Through the University of Maryland Libraries, Africa Commons: History and Culture is now available to UMD faculty, staff and students. This resource, produced by Coherent Digital, is made available as part of our participation in the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Collective Investment Program (CIP, formerly Large Scale Acquisitions program). Africa Commons provides access to millions of pages of full-text primary source content to all BTAA member libraries, including the University of Maryland Libraries.
The University of Maryland Libraries have signed a new agreement extending access to Elsevier ScienceDirect through December 2024. Through ScienceDirect, users can search for peer-reviewed literature, including journals, books, conference proceedings, and other Elsevier-published research.
In a new article for Research Information, “Publication and Data Surveillance in Academia,” UMD librarians Jordan Sly and Joseph Koivisto discuss the complex issues at play in an increasingly data-driven world.
“It’s okay to be different. You are special and important just because of who you are.” from "It’s Okay to be Different" by Todd Parr Celebrating differences was a key theme throughout the Libraries’ first-ever Storytime in Drag event on Monday, April 24. Students, faculty, and staff gathered in McKeldin Library to celebrate the university’s recognition of Pride Month with performers D’Manda Martini and Bella Naughty, who read from banned children’s books (see list below) as well as other books featuring LGBTQ+ affirming themes.
UMD Libraries announce the recipients of the 2023 Library Awards for Undergraduate Research and the IDEA Award
The University of Maryland Libraries are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Library Awards for Undergraduate Research. This year’s awardees are Emily Fox, Cecelia Hough, and Evan Richardson all in the class of 2023 and majoring in History. Elizabeth Early, also in the class of 2023 and a History major, is the recipient of the Libraries’ award for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) research.
UMD Libraries announces start of Living Democracy initiative, supported by the Ilona Modly Hogan Legacy Fund
The University of Maryland Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of its new Living Democracy initiative, made possible by a generous gift from the Ilona Modly Hogan Legacy Fund. This gift provides support for library programming focused on advancing democratic values and civic education and engagement in society, and producing a collaborative symposium in 2024. During the symposium, a digital exhibit of the Lawrence J. Hogan Sr.
Celebrate 25 years of Maryland Day with the University of Maryland Libraries on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 10am - 4pm. Join us in Hornbake Library and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library for the following events.
As a part of the Libraries’ commitment to continuously improving services, programs, and resources to meet the needs of the UMD community, all students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a brief, online survey about their experience with UMD Libraries.
The University of Maryland Libraries are pleased to announce that in collaboration with the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), we are extending our open access agreement with Wiley, one of the world’s largest publishers and a leader in research and education.
Lae’l Hughes-Watkins promoted to Associate Director for Engagement, Inclusion, and Reparative Archiving in the UMD Libraries
The UMD Libraries is pleased to announce that Lae’l Hughes-Watkins has been named the inaugural Associate Director for Engagement, Inclusion, and Reparative Archiving in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Hughes-Watkins assumes this new leadership role after serving for over three years as University Archivist. (A search to fill the now-vacant archivist role will be conducted soon.)