New Finding Aids for University of Maine Records Available

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 Committee On Appointments, Summer Institute, Student Mathematics Club, History Institute, Department of Communication and Journalism, Department of Foreign Languages, UMaine Syllabi, Conferences and Institutes Division, Office of Development, College of Agriculture, and the Women’s Resource Center.

Matthew Revitt (matthew.revitt@maine.edu), Special Collections and Maine Shared Collection Librarian, is currently processing records from the Department of Anthropology.

Saturn at Opposition Display and Online Guide

To highlight Saturn at opposition, a new display is available on the first floor of Fogler Library. The display is accompanied by an online guide, “Saturn at Opposition,” that highlights interesting resources related to Saturn and its largest moon, Titan.

The physical display will be available throughout June.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #336

In this issue

  1. Altmetrics Workshop
  2. Maine Composts Week Guide and Display
  3. Access to Fogler When Traveling Abroad

 1. Altmetrics Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, May 11th, 10am-11am
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

Join the UMaine library to find out more about how your work is perceived online. At the workshop, you will learn

  • Ways in which scholarly impact is evolving
  • How to use altmetrics to supplement your publication impact
  • Where to find altmetrics in UMaine resources
  • How deliverables can create a researcher identity online

Space is limited. Please RSVP for the Altmetrics Workshop using the online form.

2. Maine Composts Week Guide and Display

Maine Composts Week, which takes place May 7th-13th, is an effort to engage the state of Maine in the topics of composting, anaerobic digestion, food insecurity, and materials management. Fogler Library has created companion displays to highlight Maine Composts Week, located in the hallway between the front entrance and the Information Commons. These displays are accompanied by an online guide that features introductory resources to composting and resources related to organic gardening with compost

3. 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.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #335

In this issue:

  1. Open Access Publishing Workshop
  2. Grants 101 Workshop
  3. Altmetrics Workshop
  4. Maine Composts Week Guide and Display

1. Open Access Publishing Workshop

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 9th, 10am-11am
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

What is open access? How visible is your scholarship online? Did you know that making your work more accessible could lead to a citation advantage? Join UMaine librarians to learn about open access publishing models and options for making your work available online.

Space is limited. Please RSVP for the Open Access Publishing Workshop using the online form.

2. Grants 101 Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 10th, 10am-12pm
Location: Fogler 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

RSVP required. Space is limited. Please complete the online RSVP form to reserve your seat.

3. Altmetrics Workshop

Date & Time: Thursday, May 11th, 10am-11am
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

Join the UMaine library to find out more about how your work is perceived online. At the workshop, you will learn

  • Ways in which scholarly impact is evolving
  • How to use altmetrics to supplement your publication impact
  • Where to find altmetrics in UMaine resources
  • How deliverables can create a researcher identity online

Space is limited. Please RSVP for the Altmetrics Workshop using the online form.

4. Maine Composts Week Guide and Display

Maine Composts Week, which takes lace May 7th-13th, is an effort to engage the state of Maine in the topics of composting, anaerobic digestion, food insecurity, and materials management. Fogler Library has created companion displays to highlight Maine Composts Week, located in the hallway between the front entrance and the Information Commons. These displays are accompanied by an online guide that features introductory resources to composting and resources related to organic gardening with compost

Maine Composts Week Guide and Display

Maine Composts Week, which takes place May 7th-13th, is an effort to engage the state of Maine in the topics of composting, anaerobic digestion, food insecurity, and materials management. Fogler Library has created companion displays to highlight Maine Composts Week, located in the hallway between the front entrance and the Information Commons.

These displays are accompanied by an online guide that features introductory resources to composting and resources related to organic gardening with compost

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #334

In this issue:

  1. Scholarly Communications Workshop Series
  2. Access to Fogler When Traveling Abroad

1. Scholarly Communications Workshop Series

Fogler Library will host the following three workshops dedicated to different topics in scholarly communications.

Open Access Publishing
Tuesday, May 9, 10-11am, Fogler Library Classroom
RSVP for the Open Access Publishing Workshop

Grants 101
Wednesday, May 10, 10am-12pm, Fogler Library Classroom
RSVP for the Grants 101 Workshop

Altmetrics
Thursday, May 11, 10-11am, Fogler Library Classroom
RSVP for the Altmetrics Workshop

Each workshop is free, and attendees may register for any workshops of interest to them. Please RSVP for each workshop you wish to attend.

Please share this series with any students, faculty, or staff who may be interested.

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.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #333

In this issue:

  1. Textbook Alternative Workshop
  2. Scholarly Communications Workshop Series

1. Textbook Alternative Workshop

Date: April 25, 2017
Sessions Available: 10-11am; 11am-12pm; 12pm-1pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

Join Fogler Library Reference Librarians and Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning Instructional Designers to learn about using free and licensed resources in lieu of textbooks.

In this workshop, reference librarians and instructional designers will work closely with faculty to discover resources that can replace expensive textbooks in your classes. To provide personalized feedback, individual or small group sessions will be organized based on discipline. Please RSVP online.

