9.119 book; job posting

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Thu, 24 Aug 1995 17:58:23 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 119.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] Subject: Book on programming for the humanities
From: Eric Johnson <johnsone@jupiter.dsu.edu>
Size: 22 lines
[2] Subject: Job Opening U of Michigan
From: Claire Smith <csmith@epas.utoronto.ca>
Size: 27 lines

From: Eric Johnson <johnsone@jupiter.dsu.edu>
To: Willard McCarty <mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 05:55:24 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Book on programming for the humanities

A Modest Announcement of

A New Book:

Computer Programming for the Humanities in SNOBOL4

For ten years on the Dakota State University campus and three
times via Internet, I have taught a course in which students
learn to program in SNOBOL4. There have been requests for the
materials of that course. The eight major lectures with
exercises have been collected in a book: <I>Computer Programming
for the Humanities in SNOBOL4</I>. It is intended to be
sufficient to learn how to use the SNOBOL4 programming language
to write programs of practical value for applications in the
humanities, especially those related to texts. The public-domain
Vanilla SNOBOL4 compiler (for DOS and DOS under Windows) is used
as the basis of the book's discussions and can be used for all
exercises. Sample solutions to the exercises with discussions of
the problems are available free of cost via email for those who
own the book.

For more information about the book, point your Web viewer to


Or send email to langners@columbia.dsu.edu

-- Eric Johnson

From: Claire Smith <csmith@epas.utoronto.ca>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 08:58:41 -0400
Subject: Job Opening U of Michigan

To HUMANIST readers:

The following is a message I received from another list ("Spiderwoman" for
women web designers)....it is a recent job posting that may be of interest.
To: spiderwoman@lists.primenet.com
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 15:00:51 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Spiderwomen,

There is a job opening at my office that I wanted to share with y'all.
I work at the University of Michigan (in Ann Arbor) in the office of
Instructional Technology, which is part of a larger unit called the
Information Technology Division. We're looking for someone who can
teach (non credit) computing courses and coordinate other teachers. The
audience is faculty, students, and to a lesser degree, staff at the U-M
who want to use computers and technology for teaching and learning.
Being familiar with a University environment is a definite plus.

We are on a tight time schedule, so if you are interested, please contact

The hiring supervisor is:
Louis King
(313) 936-1145

> Job Title: COMP SYSTEM CONSULTANT II Grade: 09 Min/Max $ 25,500/
> Posting Number: T-95-3050-MM Information Technology Division
> Open Date: 08/14/1995 Close Date: 08/25/1995
> Jobclass: 14842 Hours: 40.00
> Duties To Be Performed
> Develop Training Program:
> Design, develop and present training seminars to faculty and students who
> have chosen to use technology for teaching and learning. Work individually
> and in groups to create strategies, curriculum, materials and evaluations.
> Implement a process for evaluating and continually improving the program.
> Develop methodologies for single person and small group training. Develop
> thematic programs relevant to faculty and student use of technology for
> teaching and learning.
> Implement Training Program:
> Work with university department liasons, ITD training resources and staff
> from the Office of Instructional Technology to implement training and
> thematic programs. Coordinate all aspects of programs including: marketing
> materials, programs, e-mail lists, course material development, instructor
> and presenter scheduling, staffing, room, equipment setup and teardown,
> etc.
> Training:
> Teach seminars and courses in instructional use of computer techology
> primarily in multimedia development. Work directly with faculty and
> students in groups and individually to rapidly transfer computing and
> pedogogic skills necessary for successful completion of instructional
> projects. Provide training for individual faculty on a walk-in basis.
> Train ITD staff, working on instructional projects, in relevant technology
> and software. Support and review all training efforts for the Office of
> Instructional Technology, New Media Center and the Instructional
> Technology Lab.
> Necessary Qualifications
> Broad and deep understanding of the use and operation of desktop computers
> and networked environment. Fluency in a broad range of Macintosh and Intel
> based software. Teaching skills for adult education. Excellent
> interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to integrate and manage
> complexity. Ability to clearly communicate sophisticated technological
> concepts to novice technology users. Ability to serve customers and
> balance service provided with internal objectives. Fluency in reading,
> writing, and speaking English.
> Desired Qualifications
> * Significant experience teaching people in the use of Macintosh and Intel
> based computers in networked environments.
> * Significant experience in preparing curriculum and thematic programming
> for teaching people to use technology.
> * Significant experience in the use of a large variety of software including
> multimedia authoring tools, WWW publishing and navigation tools, e-mail,
> graphics, music and educational disciplines taught at the University.
> * Experience in computer based visual communications and multimedia.
> * Experience in visual and written communications.
> * Experience working directly with students, faculty and staff or customers
> using technology.
> * Familiarity with University of Michigan computing environment.
> * Familiarity with software development design and production methods.
> * Familiarity with University of Michigan policies and procedures.

Regan Knapp, Software Designer vox (313) 763-4665
Office of Instructional Technology fax (313) 763-4663
Information Technology Division http://www.oit.itd.umich.edu/~regan
University of Michigan e-mail: regan@oit.itd.umich.edu
Claire Smith/Centre for Computing in the Humanities/University of Toronto/
Robarts Library, 14th Floor/130 St. George Street/Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A5/
Phone: (416) 978-2535/Fax: (416) 978-6519/Internet: csmith@epas.utoronto.ca