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LIS October Workshop Schedule Includes Drupal & lynda.com

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  lynda.com — 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.

LIS Workshops – August

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 lynda.com and how you can start using it to improve your skills.

Liaison Discussion: Zotero

Topic: Led by Daisy Benson, Reference and Instruction Librarian and Library Assistant Professor, UVM
Who’s Invited: All liaisons and anyone else who is interested
When: Tuesday, July 17, from 11:15-12:30
Where: LIB 105, Davis Family Library

We’ve been receiving more requests for help with alternative bibliographic management software. UVM has been supporting Zotero for a few years now, so I’ve invited librarian Daisy Benson to visit for a Zotero demo and discussion. We can talk about other tools too (Noodlebib and Easybib have been mentioned in recent years), and consider investigating them later.

Sorry to spill over into the lunch hour. The room is being used until 11, and since Daisy is coming all the way from Burlington I thought we should block off more than just 60 minutes. You may leave whenever you need to!

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“Liaison Discussion Section” meetings address research and/or technology topics of interest to liaisons. They can be conversations, or presentations, or both. They take place most often on the 3rd week of the month, but in order to allow people who work different hours to attend, they’re sometimes scheduled for different days/times.

 

LIS Workshops — July/August

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 lynda.com and how you can start using it (wherever you are!) to improve your skills.

LIS Workshops — May/June

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 lynda.com 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.”

LIS Workshops — May

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 lynda.com to improve your technology skills.

Liaison Discussion Section (AND optional all-LIS meeting): Customer care and feedback

Topic: Customer care and feedback: techniques and tips discussed. Led by Jess Isler.
Who’s Invited: All liaisons and anyone else who is interested
When: Wednesday, April 18, from 10:15-11:15 am Thursday, April 19, from 3-4 pm
Where: LIB 145, Davis Family Library

This will be a short presentation, followed by open discussion. Virtually everyone in LIS works in a service role for some type of customer, be they faculty, staff, students, or our fellow LIS colleagues. It can be helpful to reflect periodically on our approach to a familiar topic and see how we might improve upon it. Jess will share advice and techniques learned during meetings with College employees at the forefront of customer care (employees from within and beyond LIS) and supplemented by research (articles, blog posts, and books). Attendees will be encouraged to share their own tips and techniques for approaching customer care interactions and how to deal effectively with feedback. It will be geared toward all LIS staff whose work includes customer service. Please send Jess any questions in advance (jisler@middlebury.edu).

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“Liaison Discussion Section” meetings address research and/or technology topics of interest to liaisons. They can be conversations, or presentations, or both. They take place most often on the 3rd week of the month, but in order to allow people who work different hours to attend, they’re sometimes scheduled for different days/times.

This Liaison Discussion Section will take the place of the optional all-LIS meeting scheduled for April 19.

Liaison Discussion Section: Migrating from Segue

Topic: Migrating from Segue: Common questions and how to answer them. Presented by Barbara Merz and Bryan Carson.
Who’s Invited: All liaisons and anyone else who is interested
When: Wednesday, March 21, from 9:30-11 am
Where: Wilson Media Lab, Davis Family Library

This will be a demo plus Q&A about what often happens (ie, what fixes are needed) when a site is transferred from Segue to WordPress or Moodle. It will be geared toward LIS staff who support these platforms.  Barbara will lead the WordPress portion of the workshop, and Bryan will lead the Moodle portion. Please send them any questions in advance (merz@middlebury.edu and bcarson@middlebury.edu).

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“Liaison Discussion Section” meetings address research and/or technology topics of interest to liaisons. They can be conversations, or presentations, or both. They take place most often on the 3rd week of the month, but in order to allow people who work different hours to attend, they’re sometimes scheduled for different days/times.