget will was erected, allowing plenty of
completed by the end of
enable the library to room for storage of books and
Look familiar? purchase updated
other items. The library would
(See page 3) materials in all subject As always, the library like to thank Tom Meeks and
areas, particularly in welcomes suggestions the maintenance staff for their
support of new programs from all library patrons work on this project.
such as Nursing and concerning additions to the
Inside this issue: Intelligence Analysis. To collection.
insure that materials of an E-mail the Library Director at
historical nature or those that email@example.com or drop your
should be part of the core suggestion off in the library
collection are not withdrawn, all mailbox in the ground floor
of the weeded books are first mailroom in the Administration
Join the Book-A- 2
checked against Best Books for Building.
College Libraries, 2002. The new storage room
Gallery Talk 2
Calendar of 2 Falcon Café Goes Wireless
Library Event 2 The Falcon Café now has now carries a variety of cold in the Administration Building,
Form another convenience to beverages, including the Keller Center information
offer its customers. On Coca-Cola (regular, desk and the Dining Hall. The
Eastern Church 3 January 16 the Café diet, cherry and Zero), full menu may also be accessed
Resource Center added wireless POWERade, Red Bull through the Falcon Café website
Celebration capability. People can and Tazo Tea in at www.notredamecollege.edu/
now use their laptops assorted flavors. library/falconcafe.htm.
Employee Profile 3 to surf the internet, Another delicious new
study or check their e- addition is cheesecake Other News
Mystery Photo 3 mail accounts while priced at 2.95 for a As an additional service to its
Contest relaxing with a cup of coffee. generously sized slice. Little patrons, The Falcon Café now
The wireless range also extends Debbies are also available at .35 accepts Visa and Mastercard.
Library Installs 3 up to the library’s second floor each. To see the full menu Gift certificates are also
New Printer reading area directly above the selection, pick up the new
Café and to the lawn outside. carry-out menus at the Falcon Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Library Survey 4 New Menu Items Added Café, the library circulation Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Results The Falcon Café has recently desk, in the ground floor nonWECO Saturdays CLOSED
We Are Listening 4 added some new menu items. It mailroom, the information table Sunday CLOSED
Page 2 Book Bytes
Become Involved! – Join the Book-A-Year Club
In 1935 Sister Genevieve reference sets, videos and Last year’s Book-A-Year
Baker, SND, the first Head DVD’s, plus special faculty solicitation generated over
Librarian of the Notre Dame requests. Members can pick $4,000 for the purchase of
College Library, initiated the from a list of books and audio- library materials. This year’s
Book-A-Year Club as a means visual materials in a variety of campaign is off to an auspicious
of enhancing the collection of subject areas or simply start and promises to be one of
the Clara Fritzsche Library. designate an area where they our most successful ever.
Since then, the library has would like their contribution to Over $3,500 has been raised
relied on the generosity of be directed. Books are in all since its kickoff on
Book-A-Year Club members to price ranges and any donation February 15th.
help build a collection that is is appreciated. A commemora- If you want to join the Club, it
reflective of the mission of tive bookplate signed by the is not too late. Contact the
Notre Dame College, donor is placed in the gift book Library Director at x5266 or
supportive of the curriculum of as a lasting reminder of his or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
the College and responsive to her generosity. Book-A-Year For more information on the
the needs of the Notre Dame Club members are also listed Book-A-Year Club, go to the
community. Book-A-Year Club on a walnut plaque in the library website at
funds are used to purchase library outside of the Book-A- www.notredamecollege.edu/
expensive multivolume Year Club Gallery. library/bookay.htm .
Our Gallery in the News inspired by the heartbreaking Upcoming Events
The library’s recent “Faces of story and accounts of Halle’s
Distinction” exhibit was the wonderful spirit, finished the March 30-April 30, 2006
subject of full-page articles in painting in two days, in time for “The Art, History and
the Call & Post and the City the memorial service, and Theology of Romanian Icons
News. The artist, Alice charged only a nominal fee. on Glass” an exhibit of icons
Seifullah, was also the subject The family, members of St. from Transylvania held in con-
of an interview by A. Grace Dominic’s parish in Shaker junction with the Seventh Anni-
Lee Mims on WCLV’s “Black Heights, has since visited the versary of the Eastern Church
Arts” radio program on exhibit. The beautiful Resource Center. Opening re-
March 10. comments written in the ception and lecture: Thursday,
Seifullah recently gave a lively show’s guestbook are a lasting March 30 at 7 p.m.
gallery talk and demonstration treasure to the artist and a
Alice Seifullah discusses her art
on March 15th. Attendees had testimony of the indomitable June 22-August 3, 2006
an impromptu bonus art lesson spirit of love present in this “A Celebration of Seasons”
Library Event Form by fellow art instructor family touched by so much a series of nature scenes by Ron
Thomas Osborne. Guests adversity. Friedman. Opening reception:
were having such an enjoyable The library’s next exhibit “The Thursday, June 22 from 7 to
There is now an all-campus time that the evening, Art, History and Theology of 9 p.m.
