Meet Your Librarian: Vince Prygoski
Office: 221 Thompson Library
What I Do
I teach research instruction classes to groups of students, focusing on database searching and information literacy. I also staff the third floor reference desk, as well as being available to answer questions in my office on the second floor of the library. My other responsibilities include liaison with several academic departments (Africana Studies, Education, Economics, and Music), selection and evaluation of books and other library resources, and service on faculty committees. Some of my personal interests include sports (particularly women’s athletics), music (especially rock, folk, and blues), and progressive social movements and countercultures.
I believe that information literacy and library skills are essential to success in school and life in general. Therefore, I am committed to providing the best instruction and assistance to the university community.
I am generally at the library from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. I also work the occasional Saturday and Sunday. Please come see me in person, phone me, or e-mail me with any questions you may have!
Liaison Departments & Programs:
- Africana Studies
- Education and Educational Administration
- Gifts & donations
Some of My Writing:
- Vince the Librarian (my blog)
- From Worst to First, my book about the Detroit Shock (also available in the Thompson Library's Main Collection at GV 885.52 .D48 P78 2006)
- My women’s basketball writing for the U of M fan website UMGoBlue.com
- Ann Arbor Mysteries! Wiccan Webs! Themes!
- When Musical Worlds Collided, 1966