Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 3-16-2021
HDCC Film Series: Lobster War, Literature Review Challenge for Undergrads, Panel Discussion on Diversity in Children’s Literature
- Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series: Lobster War
- The Literature Review Challenge for Undergrads
- Panel Discussion on Diversity in Children’s Literature
Featured Resource: Climate Change Guide
Fogler Library’s Hot Topics: Climate Change guide provides a collection of useful resources for anyone researching the effects of climate change. The guide collects many books, videos, infographics, and other resources, including information about the impact of climate change in Maine.
1. Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series: Lobster War
March 23, 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Online via Zoom
The disputed 277 square miles of sea known as the Gray Zone were traditionally fished by US lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed lobsters have migrated north and Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty in the area, contesting American claims to the bounty and foreshadowing potential conflicts exacerbated by climate change.
Film showing includes a discussion led by Joshua Stoll, Assistant Professor of Marine Policy.
The film series will take place online via Zoom. Please RSVP in advance to attend.
The Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series is sponsored by the Anthropology Department, Climate Change Institute, Department of Communication and Journalism, Fogler Library, and the School of Marine Sciences.
2. The Literature Review Challenge for Undergrads
March 29 – April 2
Online via Email
Are your students doing assignments where they need to conduct a literature review? Invite them to join The Literature Review Challenge for Undergrads! Each day, for five days, participants will receive an email with brief tasks designed to help with all elements of conducting a literature review, including approaches to refining a research topic, strategically searching for literature, synthesizing literature, and organizing literature in a reference list.
While this challenge will be especially resonant for undergraduate students, anyone is welcome to join. If you have questions, please contact Jen Bonnet at email@example.com.
3. Mirrors, Windows & Sliding Doors: A Panel Discussion on Diversity in Children’s Literature
April 6, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Mirrors, Windows & Sliding Doors is a free, online discussion about diversity in children’s literature. Panelists will discuss the importance of children seeing themselves reflected in the books they read (mirrors), seeing people not like themselves in the books they read (windows), and how reading creates “a sliding glass door” into another world.
Panelists will also discuss how Maine families, educators, and community members can improve access to diverse books for children.
The panel will be moderated by Dr. Krista Aronson, Professor of Psychology at Bates College and founder of DiverseBookFinder.org. Panelists include young adult author Heidi Heilig, middle-grade author Lisa Bunker, painter and illustrator Daniel Minter, middle-grade and picture book author Rajani LaRocca and children’s book editor Julie Bliven.
Attendees can register online for the event.
The event is organized by Alexandra Hinrichs, Librarian at Leonard Middle School in Old Town, Maine, and Amber Gray, Reference Librarian at the University of Maine. Mirrors, Windows & Sliding Doors: A Panel Discussion on Diversity in Children’s Literature is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Fund.