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Message from the Dean

Dr. Ellis B. Beteck

   Dean of Library Services


Welcome to the Frederick Douglass Library (FDL) University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). At the FDL we are confident you will find what you are looking for. Whether visiting or using the library for your research, the FDL offers an array of services and resources to accommodate your needs.

Incidentally, this is an exciting time for UMES as student enrollment continues to grow at an aggressive rate and more programs are being accredited. We strive to make the library a welcoming place to study.

While here, we will do our best to facilitate your use of the library and help you cultivate lifelong learning skills and knowledge. Should you have any requests or concerns, please bring them to our attention. We will do our utmost to fulfill them.

We look forward to seeing you at the FDL, and we hope you will feel free to ask questions and provide feedback on our services, collections and space.


                                                                                                            Ellis B. Beteck, Ph.D.

                                                                                                            Dean, Library Services





updated 05/18/2011

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 Click Here to read Douglass Notes, Volume 6, no. 4 

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RefWorks is available now to all students, faculty and staff.  Click on the RefWorks logo to begin using it or Click Here for more information/tutorials.


UMES Yearbooks (1959 - 2009) Have Been Digitized

See the Special Collections web page for more information.