Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 3-30-2021

Online Panel Discussion on Diversity in Children’s Literature; HDCC Film Series: Sinking Cities, New York; Research Impact Challenge

  1. Panel Discussion on Diversity in Children’s Literature
  2. Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series: Sinking Cities, New York
  3. Research Impact Challenge

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1. 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 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.

2. Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series: Sinking Cities, New York
April 6, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Engineers and urban planners work on how New York, with 520 miles of shoreline and no coastal protection, might defend itself against rising seas and storms.

Film showing includes a discussion led by Amanda Bertana, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Southern Connecticut State University and former Postdoctoral Fellow for Maine’s Scholars Strategy Network.

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.

3. Research Impact Challenge
April 12 – April 16
Online via Email

Back by popular demand! 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.

This is an asynchronous, self-paced program, with daily “challenges” 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.