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Monroe Library accomplishments spring 2013

Please join me in congratulating our staff and faculty on the following achievements for spring 2013.

Elizabeth Joan Kelly.
Attended Digital Library Forum, Denver, CO, November 3-5, 2012. Passed four course exams towards completing Digital Archives Specialist certification.
Member University Centennial Committee, Honorary Degrees Committee, LOUISiana Digital Library Committee, LOUISiana Digital Library Strategic Planning Committee, Society of Southwest Archivists Local Arrangements Committee

Michael Olson
Presentations
Elevate New Orleans and Today’s Monroe Library, St. Stephen Central School, December 10, 2012 (* = participation with intent to raise funds for the Monroe Library).
The Monroe Library in Loyola’s Second Century, Atlanta Chapter of the Loyola University New Orleans Alumni Association, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Hall, February 9, 2013.
Experienced Library Fundraisers Starting Anew: Which Best Practices Should We Continue, What Must We Relearn and Recreate?, Annual Conference of the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network (ALADN), University of Pittsburgh, May 22, 2013.
Social Media 101, [Loyola] Alumni College, June 8, 2013. Attending June 7-9.
Sustaining Ethical Values and Educational Standards at American Jesuit Colleges and Universities, 4th Annual Jesuit Heritage Celebration, Charlotte, April 2014.
Publications
“A Library for a New Century,” LOYNO Magazine, Spring 2013, pp. 20-21.

Malia Willey.
Hutchings, J., Lercher, A., Seidel, K., Stahr, B., & Willey, M. (2012). Integrating Information Literacy into the General Education Curriculum: Resources for Louisiana Colleges and Universities. Retrieved from

https://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/louis/files/2012/10/LALINC-IL-resource-guide-2012_20121031110935.pdf

Faculty Development Grant to attend the Assessment Track of the ACRL’s [Association of College and Research Libraries] Institute for Information Literacy’s Immersion Program
Member LALINC [Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium]
Information Literacy Committee (2011-2013 term)
Member Center for Faculty Innovation Advisory Committee, Member Engaging in Science Lab Workgroup, Member First Year Experience Steering Committee, Member First Year Seminar Workgroup, Member Natural Science in Context Workgroup, Member Standing Committee on the Common Curriculum, Member Student Support and Career Services for Student Success Initiative, Member Student Success Summit

Congratulations to each and every one of you on your outstanding accomplishments! – Posted by Jim Hobbs

Bolivian Research Review

The Monroe Library is a proud partner with the Bolivian Studies Association/Asociación de Estudios Bolivianos in the publication of the open source scholarly journal Revista Boliviana de Investigación/Bolivian Research Review (formerly the RevistaE/Bolivian Studies Journal).  The association’s web site is at http://www.bolivianstudies.org/ and is bilingual with Spanish and English language equivalent pages.  The multilingual Revista is published twice a year and contains peer-reviewed articles from scholars the world over about the peoples, languages, cultures, economy, and politics of the South American nation of Bolivia.

Jim Hobbs of the Monroe Library and Dr. Josefa Salmón of the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences display the newest volume of Revista Boliviana de Investigatión (Bolivian Research Review). Jim provides website assistance to Dr. Salmón, who edits the series for the Bolivian Studies Association.

Jim Hobbs & Dr. Josefa Salmón

Jim Hobbs & Dr. Josefa Salmón

Bikes at Loyola circa 1979

For some of us, the warmer weather means trying to stay inside as much as possible so we don’t look like this:

Students studying outside

But for those that don’t mind the heat, now’s a good time to jump on those bikes and pedal around town, like these students did in 1979.

Student on bike waving

Students on bikes talking in quad

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

#1!

The newly digitized Maroon was the most accessed collection in the Louisiana Digital Library in the month of April. The Louisiana Digital Library is an online library of Louisiana institutions that provides over 144,000 digital materials. The Maroon had 24,850 views last month. The most accessed item was the March 24, 1972 issue with 158 views. Election code violations, a new common curriculum, and the Girls’ Intramural Basketball Tournament were all on the docket.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

Thank You Phonathon Callers

Dean of Libraries Mike Olson participated in the phonathon in support of the Monroe Library. Student callers (photo), working in the Office of Institutional Advancement, raised over $900 in gifts and pledges for the Monroe Library. Please consider making a gift to Loyola University New Orleans and the Monroe Library at https://spark.loyno.edu/sslpage.aspx?pid=298. Thank you!

Mardi Gras at Loyola, 1983

Mardi Gras in New Orleans has been in full swing since the Phunny Phorty Phellows took to the street(cars) on Twelfth Night, January 6. King cakes are for sale everywhere you look, and calendars are full of parades for the next month.

