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#howtotuesday: Speak New Orleanian

New to town? You will find that New Orleanians have a unique way of speaking, and it can sometimes take some getting used to. Today’s Found in the Archives is here to help.

First things first: How to pronounce New Orleans. For the “correct” way, let us turn to the The Yat Dictionary by Christian Champagne.

It may be useful to review “Actual Dialogue Heard of the Streets of New Orleans” by consulting F’Sure! published in 1978 by New Orleans cartoonist Bunny Matthews.

And last, but certainly not least, every New Orleanian should watch “Yeah You Rite!” , a gloriously 1980s documentary on the variety of New Orleans accents and dialects. The Monroe Library has a DVD copy you can check out. But in the meantime, enjoy dis lagniappe, dahlin’! 


Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

Blackboard Workshops for Faculty

If you are interested in learning more about the new version of Blackboard, or need some help with the everyday use of the system, please feel free to attend one of our Blackboard workshops the week of Aug 18th. The full schedule is as follows:

Monday, Aug 18th

12pm – 1pm Blackboard Basics

2pm – 3pm Assessment and Grading in Blackboard

Tuesday, Aug 19th

2pm – 3pm Blackboard Basics

Wednesday, Aug 20th

10am – 11am What’s New in Blackboard

12pm – 1pm Safeassign Plagiarism Prevention Tool

Thursday, Aug 21st

10am – 11am Assessment and Grading in Blackboard

Friday, Aug 22nd

10am – 11am What’s New in Blackboard

2pm – 3pm Blackboard Basics

All workshops will be held in the LI classroom on the second floor of the Monroe Library, rm 229.

If you are interested in learning more about a specific topic or function we can arrange workshops for small groups or personal consultations upon request. If you would like to schedule something of this nature or have any questions about Blackboard in general, please feel free to contact the Blackboard Manager, Jonathan Gallaway, at 864-7168 or jgallawa@loyno.edu.

Faculty Search Announcement

INFORMATION RESOURCES LIBRARIAN, MONROE LIBRARY, LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS. The J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library is seeking an energetic, creative, analytical and user-focused Information Resources Librarian.

Functions as Information Resources Librarian:

  • coordinate development, management and assessment of the library’s print and electronic monograph collections as an active member of the Information Resources Team.
  • lead the Stacks Maintenance Team to create a successful user experience in the use of the library’s physical collections and for optimum use of library spaces; lead projects associated with physical collections.
  • monitor and analyze information resources budgets and endowments associated with print and e-book collections.

Functions as a Library Faculty Member:

  • Serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments
    • Promote and participate in the library instruction program. Work with faculty members to incorporate information literacy into assignments, courses, and programs. Contribute to curriculum revisions, including the scaffolding of information literacy goals. Develop opportunities to participate in intensive instruction.
    • Collect materials that support the curriculum.
    • Build relationships with the faculty members through outreach and collaborations.
    • Provide research and technology assistance and instruction in the Learning Commons, through appointments and consultations, and in courses
    • Serve on library teams and university committees.
    • Fulfill expectations for promotion and tenure. Show a pattern of growth and development in librarianship, teaching, scholarship and service.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited MLS;
  • demonstrated interest in working with scholarly collections;
  • minimum of one year of experience with acquisitions, collection development, or publishing; demonstrated knowledge of major trends in scholarly publishing;
  • strong commitment to responsive and innovative service;
  • ability to balance varied responsibilities;
  • highly motivated and organized, with excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and writing skills;
  • clear evidence of ability to interact effectively and cooperatively with faculty, staff, and students;
  • demonstrated problem-solving skills;
  • comfort with the use of technology for selection and purchase of materials, and for data analysis;
  • skills and experience in project planning and implementation in a service environment; dedication to teaching, learning, and student achievement and success.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with work in an academic setting.
  • Background in cataloging or a working knowledge of MARC and RDA
  • Knowledge of copyright issues, fair use, open acccess, and other copyright issues that pertain to an academic library

Loyola University’s Monroe Library is located on a beautiful campus in uptown New Orleans, facing Audubon Park and the historic streetcar line. Loyola University is a Catholic institution that emphasizes the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with 20 days of vacation and competitive benefits package including TIAA-CREF.  Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level ($46,500 minimum, salary commensurate with qualifications). For full job description, go to http://library.loyno.edu/jobs/irlib.pdf Email letter of application, resume and 3 references with contact information by September 22, 2014 to:  Laurie Phillips, Associate Dean for Technical Services, phillips@loyno.edu.  Submissions must be submitted in .pdf or MS Word format.  Loyola University is an AA, EOE.

