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Friends of the Lehigh Libraries honor faculty authors

On Thursday, September 17, 2018, the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries hosted its 7th annual Harvest of Ideas reception in the Linderman Library Bayer Galleria for faculty who published or edited a book or composition during the previous year. Melody Weisman, president of the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries, Carrie Baldwin-SoRelle, social sciences and scholarly communications librarian, and Bruce Taggart, vice provost for library and technology services, presided over the celebration.

LTS Staff Updates - Fall 2018

New staff joining LTS

  • Sachin Joshi, Analyst, Research Computing, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
  • Christopher Martin, Library/Computer Assistant, Help Desk
  • Erica Douglas, Senior Database Analyst, formerly of Development & Alumni Relations
  • John Zekind, Data Architect, formerly of Institutional Research


Attention undergraduates! Win up to $1,000

The Libraries Student Research Prize

In 2018, do you expect to…
1) Complete a paper or project,
2) using library research,
3) and earn a high grade?

The Libraries Student Research Prize is awarded to student work that shows excellence in library research, knowledge of subject, and strong written communication skills. In addition to recognition at Lehigh, the Prize includes a monetary award of up to $1,000.

In memoriam: Siddarth “Sid” Panicker

Siddarth “Sid” Panicker, former LTS help desk student consultant and Library circulation desk supervisor (2015-2017), died unexpectedly this fall at the age of 27. Sid completed his master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering in 2017, and on graduation he assumed a position at Faurecia, an automotive engineering company in Indiana.

Library and Technology Services remembers Sid fondly as a service-minded, professional colleague and a kind and generous individual. We offer our condolences to his friends and family.

Food for Feedback focus groups - LTS wants to hear from you!

Students, Library and Technology Services wants to hear from you! Come to a 45-minute feedback session and enjoy pizza while chatting about LTS services. Receive a small gift for your participation, too!

Sign up for one of two sessions at 4:10 p.m., Tuesday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24 at

We hope to see you!

Library and Technology Services

Tue Oct 30 - The Crisis of Newtonianism: Philosophy, Religion, and Science in Early Modern Britain

The Crisis of Newtonianism: Philosophy, Religion, and Science in Early Modern Britain

Friends of the Libraries speaker series,Tuesday, October 30, 4:10 pm, Scheler Humanities Forum (Linderman 200).

Presented by Patrick J. Connolly, Lehigh assistant professor of philosophy.

Isaac Newton is considered to be one of the greatest scientists in history. But this was not always the case. In the decades following the publication of the Principia Mathematica, Newton’s views were the subject of intense criticism on both philosophical and religious grounds.

Experts talk cybersecurity at LVAIC panel discussion; education key to fighting cyber threats

If a stranger walked up to you and asked for your first name, would you give it to them? Probably. How about first name, last name, and your date of birth? Maybe. But would you dare hand over your name, date of birth, and social security number? The answer seems obvious -- of course you wouldn’t -- but cybersecurity experts warn that’s exactly what a lot of people are willing to give up to complete strangers in the digital world just for the asking.

Student Voices: Perspectives from First Generation Students on their Experiences in Lehigh's Classrooms

What’s it like to be a first generation student at Lehigh? On Thursday, October 11, four first-generation students shared their experiences in the CITL-sponsored Student Voices: Perspectives from First Generation Students on their Experiences in Lehigh's Classrooms. Topics covered ranged from advisor and professor relationships, textbook costs, family concerns, and Lehigh’s support infrastructure for firstgens.

Some common themes in the first-year experience:

Lehigh to host LVAIC cybersecurity workshop, October 4, 2018

Library and Technology Services, in partnership with the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) will host a half-day workshop on cybersecurity on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Wood Dining Room at Iacocca Hall.

The workshop, part of LVAIC Cyber Security Awareness Month programming throughout the month of October, includes a panel discussion with experts from across the cybersecurity industry, who will answer questions on handling security breaches, how to prevent cybercrime, trends in the industry, avoiding attacks, and more.

LVAIC Cyber Security Awareness Month video & poster contest

Ready, set, create!

The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) is sponsoring a Poster and Video Contest in recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October) for currently enrolled students.

LVAIC seeks creative and educational videos and posters on cybersecurity to be used in an awareness campaign across its member schools: Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Moravian College and Muhlenberg College.