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Boost use and visibility of your scholarship with open access

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Open Access Event 2017

Boost use and visibility of your scholarship with open access
October 26, 2016, noon – 1:30 pm
Davis Center 422 (Jost Foundation room)

Join the University of Vermont Libraries in celebrating Open Access Week (October 24 – 30, 2016) on October 26th with a panel discussion in the Davis Center’s Jost Foundation Room at noon. Light refreshments will be served.

A growing movement is using tools such as open access journals and repositories to transform scholarly communications on a global scale. Open access refers to literature and published research results that are made available online without access restrictions or fees and with minimal restrictions on use.

Featured speaker Dr. Meredith Niles presents “Creating an open access impact within and beyond the university.” In this talk Niles will discuss what open access is and how you can make your work more open, as well as dispel some of the myths that exist about open access.  Dr. Niles will also reveal how open access has helped her in her career and ways that open access has advanced scientific research and public benefit globally.

Library associate professors Laurie Kutner and Donna O’Malley will share useful information about open access resources available to the University of Vermont community, including ScholarWorks @ UVM, an institutional repository and open access publishing tool that is sponsored by the UVM Libraries.

If you’re interested in Scholar Works @ UVM (http://scholarworks.uvm.edu), or in learning more about open access efforts at UVM, contact Donna O’Malley at donna.omalley@uvm.edu or 802-656-4415

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Dr. Meredith Niles is an assistant professor in the Food Systems Program and Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Vermont. She completed her BA in politics at The Catholic University of America and a PhD in Ecology at the University of California at Davis. Meredith was a post-doctorate research fellow in sustainability science at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where she also collaborated with the Harvard Business School on a dairy sustainability case study with Nestle. Dr. Niles’ work focuses on the nexus of agriculture, food and environment specifically climate change and food security and farmers’ adoption of sustainable practices and perceptions of environmental policies. Dr. Niles is a long-time advocate of open access as an early career researcher. She has been recognized for her leadership in open access policy, as a key member of a coalition that helped pass the first state open access legislation for public health research in California. She also served as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the US National Association of Graduate-Professional Students representing more than 600,000 students in Washington D.C. where she worked with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Research Coalition (SPARC) to advocate for federal policies for open access, data and educational materials. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Public Library of Science (PLOS) as their first ever early career researcher, and she’s been recognized for her open access leadership by receiving the inaugural “Next Generation Leadership Award” from the Right to Research Coalition.

Laurie Kutner

Laurie Kutner is a Library Associate Professor in the Information and Instruction Services Department at Baily/Howe Library. She is the subject liaison to the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, the Environmental Program, Anthropology, Geography, and Global and Regional Studies. Laurie is interested in disparities in information access on a global scale, and she conducts work in Monteverde, Costa Rica, building open access digital collections of research-based materials generated there. Her scholarship has focused on these projects in the context of global information equity; internationalization and the academic library; and environmental information literacy. She has worked with libraries in Costa Rica and Peru.

Donna O'Malley

Donna O’Malley is a Library Associate Professor in the Dana Medical Library where she coordinates digital projects and systems. Donna leads the UVM Libraries Institutional Repository group, coordinating the growth and development of ScholarWorks @ UVM. Donna’s research interests center on scholarly communication, including software tools for accessing and organizing published scholarship, as well as methods for facilitating the publishing and sharing of research. She is the recipient of two awards that funded the addition of digital images of the library’s medical history collections to ScholarWorks @ UVM. She has published several journal articles on the efforts of librarians to promote faculty scholarship.

Powerful Paper

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016


The current exhibit in Special Collections presents selections from works produced by three hand papermaking projects, Combat Paper, the People’s Republic of Paper, and Panty Pulping. For Linen Series and Combat Paper, veterans and papermakers transformed military uniforms into paper, and then printed words and images about their experiences as soldiers and veterans on to the sheets. Panty Pulping calls for an end to sexual and domestic violence through creative transformation, and participants in a Panty Pulping workshop made the paper for Unmentionables from their own underwear.

Free and open to the public. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call 656-2138.

Uncle Sam Wants You: Vermont, the First World War, and the Making of Modern America

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016



Uncle Sam Wants You: Vermont, the First World War, and the Making of Modern America
Christopher Capozzola
Thursday, October 27, 6-7:30 pm
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library

Christopher Capozzola, Associate Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will draw on the history of Vermont communities to explore a crucial moment in America’s history and its lessons a century later. In April 1917, when Uncle Sam pointed at Americans and said, “I Want YOU,” how did they respond? How did they mobilize schools, churches, and communities to support the war? And how did they monitor and suppress their anti-war neighbors?

Capozzola is the author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen. He has appeared in World War I documentaries for History, Who Do You Think You Are?, and History Detectives, and is the co-curator of “The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I,” an exhibition about American civilians who volunteered in Europe during and after the First World War.

The presentation is co-sponsored by the History Department, UVM Libraries Special Collections, the Center for Research on Vermont and the UVM Humanities Center. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call 656-2138.

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Participate in Bailey/Howe’s Annual Halloween Costume Contest!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

2016 Halloween Promo

This year on Monday, October 31st, 2016, the Bailey/Howe Library will be hosting its Annual Halloween Costume Contest. Students, staff, and faculty are all encouraged to participate by wearing a costume, stopping by for a photo, and leaving their email address so that we can notify the winners. Photos will be posted on the Libraries’ social media outlets (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter), and will be judged by the number of “likes” they receive! Start planning your costume now in order to win some sweet UVM Libraries swag!

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Citation Manager Workshops, Fall 2016

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

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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: Daisy Benson &Daniel DeSanto.

• Friday, Sept. 2 @ 1pm
• Thursday, Sept. 8 @ 3pm
• Friday, Sept. 23 @ 2pm
• Friday, Sept. 30 @ 1pm
• Monday, Oct. 10 @ 4:15
• Tuesday, Oct. 25 @ 3pm

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 & Graham Sherriff

• Thursday, Sept. 8 @ 4:15pm
• Monday, Dept. 19 @ 2:15pm
• Wednesday, Sept. 28 @ 3:30pm
• Tuesday, Oct. 11 @ 3pm
• Thursday, Oct. 27 @ 4:15pm
• Tuesday, Nov. 8 @ 4:30

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 free reference manager that helps to organize your research, collaborate with colleagues, create in-text citations and bibliographies, and discover new research.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Elizabeth Berman

• Monday Sept. 12 @ 12pm
• Tuesday Sept. 20 @ 3pm
• Wednesday Sept. 28 @ 1pm
• Tuesday Oct. 4 @ 11:30am
• Wednesday Oct. 16 @ 11am
• Thursday Oct. 20 @ 8:30am
• Wednesday Oct. 26 @ 3pm
• Friday No. 4 @ 10am
• Monday Nov. 7 @ 1pm

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

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