Monroe Library News & Notes March 2014
Li brar y Lagniappe The Monroe Library is pleased to begin work with the library’s new fundraiser, Suzanne Plaisance, who also serves as the Senior Development Officer for the College of Law in Loyola’s Office of Institutional Advancement. Suzanne is currently pursuing a master’s degree in philanthropy and development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
HAPPY MARDI GRAS! Please note our hours of operation during the Mardi Gras Holiday: Friday, 2/28
Anne Favrot (Assistant to Loyola’s Vice President, Finance & Administration) recently wrote to Susan Brower (Media Services Coordinator): “Please pass on my compliments to your team for their work yesterday …. Hat’s off to you and your team on such excellent work.”
“Iggy” (Saint Ignatius of Loyola), with a book, is a central meeting point on campus next to the Monroe Library. Note Iggy’s Carnival decorations of sunglasses and Mardi Gras beads (courtesy of Loyola students)!
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Monroe Librar y Fr iend of the Month The Monroe Library Friend of the Month is Alliciyia George. Alliciyia is a freshman Journalism major from Zachary, Louisiana, and is active on campus as a member of Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, First in the Pack, Crescent City Radio, and as a work-study student for the library. Alliciyia enjoys writing and plans to be a journalist after graduation. In the library, Alliciyia studies, attends meetings, conducts research, writes papers, and – last but not least – makes good use of the computers, scanners, and graphic design software. Her suggestions for improving the library include offering more outreach opportunities to students. Thank you for using the Monroe Library, Alliciyia, and congratulations on being our Friend of the Month!
MONROE LIBRARY NEWS & NOTES
Li brar y Lagniappe conti nued ... Kayla Whitehead (Electronic and Continuing Resources Analyst) will attend the Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference in Austin on March 16-19.
The library’s staff and faculty will meet at an All Library Meeting on March 6 to review and hone drafts of the library’s newly proposed mission / values / vision statements.
Trish Nugent (Special Collections and Archives Coordinator), with Professor Barbara Ewell (English Department), will present “What Southern Gentleman Don’t Say: Unpublished Correspondence of Lafcadio Hearn and Page Baker” at the Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference in Arlington, Virginia, on March 28.
Tony Behan (De La Salle High School) recently wrote to Malia Willey (Instruction Coordinator) and Laurie Phillips (Associate Dean for Technical Services): “Thank you so much for your research tools session and a tour of the very vibrant and utilized library. The students gained insights into the research process and were given a very hospitable welcome to a university setting. On behalf of the Capstone team at De La Salle, we are very grateful.”
Dean of Libraries Mike Olson will attend the Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium Deans’ Spring Meeting, at Louisiana State UniversityAlexandria on March 22. Mike has also been selected to the Senior Fellows Program at UCLA in August, when sixteen academic librarians will participate in intensive professional development.
Be sure to visit our Special Collections and Archives on the 3rd Floor. Lincoln, Steinbeck, Auden, Iceland … the world awaits you!
Librarians Malia Willey and Brian Sullivan welcomed the arrival of their son Cormac Alfred Sullivan on February 18. Cormac has already begun building a great collection of books thanks to his parents’ friends and colleagues. Congratulations, Malia and Brian!
Sareeca Hoskins Learning Commons Night Manager March 5
Denise Ammons Acquisitions Coordinator March 10
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