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Monthly Archives: April 2014

2013 Wayne State Libraries Annual Report

Click below to download a copy of the Wayne State University Libraries’ 2013 Year in Review. wsuls_annual_report_2013 Don’t forget to check out our Instagram account to check out all the photos and more! waynestatelibraries

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A very rare book opens six different ways and reveals 6 different books

Book binding has seen many variations, from the iconic Penguin paperbacks to highly unusual examples like this from late 16th century Germany. It’s a variation on the dos-à-dos binding format (from the French meaning “back-to-back”). Here however, the book opens six different directions, each way revealing a different book. It seems that everyone has a […]

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Libraries around the world: The Human Library – Check Out A Living Book And Listen To Their Story

London – In the Human Library you can rent people who have been through difficult times – and they will tell you all about it. It’s a way of debunking the stereotypes that have spread around Great Britain. They are each sitting at a round table and wearing yellow silk sashes with “book” written across. […]

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Get ready to get even more from your library searches with Summon!

First, the Wayne State Libraries brought you Research Warrior, a new way to search that made finding books, media and articles from journals and magazines even easier. Now, get ready for Summon, a search tool that brings you all the features of Research Warrior but also increases your results to include things like research guides, […]

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Wayne State University’s Shiffman Medical Library Outreach Services hosts “Conversations with Caregivers” conference April 16

On April 16, Wayne State University Shiffman Medical Library Outreach Services is presenting “Conversations for Caregivers,” an all day conference featuring a panel discussion, forum and breakout sessions that will connect caregivers to legal, financial, healthcare, long-term care and research experts who will help demystify the roles and responsibilities of caregivers. The event takes place […]

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