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Archive for November, 2007

Excel, Endnote & PowerPoint Workshops This Week at UGL

Friday, November 30th, 2007

MS Powerpoint I:  Presentation Basics, Tuesday, December 4, 12:00 pm – 1:00pm

MS Excel I:  Spreadsheet Basics, Tuesday, December 4, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Endnote XI:  Citation Management Software, Wednesday, December 5, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

MS PowerPoint II:  Smart Art, Thursday, December 6, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

All workshops are held in Lab B, Second Floor UGL.

Sessions are free and open to everyone. No registration is required. A complete drop-in computer workshop schedule is available at:

Visit the WSU Teaching and Learning Blog

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Are you interested in learning more about teaching and learning resources? Or hearing ideas and commentary from faculty and staff associated with the Office for Teaching and Learning at Wayne State University? For those items and more, visit the all new Office for Teaching and learning blog, featuring bloggers OTL faculty fellow Bill Warters, and OTL Program Coordinator, Kristi Jordan.

The blog includes OTL news and events as well as resources for faculty, links to Educause blogs and other ideas to enhance and support teaching and learning.

Visit the blog at:

Virtual Citizenship/New Technologies Symposium November 30 at UGL

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Join your colleagues at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library on November 30 at 9 a.m. for the Virtual Citizenship/New Technologies Symposium. This symposium, featuring four presenters with expertise in the various aspects addressed, is a joint effort of Wayne State’s Center for the Study of Citizenship, Office for Teaching and Learning, Honors Program, and DeRoy Lecture series to study the intersection between new information technologies and the practice of citizenship. The symposium will launch a broader research, teaching, and service project that can help us understand what citizenship means in the 21st century and can help our students, staff and faculty use emerging communication and information technologies to become better citizens. We seek to understand how the notions of community membership and the exercise of power are affected by newly pervasive technologies such as (but certainly not limited to) text-messaging, Facebook,, Second Life (as well as devices and applications that do not exist at present but that could be household names by next year, or next week) and how these same technologies may be employed in the interests of social justice and civic engagement.

To register or for more information, please visit:

WILD Down for Upgrade Maintenance Thursday, November 29

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

The WILD (interlibrary loan and document delivery) system will be unavailable on Thursday, November 29th from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience. Instead, please use:

• From database citations, click Request Digital Delivery
• From PubMed, use Loansome Doc
• Or, enter requests into

Unaffliated users or for all questions or concerns, please contact us:

General library or main campus users: 313-577-4011
Shiffman Medical Library users: 313-577-1094
Neef Law Library users: 313-577-6170

Summer Doctoral Seminar on Engaged Scholarship– Apply Now!

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

The Department of Communication will host an annual international seminar for doctoral students from May 28-June 1, 2008. Students from around the country and abroad apply and get to spend an expense paid week working with a renowned scholar in the Communications field. This summer we are pleased to have Dr. Larry Frey from the University of Colorado joining us. The topic for the event will be “Communication Activism: Engaged Scholarship”.

The workshop description:
The need for communication scholars to engage in direct vigorous action in support of needed social change—communication activism—has never been more apparent and important, for there is no shortage of social issues and problems that demand attention. This seminar on communication activism scholarship explores how communication scholars can bring their resources (e.g., theories, research methods, and pedagogical practices) to bear to promote needed social change and social justice. Through discussion of significant issues, exposure to case studies, and application to participants’ current and future research projects, this seminar examines the significant effects that communication scholars can have on promoting social change, especially with and for those who are most marginalized, when they engage in communication activism.

As part of the seminar OTL Faculty Fellow Bill Warters will facilitate a public session with Frey on Thursday, May 29 where other scholars and activists will join in the discussion of what makes for good engaged scholarship. Doctoral students interested in attending can learn more via this Summer Seminar Flyer.

Journals & Academic Libraries in the Age of Google, Symposium Video Link

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Below are a series of links to the video of the WSU Library System Faculty Symposium:  “Journals and Academic Libraries in the Age of Google” held on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 in the Bernath Auditorium, UGL.

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 Part 1:  Welcome & Introductions, Sandra Yee, Dean, Wayne State University Library System        

“Journal Subscriptions, Scholarly Communications & Academic Libraries in the Age of Google”  Paul Courant, University Libraries & Dean of the University Library, University of Michigan

Part 2:  “Copyright in the Digital Age”  Kathryn Ossian, Principal; Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, PLC

Part 3:  “Current Issues in Scholarly Publishing”  panelists:  Jane Hoehner, Director, Wayne State University Press; Raymond Mattingly, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, WSU; Claude Schochet, Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, WSU; Sandra Yee, Dean, University Library System