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Library Events


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Pictures on events hosted by the library.

September 17, 2013 Library Exhibit on the US Constitution Day

                          constitution 2 Dr. Nykiel & Dr. Bell

                          Costitution Library Display

September 16, 2013 Meeting with Mr. Victor Evans, Consultant for new Frederick Douglass Library


                         Victor 2

September 10, 2013 Presentation by the Yankee Book Peddler Representative

                        Yankee book Hannah Bucholz & Librarians

August 30, 2013 Library Staff Participation in College Colors day

                       Library staff

August 27, 2013 New Faculty Orientation

                      Faculty Orie Marvella Rounds

                      Faculty orie 2 Joseph Bree

                      Faculty orie 3

                      Faculty orie 4

August 22-23, 2013 FDL Open House

                     Open House Marvella Rounds

                     Open House 2 Michelle Turner & Joseph Bree

                     Open House 3 Anne Murdock

                     Open House 4 Richard Rudasill & students

                     Open House 5

                     Open House 6

                     Open House 7 Renise Johnson & students

                     Open House 8 Circulation staff & students

                     Open House 9 Media Display

                     Open House 10 Serials & Cataloging Display

                     Open House 11 Reference Display

                     Open House 12 Student

                     Open Hose 13 InterLibrary Loan Display

                     Open House 14 Renise Johnson & students

July 11, 2013 Some library staff participated in the Daly Technology Showcase, Cambridge, Maryland

                    Cynthia Nyirenda Cynthia Nyirenda

                    Josephine Josephine Downing & Bonita Jones

May 20, 2013 Mr. Charles Thomas, Executive Director, USMAI Consortium held meetings with Dr. Beteck and staff





March 22, 2013 The Library Acquires New Furniture

                 Furniture 1

                 Furniture 2

                 Furniture 3


These are the events that have been held at the Frederick Douglass Library or sponsored by the Library in 2011.


  • 20 – Library staff from Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore participated in a one-day retreat. Salisbury University hosted the retreat.  The theme of the retreat was “Customer Service and Civility at the Workplace”.     


  • 14 Mrs. Jessie Cottman Smith, the first Dean of the Frederick Douglass Library, was awarded an exceptional honor:  the library’s exhibit room was named the “Jessie Cottman Smith Library Exhibit Room”!                
    • Pictures from the Event: 
      • /cms300uploadedImages/DSC_0057.JPG Mrs. Jessie C. Smith


      • /cms300uploadedImages/DSC_0061.JPG Mrs. Jessie C. Smith and Dr. Ellis Beteck, Dean of Library Services


      • /cms300uploadedImages/DSC_0052.JPG Unveiling the name "The Jessie Cottman Smith Library Exhibit Room"


      • /cms300uploadedImages/DSC_0028.JPG Part of the audience at Mrs. Jessie C. Smith Award Ceremony


  • 13 – The Library hosted an Open House to enable members of the UMES community meet Dr. Ellis Beteck, the new Dean of Library Services.  Dr. Beteck assumed duties on January 24, 2011.            


To find information about past events held in the library click: Archive of Past Events

updated 08/24/2012

Click Here to read About the Dean.

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

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UMES Yearbooks (1959 - 2009) Have Been Digitized

See the Special Collections web page for more information.