During the fall semester of 2018, focus groups and brainstorming sessions began with participating students under the direction of the Library Website Committee (Dana Mastrioanni, Jocelyn Codner, Kim Foflygen and Daniel Nolting), resulting in an updated list of criteria to be considered for a new library website.
Throughout the 2018-19 school year, the Library Website Committee presented a series of drafts to the rest of the Library staff for review, utilizing the focus group feedback that emphasized a more inclusive, yet concise website that wasn't as cluttered with repetitive information.
At the end of summer 2019, after presenting a focus group with a couple variations, the final draft went live on August 19, 2019. A Library Webpage Style Guide is to be utilized as updates are made.
Chatham Library uses the OpenAthens authentication system, enabling you to access secure resources from anywhere, including off-campus. It requires an active Chatham email account and you can set it to remember you for 30 days at a time so you won't have to keep logging in.
All you need is your Chatham email username and current password, and internet access or a networked device (such as a cellphone) to verify your identity.
If you get a "This Connection is Untrusted," "Your connection is not private," "There's a problem with a website's security certificate..." or something to that effect - don't panic! This is most commonly due to a website owner not updating their certificate, thus not being able to add the "s" to the http.
When you visit a website whose web address starts with https, your communication with the site is encrypted to help ensure your privacy. Before starting the encrypted communication, the website will present your browser with a "certificate" to identify itself.
The certificate helps your browser to determine whether the site you're visiting is actually the site that it claims to be. If there is a problem with the certificate, you will see the alert page.
Seeing the alert does not necessarily mean that the website you're visiting is trying to trick you into believing it is a different website - it means that your browser isn't able to verify the identity of the website, and that you should proceed carefully.