Charles G Ransom

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4006 Shapiro
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185
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Multicultural Studies Librarian and American Culture Librarian


My title is Multicultural Studies Librarian. I select resources for African American Studies, Native American Studies, Asian American Studies, Latino/a Studies, Arab-American Studies, Multicultural Studies. If you want to schedule an appointment click here 


I have my MLS from Indiana University and undergraduate degree from Wabash College.  My BA is in Political Science.  I am also a member of the Association of Black Professionals, Administrators, Faculty and Staff.  A member of the Library Martin Luther King Day committee, and the campus Martin Luther King Day Symposium.  I am a member of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti 2013 Reads selection committee.

My expertise is a deep understanding of multicultural studies including African American Studies, Latino Studies, Asian American Studies, Arab American, Native American Studies and American Culture. I also have strong relationships with the multicultural communities of the University of Michigan and provide reference, instruction and collection development services to address their information needs. I have provided assistance in surveying and collecting data about the experience of multicultural communities on campus.


  • I can help researchers locate data on multicultural populations.
  • I can advise researchers on organizing their texts and other non-numerical data files
  • I can help people consider how they might archive their photographs and other personal data.  
  • I can refer researchers to others in the library who can help address their needs as necessary.