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Highlights of the first Spring 2014 issue of the MSPAL Newsletter include:
- A call for patron feedback - what changes or updates are you interested in seeing at MSPAL?
- Speaking of Books: Don't miss a conversation with Dr. Laurie Frederik Meer of TDPS about her book Trumpets in the Mountains: Theatre and the Politics of National Culture in Cuba, coming to the UMD libraries in March
- Descriptions of new databases available on a trial basis through MSPAL, including Met Opera on Demand, Rock's Backpages, an all-new Alexander Street Press drama package, including Asian American Drama, Black Drama, Latino Literature, North American Indian Drama, and more
- New items and highlights of the collection
- A refresher for Canvas, UMD’s online learning management system, and information for faculty on adding library materials to online course reserves
Highlights of the Fall 2013 issue of the MSPAL Newsletter include:
- An introduction to Canvas, UMD’s new online learning management system (adopted to replace Blackboard) and information for faculty on adding library materials to online course reserves
- New databases available through PAL
- Scavenger hunts sponsored by the Clarice Smith Center and the UMD Libraries
- Improved access to MSPAL’s circulating DVD and CD collections
- The UMD Libraries’ book paging program: get books from other campus libraries delivered directly to you at the Performing Arts Library