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Archive for 2015

Tech Talk: Dealing with E-mail Overload: 11/3 4pm

Posted October 14, 2015

Drowning in a sea of e-mail? You are not alone. In this tech talk we will discuss and share ways to manage the onslaught, ranging from personal strategies, to creative use of Zimbra features, to “supply-side” strategies. Open to all interested faculty, staff and graduate students. Date: November 3, 2015 Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm Location: […]

Account Closures for Graduating Students

Posted October 13, 2015

As the end of the fall semester approaches, please be aware of the following information about account closures for graduating students: Contact the Help Desk,, 610-526-7440 with questions.

Update on May 2016 transition to new email/calendar service

Posted September 15, 2015

Dear Bryn Mawr Community Members, As we announced last spring, LITS has launched a project that will lead to migrating our College email and calendar services from Zimbra to either Google Apps for Education or Microsoft 365 after Commencement in May 2016. This project will make support of this critical service sustainable, as well as […]

How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

Posted September 10, 2015

At the start of each new academic year we like to highlight – particularly for returning community members – what’s new and different since we saw you last. Summer is an especially busy time for project work in Library & Information Technology Services, and we’re excited to share some of the things we’ve been working on: Canaday 315 […]

New Library Research & Instruction Services

Posted September 10, 2015

LITS is pleased to announce two new services from the newly formed Library Research &  Instruction team that are especially geared to first-year students or students who need to gain library research skills. Both were developed by Canaday librarians Olivia Castello and Alex Pfundt. Online Tutorials: Short online video tutorials on topics like Tripod and finding books and […]

Keeping Up with LITS: System Status, Projects, Documentation & More

Posted September 4, 2015

We’re pleased to offer new and improved subscription options for community members looking to keep up-to-date with the latest LITS news, service offerings, and/or system status. For announcements about LITS services, projects, educational offerings and status updates on system maintenance: Subscribe to All LITS Blog Posts Via Email For ONLY status updates on system maintenance: […]

New Technology-enhanced Instruction Space Now Available in Canaday

Posted September 4, 2015

We’re pleased to announce that renovations to Canaday 315 are complete and a new technology enhanced instruction space is now available for use. Reserve Canaday 315 in Virtual EMS or by contacting the Registrar’s office. Priority is given to academic course use. In addition to the standard suite of software available in campus classrooms and on instructor […]

Updated: Listserv Administrators: Spam Subscription Requests

Posted August 31, 2015

Updated 8/31/15: Listserv admins are still experiencing a high volume of spam subscription requests. System administrators are actively working on server-side solutions to this high priority issue. In the meantime, list admins should consider whether or not their list needs to be advertised on the mailing list subscription page. For example, if your list membership is automatically updated, there […]

Moodle Logins for Students Taking Classes at Swarthmore

Posted August 27, 2015

Bryn Mawr students taking classes at Swarthmore: Swarthmore will issue you credentials for logging into your Swarthmore Moodle courses. Contact Swarthmore’s Help Desk for assistance: 610-328-8513 Beardsley 110 Swarthmore students taking classes at Bryn Mawr: We will issue you credentials for logging into your Bryn Mawr Moodle courses. Contact Bryn Mawr’s Help Desk for assistance: […]

Teaching, Learning, and Research Services for Faculty

Posted August 26, 2015

To: All Faculty From: Mary Osirim and Gina Siesing Subject: Teaching, Learning, and Research Services for Faculty TLR Services for Faculty- 08_15 Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to welcome you back for the new academic year and to share updates on the teams providing teaching, learning, and research services, along with the attached guide to […]

Canon Supplies Ordering

Posted August 25, 2015

There have been some questions recently about how to order supplies for Canon copiers.  In an effort to make sure everyone has what they need as the semester begins, I thought I would share this post which details the process: Please contact the Help Desk (x7440, with additional questions, and have a lovely […]

Read&Write Literacy Software Now Available

Posted August 25, 2015

Read&Write literacy software is now available on all Bryn Mawr College lab computers. The software is also freely available for current community members to download and install on any College- or personally-owned computer or tablet. For instructions: Read & Write is an innovative literacy software designed to support and improve reading, writing, research, and study […]

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