The Education and Training Team is a group of LBIS staff that strive to support the mission of the college by offering and/or facilitating training sessions on various Library and Information services to the Kenyon Community as needed.

We offer individual, one-on-one training/consultations with an LBIS staff member.  Consultations can be arranged to cover Google Mail, Calendar, Docs/Drive, or any of our library databases through this link: Individual Consultation Request Form.  

Our survey data indicates that Kenyon faculty and staff prefer one-on-one training to any other format.  Group training still can be arranged on an ad hoc basis.  Below is a description of all your training options through LBIS.

Individual Consultations

Do you have questions about Google Mail, Google Calendar, or library databases, but you don't know who to ask?  Fill out this form to request an individual consultation.  Appointments are scheduled well in advance, so this should not be used to address urgent technology questions. If you have a question that needs an immediate response, contact the Helpline at x5700.

Group Training Sessions for Updated Technology

When new software packages, such as the Microsoft Office upgrade or Google Mail, are introduced to the campus, LBIS offers scheduled training sessions to help you with the transition.

Online Self-Directed Technology Training

Kenyon staff and faculty have access to great basic software training videos through Atomic Learning. These videos included very short, focused training on a particular feature of software (such as how to do footnotes in Microsoft Word) as well as some longer, more general introductions to basic productivity software.

Department/Division Training

LBIS will create an ad hoc course for your department on a specific software topic, such as Google Mail, Google Calendar, or Google Docs.  Please contact us to arrange a session tailored to your needs.

External Training

Sometimes individuals or departments require basic training in standard tools like Microsoft Word or Excel.  You can obtain this training through external vendors such as New Horizons, a Columbus-based technology training firm with a large portfolio of classes.  We are happy to put you in contact with our New Horizons representative. You can attend a class in Columbus or we can help you schedule an on-campus training session for your group with a New Horizons instructor. Please contact us to arrange a session tailored to your needs.