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Archive for September, 2010

Educause On-line @ WSU, October 13-15, 2010

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Join your colleagues for interesting discussions, presentations, and conversation about IT in higher education.

Wayne State will be broadcasting select live sessions from the annual Educause Conference in Anaheim, California. Eighteen separate sessions are scheduled to air in the Technology Resource Center. Topics include: trends in teaching and learning technology, electronic textbooks, distance and distributed education, collaboration, cloud computing, IT funding strategies, mobile computing, and much more! A complete listing is available at

Sessions will be shown at the Technology Resource Center inside the Purdy/Kresge Library. For registration and more information, log on to WSU Pipeline and click on the Educause Online logo. Seating for each session is limited, so sign up today!

Download the schedule and flyer to post around campus:
WSU Session Schedule
Information Flyer
Educause Online @ WSU is jointly sponsored by:
College of Education
Computing & Information Technology
Office for Teaching & Learning
Online Programs
University Libraries

Library System launches new mobile site

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

The Wayne State University Library System has recently launched its first ever web site designed exclusively for mobile touch devices. allows patrons to access the features of the Library System website that they might find most useful while on the go. By going to or, users will automatically be directed to the mobile site where they can look up library hours, check computer availability, browse the catalog, find out what’s new at the library and much more! For more advanced needs, the full site is still available by clicking the “full site” button.

Point your mobile device to and give it a try!

Towers Residents: Play the Resource is Right on September 28 for fabulous prizes!

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Towers residents: swing by the Towers Living Room on Tuesday, September 28 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. to play “The Resource is Right” with our librarians. Students will get together in groups to learn about library resources, answer questions and have a chance to win awesome Wayne State swag. Stop in and join in the fun!

Free Trial of Procedures Consult

Monday, September 13th, 2010

The Shiffman Medical Library has arranged an institution-wide free trial of Procedures Consult for WSU faculty and students from Sept 13 to October 31, 2010.

Procedures Consult is the first online multimedia training and reference tool that helps physicians and residents prepare for, perform, follow up and test their knowledge of top medical procedures. Quick pointers can be reviewed right before doing the procedure; and complete detailed step-by-step information can be used for deeper study.

Current Modules:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Anesthedia
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Training Physician

Trial Access: Procedures Consult (

You can learn more about Procedures Consult by clicking here.

Help us evaluate this new resource by sending an email to We would like to hear your comments by October 31, 2010.

Thank you.

Shiffman Medical Library