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Curry O'Day

Media Services Specialist

Education

Ph.D., Philosophy, Texas A&M University, 2020

M.A., Philosophy, Tulane University, 2012

B.A., Philosophy, Rhodes College, 2008

Departments

  • Monroe Library
  • Media Services
  • Monroe Library

Bio

Curry is originally from Atlanta, GA, and moved to New Orleans after completing his undergraduate degree in Memphis. He has over 15 years of experience providing instructional technology and end user support in higher education. After a stint in Texas for graduate school, Curry returned to New Orleans and joined the Monroe Library staff at Loyola in 2019. His favorite things about the city are its verdant flora, the river, and monsoon season. A lifelong student of philosophy, Curry's academic interests include philosophy and technology, media studies, professional and applied ethics, 17th-century philosophy, and anticolonialism.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate computer hardware and software installation and maintenance in the library and campus classrooms.
  • Serve as primary contact with Information Technology with regard to public computers, printers, and print-management system.
  • Help develop emergency-preparedness policies and procedures with regard to computers and other hardware. Implement when needed.
  • Train users in the Learning Commons to use software. Software includes Microsoft Office Suite and software for web creation, image and document creation and scanning, e-mail, etc. Assist patrons with digital imaging, CD-ROM and DVD recording, video format transfers, editing, printing, and other multimedia applications.
  • Keep abreast of new computing technologies and techniques. Make recommendations for purchases.

Library Teams

  • Media Services Team