Ryan Bradley has been named Director of Research Computing at Lehigh, following a comprehensive national search. Ryan, who started his new position on January 17, succeeds Alex Pacheco, who resigned from the university in July.
Lehigh Libraries’ Special Collections, is pleased to announce the new spring exhibit, “Manufacturing a Narrative about Work: Labor Fiction Inspired by the Industrial Age.” Fictional accounts of the labors of men, women, and children proliferated at the end of the American Industrial Age. A subset of the Social Fiction genre, these novels tell the stories of textile workers, bakers, miners, steelworkers, and others who were involved in historical labor movements.
On Thursday, December 8, 2022, the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries hosted its 11th annual Harvest of Ideas reception in the Linderman Library Rotunda for faculty who published or edited a book or composition during the previous year. Greg Reihman, Vice Provost for Library and Technology services, Boaz Nadav-Manes, University Librarian, Ollie Foucek, member of the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries Board, and Jasmine Woodson, Assistant Director of Instruction and Outreach & Education Librarian, presided over the celebration.
Dear Lehigh students, faculty, and staff:
The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Thursday, December 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Zoom for Postcards, Places, & Participation, presented by Lydia Pyne, Writer; Research Affiliate, Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas at Austin.
Library and Technology Services (LTS) is pleased to announce that Self-Service Banner 9 (SSB9) will be available to the Lehigh community beginning Monday, October 31. SSB9 brings a refreshed, more modern and mobile-friendly design to the Banner Self-Service interface with simplified navigation. Current Self-Service Banner 8 (SSB8) applications will still be available to use through the Spring 2023 semester, but we highly encourage using SSB9 in order to familiarize yourself with the new pages. Ellucian will discontinue support of SSB8 by July 2023.
The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for Performance Goals for Civil Infrastructure: Managing Risk in an Era of Climate Change, presented by Bruce Ellingwood, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University.
Duo is the authentication interface that asks you to verify your identity each time you log in to certain Lehigh resources or services, dramatically lowering the risk of unauthorized access to Lehigh’s institutional data. On Tuesday, October 25, Library and Technology Services will implement Duo's new browser experience called the Universal Prompt.
The Lehigh Libraries invite you to the Student Library Advisory Board (SLAB) first Fall meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Linderman Library Rotunda!
The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for Spaceship in the Desert: Energy, Climate Change, and Urban Design in Abu Dhabi, presented by Gökçe Günel, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rice University.
The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Monday, October 3, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Scheler Family Humanities Forum (Linderman 200) for Paper Trail: A Conversation with Artist, Illustrator, and Writer Rob Sato.
The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for Adapting to Climate Change in One Square Mile: Lessons Learned from Hoboken, New Jersey, presented by Jennifer Gonzalez ’08 ’09G, Director of Environmental Services and Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Hoboken, New Jersey.
Library and Technology Services is pleased to announce that we are offering LastPass Premium to all Lehigh students to help you manage passwords and improve the security of your online data.
