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!
As of Friday, September 6th, 2013, LIS switched over all videoconferencing rooms at Middlebury to a new, more reliable network for videoconferencing. As a result, our IP addresses have changed. If you schedule and run videoconferences without LIS support, you should be aware of the new IP addresses. The new addresses can be found on this page (login required).
Please contact the Help Desk if you have any questions.
With a host of new faces on campus and the start of the fall semester now underway, Library & Information Services (LIS) wants to spread the word that we provide a variety of learning opportunities for faculty, staff and students to acquire or improve their library and information technology skills. Our open workshop offerings are just one of these ways; LIS staff offer workshops here on campus that are open to the College community. To view the current schedule and sign up for topics of interest, visit go/lisworkshops. Check back as we are still adding offerings!
We also offer self-paced learning through — a fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills. This is available to faculty, staff, and current students.
For more details about learning opportunities visit go/lislearn.
Librarians at Middlebury have been creating research guides for many years, originally publishing them in print and then migrating to online platforms. Online guides have also changed format as new software has been developed. (see go/guides)
This summer we began a subscription to LibGuides by Springshare, which is used by many libraries throughout the world. This robust interface will allow us to be more flexible, and it enables us to create guides that are more user-friendly through the use of tabs and other navigational elements.
Though it will take us most of Fall semester to migrate all of our current guides, here’s one available right now: the Citation & Style Guide (go/citation), which helps students correctly cite sources and create bibliographies. It also contains a section on writing and plagiarism, including a link to the new Academic Honesty Tutorial recently developed by the College’s Honor Code Review Committee.
The Fall semester is almost upon us. We are checking each classroom and event space to ensure the technology is working so we should be able to proactively avoid most hardware failures. However, put any two pieces of technology together and odd things may happen. Here are a few articles that we’ve written to help ease media/AV issues:
The college is approaching the start of the undergraduate academic year, and faculty are thinking about course web sites. LIS has many ways to help faculty think about what is possible with technology in the classroom (if you don’t know where to start, try your liaison:http://go.middlebury.edu/liaisons), but we realize that there are faculty who simply want to jump in and start experimenting on their own.
Below are a some ideas for the do-it-yourselfers. This is not meant as a comprehensive list, just some suggestions to make things easier.
LIS Information Security and the LIS Security Team will be hosting a lunch time RoadShow on information security and basic ways to protect yourself while working on Internet connected computers. This discussion is open to the full College community. Please join us Aug. 28th at noon in Davis Family Library room 145. For more information please visit: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/technology/infosec/education/CBT/RoadShow