Author Archives: Carrie Macfarlane

About Carrie Macfarlane

Director of Research & Instruction.

Research Desk Hours for Fall

Research Desk hours for the fall semester begin on Sunday, September 10. Send any questions over to us!

  • How to cite a web site ?
  • How to find more scholarly articles?
  • Where to look for statistics?
    …We can help with all of that and more!

Refer research questions to the Research Desk, or to librarians in the offices behind the Research Desk. Contact info and hours below and at http://go.middlebury.edu/askus.

Fall Research Desk Hours
NOTE we no longer staff Sunday nights
Mon – Wed: 11 am – 5 pm
and 7 pm – 10 pm
Thursday:    11 am – 5 pm
Friday:         11 am – 4 pm
Sunday:       1 pm – 5 pm

 

President’s Course on Water

President's Course on Water

Heads-up to anyone who helps students find things-

Next week, the first President’s Course at Middlebury and Midd-Monterey will begin. It’s called Water in an Insecure World: Symbol, Resources, or Commodity (INTD 0285A). 20 Middlebury students and 20 MIIS students are enrolled in the course. In addition, alumni have been invited to follow along separately. You might receive questions like the ones below….

Where and when does the course meet?

  • For enrolled students at Middlebury, the course meets on Monday nights downstairs in LIB105a. (Part of each session will be spent online in a group videoconference with MIIS students, and part will be smaller in-person discussions on each campus.)
  • Alumni have been invited follow along at their own pace separately.

Where is the course website?

  • For enrolled students, there is a Canvas site. Middlebury students will get to the site via the Middlebury course hub. They’ll need to log in, then look for a link under “Resources.”

Where are the course readings?

  • For enrolled students, nearly all of the readings and videos are available via MIIS E-Reserves. To access the resources in MIIS E-Reserves, students need to:
    1) Log in to the Canvas site for their course, which they can get to via the Middlebury course hub
    2) Go to the syllabus, which provides the MIIS E-Reserves link and password
    3) Log in to MIIS E-Reserves and search for instructor Brayton, Patton, or ZarskyIn addition, there are two books required for this course. They are available on both campuses via Print Reserves. The books are not available via E-Reserves.

 

More questions? Ask Carrie (cmacfarl@middlebury.edu, x5018) or Bill (bkoul@middlebury.edu, x5002).

Research Desk during intersession

You won’t see librarians at the Research Desk again until Sunday, July 3, but if the library is open, librarians are around! The go/askus page tells you how to find us. If you receive a research question, please don’t hesitate to refer it to us.

  • During regular hours, the easiest thing to do is to call x5496. That number rings in all librarian offices, and one of us should be available to help on the phone or in person. Try us even outside of regular hours, just in case!
  • You’re welcome to walk over to our offices, too! Most of us are in the row of offices behind the Research Desk.
  • At any hour, you also can use to the go/askalibrarian form, which sends an email to all librarians.

Please encourage all researchers to drop by! It’s not interrupting. It’s our job!

Write-In at Davis Family Library on Wednesday, May 4

A Write-In will take place in 3 locations at the Davis Family Library on Wednesday, May 4, from 8-11pm. Most activity will be in LIB201 (tutor, librarian, food, group work), but students who wish to work quietly will be invited to use LIB145 and the Harman Reading Room too. I’ll post signs in Harman on Tuesday.

More: http://sites.middlebury.edu/lis/2016/04/29/join-us-at-our-first-write-in/

 

Research Librarians on duty

We’re available for questions at the Research Desk! Winter Term hours begin today. (Evening coverage begins next week.)

How to cite a web site in a bibliography? How to find more (or fewer!) scholarly articles? Where to look for statistics? We can help!

Refer research questions to the Research Desk, or to librarians in the offices behind the research desk. Contact info and hours below and at http://go.middlebury.edu/askus.

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Research Questions? Send them to the Research Desk!

We’re ready for research questions! Research Desk hours resume on the first day of classes, Wednesday, September 16. We’ll also be at the Research Desk on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 15.

How to cite a web site in a bibliography? How to find more (or fewer!) scholarly articles? Where to look for statistics? We can help!

Refer research questions to the Research Desk, or to librarians in the offices behind the research desk. Contact info and hours below and at http://go.middlebury.edu/askus.

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Research Desk for spring

We’re back to our regular hours at the Research Desk as of today. Regular hours are:

  • Sunday: 1-5 and 7-10
  • Monday – Wednesday: 11-5 and 7-10
  • Thursday: 11-5
  • Friday: 11-4

Please send any research questions over to us! We’re happy to help. If you don’t see someone at the desk, simply call x5496 or write to us at http://go.middlebury.edu/askalibrarian. Or, walk over to our offices behind the desk!

In the fall, there were a few questions about when a research librarian would be available. Our hours are posted on the research assistance page at http://go.middlebury.edu/askus, but you also may write to us using the askalibrarian form. That’s the best way to reach all of us during off-hours; it sends an email to all librarians.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Research Desk during intersession

You won’t see librarians at the Research Desk again until Monday, September 8, but if the library is open, librarians are around! The go/askus page tells you how to find us. If you receive a research question, please don’t hesitate to refer it to us.

  • During regular hours, the easiest thing to do is to call x5496. That number rings in all librarian offices, and one of us should be available to help on the phone or in person. Try us even outside of regular hours! Often, at least a few of us are here even during the dinner hour.
  • You’re welcome to just walk over to our offices, too! Most of us are in the row of offices behind the Research Desk.
  • At any hour, you also can use to the go/askalibrarian form, which sends an email to all librarians.

Please encourage all researchers to drop by! It’s not interrupting. It’s our job!

Research Questions During Intersession

You won’t see librarians at the Research Desk again until Sunday June 29, but if the library is open, librarians are around! The go/askus page tells you how to find us. If you receive a research question, please don’t hesitate to refer it to us.

  • During regular hours, the easiest thing to do is to call x5496. That number rings in all librarian offices, and one of us should be available to help on the phone or in person. Try us even outside of regular hours! Often, at least a few of us are here even during the dinner hour.
  • You’re welcome to just walk over to our offices, too! Most of us are in the row of offices behind the Research Desk.
  • At any hour, you also can use to the go/askalibrarian form, which sends an email to all librarians.

Please encourage all researchers to drop by! It’s not interrupting. It’s our job!