The Lehigh Libraries Special Collections is pleased to announce the new fall exhibit “No Postage Necessary: Views of the Postcard World.” This Special Collections exhibit contains a panorama of vintage postcards representing locales near and far, as well as a selection of photo-postcards on loan from Professor Scott Paul Gordon. Much like today’s social media, postcards offer a finite amount of space for the writer to share their thoughts, travelogs, description, or provide reassurance to recipients that the sender is “having a wonderful time.” Postcards provide travelers with a means of communication, while providing visual evidence of their adventures abroad - or at home.Postcards are ephemeral treasures that contain vast evidence and visual record for social, economical, and political history. Advances in photography, printing technologies, shipping, delivery, and mailing industries have had a direct impact on the usage and distribution of postcards. Mailed or not, each postcard carries clues about the era and place that was captured and used. Today, with so many local, national, and international “postcard societies,” postcards represent aesthetic enjoyment, artistic adventure, and serious collecting passion. Postcards displayed in the exhibit date from the earliest days of this format in the 1890s through the beginning of the 21st century, and include original photographs, lithographs, and collotypes.While the Lehigh Libraries hasn’t collected postcards systematically beyond those depicting campus and the surrounding community, postcards presenting views of the world are also exhibited. These originate from a number of archival collections, including the South Bethlehem Historical Society, Cramer Family Collection, David Guise Papers, Bridge Postcards and Chris Eline Postcard Collection. Postcards provide historical evidence to historic preservationists and to environmental scientists, among other fields of study.In addition, included in the exhibit are postcards loaned by Professor of English Scott Paul Gordon, whose collection focuses on the work of D.C.M., a Moravian minister. Between 1907 and 1909, during a health-related “retirement” in Nazareth, PA, the Moravian minister D. Cornelius Meinert discovered a love of photography. He photographed many buildings, streets, and bridges in Nazareth and Bethlehem. One exhibit case in the Linderman Library is dedicated to a selection from Meinert’s photography: images of Lehigh University, of Bethlehem, and of the Lehigh River.This exhibit of historic images of sites and sights spanning over a century, begins in the Linderman Grand Reading Room and continues in the Cafe Gallery and Bayer Galleria. Examples from the collections are also on display in E.W. Fairchild-Martindale Library, 5th floor. Please see the libraries’ website for information regarding hours and access policies.The exhibit will be on display from August 22 through December 22, 2022 during regular building hours. Please stay tuned for details about an upcoming Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries program on postcards on November 17. For more information, please contact Special Collections at email@example.com or call 610-758-4506.
Library and Technology Services is excited to introduce LUapps, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). LUapps improves the Lehigh teaching and learning experience by providing all Lehigh students, faculty, and staff with Windows virtual desktops installed with applications for the classroom or office, with ease of access wherever you are!
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.
Julia Maserjian, Digital Scholarship Manager in LTS’s Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), has announced her retirement.
We are happy to announce that Alex Japha, Digital Archives and Special Collections Librarian in Lehigh Libraries, Special Collections, and Lisa McColl, Metadata Services Manager for Library Technical Services, were recently honored with the 2021-2022 Louis & Helen Zirkel Library Staff Award, established to recognize outstanding performance and service by a member of the exempt or nonexempt staff of the university libraries.
In the Spring of 2022, Library and Technology Services engaged MOR Associates to perform an independent assessment of satisfaction with LTS services and resources. Working with a survey consultant allows us to obtain accurate, valid, and objective assessments of the services we provide. This was our third such survey with MOR Associates. The first was in 2016; the second was in 2018.
The Lehigh University Information Security Team wants you to be aware of a new level of phishing attack that is currently being launched against some colleges, universities, and several other institutions across the country. This attack exploits some Duo two-factor authentication options. Please review this alert carefully.
Itching for a change of scenery? Libraries too crowded to concentrate? Come see Lehigh’s hidden gem for work and study!
The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join an afternoon of poetry with Julie Phillips Brown on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.
In April 1996, the Academy of American Poets started National Poetry Month with the goal of bringing poetry into the daily lives of Americans. As part of this year’s national poetry celebration, Lehigh Libraries has a host of events and activities scheduled throughout the month of April, including poetry readings, open mic night, talks, and a bilingual poetry workshop!
We are excited to invite the campus community to CITL’s Symposium on Teaching and Learning at Lehigh.
The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for Who Decided to Commemorate the Walking Purchase and Why: 1920s Fanfare and Local Opposition, presented by Dr. Andrea Smith, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Lafayette College.
The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the U.S., presented by Dr. Dannagal G. Young, Professor of Communication and Political Science at the University of Delaware.
Save the Date! The 2022 Symposium on Teaching and Learning will be held on Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7.
LTS is pleased to announce the creation of the following mask-optional spaces in the Libraries and Computing Center, starting Thursday, February 17:
New Spring Show on Interesting and Unusual Dictionaries Opening Soon at Linderman Library
The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for Conspiracy Theories and the Manufacture of Dissent, presented by Dr. Anthony DiMaggio, Lehigh Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science.
