JULY 2015
What's New
Abby Morton
Abby Morton Celebrates 50 Years on the Hill
Kristin Strohmeyer
Abby Morton recently celebrated 50 years of work in the LITS Acquisitions department. More...
Guest Wireless Name Changing
Jesse Thomas
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. More...
Strategic Initiatives
Information Security
Information SecurityInformation Security Awareness - Please Attend
Dave Smallen
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. More...
Academic Support
SmallenSmall Talk from the VP: A Digital Teaching and Learning Collaborative
Dave Smallen
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. More...
Information Literacy
Information LiteracyExploring Viewpoints and Breaking Filters
Glynis Asu
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? More...
Spotlight on Services
RSVPCool Tools from LITS
Maureen Scoones
If you need to track registrations for an upcoming event, check out our Event Registration System. More...
GmailGmail Tips & Tricks
Maureen Scoones
Our email system, HillConnect, is powered by Google Apps for Education. Google is always adding new features. To help you understand some of the features, both new and existing, check out Gmail tips and tricks and the Gmail cheat sheet
Spotlight on Collections
Ancestry.comFree Access to Ancestry.com for NYS Residents
Lynn Mayo
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. More...
Root FamilyNew Root Family Photos in the College Archives
Katherine Collett
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. More...
LITS Presentations and Publications
ForrestForrest Publishes Article
Lisa Forrest, Director of Research & Instructional Design, recently published an article in College & Research Libraries News. More...
StrohmeyerStrohmeyer Elected Secretary of Library Instruction
Round Table
Kristin Strohmeyer, Research and Outreach Librarian, was recently elected Secretary of the American Library Association’s Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT). More...
AsuAsu 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. More...
Upcoming Events
ILiADSILiADS Institute and Conference
July 27 - August 2, 2015
Hamilton College and the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) is hosting the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship. More...
Also of Interest

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

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