Items of potential interest to government documents librarians or government information managers in Michigan. For more information contact Jon Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please save this date for our GODORT of Michigan Spring meeting: Friday June 13, 2014 at Northwestern College in Traverse City. Details will be forthcoming at the end of April. We will also be holding elections for the following GODORT-MI positions:
Program Chair/President-Elect—The Program Chair will plan the Fall and Spring Meetings for 2014/15, then move into the role of President following the Spring 2015 meeting. Following the Spring 2016 meeting serve on the Executive Board as Past President. This is a 3 year commitment.
Director-at-Large--Co-ordinate award nominations and perform other duties as the President may assign.
Please help move GODORT-MI forward by nominating yourself for one of these not-too-time-intensive positions. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your colleagues and volunteer with our awesome organization!
Nominate yourself by emailing me at email@example.com by June 6th, 2014.
Anne Wooden Elias
Government Documents/Reference Librarian &
Technical Services Manager
University Center, MI
Oz the Great and Powerful, which received financial support from the State of Michigan and which was filmed in 3D at Raleigh Michigan Studios in Pontiac, Michigan, was released nationwide on this day.
Ten drummers from the MSU Drumline played vintage-style drums in the movie. Wearing Winkie uniforms, they were part of an Emerald City scene requiring tons of pageantry.
Julie Hinds, "Spartan Raimi puts MSU in 'Oz'", Detroit Free Press, March 7, 2013.
On March 8, 1927, the cornerstone was laid for Olympia Stadium, the future home of the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Pistons for a time and a plethora of concerts (including the Beatles), wrestling matches and other events.
On this day in 1918 at Ft. Custer, the army issued two dog tags to each of 30-thousand draftees, with instructions that they wear one around their neck and the other around their wrist “to make identification certain in case of explosion where portions of the body might be blown to pieces!”
Source : WAKV (Plainwell, MI) : The Memory Station Facebook Page
The last of three Civil War amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the Fifteenth Amendment guarantees that U.S. citizens shall not be denied the right to vote based on race, color or previous condition of servitude. The amendment was introduced when it became clear that former slaves were being disenfranchised in the former states of the Confederacy.
Source : Michigan is Amazing
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