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Friend of the Month: Alliciyia George

The Monroe Library Friend of the Month for January is Alliciyia George!  Alliciyia is a freshman Journalism major from Zachary, Louisiana, and is active on campus as a member of Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, First in the Pack, Crescent City Radio, and as a work study student for the library.  Alliciyia enjoys writing and after graduation plans to enter the journalism field.

Alliciyia studies, attends meetings, conducts research, and writes papers in the Monroe Library, as well as makes good use of the computers, scanners, and graphic design software.

Alliciyia thinks that the library should consider offering more outreach events and displays for the students. Some of her suggestions include producing displays featuring books which were turned into movies, having movie nights at the library for those titles as well, offering a student book club, and having trivia nights. Alliciyia also suggested a student council to advise and assist the library on student outreach initiatives. While the library once had a Student Library Advisory Committee, it has not been active in several years. Thanks Alliciyia for reminding us what a great idea it is!

Thank you for using the Monroe Library, Alliciyia, and congratulations on being our Friend of the Month!

Friend of the Month: Veronica Morse

The Monroe Library Friend of the Month for December is Veronica Morse!  Veronica is a sophomore Political Science major from Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, and is active on campus as a member of Chi Alpha, Christian Life Community (CLC), Awakening Community, LUCAP,  and College Republicans.  After graduation, Veronica plans to go to law school, but before that, she may serve in the Peace Corps.

Veronica studies, conducts research, writes papers, and meets up with friends in the Monroe Library, as well as using its computers, printers, and study rooms.  “I’m in the library more than my room,” says Veronica.

Veronica thinks that the library can help to further student success by opening at 6:30 am for early risers.  According to Veronica, “Everything else is great! I love the library because it’s a good place to study and get away from craziness around campus. I love the staff. I go to the library to study 99% of the time.”

Thank you for using the Monroe Library, Veronica, and congratulations on being our Friend of the Month!

Friend of the Month: Enara Iturrioz

The Monroe Library Friend of the Month for November is Enara Iturrioz!  Enara is an exchange student from San Sebastián in Basque Spain who is studying Law and Business Administration.  Enara spent the semester at Loyola as part of an exchange program through ICADE (Instituto Católico de Administración y Dirección de Empresas) Madrid. She has one more semester left at ICADE, and after graduation, Enara plans on either continuing her studies in the United States or finding a job in Europe.

Enara uses the library to study and to do research.  She utilizes many of the Monroe Library’s resources including computers, laptops, study rooms, and DVD checkouts.  She especially likes the different qualities of the library’s three floors: Enara uses the first floor for group work, does homework on the second floor, and studied for finals on the third floor.

Enara thinks that the Monroe Library can help further student success by making it easier to renew laptops.  She said, “To renew, you have to come to the front desk.  Another way to renew would be good.”

Enara said that she loves the Monroe Library because everyone is kind and helpful.  “It makes me feel like home.  Knowing that you are in a caring environment makes me feel satisfied!” said Enara.

Thank you for using the Monroe Library, Enara, and congratulations on being our Friend of the Month!

Troy Thayer: Friend of the Month

“The Monroe Library gives students every opportunity to succeed as long as they have the drive to enter through the doors.”

The Monroe Library Friend of the Month for September is Troy Thayer!  Troy is a junior Biology major with a double minor in Math and Chemistry.  A native of Tacoma, Washington, Troy decided to come to Loyola to experience a culture different from his home.  Troy’s many on-campus activities include: Concert Band, Swimming Club, TriBeta, Pi Mu Epsilon Math Club, and First in the Pack. Troy also volunteers at the Hope Lodge and is an Eagle Scout.

Troy plans on studying abroad for part of his senior year.  After graduation, Troy wants to become a dentist, earn his PhD, and become a professor of dentistry.

Troy uses the Monroe Library as a refuge to focus on work.  He utilizes many of our resources including reserves, computers, study rooms, and the library’s many quiet study spaces, often studying until the library closes at 2am!

Troy thinks that the Monroe Library can help further student success by extending hours on Saturday.  “When students have exams on Monday, it is difficult to study because the library is only open until 6pm.  If the building were open later, that would be ideal.”  Troy also stated, “The Monroe Library gives students every opportunity to succeed as long as they have the drive to enter through the doors.”

Thank you for using the Monroe Library, Troy, and congratulations on being our Friend of the Month!

Jacqueline Joseph: Friend of the Month

Meet Jacqueline Joseph, our first Monroe Library Friend of the Month for the 2013-2014 school year! Jackie is a senior and pursuing a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Women’s Studies.

A native of New Rochelle, New York, Jackie is the chair of LUCAP, Loyola’s Community Action Program, and also interns at Loyola’s Women’s Research Center. Jackie loves reading, watching movies, and anything New Orleans. Her favorite book is The Color Purple, and she reads it every summer along with To Kill a Mockingbird. Jackie hasn’t decided yet which career to pursue after graduation, but her options include becoming a consultant for her sorority, joining the Peace Corps, and attending grad school.

