Submitted by Carrie Macfarlane
Thanks to Jack Cuneo for leading this week’s LISterine Workshop on mashups, and thanks to all who attended. Thanks also to Scott Witt for recording the session! If you weren’t able to attend, you can watch the video; there’s a link in the LISterine blog.
Submitted by Joseph Watson
“Did you see the massage parlor in the library?” a colleague asked…
In coordination with the Gus Jordan, Dean of the College, two students, Mariella Saavedra and Ann Selvadurai, working as volunteers for a nationwide group promoting wellness called Active Minds http://www.activeminds.org/ sponsored stress breaks with massage therapists in the Harman Periodicals Reading Area during exams this week. The two local professional massage therapists were kept quite busy!
As we did this past winter, once again we plan to hold another Cookie Night during final exams. This event is always such a success, providing a wide assortment of cookies for students to munch on while studying. So, please help to make this Cookie Night just as successful by making your favorite recipes for all to enjoy. Cookies can be brought to Library 250E throughout the day.
Submitted by Joe Antonioli
Announcing a new video hosting service, MIDDMedia. This service allows for the streaming and downloading of mp4 and flv video, and mp3 audio files for people with Middlebury and Monterey accounts.
In addition, we have integrated this service with our web platforms- the college CMS, Segue, WordPress and Mediawiki. Log into your site, blog or wiki and manage your media, allowing you to add the media to a page.
Is there ONE place that I can go to to see videos created by people at Middlebury? In answer to this question, we have been working with Communications, and are now beta-launching MIDDTube, a place where we can pull together video from many places, whether the video is hosted by MIDDMedia, YouTube, or any other service.
Submitted by Joe Antonioli
White Whale Web Services will be coming to campus on April 26th, meeting with faculty, students and staff from all areas of the college. Monday the 27th and Tuesday the 28th will be full days, with meetings and activities from 8:30am until 9pm. Wednesday, the 29th, there will be a couple short wrap up sessions before they fly back home to Oakland, CA.
During this visit, they will be meeting with faculty represntatives from Film and Multimedia Culture, Economics and Chemistry. Students will be able to share their thoughts as White Whale sets up camp during dinner at Atwater Dining Hall on Monday, and Ross Dining on Tuesday. Meetings have been scheduled at McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Chip Kenyon ’85 Arena, and various places in between.
If you miss your chance to spot White Whale, fear not! They will be returning to campus at a later date, more information to follow.
Submitted by Jean Simmons
When you’re working at the Information Desk,
are you reluctant to interrupt another staff person
to get help with a question?
One of Reference’s primary roles is to help people with their research. So it’s okay to interrupt—especially if a pidgin green light is on! To see who’s readily available, go to the start menu and then pidgin, to get phone numbers and to see who’s signed in. (Pidgin is also available on Circulation Desk computers.)
Even if there are no green lights, please don’t hesitate to refer a research question to someone in Reference. If it’s off hours, encourage the questioner to send queries electronically. (This mailbox is checked several times a day.)
French Summer School Play – 1941
An information session for participants in this year’s Spring Symposium was held on Wednesday night, and I attended on behalf of LIS. I shared our new Resources for Presenters site, which outlines the support that LIS and the CTLR offer. LIS will provide workshops on making maps and posters, feedback on practice run-throughs of oral presentations, and assistance with PowerPoint. In addition, the CTLR will run two public speaking workshops. The Undergraduate Research Office is expecting about 130 students to participate in this year’s symposium, which is scheduled for Friday, April 17 from 1-6 pm in McCardell Bicentennial Hall. This is the third annual Spring Symposium, and participants from previous years consistently report that it was a significant and rewarding experience. All presentations are open to the public.