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Welcome Class of 2019

Friday, August 28th, 2015


Welcome to UVM. We’re so excited for you and eager to welcome you to the UVM family. You’re going to learn extraordinary things in your time here.

Librarians REALLY like to help people. It’s kind of our thing. So please, stop by, introduce yourself and hear more about what we have to offer and how we can support you in your time at UVM.

Move In Team

Members of the Libraries Move In Team, helping out

You can check out all kinds of stuff from our amazing collection, in-person and online. We’ve got online articles you’ll need for your classes, books, DVDs and even media equipment like cameras and GoPros. Stop by our reference desk to get started and we’ll help you find what you’re looking for.

About that reference desk…during the semester when you have a question or need help finding an article or a piece of information, we have librarians standing by. You can come to the library, call us, text us, chat with us, email us…you get the picture (did we mention we like helping people?).


We also have an amazing team of subject specialists who can help you with your research and assignments, organized by department. Find a match to your class or program and connect directly with someone who knows the resources in your area.

Want to learn more about what the library has to offer? Check out our 7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Library. And stop by today!

You Can Borrow a Book, but you get to keep the ideas.

Fall 2015 Workshops

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Study group

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.


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: Daniel DeSanto, Emily Crist, & Graham Sherriff

• September 18 (Friday), 2:00pm-3:00pm
• September 23 (Wednesday), 1:00pm-2:00pm
• October 1 (Thursday), 3:00pm-4:00pm
• October 5 (Monday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
• October 9 (Friday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
• October 15 (Thursday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
• October 21 (Wednesday), 12:00pm-1:00pm
• October 30 (Friday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
• November 5 (Thursday), 12:00pm-1:00pm

Contact Daniel DeSanto (daniel.desanto@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 & Graham Sherriff

• September 17 (Thursday), 4:15pm-5:15pm
• October 2 (Friday), 2:15pm-3:15pm
• October 14 (Wednesday), 3:30pm-4:30pm
• October 29 (Thursday), 4:15pm-5:15pm
• November 10 (Tuesday), 3:00pm-4:00pm

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


Introduction to Mendeley

Come learn about Mendeley, a reference manager that helps to organize published research and create in-text citations and bibliographies and a tool for research collaboration and discoverability.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Elizabeth Berman

• October 6, 3-4pm
• October 12, 11am-12pm
• October 21, 2-3pm
• October 30, 12-1pm
• November 2, 3-4pm
• November 11, 11:30-12:30pm

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

Student studying

Be Our Friends!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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Did you know you can FRIEND, TWEET, POKE, & FOLLOW UVM LIBRARIES on social media?

We have a myriad of fun ways for you to interact with UVM Libraries, including:

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Click on the icons above to find out about new books, exhibits, events – or just explore student life in the libraries!


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We look forward to you interacting with us on social media!

Books for a Warm Season

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Always a Nerd

What do we recommend if you’re lucky enough to spend a few of these dog days of summer curled up by a pool or a pond? Check out our eclectic, library-approved picks.

Last dog on the hill : the extraordinary life of Lou by Steve Duno
Recommended by Wendy Gunther, Collection Development

“This is the true story of a man and his rescue dog Lou. While on vacation, driving through a rugged California countryside Steve Duno spots a half dozen feral dogs on the crest of a hill. The pack bolts for the trees, all but one flea infested, tick riddled puppy, the last dog on the hill, who pauses a moment, then runs towards the man, a decision that will forever change the life of the author, the 6 month old Rottweiler mix and hundreds of other people the pair come in contact with. Author Duno drew me in and quite frankly, still hasn’t let go. This is the kind of book you will not want to put down. A great summer read! I can’t recommend it highly enough.”

Eats, shoots & leaves : the zero tolerance approach to punctuation by Lynne Truss
Recommended by Kristin Florian, Dana Medical Library Collection Management

“This book is a light read despite being about grammar. The examples of mistakes are often hilarious; and you will find yourself laughing your way through the book, while learning a lot about punctuation. I particularly liked the chapter on semicolons, and the frequent blurbs about how grammar use has changed over time.”


Clothes, clothes, clothes : music, music, music : boys, boys, boys by Viv Albertine
Recommended by Sharon Thayer, Special Collections & Government Information

“This memoir by the lead guitarist of the British punk band The Slits, is a glimpse into her world. Becoming a musician at the same time as The Clash and The Sex Pistols were forming, not to mention hanging out with them, she and her band mates were fearless in staking a claim in this male-dominated music scene. Told in Albertine’s raw, honest, funny and totally personal voice, you feel you are along for the ride. Being just slightly younger than the author and living in London in 1975, this book resonates with me. “

The Summer book by Tove Jansson ; translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal
Recommended by Angus Robertson, Access Services

“The author was a painter, writer and overall fascinating person who lived most of her life in Finland. She is probably best remembered as the author of the Moomin books for children which are very popular in Europe. It is a very wise, charming little book about an elderly artist and her six-year-old granddaughter as they spend the summer together on a remote island off the coast of Finland. The story explores themes of change and loss, and aging with a very deft, subtle tone. It is also written in very simple, beautiful language. It also happens to be a very quick read.”

Tove Jansson & Tuulikki Pietila

Tove Jansson & Tuulikki Pietila

Dry bones : a Walt Longmire mystery by Craig Johnson
Recommended by Mary VanBuren-Swasey, Resource Description & Analysis

“When the largest, most complete fossil of a Tyrannosaurus Rex is discovered in Absaroka County, it would appear to have nothing to do with Walt Longmire, Sheriff of the county. That is, until the Cheyenne rancher who finds her is found face down in a turtle pond. As a number of parties vie for ownership of the priceless remains, including rancher Danny Lone Elk’s family, the Cheyenne tribe, the Deputy Attorney General, and a cadre of FBI men, Walt must recruit undersheriff Victoria Moretti, Henry Standing Bear, and Dog (his faithful four-legged companion) to investigate a sixty-six million year-old cold case that’s starting to heat up fast.”

Feeling good : the new mood therapy by David D. Burns
Recommended by Jane Hendley, Resource Description & Analysis

“This book about cognitive therapy, though several years old, is still popular. I called it in at the recommendation of a sibling and it was overdue! For us perfectionists and those with obsessive compulsive disorder tendencies it tells us sadly that our feelings and impulses are not always rational though we may absolutely certain they are. The book helps one to think more rationally so as to be able to act more rationally. “

Station eleven : a novel by Emily St. John Mandel
Recommended by Susan Mower, Collection Management Services

“Not ANOTHER Post Apocalyptic book you might say? But trust me, this one is worth it. My gut reaction on finishing it was to sit down and re-read it immediately. As a library worker I do have to point out that there is NO time-travel in this book despite the subject assigned to it of: Time travel–Fiction.”

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