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Success with the LOUIS SAGE eBook Program at LSU


LUC 2017 Check out what happened at the conference this year!


CONTENTS 6   8    LUC 2017 2017 Award Another Year Done! Winners

18   12    Membership Success with the LOUIS SAGE eBook Meeting Recap Program at LSU

23 LOUIS Collaborator: Sarah Dauterive

9 LUC 2017: Making Connections Happen! 10 LUC 2017: A Word From Our Sponsors... 11 Review of the Black Caucus (ALA 2017) 14 Digital Library Federation/HBCU Conference 15 Easier Access for SirsiDynix Mentor is On its Way! LOUIS Team Action Items from the Self-Assessment Survey 16 Launching Campus Code Hour in New Orleans 17 John B. Cade Library Student Outreach @ Southern University LSU Libraries Conducts Food for Fines Program in November 20

3 LOUIS Celebrates 25 Years!

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Onsite Training 21 How Does That Make You Feel? Reading Recommendations (NEW!) 22 Electronic Resources Update

LOUIS LAGNIAPPE  |   2 Cover image: "Ouachita River Fall Backwater" by finchlake2000 is licensed under CC BY 2.0.


LOUIS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS! by Jaime K. Barrilleaux, LOUIS


    OUIS was born in the fall of 1992. The network was initially formed to automate the library management systems at five of Louisiana’s academic libraries. However, Dr. Carolyn Hargrave, then provost at Louisiana State University, and the Louisiana Board of Regents had a much broader vision for LOUIS: create a cost-effective collaboration to provide state-of-the-art resources and technology to Louisiana libraries and their users.  Within ten years, the network had grown from five libraries to all twenty-six public college and university libraries in the state. Today, twenty-five years later, LOUIS serves forty-seven public and private college and university libraries in Louisiana. LOUIS continues works on behalf of these libraries to leverage statewide purchases to minimize the cost of scholarly content and library technology. It has grown from automating a single library management system to implementing and managing a Library Services Platform (LSP) that allows libraries to conduct vital business operations, ensures access to scholarly content, and enables resource sharing within the state, and globally.  LOUIS provides a wide range of professional development opportunities to ensure the libraries, and subsequently their users, get the most benefit from the technology, services, and content acquired through LOUIS.  

LOUIS has also recently joined the global open education and national affordable learning initiatives, through its Affordable Learning LOUISiana program. This program works with libraries and faculty to implement a range of affordable learning options on Louisiana’s campuses so that students can save money and have access to course materials on the first day of class. LOUIS celebrated its twenty-five years of successful collaboration at the 2017 LOUIS Users Conference on October 18th at 4:30pm, at the C. B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LOUIS was joined by over a hundred LOUIS members, partnering vendors, and special guests. The celebration featured brief remarks by two former Executive Directors, Ralph Boe and Sara Zimmerman, the “grandmother” of LOUIS, Dr. Carolyn Hargrave, the Chair of the LOUIS Executive Board, Dr. Stanley Wilder, and the Board of Regents’ Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research, & Academic Affairs, Dr. Larry Tremblay. We have included some pictures for a look at the last 25 years of collaboration. If you have pictures you would like to share, post to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag us with @louislibraries and the hashtag #LOUIS25. We can't wait to see what you share!

Turn the page for a look at the last 25 years of collaboration! LOUIS LAGNIAPPE |   3





LUC 2017 Another Year Done! by Jaime Barrilleaux, LOUIS


     UC 2017 was just a little over a month ago! We can't believe it's already come and gone.   A Few Statistics We had 203 registrants this year, which is 19 more than LUC 2016. We had 48 first-time attendees, many of whom were sponsors.  We had 39 breakout sessions, two general sessions, and a breakfast update from LOUIS. We had 8 recipients awarded this year (see page 8).  New This Year We offered three pre-conference workshops and these were well-received by attendees. Our sponsors were allocated designated tables in the Lower Exhibit Hall, and we offered three noconflict times for refreshments and networking opportunities. SirsiDynix also hosted a usability lab and got great feedback from attendees. And we had a new caterer - Chef KD's Louisiana Legends - who surprised us all by making bananas foster at Thursday's lunch!

