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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!

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.









Food is for eating and also for citing: exCITING food

Nov 27, 2012 by Alice Whiteside

Some of us were thinking that it's the time of the semester when many
students need (1) a little help wrangling bibliographies and citations

Were we wrong? Hope to see you tomorrow at...

exCITING food poster 

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LITS Thanksgiving Hours

Nov 20, 2012 by Krista Denno

LITS will close for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Have a wonderful break!

LITS Complex (Williston Library, Miles-Smith, Info Commons, MEWS)
Tue. 11/20       8 am - Midnight
Wed. 11/21     8: 30 am - Noon
Thu. 11/22- Sat. 11/24     Closed
Sun. 11/25       6 pm - 2 am
(Access with MHC Card between midnight & 2 a.m.)

Archives and Special Collections (Appointments recommended)
Tue. 11/20       9:30 am - Noon ; 1 - 4:30 pm
Wed. 11/21     9:30 am - Noon
Thu. 11/22- Sun. 11/25     Closed

Eleanor Pierce Stevens Library of Music and Dance
Tue. 11/20     9 am -  11 pm
Wed. 11/21- Sun. 11/25     Closed

Archives Exhibit: Caroline Henderson's Letters from the Dust Bowl

Nov 19, 2012 by Leslie Fields

Ken Burns' new documentary, "The Dust Bowl," begins with the story of Caroline Henderson, MHC Class of 1901. Henderson farmed a land claim in the Oklahoma panhandle from 1907 until 1966, struggling against recurring droughts, dust storms, extreme blizzards, and other disasters. And yet, through all of these troubles, she and her husband chose to stay on their land. 

Henderson’s firsthand accounts of the Dust Bowl years are preserved in the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections through the letters that she wrote to her classmate Rose Alden and to family members, along with other writings that she published in Practical Farmer and the Atlantic Monthly

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