Author Archives: Brenda Ellis

FY 2017 Staff Salary Increase

Merit Matrix Raise Allocation Based on a 2.00% Pool

  Position in Salary Range
APS Designation Lower Third Middle Third Top Third Over Max
Significant Improvement Required 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Approached Expectations 1.00% 0.67% 0.0% 0.0%
Achieved Expectations 2.33%  2.00% (target) 1.67% 1.33%
Exceeded Expectations 2.67% 2.33% 2.00% 1.67%

Note: Employees whose performance requires significant improvement will not be eligible for increases, nor will those who are approaching expectations and whose salary is already above the middle third of their salary range.

Friday Links – January 23, 2015

NEH & Mellon Announce Pilot Grant Program to Digitize Out of Print Books in Humanities and Make Them Available With CC License  (From infoDOCKET / Library Journal)

Experimental Meadowhawk Module Featured in Mercedes-Benz’s CES Concept Car – Embedded into the console, Leap Motion’s Meadowhawk modules allow drivers to access an experimental natural user interface.

CES 2015: Five big 3D printing trends to shape the year ahead – When it comes to 3D printing, the theme of 2015 is simple: make it useful. The last couple years has been exciting for fans of the technology and people in the industry, as it has developed so rapidly it has been hard to keep up with.

LIS Workshops: find summer reading, movies, & more + website development

LIS Workshop:  Library Services & Resources at Middlebury

Wed, 5/28,  2:00 – 3:00 pm  Davis Family Library 105 Computing Lab (lower level)

We’ll introduce you to library services and resources available to Midd users and show you how to search MIDCAT, the library catalog, and Summon (our “search everything” tool) to discover resources like books, articles, films, eBooks, audiobooks, and more.  Learn how to access news and popular magazines online as well as find online resources aimed at all ages.

Website Maintenance Work Session

Thu, 5/29,   1:00 – 2:30 pm  Davis Family Library 105 Computing Lab (lower level)

Do you maintain a website in Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki (wiki), or Moodle?  Bring your work to this session and we’ll have staff on-hand to help you with any questions as you update or create your site.  This is not a formal workshop; we will answer questions and problems as they come up.  Work sessions will be staffed on a rotating basis by representatives from each of the following areas:  Web Application Development, Curricular Technology, and User Services.

Sign up online or visit http://go.middlebury.edu/lisworkshops to view the full workshop schedule.

Another article on measuring scholarly publishing impact

Last week Arabella posted a link to an article on this subject. The November 2012 issue of College & Research Libraries News has a useful article that describes the various methods for measuring research impacts.  See From bibliometrics to altmetrics: A changing scholarly landscape.  It describes resources such as Scopus, which we subscribe to, as well as free resources such as Google Scholar Citations.  Relevant organizations and networks are also listed.  It’s worth a skim at least.

Another article on measuring scholarly publishing impact

Last week Arabella posted a link to an article on this subject. The November 2012 issue of College & Research Libraries News has a useful article that describes the various methods for measuring research impacts.  See From bibliometrics to altmetrics: A changing scholarly landscape.  It describes resources such as Scopus, which we subscribe to, as well as free resources such as Google Scholar Citations.  Relevant organizations and networks are also listed.  It’s worth a skim at least.