Presentations We've sent out a call to the presenters, requesting a copy of their slides. We will soon have these available at  Repeated Sessions Take a look at the programs offered at LUC 2017 and tell us if there are any sessions you would like to see repeated as a Learning with LOUIS. Share it with us at or socially with @louislibraries and #LearningwithLOUIS. So How Did We Do? We think a great time was had by all, but want to make sure and improve things for LUC 2018. So we sent out an assessment survey to the registrants in early November. We'll be working on analyzing that data shortly and will publish a report on the LUC 2017 web page.  






James Bass First-time Attendee Scholarship

Travis Williams Social Media Guru

Nicole Shaw Library Support Staff Scholarship

Kevin Hebert (via Teri Mojgani) Discussion List Guru

LSU Libraries Best Customized System

Sara Zimmerman Career Achievement

Brian Sherman Leader in Librarianship

Fletcher Technical Community College Library of the Year LOUIS LAGNIAPPE |   8

LUC 2017 Making Connections Happen! by Carly Searcy, McNeese State University


  attended LUC in 2016 as a new-to-Louisiana librarian. I drove to Baton Rouge in the morning, stayed for the day, and left that evening feeling disconnected and discouraged. As I drove home, I realized it was my first time attending a library conference where I didn’t know anyone. My disappointment wasn’t about the content of the sessions, but about a lack of connections in my new library community. I decided to do some things differently for the next conference. Because I didn’t know anyone, I was actually in the best possible position to meet people – Nowhere to go but up! I volunteered for the LUC 2017 planning committee in January, a full ten months before the conference. Despite my inclination to avoid “hospitality” like the plague, I volunteered to serve on the committee. Because I served on the committee, I got to know Lisa and Jaime from LOUIS and Jodi from Fletcher.

Volunteering at one of the meals, I met Angie from Southeastern. She shared a great idea for training graduate assistants. We talked about the possibility of presenting together on the topic. The highlight of the conference for me was the ULL team’s presentation on 360 Tours. I talked with Jennifer before the session and after. Her passion was infectious. I joined their By my creative count, that’s: Lisa + Jodi + Jaime2 + Mike + Randa + Christine + Garr + Angie + Jennifer = Ten Conference Connections LUC 2017 left me energized about my work and excited to follow up with my new connections. I’m looking forward to making more connections next year.

I volunteered to present at the conference. I was paired with two other speakers on the same topic, Jaime and Mike from LOUIS. I got to learn a little about their work and about our shared interest in project management. When I got to the conference, I talked to strangers. I noticed a group of LSU librarians having a great time together, so I asked if I could join them at lunch. That’s how I met Randa and Christine, and then I attended their (awesome) sessions. In the hallway, I met a usability engineer from SirsiDynix named Garr. He asked me to volunteer to test a mobile version of a product. I did. It was fun to preview what they are working on at SirsiDynix. LOUIS LAGNIAPPE  |   9

LUC 2017 A Word From Our Sponsors... "As a vendor, it was an excellent opportunity to meet with the various librarians and contacts for each program in a pleasant, centralized location. Overall I felt the facilities, the hours, and the amenities provided were all excellent. It was great to get to know so a tightknit group." -Todd Davidson, STAT!Ref

"I enjoyed yet again another LOUIS Users Conference. Appreciated the opportunity to engage in conversation with LOUIS member libraries and to present the latest on Tipasa.  What made it particularly special was the 25year celebration. Learned that LOUIS has quite an interesting and ground-breaking history and the speeches were very moving."     -Suzanne Butte, OCLC

