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News & Updates in the Libraries

Archive for April, 2009

Updated Library Hours for Finals and Intersession: Friday, April 24 to Tuesday, May 5

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Each of the libraries has modified hours from Friday, April 24 to Tuesday, May 5.

Click here for UGL hours

Click here for Purdy/Kresge Library hours

Click here for Science and Engineering Library hours

Remote access problems [resolved]

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Last night and this morning there have been intermittent problems with off campus access to library resources. We are investigating and hope to resolve this problem as quickly as possible.

Update: Fri April 10th 4:48pm
After working with network operations and network security the remote access problem should be resolved. If you still notice any problems, please contact the UGL Helpdesk (313) 577-1154.

April 13: Lecture on Abraham Lincoln from History Dept. Chair Marc Kruman, Kresge Auditorium, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

On April 13, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Professor Marc Kruman, chair of the Wayne State history department, will lecture on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln in the Purdy/Kresge Auditorium.

This lecture is part of the programming that accompanies the exhibit currently hosted in the UGL, “Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, a Man for All Times” that will be on display throughout the month of April. For more information on the exhibit, visit :

April 23: Do you think issues in scholarly publishing do not affect you? Think again.

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

What are your rights as an author?
Who is profiting from your publications?
Who has access to your work?
Do you hold copyright?
What is considered fair use?

These and other questions will be answered in a lecture by Lee Van Orsdel, dean of Grand Valley State University Libraries, on Thursday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Kresge Library Auditorium.

This event is open to faculty and graduate students involved in research and publishing. Van Orsdel will focus on issues related to alternative methods of publishing, the rising price of journal subscriptions, protecting and retaining author’s rights, open access to research information and how these issues impact the process by which academics conduct and distribute their research.

For more information, contact Anne Hudson, Wayne State librarian, at or 577-1168.

Shiffman Library operating hours and location during move to Richard J. Mazurek, M.D., Medical Education Commons

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

With the upcoming opening of the Richard J. Mazurek, M.D., Medical Education Commons, the Shiffman Medical Library will be moving to the new site, resulting in some closures and time changes in the currently operating sites.

Alternate locations for limited services will continue to operate during the move:
Scott Hall room 2367 (closes Friday, May 22, 2009 for move)
Applebaum College of Pharmacy, LRC

Schedule — Tuesday, May 25 through Sunday, June 7

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – Noon – 8 p.m.

APRIL 13 — Shiffman at Rackham closes to public.
TUESDAY, MAY 26 — Shiffman opens to public in Mazurek Education Commons (1st floor).
FRIDAY, JUNE 5 — Grand Opening of the Mazurek Education Commons.

SHIFFMAN REFERENCE — Reference service will be available via phone 313-577-1094 and email throughout the move. Contact for assistance.