More information on textbook alternatives can be found here.

2. Scholarly Communications Workshop Series

Fogler Library will host the following three workshops dedicated to different topics in scholarly communications.

Open Access Publishing
Tuesday, May 9, 10-11am, Fogler Library Classroom
RSVP for the Open Access Publishing Workshop

Grants 101
Wednesday, May 10, 10am-12pm, Fogler Library Classroom
RSVP for the Grants 101 Workshop

Altmetrics
Thursday, May 11, 10-11am, Fogler Library Classroom
RSVP for the Altmetrics Workshop

Each workshop is free, and attendees may register for any workshops of interest to them. Please RSVP for each workshop you wish to attend.

Please share this series with any students, faculty, or staff who may be interested.

Scholarly Communications Workshop Series

Fogler Library will host the following three workshops dedicated to different topics in scholarly communications.

Open Access Publishing
Tuesday, May 9, 10-11am, Fogler Library Classroom
RSVP for the Open Access Publishing Workshop

Grants 101
Wednesday, May 10, 10am-12pm, Fogler Library Classroom
RSVP for the Grants 101 Workshop

Altmetrics
Thursday, May 11, 10-11am, Fogler Library Classroom
RSVP for the Altmetrics Workshop

Each workshop is free, and attendees may register for any workshops of interest to them. Please RSVP for each workshop you wish to attend.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #332

In this issue:

  1. Participants Needed for Library Website Usability Study
  2. Introduction to MATLAB for Data Analysis
  3. Textbook Alternative Workshop

1. Participants Needed for Library Website Usability Study

Fogler Library is seeking members from the UMaine community to help us better understand how our users interact with the library website, which was relaunched in January 2017.

Participants in our usability study will attempt to complete a set of representative tasks using Fogler Library’s website. As they work through the tasks, participants will describe their decision-making process to two members of the library’s staff who will be on-hand to take notes.

The session will be held at Fogler Library and last no longer than 30 minutes. During that time, we will record the participant’s computer screen and their narration to use when making future decisions about the library website. Participants must have availability between 12pm and 5pm on April 19, 20, or 21. A $5 Bear Bucks certificate will be offered to participants who complete a testing session.

Any students, graduate students, or faculty who are interested in participating can complete the online form to be considered for the testing sessions.

2. Introduction to MATLAB for Data Analysis

Date & Time: Thursday, April 13, 6pm-8pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

This seminar will offer beginners a hands-on introduction to coding in MATLAB, one of the most popular programming languages used in academic and professional settings. We will start with an introduction to the GUI (graphical user interface) and basic programming syntax. In hands-on exercises, participants will upload files, write script, generate functions, and create figures. Attendees can apply the coding concepts toward a variety of programming languages after the workshop.

Previous coding experience is not required.

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

3. Textbook Alternative Workshop

Date: April 25, 2017
Sessions Available: 10-11am; 11am-12pm; 12pm-1pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

Join Fogler Library Reference Librarians and Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning Instructional Designers to learn about using free and licensed resources in lieu of textbooks.

In this workshop, reference librarians and instructional designers will work closely with faculty to discover resources that can replace expensive textbooks in your classes. To provide personalized feedback, individual or small group sessions will be organized based on discipline. Please RSVP by Tuesday April 18th to allow for scheduling.

More information on textbook alternatives can be found here.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #331

In this issue

  1. Climate Change Film Series: Climate Refugees
  2. Introduction to MATLAB for Data Analysis
  3. Textbook Alternative Workshop

1. Climate Change Film Series: Climate Refugees

Time & Date: 6pm, April 11
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

As part of the Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series, a screening of Climate Refugees will take place in the Fogler Library Classroom on April 11. The screening will also include a discussion led by Dr. Aaron Strong, Assistant Professor of Marine Policy.

Climate Refugees is a documentary that was 3 years in the making and covered 48 countries. The multi-award winning Sundance film has screened around the world illuminating the human face of climatic change.

In addition to the film series, an online guide is available with links to books, films, streaming videos, government documents, and more

2. Introduction to MATLAB for Data Analysis

Date & Time: Thursday, April 13, 6pm-8pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

This seminar will offer beginners a hands-on introduction to coding in MATLAB, one of the most popular programming languages used in academic and professional settings. We will start with an introduction to the GUI (graphical user interface) and basic programming syntax. In hands-on exercises, participants will upload files, write script, generate functions, and create figures. Attendees can apply the coding concepts toward a variety of programming languages after the workshop.
 
Previous coding experience is not required.

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

3. Textbook Alternative Workshop

Date: April 25, 2017
Sessions Available: 10-11am; 11am-12pm; 12pm-1pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

Join Fogler Library Reference Librarians and Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning Instructional Designers to learn about using free and licensed resources in lieu of textbooks.

In this workshop, reference librarians and instructional designers will work closely with faculty to discover resources that can replace expensive textbooks in your classes. To provide personalized feedback, individual or small group sessions will be organized based on discipline. Please RSVP by Tuesday April 18th to allow for scheduling.

More information on textbook alternatives can be found here.