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Fogler Library Newsletter #312

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library
-- Wednesday, October 12, 2016 --  

In this issue:


  1. Coding is for Everyone Workshop
  2. Books in My Life: Reading that Transforms
  3. Graduate Student Research Tips and Tricks
  4. Family Night in the LMC


  1. Natural Sciences in Digital Commons



1. Coding is for Everyone Workshop
Fogler Library will host a free introductory workshop open to any students interested in learning more about coding. The workshop will be held on October 13th from 6pm-8pm in the Library Classroom.

This workshop will provide attendees with an introductory knowledge of HTML, CSS, and front-end web programming, and also demonstrate the importance of familiarity with coding concepts for life in the 21st century. By the end of this workshop, attendees will have built their first web page. First-time coders are encouraged to attend!

2. Books in My Life: Reading that Transforms
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 first installment of this series will feature Dr. François Amar, Dean of the Honors College, on October 26th at 7pm. The event will take place in the Fogler Library Classroom.

3. Graduate Student Research Tips and Tricks
Fogler Library Reference Services will hold a free workshop on Wednesday, October 26th, from 12-1pm in the Fogler Library Classroom. The workshop will cover a variety of topics geared toward graduate students conducting research at UMaine, such as:

  • How to access full-text articles on the open web
  • How to manage citations for literature reviews
  • Grantseeking resources for research or creative projects
  • Finding appropriate publications to submit research

Attendees can also request additional topics prior to the workshop.

Please share this workshop with any graduate students who might be interested in learning new tricks to optimize time spent researching. RSVP using this form.

4. Family Night in the LMC
Did you know that Fogler Library has a children's and young adult book collection (Learning Materials Collection)? Bring your family and explore the stacks at Family Night in the LMC, beginning August 31 and continuing every Wednesday night from 6-7pm over the course of the fall semester. Librarians Amber Gray and Grace Liu will be on hand to help find books and recommend titles that might interest you. Children of all ages are welcome!


1. Natural Sciences in Digital Commons
According to Grace Baynes, Marketing & Development Director of Open Research with BioMed Central (10/05/2016), "Open access publishing is now mainstream in biology and medicine, but it is less popular in the natural sciences." The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture community in DigitalCommons@UMaine contains approximately 1,000 full-text, scholarly articles that have been downloaded nearly 180,000 times worldwide. Are you a researcher or faculty working in the Natural Sciences, interested in adding your full-text articles to the Digital Commons? For more information about uploading your work, please contact your Fogler Library Subject Specialist.


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Created by: Library Staff | Revised: 10/12/2016
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