R for Beginners Workshop Available Online

A recording of Fogler Library’s February 8th “R for Beginners” Workshop is now available online through Adobe Connect.

Presented by Professor Aaron Weiskittel, the workshop provides an introduction and demonstration of some of the capabilities of R, a widely used language and environment for managing, graphing, and analyzing data of all forms (e.g., spatial, quantitative, and qualitative). The workshop was presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group, who has made the recording available online.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 2-21-18

In this issue:

  1. R for Beginners Workshop Available Online
  2. Reading in Your Life: Short Stories
  3. Black History Month Book Circle

1. R for Beginners Workshop Available Online
A recording of Fogler Library’s February 8th “R for Beginners” Workshop is now available online through Adobe Connect.

Presented by Professor Aaron Weiskittel, the workshop provides an introduction and demonstration of some of the capabilities of R, a widely used language and environment for managing, graphing, and analyzing data of all forms (e.g., spatial, quantitative, and qualitative). The workshop was presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group, who has made the recording available online.

2. Reading in Your Life: Short Stories (tonight)
Date & Time: February 21, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom 1

Love reading short fiction and want to share your favorites?  Then come to Reading in Your Life: Short Stories, the second in a three-meeting series of discussions about the writings that have delighted, surprised, and inspired you.

Bring your favorite short story excerpt (no more than one single-sided page, please) to share with your fellow story lovers!

Participants are not required to attend all three meetings of the series.

3. Black History Month Book Circle
Date & Time: February 26, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom 1

Come celebrate your favorite black authors of all genres! Learn about influential classics and new and up and coming authors while supporting black authorship and cultural representation!

Presented by Fogler Library and the Black Student Union.

 

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 2-14-18

In this issue:

  1. ArchivesSpace Online Database
  2. Reading in Your Life: Short Stories
  3. Black History Month Book Circle

1. ArchivesSpace Online Database
It is now possible to search for material within our manuscript collections by using our customized ArchivesSpace online database. Manuscript material held by Raymond H. Fogler Library’s Special Collections Department covers a wide range of subjects reflecting historical events, business, education, arts, and sciences.

This database was created for researchers to be able to search and browse the titles of folders within collections and download finding aids for the Special Collection’s manuscripts, university records, and oral history interviews.

If you need assistance using ArchivesSpace or have feedback to share, please contact us at um.library.spc@maine.edu

2. Reading in Your Life: Short Stories
Date & Time: February 21, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom I

Love reading short fiction and want to share your favorites?  Then come to Reading in Your Life: Short Stories, the second in a three-meeting series of discussions about the writings that have delighted, surprised, and inspired you.

Bring your favorite short story excerpt (no more than one single-sided page, please) to share with your fellow story lovers!

Participants are not required to attend all three meetings of the series.

3. Black History Month Book Circle
Date & Time: February 26, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom I

Come celebrate your favorite black authors of all genres! Learn about influential classics and new and up and coming authors while supporting black authorship and cultural representation!

Presented by Fogler Library and the Black Student Union.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 2-7-18

In this issue:

  1. Managing Your Citations Workshop
  2. R for Beginners Workshop

1.  Managing Your Citations Workshop
Date & Time: February 13, 5pm-7pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

Large research projects, especially theses and dissertations, involve extensive use of a variety of publications. It’s difficult to locate and organize these materials and their citations, and to represent these references in the required format.  Citation managers can be a big help on this side of the research process.

This workshop is intended to provide an overview of citation management software. We’ll use examples from multiple managers to demonstrate the capabilities and usefulness of these tools. As well, we will discuss some of the considerations in choosing a citation manager.

If you’re about to embark upon a significant project, or you’ve begun a project and are feeling a bit overwhelmed by its complexity, this workshop may be a big help. To attend, please RSVP online.

3. R for Beginners Workshop
Date & Time: February 8, 6pm-8pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

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). This introductory workshop is presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group. Laptops will be provided. If you would prefer to attend via Adobe Connect instead, email acg@maine.edu for connection information.

About the Presenter
Professor Aaron Weiskittel is the Acting Director for the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, which is leading efforts to use “big data” to improve forest management in the region. Aaron has used R since its early beginnings and has helped several students learn the program.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 1-31-18

In this issue:

  1. Extra Credit Opportunity for Students: Fake News Workshop
  2. New Hot Topics Guides
  3. R for Beginners Workshop
  4. Reading in Your Life Series

1.  Extra Credit Opportunity for Students: Fake News Workshop
Fogler Library is seeking faculty willing to offer their students extra credit for attending a fake news workshop on Monday, March 26, from 5pm-6pm.

The workshop will be led by Judith Rosenbaum, Assistant Professor in Communication and Journalism, and Jen Bonnet, Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian, who will engage students in an interactive workshop where they’ll unpack the many meanings of “fake news” and learn how to critically evaluate information they find online.

