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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, March 31, 2004--



SUMMARY

1. Database Training
A. Training for Three NLM Databases
2. Services
A. All Loans Now Visible in Your Patron Record
B. Document Scanning Service
3. People
A. Highlighting: Judith Harris, Social Sciences and Humanities Reference
Librarian

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1. DATABASE TRAINING
A. TRAINING FOR THREE NLM DATABASES
Fogler Library will host 3 database classes, presented by National Library
of Medicine (NLM)- affiliated instructors. Classes are free, but attendees
MUST register in advance with the NLM National Training Center and
Clearinghouse.before mid-May at(http://nnlm.gov/mar/online/request.html).
Brief descriptions of each class are listed at
http://nnlm.gov/mar/online/description.html and the detailed agenda at
http://nnlm.gov/mar/online/agenda.html . The classes to be offered are:

. PubMed, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday, June 16. This is the National
Library of Medicine's version of the MEDLINE database.
. TOXNET, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Thursday, June 17. Integrated Risk
Information System, and Toxic Release Inventory databases.
. NLM Gateway & ClinicalTrials.gov, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, Friday, June 18.
The "Gateway" is a system for simultaneous searches of multiple National
Library of Medicine databases. ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of both
federally and privately funded clinical trials "of experimental treatments
for serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions."

Library contact is Nancy R. Curtis, Science & Engineering Librarian,
581-1679 (nancy.curtis@umit.maine.edu).


2. SERVICES
A. ALL LOANS NOW VISIBLE IN YOUR PATRON RECORD
Interlibrary Loan books, dissertations, and film/fiche requests will now be
seen on your patron record. You will be notified when your items come in
via email, and your returnable ILL items will be checked out to you when you
pick them up at Circulation.

B. DOCUMENT SCANNING SERVICE
Try Fogler library's scanning service for documents, slides, and photos.
For a nominal fee we will make pdf documents for you, or scan your photos,
negatives or slides. We also offer color printing. See our web site
(http://www.library.umaine.edu/ill/scanning.htm) or call us for more
information, 581-1674.


3. PEOPLE
A. HIGHLIGHTING: JUDITH HARRIS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES REFERENCE
LIBRARIAN
Judith Harris joined the Reference Department staff on August 6, 2003. Her
subject specialties are: Anthropology, Communication and Journalism, Art,
Theatre, Dance, and Native American Studies. The duties she will be
fulfilling include library instruction, collection development, reference
service, and the creation and maintenance of web pages. In 1995, Judith
left her home state of Maine to obtain a Master of Library Science degree
from the University of Iowa. Upon completion of her studies, she was hired
as a social sciences librarian at the University of Houston.

While at the University of Houston, Judith created, maintained, and managed
ready-reference web pages that enabled all library personnel to access
answers to questions quickly and easily. This resulted in an enhanced,
effective, and more consistent reference desk service. Additionally, Judith
undertook an analysis of the reference collection that led to her managing a
project to weed and update the Reference Collection. Judith is delighted to
return to Maine where most of her family resides. She may be reached at
judith.harris@umit.maine.edu or at (207) 581-3611.
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