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Frank Klaus, Friends President
Frank Klaus, President, Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library

The Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University is closely associated with the Michael Schwartz Library but is an independent organization whose purpose is to support the library in a number of different ways. By sponsoring programs of interest to faculty, students, and the general public, we hope to attract favorable attention for the library and interest in its activities.

We encourage both monetary and in-kind gifts to the library, particularly special collections materials with strong links to the Cleveland area. The Friends also accept both monetary and in-kind gifts, especially gifts of books. These books may be sold, given to the Michael Schwartz Library if librarians determine that they are appropriate for the collection, or given to other organizations. Our programs also provide continuing social and intellectual interaction between the University and the community.

Please consider joining the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library.

- Frank Klaus, President, Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library

For more information about the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library: contact Barbara Loomis at or call (216) 687-2475.

Upcoming Event

Book cover for The Righteous Mind

Book Discussion: Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
Wednesday October 5, 2016
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: RT 503

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum.—

Discussion Leaders: Jeffrey Ford, Ph.D., Retired Faculty and Professional Staff Association (RFPSA), CSU.

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email

Free and open to the general public - refreshments served.

Start reading now for future Friends' book discussions! See a list of selections.