Archive for the ‘Library Services’ Category

How do I log in?

* please note: changing your password in one place does not automatically change it everywhere *

WolfMail

Wolfpack ID: first initial, middle initial, first six letters of last name. You can also look it up in the “Find People” directory. It is the portion of your email address before the “@loyno.edu”.

Password: The password you are initially assigned follows this formula: first two letters of first name, last four digits of social security number. You can change your password here.

Blackboard

Username: Campus-wide ID (CWID). It is your 8-digit student id number. If you don’t know your CWID you can find it printed on the front of your Loyola ID card.

Password: same as WolfMail password.

LORA

Student Id (CWID): It is your 8-digit student id number. If you don’t know your CWID you can find it printed on the front of your Loyola ID card.

PIN: The default PIN is the first 2 letters of your first name and the last 4 digits of your social security number. You will be required to change the PIN when you login for the first time.

Library Online Resources

Username: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “@loyno.edu”.

Password: same as WolfMail password.

* see troubleshooting guide for off-campus use of library resources.

ILLiad

Username: Choose anything you like, such as your name, abbreviations, or an alphanumeric code.
Password: Choose anything you like. Only you will know your password, and we cannot look it up. If you forget your password, you can use the Forgot Password page with your ILLiad user name.

* We recommend setting your username and password to be the same as your WolfMail username and password.

Library Computers

Username: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “@loyno.edu”.

Password: same as WolfMail password.

Printing

Authentication: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “@loyno.edu”.

<password>: same as WolfMail password.

Seminar 1 has a Touch Screen!

Did you know that the big TV in Library Seminar 1 (Room 129) is a touch screen? You can annotate your computer image, or create a whiteboard using your finger as the marker. You can also save whatever you create. There are lots more functions, too. Contact Media Services, mediasrv@loyno.edu or x7120, to set up a demo.

Open Access Week

Oct. 19 through 25 is Open Access Week around the world.  Open Access is a new model of scholarly publication based on sharing. Open materials can be distributed freely, and often revised and remixed freely.  Open Access resources include open journals, textbooks, quizzes, videos, and other materials.  Open textbooks mean little or no cost for students, adaptability and customizability, and access through print, browser, tablet and smart phone. Ask us or your teacher about using open textbooks at Loyola. Visit the Monroe Library’s Open Access guide and the Open Textbook Guide. Find more at http://www.openaccessweek.org.

October 1: #AskAnArchivist Day

October 1 is #AskAnArchivist Day! Monroe Library Special Collections & Archives staff are eager to respond to any and all questions you have about archives and archival work. Tag us at @MonroeLibLoyno and use #AskAnArchivist.

What questions can be asked?
No question is too silly . . .

  • What’s the craziest thing you’ve come across in your collections?
  • If your archives had a soundtrack, what songs would be on it?
  • What do archivists talk about around the water cooler?

. . . and no question is too practical!

  • What should I do to be sure that my emails won’t get lost?
  • I’ve got scads of digital images on my phone. How should I store them so I can access them later on?
  • How do you decide which items to keep and which to weed out from a collection?
  • As a teacher, how can I get my students more interested in using archives for projects?

For more information, see the news release from the Society of American Archivists.

Bury the Hatchet screenings

Bury the Hatchet

The Monroe Library is a proud partner in the 2015-2016 Common Experience. The First Year Experience, with the library and Student Affairs, is instituting a “common experience” this year for incoming students. The FYE Common Experience Program begins the academic year with the screening of the film for all first-year students. The chosen film, Bury the Hatchet, follows three Mardi Gras Indians. The Mardi Gras Idians were identified as relating to the common experience because of the resilience within their own community, and the film also commemorates the 10-year anniversary of Katrina.

Continuous showings of the film will be shown for the Loyola community in Multimedia Room 2 in the library  Tue and Wed, 8/25 and 8/26.  The  showtimes are 9, 11, 1, and 3; the film runs for approximately 90 minutes.

To view the film trailer, click here: Bury the Hatchet trailer

The film will also be shown for all freshmen on Thu, 9/3 at 7pm in Roussel Hall, and additional showings for upper-class students and Family Weekend will also be scheduled soon.

For more information about the FYE Common Experience, click here. And to contribute to the Community and Resilience exhibit, click here.

Monroe Library = Best Library!

Loyola’s Monroe Library is once again a Top 20 “Best College Library” in the United States, coming in at no. 13 on this year’s Princeton Review Annual College Rankings. The Princeton Review surveyed 136,000 students at 380 top colleges and Loyola New Orleans earned six “Top 20” rankings.