"[I]t was so nice to meet all these wonderful people I’ve been talking with over the phone for years! Having a couple days to collaborate, share thoughts, and to learn about what’s to come is, in my opinion, one of the best ways to excel in the library environment. I look forward to attending many more LUC’s in the future!" -Amanda Roberts, EBSCO "...[I]t was a real pleasure to attend the anniversary party and hear so many past and current LOUIS leaders and influencers talk about how LOUIS came to be.  I have always been impressed by the services so many LA libraries enjoy due to LOUIS and it was great to hear how it all happened.   On a lighter note, I’m sure I speak for all of us in saying that if you continue to serve bananas foster at LUC, you’ll continue to have great SirsiDynix attendance!" -Kathi Adams, SirsiDynix LOUIS LAGNIAPPE  |   10

REVIEW OF THE BLACK CAUCUS American Library Association Conference of 2017 by Eddie Hughes, Southern University


 rom August 8th through the 13th I was one of the 500 attendees of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s (BCALA) 10TH National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL) in Atlanta, Ga. This year’s conference theme was “Beyond Library Walls/Innovative Ways to Engage Our Communities.” Many of the sessions focused on how libraries, throughout the nation, are offering virtual access and programs outside of the traditional library setting. The conference was held in the Grand Hyatt Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta and it opened with a keynote speech by Tom Joyner (radio personality and philanthropist) reminiscing on how the librarian at his alma mater (Tuskegee University) was a major person in establishing his aptitude, and influenced his success.

Sharon Draper, Sharon Flake, Evelyn Coleman and Kelly Starling Lyons. In addition, ladies of contemporary fiction (Kimberla Lawson Roby and ReShonda Tate Billingsley) were in attendance. Closing remarks were given by Dr. Bernice A. King, chief executive officer of The King Center (daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King). In her speech Dr. King instructed BCALA to use information as a bridge to bring communities together. The BCALA President Denyvetta Davis wished all farewell with high wishes to see everyone in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2020 when BCALA will celebrate its 50th Anniversary.

The ALA President (Jim Neal) made his appearance to voice that ALA supports and is in unity with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA). The conference included a presentation by the illustrious US congressman and civil rights legend John Lewis (D-GA) who gave a talk on the value of reading. Congressman Lewis also spoke fondly of his late wife Lillian, a librarian. Attendees of the conference were given the chance to meet and greet distinguished authors in collaborative activities, sessions, and workshops. Authors attending the conference were Coretta Scott King Book Awards Author Winners Jerry Pinkney, Jason Reynolds, 




by Teri Gallaway, LOUIS


   he final major initiative of the Affordable Learning LOUISiana pilot program, was the participation in an evidence-based acquisition (EBA) eBook program. LOUIS identified an EBA program with SAGE publishers with data collected through the "Bookstore" Project on Institutional Textbook Data. The sample data collected through this project indicated that there was evidence of course adoption of the materials in the SAGE collection in campuses across the state including at 4 year and 2 year schools. Through this program, libraries, faculty, and students have access to the SAGE eBook and eTextbook materials without licensing restrictions. An unlimited number of students can download, save, and print a collection of 5000 books geared towards Education, Health, and Social Sciences. Librarians, like Andrea Hebert at LSU have been actively aligning the materials in the collection to the course offerings on their individual campuses to encourage faculty adoptions of these materials for course use. In the following interview, Hebert describes the value of the collection, and her work in promoting the collection to faculty. How would you describe the SAGE eBook Content available from LOUIS? In short, it’s amazing. SAGE offers quality content, and the breadth of the collection is impressive. Individual SAGE titles can be pricey; this program gives our users a chance to sample many titles. 

