Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 9-8-2020

Getting Started with R Workshop, Research Impact Challenge, Virtual Tour of Special Collections Department

  1. Getting Started with R Workshop
  2. Research Impact Challenge
  3. Virtual Tour of Special Collections Department

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1. Getting Started with R
September 23, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Online Via Zoom

Fogler Library will host a workshop on R, a widely used language and environment for managing, graphing, and analyzing data of all forms (e.g., spatial, quantitative, and qualitative). The Getting Started with R workshop will cover the basics of R language including tips and tricks using R Studio. This introductory workshop is presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group.

This workshop will be presented on Zoom. Please register in advance.

About the Presenter
Amanda Klemmer is an Assistant Professor with the School of Biology and Ecology and Ecology and Environmental Science Program. She teaches the Basics in R Programming Language class at UMaine and has led multiple workshops on the language.

2. Research Impact Challenge
September 28 – October 2

The Research Impact Challenge is a professional development opportunity to help researchers better understand and manage their online scholarly presence, as well as consider ways to describe the impact and reach of their work.

Each day for five days during Maine IMPACT Week, participants will receive an email with a suggested task designed to build and curate one’s scholarly profile, measure the impact of one’s research, and/or promote one’s work to reach new audiences.

Activities vary, but typically take anywhere from 5-30 minutes, and can be completed on any internet-enabled device.

These daily “challenges” are designed for researchers to accomplish over the course of one week. However, each activity stands alone and can be completed separately from the others and at a time that is convenient for participants. Throughout the week, participants will also receive tips for staying on top of publishing trends that may benefit their scholarship. All are welcome to participate – the activities may be especially resonant for graduate students and early career scholars.

RSVP to participate

3. Virtual Tour of Special Collections Department

The Special Collections Department has launched a virtual tour to help introduce patrons to our collections, resources, spaces, and services. Currently, Special Collections is open by appointment only with limited seating capacity. The virtual tour can provide a general overview to any students, classes, or faculty interested in learning more about our archives and collections.

If you have questions about specific resources, please contact Special Collections staff directly.