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Nora Murphy
Mon Jan 9, 04-05:00pm, 14N-118

Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Limited to 30 participants.
Single session event

The Institute Archives and Special Collections – along with all other archives – can be a bit of a mystery. What is in an archives? Can anyone use it? How does one find things? How come it’s not just all on-line, anyway… Please join us to learn more.
Contact: Nora Murphy, 14N-118, x3-8066, nmurphy@mit.edu
Sponsor: Libraries

Data Protection @ MIT
Monique Yeaton, Tim McGovern
Thu Jan 12, Thu Jan 26, 01-02:30pm, E17 Learning Ctr

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Repeating event. Participants welcome at any session

What is MIT doing to protect sensitive data? What can each one of us do to protect sensitive data at MIT? These two main questions will be addressed during this hour-long overview, with an opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion. This is a mostly non-technical, but partly technical, review of measures we're taking or could be taking for handling, sharing, storing, and destroying information that requires protection by law. This session will be similar to the 2011 IAP session, with some updated information.
Contact: Monique Yeaton, W92-236, x3-2715, myeaton@mit.edu
Sponsor: Information Services and Technology

Dear Diary -- Before There Were Blogs
Dana Goblaskas, Liz Andrews
Fri Jan 20, 11am-12:30pm, 14N-118

Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Limited to 25 participants.
Single session event

Have you ever wanted to take a peek inside a day in the life of an MIT student or faculty member? Come explore some diaries from the Institute Archives & Special Collections and read accounts of…

-founder William Barton Rogers’s wedding trip
-a world cruise
-trekking across Texas in a covered wagon
-a future MIT president’s teenage adventures as a ship’s radio operator
-the founding of the United Nations
-working with radar during World War Two
-traveling in India, Australia, Germany, Mali, Burkina Faso, and the Azores
-and more!

Diaries date from 1849 to 1973. You never know what adventures you’ll uncover!

This session will last 90 minutes, with a 10-minute introduction at the beginning and then time to peruse the diaries at your leisure. Drop by anytime and stay as long as you want.
Contact: Dana Goblaskas, 14N-118, x3-5705, dgoblask@mit.edu
Sponsor: Libraries

EHS-MS: Building a toolbox for the EHS Coordinator
Gerry Fallon, Pam Greenley, Mitch Galanek
Thu Jan 12, 10-11:00am, N52-496

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Single session event

The DLC-EHS Coordinator plays a key role in the EHS MS and receives authority from the DLC Head to manage the EHS-MS functions within the DLC. This course will examine the specific requirements of the Coordinator position, review the web based Pi/Space registration, training, and level 2 inspection programs including reports, and a discussion with current EHS Coordinators of the skills and techniques (rep meetings, web page, auto emails) that have proven valuable in meeting the expectation of this role. Participants will be encouraged to share experiences, discuss strengths and examine opportunities to improve delivery of EHS-MS requirements to the DLC.

Refreshments will be provided.
Contact: Gerry Fallon, x3-9272, fallon@rocko.lns.mit.edu
Sponsor: Environment, Health and Safety Office

Weird Science: Finding the Unexpected in the Libraries’ Rare Book Collections
Audrey Pearson, Stephen Skuce, Patrick Ford
Fri Jan 13, 10:30am-12:00pm, 14N-118

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 11-Jan-2012
Limited to 25 participants.
Single session event
Prereq: none

Here’s your chance to see some of the most intriguing—and occasionally perplexing—books in the library vault. Come see selections from MIT’s rare book collections in a show-and-tell session focused on unlikely “scientific” subjects such as animal magnetism, alchemy, and n-rays. The session will provide short introductions to the unusual topics covered in these books, and will allow participants to view the books up close.
Please register at http://libraries.mit.edu/sites/events/.
Contact: Audrey Pearson, 14N-118, x5-4466, pearsona@mit.edu
Sponsor: Libraries

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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