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For the Love of Learning

April 23, 2015

We are starting a new series of articles that will focus on our love of learning, in the context of Hamilton’s educational goals.  From developing intellectual curiosity to becoming an engaged citizen of the world, a love of learning guides the discovery and reflection process which readies us for lifelong refinement of knowledge and values.

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Asu Presents at National ACRL Conference

April 23, 2015

Glynis Asu, Research and Information Literacy Librarian, recently participated in a panel presentation at the Association for College and Research Libraries 2015 Conference in Portland OR: Partners in Design: Consortial Collaboration for Digital Learning Object Creation - How the NY6 Information Literacy/Blended Learning collective engaged in the exploration, creation, and dissemination of Digital Learning Objects (DLOs). The panel discussed the logistics of creating a sustainable, highly effective cooperative, and detailed lessons learned in creating DLOs.

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Monk Rowe
Monk Rowe

Rowe Presents at "The Other Side"

April 23, 2015

On April 15, Monk Rowe, Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive, presented an interactive lecture/demonstration at the The Other Side in Utica entitled "The Blues in 12 Bars Will Free Your Spirit." This was the last presentation in the 2014-15 Imagining America Series organized by Professor Carl Rubino. With guitarist John Hutson, they explored the 12 measure blues form, the AAB lyrics scheme and how the blues has been an integral part of American popular music since the early 1900s. Audience members composed a new song using the blues form, appropriately entitled "The Taxman Blues".

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Rihm and Forrest Present in Rochester

April 23, 2015

Alex Rihm, Research and First Year Experience Librarian, and Lisa Forrest, Director of Research and Instruction Services, recently traveled to Rochester to present "Poetry Speaks: Supporting the College’s Learning Goals Through Literary Programming" at the Rochester Regional Library Council's Silo-Busting Bonanza poster session.

This poster, focusing on the collaborative aspects of the library's Apple & Quill creative arts series, was presented to 70 central New York librarians.

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Ken Herold
Ken Herold

Herold Explores Philosophies of Information

April 22, 2015

Director of Library Information Systems Ken Herold has guest edited another special issue for the critical professional journal Library Trends, titled "Exploring Philosophies of Information."

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Surprises in the Stacks

April 22, 2015

One of the great things about working in Special Collections is that I get to be around and work with materials that are often very old, rare and perhaps even one of a kind. There have been times that we simply stumble upon things tucked inside of a book, such as an original broadside advertisement for a lecture to be given by Sojourner Truth in the 1880s. Last year, as many of you heard, we found a collection of original signed letters from some of the leaders in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, including great names such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Isabella Beecher Hooker.

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Dave Smallen
Dave Smallen

Small Talk from the VP: Creating a Culture of Information Security Awareness: Small Steps

April 22, 2015

While waiting for the long winter to depart and the golf season to begin I have been reading a variety of books with golf themes, some biographical and some for self-improvement.  Most recently I tackled Golf’s Three Noble Truths by James Ragonnet, a professor of English and golf coach at Springfield College.  One of his three truths is awareness by which he means being fully awake and watchful about everything you do.  If I do so he promises improvement in my game.  While I am skeptical about his advice about golf, I do think increasing awareness is the key to improving information security at Hamilton.  Moreover, creating a culture of awareness (aligning what we believe and say with what we do) is critical to reducing the risk of compromising sensitive information. Three small ways to begin to create this culture are avoiding Phishing, creating strong passwords and using screen locking.

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Chris Forte
Chris Forte

A New Tool to Connect College-Owned Macs to Printers - Easily and Painlessly

April 22, 2015

LITS is pleased to announce a new service that allows printers to easily be added to Macs. Employees can now add printers to their college-owned Macs with a simple click of a button.

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Upgrading to a New Voicemail System

April 22, 2015

After more than 20 years of use, we are retiring our current voicemail system. It has reached the end of its serviceable life span and will be replaced with a new system that will integrate with the current infrastructure and provide a foundation for future upgrades. The switch to the new voicemail system will take place on Tuesday, May 19.

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Research Tutors Create Guide to Social Innovation

April 21, 2015

Research Tutors Gretha Suarez ‘15 and Tanapat (Ice) Treyanurak ‘17, along with Research Librarian Lynn Mayo, created a resource guide to support students involved in social innovation initiatives through the Levitt Center.

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