Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #327

In this issue

  1. New Hot Topics Guide: Women and Activism
  2. Access to Fogler When Traveling Abroad
  3. Make Music with Your Computer Workshop

1. New Hot Topics Guide: Women and Activism

As March is Women’s History month, a new Hot Topics guide on Women & Activism has been created. This guide highlights many women who are now working to affect national change, as well as resources about some women who have led such efforts in the past. There will also be a physical display in Fogler Library in March.

2. Access to Fogler When Traveling Abroad

If you are planning to travel out of the country and would like to ensure access to Fogler resources while you are away, please contact your Subject Librarian ahead of time.

3. Make Music with Your Computer Workshop

Date & Time: Monday, March 27, 6pm-8pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

This workshop will introduce the process of making music with a computer using Supercollider, an open source music programming language used by composers, audio researchers, and programmers around the world.

By the end of this workshop, attendees will have a basic understanding of some programming concepts as they apply to music. No experience is needed in either music or programming.

Please share this workshop with any students, faculty, or staff who may be interested in participating.

Hot Topics Guide: Women and Activism

As March is Women’s History month, a new Hot Topics guide on Women & Activism has been created. This guide highlights many women who are now working to affect national change, as well as resources about some women who have led such efforts in the past. There will also be a physical display in Fogler Library in March.

 

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #326

In this issue:

  1. (TONIGHT) Books in My Life: Reading that Transforms with Jane Wellman-Little
  2. (TOMORROW) Introduction to Microsoft Excel Workshop
  3. New Platform for Maine InfoNet Download Library
  4. Grants 101 Workshop

1. (TONIGHT) Books in My Life: Reading that Transforms with Jane Wellman-Little

Time & Date: February 22, 7pm-8pm
Location: Library Classroom

In this series, members of the UMaine community will speak about their experience of reading, their awakening as readers, their past and current best books (and maybe even their worst reads). They’ll venture far outside their scholarly fields and bring us into the world of their personal reading.

The next installment of this series will feature Jane Wellman-Little, a faculty member in the College of Education and Human Development. Please share this event with any students, staff, or faculty who might be interested in attending.

2. (TOMORROW) Introduction to Microsoft Excel Workshop

Time & Date: February 23, 6pm-8pm
Location: Library Classroom

This workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to Excel. This introduction will cover the Excel interface, how to interpret data and make basic tables and figures, and how to manipulate large amounts of data using pivot tables.

By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to utilize frequently used tools in Microsoft Excel.

About the Presenter: Shuling Chen is an M.S. Candidate in Marine Policy. Her research focuses on measuring the impact of temporary pollution closures on soft-shell clam fisheries.

3. New Platform for Maine InfoNet Download Library

On March 1, 2017, the Maine InfoNet Download Library will be launching a new e-book and e-Audiobook collection platform. The current system, Overdrive, will be turned off on February 28, 2017, and the cloudLibrary will be launched the very next day, March 1, 2017.

This transition will offer UMaine readers a bigger selection of e-books and e-Audiobooks, including many of the digital titles that are already in our collection.

Please note that current holds within Overdrive will not be recreated in the cloudLibrary platform, and e-books and e-Audiobooks checked out via Overdrive will expire as of March 1. More information about the transition is available on Maine InfoNet’s website.

For assistance with the Maine InfoNet Download Library, please contact the Fogler Library Help Desk.

4. Grants 101 Workshop

Time & Date: March 16, 10am-12pm
Location: Library Classroom

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Fogler Library are offering “Grants101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics.” At the workshop, you will:

  • find grants in PIVOT
  • analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals
  • learn Grant Writing Basics

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Jen Bonnet using this form. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome! Please share with colleagues who may be interested.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #325

In this issue:

  1. Books in My Life: Reading that Transforms with Jane Wellman-Little
  2. Introduction to Microsoft Excel Workshop
  3. New Email for Circulation and Reserve Queries
  4. Grants 101 Workshop

1. Books in My Life: Reading that Transforms with Jane Wellman-Little

Time & Date: February 22, 7pm-8pm
Location: Library Classroom

In this series, members of the UMaine community will speak about their experience of reading, their awakening as readers, their past and current best books (and maybe even their worst reads). They’ll venture far outside their scholarly fields and bring us into the world of their personal reading.

The next installment of this series will feature Jane Wellman-Little, a faculty member in the College of Education and Human Development. Please share this event with any students, staff, or faculty who might be interested in attending.

2. Introduction to Microsoft Excel Workshop

Time & Date: February 23, 6pm-8pm
Location: Library Classroom

This workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to Excel. This introduction will cover the Excel interface, how to interpret data and make basic tables and figures, and how to manipulate large amounts of data using pivot tables.

