Social Sciences

CityThe Library’s Social Sciences Team members provide interdisciplinary services and collections for a variety of schools, departments, and centers/institutes on campus. We provide tailored instruction, a full spectrum of research support and collaboration, collections, programs, serve on curriculum and other school/department committees, and other cooperative efforts in the social sciences.


Desai, Shevon

Downing, Karen

Nason Davis, Jennifer

Ransom, Charles

Meredith Kahn

Turkel, Susan

Wortman, Sue








Disability Studies


Information and Library Science

LGBTQ Studies

Multiculturalism and Diversity



Social Work

Women’s Studies


Liaison Units on Campus

African and African American Studies

American Culture


Center for Research on Learning & Teaching

Communication Studies

Institute for Research on Women and Gender

Literature, Science & the Arts

Population Studies Center


School of Education

School of Information

School of Social Work



Women’s Studies

Recent Accomplishments

Downing, Karen, Alexandra Rivera, Mark Winston (2012). “Library Leadership 2.0: Leading from Throughout the Organization.” In: Bogart, Dave. Library and Book Trade Almanac. Medford, N.J.: Information Today, Inc.


Downing, Karen (2013). Using Problem-Based Learning to Facilitate Learning Across the Curriculum. Indianapolis, IN: Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference.


Beth Strickland teaches a section of UC 174: Digital Research: Critical Concepts and Strategies, offered through LS&A .


Beth Strickland serves as the Member-at-Large for the Women and Gender Studies Section of ACRL/ALA.


Shevon Desai coordinated the 2013 iDesign competition, cosponsored by MLibrary and the U-M School of Information. Eleven student teams entered the competition to build an innovating and engaging tools to enhance library resources or services.



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