MBMH Seminar

Engaging Faculty – Slides by cmacfarl
November 25, 2009, 10:00 am
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Thanks, everyone, for participating in our discussion, “Engaging Faculty.”  Here’s a recording of the presentation.  It will launch in Elluminate and it includes the slides, audio and chat.

In case you’d rather flip through the presentation at your own pace without Elluminate, here are the slides (.pdf) and the chat (.pdf).

Comments are welcome.


First Seminar Deemed a Success by All by Bryan
October 23, 2009, 3:38 pm
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First Meeting — Working Agenda by alexwc
September 1, 2009, 9:16 pm
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RIS Seminar Day 1

Saxton’s River Inn


27 Main Street   Saxtons River, VT

9:30 Arrive, get hot beverage, meet, and greet

10:00 Sharp! <DW, MR, AWC>The charge and goals for the MBMH Seminar, outlining activities for the day </DW, MR, AWC>

10:15 <AWC>Team break-out

Who is your team? How will you introduce your team so the rest of us know and remember you.  You will have 180 seconds.

10:30 Introduce your team to the rest of us in 3 minutes or less

Who are the other teams?

10:45 Team break out

Complete Doodle poll to choose dates your team will lead

Review and rank topics your team would like to lead.

Share your ranking with the group…likely on a board.

11:15 Negotiate with other teams

Do other teams want the same topics?  Meet them and work it out.

Finalize topic for each team.</AWC>

11:30 Lunch and discussion <DW>

While you enjoy your food with your team, flesh out the topic you picked.  Does it mean the same thing to each of you?  Does it need to be focused?

12:15 Lunch and report out

In 180 seconds or less tell the rest of us about your topic.


12:30 <MR>The MBMH Toolkit

We have already started working in the MBMH Seminar blog.  Mike will present and discuss other tools we will use to support our work.


13:00 <DW> Team breakout

Dave will quickly run through a reminder of the format and of the charge to the groups.  The rest of the time will be for your team to begin planing and managing your topic.  What needs to be done?  Who will do what by when?


13:30 <DW, MR, AWC> Reflections

Recap of decisions and activities

Assessment of the day using 3*5 cards for comments and questions.

14:00 End of Day </DW, MR, AWC>

Seminar Goals by D. Grainger Wedaman
September 1, 2009, 9:10 pm
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  • Understand the budding mission of the broadly-skilled, academically-oriented information professional
  • lay foundation for a related community of practice
  • share key knowledge, identify and address shared challenges
  • develop inter-institutional ties

Welcome! by D. Grainger Wedaman
August 31, 2009, 9:22 pm
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A warm welcome to everyone who will be part of our Middlebury-Brandeis-Mount Holyoke Seminar.

Our schools find ourselves in the interesting area of exploring what it means to bring together in a collaborative work context a variety of heretofore distinct responsibilities, among them research support; instructional technology and design; information (or critical) literacies; collection development; academic liaison work.

The idea of our seminar: let’s do it together!  In other words, can we three schools, working in a seminar format (with regular “meetings” on identified topics) lay the groundwork for a new community of practice?

We plan to meet once in person (next week) and subsequently thereafter for 5 regular on-line seminar sessions, each with its own topic (and related homework).  Each session will be led by a team; teams will also be assigned final projects.