June 3rd, 2013
Even if you’re a health nut, give in to your sweet tooth and stop by the Purdy/Kresge Library to check out the June Subject of the Month display featuring candy and nutrition. The display is located just past the circulation desk and will be up throughout June.
For more information, visit http://guides.lib.wayne.edu/somd
May 28th, 2013
To coincide with the 110th anniversary of the construction of what is now the Bonstelle Theatre, a new exhibit featuring a selection of Bonstelle Theatre posters from the early 1960s recently opened in the Woodcock Gallery at the Reuther Library.
The nine posters in the exhibit date from 1961-1965, a particularly strong period in the history of the Wayne State University Theatre. In the 1961-1962 season alone, the Bonstelle Theatre (including its active Student Stage) mounted 36 productions for a total of 154 performances. By 1965, after the addition of the Hilberry Classic Theatre, total annual attendance at the university’s theatrical performances exceeded 130,000 audience members.
The original posters were screenprinted and displayed in the lobby of the Bonstelle Theatre. Unfortunately, the artists didn’t sign their names to the posters, but the styles of the illustrators can be recognized from picture to picture — for example, the cartoonish faces in the illustrations for Don Giovanni and The Imaginary Invalid, and the curlicues in the details and lettering for Jack and the Beanstalk and The Member of the Wedding.
Visit the Leonard Woodcock Gallery on the first floor of the Reuther Library or view them online in the Reuther digital image gallery (Bonstelle posters)
For more history and information, visit http://reuther.wayne.edu/node/10400
View a few examples in the gallery below:
May 28th, 2013
Do your study habits need a quick tune-up? Join us every Wednesday between 10:00am and 1:00pm in the Academic Success Center (1600 Undergraduate Library) to work individually with a Study Skills Specialist. Sessions will last approximately 30-45 minutes and will provide you with success strategies to address your specific study difficulties. This service is available to all WSU undergraduate students.
Receive assistance in:
General Study Skills
For more information, visit success.wayne.edu
May 24th, 2013
On the evening of Tuesday, May 28 MeLCat will be down in order to perform several hours of routine maintenance.
– Patrons will not be able to search MeLCat or place new requests on MeLCat.
– MyMeLCat link will not be operational
– The ability to search multiple MeL Databases at the same time will be unavailable.
Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.
May 22nd, 2013
In preparation for a fall 2013 opening, construction recently began on a new collaborative space that will combine the Writing Center and Student Technology Studio (STS) on the second floor of the David Adamany Undergraduate Library. The new space will work to integrate the current services of both areas as well as add a research assistance component. This will create a “one stop shop” for students where they can receive one-on-one research and writing help and technology assistance. The renovated space will feature a glass “storefront,” which will not only make the space more inviting to users, but also increase visibility of its location across the east wall of the library.
The Writing Center and the Student Technology Studio have experienced an increase in the number of questions that they were receiving for each other’s services. In response to this, conversations began in 2011 between the Library System and the Writing Center that focused on ways that the two groups could work together and, from those discussions, the idea to combine into one space evolved. They explored similar projects at other universities and made a site visit to the Academic Project Center at Eastern Michigan University, a service facility that offers one-to-one writing, research, communication and technology assistance. This research served to shape the planning for services and space at Wayne State University.
Construction is expected to take from six to eight weeks. During the construction, the STS will be closed for the summer and the Writing Center has temporarily relocated to room 1150 on the first floor of the UGL. For current hours and to stay up-to-date on the construction, visit http://clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/writing
May 22nd, 2013
The Wayne State University Libraries closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28.
April 30th, 2013
During the construction on the second floor, the Writing Center will be temporarily housed in room 1150 in the UGL. This room is located down the hallway just past the ATM/before the elevators on the first floor of the UGL. For more information, and current hours, please visit http://clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/writing
April 19th, 2013
From April 19 until April 30, the Extended Study Center (ESC) in the Undergraduate Library will be open 24 hours. The ESC will close at 11 p.m. on April 30 and begin intersession hours at 8 a.m. on May 1.
April 2nd, 2013
The rich religious and cultural life of American Jews is captured through home objects in “Judaism in the American Home,” a new exhibit beginning Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. in the Community Room (3210) at the David Adamany Undergraduate Library at Wayne State University.
Sponsored by the Wayne State University Library System and the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, the exhibit features ritual objects, kitchen items, children’s toys and souvenirs from the vast Jewish Heritage Collection donated by former Birmingham resident, Mrs. Constance Harris, to the Special Collections Library of the University of Michigan. The items show the efforts made by Jews in the United States to define the evolving notions of “home” in their lives– the romanticized representation and poignant memorialization of the Eastern European world that many of their ancestors left behind, their attempts to maintain home religious traditions and ties to Jews in Israel, and their emerging self-consciousness at “home” in America.
The exhibit opening on April 14 will feature a lecture called “Ceremony and Community Within the Question of ‘Jewish Art’” from Georgetown professor Ori Soltes. Using objects from the exhibit as illustrations, the lecture will examine the question of how one defines Jewish art by discussing the purpose of ceremonial art and its relationship to non-ritual objects of Jewish popular culture.
“Judaism in the American Home” will be available for viewing from April 14 through May 12 in the Special Collections Room (3220) of the David Adamany Undergraduate Library. The hours are Sunday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, or to RSVP for the event opening, contact Ruth Stern at (313) 577-2679.
For more information, visit the Judaism in the American Home LibGuide: http://guides.lib.wayne.edu/content.php?pid=446089
*Because the exhibit takes place during our transition from winter to spring hours, please consult the UGL hours page before you plan your visit: http://www.lib.wayne.edu/info/hours/calendar.php?cal=ugl