Archive for 2017

Blog Post: Jean Stafford & Robert Giroux Correspondence

“These letters from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jean Stafford (July 1, 1915 – March 26, 1979) to Farrar, Straus & Giroux (FSG) publishing house editor and her personal friend Robert Giroux (April 8, 1914 – September 5, 2008), are from our partially processed The Papers of Robert Giroux collection and our special collection of Robert Giroux’s books.”

Check out images of these letters and the full blog post over on our Special Collections & Archives Tumblr page:

http://loynosca.tumblr.com/post/165477874462/these-letters-from-pulitzer-prize-winning-author

Computer Science Education Week’s Hour of Code, Hosted by Loyola’s Monroe Library

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Public domain image used courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Animation. Decryption. Data Mapping. A growing number of technologies are constantly being developed and working together in both the virtual world and the actual world. From the images in your favorite Pixar movie to hurricane track prediction, we’ve benefitted from the advancements of software programming in ways our parents and grandparents could only have dreamed of. And for many, the coding that makes it all possible has often seemed shrouded in mystery as part of an arcane realm, accessible only to computer science professionals and tech prodigies. For more and more people, though, coding is coming out from within the closed circles of whiz kids at all-night hackathons. You don’t have to be an ace at HTML5 or JavaScript to take part in this event. In fact, you don’t even need to know what either of those things are to find a place at our table. Computer Science Education Week’s Hour of Code™, sponsored by the Monroe Library, invites you to spend your first hour (or thousandth hour!) of learning about coding with us. It’s sixty minutes of hands-on introduction to some basic coding skills using a variety of concepts and approaches. You’ll be able to choose the activity most interesting to you, and you’ll even get to see what the other groups in the Hour of Code™ come up with, as well.

So come code with us on Thursday, September 21 from 12:30-1:30 pm in the library’s second floor computer lab (room 229). All you need to bring is your curiosity!

SC&A Digest: Opera, chocolate, & rush

On the Special Collections & Archives Tumblr blog this week, read about our new opera collections, celebrate International Chocolate Day archives style, and see photos of Greek Life on Loyola’s campus.

Want more? Follow us on Instagram @loynosca

SC&A Digest: Dialogue

From 1981-1997 K. Brad Ott self-published Dialogue, a news journal for the progressive New Orleans community. A complete run of Dialogue is found in the K. Brad Ott Papers and details local concerns, such as the practices of New Orleans public utilities, workplaces and prisoner rights, as well as larger issues such as nuclear power and Apartheid.

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The K. Brad Ott Papers also contain letters Mr. Ott received from prisoners who were being held in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, more commonly known as Angola Prison. Take a look at the K. Brad Ott Papers and Dialogue in Special Collections & Archives.

See more of Dialogue and more posts from our week in Special Collections & Archives on Tumblr, and follow us on Instagram @loynosca !

SC&A Digest: William Faulkner Livre D’artiste and more!

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Images from Tandis que J’agonise, (As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner) a 1946 Parisian “livre d’artiste,” which includes 24 printed engravings by Georges Leblanc as well as beautiful typography and ornamentation composed by Pierre Jeanrot. See more of this book and more posts from our week in Special Collections on Tumblr, and follow us on Instagram @loynosca !

Library open August 30

The Monroe Library will resume normal hours Wednesday, August 30. For more information, visit http://emergencyinfo.loyno.edu/hurricane-harvey-update. Information about the library’s hours can be found at http://library.loyno.edu/about/hours.php.

Jean Cocteau illustrations

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We’re really enjoying Jean Cocteau’s color lithograph illustrations from a pair of books that recently migrated to Special Collections & Archives from our public stacks: Jean Cocteau: Théâtre illustré par l’auteur, books I and II,1957.

You can view these books in their entirety in the Booth-Bricker Reading Room on the third floor of Monroe Library at Loyola University!

How do I log in?

* please note: changing your password in one place does not automatically change it everywhere *

Loyola Gmail

email: first initial, middle initial, first six letters of last name followed by “@my.loyno.edu”. You can also look it up in the “Find People” directory.

Password: Your initial password will be the first 2 characters of your first name, plus the last four digits of your Social Security number, plus the letters “lu.” You can change it through Gmail or by calling

Loyola Gmail help:
Information Technology Help Desk 504-864-2255
http://academicaffairs.loyno.edu/infotech/faq-gmail

Blackboard

Username: Campus-wide ID (CWID). It is your 8-digit student id number. If you don’t know your CWID you can find it printed on the front of your Loyola ID card.

Password: Your initial password will be the first 2 characters of your first name, plus the last four digits of your Social Security number

Blackboard help:
Online Learning Team 504-864-7168
http://researchguides.loyno.edu/OnlineStudents

LORA

Student Id (CWID): It is your 8-digit student id number. If you don’t know your CWID you can find it printed on the front of your Loyola ID card.

PIN: The default PIN is the first 2 letters of your first name and the last 4 digits of your social security number. You will be required to change the PIN when you login for the first time.

* Changing your PIN in LORA will also change your password for campus wifi, library computers, library printing, and off-campus access to online resources. This takes twenty-four hours to take effect.

LORA help:
https://lora.loyno.edu/loy_troubleshooting.htm

Wifi

Username: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “@my.loyno.edu”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library Online Resources (off-campus access)

Username: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “@my.loyno.edu”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library Resources off-campus help:
Jim Hobbs, Librarian/Online Services Coordinator
http://library.loyno.edu/help/troubleshooting.php

Library Computers

Username: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “@my.loyno.edu”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library Computer help: Visit Learning Commons desk

Printing in the Library

Authentication: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “@my.loyno.edu”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library printing help: Visit Learning Commons desk

ILLiad

Username: Choose anything you like, such as your name, abbreviations, or an alphanumeric code.

Password: Choose anything you like. Only you will know your password, and we cannot look it up. If you forget your password, you can use the Forgot Password page with your ILLiad user name.

* We recommend setting your username and password to be the same as your Wolfpack ID and password.

Library Resources Off Campus help:
Jim Hobbs, Librarian/Online Services Coordinator

Library login updated Fall 2017

The student login for library resources has changed. Beginning Monday, August 21, 2017, use only the first six characters of your LORA PIN (personal identification number) as a password. All letters in the LORA PIN are to be uppercase. This holds true also for wifi, the computers in the labs and the library, and printing.

The username remains unchanged, as the first part of your Loyola email before the “at” sign. For example, the email fjones@my.loyno.edu will have a username “fjones.”

The login for library resources is used whenever you are away from campus. It is also used for some resources while on campus, such as ebooks and etextbooks. Blackboard and email logins are not affected. If you have any questions, contact Information Technology at 504-865-2525 Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Extract from the Reconstructed Constitution of the State of Louisiana

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“Extract from the Reconstructed Constitution of the State of Louisiana,” 1868, a slightly tattered treasure from our Collection of New Orleans Miscellany .

The seated man in the center of this document is Oscar Dunn, the first black lieutenant governor of the U.S. Senate elected in 1868. In the late 1800s, a monument in Dunn’s honor was slated to be erected in New Orleans, yet after his untimely and mysterious death, the monument was never created. You can listen to this man’s inspiring, yet tragic, story on this episode of “TriPod: New Orleans at 300.