Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University Library
Eastern Michigan University, a public university established in 1849 in Ypsilanti, Michigan has over 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Bruce T. Halle Library, opened in 1998, is the sole library on the EMU campus, providing an environment that promotes teaching, learning, and research. The EMU Library houses the University Archives, as well as special collections such as maps, government documents and children’s literature.
Other notable features of the EMU Library include: the Automated Retrieval Collection (ARC) - a robotic storage system capable of housing one million volumes; a video studio; and 6 computer classrooms and 3 large computer labs. The EMU Library faculty members, through liaison and information literacy efforts, have developed significant relationships with disciplinary faculty across the curriculum. EMU librarians are known across the state for their expertise and leadership in information literacy, systems, virtual reference, and metadata.
SI students have interned in the following positions: music and audio recording archives, music bibliography website support, library research guide development, and reference planning and wiki design.
Visit their main Web site: www.emich.edu/library
LOEX Clearinghouse for Library Instruction
LOEX is a self-supporting, nonprofit educational clearinghouse for library instruction and information literacy information. Founded in 1971 after the “First Annual Conference on Library Orientation” at Eastern Michigan University, LOEX has grown from a repository of library instruction materials and host of an annual conference on the subject to an internationally known organization that serves as a conduit for those working in the field. LOEX has over 600 member libraries in the United States and Canada, along with a few elsewhere in the world.
Visit their main Web site: www.emich.edu/public/loex