William L. Clements Library

William L. Clements Tour

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On Friday, March 25th our members were treated to a tour of the newly renovated William L. Clements Library. The library has been under renovations for over a year and will be open to the public on April 11th, 2016. For more information about their Grand Reopening event go here: http://clements.umich.edu/exhibits-upcoming.php



Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

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Are you looking for on campus employment? Here’s a list of current job postings. Luckily there are quite a few ARM/PI related jobs that are still available (although this list is by no means exhaustive.)

If you have questions about any positions, email contactsaa@umich.edu, and we can probably connect you to someone who works at any of these places or has worked there.

If you are interested, it is recommended that you apply ASAP, because hiring season is going on now!

Clements Library

Library Assistant – Visual Materials (Work Study Required)



Bentley Historical Library –

Library Assistant – Digitization (Work Study/Non-Work Study)



Population Studies Center

Library Assistant – Digitization (Work Study Required)



University of Michigan Art Museum

Study Room Art Handler (Non-Work Study)




Digital Conversion Student Assistant (Work Study Required)


Special Collections Administrative Services Assistant (Work Study/Non-Work Study)



Special Collections Reader Services Assistant (Work Study/Non-Work Study)


Computer and Video Game Archive Assistant (Work Study/Non-Work Study)


Clark Library Reference Assistant (Work Study/Non-Work Study)


The library is also having a meet and greet for UMSI students next Friday, and this is generally a good place to meet librarians and library staff who might be hiring students. You will also get to meet some of the awesome librarians on campus!

MLibrary Meet & Greet @ UMSI
Friday, September 11th3:30-5:00 pm
Brief remarks at 3:45 pm
Ehrlicher Room (3100 North Quad)

Ford Presidential Library

The Ford Library usually posts jobs on iTrack at the beginning of the school year, so keep an eye out. Work study is generally required for these jobs.

Other jobs may yet still be posted on iTrack, the library jobs website, and the general university student employment site, so keep checking those if you are still in search of your dream job!

The Archivists Apprentice: Louie Miller, Pt. 1

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Louie Miller is a second year MSI student specializing in Archives and Records Management. He is the latest participant in The Archivists Apprentice series, which follows School of Information students as they complete their internships.

My 17-week summer internship is at the William L. Clements Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The primary goal of the project is to arrange and describe the papers of Henry Burbeck (1754-1848), a career United States Artillery officer whose military service spanned from the early days of the American Revolution to the end of the War of 1812.  My position was made possible by a generous grant from the Delmas Foundation, which provided funds for the arrangement and detailed processing of Colonel Burbeck’s four linear foot collection of letters, documents, and printed items.  The project consists of the following activities:

  1. Arrange and describe the collection, and house the papers in archival folders and boxes
  2. Construct an EAD-format finding aid (available through the Clements Library’s website)
  3. Write a MARC cataloging record (available through the University’s online catalog and OCLC WorldCat)
  4. Compile a brief report on outstanding preservation concerns
  5. Create a supplemental index to the writers and geographical locations represented in the collection (available as a .pdf document attached to the EAD record)
  6. Create additional supplementary research and reference materials

The Burbeck papers consist of approximately 2,300 items, mostly correspondence, but also maps, and other military documentation.  The majority of the manuscripts date from 1805 to 1812, with around 150 undated letters and drafts.  The letters are predominantly incoming messages from Burbeck’s subordinate Captains and Majors (approximately 1,500 items), with a smaller number of copies and drafts of letters written by Burbeck.

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