In 1983, Loyola got even more into the spirit of carnival than usual thanks to the West Bank Krewe “The Knights of King Arthur.” Loyola alumnus Philip Fricano saluted his alma mater with the parade theme “Halls of Memories…a Salute to Loyola University.” Click here for a full story from the 1983 Wolf Yearbook.

Fr. Carter receiving a commemorative plaque from Philip Fricano

The cape worn by Fricano, as well as a commemorative doubloon throw, are stored in Special Collections & Archives.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

New Orleans student-athletes & the Monroe Library

Last week Washington Wizards and former UConn star Emeka Okafor and Dean of Libraries Mike Olson spoke at an Elevate event (elevateusa.org). Thanks to the leadership efforts of Sky Hyacinthe, Malia Willey, and many others, the academic collaboration between Elevate and Loyola’s Monroe Library is just concluding its first semester. Elevate’s 7th-12th grade student-athletes meet in the Library with tutors to work on homework and build skills for college preparedness.

Emeka Okafor & Mike Olson

Welcome Elevate New Orleans

The Monroe Library welcomed Elevate New Orleans http://elevateusa.org/this fall. Elevate is an after-school program for inner-city middle and high school students who excel at basketball. The program provides academic, athletic, and social training to help ensure the students attend college and ultimately give back to their community. This mission aligns with the Jesuit vision of education, which includes educating the whole person and acting as men and women for others.

The library is home to the academic program. Loyola students engage in tutoring through the Community-Based Federal Work Study program. Malia Willey (Instruction Coordinator) works with Sky Hyacinthe (Executive Director of Elevate) to develop and implement the curriculum, which includes information literacy and college preparedness. Elevate has also partnered with other Loyola groups, such as the Lindy Boggs Center, the Office of Service Learning, and the University Honors Program.

Welcome Elevate!

New volume: Johannes Brahms Gesamtausgabe

The Monroe Library is proud to add a new volume of the Johannes Brahms Gesamtausgabe (Complete works of Johannes Brahms), edited by our own Dr. Valerie Goertzen, Associate Professor of Music History. Dr. Goertzen’s volume covers Brahms’ arrangements for piano, four hands, and two pianos of works by other composers.

Being asked to edit a critical edition/complete works volume for a major composer is a coup among scholars in the field. Even beyond the prestige, it is truly a labor of love, with the work taking place over several years. Sixty five volumes are planned and 18 have been published. The Monroe Library is thrilled that our volume has arrived and is available for our students and faculty to use.

Congratulations, Dr. Goertzen!

Staff and Faculty Accomplishments for 2012

Please join me in congratulating our staff and faculty on the following achievements for 2012.

Susan Brower.
“Piloting Webconferencing.” Presentation at the 2012 CCUMC Annual Conference, (http://ccumc.unlv.edu/), Las Vegas, NV October 3-7, 2012.
“Choosing, Growing and Sustaining i>clicker on Campus.”  Presentation at the Clickers Conference 2012, Chicago, IL, October 25-26, 2012.
Attended audio visual equipment expo:  InfoComm2012, Las Vegas, NV, June 12-14, 2012.
Member Monroe Library Teams and Committees: Learning Commons, Media Services (Team Leader), Technology Team (Team Leader), Library Rank and Tenure Committee,     Malia Wiley, non-tenured faculty review committee (chair), Mary Finnan Hines, non-tenured faculty review committee; University Senate, University Board of Review.  CCUMC (Consortium of College and University Media Centers) CCUMC Board of Directors, institutional director, CCUMC Membership committee, CCUMC Photo sharing project, chair.

Art Carpenter.
Member University Centennial Committee.

Teri Oaks Gallaway.
“Competitive Usability and the Catalogue: A Process for Justification and Selection of a Next-Generation Catalogue or Web-Scale Discovery System.” Library Trends 61.1. (2012). With Mary Finnan Hines.
“Web-Scale Discovery Systems.” With Mary Finnan Hines. AJCU Library and IT Directors Conference. Boston, MA, March 4-7, 2012.
“Fifteen Uses for QR Codes in an Academic Library” Handheld Librarian VI: Mobile Solutions for Libraries That Work. February 1, 2012.
Member Strategic Planning Team – University Senate, Honorary Degrees, Fringe Benefits Committee, LALINC Research and Development Committee.

