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Student Dreams of Napping
DREAMS OF NAPPING   Anthony Escalante's class project became a personal mission as he grew support and acquired funding for two napping pods now in McKeldin Library.
Posted: September 07, 2018
NextNow Fest sponsored by The Clarice starts today
CELEBRATE THE ARTS  The Clarice and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library host events as part of the annual NextNow Fest, a celebration of live music, theatre, and dance.
Posted: September 06, 2018
We're closed on Labor Day
McKeldin Library and branch libraries have various operating hours this weekend, but all are closed on Monday 9/3 in observance of Labor Day.
Posted: August 31, 2018
Welcome, Terps!
HEY, TERPS!   Whether you're new to campus or returning home, we're glad you're here. Learn how other students made the most of library services. Watch now.
Posted: August 24, 2018
Historic Community Radio Broadcasts Now Available In UMD Digital Collections
HEAR HISTORY  Six hundred historic community radio broadcasts are now available for streaming, thanks to the digitization efforts of the University of Maryland Libraries.
Posted: August 15, 2018
Exhibit Opens at Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
TRIUMPH OF ISABELLA  A new exhibit at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library features the painting of an elaborate Renaissance street pageant and inspires students
Posted: August 15, 2018
University Libraries receive NEH grant to digitize historic Maryland newspapers
MAKING NEWS   The University Libraries received a $264,000 NEH grant to digitize historic Maryland newspapers, including rare issues related to the state's early pro-suffrage movement.
Posted: August 08, 2018
McKeldin Library and branches closed early today
Due to a widespread power outage, several libraries closed early. McKeldin Library will reopen at 8 am Wednesday.
Posted: August 07, 2018
Severn Library
SHELF SPACE   Located on the edge of campus, Severn Library houses unique and lesser-used materials, extending their lifespans by hundreds of years. Click for a video tour.
Posted: July 30, 2018
Medicare Then and Now
HEALTH SPEAKS  In honor of its 50th birthday, come listen to speakers discuss the issues of Medicare and Medicaid. July 30th, in the Hornbake Library Lobby.
Posted: July 26, 2018
Borrow laptops, chargers, headphones and more
Several libraries offer equipment for short-term loans, usually 4 hours, with the largest supply in McKeldin. Perfect if you're in a pinch.
Posted: July 25, 2018
UMD Libraries host second Diversity Immersion Institute
DISCOVERING CAMPUS  An immersive program hosted by the University Libraries introduces pre-college students to campus and future librarians to topics related to diversity and inclusion
Posted: July 12, 2018
Celebrate the Fourth of July
McKeldin Library and all branch libraries will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day.
Posted: July 03, 2018
Loss of a Good Friend
MOURNING A LOSS The University Archives mourns the loss of a good friend, John McNamara, who was among those killed Thursday by a gunman in the Capital Gazette newsroom.
Posted: June 29, 2018
Read just for the fun of it
The Popular Reading Collection offers newly released books and CD audiobooks, as well as movies and TV shows on DVD. Click here to browse available titles.
Posted: June 25, 2018
Japanese Baseball
BATTER UP A new Washington, D.C.-based exhibit features baseball-related artifacts from UMD's Prange Collection and celebrates the bonds the U.S. and Japan forged through the game.
Posted: June 11, 2018
Upgrades scheduled for McKeldin Library first floor
SUMMER UPGRADES  McKeldin Library's first floor services desk will remain open as furniture and computers are removed for renovation work, beginning May 21. Click for more information.
Posted: May 18, 2018
McKeldin Extended Hours Slider
EXTENDED HOURS  During finals week, McKeldin will be open 24 hours a day and the STEM Library will have extended hours. Click for full schedule.
Posted: May 11, 2018
Finals Week Activities 2018
FINALS WEEK   Need a break from studying? Enjoy a series of activities to help you survive finals week. Click here for a full schedule!
Posted: May 07, 2018
Thank-a-gram
LIBRARIANS ARE TEACHERS   Thank one of our helpful librarians who teach you to find the information you need. Click here to send a Thank-a-Gram!