By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to utilize frequently used tools in Microsoft Excel.

About the Presenter: Shuling Chen is an M.S. Candidate in Marine Policy. Her research focuses on measuring the impact of temporary pollution closures on soft-shell clam fisheries.

3. New Email for Circulation and Reserve Queries

Queries regarding circulation or reserves at Fogler Library can now be directed to um.library.circ@maine.edu. For more information about submitting reserve materials to Fogler Library, please see our online overview.

4. Grants 101 Workshop

Time & Date: March 16, 10am-12pm
Location: Library Classroom

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Fogler Library are offering “Grants101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics.” At the workshop, you will:

  • find grants in PIVOT
  • analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals
  • learn Grant Writing Basics

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Jen Bonnet using this form. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome! Please share with colleagues who may be interested.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #324

In this issue:

  1. TONIGHT: Underrepresented Voices Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
  2. Call for Presenters: Fogler Library Workshop Series Spring 2017
  3. Introduction to Microsoft Excel Workshop

 


1. TONIGHT: Underrepresented Voices Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Time & Date: February 8th, 6-9pm
Location: Library Classroom

Fogler Library will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, which will serve as an opportunity for students to learn the best practices of editing Wikipedia articles. The event will focus on increasing contributions and topics on Wikipedia from underrepresented groups such as women in STEM, black artists, activists of color, and the LGBTQ community. Students are also encouraged to bring their own ideas for topics.

No prior experience editing Wikipedia is necessary. Please share this event with students and colleagues in your department.

2. Call for Presenters: Fogler Library Workshop Series Spring 2017

The Fogler Library Workshop Series, which draws on speakers from the UMaine community who can present on diverse topics and expose students to new ideas and ways of thinking about information, is looking for graduate students who would like to develop and teach workshops this spring.

  • Potential topics include:
  • Computer Programming
  • CAD (Computer Aided Design) Programs
  • Financial Management
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • GIS Software and Programming
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Music
  • Advanced R for Statistics

The organizers of the series are happy to consider other topics as well. For more information, please contact to marisa.mendezbrady@maine.edu.

3. Introduction to Microsoft Excel Workshop

Time & Date: February 23, 6-8pm
Location: Library Classroom

This workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to Excel. This introduction will cover the Excel interface, how to interpret data and make basic tables and figures, and how to manipulate large amounts of data using pivot tables.

By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to utilize frequently used tools in Microsoft Excel.

About the Presenter: Shuling Chen is an M.S. Candidate in Marine Policy. Her research focuses on measuring the impact of temporary pollution closures on soft-shell clam fisheries.

Useful Resources for Tax Season

If you’re preparing to file your taxes, this guide collects a number of resources that may be helpful. The guide provides links to both federal and state tax information, as well as a collection of links for people filing taxes in states other than Maine.

Fogler Library Book Club Spring Lineup

The Fogler Library Book Club is an informal gathering of readers where you can discuss your favorite books and share recommendations with fellow readers.

Unlike many book clubs, you don’t need to have read any specific book to join the conversation. All you need is some reading experience (or interest) in the genre being discussed.

Each discussion is free and open to everyone, and you’re welcome to attend any and all sessions that interest you!

All meetings of the book club will take place in the Library Classroom on the first floor of Fogler Library from 7pm-8pm.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #323

In this issue

  1. New Platform for Maine InfoNet Download Library
  2. Underrepresented Voices Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

1. New Platform for Maine InfoNet Download Library

On March 1, 2017, the Maine InfoNet Download Library will be launching a new e-book and e-Audiobook collection platform. The current system, Overdrive, will be turned off on February 28, 2017, and the cloudLibrary will be launched the very next day, March 1, 2017.

This transition will offer UMaine readers a bigger selection of e-books and e-Audiobooks, including many of the digital titles that are already in our collection.

Please note that current holds within Overdrive will not be recreated in the cloudLibrary platform, and e-books and e-Audiobooks checked out via Overdrive will expire as of March 1. More information about the transition is available on Maine InfoNet’s website.

For assistance with the Maine InfoNet Download Library, please contact the Fogler Library Help Desk.

2. Underrepresented Voices Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Time & Date: February 8th, 6-9pm
Location: Library Classroom

Fogler Library will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, which will serve as an opportunity for students to learn the best practices of editing Wikipedia articles. The event will focus on increasing contributions and topics on Wikipedia from underrepresented groups such as women in STEM, black artists, activists of color, and the LGBTQ community. Students are also encouraged to bring their own ideas for topics.

