The Mardigian Library / Stamelos Gallery Center building is currently closed. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 1 with lobby only access for specific services (MeLCat, Interlibrary loan, reserves, student printing, checkouts, returns). Study space and the computer labs will not be available on September 1 but will follow later. Details regarding the reopening will be posted as they are available. Until we reopen, the Mardigian Library will continue to provide many library resources online as well as virtual research support. Librarians and Library Staff are available to answer questions from faculty, staff, and students during virtual library hours, either by chat, email, phone, or SMS. For further impact on library services, click here.
Virtual hours for Thursday, July 2 will end at 3 p.m. and there will be no virtual hours for the 4th of July holiday weekend (July 3 to 5).
Library Virtual Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8 am to 9 pm | Friday 8 am to 6 pm | Saturday & Sunday noon to 6 pm
In winter 2016, Mardigian Library staff began a library-wide project to review and revise our assessment strategies for evaluating how well our services support our students and the mission of both the library and university. Teams of staff members looked at three areas: Instruction and Learning Services (instruction in the classroom), our Collection (electronic and physical), and our User Services (in-person and virtual reference help, circulation of materials, building usage).
Each team researched ways to assess the impact of their area on student success. During the summer and fall of 2016, we will be pilot testing several assessment strategies for each of the three areas. These tests will help determine the success of a strategy and its sustainability as we move forward in our effort to re-design our assessment tools.
Our project ties in with the campus-wide initiative to review learning outcomes and the best ways to assess student success. Assessment is more than just numbers, it must be meaningful and relatable in addition to being measurable. It should also be sustainable and manageable so we can compare data over time to see trends and make informed decisions in how we help our students and use our resources wisely.
We will regularly post our progress and results of assessment strategies that we pilot this summer and fall.
The Mardigian Library has one LulzBot 3D printer and we offer a 3D printing service for current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Please visit our 3D Printing Service page for information on 3D printing, resources for students and faculty, and how to submit your 3D Print Requests.