Andrea Hebert Human Sciences, Education, and Distance Learning Librarian LSU Libraries

Why is the content in the SAGE EBA eBook Collection useful to the faculty and students in your liaison area? I work with the College of Human Sciences & Education. CHSE houses a number of graduate programs that offer or require research methods courses. SAGE is known for offering quality information about social science research methods, and professors can integrate these resources into their classes. Because professors can use individual sections of titles, they can really customize the information for their courses. SAGE Knowledge also has a large collection of handbooks that can help students put theory into practice as they design their own original research projects. How have you promoted the SAGE Collection? I tried to emphasize the collection’s relevance to my faculty’s areas of study. In August, I attended departmental meetings in each of my liaison areas. Before each meeting, I explored the SAGE Knowledge ebook offerings. When I highlighted the SAGE EBD eBook Collection program at faculty meetings, I gave specific examples of titles that I felt would be of interest to the faculty. I sent an email after meetings summarizing the key points of my presentation and included links to the titles I mentioned to make it as easy as possible for faculty

SAGE offers quality content, and the breadth of the collection is impressive. LOUIS LAGNIAPPE |   12


to begin exploring the collection. I have also promoted the materials to graduate students in instruction sessions. I feel like the materials can supplement what they are learning in classes. What response have you received from faculty and students about this collection? Faculty have been very receptive to the program. Several have incorporated material into their classes. SAGE Knowledge’s coverage is exceptionally strong in the field of education, and the response from education faculty has been particularly positive.  What advice would give others who are not sure how to promote this collection? First, explore the collection. It covers a wide range of disciplines from political science to mass communication to physical geography. Second, make connections between the collection and the curriculum. Many titles are relevant to multiple disciplines. For example, The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning (2017) is relevant to  

education, kinesiology, and social work. Next, make connections between the collection and faculty interests. Do you know a faculty member interested in social media or online communities? The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods (2017) isn’t just about creating online surveys and conducting online focus groups, it also covers ways to study online communities. Finally, don’t underestimate the usefulness of a reference title like Encyclopedia of Research Design (2010)—its entry for “Methods Section” can clarify things for students in a way that the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010) can’t. What can LOUIS do to improve the SAGE eBook program? The program is too new for me to answer this question. The program works best when people use the materials, so awareness and promotion are integral to its success.

COMING SOON TO A WEBSITE NEAR YOU! SAGE Knowledge Complete transform/eba SAGE Knowledge Complete Help Topic sage Affordable Learning LOUISiana Spring 2017 Project Proposals projects



by Vanissa Ely, Southern University


 was selected to be a Digital Library Federation Fellow along with twenty-three other librarians from various universities. I attended the 2017 Digital Library Federation(DLF) Pre-Conference held October 22, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. The preconference/unconference focused on digital libraries and library-based teaching as a common mission and common ground between liberal arts colleges and HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).  I learned a lot in a short period of time. The conference focused on assessing the current state of “the digital” in higher education, including the digital humanities. It also made the case for integrating digital research practices and pedagogies into the liberal arts more fully and broadly. This unconference examined commonalities across the disciplines in their engagement with digital libraries and offered some models of collaboration and integration of research and teaching that can be applied across the liberal arts colleges /programs and HBCUs. Archives and digital collections have traditionally supported undergraduate research

experiences or existed in the syllabus as neat, packaged projects or assignments. Now these artifacts are taking center stage in the digital liberal arts classroom. Librarians and Archivists are also realizing new opportunities to teach undergraduates their professional tools and methodologies. They are also gaining new ground in the classroom teaching students how to curate and create digital scholarly projects. The pre-conference/unconference also focused on the changes and challenges in this new educational landscape and encouraged libraries to rethink how digital humanities are supported on campus. Given the decentralized nature of these activities on many campuses, a successful course of action is needed to leverage library strengths in technology, expertise, commitment to discovery, willingness to use a diversity of approaches, and the ability to bring together communities to collaborate in new expressions. The main take away from the conference was that successful initiatives will build on local interests, opportunities, and needs of the students.

Have any conference takeaways you want to share with colleagues across the state? Contribute your takeaways at lagniappe LOUIS LAGNIAPPE  |   14



         e learned through the course of our Library Services Platform self-assessment that SirsiDynix’s Mentor training courses are a valuable training tool for LOUIS Libraries. However, LOUIS only had access to 8 self-paced seats that required extensive team resources to manage and libraries to open support tickets to request access. So this valuable resource isn’t seeing the usage we believe it would without these roadblocks.

