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Archive for November, 2010

Dec. 6-17 | Help those less fortunate and get your fines removed through Food for Fines Program

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

From December 6 to December 17, patrons will have a chance to have their outstanding fines reduced or expunged while contributing to a worthy cause that supports the Wayne State community. For every one non-perishable food item donated to the Library System $1 will be waived from your outstanding fines. For example, if you have $5 in fines, and you bring in five non-perishable food items, your $5 in fines will be removed from your record. To participate in Food for Fines, bring your items to the circulation desk in any of the five libraries, including the Oakland Center. Items must be new, unexpired and never opened, with the label intact. Items must also be free from dirt, rust or dents. Only food items will be accepted.

All items collected will go to support the Adopt-a-Family Program. Coordinated by Wayne State Library System employee volunteers, the Adopt-Family Program sponsors community families by providing meals and gifts during the holiday season. Last year, the Food for Fines program donated over 36 cases of food to Gleaners Food Bank in Detroit.

This offer may not be tax deductable and the receipt you receive will be for the fines waived from your account only. Library staff will offer no verification of goods donated. Items donated now cannot be used as credit against future fines. The library reserves the right to reject any donation that does not fit within the acceptable criteria (see below for list of terms).

Canned food:
• Items can be no larger than 20oz;
• Cans/boxes must be sealed and unopened;
• Must not be rusted, dented, and label must be clean and intact;
• Items already expired will not be accepted.
• Dry goods
• Only crackers, dry cereals, pastas, flour, sugar, etc.. will be accepted;
• Items must be sealed and unopened;
• Container must be in store-bought condition.

The library will not accept
• Any non-food items;
• Breads, chips, candy or snack foods.

Select library services suspended over holiday break

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Due to University closure during the 2010-2011 holiday season, select library services will be suspended.

Please note:

Requesting through MeLCat will be suspended from December 17th – 31st, 2010. Requests may be placed beginning Jan. 1st, 2011 and full services will resume January 3rd.

Requesting through Interlibrary Loan and ArticleReach will be suspended from December 20th – 31st, 2010. Requests may be placed beginning Jan. 1st, 2011 and full services will resume January 3rd.

Delivery of Storage materials will be suspended from December 23rd – 31st, 2010. Requests may be placed but will not be delivered. Service will resume January 3rd, 2011.

Delivery of library materials using the “Get It” paging service, the library will cease delivery of requests on Dec. 22nd, 2010 and resume January 3rd, 2011.

If you have received a notification of delivery, please pick up your materials by 5pm, December 23rd, 2010.

Clinical care emergencies should contact Shiffman Library at

Dec. 4 | Stop by the UGL on Noel Night to experience Cass Corridor Culture: In and Around Wayne State, 1960s-1980s

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Cass Corridor Culture: In and Around Wayne State, 1960s – 1980s
Community Room
3rd floor, David Adamany Undergraduate Library
5155 Gullen Mall
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

As part of midtown Detroit’s Noel Night on December 4, the David Adamany Undergraduate Library will host an opening reception for “Cass Corridor Culture: In and Around Wayne State, 1960s – 1980s,” a permanent exhibit presented by the Wayne State University Library System and the WSU Art Collection, with generous support from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

The reception will be hosted from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Community Room on the third floor of the UGL, adjacent to the exhibit, during Noel Night festivities. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit highlights the work of artists, poets and musicians, many of whom lived and worked in “the Corridor” during those years, attending or teaching at the university, entertaining in the area’s music venues, protesting politically or socially with voice, pen or paintbrush, and developing a strong and vibrant sense of community. The exhibit provides a taste of the creative culture that thrived around the university at that time.

During the reception there will be screenings of the films “MC5: Kick Out the Jams,” a film by Leni Sinclair and Cary Loren; and “Images from Detroit’s Cass Corridor,” by Kathryn Brackett Luchs and Shaun Bangert.

For more information about this event, call (313) 577-8852.