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The blog is dead, long live the blog!

Feb 01, 2013 by Alice Whiteside

We are very excited to introduce the new home of the LITS blog!

 new blog logo

The archive of the blog-to-date will stay where it is (in case you want to come back and re-watch that fun stop-animation video), but posts from now forward will live on our spiffy new Blogger home. Please follow, read, and comment!

Welcome, New Students, Spring 2013

Jan 16, 2013 by Mary Glackin

Welcome new students!

Please stop by at one of our main service points:
Information Commons, Research Help or Circulation Desks to pick up your
LITS welcome gift,  get information about the resources available to
you, and meet the LITS folks looking forward to working with you. 

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LITS: January Term Hours

Jan 03, 2013 by Krista Denno

LITS January Intersession Hours 2013

LITS Complex (Williston Library, Miles-Smith, Info Commons, MEWS)
Monday - Thursday (*see below for exceptions): 8:30 am - 10 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
* Thursday, 1/17/13: New Students Arrive & Orientation 8:30 am - 10 pm
* Saturday, 1/19/13 - Monday, 1/21/13: January Recess - Closed
* Monday, 1/21/13: Martin Luther King Holiday - Closed
Tuesday, 1/22/13: Second Semester Begins - Resume regular hours

We look forward to welcoming you back to campus later this month!

LITS: December Break Hours

Dec 18, 2012 by Krista Denno

LITS will operate on a reduced schedule during the December break:

December 18, 2012 to January 2 , 2013

LITS Complex (Williston Library, Miles-Smith, Info Commons, MEWS)
Tues. 12/18 - Fri. 12/21     8:30 am - 5 pm
Sat 12/22 - Wed 12/26     Closed  for Break
Thur. 12/27 - Fri. 12/28     8:30 am - 5 pm
Sat. 12/29 - Tue. 1/1/2013     Closed
Wed. 1/2/2013 (January Term Begins)     8:30 am - 10 pm
LITS Services

Archives and Special Collections (Appointments recommended)
Tue. 12/18 - Fri. 12/21     9:30 am - noon ; 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat. 12/22 - Wed. 12/26     Closed
Thur. 12/27 - Fri. 12/28     9:30 am - noon ; 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat. 12/29 - Tues. 1/1/2013     Closed
Tue. 1/2/2013 (January Intersession Begins)     9:30 am - noon ; 1 pm - 4:30 pm

Eleanor Pierce Stevens Library of Music and Dance
Tues. 12/18@ noon Closed until second semester     Closed


Have a happy and healthy break!


Free kisses

Dec 14, 2012 by Mary Stettner

Caught in the act! 

It's that time of year again: Jorge is back in the Reading Room, sporting his mistletoe headband and offering free kisses (including the candy variety for the shy!).

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December Exam Hours

Dec 11, 2012 by Krista Denno

LITS December Exam Hours 2012

Beginning Wednesday, December 12 at 8 am, the Information Commons and the MEWS-Mediated Educational Work Space will be open to Mount Holyoke students 24 hours a day until the end of exams on Tuesday, December 18 at 5 pm.

MHC Students will need their OneCards for access after midnight.

The main doors of Williston will lock at 12 am and be accessible via card swipe between 12 - 2 am.

Access for students to the Information Commons and the MEWS via card swipe at the following locations:
Information Commons stairwell: 2 – 8 am
Beech Tree door of Dwight: 5 pm – 8 am
Garden entrance of Dwight: 5 pm – 8 am (wheelchair accessible)

We wish you luck on your exams!

Study Break Tea

Dec 10, 2012 by Mary Stettner


There will be cookies, there will be crafts, and, of course, buttons! Join us this Wednesday, December 12 from 3-4 pm in the library Stimson Room for our fall study break tea. De-stress, have a snack, make a gift for someone (or yourself), and remember: bunnies are for spring, but buttons are forever!

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December graduates that have a carrel & seniors that want one

Dec 07, 2012 by Karen Mehl


Hello to all you wonderful seniors and congratulations on your upcoming graduation.
If you are graduating in December and have a carrel please get in touch with me so I can reassign it to a senior that wasn't able to get one in the fall.  I have a list of current seniors that are anxiously waiting for a carrel.

Thank you for your consideration and congratulations to MHC's newest Alumnae.









Essay and General Literature Index Retrospective

Dec 06, 2012 by Nick Baker

What was that famous essay on “camp?” And who wrote it? Turn to the Essay and General Literature Index Retrospective for the answer - a search for “camp” brings it right to the surface. According to the Index, a new addition to our library resources, Susan Sontag wrote “Notes on ‘Camp’” and you can read it in Against
interpretation, and other essays
, p. 275-92.

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New Leisure Films-check it out

Dec 04, 2012 by Karen Mehl



Ever wonder who picks the titles for the Leisure Film Collection?  You
Do!  If you have a title you would like us to purchase stop by the
circulation desk and we'll add it to our growing list.  We just added 25
new films like "The Hunger Games", "Brave", The Lucky One", "The
Avengers"and many more.  Stop by when you have some leisure time  or
need a stress break and check out the Leisure Collection.The newest titles are listed on the pink sheet posted on the top shelf of the collection.

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