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.

Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter #330

In this issue:

  1. (TONIGHT) Books in My Life: Jacquelyn Gill
  2. Climate Change Film Series: The Anthropologist
  3. Introduction to MATLAB for Data Analysis
  4. Textbook Alternative Workshop

1. (TONIGHT) 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.

2. Climate Change Film Series: The Anthropologist

Time & Date: 6pm, April 4
Location: Fogler Library Classroom

As part of the Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series, a screening of The Anthropologist will take place in the Fogler Library Classroom on April 4.

The screening will also include a discussion led by Dr. Christine Beitl, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maine.

In The Anthropologist, the fate of the planet is considered from the perspective of American teenager Katie Crate. Over the course of five years, she travels alongside her mother Susie, an anthropologist studying the impact of climate change on indigenous communities.

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

3. 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.

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.

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. There is also a physical display on the first floor of the library (pictured above).

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.