Author Archives: Kellam Ayres

The Bread Loaf Preservation Project: Photo exhibit in the Davison Library

In June 2015, Middlebury College and the Vermont Land Trust, with the support of Louis Bacon ’79, signed a conservation easement forever protecting Middlebury’s 2,100 acre Bread Loaf campus. A photo exhibit in the Davison Library for the summer celebrates this initiative. Photographs by Brett Simison and stories from people involved in the conservation project illustrate not only the campus’s natural beauty, but also its literary lineage, ecological diversity, and imaginative space. This exhibit helps explain why Bread Loaf is a landmark place, and celebrates its perpetual protection. We invite you to come see these photos, read the stories, and think about why Bread Loaf is important to you.

Sponsored by Middlebury College’s Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest

Library & ITS Summer Picnic on Thurs 8/28 from 3:30-5:30pm

We hope that everyone in Library and ITS (and their families/partners) can join us for a Summer Picnic on Thursday 8/28 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Hadley Barn on campus. The Hadley Barn is located just past the Kirk Alumni Center on Golf Course Rd.

We’ll provide the grills — please indicate on the sign-up sheet what you would like to bring or help with. Dogs and buns? Salad or brownies? Assorted mayonnaise-based side dishes? We could also use drinks and paper products, and help with set-up and clean-up. Please sign up for whatever suits you best.

Please be in touch with Kellam or Terry with questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon and celebrating the end of a great summer!

 

LIS Holiday Party on Tues 12/17 from 4:00-6:00pm

Please join us for the annual LIS Holiday Party on Tues 12/17 from 4:00-6:00pm at American Flatbread in the Marbleworks. Light refreshments will be provided with a cash bar. Families and partners are welcome to attend. An Outlook invitation will be sent to everyone shortly.

Please note that both libraries will close at 3:30pm that day. We hope to see you soon to celebrate the holidays and the end of a great semester!

-The R&R Crew

LIS Employee Awards for November

The LIS Recognition & Recreation Crew is pleased to announce the LIS employee awards for November:

Employee of the Month – Howie McCausland

Crew of the Month — Helpdesk Call Center: Joe Durante, Linda Knutson, Marty New, and Gary Weiss

Student Employee of the Month – Anis Mebarki (Helpdesk)

Congratulations to all! And a reminder about our FABULOUS prize packages: Employee of the Month winners receive a generous Amazon gift card; Crew and Student of the Month winners receive a coffee card good for 11 free cups of coffee.

The R&R Crew needs award nominations! Nominate LIS staff, student employees, and crews at go/nominate! Please be sure to include details about why the nominee deserves recognition.

LIS Employee Awards for October

The LIS Recognition & Recreation Crew is pleased to announce the LIS employee awards for October:

Employee of the Month – Carrie Macfarlane

Student Employee of the Month – Samantha Moog (Digital Media Tutor)

Congratulations to all! And a reminder about our FABULOUS prize packages: Employee of the Month winners receive a generous Amazon gift card; Crew and Student of the Month winners receive a coffee card good for 11 free cups of coffee.

The R&R Crew needs award nominations! Nominate LIS staff, student employees, and crews at go/nominate! Please be sure to include details about why the nominee deserves recognition.

LIS Employee Awards for September

The LIS Recognition & Recreation Crew is pleased to announce the LIS employee awards for September:

Crew of the Month – The AS400 Group: Dave Condon, John Connors, Rick James, Cindy Peet, Travis Stafford, and Julie Tumminia-Tomsuden

Employee of the Month – Petar Mitrevski

Student Employees of the Month – Himi Kanaumi and Tiffany Park (Circulation Services)

Congratulations to all!

The R&R Crew needs award nominations! Nominate LIS staff, student employees, and crews at go/nominate! Please be sure to include details about why the nominee deserves recognition.

Reminder: sign-up sheet for LIS picnic

This is a reminder to please use the sign-up sheet to let us know which food stuffs you’ll be bringing to the LIS Summer Picnic on Tuesday 8/27 from 4:00-6:00pm at the Hadley Barn on campus. We still need pretty much everything — dogs/burgers/buns, condiments, side dishes, desserts — so please sign up for whatever suits you best.

Please be in touch with the R&R Crew with any questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon and celebrating the end of a great summer!

-Terry Simpkins and Kellam Ayres