JUNE 2015
What's New
Mary & Nikki
Mary Fiore and Nikki Reynolds Retire from LITS
Kristin Strohmeyer
If you happened to stop by Burke Library on Wednesday afternoon, you heard the sound of popping champagne corks and semi-loud music. And you could have gotten some mighty good cake! We gathered to celebrate the retirement of two of our own. More...
CRLHamilton College Becoming a Member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
Beth Bohstedt
Beginning July 1, Hamilton College will be a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a partnership of more than 200 university, college, and independent research libraries. CRL acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, government documents, archives, and other primary source materials from a global network of sources, making them available to researchers at member institutions through interlibrary loan and digital delivery. More...
Strategic Initiatives
Information Security
Dave SmallenSmall Talk from the VP: Simplicity = Clarity (and other lessons learned from Apple)
Dave Smallen
Last week I attended the annual meeting of the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC), held at Lafayette College. There are seventy national liberal arts colleges in CLAC and the focus of our discussions was information technology in higher education. The opening keynote speaker was James Higa, who worked closely for many years with Steve Jobs at Apple and NeXT, and whose son attends Lafayette. He spoke about “Lessons Learned from Apple.” Here are three of my takeaways from his talk and how we might apply them to our information security initiative. More...
Spotlight on Services
Did You Know
"Did You Know?” - Instructional Design Support
Ted Fondak
Did you know that summer is a marvelous opportunity for reflection? Certainly the type of reflection you see by or in a body of cool water! But also for reflection on the past, present, and future of your teaching. More...
Summer Research Roundtables
Alex Rihm
This summer LITS is piloting a program for Levitt, Emerson, and Kirkland researchers to assist them throughout their projects. The lunchtime Summer Research Roundtable series launched on Thursday June 11, with students coming together to discuss their information and technology needs. More...
VVSVVS Students Visit Burke Library
Kristin Strohmeyer
LITS was thrilled to host twenty five seniors from Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School on Wednesday, May 20. 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. More...
Spotlight on Collections
Check out Kanopy!
Kristin Strohmeyer
We are now running a trial subscription to the streaming film collection, Kanopy. More...
LITS Presentations and Publications
LafayetteSmallen, Scoones, and Strohmeyer Present at Consortium of Liberal Arts College Conference
Dave Smallen
Lafayette College, in Easton, Pennsylvania, was the host of the annual meeting of the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC), held June 16-18, 2015. Several members of LITS presented during the program. More...
Asu, Forrest, and Treyanurak Present on the Research Tutor Program
Lisa Forrest
Glynis Asu, Lisa Forrest, and research tutor, Tanapat (Ice) Treyanurak presented on the Peer Research Tutor program at SUNYLA's 2015 "The Art of Librarianship" conference in Purchase NY.  More...
Rihm and Forrest Awarded Second Place in Poster Competition
Lisa Forrest
Alex Rihm and Lisa Forrest presented "Poetry Speaks: Supporting the College’s Learning Goals Through Literary Programming" at the SUNY Librarians conference in Purchase, NY.  More...
Also of Interest

  Browse New Library Materials
  New and Trial Databases
  Faculty eBooks
  Securing the Human Monthly Newsletter - Educating kids on cyber safety

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