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February Staff Recognition

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The LIS Recognition & Recreation Crew is pleased to announce the recipients of the Employees and Crew of the Month for February 2012:

  • Cynthia Wang – LIS Student Employee of the Month
  • Ian McBride – LIS Employee of the Month
  • DVD transfer project (Kellam Ayres, Steve Bertolino, Maura Clancy, Ginny Faust, Kim Gurney, Janine McDonald, Todd Sturtevant, Michael Warner, and Joseph Watson) – LIS Crew of the Month

The comments submitted by nominators in support of these awards were read aloud at the February all-LIS staff meeting (re-scheduled for March 2). Congratulations to all!

Nominate students, staff, & crews at go/nominate! Please be sure to explain why the nominee deserves recognition. Include details about the work that was accomplished and the way in which it was accomplished.

Sign up for LIS Website Testing!

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Students, Faculty, and Staff: Would you like the opportunity to help LIS improve its website and make it work for you?

If you agree to help, we’ll observe and record you performing some tasks on the website.

Sessions will be scheduled from Monday, February 27 through Thursday, March 8 in the Davis Family Library. If you’re interested, please sign up by Thursday February 23rd (sign-ups are now closed), and we’ll respond with a confirmation. Details are below.

The session will take no longer than 45 minutes (15 minutes for explanation and summary, and 30 minutes for testing activities). We’ll ask you to perform specific tasks and we’ll use your responses in our work to improve the site. Your participation will be strictly used within LIS staff and not shared with any outside organization.

Thank you for taking this opportunity to help LIS improve its web presence!

January Staff Recognition

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The LIS Recognition & Recreation Crew is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Employees and Crew of the Month for 2012:

For January 2012:

  • Emma Williams – LIS Student Employee of the Month
  • David Ludwig – LIS Employee of the Month
  • Central Systems and Network Services (Dave Guertin, Rick James, Jeff Lahaie, Mike Lynch, Howie McCausland, Mark Pyfrom, and Jim Stuart) – LIS Crew of the Month

The comments submitted by nominators in support of these awards were read aloud at the January all-LIS staff meeting. Congratulations to all!

Nominate students, staff, & crews! Please be sure to explain why the nominee deserves recognition. Include details about the work that was accomplished and the way in which it was accomplished.

LIS Website Team Update: UNA

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This is an update on the LIS Website Team’s progress toward the User Needs Analysis (UNA) piece of our charge. Right now we’re sharing the results and suggested changes that emerged from the UNA with the LIS Content Managers for the 4 primary LIS Homepages (Curricular Technology, Helpdesk, Library, & LIS).

The UNA results were based on a handful of participants in focus groups and a relatively small number of responses to webpage pop-up surveys (particularly for certain web pages). We are now turning our focus to designing Usability testing (likely based on the format used by the original Website Team). We hope to achieve better participation for this phase of our assessment. We’ll wait to share the results of our UNA until Usability testing is complete and summarized, effectively sharing all the new LIS Website assessment data at once.

Friday links roundup – December 16, 2011

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A Top 10 List In Favor Of Censoring The Internet – The MPAA has been sending around a sort of “top 10 list” to folks in Congress about why they should vote to censor the internet via PROTECT IP (PIPA).  Of course, the ten reasons don’t make much sense, and we figured that it might be helpful to shine a little of that reality light on the claims. (From TechDirt)

Friday Links Roundup – December 9, 2011

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Little Printer from BERG (discussed on the Scholarly Kitchen)

ICYMI: Napster’s dead!

“Still Loading: AV Spotlight on Streaming Video” (Library Journal) – nice overview of the current state of the market

The costs of print, or, are we (finally?) seeing the end of the print STM (Science, Technology, Medicine) journal?

October and November Staff Recognition

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The LIS Recognition & Recreation Crew is pleased to announce the recipients of the LIS Employees and LIS Crew of the Month for October and November 2011:

October:

  • Chad Sonn – LIS Student Employee of the Month
  • Kellam Ayres – LIS Employee of the Month
  • Collection Development Advisory Group (Bryan Carson, Brenda Ellis, Michele McHugh, Joy Pile) – LIS Crew of the Month

November:

  • James Maru – LIS Student Employee of the Month
  • Julie Tumminia-Tomsuden – LIS Employee of the Month
  • Video Capture Group (Sue Driscoll, Rebekah Irwin, Richard Jenkins, Matt LaFrance, Petar Mitrevski, Scott Witt) – LIS Crew of the Month

The comments submitted by nominators in support of these awards were read aloud at the November all-LIS staff meeting. Congratulations to all!

Nominate students, staff, & crews! Please be sure to explain why the nominee deserves recognition. Include details about the work that was accomplished and the way in which it was accomplished.