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Fogler Library Newsletter

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, September 17, 2014 --

SUMMARY

1. Announcements
    A. Introducing Fogler Library Subject Guides
    B. Adobe Suite Workshops
    C. Fogler Fall Film Festival
    D. Finding External Funding for Faculty: Fall Workshops

2. Services
    A. DigitalCommons@UMaine
    B. Library Accessibility Services Coordinator

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1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. INTRODUCING FOGLER LIBRARY SUBJECT GUIDES
Fogler subject librarians have created web guides for research guidance by subject field. The pages provide guidance on searching for information, as well as contact information to ask for further assistance. Access the guides at <http://umaine.beta.libguides.com/>.

B. ADOBE SUITE WORKSHOPS
Registration is now open for the fall Adobe Suite workshops at Fogler Library. Sessions include introductions to Photoshop (photo editing techniques) and InDesign (Adobe’s desktop publishing program). These are free workshops. Schedule is available at <http://www.library.umaine.edu/newmedia/>. To register or for more information, contact Gretchen Gfeller on FirstClass.

C. FOGLER FALL FILM FESTIVAL
Once again, the Fogler Fall Film Festival will highlight recent documentaries the library has acquired. The films will be shown at 7:00 pm, in the CETA Classroom, and the schedule follows. For questions, please contact Nancy Lewis on FirstClass.
September 23 - Five Broken Cameras. A first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.
September 30 - How to Lose Your Virginity. Filmmaker Therese Shechter uses her own path out of "virginity" to reveal the myths and misconceptions behind this so-called precious gift.
October 7 - Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle. The surreal, tragicomic story of the battle over what would be America's largest clean energy project.
October 21 - Thy Will Be Done: A Transsexual Woman's Journey through Family and Faith.
October 28 - The New Black. How the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.

D. FINDING EXTERNAL FUNDING FOR FACULTY: FALL WORKSHOPS
Looking to boost your grant-seeking skills? Interested in the grant submission processes at the University of Maine? Join Jason Charland (OVPR), Jen Bonnet (Fogler), and ORSP staff in the CETA Room of Fogler Library for a workshop on finding funding for faculty research and grant-supported projects. Topics will include the grant submission process at UMaine, strategies for matching your research or scholarly interests with potential funders, hands-on searching of two key funding databases available through Fogler Library, and more. Workshops will take place Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 2:00-3:30pm, and Monday, December 15, 1:00-2:30pm. Both sessions will cover the same content. To register for one of these workshops, please RSVP to Jen Bonnet via email <jennifer.l.bonnet@maine.edu>. Seating is limited.

2. SERVICES
A. DIGITALCOMMONS@UMAINE
What do researchers from Pakistan, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, and Hungary have in common? They all downloaded original, full-text scholarly works available through DigitalCommons@UMaine <http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/>. Learn how to expand the global impact of your research by self-archiving in DigitalCommons@UMaine. Contact Kim Sawtelle at 207-581-1692 or by First Class <kimberly.sawtelle@umit.maine.edu> or your library subject specialist <http://library.umaine.edu/colldev/contacts.htm>.

B. LIBRARY ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES COORDINATOR
Fogler Library's policy is to provide all our users with access to library services and resources. Our staff is committed to removing barriers that prevent access for persons with disabilities. We have created a page <http://www.library.umaine.edu/about/accessibility.htm> with information on available services and now have a designated Library Accessibility Services Coordinator to work with patrons on fulfilling their needs. Contact Greg Curtis at <gregory.t.curtis@maine.edu> or 581.1681 for further information.
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Please send comments or requests for more information on news items to Gretchen Gfeller, 207.581.1696 <gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu> or Nancy Curtis, 207.581.1679  <nancy.curtis@umit.maine.edu>.  Newsletters are also posted and archived at <www.library.umaine.edu/librarynews>. If you would prefer not to receive future issues of this news service by e-mail, please send a message to: <librarynews@library.umaine.edu >


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