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Welcome to UM Libraries & Learning Commons – Spring 2024

Welcome to The U and UML!
Welcome to the University of Miami, UM Libraries, and the Learning Commons!  We're excited to support you with tutoring, consultations, and a wealth of information and materials for your academic and creative journeys.  This guide will help you learn all the services, resources, and tools to help you be successful this semester.
Spring 2024 'Cane Kickoff Presentation
Subject Specialists

Jose Rodriguez

  • Director of Access Services and Learning Commons
  • (305) 284-6466

Meg Merrill

What's Your Story?
Help us chronicle our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic by sharing with the Documenting COVID-19: South Florida’s Pandemic Experience archive:
Learn about UM Libraries and the Learning Commons from our Spring 2024 ’Cane Kickoff Presentation!
Top things new undergraduate students need to know about UM Libraries!
Top things new graduate students need to know about UM Libraries!
Connect with the Learning Commons at University of Miami Libraries!
Discover and explore all the online services, tools, and resources available to support you on your academic journey
Learning Commons Partners
Access Services for books & articles, laptops, equipment, and more

Digital Scholars’ Lab for GIS, data visualization, data management, statistics, and qualitative research projects

Modern Languages Lab for course tutoring in 101-203-level language courses

Creative Studio for support with multi-media projects, creative equipment, and creative software

Camner Center for Academic Resources for peer tutoring in undergraduate courses

Math Lab for tutoring in undergraduate math courses

Office of Academic Enhancement for advising and support of distinctive scholarship, underrepresented, and first-generation students

Toppel Career Center Peer Advising for support with current and future career plans

Peer Research Consultants / Research Services for help with course assignments and other research projects

Student Technology Help Desk for technical support for many computing devices

Technology Assistance Program for consultations on productivity software

Writing Center for consultations on any writing project at any stage of the writing process
Learning Commons Affiliate Partners
Center for the Humanities for undergraduate research support and cultural programming to promote the humanities

Cuban Heritage Collection for archival materials on Cuba and the Cuban diaspora

Lowe Art Museum for artworks, cultural experiences, and scholarly engagement with over 5,000 years of creative materials

Office of Civic & Community Engagement for university and community collaborations through courses and special projects

Special Collections for archival materials covering the history of Florida, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and beyond

Study Abroad for international learning experiences

The Launch Pad for consultation and support with entrepreneurial projects

University Archive for materials documenting the history of the University of Miami
One Book, One U Common Reading Selection for 2023-2024
The One Book, One U program selects a book for each Spring semester to provide a shared educational experience in our university community, with longstanding attention to notions and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Look for upcoming events and activities, including opportunities for in-class and extracurricular dialogue sessions, a keynote presentation with the author, panel talks, film showings, and more!

Our selection for 2023-24 is Jonathan Escoffery If I Survive You, a New York Times and Booklist Editor's Choice, an IndieNext Pick, and an International Bestseller. If I Survive You is composed of eight interconnected short stories about a Jamaican family living in Florida. 

One Book One U
More about One Book One U and this year's chosen book: If I Survive You
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