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IS changes name to Library & Information Technology Services

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We’re very pleased to announce that Information Services has a brand new name: Library & Information Technology Services (LITS)! Organizationally and administratively, we’re still the same department you’ve come to know as Information Services (IS). So why, after 14 years as IS, are we changing our name now?

  • We are an integrated organization that delivers programs, services, and projects together across disciplines – but we have oddities in our website, sponsorship of events, and outreach because we’ve wanted to use “IS” while also highlighting “Library” and “IT.”
  • Libraries are important spaces and sets of services in our community, and technology is also essential – but both were missing from the “Information Services” name.
  • Community members both inside and outside of IS routinely qualified our organization’s name as the group that includes the libraries and IT services. We want to cut to the chase and describe ourselves more clearly!
  • LITS is currently laying groundwork to clarify our portfolio of services for the community, and will be working in the coming year to enhance the LITS website to create better access to information, resource and services. Having a name that says what we are and resonates with the team and the community is important as we move forward. We look forward to continuing to partner with and provide services to the College community! For a full description of the LITS department, please see http://www.brynmawr.edu/lits/