Black History Month Selected Readings

We’re so happy to see how many people have checked out items from our Black History Month display. If you’re someone who’s enjoyed one of the books from the display or if you’re curious about what else the Monroe Library has on African American history, check out our research guide. It includes tabs for historical newspapers, electronic resources, encyclopedias, music, and movies. And if there’s something you wish we’d included in our display, contact one of our subject librarians to make a suggestion.

Now Hiring: Learning Commons Coordinator

http://finance.loyno.edu/human-resources/staff-employment-opportunities
Professional Staff Opening:  Learning Commons Coordinator -  J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans.

The Monroe Library Learning Commons (LC) is an evolving and active space where students, faculty, and staff come together to study, learn, teach, create, and collaborate.

The Learning Commons Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the Learning Commons, the main point of service at the Monroe Library. The LC Coordinator provides vision and leadership in the ongoing development of the Learning Commons with a commitment to customer satisfaction and quality and creates a dynamic and innovative environment based upon current research and best practices. The Learning Commons Coordinator will take a lead in the development and evaluation of library services, policies, and teaching and learning spaces.

The Learning Commons Coordinator is responsible for training library faculty, staff, and students, scheduling shifts, and assessment. The Learning Commons Coordinator works to establish strategic relationships with library teams, campus departments, and programs committed to the design of services aimed at supporting student success. The Learning Commons Coordinator is dedicated to student success and retention.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; minimum of three years of library experience with increasing responsibilities; minimum 3 years library experience working in access or public services; strong personnel management experience and knowledge of principles of management; supervisory experience required; commitment to innovative and responsive service; excellent customer service skills; demonstrated problem-solving and conflict resolution skills; demonstrated ability to work in an active learning environment and juggle multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy in complex, detailed work; excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with clear evidence of ability to interact effectively and cooperatively with faculty, staff, students and others; skills and experience in the use of computer applications for word processing, scanning, printing, spreadsheets, etc.; skills and experience in project planning and implementation in a service environment; collaborative strategic planning. Preferred qualifications include: Experience and/or interest in developing and management of innovative learning spaces; experience working in an academic library service environment and familiarity with the higher education landscape; circulation and/or access services experience; experience with scheduling software; computer lab experience; survey and assessment experience; teaching and or training experience; experience and/or interest in outreach and promotion.

Physical Requirements: Lift and carry equipment, supplies, or materials weighing up to 30 lbs.; Access upper library shelves with a step stool and bend to lower shelves; push a fully loaded, wheeled, book cart, up to 100 lbs.; Sustain long periods of standing/walking back and forth; bend, stoop, and reach equipment and materials at the Learning Commons desk.

Loyola offers an excellent benefits package including generous tuition benefits for full-time employees and their dependents.

To apply for a currently posted position, please email your resume and cover letter with the job title as the subject to: resumes@loyno.edu or print an application and mail signed application to:

Human Resources Department

Loyola University New Orleans – Box 16

6363 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70118

Please complete our EEO Inquiry Form when applying. Please do not include the EEOC form in the same email with your resume or with the printed application.

Fifty new collections of full-text nineteenth-century magazines and journals

Thanks to LOUIS, the Louisiana state organization of trade school, college and university libraries, Loyola now has access to several thousand mostly nineteenth-century digitized, full-text popular magazines and scholarly journals.  They can be searched as a whole or in one of 50 subject collections.  They come from the collections of the American Antiquarian Society.

There are a few titles that go back to the late 1600s and some that come up to the very early 1900s.  This time period includes colonial history, the federalist era, the American Civil War, reconstruction, and the Gilded Age, up almost to World War I.  Publications cover topics like advertising, business, history, literature, science, medicine, women’s studies, food studies, Catholic, cultural and American studies, politics, Canadiana, music, religion, and education.  There are even non-English titles inside and beyond the U.S.  Dates of coverage differ for each magazine and for each of the 50 subject collections.  Try them now!

MLK, Mardi Gras, and a falcon

This week on the Special Collections & Archives Tumblr we posted about Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham City Jail

A Loyola-themed Mardi Gras parade in 1983…

And an intense-looking Iceland Falcon:

Head on over to Tumblr for more, and don’t forget to check us out on Instagram!

Northern Exposure, Café brûlot, and vintage finals on Tumblr

This week on Tumblr we blogged about a 1992 visit to Loyola from Northern Exposure actresses Armenia Miles and Elaine Miles…

Armenia and Elaine Miles from Northern Exposure at Loyola

An 1896 recipe for Café brûlot…

Cafe Brulot recipe

and vintage photos of Loyola students studying…

1950s study lab photo

Find out more on our http://loynosca.tumblr.com/#mce_temp_url#!

Fall 2017 Extended Study

Monroe Library will once again be open 24 hours during final exams. Our hours are:

24 hours from 7:30am Monday, December 4 to 2am Saturday, December 9
(closed Saturday, December 9 2am-9am)

9am Saturday, December 9 to 2am Sunday, December 10
(closed Sunday, December 10 2am-9am)

24 hours from 9am Sunday, December 10 to 9pm Friday, December 15

Closed Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17

We offer free coffee and tea 12am-7am during our 24 hour periods. Please be sure
to pick up an Extended Study Pamphlet at Monroe Library’s Learning Commons Desk. Also, visit the Relaxation Station at the front of the library; pencils, coloring books, games!

Good luck on all your final exams and projects!

Voting Information

We just wanted to remind you that Louisiana elections are Saturday, November 18. Go to the Louisiana Secretary of State Elections and Voting website for more info about times, locations, and your ballot, or download the Geaux Vote app.

A Spooky Week in Special Collections

Insects

Get into the Halloween spirit with this week’s list of links from the Special Collections & Archives Tumblr:

Marbled Monday Page Fright: Endpapers from All Souls’ Night by John Kelly.

CREEPY CRAWLERS!: A delightful infestation of specimen from Le Règne animal… published between 1836-49 and authored by George Cuvier, often referred to as “the father of paleontology.”

#Bookguts: Enjoy a few frightening GIFs from Encyclopédie moderne, Eustache-Marie Courtin, 1824.

Tumblr Blog Post Roundup and *NEW* Instagram for SCA

This weeks list of links for the Special Collections & Archives Tumblr.

The Ghosts of Rowan Oak, by William Faulkner

Janet Mary Riley: A Voice for Social Justice in Louisiana

William Carlos Williams’ Patterson

Also, check out our new Instagram account.

New Exhibit! Janet Mary Riley: A Voice for Social Justice in Louisiana

Come see our NEW exhibit on Loyola law professor, feminist, and social reformer Janet Mary Riley’s life and career.

The exhibit will be up through Spring of 2018 as part of the citywide NOLA4Women a citywide “series of more than 45 exhibits, performances, lectures, blogs and a new app [that] will shine a spotlight on the prominent role women played in creating the cultural, physical and social infrastructure of New Orleans.”

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The exhibit is located in the Special Collections & Archives on the third floor of Monroe Library in the Booth-Bricker Reading Room.

Stay tuned for more updates and events throughout the year!