The UVM Libraries have a wide range of services, resources and spaces across our three locations that set students, faculty and staff up for fall success. Keep an eye out for the following at Howe, Silver, and Dana libraries, and we’re so glad you’re back!
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 Recording Studio
The Recording 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 recording 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 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 lab computers. Same Adobe Creative Suite, photo and video editing software.
How to Use the Lab and Recording Studio
The Center for Multimedia Development is located in the first-floor atrium of Howe Memorial Library. The Recording 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 (email@example.com), or call (802)656-1947.
News and Events
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.
Exhibit: Billings Library, A Building for All Time
Billings Library is now the home of Silver Special Collections, the Center for Research on Vermont, the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies, and the UVM Humanities Center, but has a rich history as the “heart of campus.” On view in the Billings Library Apse this fall, this exhibit chronicles the history of the building through photos, documents and objects. Learn more.
Workshops: Random Chats about Data
These statistics workshops events are drop in and informal. Don’t know exactly what some of these topics mean? Join us anyway.
Choosing a Model
- Bring a lunch and drop in to learn about Choosing a Model - a discussion about model selection, model assumptions and fit assessment.
- When and where? September 19, 2023, 11:30 a.m. –12:30 a.m., Dana Health Sciences Library Classroom (Room 108)
- Bring a lunch and drop in to learn about Data Organization - a discussion about data cleaning, formatting, management and missing value methods.
- When and where? October 13, 2023, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Howe Library Media Classroom (Room 001B)