U-M Libraries and Museums continued

U-M Museum of Art

The University of Michigan Museum of Art seeks to transform individual and civic life by promoting the discovery, contemplation, and enjoyment of the art of our world. One of the largest university art museums in the country, UMMA holds collections representing 150 years of art collecting. A dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and interpretative programs connects visitors with the rich artistic legacy of the past and today’s avant-garde. With the addition of the 53,000 square foot Maxine and Stuart Frankel and the Frankel Family Wing and the restoration of historic Alumni Memorial Hall, UMMA ushers in a new era, a re-imagining of the university art museum as a new “town square” for the 21st century.

Visit their main Web site: www.umma.umich.edu/

U-M Special Collections Library

The Special Collections Library holds internationally renowned collections of books, serials, manuscripts, posters, playbills, photographs, and original artwork. It is home to some of the most historically significant treasures at the University of Michigan and includes in its holdings some 275,000 published volumes, approximately 6,500 linear feet of archival material, about 450 incunabula (books printed before 1501), and nearly 1,400 early manuscripts on vellum and paper.

As the repository for a broad and rich array of material selected and acquired to support, stimulate, and enrich teaching, learning, and research at the University of Michigan, the Special Collections Library holds important collections of material in all formats and in a variety of subject areas. Notable collections and subject strengths include:

  • Astronomy and Mathematics
  • Children’s Literature
  • English and American Literature
  • European History
  • Islamic Manuscripts
  • Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
  • Philippine History
  • Social Protest and Radical History
  • Theater, Radio, Television, and Film
  • Transportation History

The Special Collections Library is open to the public -- to students, faculty, visiting researchers, and members of the community. Our collections do not circulate; material is retrieved upon request for use in our reading room. Photocopying and digital reproduction services are available and the use of personal cameras is allowed, according to the physical condition of the item and relevant copyright laws. Library staff and subject specialists are available for research consultation, group presentations, and course-related instruction.

“SI graduates are exceptionally well-prepared for careers in archives and special collections librarianship. This is due in large part to the fact that, as students, they have many opportunities to acquire practical, hands-on experience in a variety of settings.”

Visit their main Web site: www.lib.umich.edu/special-collections-library

U-M Taubman Health Sciences Library

The A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL), a division of the University Library, is a Resource Library of the National Network of Libraries of Medicines and serves the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health and the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS).  The library provides services and resources to students, faculty and staff and the surrounding community on a wide range of topics including but not limited to: bench and clinical research, medical education, patient care, bioinformatics, clinical translational science, environmental health, health management and policy, and community outreach.

The THL has had a long and strong history of recruiting SI students for an enriching health sciences academic library experience with projects ranging from reference support to development of mobile applications.

Visit their main Web site: http://www.lib.umich.edu/taubman-health-sciences-library

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