MAY 2015
What's New
Voicemail Upgrade Complete
David Swartz
The upgrade to the new voicemail system is complete and any outstanding issues resolved. We encourage you to explore the new features (e.g., voicemail messages will appear in your email) and let us know if you have any questions. 
Graduating LITS Student Employees Honored at Luncheon
Kristin Strohmeyer
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.  More...
Strategic Initiatives
Dave Smallen
Institutional Initiatives
Small Talk from the VP: It Takes a Village to Produce a MOOC
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). More...
Spotlight on Services
First Year Students and the Value of Information
Alex Rihm
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! More...
Spotlight on Collections
Exhibit Commemorating 150th Anniversary of Lincoln Assassination
LincolnMark Tillson
This spring is the 150th anniversary of this tragic event.  We welcome you to the second floor of Burke Library where materials related to the assassination of President Lincoln are on display.  These items are part of the wonderful selection of rare and unique items found in the Hamilton College Special Collections and Archives. More...
Free 30-Day Trial to Early American Imprints, Series I and II: Supplements
Early AmericanLynn Mayo
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. More...
Check out AM Explorer: Americana
AM Explorer
Lynn Mayo
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. More...
American Pamphlet Series I, 1820-1922
American Pamphlet
Lynn Mayo
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. More...
Discover the Caribbean
Lynn Mayo
LITS Presentations and Publications
Mellon Online Learning Conference
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. More...
Reichler Presents at Northeast ArcGIS Users Group Meeting
Deborah Reichler participated in a panel called "Surveying the Spatial Humanities" at the May 11 meeting of the Northeast ArcGIS Users Group in Amherst, MA. More...
Stalloch and Bohstedt Present at Eastern New York Chapter of ACRL Conference
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. More...
Upcoming Events
Exhibit - Herb Doctors and Evangelists:
The Botanico-Medical Movement in America
Through June 30, 2015 | During Library Open Hours | Burke Library 
Also of Interest

  Browse New Library Materials
  New and Trial Databases
  Faculty eBooks
  Securing the Human Monthly Newsletter - Securing the Cyber Generation Gap

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