Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 12-5-18
Introduction to Computer Programming, Hot Topics: Plastics and the Environment, Arranging Library Reserves,New UMaine Finding Aids
In this issue:
- Introduction to Computer Programming
- Hot Topics: Plastics and the Environment
- Arranging Library Reserves for Your Courses
- New UMaine Finding Aids
1. Introduction to Computer Programming: Make Online Snowflakes With the Hour of Code
Date & Time: Thursday, December 6, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom 1
Celebrate the winter season and the worldwide Hour of Code at Fogler Library. In this introductory, hands-on workshop, learn how to use the programming language Python to draw snowflakes on your screen. No previous coding experience required. We recommend bringing fully charged laptops, with Python already installed. Laptops will be available for attendees who need to borrow one.
About the Presenter
Kendra Bird, a Faculty Associate in Anthropology and a member of the Fogler Library Circulation staff, has been coding off and on since she was a child. Her recent experience includes a two-year stint as a software developer at the Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Lab on campus, as well as some Python and PHP coursework. She enjoys teaching people about coding and emerging technology.
2. Hot Topics: Plastics and the Environment
The Fogler Library Reference and Information Literacy Department has published a new guide that may be useful in your courses. Hot Topics: Plastics and the Environmentcontains introductory readings, statistics, and other resources to help anyone researching the effect plastics have on the environment.
3. Arranging Library Reserves for Your Courses
Winter term and Spring 2019 reserve requests for print and electronic content (including articles, books, and videos) should be submitted as soon as possible prior to the start of the semester. The library offers hard copy and electronic reserves (e-reserves). For general queries, assistance with forms and requirements, or troubleshooting issues, contact our staff at email@example.com or call 207-581-1641. Please visit our website for further information on library course reserves. Please note that the library does not purchase course textbooks for reserves.
4. 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 William B. Krohn’s Caribou transplant papers, Clifford Wieden, Robert Jensen, Arthur Deering’s records on extension and agriculture at UMaine and internationally, and Irwin Douglass’ research papers on potato starch and pulp and paper chemical processes. Matthew Revitt (firstname.lastname@example.org), Special Collections and Maine Shared Collection Librarian, is currently processing records from former philosophy faculty member Charles F. Virtue.