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FOGLER LIBRARY WEEKLY NEWS SERVICE

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library
-- Wed., April 17, 2002 --


Distributed by the Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono, Maine. Please send comments or requests for more information on news items to Gretchen Gfeller, gretchen.gfeller@umit.maine.edu , 207-581-1696 or Frank Wihbey, frankw@umit.maine.edu , 207-581-1681. Newsletters are also posted and archived at www.library.umaine.edu/librarynews. If you would prefer not to receive future issues of this news service by e-mail, please send a message to: library.news@library.umaine.edu

SUMMARY
1. News
A. Albright Named Librarian of Year
B. Librarians offer Information Literacy course
2. New collection
A. Harriet Henry Papers
3. New service
A. Digital Video Recording and Editing

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1. NEWS

A. ALBRIGHT NAMED LIBRARIAN OF YEAR
Elaine Albright, Dean of Cultural Affairs and Libraries came to Fogler Library in 1983. This was, in many ways, a homecoming. A Waterville native and 1968 graduate of The University of Maine, Albright had always viewed our state as her true home. Since that time in 1983, she has worked tirelessly to ensure that all of Maine's citizens have access to quality library resources. Last spring the Maine Library Association expressed its appreciation by naming her 2001 Outstanding Librarian of the Year. Terrence MacTaggart, former chancellor of The University of Maine System, said that Albright has been a source of outstanding leadership; "She is the force behind a digital library that will give every resident of Maine easy access to an extensive collection of databases, electronic books, and other digital materials."

B. LIBRARIANS OFFER INFORMATION LITERACY COURSE
Continuing their commitment to help students, faculty, and community, the Fogler Library librarians offer a course each fall and spring semester to help attendees gain a better understanding of information in today's society. Information Literacy, LBR 200, provides students with general knowledge of information resources and helps them develop skills to evaluate those means. In the class, students will examine numerous specific information sources on both electronic and print formats. The course satisfies the social context and institutions general education requirement. For more information regarding LBR 200, contact Nancy Lewis at 207-581-3613 or nancy.lewis@umit.maine.edu.


2. NEW COLLECTION

A. FOGLER LIBRARY ACQUIRES HARRIET HENRY PAPERS
Fogler Library has recently acquired the papers of Judge Harriet P. Henry, the first woman judge in Maine, who has had a long and distinguished career in public service. A Maine native, Henry moved to Washington D.C. after graduating from college in 1945. During the 1940s and 1950s, she was employed at the Office of the Quarter Master General and the National Security Agency while she studied at the George Washington Law School at night. Returning to Maine in 1958, she became involved in environmental law and legislation. She also served on the Board of the Portland Housing Authority and was active in the League of Women Voters. In 1973, Harriet Henry was appointed Judge at Large for the Maine District Court, a position she held until 1990. Judge Henry's papers will provide an important resource for research in a number of disciplines, including women's history, judicial history, and environmental history.


3. NEW SERVICE

A. DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDING AND EDITING
The Media Resource Center, second floor, Fogler Library, provides basic digital video recording and editing equipment available to all faculty, students, and staff. Three miniDV camcorders are available for 3 or 24 hour checkout. Digital Video editing is available on both Windows and Macintosh platforms. Editing software includes iMovie II on the Mac and Media 100's IntroDV on PC. Both stations have CD-ROM recorders. For further information contact Bill Meloy 207-581-1622 or bill.meloy@umit.maine.edu or view the web page at http://www.library.umaine.edu/mrc/equipment.htm



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