June 19, 2021

“University of Michigan to Invest $62M in Upcoming Library Renovations”

From AnnArbor.com The University of Michigan Board of Regents voted Thursday afternoon (April 19, 2012) to approve $62 million in library renovations. The A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library is set to receive a $55 million upgrade that includes the addition of a clinical simulation area for the medical school, a study area and a […]

AnnArbor.com: University of Michigan Librarians on Call 77 Hours a Week to Answer Questions via Instant Message

From an AnnArbor.com Article by Kellie Woodhouse: U-M has operated an Ask a Librarian instant message service since 2007 and the service continues to significantly grow in popularity, says program director and U-M librarian Karen Reiman-Sendi.  “(Users appreciate) experts who are providing the instruction and the help. It’s convenient in that I can stay wherever […]

U. of Michigan Bentley Historical Library Receives $1 Million Endowment from the Meijer Foundation

From the Bentley Historical Library: The University of Michigan‘s (U-M) Bentley Historical Libraryhas received a gift from the Meijer Foundation of $1 million to endow the position of Principal Archivist for Bentley’s iconic Michigan Historical Collections. The gift ensures that the library’s resource will continue to be viable and accessible to the public. “More than […]

A New Library Opens at the University of Michigan

From MLibrary: Construction on the second floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library South is complete, and the new Stephen S. Clark Library for Maps, Government Information, and Data Services is open for business.The celebratory ribbon cutting was held on December 2nd. Jennifer Green, Manager of the Clark Library, says the new library’s unique combination of […]

Superb! Video: Paul Courant, University Librarian at U. of Michigan, Speaks at TEDxUofM

In addition to being the University Librarian at U. of M, Paul Courant (and exec. director of the HathiTrust).  Recorded during TEDxUofM in April. Direct to Video Courant’s talk runs about 18 minutes.  It’s an interesting, thought provoking, and motivating presentation.  Highly recommended viewing. “Libraries are utterly essential to technology,  entertainment, design, learning, mixing, remixing, […]