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Archive for July, 2012

New oral history with Alan Reuther is now open for research at the Walter Reuther Library

Monday, July 16th, 2012

The Walter Reuther Library is pleased to announce that an oral history with Alan Reuther is now open for research. Alan Reuther was the Legislative Director for the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW). He served in the UAW’s Washington Office from 1982 until his retirement in 2010. Over the course of his tenure as Legislative Director, Automotive News often cited Reuther as one of the 50 most influential people in the auto industry.

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What does a librarian look like today? Not like these vintage pics of librarians from over the last century!

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Today’s librarian is no longer confined to a desk, primed to shush noisy patrons– but sometimes it’s fun to look back at those days and look at how far we’ve come! Check out some vintage pics of librarians, courtesy of Mental Floss.

Biographies – Subject of the Month in the Purdy/Kresge Library

Monday, July 9th, 2012

You are invited to literally check out the Subject of the Month for July. Stop by the Biographies display in the Purdy/Kresge Library to make your selections. Read about world leaders, writers, artists, actors, musicians and more!

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Clinical Pharmacology Available

Monday, July 9th, 2012

School of Medicine and Shiffman Medical Library happily announce that you can access a new resource “Clinical Pharmacology (CP)”.  CP provides comprehensive point-of-care drug information including monographs, product identification modules, interaction reports, patient education, and much more. This resource has been used by more than 1500 hospitals.

You can access this resource via your computer or mobile device.


To find more drug information for your study, please visit our Drug Information Timesaver/Guide. Please feel free to contact us regarding your comments or concerns.


Shiffman New Hours Effective 7/23/12

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Effective July 23, 2012, Shiffman Medical Library hours will change to:

Monday-Friday:             8:00am-12:00am (midnight)

Saturday-Sunday:          12:00pm (noon)-8:00pm