Prophecy by S.J. Parris

Cover of Prophecy by S.J. Parris

Prophecy is the second in S.J. Parris' mystery series set in Elizabethan England, featuring the real-life philosopher and scientist Giordano Bruno, who, in the series, works as a spy for Queen Elizabeth I. In this book, he attempts to foil a plot against the queen's life, which is being timed to coincide with an astronomical event.

Strategies to Improve Participation in User Research and Assessment Activities

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How can we improve the familiarity and credibility between Library experts, resources and services we offer and the students, faculty and staff who use them? Whether we’re building new relationships or reconnecting with patrons/colleagues during assessment or user research activities, we have the opportunity to use certain marketing and communication best practices and tools during our user research to align clear and targeted communication with our key audiences.

More Waka Poetry from the Kamada Collection

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In our last post, on poetry-related works in the Kamada Collection, we introduced illustrated manuscripts of the famous poetry collection Hyakunin isshu, or One Hundred People, One Poem Each, an anthology of Japanese poetry from the seventh to thirteenth centuries compiled by the courtier and poet Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241). An incredibly popular collection, Hyakunin isshu inspired numerous alternate versions and parodies. We will introduce two such manuscripts below.

August is National Wellness Month!

Nourish your mind and body by celebrating National Wellness Month! The August display of Undergraduate Library books in the Shapiro Lobby highlights self-care through focusing and improving physical, mental, and emotional health.

A Michigan Library Scholar's Journey Through the Ramayana

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Rising junior Estrella Salgado reflects on her experience as a Michigan Library Scholar during the summer of 2019. Her project led her to create an online exhibit about one of the world's greatest epics, the Ramayana. This experience led to increased cultural appreciation, effective organization skills, and a heightened interest in library careers.

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