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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.  

March 24, 2022

New website coming soon!

The Libraries has been hard at work on a new website to better meet our user needs, a strategic initiative under the Libraries’ goal area of user-centered excellence and innovation.

March 17, 2022

Pop-up library provides deeper insight into STAMP gallery exhibit

This spring, explore themes of speculative futures, queerness, gender and survival in conversation with our current world with “alternative universe: visualizing queer futurisms,” an exhibit in the STAMP Gallery curated by Marjorie Antonio and it’s accompanying Pop-Up Library curated by the Art Library.

March 17, 2022

UMD Libraries appoints David Dahl Associate Dean for Digital Services and Technologies

The Libraries has appointed David Dahl as Associate Dean for Digital Services and Technologies (DST). Dahl, who has been serving as the Interim Associate Dean since May 2021 in an exemplary manner, comes to this position with nearly 14 years of extensive library systems and technology experience.

February 24, 2022

New exhibit in Hornbake Library Maryland Room

Available in the Maryland Room of Hornbake Library, this collection of material from our archives invites the University of Maryland community to explore some of the revolutionary and transformative literature in our collections created by changemakers throughout the African diaspora who challenged an oppressive status quo. Read more about the exhibit.

February 23, 2022

Enhancements to the UMD Student Newspapers Database

The University Archives has added eight new titles to the Student Newspapers Database as well as expanded access to The DiamondBack. New titles include Ha-Koach, Expression, Hanoori, Public Asian and it's three predecessor papers 14%, 15% and Public Asian, and the La Voz Latina. Read the full update from the University Archives.

February 18, 2022

UMD Libraries ensures access to government information through regional leadership role

Visitors to the fourth floor of McKeldin Library will find an impressive collection of United States government information, everything from congressional hearings and census data to works on health and nutrition. All of these physical materials and a growing inventory of online resources are assembled as part of the University of Maryland Libraries’ leadership role as a United States regional Federal Depository Library.  

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