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For Managers & Staff: Setting and Reaching Your Goals with lynda.com

Staff evaluations are in full swing and it’s time to set our sights for the coming year.  Staff…  Did you set goals that could be more easily reached if you had more technical skills?  Managers…  Do you have staff who want or need to acquire more technical expertise?  lynda.com is here to help!     

This small sampler of topics is just the beginning — lynda.com currently offers over 1600 course titles from which to choose.  Just click any of these course links, log on with your Middlebury username and password and you’re on your way.  Work through an entire course or view just the movie segments you need — it’s up to you.

Need a hand getting started?  Sign up for a lynda.com overview session,  visit go/lyndainfo for more details, or send an email inquiry to helpdesk@middlebury.edu.

Best of luck with your goal-setting!

ETI Goal: Infrastructure

Goal Statement

Position LIS proactively to optimize existing infrastructure and new technologies to meet increasing needs and varied demands of our constituents, achieving as well ‘greener’ environment.


Create a comprehensive ETI infrastructure, networking and services 3-year plan.

Inventory of existing infrastructure / servers / services / systems upon which to build – update – replace for future systems. Continue reading

ETI Goal: Service

Goal Statement

Clarify roles, responsibilities, and service levels in providing & troubleshooting systems & ETI services
(whom do people call when about what, and what is the response we provide?)


Effective technical documentation & training for systems / staff with whom we work (e.g., User Services & MIIS staff). Implement cross-ETI  project tracking & workflow. Continue reading

ETI Goal: Administrative Efficiency

Goal Statement

Our staff will use their expertise to partner with others in LIS and a functional area (once selected) to achieve the LIS administrative efficiency strategic goal.


Systems & services are designed with self-service in mind.

ETI staff members will contribute their experience & expertise to work with users in College departments / areas to develop model(s) to enhance workflow, and data collection / storage / access. Models can then be rolled-out across campus. Continue reading

Academic Consulting Services (ACS) Information Literacy Goal

Goal Statement (The What?)

Document and assess ACS’s current student information literacy (IL) efforts and methods and identify areas (if any) needing improvement or alternatives in order to meet or exceed NEASC accreditation standards (especially standard 7: Library and other information resources and standard 4.6) and plan for future initiatives or IL curricular integration. Continue reading