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November 8, 2022

UMD Libraries Joins Celebration of First Generation Terps

In honor of National First-Generation College Celebration Day on Tuesday, November 8, the Libraries has partnered with the Adele H. Stamp Student Union’s Immigrant and Undocumented Student Life Office to compile a First-Generation Students Resource Guide. 

October 31, 2022

Applications Now Open for UMD Libraries' Research & Teaching Fellowship Class of 2024

Applications for UMD Libraries’ Research and Teaching Fellowship Class of 2024 are now open. Applications will be accepted through November 27, 2022.

October 28, 2022

Free Voting Printing Services Available in McKeldin Library

In an effort to promote and support voting in the upcoming elections, the Libraries will print mail-in ballots and proof of residency documents for voter registration at no cost. Those wishing to make use of this service can come to the Library Services Desk located on the first floor of McKeldin Library.  Learn more about voting resources available to the UMD community at     

October 28, 2022

Progress Report on UMD Libraries’ Strategic Initiatives Now Available

The Libraries’ latest progress report highlights significant achievements in the four major strategic goal areas of the “Living Our Values, Leading the Field” strategic plan: user-centered excellence and innovation, social justice, partnerships, and organizational capacity.

October 27, 2022

Defining the Modern Marching Band

The influence of marching bands, specifically those from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), on American pop culture is undeniable. Even more undeniable is the influence Dr. William Patrick Foster had on shaping the style of HBCU bands and elevating them to the national and international stage. Having been discouraged from a career in conducting because of a lack of jobs for Black conductors, Dr. Foster resolved to “develop a band that would be better than any white band in the country.”

October 27, 2022

Make it a MckBuster Night

McKeldin Library is throwing it back this Halloween to the nostalgic days of the classic video rental store Blockbuster. The first-floor service desk is masquerading as “MckBuster” and renting out (er, lending) movies from the Libraries’ physical and streaming collections you can watch at home with friends and family. The helpful MckBuster staff has even curated a Movie Guide to help you find something to suit your movie-viewing sensibilities.

October 27, 2022

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issues new guidance on Open Scholarship

On August 25, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memorandum regarding the open sharing of government-funded research. The memo, Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research, issues guidance to all federal agencies to develop plans ensuring that publicly funded research outputs will be openly available.

October 10, 2022

Shellock Holmes and the Reign of the Terrorpin

On Saturday, October 8, nearly 150 Terp family investigators gathered at McKeldin Library to help Shellock Holmes defeat his arch nemesis Profesor Pestudo. There were some strange occurrences happening in McKeldin - librarians were missing and fake resources were popping up everywhere. Thankfully, Professor Pestudo was no match for our clever families. 

October 6, 2022

UMD Libraries Joins Open Access Initiative with MIT Press

The University of Maryland Libraries has joined a pioneering open access initiative that will make scholarly books openly available for researchers across the globe. Along with all member libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), UMD is now part of a three-year collective action agreement with the MIT Press.

September 29, 2022

A New Room for Zoom

Library users have a new space to block out distractions and get their work done this fall. The Focus Room, located near the public computers on the 1st floor of McKeldin Library, provides relative privacy and soundproofing making it an ideal location for phone and video calls. The room features a height-adjustable desk, task light with embedded wireless charging, built-in power with outlets and USB ports, and a whiteboard.

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