There is still time to acquire new skills before the year is out! Visit go/lisworkshops to view our workshop schedule and get signed up for topics of interest. You’ll find a few more Drupal work sessions where you can get help with specific questions about how to revise and improve your departmental web site, as well as one more chance to attend an introduction covering basic web site maintenance skills.
We’re also offering another opportunity to get acquainted with — a fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills. Recent course additions include “InDesign Secrets,” “Managing Your Career” and “Word 2010 Power Shortcuts.” Watch a single video or work through an entire course — either way it’s professional development that doesn’t cost you or your department a dime.
Visit go/lisworkshops to view the updated LIS workshop schedule and sign up for sessions of interest. You’ll find another chance to learn the basics of how to manage a department web site using Drupal, as well as several “work session” opportunities where you can work on your site with someone on hand to answer your questions.
There is still time to sign up for the Oct. 16 Online Learning with lynda.com session. Lynda is a fabulous video-based online instruction resource available to all Middlebury faculty, staff and students. If this is news to you (or if you’re not sure what this means), you should attend one of these “get acquainted” sessions — and convince a friend to come along.
Pinch yourself. If you feel something it means you survived the start of the academic year! Since you’ve done so well it’s time to treat yourself and learn some new skills that will make your life easier. Check out go/lisworkshops to view our hot-off-the-press workshop schedule and get signed up for topics of interest.
We’re excited to offer several opportunities to get acquainted with — a fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new skills. You can work through an entire course (something nice to mention at performance evaluation time!) or watch a single movie for just-in-time learning. With over 1,400 courses, there is something for everyone. Recent additions include “Effective Public Speaking” and “Mac OS X Mountain Lion New Features.”
You’ll also find Drupal workshops on our schedule covering the basics of maintaining a departmental web site and work sessions where you can get help with your specific questions.
Don’t miss out! There is still time to fit in some learning before fall semester leaps out from behind the nearest patch of sunflowers… Visit go/lisworkshops to view our schedule and get signed up for topics of interest. You’ll find Drupal sessions to help you get your departmental web site up to snuff before the next batch of students arrives on campus. You’ll also find another opportunity to find out about and how you can start using it to improve your skills.
The Education and Training Team has developed a checklist for LIS supervisors to go over with new staff (although we think some not-so-new staff may appreciate this as well). You can find it on the LIS page under “About LIS.” We’ve incorporated input from the AD’s and manager’s group and it will change over time as we get more feedback. Our intention is that the supervisor (perhaps with help from other designated colleagues) will work through this checklist with new hires, explaining and answering questions as they go along. It is not meant to be a self-service learning tool, although new staff can use it to go back and explore topics more in-depth on their own. You’ll notice some entries have a link and some don’t. We only linked to things that weren’t already major links on our public LIS pages so new staff learn to navigate the LIS site as well as become familiar with major “go” shortcuts. We hope our new checklist will help supervisors get new staff off to a great start in LIS!
— Your Education and Training Team: Pij, Brenda, Mack, Andy, Kim (College Advancement)
Although summer is a busy time for many around campus, we are offering a few learning opportunities with the added enticement of air conditioning. Visit go/lisworkshops to view our schedule and get signed up for sessions of interest. You’ll find Drupal introductions and work sessions so you can spruce up your departmental web sites. You’ll also find a few more chances to find out about and how you can start using it (wherever you are!) to improve your skills.
There are a few more learning opportunities on the horizon before our language schools students arrive on campus, so we hope you’ll visit go/lisworkshops to view our schedule and get signed up for sessions of interest. We’re squeezing in a Drupal introduction as well as a work session so you can spruce up your departmental web sites. You’ll also find a few more chances to find out about and how you can start using it (wherever the summer may find you!) to improve your skills. You may be surprised to learn that lynda is not just for technology — it includes such topics as “time management skills,” “achieving your goals” and “effective meetings.”
Sign-ups are now open for our May workshop offerings. Visit go/lisworkshops for all the details. You’ll find Drupal sessions to help you build and manage departmental web sites, as well as a few more opportunities to find out how you can start using to improve your technology skills.