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LITS Website is Live!

Posted January 19, 2018

We’re pleased to announce that our new LITS website is now live. Thank you for your patience as we finish up our final transition tasks. We welcome your feedback. Submit comments online or contact the help desk: 610-526-7440 or

LITS News: Winter Break & Spring Semester

Posted January 9, 2018

For LITS, breaks are often the busiest times of the year! Here’s a roundup of news, announcements and updates as we head into spring semester: Important information about major recent computer and mobile device vulnerabilities How We’re Spending our Winter Break Next week, we’re offering several workshops for staff and faculty. Topics include best practices for […]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Posted October 2, 2017

Information security is a responsibility we all share, as our actions can significantly impact the entire College community and beyond. #NCSAM gives us a focused opportunity to build these skills alongside a larger, national movement. LITS is pleased to offer programming all month long – there’s something for everyone. InfoSec Education Program Monday, October 2: […]

How We Spent Our Summer Vacation 2017

Posted August 31, 2017

Highlighting Top Resources for Students Get Microsoft Office for FREE by logging in at Click Office 365 in the top left corner and click to install Office 2016 on more than five devices! Need to learn a new tech skill? Check out! See the LITS Blog for more info. Did you know we […]

Help with new Moodle 3.2

Posted August 14, 2017

Just a quick reminder that we upgraded to a new version of Moodle after the spring semester last year. The new version is cleaner, looks better on tablets and mobile devices, and has several interesting new features. For a quick video overviews of the new interface, see: New Features/Changes in Moodle 3.2 and What’s New […]

New Apps Available in Office 365

Posted August 7, 2017

Beginning August 15th you will see a number of new apps available in Office 365. Support The apps you have already been using will remain supported, and we will be adding a few more to our support portfolio. Other apps will simply be available for use. For more information, see If you’re interested in […]

Follow the Digital Scholarship Fellows Program this Summer

Posted June 16, 2017

This summer, four undergraduate students will be working as the first cohort of Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows. Each week Claudia Zavala (’20) will be blogging about her experiences in the “Fellows Corner” of the Digital Scholarship website. You can read Claudia’s first post, on her experiences drafting HTML, programming Arduinos, and visiting a makers’ space here. […]

Graduate Students in the Humanities Explore New Methods in Digital Scholarship

Posted May 10, 2017

Zach Silvia published a nice write-up of the Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistants’ work this semester on the GSAS website. You can read more here.

Bryn Mawr Launches New ‘Digital Competencies’ Initiative

Posted April 28, 2017

LITS Recommends Google Chrome as Default Browser

Posted April 6, 2017

As of April 10, 2017, LITS will be recommending Google Chrome for Windows and macOS (formerly OS X) to community members.  Effective immediately, those using College computers can obtain Chrome from Software Center — if you are new to Chrome we recommend this option as it comes pre-configured with the LITS recommended settings to maximize […]

Searching in Office 365: How to find a needle in an (email) haystack

Posted October 3, 2016

We rely on email for everything, and it’s not going away any time soon. It’s your to-do list, your primary filing system, an archive of important correspondence and reference materials, and so much more. We’ve all struggled to navigate our files, and finding that critical email from last month or last year (decade? century?) can be confounding. Give […]

LITS Introduces Service Request Catalog & Community Project Proposals

Posted September 29, 2016

Looking for a way to explore LITS service offerings? Considering a project with a library or information technology component? Want to check the status of a Help Desk request? Visit the LITS Service Catalog at Explore and request our most popular and broadly available services, scroll down to Propose a LITS Project, or log […]

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