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Daniel Mack
Associate Dean of Collections Daniel Mack Appointed Interim Dean of Libraries
Mack to serve in role July 1–October 1, 2024
UMD Discover logo.
Meet UMD Discover: UMD Libraries’ new integrated library management system
The system migration process has been ongoing since Spring 2023.
Photo of the Capital Centre.
New Gift to UMD Libraries to Document and Preserve Legacy of the Capital Centre
Gift in honor of Abe and Irene Pollin will build community archives worthy of the sports and entertainment venue’s legendary role in Maryland history, memory, and pride.
drawing of a trophy with the text: Library Award for Undergraduate Research
UMD Libraries announce the recipients of the 2024 Library Awards for Undergraduate Research and the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Award
Mellon Foundation log with The 1856 Project Logo over a historic photo of the UMD campus
UMD’s 1856 Project Receives $200,000 Grant from Mellon Foundation for Research Incubator Investigating Legacy of Slavery at the University
Grant will fund two-year program led by UMD Libraries and Office of Diversity and Inclusion to document histories of enslaved individuals, build a model for collaborative reparative archives work
Frederick Douglass statue outside Hornbake Library
UMD Libraries announces partnership with the College of Arts and Humanities’ Frederick Douglass Center for Leadership Through the Humanities
Libraries joins ARHU to advance the Center’s mission to engage diverse communities around issues of social justice and equity and cultivate leaders with values rooted in the humanities.

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