New and returning students: get started here with FREE Microsoft Office for your personal computer and access to lots of great software from the library, your dorm room, and off-campus – plus help with wireless, printing, and more!
Check out LinkedIn Learning for online courses and quick tutorials in software, business, and creative skills.
Who Built Bryn Mawr?
Interested in changing the way the College understands its history? Research and curatorial opportunities are available. The current exhibit, in Canaday Library and online, names and celebrates four individuals who helped shape the College’s first 50 years.
Use the GeoChem elevator near room 282 (or the stairwell at the end of the same hall) to access the library.
Circulation office (for book pickup): room 371A
Joyce Angelucci, Resident Librarian in the Sciences: room 371B
Jennifer Coval, Library Assistant: room 371C
See you there!
Fabrication, Design, and Critical Making in the Makerspace
In 2020, LITS launched a Makerspace in Park to support research and exploration in fabrication, design and critical making. The Makerspace currently houses a small woodshop and suite of digital fabrication tools (including laser cutters, 3D printers and scanners, and a CNC router), a RISO printer, as well as general craft and art supplies. A second location in Carpenter library will provide access to sewing machines.
While the initial launch of the Makerspace was scaled back due to limits on in-person activities, we were still able to offer online and hybrid workshops and individual consultations to members of the Bryn Mawr College community last year. This year, we’re looking forward to a full schedule of in-person workshops and access.
Are you looking for an easier way to do research and write papers? Look no further! Bryn Mawr community members now all have free access to the Read&Write Google Chrome extension. This tool allows you write papers faster through dictation and text expansion features, as well as make research a breeze with its highlighting feature that allows you to color code quotes and organize them in a document in one step.
This tool makes reading much easier with natural text to speech, screen simplification, and audio converting tools. To use, download Read & Write from the Chrome store and use your BMC credentials to log in.
Can you Keep Calm and Caption On?
Do you like puzzles? Do you like making the world a more accessible place? If you answered yes both these questions, then get ready for this semester’s Keep Calm and Caption On challenge!
Each week, there will be a fun challenge where you will learn the skills needed to set up captioning on a variety of platforms. Then, at the end of the semester, you’ll get a chance to put your wits and captioning knowledge to the test in a Digital Escape Room, where you will need to understand how to use captioning in order to get the clues necessary to win. This challenge is open to the entire BMC community!
Hybrid and remote teaching often require sharing scanned versions of documents such as notes, equations, or other handwritten work. Office Lens offers a secure way to scan and share files while also saving to your Bryn Mawr College OneDrive. See Scanning documents using your smartphone for instructions.
The Girl’s Own Book: Selections from the Ellery Yale Wood Collection
The Girl’s Own Book exhibition explores the range of books aimed at girls and young women readers from the beginnings of children’s book publishing in the late 18th century, and looks at how children’s books changed in response to transformations in printing technologies and sensibilities and ambitions of young women readers.
The College’s Information Security Education Program got a major refresh this year with updated content specific to our higher ed context. Many thanks to the class of 2024 for completing the program before arriving on campus! Faculty and staff can watch for a launch email on October 1. The deadline to complete the program is November 1.
LITS is committed to continually improving our services and offerings and the ways in which the community experiences those services. From time to time, you’ll receive a very short survey after you’ve reached out for support from LITS. You’ll also start seeing links to a feedback form pop up in the signatures of LITS staff members. We’d love to hear from you.
As always, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any questions. We’re working collaboratively through these channels to assess needs, track requests, and provide consultation in ongoing ways.