APRIL 2015
What's New
Burke Library Hours
Library Hours
Beth Bohstedt
Beginning on Sunday, May 3, Burke Library will be open 24 hours until Sunday, May 17 at 10 p.m. More...
Upgrading to a New Voicemail System
VoicemailDavid Swartz
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.
Please note: the directions we emailed to employees earlier this week contained an error.  The instructions are corrected online.
Strategic Initiatives
Information Security
Dave SmallenSmall Talk from the VP: Creating a Culture of Information Security Awareness - Small Steps
Dave Smallen
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. More...
Information Literacy
Research Tutors Create Guide to Social Innovation
Social InnovationKristin Strohmeyer
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. More...
For the Love of Learning
Kristin StrohmeyerKristin Strohmeyer
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. More...
Spotlight on Services
A New Tool to Connect College-Owned Macs to Printers - Easily and Painlessly
Chris ForteChris Forte
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. More...
Spotlight on Collections
Surprises in the Stacks
John AdamsMark Tillson
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. More...
Announcing: Scopus Trial – Please Participate!
ScopusGlynis Asu
A 30 day trial subscription of Scopus http://www.scopus.com began on April 15, 2015.  Elsevier Scopus abstract and citation database is a close competitor with Web of Science, and is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. More...
LITS Presentations and Publications
Asu Presents at National ACRL Conference
Glynis Asu 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). More...
Herold Explores Philosophies of Information
Ken HeroldDirector of Library Information Systems, Ken Herold guest edited another special issue for the critical professional journal Library Trends, titled "Exploring Philosophies of Information." More...
Rihm and Forrest Present in Rochester
Rihm-ForrestAlex 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. More...
Rowe Presents at "The Other Side"
Monk RoweOn 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." More...
Upcoming Events
Exhibit - Herb Doctors and Evangelists:
The Botanico-Medical Movement in America
Through June 30, 2015 | During Library Open Hours | Burke Library 
Citing Your Sources: 30-Minute Workshops
Sunday-Thursday, April 19-May 7 |7 - 7:30 p.m. | Burke Library Couper Classroom Having Trouble with Citations? This Session Will Help!
Our Research Tutors can help you cite anything from web pages to scholarly articles, formulate bibliographies, and save you time! 
Apple & Quill  
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 7 - 8 p.m. | Burke Library All-Night Reading Room
Amy Zhang '18Join us for a reading and Q&A with author and first year student Amy Zhang '18. Her recently published book, Falling into Place, is "An impressive debut" (Booklist) that showcases Amy's "breezy yet powerful and exceptionally perceptive writing style" (School Library Journal). More..
Also of Interest

  Browse New Library Materials
  New and Trial Databases
  Faculty eBooks
  Securing the Human Monthly Newsletter - Passphrases

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