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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.

LIS Workshops & Professional Development Offerings

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There is still time to acquire new skills before the year is out!  Visit go/lisworkshops to view our workshop schedule and get signed up for topics of interest.  You’ll find a few more Drupal work sessions where you can get help with specific questions about how to revise and improve your departmental web site, as well as one more chance to attend an introduction covering basic web site maintenance skills.

We’re also offering another opportunity to get acquainted with  lynda.com — a fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills.   Recent course additions include “InDesign Secrets,” “Managing Your Career” and “Word 2010 Power Shortcuts.”  Watch a single video or work through an entire course — either way it’s professional development that doesn’t cost you or your department a dime.

Session 6: Peer Writing Tutor and Writing and Academic Mentor Training

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When: Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:30 PM-6:30 PM. (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Where: CTLR
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What are we doing?
  • “Working with Multilingual (ESL) Students” ~ Dr. Shawna Shapiro
  • People Who Can Help
  • Complete Future Plans Form
Who needs to come?
  • All new PWTs
  • Trained PWTs who did not come to Session 4, must come this Thursday,  or to Session 6 next week.
  • Trained FYSMs who did not come to Session 4, must come this Thursday, or to Session 6 next week.
Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval. Bring your folder to every session.
E-mail Melanie Haas  for prior approval.

PWT-FYM Training Session 2–Getting Started Thursday 4:30pm until 6:30pm

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Thursday, September 20th 4:30pm until 6:30pm

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research, Middlebury College

Writing and Academic Mentor Session #2 Getting Started

  • All new Writing and Academic Mentors must attend.
  • All trained Peer Writing Tutors now working as Writing and Academic Mentors must attend.
  • Trained Writing and Academic Mentors must attend either this session or Session 3 on Thursday, September 26th.

Become expert at Time Management!

Mentors: Bring a syllabus from all four of your classes.

You will practice a 15 minute-version of the 30 min. tutor session

Always bring your training folder to all training sessions.

Peer Writing Tutor Session #2 Getting Started

  • All new Peer Writing Tutors must attend this session.

    Trained Peer Writing Tutors must attend either this session or Session 3 on Wednesday, September 26th.

    Trained Mentors who have never been trained as Peer Writing Tutors must attend this session.

Brainstorming answers to frequently asked tutor questions

15 minute-version of the 30 min. tutor session

Always bring your training folder to all training sessions.

Make-up sessions are only for those who have received prior approval.

Training Dates for Fall 2012

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FYSM Training times

Fall 2012 Training Dates for  Writing and Academic Mentors for First-Year Seminars
Org Session          Wednesday, September 12, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 2              Thursday, September 20, CTLR, 4:30-6:30  Bring all syllabi.
Session 3              Wednesday, September 26, CTLR, 4:30-6:30 Bring a paper.
Session 4              Wednesday, October 3, CTLR
Session 5              Thursday, October 11, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 6              Thursday, October 18, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 7              Thursday,November 8, CTLR 4:30-7:00

 Check HERE for who need to attend which session.

Fall 2012 Training Dates for PWTs

Spring 2012 Training Dates for Peer Writing Tutors & Writing and Academic Mentors for First-Year Seminars

Org Session          Thursday, September 13, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 2              Thursday, September 20, CTLR, 4:30-6:30

(Bring a paper of your own to Session 3.)
Session 3              Wednesday, September 27, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 4              Thursday, October 4, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 5              Thursday, October 11, CTLR, 4:30-6:30
Session 6              Thursday, October 18, CTLR, 4:30-6:30

Check HERE for who need to attend which session.

LIS Workshops – August

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Don’t miss out!  There is still time to fit in some learning before fall semester leaps out from behind the nearest patch of sunflowers…  Visit go/lisworkshops to view our schedule and get signed up for topics of interest. You’ll find Drupal sessions to help you get your departmental web site up to snuff before the next batch of students arrives on campus.  You’ll also find another opportunity to find out about lynda.com and how you can start using it to improve your skills.

Liaison Discussion: Zotero

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Topic: Led by Daisy Benson, Reference and Instruction Librarian and Library Assistant Professor, UVM
Who’s Invited: All liaisons and anyone else who is interested
When: Tuesday, July 17, from 11:15-12:30
Where: LIB 105, Davis Family Library

We’ve been receiving more requests for help with alternative bibliographic management software. UVM has been supporting Zotero for a few years now, so I’ve invited librarian Daisy Benson to visit for a Zotero demo and discussion. We can talk about other tools too (Noodlebib and Easybib have been mentioned in recent years), and consider investigating them later.

Sorry to spill over into the lunch hour. The room is being used until 11, and since Daisy is coming all the way from Burlington I thought we should block off more than just 60 minutes. You may leave whenever you need to!

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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.