Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #322
Excel Workshop, Accessing Fogler from Abroad, New Fogler Website, Call for Workshop Presenters, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
In this issue
- (Thursday) Introduction to Microsoft Excel Workshop
- Access to Fogler When Traveling Abroad
- New Website for Fogler Library
- Call for Presenters: Fogler Library Workshop Series Spring 2017
- Underrepresented Voices Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
1. (Thursday) Introduction to Microsoft Excel Workshop
Time & Date: January 26th, 6-8pm
Location: Library Classroom
This workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to Excel. This introduction will cover the Excel interface, how to interpret data and make basic tables and figures, and how to manipulate large amounts of data using pivot tables.
By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to utilize frequently used tools in Microsoft Excel.
About the Presenter: Shuling Chen is an M.S. Candidate in Marine Policy. Her research focuses on measuring the impact of temporary pollution closures on soft-shell clam fisheries.
2. Access to Fogler When Traveling Abroad
If you are planning to travel out of the country and would like to ensure access to Fogler resources while you are away, please contact your Subject Librarian at least a week ahead of time.
3. New Website for Fogler Library
Over the winter break, Fogler Library launched a new version of its website. The new website offers a number of improved features including a mobile-responsive design, new library chat interface, and increased control over our web content.
While all of the databases and resources are still available, you may find some bookmarks have changed. If you have any questions about navigating the new site or locating resources, please contact your library subject specialist.
If you’d like to provide feedback about the new website, please don’t hesitate to submit those ideas through our feedback form on the library homepage.
4. Call for Presenters: Fogler Library Workshop Series Spring 2017
The Fogler Library Workshop Series, which draws on speakers from the UMaine community who can present on diverse topics and expose students to new ideas and ways of thinking about information, is looking for graduate students who would like to develop and teach workshops this spring.
Potential topics include:
- Computer Programming
- CAD (Computer Aided Design) Programs
- Financial Management
- Microsoft Publisher
- GIS Software and Programming
- Microsoft Office
- Computer Music
- Advanced R for Statistics
The organizers of the series are happy to consider other topics as well. For more information, please contact to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Underrepresented Voices Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Time & Date: February 8th, 6-9pm
Location: Library Classroom
Fogler Library will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, which will serve as an opportunity for students to learn the best practices of editing Wikipedia articles. The event will focus on increasing contributions and topics on Wikipedia from underrepresented groups such as women in STEM, black artists, activists of color, and the LGBTQ community. Students are also encouraged to bring their own ideas for topics.
No prior experience editing Wikipedia is necessary. Please share this event with students and colleagues in your department.