The latest numbers are in. Students ranked our library #10 in the country in the latest Princeton Review’s Best College Library rankings (you must register to see it). We were ranked just behind Princeton. According to Library Journal,”Both lists are based solely on students’ answers to the survey question: ‘How do you rate your school’s library facilities?’ They do not take into account number of volumes, circulations, or any other metrics.” Thank you Midd students for ranking us so highly!
It is Friday the 13th, are you prepared for a Zombie attack? (from the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
This week was the 65th anniversary of the report of a UFO crash in Roswell, NM. The Huffington Post reports numerous witnesses and government officials claim the report was true. You decide.
The Education and Training Team has developed a checklist for LIS supervisors to go over with new staff (although we think some not-so-new staff may appreciate this as well). You can find it on the LIS page under “About LIS.” We’ve incorporated input from the AD’s and manager’s group and it will change over time as we get more feedback. Our intention is that the supervisor (perhaps with help from other designated colleagues) will work through this checklist with new hires, explaining and answering questions as they go along. It is not meant to be a self-service learning tool, although new staff can use it to go back and explore topics more in-depth on their own. You’ll notice some entries have a link and some don’t. We only linked to things that weren’t already major links on our public LIS pages so new staff learn to navigate the LIS site as well as become familiar with major “go” shortcuts. We hope our new checklist will help supervisors get new staff off to a great start in LIS!
– Your Education and Training Team: Pij, Brenda, Mack, Andy, Kim (College Advancement)
Want to keep track of video tutorials you want to view later? Add them to your queue. View ‘Creating and managing your queue’ from the “How to use lynda.com” course, by Garrick Chow. Tutorial link: http://www.lynda.com/home/TutorialLanding.aspx?lpk4=97408
The VT Department of Libraries website currently has a list of organizations and links that can help both libraries and the public with post-Irene information. It includes information for those affected, and for those who wish to volunteer.