Archive for the ‘Learning Commons’ Category

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

Everything you wanted to know about Library Reserves but didn’t know to ask

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What are reserves?
Physical reserves are materials that professors ask the library to set aside for use by students in their classes. They may do this to make sure that no one student checks out an important book or they may do it to make class materials more widely available.

Where are reserves and when can I use them?
Reserves are shelved behind the library’s Learning Commons desk. Just ask for a reserve book at the desk by the professor’s name and the title of the book, score, CD or DVD. You can use them any time the library is open, up until 15 minutes before closing.

What kinds of things are on reserve?
They may be the actual course textbook, or supplementary materials for the class. They can be books, scores, CDs or DVDs that are owned by the library or owned by the professor and temporarily loaned to the library.

What’s the difference between physical reserves and e-reserves?
If your class is using a whole book, it will be on physical reserve. Book chapters or articles will be scanned and posted under Library Resources in your Blackboard course.

Who decides what goes on reserve?
Your professors! The library does not purchase textbooks, so any textbooks on reserve must be provided to the library by the professor. If your professor has not placed a copy of the textbook for your class on reserve, you may ask him or her to do so, or you may request that we ask on your behalf. Sometimes a librarian will pull materials from the library’s collection that are on your syllabus and place them on reserve for your class so the library’s copy will not be stolen or lost.

How do I know if my professor has materials on reserve?
There is a big black binder at the Learning Commons desk that is organized by professor, showing what each professor has on reserve. There should also be a link to a course’s physical reserves under Library Resources in Blackboard.

How long can I check out materials on reserve?
The professor who places the item on reserve decides on the loan period, but it may be 2 hours, 4 hours, or overnight. The 2 hour loan period is the most popular for books, as it allows for more students to use the materials without having to wait. The 4 hour loan period is used for DVDs because most films are longer than 2 hours.

Can I take reserve materials out of the library?
The library holds a student’s Loyola i.d. at the Learning Commons desk while the materials are checked out to ensure that we know what is checked out and so that students are more likely to return the materials on time.

If you need help with Reserves, or if you have questions, please contact Laurie Phillips at 864-7833 or phillips@loyno.edu