Archive for January, 2013

Library Friend of the Month: Gabrielle Gatto

Gabrielle Gatto is a Film and Writing major from Long Island, NY.  She’s
active not just in her sorority, Delta Gamma, but in various groups around
campus and in town. When she’s not at school she works part time for the
New Orleans Film Society as a communications assistant.

She calls the library her second dorm because she is always here,
especially during midterms and finals because of the camaraderie amongst
all the students studying for exams. She checks out a lot of movies for
classes and finds the Learning Commons a good place to focus.

Gabrielle is also a big fan of the library’s use of social media to
connect to the students on campus. She feels that people behind the desk
are always so friendly and eager to help. “I think you guys are doing a
great job!”

Thanks, Gabrielle. Congratulations on being the Library Friend of the Month!

Real snow at Loyola in the 1950s

This blog post is for all the Northerners attending Loyola University who may be missing the snows of the winters they grew up with. Sometime in the 1950s, New Orleans had such a significant snow fall that students at Loyola were able to have snowball fights and build snowmen. As you might expect, many photos were taken of this rare event. Please enjoy these images of Loyola students experiencing real snow.

Students gathered outside in the snow.

Students gathered outside in the snow.

Snow gathering around the old Ranch houses.

Snow gathering around the old Ranch houses.

Snowman on the lawn at the Horseshoe.

Snowman on the lawn at the Horseshoe.

Students playing with the snow.

Students playing with the snow.

Snowball fight!

Snowball fight!

Mmmmm, snow tastes good!

Mmmmm, snow tastes good!

Students in the 1950s were just as goofy as those today.

Students in the 1950s were just as goofy as those today.

Loyola's very own snowman - on the lawn in front of Marquette Hall.

Loyola's very own snowman - on the lawn in front of Marquette Hall.

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

Library Reception & Presentation: Friday, 3PM, MM1

Cambridge Companions Online

Library Reception & Presentation

Friday, February 1st at 3PM in Multimedia 1

Featuring:

John Sebastian

Cathy Wessinger

Alice Clark

Jim Hobbs

Come to the Monroe Library this Friday, Feb. 1 at 3:00 pm, to hear about the library’s latest addition, the Cambridge Companions Online

Snacks provided. No RSVP is necessary

The Monroe Library has just subscribed to a series of electronic books, the Cambridge Companions Online.  The publisher, Cambridge University Press, is one of the world’s oldest scholarly publishers.  Each companion is on a single topic, and cover literature, philosophy, religion, classics and culture.  More subject areas are coming.  There are over 500 books with over 2000 essays on more than 70,000 pages.  Search and browse companions to:

Abraham Lincoln

Ancient Greek Law

Berlioz

Bob Dylan

Canadian Literature

Existentialism

Malcolm X

Medieval Philosophy

Modern Japanese Culture

Pop and Rock

Science Fiction

Simone de Beauvoir

Utopian Literature

Verdi

William Blake

and many, many more!

Cambridge Companions Online now at Loyola

The Monroe Library has just subscribed to a series of electronic books, the Cambridge Companions Online.

The publisher, Cambridge University Press, is one of the world’s oldest scholarly publishers.  Each companion is on a single topic, and cover literature, philosophy, religion, classics and culture.  More subject areas are coming.  There are over 500 books with over 2000 essays on more than 70,000 pages.

Search and browse  companions to Abelard, Abraham Lincoln, Ancient Greek Law, Berlioz, Bob Dylan, Canadian Literature, the clarinet, Deleuze, Existentialism, Handel, Jesus, Keynes, Malcolm X, Medieval Philosophy, Modern Japanese Culture, Ovid, Pop and Rock, Ralph Ellison, Science Fiction, Simone de Beauvoir, Sylvia Plath, Toni Morrison, Utopian Literature, Verdi, William Blake, and many, many more!  Guides were published from 1991 to present, with most in the 2000s.

Find it in the library’s Research Guides in the A-to-Z list and in many subject guides.  Give it a try today!

Historical Guidebooks

New Orleans is full of visitors right now thanks to the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras. For a glimpse of how tourists used to get around the city, check out some of Special Collections & Archive’s historic guidebooks and brochures for New Orleans. The following are from the Anthony J. Stanonis Pamphlet Collection, available in the Louisiana Digital Library.

Check out the Monroe Library’s catalog for more guidebooks and tourism related documents and archival collections in Special Collections & Archives, or come see us on the third floor to view any of these items in person.

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

It’s a beautiful day…

It’s a perfect day, Wolfpack! Get out there and enjoy it!

Image from 1967 Wolf

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

Loyola Football

Did you know Loyola used to have a thriving football team? The university boasted an undefeated team in 1926 and had a stadium which eventually seated up to 16,000 people! Check out these historical photos of Loyola’s football field and stadium.

Aerial Image of campus and football field - 1925

Aerial Image of campus and football field - 1925

Loyola's football stadium before a second deck was added to the bleachers.

Loyola's football stadium before a second deck was added to the bleachers.

A view from the opposite end. Note Bobet Hall at the far end of the field.

A view from the opposite end. Note Bobet Hall at the far end of the field.

Loyola's double decker stadium bleachers.

Loyola's double decker stadium bleachers.

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

A not so ordinary find

Every semester students from Loyola’s Graphic Design classes visit Special Collections & Archives to look at examples of typefaces, layouts and printing. Many of these examples are from our most rare and valuable books, but some are from more “ordinary” publications that, to our eyes, are not ordinary at all.  For example, the 1873 program for the Annual Commencement of Jesuits’ College (a forerunner to Loyola) is full of charming illustrations ornamenting its pages such as:

A rose

A beehive

And this charming cow, pasted on the inside cover

The book was printed at the Pelican Book and Job Office on Poydras in 1873. Please take a look at this elegantly printed souvenir!

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

We Need Your Help Documenting Loyola’s History!

The Monroe Library is undertaking a pilot program to document the rich photograph collections of Loyola University New Orleans. Loyola’s photographs celebrate the entire history of the University’s Centennial. Once the digitized photographs are documented, they become part of the Louisiana Digital Library and instantly accessible to the Loyola community – and indeed the world, at any time.

The Monroe Library kindly requests your help. We ask anyone with knowledge and memories of Loyola to browse the following images online at:

http://www.louisianadigitallibrary.com/cdm/search/collection/p16313coll28

If you can provide specific information concerning the people, places, dates, or events within the images, please contact our Special Collections and Archives staff. Images will continually be added to this collection, so please check back. With your assistance, more of the University’s historical photographs will be preserved and made accessible for all to enjoy and learn from.

Please send identifying information via e-mail to archives@loyno.edu. Thank you!

Technology Showcase

The Monroe Library would like to invite you to our Annual Technology Showcase. Swing by and see the equipment we have available for the Loyola community; from computers and Kindles to video cameras, projectors and audio zoom recorders. Also, get information about additional services such as DVD duplication and classroom equipment.

The Technology Showcase will take place on January 29th, from 12pm to 2pm in the Monroe Library, Room 101-Living Room.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!