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Spring 2014 Organization Meeting Thursday, February 13, at 4:30 PM

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Our first Peer Writing Tutor and Writing and Academic Mentor training session takes place Thursday, February 13, at 4:30 PM in CTLR (Davis Family Library 225). All new and trained PWTs and FYSMs must attend this Organizational Meeting.   If you are new or were abroad last semester, we will take your picture for our wall, and you will receive your training folder.  If this is your first paid job at Middlebury College, make sure you have all the documents you need for employment.

  • You can find the whole spring training schedule below and at go/pwt.
  • New Tutors will attend all six sessions.
  • Trained PWTs and FYSMs will attend three sessions (Org, Session 2 or 3, and Session 4,5, or 6).

We have only a handful of First-year Seminars in the spring, so we have many Mentors without assignments. Mentors who would like to train and  work as Peer Writing Tutors in the spring, will attend The Org Meeting, Session 2, and Session 4. . Because we added several Commons drop-in sessions last semester, we now have 19 drop-in positions and 19 official alternate drop-in positions.  You can apply for these drop-in positions at the Organization Meeting Thursday, February 13.

I look forward to seeing you next month! In the meantime, feel free to e-mail me with questions.

If for any reason you will not be training or working in our program spring semester, please email me immediately, and I will remove you from our email list. If you are not graduating in May, you can work for us another semester.

Training Dates for PWTs and FYMs

Spring 2014 Training Dates for Peer Writing Tutors & Writing and Academic Mentors for First-Year Seminars

Org Session          Thursday, February 13, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 2             Wednesday, February19 CTLR, 4:30-6:30
(Bring a paper of your own to Session 3.)
Session 3              Thursday, February 27, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 4              Thursday, March 6 , CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 5              Thursday, March13, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 6              Thursday, March 20, CTLR, 4:30-6:30

Please bring your folder to every training session.

 

Sub Sandwich? Noooo Subpage (Drupal Classes and Work Sessions)

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Needing to learn how to edit your Department’s webpage? Want to know how to add sub pages, pictures and sidebars?  Checkout go/lisworkshops for upcoming Drupal Intro classes and Work Sessions.  From basic content to sidebars, the intro class will give you what you need to get started.  Join us for a Drupal intro class and, for you more advanced users, bring your challenges to a work session and we’ll help you work through them.

Liaison Discussion: Data Management

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Topic: Data Management. Led by Wendy Shook.
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: Friday, October 25, 10-11 am. LIB145.

Description: Wendy will bring us up to date on the status of science data management, data management planning, and a pilot data repository in the making.

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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.

PWT/FYM Session 5–Working with Multilingual Students and Problems Students Face

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When and Where?

Thursday, October 10, 4:30-6:30, CTLR, LIB 225

What are we doing?

  • “Working with Multilingual (ESL) Students” ~ Dr. Shawna Shapiro
  • Problems Students Face

Who needs to come?

  • All new PWTs and new FYMs (not previously trained as PWTs)
  • Trained PWTs and FYSMs who did not attend session 4, need to come to this session, or session 6, or a Research Workshop with Librarian Carrie Macfarlane on Monday, Oct 28th (time and location TBD)

 

Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval.   E-mail Emily Colton for prior approval.

 

Important links:
Blog
CTLR
PWTs
FYSMs
FB

Liaison Discussion: Curricular technology update

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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.

Liaison Discussion: Understanding Fair Use

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Topic: Understanding Fair Use. Led by Kellam Ayres.
Who’s Invited: All liaisons, 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, July 9. 10:30-11:30 am. LIB 145.

Description: Want to learn how to confidently make Fair Use evaluations for copyrighted materials? I’ll walk you through the Four Factors and then show you a few online tools to help resolve even the trickiest questions. (This is a repeat of Kellam’s 2013 LIS In-Service presentation.)

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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.

Last Chance — LIS Open Workshops Wind Down for the Summer

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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. Youll 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 its 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.