Posts on February 2017

The Value of a Dollar

The Value of a Dollar cover

The Value of the Dollar is an interesting collection of historical information on topics ranging from the prices of different goods, the wages made by people in different jobs, and other measures of the value of the dollar over time.

Student Spotlight: Maggie Cease

Photo of Maggie Cease

As I think back to my experiences in the Design Lab, I am struck by the community we have created in just a few months. Being in graduate school can sometimes, perhaps surprisingly, be a somewhat isolating experience. Having a narrow, specific area of study can mean that graduate students are often interacting with, and learning from, a relatively small group of people throughout much of our educational experience. As a result of this, there can be a lack of shared knowledge between students in...

February Book Displays

Black History book display

We have two new book displays in the 2nd floor lobby area of the Duderstadt Center. The first exhibit commemorates Black History Month, which is being celebrated all over campus this month. It showcases moments related to African American art, theater, music and more. The second exhibit commemorates Valentine's Day by highlighting the comics in our collection about love and romance.

Carvey in the WorkBench

A tabletop carving machine cuts through a piece of linoleum.

In order to test the capabilities of the Design Labs' new machine, Carvey, Isaac Levine and I have completed a series of projects that have allowed us to explore the different ways in which this machine interacts with various materials.

Welcome to Tiny Studies

Medieval sketch of an awkward young man.  He is nude, facing forward but leaning backward.  His right arm hangs behind him. It is impossibly long

Tiny Studies will feature informal notes and insights from research projects in progress throughout the University Library. This will be a focused place to consider how our individual inquiries contribute to the conceptualization of our organization as a whole. Posts by diverse authors will explore the connections in our work, especially during those ephemeral moments of growth or reflection, when whole new constellations emerge in our understanding of the library.

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