Author Archives: Kellam Ayres

Nominate LIS staff for recognition

LIS continues to recognize the accomplishments of its staff. Each month we recognize one LIS staff member of the month, an LIS “crew” of the month, and one LIS student employee of the month. We welcome recommendations and nominations from all areas of the College. Whether you’ve received exceptional support for a specific project or you want to highlight consistent and reliable service, please take a moment and submit a nomination. Log in and share some details about why the staff member or group deserves recognition: go/nominate. Many thanks!

Reminder: sign-up sheet for LIS picnic

This is a reminder to please use the sign-up sheet to let us know which food stuffs you’ll be bringing to the LIS Summer Picnic on Tuesday 8/27 from 4:00-6:00pm at the Hadley Barn on campus. We still need pretty much everything — dogs/burgers/buns, condiments, side dishes, desserts — so please sign up for whatever suits you best.

Please be in touch with the R&R Crew with any questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon and celebrating the end of a great summer!

-Terry Simpkins and Kellam Ayres

LIS Summer Picnic on Tues 8/27 from 4:00-6:00pm

We hope that everyone in LIS (and their families/partners) can join us for the LIS Summer Picnic on Tuesday 8/27 from 4:00-6:00pm at the Hadley Barn on campus. The Hadley Barn is located just past the Kirk Alumni Center on Golf Course Rd.

We’ll provide the grills — please indicate on the sign-up sheet what you would like to bring or help with. Dogs and buns? Salad or brownies? Assorted mayonnaise-based side dishes? We could also use drinks and paper products, and help with set-up and clean-up. Please sign up for whatever suits you best. We can also accept cash donations and do the shopping for you.

Please be in touch with the R&R Crew with questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon and celebrating the end of a great summer!

-Terry Simpkins and Kellam Ayres

Nominate LIS staff for recognition

LIS continues to recognize the accomplishments of its staff. Each month we recognize one LIS staff member of the month, an LIS “crew” of the month, and one LIS student employee of the month. We welcome recommendations and nominations from all areas of the College. Whether you’ve received exceptional support for a specific project or you want to highlight consistent and reliable service, please take a moment and submit a nomination. Log in and share some details about why the staff member or group deserves recognition: go/nominate. Many thanks!

BLWC books on display at Davis Family Library

The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference has ended, but books by the participating faculty, fellows, and special guests are now available for browsing at the Davis Family Library. Please feel free to stop by the Library lobby to borrow and enjoy these wonderful books. Recorded lectures and readings from the Conference are also available via the College’s iTunes U site.

LIS Summer Picnic Wed 8/22 from 3:00-5:00pm

We hope that everyone in LIS (and their families/partners) can join us for the LIS Summer Picnic on Wednesday 8/22 from 3:00-5:00pm at the Hadley Barn on campus. The Hadley Barn is located just past the Kirk Alumni Center on Golf Course Rd.

We’ll provide the grills – please indicate on the sign-up sheet what you would like to bring or help with. Dogs and buns? Salad or brownies? Assorted mayonnaise-based side dishes? We could also use drinks and paper products, and help with set-up and clean-up. Please sign up for whatever suits you best. We can also accept cash donations and do the shopping for you.

Please be in touch with any member of the R&R Crew with questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon and celebrating the end of a great summer!

-David L., Doreen, Janine, Joe A., Kellam, and Lisa T.

Conference report: “Adventures in Copyright: Navigating Your Way Through Intellectual Property”

I recently traveled to Baltimore to spend three days among “my people” at the Center for Intellectual Property symposium. My people, of course, are those who spend a lot of their professional lives thinking about copyright. Just a few weeks before the conference began, the long-awaited Georgia State e-reserves opinion was handed down. Perfect timing for this crowd. It was the talk of the conference, as was the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, which was released earlier this year. I’d previously taken several online courses through the CIP and was thrilled to see these engaging teachers, thinkers, and defenders of Fair Use in person. Plus my hotel room had a view of Camden Yard and I got to enjoy the National Aquarium on my way out of town. And I might have had a few crab cakes. Many of the talks were recorded and video is available online. My brief summaries of the talks are below. Continue reading

Winter Term Library Reserves

Winter Term is (deep breath!) around the corner, and Library Reserves is beginning to process print, media, and electronic materials for course work. We’re happy to create lists of reserve materials used in past semesters for you, and we can also easily restore old EReserve pages — please let us know if these options will be helpful.

Materials that your students will need to access during the busy first week of term must be received before the holiday break. Please email the Reserves Department with requests and questions: libres@middlebury.edu.

Need a refresher on how to make reserve requests? Check out this quick tutorial. And please don’t hesitate to be in touch!