Monthly Feature
Detroit Focus Quarterly: A Visual Arts Publication

Wayne State University

The Detroit Focus Quarterly was published by Detroit Focus, a non-profit arts organization that supports art and artists in the Detroit area. The publication, published from 1982 to 1998, included interviews with artists, articles about the art scene and current issues, and listings of art exhibits.


Detroit Focus Quarterly

New Resources
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At a tipping point: Education, learning and libraries
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Intellectual Freedom Manual [online supplement]
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ReadersFirst guide to library e-book vendors
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Kristy's Corrections

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

excellan* / excellen* (4 times)

throught / thought (2 times)

throught* / through* (25 times)


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

  JuLY 2014

System Work Groups Update and Surveys

QualtircsWe Want to
Hear from You!

DALNET System Work Groups have worked with the DALNET Office to create online surveys for selecting and ranking importance of criteria for selecting a new system.  The surveys, each covering a work area within the system, such as circulation, cataloging, and acquisitions, will be distributed this month and available to staff members at DALNET institutions.  The DALNET office will be scheduling site visits to institutions that would like assistance with helping staff members to fill out the survey, and to give an overview of the process for selecting a new system, which the work groups are currently participating in.  The DALNET office will also work with institutions that need access to the surveys after July.  Once surveys are completed, the DALNET office will work with the system work groups to analyze the results, which will be presented in a final report to the DALNET Board of Directors in November.

DALNET Annual Meeting: Save the Date

Pro-Literacy Detroit

The Third Annual DALNET Member Meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 11, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, with a luncheon following.  Our guest speaker will be Margaret Williamson, Executive Director of Pro-Literacy Detroit.  Registration will open in mid-July.

DALNET Office Move

2nd Floor UGL

The DALNET Office is on the move!  Moving day is slated for August 1, 2014.  Our new location will be on the second floor of the Undergraduate Library. All phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.  Our new mailing address will be DALNET, Wayne State University, Suite 2210 Undergraduate Library, Detroit, MI  48202.  Stop in after the Annual Meeting on August 11 and take a look around!  

Did you know?
Qualifying DALNET Member Libraries will receive a $500 DALNET Grant Award this summer to help fund RIDES delivery for participating in resource sharing.
Events Calendar

Friday, July 4, 2014
Independence Day Closure
Location: DALNET Office
All Day

Monday, July 21, 2014
Project Manager Meeting
Location: Wayne State University UGL, 3rd Floor Community Room
1:30 - 4 PM

Monday, July 28, 2014
Executive Committee Meeting
Location: Detroit Institute of Arts
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Of Note
The State of Reference Collections

This article by Elisabeth Leonard explores how the definition of reference is changing, in part because reference resources now look and feel like other information sources and because other information resources perform the traditional purpose of reference - answering research questions.


The State of Reference Collections

Just For Fun
Stan Lee at ALA Annual

On Reading and Libraries

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Stan Lee at ALA


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