Posted: May 07, 2018
Speaking of Books - Hugo Keesing
BATTLEGROUND KOREA   Keesing will speak about songs from the Korean War era, from Fats Domino to Gene Autry. Join us at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library. Click for info.
Posted: May 04, 2018
Monitoring Climate Data on the Web
HOT SPOTS  Ray Cha will talk about efforts to monitor federal websites that provide access to information about climate change. Thursday, May 10 in Hornbake Library. Click for info.
Posted: May 04, 2018
Hornbake Labor Exhibit
UNION HISTORY  May 1 is Labor Day in many countries around the world. Learn how the labor movement contributed to social progress by viewing the online exhibit or visiting Hornbake Library.
Posted: April 30, 2018
Donate Textbooks
PAY IT FORWARD  Help a fellow Terp by donating your used textbook. Find collection bins in McKeldin, Hornbake, and residence halls. You could win $100 gift card. Click for info.
Posted: April 30, 2018
Henson Screening
COME WATCH!  Jim Henson's Commercials and Experiments, a collection of shorts and other rarities, screens on May 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.
Posted: April 30, 2018
Maryland Day
IT'S ALMOST HERE!   Find lots to do at Maryland Day, UMD's annual open house with over 400 family-friendly activities. Stop by Hornbake Library, The Clarice, and our tent on the mall.
Posted: April 24, 2018
Undergrad Research Awards
COME CELEBRATE   The awards will be presented on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Stamp Student Union, Grand Ballroom.
Posted: April 23, 2018
Speaking of books chiles
TALK LIT   Chiles will discuss his book "The Revolution of ’28: Al Smith, American Progressivism, and the Coming of the New Deal" on April 26, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., in McKeldin 6137
Posted: April 23, 2018
Starting a startup?
STARTING A STARTUP?  Attend the Startup@TheLibraries showcase and learn about helpful resources to get you get moving fast. April 24, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., in McKeldin 4123
Posted: April 19, 2018
Gemstone students compete for library award
Team E-JUSTICE won top prize at the Gemstone Award Program with their thesis on how environmental laws affect different groups of people.
Posted: April 19, 2018
Speaking of books Mansbach
TALK LIT   Steven Mansbach will discuss his book "Advancing a Different Modernism" on April 19th, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., in the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture (4213 Art/Soc)
Posted: April 17, 2018
Pay it forward and donate a textbook
We'll soon be accepting textbooks to add to our Top Textbooks program, and we've again partnered with Trash to Treasure to collect them. Click for more info.
Posted: April 17, 2018
Microforms currently unavailable
Microforms and current periodicals in McKeldin Library will be unavailable until August 2018 during the renovation of McKeldin's first floor. Researchers should request microform items through ILL.
Posted: April 17, 2018
STEAM Salon Analyzes Dance
Dr. Susan Wiesner will speak about her efforts to develop automated tagging of movement in dance film. 11:00 a.m., April 12, in the STEM Library.
Posted: April 11, 2018
Biowall installation transforms McKeldin Library entry
LIVING WALL   Like a work of art, a plant-covered wall in McKeldin Library serves as a focal point of the active first floor. It also reflects our commitment to sustainability.
Posted: April 10, 2018
Speak Your Truth
SHARE YOUR STORY   In collaboration with the LGBT Equity Center, we'll be gathering stories of experiences related to being LGBTQ+ on campus. April 12 & 19. Click for more info and to RSVP.
Posted: April 09, 2018
Special Collections in Worldcat
NOW IN WORLDCAT   You can now search for and request materials held in Special Collections and University Archives directly from Worldcat. Look for the "Request" link. Click to learn more.
Posted: April 06, 2018
Research Write-In
RESEARCH WRITE-IN   On the first Friday of every month, a librarian joins the weekly Graduate School Writing Center. On April 6 we'll be celebrating Grad Student Appreciation Week.
