“Art in the Library” at Rochester College

February 25, 2009
“Ham Library on the campus of Rochester College is hosting an Art in the Library Reception for local artist Al Sonnenberg on Saturday March 14 from 7-9 pm.  Mr Sonnenberg studied at the Center for Creative Studies focusing primarily on color, design, and drawing. He worked for a number of years in visual marketing and store planning for several retailers including Dayton Hudson in Detroit and Minneapolis.  He and his wife, Linda, recently moved to Shelby Township from The Pointes. He was active in the Grosse Pointe Art Association and currently belongs to the Shelby Art Association.  Mr Sonnenberg works in oil, acrylic, graphite and wood. The artist states, ‘Drawing and painting allow me to relive moments of my life, escape to any place at a moment’s notice, and see reassuring evidence of God in the world around me. The trees and waters of Michigan and northern Ontario canoe country are an inspiration to me as they must have been for Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven in the early 1990s.’ Mr Sonnenberg’s art will be on display in Ham Library through May 2009. For more information call 248-218-2268 or e-mail akeller@rc.edu.”
                                     –From Ham Library’s Facebook page
(Rochester College Ham Library is located at 800 West Avon Rd., Rochester Hills, MI  48307).

New Orleans Jazz Tonight at WSU

February 24, 2009

There will be “A History of New Orleans Jazz” lecture, book signing and reception tonight, Tuesday February 24, 2009 from 7 to 9 PM in the Bernath Auditorium at the Wayne State University Undergraduate Library.  The event is presented by WSU’s Department of Africana Studies and co-sponsored by WSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the University Library System.

Author/musician Larry Gabriel and internationally renowned jazz musician Charlie Gabriel and his band will be featured at the musical presentation and discussion.  A book signing for “Daddy Plays Old-Time New Orleans Jazz” by Larry Gabriel will follow in the Community Room on the third floor in the library. Refreshments will be served.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, read the blog article.

Podcasting for Medical Libraries

February 23, 2009

          MDMLG (Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group) invites you to get 3 Medical Library Association CE’s while learning a new skill, Podcasting. The course will be held twice (a morning or afternoon session) on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at the Adamany Undergraduate Library at Wayne State University. The class is limited to 20 participants. It will be hands-on in the computer lab.

For more information on the course: http://nnlm.gov/training/podcast
To register, click here.
The registration deadline is March 12th.
For further information, contact Juliet Mullenmeister,
MDMLG Professional Development Committee.

AANM Big Read Kickoff and Other Events

February 18, 2009

March 1, 2009 is the date for The Big Read Kickoff Hafleh (Party) at the Arab American National Museum.  At the kickoff party, which begins at noon, the main floor of the AANM will be “transformed” into an Egyptian café.  Dr. Trevor Legassick of the University of Michigan, who translated the book from Arabic into English, will speak at 1:30 p.m. in the AANM Library & Resource Center. RSVP with Kristin at 313-624-0223.

According to their website, the Arab American National Museum is “offering hundreds of free copies of the 1961 novel The Thief and the Dogs by Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, thanks to a $10,000 NEA grant and a $10,150 grant from Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET).  Some 17 free related public events – book discussions, films, lectures, even backgammon lessons – will take place around metro Detroit. Venues include the AANM, public library branches, universities and bookstores. Some events will be conducted in both English and Arabic.”  Events will take place  at the Arab American National Museum, the Dearborn Public Library, Wayne State University, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Barnes & Noble (Allen Park), and Sterling Heights Public Library.

The events at Wayne State University include:

Film Screening: 
Adrift on the Nile
Wednesday, March 4, 2009   
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Bernath Auditorium, UGL

Film Screening: 
Umm Kulthum:  A Voice Like Egypt
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Bernath Auditorium, UGL

Book Discussion: 
The Thief and the Dogs (al-Liss wa-al-Kilab) by Naguib Mahfouz
Thursday, March 26, 2009 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
UGL Community Room


February 12, 2009

After hubbub in the library world over OCLC’s new Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records (click here for the summary) and its postponement, OCLC has released this statement about a new “Review Board of Shared Data Creation and Stewardship to represent the membership and inform OCLC on the principles and best practices for sharing library data. The group will discuss the Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records with the OCLC membership and the global library community.”   


New DALNET Emergency #

February 10, 2009

At the Project Managers meeting on February 9th, DALNET staff handed out new emergency cards with a new phone number to contact staff in case of technical emergencies, including loss of access to Horizon circulation or the OPAC. If any libraries have a need for more laminated cards, please let the office know.

Click here to login to the DALNET website for more emergency contact information or to download the DALNET emergency card for printing.

NIH Videocast Collection

February 10, 2009

The DALNET office has added MARC records for over 50 online videos from the National Institutes of Health to the DALNET catalog and plans to add more.  The videos come from two series: Medicine for the Public and the Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Lectures

To see the records in the DALNET catalog:  Click here

DALNET members can contact the office if they want assistance adding the records to their catalogs.