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Student Panel

Students from the Student Engagement Program discuss project work and how working at the library has deepened their perspective on academic life at the University of Michigan.

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Date & Time
April 1, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Library Engagement Symposium
Event Type
Symposium

Project Showcase 2

Project showcase sessions highlight the dynamic work of this year's library mini-grant recipients. Students received up to $1,000 to support innovative and collaborative projects that make a real­-life impact. Projects strengthen community partnerships, enhance global scholarship, and/or advocate for diversity and inclusion.

Event Information

Date & Time
April 1, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Library Engagement Symposium
Event Type
Symposium

Project Showcase 1

Project showcase sessions highlight the dynamic work of this year's library mini-grant recipients. Students received up to $1,000 to support innovative and collaborative projects that make a real­-life impact. Projects strengthen community partnerships, enhance global scholarship, and/or advocate for diversity and inclusion.

Event Information

Date & Time
March 31, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Library Engagement Symposium
Event Type
Symposium

Student Panel, Engagement Fellows

Library Engagement Fellows discuss their leadership roles and projects that explore the intersection of libraries, engaged learning, and the experiences of students and instructors.

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Date & Time
March 31, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Library Engagement Symposium
Event Type
Symposium

Keynote: Engaged Learning, Engaged Library

Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian at Santa Clara University, highlights connections between universities and their communities, the role of engaged learning, and the importance of research and partnerships with librarians. She says,

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Date & Time
March 31, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
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Series
Library Engagement Symposium
Event Type
Lecture

Winteractive: The Art of Video Games

Winteractive 2016: The Art of Video Games

What does it mean for a game to be art? Many independent game developers stretch the definition of what a game can be and create games that blur the boundaries between art and traditional entertainment.

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Dates
March 17th, 2016 through April 15th, 2016
Location
Hatcher Gallery
Event Type
Exhibit

Library WinterFest for the Humanities Collaboratory

Learn how the library engages with and supports collaborative humanities work. Stop by for lightning talks, mini consultations, and giveaways! Light refreshments.

Event Information

Date & Time
February 22, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Open House

The Flood in Florence, 1966: A Fifty-Year Retrospective

Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI

Thursday and Friday
3–4 November 2016

Nearly five decades have passed since the Arno River in Florence, Italy, flooded its banks on November 4, 1966, breaching the basements and first floors of museums, libraries, and private residences, and burying centuries of books, manuscripts, and works of art in muck and muddy water. The natural disaster of the Florence Flood galvanized a fledgling conservation community into action. In the intervening decades, successive generations of professionals have advanced the practice of conservation and preservation, imbuing the profession with a global view of the value of cultural heritage and fully embracing the technical details of materials science. The fields of library and archive preservation and conservation are committed to preventing future disasters while focusing on triage decision-making and cost-effective action in the face of continuing natural and human-made disasters.

Today, a flood of a different sort is sweeping across the land – a veritable deluge of digital data. Lessons learned from a half-century of conservation-treatment efforts could shed important light on the enduring values of the material world of books and works of art and help inform strategies for preservation in a digital environment.

The Flood in Florence, 1966: A Fifty-Year Retrospective symposium will focus on the transformative effects of this disaster on the preservation field, and in doing so examine the enduring lessons of a half-century of innovative materials research, professional practice, and education and training. The symposium will explore three deeply related aspects of preservation and conservation over the past fifty years: 1) the development of new knowledge through research and practice; 2) the cross-generational exchange of practice-based experimentation on care and treatment, ranging from salvage (triage), development of a phased approach to collections care, conservation of rare artifacts (treatment), and mitigation and prevention (security and environment); and 3) scholarship, synthesis, and knowledge transmission through formal and continuing education. The goals of the symposium are to deepen our understanding of advances in conservation practice and science, preservation strategies, and education and training, as well as to crystalize the most important lessons of these advances for the care and handling of digital resources.

Registration for the symposium is required. While there is no cost to attend, the number of participants we can accommodate is limited.

Accompanying the symposium are a film screening and an exhibit, both of which are free and open to the public.

Questions? Contact the Florence Flood Symposium Planning Committee

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