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Weather in New Orleans

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If you live in New Orleans, you know that the weather can change drastically day to day, especially in the winter. I’ve compiled a few photos from our Loyola University Photographs collection to illustrate the weather one might experience in a single week in January. Happy Monday, everyone! Stay warm! (or dry, or cool, depending..)

Happy New Year!

2017 is here! Happy New Year 9and almost Carnival) from Special Collections and Archives!

Surprise! Cookies!

Pop-up cookie parties are coming! The next time you’re in the library you just might look up to see a plate of homemade cookies coming your way…

Keep your eyes open starting December 8th! Happy studying!

Thanksgiving Break Reduced Hours

The J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library hours for the Thanksgiving
break are as follows:

Monday, November 21 7:30am-2:00am

Tuesday, November 22 7:30am-10:00pm

Wednesday, November 23 CLOSED

Thursday, November 24 CLOSED

Friday, November 25 CLOSED

Saturday, November 26 11:00am-6:00pm

Sunday, November 27 11:00am-2:00am

Monday, November 28 Normal Hours Resume
(also available at )

All of us here at Monroe Library hope you have the happiest of

Please contact Emily Bufford if you have any questions.

Learning Commons Coordinator

Vinyl Record Giveaway

Join us for the free Vinyl Record Giveaway!

Tuesday November 15

9:00am to 4:00pm (or until they’re gone)

Monroe Library, Seminar Room 3

Voting Information

We just wanted to remind you that Louisiana Early Voting is from Oct 25th-Nov 1st 8:30-6pm!  Get the information you need from the Geaux Vote app.

Opera Student Pass Winner!

Congratulations to Alobi, pictured here with Special Collections and Archives Coordinator Trish Nugent, for winning our New Orleans Opera Association Student Pass contest. The contest involved a seek and find questionnaire & giveaway to support the “Encore! Encore! Bravi! Exhibit Introducing the New Orleans Opera Association Archives” exhibit in Special Collections & Archives. Alobi now has a student pass to the New Orleans Opera Association’s 2016-2017 season.

Congratulations, and thanks to all who participated!

Halloween Movies from the Library

Celebrate Halloween with this list of movie recommendations! All of these can be found in the Monroe Library DVD section on the first floor. Check them out!


1931 Todd Browning


1931 James Whale

King Kong

1933 Merian C. Cooper

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1956 Don Siegel

El Angel Exterminador

1962 Luis Bunuel

The Exorcist

1973 William Friedkin

Star Wars IV A New Hope

1977 George Lucas


1978 John Carpenter


1979 Scott Ridely

The Shining “Special edition”

1980 Stanley Kubrick

The Thing

1982 John Carpenter

Beetlejuice “20th anniversary”

1988 Tim Burton

Edward Scissorhands

1990 Tim Burton


1995 David Fincher

Fight Club

1999 David Fincher

The Matrix

1999 The Wachowski Brothers

Howl’s Moving Castle

2006 Hayao Miyazaki

Sweeney Todd

2007 Tim Burton


Today’s #pagefright — this spooky fraternity page from the 1924 Wolf yearbook.

Spooky fraternity page from the 1924 yearbook.

#PageFrights is a month-long social media celebration of Halloween, library & archives-style.

Open Access Week!

Open Access Week 2016

This year Open Access (OA) Week is October 24-30.  This is the ninth year libraries, authors and others around the world are observing OA Week.  The theme for 2016 is “Open in Action.” As the OA Week website says: “International Open Access Week has always been about action, and this year’s theme encourages all stakeholders to take concrete steps to make their own work more openly available and encourage others to do the same. From posting pre-prints in a repository to supporting colleagues in making their work more accessible, this year’s Open Access Week will focus on moving from discussion to action in opening up our system for communicating research”

Open Access is a new model of scholarly publication based on sharing.

Open Access means free, immediate access to scholarly material in full.

It’s a reversal of the old model, where university faculty and researchers write articles, publish them in commercial journals, and the library has to buy them back for other faculty and students to read.

That’s paying for it twice–-in the researcher’s salary and the library’s money!  And the publisher owns the article and can decide when and how it’s used and reused-–the writer has very little further control over its use.  The Internet provides a quick and simple way to distribute information to the world at a minimal cost, and is paid by organizations and individuals who want to see their research get the widest possible audience.  Universities and libraries worldwide are getting behind this new model of scholarly publication.

Open Access Week is a time to learn about this powerful new model. Find more information at