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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

LITS News: Winter Break & Spring Semester

Posted January 9, 2018

For LITS, breaks are often the busiest times of the year! Here’s a roundup of news, announcements and updates as we head into spring semester: Important information about major recent computer and mobile device vulnerabilities How We’re Spending our Winter Break Next week, we’re offering several workshops for staff and faculty. Topics include best practices for […]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Posted October 2, 2017

Information security is a responsibility we all share, as our actions can significantly impact the entire College community and beyond. #NCSAM gives us a focused opportunity to build these skills alongside a larger, national movement. LITS is pleased to offer programming all month long – there’s something for everyone. InfoSec Education Program Monday, October 2: […]

How We Spent Our Summer Vacation 2017

Posted August 31, 2017

Highlighting Top Resources for Students Get Microsoft Office for FREE by logging in at Click Office 365 in the top left corner and click to install Office 2016 on more than five devices! Need to learn a new tech skill? Check out! See the LITS Blog for more info. Did you know we […]

Help with new Moodle 3.2

Posted August 14, 2017

Just a quick reminder that we upgraded to a new version of Moodle after the spring semester last year. The new version is cleaner, looks better on tablets and mobile devices, and has several interesting new features. For a quick video overviews of the new interface, see: New Features/Changes in Moodle 3.2 and What’s New […]

New Apps Available in Office 365

Posted August 7, 2017

Beginning August 15th you will see a number of new apps available in Office 365. Support The apps you have already been using will remain supported, and we will be adding a few more to our support portfolio. Other apps will simply be available for use. For more information, see If you’re interested in […]

Follow the Digital Scholarship Fellows Program this Summer

Posted June 16, 2017

This summer, four undergraduate students will be working as the first cohort of Digital Scholarship Summer Fellows. Each week Claudia Zavala (’20) will be blogging about her experiences in the “Fellows Corner” of the Digital Scholarship website. You can read Claudia’s first post, on her experiences drafting HTML, programming Arduinos, and visiting a makers’ space here. […]

Graduate Students in the Humanities Explore New Methods in Digital Scholarship

Posted May 10, 2017

Zach Silvia published a nice write-up of the Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistants’ work this semester on the GSAS website. You can read more here.

Bryn Mawr Launches New ‘Digital Competencies’ Initiative

Posted April 28, 2017
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