Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 9-12-18

UMaine Finding Aids, GIS Guide, R for Beginners Workshop, PTRC Conference, Fake News Workshop

In this issue:

  1. New UMaine Finding Aids
  2. GIS Resources Guide
  3. R for Beginners Workshop
  4. Patent and Trademark Resource Center Conference
  5. Extra Credit Opportunity for Students: Fake News Workshop

1. New UMaine Finding Aids
More finding aids for University of Maine records held by Fogler Library have been added to the finding aid page on Digital Commons. The most recent finding aids are for records from former faculty members Matthew Highlands, E. Reeve Hitchner, John J. Nolde, and H. Austin Peck. Matthew Revitt (, Special Collections and Maine Shared Collection Librarian is currently processing records from the Engineering Science and Management Defense Training Program which the UMaine ran in in cooperation with the US Office of Education during WW2.

2. GIS Resources Guide
Fogler Library Reference and Information Literacy Department has published a new GIS Resources guide. GIS has interdisciplinary applications, and this guide will provide you with several resources to find GIS data, software, materials, and more information.

3. R for Beginners Workshop
Date & Time: Thursday, September 27, 6pm-8pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom 1

Fogler Library will host a workshop on R, a widely used language and environment for managing, graphing, and analyzing data of all forms (e.g., spatial, quantitative, and qualitative). This introductory workshop is presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group. We recommend bringing fully charged laptops, with R and RStudio already installed. Laptops will be available for attendees who need to borrow one. If you would prefer to attend via Adobe Connect instead, email for connection information.

About the Presenter
Amanda Klemmer is an Assistant Research Professor with the School of Biology and Ecology and Ecology and Environmental Science Program. She teaches the Basics in R Programming Language class at UMaine and has led multiple workshops on the language.

4. Patent and Trademark Resource Center Conference
Date & Time: October 16, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

The Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) at the University of Maine in Orono is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. As part of the celebration, we invite you to join us for a one-day conference featuring a range of informational sessions about patents and trademarks geared toward inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, students and legal professionals.

Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of Intellectual Property
  • How to conduct a patent search; How to conduct a trademark search
  • How to avoid invention scams.
  • A local resource panel of business and innovation experts.

Additional speakers and sessions to be determined.

The full agenda is available online.

Registration is required, and space is limited so please register early!

5. Extra Credit Opportunity for Students: Fake News Workshop
Fogler Library is seeking faculty willing to offer their students extra credit for attending a fake news workshop on Monday, October 22, from 4:45pm-6pm. The workshop will be led by Judith Rosenbaum, Assistant Professor in Communication and Journalism, and Jen Bonnet, Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian, who will engage students in an interactive workshop where they’ll unpack the many meanings of “fake news” and learn how to critically evaluate information they find online.

Please contact Jen Bonnet ( if you are interested in offering extra credit for this workshop.