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EndNote & Zotero Workshops for Spring

Monday, January 26th, 2015

workshoppictureCome 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, Emily Crist, Daniel DeSanto, & Graham Sherriff

  • January 28  (Wednesday) noon-1:00pm
  • February 5  (Thursday) 1:00-2:00pm
  • February 13  (Friday) 3:00-4:00pm
  • March 11  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • March 18  (Wednesday) 2:00-3:00pm
  • March 25  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • March 27 (Friday) 2:00-3:00pm
  • April 2  (Thursday) 3:00-4:00pm

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 Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators:  Laurie Kutner

  • February 19  (Thursday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • March 17  (Tuesdayday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • April 8  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm

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


In Their Own Words

Friday, January 9th, 2015


In Their Own Words: Stories from Refugees Settled in Vermont
Jan. 11-May 20, 2015
Bailey/Howe Library Lobby

Pairing photographs and interview excerpts, the spring semester exhibit in the Bailey/Howe Library lobby profiles the experience of families and individuals whose lives have been disrupted by warfare, political violence, or discrimination and who came to Vermont as refugees. They hail from places as diverse as Somalia, Bosnia, Burundi, Rwanda, Vietnam, Sudan, and Uzbekistan, and they share the common challenge of starting new lives in a very different cultural setting.

The exhibit consists of ten groups of images, each featuring a different family or individual. The focal point of each set is a photographic portrait which is accompanied by interview text presenting an important aspect of this person’s experience. Two additional photographs—the joint creation of photographer and subject—add another layer of visual information to the story.

The project began when photographer Ned Castle met two brothers from Rwanda. As Ned’s friendship with these young men deepened, he was drawn into their stories and created a pairing of image and text to honor them. Working with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program and the Association of Africans Living in Vermont, Ned’s network of connections expanded, and the project grew from there.

In 2007, Ned compiled a series of photographs as well as stories that were recorded, then transcribed and edited with the help of the contributors. The narratives offer a glimpse into the remarkable diversity of life experiences that refugees bring to our community. The photos and the full stories are  available in an online book.

In Their Own Voices is a project of the Vision and Voice Documentary Workspace at the Vermont Folklife Center. The center, through its research and educational outreach programs, seeks to open a window into the social and cultural fabric of Vermont.

The project was funded with support from The Bay and Paul Foundations, the Vermont Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.