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VVS Students Visit Burke Library

May 22, 2015

LITS was thrilled to host twenty five seniors from Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School on Wednesday, May 20th.  Tina Laramie, High School Library Media Specialist, accompanied by teachers Melanie Hoover and Beth Debany, brought both the AP English and AP Biology classes to Burke for the morning.

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American Pamphlet Series I, 1820-1922

May 21, 2015

New trial from Readex.  From the New-York Historical Society collection, the American Pamphlets Series I, 1820-1922, represents a genre of printed materials written by authors from an unusually large socio-economic range.

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Graduating LITS Student Employees Honored at Luncheon

May 20, 2015

Thirty-five graduating seniors were recently honored at a luncheon in Burke Library to thank them for their years of service to LITS.  A special feature of the luncheon was the unveiling of books purchased in each student’s honor, based on recommendations by LITS staff.  Student majors and interests are taken into account when selecting the books, and a book plate with their name is placed in the front of each item. These books will become part of the general collection.  Below is a list of the titles selected for each student.

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Stalloch and Bohstedt Present at Eastern New York Chapter of ACRL Conference

May 20, 2015

Gisella Stalloch, Metadata and Cataloging Assistant, and Beth Bohstedt, Director of Access Services and Collection Strategies, presented posters at the May 19  meeting of the Eastern New York Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries in Binghamton.   

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Dave Smallen
Dave Smallen

Small Talk from the VP: It Takes a Village to Produce a MOOC

May 18, 2015

In March 2013, when Hamilton joined edX, Dean Reynolds indicated that one of Hamilton’s goals was enabling faculty “to bring their scholarship and pedagogy to the public, engaging an expanded community with their unique contributions.” Last week, professors Doran Larson and Brent Plate spoke about realizing that goal, and the lessons they learned from offering Hamilton’s first two massively open online courses (MOOCs).

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Check out AM Explorer: Americana

May 15, 2015

Discover manuscript and typescript letters, diaries, notebooks, journals, newspapers, art works, illustrations, photographs, video, and 360-degree objects in the Adam Matthews database, AM Explorer: Americana. From the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s collection of American history.

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Trial Subscription to Early American Imprints, Series I and II: Supplements

May 15, 2015

The expansion of Evans and Shaw-Shoemaker digital collections of Early American Imprints with Series I: Supplement and Series II: Supplement will make available more than 2,250 rare and unique early American printed documents, all catalogued by the American Antiquarian Society.

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First Year Students and the Value of Information

May 15, 2015

Grading papers with nothing but sources pulled straight from Google? Students need to understand the value of information so that they can understand the value of putting more time and effort into research. This is especially important for first years given the variety of high school experiences. This brief video explains how the library can help!

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Photo from Wellesley College
Photo from Wellesley College

Mellon Online Learning Conference

May 13, 2015

Ted Fondak, Lisa Forrest, Dave Smallen, and Forrest Warner traveled to Wellesley College on May 11 to participate in the Mellon Online Learning Conference. The one day conference brought together faculty, educational technologists, librarians, administrators, and students from Colgate University, Davidson College, Hamilton College, and Wellesley College.

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