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May 24, 2023

Jordan Sly elected UMD Senate Chair-Elect

Jordan Sly, Head, Humanities and Social Science Librarians, and School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Librarian for German, Italian, and French, has been elected as the Chair-Elect of the University Senate for the 2023 - 2024 term after which he will become Chair of the Senate and then Past Chair serving for a total of three years in these positions.  

May 23, 2023

UMD Libraries announces availability of Africa Commons database

Through the University of Maryland Libraries, Africa Commons: History and Culture is now available to UMD faculty, staff and students. This resource, produced by Coherent Digital, is made available as part of our participation in the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Collective Investment Program (CIP, formerly Large Scale Acquisitions program). Africa Commons provides access to millions of pages of full-text primary source content to all BTAA member libraries, including the University of Maryland Libraries.

May 17, 2023

UMD Libraries extends agreement with Elsevier ScienceDirect

The University of Maryland Libraries have signed a new agreement extending access to Elsevier ScienceDirect through December 2024. Through ScienceDirect, users can search for peer-reviewed literature, including journals, books, conference proceedings, and other Elsevier-published research.

May 5, 2023

UMD Libraries Finals Success Guide

Finals season can be overwhelming for anyone. You’ve got a lot on your plate, and we’re here to help you succeed. Check out some of these library resources and services to help you get through finals season. You’ve got this. McKeldin Library Extended Hours for Finals

May 5, 2023

Whose Data? UMD librarians weigh in on publication and data surveillance in academia

In a new article for Research Information, “Publication and Data Surveillance in Academia,” UMD librarians Jordan Sly and Joseph Koivisto discuss the complex issues at play in an increasingly data-driven world.  

May 5, 2023

Reading out loud and proud

“It’s okay to be different. You are special and important just because of who you are.” from "It’s Okay to be Different" by Todd Parr Celebrating differences  was a key theme throughout the Libraries’ first-ever Storytime in Drag event on Monday, April 24. Students, faculty, and staff gathered in McKeldin Library to celebrate the university’s recognition of Pride Month with performers D’Manda Martini and Bella Naughty, who read from banned children’s books (see list below) as well as other books featuring LGBTQ+ affirming themes.

April 28, 2023

UMD Libraries announce the recipients of the 2023 Library Awards for Undergraduate Research and the IDEA Award

The University of Maryland Libraries are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Library Awards for Undergraduate Research. This year’s awardees are Emily Fox, Cecelia Hough, and Evan Richardson all in the class of 2023 and majoring in History. Elizabeth Early, also in the class of 2023 and a History major, is the recipient of the Libraries’ award for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) research.

April 18, 2023

UMD Libraries announces start of Living Democracy initiative, supported by the Ilona Modly Hogan Legacy Fund

The University of Maryland Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of its new Living Democracy initiative, made possible by a generous gift from the Ilona Modly Hogan Legacy Fund. This gift provides support for library programming focused on advancing democratic values and civic education and engagement in society, and producing a collaborative symposium in 2024. During the symposium, a digital exhibit of the Lawrence J. Hogan Sr.

April 17, 2023

Celebrate Maryland Day 2023 with UMD Libraries

Celebrate 25 years of Maryland Day with the University of Maryland Libraries on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 10am - 4pm. Join us in Hornbake Library and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library for the following events. 

March 28, 2023

Share your thoughts, shape your libraries.

As a part of the Libraries’ commitment to continuously improving services, programs, and resources to meet the needs of the UMD community, all students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a brief, online survey about their experience with UMD Libraries.

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