Please contact Jen Bonnet (jenbonnet@maine.edu) by next Friday, February 9th, if you are interested in offering extra credit for this workshop.

2. New Hot Topics Guides
Fogler Library Reference and Information Literacy Department has published two new Hot Topics guides that may be useful in your courses.

Hot Topics: Health Insurance is intended for students wanting to research the arguments around current policy discussions or to explore how to get health insurance coverage. Hot Topics: Homelessness provides introductory information, statistics, useful websites, media content, and other resources about homelessness in Maine and the United States.

3. R for Beginners Workshop
Date & Time: February 8, 6pm-8pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

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). This introductory workshop is presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group. Laptops will be provided. If you would prefer to attend via Adobe Connect instead, email acg@maine.edu for connection information.

About the Presenter
Professor Aaron Weiskittel is the Acting Director for the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, which is leading efforts to use “big data” to improve forest management in the region. Aaron has used R since its early beginnings and has helped several students learn the program.

4. Reading in Your Life Series
Love reading short works (poetry, short stories, and children’s books) and want to share your favorites? Then come to Reading in Your Life at Fogler Library, a three-meeting series of discussions about the writings that have delighted, surprised, and inspired you. Come ready to discuss the writing you love–and if you’d like some inspiration, check out the display cart by the first-floor elevators!

Topics, Dates, and Locations:

  1. Poetry–February 7, 5-6 PM, Library Classroom, Fogler Library
  2. Short Stories–February 21, 5-6 PM, Library Classroom, Fogler Library
  3. Children’s Books–March 7, 5-6 PM, Library Classroom, Fogler Library

Please share this with any students or colleagues who may be interested in attending.

Hot Topics Guide: Tax Information

Fogler Library’s Government Publications Department has published a new guide to federal and state tax information. The guide provides links to relevant federal and state tax forms, IRS publications, and other, informative tax filing information including filing information for International Students.

Hot Topics Guide: Health Insurance

Fogler Library Reference and Information Literacy Department has published a new Hot Topics guide about health insurance.  The guide is intended for students wanting to research the arguments around current policy discussions or to explore how to get health insurance coverage.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 1-24-18

In this issue:

  1. R for Beginners Workshop
  2. Reading in Your Life Series
  3. New University of Maine Finding Aids

1. R for Beginners Workshop
Date & Time: February 8, 6pm-8pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

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). This introductory workshop is presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group. Laptops will be provided. If you would prefer to attend via Adobe Connect instead, email acg@maine.edu for connection information.

About the Presenter
Professor Aaron Weiskittel is the Acting Director for the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, which is leading efforts to use “big data” to improve forest management in the region. Aaron has used R since its early beginnings and has helped several students learn the program.

2. Reading in Your Life Series
Love reading short works (poetry, short stories, and children’s books) and want to share your favorites? Then come to Reading in Your Life at Fogler Library, a three-meeting series of discussions about the writings that have delighted, surprised, and inspired you. Come ready to discuss the writing you love–and if you’d like some inspiration, check out the display cart by the first-floor elevators!

Topics, Dates, and Locations:

  1. Poetry–February 7, 5-6 PM, Library Classroom, Fogler Library
  2. Short Stories–February 21, 5-6 PM, Library Classroom, Fogler Library
  3. Children’s Books–March 7, 5-6 PM, Library Classroom, Fogler Library

Please share this with any students or colleagues who may be interested in attending.

3. New University of Maine Finding Aids
More finding aids for University of Maine records held by Fogler Library have been added to the finding aid page on Digital Commons. The most recent finding aids are for the records of the Dean of Men, School of Performing Arts, and the Maine Agricultural & Forest Experiment Station. Matthew Revitt (matthew.revitt@maine.edu), Special Collections and Maine Shared Collection Librarian is currently processing records from the College of Agriculture.

Reading in Your Life, New Series at Fogler Library

Love reading short works (poetry, short stories, and children’s books) and want to share your favorites?  Then come to Reading in Your Life at Fogler Library, a three-meeting series of discussions about the writings that have delighted, surprised, and inspired you.  Come ready to discuss the writing you love–and if you’d like some inspiration, check out the display cart by the first-floor elevators!

Participants are welcome to attend any individual sessions they’re interested in.

Topics, Dates, and Locations:  
Poetry — February 7, 5-6 PM, Library Classroom, Fogler Library
Short Stories — February 21, 5-6 PM, Library Classroom, Fogler Library
Children’s Books — March 7, 5-6 PM, Library Classroom, Fogler Library

New Interactive Building Map Now Available

Fogler Library has launched an interactive online map to help you navigate the library and learn more about the spaces, departments, and services available to you. The interactive map is also mobile-responsive to help you navigate the building while using a smartphone or tablet.

The accessible/printable floor maps are still available on our website. Building maps are also available throughout the library.