As an area of Learning and Teaching, the User Information and Discovery Services team focuses on direct user interactions designed to foster the use of information resources and scholarly content discovery. The team not only develops print and non-print collections to support scholarly inquiry for a broad user base, but also provides user-centered library research assistance via onsite and via online environments. With each individualized user interaction, we promote the virtual and physical learning environment.
What We Do:
We're involved in many things focused on connecting you to the content and expertise found in the University of Michigan Library.
Current Projects We're Working On:
- Telling our stories via blogs (examples include entries about our displays, Lost in the Stacks, Student Stories, Eaten by a Gru, etc.)
Review of programatic services and spaces
Development of projects to convert special media for preservation purposes
Selected Presentations and Publications:
Barnes, C. (2017, March). Surveying the scalability of OA monograph initiatives in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Refereed poster presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries National Conference, Baltimore, MD.
Carter, D., & Drozd, A. (2016, April). Town-gown partnerships for library programs. Presentation presented at the Southeastern Michigan League of Libraries Spring Membership Meeting, Southfield, MI.
Hirschtritt, D., & Settoducato, E. (2016, August). Making frameworks work: Using the ACRL Framework and Common Core Standards to ease the transition from high school to college. Presentation at Michigan Instruction Exchange (MIX) Conference.
Look, H., MacKintosh, P., & Weis, F. (2017, May). What do students want?: An assessment of undergraduate-focused collections. Panel discussion at Michigan Academic Library Association Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
Reiman-Sendi, K., MacKintosh, P., & Barnes, C. (2017, March). More than a deckhand: Collaborating with student employees to navigate collection development waters. Refereed poster presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries National Conference, Baltimore, MD.
Stuit, M., & Thielen, J. (2017, March). Introducing library students to library conferences: Reflections on a student-led conference from two recent graduates. College & Research Libraries News, 78(3), 125-134. http://crln.acrl.org/index.php/crlnews/article/view/9633