Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 11-12-2019
Information Literacy Curriculum, Arranging Library Reserves, Citation Manager Workshops, NaNoWriMo Write-Ins
In this issue
- Including Information Literacy Curriculum in Your Courses
- Arranging Library Reserves for Your Courses
- Citation Manager Workshops
- NaNoWriMo Write-Ins at Fogler Library
Featured Resource: Special Collections Finding Aids
Manuscript material held by Raymond H. Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department covers a wide range of subjects reflecting historical events, business, education, arts, and sciences. This gallery provides downloadable finding aids for the department’s largest collections, those where it seemed particularly valuable for researchers to be able to search and browse the titles of folders within larger collections.
1. Including Information Literacy Curriculum in Your Courses
As you prepare for next semester, you may want to include information literacy skill-building into your curriculum, as appropriate for your discipline. Fogler Reference Librarians are able to assist with identifying concepts and designing assignments, as well as provide instruction in this area. Contact your subject librarian if you would like to discuss this.
2. Arranging Library Reserves for Your Courses
Winter term and Spring 2020 reserve requests for print and electronic content (including articles, books, and media including CDs, DVDs, and streaming video) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
3. Citation Manager Workshops
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 semester, Fogler Library will host both general citation management workshops and workshops focused on specific citation managers.
Fall 2019 Citation Manager Workshops:
- Zotero: Getting Started, November 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Attend via Zoom.
- Mendeley: Getting Started, November 14, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Attend via Zoom.
4. NaNoWriMo Write-Ins at Fogler Library
November 6, 13, and 20 from 4:00 pm – 5:00pm
Fogler Library Classroom 2
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and Fogler Library will host three Write-Ins open to anyone participating in NaNoWriMo. Write-Ins are informal gatherings that give writers the opportunity to work alongside other NaNoWriMo participants. No RSVP is necessary, and writers can attend as many or as few sessions as they would like. Please share this with any students or colleagues who are interested in writing a novel as part of NaNoWriMo.