Monthly Feature
Esther M. Coleman Collection
Marygrove College

The Esther M. Coleman Multicultural Children’s Literature Collection provides teachers and students with high quality, culturally conscious literature that accurately depicts the lives of children and young adults living in urban environments in the hope of finding new ways of thinking and knowing about themselves and others.  This print collection is housed in the Marygrove College Library's Children's Room.

More Information

Uncle Jed's Barbershop - Esther M. Coleman Collection

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

Chistmas / Christmas (2 times)

gft / gift (1 time)

pressent / present (1 time)

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

  DECEMBER 2013 / January 2014

Give us your input.  Join a work group!

The DALNET Board has adopted a strategic focus that has established an annual call to committees. For 2014, the Board of Directors will form work groups to review the strengths and weaknesses of the current system, including potential future needs of each area of library services. To volunteer for one (or more) work groups, please fill out this survey.  Work will begin in the new year.

HIP Format Icons

Format Icons

DALNET Office personnel have added the Enterprise/Portfolio format icons to member HIP catalogs.  Over a dozen typical format icons have been added to each of the DALNET catalogs.  If you don't see an icon for your favorite material type configured yet, let us know and we'll see if we can add it.  If you have not already noticed the new icons, take a look in your catalog or see a sample here.  

Library Systems Overview

The DALNET office has once again produced an overview of library systems that are in release or development.  Systems are continuing to move toward unified platforms to manage all aspects of library resource management, discovery, and delivery services.

Also of note, DALNET shared system members can look forward to the release of an all-new Horizon Web-based Cataloging "Lite" module in 2014, with circulation and other modules to follow.

View the 2013 year-end DALNET Library Systems Overview online here.

Thanks to All DALNET Committee Volunteers

On behalf of the DALNET Consortium, we would like to thank all volunteers who served on DALNET committees during the 2013 fiscal year.  Your contributions are appreciated and your individual efforts are essential to accomplishing the work of the consortium.  Your continuing support and assistance allows us to build an even better DALNET for the benefit of all members.  Thank you again for your fine service.  Letters of thanks will be mailed to individual volunteers during the month of December.

Did you know?
The TED Talks collection in the DALNET eLibrary has been updated to include all videos posted to TED.com through December 6th.
Events Calendar

December 24, 2013 -
January 2, 2014

Holiday Closure
Location: DALNET Office

Monday, January 20, 2014
MLK Holiday Closure
Location: DALNET Office

Of Note

The 2013 Fiscal Year for DALNET ended on September 30th.  Download a copy of the DALNET 2012/2013 Annual Report online:

View Annual Report

Just for Fun
Placing Literature: Where Your Book Meets the Map


An online database of places from scenes in literature - sourced and plotted by readers and researchers. 

Southeast Michigan