Orientation checklist for LIS staff

A checklist for LIS supervisors to go over with new employees

LEVEL ONE:  Need to know ASAP (in whatever order most applicable)



Building Tour

  • (Davis Family Library & other relevant buildings)
  • Point out service points, collections (including Browsing), labs, areas relevant to job, etc.
Building Guide at Infodesk
Emergency Procedures Emergency Manuals
General new employee information

LIS New Employee Guide (basic computing & library info for any Midd staff)

Human Resources Staff and Faculty page (including Middpoints)

Job Description Employee & Supervisor have copy
General Logistics

Keys & card access, ordering & supplies, garbage/recycling

Conference/Mtg/Travel procedure (including request form, expense voucher)

LIS work group  [Varies - Supervisor explains]
Who's in it, Webpage, where group documents are stored, how group communicates, how/where to print & copy, time off protocols, evaluations.
LIS – What we do?, Who’s in it?,  Communication, LIS Webpage

LIS Homepage (go/LIS) overview of major parts

  • About LIS - all links, especially:

Org Chart
LIS Staff Directory
LIS Strategic Planning (mission, goals)
LIS Blog (and how to subscribe)

  • LIS Liaisons
  • Policies
  • LIS Documentation Wiki (go/liswiki) - including LIS Staff wiki
LIS Webpages - other major sections

Quick links: (at top of each LIS page - overview of each page)

  • Tech
  • Library
  • Teach & Learn
Go links

http://go (gotionary)

Go wiki page 

File Storage Overview – What is stored where - middfiles / Googledocs/ wiki -- instead of hard drive Middfiles wiki
Information security (including confidentiality) & passwords LIS Security homepage
  • LIS Policies
  • Security Alerts

Security wiki

Using and Maintaining Your Computer wiki

Banner Web

  • Access
  • Uses, (esp. time entry, personal info)

Banner Web login (go/bw)

BannerWeb wiki

Time entry wiki

Email and Calendar
  • How to use and how to access from own computer and webmail
  • Out of office messages
  • Distribution lists
  • LIS Calendar

LIS Wiki: Email

Lynda.com tutorials (incl. email tutorials)

College Calendars

  • Access & how to use
Calendar (go/cal)


  • Use and voicemail
Telephone Services wiki
College Directory  Directory (go/dir)
Wireless  Wireless wiki
Getting Help within LIS

go/lishelp (dept-wide help)

go/Helpdesk (technology)

go/askus (research)

Library Branches / Collections

  • Special Collections & Archives
  • Science Library
Library: Libraries & Collections page
Hours of Library and Services go/hours


LEVEL TWO: Need to know in near future (sooner if directly applicable to job):




 Learning Resources (workshops, tutorials)

go/lisworkshops (in person, online, off site, etc.)

go/lynda (tech video tutorials)

go/tutorials (library-related)

Awareness of other platforms / major tools used by LIS:      
  • Portal / Mobile Site
  • Drupal
  • Course Hub
  • Wordpress
  • Moodle
  • Mediawiki
  • Midd Media
  • Google Apps
  • Summon
  • Midcat/MyMidcat
  • NExpress/Illiad
  • ERES


Curricular Tech website - Tools

go/library (or go/lib)

  • Research
  • Borrowing
  • What’s Summon

Portal customization

Help from supervisor/colleagues

Awareness of major LIS projects:

  • MiddLab
  • MiddSTART



LIS Strategic Planning Page

Off-campus access to resources Off Campus wiki page
Copyright & Intellectual Property Copyright & Intellectual Property wiki section

Middlebury College overview, schools and programs:

  • Monterey
  • Language Schools
  • Breadloaf
  • Schools Abroad
  • Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy
  • Middlebury Interactive Languages (MIL)


About Middlebury

  • quick facts
  • mission
  • college handbook
  • “our future” – (includes strategic plan)

 Links on College homepage


  • Management of Directory info & photo
  • Personal profile on Drupal 
  • Booking of LIS spaces


Directory help