Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 1-28-2020

New Guide: Library Research 101, Data Management Planning Workshop, Extra Credit Opportunity: De/constructing News in the Digital Era

In this issue

  1. New Guide: Library Research 101
  2. Data Management Planning Workshop
  3. Extra Credit Opportunity: De/constructing News in the Digital Era

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1. New Guide: Library Research 101

The Reference and Information Literacy Department at Fogler Library has published a new introductory guide to library research that may be helpful in your teaching. Library Research 101 provides users with an introduction to common research and academic terminology, as well as best practices for developing research questions, topics, and theses.

2. Data Management Planning Workshop
Wednesday, February 5, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1

Research data has value long after you publish an article. Where can you store it to comply with funder requirements? How can you share it with future collaborators, or store sensitive data securely? Use a data management plan and UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group (ACG) resources to organize the collection, analysis, and preservation of your research data.

At this workshop, learn about what ACG has to offer for all your research data compliance needs, including the Data Management Plan Tool (DMPTool), Maine Dataverse Network, and cloud data storage options—including Google Drive and Seafile—for handling your large data sets.

Laptops will be available for attendees who need to borrow one. This workshop is presented in collaboration with ACG. To attend online via Zoom, please contact

3. Extra Credit Opportunity: De/constructing News in the Digital Era

Fogler Library is seeking faculty or instructors willing to offer their students extra credit for attending a workshop on Monday, March 23, 2020, from 4:45- 6:00 pm.

“Friend, enemy, or frenemy? De/constructing news in the digital era” will be led by Judith Rosenbaum, Associate Professor in Communication and Journalism, Alan Berry, PhD student in Communication and Journalism, and Jen Bonnet, Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian, who will engage students in an interactive workshop where we will critically evaluate news production and consumption.

Please contact Jen Bonnet ( by Friday, February 7th, if you are interested in offering extra credit for this workshop.