Upcoming Workshop: Introduction to MATLAB for Data Analysis

On April 13, Fogler Library will host an Introduction to MATLAB workshop from 6pm-8pm in the 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.

Speaker Information: Jordan Snyder is a graduate student in the School of Marine Sciences who uses MATLAB in conjunction with her fieldwork to model physical processes along the coast of Maine.

Upcoming Workshop: Textbook Alternatives for Faculty

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 #329

In this issue:

  1. Make Music with Your Computer Workshop
  2. Climate Change Film Series: Years of Living Dangerously
  3. Books in My Life: Jacquelyn Gill
  4. Textbook Alternative Workshop

1. 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.

2. Climate Change Film Series: Years of Living Dangerously

Time & Date: 6pm, March 28
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

As part of the Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series, a screening of the Years of Living Dangerously episode “Ice & Brimstone” will take place in the Fogler Library Classroom on March 28.

The screening will also include a discussion led by Dr. Paul Mayewski, Director and Professor at the Climate Change Institute.

Years of Living Dangerously is an Emmy-winning climate change series featuring some of Hollywood’s most influential stars. The series reveals emotional and hard-hitting accounts of the effects of climate change from across the planet.

3. Books in My Life: Jacquelyn Gill

Time & Date: 7pm, March 29
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

Jacquelyn Gill is an Assistant Professor of Paleoecology and Plant Ecology at the University of Maine. As a paleoecologist and biogeographer, she is interested in using the natural experiments of the past to inform conservation in the Anthropocene.

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.

Please share this event with any students, staff, or faculty who might be interested in attending.

4. 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.

Online Guide: Human Dimensions of Climate Change 2017

In collaboration with the Climate Change Institute and the Department of Anthropology, Fogler Library has collected a set of resources about potential impacts of climate change on populations throughout the world. The online guide, Human Dimensions of Climate Change, contains links to books, films, streaming videos, government documents, and more.

Fogler Library is also hosting the Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series with film showings on the following dates:

March 28 
Years of Living Dangerously “Ice & Brimstone” showing with a discussion led by Dr. Paul Mayewski, Director and Professor at the Climate Change Institute.

April 4
The Anthropologist showing with a discussion led by Dr. Christine Beitl, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

April 11
Climate Refugees showing with a discussion led by Dr. Aaron Strong, Assistant Professor of Marine Policy

Each showing begins at 6pm in the Fogler Library Classroom.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #328

In this issue:

  1. Make Music with Your Computer Workshop
  2. Climate Change Film Series: Years of Living Dangerously
  3. Books in My Life: Jacquelyn Gill

1. 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.

2. Climate Change Film Series: Years of Living Dangerously

Time & Date: 6pm, March 28
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

As part of the Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series, a screening of the Years of Living Dangerously episode “Ice & Brimstone” will take place in the Fogler Library Classroom on March 28.

The screening will also include a discussion led by Dr. Paul Mayewski, Director and Professor at the Climate Change Institute.

Years of Living Dangerously is an Emmy-winning climate change series featuring some of Hollywood’s most influential stars. The series reveals emotional and hard-hitting accounts of the effects of climate change from across the planet.

3. Books in My Life: Jacquelyn Gill

Time & Date: 7pm, March 29
Location: Fogler 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 Jacquelyn Gil, Assistant Professor of Paleoecology and Plant Ecology at the University of Maine. Please share this event with any students, staff, or faculty who might be interested in attending.

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.