Fogler Library Newsletter – February 13, 2024

In This Issue:

  • Behind the Scenes: Special Collections and Projects
  • Becoming Modern: The University of Maine, 1965-2015
  • New Archival Finding Aid Release
  • Artificial Intelligence in Education Series (New Media)
  • Featured Resource: New York Times

Behind the Scenes: Special Collections and Projects

Our Behind-the-Scenes series is meant to demystify the workings of a modern academic library. In this first 1-minute video, Greg Curtis, Head of Special Collections, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Fogler’s Special Collections Department. The video editing was done by Library Specialist Paul Smitherman.

Behind the Scense at Fogler Library - Special Collections Department

Becoming Modern: The University of Maine, 1965-2015 

The University of Maine Press has recently published the new, highly anticipated, history of the University. Becoming Modern: The University of Maine, 1965-2015, which is now available in Special Collections, discusses the past fifty years of history and development of the University. Filled with photographs and illustrations, many recognizable individuals contributed chapters to the book, including UMaine Press Publications Specialist Betsy Rose and Fogler Archivist Desiree Butterfield-Nagy. It is available for review during regular Special Collections hours, or for purchase via the University of Maine Press website.

New Archival Finding Aid Released

An archival finding aid for the records of the University of Maine’s Bureau of Labor Education held by Fogler Library has recently been added to the online archival content management tool ArchivesSpace. The record group contains over 60 boxes related to the programming of the Bureau; the labor movement in Maine, regionally, and nationally; and social justice issues.

Artificial Intelligence in Education Series (New Media)

The Artificial Intelligence in Education series are interactive workshops for educators to explore AI’s potential in enhancing teaching and learning. These sessions, led by experts Maha Bali, Sarah Newman, and New Media’s Jon Ippolito, focus on practical AI applications in the classroom and developing critical AI literacy among educators. For more details on the series and registration information, please visit the series’ website.

Featured Resource: New York Times

Faculty, students, and staff have access to New York Times News courtesy of a Fogler Library subscription.

UMaine access also includes The New York Times InEducation, which provides curated reading lists across several disciplines of study, such as English, Biology, Environmental Science, Leadership and more. 

Activate your free access by visiting, selecting University of Maine – Orono, ME and following the instructions, creating your account using your UMaine email address. 

Once you have created a personal account while logged in to UMaine, you may use it to log on via browser or the NYT mobile app from any location.

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