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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 12th, 2016

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Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for young adults. According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 in 13 young adults in the United States ages 18 to 25 had serious thoughts of suicide between 2013 and 2014.

As September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we at the Libraries would like to remind you of all of the fantastic resources that the University has to offer. Most notably, the Center for Health and Wellbeing offers a wide range of services to support your mind, body, and soul while you’re at UVM. The Center for Health and Wellbeing offers care at several locations; including Living Well on the ground floor of the Davis Center, Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS) located at the Jacob’s house on South Williams Street and in the Christie/Wright/Patterson Complex on Redstone, and Student Health Services; located in the UHC building on Pearl Street. For more information or support, stop by Living Well on the ground floor of the Davis Center and meet with their friendly and welcoming staff – including Tucker, UVM’s own therapy dog!

Also, keep an eye out for our regular de-stress events here at the Bailey/Howe, usually during midterms and finals!

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Prevention Resources

 

For More Information…

If you are looking for information on suicide prevention from a research perspective, check out the following journals below. And as always feel free to stop by the Reference Desk for assistance!

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

American Journal of Psychiatry

Archives of General Psychiatry

Wellness Perspectives

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Breaking the Deckle: Using the Paper Arts for Social Justice

September 9th, 2016

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Breaking the Deckle: Using the Paper Arts for Social Justice
Drew Matott, Peace Paper Project
October 11, 5:30 pm
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library

Drew Matott is a master papermaker with an expertise using traditional papermaking as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement, and community activism. In this presentation, Mattot will discuss how he became involved with the paper arts and describe the genesis of the community papermaking programs he has co-founded, including Green Door Studio, Combat Paper Project, Peace Paper Project, Papermaking as Art Therapy, and Panty Pulping.

Matott directs the vision and strategy of Peace Paper Project, which utilizes traditional hand papermaking as a means of engaging communities in art practices which bring people together, broadcast their stories, and transform their fibers into meaningful art pieces. The project operates everywhere from private workshops to public demonstrations in order to perpetuate the art of hand papermaking while adapting to the needs of each specific community. Peace Paper merges its skill set of papermaking, bookbinding, printmaking, and creative writing with the unique practices and concepts of host communities as a way of empowering  collaboration.

Other local colleges will also be hosting Peace Paper Project activities.In Panty Pulping workshops at St. Michael’s College on October 10 and at Champlain College on October 13, participants will confront sexual and domestic violence by transforming underwear into handmade paper. Champlain will also host an exhibit from October 9-29.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call 656-2138.

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Check out our Instagram!

September 7th, 2016

Follow @uvmlibraries on Instagram today! For behind-scenes glimpses at library life, interesting reads, selections from the free book shelf, libraries’ news and events, and much more- check out our Instagram!

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Also, keep an eye out for our always-popular Halloween Costume Contest!

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Citation Manager Workshops, Fall 2016

August 31st, 2016

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Come learn about tools that can help you to keep track of research materials, collaborate with classmates and colleagues, take notes, format citations, and create bibliographies for papers in a variety of styles. All workshops are one hour and are free and open to UVM students, faculty, and staff. No registration is required.

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Introduction to Zotero

Learn how to keep track of research materials, organize note-taking, and format citations and bibliographies using this easy-to-master, open-source solution.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Daisy Benson &Daniel DeSanto.

• Friday, Sept. 2 @ 1pm
• Thursday, Sept. 8 @ 3pm
• Friday, Sept. 23 @ 2pm
• Friday, Sept. 30 @ 1pm
• Monday, Oct. 10 @ 4:15
• Tuesday, Oct. 25 @ 3pm

Contact Daisy Benson (daisy.benson@uvm.edu) to arrange for a customized workshop on Zotero for your class, lab, or other group.

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EndNote Workshops

Learn how to use EndNote (a software program) to keep track of research information, organize notes, and insert citations into your papers.

Location: Bailey/Howe Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Laurie Kutner & Graham Sherriff

• Thursday, Sept. 8 @ 4:15pm
• Monday, Dept. 19 @ 2:15pm
• Wednesday, Sept. 28 @ 3:30pm
• Tuesday, Oct. 11 @ 3pm
• Thursday, Oct. 27 @ 4:15pm
• Tuesday, Nov. 8 @ 4:30

Additional EndNote workshops can be scheduled upon request. Send requests to Laurie Kutner (laurie.kutner@uvm.edu).