This feedback was shared with SirsiDynix, and LOUIS worked out an agreement to expand the 8 seats to 36 seats. This means each LOUIS Symphony site will have a dedicated seat to access courses any time! We are currently setting up the accounts and notifying each system administrator.  All accounts should be set up and distributed by November 16th!


by Mark Witteman, LOUIS


       ne facet of the recent ILS and Discovery self-assessment effort was a survey of membership regarding the SirsiDynix Symphony ILS and EBSCO Discovery Service. Participants rated modules and product features, and provided comments on things they liked and disliked. From those responses, the LOUIS Team has identified many action items. Those include:  Quick Vids (short instructional videos) available from the video tutorials page on the TASK Portal concentrating on making WorkFlow easier to read and navigate: WorkFlows font size adjustments; the WorkFlows Tabbed Windows feature; and pinning WorkFlows to the task bar and start menu.

A Quick Vid about changing the term "Discharge" to "Check In" and "Charge" to "Check Out" within WorkFlows. Future Quick Vids and/or Knowledge Base articles on new WorkFlows options for searching for users (patrons) by barcode, alternate Id, or name, all in one search.  Expand efforts to instruct libraries in BLUEcloud Analytics, which is plainly superior to traditional WorkFlows reports for producing statistics and lists of records.  Future videos and knowledge base articles on useful WorkFlows property changes that your System Admin can make for everyone, with help from LOUIS if needed.  Watch the LOUIS discussion list and this newsletter for more news on this front!


LAUNCHING CAMPUS CODE HOUR IN NEW ORLEANS by Lucy Rosenbloom, Loyola University New Orleans


   he Campus Code Hour email list resulted from the 2017 Hour of Code™ event at Loyola's Monroe Library. On September 21, 2017 students and staff from several departments at Loyola and Tulane University participated in this hour-long workshop. The Campus Code Hour email list, open to anyone to join, is a way to continue the conversation. Cheers to more hours spent learning and celebrating computer science together on college campuses across New Orleans!

Find links to the activities from that we selected for our September event: To join the email list (Google group) contact  Next let’s celebrate Computer Science Education Week <> December 4-10, 2017!




 n the Fall semester of 2017 the John B. Cade Library at Southern University hosted two events aimed at bringing students into the Library and making them aware of Library services and other services provided by the University. The two events were “Coffee Chats” and the “Freshman Open House." On September 12, 2017 the John B. Cade Library held the Coffee Chats program in conjunction with the Southern University Career Services Center. The purpose of Coffee Chats was to bring in students to both learn about the Library as well as to get resume reviews and job hunting skills from the Career Services Center. Students were able to sit and speak with Career  Services staff as well as various Librarians throughout the day. They were also able to enjoy a cup of coffee. On September 19, 2017 the John B. Cade Library at Southern University 

hosted our Freshman Open House. The mission of the open house was to make sure that freshmen were aware of the Library and its resources. In addition to making the freshmen aware of Library services, we also wanted to make them aware of their library liaisons. At the Open House freshmen were able to meet the Dean of Libraries, meet Librarians, learn about Library resources, complete a scavenger hunt that took them through various locations within the Library, and enjoy refreshments. More than 100 students completed our scavenger hunt and we received positive feedback from them regarding it. Both events were successful and we were able to make more students aware of Library services and help them get acquainted with the Librarians.


by Elissa Plank, Louisiana State University


      ince 2015, the Access Services Department of LSU Libraries has sponsored a Food for Fines initiative for the month of November. Students who incur fines during that month can earn a $1.00 credit toward their library fines for each item donated, up to 20 items. When students bring food items to be donated, the student workers check to make sure that they are in acceptable condition (dates have not expired and packaging is unopened) and log the patron’s information in a database on the department’s SharePoint site. Patrons are given a receipt as proof that their donations were accepted. Based on the information on SharePoint, Access

Services staff then access the patrons’ records in Workflows and cancel their fines. The department will also accept donations from students, staff, and faculty who do not owe fines, with items going to the LSU Food Pantry. The mission of the LSU Food Pantry is to provide supplemental food to students in need who may experience hunger or food insecurity. The Food for Fines program has been very successful in providing food to students on campus who are in need, with boxes full of food donated each fall. The Access Services Department looks forward to sponsoring this event in the years to come.




