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November 2014 Newsletter


NOVEMBER 2014
What's New
GoogleAppsLogo.jpgNew Services Available from HillConnect
Jesse Thomas
LITS is pleased to announce the availability of some exciting new services in HillConnect.  Powered by Google, HillConnect currently provides key services that we all use including email, contacts, calendar and Google Drive. While HillConnect has a familiar look and feel to consumer Google services, it’s actually our own instance of Google Apps for Education. More...
RecordfromWebCam.jpg"Record from WebCam" Tool in Blackboard
Deborah Reichler
With the addition of YouTube to our Google Apps suite, we will also be able to make use of the "Record from Webcam" tool in Blackboard. More...
Rob HessVITEC - A New Face and a New Location
Karen Schaffer
VITEC Solutions, the College's service provider for computer hardware repair has a new employee and a new office location. Please welcome to Hamilton our new, on-site computer hardware technician, Robert (Rob) Hess. More...
phoneNew Voicemail System On The Way
David Swartz
LITS is preparing to upgrade the College's voicemail system.  Our current Octel voicemail system has operated reliably for almost 15 years and is ready for retirement. More...
Small Talk from the VP
dsmallen110.jpgCars, Decisions and Information Literacy
Dave Smallen
Purchasing a new car can be an overwhelming and unpleasant experience.  According to a recent survey by Edmunds.com, one in five people said they'd willingly give up sex for a month rather than haggle for a new car. One in three said they'd rather do taxes, go to the DMV, or sit in an airplane's middle seat. This was the challenge I faced when I wanted to replace my ten year old car. More...
 
Spotlight on Services
DgD7UnGQ6r27cUkMcDwH-pT5(1).jpgSpecial Collections Now Open Late
Christian Goodwillie
We encourage students working on a thesis to come and consult with any of the Special Collections staff for information on primary source materials that will broaden your scope of research and strengthen your work. More...
Let's Talk About E-Books, Part Two e-books1.jpg
Lynn Mayo
It might seem as though the library began purchasing electronic books only just recently, when, in reality, it’s been acquiring digital forms of books since the 1990s. More...
Educating Students through Employment
Beth Bohstedt
One of the largest student employers on campus, LITS employs well over 100 students. They perform tasks such as processing and shelving library materials, staffing service desks, maintaining computer labs and providing audiovisual services. While we rely on our student assistants to ensure smooth LITS operations, we also take part in their education. More...
receiving_packages.jpgYour Package Has Arrived?
Ryan Coyle
With the holidays fast approaching, it’s also time to be aware that the bad guys are out there in full force too.  As is usual for this time of year, people are shopping online, trying to avoid the bad weather and get the best deals.  The bad guys know this and are taking steps to separate you from your money. This leads to a big uptick in phishing emails purporting to be from Amazon and Ebay. More...
Upcoming Events
DHi Fall 2014 Lecture Series: 
Suey Park, Internet Activist: "Black Black: A World Filled with Hacks and No Binaries
Thursday, December 4 | 4:10 – 6 p.m.
KRJH 127 (Kirner-Johnson)
 
Anti-black racism in the Asian American community should immediately problematize the idea of hacking a white/black binary, especially as such calls desire the expansion of the model to include, via individualized narratives of Asian American "abjection"--membership within the binary --what does the need to 'expand' a white supremacist model tell us about the current politics of mainstream asian american activism? Critiques of the black/white binary, often by Asian American scholars and activists result in calls for representation of Asian American voices and bodies. This insistence on making representation the answer to Asian American struggles completely misses how white supremacy already frames the "binary."
Library Hours During Thanksgiving Break
 
Friday, November 21: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, November 22-23: Closed
Monday - Wednesday, November 24-26: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday, November 27-29: Closed
Sunday, November 30: 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
 
The Music Library will be closed Saturday, November 22 through Sunday, November 30.
 
The Help Desk and technical support hours are also as follows:
Friday, November 21: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, November 22-23: Closed
Monday - Wednesday, November 24-26: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday - Sunday, November 27-30: Closed
 
Regular hours for both libraries will resume Monday, December 1, 2014.
Also of Interest
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CONTACT US
Burke Library First Floor
Circulation
315-859-4479
 
Help Desk
315-859-4181
BURKE LIBRARY HOURS
Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-2 a.m.
Friday 8.am.-10 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
 
Library and Information Technology Services
Hamilton College   198 College Hill Road   Clinton, NY 13323

http://www.hamilton.edu/offices/lits
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