Archive for the ‘Library Services’ Category

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: 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.

Prep for Tests with Learning Express Library

Get ready for high-stakes tests like the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and TOEFL. Learning Express Library provides practice tests and e-books for improving performance on academic and professional tests. It also has mathematics, reading, and other skill improvement tutorials. There’s help for Spanish speakers, too. Locate professional licensing, certification and aptitude tests for any career from air traffic controlling to teaching. Search for GRE, LSAT, MCAT, LSAT, or other popular test acronyms. This service requires registration, but there’s no additional expense—try it today! You’ll find Learning Express Library listed on our Databases A-Z.

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.

Credo Reference – You Can Believe!

What’s got over 3 million authoritative academic articles on subjects from art to philosophy to religion to technology?  It’s the brand new Credo General Reference Collection.  And it’s available any time of the day or night from your computer.  Just need a definition of a critical term or a brief background piece?  Turn to Credo and search or browse by source title.  Also search for images, and use bilingual dictionaries to find words in twelve languages, including Latin, modern Greek, Portuguese and Welsh.

And don’t forget our other trustworthy reference sources:  Gale Virtual Reference Library and Oxford Reference Collection Premium!  Go to Research Guides and look for Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, then select the service of your choice.

Visit the book display on advising

Advising is important to student success. The Academic Advising Council (AAC) brings together faculty and staff from across the campus, and is led by Dr. Lydia Voigt, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. The AAC is working to enhance and strengthen advising at Loyola University New Orleans.

In order to further support the efforts of the AAC, the Monroe Library has created a book display on advising. Additional materials were acquired for the collection. The display is located at the Center for Faculty Innovation lounge, which is on the third floor of the library at the front of the building.

For more information about the display, please contact Malia Willey, Instruction Coordinator: mewilley@loyno.edu.

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.

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.

Talking About Teaching: Open Access & Digital Libraries with Jim Hobbs

The event has come and gone, but if you’d like more information about this topic, please check out this handout or contact Jim Hobbs at hobbs @ loyno.edu.

Center for Faculty Innovation “Talking about Teaching” Series

Please join the conversation about “Open Access and Digital Libraries.”

The Internet is changing scholarly communications, and individuals, universities and associations are coming up with new creative, rigorous publications without high price tags.  Come hear about the new publications that provide high quality, peer reviewed research articles at little or no cost. Jim Hobbs, University Library and Patricia Dorn, Biological Sciences will share their knowledge and experiences regarding this new publication format.

Wednesday, February 16
3:30 p.m.
Monroe Library, Room 334