Concourse Display Case
April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
This display, made possible by UMD Student Life, UMD Women's Resources & Action Center, and the UMD Department of Human Resources & Equal Opportunity, highlights April activities focused on Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
The Know Something, Do Something campaign encourages reporting of campus assaults and harassment. Reporting forms and information are available on the campus climate page.
Another effort to stop societal violence runs April 6 through April 9—the Enough Is Enough drive. Pledge to do your part to end violence on our campus!
First Floor Interior Displays
One Book, One Community Read: The Dance Boots
Kathryn A. Martin Library, as part of the One Book, One Community Project, will host a presentation entitled “Inspiration for The Dance Boots” by UMD Associate Professor Linda LeGarde Grover. Join us on April 21 at 6:30 pm in the Library Rotunda for this interactive program.
Grover will share the inspiration for the stories, characters, and settings of The Dance Boots. Drawing from her life as a teacher, parent, child, and learner, Linda will reveal the photos, letters, and historical objects that kindled and inspired an amazing story. Using digital storytelling tools, Linda will present her character’s journey and show how history can inspire new stories.
This display contains library titles about Native American storytelling, but it also showcases materials about Indian boarding schools, federal Indian policies over the past century, and the survival and revitalization of family, community, and tribal culture.
For more information, contact Adam Brisk at 218-726-6603.
Holocaust Commemoration Events
This display contains a sampling of books and other library materials about the history and effects of the Holocaust.
April's annual Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration activities will feature "A Survivor Remembers," a talk by Professor Emeritus Fred Amram, of the UMTC Department of Communications. He will speak on Thursday, April 16, 7 pm, in Bohannon Hall 90, about his experiences as a child survivor of life under the Nazi regime.
Find more information about Holocaust Commemoration events on the Baeumler Kaplan Commemoration Committee Facebook page.
An exhibit featuring the Michael S. Berman Political Collection is in the table-case in the Kathryn A. Martin Library lobby.
Content includes a selection of interesting items related to the White House, President, and Department of State from the Michael S. Berman Political Collection, part of Martin Library's Archives and Special Collections.
Ephemera are usually printed documents, created for a specific, limited purpose, and generally designed to be discarded after use. Most of us tend to save a few things as mementos. So it was with UMD alumnus (class of 1961) Mike Berman, a longtime Democrat who held a number of roles in presidential politics after he completed law school.
Fourth Floor Display
Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Collection
UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library Special Collections department invites you to view an exhibit from the Ramseyer Northern Bible Society Collection.
The Qur'an: Three Volumes from the Ramseyer Collection
This exhibit showcases three Qur'an volumes as a follow-up to last year's five-part "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" reading and discussion series sponsored by the Library. UMD Professor Nik Hassan led some of the programs, and he generously supplied a personal statement about the Qur'an and its centrality to his way of life for this exhibit.