Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 4-7-2020

Help Finding Information Resources, Laptops and Devices Available for Loan, Power Researcher Challenge

In this issue

  1. Help Finding Information Resources
  2. Laptops and Devices Available for Loan
  3. Power Researcher Challenge: Professional Development at Your Fingertips

Featured Resource: UMS Libraries Proxy Bookmarklet

The UMS Libraries Proxy Bookmarklet allows the patron to quickly and easily access restricted journal articles and ebooks discovered on a publisher’s website while conducting research on the open internet. When the patron is prompted for a login, or hits a paywall, the proxy bookmarklet will reload the page through the University’s proxy server and return them back to your journal site as an authenticated user, assuming your campus library has access to that particular resource.

1. Help Finding Information Resources

Our librarians can help you and your students find information resources for courses, research projects, and general interest. This includes both library-licensed resources and resources freely available online. We can also help you find digital resources in lieu of print materials you may need.

As you continue working and teaching remotely, your subject librarian is here to help with any research questions.

2. Laptops and Devices Available for Loan

If you have students in need of laptops or other devices, they can arrange to pick up these items at Fogler Library. Due dates for technology loans will be extended to May 8th, 2020.

To arrange a pick-up, students can:

  1. Send a request via email to
  2. Include the 14-digit number located directly beneath their MaineCard barcode.

We will respond with pick-up instructions. Supplies are limited.

3. Power Researcher Challenge: Professional Development at Your Fingertips

By request, we’re repeating this series of professional development activities originally held in March. New or repeat participants are welcome!

Interested in learning ways to take your research to the next level? Join us from the comfort of your home office, or wherever you have an Internet-enabled device, for the Power Researcher Challenge!

Each day for 5 days, you will receive an email with one or two suggested tasks designed to boost your research acumen, stay on top of literature in your field, avoid link rot in your references, and maintain research integrity.

The challenge will take place from April 27-May 1. To join, please sign up online.

We encourage everyone who’s interested in receiving the information to register — even if you won’t have time to complete the challenges during Power Researcher Challenge Week.

All are welcome to participate – the activities may be especially resonant for faculty, staff, and graduate students.