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Guest Wireless Name Changing


In early August, LITS will be renaming the campus guest wireless network from "ap-hamilton" to "Hamilton Guest Wi-Fi", to make it more identifiable and easier for visitors to Hamilton to get connected.

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Information Security Awareness Training


As you know, Hamilton is undertaking a strategic initiative to enhance our protection of the confidential and sensitive information we collect from faculty, staff and students.  One part of that initiative is security awareness training. It is important that all members of our community participate in this training to reduce the risk of compromising data.

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Glynis Asu
Glynis Asu

Asu Presents on the NY6 Information Literacy & Blended Learning Project


Glynis Asu, Research and Instructional Support Librarian, co-presented a poster and live demonstration of the Interactive Online Tutorials (or “Digital Learning Objects”) at the New York Six Showcase for the Presidents’ Meeting, June 23, at Hobart & William Smith College.

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Cool Tools From LITS


If you need to track registrations for an upcoming event, check out our Event Registration
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Exploring Viewpoints and Breaking Filters


Information Literacy as a life skill involves more than knowing how to search a database. It means developing the ability to consciously consume and assess information beyond subjective filters.  In our media-rich environment of commentary news and social networking, our choices become self-limiting, as personalization technology feeds us more of what we “like” at the expense of alternative viewpoints.  How can we create a balanced and unfiltered approach to information consumption and decision making?

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Dave Smallen
Dave Smallen

Small Talk from the VP: A Digital Teaching and Learning Collaborative


In March 2014, Hamilton and Colgate joined edX, and one year later professors Doran Larson and Brent Plate offered Hamilton’s first two massively open online courses (MOOCs)  During that year we began regular conversations with our counterparts at Davidson and Wellesley, two other national liberal arts colleges that were experimenting with the same online technologies.

The conversations led to face-to-face meetings of faculty, staff and students at Davidson in February and Wellesley in May.  From these discussions emerged the idea of forming a consortium to more formally share our experiences and collaborate on efforts going forward.

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Abby Morton Celebrates 50 Years on the Hill


Abby Morton recently celebrated 50 years of work in the LITS Acquisitions department.   

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New Root Family Photos in the College Archives


The college archives recently acquired a collection of photographs of the family of Elihu Root, Class of 1864 (Nobel Peace Prize winner, Secretary of State to Theodore Roosevelt, etc.), from the estate of his granddaughter, Julia Grant Dietz, Trustee of Kirkland College.

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Lisa Forrest
Lisa Forrest

Forrest Publishes Article


Lisa Forrest, Director of Research & Instructional Design, recently published an article in College & Research Libraries News.

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Free Access to Ancestry.com for NYS Residents


Thanks to a new service from the New York State Archives, there's good news for New York state genealogy buffs or libraries with patrons who are genealogy buffs.

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