Archive for September, 2013

Photo Essay: Loyola Freshmen of the Past

As a new school year begins, it can be fun to look back at how Loyola’s freshmen class was welcomed in the past….

Loyola Freshmen Welcome

Loyola Freshmen Welcome

Did you know each freshmen, male and female, was issued a beanie? Women also received Loyola pin cushions at one time!

Loyola Freshmen Beanie

Loyola Freshmen Beanie

Freshmen with Beanies

Freshmen with Beanies

Freshmen Sweethearts

Freshmen Sweethearts

They were subjected to Kangaroo Courts who doled out mock punishments….

Kangaroo Court

Kangaroo Court

Freshman being paddled

Freshman being paddled

Freshman scrubbing the sidewalk

Freshman scrubbing the sidewalk

..including lots and lots of pies in the face!

Freshman with pie face

Freshman with pie face

More freshmen and pies

More freshmen and pies

Frosh!

Frosh!

It’s a good thing they seemed to have a sense of humor about the whole ordeal.

Freshman smiles with pie face

Freshman smiles with pie face

Freshman smiles with pie face

Freshman smiles with pie face

A few things were certain – they were definitely a defiant bunch…

Freshmen unite!

Freshmen unite

…and quite dapper dressers!

Well dressed frosh!

Looking good!

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

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

Introducing #minibookMonday

Welcome to #minibookMonday! The Miniature Book Society defines miniature books as “no more than three inches in height, width, or thickness.” Special Collections & Archives has a number of books that fit this profile as well as many that are slightly larger but still diminutive. Every other Monday we will be bringing you a new baby book from our collection.

This week’s miniature is Dig, An Excavation at Marcham by Claire Bolton. Watch the video above to see what the book looks like when opened. At exactly 3 inches it is a perfect representation of a miniature book. Dig is part of SC&A’s Rosalee McReynolds Collection and is No. 35 of “A limited and numbered edition of forty numbered copies designed, printed and bound by Claire Bolton with lots of help from Nicole Passerotti.”

Join us again on September 28 for another round of #minibookMonday!

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

Try our new search tool: Primo

The Monroe Library is launching a new tool called Primo, which allows you to search most of the library’s collections in one step.  With this tool you can see many of the book, article, archival, and media resources the library owns in a single search. Watch for changes to our library home page as we incorporate this new service.

Here are some tips on when to use Primo:

If you know the title of the book or article that you want to locate, Primo is a great place to start because it offers relevancy rankings.  Items that best match your search terms will be at the top of the list.  You’ll also quickly find related resources in the results list.

If you just need a few articles for a paper, start your search with a general database like Academic Search Complete.  If you decide you need more sources or if you need books and other types of resources, give Primo a shot.  Let us know how you like it.

If you are an advanced researcher and need to limit your searching to discipline-specific sources, use our Research Guides to access the specialized databases that we have for your major or discipline.

Since Primo combines results from our catalog, databases, and digital collections you will often encounter results lists with many items.  Try using the limiters on the left (similar to those on Amazon.com) or adding more keyword terms to your search.

Need one-to-one help?  Contact us in-person at the Learning Commons desk or by chat, text, email, or phone.

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

Jacqueline Joseph: Friend of the Month

Meet Jacqueline Joseph, our first Monroe Library Friend of the Month for the 2013-2014 school year! Jackie is a senior and pursuing a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Women’s Studies.

A native of New Rochelle, New York, Jackie is the chair of LUCAP, Loyola’s Community Action Program, and also interns at Loyola’s Women’s Research Center. Jackie loves reading, watching movies, and anything New Orleans. Her favorite book is The Color Purple, and she reads it every summer along with To Kill a Mockingbird. Jackie hasn’t decided yet which career to pursue after graduation, but her options include becoming a consultant for her sorority, joining the Peace Corps, and attending grad school.

Jackie utilizes many of the Monroe Library’s facilities, including our multimedia rooms, seminar rooms, and the Learning Commons Living Room. When Jackie just wants to hang out, she spends her time on the library’s first floor, but when she needs to get serious about studying, she moves up to the quieter second floor.

When asked for suggestions on how the Monroe Library can help to further student success, Jackie said, “I wish the DVD section was alphabetical!” Borrowing an idea from her local library back home, Jackie would also like to see more library-sponsored suggested reading displays to encourage users to check out books that would be of interest to Loyola students.

Thanks, Jackie, for using the Monroe Library, and congratulations on being our Friend of the Month!