Posted: April 06, 2018
ILL articles upgraded with searchable text
Search the text of articles you request and receive from the UMD Libraries  
Posted: April 05, 2018
Attend the Libraries Gemstone Award Program
This event will recognize Gemstone teams that demonstrated excellence in their team research proposal. April 16, 2018, in McKeldin 6137. R.S.V.P. by April 9.
Posted: April 04, 2018
edible books
Join our Edible Books Festival, where participants riff on author's names or book titles to create clever, edible creations.  April 2nd, 12:30 p.m. on Hornbake Plaza. Click to register!
Posted: March 28, 2018
Speaking of books Khamis
TALK LIT   Sahar Khamis will discuss her book "Arab Women's Activism and Socio-Political Transformation: Unfinished Gendered Revolutions" on April 5th, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., in McKeldin 6137.
Posted: March 28, 2018
Mary Kelly takes her place in broadcast archives
This unknown but pioneering television producer's remarkable photographs and clippings are now part of UMD's Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture.
Posted: March 27, 2018
Future of the Research Library
G. Sayeed Choudhury will explore how libraries can more effectively support data-intensive research. April 5, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., in McKeldin 6137.
Posted: March 26, 2018
Mckeldin Library closed until Monday at 8 am
Loss of heat to the building due to a steam outage closes McKeldin. View all hours.
Posted: March 21, 2018
Terps Publish
PUBLISH LIKE A PRO   Involved with a student publication? Attend Terps Publish, a day of networking and problem solving geared toward helping you succeed. Tuesday, April 10. Click for more event info.
Posted: March 13, 2018
Big Data Conference
DISCUSS DATA   This one-day conference and workshop will bring the campus together to talk about data-intensive research at UMD. Tuesday, April 3. Click for info on speakers and workshops.
Posted: March 12, 2018
Japanese Lecture Series
HOW THEY SAW US   Alisa Freedman will talk about the importance of Japanese female exchange students during the Cold War. March 26, 4:00pm, in McKeldin 6137. The talk kicks off the Marlene J. Mayo Japanese Arts and Humanities Lecture Series.
Posted: March 08, 2018
McKeldin Library: A safe place to study
A SAFE PLACE TO STUDY   Remember that McKeldin Library offers extended hours and spaces that support quiet study or group work. The perfect place for a late-night cram.
Posted: March 07, 2018
Giving Day
GIVE BACK   The University Libraries are integral to nearly every department at UMD, so your donations will make a difference all over campus. Click here to support:
Posted: March 05, 2018
CLOSED TODAY, Friday, March 2
McKeldin Library and branches will be closed today due to inclement weather. When the campus closes, so do we.
Posted: March 02, 2018
Speaking of Books - Orlando
TALK LIT   Valerie Orlando will discuss her book "The Algerian New Novel: The Poetics of a Modern Nation 1950-1979" on Thursday, March 8, 3:30 pm in McKeldin Library.
Posted: February 28, 2018
Skype/Presentation Practice Room Now Available
This private room in the Terrapin Learning Commons, located in McKeldin 2104, is perfect for phone interviews, conference calls and more. Reserve today!
Posted: February 26, 2018
STEAM Salon presents: Designing With Data
Mark Fuge will talk about how machine learning is morphing human, product and system design. Feb. 28th at 2:30 p.m., in the STEM library.
Posted: February 20, 2018
Endangered Data Week
PROTECT PUBLIC DATA   Feb. 26 - March 2 is Endangered Data Week. Do your part in saving threatened information by attending one of our events. Click here for more info.
Posted: February 13, 2018
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Posted: February 12, 2018
Equipment Petting Zoo
Come get hands-on experience with all the new video production equipment available. This Thursday, Feb. 8, 3:30 - 5:50 p.m., in the Hornbake Media Studio.
Posted: February 06, 2018
Speaking of Books
TALK LIT   Scribner will discuss his book "The Fight For Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy." Feb. 15, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., in McKeldin 6137.
Posted: February 06, 2018
Sex and Gender in Academia
COME DISCUSS   Panelists will address sex and gender issues in campus and professional environments. Join us in McKeldin 6137 on Feb. 28, from 11:45 - 2:00 p.m. Click for more info.
