You may recognize Amy from her stint as a temporary librarian here at Marygrove at the end of the Winter 2012 semester. She is thrilled to be back here at Marygrove as a full-time Reference and Instructional Services Librarian. Reference services are a passion of hers, and she looks forward to helping get the right information into the hands of those that need it.
Out of high school, Amy went into a community college and earned an associate’s degree before moving onto Michigan State University, where she earned Bachelor of Arts in History. In May of 2013 she went on to earn her Master of Library and Information Science degree from Wayne State with a focus on reference services. As of now, she is considering pursuing a second master’s degree in Social Justice here at Marygrove College.
Graduating with her master’s degree was like a dream come true for Amy after being told in high school that she was not college material due to severe learning disabilities. She believes that she is proof positive that you can excel even when you live in a world that does not believe in you. She welcomes all students in need of someone to believe in their success to visit her at the reference desk, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy was born in Flint, Michigan and raised in a small town on the edge of the Huron National Forest in Northern Michigan. She is most recently from Lansing, but she now lives north of Detroit. The youngest of three children, Amy has two older brothers, four nieces, one nephew, and “a generally amazing family.” Amy is also the owner of a 160 pound Great Dane. She is an enthusiastic home cook and baker, without pretentious tendencies toward “foodiedom”. Amy wholeheartedly embraces her geekdom as a Trekkie, an avid romance novel reader, and a gamer. She is interested in both role-playing games and computer gaming, and is currently waiting with baited breath for Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Amy’s Favorite Library Quote: “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.” ― Neil Gaiman
At the request of the Marygrove College Student Government Association, the library will extend its hours of operation for the last week of Fall 2013 classes.
From Monday, December 2, through Thursday, December 5, parts of the library will remain open until midnight. The Fisher Room and the Research & Technology Commons (aka the reference room) will remain open; the stacks and the lower level will remain closed.
Please direct feedback or questions to email@example.com or call the Circulation desk at (313) 927-1355.
The library will be closed for Thanksgiving from Thursday, November 28th through Sunday, December 1st.
Enjoy the holiday!
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Come to the library for our annual Banned Books Read-out from 3-5 pm and Jeopardy at 5:15 pm in the Beyond the Words Gallery.
Sign up to play Banned Books Jeopardy at the event. Compete individually or in teams! Teams will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.
The grand prize is $50 total to be divided evenly among winning team members on a Barnes and Noble Gift Card(s)!
Watch the entire event in the Beyond the Words Gallery for some Jeopardy clues!
We asked returning students on the first week of school what advice they would give to new students. Here is some of their advice:
- Don’t be shy
- Read ahead
- Don’t cram!
- Believe in yourself and it’s OK to ask questions
- Don’t be afraid to be wrong the teacher will correct you
- Ask questions
- This is your life, not a joke. Take it seriously.
- Study groups
- Check your email!
- You need a financial budget for living expenses
- Stay focused
- Study, pray, study, and pray!!
- Do assignments early. Stay focused. Pray.
- Stay and pray.
- Do not procrastinate!!
- Stay and pray.
- Be like Nike and JUST DO IT.
- Support the women’s soccer team!
- Stay positive and trust God
- Stay drama free and study!
- Time management!
- Study aggressively
- Sit up toward the front and take good notes
- Do not cram. Take your time, clear your mind, study 2 hours a day to succeed.
- Ask questions
- Attendence is half of your grade. Missing one day of class is like missing a week worth of class.
The Library will be closed Friday, August 23, 2013 while the Library Staff meet to prepare for the start of the Fall semester. Open by appointment will resume on Monday, August 26.
Alternate computer access and printing is available to students at the computer lab on the first floor of the Student Center building. The printer for the lab is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center outside of the Information Technology offices.