Archive for April, 2011

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.

Newspapers Online! Read All About It!

Put off by online newspapers that ask you to pay to read articles? The Monroe Library has a wide variety of national, regional and local newspapers you can read daily at no additional charge! And they’re updated with today’s paper.
Go to Newspapers & Current Events on the page Databases by Subject.

You’ll find individual entries for the New York Times (current and historical), Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. To get a specific day’s paper for these five, start the service, then click the Publications tab, select the one you want, and then select the day you want. Sort results by page number to see the articles from front page to back. (Note: for the Times-Picayune, use the Get It button for full text.)

There is also a very large collection of U.S. papers in LexisNexis Academic. Use the Search the News form to look for a word or phrase in a specific paper. You’ll also find major world papers and broadcast transcripts.
And don’t forget the Times-Picayune for 1923 through 1987!

Your opinion counts!

Help the J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library serve you better by taking the LibQUAL survey. Your opinion counts and it could help you win one of these great prizes:

  • A Flip HD camcorder
  • A gift certificate to a great local restaurant
  • An iTunes gift card
  • An Amazon gift card

Your completed survey will:

  • Help us determine user satisfaction with the Monroe Library
  • Help us understand how the Loyola community rates library services
  • Allow us to benchmark our results against other libraries to determine best practices

Please take the time to complete the online survey http://tinyurl.com/libqual2011. The average time to complete the survey is 13 minutes. The survey ends May 31, 2011.

Your feedback is important to us and so is your confidentiality. No identifying links are retained. If you choose to enter the drawing, you’ll have the option to enter your email address at the end of the survey. This information is separate from survey responses.

If you have any difficulty in accessing the survey, please contact Deborah Poole, interim dean, J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library at poole@loyno.edu.

Thank you for helping us with this important project.

Deborah Poole
Interim Dean
J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library
Loyola University New Orleans

Library Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

McPherson College’s Miller Library has come up with a pretty creative way to promote the library while simultaneously teaching students about the Dewey Decimal SystemLibrary of the Living Dead, a graphic novel where students and librarians must use Dewey to battle droves of brain-thirsty zombies. Loyola uses the Library of Congress Classification System–maybe a LC vampire graphic novel is in our future…?

For more fun library links (no, “fun library links” is NOT an oxymoron…), library news, information about library services, access to our Monroe Library Chat, and more, “like” us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/library.loyno.edu

Library of the Living Dead: Your Guide to Miller Library at McPherson College

Friend of the Month: Uriel Carrasco

Name: Uriel Carrasco

Year: Sophomore

Major: Music Industry Studies

Minor: Business

Who is Uriel?

Uriel came to Loyola from Dallas because of the Music Industry Studies program in addition to the business school.  Besides the academic programs at Loyola, New Orleans is a good city for music!

How he uses the library:

Uriel frequently borrows a Macbook because many of his classes require him to use Mac software.  He also uses marketing databases that would otherwise be really expensive to access.  He does most of his studying on the second floor because he can get the most work done there.  He says the first floor is like social hour!

How can the library help to further student success?

New printers would be really nice.  Sometimes they can be frustrating because the job doesn’t send or the printer is out of order.

Talking About Teaching: Faculty/Librarian Partnerships with Brian Sullivan and Terri Bednarz

This event has come and gone.

The presenters discussed their partnership in the Religious Studies course The Synoptic Gospels. A notable area of discussion was the use of the screen capture software Camtasia. Students were tasked with a group presentation and leading a class discussion on a chapter and verse from the Gospels of Mark or Matthew using Camtasia. During this project Brian provided technology and research support for the students. Other items that were discussed included discussion-based tests, using inclusive language during classroom discussion, and the process of embedding a librarian in the classroom.

If you would like information partnering with librarians or using technology such as Camtasia in the classroom, contact Brian Sullivan at sullivan@loyno.edu.

The Center for Faculty Innovation presents “Talking About Teaching: Faculty/Librarian Partnerships” with Brian Sullivan, Online Learning Librarian and Terri Bednarz, Religious Studies.

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: Monroe Library, 334

For additional information contact: Liv Newman by email at lknewman@loyno.edu

The Center for Faculty Innovation supports the intellectual life of the Loyola community by nurturing connections among faculty as learners, teachers and scholars within the context of our distinctive Jesuit identity. It fosters new directions in teaching and promotes excellence in research, scholarship, and creative work.

Borrow a Kindle

The library now has 3 Amazon Kindles for checkout!

Kindles may be checked out for 3 days and can be renewed.

Kindles 1 and 3 are loaded with plays and have identical content – plays that are being used in Theatre courses, that were recommended by Theatre faculty, or that were requested by students who were writing papers on the play.

Plays currently on Kindles 1 and 3:

Hedda Gabler / Henrik Ibsen

Pygmalion / Bernard Shaw

Waiting for Godot / Samuel Beckett

Three sisters / Anton Chekhov

Death of a salesman / Arthur Miller

Six characters in search of an author / Luigi Pirandello

Cyrano de Bergerac / Edmond Rostand

The cherry orchard / Anton Chekhov

Miss Julie and other plays / August Strindberg

A doll’s house / Henrik Ibsen

The country wife / William Wycherley

Erdgeist (Earth-spirit) / Wedekind

Tartuffe or, the hypocrite / Moliere

The tragical history of Doctor Faustus / Christopher Marlowe

Lysistrata / Aristophanes

Uncle Vanya / Anton Chekhov

Long day’s journal into night / Eugene O’Neill

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead / Tom Stoppard

Doubt / John Patrick Shanley

13 by Shanley

The clean house and other plays / Sarah Ruhl

Dead man’s cell phone / Sarah Ruhl

August / Tracy Letts

The full Monty / Terrence McNally

Rabbit hole / David Lindsay-Abaire

Spring’s awakening / Frank Wedekind

Playboy of the western world / J.M. Synge

Pandora’s box / Wedekind

Kindle 2 is loaded with classic novels. These are novels that have been heavily used in our library or were on the syllabi of English courses.

Books currently on Kindle 2:

Animal farm : a fairy story / George Orwell

At fault / Kate Chopin

The awakening and selected short stories / Kate Chopin

Brave new world / Aldous Huxley

Clarissa Harlowe / Samuel Richardson

Complete poetical works / Percy Bysshe Shelley

The complete adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain

A confederacy of dunces / John Kennedy Toole

The divine comedy / Dante Alighieri

Don Quixote / Miguel de Cervantes (trans. Edith Grossman)

The great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald

Gulliver’s travels / Jonathan Swift

Jane Eyre / Charlotte Bronte

The jungle / Upton Sinclair

The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe / Daniel Defoe

The scarlet letter / Nathaniel Hawthorne

Songs of innocence and experience / William Blake

Summa Theologica, Part I-II / St. Thomas Aquinas

A tale of two cities / Charles Dickens

The turn of the screw / Henry James

Wuthering heights / Emily Bronte

Plays and novels purchased for the Kindles will need to be plays or novels that our library would normally purchase (so not the latest bestseller). If you would like to request that the library purchase a play or novel for one of the Kindles, you can use the library’s Request for Purchase form (and request a Kindle book) or contact Laurie Phillips at phillips@loyno.edu.