Posted: February 05, 2018
Pop Up Museum
TELL YOUR STORY   We want to preserve stories of activism centered around people of color. Come share and be a part of campus history! Click for more info.
Posted: February 05, 2018
Graduate school exam study guides now available
GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT and more – now available through the Top Textbooks program.
Posted: February 01, 2018
Speaking Of Books Graham
TALK LIT   Carol Graham will discuss her book "Happiness For All? Unequal Hopes and Lives In Pursuit of the American Dream" on Feb. 27, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., in McKeldin 6137.
Posted: February 01, 2018
Common Quandaries Workshops
Grad students: Sign up today for workshops that teach a variety of skills, tools and concepts: Speed Geeking, Organizing Your Research, and more.
Posted: January 22, 2018
Textbook Loans
WHY BUY?     Nearly 300 textbook titles representing the largest courses on campus may be checked out for four hours at a time in McKeldin Library.
Posted: January 22, 2018
McKeldin and all branches closed Monday
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, McKeldin Library and all branch libraries will be closed Monday, January 15.
Posted: January 11, 2018
EPSL gets a new name; STEM Library consolidates services
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Library has been reconceived and renamed to align more closely with the university's academic needs.
Posted: January 09, 2018
McKeldin and all branches close at 1 pm today
When the university closes, so do we. McKeldin Library and all branch libraries will close at 1 pm, Monday, January 8. Stay safe out there.
Posted: January 08, 2018
Speaking of Books series now set
Add these author talks to your 2018 calendar before it fills up. Faculty from Education, Public Policy, and more are in the lineup.
Posted: January 04, 2018
Performing Arts Library closed today
Due to problems with its heating system, the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library is closed today, Wednesday, Jan 3. It will reopen on Thursday.
Posted: January 03, 2018
Happy New Year
VINTAGE TESTUDO  Based on a 1935 illustration, Testudo drives the gloom away to a music from a vintage radio performance in our collections.
Posted: January 01, 2018
Closed for winter break
McKeldin Library and all branches will close at end of day Thursday, December 21 and reopen on Tuesday, January 2.
Posted: December 18, 2017
2017 Year in Review
TOP STORIES  Join us in looking back at notable achievements of 2017. New programs and services show our year-round support of the teaching, learning and research goals of the university.
Posted: December 14, 2017
RecWell Equipment
STAY ACTIVE  Don't forget to get up and take a study break. Check out fitness and play equipment at the Tech Desk on the 2nd floor of McKeldin to help you focus and boost your brain.
Posted: December 11, 2017
Finals Week Activities
DESTRESS WITH US  Join us for five vinyasa sessions that focus on improving flexibility and balance while allowing for the deep experience of each pose and breath. Click for time and dates.
Posted: December 11, 2017
Nutcrackers from Balanchine to Bourne
OH, CLARA!   Take a study break on Wednesday to view a film featuring traditional and contemporary productions of your favorite seasonal ballet, The Nutcracker.
Posted: December 07, 2017
McKeldin and EPSL extend hours
Beginning Sunday, Dec 10, McKeldin Library will be open 24/7 through finals. EPSL also extends hours and remains open til 2 am. Check the details.
Posted: December 07, 2017
A GLOBAL DAY OF GIVING
A GLOBAL DAY OF GIVING   Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season. Make a gift to organizations that matter to you.
Posted: November 28, 2017
Undergraduate Research Award
WIN CASH  Provided by the UMD Libraries, up to three awards of $1,000 each will be awarded to undergraduates who impress us with their research. Deadline: Feb 15. Click for more info.
Posted: November 27, 2017
Holiday hours in effect
All libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov 23. McKeldin reopens Friday at 8 a.m. See the full schedule.
Posted: November 22, 2017
Future of the Research Library Speaker Series
ROLE OF THE LIBRARY  Join Trevor Dawes for a special talk where he will discuss different ways in which libraries contribute to overall diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Posted: November 17, 2017
Grant of $21,398 will digitize endangered audio recordings
Rare audio recordings of community-based radio stations will be preserved as part of this pilot project
Posted: November 07, 2017
Geography Awareness Week 2017
ADVOCATING GEOGRAPHIC LITERACY  Celebrate GeoWeek with events on campus that help promote the importance of geographic education in pressing social and environmental issues.
