Picturing Gulliver's Travels

Front cover of Gulliver in Brobdingnag, showing Giant King and Queen holding a magnifying glass

Today we celebrate the final day of Picture Book Month and also the 349th birthday of Jonathan Swift, English satirist and poet, most famous for his authorship of Gulliver’s Travels. In honor of both, this post highlights two picture book editions for children from the Hubbard Collection of Imaginary Voyages.

This Week in the Shapiro Lobby: November 28 - December 4, 2016

Image with black background with the white and red text that reads "fight AIDS not people with AIDS" and bold white text that reads "World AIDS Day" with a red AIDS ribbon.

This week in the Shapiro Lobby we continue our celebration of Native American Heritage Month with a display created by the Native American Students Association (NASA), UM Peer Information Counseling program (PIC), and University Library Operations. We also have a display for World AIDS Day from the Spectrum Center created by Meredith Kahn. We also have information tables for Central Student Government and Active Minds at the University of Michigan as well as an open reading provided by...


An image of a toy figure standing next to a task board.

In March 2015, Michigan Publishing was awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project entitled “Building a Hosted Platform for Managing Monographic Source Materials.” In a nutshell, Fulcrum, as the platform is now called, is about building an online platform using the Hydra/Fedora framework to publish media-rich scholarship. The core team consists of a project lead, project manager, data librarian, UI/UX specialist and three developers. Below is one of our stories,...

This Week in the Shapiro Lobby: November 21-27, 2016

Image with purple background, embroidered flowers, and text that says "2016 Native American History Month"

This week in the Shapiro Lobby we are celebrating Native American Heritage Month with an beautiful and informative display created by the Native American Students Association (NASA), UM Peer Information Counseling program (PIC), and University Library Operations. It features info and history regarding Native American Heritage Month as well as info about the University of Michigan's history with Native Americans, Native American student orgs, and events for Native American History Month...

Library Ambassadors Career Development Event

On Tuesday, November 13th from 3-5pm the Michigan Library Engagement Ambassadors held our first event of the semester in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. Employees from the Career Center came to take free professional head shots and provide advice on how to improve your LinkedIn profile and use it to network successfully. We had a great turnout of students who came dressed to impress and took advantage of this event.

Federico Arcos Papers now open

Photograph of Federico Arcos

An unforgettable figure of the anarchist and syndicalist communities, Federico Arcos (1920-2015) was known for his generosity and the unabating commitment with which he pursued his ideals. Friends of the Labadie Collection remember Arcos as a long-time benefactor and collector. Federico and his wife Pura curated in their home in Windsor, Canada, an important library of anarchist books, newspapers, and archives that never failed to impress their many guests. In addition to the many items he...

The Specialist Is In

Three women reading a book together in a library setting

I had only been a User Information Services Specialist for two weeks before a student employee approached me for professional guidance. I knew the position had been created for this very purpose—to provide added expertise on the reference desk and support for student staffers—but nonetheless, when this first happened, I found myself somewhat taken aback; baffled that I could be perceived as an authority by anybody else, when in fact I had only just made the transition from student employee to...


Page 99 of 99