Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 12-6-17

ScholComm 2018, Scheduling Library Instruction, Framework for Assessing Information Literacy Across the Disciplines, January Grants 101 Workshop

In this issue:

  1. ScholComm 2018
  2. Scheduling Library Instruction
  3. Framework for Assessing Information Literacy Across the Disciplines
  4. January Grants 101 Workshop


1. ScholComm 2018
Date & Time: January 17, 2018, 9am-2pm
Location: University Club, Fogler Library

Organized by Fogler Library, ScholComm 2018 is a one-day conference dedicated to key topics in scholarly communication. Join us for the following informative and engaging workshops:

  • Open Access Publishing
  • Alternative Metrics to Gauge Scholarly Impact Online
  • Managing Your Online Scholarly Presence through Google Scholar and ORCID
  • Self-Archiving in Digital Commons

Light morning refreshments and lunch will be included. The conference will take place in the University Club on the 2nd floor of Fogler Library.

RSVP by Friday, December 22nd, to secure your spot! Registration is free. Space is limited. Please send any questions to Jen Bonnet at

2. Scheduling Library Instruction
As you prepare for Spring semester classes, remember that librarians in the Reference and Information Literacy Department at Fogler are available to provide instructional sessions and/or web guides for your students. These sessions can cover specific databases or a variety of research materials that will aid your students in their class work. Contact Nancy Lewis at or at 207-581-3613 for more information.
3. Framework for Assessing Information Literacy Across the Disciplines
Time & Date: 2:00pm – 4:00pm, January 16, 2018
Location: University Club in Fogler Library

Once again, Fogler Library is partnering with the Office of Assessment to offer an Information Literacy Assessment workshop for instructors at UMaine. Refreshments will be provided.

This session will be facilitated by Nancy Lewis, Head of the Reference & Information Literacy Department at Fogler Library, and librarian instructors of Fogler Library’s information literacy courses.

Description of session: Subject librarians from Fogler Library’s Information Literacy team will facilitate a conversation focused on developing both a shared vocabulary and appropriate tools for assessing information literacy skills. Using the Information Literacy VALUE Rubric as a guiding document, the group will consider examples of assignments gathered from a range of disciplines. Participants will discuss ways to incorporate information literacy into existing curricula and assignments.

Who is it for? All faculty (tenured, tenure-track, lecturers, adjunct teaching faculty), and teaching assistants.

What is the intent? To identify ways to assess information literacy competencies within a range of disciplines.

This session is part of an ongoing series on writing, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking.

Register now for Information Literacy Assessment workshop! 

4. January Grants 101 Workshop
Date & Time: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10am-12pm

The Grant Development Office and Fogler Library are sponsoring “Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics.” At the workshop, you will:

  • search for grants in PIVOT
  • analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals
  • learn Grant Writing Basics

To attend the January Grants 101 Workshop, please RSVP to Jen Bonnet using this form.