Jackie utilizes many of the Monroe Library’s facilities, including our multimedia rooms, seminar rooms, and the Learning Commons Living Room. When Jackie just wants to hang out, she spends her time on the library’s first floor, but when she needs to get serious about studying, she moves up to the quieter second floor.

When asked for suggestions on how the Monroe Library can help to further student success, Jackie said, “I wish the DVD section was alphabetical!” Borrowing an idea from her local library back home, Jackie would also like to see more library-sponsored suggested reading displays to encourage users to check out books that would be of interest to Loyola students.

Thanks, Jackie, for using the Monroe Library, and congratulations on being our Friend of the Month!

Library Friend of the Month: Charlie LaRock

Charlie LaRock, born in Manhattan, NY and a NOLA resident for the past
seven years, is a senior studying Public Relations where he’s active in
the Public Relations Student Society of America.  With graduation right around the corner, he plans on
staying in New Orleans because he likes the weather here.

Charlie says he uses the library morning, noon, and night. “I come to
study, relax, hide in the stacks—I like to get away from the stuff you
have to read for class and read something for pleasure, if only for a
little bit.” He also feels the library is great for “me time” as
well getting your work done.

When asked about how the library can further student success he says, “I
don’t drink coffee, but it’s cool that you guys offer free coffee for
the students!” Lastly, he is happy with the library staff and faculty
and says he’s never been let down when needing library help.

Thanks, Charlie, thanks for using the library and congratulations on being
the Monroe Library Friend of the Month!

November Friend of the Month: Chantel Jackson

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Meet Chantel Jackson, our Library Friend of the Month!

Chantel was born in Illinois but has lived in Baton Rouge prior to
enrolling at Loyola. She’s a sophomore majoring in English Writing with
a minor in Sociology.

She enjoys surfing the internet and watching movies and is also a student
employee you might find behind the desk at Monroe Library.

She uses the library to check out DVD’s as well as the study rooms and
is a big fan of using the lockers to keep her stuff secure. “The library
is almost like a second home to me.”

To further student success, Chantel would like to see more books on
reserve from professors and more study rooms available.

Thanks, Chantel!

Friend of the Month: Rebeckah Gordon-Kirk

Meet  Rebeckah Gordon-Kirk our Monroe Library Friend of the Month!

Rebeckah is a sophomore majoring in Music Performance who loves all sorts of music and listens to anything and everything. She also enjoys reading, and “Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a recent read that she recommends to her fellow Wolf Pack.

She usually checks out a laptop and headphones to catch up on her class materials on Blackboard and likes that she can take the computer all over campus, as well as music books and recordings for her studies.

Rebeckah also finds the librarians very helpful with research, and knowing right where to look for the resources she needs. She likes that they will order materials for you if they are currently not in the collection.

Thanks for being an awesome Friend of the Library, Rebeckah!

Friend of the Month: Raquel Sauceda

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Meet Raquel Sauceda, the Monroe Library’s Friend of the Month! This program recognizes students who frequently borrow a variety of library materials.

Tell us about yourself:

Raquel is a third year Junior majoring in Biology.  She hopes to pursue a career in reconstructive plastic surgery.  She is from Texas but has embraced the culture of New Orleans and loves it here.

How do you use the library?

Raquel enjoys using the library for quiet study and to escape the sometimes loud atmosphere of the dorms.  She frequently uses the study rooms and finds that they are a good place to meet with groups to prepare for tests.

How can the library help further student success?

Because she prefers the quiet areas of the library, Raquel suggests that we add computers to the second and third floors.  When she is on those floors she often needs a computer for just a moment and does not always have her laptop with her.

Friend of the Month: Bobby Cheramie

Meet Bobby Cheramie, the Monroe Library’s Friend of the Month! This program recognizes students who frequently borrow a variety of library materials.

Tell us about yourself:

I’m from Lafitte, Louisiana and I’m a first-year commuter student. I’m a Theatre major and a Business minor. I’m currently starting a production company with two other students. We’re producing a show at the Mid-City Theatre in June. It’s called Suburbia and you should come!

How do you use the library?

Since I commute one hour to school, I stay on campus all day. I do my homework in the library between classes. I like to study in the Learning Commons on the first floor and sometimes I use the study rooms. I borrow all kinds of stuff like laptops, scripts, and books. During my first week, my Theatre Roundtable class came to the library and Laurie Phillips, our department library liaison, gave us a tour. Now I go to her if I need anything!

How can the library help further student success?

One thing I’ve noticed is that the wireless internet connection can be spotty in certain parts of the library. I guess that could be improved.

Thanks for using the library, Bobby!