Meghan Elizabeth Sitar

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Phone
734-647-7128

Office
1144 Shapiro
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185
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msitar@umich.edu
Director of Connected Scholarship

About

As Director of Connected Scholarship at the University of Michigan Library, I lead a team of individuals dedicated to maximizing the impact of the library and empowering learners at all levels by building sustainable, ethical, and mutually transformative relationships between people, collections, methods, and knowledge.

We do this through direct user interactions, consultations, instruction, programs, collection curation, experiments, and learning spaces. With a commitment to designing inclusive and accessible learning experiences for all users, we connect with our community to co-create learning environments, explore the application of technologies to learning and teaching, and facilitate the discovery and use of information resources and expertise. We do this in order to empower and learn from our users, bridge disciplines, build networks, and enable the discovery of new possibilities for scholarship.

Connected Scholarship includes Ask a Librarian, the Computer and Video Game Archive, ScholarSpace in the Hatcher Graduate Library, and the Shapiro Design Lab.

Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers

Background

Prior to joining U-M in 2016, I was the Director of Research and Learning Services at Olin and Uris Libraries at Cornell University for two years. I was previously Instruction and Outreach Librarian at the University of Texas at Austin for almost 10 years, where I also earned my Masters of Science in Information Studies. I have also worked in libraries at the University of California, San Diego, DePaul University, and the Newberry Library in Chicago. I am currently active in the Association of College and Research Libraries and its Instruction Section.