Science Center pod cast:
Title page appears with music playing. (Jim begins to speak) Shot of Science Center Reference sign that is over the Science Center reference desk. Video of the Science Center with camera starting left to right as cameraperson is standing outside door of the Science Center office.
Jim: The Science & Engineering Center of Fogler Library serves as the campus resource for all areas science and engineering. We are located on the 2nd floor of Fogler Library overlooking the Student Union. Here you will find our staff of 3 librarians and a classified staff member – the heart of the Science Center.
Jim begins to speak. Video of Jim Bird, standing holding a reference book and turning pages in front of the Science Center reference book area – biography section
Jim: Jim Bird, Department Head, is a specialist in many areas of the biological and natural sciences. Jim has over 28 years of experience helping library users.
Jim begins to speak. Video of Nancy Curtis standing in front of the Science Center reference book subject encyclopedia shelf pulling an encyclopedia off the shelf and examining it on a table and then pulling another volume off the shelf.
Jim: Nancy Curtis is a specialist in the areas of biochemistry, microbiology & molecular biology, chemistry, communication disorders, nursing, and physics & astronomy. Nancy has over 17 years experience helping library users.
Jim begins to speak. Video of Martin Wallace at the Science Center reference desk working on the computer.
Jim: Martin Wallace is a specialist in all areas of engineering as well as math and computer science. He is also our patents and trademarks liaison. Martin has over 8 years experience helping library users.
Jim begins to speak. Video of Nancy Michaud in the President’s Room gathering paper copy journal issues to prepare them for binding.
Jim: Nancy Michaud, our Library Assistant 1 is in charge of our journal binding. Nancy fields many questions from patrons and is ready to refer you to a Science Librarian when needed.
Jim begins to speak. Video of the science journals in the President’s Room starting in the A section and then moving along the shelves with views of the various seating arrangements, tables, easy chairs, moon carols. Two still shots of University of Maine presidential portraits.
Jim: Although many of Fogler’s science journals are available on the Web, we still have many print journals. These are displayed in the President’s Room – perhaps the nicest room in the entire library. The portraits on the walls are of former Presidents of the University of Maine. Looking for a quiet place to study – try the President’s Room
Jim begins to speak. Right to left video of the Science Center reference book area taken from about 10 feet in front of Science Center office door. Video of the subject encyclopedias shelf focusing on the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.
Jim: The Science Center has an extensive reference book collection that can be used to look up information in all areas of science and engineering whether it is biographical information about an 18th century astronomer or a math conversion factor. The many subject encyclopedias are a great place to start your research on almost any scientific topic.
Jim begins to speak. Video of Nancy Curtis working with a patron at the Science Center reference desk.
Jim: Our in-depth reference service offers you an opportunity to work with a science librarian one-on-one. If you are just beginning a short paper or starting your dissertation research, science librarians can help you. All you need to do is to contact one of us by e-mail, phone, or by just stopping by and asking.
Jim begins to speak. Shot of the Fogler Library homepage. Shot of the Animal and Veterinary Science subject portal.
Jim: Science Librarians spent much time maintaining a variety of subject and course specific websites. These sites are available through Fogler’s Subject Portals accessed from Fogler Library’s homepage and are a great place to start your research.
Jim begins to speak. Video of Martin Wallace at the Science Center Reference desk. Video of Martin Wallace helping a patron at the Patent and Trademark workstation.
Jim: The Science Center is also home to Maine’s only Patent and Trademark Depository Library. Science librarian Martin Wallace serves as our PTDL representative. Martin maintains the patent and trademark subject websites and is often seen helping a patron who has an idea for an invention but doesn’t know where to start.
Jim begins to speak. Video of Fogler’s classroom with Jim Bird at the wall screen in front of the room pointing out interesting things about the a subject portal and URSUS. Video of Jim Bird helping a patron at the Science Center reference desk. Video of Jim Bird in the Science Center in front of a Science Center reference bookshelf examining a Math reference book. Video of Martin Wallace helping a patron at the Patent and Trademark workstation. Video of Nancy Curtis helping a patron at the Science Center reference desk. Video of Nancy Michaud in the President’s Room gathering paper copy journal issues to prepare them for binding.
Jim: Science Center librarians talk to many classes throughout the year. Whether in Fogler’s classroom or in another campus location, we are here to help you and your class. In these classes you learn how to find articles on a specific topic, how to search URSUS effectively, how to evaluate a journal article or a website, and just how to feel comfortable using the library. If the e-mails and letters received from faculty and students are any indication, the Science Librarians at Fogler Library are very good at what they do.
Video of the President’s Room. Video of Nancy Curtis helping a patron at the Science Center reference desk.
So, as you can see, the Science & Engineering Center and its staff are here to help you in all of your research needs. Just stop by or contact us and see what we can do for you!
Visit us on the Web at the www.library.umaine.edu/sec
Camera person - Christopher Tuthill
Editor - Larry Corbett
Music by Norah Bird