March 19, 2012
Early Spring in Ann Arbor - Or About Those Wildflowers by Martha Cook Hall
On my daily walks across campus, I am never without my camera. And if you are into squirrels and think they are cute - then you might appreciate my ridiculously large number of photos that I have to share via flickr on this matter (All my Michigan Squirrel photos here).
But on my walk today - I noticed that the blue wildflowers that grow on the eastern side of the Cook Hall yard (think that is what it is called) are already up.
It got me thinking about previous years and when these came up. They are up just a short while and are so beautiful, especially when looking at the old iron gate that serves as a boundary marker.
In looking through my old photos - I found that the same flowers bloomed much much later (well, around 3 weeks) in recent years.
So it looks like these flowers are about three weeks ahead of themselves. Please keep in mind that the sample set is tiny and probably does not mean much. But one of the benefits of participating in flickr's Project365 (here are my photos) is that I have a really clear track to know when these things really happen. Otherwise, I might just muse...hey - these are coming up early.
Not sure what this means for the rest of the growing season in Michigan, but this is going to be a strange summer indeed.University of Michigan Topics
December 31, 2011
Squirrel Culture at the University of Michigan
Here are some links about the campus pets at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor - our friends the squirrels.
- Web Entry for Corey's Michigan Squirrel A-Z web 'book'
- Corey's Squirrel Photos on campus
- Student Group at Michigan: The Squirrel Club
- Claim to Fame (or Media coverage) for the Squirrel Club
December 28, 2011
University of Michigan Squirrel A-Z - A Web Picture Book
Over the past few years, I have spent a fair amount of time photographing the campus pets at the University of Michigan. These squirrels are all over campus and are a wonderful distraction.
NOTE: I have already made a few tweaks! - This is version 1.1 (10:45pm on 12/28/11)
Here are all my photos of squirrels at the University of Michigan (there are a lot)
Here are the 26 photos shown below on their flickr pages
Don't have room for this - but it might make for a nice cover:
A is for America
B is for Berries
C is for Core
D is for Dining
E is for Exhausted
F is for Fighter
G is for Green
H is for Hungry
I is for Ivy
J is for Jump
K is for Knot
L is for Leaves
M is for Mumms
N is for Nuts
O is for Overhead
P is for Pink
Q is for Quick
R is for Running
S is for Snow
T is for Tail
U is for Upright
V is for Velocity
W is for White
X Marks the spot
Y is for Yawning
Z is for ZZZZZUniversity of Michigan Topics
November 26, 2011
New Michigan Football Clock
Just having fun!
Amazing Season! GoBlue!This entry was posted in the following categories: University of Michigan Topics
July 20, 2008
Photos of Kresge Library's Green Roof
The Kresge Library has been undergoing quite a change over the summer. In addition to the new group study rooms on the second floor, we also have added a new toupee...well, green roof! Our green roof is part of the LEED Certification for the new home for the Ross School of Business building at the Ann Arbor Campus.
Here are some pictures during the installation of the sedum on the green roof.
If you are wondering what is a green roof, the benefits include:
-Returns less water to the sewer systems - less run-off
-Kresge Library's fourth floor should be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
-Help filter pollutants and CO2 out of the air - instead of just adding heat into the environment.
To see more information, visit:
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University of Michigan Topics
May 13, 2008
Zingerman's - Just Amazing!
Great story from NPR's Weekend Edition.
Zingerman's: Not Your Grandfather's Deli
by Bonny Wolf
Weekend Edition Sunday, May 11, 2008 · In 1982, Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig opened Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor, Mich. After 26 years, they have built an empire called Zingerman's Community of Businesses that Inc. magazine called "The Coolest Small Company in America." On Friday, Oprah Winfrey rated a sandwich from Zingerman's an amazing 11 out of 5.
This is one of the best things to come out of Michigan! Definitely worth the trip.
Visit the NPR site for more pieces on food.This entry was posted in the following categories: Completely Off Topic! , Michigan's Economy , Michigan's Food , University of Michigan Topics
May 05, 2008
Report to the ProQuest Academic Advisory Board
Meeting with the ProQuest Academic Advisory Board today. As part of the meeting, each of the board members are supposed to come up with a 5-10 minute presentation on the state of affairs in the library world. I am hoping to expand on many of these themes, but here are the slides.
I will talk about this more later (once I am done with my performance evaluations...ugh). But I think it is critical that we do things that are amazing! I know budgets are tight, but this is a goal and a mission that is so critical for libraries to be a school's "competitive advantage."
I will write more later.This entry was posted in the following categories: Business Librarianship , Conference Presentations , Management Philosophy , The World of Libraries , University of Michigan Topics
March 13, 2007
Innovative Interfaces Academic Library Directors Symposium
For the Innovative Academic Library Directors Symposium, I appeared on the following panel discussion:
The ILS and Discovery-to-Delivery: An Innovative panel of senior managers providing insights into how Innovative's current product lines and development plans provide opportunities for libraries to enhance their user's discovery experience.
Neil Block, VP Worldwide Sales (Innovative)
Corey Seeman, Kresge Business Administration Library, University of Michigan
This is the presentation topic I came up with: "The ILS and Discovery-to-Delivery: Late Night Thoughts on Silos, Scope, Sodoku and Simplicity"
Really do not have an abstract, but if I did, it would be about how we can promote creativity in the library and use our ILS (catalog) in ways that allow us to easily extend our reach to the patrons. I will try to expand on this theme later.Conference Presentations , Integrated Library Systems , University of Michigan Topics
September 28, 2006
Ross Technology Users Group - mBlog Links
Here are the links for the Ross Technology Users Group Meeting for mBlog Links:
Blogs we created:
Other Blogs using mBlog:
LS&A Theme Semester (Explore Evolution - Winter 2006)
Why I Read Business Blogs (by Hillary Johnson, Inc. Magazine, August 2005, Page: 104)
Fortune 500 companies that have business blogs