Upcoming software and service changes for current and future retirees. In response to changes in software licensing and security requirements, Library and Technology Services performed a thorough review of services provisioned to retirees. As a result, services available to retired faculty and staff will be changing as outlined below, effective July 1, 2024.

TRAC Fellows provide effective peer tutoring for students and consultation services for faculty who include writing in their courses across disciplines and the four undergraduate colleges. We need your help to identify desirable candidates for our new class of fellows for the 2024–25 school year.

Librarians and library advocates gathered at Packard Lab on Monday, Feb. 12, for a lecture by American Library Association president Emily Drabinski, who shed light on the critical importance of libraries amidst growing political pressures. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries, Drabinski’s talk, Libraries Do Good Work, comes at a time when libraries across the nation are facing increasing challenges and attacks on their fundamental role in society.

To streamline the Lehigh computer purchase process, save time, and access deeper discounts, Library and Technology Services will be moving all computer purchases for Apple, Lenovo, and Dell through CDW-G

On behalf of Library and Technology Services, I'd like to welcome all new and returning faculty and staff to the spring 2024 semester.

Read on for some information about our hours, upcoming events, and some reminders of the many resources and services that are available to you.

Linderman Library in spring

On behalf of Library and Technology Services, I'd like to welcome all new and returning students to the spring 2024 semester.

Read on for some information about our hours, upcoming events, and some reminders of the many resources and services that are available to you.

This session will highlight the experience of Professor Rudy Shankar, the director of Lehigh University's Energy Systems Engineering program. Dr. Shankar has used VIE in his graduate level classes, creating a collaborative learning experience for his Lehigh students and peers in Uruguay to share and learn about global energy generation.

The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Monday, February 12, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Packard Lab Auditorium (Room 101) for Libraries Do Good Work, presented by Emily Drabinski, 2023-2024 President of the American Library Association.

LTS is offering some new and recurring seminars to boost your knowledge and skills. View details and register for upcoming LTS Spring 2024 seminars.

With the opening of the spring exhibit, “Rediscovering Miles Rock,” students and visitors will have the unique opportunity to walk in the footsteps of one of Lehigh’s earliest graduates. The exhibit will provide insight into the intriguing life of Miles Rock, who, much like today’s students, reacted to the world around, pursued an education, and subsequently a career that took him around the globe.

We are excited to announce that Dr. Justin Greenlee has been named the Director of Writing Across the Curriculum in the LTS Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, with oversight of the TRAC Writing Fellows Program.

Fall '23 extended library hours (FML 24/7) during finals, plus free treats and therapy dog visits!

One familiar voice at the end of the LTS Help Desk phone line is hanging it up after 32 years at Lehigh. Doug Reese, Computing Consultant for Library and Technology Services and tech support extraordinaire, has announced his retirement from Lehigh, effective December 20, 2023.

Attackers continue to develop more sophisticated methods into manipulating users to bypass the protections of passwords and insecure two-factor authentication. Library and Technology Services is responding by increasing the security required to access your computing account. Beginning March 4, 2024, insecure authentication methods will no longer function.

Library and Technology Services is pleased to announce that Lehigh will make the eduroam service available for visiting participating higher education community members such as researchers, faculty, staff, and students.

In light of the rapidly evolving IT security landscape, Library and Technology Services wants to remind you to take a crucial step toward ensuring the security of Lehigh computers and data: rebooting your PC.

In celebration of International Education Week, Lehigh’s Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning and the Office of International Affairs is inviting you to join a meeting of the Virtual International Exchange (VIE) Community of Practice on Wednesday, November 15 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in EWFM 520.

Joseph Amodei, Assistant Professor of Media Design in the Department of Theatre and CITL Faculty Fellow

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning invites all faculty to our XR Community of Practice fall meet-up on Thursday, November 9 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the CITL Commons located in EWFM Library. Light lunch will be provided.

On Thursday, October 26, 2023, the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries hosted its 12th annual Harvest of Ideas reception in the Linderman Library Rotunda for faculty who published or edited a book or composition during the previous year.

Join Library and Technology Services instructional technologists, librarians, digital research and pedagogy specialists, and computing consultants for an LTS Open House on Tuesday, October 24, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., in Fairchild-Martindale Library, Room 379 (CITL).

Library and Technology Services is pleased to announce the launch of our new lts.lehigh.edu website, combining separate LTS sites into one site, featuring a more modern, intuitive design and streamlined navigation to enhance the user experience.

padlock lying atop a computer circuit board

As a part of LTS' continuous effort to improve the security and convenience of Lehigh's information systems, we are phasing out the use of security questions in the password recovery process for Lehigh computing accounts.

On behalf of Library and Technology Services, I'd like to welcome all new and returning faculty and staff to the fall 2023 semester.

On behalf of Library and Technology Services, I'd like to welcome all new and returning students to the fall 2023 semester.

