Scholar Sprints @ U-M library

Thank you for your interest in Scholar Sprints.

Check back soon for information about our 2019 timeline.

Ready. Set. Sprint!

Scholar Sprints offer U-M faculty, instructors, graduate students and research fellows the opportunity to partner with a team of U-M Library experts on a mini-project over the course of a week.

The intent is for the sprint team to work intensely for that period of time, and to produce a tangible product or outcome.

Matt and team exploring PressBooks together.
Human Nature: The Nichols Arboretum and its Communities with Matthew Woodbury
Mapping Toll Barriers in Medieval Japan with Paula Curtis

This program is aimed at fostering engaging and equitable collaborations. Each member of the team will bring unique ideas, creativity, and expertise that are essential to building projects and connections during this period and beyond. Sprints differ from standard consultations in their timing and depth of interaction, in their orientation to public scholarship, and in their aim to build sustainable campus community connections.

Potential project areas include, but are not limited to:

    • Archival data and research
    • Data and metadata management
    • Visualization and mapping
    • Web-based publishing
    • Journal submission and review workflows
    • Inclusive/Open educational resource creation
    • Information literacy instructional design/pedagogy
    • Publicly engaged research and digital pedagogy

Remember, it's a Sprint! Apply if you believe your mini-project can be completed in the weeklong timeframe. If you don't have a clue how long your project might take, you can contact us (see below) for a pre-application consultation.

Acceptance will be determined by the impact and feasibility of the project, as well as the availability of library resources and the appropriate library staff. We expect to accept 2 or 3 projects this first round.

Our two Summer 2018 teams working in ScholarSpace (206 Hatcher Graduate Library)