Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI PTRC is located in the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library (AAEL) in the Duderstadt Center at the University of Michigan. AAEL houses the Art & Design, Architecture & Urban Planning and Engineering Collections.  Leena Lalwani is the PTRC rep and provides the service along with her other engineering librarian colleagues Paul Grochowski, Jamie Niehof and Joanna Thielen who is our newest engineering librarian.   Leena Lalwani was  part of the Center for Entrepreneurship panel at Washtenaw Community College in Fall 2019 which was attended by students and the community at large and in the Winter 2020 she also presented at the Lyon Township Public library.  In addition, we had 2 classes where the patent examiner Victoria Augustine spoke to Biomedical Engineering students via Webex as this happened right when pandemic hit. Overall, our involvement has been low this year as we have all been working from home for the last year.