Posts on April 2016

Some Luck

Some Luck book cover image

The first of a trilogy, this Jane Smiley novel covers the life of an Iowa farm family from 1920-1953.

This week in Shapiro: April 11-17, 2016

Lattice wall in Shapiro Lobby with Audubon bird in background and text on a dark digital screen that says, "This week in Shapiro."

On display in the Shapiro Lobby digital screens this week includes LSA Student Government Sustainability Facts & U-M Library Earth Week. Several hands-on events will be happening in the Shapiro Lobby and at the front entrance of the library to celebrate Earth Week. We will also be featuring many tables this week from the Center for Entrepreneurship, Beyond the Diag, U-M Library Undergraduate Research Award, U-M Library Earth Week, U-M Bio Station, MRecycle, and the Department of Public...

Conducting User Research to Build a Better Staff Intranet

picture of a paper card sort on the floor

Everyone who works in the library, including some student workers, uses the intranet -- that’s over 450 people! In preparation for a major Drupal update and intranet redesign, the Intranet Upgrade Investigation Team (IUIT) has done a ton of thoughtful user research to guide our work including a survey, open card sort and closed cart sort. The findings are informing our progress and helping meet the goal of making the intranet a sustainable and user friendly tool that everyone wants to use.

New Book Displays for April

This month, we decided to highlight Earth Month, which takes place during the month of April. We also currently have a book display that showcases our collection's Batman and Superman comics, which coincides with the recent release of the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie.

Upcoming Workshop| Lead to Pixels: Setting the G gathering of the Hamlet Second Quarto

Hamlet, Second Quarto, 1604. Folger Shelfmark: STC 22276

Please join Rebecca Chung (UMSI), Fritz Swanson (Wolverine Press), and Justin Schell (Shapiro Design Lab), for conversation about the Wolverine Press's edition of a famous sheet of paper: the G gathering from the Q2 (second quarto) of Hamlet, which includes Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be” speech, his repudiation of Ophelia with “Get thee a Nunry,” and his speech to the players, “sute the action to the word.”


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