Lori Tschirhart

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3164 Shapiro
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185
Assistant Director, STEM; Earth & Environmental Sciences Librarian, Environment & Sustainability Librarian


ORCID: 0000-0001-9322-3171

As a subject specialist for Earth & Environmental Sciences and Environment & Sustainability, I evaluate and acquire information resources in support of interdisciplinary scholarship, develop and deliver customized instruction and consultation for audiences at various points in their scholarly careers, and collaborate with members of the U-M research community and members of the community at large to facilitate research and learning. 

My professional interests include science communication, civic engagement, and recruitment, retention, success, and satisfaction of underrepresented groups in STEM. Please contact me if you would like to have a discussion about ways the library can support the campus community in activities that extend our scholarly impact through diverse representation of thought, expertise, and experience.


MLIS, Information School at the University of Washington, 2005.

BS, Botany and Plant Pathology, Michigan State University, 1999.


I provide:

  • Research Consultation (basic science reference questions may be referred to our Ask a Librarian service for quick assistance).
  • Instruction on the use of library resources, research methodologies, and topics relevant to the research lifecycle.
  • Selection and collection development services for the Shapiro Science Library and the University's Whalls Endowment Selection Committee.
  • Service to library, university, and scholarly society committees and projects
  • Supervision and project leadership for fellows from diverse research communities through the Michigan Library Engagement Fellows program and the Mellon Public Humanities Fellowship program.

In addition to my subject responsibilities, I serve as Assistant Director for STEM.