Posts on October 2016

Lessons from Liberating (Instruction) Structures

Chart of 35 liberating structure icons - each one is described in Liberating Structures website (linked in post)

On October 21st, Instructor College hosted its first event of the 2016-2017 academic year: Liberating (Instruction) Structures, led by Diana Perpich, Educational Technologies Librarian, and Nabeela Jaffer, Application Programmer. During this workshop, participants were introduced to the concept of liberating structures and explored ways that many of the 35 liberating structures could also be applied in instruction, offering an opportunity to expand our pedagogical repertoire.

Artists' Books: Structures for Instruction

Several artists books on a table - each described in the post below.

Last Friday, I was privileged to welcome students from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit to the Special Collections Library. As part of a class on exploring the book, attendees were preparing for an assignment to create a one-of-a-kind artists’ book. The instructor had asked me to find examples of unusual artists’ books with interesting structures, offering me an opportunity to explore new dimensions of Special Collections’ artists’ book holdings.

Reflection - LGBTQ+ Pride Exhibit, June 2016

White ribbon on black background with text," Celebrating Pride Month 2016 at the Library"

As we enter LGBT History Month this month, our reflection post shines the spotlight on a Pride exhibit from June 2016 created by our very own Women's Studies & Open Access Librarian, Meredith Kahn. This exhibit was displayed in the Shapiro Lobby during LGBT Pride Month and additional slides were included to support of victims of the Orlando shooting and those affected in the LGBTQ+ community.

The Wolverine Podcast

picture of wolverine podcast logo

The Wolverine Podcast is a series of short audio narratives comprising interviews and stories about students' experiences during their first year at the University of Michigan and beyond. This series is produced by University of Michigan students who use storytelling and audio engineering to craft compelling narratives from all around campus. Each interview is an exciting peer-to-peer process in which both parties can guide the conversation. Episode one is a student interview about...

This Week in the Shapiro Lobby: October 24-30, 2016

White, blue and orange designed image with icons and text that reads "Commit to putting open in action. Open Access Week 2016.

This week is Open Access Week and the Shapiro Lobby will be featuring an Open Access Week exhibit on the digital screens. We also have information tables from University of Michigan Central Student Government, University of Michigan Central Student Government - Student Health & Safety - Sexual Health Committee, and information regarding Breast Cancer Awareness.


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