event evaluation form available scheduled to end at 8 p.m., Romanian Icons on Glass” was
for assessing campus events lasted until 9:30 p.m.! also the subject of a feature September 14-October 27,
and activities. If you attend an Seifullah also recently received article in the “Mosaic” section 2006
art opening, view an exhibit, a commission for a painting to of the February 21, 2006 issue “Time and Travel: A
attend a lecture, poetry be done in memory of Halle of The Plain Dealer. For more Watercolorist Visits Some
reading, book signing, concert Gibson, the eleven year-old girl details, see page 3 of this Favorite Places” works by
or other event where who died tragically in a car newsletter. John Pfordresher.
evaluation forms are available, crash along with her grandpar- Now Showing in the Opening reception: Thursday,
please take a few moments to ents while going to visit her Falcon Café: September 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.
fill one out. All results will be brother in Louisiana before he
tabulated and used in the “Images” photographs by
was deployed to Iraq. A friend students in Malinda Smyth’s For more information on these
College Self-Study process. of her brother found the artist AR 210 Photography II class- and other library exhibits,
Remember—We value your on the internet and visited the Sang Ihn Lee, Nico Menefield contact Karen Zoller at x5267.
opinion! gallery. Seifullah, touched and and Rosalie Ward.
Volume 2, Issue 2 Page 3
Eastern Church Resource Center Celebrates Seventh Anniversary
Notre Dame College’s Eastern The Eastern Church Resource spines. Many of the materials
Church Resource Center, Center was recently the sub- in the Eastern Church Re-
located on the first floor of the ject of a feature article in the source Center’s holdings are
Clara Fritzsche Library, will “Mosaic” section of The Plain unique among the 87 Ohio-
celebrate its Seventh Anniver- Dealer. The article discussed LINK libraries. The collection
sary with a lecture by the Rev. the history of the Center and can now be accessed through
Fr. Remus Grama, D. Min., its collection books, audio- our online catalog making it
entitled “The Art, History and visual materials, journals and possible for remote users to
Theology of Romanian Icons on icons and included two photos. view the Center’s holdings.
Glass.” The lecture will take The article can be found online Last month, the library re-
place on Thursday, March 30th at: ceived a reference inquiry from
at 7 p.m. with a brief question www.cleveland.com/search/ an individual in Canada pertain-
and answer session afterwards. index.ssf?/base/ ing to the Orthodox Church.
A reception will follow and zmosa/114016887074770.xml? When asked why she had
refreshments will be served. zmosa&coll=2 . called the Clara Fritzsche
An accompanying exhibit of the Library, she replied that our
same name will be on view in In addition to this, the Eastern Eastern Church Resource
the Clara Fritzsche Library’s Church Resource Center web- Center web page was “the best
Book-A-Year Club Gallery until site has recently been ex- site” for a special collection on
April 30, 2006. The exhibit panded and enhanced. A list of the topic that she could find on
was made possible through the past events and the Eastern the internet. The new en-
cooperation of Fr. Grama, Church Planning Committee hancements will serve to make
Parish Priest of St. Mary Roma- membership roster was added the resources in this special Mystery Photo
nian Orthodox Cathedral, Mr. to the site. The holdings of the collection even more widely
George Dobreas, Honorary Center were cataloged and available to faculty, students, If you can identify
Consul to Romania for Cleve- new spine labels with the East- scholars and clergy. the artifact
land, and the Romanian Ethnic ern Church Resource Center pictured on the first
Art Museum (REAM). logo were affixed to the book page and where it is
in the library, send
your answer to
Employee Profile: Grace Spletzer email@example.com.
The first person to
Grace Spletzer has been a Seasonal Guest (Poem #5) withdrawing materials, shift- respond correctly
Student Assistant at the Grace Spletzer ing books and organizing the will win a $10 gift
Clara Fritzsche Library since periodicals collection in certificate to the
The towering pines swagger, Falcon Café.
September 2005. Grace is a In the presence of a howling wind. addition to her daily duties
freshman majoring in Tiny flakes whip violently about. of making phone calls, get-
Biology and hails from Mountains of crystals congregate, ting the mail, and packing Library Installs New
Warren, Ohio. Since Upon the frozen earth, and unpacking interlibrary Printer
coming to Notre Dame, she And the frigid fingertips of winter loan and OhioLINK
In response to increased
has become involved in a Knock once more. materials. Grace is a
usage and in an effort to
variety of student activities. welcome addition to the
improve printer access,
Grace is a member of between Dominic Russo’s library staff.
the library now has a new
Student Government, graphic design class, Amy
printer located behind the
serving as a senator. She is Kesegich’s creative writing circulation desk. All pub-
also a member of Masquers, class and Greater Cleveland lic access computers in
the schools drama group, RTA. She read two of her
the library are now con-
and performed in the original poetry composi- nected to this printer,
Masquers production of tions which were illustrated
eliminating the need to go
Rhinoceros. Recently Grace by students in the design through the Technical
was selected to be a class. One of these poems Services area. To retrieve
Resident Advisor in the is reproduced on this page.
your printouts, please ring
dorms. She also partici- Since starting at the library the bell for service and a
pated in “Moving Minds,” Grace has been an enor- library staff member will
the recent collaboration mous help, assisting in assist you.