You may have only met him under the worst of circumstances. Your computer made a sickening clicking noise on startup, wouldn’t boot at all, or you just spilled your half-caf, double tall latte all over the keyboard.
Need a break during finals? Coffee and cookies of all types will be available to help you power through the long hours of studying. Stop by and take a minute to enjoy a quick snack!
The Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries invite you to join us on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom for Infodemic: The Pandemic of Misinformation, presented by Dr. Mariana De Maio, Lehigh assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Communication.
On Thursday, September 30, 2021, the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries hosted its 10th annual Harvest of Ideas reception in the Linderman Library Rotunda for faculty who published or edited a book or composition during the previous year. Judy Parr, president of the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries, and Greg Reihman, vice provost for library and technology services, presided over the celebration.
Ilhan Citak, Archives and Special Collections Librarian, won the 2021 Vedat Türkali Poetry Award for Dil Tutulmasi (Tongue Eclipse). The jury’s statement included that “Ilhan pushed the form and language boundaries of his poetry and initiated the search for new narratives and expressions, and gave new breath and voice to Turkish poetry.”
Over 300 first-year Lehigh students -- some only hours after moving in -- hit the ground running at Linderman Library’s Bayer Galleria on Friday, August 20 for a hands-on introduction to select Special Collections material drawn from Lehigh history, literature, science and technology, and travel and exploration as part of the 5x10 program, “What’s So Special About Special Collections?”Arranged as a mini-exhibit, items on display included manuscripts, monographs, fanzine publications, drawings, and books chosen from over 60,000 items in the collection. Lehigh librarians and Special Collections staff explained the historical significance of artifacts spanning several millennia and their value to researchers and scholars around the world. While items that reflect the rich history of Lehigh University are a focus of both the collection and the event, students also got hands on with a 43-pound stiffening truss taken from the Brooklyn Bridge, a medieval choir manuscript, colonial Pennsylvania maps, and Sumerian cuneiform clay tablets.See what they saw! View more of the collection in the 5x10 Photo Album.
Beginning July 19, 2021, to dial an outside phone line from campus phones, users must dial 7 in front of the phone number instead of 9. This change is being made to prevent accidental misdials of 911. Read below for further instructions and note that the directions for reaching 911 remain the same and you do not need to dial 7 first.
The Advisory Council for Information Services (ACIS) is releasing a revised Acceptable Use of Computer Systems and Facilities policy for campus review. (Current version available here).
From Imaginary to Reality: A Conversation with writer, bibliographer, anthologist, librarian, and collector Alberto Manguel
The Lehigh University Information Security Team wants you to be aware of possible job scams this summer. There are several warning signs that indicate an email message is likely a job scam.
The Advisory Council for Information Services (ACIS) is releasing a new information technology and services policy for campus review.
Digital archivist Alex Japha had a prescient peek at the future when in 2019 he suggested the topic of imaginary places as an upcoming Special Collections exhibit. A year later, the world would face travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving would-be globetrotters with only memories of past travels or visions of getaways that would have to wait. The topic of “imaginary places” became reality in the form of a Special Collections exhibit that opened in Spring 2021.
The Lehigh Libraries have partnered with 81 Eastern Academic Scholars Trust (EAST) libraries to preserve the scholarly record and participate in additional inter-library loan services via the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance. EAST libraries include academic libraries from Maine to Florida and large universities such as University of Maryland to smaller colleges such as Vassar College. These libraries agree to keep and preserve print titles that are unique, titles that are scarcely held, or titles that have high circulation and require more print copies to be retained in library collections. Lehigh has identified over 40,000 titles that will be retained in this partnership and will be available to the other partners for lending. The EAST partnership provides its members an excellent review of their scholarly collections and ensures that these collections are accessible to all the member libraries.
Join us for The Poets for Justice Poetry Slam, one of several events organized by the Lehigh Libraries in celebration of National Poetry Month.