Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 10-3-18
Hot Topics: Elections 2018, New UMaine Finding Aids, Grants 101 Workshop, Changes to Streaming Video/Film Resources
In this issue:
- Hot Topics: Elections 2018
- New UMaine Finding Aids
- Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics
- Changes to Streaming Video/Film Resources
1. Hot Topics: Elections 2018
The Reference and Information Literacy Department at Fogler Library has a published a new guide, Hot Topics: Election 2018, that provides useful information on voting in the United States. The guide includes background information on voting and voting trends as well as practical information about voting or registering to vote in the upcoming election. Hot Topics: Election 2018 also features helpful resources about local, state, and federal elections taking place this November.
Please share this guide with any students or colleagues who are searching for 2018 election resources.
2. 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 the records of former UMaine faculty: John Erskine Hankins, William and Jane Pease, Freeland Jones, James Stevens, and Walter Schoenberger. Matthew Revitt (email@example.com), Special Collections and Maine Shared Collection Librarian is currently processing from former faculty members Geddes W. Simpson and Irwin Douglas
3. Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Office of Research Development and Fogler Library are sponsoring “Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics” throughout 2018–2019.
At the workshop, participants will:
- search for grants in PIVOT
- analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals
- learn grant writing basics
RSVP here; space is limited.
4. Changes to Streaming Video/Film Resources
A few changes are taking place this semester for streaming video resources available via the library. The staff at Fogler Library is committed to continued curricular support for faculty who may be using specific streaming titles in courses.
The Academic Video Online database, with more than 66,000 videos/films, is now available from the library’s Indexes & Databases page.
The Films on Demand database will no longer be available after October 31, 2018. This is due to a change in the University of Maine System’s roster of resources. Please contact your subject specialist with course number, course title, film title, and semester needed if you are currently using any videos in Films on Demand in your courses. The library will work to make them available via another streaming service, or on DVD if not available via streaming.
Films in the Kanopy database can be made available for course use on a title-by-title basis upon faculty request. Please contact your subject specialist with course number, course title, film title, and semester needed.