Mary Finnan Hines.
“Competitive Usability and the Catalogue: A Process for Justification and Selection of a Next-Generation Catalogue or Web-Scale Discovery System.” Library Trends 61.1. (2012). With Teri Oaks Gallaway.
“Web-Scale Discovery Systems.” Presentation at the AJCU Library and IT Directors Conference. Boston, MA, March 4-7, 2012.  With Teri Oaks Gallaway.
Member Civil Rights Grievance Committee, Standing Committee on the Common Curriculum, alternate Student Affairs Policy and Student Handbook Advisory Committee.

Jim Hobbs.
“Mathematics Illuminated.” [DVD review.]  Educational Media Reviews Online. 12 October 2011.
“Science Under Attack: Has the Public Lost Faith in Scientists?” [DVD review.]  Educational Media Reviews Online. 28 June 2012.
Member University Diversity Committee, University Facilities Planning Committee.

Sareeca Hoskins.
“ME! Musical Expressions. An experiential pilot project for African-American girls.”  Graduate Research Symposium Poster submission  SER-AMTA 2011 Conference.
Member University Board of Review.

Elizabeth Joan Kelly.
“Staying In Tune.” Children & Libraries: The Journal Of The Association For Library Service To Children 10.2 (2012): 42-46.
Member University Centennial Committee (Spring 2012-present), LOUISiana Digital Library Committee (2011-present).

Trish Nugent.
“New Orleans Archivists and the Hurricane Katrina Experience.” Presentation for Archivists for Congregations of Women Religious Triennial Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 2012.
Member Special Collections & Archives team (Leader), Steering Group, Web Team, Teaching and Learning Team, Art Team, Biever Guest Lecture Committee, Center for the Study of New Orleans Steering Committee, Women’s Studies Committee, University Conciliation Committee (alternate).

Laurie Phillips.
Member  Standing Committee on Academic Planning, University Courses and Curriculum Committee, SCAP subcommittee to review Academic Resource Center.

Deborah Poole.
Member Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities (AJCU) Directors & Deans Committee, Louisiana Academic Libraries/LALINC Directors & Deans Committee, Deans Council, Library Visiting Committee, Online Education Task Force, Provost’s Council, University Library Committee (ex officio).

Brian Sullivan.
“Developing 21st Century Skills with Student-created Videos.” Presentation for the Ubiquitous Learning Conference, Urbana-Champaign, IL, Oct. 13, 2012.
“Library Technology Featuring Camtasia.” Presentation for the NOLA Information Literacy Forum, New Orleans, LA, Aug 17, 2012.
With Malia Willey “Teaching the Information Literacy Teachers: Fostering a Community of Practice.”  Presentation at the University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium, New Albany, IN, Aug. 3, 2012.
“Puzzled about distance/online learning services?” Discussion panel at the Louisiana Library Association 2012 Conference, Shreveport, LA.
Member University Sustainability Committee, University Internal Grants Committee, Writing about Literature working group of the Standing Committee of the Common Curriculum, Mission and Ministry Faculty/Staff Advisory Committee, and Standing Committee of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Malia Willey.
“A resource guide to L.M. Montgomery.” Collection Building, 31.4, 148-152, (2012).
Hutchings, J., Willey, M., Stahr, B., & Seidel, K. Panel Discussion for the LALINC [Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium] Information Literacy Committee. Presented at the LOUIS [The Louisiana Library Network] Users Conference, Port Allen, LA, October 16, 2012.
“Developing a student research competition.” Presented at the NOLA [New Orleans, Louisiana] Information Literacy Forum, New Orleans, LA, August 17, 2012.
Sullivan, B., & Willey, M. “Teaching the information literacy teachers: Fostering communities of practice.”  Presented at the Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium, New Albany,
IN, August 3, 2012.
“Creating internal development opportunities for library instructors.” Presented at the Louisiana Library Association Annual Conference, Shreveport, LA, March 23, 2012.
NOLA Information Literacy Forum, Co-organizer with Teri Gallaway. 2012.
LALINC [Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium] Information Literacy Committee, Member.  2011-2013 term.
Member Academic Advising Council, Catholic Tradition Workgroup, Liaison Center for Faculty Innovation Advisory Committee, Engaging in Science Lab Workgroup, First Year Experience Steering Committee, First Year Seminar Workgroup, Internal Grants, Alternate Learning Outcomes Subcommittee, Natural Science in Context Workgroup, Standing Committee on the Common Curriculum, Non-voting member.

Kayla Whitehead.
Adviser for a student organization Sigma Alpha Iota.
Member Dean Search Committee–University Library, Collection Development Librarian Search Committee- University Library, Information Resources Team.

Congratulations to each and every one of you on your outstanding accomplishments!   – Posted by Jim Hobbs