Quick Announcement: This week, January 22nd- 26th, the Student Government Association’s (SGA) Social Affairs Committee is hosting a cultural expo called “Taste of the World,” featuring foods from all over the globe. This week-long event includes explorations of world cuisine, calligraphy, dance workshops, a film screening of Fruitvale Station, an open-mic night interspersed with performances by dance troupes Evolution, Riddim, K-Pop and many more! There will also be a panel addressing several types of art featuring Christal Brown (Dance), Damascus Kafumbe (Music) and Marissel Hernández-Romero (Spanish & Portuguese)! For more information, see the event’s Facebook page at go/middlebury.edu/taste and stop by the Davis Family Library to see this thematic display! Event Contact: Adiza Mohammed, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Fixes and Tweaks
- Creating a new website for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
- Creating a new automatically generated course catalog.
- Building out the configuration of our CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, Omeka, and the Course Catalog services.
- Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
We’ve added jumper cables, snow tires and fired up the Mobile Helpdesk! We’re coming to you with dates for 2018! Having some issues with computing? Want face to face help but you don’t have time to run across campus? The Mobile Helpdesk will be on-site at Marbleworks, Bi-Hall and 700 Exchange St. starting next week. Click here for dates and locations.
Can you hear that? The graphic novels are calling out to you this month! New signs in the Davis Family Library lead you right to this collection of more than 450 illustrated works of fiction and non-fiction.
Come and visit the Graphic Novels Collection, just after the movies on the main level of the Davis Family Library. You’ll see Alison Bechdel’s memoir Fun Home, Neil Gaman’s fantasy Sandman, Eleanor Davis’ quirky collection of short stories How to be Happy, and more. We’re sure you’ll wander out with a few.
Want a preview? Browse the collection in MIDCAT: Genre: Graphic Novels
Information Technology Services (ITS) now offers a monthly workshop with recent hires in mind called “ITS & You: Technology Services Overview.” The next session will be held Wednesday, January 17 at 9 a.m. We’ll introduce services and resources provided by ITS to all Middlebury College employees, including: email, file storage, account security, online learning, and how to obtain computing help. The workshop format will be a presentation with questions entertained along the way, followed by an optional half hour for hands-on assistance with specific questions.
To sign up, please use our online form. Although geared toward new or recent hires, everyone is welcome to attend – you might surprise yourself with an “aha” moment or two.
As always, our complete workshop schedule can be view at http://go/techworkshops/.
On Tuesday, Jan. 16, our systems vendor Innovative Interfaces will be performing an upgrade of MIDCAT, the library catalog. We expect the catalog to be unavailable from approximately 3AM-5AM Tuesday morning.
Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you in advance for your understanding.
Director, Discovery & Access Services
Middlebury College Libraries
UPDATE: This issue has now been resolved. Again, we apologize for the confusion and unneccessary alarm.
Earlier this morning, many of you may have received automated email notices generated by our library system (MIDCAT) erroneously informing you of having overdue library materials. Please ignore these notices. We are investigating why these notices were sent, but please be assured that the materials are NOT currently charged out to your account.
We apologize for this inconvenience.
Director, Discovery & Access Services