September 20th, 2016

From the University Archives: New Student Orientation in Decades Past

The beginning of the academic year has a different flavor depending on who you ask: to some, it is the beginning of the capstone on their Bucknell career; to others, it is just a continuation of what has happened to them the previous year. To a quarter of the school, however, it is a time of rapid change and disorientation—an introduction into an institution they will call home for the next four years. The way that new students are introduced to university life has changed dramatically over the years. While we are now accustomed to a week of activities and […]

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September 16th, 2016

Now Available: 2016 Presidential Primary data!

Looking for data from the 2016 Presidential Primaries? Look no further! Social Sciences Librarian Carrie Pirmann, Assistant Director of Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Emily Sherwood, and Emily Tevebaugh, Class of 2019, have worked together to develop a dataset that includes presidential primary data for most of the United States. Data were sourced from finalized state election board results for the Democratic and Republican primaries. The data is in a format (.csv) that makes it easy to use with Excel, GIS, or other applications. For more information and to download the dataset, please visit:

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September 13th, 2016

SafeConnect Changes . . .

Some students may notice a change to the look and feel of our SafeConnect pages. In addition to changing the graphics and updating the wording on the pages, we’ve implemented some behind-the-scenes changes that have improved the process for connecting gaming and media devices (xBox, Playstation, Apple TV, smart TV, Roku, etc.) to the network. We’ve added a tool that identifies and passes devices that aren’t computers through SafeConnect without the need for any staff intervention, which has been done manually. In most cases, the process simply requires that the student attempt to connect to the network through an app […]

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September 6th, 2016

The Library’s Diversity Portal and Display

Check out the Bertrand Library’s Diversity Portal and Display, in support of the campus wide event, “Conscience, Courage, and Community: Bucknell Responds to Injustice,” which was held on Tuesday, September 6, in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. A display about the event and a variety of books and films related to diversity and inclusion can now be found in the main lobby of Bertrand Library. The Diversity Resources Portal organized by Bucknell librarians can be found at:   

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August 24th, 2016

Students: How to use “Follow-Me” Printing

In a hurry to print out before class? Looking for a computer in the library just so you can print your papers before class?  Look no further! We now offer “Follow Me Printing”… which means that you can upload your documents from your personal computer, and retrieve them from the printers in the Langone Center Hearth Space, the Carnegie Building, or the Library!  Get started at Learn more about “Follow Me”: Questions? Stop by, email (, or call (570.577.7777) the Tech Desk!

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August 19th, 2016

Register for Bucknell’s Third Annual Digital Scholarship Conference!

Registration is now open for #BUDSC16, Bucknell University’s third annual Digital Scholarship Conference, October 28-30. This year’s conference, “Negotiating Borders through Digital Collaboration,” will feature speakers with a range of interests and specializations, including faculty, librarians, students, and those with careers outside of the academy. We are happy to announce our keynote speakers for the conference: Dr. Tressie McMillian Cottom (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Dr. Safiya Noble (UCLA). Please take a look at the conference schedule, which includes events and presenters. Presenter information and presentation abstracts will be added soon. Registration is free for Bucknell students, faculty, and staff, but we ask that you register early as we […]

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August 18th, 2016

Welcome, new students!

Library and IT would like to welcome the Class of 2020 and all new students to campus.  We’re glad you’re here! Please stop by one of the service desks in the library if you need help with anything library or technology-related!

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August 11th, 2016

New security warnings in Bmail

You’re likely to see some new things in your email. Have you seen a question mark next to a name in your email list? Have you gotten a Warning message when you see an email? Google has updated a couple of things to protect you, so if you see messages that look like this, it’s normal, and it’s just new security warnings. You can read more about these warnings in Google App’s blog here:

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August 5th, 2016

New for Bucknell: Network Security Enhancement with Open DNS!

One of our goals at Library and IT is to keep you safe and secure–at least, electronically speaking.  In an effort to do that better, we are leveraging a service called OpenDNS. What does OpenDNS do?  Quite simply, the intent is to block you from inadvertently accessing places on the Internet from campus that are known to be dangerous. Dangerous in what way?  Phishing sites, malware sites, ransomeware sites–oh my!  They are all out there and becoming more and more prevalent.  OpenDNS monitors this activity and updates their “blacklist” of websites constantly, preventing you from accidentally dropping in. How will […]

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