The UVM Libraries have a wide range of services, resources and spaces across our three locations that set students, faculty and staff up for success. Keep an eye out for the following at Howe, Silver, and Dana libraries. Your libraries are here to help!
Services and Resources
Librarians are Here to Help
Academic and Research Support
Each academic department has its own subject specialist librarian. Whether you are a UVM community member looking for support for an assignment or research project, librarians improve the quality of your work (not to mention save time and reduce stress).
UVM Libraries subject librarians also offer faculty curriculum support. Librarians provide instruction for individual courses to support specific research needs.
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UVM Libraries offer Geospatial Project Support
Working on a project that involves data and geography? We can help!
Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, uses geospatial technology to map data. Anyone who has gathered data that they’d like to connect to a map can meet with our GIS consultants for: GIS project design, the selection of appropriate datasets, and the selection and use of geoprocessing tools (including ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and Google Earth Engine).
Get Help with Data Collection and Statistical Design
Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services at UVM Libraries offer expert one-on-one help to students, postdocs, and researchers. UVM Libraries’ statistical design and data specialist, Maria Sckolnick, can help with data management, experimental and survey design, selecting methodology, and much more. To take advantage of this service, you can make an appointment, stop by the drop-in hours, or attend a monthly workshop (see below).
The Statistical Software Support and Consulting Services webpage is your one-stop shop for all your statistical consulting needs.
Upgrades to the Howe Sound and Vision Studio
The Sound and Vision Studio has everything students, faculty and staff need to make high-quality audio and video recordings, stage photos and videos and produce interviews and podcasts. The Multimedia Services team continues to improve podcasting kits, high-powered cameras, microphones and more.
NEW! Virtual reality has come to the sound and Vision studio -- We’ve also added a new computer station that makes working with VR and large audio and video files possible.
Upgrades to the Center for Multimedia Development
The Center for Multimedia Development (CMD) lab continues to be our technology sandbox in the Howe Memorial Library – a place where students, faculty and staff can experiment and explore.
NEW! High-powered PCs, 3D modeling, printing, scanning AND an improved selection of data visualization and GIS software opportunities on CMD lab computers. Same for Adobe Creative Suite, photo and video editing software.
How to Use the CMD Lab and Sound and Vision Studio
The Center for Multimedia Development is located in the first-floor atrium of Howe Memorial Library. The Sound and Vision Studio is located downstairs in Howe. Both are supported by the knowledgeable staff at the Media Services desk. Get access to the studio by stopping by (first floor of Howe Library), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call (802)656-1947.
Current News, Displays and Workshops
Workshops: Random Chats about Data
UVM Libraries offers statistics workshops that are drop in and informal. Don’t know exactly what some of these topics mean? Join us anyway. Our specialist is available to answer all questions.
- Bring a lunch and drop in to learn about Statistical Output - a discussion about interpretation of p-values, test statistics, confidence intervals and parameter estimates.
- When and where? October 17, 2023, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m., Dana Health Sciences Library Classroom (Room 108)
Using Syntax in Statistical Analysis
- Bring a lunch and drop in to learn about using Syntax in Statistical Analysis - an introduction to how to get started with R, SAS and other syntax based statistical analysis software programs.
- When and where? November 10, 2023, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Howe Library Media Classroom (Room 001B)
New Book Spotlight: Horror
Perfect for some late October reading, check out UVM Libraries' newest Horror titles that Features new fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels in the genre. Up for the rest of October, Howe Library now has a spooky display in it's lobby if you are looking to browse.
Messy Roots by Laura Gao
Dana Health Sciences Library currently has an exhibit that spotlights this powerful graphic memoir. Learn more about this fascinating intersectional book and browse other graphic novels in our libraries’ collections. Stop by and check them out!
Messy Roots was selected as a 2023 - 2024 UVM Learning Community book for the Summer Reading Program by two Learning Communities: Arts & Creativity and Global Connections. Laura Gao was just recently on campus giving talks about her book.
Here is a little bit more about Messy Roots:
“After spending her early years in Wuhan, China, riding water buffalos and devouring stinky tofu, Laura immigrates to Texas, where her hometown is as foreign as Mars—at least until 2020, when COVID‐19 makes Wuhan a household name.
In Messy Roots, Laura illustrates her coming‐of‐age as the girl who simply wants to make the basketball team, escape Chinese school, and figure out why girls make her heart flutter.
Insightful, original, and hilarious, toggling seamlessly between past and present, China and America, Gao’s debut is a tour de force of graphic storytelling.”
UVM Faculty Senate States Support for Open-Access Research and Open Science
In the spring of 2023, UVM’s Faculty Senate passed a resolution calling on “the different colleges and schools of the University to develop policies and procedures promoting open access sharing of scholarly output” and to “review their incentive structures in hiring, reappointment, promotion, and tenure [RPT] to ensure alignment with open scholarship …"
The Faculty Senate recently drafted a brief summarizing and providing context for their spring 2023 resolution promoting open access sharing of scholarly output. Bottom line? UVM supports open access and open science. Read the September 2023 summarizing brief.
Banned Books Week
UVM Libraries celebrated Banned Books Week! October 1-7, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read, and highlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. Check-out our Spotlight list featuring new banned print and eBooks available at the library, including books from the top 13 most challenged books of 2022. For more information, check out the American Library Association’s webpage on Banned and Challenged Books.
Senator Leahy’s Papers to be Permanently Archived at UVM
In case you missed our big announcement in the Libraries, retired Senator Patrick Leahy generously donated his personal Senate papers to UVM, to be housed and managed by Silver Special Collections. UVM Libraries have hired 3 Leahy Congressional Papers Archivists tasked at arranging, describing and cataloguing the papers.