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August 9, 2022

UMD Libraries welcomes new Associate Director in Special Collections and University Archives

UMD Libraries is pleased to announce Catherine Mayfield as our new Associate Director in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Mayfield comes to UMD from the Maryland Center for History and Culture in Baltimore where, as the France-Merrick Director of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library, she oversaw a large special collections program and major projects that enhanced access to collections.

July 21, 2022

John A. Jenkins donates papers documenting his remarkable career

COLLEGE PARK – University of Maryland alumnus John A. Jenkins ’72, an accomplished publisher, journalist, author and entrepreneur, has donated a collection of historic papers to UMD Libraries documenting his remarkable career.

June 28, 2022

In Support of Women and All Those Affected by the Loss of Reproductive Freedom

Stated simply and factually, the US Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, effectively shifts the authority for reproductive decisions from individual women and people who can become pregnant, to state governments.

June 15, 2022

Announcing the Launch of the UMD Libraries' New Website

We at the University of Maryland Libraries are pleased to announce the release of our newly designed website, now available at: The new site was developed after months of usability studies and interview sessions with faculty members and students. Along with creating a dynamic, virtual environment that was more aesthetically pleasing, the site was designed to make it easier for library users to discover and leverage the myriad of programs, services and resources that the UMD Libraries offer.

May 18, 2022

PsycArticles available beginning July 1, 2022.

The Libraries, with support from the university administration, is pleased to announce that we will have access to PsycArticles beginning July 1, 2022. PsycArticles provides access to 119 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and affiliated journals, regarding social and behavioral sciences, including their flagship publication, American Psychologist. It includes access to current cutting-edge research from preeminent scholars, as well as historical underpinnings of the behavioral and social sciences.

May 16, 2022

Journal of Video Experiments (JoVE) now available!

The Libraries are pleased to announce that with JoVE (Journal of Video Experiments) is now available for use. JoVE is a peer reviewed multi-disciplinary scientific video journal, indexed in PubMed and Web of Science. JoVE includes access to over 14,000 videos in such fields as Behavior, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Cancer Research, Chemistry, Developmental Biology, Engineering, Environment, Genetics, Immunology and Infection, Medicine, and Neuroscience.

May 2, 2022

Pooling Resources

The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) has a long-established press corps, in which a smaller group of reporters follows the U.S. President— from the Oval Office, to Air Force One, to his motorcade—and disseminates their written pool reports to the rest of the press corps. These reports can turn into front-page news, but plenty of what’s documented never gets national coverage. Still, the reports are a valuable view into the day-to-day workings of the White House and a fascinating repository of historical record.

April 14, 2022

UMD Libraries announce the recipients of the 2022 Library Awards for Undergraduate Research and the IDEA Award

The University of Maryland Libraries are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Library Awards for Undergraduate Research. This year’s awardees are Linette Kingston, Lauren Krauskopf,  and Karoline Trovato, all in the class of 2022. Emily Eason, also in the class of 2022, is the recipient of the Libraries’ award for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) research.

April 7, 2022

UMD's Senate Approves Policy to Enhance Equitable Access to Scholarly Publications

At its meeting on April 6, 2022, University of Maryland's Senate voted to approve a new institutional policy that will advance equitable, open access to the University's research and scholarship.

March 31, 2022

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange Collection now available online for public access, scholarly research

Scientists, construction workers, government officials, shipyard workers, and older dancers. These are just a few of the unlikely groups of everyday people that pioneering choreographer Liz Lerman incorporated into her dance work. For the first time, thanks to University of Maryland Libraries’ curators in Special Collections in Performing Arts (SCPA) and a grant from National Endowment for the Humanities, large parts of Lerman’s body of work are now available in a new online public resource.  

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