Information services changes at Loyola

Over the summer, our membership in the statewide LOUIS library group brought us six upgraded and one new addition.  You’ll find them all in the Research Guide A-Z list and all appropriate subject guides.  If you have any questions about access to this or any other library materials, contact your liaison.
As part of our annual review of usage and cost, we have discontinued the following services:
  • America’s News
  • Arts Premium Collection (consists of AFI (American Film Institute) Catalog, ARTbibliographies Modern, Arts & Humanities Database‎, Design & Applied Arts Index, FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database, Film Index International (FII), International Bibliography of Art (IBA)‎, and the Screen Studies Collection)
  • BioOne.1
  • Music Collection
  • Performing Arts Database
  • Readers Guide Retrospective
  • U.S. Major Dailies (newspapers)
Also the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index is merging with ATLAS and will no longer be a separate database.

Check Out the Library Catalog’s Makeover!

Anyone who’s used our Classic Catalog interface to look for library materials might have noticed that its appearance is a little retro.  This is about to change, as we’ve given our old catalog a makeover that updates its look and makes it a lot more user friendly. Classic Catalog has served us well, but we think everyone will be excited by the improved experience they’ll get with our new catalog interface, Enterprise. It lets you do almost everything that Classic Catalog could do while also adding some great new features.

Browsing

One of the first things you’ll notice about Enterprise’s landing page is its rotating gallery of new materials in our catalog. Click on the button next to any new title in the gallery to see where it’s located in our collection. Alternately, you can change over to see galleries of faculty publications. This new front page lets you browse and keep up with the materials we’re adding every day. Plus, it keeps the same navigational capability but with more intuitively laid-out buttons and links that enhance usability.

Searching

Enterprise’s search functions are as robust as our old catalog’s, but fields are bigger, and buttons and drop down menus have larger print, which makes it much easier to click your way through to the results list. It’s also easier to find links to log in to your library account and to find relevant library information. Put simply, there’s just more room to breathe! One change you’ll see is that, while the old catalog required an AND between words to fully search all of the catalog fields, in Enterprise, you just enter the words without anything in between.

Filtering

Probably the most exciting thing about Enterprise is its added filtering options. If you’ve ever dreaded wading through several hundred results with the Classic Catalog interface, you’ll be relieved to hear that the new catalog has amped up filtering features that let you sift through and categorize your results in seconds. For each search you run, results will be sortable by author, material type, subject, and date. That means if you’re looking for a DVD and not a book, or if you know you want the high voice edition, you can cut through the clutter of too many results and find your item faster!

Because old habits die hard, we’ll be leaving Classic Catalog up through the end of June. But we hope you’ll take this chance to check out the new kid on the block — Enterprise. We’ll be working all summer to fine-tune and optimize it for a prime-time debut in the fall, so please give us your feedback!

Presenting Monroe Library’s Research Competition 2018 Winners!

Monroe Library is happy to announce the winners of its 2017-2018 Student Research Awards! Here are this year’s awardees:

Junior/Senior Category: Kaylie Saidin (English Literature) for her project on language and miscommunication in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
Freshman/Sophomore Category: Baylee Robertson (Theatre Arts) for her project on the gender politics of Shakespearean costume in Much Ado About Nothing

Each winner received a $200 award for the superlative and innovative research projects submitted. Monroe Library holds the contest each spring and is happy to honor the outstanding research conducted at Loyola. Congratulations to both student scholars!

Extended Study Hours Are Here!

Beginning at 9:00 am on Sunday, April 29, the library will be changing over to its extended study hours for the last week of classes through the end of exams. During both weeks, we won’t close on Sunday through Thursday nights, and we’ll have extended hours of operation Friday night through Sunday morning.

On days when we don’t close overnight, we’ll be offering free coffee, tea, and snacks to everyone studying into the wee hours. Be sure to get the academic year sticker on your i.d. updated so that LUPD can confirm that only Loyola community members are in the building during the late hours. (Parking Services can help you with this!)

Extended Study Hours

Sunday, April 29: 9 am – No Close
Monday, April 30: Open 24 Hours
Tuesday, May 1: Open 24 Hours
Wednesday, May 2: Open 24 Hours
Thursday, May 3: Open 24 Hours
Friday, May 4: Closes at midnight
Saturday, May 5: 11 am – midnight
Sunday, May 6: Open at 9 am – No Close
Monday, May 7: Open 24 Hours
Tuesday, May 8: Open 24 Hours
Wednesday, May 9: Open 24 Hours
Thursday, May 8: Closes at 9 pm
Friday, May 9: 8 am – 6 pm

ILLiad unavailable April 12, 9:00 pm to 1:00 am

The ILLiad interlibrary loan request and delivery system will be undergoing maintenance this coming Thursday, April 12.  It will be out of service during that period, and web pages will not be available.  New requests cannot be made, nor articles delivered, nor any other online ILL service available during this period.  Books can still be picked up at the Learning Commons Desk.  We apologize for the service interruption but the service should be back up by 1:00 am Friday, April 13.  If you have any questions contact Jim Hobbs, ILL supervisor at 504-864-7126 or hobbs@loyno.edu.

Now available online: Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 Part 1

With material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, the documents in the Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940 present important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond. The archive illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. Historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals are featured, as well as publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis. The archive also contains personal correspondence and interviews with numerous LGBTQ individuals, among others. The archive includes gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more.  The archive is vital for scholars and researchers focused on gender and LGBTQ studies, women’s studies, American studies, civil and human rights, journalism, social movement history, British twentieth-century history, and more.  Materials include magazines and ‘zines, photographs, press releases, memos, and government publications.  Browse by collection, visualize results and save documents.  Search by itself or as part of Gale Primary Sources.

Event Announcement: Lecture on Janet Mary Riley by Janet Allured ::: April 11th, Monroe Library, 2:30-3:30

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Event Announcement:

Janet Allured, Ph.D. will present the lecture “Janet Mary Riley: An Angel with Teeth” in conjunction with Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives exhibit “Janet Mary Riley: A Voice for Social Justice In Louisiana” as part of the citywide NOLA4Women exhibition series that seeks to celebrate generations of women who have built and rebuilt the city of New Orleans.

Date: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Location: Monroe Library, Multimedia II, RM 133

Time: 2:30-3:30 pm

FREE

Light refreshments will be provided

Janet Allured is Professor of History and Women’s Studies at McNeese State University.  Her latest book is “Remapping Second-Wave Feminism:  The Long Women’s Rights Movement in Louisiana, 1950-1997” (University of Georgia Press, 2016).  She is currently at work on a monograph about southern Methodist women as progressive reformers, 1939-2000.

Janet Mary Riley, Loyola alum and first female law professor in New Orleans, remained dedicated throughout her career to protecting the rights of the disenfranchised in Louisiana. Riley’s papers housed in the Special Collections & Archives at Monroe Library Loyola University New Orleans are the focus of their new exhibit showcasing letters, publications, awards, and legal achievements that bring Ms. Riley to life in her own words.

This lecture is brought to you through a Loyola University New Orleans Strength in Diversity grant.

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.

Competitive salary based on education and experience.

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!