Mary L. Shelly

One of the things that I most appreciate about my work as a student fellow in the Design Thinking for Services Lab so far is the interdisciplinary collaboration that is fostered in our lab.

The four student fellows in the Design Thinking for Services Lab are evenly split between students pursuing careers in libraries/archives and students pursuing careers in user experience, and working together on two projects that focus on user-experience-type questions related to library services has been an interesting and productive collaborative process. As one of the students focused on librarianship, I have appreciated learning more about design and user experience from my peers. And I think we have all appreciated learning more about library services and the practice of librarianship from our mentors Justin Schell, Meghan Sitar, and Laurie Alexander.

I’m looking forward to discovering new ways to learn from each other in our collaborations this term!

Mary L. Shelly is currently studying library and information science at the University of Michigan School of Information, and plans to pursue a career in law librarianship. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan (Comparative Literature and Theatre Studies), and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.