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Alumni Weekend: Library Tour

Alumni Weekend: June 20-22, 2014

Welcome Back Wolfpack!

Join us in the library for a guided tour as part of Alumni Weekend. The tour will take place at  5:00 p.m on Saturday, June 25th and will be led by Michael P. Olson, Ph.D., Dean of Libraries.

While you are here, have a look at your old yearbook or issues of  the student newspaper. They have been digitized and placed online as part of our digital archives collections.

A full calendar of Alumni Weekend events is available at http://alumni.loyno.edu/reunion-weekend.

Sports from the past

Today Found in the Archives highlights some of the lesser known athletic adventures of Loyola’s past. All of the photographs seen below were recently digitized from Special Collections & Archives collection of university photographs. Our ever-expanding online collection can be seen here.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

#howtotuesdays: 19th C. Engineer

Ever wondered how to be a nineteenth century engineer? We have the book for you!

The operative mechanic and British machinist; being a practical display of the manufactories and mechanical arts of the United Kingdom was published in America in 1826 by Cary and Lea of Philadelphia.

Title

Two volumes bound as one book, the Operative Mechanic instructs one on all manner of engineering.

contents

Including wind mill construction:
windmills

As well as the basics of harnessing “Animal Strength”:

animal

Feel free to come and see The Operative Mechanic for yourself in Special Collections and Archives!

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

Free 12 am snacks this week

The Residence Hall Association has partnered with the library to provide free snacks during finals. Fruit, bagels, energy bars, and other healthy treats will be served by your RHA representatives in the library at 12 am on Monday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 7. Thanks for your generosity, RHA!

Contraflow: Senior Exhibition in Diboll

Senior Exhibition

“Contraflow” Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 24, 5 – 8 p.m.

Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Fourth floor, J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library

Free and open to the public

Come join us to celebrate our talented graphic design seniors in the Loyola Department of Art + Design’s annual exhibitions, featuring works by Kortney Cleveland, Blair Daspit, Jamie James, Hannah Joffray, Calder King, Nicole Luke, Eugenie McLellan, Blair Price, Alexander Smith, Rebeca Triana and David Wessel. The exhibit will run from April 24 through May 1 in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery.

Extended Study hours begin 4/27

The library’s Extended Study schedule is from Sunday, April 27 – Thursday, May 8.

Extended Study hours are as follows:
Open continuously from 10 am on Sunday, April 27 until midnight on Friday, May 2.*
Open 10 am-midnight on Saturday, May 3.*
Open continuously from 10 am on Sunday, December 8 until 2 am on Friday, May 9.
Open 7:30 am – 4 pm on Friday, May 9.

*Please note: the library closes at midnight the first Friday and Saturday of Extended Study.

During Extended Study:
-The front doors will be locked at midnight Sunday-Thursday. During this time, please use the computer lab entrance.
-Only members of the Loyola community will be permitted to be in the building while the front doors are locked.
-A valid Loyola ID will be required to enter the library.
-Study groups should work on the first floor in the Learning Commons or in a group study room.
-Group study rooms cannot be renewed if there is anyone on the wait list.
-The second and third floors are reserved for quiet study.
-Free coffee and tea will be provided at midnight.

Good luck with finals!

To the Class of 2014

In a few weeks the Class of 2014 will be graduating. They will take their lasts examinations, spend their last sleepless nights in Monroe Library, and pack their bags for the last time. Each chose to spend the past 4 years at Loyola for their own personal reasons and I assume they are all pleased with this choice. More importantly, they came to New Orleans to spend these 4 years. A unique city unlike any other. Some seniors will remissness on countless walks in Audubon Park, Mardi Gras, crawfish and more. For others, their memories of Loyola and New Orleans may be much simpler. At this time, you may also be scared of the unknown life that is soon to unfold after college.  Class of 2014, I encourage you to read this article from the 1990 Maroon. In this article a senior discusses his experience at Loyola University New Orleans. He reflects on the ups and downs and the simple things about the city that he loves so much. Additionally, he discusses his fear of the future. Seek comfort in this article and know that all of the feelings you are having right now are perfectly natural. Good Luck and Congratulations!

Blog post by Nydia Araya, a Special Collections work study student.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.