Posted: November 06, 2017
Finish digitizing the Diamondback
DONATE NOW  Join others to finish the work of preserving and making accessible UMD's student newspaper. Your donation will build on a successful first phase (up to 1971). Help finish the job!
Posted: November 02, 2017
STEAM Salon
TECHNOLOGY MEETS ART  Join Michael Driggers, Assistant Technical Director at The Clarice, for a talk on how The Clarice uses 3D software techniques to create complex production designs.
Posted: October 31, 2017
Find the library services you need
From equipment loans to late-night hours, services vary by library. Map out your options with this handy chart.
Posted: October 30, 2017
What you need to know about social security
Mark your calendar: the next in our financial awareness series will focus on social security on Wednesday, Nov 8
Posted: October 30, 2017
Open Access Week
FREE AND OPEN ACCESS  Learn about the value of free and open access to information. UMD Libraries is proud to co-sponsor the inaugural SocArXiv O3S Conference at the end of the week.
Posted: October 23, 2017
McKeldin Library early closure on Friday
McKeldin Library will close early at 5pm on Friday (10/27) due to Homecoming fireworks.
Posted: October 23, 2017
Hornbake Library to close early Thursday
Hornbake Library (Maryland Room and Library Media Services) will be closing early at 12pm on Thursday (10/26) due to a scheduled university event.
Posted: October 23, 2017
ReACT
FIRST IN NATION  UMD's entry into a competition to design and build a solar-powered house took second place overall and was the top U.S. design. Students from multiple colleges participated.
Posted: October 16, 2017
Library LINK: for faculty and instructors
If you missed the email, here's another look: open textbooks, video streaming, survey results, and more
Posted: October 11, 2017
Fake News and Alternative Facts
IN PURSUIT OF TRUTH  Come and discover the different perspectives on this vital topic from an esteemed interdisciplinary panel. The program will begin promptly at 12. Lunch will be provided.
Posted: October 09, 2017
Solar Decathlon
SUPPORT UMD  UMD is competing in the Department of Energy's 2017 Solar Decathlon in Denver, Colorado. Vote for UMD in the People's Choice Award now through October 14.
Posted: October 09, 2017
The Prange Collection
EXPLORE JAPANESE HISTORY  Visit the Prange Collection exhibit on the Japanese Constitution in the Maryland Room on the first floor of Hornbake Library through October 31, 2017.
Posted: October 09, 2017
Historic Diamondback
FREED FROM MICROFILM  Issues of the Diamondback, dating from 1910 to 1971, are now online and fully searchable, thanks to scores of donors who contributed to a crowdfunding campaign.
Posted: October 02, 2017
For Liberty, Justice, and Equality: Unions Making History in America
UNIONS MAKING HISTORY  Visit the exhibit at Hornbake Library that explores the relationship between the labor movement and social justice using artifacts from the vast AFL-CIO archive.
Posted: October 01, 2017
McDonald testifies on Capitol Hill
UMD librarian Celina McDonald advocated for more flexibility in how she manages government publications received through a national distribution network
Posted: September 27, 2017
Banned Books Week 2017
OUR RIGHT TO READ  Banned Books Week celebrates the diverse range of ideas found in books and our right to make our own intellectual choices. See the banned books that we've been reading.
Posted: September 24, 2017
Reflections from the Keyboards
TWO PIANOS, EIGHT HANDS  Enjoy a FREE and spectacular program of classical piano music by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Dvorak, and others on Sunday, October 8th at 2 pm in The Clarice.
Posted: September 20, 2017
Speaking of Books: Trespassers?
SPEAKING OF BOOKS  Join us in the Architecture Library as Dr. Lung-Amam presents her latest book on the rights of immigrants to their own piece of the suburban American Dream.
Posted: September 20, 2017