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Extended Study Begins December 5th

The Monroe Library’s Extended Study Hours begin this Friday, December 5th. The library will be open continuously starting Friday, December 5th at 7:30 AM and will close Tuesday, December 16th at midnight.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Starting at midnight each night, the library will be open only to members of the Loyola community. Please be sure bring a valid Loyola ID in order to enter the building. The front doors will be locked, so use the side entrance near the computer lab wing to access the building.
  • Free coffee and tea will be served starting at midnight!
  • Group study rooms cannot be renewed if there are people on the waiting list.
  • Help us make the library conducive to all types of studying: the first floor is great for group study; the second floor is meant for quiet study (whispers only!); and the third floor is reserved for silent study.

This is the first semester we’ll be open continuously for eleven nights straight! (That’s right, we’re even open on Friday and Saturday night.) Love it? Hate it? “Meh” about it? Let us know what you think via our suggestion box.

Don’t leave your valuables unattended

Laptock Locks

It only takes a second for someone to walk away with your backpack, textbook or laptop.

Laptop cable locks and locker keys are available for checkout at the Learning Commons Desk.

Temporary LC Research Assistant

Learning Commons Research Assistant

The temporary Learning Commons Research Assistant will provide research, circulation and technology assistance from an active Learning Commons desk. The schedule includes nights and weekend hours. This position will be scheduled to work approx. 28 hours per week through the end of July 2013.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; actively pursuing MLS degree from an ALA accredited program, with reference course work completed, or, Masters of Library Science Degree from an accredited library school; highly motivated and organized, with excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills; demonstrated commitment to responsive and innovative service; demonstrated ability to work in an active and user-centered environment and can juggle multiple tasks. Flexibility is highly valued in this position; fluency in the use of Microsoft Office and other computer applications; comfortable learning new technologies and enjoys teaching others; ability to troubleshoot basic computer, printer, photocopy machine issues. Preferred qualifications include: Experience working in an academic library service environment; general knowledge of circulation services; computer lab experience; supervisory experience; experience with Blackboard or other course management software.

Cover letter and resumes should go to resumes@loyno.edu.
For more information, see: http://finance.loyno.edu/human-resources/staff-employment-opportunities

Free 12 am snacks start Sunday, 12/8

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 midnight on Sunday, December 8 through Wednesday, December 11. Thanks for your generosity, RHA!

LC Student Worker: Starlight Williams

Starlight Williams

The Monroe Library Learning Commons Student Employee of the Month for November is Starlight Williams!  Starlight is a freshman from Douglasville, Georgia, and is majoring in Journalism and Pre-Med.  Starlight is active on campus as an editorial assistant for the Maroon, a Loyola Ambassador, and a member of the Residence Hall Association’s Campus Programming and Service & Community Advocacy Committees.

According to Learning Commons Assistant Welbie Prinston, “Starlight is a trooper! Her fierce determination to learn and grow, backed by her winning smile and gentle spirit, have made her an outstanding and invaluable member of the Learning Commons community.”

Congratulations, Starlight, and thank you for all of your hard work!

Extended Study hours begin 12/2

The library’s Extended Study schedule is from Monday, December 2 through Friday, December 13.

Extended Study hours are as follows:
Open continuously from 7 am on Monday, December 2 until midnight on Friday, December 6.
Open 8 am-9 pm on Saturday, December 7.
Open continuously from 10 am on Sunday, December 8 until 6 pm on Friday, December 13.

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 can be checked out to two or more Loyola students.
-The second and third floors are reserved for quiet study.
-Free coffee and tea will be provided at midnight.

Good luck with finals!

Extended Study Starts Sunday, April 28

We’ll be open so that you can study around the clock starting on Sunday, April 28 through Friday, May 10!

Hours will be as follows:

Open continuously from 10am on Sunday, April 28 until midnight on Friday, May 3.

Open 8am-9pm on Saturday, May 4.

Open continuously from 10am on Sunday, May 5 until 4pm on Friday, May 10.

Ten things to know about EXTENDED STUDY

  1. The front doors will be locked at 9pm Sunday-Thursday and at 6pm Friday and Saturday.
  2. During this time, please use the computer lab entrance.
  3. Only members of the Loyola community will be permitted to be in the building when the front doors are locked.
  4. A valid Loyola ID will be required to enter the library.
  5. Study groups should work on the first floor in the Learning Commons or in a group study room.
  6. Group study rooms can be checked out to two or more people. Renewals and reservations are not permitted during this time.
  7. The second and third floors are reserved for quiet study.
  8. Never leave your valuables unattended!
  9. Please help our crew keep the library clean by utilizing trash bins.
  10. Free coffee and tea will be available after midnight!

Good luck with finals!

Extended Study starts Sunday, 12/2

We’ll be open so that you can study around the clock starting on Sunday, December 2 through Friday, December 14!

Hours will be as follows:

Open continuously from 10am on Sunday, December 2 until midnight on Friday, December 7.

Open 7am-midnight on Saturday, December 8.

Open continuously from 10am on Sunday, December 9 until 6pm on Friday, December 14.

Ten things to know about EXTENDED STUDY

  1. The front doors will be locked at 9pm Sunday-Thursday and at 6pm Friday and Saturday.
  2. During this time, please use the computer lab entrance.
  3. Only members of the Loyola community will be permitted to be in the building when the front doors are locked.
  4. A valid Loyola ID will be required to enter the library.
  5. Study groups should work on the first floor in the Learning Commons or in a group study room.
  6. Group study rooms can be checked out to two or more people. Renewals and reservations are not permitted during this time.
  7. The second and third floors are reserved for quiet study.
  8. Never leave your valuables unattended!
  9. Please help our crew keep the library clean by utilizing trash bins.
  10. Free coffee and tea will be available after midnight!

Good luck with finals!

Join us for Election Night Coffee, Nov. 6 9:30pm

Stop by the Learning Commons tonight to watch election night news coverage and enjoy some free coffee. Coffee will be served at 9:30pm. Don’t miss it!

NEW! Kindle Fire Available for Checkout!

The Monroe Library now has a Kindle Fire available for check out to our patrons! This device will allow you to watch the television shows or movies and read the Kindle e-books available on the library’s Amazon Cloud.  Here are a few of the specifics:

1. The Kindle Fire has a 1 day loan period.

2. The device has to be connected to wireless internet in order to access any of the content.

3. Requests for content should be made to Laurie Phillips , Associate Dean for Technical Services.

Have additional questions? Stop by the Learning Commons desk and ask a librarian! Or, check out the Kindle Fire and see for yourself!