Library IT Service Portfolio

TRACC: A tool developed by Michigan to help with portfolio management

Academic library service portfolios are mostly a mix of big to small strategic initiatives and tactical projects. Systems developed in the past can become a durable bedrock of workflows and services around the library, remaining relevant and needed for five, ten, and sometimes as long as twenty years. There is, of course, never enough time and resources to do everything. The challenge faced by Library IT divisions is to balance the tension of sustaining these legacy systems while continuing to...

Murder on the Champ de Mars by Cara Black

Cover of Murder on the Champ de Mars by Cara Black

Murder on the Champ de Mars is part of a long-running mystery series set in Paris. A young Romany man approaches detective Aimée Leduc and says he has information about the murder of her father. As fans of the series know, Aimée has been searching for her father's murderer since the first book in the series. When Aimée goes to meet the young man, he is murdered in front of her eyes, but she never gets a good look at the killer. This book also tells of the tragic history of the Romany...

Democracy & Debate: Speak, Act, Vote

Black background with white text "How Democracies Die." Orange band down right side of cover with text "New York Times Bestseller."

The 2020 University of Michigan LSA Fall theme semester is Democracy & Debate: Speak, Act, Vote. Over the next couple of months, I'm going to post a series of blogposts showcasing some items in the Library’s collections which discuss the topics of the themed semester.

Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month is observed September 15th through October 15th. Celebrate Latinx art and culture by checking out some of the Latinx writers that can be found in our library’s electronic collections!

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