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 https://webprint.bucknell.edu Learn more about “Follow Me”:  http://ask.bucknell.edu/?p=1364 Questions? Stop by, email (techdesk@bucknell.edu), 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 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: https://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2016/08/making-email-safer-with-new-security-warnings-in-gmail.html

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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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August 4th, 2016

What I’m Reading This Summer: Patrick Newhart ’18

Extra! Extra!  There’s one more summertime reading list!  Patrick Newhart ’18, who is Param Bedi’s Executive Intern, enjoyed the summertime reading lists of Bucknell staff so much that he wanted to get in on the action.  Here’s Patrick’s summertime reading list!  He writes, “With summer coming to a close, it is probably more appropriate to reflect on what I’ve read this summer, and look at a few other books that I can’t wait to get my hands on before the academic year picks up. I have to admit, I really commit to summer reading when I find a great list […]

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August 2nd, 2016

What I’m Reading This Summer: Martha Holland

Martha Holland is Bertrand Library’s Manager of Reference/Information Services.  That means she’s in charge of scheduling, training, and overseeing operations of the Library Services Desk, and the folks who work there!  She’s an invaluable part of the Bertrand Team.  Her summertime reading list is featured as the final one of the series. She writes, “My reading plan for this summer is to collect all the books that I started this past year but put down without finishing and then to finish some of them (and return the others).  I am not sure why I put so many down.  Probably too many distractions or […]

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August 1st, 2016

Presenting: The New and Improved Worldcat Library Catalog!

Today, August 1, marks the roll out of the new version of the WorldCat Library Catalog! While the catalog search box will appear similar, your search results will have a new look.  Some of the buttons and links you are used to will have changed, but all the functions of the WorldCat Library Catalog are all still available.   The new catalog searches many more subject databases at once and provides your search results as one list. If you took advantage of advanced features such as personalized lists in the old Catalog, you may migrate them to the new WorldCat Library Catalog.   […]

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July 29th, 2016

What I’m Reading This Summer: Kathleen McQuiston

Kathleen McQuiston is Bertrand Library’s Director of Research Services and Information Literacy.  She oversees all the Research Services Librarians and staff, and is on the Library and IT Leadership Team.  Her summertime reading list is our penultimate one of the season: “Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: a True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz.   I used to work at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, where the Mütter Museum is located. I’m looking forward to learning how he developed his marvelous teaching collection of medical specimens. God Knows by Joseph Heller.  I’m due […]

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July 25th, 2016

What I’m Reading This Summer: Jill Hallam-Miller

Jill Hallam-Miller is Bertrand Library’s Blended Learning Librarian.  She’s also an avid dog lover and trainer, so it’s no surprise that some of her reading selections are about canines!  Here’s her summertime reading list: “Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, Alexandra Horowitz, and What the Dog Knows, Cat Warren. I may be mildly obsessed with dogs and dog behavior. These have been on my “must-read” list for some time, and I’m excited about finally having a chance to read them. Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, Kathryn Schulz. When Jennifer Pozner visited campus earlier […]

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