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Archive for 2015

Remote Support for Classroom Computers Now Available

Posted December 18, 2015

We are pleased to announce a new functionality of our remote assistance software which is used to provide the BMC community with remote computing support. This new feature allows us to connect to unattended classroom computers (installed instructor workstations) so we can perform maintenance or provide assistance with or without a caller present. Remote maintenance […]

LITS Quarterly Project Reports Available

Posted December 11, 2015

A current projects list is now available on the LITS website, along with a list of projects completed in the last quarter: LITS project reports provide summary information about a small selection of the organization’s projects that are particularly large, highly visible or impactful to the Bryn Mawr community, or that require integrated planning and management […]

Routine System Maintenance: 2016 Calendar

Posted December 10, 2015

Routine system maintenance occurs on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. LITS implemented this practice in June 2015 to reduce overall system downtime, to improve the security and reliability of College systems and networks, and to maintain compliance with industry and vendor support requirements and best practices. […]

De-stress with Pets in Canaday Library

Posted December 9, 2015

On Monday, December 14 from noon – 2 pm, take a break from studying to spend some time with a furry friend from Pals for Life on the 1st floor of Canaday Library. We know this is a stressful time of the year, so we are working with Counseling Services to bring companion animals back to Canaday […]

Mailing Lists: Unavailable Tonight 12/8 5:30-6:30

Posted December 8, 2015

Mailing lists (Mailman) will be unavailable tonight, December 8th, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. LITS will be performing required maintenance during this time. Contact the Help Desk with questions, or 610-526-7440.

Gaming Events in the Libraries! 12/4 and 12/5

Posted December 3, 2015

Join us for a mini-series of gaming events in the Bryn Mawr Libraries! Friday Finds 12/4, 3:30pm in the Special Collections Seminar Room We’ll pull out a selection of historical board games, card games, and books on games from Special Collections. There will be a short introduction to the games by staff, time for questions, […]

Panel: Career Paths in Game Design, Open Board & Card Gaming: 12/5 9am-5pm

Posted December 1, 2015

This Saturday, December 5th, join us in Canaday Library for a panel of game developers and industry professionals, and two open gaming sessions! Career Paths in Game Design: A Panel Discussion 11:00 a.m. – noon in Carpenter B12 When you play games, do you wonder what goes into designing them, making them, marketing them? Do you wonder […]

Tech Talk: Creative Ways to Make up Missed Classes

Posted December 1, 2015

Date: December 1, 2015 Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm Location: Quita Woodward Room, Thomas Hall Are you tired of canceled classes due to bad weather, conferences, or illness? In this tech talk, we will be sharing creative ways for faculty members to make up missed classes. Come prepared to share and learn from one of our […]

EZ-Borrow Unavailable 10/31 7am-noon

Posted October 30, 2015

EZ-Borrow will be unavailable on Saturday, October 31 from 7 a.m. – noon. The provider will be performing an upgrade during this time. Contact with questions.

Email & Calendar: Office 365 and Google Demo Videos

Posted October 28, 2015

Last spring, LITS launched a project to migrate our College email and calendar services from Zimbra to either Google Apps for Education or Microsoft 365 after Commencement in May 2016. We’ve spent the fall talking with community members about their needs and wishes. As we solidify requirements, we’d like to point you to a few introductory videos* that will give you an […]

Secure Your Dorm Competition!

Posted October 26, 2015

As we continue to celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month, LITS is sponsoring an initiative to encourage Bryn Mawr students to learn about Information Security best practices and to have fun in the process! Secure Your Dorm Competition Want to help your dorm become the most InfoSec-savvy on campus while working towards winning a pizza […]

Sign up for Fall Presentation Skills Workshop Series

Posted October 23, 2015

Are you interested in learning specific skills to help you better use presentation tools? Would you like to further develop your ability to effectively communicate your ideas? Come join a cross-departmental group of staff and faculty with a passion for presenting and enabling effective communication as we explore 6 diverse topics this fall as part […]

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