Fall Semester Library Reserves due by August 14th
July 27, 2015
SoE Faculty, TAs, and Instructional Staff: Please note that reserves requests for the Fall Semester are due at MERIT Library by August 14th, 2015 in order to be available at the start of the semester. EReserves appear online as part of a web resource called "Library Course Pages". Within the MyUW portal, students will find EReserves, along with library resources posted by library instruction staff. "Library course pages" are intended to be collaborative between faculty and library staff, and serve as a web vehicle to post both EReserves and library instruction resources online. Contact Jim Jonas with questions about posting library instruction resources for students. Keep the following in mind when submitting Reserves requests: -- Provide complete citations for items being placed on electronic reserves. We need the author & title of the book/journal, copyright date and copyright holder. For books, you can simply photocopy the title page and (usually) the back of the title page, which gives the copyright information. If you need assistance in identifying the citation for these materials, please ask MERIT Library reference staff for assistance. -- If you would like items ...
Headshot photo shoot available for faculty, staff during week of Oct. 5
September 30, 2015
Faculty and all staff from across the School of Education who would like a new studio headshot photo can take advantage of four upcoming opportunities. No appointment is necessary for these drop-in sessions, which are being made available by MERIT during the week of Oct. 5. This semester’s upcoming photo shoots, which will take place from noon to 4 p.m., are scheduled for: Monday, Oct. 5 –- Education Building, room 245 Tuesday, Oct. 6 –- Vilas Hall, room 1139 Wednesday, Oct. 7 -– Natatorium, room 2007 Friday, Oct. 9 –- Teacher Education building, studio 109
Please join us for the next Openness Meetup!
September 29, 2015
Date: Thursday, October 15, Noon-1:30 (group meets every First Thursday of the month) Location: Wisconsin Idea Room - Rm 159, Education Bldg (on Bascom Mall) Feel free to bring your lunch. We'll provide some treats! The topic: Open access, open data, open educational resources . . . Information and programs related to these topics seem to be cropping up all over campus. Time to support a community to share information, interests, and energy around "openness" and the academy. We'll continue to meet every third Thursday at 12:30 for community building and information sharing. What we'll do: As the community develops, we can add some topics or structure to our meetups, but for this month, we'd like to focus on getting to know a bit about each other and the activities we're involved with. If there's value in developing a shared space online or an email list to collect or share information between meetups we might organize that this month too. Who should come: Anyone with any interest in how or why we might collect, share, and access information in ways that make it easier for more people to ...
Ed Tech and Tea Time
September 28, 2015
Have questions about educational technology? Wondering how to incorporate tech skills into the classroom? Or do you just need a cup of tea? Come to the MERIT Atrium for an informal discussion and skill-share over cups of hot beverages! Mondays, starting September 28th Noon-1:30 in the MERIT Atrium (3rd floor of TEB)
MERIT Joins Campus Laptop Check-out Program
September 24, 2015
Dual-boot (functions as a PC or Mac), Mac Laptops will be available for check out from the MERIT Help Desk, located in MERIT Library, beginning Monday, August 4th, 2015. MERIT joins 18 other locations on campus where UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff can check out laptops. As part of this campus-wide laptop check-out program, those seeking a dual-boot, Mac laptop will find locations, availability, and policies online. There is no fee for check-out, and individuals may check laptops out for three days, up to 20 times per semester. Two forms of ID are required.
Now Hiring – Video Producer/Visual Designer
September 18, 2015
MERIT is hiring a full-time Video Producer/Visual Designer. For the full position vacancy listing, and directions for how to submit your resume, please see PVL# 84179. This position Video Producer / Visual Designer is a part of MERIT (Media, Education Resources, and Information Technology), a vibrant service unit with a collaborative team of technologists, librarians, and media professionals that steward the School of Education's Information Environment. Through on-going leadership in the adoption of emerging technologies, MERIT empowers members of the School of Education community and its partners to achieve excellence.
Clark Thompson Retires
Clark Thompson, Video Producer at Media, Education Resources and Information Technology (MERIT), retired in July after a distinguished 30-year professional career with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working the entire time in the School of Education. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Clark Thompson earned a BA in Communication Arts in 1982 from UW-Madison. After graduating, he took time off and traveled extensively, including two months in Europe during the summer of 1983. That fall, Clark returned to UW-Madison and enrolled in an advanced photography course in the Art Department as a special student. Clark was hired by the School of Education as a student worker in October, 1983. He worked doing video production and duplication at the then-named Instructional Media Development Center (IMDC). Finding a new passion for educational video work, Clark enrolled in the Educational Communications and Technology master’s program in Curriculum & Instruction. Clark excelled as a student worker, and after a stint as an LTE, he was offered a full-time academic staff position which began on July 1, 1985. This first position was overseeing the duplication and distribution functions of the ...
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