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Archive for February, 2011

Free Trials for Two Anatomy Products

Friday, February 25th, 2011

The Shiffman Medical Library has arranged institution-wide free trials of two anatomy products. We would like know which one you prefer. Please send your comments via by April 25, 2011.

1. Anatomy-TV

2. Cyber-Anatomy

Steps to access Cyber-Anatomy:

1. Click the button “Group Access

2. Launch Netter’s 3D Interactive Anatomy. You will be required to install the Active X (3Dvia). It is a short download.

3. Now you can access through the site. See navigation instructions

Thank you.

Shiffman Medical Library

April 25 | Libraries to host Foundation Center training session: You Got the Grant, Now What?

Friday, February 25th, 2011

The Wayne State University Library System will host “You Got the Grant, Now What?” on Monday, April 25 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Kresge Auditorium inside of the Purdy/Kresge Library. Guest speaker David Holmes, Foundation Center Regional Training Coordinator, will speak to the Wayne State community about best practices in successful grant management, including managing reports and the communication required to build long-term relationships with foundations in order to lead to more support opportunities.

This event is free and geared toward non-profit organizations but open to anyone that would like to learn more about grant management. For more information or to RSVP for the event contact Monique Andrews at (313) 577-5037 or For a detailed parking map, visit

Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.

Black History Month@ the UGL

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

In celebration of Black History Month, the Undergraduate Library will display a series of panels portraying some of the historical events that led to the freedom of enslaved African Americans. This “Story of Freedom” is told in three chapters: the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Some focuses are Detroit’s stations on the Underground Railroad, African American Civil War heroes, and the struggles African Americans faced as they strove to realize their freedom in the Reconstruction period.

Stop by the atrium in the UGL to check it out!

“Documenting a Movement: Civil Rights in America” @Neef Law Library through February

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

In celebration of Black History Month, the Arthur Neef Law Library presents an exhibit focused on the civil rights movement. Themes including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” and Brown v. Board of Education are featured.

“Documenting a Movement: Civil Rights in America”

Created by Beth Foster with the assistance of Mary Bonk, Tim Fritz and Yolanda Jones

Photographs and documents are on display just outside the Law Library, in the Hammurabi Lobby. The display will be up through February.

More information @:

2012 GIFT OF LIFE Campus Challenge

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Shiffman Medical Library is helping WSU School of Medicine students from the Hematology Oncology Peer Education (HOPE) interest group get more registered donors for the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.

They are joining with other Wayne State organizers at the Adamany Undergraduate Library (UGL) and other locations on main campus. This year the event runs January 12 – February 23, and we are remembering WSU student Rebecca Butler who lost her battle waiting for an organ in 2011.  View this inspiring short video to see Rebecca’s story .

WSU competes with 17 other Michigan colleges and universities to register the most donors or get the highest percentage based on enrollment. To see the campus standings view here.

On Friday, February 17, Shiffman Library will host a registration table where medical students will volunteer their time to sign up anyone who stops by. The event runs from 1 – 5 PM in the Shiffman Atrium. Bring your driver’s license to do the quick sign-up and to get more information about this life-saving program. If you don’t already have a RED HEART on your Michigan driver’s license you aren’t signed up.  You can also sign up online at this link

For more information contact the Shiffman Outreach Library program at or visit our webpage at


2.19.11 | Medical Studies and Me: Myths and Reality

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Wayne State University Shiffman Medical Library Presents . . .
Community Conversations on Health

Medical Studies & Me: Myths & Reality

Join the Community Conversation about . . .
• What are medical studies and clinical trials
• The value of medical research
• What questions to ask
• Protecting volunteers

In Recognition of Black History Month . . .
WHEN: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Saturday, February 19, 2011
WHERE: Wayne State University Margherio Conference Center
320 East Canfield St, Detroit MI 48201 (Enter at Brush St)

Joining the Conversation . . .
• JENA BAKER-CALLOWAY, MPH, Community Health Educator, WSU / Karmanos Cancer Institute
• BONITA LEAVELL, PhD, Research Associate, WSU Internal Medicine / John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
• LOUIS PENNER, PhD, WSU Department of Oncology / Karmanos Cancer Institute
• & YOU

Light Refreshments & Door Prize
RSVP by February 16
Email or phone 313-577-6666
Leave your NAME, # attending, your PHONE and/or EMAIL contact

This event is part of the Detroit Public Library’s 2011 One Book One Community
Program, featuring The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
Book talk with author scheduled for March 26, 2011 at DPL.

This project has been funded in part by the National Library of Medicine under Contract No. NO1-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Library of the Health Sciences and the Wayne State University Medical Library Community Engagement Outreach Program

All Libraries closing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 1

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Due to severe weather conditions, the Wayne State University Libraries will be closing at 6 p.m. today (February 1) and will be closed all day tomorrow (February 2). We will reopen to regular hours on Thursday, February 3, weather permitting.

University Libraries closed due to impending weather

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Due to the severe weather conditions, evening classes are cancelled on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. Additionally, the University will be closed on Wednesday, February 2, 2011.

All University Libraries will close at 6pm on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. The Libraries (and the University) will re-open on Thursday, February 3, 2011, weather permitting.