Archive for July, 2009

Yes, you can: check-out and renew

The library offers a self-service kiosk for users who wish to check out library materials themselves. The SelfCheck has an easy to use touch screen monitor and offers step-by-step instructions.

You can also renew most items with the SelfCheck. This is really fun. You don’t have to have the books with you, just your Loyola ID and library barcode. Press Renew (instead of Checkout). If the item doesn’t renew, it maybe be that it’s already over the due date, or someone else has requested it.

The SelfCheck is located near the Learning Commons desk and the Common Grounds cafe. Stop by and give the SelfCheck (self-renewer!) a try! If you’d like a demonstration or if you have any questions, please stop by the LC desk and we’ll show you how it works.

Blackboard Maintenance

As part of our routine maintenance, we will begin to remove courses from the Summer 2008 semester on July 27th, 2009 and the Fall 2008 Semester on Aug 3rd, 2009. If you have courses from either of these terms that you require to remain available on the Blackboard server, please contact the Blackboard Manager, Jonathan Gallaway at or at 504-864-7168.

Again this only concerns courses from the Summer and Fall of 2008. While no other courses are affected, please take time to look through your courses from all previous semesters, and if there are some that you no longer need to have live on Blackboard, please indicate to us which can now be removed.

While we take system backups, we encourage all teaching faculty to archive their courses for later use. For a tutorial on how to take an archive of your course visit the Blackboard Center on the Monroe Library Website at

Courses for the Fall of 2009 will be created on Monday, Aug 3rd, and students will be enrolled into them on Monday, Aug 17th.  If you need assistance copying material from previous semesters, combining multiple sections of courses that you are teaching, or have any questions about Blackboard or course procedures, you can, as always, contact Jonathan Gallaway or the Monroe Library.