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Archive for May, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2:30 pm: Kindle, Nook and the iPad: What Everyone Should Know about E-readers and eBooks

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

On Friday, July 30 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Purdy Auditorium (110 Purdy), DALNET will be holding its next educational forum:

Kindle, Nook, and the iPad: What Everyone Should Know about E-readers and eBooks

With sales of E-readers expected to double in 2010, eBooks are redefining how publishers and libraries deliver content. Come and learn about e-book readers and other mobile devices, and the implications of electronic content; including who’s using them, potential pitfalls, and future trends. Try out the newest readers, including the iPad and Kindle, and see for yourself how the newest generation of E-readers compares to traditional content.

Presenter Paul Gallagher is the Developer Librarian for the Wayne State University Library System with the Digital Library Initiatives Team. Paul recently completed his MLIS degree at WSU and has ten years of I.T. experience including work with application development, technology instruction, and systems administration.

This free event is open to the general public.
Attendees are responsible for parking, if needed.
Register online at:

Academic Libraries Day

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Representatives from Public Services (from left: Annette Healy, Anne Hudson, Monique Andrews and Regan Rodriguez) present at a statewide conference about the Public Services Information Fair held last August that will be held again this August

This event showcased state and national cutting-edge trends, identified Michigan’s unique issues and connected academic library staff to their peers and colleagues.

Congratulations and special thanks to WSU Librarian Veronica Bielat! Veronica served as a member of the committee responsible for organizing MLA Academic Libraries Day Conference 2010.

New USMLE Step 1 Practice Exam

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

  Exam Master’s completely revised USMLE Step 1 Practice Exam is available on your institution’s gateway. This practice exam is the first in a series of new practice exams, called UMSLExpress. Based on the NBME blueprint, Exam Master’s USMLExpress Step 1 practice exam is designed to give the Step 1 candidate a realistic exam experience. It consists of 336 test items divided into 7 exam blocks of 48 questions each. To access the practice exam simply select “New Practice Exam” from your home page. For questions or comments please contact