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Introduction to Mendeley

Come learn about Mendeley, a free reference manager that helps to organize your research, collaborate with colleagues, create in-text citations and bibliographies, and discover new research.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Elizabeth Berman

• Monday Sept. 12 @ 12pm
• Tuesday Sept. 20 @ 3pm
• Wednesday Sept. 28 @ 1pm
• Tuesday Oct. 4 @ 11:30am
• Wednesday Oct. 16 @ 11am
• Thursday Oct. 20 @ 8:30am
• Wednesday Oct. 26 @ 3pm
• Friday No. 4 @ 10am
• Monday Nov. 7 @ 1pm

Contact Elizabeth Berman (elizabeth.berman@uvm.edu) to schedule one-on-one consultations or on-demand workshops.

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Mindfulness and natural medicine

August 30th, 2016

There’s growing interest in the benefits of mindfulness techniques and alternative medicines. The UVM Libraries provides affiliates with up-to-date, research intensive information on best practices.

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Mindfulness journal

“This journal publishes peer-reviewed papers that examine the latest research findings and best practices in mindfulness. It explores the nature and foundations of mindfulness, its mechanisms of actions, and its use across cultures. In addition, Mindfulness features papers that address issues involving the training of clinicians, institutional staff, teachers, parents, and industry personnel in mindful provision of services.” –Publisher’s information

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Natural Medicines

Natural Medicines is a database dedicated to comparing the efficacy of alternative therapies, that provides information on the safety, effectiveness.and interactions of over 1200 naturally-sourced vitamins, herbs, minerals and other supplements. It includes access to patient handouts, and topical overviews on health and wellness, sports medicine and medical conditions.

PolicyMap

August 30th, 2016
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Map showing numbers of farmers’ markets in the United States in 2015.

PolicyMap is an online mapping and data tool with extensive U.S. datasets on demographics, socioeconomics, mortgage and home sales, health, employment, crime, and more. It’s valuable for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, and grant applications.

“Help students across disciplines understand geographic data without having to take a specialized class. Use PolicyMap to bring sophisticated data, mapping and analytics to fields beyond traditional GIS and planning departments.  From public health to sociology and law, students can use PolicyMap to create maps, reports and analyses to enable a deeper understanding of crucial areas in their fields.” –Publisher’s information

The UVM Libraries provides subscription access to PolicyMap for UVM affiliates.

Want fashion?

August 29th, 2016

The UVM Libraries provides access for UVM affiliates to resources with contemporary and historic appeal to fashion lovers.

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Vogue Archive
The Vogue Archive contains full issues of Vogue magazine from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, with high-resolution page images.  The Archive is meticulously indexed and can be searched by photographer, fashion item (kimono, scoop neckline, Breton jacket), person pictured, company/brand, designer name, or material (chiffon, wool, taffeta).

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Berg Fashion Library
The Berg Fashion Library is an interdisciplinary portal to integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. It covers all aspects of clothing, dress, fashion, and textiles around the world and includes access to comprehensive reference sources, as well as images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Bath Fashion Museum, the MoMu Fashion Museum (Belgium), the Commercial Pattern Archive Database and more.

Restrooms for all!

August 26th, 2016

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The UVM Libraries are proud to be introducing some new non gender-segregated restrooms (also sometimes known as “all-gender,” “gender-neutral,” or “gender-inclusive” restrooms) as we start the fall 2016 semester.

These restrooms are the result of student demand, a campus-wide effort to expand access to restrooms that aren’t segregated by gender, and the library’s long-standing commitment to ensuring that all people have equitable access to information.

A few of the benefits of non gender-segregated restrooms are:

  • Safer spaces for trans and gender non-conforming library users
  • Less waiting for restroom availability based on gender
  • Easier access for caretakers of different gender presentations
  • Easier access for custodial staff

We’re also proud to uphold guidelines from the Department of Justice ensuring that trans students can use the restroom that’s consistent with their gender identity.

