Paul N. Courant, whose appointment as University Librarian and Dean of Libraries ends in September, will speak about the academic library landscape and the ongoing reverberations of library digitization.
Justin Joque, Spatial and Numeric Data Librarian, discusses the basics of database design and how thoughtfully designing even the simplest data-structures one interacts with can make projects easier. Followed by a general discussion of the opportunities and challenges of data management as informed by principles of database structures.
Join the University of Michigan Library for a community conversation that explores how copyright impacts our professional lives.
Note: This event is free, but for planning purposes we encourage you to register.
It's a special Kids Read Comics Celebration pre-conference for librarians, educators, and cartoonists! Come warm yourself up for the fun events at the Kids Read Comics Celebration by participating in panels and hands-on workshops.
The Ann Arbor Book Festival brings another dynamic Writer's Conference to the community. This will be a full-day experience where attendees can hone their skills in sessions led by a noted group of writers and instructors. These teachers have impressive resumes and are excited to bring you their expertise and share their passion for writing.
We welcome poet and National Book Award finalist Patricia Smith and her husband, Edgar Award winning mystery writer Bruce DeSilva for the 2013 Ann Arbor Book Festival keynote address. Books authored by Smith and DeSilva will be available for sale courtesy of Crazy Wisdom Bookstore.
Join us for a reading and book signing with Merrie Haskell, author of Handbook for Dragon Slayers, a young adult novel out this summer from Harper Collins.
On the Road: Celebrating 100 Years of the Lincoln Highway uses rich visual resources – including vintage postcards, maps, and photographs – to document the formation and early days of the Lincoln Highway Association and the construction of the highway itself.
Frank Beaver, U-M Professor Emeritus, kicks off the Robert Altman Symposium Altmannerisms: Conversations Celebrating the Opening of the Robert Altman Archive with opening remarks. We invite you to take part in any or all of the events.
Family members, scholars and close colleagues offer their personal and professional reflections on a prolific and versatile master: Robert Altman. Altman remains a titan in the rich American tradition of "maverick directors."