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go/learning Reminders

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Just a quick reminder that we have two upcoming go/learning workshops. Information and registration links are listed below.

Wednesday May 1, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Email Writing Secrets

Click here to sign up >> Register. Led by Linda Bland, Cahoots Writing Service

This interactive workshop offers suggestions and tricks for improving your writing and management of e-mails.  The class focuses on how e-mail writing differs from other writing.  Learn the latest recommendations for when to use e-mail.  Identify ways to avoid misinterpretation of your e-mails.  Acquire suggestions to adjust your e-mail writing for better results.  Outcomes:  Learn to use e-mail so it doesn’t dominate your day—and you get the answers you seek. Read more>>

Wednesday May 15, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Organizing Basics

Click here to sign up >> Register.  Led by: Porter Knight. Includes bound note-taking guides for all participants to use as a lasting resource.

The hours in a day are finite yet the demands on your time seem limitless.  How can you effectively get your work done when you’re pulled in so many different directions?  This workshop will put you back in charge of your day so you can focus on what’s important. 

*Though there is some new material, this workshop includes most of the core components that Porter Knight has presented in past years and in other formats, including:  RRRIPP through paper, RRRIDD yourself of email, TrueTime Planning. Read more>>

POSTPONED. Liaison Discussion: Information Security Road Show

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***POSTPONED***

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.

Liaison Discussion: Assessment

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Topic: Assessment. Led by Adela Langrock, Office of Planning and Assessment.
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: Tuesday, March 12, 10-11 am. LIB 145.

Description: Adela will tell us what academic departments and programs been asked to do regarding assessment of student learning, share some examples of what departments have chosen to do, and discuss how assessment is a continuous process that should build over time. We’ll then share some ideas regarding how LIS staff can contribute to information literacy assessment efforts, both through our information literacy pilots and through our individual course-related workshops.
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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.

LIS Workshops for February-March: Drupal and Video-based Learning

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Our current workshop schedule is now available.  Visit go/lisworkshops to view offerings for February and March and sign up for topics of interest.  You’ll find Drupal introductions that cover basic web site maintenance skills, as well as work sessions where you can get help with specific questions about how to improve your departmental web site. We are also offering several opportunities 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.

Lynda’s recently added courses include such varied topics as “JavaScript and AJAX,” “Writing Fundamentals:  The Craft of Story,” and “Office 2013 New Features.”  Watch a single video or work through an entire course, but be warned — it’s addictive.

Liaison Discussion: Common Research Questions

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Topic: Common Research Questions. Led by Steve Bertolino and Hans Raum.
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, January 30, 10-11 am. Location LIB 145.

Description: When Hans and Steve looked at a year of our emailed Reference questions as part of the 2012 assessment of Research & Instruction, they found several types of questions which were asked repeatedly.  They’ll present a handful of them with the ways in which we responded, and then open the floor up for discussion of other common Reference questions we’ve experienced and our best answers to them.

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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.

POSTPONED: Liaison Discussion: How to Reach the Uninterested Student

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***This has been postponed***

Topic: How to Reach the Uninterested Student. Led by Yonna McShane, Director of Learning Resources, CTLR.
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, December 14, 10-11 am. Location LIB 201 (Watson Lecture Hall)

Description: Yonna frequently coaches students and faculty on how to improve their presentation skills. She’ll gear this session toward liaisons who lead LIS workshops. How can we “hook” students at the beginning of a workshop so that they stick with us for the whole class period? She will provide tips on handling question and answer sections of the presentation. Yonna also will give tips on professional conference presentations, including visual aids.
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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: The Portal

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Topic: The Portal. Led by Matt LaFrance.
Who’s Invited: All liaisons and anyone who might be interested
When and where: Thursday, November 29, 10:30-11:30 am. LIB 105.

Description: This is an opportunity to reflect on the Portal (http://go.middlebury.edu/portal) and review its place amongst our services. Matt LaFrance, the maintainer of the project, will present on its development, features, and intended purpose. Afterward there will be time for questions and discussion.

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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.