Information Services Quarterly – Winter 2013

Posted March 6th, 2013 at 10:12 am.

In this issue:

  • Taking Her Place Exhibition opens in Canaday; April 3rd Curator’s tour for staff
  • New Citation Management Workshops and Tools
  • Vote to name the Bi-Co’s version of Virtual Bryn Mawr
  • NAACP Chapter Bookshelf & Black History Month Exhibit
  • Calling all Thesis Writers!
  • Academic technology support guide for faculty
  • Women’s History Month Celebrations

Taking Her Place Exhibition Opens in Canaday

 Taking Her Place is an exhibition dedicated to showcasing the history of women’s education through the treasures of Bryn Mawr’s collections of rare books, manuscript material, photographs, textiles, oral histories and art and artifacts.  The exhibition illuminates the story of women’s access to the public world of employment and civic engagement through education, the key way in which women in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries expanded their sphere beyond the confines of their homes. We trace the early origins of educational debates, feature the histories of famous alumnae, and show how Bryn Mawr grew into the diverse environment for women’s education that it is today. This is an interactive exhibition offering viewers access to online content via smartphones or tablets.

Taking Her Place is the first exhibition created by The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education and is co-curated by Jennifer Redmond and Evan McGonagill.  The exhibition runs from January 28 – May, 2013 in the Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library, open daily from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

More information about the Taking Her Place exhibition and related activities can be found at

Special invitation to  staff:  Please join the curators on an informal tour of Taking Her Place on Wednesday, April 3rd.  Meet at noon in the Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library.

New Citation Management Workshops and Tools

EasyBib logoTwo workshops on popular citation management tools EndNote Web and Zotero will be happening at Canaday Library from 2-3:30pm on March 26 & 27. Citation management software streamlines the research and writing process and is recommended for faculty, graduate students and upper-level undergraduates. Email to register.

EasyBib Pro is now available to members of the Bryn Mawr community.  Take advantage of this popular, lightweight citation and bibliography-maker!

Haverford & Bryn Mawr SEADsVote to name the Bi-Co’s version of Virtual Bryn Mawr

From late November thru the end of January, Bi-Co community members submitted lots of great naming suggestions for “a Bi-Co version” of Virtual Bryn Mawr.  Later this week, we’ll be opening up voting to the community on the finalists the SEADS Steering Group chose for the contest.  Stay tuned!

NAACP Chapter Bookshelf & Black History Month Exhibit

Information Services partnered with Bryn Mawr College’s chapter of the NAACP this semester to spotlight African-American history and, particularly, the African-American history of Bryn Mawr. Check out the physical bookshelf near the New Books section on the first floor of Canaday and the virtual bookshelf on Pinterest. Plus, see the exhibit of historical materials in the display cases on the first floor of Canaday.

Calling all Thesis Writers!

It is thesis-writing season at Bryn Mawr and the thesis writer goodie-packs have arrived at the Reference Desk.  The packs include 3 essential ingredients for getting your thesis done: sugar, caffeine and information on who to contact for subject-specific research or writing help.  Weekend service also begins at the Reference Desk after Spring Break.  Stop by Canaday any day of the week, 1-5pm for impromptu help with your research and assignments.

Academic Technology Support Guide for Faculty

Bryn Mawr faculty and staff are enhancing student learning, inside the classroom and out, by integrating instructional and other academic technologies into their work. To make it easier to get help and advice with these technologies, we’ve set up a new support guide that lists all the technologies, gadgets and techniques currently available on campus, along with details about who to contact for assistance and consultation for particular tools.

Women’s History Month Celebrations at the Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education  

Women’s History in the Digital World, a conference scheduled for March 22-23, brings together scholars, archivists, technologists, librarians, graduate students and those involved in the arts, heritage and cultural sectors to discuss their work on women’s history in the new realm of the digital world of research and teaching.

Watch for two winning pieces from the recent Friends of the Library-sponsored essaay competition, “Transformations: How has the Bryn Mawr College experience made you the person you are today?”, to be published on the Greenfield Center site the first and third weeks of March.

Adam’s Rib, one of Katherine Hepburn’s best known films, will screen on March 21st, at 6pm in Thomas 110.  The Greenfield Center is excited to co-sponsor this event with the Bryn Mawr College campus chapter of the global initiative She’s The First and Half the Sky.

Additional information about these events and more is available on the Educating Women blog of the Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education.

Watch this space for Information Services’ quarterly newsletter, in which we highlight infrastructure and service improvements, exciting events, and new initiatives affecting the College community.  Something you’d like to know more about?  Stories to contribute?  Get in touch by the first of November, February, May and August in time for the next issue!

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Filed under: Announcements,LITS News by Melissa Cresswell

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