LOUIS deans and directors met at Lod Cook Conference Center in Baton Rouge, LA on October 27, 2017. The full agenda is available at under “Membership Meetings”. Here are some highlights from the meeting.

State Library of Louisiana – Dianne Brown The annual book festival was held October 28, 2017 The State Library has elected to drop LearningExpress Computer Basics and has subscribed to Gale Legal Forms The State Library will maintain the statewide delivery system as long as possible. Please report any issues to them. The State Library has brought up its fifth ALA-accredited certification program for library support staff. The State Library has sent out information promoting the Louisiana Talking Books and Braille Library (TBBL). A free webinar was held on November 1, 2017 at 9AM. LOUIS Updates – LOUIS Team LOUIS has hired Darcy Waguespack as the Program Coordinator. An announcement regarding the Service Desk Manager will be forthcoming in the next few weeks. LOUIS has moved to the Board of Regents. If you have received invoices with remittance information for LSU, send payments to LSU. Likewise, if you have received invoices with remittance information for BOR, send payments to BOR. Darcy will also provide new W-9 for those institutions that need one. Contact her at  Membership fee proposals will not go out until spring 2018. Institutions should plan for a 4% increase, as of right now. A new 3-5 year strategic plan is in development.   Affordable Learning Task Force is a joint task force between LOUIS and the e-Learning Task Force. This task force will focus on the plan proposed in Act 619 to increase student savings in higher education. Affordable Learning LOUISIana has had a total of $400,000 invested in the last 2 years. A report of the outcomes is available at   LOUIS has invested in the SAGE Knowledge Complete package. The access period is June 1 2017July 31, 2018. Libraries are encouraged to use it, as lack of use could affect future investments from BOR. If you have questions, email or  EBSCO is interested in more ideas on how they can integrate with other partnering vendors. If you have any ideas, please email them to  Each LOUIS library with SirsiDynix Symphony will receive a Mentor self-paced seat for training purposes. Details will be forthcoming shortly. Enterprise configuration is underway for all LOUIS libraries. All should be configured by December 20, 2017. An end of life of August 31, 2018 has been declared for the e-Library OPAC. Email any questions to  LOUIS LAGNIAPPE  |   18


Discussion Points Stanley Wilder (LSU) is looking for interested parties to form a group to investigate new approaches/options for negotiations of big journal packages. If interested, contact Stanley at  The LOUIS Executive Board will conduct a close review of the LOUIS bylaws, in conjunction with a review of open meetings compliance, with BOR’s general counsel to determine the role of the membership in LOUIS decision making.  LOUIS libraries that plan to take advantage of the $50,000 non-recurring funds should give notice of their selected project by February 1, 2018. Libraries should invoice LOUIS by June 1, 2018 if they pursue a project other than a YBP deposit amount.   The membership voted to maintain a reserve fund. The LOUIS Executive Board will review and make recommendations on usage and caps in conjunction with the review of the LOUIS bylaws.  The Louisiana Digital Library is now live on its new platform and accepting new collections. If the library is a new partner, there is a one-time $750.00 fee.  Training is available. LDL is also exploring collective grant-writing and fundraising options. Email if you have any questions.  LCTCS libraries and LOUIS will collaborate on the systematic collection of faculty textbook adoptions, conduct timely data analysis of the textbook adoptions so that individual libraries can select, license, and make discoverable any eBooks and eTextbooks that are available to be purchased. Email or if you have any questions.  The vote to enter an RFP process has been deferred until spring 2018. LOUIS will take this time to work with member libraries to gather a list of development priorities, and then work with SirsiDynix and EBSCO to generate a roadmap for these developments.   All but two LOUIS libraries have provided statistics for reciprocal borrowing usage on their campus.  There is a new template available for the reciprocal borrowing card. It has been sent out on the deans and directors list. Libraries should email Tim Stamm at to indicate the number of new cards needed initially.   Proposed Spring Meeting The next Membership Meeting for deans and directors will be held at LSU Alexandria. Proposed meeting dates include March 2, 16, and 23rd. Once the date has been finalized, it will be posted to the LOUIS Events calendar (  The official minutes will be available at under “Membership Meetings” once approved.  


UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE ONSITE TRAINING by Arthur Almazan and Laurie Vanderbook, University of Louisiana at Lafayette


      L Lafayette IT staff welcomed Mark Witteman for an onsite Symphony Workflows boot camp. The training was provided for our newest team member Laurie Vanderbrook. Laurie is a UL Lafayette alum who graduated with a degree in BSAT and spent 15 years working as a system administrator in the healthcare field.  As the new backup system administrator she has a brand new slate of library acronyms and terminology to learn. Fortunately for UL Lafayette, Mark was up to the challenge. Mark began the training with a history of LOUIS and the role of the system administrator. 

From there we got as Mark would say “into the weeds” with Symphony report basics, routine policy adjustments, and understanding staff user access. Mark provided documentation for every topic covered and gave considerable insight into the quirks of Workflows. We highly recommend a Workflows boot camp for new and experienced staff. We are grateful to Mark and the LOUIS staff who work tirelessly to ensure we provide the best experience for our staff and patrons.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? If you are interested in training, let us know! The LOUIS Team can provide customized training remotely or onsite. Either way - we come to you!


HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL? Publication Announcements by Megan Lowe, University of Louisiana at Monroe


       n increasing number of aspects of librarianship seem to be data-driven, requiring quantification and numbers-based justification. However, academic librarians Megan Lowe (ULM) and Lindsey Reno (UNO) have opted to look at academic librarianship from another angle: an emotional one. While conducting research for a book chapter on the emotional experiences of librarians with regard to deselection, Lowe and Reno discovered a glaring gap in the academic librarianship literature. There is a remarkable lack in the literature regarding the emotional experiences of librarians across many dimensions of their experience. This deficit in the literature served as the foundation for a fulllength book. 

To purchase “Into the Weeds: Emotions and Deselection the Library” ($32; series ISSN: 07320671), please visit S0732-067120170000037006

The book chapter is “Into the Weeds: Emotions and Deselection in the Library” and is featured in Emerald Publishing Ltd.’s Emotions in the Library Workplace. The book is Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship: Emerging Research and Opportunities, published by IGI Global.

To purchase Examining the Emotional Dimensions of Academic Librarianship ($140 for hardcover + ebook; ISBN13: 978-1522-5376-18 / EISBN13: 9781522-5376-25), please visit

Reading Recommendations

Here's some recommended reading to keep you caught up on news & trends from other LOUIS Libraries, from across the state, or the globe.

2017 Regents Recaps LOUIS Newsroom

BPCC Bookmarks

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OCLC OCLC launched a method to check regional real-time and planned statuses of their systems on September 30th. Go to to subscribe to email notifications from their new Status Dashboard. Learn more with the FAQ at GALE CENGAGE Single sign-on (SSO) through services like Google, Microsoft, ClassLink, and Clever are now available for Gale products. Learn more at or contact Technical Support at for an overview of the process. EZPROXY OCLC will not support version 5.7.44 starting August 31, 2017. They recommend all customers to upgrade it to version 6.1 or higher. Learn more at ezproxy/faq/ezproxy-support-faq.en.html. MathSciNet's new cloud-based delivery system requires an update to the new URL- - in config.txt.  Credo Reference is moving to SSL encryption by the end of the year. Learn more at

STAT!REF Medline Plus is now available as a complimentary/value-added resource within your STAT!Ref account. It can be found on the Results page after performing a search, under the “Additional Resources” section in the left-hand panel. CREDO REFERENCE The new Faculty Engagement Module engages faculty and enables them to embed information literacy into courses. Tutorials, videos and teaching guides are provided. Contact Support for a recording about it at Credo has added closed captions to all of the videos within the Core collections to support accessibility. They will be releasing an updated VPAT soon - contact to be notified when it’s ready.


