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Julia's Prayer: Recollections of Hamtramck, Michigan, a Polish American Community

From Oakland Community College

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St. Forian Catholic Church

St. Florian Catholic Church,
Hamtramck, Michigan

Kristy's Corrections

This column is on hiatus for the month of June due to the Authority Project.  Look for it again in future newsletters!

Just for Fun
National Jukebox

National Jukebox

Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress


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DALNET Details Newsletter
  The e-newsletter of the Detroit Area Library Network    

  JUNE 2011

Remembering Jim Flaherty

Jim Flaherty

The DALNET community was saddened to learn of the passing of James Flaherty on May 24, 2011.  Jim, retired Media Specialist at Wayne County Community College District, was also the former DALNET Board member and Project Manager for WCCCD.  Upon his retirement, the DALNET Board presented Jim an award honoring his many years of dedicated service to the consortium.  The DALNET office is collecting money from members this month to make a donation to IN-HOME Hospice Care in memory of Jim.

Upgrade Update for Horizon System

Members will begin HIP/OPAC testing for the upgrade this month.  More information will be sent out on the mailing lists.  The Fourth of July Weekend is the target date for the production upgrade of Horizon and HIP.

New MCC Board Member

Macomb Community College has hired Michael Balsamo, former associate dean of business administration, as the new Dean of Learning Resources & Libraries.  Balsamo will join the DALNET Board of Directors as the new MCC representative.  Welcome, Michael!

DALNET Director to Keynote at OCLC Program


OCLC will present “Good Practices for Great Outcomes: Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference” at Wayne State University's Bernath Auditorium on Friday June 17, 2011 from 10 AM to 3:15 PM.  Roy Tennant of OCLC Research and Steven Bowers, Executive Director of DALNET, will keynote at this event, hosted by the Wayne State University Libraries. Also featured will be Jody Harnish from Ann Arbor District Library and Beth Callahan from Wayne State University who will discuss workflow efficiencies and cataloging challenges. This is a free event for OCLC members and lunch will be provided by OCLC.

OCLC Members can Register Now For Free Online
DALNET Members may contact the DALNET office for a free parking pass.

Register Online

Did you know?
The DALNET Office has a collection of books and periodicals available for use by members.  To view the complete list of titles, see the Horizon catalog here.
Events Calendar
Friday, June 10, 2011
DALNET Educational Forum
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: WSU, P/K Lib. Auditorium

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Strategic Planning Meeting
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Location: University of Detroit Mercy

Friday, June 17, 2011
OCLC Cataloging Program
10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Location: WSU, UGL, Auditorium

Monday, June 20, 2011
Board Meeting
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Location: Rochester College

NEW! Resources
  Access for Free Online!

Slashes and ripples: Synthesizing the evidence on the impact of digital resources View in Catalog

On the Web
ALA Online Learning Webcast

ALA Online Learning

Protecting Future Access Now: Models for Preserving Digitized Books and Other Content at Cultural Heritage Organizations


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