Read about the Monroe Library’s Princeton Ranking

Meet the MLSRC winners

Left to right: winners Meredith Faulkner, Tasnim Shah, Laurel Taylor, Denise Powell

The Monroe Library Student Research Competition recognizes and rewards students who make exemplary use of the collections, resources, and services of the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library throughout the research process in order to produce an academic or creative work. This year’s winners were awarded in four categories.

Freshman/Sophomore

Meredith Faulkner’s “A Guide to Writing Dialogue” is a collection of accessible advice for aspiring writers on the form and function of speech in print. She is an English Writing major and the research assistant for Dr. Sarah Allison. Meredith worked with Brian Sullivan, Librarian Liaison for English, to learn how to use the MLA International Bibliography database and save her resources using the citation manager Zotero. Interlibrary loan enabled Meredith to obtain books available through other libraries. Her guide provides insight into the implications of form in writing dialogue and allows authors to craft more intentional and meaningful pieces.

Junior/ Senior

Denise Powell, a biology major, wrote “Drug War or Race War? The Effects of Illegal Drug Distribution on Violence in and against the African American Community” for the history course Violence in Black America. Her paper explores the illegal drug industry and its contributions to institutional, structural, and interpersonal violence in the African American community. After attending a library instruction session, Denise examined many resources in a variety of formats and particularly relied on historical newspaper databases. Dr. Ashley Howard enthuses, “I am most impressed with the diverse range of sources she interrogates, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of African American studies.”

Senior Capstone/ Thesis Project

Laurel Taylor completed her senior English thesis on “Making Monsters of Men; or, The Stigma of Incarceration in Eighteenth Century Gothic Novels.” With a focus on criminal justice, she analyzes gothic novels from the 1790s and their unique value as a reflection of social and political realities. Her thesis advisor Dr. Sarah Allison commends, “Laurel’s thesis takes up a major scholarly question.” Throughout the extensive research process, Laurel met with Brian Sullivan in order to make the most of the library’s print and electronic resources. She cites JSTOR and ProjectMUSE as her two favorite databases for her work.

Graduate

Tasnim “Mimi” Shah created her poster presentation on “Thecla and the Rejection of the Acts of Paul” for the Graduate Student Research Symposium held in the Monroe Library. Mimi is a graduate student in the Loyola Institute for Ministry program and completed her project with the advisement of Dr. Gilberto Ruiz. She provides an overview of the historical controversy regarding Thecla, a key figure in the Acts of Paul, and her relevance to women today.

Congratulations to the winners! Further information about the competition criteria and awards is available at http://library.loyno.edu/services/instruction/competition/.

Monroe Library Student Research Competition Winners

Left to right: winners Tasnim Shah, Meredith Faulkner, Denise Powell, Laurel Taylor

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Monroe Library Student Research Competition! Winners were awarded in four categories:

Freshmen/Sophomore
Winner: Meredith Faulkner, “A Guide to Writing Dialogue”
Honorable Mention: Hayley Risse, “Poisoned Beef”

Junior/Senior
Winner: Denise Powell, “Drug War or Race War? The Effects of Illegal Drug Distribution on Violence in and against the African-American community”
Honorable Mention: Yunuen Cacique-Borja, “Role of CD45RO Signaling in Modulation of HIV Infection”

Senior Capstone/Thesis Project
Winner: Laurel Taylor, “Making Monsters of Men; or, The Stigma of Incarceration in Eighteenth Century Gothic Novels”
Honorable Mention: Mara Steven, “Woody Guthrie: Instrument of Change”

Graduate
Winner: Tasnim Shah, “Thecla and the Rejection of the Acts of Paul”

The Monroe Library Student Research Competition recognizes and rewards students who make exemplary use of the collections, resources, and services of the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library throughout the research process in order to produce an academic or creative work. Information about the competition criteria and awards is available at http://library.loyno.edu/services/instruction/competition/. Once again, congratulations to the winners!

Winners Announced! LibQUAL Drawing

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2015 LibQUAL drawing! The following survey participants were selected randomly:

- Jazz Fest Tickets: Merritt B., Alexandria D.

- FitBit: Brian M., Austin R.

- Beats Headphones: Carolina F., Ashleigh S.

Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who completed the Monroe Library LibQUAL Survey. We appreciate your participation.

DEADLINE EXTENDED–ML Student Research Competition

Students are invited to apply to the 2015 Monroe Library Student Research Competition. The competition recognizes and rewards students who make exemplary use of the collections, resources, and services of the Monroe Library throughout the research process in order to produce an academic or creative work.

  • $200 for a freshman/sophomore research project
  • $200 for a junior/senior research project
  • $200 for a senior capstone/thesis project
  • $200 for a graduate student research project

Applications are due Wednesday, April 22, 2015 (deadline extended!). Application information is available at:http://library.loyno.edu/services/instruction/competition/

For more information, contact Malia Willey: mewilley@loyno.edu