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FOGLER LIBRARY NEWS SERVICE
Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, April 22, 2009--

SUMMARY
1.  Services
     A.  Library Extended Hours for Pre-Finals Week and Finals Week
     B.  Creating Accessible PDFs Workshop, Tuesday May 5, 9-10:30 am
     C.  On-premises Flip Charts Gathers Direct, Candid Feedback From Users
3.  Collections
     A. New in Reference
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1.   SERVICES
A.   Fogler Library's extended hours will begin earlier this spring and run through the end of finals week.  Please bring this to the attention of your students.
      The schedule is 8:00 am - 2:30am on these days (2:30 am closing is on the morning of the following day):
Wednesday April 29 - Friday  May 1; and  Monday May 4 - Thursday  May 7
       Note these exceptions:
Saturday May 2 - Sunday  May  3:  10:00am - 2:30am
Friday, 8 May:  8:00 am-5:00 pm
  Library hours for this period and others <library.umaine.edu/about/hours.htm> are available on the web.

B. CREATING ACCESSIBLE PDFs WORKSHOP, TUESDAY, MAY 5, 9-10:30 AM
     This workshop is an introduction to creating accessible PDFs.  Topics include: creating a PDF, adding and changing tags, reading order, alternative text, reflow, and the read out loud tool. Tuesday, 5 May, 9:00 - 10:30 am in the Fogler Library Computer Classroom.   To register, or for more information, contact Gretchen Gfeller. Voice : 207-581-1696 | Email: gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu
     Offered in collaboration with the campus Accessible Information Committee.

C.   ON-PREMISES FLIP CHARTS GATHER DIRECT, CANDID FEEDBACK FROM USERS
       Inspired by a project involving ethnographic research at the University of Rochester, Fogler’s Marketing Committee placed flipcharts and colored markers around the library as a way to encourage student input.  Coordinated by Committee member Desirée Butterfield-Nagy as a part of the library's "Imagine a Library..." outreach campaign, students are encouraged to offer feedback and a response to the following phrase: “Imagine making a difference in the library.  Tell us… what’s your favorite place in the library?  What should we do to make all areas as appealing as your favorite?” 
    Since the project began in early February, results have been over 300 ideas and suggestions.  Staff members have responded to several of the comments, adding additional seating to the third floor and power strips throughout the building, making repairs to equipment, and beginning the extension of late night hours earlier than in previous years.  Plans are in the works for rearranging furniture and highlighting the library’s “Popular Reading” collection in the Reserve Reading Room.
   The flipcharts have been a very successful way to gather ideas from our users; the plan is to leave them up at least through the end of the summer.  Marketing Committee members include: Desirée Butterfield-Nagy, Michael Carrington (student member), Kjerste Christensen, Stephen Fadel, Brad Finch, Gretchen Gfeller (Chair), and Jerry Lund..

2.    COLLECTIONS
A.  NEW IN REFERENCE
          Encyclopedia of film noir   [REF PN1995.9.F54M39 2007]
“The first part of the encyclopedia provides five excellent essays on the genre, complete with references, and the second part has entries on films, actors, and directors. Covering both the classical film noir cycle (1939-59) and the modern neo-noir period (1959-present),…”
       Encyclopedia of Jewish American artists  [REF Fine Arts N6538,J4B37 2007]
    This reference source “provides short overviews of the careers of 80-plus 19th- and 20th-century Jewish American artists-e.g., painters, photographers, graphic artists, sculptors, and video-media artists.”


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