Posts on November 2017

Mixing Research Methods to Improve a Library’s Promotion and Appointment Process

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Like many academic research libraries, the University of Michigan Library has a promotion process for its librarians. And, like many libraries, the policies need to be reviewed on occasion. The Promotion and Appointment of Librarians (PAL) Task Force was charged by the Librarians’ Forum with reviewing our promotion process and making recommendations to better align what we do with the goals of both individuals and the Library. This Task Force utilized various qualitative and quantitative...

Jane Austen and Performance by Marina Cano

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Jane Austen in Performance is a study of Jane Austen's enduring popularity, from the 19th century to the present day. Author Marina Cano discusses such topics as the use of Jane Austen by the women's suffrage movement, Austen's popularity during and immediately after World War I, film and theatrical adaptations of her works, and fan fiction based on her novels.

New Exhibit: The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet | Opening Lecture Next Week

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Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet, a new exhibit in the Audubon Room. This exhibit commemorates the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s death by exploring the historical context in which her characters lived. Join us for the opening celebration next week on Thursday, November 30th, 4:00-6:00pm in the Hatcher Gallery. Light refreshments will be served at 4:00pm and curators Juli McLoone and Sigrid Cordell will begin their lecture at 4:30pm.

Sanfelice by Vincent Sheean

Cover of Sanfelice by Vincent Sheean

This historical novel, originally published in 1936, tells the story of Luisa Sanfelice, an impoverished noblewoman in Naples, Italy, at the time of the French Revolution. When revolutionaries briefly take over Naples and overthrow the king and queen, Luisa, a woman of no strong political beliefs, inadvertently becomes a heroine of the revolution when she warns her revolutionary lover about a royalist plot to re-take the city. Much violence ensues, and Sheean's descriptions are not for...


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