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Library Updates: November 2019


Cleveland Institute of Art's Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library Updates - November 2019 

New and Fantastic!

The library is always adding new books. Here we highlight four fantastic new books. Stop by the library's New Books shelf to see more!

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Library Book Sale

Fall book sale in the CIA Gund library from November 18th until November 22nd.

It's that time again! The Gund Library will be holding another book sale starting Monday, November 18th at 10am. Books, magazines, and other library items will be up for sale. And later in the week...

November 20th: Remaining sale items are marked down 50%!

November 22nd (final day of sale): $1 bag sale! Fill a bag and it's $1 for everything (Hint: you can bring your own bag, any size!)

During the sale, the library will accept cash, checks, and credit cards for book sale purchases $10 and over. We will not hold items or accept IOUs. The sale ends Friday, November 22nd at 5pm. Hope to see you there!

Library Workshops

The Library and Career Center teamed up to host a career workshop on Tuesday, October 29th. We had a lot of fun learning about the multitude of career paths available to students and finding information on specific careers! We have also created a corresponding research guide, which can be found here. We would be happy to host another session if there is continued interest.


Spotlighted Digital Resource

Material ConneXion

Did you know you have access to a world of materials right at your fingertips? CIA faculty, staff, and students have access to Material ConneXion, an online database with information about thousands of unique, innovative, and sustainable materials for your next project or assignment. New materials are regularly added after being selected by a jury of material scientists. You can search by keyword or by category, processes, sustainability, physical properties, performance properties, and availability. Results have photos, information about the material, and contact information for the manufacturer. We highly recommend creating a personal account so that you can access this resource off campus and so that you can save materials for future reference. You must use your CIA email address to create an account. There's a great tutorial here!

Need help? Stop by the library or ask us online!

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Periodically Speaking

This month we are taking a special look at one of our specific metallurgical arts magazines: THE ANVIL'S RING.  

The Anvil’s Ring is the official publication of the Artist-Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA).  

For the reader who is not familiar with blacksmith arts beyond the world of first-person interpretive recreation at historic sites, this magazine offers many views into its aesthetic and pragmatic applications all around us.  This is the source for insightful looks at fabrication of abstract sculpture and other large-scale creations including ironwork fences and gates. On the smaller work scale, the journal shows us glimpses at production of hardware including locks, hinges and a variety of ornamental fixtures and fasteners.  Many such works are perfect for any restoration project, while allowing for a modern twist.  Fashion and style are also highlighted with metal clothing and costume. These wearable works range from the modest and the minimal to haute couture or steam punk!  Recent issues have featured the ABANA conference gallery, spotlights on international artists and events, in addition to scholarship announcements and other resources.  READ ON!

Library Dogs


Library contact: Jackie Lagunzad

Moe has lived many lives under various aliases. After house-hopping for a few years, he eventually found his fur-ever home with Jackie and her sister, who is his actual mom. Jackie is just his eccentric aunt.

Interests: Sitting outside with family, car rides, squeaky toys

Dislikes: That place called "work" where everybody goes during the day, vacuum cleaners

Best furry friend: His other aunt, Roxy the Morkie

Animated characters that most capture his essence: Toothless the dragon and Stitch the alien

NEW! Reserve a library room online

NEW!! Self-Serve Library Room Reservation

The library has two rooms that can be reserved on a first come, first served basis. You can reserve them for small groups, meetings, clubs, study groups, group work, or just to take a break to play some games with your friends! 

Starting this semester, you can book the rooms yourself. Please click the button below to reserve one of the rooms. If you need help with the form, stop by or call the library and we'll show you how to use it.