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BIONIC Unavailable 2/24 8am-noon

Posted February 16, 2018

PeopleSoft will be unavailable on Saturday, February 24th from 8:00 a.m. until noon. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. LITS will be performing necessary maintenance during this time. Please contact the Help Desk, 610-526-7440 or with any questions.

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 […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6pm – midnight

Posted February 14, 2018

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. Beginning February 15th we are adding Mailman (mailing lists) to our routine system maintenance schedule. See the LITS Blog for more information. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: Please contact the Help Desk with questions,, 610-526-7440, or

Record Meetings and Webinars with Skype for Business!

Posted February 12, 2018

Not everyone on your invite list may be able to attend your online meeting or webinar, but luckily, Skype for Business gives you the ability to record and share your meeting, including the meeting audio, video, and any content shared on-screen. Microsoft’s website offers instructions on how to record your first meeting, to use the […]

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 […]

Access to Haverford College Library Collections

Posted February 8, 2018

As you may know, the Haverford College library is undergoing a major renovation. Our Haverford colleagues expect to be finished moving books from the library stacks to their temporary storage location by this weekend. Requested books may be delayed as they complete this work. We will return to a two-day turnaround by next week, and […]

Mailman (Mailing Lists): Unavailable 2/15 6pm-midnight

Posted February 8, 2018

Mailman listservs (mailing lists) will be unavailable on Thursday, February 15th from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. LITS will be upgrading Mailman during this time; this work will be occurring during our regularly scheduled system maintenance window. While any bookmarks you may have for list archives or administration will still work, please be aware that the […]

Updated: Login issues for some individuals to some systems

Posted February 6, 2018

Update: this issue has been resolved with a temporary solution. At this time we are unclear if a service interruption will be needed in order to correct the underlying cause. We’ve identified an issue that affects the ability for some individuals to login to some systems. Applicants, alums, former employees, and others who have access […]

BIONIC Available: Action Required

Posted February 5, 2018

PeopleSoft has been successfully upgraded and BIONIC services are now available to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. Please restart your computer and clear your browser histories entirely before logging into BIONIC or PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM). You will need to do this in each browser you use to access these services. Once logged in, you may notice a difference […]

Best Practices for Facilitating Skype for Business Meetings

Posted February 5, 2018

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of setting up and facilitating online meetings, or if this is your first foray,  check out these Skype for Business best practices to help ensure your attendees are well-informed and your meetings run smoothly! Best Practices for Invitations: Depending on audience, may want to: Explicitly state no Skype or BMC […]

BIONIC Unavailable Weekend of 2/2: Action Required

Posted February 1, 2018

PeopleSoft will be unavailable from Friday, February 2nd at 5:00 p.m. until the morning of Monday, February 5th. All BIONIC services will be unavailable to both Haverford and Bryn Mawr. After this downtime, you will need to restart your computer and clear your browser histories entirely before logging into BIONIC or PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM). You […]

ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan): Intermittent Downtime 2/3-2/4

Posted January 31, 2018

ILLiad for Interlibrary Loan may be be intermittently unavailable this weekend, February 3-4. Our vendor will be making changes in conjunction with the College’s PeopleSoft upagrade during this time. ILLiad will be working normally again beginning Monday morning. Contact with questions.

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