Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 10-17-18

Python for Beginners Workshop, Student Inventors & Entrepreneurs Panel, Citation Management Workshop

In this issue:

  1. Python for Beginners Workshop
  2. Student Inventors & Entrepreneurs Panel
  3. Citation Management Workshop

1. Python for Beginners Workshop
Date & Time: Thursday, October 18, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom 1

Python is one of the most versatile, powerful, and popular programming languages in the world. Thousands of businesses — including Google, YouTube, and Dropbox — have used Python in real-world applications. From web development to data visualization, learning Python will give you an in-demand skill that you can put to immediate use.

This workshop is designed as an introduction to programming in Python. Even if you have no experience in coding, you can use this workshop as an introduction to the vast possibilities of programming in a popular, useful language.

If you would prefer to attend online instead, please contact

About the Presenter
Curtis Meadow is a professional software developer with over 30 years of experience. He has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Maine and has taught computer science since 1991. Curtis specializes in the design and development of databases and information management systems in a wide range of domains. His teaching experience includes courses in programming languages, assembly language, and computer architecture.

2. A Conversation with Student Inventors & Entrepreneurs
Date & Time: Thursday, October 25, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom 1

Learn from students who are pursuing their idea and making it a reality.

Join us for a conversation with student inventors and entrepreneurs. Listen to your students share their experiences going from idea to business—from inspiration to reality. Students will talk about balancing school and business pursuits along with their process from taking their idea from the beginning stage to their customer.

Join us for this inspiring conversation, and please share the announcement with any students or colleagues who may be interested in attending!

3. Citation Management Workshop
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 30, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom 1

Large research projects, especially theses and dissertations, involve extensive use of a variety of publications. It’s difficult to locate and organize these materials and their citations, and to represent these references in the required format. Citation managers can be a big help on this side of the research process.

This workshop is intended to provide an overview of citation management software. We’ll use examples from multiple managers to demonstrate the capabilities and usefulness of these tools. As well, we will discuss some of the considerations in choosing a citation manager.

If you’re about to embark upon a significant project, or you’ve begun a project and are feeling a bit overwhelmed by its complexity, this workshop may be a big help.

To attend, please RSVP online.