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Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, October 24, 2012 --

1. Announcements
    A. Fogler Receives Federal Recognition
    B. DttP Journal Comes to UMaine
    C. Information Literacy Month
    D. Fogler Film Series Continues
2. Services
    A. DigitalCommons@UMaine
Fogler Library has received recognition from the U.S. federal government's Government Printing Office for providing over fifty years of leadership in the Federal Depository Library Program as a Regional Library. In this capacity, as one of the forty-six Regional Libraries in the country, Fogler collects, preserves, and provides services to twenty-six libraries in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont who also participate in the dissemination of government information to the public. Legislation to create the Regional Libraries was signed into law in 1962. There are over 1200 libraries throughout the U.S. that are part of the Depository Library Program.

The journal DttP: Documents to the People, the publication of the Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association, has its new editorial home at Fogler Library. The quarterly discusses government information in its various forms, the role of libraries in the dissemination of this information, and other issues along with columns and resource reviews. A student papers issue is published annually as well. The new editor is Greg Curtis, who heads up the government publications department at Fogler.

Governor Paul LePage has proclaimed October 2012 as Information Literacy Month in the state of Maine. Maine joins a number of other states around the country who have done this. The Maine proclamation campaign was led by Jim Bird, Head, Science and Engineering Center, Fogler Library, University of Maine; Sofia Birden, Associate Director, Library, University of Maine at Fort Kent; Angelynn King, Library Director, University of Maine at Machias; Linda Lord, State Librarian, Maine State Library, Augusta; Judy Montgomery, Acting Librarian, Bowdoin College, Brunswick and Frank Roberts, Library Director, University of Maine at Farmington. More information at <>.

The Fogler Film Series continues on November 14th at 7:00 p.m. with "Flag Wars," a 2003 American documentary film about the conflict between two communities during the gentrification of a Columbus, Ohio neighborhood. The film will be shown in the Collaborative Media Lab classroom on the first floor of the library. The discussion leader for "Flag Wars," the final film in this year's film series, will be Judith Josiah-Martin, Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and The Multicultural Center.

DigitalCommons@UMaine, UMaine’s new Institutional Repository, offers a free alternative to disseminate research, scholarship, and creative activity as required by many departmental missions and federal granting agencies. We invite you to visit this important service for the UMaine community at <>. For more information about training opportunities, contact Kim Sawtelle at <> or your library subject specialist <>.
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