CLOSED: Accessible Archives (Unlimited Priorities) Booklist Online (ALA) Info Lit Modules (Credo Reference)

UNDER CONSIDERATION: Bloom's Literature (InfoBase) Digital Theatre + (Digital Theatre) Videos (SAGE Publications)


You can check our Cooperative Procurement  page at to see what technology  and content your library acquires through LOUIS!


LOUIS COLLABORATOR: An interview with Sarah Dauterive of Fletcher What is your job title? Director of Library Services If you had to tweet your job description, what would it say?  email, instruction, citation, research appt, email, computer troubleshooting, timesheets, email, password reset, email, research appt, email When you were graduating high school, where did you see yourself in 10-15 years? How accurate was that vision? My only plans at graduation were to major in history at Mississippi State University and never become a teacher despite my mother begging me to teach. It is funny now because instruction is my favorite part of my job! What is your greatest professional achievement so far? Why? Getting to create and teach a for-credit research methods course for community college freshmen was a great experience. Two things really stand out to me. First, one of my students came to my office mid-semester. She was just beaming and said, "I saw someone in the computer lab struggling with research, so I showed him all the things you've taught us in class and he found what he needed!" I was so proud! Second, I had a student in that class that had been incredibly vocal the entire semester about this class being a waste of time and that he already knew how to do research because he had good grades in high school. At the end of that semester he came to my office to turn in his final project and thanked me! He said he learned so much and he now understood why this class was important. I didn't even say anything to him as he walked out because I was so shocked! Also, one time I achieved Inbox Zero.

DISCLAIMER: Will shame you on Twitter.

What has been one of the most memorable (or comedic) moments in your career? I worked for four years at East Mississippi Community College which has a Funeral Service Technology program. In one of their classes they learned to "build" a face to teach them the importance of preparing the body to appear physically acceptable for the funeral. They start with a perfectly round form and must build everything from the neck up: mouth, nose, ears, hair, everything. Their skin color, makeup, everything is included. At the end of the semester the teacher holds a contest. Students are given a photograph and must recreate the person in the image. The instructor asked me to be a judge for the contest every year. It was so creepy and fun!


Who or what inspires you? Why? Students! I'm constantly surprised by them or learn something from them. I love when I'm able to see something I taught or created be useful for them and it drives me to work harder. How do you motivate or inspire others? I think I lead by doing. If others see me inspired and motivated, they often follow along. If others described you in one word, how do you think they'd describe you? pizza If you describe yourself in one word, how would you describe you? spaghetti If you came with a disclaimer, what would it be? "Will shame you on Twitter."

What do you find most relaxing in your down time? Planning my next vacation. What is your favorite song in your playlist right now? "Freedom" by Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar What book are you currently reading? Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott - highly recommended by Cristina Caminita during one of her sessions at LUC! What words of wisdom do you have for emerging students or new employees entering the field today? Respect the traditions and values of our field, but don't be afraid to shake things up a bit! Any other random facts or anecdotes you'd like to add? #OxfordComma4Life

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SAVE THE DATE January 31, 2018 Visualizing Library Metrics: An Introduction Elizabeth Kelly, Loyola University New Orleans

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LOUIS Lagniappe Volume 4, Issue 2  

The official newsletter of LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network. This is issue two of the fourth volume, published on November 15, 2017.

LOUIS Lagniappe Volume 4, Issue 2  

The official newsletter of LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network. This is issue two of the fourth volume, published on November 15, 2017.