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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.

Directed communications regarding computer updates

Posted January 30, 2018

Today we are sending a series of directed communications to individuals whose computers have been identified as having one or more issues related to recently discovered vulnerabilities. Each email will identify the issues with that particular computer and how to resolve them, but these may include: Out of date web browsers Out of date versions […]

Spectre and Meltdown: How to Protect Your Devices

Posted January 30, 2018

1/30/18:  Spectre and Meltdown are serious vulnerabilities that require your immediate attention. There are many layers of work that LITS must do to mitigate their impact on College-owned computers and systems. The story is still developing; we will continue to make changes over the coming weeks. These could include: Popups on your computer Automatic actions […]

Updated: macOS High Sierra (10.13) and Your College Computer

Posted January 29, 2018

Apple released the newest version of macOS (no longer OS X!), macOS High Sierra (10.13) in September. In keeping with recent practice, Apple has made the upgrade available from the Mac App Store free of charge. At this time we are recommending upgrades to High Sierra (10.13).  In particular if you are running OS X […]

Data Privacy Day 2018: Think Like a Hacker

Posted January 29, 2018

Happy Data Privacy Day (DPD)! DPD is an annual international event to create awareness of the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. Today is the perfect day to begin thinking like a hacker. Wait – why would you want to do that? Many people associate hacking with criminal activity, thanks to countless movies and […]

Library Research: ProQuest Unavailable 1/27 10pm-6am

Posted January 25, 2018

Some ProQuest products (library databases and ebooks) will be unavailable on Saturday, January 27 from 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. ProQuest will be upgrading infrastructure and enhancing security during this time. Contact the library with questions:

Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Call for Submissions by 2/15

Posted January 25, 2018

We invite submissions for the seventh annual Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, which will be held Wednesday, May 23 – Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Bryn Mawr College. These conferences are a forum for faculty, staff, and students to share resources, techniques, findings, and experiences related to blended learning. Our definition of blended […]

Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6pm – midnight

Posted January 24, 2018

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: Please contact the Help Desk with questions,, 610-526-7440, or  

BIONIC Unavailable Weekend of 2/2: Action Required

Posted January 22, 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 […]

Warning: New Phishing Attempt 1/19/18

Posted January 22, 2018

Please be aware of a recent attempt to gather login, password, and other secure personal or College data from Bryn Mawr College community members. Be on the lookout for messages that alert you to an Email Server Upgrade and ask you to upgrade your account. This is a scam: There’s always a lot to do […]

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

Change to Password Reset Functionality

Posted January 12, 2018

We are temporarily disabling the Bryn Mawr/Haverford password reset option that involves answering security questions because of a recently identified security vulnerability. This means, that if you go to or and you have a working Bryn Mawr/Haverford password, you will be able to change your password.  However, if your password has expired or you don’t remember it, you will not […]

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