Kelvin Smith Library

Kelvin Smith Library offers revamped version of CaseLearns; sign up for courses now

CaseLearns is back, bigger and better than ever. This free instructional program held at Kelvin Smith Library has undergone improvements with a longer view approach. Students and faculty can establish research and scholarship skills through this program, which will advance their education and Case Western Reserve University through applied use of technologies.

The goals in mind with an improved CaseLearns program are to slow attendees down, allowing ample time to ask fundamental and theoretical questions, and, in some cases, to foster group collaboration.

“We want you to see us as an ongoing research partner,” Jared Bendis, creative new media officer, said.

The staff who teach the CaseLearns courses are highly “trained professionals who want to activate KSL and the Freedman Center, becoming a feeder to our resources.”

The revamped program features 33 different workshops, including eight new ones:

  • Library Is Fun
  • Protective Enclosures for Library Materials
  • Research Data Management
  • Open Access and the Right to Research
  • Basic Library Research Skills
  • Creating GIFs / Memes From Family Videos
  • Video Tutorial Creation Using Camtasia
  • Introduction to Data Visualization

CaseLearns start times coordinate with the university’s block scheduling system to make attending even easier.

To learn more about the courses and to sign up, visit