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Allen Park VA Hospital Archives
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

This collection contains a sampling of items from the Allen Park Veterans Administration Hospital archives including photographs, newspaper articles, audio memoirs, and video clips.

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Allen Park VA Hospital


Kristy's Corrections

Corrections made this month for commonly misspelled words in the union catalog:

architeture / architecture

(2 times)

imflammatory / inflammatory (4 times)

pictues / pictures (6 times)

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DALNET Details Newsletter

The e-newsletter of the Detroit Area Library Network

November 2011

Executive Director Receives MLA Award of Excellence

Steven K. Bowers

The Michigan Library Association Award of Excellence was presented to DALNET Executive Director, Steven K. Bowers, on Wednesday October 26, 2011. Bowers Received the award at the MLA Annual Conference Awards Dinner. The Award of Excellence is given to an individual recognized for improving local library services, promoting library cooperation, and contributing to professional activities.



The DALNET Office has created QR codes for individual member catalogs. QR Codes are images that can be scanned by smartphones to take users to online resources. Members are invited to add these codes to their library web pages and/or print materials. Members may also want to make their own codes for links to other resources. The codes are available online, along with more information about QR Codes and how to create your own: http://www.dalnet.lib.mi.us/members/qrcatalogs.html

Sandra Yee to Chair OCLC Search Committee

Dean Sandra Yee

With President and CEO Jay Jordan's announced retirement, OCLC has formed an Executive Search Committee. Sandra Yee, Dean of the Wayne State University Library System and President / Fiscal Agent of the DALNET Board, has been appointed Chair of the OCLC search committee. The Executive Search Committee recently announced the formation of a Community Advisory Group which consists of thirteen people who will provide input from varying perspectives.

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Events Calendar

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Digital Repository Meeting
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Location: OCC Royal Oak

Monday, November 14, 2011
DALNET TurboMeeting Training
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: Wayne State University,
UGL, 3rd Floor

Monday, November 21, 2011
Board Meeting
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: Arab American National Museum

November 24-25, 2011
Holiday Closure
All Day
Location: DALNET Office

NEW! Resources

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Signing Savvy: Your Sign Language Resource: View in Catalog

On the Web

Indians of the Midwest

From the Newberry Library, this site highlights recent research of scholars who have provided new insights about the cultures and histories of Indian peoples in the Midwest.

Indians of the Midwest


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