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Get Organized! Zotero & EndNote Workshops

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

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

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)
Facilitator: Daisy Benson

Thurs. Jan 26 – 4pm-5pm
Wed. Feb 15 – 4pm-5pm
Tues. Feb 28 – 4pm-5pm
Tues. March 27 – 4pm-5pm

Advanced Zotero Workshop

Expand the capabilities of Zotero by learning how to sync files to Zotero.org and create group folders for collaborative work. No registration is required for this event.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)
Facilitator: Daisy Benson

Thurs. March 1 – 4pm-5pm
Thurs. March 29 – 4pm-5pm

EndNote workshop classes

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 Library Classroom (Room 123)
Facilitator: Laurie Kutner

Tues. Jan 24 – 4pm-5pm
Wed. Feb 1 – 3pm-4pm
Thurs. Feb 9 – 4pm-5pm
Tues. Feb 14 – 1pm-2pm
Wed. Feb. 22 – 4pm-5pm
Thurs. March 1 – 8:45am-9:45am
Tues. March 13 – 4pm-5pm
Tues. March 21 – 3pm-4pm

EndNote help sessions

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)
Facilitator: Laurie Kutner

Thurs. April 5 – 1pm-2pm
Thurs. April 24 – 4pm-5pm

Or by appointment. To schedule, send e-mail to laurie.kutner@uvm.edu

User support for the EndNote program has recently been expanded in the UVM Libraries and now includes 3 members of the Information and Instruction Services Department who are available to answer EndNote questions.

Jake Barickman (james.barickman@uvm.edu)
Karl Bridges (karl.bridges@uvm.edu)
Laurie Kutner (laurie.kutner@uvm.edu)

Pink Flamingos

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Starring Divine

If you’re looking to feel sick, or confused, or even horrified, may I recommend John Waters’ masterpiece movie “Pink Flamingos.” Waters tried really hard to make a movie as repulsive as possible, and he succeeded. The story follows Divine, an obese drag queen, and her quest to earn the title of “Filthiest Person Alive.” Divine lives in a trailer (with namesake lawn ornaments) with her mother Edith, her son Crackers, and companion Cotton. Each character is in some way twisted; Edith, for example, sits in a crib and eats boiled eggs. The Marbles, a husband-and-wife team and Divine’s main competition for the title, run a black market baby ring from their basement and incite fierce competition by mailing feces to the trailer-dwelling gang. It’s expected that what follows would be disgusting, but things go incredibly and repulsively over the top.

A warning to the easily offended: don’t watch this. Or make sure to cover your eyes, especially as Divine crouches down on the sidewalk, for this movie requires a strong stomach and an odd sense of humor. There has, however, never been another film quite like “Pink Flamingos,” which established John Waters as an auteur in his own (trashy) right.

-Elias Baldwin

Persistent Link: http://voyager.uvm.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=1655152

The Fred G. Hill Photograph Collection

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

A impressive sample of work by Burlington photographer Fred G. Hill is on display in the Special Collections reading room this semester.

In 2010, photographer Fred G. Hill — a self-described obsessed accumulator of stuff — donated the carefully preserved negatives, prints, work journals and billing ledgers from his commercial and industrial work to Special Collections. The Hill collection, which dates from 1970 into the early years of the 21st century, nicely complements the early and mid 20th-century collections of Burlington photographers Louis L. McAllister and James Detore.

Hill’s business primarily involved advertising and industrial photography, although he also did portrait, passport and wedding photos. He worked in his Burlington studio and on location. His customers included a broad sample of Vermont businesses engaged in manufacturing, retail, finance, recreation, hospitality, printing, and service. Hill also worked for numerous artists and crafts people and social service agencies. Over the years, his photographs were used in many local publications.

The Hill Collection provides an invaluable historical record of late-20th century architecture and development in Vermont. During the course of his career, Hill photographed buildings  and construction sites throughout the state.  In 2004, Hill photographed every façade on the core streets of downtown Burlington, documenting buildings, businesses and activities from Pearl to King and South Union to Lake Streets.

The bulk of the collection includes hundreds of black and white and color negatives, transparencies, slides, prints, and contact prints. Prints are currently boxed in very general categories (art, products, industry, architecture, portraits, activities, theater, music, Philo Records). Hill donated his detailed business records, which will help researchers identify images and also understand the business of commercial photography at the end of the twentieth century. The collection also includes publications where Hill’s photographs appeared and graphic art such as posters. Hill helped organize the Society of Vermont Photographers and the Vermont chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild, and records of their activities are part of the collection.

The Hill photographs will be on display until March 12, 2012 in the Special Collections reading room in Bailey/Howe Library.  Special Collections is open 10 am-7 pm Monday-Wednesday, 10 am-5 pm Tuesday and Thursday, and 1-5 pm on Sunday. The exhibit is open to the public. For more information, call 656-2138 or email uvmsc@uvm.edu