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Fogler Library Workshop Series

Workshop Series

​Fogler Library is proud to present its Workshop Series, covering topics that support student learning and research. 

Register for the workshops by clicking on the date you'd like to attend. Registration is required for all Zoom workshops.

Upcoming Workshops

Worldbuilder's Library Toolkit

Please join us for a worldbuilding workshop in which librarians show you how to use databases and research tools to help build convincing worlds and systems for your fiction, your gaming table, or other creative endeavors. Click the date and time to register.

September 3, 2024 @ 4-5 pm in Library Classroom 1

Library Scavenger Hunt

Join us this fall and check out all the cool stuff Fogler Library has to offer. We've put together an awesome scavenger hunt. It'll help you figure out how to use the library as a study spot, a hangout spot, and a treasure trove of info for your classes.

September 3, 2024 from 11 am - 4 pm in Fogler Library

Guided Tours

Visit the library during the following times to meet with a librarian for a tour of Fogler. You'll discover what the space has to offer and get to know some of our staff along the way. Tours will meet outside Library Classroom 2. 

September 4, 2024 @ 12 noon
September 5, 2024 @ 12 noon

Banned Books: Conversations at Fogler

Heard about all the book banning around the US and in Maine this year? Join Fogler's Librarians for a guided group discussion on this topic. Snacks will be provided.
Register here! Note that space is limited and registration will be required.

September 25, 2023 7-8 pm in the Salon in Fogler Library.

Halloweekend Author Panel: Conversations at Fogler

This Halloween Eve Come to Fogler’s Salon to listen and talk about the supernatural in Maine. Meet Dr. Marcus LiBrizzi, the author of several works of ghostly Maine folklore, and an expert in supernatural horror fiction.

October 30, 2023 7-8 pm in the Salon in Fogler Library

Citation Drop-ins

Citations giving you a headache? Drop into Fogler Library to get help with MLA, APA, Chicago, or any other citation style. Join us in Library Classroom 2 on the days and times below.


AI Workshop Series

The following hourlong workshops will help you build a better understanding of AI technology and topics. To register follow the link for the date you want to attend. All workshops are in person in Library Classroom 1.

Intro to Generative AI

This workshop will be an introduction to generative AI and its use. Benefits, and pitfalls, of using these tools will also be discussed. Attendees are encouraged to create accounts in either ChatGPT or Claude prior to the workshop, as there will be hands-on activities.

October 2, 2024 @ 4 pm, Library Classroom 1

Prompts and Circumstance Intro to AI Prompt Engineering

We’ll help you optimize your generative AI searches by teaching you how to phrase your prompts to get the results you're looking for.

October 9, 2024 @ 4 pm Library Classroom 1

Picture this - AI Image Generators

Learn about AI Image generators: how to find them, use them, and cite them.

October 16, 2024 @ 4 pm Library Classroom 1

Generative AI Evaluate and Cite: Leave what's wrong, keep what's right!

Learn to evaluate AI tools, and their output. We’ll help you to find the best generative AI tools for your task while avoiding hallucinations and plagiarism. Please come with questions, we are happy to help!

October 23, 2024 @ 4 pm Library Classroom 1

Graduate Student Workshops

The following hourlong workshops are intended to support Graduate students. Workshops are on Zoom, you must register to attend. Registrants will receive a copy of the Workshop recording.

Literature Reviews: Citation Management

Learn to use citation managers and save time by organizing records of articles, books, and other publications to create in-text citations and bibliographies.

November 5, 2024 @ 4 pm on Zoom

Literature Reviews: Search Strategically

This workshop will cover advanced techniques to maximize database searching, including using controlled vocabulary, searching for foundational authors, and  setting alerts to keep up-to-date with new sources related to your research topic.

November 6, 2024 @ 4 pm on Zoom

Literature Reviews: Citation Tracing

If you know how to find citations for articles, but don't know how to figure out if the library has access to those articles, this workshop is for you.  Learn how to locate articles in library databases based on the citations you've found, and how to find even more articles using one article as a starting place.

November 12, 2024 @ 4 pm on Zoom

Literature Reviews: Research Metrics

In this workshop we will discuss different research metrics, how to interpret them, and how to set up alerts for metrics.

November 13, 2024 @ 4 pm on Zoom

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