No prior experience editing Wikipedia is necessary. Please share this event with students and colleagues in your department.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #322

In this issue

  1. (Thursday) Introduction to Microsoft Excel Workshop
  2. Access to Fogler When Traveling Abroad
  3. New Website for Fogler Library
  4. Call for Presenters: Fogler Library Workshop Series Spring 2017
  5. Underrepresented Voices Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

1. (Thursday) Introduction to Microsoft Excel Workshop

Time & Date: January 26th, 6-8pm
Location: Library Classroom

This workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to Excel. This introduction will cover the Excel interface, how to interpret data and make basic tables and figures, and how to manipulate large amounts of data using pivot tables.

By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to utilize frequently used tools in Microsoft Excel.

About the Presenter: Shuling Chen is an M.S. Candidate in Marine Policy. Her research focuses on measuring the impact of temporary pollution closures on soft-shell clam fisheries.

2. Access to Fogler When Traveling Abroad

If you are planning to travel out of the country and would like to ensure access to Fogler resources while you are away, please contact your Subject Librarian at least a week ahead of time.

3. New Website for Fogler Library

Over the winter break, Fogler Library launched a new version of its website. The new website offers a number of improved features including a mobile-responsive design, new library chat interface, and increased control over our web content.

While all of the databases and resources are still available, you may find some bookmarks have changed. If you have any questions about navigating the new site or locating resources, please contact your library subject specialist.

If you’d like to provide feedback about the new website, please don’t hesitate to submit those ideas through our feedback form on the library homepage.

4. Call for Presenters: Fogler Library Workshop Series Spring 2017

The Fogler Library Workshop Series, which draws on speakers from the UMaine community who can present on diverse topics and expose students to new ideas and ways of thinking about information, is looking for graduate students who would like to develop and teach workshops this spring.

Potential topics include:

  • Computer Programming
  • CAD (Computer Aided Design) Programs
  • Financial Management
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • GIS Software and Programming
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Music
  • Advanced R for Statistics

The organizers of the series are happy to consider other topics as well. For more information, please contact to marisa.mendezbrady@maine.edu.

5. Underrepresented Voices Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Time & Date: February 8th, 6-9pm
Location: Library Classroom

Fogler Library will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, which will serve as an opportunity for students to learn the best practices of editing Wikipedia articles. The event will focus on increasing contributions and topics on Wikipedia from underrepresented groups such as women in STEM, black artists, activists of color, and the LGBTQ community. Students are also encouraged to bring their own ideas for topics.

No prior experience editing Wikipedia is necessary. Please share this event with students and colleagues in your department.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #321

In this issue:

  1. New Website for Fogler Library
  2. Introduction to Microsoft Excel Workshop
  3. 2016 UMaine Faculty Books
  4. Call for Presenters: Fogler Library Workshop Series 2017

1. New Website for Fogler Library

Over the winter break, Fogler Library launched a new version of its website. The new website offers a number of improved features including a mobile-responsive design, new library chat interface, and increased control over our web content.

While all of the databases and resources are still available, you may find some bookmarks have changed. If you have any questions about navigating the new site or locating resources, please contact your library subject specialist.

If you’d like to provide feedback about the new website, please don’t hesitate to submit those ideas through our feedback form on the library homepage.

2. Introduction to Microsoft Excel Workshop

Time & Date: January 26th, 6-8pm
Location: Library Classroom

This workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to Excel. This introduction will cover the Excel interface, how to interpret data and make basic tables and figures, and how to manipulate large amounts of data using pivot tables.

By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to utilize frequently used tools in Microsoft Excel.

About the Presenter: Shuling Chen is an M.S. Candidate in Marine Policy. Her research focuses on measuring the impact of temporary pollution closures on soft-shell clam fisheries.

3. 2016 UMaine Faculty Books

Throughout the month of January, Fogler Library is showcasing books that were published by UMaine faculty in 2016. Authors come from fields as diverse as Biology, Business, Clinical Psychology, Communication and Journalism, Cooperative Extension, English Literature, Engineering, Francophone Literature, Nursing, Political Science, Social Work, and Sociology.

Visit the1st floor exhibit in Fogler Library, in the hallway between the front entrance and the Information Commons. Unable to visit in person? See what’s on display here.

4. Call for Presenters: Fogler Library Workshop Series Spring 2017

The Fogler Library Workshop Series, which draws on speakers from the UMaine community who can present on diverse topics and expose students to new ideas and ways of thinking about information, is looking for graduate students who would like to develop and teach workshops this spring.

  • Potential topics include:
  • Computer Programming
  • CAD (Computer Aided Design) Programs
  • Financial Management
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • GIS Software and Programming
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Music
  • Advanced R for Statistics

The organizers of the series are happy to consider other topics as well. For more information, please contact to marisa.mendezbrady@maine.edu.