Sharpen your skills this fall!! LTS is offering some new and recurring seminars to boost your knowledge and skills. Want custom training for your department? Email helpdesk@lehigh.edu

Lehigh Libraries Special Collections announces a new fall exhibit featuring historic maps and atlases celebrating the gift of a number of rare books bequeathed to the Libraries by a Lehigh alumnus Duncan Payne. The exhibit will include unique hand-colored maps in Linderman Library and reproductions of 30 city views from Braun’s atlases displayed in Fairchild-Martindale Library (6th floor south).

Library and Technology Services is pleased to welcome new and returning members of the Lehigh community to campus this fall and to announce hours of operations for all of our facilities.

Library and Technology Services is pleased to introduce DataCamp, an online learning platform specializing in teaching data literacy for all skill levels. The platform is free to all faculty, students, and staff. Starting this fall, faculty can integrate DataCamp learning resources into their courses, giving students the opportunity to build and improve their data skills.

Current students, faculty, and staff at Lehigh can take advantage of free and reduced-priced software available for download or purchase from a variety of sources for academic, departmental, and personal use.

Library and Technology Services is pleased to announce that Dr. Justin Greenlee has joined the Digital Research and Scholarship team in the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, effective July 3. As Digital Scholarship Specialist, Justin will provide support across the university for those integrating digital tools into their research, teaching and learning, or daily work flows, with a focus in the Humanities.

At the end of this summer, Greg Skutches will conclude his 17-year career as a champion of peer tutoring in writing at Lehigh. As director of Writing Across the Curriculum and co-founder of the TRAC Fellows Program in the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Skutches has mentored hundreds of peer tutors in writing and advanced writing and communication instruction in courses across the curriculum at Lehigh. His last day of service will be August 31, 2023.

Library and Technology Services (LTS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new and vastly improved Connect Lehigh, a central hub that consolidates and organizes frequently-used campus applications and information, allowing you to get work done in a more streamlined and efficient manner.

One of the first steps anyone new to Lehigh takes is to open their computer account, necessary to access all university systems and services that require authentication. If you ever had a special request, needed help, or had a question about your password or account, it’s very likely that you connected with Margaret Petrovich.

Beginning January 8, 2024, Lehigh will be setting quotas on all accounts using Google Workspace (Drive, Photos, and Gmail). We are doing this because Google is no longer offering unlimited storage for universities like Lehigh that use Google Workspace and will instead begin limiting our free storage to a shared finite amount.

The Lehigh University Libraries are excited to announce two children’s author reading events this Summer in the LTS CIRCLE at the E.W. Fairchild-Martindale Library. Please join us on Wednesday, June 14th and Friday, July 14th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an interactive reading by Dr. LaToya Council, an author, activist, and public intellectual and Assistant Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at Lehigh University. Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be provided, and the program will close with an activity. One free copy of Dr. Council's book will be provided for the first 25 families who register.

After a distinguished 31-year career, Director of Library Access Services Sharon Wiles-Young, who oversaw the planning and implementation of open-source library systems FOLIO and OLE, will retire on May 31, 2023. A search committee has been formed to identify her successor.

Due to a water leak requiring major repair, the Fairchild-Martindale Library and Computing Center will be closed on Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26. Staff will not be allowed into the EWFM buildings as water lines will be completely shut down on these days. Repairs are expected to be completed, and water service fully restored, by late Friday. Both buildings should reopen at their normal times on Saturday, May 27.

In 2019 we began Lehigh’s Two-factor Authentication (2FA) program to protect our community against identity attacks. The program has been highly successful but we are starting to see a rise in account compromises and so we will be elevating our security measures.

The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Wednesday, May 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for Multisolving: Protecting the Climate While Improving Health, Equity, Biodiversity, and Well-Being, presented by Dr. Elizabeth Sawin, Founder and Director of the Washington, D.C.-based Multisolving Institute.

Are you interested in learning more about AI and copyright? If so, please consider registering for a free webinar sponsored by the LVAIC Information Literacy Group.

On April 19, 2023, Lehigh will hold its 6th annual Giving Day, inviting every member of the Lehigh community to make a gift in support of our students, colleges, and everything that makes South Mountain great.

With the end of the Spring 2023 semester fast approaching, take a moment to learn about new student, library, and research spaces, exciting upcoming events, and highlights on teaching and learning at Lehigh.

The Lehigh University Libraries are very excited to announce a new, three-year pilot Open Access (OA) agreement with Wiley that will allow Lehigh-affiliated responsible corresponding authors to publish their research openly in Wiley journals. This “Read and Publish” agreement maintains subscription access to all journals currently published by Wiley.

The Zoellner Arts Center and Library and Technology Services are excited to announce a series of upcoming arts programs featuring the international aerial dance company BANDALOOP, performing LOOM: Field. Bringing together a collective of performing artists, climate scientists, regenerative textile artists, a visual technologist, and creative riggers, the piece will turn the exterior of Fairchild-Martindale Library into a giant loom where stories and dances interlace.

National Poetry Month was started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to make poetry a part of everyday life. This year National Poetry Month coincides with the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio, so Lehigh Libraries will be celebrating the Bard all month! Join us for events and activities planned throughout the month of April, including open mic night now with Shakespeare cosplay, a virtual talk on Shakespeare, and a songwriting workshop!