Hamilton College Library and Information Technology Services - Monthly Newsletter
October 2015
What's New
JazzTales_Cover.jpg Couper Press Announces New Book
Couper Press announced the release of Jazz Tales from Jazz Legends, a book authored by Fillius Jazz Archive director Monk Rowe with Romy Britell. The book gathers memorable and informative interview excerpts from 325 sessions conducted for the archive.  More...
Strategic Initiatives
Information Security
Smallen-Dave-credit_sm.jpg Small Talk from the VP:  
Increasing Security Awareness - One Video at a Time
Dave Smallen
More than fifty percent of the employees of the campus have now attended face-to-face information security awareness training sessions.  With all the activities going on in the workday it is sometimes hard to find a time that works for everyone.  We faced a similar situation with our students.  To meet these challenges and adjust for different learning styles, we have licensed a video-based, cybersecurity training program from the SANS Institute called Securing the Human. More...
Information Literacy
ice110.jpg Living in Information Literacy
Ice Treyanurak '17
As Hamilton students, we like to think we’re smart, literate students. I agree about smart. But what does it mean to be literate? In the middle ages, being literate meant being able to sign your own name.  More...
Forrest_Lisa-credit_sm.jpg October, Information LIteracy, and You...
Lisa Forrest
October is here! Time for cozy sweaters, glorious fall colors, and of course--National Information Literacy Awareness Month. Established in 2009 by President Obama, National Information Literacy Month makes clear that information literacy is critical for an informed citizenry and a democratic way of life (causing librarians everywhere to rejoice!).  More...
Burke-shops - Peer Led Workshops!
Glynis Asu
LITS Peer tutors in research and in educational technology are offering workshops (Burke-shops!) in a variety of tools and skills. All are welcome! All workshops will be held in the first floor Couper Classroom in Burke Library. More...
Focus on Services
locker.jpg Burke Library has Lockers Available
Kristin Strohmeyer
Burke has a limited number of lockers available for the convenience of students. They are located in the basement, near the bound periodicals. To reserve a locker, please ask at the Circulation Desk. More...
130108_hml_archives_105-sihouetteadj.jpg Special Collections and Archives in the Classroom
Christian Goodwillie
Many faculty take advantage of the resources available in the Hamilton College Special Collections and Archives (SCA) and Jazz Archive.  We now have a form to make planning class visits more efficient and convenient for faculty and library staff. More...
foodpolicy1.png Burke Library Food Policy
Kristin Strohmeyer
Please remember that the Burke Library Food Policy informs what can and cannot be brought into the building. Dry snacks, such as crackers, pretzels, candy, cookies, are allowed, as well as drinks in covered containers.  Food provided for special events is also allowable, when approved by LITS staff.  You may also be asked by a staff member to take certain foods to a designated location. More...
Focus on Collections
locker.jpg Latest Acquisition for the Beinecke Collection
Mark Tillson
The latest acquisition for the Beinecke Collection in Burke Library’s Special Collections originated in Trinidad in the year 1822. It is a large bound ledger book of about 350 pages with the simple title Prisons. Convictions Register. This incredible manuscript contains names of Slaves, Runaway Slaves, Free Blacks, “Black Mandingos,” Whites, Soldiers, American Refugees, etc., their Crimes, Dates of Incarceration, and Punishments, between the years 1822-1824.  More...
Presentations and Publications
Fillius Jazz Archive Sponsors Fallcoming Jazz '15
A highlight of every Fallcoming weekend for the last 23 years has been a gathering of world class jazz talent on campus. Archive director Monk Rowe carried on the tradition conceived by Milt Fillius Jr. ’44 and invited a select group of artists to perform classic jazz in the perfect setting of the Fillius Events Barn. More...
Talk About Teaching: Ways We Teach, Focus on Disability Accommodations
Ben Salzman ’14, Educational Technologist, and Kristin Strohmeyer, Research and Outreach Librarian, joined Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility Services Allen Harrison and Mei Lin Pratt ’16 for a panel presentation on disability accommodations at Hamilton College.  More...
Strohmeyer Speaks at NERCOMP Meeting
Kristin Strohmeyer, Research and Outreach Librarian, recently spoke at the October 19 NERCOMP workshop, "Peer to Peer Outreach: Involving Students in Library Operations and Promotion" held in Norwood, Massachusetts.   More...
Rowe Speaks at NYS/O MLA Gathering
Joe Williams Director of the Milt and Nelma Fillius Jazz Archive Monk Rowe presented “The Fillius Jazz Archive at Hamilton College: Preserving Words and Images” at the NYS/O MLA gathering at Cornell on October 16th.  More...
Also of Interest

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

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