The COVID-19 crisis has put the library’s physical collection temporarily out of reach. Fortunately, the HathiTrust Digital Library — a collaborative of academic and research libraries with a collection of 17+ million digitized items — holds copies of many of these works.
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Last update: March 30, 2020
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In addition to general student employment opportunities, the library offers a range of internships and residencies. Applications are being accepted now for:
In recognition of the extraordinary academic achievements of our undergraduate students, the University Library announces the Pamela J. MacKintosh Undergraduate Research Award for excellence in library research conducted in support of an undergraduate student project during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Undergraduate students who have written or participated in a research paper/project anytime from Spring 2019 through Winter 2020 semesters are encouraged to submit their work for consideration. Students will need a faculty sponsor. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2020.
Alexa L. Pearce has been appointed Associate University Librarian for Research at the University of Michigan Library.
The Sweetland Peer Writing Center, previously located in Angell Hall, has opened in its new space on the second floor of the Shapiro Library. It will be open for peer writing consultation services Sunday through Thursday 7-10 pm and Friday 12-3 pm.
If you use our Kanopy film streaming service, which offers many documentaries and independent films, you'll want to know about our recent shift to a mediated access model. When you select a film that's not already licensed by the library, you'll be prompted to submit a request form.
Beginning in September, the library will be using security cameras in several locations in the Hatcher and Shapiro buildings — entrances/exits, elevator lobbies, and stairwell landings — to enhance the safety and security of our community.
Mblem, a digital credentialing and badging system, was developed in 2014 by the former Learning Technologies Incubation Group (LTIG) within Library Information Technology. It was piloted by several campus units for several years.
The Mblem service was retired on April 5, 2019.