Tag Archives: eNewsletter

Stories from the Pedagogy and Technology Fair

Even if you weren’t able to make it to the 2nd annual Pedagogy and Technology Fair earlier this month, you still can see some of the presenters online.  We’re adding many of their stories to our Teaching with Technology blog.  Learn about clickers, Wikipedia, the campus tree map and more (to come!).

Welcome, Bread Loaf and Language School Students!

We’re glad to have you here this summer.  Library and Information Services (LIS) offers a variety of research resources and technical support.
You’ll find starting points for our services online:
Let us know if you have any questions! For library assistance, ask a librarian (see Ask Us). For technical support, contact the HelpDesk (helpdesk@middlebury.edu, 802.443.2100, or the Walk-in Center on the Main Level of the Davis Family Library).

Finding language CDs in the Music Library

Watch this short video for some tips on finding Music CDs in your language. (Click the Full screen button for a better view):

Don’t see your favorite band or musician in MIDCAT (go/midcat)? Try searching the NExpress catalog (go/nexpress). If you still can’t find what you need, place an online purchase request using our Music Request form (go/musicrequest).

Visit the Language subject guides (go/subsplus), select your language, and go to Tips on the right hand side of the page to find preset searches for foreign language music and videos. (Check out this other video for another approach to finding music CDs in foreign languages.)

Need more help? Ask a Librarian! (go/askus)

Academic Year Faculty – Summer Borrowing

A reminder that you may find the following borrowing services handy when off campus this summer.

Traveling to Maine or Massachusetts? You can borrow directly from our NExpress partner libraries with your Midd ID.
Traveling in VT? You can borrow at other participating VT schools through VCAL.

Wishing you all a good summer!

LIS Arts and Crafts Exhibit Opens Today!

The opening reception for the 2nd Annual LIS Arts & Crafts Exhibit (“Exhibited 2010″) will be held TODAY – 4PM Wednesday, June 9th.
Exhibited 2010 will be up in the Atrium of the Davis Family Library June 9th-June 28th. All are welcome! Come early for music and chocolate dipped strawberries!

How to Get Announcements into the LIS eNewsletter

An Outlook reminder just told Barbara, Linda and me to start preparing the next LIS eNewsletter, so now seems like a good time to give everyone else a reminder on how to get announcements into the eNewsletter.

1.  Quickest:  Post your own announcement  (see HOW DO I POST?)
2.  Or, you can ask someone else to write a post (bring it up in a workgroup meeting or use the Suggest a Topic form)

Once a month, Barbara, Linda and I review blog posts and topic suggestions.  In consultation with Mike Roy and the Area Directors, we compile a list of existing blog posts that would be of interest to faculty, staff and students, and we seek authors for suggested posts.  We add the “eNewsletter” tag to the posts in our list, then send links out to the campus.

If you want to be sure we consider your post for the eNews, please write to us.  We try to be inclusive as possible.  We also try to keep the message relatively short and readable.

We look forward to hearing from you!

LIS eNewsletter editorial team:  Linda Knutson, Carrie Macfarlane and Barbara Merz

New database: Social Explorer

The library recently added a subscription to Social Explorer, which provides easy online access to demographic information about the United States, from 1790 to present.  It allows for the easy creation of thematic maps and downloading into other software products such as PowerPoint.  It also provides convenient digital access to two censuses never before available online: 1970 and 1980.