Meghan Brody reflects on her internship for the Living Library program as a Michigan Library Scholar. She discusses progressive librarianship, social justice, and fostering a more compassionate library community through conversation about identity.
Posts tagged "Students"
It is very, very easy to feel intimidated walking into the Hatcher Graduate Library. The front steps are right off the ever-bustling Diag, and they lead to a grand lobby filled with mosaics and elitist Latin proverbs without a book in sight. Students often find themselves at a loss for how to walk into a library and ask a person for help, which, in turn, prevents them from learning about the wonderful faculty who are hired to help them.
The UM Library Student Engagement Ambassadors are a group of Undergraduates who work for the library to engage peers through programming and social media. They will use the Student Stories Blog throughout the year in order to share their experiences and the student perspective.
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...
People of the Library is an ongoing series brought to you by a group of students called the Michigan Library Engagement Collaborative. They will interview library staff as well as the students, faculty and community members who use our Library. Our first interview is with Alexandra Stark.
I wanted to let you know about my new Tumblr "Selfies in the Stacks" at http://selfiesinthestacks.tumblr.com . The idea of this Tumblr is to encourage students to experience the joys of seeing actual, physical books in the library. The selfies were part of a library project for Beth Hay's Methods of Inquiry class. Check it out and please submit your own selfie in the stacks!