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Fogler Library Newsletter #310

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library
-- Wednesday, September 28, 2016 --

In this issue:


  1. Family Night in the LMC
  2. New Hot Topic Guide: Elections 2016: Presidential Candidates
  3. Grants 101 Workshop


  1. Expanding Scholarly Impact for UMaine Faculty



1. Family Night in the LMC
Did you know that Fogler Library has a children's and young adult book collection (Learning Materials Collection)? Bring your family and explore the stacks at Family Night in the LMC, beginning August 31 and continuing every Wednesday night from 6-7 PM over the course of the fall semester. Librarians Amber Gray and Grace Liu will be on hand to help find books and recommend titles that might interest you. Children of all ages are welcome!

2. New Hot Topic Guide: Elections 2016: Presidential Candidates 
Reference Services at Fogler Library has published a new hot topic guide for the upcoming election season. "Election 2016: Voting" collects relevant information about voting in Maine, registering to vote, and the history of elections. The guide also contains information about upcoming elections from local races to the candidates for president, along with a section on conducting political research and analysis.

Please share this guide with any students who are interested in growing their understanding of the voting and election process.

3. Grants 101 Workshop
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Fogler Library will be sponsoring "Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics" on Tuesday, October 11th, from 10am-12pm.

At the workshop, you will:

  • find grants in PIVOT
  • analyze an agency's Request for Proposals
  • learn Grant Writing Basics

What: Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics (workshop)
When: Tuesday, October 11th, 10am-12pm
Where: Fogler Library Classroom

Space is limited. Please RSVP by Monday, October 3rd, to Jen Bonnet using this form.

Unable to attend the October 11th workshop? We'll provide the same workshop on Wednesday, December 7th, from 10-12pm. Register for the December 7th Grants 101 workshop here.


1. Expanding Scholarly Impact for UMaine Faculty
During August 2016, DigitalCommons@UMaine experienced more than 29,000 full-text downloads and over 1000 new submissions. Forty-eight percent of all downloads took place at educational institutions in over 170 countries. Are you interested in increasing your scholarly impact on a global level by uploading in DigitalCommons@UMaine? Contact Kim Sawtelle at 581-1692 or To schedule a presentation about Digital Commons for your academic department, contact your Fogler Library Subject Specialist.


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Created by: Library Staff | Revised: 09/28/2016
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