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Celebrate Banned Books Week: Sept. 25- Oct. 1

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Highlighting the value of free and open access to information, Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek, to publish, to read, […]

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Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science awards student and alumni at annual ceremony

The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) recently held the SLIS Recognition Ceremony and Reception to honor the school’s scholarship and award winners, student association officers, and the numerous contributions of the school’s donors, faculty and supporters. A recording of the event is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mdaWE4V77Q. The SLIS award winners for […]

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September’s Subject of the Month is Nobel Prize Winning Authors

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded annually to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Alfred Nobel, produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”.  Though individual works are sometimes cited as being particularly noteworthy, here “work” refers […]

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Welcome to the Libraries!

Whether it’s your first time on campus or you’re a seasoned library user, check out the Welcome to the Libraries handout to start the school year off right. For those new to Wayne State, you’ll find out about many of the most-used services that the libraries offer, from using a computer or a study room […]

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Experience the ultimate dream cruise through the “The Changing Face of the Auto Industry” digital collection

Can’t make it out to the Woodward Dream Cruise? Take a drive through the Wayne State Libraries’ digital collection The Changing Face of the Auto Industry.” Explore Detroit’s rich automotive history through photos from 1902-1940. The Changing Face of the Auto Industry Collection contains images from the Detroit Public Library’s National Automotive History Collection and […]

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August Subject of the Month

Perhaps I did not succumb to ideology, as you put it, because I have never seen myself as a spokesman. I am a witness. In the church in which I was raised you were supposed to bear witness to the truth. Now, later on, you wonder what in the world the truth is, but you […]

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Wayne State looking to identify kids in photos from Detroit’s Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods

  Do your Detroit roots run deep? By deep, we mean like 80 years deep — deep in the historic Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods. Wayne State University’s Walter P. Reuther Library is looking to identify the subjects in a large selection of photographs taken by Detroit-born photographer Edward Stanton. The photos were taken in […]

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June Subject of the Month: Grace Lee Boggs & Detroit Activism

Selector: Monique Oldfield and Elizabeth Clemens Grace Lee Boggs was a writer, philosopher, mentor, and an outspoken activist for many causes, including civil rights, workers’ rights, black power, environmental justice, feminism and community empowerment. To many, she seemed a force of nature – always working, organizing, teaching, and inspiring others to think critically and improve […]

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Open Textbook Adoption Awards Announced

The Open Textbook Adoption Task Force recently presented four faculty members with Open Textbook Adoption Awards, resulting in approximately $30,000 in savings to students and immediate access to students enrolled in those courses. An open textbook is a textbook licensed under an open copyright license, and made available online to be used freely. Many open textbooks are distributed in either print, e-book or […]

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Libraries’ 2015 Annual Report

Click here to download the Libraries’ 2015 annual report

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