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Ready to Learn about Technology? Your lynda.com tutor never sleeps!

lynda_logo_72x72  Did you know that Middlebury College offers self-paced learning 24/7?  Our fabulous online learning resource, lynda.com, uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills and is available to faculty, staff, and current students.

To find out more, sign up for “Using Online Learning at Middlebury” on Tuesday, October 15 at 4:15 pm.

For more details about learning opportunities visit go/lislearn.

How Can I Learn About Technology? Workshops and More!

With a host of new faces on campus and the start of the fall semester now underway, Library & Information Services (LIS) wants to spread the word that we provide a variety of learning opportunities for faculty, staff and students to acquire or improve their library and information technology skills.  Our open workshop offerings are just one of these ways; LIS staff offer workshops here on campus that are open to the College community.  To view the current schedule and sign up for topics of interest, visit go/lisworkshops.  Check back as we are still adding offerings!

We also offer self-paced learning through lynda.com  — a fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills.  This is available to faculty, staff, and current students.

For more details about learning opportunities visit go/lislearn.

 

 

 

Liaison Discussion: Curricular technology update

Topic: Curricular technology update. Led by Joe Antonioli.
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, September 18, 10-11 am. Wilson Media Lab.

Description:
The spring workshop was so useful that we asked Joe for a fall workshop! Joe will provide updates on curricular technology including a demo of the SansSpace online language lab.

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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.

Drupal Work Session Opportunity — Monday, July 15

In response to requests for a Drupal Work Session we are offering one on Monday, July 15 at 2 pm.  Click here to sign up.  Come join us and work on your web pages, uninterrupted, with someone right there to answer all of your questions and help you with any problems.

Be sure to visit go/lisworkshops periodically as we do add “special request” sessions in cases where others are welcome to attend.

Looking for some other type of training?  We are happy to work with you to arrange “by request” sessions for your group, classroom space and staff resources permitting.  Send a description of your workshop needs to:  helpdesk@middlebury.edu.

 

Where is the LIS Summer Workshop Schedule?

We currently have just one open workshop on the horizon — Introduction to Drupal on Thursday, July 11 at 1pm.  If you are a new content provider who needs to learn the basics of creating and maintaining a departmental web site (or are someone who would simply like a refresher), you’re in luck.  Click here to sign up.

Be sure to visit go/lisworkshops periodically as we do include “special request” sessions in cases where others are welcome to attend.

We do not typically advertise many open workshops during the summer months as attendance is often limited due to vacations and classroom spaces are at a premium while the Language Schools are in session.  We are, however, happy to work with you to arrange “by request” training for your group, classroom space and staff resources permitting.  Send a description of your workshop needs to:  helpdesk@middlebury.edu.

Don’t forget about  lynda.com  — Middlebury’s fabulous online learning resource.  Summer is the perfect time to learn something new, such as iPhone Photography, from Shooting to Storytelling or Managing and Analyzing Data in Excel.

Research Data Managment Implemenation Workshop, March 2013

A Research Data Management Implementation Workshop was held on March 13-14, 2013, with Alison Darrow (SRO) and Wendy Shook (LIS) attending selected webcasts.

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Take away points:

  • There is a lot of energy behind data management, and many good standards and tools being developed, but the field is in a constant state of flux.
  • Despite that energy, there is significant frustration.  Funding agencies are providing objective outcomes, but not implementation guidance.  They are waiting to see what consensus comes from the field, while users and providers are looking for some kind of direction or expectation from funding agencies to get them started. (I’d like to point out that this is a tremendous opportunity for the data management community to contribute to standards and best practices!)
  • There is emphasis on big data, in part due to volumes produced and dollars consumed, but that emphasis leaves smaller implementations feeling isolated, even though small data are valuable assets that require as much attention as big data do.
  • A variety of data management models were discussed, each with staunch proponents, but I expect the reality to be custom approaches taking the most useful element of each model.

An excellent collection of position papers are available at https://rdmi.uchicago.edu/page/submitted-experience-and-position-papers

 

Last Chance — LIS Open Workshops Wind Down for the Summer

It’s not too late to join us for a workshop (in English!) before Language Schools begin.  Visit go/lisworkshops to view the last of our advertised open sessions.  You’ll find a Drupal introduction that covers basic web site maintenance skills, as well as another opportunity to learn how to access and use  lynda.com  — Middlebury’s fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills, including photography finesse.

Lynda’s recently added courses include such varied topics as “Managing Teams,” “Designing a Book,” and “Up and Running with Windows 8.” Watch a single video or work through an entire course, but be warned — it’s addictive.

Please note that we do continue to offer “by request” group training during the summer months, staff and classroom space permitting; kindly send your request with details to helpdesk@middlebury.edu.

POSTPONED. Liaison Discussion: Information Security Road Show

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Topic: Information Security Road Show. Led by Ian Burke, Network Security Administrator.
Who’s Invited: All liaisons, Information Security Team members, and anyone else 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: Tuesday, April 16, 2013. 1-2 pm. LIB 145.
Description: Information Security: Why should we care about it? What are the recommended practices for keeping computers and identities secure? This is a near-total revamp of last year’s information security presentation, and Ian will be bringing it to other offices at Middlebury as well as out to Monterey. Come learn, share, and provide Ian feedback as he prepares for his travels.

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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.