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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!

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!

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!

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.