“The Colorado State Library (CSL) is continuing to build out its Library Creation & Learning Centers website, a free online resource where libraries throughout the state and beyond can access interactive technology and customer service training modules for staff, Maker space programming ideas, curated links to digital creation software, and more.”
“Using Articulate Storyline authoring tools, Faccioli also created a new series of interactive online training modules that communicate several key concepts from the in-person workshops, including how to conduct a technology reference interview; how to assess staff proficiency with technology; how to create resources to help with common questions; how to use effective one-on-one technology training techniques; how to deal with challenging patron situations in a positive way; how to tailor training techniques to the needs of adults; and how to design technology training classes for groups.”
Includes a Technology Proficiency Checklist for the really basics skills and instructional materials that would be helpful if ITS ever offers a basic computing class for staff.
Visit http://go/techworkshops to view upcoming technology workshop offerings and sign up for topics of interest. You’ll find Drupal introductions that cover basic web site maintenance skills and work sessions where you can get help with specific questions about how to improve your departmental web site.
Do you need to learn how to edit your department’s website? Would you like to know how to add sub pages, pictures and sidebars? Our intro class will give you what you need to get started. We’ll cover the basics of Drupal so you’ll be able to add links, pictures, and a host of other cool things to your site right away.
For you more advanced users who may be tackling needs beyond the basics (such as converting your forms), join us for a work session or two. We’ll help you get the job done and you’ll leave with the “know how.”
Visit go/techworkshops/ to view the updated tech workshop schedule and sign up for the classes that fit your needs.
Topic: My Very First MOOC. Led by Steve Bertolino. Who’s Invited: All liaisons and anyone who might be interested Who’s “Required”: Primary liaisons, please try to attend if you can. Sorry in advance for any conflicts. Where and when: Wednesday, October 8, 10-11 am. LIB145. Description: Steve took a 12-week MOOC and survived! Come for an overview of what the course was like. We’ll have a discussion exploring the pros and cons of the MOOC style of online learning.
*** “Liaison Discussion Section” meetings address research and/or technology topics of interest to liaisons. They can be conversations, or presentations, or both. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Is your department head asking you to update the department’s web page? Does the thought of adding a sidebar make you call the Helpdesk? Fear not, join us for a Drupal Intro class. We’ll cover the basics of Drupal so you’ll be adding links, pictures, and a host of other cool things to your page the very next day.
For you more advanced users who may be struggling with needs beyond the basics (such as converting your forms), join us for a work session or two. We’ll help you get the job done and you’ll leave with the “know how.”
You’ll find all the upcoming workshop information at go/techworkshops; sign up for the class that fits your needs. See you on the sidebar… or maybe in a subpage.
Need to make changes to your departmental web page? Could you use a hand with your course website or blog? Have questions about moving your webforms to our new secure server? Do wiki formatting woes keep you awake at night? We have the solution — a peaceful place where you can work on your pages AND get your questions answered. Sign up for a Website Maintenance Work Session (or two). Staff from Information Technology Services (ITS) and Academic Technology will be available to answer your questions and help you troubleshoot problems. These are not formal workshops — please bring your work, your questions, and yourself!
Our first session will be offered Tuesday, September 16 at 9:00 am in Davis Family Library, room 105. Visit go/techworkshops to view the rest of the fall semester schedule. Please use our convenient online signup form to let us know you what session(s) you plan to attend.
The LIS summer workshop schedule is now available. Visit go/lisworkshops to view offerings for May through August and sign up for topics of interest.
We’re happy to be able to offer new, expandedwebsite work sessions where you can get help with any of your websites — whether in Drupal, Moodle, Mediawiki or WordPress — we’ll have staff on hand who can help with all of these! We’ve scheduled regular opportunities throughout the summer so you can plan ahead. You’ll find a few Drupal introductions as well, covering basic website skills for those just starting out.
Do you prefer to learn on your own? Summer can be a great time for professional development. Check out lynda — a fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills. Lynda is also available off-campus and does not require VPN, so no fair trying on that excuse; simply use http://go.middlebury.edu/lynda to go directly to Middlebury’s login portal and give it a whirl.
Do you maintain a website in Drupal, Moodle, MediaWiki, or WordPress? LIS is now offering expanded work sessions that cover all four of these web applications, providing you with “one stop shopping” when you need website assistance. Staff from Web Application Development, Curricular Technology, and User Services will be close by to lend a hand with your projects.
Our first expanded session will be offered Wednesday, April 30 at 3:00 pm. Please let us know you plan to attend; use our convenient online signup form.