Library & Information Technology Services Blog

News, Updates, and Information on Computing, Library, and other LITS Resources and Services

Graduating Seniors: A Parting Gift from the Library

The Library is excited to announce a giveaway for graduating seniors! In an effort to make sure all library materials are returned on time, any senior who has no outstanding library fines and nothing checked out by May 14th will be entered to win one of two reserved parking spaces on the day of Commencement (Saturday, May 19th). Winners will be chosen at random and […]

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Information Security Initiatives: Encrypting Desktops and Laptops

As part of the College’s continuing efforts to improve our information security, LITS is preparing to deploy full disk encryption technologies to College Windows and macOS devices. On a day-to-day basis, this change will not be noticeable to you.  However, it will better protect the data you have stored on your computer both when you’re […]

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College-owned Macs: Software Center Upgrade 4/22

Software Center on all College-owned Mac computers will be unavailable from midnight – 1:00 a.m. overnight tonight, April 22. LITS will be updating Software Center, our software management environment, during this time. No action is required on your part. Your computer will automatically update and the Software Center icon will change. You will notice that […]

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4/24 Tech Talk: Using 3D Technology to Interrogate the History of Women in Science

The History of Women in Science (HoWiS) Project seeks not only to document the vibrant history of early Bryn Mawr graduates who went on to pursue science careers, but to reconstruct their daily experiences in scientific spaces through the use of 3D technology. The project team also hopes to evaluate the various ways 3D technology, […]

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Password Resets: Use the Password Reset Site

LITS has become aware that password resets done on College-owned windows computers using CTRL+ALT+DEL are not syncing properly. We have opened a support ticket with our identity management vendor to resolve this issue. In the meantime, please use the password reset site if you need to reset your password. Contact the Help Desk with questions: help@brynmawr.edu […]

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Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6pm – midnight

Routine system maintenance will occur tomorrow (Thursday) from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. During our regular maintenance window on April 19, we will be replacing our VPN hardware. Those using the Pulse client on their computers may be asked to upgrade the client. For more information on LITS System Maintenance: http://www.brynmawr.edu/lits/system-maintenance-policy Please contact the Help Desk with […]

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Learning Opportunities: College Phone System

On the weekend of June 8-10, Bryn Mawr College will begin using a new phone system. This means new phones, new voicemail, and the addition of many frequently requested features. We’re pleased to offer a program of learning opportunities that will help you become familiar with the new system. Download the Learning Opportunities Brochure Q&A […]

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4/24 Tech Talk: Using 3D Technology to Interrogate the History of Women in Science

The History of Women in Science (HoWiS) Project seeks not only to document the vibrant history of early Bryn Mawr graduates who went on to pursue science careers, but to reconstruct their daily experiences in scientific spaces through the use of 3D technology. The project team also hopes to evaluate the various ways 3D technology, […]

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College-owned Macs: Software Center Upgrade 4/22

Software Center on all College-owned Mac computers will be unavailable from midnight – 1:00 a.m. overnight on Monday, April 22. LITS will be updating Software Center, our software management environment, during this time. No action is required on your part. Your computer will automatically update and the Software Center icon will change. You will notice […]

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Reminder: Routine System Maintenance Thursday 6pm – midnight

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

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First Year Students: Complete the College’s Information Security Education Program!

Navigate to https://moodle.brynmawr.edu/login/index.php Enter your BMC username (without the “@brynmawr.edu) and password — click Log in All of the courses you have access to are listed on the left side of the screen under “My courses.” Locate and click on the course titled “InfoSecEdProgramFYS2018” to enter the course.                 […]

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Driver & Firmware Updates on College-owned Dell Computers

LITS has added a new utility to Dell computers to ensure that drivers, bios, and firmware remain updated.  This is necessary to address security and stability concerns. Dell Command | Update is configured to check for updates once a month, and may occasionally place a pop up message in the lower right corner of your display. […]

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