Posts by Dawn Lawson

Support and Resources at a Troubling Time

photograph of candles

In the wake of the deplorable rise in violence against Asians and Asian Americans, there has been an outpouring of support and sharing of information about resources to help those affected by this. Here we repost and link to messages shared within the University of Michigan.

Open Access Publishing in Asian Studies

Open Access Publishing in Asian Studies poster, with U-M Press and LSA logos

Several centers at the U-M International Institute have collaborated with University of Michigan Press and the U-M Asia Library received a Humanities Open Book program grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, enabling them to make 100 important backlist books broadly available again.

An Unusual Internship Experience

photograph of Seohyun Kim

Thanks to a generous Korea Foundation program, Asia Library is able to welcome a full-time intern from Korea to its staff every year. These bright, motivated young people learn many facets of library work while here, making this a win-win situation for both parties. This year's intern, Seohyun Kim, kindly joined me via Zoom to talk about her experience, which appears below. She was a trooper in every sense of the word because she had been in the US for just one month when the pandemic hit...

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