About

Centers + Partners

The Monroe Library is a collaborative organization, which works with its centers and partners to support student and faculty success at Loyola University New Orleans. Descriptions of the library's centers and partners are below.

Boggs Center

The Lindy Boggs National Center for Community Literacy is dedicated to promoting adult literacy as a vehicle for personal, economic, and community empowerment.

The Boggs Center seeks to nurture collaborative partnerships between Loyola and its surrounding metropolitan community. In addition the center will provide local literacy providers with access to current information and training and pursue a collaborative, community-based research agenda.

Center for Faculty Innovation

The Center for Faculty Innovation supports the intellectual life of the Loyola community by nurturing connections among faculty as learners, teachers, and scholars within the context of our distinctive Jesuit identity. It fosters new directions in teaching and promotes excellence in research, scholarship, and creative work.

The Monroe Library helps to support the mission of the CFI by researching latest trends and innovations in teaching, learning, scholarship/creative projects; co-sponsoring workshops, seminars, symposia, and lecture series; and recommending effective strategies for supporting faculty research, scholarship, and creative work.

Center for the Study of Catholics in the South

The Center for the Study of Catholics in the South (CSCS) is the only Catholic studies center in the nation focusing on religious life in the South. Its mission is to make Loyola's valuable resources on southern Catholicism publicly available and to preserve this collection of knowledge for future generations.

The center celebrates the Catholic and Jesuit heritage of Loyola University New Orleans, and deepens our understanding of the experience of American Catholics.

Diboll Art Gallery

The Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery and Visual Arts Center is located on the 4th floor of the Monroe Library. The Diboll Gallery occupies the entire upper floor of the library. The Diboll Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday.

For information on upcoming exhibitions and gallery hours please contact Gallery Director Karoline Schleh at gallery@loyno.edu or 861-5456, or visit the Diboll Gallery website at http://www.loyno.edu/dibollgallery/.

Information Technology

Information Technology provides on-campus computer systems assistance and technical support to students, faculty, and staff, through the support units of client services, computer services, distributed systems, telecommunications, and information management.

Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing

The Walker Percy Center sponsors reading series, symposia, writing workshops, and a summer institute for young writers. Eventually, the Center will publish both creative and academic writing.

Throughout his writing career, Walker Percy was an advocate for young struggling writers. Starting with Loyola students and members of the New Orleans community, Percy's mission to encourage young writers lives on in the Center.

Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) supports excellence in critical thinking and writing in all undergraduate programs and classes at Loyola. WAC offers a variety of services to help students improve their writing and to assist faculty in designing effective writing assignments.