The Magazine of the University of Maryland Libraries
It's an inspiring time at the University of Maryland Libraries. With a new university strategic plan guiding us fearlessly forward, we are seizing opportunities to advance the university's public service mission and support our community's pursuit of excellence.
In this latest issue of Illumination magazine, read about how we are reimagining learning, unearthing discoveries through archival research, preparing student employees for future careers, and how our dedicated faculty and staff use their unique superpowers to make the UMD Libraries a potent force that drives research, creativity, and innovation across campus and around the globe.
Plus, learn the origin of the name Fido, search for a hidden Testudo, and more!
In this issue ...
Reimagining Learning at the Libraries
Libraries are hubs of learning and discovery. Our librarians and curators treat instruction as a craft — devising learning experiences that empower students to find their own answers and, in the process, form new, exciting questions. At the libraries, we don't tell, we teach.
Heroes of the Libraries — Umasked!
To find otherworldly expertise, know-how, and moxie, you don't have to shift dimensions. Superheroes work among us, using their powers to make the UMD Libraries a potent force that drives research, creativity, and innovation across campus and around the globe. Librarians, assemble
Generosity Propels UMD Libraries to New Heights
From record-setting annual giving campaigns to new endowments and planned gifts, your generosity inspires us fearlessly forward. See your gifts in action and how we're putting your support to work for UMD.