Emily Hamstra is a Learning Librarian at the University of Michigan’s Shapiro Undergraduate Library. She has primary responsibility for developing, promoting, and delivering innovative instruction specifically geared towards undergraduates. Hamstra also provides reference and coordinates the library’s large leisure reading collection designed to support learning and exploration outside of the classroom. She partners with a local independent bookseller to maintain this collection. She wrote about and presented on this unique partnership at the ACRL 2011 Conference (“Capturing your Community: Partnering with Local Booksellers for Collection Development and Events”). Recently, Hamstrs organized the library’s Banned Books Week events, which included a Read Out and a book drive for a local prison library.
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