Basically, you get to choose what’s right for you!

You can find new non gender-segregated restrooms on the second and third floors of Bailey/Howe, near the elevators at the top of the main stairway (Rooms 251 & 252; 351 & 352). We’re currently completing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant renovations to room 252 to increase accessibility.

We also have a pre-existing, non gender-segregated restroom on the ground floor (Room 026). To find it turn right at Media Services and follow signs for Acquisitions. It’s across from Acquisitions and next to the Free Book shelf.

To learn more about the importance of non gender-segregated restrooms and their locations on campus, please see: http://www.uvm.edu/~lgbtqa/?Page=transinfo.html&SM=programsmenu.html

New Books at the Bailey/Howe

August 26th, 2016

Cool off from a summer of beach reads with some new non-fiction! These works can be found on our New Book shelf in Bailey/Howe, an ever-rotating sampling of things we’re adding to our collection. You can also review all our newest books online, and subscribe via RSS to receive alerts about acquisitions, by discipline.

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Artificial Darkness: An Obscure History of Modern Art and Media by Noam M. Elcott

“Darkness has a history and a uniquely modern form. Distinct from night, shadows, and artificial light, ‘artificial darkness’ has been overlooked—until now. In fact, controlled darkness was essential to the rise of photography and cinema, science and spectacle, and a century of advanced art and film. Artificial Darkness is the first book to historicize and theorize this phenomenon and map its applications across a range of media and art forms.” -The University of Chicago Press

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Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom by Dr. Carin Bondar

“In this chatty and engaging account, science communicator Bondar takes readers on an encyclopedic tour of sex across the animal kingdom…she succeeds by taking a thoroughly evolutionary perspective, describing often shocking actions (various forms of sexual violence are remarkably common in nature) and offering explanations for those behaviors…she also explores topics of particular interest to humans, including monogamous pair bonding (which is very rare) and homosexuality (which is very common). Stories about sex are fun to read, and Bondar makes them informative, too.” -Publishers Weekly

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Psychedelia and Other Colours by Rob Chapman

“In Psychedelia and Other Colours, acclaimed author Rob Chapman explores in crystalline detail the history, precedents and cultural impact of LSD, from the earliest experiments in painting with light and immersive environments to the thriving avant-garde scene that existed in San Francisco even before the Grateful Dead and the Fillmore Auditorium. In the UK, he documents an entirely different history, and one that has never been told before. It has its roots in fairy tales and fairgrounds, the music hall and the dead of Flanders fields, in the Festival of Britain and that peculiarly British strand of surrealism that culminated in the Magical Mystery Tour… Psychedelia and Other Colours documents these utopian reverberations – and the dark side of their moon – in a perfect portrait.”-Goodreads

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Culinary Shakespeare: Staging Food and Drink in Early Modern England edited by David B. Goldstein and Amy L. Tigner

“Eating and drinking — vital to all human beings — were of central importance to Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Culinary Shakespeare, the first collection devoted solely to the study of food and drink in Shakespeare’s plays, reframes questions about cuisine, eating, and meals in early modern drama… The essays in Culinary Shakespeare build upon that prior focus on individual bodily experience but also transcend it, emphasizing the aesthetic, communal, and philosophical aspects of food, while also presenting valuable theoretical background… Culinary Shakespeare seeks to open new interpretive possibilities and will be of interest not only to scholars and students of Shakespeare and the early modern period, but also to those in food studies, food history, ecology, gender and domesticity, and critical theory.” -Amazon

Copying Nature

July 27th, 2016

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In the 1830s and 1840s, John Henry Hopkins, Vermont’s first Episcopal bishop, and his son, John Henry Hopkins Jr., produced the Burlington Drawing-Book of Flowers, and a portfolio version, titled The Vermont Drawing Book of Flowers. The book was designed to be an instructional tool to teach drawing, but Hopkins also hoped that sales would raise much needed funds to support his struggling Vermont Episcopal Institute, a secondary school for boys. This summer, the beautifully hand-colored plates of domestic flowers are on display in the Special Collections reading room in Bailey/Howe Library.