The Productive Scholar: New Faculty Tech Toolkit

Topic: New Faculty Tech Toolkit
Speakers: Ben Johnston, HRC/DHI Consulting, OIT; Jonathan Olmsted, Senior Research Specialist/Q-APS Consulting Coordinator (Politics); Audrey Welber, Humanities Reference Librarian, Firestone Library; Janet Temos, Director, Educational Technologies Center (ETC), McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.

Time: Thursday, October 10, 12noon – 1pm
Location: HRC Classroom, Room 012, Lower Level, East Pyne

The New Faculty Tech Toolkit session is designed to allow new faculty, postdocs and graduate students to have an opportunity to receive brief overviews of a number of the technology resources on the Princeton campus, including the Humanities Resource Center (HRC), Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) consulting, bibliographic tools supported by the University Library and the Subject-Specialist librarians who support disciplinary research, as well as quantitative, analytical and statistical computing consulting, and Blackboard in brief.

About the Speakers:
Ben Johnston is Senior Educational Technologist at OIT’s Humanities Resource Center (HRC) in East Pyne, and Consultant for the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI). Ben has been involved with educational technology for over twelve years in positions at Columbia University, Bryn Mawr College, and at Princeton University. While at Princeton, Ben has worked with educators and researchers across the Humanities and Social Sciences to facilitate the use of digital assets, technology tools, databases, and digital video in teaching and research.

Jonathan Olmsted is Senior Research Specialist and Coordinator of Q-APS (The Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science) Statistical and Formal Theory Consulting Service in the Department of Politics, Princeton University. In the former role he is engaged in bridging the gap between the social sciences and state-of-the-art-research computing, in the latter he administers the provision of statistical computing support to a variety of social science research projects.

Audrey Betsy Welber serves Princeton primarily as a humanities reference librarian in Firestone Library. In addition to leading the library’s bibliographic management team, she runs the Library’s “Chat Reference” service, which enables students and faculty to get reference help from librarians in real time via Instant Messaging. Audrey also occasionally teaches a freshman writing seminar with the Princeton Writing Program.

Janet Temos is the Director of the Educational Technologies Center at Princeton. She is a member of the Princeton class of 1982, and received her PhD at Princeton in 2001. The ETC helps faculty use technology in teaching and research, and includes Training and Outreach as well as the New Media Center (NMC). We also offer consulting, training and outreach in educational technologies.

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