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Our blog is back online! I wanted to briefly introduce myself as the new Library Specialist in the Katz Library here on the UMA campus. What does that mean, you ask? It’s evolving, but I will be posting on Facebook, Twitter and this blog.  I graduated in 2014 from UMA’s Information and Library Sciences program and came here from the Camden Public Library in Camden, Maine.

I also had the wonderful experience of participating in the UMA Faces project (I’m on the right) which was led by Robert Rainey and Michelle Lisi.

Ok well, that’s enough about me.

So, it’s here. Fall, autumn. A time for apple picking, pumpkin spice everything, cool nights and warm days.  As the leaves change and pumpkins make their way onto our door steps we must remember that assignments are still due, tests are still scheduled, and papers still need to be written.

If you’re feeling the heat, thinking you might crack under the pressure, don’t forget that we are here for you.


Did your internet go down?  We have Wi-Fi and computers for that.  Are your roommates too noisy for you to be able to focus?  We have a quiet space for that.  Can’t find the sources you need for your research paper?  We have librarians for that.



We even have coffee.  Starbucks.  Seriously.


Need words of encouragement?  Here they are:

You can do it!

Don’t give up!

You’re awesome!

Let the force be with you!17 Encouraging GIFs To Pick You Up When You're Feeling Down


College is hard, we get it. That’s why we’re here; to help ease the pain as much as we can.  Sometimes our services allow you to help yourself, and sometimes all you need to do is ask. Check back for future blog posts that include study tips, tips on stress relief, and spotlights on some library services you might not even know we have. Such as: did you know you can check out a camera?  Because you can.

Finally if you ever have a question and can’t or don’t want to make it into the library to ask, feel free to stay right in your pajamas (or other applicable circumstance) and take your pick of calling, texting, emailing or chatting online to get your questions answered. Our phone number is 207-621-3349 and you can click here to find the chat and email options.