April, 2014 Events

April, 2014 Events

Science Covers Reception 2014

photo of science covers in the library
Photo by Shannon Szalay
Join us to honor faculty, staff, and students in the LSA Natural Sciences departments and the School of Natural Resources and Environment who have recently authored a book or have had a research article featured on the cover of a journal. Jen Green, U-M Library's head of science, engineering, and the Clark Library, welcomes guests at 4:15 p.m., followed by science stories and research highlights from U-M authors. Enjoy refreshments as you celebrate the work of our researchers and hear what they have to share about the research process.

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Date
04/02/2014
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library Shien-Ming Wu Current Periodicals Reading Room, 3rd floor
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Event Type
Reception

National Library Week Town Hall Discussion: The Declaration for the Right to Libraries!

"I Can Gather All the News I Need on the Weather Report," photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr, CC-BY-NC 2.0
In celebration of National Library Week, American Library Association President Barbara Stripling engages the audience in a town hall style discussion on the state of libraries in America. She shares her national and international perspectives on the greatest challenges and opportunities for libraries to be life-long learning institutions, community builders, publishing partners, collaboratories, empowerment engines, maker spaces, and much more.

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Date
04/14/2014
Time
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

National Library Week: Why Libraries Are Here To Stay

Library Sign, photo by Flickr user anthonylibrarian
Head over to the Ann Arbor District Library for a National Library Week event where American Library Association President Barbara Stripling discusses the current state and future of libraries in a presentation titled “Why Libraries Are Here To Stay.” Libraries today have transformed themselves into community centers of conversation, innovation, and literacy – both face-to-face and virtual!  But, what does the future hold for libraries of the 21st Century? Questions about this event? Contact Tim Grimes.

Event Information

Date
04/14/2014
Time
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location
Multi-Purpose Room, Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown
Series
National Library Week
Event Type
Discussion

Doggies in the Dude!

Shake off end-of-semester stress while relaxing with a furry friend. Therapy dogs await your attention, courtesy of Therapaws of Michigan. Join us in the lobby of the Duderstadt Center:      Monday, April 21, 2:00-3:30 p.m.      Tuesday, April 22, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Dogs being dogs, they might need to leave early! Can't make it to the Dude? The dogs will be in the Shapiro Undergrad Library April 23-25.

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Date
04/22/2014
Time
04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Lobby, Duderstadt Center, North Campus
Event Type
Open House

Creating an Inexpensive Open Source Book Scanner

For the past two semesters, the University of Michigan Library collaborated with Mechanical Engineering 450 students to create a prototype linear book scanner based on openly-available designs by Google. Please join us to hear the Winter 2014 ME450 students discuss their project, describe the improved design, and demo their prototype.

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Date
04/24/2014
Time
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location
Duderstadt Duderstadt Center, DESIGN LAB 1 (was B245)
Event Type
Talk

More Dogs in the Library

photos of dogs
Golden Retrievers in the library, 2013
Shake off end-of-semester stress while relaxing with a furry friend. Therapy dogs await your attention, courtesy of Therapaws of Michigan. Join us at the Browsing Collection on the first floor of the Shapiro Library:      Wednesday, April 23, 1:00-4:00 p.m.      Thursday, April 24, 5:00-7:00 p.m.      Friday, April 25, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Dogs being dogs, they might need to leave early!

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Date
04/24/2014
Time
05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library Browsing Collection, First Floor
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Event Type
Open House

Portraying the World Anew: Martin Waldseemüller’s "Carta marina" (1516)

Detail from Martin Waldseemüller’s Carta marina map of 1516
Chet Van Duzer, Jacob M. Price Visiting Research Fellow at the Clements Library, examines the differences between Martin Waldseemüller’s Carta marina of 1516 and his more famous 1507 map. Van Duzer says the Carta marina is more interesting than the 1507 map in several ways, and is the result of Waldseemüller’s radical re-evaluation of what a world map should be. Free, but please register via email or call 734-647-0864. Sponsored by the U-M Library and the Clements Library.

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Date
04/30/2014
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Clark Library 2nd Floor Hatcher Graduate Library
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Event Type
Lecture

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