Name and Department?
Clary Loisel, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
How do you use the library to support your research and teaching?
I constantly use the library. I’m always searching for new books and movies to use in my classroom, so I spend a great deal of time researching the UM catalog. Because books are so expensive for students, I also try to put an electronic version of all course readings on ERES, which is extremely helpful. Moreover, I use Interlibrary loan quite a bit to order obscure books I sometimes need for my own research and scholarship. For example, the library is able to get articles and copies of newspapers from the 1960′s or 70′s from Mexico. I’m always amazed at how quickly and accurately interlibrary loan functions.
What are you reading right now?
I am currently reading a Brazilian novel called A hora da estrela (Hour of the Star) by Clarice Lispector.