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Inside this edition

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Library and Technology Services prides itself on actively working with students to enhance their overall learning experience at Lehigh. In this issue, we highlight some of the ways that LTS influences the student experience, whether through collaboration with staff, integrating LTS resources in coursework, through LTS scholarly programs, or through employment in LTS.

— Bruce Taggart, Vice Provost

Events

APR 2014 Symposium on Teaching and Learning at Lehigh
10:00am
10
APR The Dismal Science with Peter Mountford
4:10pm
10

Exhibits

Dressing for Success Across Time and Function, a Special Collections Exhibit
Now - June 2014


LTS Seminars

Google Calendar (4/4)

Lehigh Gmail (4/9)

iPad Show and Tell (4/24)

Learn more about LTS Seminars


LTS Stat

182
students employed by LTS (second largest employer of students on campus)

LTS security officer shares data defense strategies with business students

Photo of Professor Thiep Pham teaching business students in class

Data security breaches make the headlines. We’ve read about the recent incidents at Target, Neiman-Marcus, and more locally at The Sands Bethlehem. Security professionals work to protect sensitive customer and employee data from cyber-attackers, but any gaps in security leave data vulnerable to attack. In 2013 alone, *740 million data records were exposed, and a whopping 89% of those breaches/data loss incidents could have been prevented. At an average cost of almost $200 per breached record it’s easy to see why data security is a hot topic... read more


2014 Libraries Student Research Prize winners reflect on their research

Photo of 2014 Libraries Student Research Prize winners John Behre and Carolyn Sivco

Library and Technology Services and the Friends of the Libraries offer warm congratulations to the Libraries Student Research Prize winners John Behre and Carolyn Sivco. John Behre ‘15, a History major from Sea Girt, New Jersey, wrote his paper The Central Park Zoo: Its Development and Connection to Greater New York City for Dr. Roger Simon’s History of New York City course, History 202. Carolyn Sivco ‘15, Biochemistry major from Warren, New Jersey, wrote her paper Emerging Treatments for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma & the Next Generation of Patients for a Health, Medicine, and Society course during her Study Abroad experience in Switzerland last fall... read more


Being on TRAC: What’s it like to be a TRAC fellow?

Photo of TRAC fellows AP Orlebeke, Shelby Wirtz, Louise McCallie, and director Greg Skutches

The TRAC (Technology, Research, and Communication) Writing Fellows Program is a peer-tutoring initiative of Library and Technology Services that is now in its sixth year. If you talk to TRAC fellows about their experience in the program, the first thing you will notice is their enthusiasm -- they are committed to the TRAC mission and have formed close ties to the people involved. What inspires this sort of loyalty? Three fellows talk about what it’s like to be in TRAC... read more


Making mathematics real: A student’s encounter with historical texts

Photo of Ali Yeager

When Alexandria (Ali) Yeager ’15 took a work study job in Lehigh’s Special Collections, she hoped that it would provide a break from her intense program of studies, mathematics and economics. She did not realize it at the time, but the experience would expand her understanding of mathematics history and help her advance professionally... read more


Alum applies LTS experience and values in serving U.S. veterans

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Michael Zurat ’04 and ’05G worked for LTS from his freshman year until completing his graduate degree. Here he reflects on how this experience influenced his career. When I arrived at Lehigh during my first week of school, I applied for a position to work at the LTS Help Desk. The Help Desk manager told me it was policy not to hire freshmen, but I was persistent! I started on a trial basis, but eventually became a Help Desk student manager. Throughout graduate school I also worked there as a Presidential Scholar... read more

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