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The Library Research & Innovative Practice Forum is an annual event in June featuring lightning talks, presentations, and poster sessions by UMD Libraries’ librarians and staff.

Recent Submissions

  • Title Normalization & Quality Control: Making Excel Work for You and Not the Other Way Around 

    Burt, Claralyn (2019-06-11)
    Every year, the Continuing Resources & Database Management Division systematically renews the journal and serial subscriptions for the Library.There are many moving parts resulting in a multi-step, multi-month workflow. ...
  • UPS Address Cleanup Project 

    Smith, Austin; Spangler, Emily; Vaughan, Taylor (2019-06-11)
    User Services & Resource Sharing underwent a 4-month long process to delete the UPS address book and import an updated address book. In this presentation, we will discuss the problems that sparked the discussion, the ...
  • Understanding Millennials and Historic Preservation 

    Schindler, Kelly (2019-05-15)
    A 2017 study of millennials conducted by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation shows that 97% of millennials “feel it’s important to preserve and conserve buildings, architecture, neighborhoods, ...
  • Migrating the Minority Health and Health Equity Archive from EPrints to DSpace 

    Kidd, Judith; Westgard, Josh; Owen, Terry; Alvarado, Carlos; Hendrick, Anne (2019-06-11)
    In 2016 the Minority Health and Health Equity Archive (MHHEA) was transferred from the University of Pittsburgh to the University of Maryland Libraries at the request of Dr. Stephen Thomas, director of the Center for Health ...
  • Structured Study Breaks in the TLC as a Model for Developing New Library Services 

    Horbal, Andy; Ginoza, Aaron (2019-06-11)
    During the spring, 2019 semester the Terrapin Learning Commons (TLC) piloted a series of structured study breaks in five areas (art, healthy snacks preparation and selection, interaction with pets, meditation, and yoga) ...

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