Library Events

A guide with UMA Libraries' event information and Zoom links!

Upcoming Events

Join UMA Libraries’ Academic Theme Book Club, as we embark on an academic year-long intellectual journey, centered around Will Bunch's thought-provoking book, "After the Ivory Tower Falls." Engage in lively discussions, connect with fellow UMA students, staff, and faculty, and explore the evolving landscape of academia and society. Meetings will be hybrid (Zoom and in-person at Katz & Nottage Libraries). We hope you’ll join us!

cover of the book "after the ivory tower falls" by will bunch, featuring a blue background with a clock tower and white text.

Facilitator: BJ Kitchin, Executive Director of the Academic Services Unit

Add all the meetings to your calendar: 


Date Discussion

October 30 


Introduction - College Like My Grandma Used to Make

Chapter 1 - Life During Wartime in Knox County, Ohio

Chapter 2 - When College in America Almost Became a Public Good

November 27
Chapter 3 - Why the Kent State Massacre Raised Your Tuition
December 18

Chapter 4 - Yuppies, Dittoheads, and a “Big Sort”: College and the Culture Wars
January 29 

Chapter 5 - The “Whole College Thing” Awkwardly Enters the 2020s
February 26


Chapter The Quad - The Four People You Meet in Today’s America

Chapter 6 - A College Debt Crisis, Occupy Wall Street, and the Rise of a New New Left

March 25


Chapter 7 - From Resentment of College to America’s Rejection of Knowledge

Chapter 8 - The Soul of  a New Truman Commission

April 29

Chapter 9 - A Bloodless War to Save America’s Youth

We aim to create a vibrant discussion platform for faculty, students, and staff to collaboratively address academic integrity at UMA. Join us!

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Presentation Series open to the entire UMA Community!

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Date Time Modality Title Description
Wed., 9/6 12 pm Zoom Practice in Focus & Mindfulness for Self-Care Balancing school, work, and life’s everyday challenges can be stressful. Join Librarian Cory Budden for a session on how to stay focused and mindful to get things done and take care of yourself. View Recording.
Wed., 9/20 6:30 pm Zoom Digital Badges: What are they and why should I care? Digital credentials are a new way to recognize achievements and reward learning. They are small, digital images that can be displayed in a variety of professional settings. Badges help articulate workforce skills. Check them out. 
Wed., 10/4 12 pm Zoom Unleash the Organizer Within: Tools and Techniques for Supreme Organization Do you struggle to keep yourself organized and on task? Join us to learn practical strategies with tools that will empower you to take control of your life, declutter your mind, and streamline your tasks. Whether you're striving for professional excellence or personal harmony, this presentation will equip you with the skills you need to transform chaos into clarity! View Recording.
Wed., 10/18 6:30 pm Zoom Research Skills 101 Whether you're a student, professional, or simply curious, this session is your guide to mastering the art of effective research. Learn proven techniques for sourcing reliable information, navigating databases, and critically evaluating sources. Equip yourself with the skills that fuel success in academia, work, and beyond.
Wed., 11/1 12 pm Zoom Prompt Engineering: Harness AI Tools for Your Research Unlock the potential of AI in your research journey! Join our LXD Librarian, Veronica Nargi in this engaging Zoom webinar where she will demonstrate how generative AI tools, like Bard and ChatGPT, can streamline the research process. You will learn how using generative AI can elevate your research and identify areas where these tools might actually slow you down! Save to your Google calendar
Wed., 11/15 6:30 pm Zoom From Source to Citation: MLA and APA Demystified This session will talk about the significance of proper sourcing, the nuances of when to cite a source, and how to more easily create accurate citations in both APA and MLA styles. Save to your Google calendar
Wed., 12/6 12 pm Zoom Screen Time and Serenity: Strategies for Digital Well-Being Struggling to find balance in the digital age? Learn tactics designed to help you reclaim control over your screen time and restore tranquility to your life. Explore effective techniques to manage digital distractions, prioritize meaningful connections, and cultivate a healthier relationship with technology! Save to your Google calendar.
Wed., 12/13 6:30 pm Zoom Become a Research Supersleuth! Explore Lateral Reading and Backwards Citation Techniques WANTED: UMA is in need of research supersleuths! Join this interactive webinar, where you will learn what it means to be a research detective. LXD Librarian Veronica Nargi will show you how to analyze any resource, from trade magazines to Wikipedia pages, so you can learn how to look for credible information wherever you go! We will sharpen our research prowess by delving into lateral reading and uncover new information by exploring backwards citation techniques. Save to your Google calendar


Presentation Series open to all UMA faculty and adjuncts!

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Date Time Modality Title Description
Thurs., 9/7 12 pm Zoom Creating Accessible and Equitable Learning Experiences with Open Educational Resources Join us to explore how Open Educational Resources (OER) can revolutionize education by making learning resources accessible to everyone, regardless of barriers. Discover innovative strategies for designing inclusive curriculum materials that cater to diverse learning styles and needs. This presentation is your gateway to fostering a more inclusive and equitable educational landscape. View Recording.
Fri., 9/29 12 pm Zoom College of Arts & Sciences: Library Collaborations: How the library can support your courses An overview of ways to partner with UMA Libraries.
Thurs., 10/5 12 pm Zoom The Personal (or Embedded) Librarian What is it? What are the benefits for faculty and students? Let’s talk about it.
Fri., 10/13 1 pm Zoom College of Professional Studies: Library Collaborations: How the library can support your courses An overview of ways to partner with UMA Libraries.
Thurs., 11/2 12 pm Zoom Accessible by Design: A Workshop on Google and Word Documents Explore the world of accessible Google Docs and Word documents. Learn what makes a document accessible and how to create accessible documents to ensure all students can access course materials. Save to your Google Calendar.
Thurs., 11/30 12 pm Zoom Library Resources Toolkit: Preparing for a New Semester Are you ready for the new semester? It's never too early to start preparing for the spring! In this webinar, LXD Librarian Veronica Nargi will unveil a treasure trove of strategies, tools, and services that faculty can harness to enhance their courses and academic pursuits. Unlock the full potential of our library's resources to make your semester a resounding success! Save to your Google calendar.


Join us at 12 pm Wednesdays for our weekly BYO lunch hour event designed to help you relax and take an intentional break from your busy day!

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Free Yoga in the Library. Tuesdays at 5:30 pm at Nottage Library (Belfast Hall - Bangor). We live stream yoga using our Zoom Cart.

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Representatives from the Maine Career Center are available at Katz Library the second Thursday of the month from 10 am-12 pm! They're also available virtually to students outside of Augusta. They can assist with career resources, job hunting, and resume writing.

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Accessibility Statement
The University provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for a workshop should contact UMA Libraries at to submit a request. Due to the lead-time needed to arrange certain accommodations, individuals should submit their request no later 1 week before the event.