Author Archives: Richard Jenkins

About Richard Jenkins

Catalog Librarian, liaison to Education Studies, History of Art & Architecture (HARC).

New Citation & Style Research Guide

Librarians at Middlebury have been creating research guides for many years, originally publishing them in print and then migrating to online platforms. Online guides have also changed format as new software has been developed. (see go/guides)


This summer we began a subscription to LibGuides by Springshare, which is used by many libraries throughout the world. This robust interface will allow us to be more flexible, and it enables us to create guides that are more user-friendly through the use of tabs and other navigational elements.



Though it will take us most of Fall semester to migrate all of our current guides, here’s one available right now: the Citation & Style Guide (go/citation), which helps students correctly cite sources and create bibliographies. It also contains a section on writing and plagiarism, including a link to the new Academic Honesty Tutorial recently developed by the College’s Honor Code Review Committee.

Check it out, and feel free to give us feedback!

Focus Groups on LIS Website (Free pizza & cookies!)

LIS will be conducting four focus groups of students, faculty, and staff on November 16 & 17, 2011. We would like feedback on the pros and cons of accessing & navigating certain pages on the LIS Website. Using the results, we hope to improve the website.

If you are interested in helping, please fill out this sign-up form. (Available dates and times are listed on the form.)

The groups will be small (6-10 participants), and free pizza and cookies will be available at all sessions. The one-hour sessions will be recorded (audio), but participants’ responses will be kept anonymous.

We hope you’ll sign up! If you have additional questions, please contact us:

LIS Website Team Members

Dan Frostman
Jess Isler
Richard Jenkins
Matt LaFrance
Barbara Merz