@ your library logos

October 30, 2009

Go to this page to download “@ your library” logos in multiple languages.  From the ALA website:   “The @ your library® logo is available for libraries and library organizations nationwide—libraries and library organizations do not need to seek permission to use the logo. See Trademark Use Policy and How to Use the @ your library Brand Correctly.”


DALNET @ MLA, November 4-5

October 28, 2009


Visit DALNET at the MLA Annual Conference, Booth #322

 Learn more about the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET), pick up your free DALNET reusable eco-tote, and enter to win one of five free 8 GB USB drives.


4th Annual Automotive Authors Day

October 14, 2009

The Fourth Annual Automotive Authors Day, sponsored by The Friends of the National Automotive History Collection, will take place at the Detroit Public Library’s Rose and Robert Skillman Branch located at 121 Gratiot Avenue.  The event will occur on Saturday, November 21 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public; street parking and area lots are recommended. For a complete listing of participating authors, please visit the NAHC website at www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/nahc.

Fundamentals of the NLM Classification

October 7, 2009

(from http://catalogablog.blogspot.com/)
NLM announces a classification course

The Cataloging Section of the National Library of Medicine® is pleased to announce the availability of a new e-learning course called Fundamentals of the NLM Classification.  It is available as a link from the Cataloging Section homepage, as well as the Distance Education page.  The course is a free set of modules and interactive exercises that students may take at their own pace without an instructor.  This course covers the principles and applications of the NLM Classification in the cataloging environment.  The course is divided into nine modules:

Overview of the NLM Classification
Using the Online NLM Classification
Components of NLM Call Numbers
General Principles
Table G (Geographic Notations)
Form Numbers
Bibliographies and Related Materials
Classification of 19th Century Works and Early Printed Books
Continuing Resources

E2 Detroit 2009

October 6, 2009

Don’t miss E2 Detroit 2009 on Thursday, October 15, at Wayne State University’s McGregor Conference Center and Community Arts Auditorium.

For the past four years Wayne State has hosted a conference for entrepreneurs known as E2 Detroit. This event may be even more important this year because of the state of our economy.  The national media are paying particular attention to the challenges we face in Detroit. These media have set themselves up in Detroit to look for solutions here that can be replicated elsewhere in the country. 

With a broad choice of topics such as “Building a Culture of Entrepreneurship” and “Selecting the Right Business Model,” participants in this conference have an opportunity to learn how to create successful start-up companies and generate new jobs. There is a great line-up of speakers, and student entrepreneurs will be featured in at least one break-out session. A group of five student start-up companies was sponsored by Wayne State during the summer, and they have some bright ideas for developing businesses, some of which build on research and technology developed at the university.

For more information (agenda, speakers, and cost of admission), visit e2detroit.wayne.edu.

Friday Fun: Twilight Zone’s 50th Anniversary

October 2, 2009

Celebrate the Twilight Zone’s 50th Anniversary by watching “Time Enought At Last” from November 20, 1959!

Part 1:

Part of the ending reenacted with Legos!