Hamilton College Library and Information Technology Services - Monthly Newsletter
November 2015
What's New
LcKAM5Lca.jpeg Library Hours Over Thanksgiving Break
Burke Library will be open the following hours during Thanksgiving Break:

Friday, November 20 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, November 21-22 - Closed
Monday-Wednesday, November 23-25 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, November 26-28 - Closed
Regular hours will resume on Sunday.  

Happy Thanksgiving!    More...
Strategic Initiatives — Information Literacy 
Smallen-Dave-credit_sm.jpg Small Talk from the VP:   Preparing for the Class of 2030
Dave Smallen
My granddaughter, Stephanie, just entered second grade. She will be ready for college in the fall of 2026.  How do we at Hamilton prepare for her generation, one that has had their entire lives documented online?  Considering she was raised with smart phones and iPads, what new technology will she expect to find at college?  These were some of the questions explored by Jamie Casap (@jcasap), Google’s Chief Educational Evangelist, in a talk he presented at the recent Educause conference in Indianapolis.  His presentation was titled “The Digitally Native Generation Z Is Going to College: Are You Ready?” More...
Focus on Services
Glynis Asu
LITS Peer Tutors in research, and educational technology offer workshops (Burke-shops!) in a variety of tools and skills. All are welcome!.  More...
locker.jpg Lecture Capture and Flipped Classrooms
Ben Salzman
I vividly remember my first introduction to educational technology in the late 90s. My father read to me The New York Times article, “Adult Education; No Tests and You Can Hit Rewind”. It was a new frontier for learning. The Teaching Company, created by Thomas M. Rollins, had started producing The Great Courses series. This series offered filmed lectures designed to provide lifelong learners with an opportunity to further their education. The company promoted no grades, no tests, no homework, but what excited me the most was the ability to stop the VHS tape and rewind to review concepts I did not understand. More...
locker.jpg Google Docs (and Google Apps)
Debby Quayle
If you’ve ever searched in vain for a file from a meeting held 3 months ago, or been frustrated waiting for someone to finish adding their comments to a Word document so that you can add yours, or you've wanted to collaborate on a document with someone who is not at Hamilton, then Google Docs might be a solution worth considering. Here is a brief review of some of the advantages and features you’ll find with Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, and Slides).  Even if you’re already using Google Apps, I hope you’ll find something new and useful here as well.  More...
Presentations and Publications
Smallen Presents
VP for Libraries and IT, Dave Smallen, presented as part of two panel discussions at the 2015 Educause Conference on October 28, 2015 and at the meeting of the Chief Financial Officers of Selective Liberal Arts Colleges (SLAC) on November 5, 2015 More...
Forrest Presents at Educause Conference
Lisa Forrest, Director of Research & Instructional Design, recently presented at the Educause conference in Indianapolis. As part of a library-IT panel discussion focusing on collaboration, Forrest shared "The Class of '66 Digital Yearbook Project" with colleagues from across the nation.    More...
Simons Presents at Digital Library Federation
Janet Thomas Simons, Co-Director Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), recently presented at the international Digital Library Federation Conference on a panel with colleagues from five other liberal arts colleges. Digital scholarship involves approach (research methods), dissemination (contextualization, publication), and management (discovery, persistence, preservation).    More...
Also of Interest

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

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