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Check it out — at the Monroe Library!

Welcome back, students!

Do you know about all the great services and equipment that we offer in the Learning Commons?

You can check out laptops (Macs, PCs and Eee PCs) and other cool equipment at the Learning Commons desk.  We have headphones, voice recorders, cameras, video recorders, webcams, flip cams, and much more.  We even have Midi Keyboards that you can borrow!

Besides equipment, you can also check out lockers and private study rooms.  And don’t forget about the great research help we offer!  Our librarians can help you locate scholarly articles, books, and even DVDs that are relevant to your research.  (And if you just need something fun to read, we can help you find that, too!)

So come on over to the Learning Commons desk and let us know what you need.  We’re here to help you!

Check it out: New Equipment!

New equipment is available for check out in Media Services! 

Lumens “Ladibug” Document/Web Camera

Key Features:

  • High-Definition Image
  • 25 Foot USB Cable
  • Video / Audio Recording

Optoma Pico Projector

Key Features:

  • Palm sized for portability and travel
  • LED light source
  • Variety of ports – VGA/HDMI and more
  • Can be used with mobile devices

Asus Pico Projector

Key Features:

  • Palm sized for portability and travel
  • LED light source
  • Auto Keystone

Reserve equipment with Media Services. Please allow two business days to process reservations.

Academic Integrity Resources

Interested in learning more about how to avoid plagiarism? The Monroe Library has new resources to help you out.

Students

Check out our new Research Guide.

  • Learn about plagiarism and how to avoid it.
  • Find resources on how to manage your citations.

Faculty

There’s a new webpage to help you prevent plagiarism in your classes.

  • Check out the tutorial on how to use SafeAssign in BlackBoard.
  • Find suggestions for class activities and assignment ideas.

Have more questions? Ask a librarian!

Do you have all the resources you’ll need?

Our InterLibrary Loan service (ILLiad) can provide you with articles and books that are not available here in the Monroe Library.  Articles normally arrive within two to five days, but may take longer. Books often arrive within two to three weeks, but may take longer.  Be sure place your requests soon so you can take advantage of this great service!

ILLiad books for students are due on or before December 9th.  ILLiad services pause for winter break and resume on January 2nd. Check out our FAQs or ask at the Learning Commons desk for more information.

New and Improved in the Library

Print journals are now organized in one coherent section.  On the second floor of the library, you will find current and bound journals shelved together and organized by title in alphabetical order.  Looking for a specific title?  Try out our Journal Finder or ask at the Learning Commons desk for more information.

Renew Online

Renew Online

Don’t get stuck with late fees.  Use our online renewal.

From the library’s home page, click on the online catalog link and proceed to My Account. Users will need to enter their library ID number (14-digit barcode number) or Campus Wide ID number and library PIN. You can get your library PIN from the Learning Commons desk.

Some items like laptops may not be renewed online and to renew an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) item, log into the ILLiad request system and select Renew Items. For ILL renewals, be sure to renew an item before its due date to allow time for us to contact the lending library.

For more information about online renewals, please call the Learning Commons desk at 864-7111.

For more information about ILL renewals, please call 864-7137 or email us at intlloan@loyno.edu.

Mardi Gras Hours

Mardi Gras Holiday Hours
Friday, March 4
7am – 7pm
Saturday, March 5
10am – 5pm
Sunday, March 6
noon – 5pm
Monday, March 7
Closed
Tuesday, March 8
Closed
Wednesday, March 9 – Saturday, March 12
8am-6pm
Sunday, March 13
10am-2am

For a complete list of hours, including holiday schedules and other exceptions, please visit the hours page.

Take Research and Technology 2.0 this summer

Learn to research this summer by taking the library’s one-credit course. Research and Technology 2.0 is offered online this summer. Contact Malia Willey (mewilley@loyno.edu) for more information.

Course Description:

Research expertise and proficiency are core expectations throughout academia and its varied disciplines, but they have broader applications as life skills that are increasingly valued and recognized within the professional realm. In this class, the broad range of critical issues relevant to successful research, along with practical, step-by-step techniques for using electronic resources, will make you discerning and reflective information consumers and citizens.

Who’s Your Librarian Superhero?

Gale is holding a competition to see who is the greatest library superhero! Interim Dean Deborah Poole has already placed one nomination.

“I nominate Teri Gallaway, Systems and Metadata Initiatives Coordinator @ the J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola Univ New Orleans. A super hero of extraordinary powers. In addition to jumping tall buildings at a single bound, Teri solves the most complex problems (and actually enjoys doing so!). Teri demonstrates her super-human strength and x-ray future vision as web coordinator, instructor, liaison, systems guru, learning commons counselor, and strategic planner. From setting up online serials to classroom teaching, Teri is a blended librarian par excellence! Ever-generous and enthusiastic, Teri, along with her team of superheroes, (and 1/2 of a dynamic duo) demonstrates the power of libraries to inform, educate, and inspire.”

Four librarians will be selected from your submissions and turned into cartoon superheros. Winners will be featured on a metal lunch box and unveiled at ALA in New Orleans. Just post your nomination as a new wall post on the “Are You a Librarian Superhero” facebook page.

The Monroe Library is full of librarian superheros. Who’s yours?

Diboll Gallery: Harold Baquet ‘In the Blink of an Eye’

Copyright: Harold Baquet, Loyola University

Copyright: Harold Baquet, New Orleans, LA

From February 3 to March 24, 2011 ‘In the Blink of an Eye: a retrospective by Harold Baquet’ will be on display at the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery. The Gallery is located on the fourth floor of the Monroe Library.

Opening lecture: Thursday, Feb. 3, 5 p.m.
Miller Hall, Room 114

Exhibit opening to follow lecture in Collins C. Diboll Gallery, fourth
floor, J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library

For more information, please go to
http://www.loyno.edu/dibollgallery/current_exhibition.htm