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The Value of Special Collections in the 21st Century–Sept. 21, 2012

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012, 5:30 pm, Billings North Lounge, University of Vermont

Special Collections celebrates 50 years of service in 2012. In commemoration of this important milestone, the University of Vermont Libraries is pleased to welcome distinguished librarian Mark Dimunation to speak on the continuing importance of special collections libraries. As Chief of the Rare Books and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress, Dimunation has been responsible for the largest collection of rare books in North America since 1998. A librarian and scholar of broad interests, his current projects include reconstructing Thomas Jefferson’s library at the Library of Congress.

A reception and champagne toast will follow the lecture. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call 656-2138.

Read an interview with Mark Dimunation.
Read more about the Thomas Jefferson library project.

Libraries 2012 Newsletter: Plans, Parties & the U.S. President

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The Libraries’  latest edition of “In Circulation,” our annual newsletter, is ready for your viewing pleasure.  Discover what’s new in our collections, who’s new to our roster of colleagues, as well as what we’re doing for our campus and community.  Here’s a sample of what you’ll find inside:  Special Collections Turns 50; A Librarian Speaks with President Obama; and, Architectural Plans for the Billings Renovation Project. Read it and reap.

Get Organized! Zotero & EndNote Workshops for Fall

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012


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 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)
Facilitators: Daisy Benson and Daniel DeSanto

September 11 (Tuesday) 4-5pm
September 19 (Wednesday) 4-5pm
September 26 (Wednesday) 4:30-5:30
October 9 (Tuesday) 4-5pm
October 19 (Friday) 2-3pm
October 23 (Tuesday) 4-5pm
November 6 (Tuesday) 4-5pm

Advanced Zotero

Come and build on your existing Zotero knowledge. Learn how to use shared folders for collaboration and more.

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

October 25 (Thursday) 4-5pm
November 14 (Wednesday) 4-5pm

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

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 Library Classroom (Room 123)
Facilitators: Laurie Kutner and Jake Barickman
September 7 (Fri.) 3-4 pm
September 12 (Wed.) 4-5 pm
September 20 (Thurs.) 4-5 pm
September 26 (Wed.) 3-4 pm
October 2 (Wed.) 4-5 pm
October 10 (Wed.) 4-5 pm
October 16 (Tues.) 3-4 pm
October 24 (Wed.)  4-5 pm
November 2 (Fri.)  3-4 pm
November 13 (Tues.) 4-5 pm

After November 13 please contact Laurie Kutner (laurie.kutner@uvm.edu) for an appointment.


Introducing CatQuest

Thursday, August 9th, 2012


The UVM Libraries are proud to introduce CatQuest, a new search engine that provides information about, and access to, a wide variety of research materials from the UVM Libraries and beyond. You’ll find books, journals, scholarly articles, newspaper and magazine articles, digital items and more. A large selection of the journals and other online sources we subscribe to at UVM are in CatQuest. Nearly everything in the UVM Libraries is included. CatQuest is now available via the search box on our library’s homepage. If you’re a fan of what we’re calling our classic library catalog, never fear – you’ll find that prominently featured as well. Click here if you need information on how to use CatQuest.

And as always, let us know what you think!