Detroit Community AIDS Library

DCAL: Gateway to HIV/AIDS information for Detroit and Southeastern Michigan

WSU Shiffman Medical Library and Learning Resource Centers

Detroit Community AIDS Library
Shiffman Medical Library
Wayne State University
E-mail: shiffmanoutreach@wayne.edu
Phone: 313.577.6666

Updated: November 18, 2013

About DCAL

Goal:

To provide a gateway to local and worldwide HIV/AIDS information resources for Detroit and Southeastern Michigan

History

The Detroit Community AIDS Library (DCAL) was created in 1995 through a partnership of academic health sciences, medical hospital and public libraries--Detroit Medical Center's Children's Hospital of Michigan Library and Harper Hospital Library, Wayne State University Shiffman Medical Library and Detroit Public Library -- and three urban community-based organizations serving HIV/AIDS infected and affected persons: Community Health Awareness Group, Friends Alliance and Project:Survival.

Funding for this project, from the National Library of Medicine, has been utilized to strengthen participating library collections with AIDS and HIV materials, to educate librarians to better meet the HIV/AIDS information needs of patrons, and to provide a computer-based networked resource of HIV and AIDS information.

Since 2002, DCAL has been funded in part with a Ryan White Title I contract through the Detroit Health Department HIV/AIDS Programs to digitize, update and promote the use of the User Friendly Manual: For people living with HIV/AIDS.

DCAL Partners

  • CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN LIBRARY - 313.745.0019
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH AWARENESS GROUP (CHAG) - 313.963.3434
  • DETROIT HEALTH DEPARTMENT HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS - 313.876.4536
  • DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY
    • Internet Lab 313.833.4790
    • TIP 313.833.4000
    • Tech & Science 313.833.1450
  • FRIENDS ALLIANCE - 313.831.4400
  • HARPER HOSPITAL LIBRARY
  • PROJECT : SURVIVAL - 313.961.2027
  • WSU SHIFFMAN MEDICAL LIBRARY
    • Community Health Information Services (CHIS) 313.577.6666
    • Reference Desk 313.577.1094

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