LeeHisle ‌Greetings:

Welcome to Information Services at Connecticut College. At the crossroads of intellectual life on campus, Information Services (IS) is an integrated library and information technology organization noted for its innovative practices and quality support to the students, faculty and staff of the College. IS supports many aspects of campus life including all libraries, access to the Internet, instructional technology, the Information Commons in Shain Library, discipline-specific computer labs, administrative computing services and the College's cable television system. We also provide multimedia development facilities, telephone services and manage a "Help Desk" for computing, telephone or networking problems. We maintain computer-equipped classrooms, as well as quiet reading spaces to enrich the instructional experience.

IS staff enhance services and resources through collaborative endeavors with other College constituencies. For example, we work closely with the CELS career services office to develop and maintain Connecticut College's noted ePortfolio product. The cooperation between the IS Web team and the Communications office has led to robust public and intranet websites. In partnership with faculty, our librarians and instructional technology staff are developing information fluency instruction to help students identify, analyze, evaluate and effectively use information resources.

Partnerships also extend off campus as we work, for example, with our colleagues at Trinity College and Wesleyan University in the CTW Consortium. Our combined library collections number over 2 million items - all available to our students and faculty quickly.

We in Information Services are dedicated, as our mission statement says, to "Keeping you CONNected." We endeavor to provide innovative, reliable and universal access to our resources in support of the College. We believe in the value of a liberal arts education and we are committed to helping students and faculty succeed at Connecticut College.

I encourage you to explore our website and use our resources as you learn and grow at Connecticut College.

W. Lee Hisle, Ph.D.
Vice President for Information Services and
Librarian of the College