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Monroe Library News & Notes April 2014

Li brar y Lagniappe Katie Rivet, Bindery Specialist/ Special Collections Assistant, will leave the library this month and join the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. All best wishes, Katie, we’ll miss you! Professor Emerita Jane C. Chauvin recently wrote to Susan Brower (Media Services Coordinator): “I want tell you how wonderful two of your staff members, Mike Morrongiello and Meredith King, were yesterday. (…) It is so wonderful that we have employees like this at Loyola.” Grad students, please join one of our focus groups. Are you satisfied with our print and electronic collections? Contact the library’s Online Services Coordinator, Jim Hobbs.

The Special Collections & Archives unit has digitally scanned over 4,000 images in Loyola’s Photographs Collection, including photographic prints and negatives taken here on campus and of university events

since the 1940s. The images are accessible at the LOUISiana Digital Library ( Aerial photograph of campus (1925)

Monroe Librar y Fr iend of the Month The Monroe Library Friend of the Month is Eliana Green, from Chicago, Illinois. Eliana is a junior majoring in Sociology and minoring in African American Studies. After graduation, she hopes to join the Peace Corps, followed by law school at either Howard University or the University of Pennsylvania. Eliana uses many library services but especially study rooms, laptops, and course reserves at the Learning Commons desk. She suggests that the library could do more active advertising of the variety of equipment available to students for checkout: cameras, computer accessories, digital recording equipment, etc. Thank you for using the Monroe Library, Eliana, and congratulations on being our Friend of the Month!


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Li brar y Lagniappe conti nued ... Dean of Libraries Mike Olson recently attended two meetings in Baton Rouge to discuss with statewide academic library directors the LOUISiana Digital Library. Mike will also attend the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Library Deans’ Annual Meeting, at Marquette University in Milwaukee, on May 4-7. ———————--—————————

Please visit and support Loyola students at the Graduate Student Research Symposium on the library’s First Floor on Tuesday, April 8, 11am2pm. The symposium will feature poster sessions that highlight student work from the College of Music and Fine Arts, the Department of Counseling, the Department of Criminal Justice, and the Loyola Institute of Ministry.

Loyola students raised over $2,000 during a Monroe Library Phonathon on March 18, asking parents to consider giving to the Monroe Library. Thank you, students and donors!

Please note our Easter Holiday hours of operation: April 13


April 14-17


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April 21


recent tallies of Phonathon success

Please note our Extended Study hours of operation: April 27

On April 8, the Monroe Library will host the ILLiad Sharing Session, a daylong meeting designed especially for interlibrary lending/borrowing staff working in southern Louisiana.


April 28-May 2 open 24 hours ———————--—————————

Special Collections & Archives now features the cataloged papers of John P. Clark, Loyola’s Gregory F. Curtin Distinguished Professor of Humane Letters and the Professions. Dr. Clark has authored and edited numerous books and is active in the Green Movement and other political and philosophical movements whose goals involve grassroots democracy, world peace, social justice, and ecological sustainability. This collection consists primarily of publications and correspondence with political thinkers and book publishers, independently published political pamphlets and zines, and serial periodicals.

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Monroe Library News & Notes (April 2014)