Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Glascock Poetry Competition March 27-28

Need a warm up for National Poetry Month? (Yes, we said “warm up” - come on, April!) Come to the 92nd annual Kathryn Irene Glascock ’22 Intercollegiate Poetry Contest! Poetry collections by this year’s judges, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, David Ferry, and Jane Springer, are now on display in the Stimson Room on Library level 6.

Meet the judges in person during A Conversation with the Judges in the Stimson Room on Friday, March 27th at 3pm.  Attend the competition itself later that evening at 8pm in Dwight 101. This year’s poet-contestants are:

Paloma Parikh '15, Boston University
Nisha Jain '17, Cornell University,
Mount Holyoke College, Emma Ginader '15
Rose Laurano '15, Rutgers University
Taylor Marks '15, Smith College
Katherine Gibbel '15, Wesleyan University

Come cheer them on! The announcement of the winner and Judges’ Reading will take place on Saturday, March 28 at 10:30am in the Stimson Room.

Monday, March 23, 2015

LITS seeks creative students!

LITS is excited to once again sponsor the Emily Silverman ’81 Student Prize, a juried competition to recognize an outstanding work of student creativity.  Open to all current Mount Holyoke College students, the winning entry will be displayed in a LITS space and will also receive a monetary prize.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, April 26, 2015. For more information see: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/silverman81

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Can I use this in Moodle?

Google Drive, Kanopy streaming video, Twitter, Khan academy videos, library database links: there are so many materials you can link to from a Moodle site or even embed on the page. Interested in learning more about different types of resources you can use with Moodle?

Instructors are invited to attend an informal brown bag lunch at LITS (bring your lunch; we’ll provide sweets and coffee) to hear from panelists who have been using tools and media listed above, to teach with Moodle.

Each of the panelists will briefly share their course Moodle sites. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions about integrating these resources into Moodle.

We will meet in Williston Library 431 from noon to 1:30 PM on Friday, March 27. Feel free to bring your lunch; drinks and snacks will be provided.

RSVPs welcome but not required, at http://bit.ly/18KGXTu

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Build your job skills with Lynda.com

Seniors, there’s a good chance you’ve begun thinking about your post-graduation job hunt. Spring break could be the perfect time to get a little extra career knowledge and skills under your belt before graduation! Check out Mount Holyoke’s pilot subscription to Lynda.com, an online library offering thousands of video tutorials in technology, creative, and business skills. With Lynda you can learn how to use software for web design, master digital photography, become a project management pro - the list goes on! Find out how to log in with your MHC username and password here (works off campus, too!).

For all you job hunters, we’ve created a playlist of Lynda videos about the job search, resume building, and negotiating your salary.

For those of you looking to improve the “Skills” section of your resume, Lynda offers tutorials on everything from Excel to Illustrator to Python to Writing a Marketing Plan. If you’re wondering what skill would most benefit you in your job hunt, look at job postings in your field. Keep an eye out for skills that your potential jobs require in a candidate, as well as skills their ideal candidate would have.

The number of available tutorials in Lynda can be a bit overwhelming. Keep in mind that you can search the collection or "Browse the library" of courses by topic:

Once you've chose a topic, you can further filter the courses available by skill level, choosing “Beginner,” “Intermediate,” “Advanced,” or “Appropriate for all”:

Have a great spring break, and happy learning!