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Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors Need to Enroll in Password Manager

As part of Hamilton's ongoing information security initiative, each member of the community is asked to create a strong network and email password for his/her individual Hamilton account and to change it annually.

Required for students (before October 19, 2015):

1.     Enroll in the New Hamilton Password Manager.
2.     Instructions: https://my.hamilton.edu/its/rc/hamilton-password-manager.
3.     Create a new password to be used for Hamilton systems .
4.     If applicable, update your mobile devices (i.e. phones, tablets) with your new Hamilton password (for secure wireless and email use).
FAQ: https://my.hamilton.edu/its/rc/hamilton-passwords-faq

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Lockers Available in Burke

Burke has a limited number of lockers available for the convenience of students. They are located in the basement, near the bound periodicals. To reserve a locker, please ask at the Circulation Desk.

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Latest Acquisition for the Beinecke Collection

The latest acquisition for the Beinecke Collection in Burke Library’s Special Collections originated in Trinidad in the year 1822. It is a large bound ledger book of about 350 pages with the simple title Prisons. Convictions Register. This incredible manuscript contains names of Slaves, Runaway Slaves, Free Blacks, “Black Mandingos,” Whites, Soldiers, American Refugees, etc., their Crimes, Dates of Incarceration, and Punishments, between the years 1822-1824.

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Burke Library Food Policy

Please remember that the Burke Library Food Policy informs what can and cannot be brought into the building. Dry snacks, such as crackers, pretzels, candy, cookies, are allowed, as well as drinks in covered containers.  Food provided for special events is also allowable, when approved by LITS staff.  You may also be asked by a staff member to take certain foods to a designated location.  


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Talk About Teaching: Ways We Teach, Focus on Disability Accommodations

Ben Salzman ’14, Educational Technologist, and Kristin Strohmeyer, Research and Outreach Librarian, joined Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility Services Allen Harrison and Mei Lin Pratt ’16 for a panel presentation on disability accommodations at Hamilton College.

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Charles Watkinson to Deliver Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture

Charles Watkinson, Director of University of Michigan Press, will deliver this year’s Couper Phi Beta Kappa Lecture on Tuesday, October 20, at 4:15 in the Kennedy Auditorium of the Taylor Science Center. Mr. Watkinson’s talk," Open Access Monographs: Why Should Authors, Librarians, and Administrators Care?", will focus on the recent emergence of high profile projects in North America and Europe that are exploring the potential of flipped publishing models for academic books.


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LITS Involved with Several 2015 Orientation Trips

All incoming members of the Hamilton College class of 2019 participated in one of many orientation trips.  Hamilton College offers three branches of orientation adventure trips that provide a fun and friendly atmosphere for easing new students into college life. Several members of LITS were involved with orientation trips this past August.

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Free Streaming Music - Classical, Jazz, Folk, World Music, and More.

If you love Pandora and Spotify, you might want to explore Hamilton's streaming music services. LITS offers nearly 200,000 recordings of music and operas. Listen from your computer or mobile device, and create your own playlists to share.

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Visual Literacy: Effective Communication with Images

The visual world is a key element of our human experience. Our ancestors painted compelling images on the walls of caves. Artists create representations along a continuum from abstract to literal, twining metaphors and allegories. Fruit-mongers arrange their wares by color and brightness to attract the most attention at the market. The advent of the moving picture created the powerful mediums of film and television.

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Small Talk from the VP: You are the Target!

I just finished activating the free two-year credit monitoring and identity theft protection provided by Excellus, Hamilton’s health care provider.  They are providing these services because of a breach of the confidential data they maintain about their clients – including me (and probably you). In announcing the incident, Excellus president and CEO, Christopher Booth, indicated “Safeguarding the privacy of your personal information is a top priority for us, and we make every effort to protect your information.  Despite these efforts, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield was targeted in a very sophisticated cyberattack.”

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