Book Bytes Library Survey Results – Preliminary Findings
Last fall, the library distributed a Suggestions for improvement book sales and an online inter-
user survey to faculty, students, were more up-to-date books library loan form. 29% of
Clara Fritzsche Library staff and guest patrons. Copies (21%), new décor and more respondents felt that the library
of the print survey were comfortable furniture (11%), was fine as it is.
inserted in the Fall 2005 issue of reinstate the fall and spring
Book Bytes in all faculty and staff book sales (11%), better access Falcon Café Findings
mailboxes. Stacks of the survey to printers (5%), getting new All respondents were aware
were also placed in the books on the shelves faster that there was a coffee shop in
mailroom, the library and other (5%), notifying library patrons the library, indicating that initial
locations on campus. The by e-mail (5%), more storage marketing was effective. 90%
survey was conducted in space (2.5%) and better said they had visited the coffee
conjunction with the campus- temperature control (2.5%). shop. Only 11% said they did
4545 College Road wide Self Study the College is 37% of library users said that no not plan to frequent the coffee
South Euclid, OH 44121 undergoing in preparation for improvements were needed. shop in the future. Reasons
Phone: 216-373-5267 the site visit of the Higher Activities people would like to included not liking the
Fax: 216-381-3227 Learning Commission. The see added were more art or art “imitation Frappuchino,” not
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org NorthCentral visiting team will related activities (31%), more accepting credit cards or simply
come in March 2007 to deter- book sales (23%), children’s not liking coffee. Foods and
mine academic accreditation for storytime (15%), more poetry beverages that people wanted
Notre Dame College. A readings (12%), live music (12%) to see added were soup (16%),
We’re on the Web! section on the new Falcon Café and book discussion groups sandwiches or wraps (15%),
was also included in the survey. (7%). Respondents said the herbal or decaffeinated tea
Preliminary results indicate that, following factors would cause (12%), muffins, bagels and low-
in general, there is a high level them to use the library more: cal breakfast foods (11%),
WRITER/EDITOR of satisfaction among library more time (14%), more library donuts and other pastries
Karen Zoller users. 74% of library users assignments (14%), free copies (10%), salads (7%) and hot
rated library service as 14%), more computers, foods (7%). Other suggestions
excellent, 21% as very good and especially upstairs (7%), wireless included flavored coffees, free
5% as good. No one rated technology (7%), extended trade coffee and orange juice
service as fair or poor. Library hours (7%), current fiction, (1%). 21% thought the Falcon
activities also received a high biography or books on tape Café menu was fine the way it
rating. 44% of the respondents (7%), current magazines display was. Things people would most
rated library activities as (7%), more book sales (7%), like to see in the Falcon Cafe to
excellent, 38% rated them as closer to home (7%), hot food make it more hospitable were
very good and 18% rated them in the coffee shop (5%) and CD in order of preference: 1)
as good, with no one rating and video rental (4%). There artwork, 2) poetry readings, 3)
library activities as fair or poor. was a diverse array of opinions new furniture, magazines and
58% of the respondents said the on what patrons would most live music (tied), 4) newspapers
thing they liked most about the like to see in the library. These and 5) lower prices. Other
library was the helpfulness of included more African- suggestions included television,
the library staff and 21% American magazines, more use no television, a payphone and
enjoyed the quiet atmosphere, of the library, a bulletin board soft classical background music.
11% liked the art exhibits and exclusively for business cards One person said the Café was
10% said availability of and job opportunities, a color excellent and need no
information through books and copier, reading chairs, a wi-fi improvement.
It’s Not Too Late! OhioLINK. connection, more plants, more
If you have not yet filled out a
library survey, you still have We Are Listening!
time to do so. Simply access
the survey on the library Many of your survey suggestions done to remedy the temperature Since the survey was distributed,
website or the campus Intranet, have already been implemented. control problem. An additional the Falcon Café has added muf-
or pick up a copy at the library The library is updating its collec- venue for art has been added in fins, bagels, pastries, artwork,
circulation desk. Leave your tions, added a printer and is in the Falcon Café. More com- magazines, newspapers and televi-
completed survey in the library the process of cataloging its spe- puters will soon be installed on sion. The Poetry Club now
mailbox in the mailroom on the cial collections. the second floor of the library meets there regularly and credit
ground floor of the Administra- E-mail is being used more fre- and wi-fi access is now available. cards are now accepted.
tion Building or at the library quently for reference questions Library hours have been ex- Additional feedback and sugges-
circulation desk. and notifying patrons about their panded and the library now sub- tions are always welcome.
OhioLINK and interlibrary loan scribes to American Legacy, a E-mail the Library Director at
orders. We now have more magazine dealing with African- email@example.com, call x5266 or
storage space and work is being American history and culture. stop by the library.