Orientation checklist for Library & Information Technology Staff

A checklist for Library & ITS supervisors to go over with new employees

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



Building Tours

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

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

Human Resources Staff and Faculty page (including Middpoints)

Job DescriptionEmployee & Supervisor have copy
General Logistics

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

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

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.
Library / ITS – What each does, Who’s in each,  Communication, Library & ITS Webpages

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)

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

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

  • 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 driveMiddfiles wiki
Information security (including confidentiality) & passwordsITS Security homepage
  • ITS 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

LinkedIn Learning 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 (go/wireless)
Getting Help within Library /ITS

go/lishelp (organization-wide help)

go/Helpdesk (technology)

go/askus (research)

Library Branches / Collections

  • Special Collections & Archives
  • Science Library
Library: Libraries & Collections page
Hours of Library and Servicesgo/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/LIL (tech video tutorials)

go/tutorials (library-related)

Awareness of other platforms / major tools used:      
  • 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 projects:

  • MiddLab
  • MiddSTART



LIS Strategic Planning Page

Off-campus access to resourcesOff Campus wiki page
Copyright & Intellectual PropertyCopyright & 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 Library spaces


Directory help