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October 5, 2023

UMD Libraries expands LGBTQIA+ literature collection

The University of Maryland Libraries is pleased to announce an expansion of our LGBTQIA+ English literature collections with 170 new titles of transgender and bisexual fiction and poetry. In the face of rising book bans and challenges that disproportionately target LGBTQIA+ literature, UMD Libraries is committed to continually evaluating and expanding this collection to ensure a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and voices are reflected in the Libraries’ collections.

September 28, 2023

University of Maryland Libraries announces the online launch of the “Advancing Workers’ Rights” digital collection

The University of Maryland Libraries announces the debut of a significant, newly digitized collection, making available online for the first time tens of thousands of records documenting the intersection of the labor and civil rights movements in the United States. Featuring materials from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization (AFL-CIO)’s National Office and Southeast Division, these records are held respectively by the University of Maryland (UMD) and Georgia State University (GSU).

September 28, 2023

UMD Libraries Provides Launching Pad for Research-Driven Student Podcast

A group of undergraduate students have created a limited podcast series using archives from the Hornbake Library. The series, With Love & Struggle—researched and written by Janete Amaya, Hannah Bray, Maliyah Daniels, Ashley Mazur, Katherine Guerrero Rivera, Viviane Stackhouse, and Fibee Ybanez—dives into the Libraries’ archival collection of Off Our Backs, an underground feminist magazine that ran from 1970 to 2008.

September 13, 2023

Big Ten Open Books Project Launches First Collection

In partnership with six member university presses, the University Libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance announce the launch of the Big Ten Open Books Project, a collaboration between the university presses and libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

August 25, 2023

TOME@UMD Now Accepting Applications for Open Access Publishing Grants

TOME@UMD, a program of the national TOME initiative, is now accepting applications for four grants of up to $15,000 each that will sponsor the publication of open access, digital monographs by UMD faculty members. In addition, TOME@UMD will fund the open access publication of two previously published monographs up to $5,500 each. With a deadline of October 16, 2023, the process calls for an Expression of Interest from eligible faculty in all disciplines, but with preference given for those in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 

August 16, 2023

Natalie Trapuzzano promoted to UMD Libraries’ University Archivist

The UMD Libraries is pleased to announce that Natalie Trapuzzano has been named University Archivist in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Trapuzzano had been serving as the Assistant University Archivist for UMD Libraries since June 2022.

August 10, 2023

UMD Libraries to Host Virtual Panel on Intellectual Freedom

The University of Maryland Libraries will host a virtual dialogue on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, from 3:00-4:30 pm ET, to explore actions that can be taken to ensure libraries remain bastions of intellectual freedom for all. American librarians are increasingly becoming the latest targets in the political and cultural wars spreading across the country, part of a growing movement to ban books, censor ideas, and restrict educators’ ability to discuss race, gender, identity, and LGBTQ+ issues in the classroom.

August 7, 2023

Gifts to UMD Libraries Establish the Sarah M. Pritchard Endowment and Fund for Librarian Professional Development

The University of Maryland Libraries is pleased to announce the generous commitment of Sarah M. Pritchard ‘75 to establish both the Sarah M. Pritchard Endowment and the Sarah M. Pritchard Fund for Librarian Professional Development. These gifts will support the professional growth of UMD library faculty and their engagement in a wide range of scholarly activities. Preference will be given to faculty members’ research initiatives and continuing education related to promoting inclusion, diversity, equity, and interdisciplinarity within their practice of librarianship.

July 13, 2023

Announcing UMD Libraries Illumination Magazine 2023

The University of Maryland Libraries is pleased to share the latest issue of our annual Illumination magazine. Read about some of the creative ways we’re advancing the university’s public service mission and supporting our community’s pursuit of excellence.

June 8, 2023

UMD Libraries' event focuses on Activist Alums' Anti-Vietnam Protests of May 1970

On Wednesday, May 3, a group of faculty, staff, students, and alumni gathered in Hornbake Library for an alumni panel reflecting on the campus’ protests against the Vietnam War in 1970. The “30 Days in May: Reflections on the Antiwar Movement at UMD” panel, hosted by UMD Libraries, invited five alumni back to the university marking 53 years since the historic protests.

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