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Fogler Library Newsletter #304

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library
-- Wednesday, May 4, 2016 --

In this issue:

1. Fogler Library Website Survey
2. Altmetrics: Scholarly Impact on the Social Web (workshop)
3. Textbook Alternative Program (faculty workshop)



1. Fogler Library Website Survey
As the library begins to redesign its website, we're asking our patrons to provide feedback about how the Fogler Library website can better serve them. The online survey shouldn't take more than ten minutes, and we encourage you to share it with undergraduate students, graduate students, and colleagues who are interested in submitting their feedback.

2. Altmetrics: Scholarly Impact on the Social Web (workshop)
In an academic world of "publish or perish," researchers are constantly asked to create and disseminate scholarly materials. But, how do we measure the reach of these deliverables in an increasingly digital landscape? Does scholarly impact extend beyond the citation alone? Join UMaine librarians Marisa Méndez-Brady and Jen Bonnet to find out more about how you can track the impact of your work online.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 10, from 10-11 A.M. in the Library Classroom at Fogler Library. To RSVP, contact Jen Bonnet at Space is limited.

3. Textbook Alternative Program (faculty workshop)
You may have read about last year's pilot Textbook Alternative Program to help faculty use free and licensed resources in lieu of textbooks. This year, the Division of Lifelong Learning and Fogler Library will be holding a Textbook Alternative Workshop for University of Maine faculty members on May 17 from 1-4 PM in Fogler Library's Library Classroom (on the first floor near the Memorial Union-side entrance). At this workshop, faculty members can work with subject specialist librarians and instructional designers to discover resources that can replace expensive textbooks. You can register online, and if you have further questions about the workshop, please direct them to Peter Schilling, Executive Director of Innovation in Teaching and Learning, or to Amber Gray, Reference Librarian.

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Created by: Library Staff | Revised: 05/10/2016
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