Starting Tuesday, May 9th: Automated Antivirus Migration

Good morning!

Automated antivirus migration begins at 9am TOMORROW (Tuesday, May 9th). The migration can start as early as 9am or happen later in the day or week (or even later if you are not on campus regularly) – it’ll all depend when and how your device connects to the College network.

Since Macs will require a restart, LITS highly recommends manually migrating to CrowdStrike Falcon [] before Tuesday (5/9) if you would like restart to happen at a specific time.


For more information, see the LITS blog []. As always, please reach out to the Help Desk at 610-526-7440 or if you have any questions!

Thank you,



Happy almost-the-last-week of the semester! Please be aware that the automated antivirus migrationbegins on Tuesday, May 9th. The specific time of the migration depends on when and how your device connects to the College network. This means the migration can start as early as 9am on Tuesday (5/9) but could also happen later in the day or week (or even later if you are not on campus regularly).

Your device will NOT be affected if you have manually migrated to CrowdStrike Falcon[] before Tuesday (5/9). You can confirm that CrowdStrike Falcon is installed by searching for the app on your computer[].

Since Macs will require a restart, LITS highly recommends manually migrating, so the restart happens at a specific time of your choosing.


As always, please reach out to the Help Desk at 610-526-7440 or if you have any questions!

Today is the day! You will be able to migrate to CrowdStrike Falcon [] starting at 9am today.

We highly recommend completing the migration process at your earliest convenience to avoid getting caught in the automated migration that begins on Tuesday, May 9th.

If you need to wait for the automated migration, please be aware that College Macs will require a restart that you will not be able to defer. For questions and assistance, contact the Help Desk at or 610-526-7440!


We have less than a week before the migration from Sophos to CrowdStrike Falcon becomes available in Software Center for you to download! We, truly, are very excited about CrowdStrike Falcon’s detection capabilities and low rate of false positives that will mean everyone at the College can spend a little less time worrying about malware.

Starting at 9am on Tuesday, April 25th, you will be able to use the antivirus migration instructions over at Ask Athena to migrate to CrowdStrike Falcon []. We highly recommend completing the migration process at your earliest convenience  to avoid getting caught in the automated migration that begins on Tuesday, May 9th.

If you need to wait for the automated migration, please be aware that College Macs will require a restart that you will not be able to defer. More details to come! The Help Desk is reachable at or 610-526-7440 if you have any questions or need assistance.


LITS is proud to announce our new and improved antivirus solution, CrowdStrike Falcon! It will be available for download starting Tuesday, April 25th. If you already have or are receiving a new College computer this month (April 2023), CrowdStrike Falcon will already be installed.

We’re very excited to be migrating to CrowdStrike Falcon as its features will help the College better detect malware and other fraudulent activity while reducing false positives! For more information and to get a preview of how the new antivirus will work, please visit our overview [] posted on Ask Athena.

As always, don’t hesitate to let the Help Desk (; 610-526-7440) know if you have any questions!

LITS Welcome Back Newsletter 2021

Top Resources for Students

  • 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.

For more information and to get involved, see the Bryn Mawr Histories website.

Collier Science Library Reopens

Collier Library reopens this Fall with a small footprint during renovations.

  • Some seating is available for students
  • Request books for pickup in Collier

Here’s how to find us:

  • 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

Three students add paint to a wooden map in the Makerspace
Summer Digital Fellows explore visual representations of data in 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.

Come see us! For hours, upcoming events and opportunities to get involved, see

Read&Write for Dictation, Organization, and More

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!

Spotlight on Security

Study Break!

Librarians are always available for academic consultations…but sometimes you need something fun. This page collects some favorites. We also have access to many major newspapers!

Welcome New LITS Colleagues

Grace Cipressi
Assistive Technology Specialist

Jennifer Coval
Library Assistant

Amy Graham
Monographs Acquisition Librarian

Rosemarie Fettig
Educational and Scholarly Technology Assistant

Sean Keenan
Educational and Scholarly Technology Assistant

Shenika McAlister
Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

Private Lives of Old Books: Recovering Personal Histories from Early Books of Latin 
Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, 1st floor, Canaday Library 
September 24–December 17, 2021  

Introducing Ellie Ga 
October 18 – June 3, 2022
Eva J. Coombe ‘52 Special Collections Suite, 2nd floor, Canaday Library

…and more! See our full calendar of events


Statement on Confronting the Legacies of Colonialism and Racism in Special Collections

Please see the Special Collections blog announcing the release of our “Confronting the Legacies of Colonialism and Racism in Special Collections” statement.

A link to the full statement as well as introductory material is available on the LITS Website.

Contact Special Collections with questions:

Share Name Pronunciations in Moodle!

We’ve added NameCoach to Moodle!

NameCoach has developed a suite of tools that enable people to record the pronunciation of their name and share that recording with others. Anyone can use NameCoach’s free Personal Name Badge to create name recordings they can attach to their email signatures, online biographies, etc.

This new Moodle integration brings that functionality to our Moodle site: Teachers can add a NameCoach activity to their Moodle courses and course participants can use that activity to record their own name and hear each others’ names pronounced.

If you have any questions about using NameCoach or adding it to your Moodle courses, please contact the Help Desk at or 610-526-7440.

TriCollege Libraries Launch Stunning New Home for Digital Collections

Special Collections is thrilled to launch TriCollege Libraries Digital Collections – the new home for digital collections.

Explore the Bryn Mawr College Photo Archives, Scrapbook and Photo Album Collection, the history of the Summer School for Women Workers in Industry, College yearbooks, issues of The College News, a community-sourced archive of personal experiences and reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic and more.

Over the next few months, look for more collections that document the 2020 Bryn Mawr College Strike and the history of Perry House, as well as oral histories with alumnae/i providing first-hand accounts of their experiences at Bryn Mawr.

Read more about this this rich and fascinating resource on the Special Collections Blog. Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore College Libraries will continue to grow and consolidate digital collections in the new site, making more and more of our collections discoverable while improving findability, search functionality, and accessibility.

Questions or feedback about the new site? Contact Special Collections at or use this form.