Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December Break 2013 Hours

Yay!  Exams are done, the campus is covered in a beautiful blanket of snow and we can all enjoy some rest and relaxation!  The LITS complex will be operate on the following schedule:

Tuesday 12/17-Friday 12/20:          8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 12/21-Thursday 12/26:     Closed
Friday 12/27:                                8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 12/28-Sunday 12/29:        Closed
Monday 12/30-Tuesday 12/31:       8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 1/1: Closed
Thursday 1/2-Friday 1/3:              8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 1/4-Sunday 1/5:             Closed

We hope you enjoy the break!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Download older Moodle materials by February 14th, 2014

In order to comply with copyright law, LITS must turn off student access to Moodle course sites a few weeks after grades are due.
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If you wish to save copies of any Moodle materials from a Fall 2013 course site (or older Moodle sites), please do so by February 14, 2014. If you have an extension and require access to a course site beyond this date, please contact the course instructor. 

Note that this process - shutting off access to the previous semester's course sites approximately 6 weeks/45 days after grades are due - will be standard procedure from here on out.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

LITS 24-hour period

Beginning Wednesday, December 11 at 8am the Information Commons,the MEWS (Mediated Educational WorkSpace) and the 7th floor of Miles-Smith will be open to Mount Holyoke students 24 hours a day until the end of exams- Tuesday, December 17 at 5pm.

MHC students will need their OneCards for access to the complex:

  • Main doors of Williston (accessible): 12-2am
  • Miles-Smith stairwell: 2-8am
  • Beechtree door of Dwight: 10pm-8am
  • Basement door of Dwight (accessible): 10pm-8am

We in LITS wish you luck on your finals!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Study Break Stimson Tea!

Join us for the 3rd annual LITS December Study Break Tea on Wednesday, December 11, 4-5pm in the Stimson Room!

We'll have cookies, caffeine, crafts, a photo booth (with Mary Lyon and Jorge), picture books, and good cheer. Stop by for a much-deserved break to refuel and refocus! We hope to see you there!

Artwork by Mary Stettner

** LITS is committed to providing universal access to all of our events.  LITS’ event spaces are wheelchair accessible.  Please contact accessible-lits@mtholyoke.edu to request disability accommodations.  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as early as possible.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Tell It Forward: LITS Staff 'Zine Profiles

By now you probably know that here in LITS, we love 'zines. But did you also know that Amber Welch, who joined us recently as Librarian & Instructional Technology Consultant, loves the local landscape, and might want to manage an orchard someday? 

What is your favorite physical space in LITS? 
The sixth floor stacks.

What are you psyched about in LITS? 

When you're not spending time on campus, what do you like to do in your spare time?  
When I'm not on campus I'm usually hiking in one of the state parks around New England or just walking around my neighborhood. Being outdoors is essential to my overall health and wellbeing, so it's a priority in my day to day life. I also enjoy creative endeavors (knitting, crafting, sewing) and visiting art galleries and museums. Since I'm so new to the area I usually try to visit at least one new place in the region each week, but I also value spending time in my immediate community and getting to know new people with shared interests. 

If you weren't at MHC working in the Library, what would you be doing? 
To be completely honest being an academic librarian was my dream career, but if I wasn't a librarian I'd happily own a small orchard in Western MA or Vermont. I'd also like a handful of chickens and some goats. I am currently brainstorming ways to "have it all" by continuing to be a librarian, but also have a small agricultural enterprise of some sort. Stay tuned!