Posts on March 2016

Delicious! A Novel

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Memoirist and food journalist, Ruth Reichl's first contemporary novel takes us into the world of a long-standing food magazine. The former Gourmet editor knows this setting and its inhabitants well. The heroine, Billie Breslin, has left college and moved from California to New York City to work for Delicious! an iconic culinary magazine as the editor's assistant. With her impeccable palate and interest in writing, this is the perfect job for her.

Ask a Librarian: That’s Me!

Image of silver skeleton keys on a key ring.

Martha Stuit shares her current philosophy on reference service. It is her take on why and how librarians serve as reference professionals. Her “keys” to reference so far are: Openness Problem Solving Teaching Learning

Developing Pathways to Full-text Resources with User Journeys

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How does a library present the right information to patrons at the right time and place in the face of changing services, new technologies and vendors? User Journeys provide a way to create and improve what information, services and tools will help users on their path to the resources and services they seek. Find out what insights our team gained from developing User Journeys and we'll tell you about tools, resources and templates you can use to make your own!

Beyond Books: Materials in the Library

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The Materials Collection at the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library has vast potential as a learning resource. I interviewed Rebecca Price to get her thoughts about how faculty, students, and visitors can profit from the collection’s existence at U-M Library.

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