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Listening Tour 2019!

Posted June 20, 2019

We’re going on tour and we want to hear from YOU! Katie Surkin and Melissa Cresswell from LITS are traveling around campus throughout summer and fall listening to your questions and concerns. In the summer months we’re focusing on engaging with our staff colleagues, and after the fall semester is underway we’ll be reaching out […]

New Tripod is here!

Posted December 20, 2018

We’re excited to announce that new Tripod has launched. Additional features and functionality will be rolled out over the next several months. Tips for using new Tripod are presented in this guide. Let us know what you think! Please help us continue to improve Tripod by sharing any comments or questions and by reporting any […]

Upcoming Changes to Tripod [Action Needed for Some Account Features]

Posted December 4, 2018

We’d like to remind you that a new look and feel will be coming to Tripod on December 20, 2018. What can I expect? Your library account will transfer into the new system. Most Tripod users won’t need to take any action. Do I need to do anything? If you’ve used the following features, consider […]

Upcoming temporary changes in Tripod processes

Posted November 26, 2018

Dear Friends, As previously announced, the TriCollege Libraries are migrating our data and the software that powers Tripod to a new system, and we will go live with it on December 20, 2018. In order to make the necessary final preparations for the migration, some functions in Tripod will change temporarily in December. Key Dates […]

Upcoming Changes to Tripod

Posted September 18, 2018

The TriCollege Libraries are pleased to announce that a new look and feel will be coming to Tripod on December 20, 2018. As part of that change, Tripod Classic–the search interface of our traditional library catalog–will be retired. Since January we have been in the process of replacing the back-end and front-end systems that power […]

Reminder: Multi-factor Authentication (Duo) Launches 9/17

Posted September 16, 2018

Beginning Monday, September 17 all faculty, many staff, and some student employees will begin using multi-factor authentication (MFA) when logging in to many of the College’s online services. Bryn Mawr is using Duo, a simple and effective multi-factor authentication service in use by many of our peers. Once enrolled in Duo, you will be required to […]

How We Spent Our Summer Vacation 2018

Posted September 11, 2018

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Learning Opportunities: College Phone System

Posted April 17, 2018

On the weekend of June 8-10, Bryn Mawr College will begin using a new phone system. This means new phones, new voicemail, and the addition of many frequently requested features. We’re pleased to offer a program of learning opportunities that will help you become familiar with the new system. Download the Learning Opportunities Brochure Q&A […]

New College Phone System Launches June 11

Posted March 19, 2018

As you may know, LITS will be replacing the College’s 25+ year-old telephone system this spring. We will be making this change on the weekend of June 8-10, 2018. During this time, the College’s phone service will be unavailable. Beginning June 11, you will use your new phone and interact with the new phone system. […]

Help Make Bryn Mawr’s Makerspace! 2/22 4pm

Posted February 14, 2018

Bryn Mawr College is planning to open a makerspace in the fall of 2018 in the newly renovated Park Science Building. Join us Thursday, February 22 at 4pm in Park 243 to discover and discuss the many transformative ways the space could impact teaching, learning, and research at Bryn Mawr! No previous experience or knowledge […]

Survey Goes Live This Week: Give LITS Your Feedback!

Posted February 12, 2018

Later this week, a random sample of students and all staff and faculty will receive an email from Katie Surkin (LITS Manager of Public Service Desks) requesting their participation in a survey for Library & Information Technology Services. The MISO Survey is a national survey that was created at Bryn Mawr, and one in which […]

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

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