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Update 10
Branch and Divisional Libraries...
Engineering Libraries (continued)
In addition to maintaining extensive resources, the libraries offer an array of services. Librarians and trained reference staff are
available during scheduled hours to answer reference questions in person and by telephone. Reference assistance is also available
through MTS by messaging EnginLibrary on UM or UB. On request, reference staff members will orient patrons to the collections
individually. Access to literature in various fields of engineering can be found through the 125 printed indexes that the libraries hold.
Over 350 online databases in engineering and related fields are also available, through both free simple searches and fee-based com-
prehensive literature searches. Handouts on many subjects in the field of engineering are available to guide the user to the best
sources in the collection for those subjects. Tau Beta Phi, the engineering honor society, holds tutoring sessions three nights a week in
the ETL. And homework notes and copies of previous exams are available on reserve in both facilities. The MTS Engin Library
address takes reference questions, reserve requests, and Rapid Transfer orders. Maurita Holland, Head.
Fine Arts Library, 260 Tappan Hall, 764-5405
The Fine Arts Library is housed in recently renovated facilities in Tappan Hall, on Central Campus. Its clientele consists primarily
of faculty and students in the Department of History of Art. It also supports activities of the Museum of Art and the Kelsey Museum
of Ancient and Medieval Archaeology. The library focuses on the history of art, giving emphasis to art and artistsitdtive before 1945.
In addition to holding a comprehensive collection of monographs and journals, the library maintains a variety of museum and exhibit
catalogs and an extensive reference collection. Many of the materials are in Western European and Asian languages; the library
contains a special collection of materials on Asian art. Doctoral dissertations and masters theses are also available for study.
The library offers bibliographic instruction, reference service, and online searching of art related databases. Further information
may be obtained via MTS to Fine Arts Library. Deirdre Spencer, Head.
Information and Library Studies Library, 300 Graduate Library North, 764-9375
The Information and Library Studies Library (ILSL) contains the research collection for librarianship and information science. Its
primary users are faculty members and students in the School of Information and Library Studies, though it also serves a wide variety
of patrons interested in subjects ranging from computerized publishing to intellectual freedom to the history of the book. One special
holding is the University's only collection of juvenile materials, which includes items from primary level picture books to books for
young adults. Current serials held by the library are on open shelves in the reading room; bound serials are located in the adjacent
stacks. As part of the academic program for students in the School, ILSL provides a public terminal accessing RLIN databases.
Mathematics Library, 3027 Angell Hall, 764-7266
The collection of the Mathematics Library is made up of approximately 55,000 volumes of research-level material. Primary users
are faculty and graduate students in the Department of Mathematics. Considered as having one of the best mathematics collections in
the country, the library maintains a collection focusing on pure mathematics, the history of mathematics, biography, statistics, and
actuarial insurance. The collection is international in scope and has material in many languages, with its special foreign strengths
being in Russian, French, and German. Books and bound journals are interfiled by call number. Journals do not circulate.
Services include reference and database searching in such data bases as Mathsci, SciSearch, and Dissertation Abstracts Online. A
photocopying service for journal articles is available. Jack Weigel, Head.
Museums Library, 2500 Museums Building, 764-0467
The Museums Library serves the principal literature needs of researchers and students in the Museums of Anthropology, Exhibits,
Paleontology, and Zoology, and in the University Herbarium. The Library collections specialize in taxonomic botany and zoology,
behavioral biology, paleontology, and archaeological anthropology, mainly of the North American Indian.
Museums Library books and journals are housed in ten distinct locations in the Museums Building and the North University
Building: Archaeology, Birds, Fish, Herbarium, Herpetology, Insects, Mammals, Mollusks, Museums, and Paleontology. Records for
the holdings of these divisions are in Room 2500 Museums Building. Online searching is available. During regular working hours,
some of these libraries are left open; others are locked unless use is requested. Access to locked facilities is available in Room 2500.
Dorothy Riemenschneider, Head.
Music Library, 3239 Moore Building, North Campus, 764-2512
The Music Library's collection of over 100,000 volumes includes books on music and dance, performance and study scores, and
sound recordings in several formats (LPs, CDs, and video cassettes). The collection's emphasis is on classical music, but jazz, musical
theater, and pop music are also represented. Rare materials include strong holdings in 18th-century opera and chamber music, the
Women's Music Collection, which contains about 2,000 compositions written by women from 1750to 1950, and the Montgomery
Collection of Popular American Sheet Music - about 22,000 pieces, including 4,500 by Black composers.
Online searching in humanities databases is available upon request. Sound recordings can be listened to in the library; they do not
circulate. Send message via MTS to Music-Library.

The Undergraduate Library

Update 70

Throughout the past three decades, the Undergraduate Library (UGL) has been a focal point for thousands of UM undergraduates.
Located on Central Campus, with long hours, abundant study space, and a staff concentrating on service to undergraduates, the UGL
is the place where most Michigan students develop critical college-level skills.

