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Archive for January, 2009

2008 Annual Report

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

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Free Trial of McGraw-Hill’s AccessPHARMACY

Friday, January 30th, 2009

The Shiffman Medical Library has arranged for a free trial of McGraw-Hill’s AccessPHARMACY, a comprehensive online resource for WSU faculty, and students. The institution-wide free trial will run from Feb 1 to June 30, 2009.

AccessPHARMACY offers access to over 20 books mapped to pharmacy core curriculum and is designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education. Students can search the site, select a core topic, browse by organ system, or review a textbook online. AccessPHARMACY’s integrated case studies, care plans, self-assessment and NAPLEX review help students develop and track key skills. It provides critical feedback for students and teachers. Other useful features include clinical relevance information, functional calculators, lab test information and an integrated drug database. This resource also provides up-to-date news and updates from the Pharmacotherapy News Network (PNN) and Goodman & Gilmans the Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics.

Learn more about AccessPHARMACY by clicking here.

Help us evaluate this new resource by sending an email to We would like to have your comments by June 30, 2009.

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Give us your feedback on our upcoming Library System Web site redesign!

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

The Library System is ready to begin a redesign of our Web site that will be ready to launch in May 2009. It is our intention to design a site with special attention to simplicity and functionality as well as:

– Provide faculty and students with efficient access to all information resources;

– Design a site that is accessible and usable by all WSU constituencies;

– Create a vehicle for the Library System to promote services and information resources.

We would like to hear from you to find out how you currently use the Library System Web site and your experiences in searching and navigating the site. Your input will help us redesign a site that will best fit the needs of our users. To take the short survey, go to

Feb. 25: BHM Brown Bag Discussion: William Lewis Bulkley (1861-1938): Black Latin Scholar and Urban League Leader

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

In honor of Black History Month, the Wayne State University Library System will host a special brown bag discussion from Wayne State Classical and Modern Language Professor Michele Ronnick centered around William Lewis Bulkley (1861-1938), a black latin scholar and Urban League leader. The discussion will take place on Wednesday, February 25 at 12:30 p.m. in the Special Collections Room inside the Undergraduate Library.

Ronnick’s research on Bulkley is an extension on her efforts to turn the attention of academicians and the public at large to thinking about the very considerable influence that the culture of ancient Greece and Rome has had upon the creative and professional lives of people of African descent. In the program, Ronnick will share details about the life of this lesser known black Classicist, as well as revealing a rare photo of Bulkley.

William Lewis Bulkley was born March 23, 1861 in Greenville, SC. He graduated in 1882 from Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC and was one of Claflin’s first graduates. He was professor of Greek and Latin at Claflin from 1886-1899 and also served the school as vice president. In 1893 he earned the first Ph.D. awarded by Syracuse University to person of African descent. His subject area was Latin.

In 1909 Dr. Bulkley became the first black principal of a white high school in New York City (P.S. 125). Dr. Bulkley devoted himself to racial uplift giving numerous lectures and publishing a number of his thoughts in journals and newspapers of his time. In 1906 he founded the Committee for Improving Industrial Conditions of Negroes (CIICN). Bulkley was the first vice chairman of the National Urban League.

Check out the DALNET Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Speeches and Interviews Web site

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

The DALNET consortium is pleased to host “The Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Speeches and Interviews” Web site, launched for the first time last year on MLK Day. This new collection includes links to YouTube videos with speeches by and about King. The Web site also contains a timeline, a brief biography of King, and links to other related websites. The project is a unique way to remember Dr. King and his work in this year which marks the 40th anniversary of his assassination.

DALNET Director Steven Bowers conceived the idea of cataloging YouTube videos for access in the online library catalog and systems librarian Cathy Wolford recognized the importance of creating a collection of links to videos featuring King. DALNET project volunteer Patricia Lewis spent hours researching and cataloging the videos, and she created the concept of having an online Web site for access to the project.

Visit the Web site: Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Speeches and Interviews

Watch the Live Broadcast of the Obama Presidential Inauguration

Monday, January 12th, 2009

The library system will show the live broadcast of Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration on Tuesday, January 20 in 110 Kresge (10:00 am – 2:00 pm), UGL Bernath Auditorium (10:00 am – 3:00 pm).

Seating is limited.

Library Survivor Week @ UGL, January 26-30, 2009

Monday, January 5th, 2009

The library system is offering a series of free drop-in sessions to brush up on your research and computer skills.

For a full schedule and descriptions of each session, please go to:

Monday, January 26, 2009

noon-1:00 pm Library Survivor for Undergrads

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Blackboard Basics

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm MS Word I

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

noon- 1:00 pm Using Google for Research

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Library Survivor for Undergrads

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm MS Powerpoint I

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

noon- 1:00 pm Library Survivor for Graduate Students

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Blackboard E-Portfolio Basics

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm MS Excel I

Thursday, January 29, 2009

noon – 1 :00 pm Zotero: Citations made easy!

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Library Survivor for Graduate Students

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm MS Access I