As an area of Learning and Teaching, the User Information and Discovery Services team focuses on direct user interactions designed to foster the use of information resources and scholarly content discovery. The team not only develops print and non-print collections to support scholarly inquiry for a broad user base, but also provides user-centered library research assistance via onsite and via online environments. With each individualized user interaction, we promote the virtual and physical learning environment.
What We Do:
We're involved in many things focused on connecting you to the content and expertise found in MLibrary.
Areas served by this team include Ask a Librarian services, Askwith Media Library collection, Computer & Video Game Archive, Hatcher Graduate Library reference services, and Shapiro Library reference services and undergraduate collections.
Current Projects We're Working On:
Incorporation of new technologies in our services:
Streaming video support for Ann Arbor campus instructors
Analysis of Ask a Librarian online reference services:
Selected Presentations and Publications:
Bonnet, J. Cordell, S., Duque, G., et al. (2013). The Apprentice Researcher: Using Undergraduate Researchers' Personal Essays to Shape Instruction and Services. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 13(1), 37-59. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/v013/13.1.bonnet.html
Campbell, L. (2014). Evaluating and managing LibGuides: How can we better reach our users? Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) (presentation), May 23, 2014. http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/wilu/wilu2014/Presentations/16/
Carter, D. (2014). Five years of the University of Michigan Library’s Computer & Video Game Archive: What we’ve learned. Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (presentation), April 28, 2014.
Reiman-Sendi, K. and Ahronheim, J. (2014). Collaborative Troubleshooting of Electronic Resources with Public Services Staff: Two Heads Are Better Than One. Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (presentation), May 28, 2014. Retrieved at http://www.slideshare.net/judithahronheim/may27version.
Samuel, S. M., Nicholls, N. H., Lalwani, L. N., Carter, D. S., & Grochowski, P. F. (2013). Students, vendor platforms, and e-textbooks: Using e-books as e-textbooks. (120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition paper presentation). Retrieved July 15, 2013 at http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/20/papers/7427/view
Tshirhart, L, Hamm, B., Perpich, D., et al. (2013). They Came for the Carbs, and Stayed for the Collaboration. (ACRL 2013 National Conference paper presentation). Retrieved June 4, 2013 at http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/conferences/confsandpreconfs/2013/papers/Tschirhart_etal_Carbs.pdf