I’m writing to invite you to participate in this summer’s digital media tutor program. Each summer, LIS hires students to help faculty prepare curricular materials for upcoming courses and projects. Under the direction of Joe Antonioli and Mack Roark, the digital media tutor program offers faculty an opportunity to collaborate with a tutor and other people in LIS. Students will be available to work with you from May 28th through August 30th.
Projects have included:
- One on one instruction in a variety of software applications, including, but not limited to: images and document creation (including posters and diagrams); audio (podcasting, voiceovers); video (digital stories, other video applications); and social software (blogs, wikis, LMS).
- Consultations to to discuss what is possible, and help you decide what technologies would best suit your needs
- Development of course web sites in WordPress or Moodle
- Digitization of audio or video for use in a course or series of courses
- 3D simulations and virtual worlds
- Conversations and planning around innovative ideas you may have
If you are interested in participating in this program, please send an email to Joe Antonioli (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a short description of your project. Over the next two months we will be making plans to allocate resources, so even a sentence about an idea is helpful. Thank you.
First Year Seminar
If you are teaching a first year seminar next year and are planning to use a resource team, you have the option of working with a tutor over the summer and then having the tutor act as your resource team technologist in the fall or spring. This has proven to be very effective for courses that include media and/or technology assignments.
LIS has brought together a small team of librarians and technologists to provide support and consultation services focused on digital scholarship. In collaboration with hands-on support offered by the Wilson Media Lab tutors, MiddLab can provide research and support for a variety of areas including digital publishing, copyright advice, digital archive and data management, textual analysis, and geo-spatial and geo-temporal analysis. To learn how LIS can support your digital projects and scholarship contact Rebekah Irwin (email@example.com).
Thank you, again, and we look forward to seeing some of you over the summer.