Reference Collection - 1st Floor
The Reference Collection contains
some 5,000 reference works ranging from
general resources, such as encyclopedias
and almanacs, to specialized materials on
specific subjects. MIRLYN online
catalog terminals are available too, along
with printers for copying information
shown on the computer screens.
In addition, the collection includes
microfilm reading facilities and compu-
terized bibliographic tools. The
WILSEARCH terminal offers access to
all of the indexes published by the H.W.
Wilson Company, including the com-
monly used Readers' Guide to Periodical
Literature. The two most heavily used
Wilson indexes, Readers' Guide and
Social Sciences Index, are also available
in a compact disc format at separate
stations. In addition, InfoTrac terminals
allow access to major magazines and
some journals in the social sciences, par-
ticularly in the area of business. And the
PsycLit terminal is proving very popular
with students working in many fields.
Academic Resource Center - 2nd Floor
The ARC offers individual tutoring in
microcomputing and research skills to all
undergraduates. It is regularly staffed by
trained Peer Information Counselors, who
are available by appointment or on a
drop-in basis.
Microcomputer Center - 4th Floor
The UGL's Microcomputer Center,
operated jointly with the University's
Computing Center, contains some 80
Zenith and Macintosh microcomputers,
which are assigned on a first come, first
served basis. The Center holds a wide
variety of software and offers dot matrix
and laser printers. All terminals are
connected to UMnet, the University's
data communications system. The Center
stays open late, and monitors are always
on duty to help users get started and to
offer routine counseling. Students and
faculty members are welcome to use the
facilities at any time. A Low Vision User
Area is located at the back of the Micro
Center (See Library Services, page 3)

Reserve Service - 3rd Floor
The University Library Reserve
Service serves academic programs
throughout the campus, for both under-
graduate and graduate courses. Heavily
used books, periodicals, and otheritems
required for course reading circulate on
short term loans of 2 to 4 hours. Informa-
tion sheets and reserve forms are avail-
able for faculty members who wish to put
titles on reserve; academic department
offices usually have reserve forms on
hand, too.
Circulation Desk - hst Floor
Many of the UGL's routine services are
performed at the Circulation Desk, in-
cluding charging out books, holds and
recalls searches for missing materials.

New students should apply at the
Circulation Desk to have their student
identification cards validated and
barcoded for library use.
General hours: Mk-Thurs., 8am-2am; F,
8am-Midnight; Sa .,10am-Midnight;
Sun., Noon-2am (until Midnight only
through Sept. 25th). Microcomputer
Center: M-Thurs., 8am-1:30am; F, 8am-
11:30pm; Sat., lOam-11:30pm; Sun.,
Noon-1:30am. Reference Desk: M-
Thurs., 9am-5pm & 6-10pm; F, 9am-
5pm; Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm & 6-
10pm. Reserve Desk: M-F, 8:30am-
10:00pm; Sat., loam-S:OOpm; Sun., 1-
10:00pm. Reserve Office M-F, 8-5 pm
Academic Resource Center: M-Thurs.,
1-7pm; F, 1-5pm; Sat.,1-5pm.

User-Education is Key to Reference Services

What makes the reference staff at the
UGL especially valuable is their devotion
to instruction. Staff members are avail-
able during posted hours to assist stu-
dents in locating items and using elec-
tronic terminals, and in enjoying the
experience of gathering information
thoughtfully and making it one's own.
Taking advantage of the library's compre-
hensive program in bibliographic instruc-
tion, the undergraduate student will
eventually be prepared to work produc-
tively in any of our library units across
campus throughout his or her years at the
University.
Two programs have proved particu-
larly valuable for new and continuing
students.
Term Paper Assistance Program.
The Term Paper Assistance Program
invites students to meet with a reference
librarian for help in devising successful
term paper research strategies. This
service is normally offered during peak
term-paper research weeks, but "off
season" sessions can also be arranged.
Appointment forms are available at the
Reference Desk

Peer Information Counseling (PIC).
As the PIC Program moves into its 4th
year, the UGL continues to refine and.
augment this valuable one-on-one ser-
vice. This fall, the PIC staff will include
11 juniors and seniors who have been
trained to give reference assistance, tours,
and word-processing instruction to any
UM student. They also help students
determine which of the Library system's
other units may be helpful for their pro-
jects.
Because the UGL houses a major
campus microcomputer center, many stu-
dents want to write their term papers in
the same building in which they've done
much of their research. When the term
paper "crunch" draws near each term,
PLC counselors stand ready to help
people coordinate their work with per-
sonal tutoring in basic word processing
programs.
The helpful student-counselors in the
PIC Program can be found at the Refer-
ence Desk and in the Academic Resource
Center during posted hours. In addition,
the PIC LINE, at 764-6849, takes mes-
sages at any time of night or day. The
answering machine is checked every day:
for requests for help.

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