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Archive for January, 2007

2006 Annual Report

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

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Detroit Poet Laureate and Local Biographer to Read at Black History Month Event at UGL on Feb. 27

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Metropolitan Detroit authors Naomi Long Madgett, poet laureate of Detroit, and Eddie Allen, Jr., freelance writer and biographer of Detroit author Donald Goines, will read from their publications and sign books at a special Black History Month event. This event will take place on February 27 at 12 p.m. in the Community Room on the 3rd floor of the David Adamany Undergraduate Library. Sponsored by the Africana Studies Department and the Library System, this event is open to all attendees at no charge.

New Improvements to Come at Purdy/Kresge Library

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

During 2007, the Purdy/Kresge Library will undergo a series of updates, enhancements and changes to improve the learning and research environment for our patrons. These improvements include replacing the first floor carpeting, consolidating all journal titles in one location for easier access to the entire collection, shifting lesser used materials to storage, and reconfiguring shelving and furniture. Our goals in this project are to improve the access to journals and other collections, provide for a more comfortable library atmosphere and increase the amount of available study space for our users. During this improvement process, we are committed to maintaining quality and attentive service for all library patrons.

Beginning January 22, 2007, pre-1990 journals will be moved from Purdy/Kresge to Storage. The entire move will take several months. During and after this move, the journals will continue to be accessible upon request. There are three ways to request pre-1990 journals that have moved to Storage:

1. Use the Online Catalog to look up the journal title. When the record comes up, click the Request from Storage link at the right side of the record display. Alternately, click the Storage Request link at the bottom of ANY catalog record on the screen to access the request form.
2. One may also bookmark a blank Storage Request Form for immediate use without accessing the library catalog.
3. Patrons may also request materials at any library service desk.

Requested journals will be delivered several times a day on a regular schedule: Mon-Fri, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm. More information regarding Storage delivery may be found on the Materials Storage F.A.Q.

Users with ongoing research requiring the use of large runs of specific titles should contact Cindy Krolikowski to make arrangements for continuing access.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to providing you with the materials and information you need for your research and studies. If you have any questions about the project, please contact the project coordinator, Mike Hawthorne.

Library System Purchases Campuswide License for The Chronicle of Higher Education

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

We are pleased to announce that the Libraries have purchased a campus wide site license for the Chronicle of Higher Education. This means that there will no longer be a need to purchase individual subscriptions or remember passwords. Simply visit and select “The Chronicle of Higher Education” from the Articles and Databases menu or directly by going to The Chronicle . E-mail alerts and news feeds (RSS feeds) are available from many of the sections of the Chronicle of Higher Education Online. For a quick summary of what users now have access to, please visit the Chronicle’s site map at Chronicle Site Map

The Chronicle is the top source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle’s Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as an online CVs, salary databases and more.

New Coffee Shop Opens in UGL

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Starting on January 16, you can get your java fix right inside the UGL at Delilah’s Café, the new coffee shop that has opened up in the lounge area of the library. The shop’s hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the week. Currently weekend hours are undecided. Stop by and try out their joe and other coffee concoctions!

Library Access for Wayne Direct Early Admission Program for Wayne County Community College District Students

Monday, January 8th, 2007

WayneDirect students are welcome as guests in our University Libraries, and receive the following services for participating:

1. Walk up reference service at any of our reference and information desks to assist with research and paper writing.
2. Computer use on campus at any of our Community Access Terminals.
3. Guest borrowing privileges at any University Library (available after you pick up your OneCard from the OneCard office, which will serve as your library card).
4. On site access to all of our articles & databases and online journals, which enable you to find relevant sources for any research need, delivered to your desktop.
5. Access to printers and photocopiers, available in the libraries for your use, and charges assessed at student rates.

What is WayneDirect?
WayneDirect is for currently enrolled Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) students who have chosen Wayne State University (WSU) as the institution where they will receive their bachelor’s degree. As a WayneDirect student, you will receive special services and opportunities that will smooth your transition to Wayne State and increase your likelihood for success.

As a WCCCD student, you may sign up to participate in WayneDirect at any time during your enrollment at Wayne County Community College District.

How do I apply?
To participate, you simply apply for WayneDirect Admission to Wayne State University. The WayneDirect application is the only application you will need to complete to ultimately enroll at Wayne State. Detailed instructions and admission requirements are listed on the application. Download the WayneDirect application. Applications are available at the counseling office at Wayne County Community College District or at the Wayne State University Welcome Center at 42 W. Warren Avenue.

Why should I enroll in WayneDirect?
WayneDirect provides opportunities to learn more about Wayne State University academic programs, to participate in campus events and activities, to obtain early admission to Wayne State University, and to more easily enroll in Wayne State classes while still primarily enrolled at Wayne County Community College District.