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February 5, 2024

Student research teams to compete for cash prizes in UMD Libraries’ Gemstone Research Awards

Thirteen student teams from the Gemstone Honors Program have begun to meet with Faculty Librarians to develop research projects on subjects ranging across the academic spectrum. Projects this year include  research on how to track and mitigate the Lionfish Invasion of the North Atlantic, how to improve systems to generalize the production of medicines targeting cancer and how socioeconomic status impacts the early diagnosis of children with autism.

January 29, 2024

New UMD Libraries’ Information Literacy Toolkit supports campus faculty and instructors

University of Maryland faculty and instructors can now incorporate asynchronous information literacy lessons right into their courses with UMD Libraries' new Information Literacy Toolkit. Each year, UMD Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Services provides nearly 200 in-person information literacy instruction sessions to students taking English 101. Now even more students can benefit from this instruction even if faculty can’t fit an in-person library session into their course schedule.

January 16, 2024

University of Maryland Libraries receives 2024 Library Excellence in Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award

The University of Maryland Libraries has been named a recipient of the Library Excellence in Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine. The LEAD Award honors academic libraries that encourage and support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across their campuses in areas including research, technology, accessibility, exhibitions and community outreach.    

December 20, 2023

Applications now open for UMD Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Awards

Each year, the University of Maryland Libraries grants up to four $1,000 awards to undergraduates who make impressive use of library materials in their research. The Undergraduate Research Awards were created to promote the value and use of library services and information resources in original research projects.

December 19, 2023

Temporary Closure: McKeldin Library 2nd Floor

The front (east) wing of the 2nd floor of McKeldin Library will be closed during winter term, beginning Tuesday, January 2, through Tuesday, January 23, to allow the space to be repainted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

December 5, 2023

UMD Libraries now offers access to the New York Times

UMD students, faculty, and staff can say goodbye to monthly article limits on New York Times digital content. UMD Libraries now offers access to the New York Times to all current students, faculty, and staff, with the New York Times Academic Pass. The Academic Pass provides digital access to all New York Times online content including news from NYTimes.com, The New York Times in Higher Education, NYT Cooking and Games (including the NYT Crossword and Wordle), The Athletic, and Wirecutter.  

November 30, 2023

UMD Libraries Finals Success Guide 2023

Finals season can be overwhelming for anyone. You’ve got a lot on your plate, and we’re here to help you succeed. We've created this guide with resources and tips from the Libraries and Learning Success at the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC), as well as, events from across campus to help you get through finals. You've got this.Library Extended Hours for Finals

November 21, 2023

Generous Gift from McKeldin-Wayner Family Extends Legacy of McKeldin Library’s Namesake, Expands UMD Libraries’ Information Literacy Outreach

The University of Maryland Libraries is pleased to announce the generous commitment of the McKeldin and Wayner families to establish the McKeldin-Wayner Family Student Success Fund for the Libraries.This endowed fund will bolster the work done by the Libraries to provide outreach and instruction in information literacy, using strategies that reach all students.

November 15, 2023

New StoryMap Exhibit dives into UMD Restorative Justice

In honor of Native American Heritage Month and as part of the University of Maryland's (UMD) commitment to restorative justice a new online exhibit, Morrill Reckoning: Acknowledging Indigenous Lands that Funded the University of Maryland, is added to the University Libraries StoryMap collections.

November 7, 2023

NEH Awards $322,532 to UMD Libraries for Historic Maryland Newspaper Digitization

The University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries was awarded a $322,532 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support an ongoing collaborative effort to digitize historic Maryland newspapers published before 1964.

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