The Olive Tree
I am very pleased to write to you as we move into the longer days and warmer
weather of the spring. The Spring semester brings a special intensity and the
demands on the staff and our services are challenges that help to energize us as
winter winds down. I hope you too are enjoying the change of the season. We also
welcome the approach of summer with the anticipation that we will be able to
work on projects that will enrich the library for our users.
This newsletter brings you a wealth of information about your library, the new services we are implementing, collections that are available, activities and programs we have offered, and upcoming events. These highlights are only some of the events, collections, and services Fogler provides, but they truly represent the great work done by the staff.
The Cohen Papers Forum was one of the treasures of the fall semester and with the attention and participation of the audience we knew that the topic of energy independence was very timely. Governor Baldacci joined us during lunch and had a great exchange with the audience. The Cohen Papers provide a rich resource and I know that we will be offering forums in the future that will be as informative.
As we look for new resources and services to provide for our users we now often turn to technological answers to provide the service or to provide the access to our resources. One of our new ventures, ArticleLinker, is described in this newsletter. We have also helped faculty provide links to library resources within their course software. We also work collaboratively with other libraries within the State and elsewhere to provide the access to electronic resources that we could not do on our own. These aspects of the library keep us vital and moving forward in this very fast paced era of technology and of limited resources.
We have many events scheduled this semester and I think there is something of interest for everyone. Our programs include Maine authors talking about their books, dinners that are co-sponsored by students and campus organizations, and programs on writing. All of these programs are open not only to the Friends, but to all interested university and community users. We see many regulars at the events and always have positive response from them.
Please do come and visit us. You have a standing invitation for a tour of the building, an opportunity to meet some of the staff and view the collections and services, and perhaps we can sit over a cup of coffee and talk about the library. I hope you are pleased with what we are doing and that you will continue to support us into the future. Thank you.
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