The Olive Tree
As winter gives way to spring I am very pleased to write to you and let you know
about Fogler Library and our plans for the new year. The Spring semester is
often very busy with the needs of our students as they look forward to
graduation or preparation for their future years with us. We also welcome the
coming of summer with the anticipation that we will be able to work on projects
that will enrich the library for our users.
We have ongoing projects including the digitization of the Maine Town reports which now total more than 400 reports from 30 towns. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) review is scheduled for April and our portion of the self-study document is undergoing a final review. Our staff continues to provide services that are appreciated by our students including the Ask-A-Librarian reference service and the laptop lending program. Staff are also working on screencast tutorials to provide narrated computer screen recordings to help students use the resources and services we provide. We have also responded to the need for information about the current financial crisis by creating a study guide, Key Resources on the Current Economic Crisis.
This newsletter gives you a wealth of information about your library, the services we offer, collections that are available, activities and programs we have offered, and upcoming events. These highlights are only some of the events, collections, and services we provide, but they represent the outstanding work done by the staff. Please do come and visit us. You have a standing invitation for a tour of the building, an opportunity to meet the staff, and view the collections and services, and perhaps we can talk about the library over a cup of coffee or lunch. You may also visit us virtually at http://library.umaine.edu/. 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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