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EndNote & Zotero Workshops for Fall

August 22nd, 2013

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 and Daniel DeSanto

  • September 11  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • September 20  (Friday) 2:00-3:00pm
  • October 2  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • October 18  (Friday) 2:00-3:00pm
  • October 30  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • November 8  (Friday) 2:00-3:00pm

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 23 (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 Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators:  Laurie Kutner and Jake Barickman

  • September 11  (Wednesday) 3:00-4:00pm
  • September 24  (Tuesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • October 10  (Thursday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • October 22  (Tuesday) 4:00-5:00pm
  • November 6  (Wednesday) 4:00-5:00pm

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

 

Brand New Quiet Study Room on Second Floor

August 22nd, 2013

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Bailey/Howe Library has added a brand new quiet study room on the second floor. The room features more desktop work space, discreet privacy walls, comfortable chairs, plenty of power outlets and top-of-the-line lighting. Most importantly, though, the room provides silence for those who need it. We hope you will enjoy the beautiful and quiet study area we’ve created!

 

Keeping the Air Clear

August 19th, 2013

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The front entrance to Bailey/Howe continues to be a smoke-free corridor. UVM maintains a policy of no-smoking withing 25 feet of a building’s entrance or window.

Aug. 22: Heirloom Tomato Tasting

August 16th, 2013

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Join UVM’s Farmer Training Program outside Bailey/Howe Library on Thursday, August 22 at 12:30 for an heirloom tomato tasting. Tomatoes and refreshments are complimentary!

The event is in conjunction with the Libraries’ summer food exhibits. “Growing Fields” in on display in the Bailey/Howe Gallery. “Super Foods of Summer” is on display in Dana Medical.

Farmer Panel & Salad Tasting, Aug. 8, Noon

July 25th, 2013

Hot Peppers and Squash Blossoms

On August 8th, in the McCrorey Gallery of Bailey/Howe Library at noon, a panel of Vermont farmers will discuss their work and the paths that led them to their current career trajectories. Panelists include Amanda Andrews of Tamarack Hollow Farm and Nancy Hayden of The Farm Between, as well as Laura Williams, the Farm Director for UVM’s Farmer Training Program.

Susie Walsh Daloz, Program Director of UVM’s Farmer Training Program, will moderate the panel.

Attendees will be treated to salad (provided by the Farmer Training Program), additional refreshments, and a raffle of books provided by permaculture publishers Chelsea Green Publishing. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Amanda Andrews began farming in 2007, working on a variety of farms in New York and selling farm products at the New York City Greenmarket. She attended the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC where she studied fiber arts, blacksmithing, and woodworking. She has experience working with a variety of livestock, including horse draft power. In 2010, she relocated to Vermont to add her skills to Tamarack Hollow Farm.

Nancy Hayden is an artist, writer, and environmental engineer, in addition to being a farmer. Hayden is the co-owner of The Farm Between, specializing in organic fruit and related products.She recently retired from her teaching job at the University of Vermont to be full time on the farm and in the studio. She has degrees in ecology, environmental engineering, English, creative writing and studio.

Laura Williams  went through the Santa Cruz Farmer Training Program before running her own farm in Westford for five years. She has been farming with UVM’s Farmer Training Program for three years.

The panel accompanies summer exhibits on food and farming at the Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries.

 

Super Summer Foods at Dana Medical Library

June 12th, 2013

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An exhibit illustrating the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables is now on display at the Dana Medical Library. The exhibit Super Foods of Summer in Vermont focuses on the health benefits of the many fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables that are cultivated in Vermont. Results of several research studies on the topic are also highlighted and include the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Study; the Harvard-based Nurses’ Health (NHS) Study; and the Health Professionals Follow-Up (HPFS) Study. Visit the Library to view the exhibit and the many print resources that are on display and available for you to check out.

Three New e-Resources Added to Catalogue

June 3rd, 2013

Three new e-resources have been added to our robust collection:
Digital Theatre Plus
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Provides online access to a digital streaming video collection of unique films of current, leading British theatre productions. Includes behind-the-scenes documentaries as well as teaching and learning resources to facilitate a deeper understanding of the productions and texts. Learning resources include a detailed introduction, plot summary, character biographies, a relationship map, language analysis, scene study, performance background and historical context for each play.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
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Presents easy-to-understand information on countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

ChoiceReviews Online
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Selected reviews listed annually in outstanding academic books and nonprint materials.

Growing Fields in the Bailey/Howe Lobby

May 10th, 2013

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The Bailey/Howe Lobby is host to a colorful summer collection of farm and food images in a new exhibit called “Growing Fields.”  The gallery features UVM’s Farmer Training Program, as well as historical snapshots from the Center for Digital Initiatives, Special Collections and the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project.

Image reproductions, broadsides, and books document the changing face of farming in Vermont, from traditional practices of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to the back to the land movement, to a new generation of farmers working in the model of sustainable agriculture.

To learn about the nutritional value of Vermont’s local foods, visit the related exhibit at Dana Medical Library entitled Super Foods of Summer.

Announcing New Summer Hours For Bailey/Howe

May 10th, 2013

timeBailey/Howe Library has changed closing hours for Monday-Thursday during the summer session (May 20-August 9). The new closing time for Monday-Thursday is 8 p.m. Below is a snap-shot of the hours for Bailey-Howe Library this summer.

Summer Session, May 20-August 9
Monday-Thursday…………….8 am-8 pm
Friday…………………….8 am-5 pm
Saturday…………………..Noon-5 pm
Sunday…………………….CLOSED

Messages to Maude

May 3rd, 2013

The Lauren Pomeroy postcard album in the University Archives provides  a glimpse of student life at UVM from 1908-1910.