This Week in the Shapiro Lobby: April 24-30, 2017

The words "Design Lab Explore Make Inspire Media" in white on a dark blue background

This week in the Shapiro Lobby we are featuring the exhibit "Shapiro Design Lab: Explore, Inspire, Make, Media" which highlights the cumulative work of the Shapiro Design Lab Residents. We also continue to host donations bins for the Quito Project and Textbooks for Change.

Reflecting on a Year of Pop-Up Exhibits

books, boardgames, and maps on display for "Journeys, Real and Imagined" pop-up exhibit

A pop-up exhibit (or rare book meet and greet, as we later came to call them) is an informal, short-term display of Special Collections materials. We take our items outside of the Reading Room because we want as many people as possible to engage with our collections and ask our staff questions. This year, we held six of these exhibits in three locations within the Hatcher & Shapiro Libraries and we're excited to tell you what we've learned from a year of ephemeral events.

Artist Spotlight: Michelle Sheng

The text "Changing the Story: Our roles in stopping the spread of fake news" above pictures of bull horns and microphones shooting flames of fire

In our first ever Artist Spotlight, we are featuring Michelle Sheng who helped create the Fake News exhibit "Changing the Story" which the Shapiro Lobby hosted during the last week of March 2017. Learn about Michelle's thoughts and motivations for creating the exhibit in today's special blog post.

Michigan Daily - From Newspaper Prints To Digital Archives

screenshot of michigan daily digital archive interface

The Michigan Daily Digital Archives is a joint collaboration between the University of Michigan Library IT division, Michigan Daily, and the Bentley Historical Library. The Michigan Daily Digital Archives provides searchable access to over 300 volumes, 23,000 issues of digitized student newspaper, from 1891 through 2014. New volumes of the newspaper will be added in the future as they become available. The Library IT team developed a robust discovery interface for the archives. The team made...

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