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Illumination

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As we reflect on this past year, the Libraries can't help but be proud and grateful to be part of such a resilient, caring, "Terrapin Strong" community at UMD.

In this latest issue of Illumination's magazine, we celebrate the ways we have been able to advance the values of the University in spite of great challenges.


Read Illumination 2020

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Supporting Academics in a Pandemic

The show must go on(line)! With a global pandemic upending nearly every aspect of academic life, the Libraries continue to support teaching, learning, and research through it all.

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Archiving Activism

From documenting the experiences of student activists from marginalized communities to co-leading the University's 1856 Project studying slavery, University Archivist Lae'l Hughes-Watkins is committed to centering student voices and diversifying Maryland's historic record.

Dean Lim

Get to Know Dean Lim

The first person in her family to attend college, Adriene Lim decided she wanted to work in libraries after meeting Ms Nesbitt, her first librarian of color. Learn more about how libraries transformed Dean Lim's life — plus the poets that inspire her, some of her recent book recommendations, and her little-known guilty pleasure (spoiler alert: Star Trek).

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