LOYNO Master Plan: Library Services
Subject line: Get Lost in the Library
Sent: August 10, 2022
Classes start soon! To help you prepare, we’re going to share some important resources from the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library. The library will serve as a hub for research and academic support during your graduate school experience. Reserve equipment, find a quiet place to study, schedule a research consultation, or check out the Diboll Art Gallery on the fourth floor when you need a break. Check out some of the services and find your library liaison below, who can provide one-on-one support.
Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a helpful research tool for many grad students. You can order books or scores that are not available at Loyola’s library from other institutions and have them sent here for pickup. Articles that we don’t have access to may also be requested and will be delivered electronically. Reciprocal borrowing is also available with other university libraries here in New Orleans. Additionally, ILL will mail books owned by the Monroe Library to students not currently residing in the New Orleans area. We will send up to five books at a time via USPS Priority Mail. Students will need to make a note in their ILLiad request form in order to notify ILL that they are distance students. Books owned by other libraries are not included in this service.
Library meeting spaces and portable equipment are available for advance reservation through Media Services. Our seminar rooms and multimedia classrooms are equipped with presentation and web conferencing technology for all of your collaborative and hybrid meeting and instructional needs. Our portable equipment inventory includes laptops, cameras, microphones, speakers, projectors, and a variety of adapters and dongles. There are also eight Digital Media Workstations on the first floor equipped with scanners and the latest professional-grade video, audio, and image production software.
Loyola’s Special Collections and Archives on the third-floor of the library provides access to rare books, as well as archival and manuscript collections, including special digital collections available for view online.
Meet Your Library Liaison
Liaisons can help you with research projects and resources specific to your program. Explore the directory for librarian liaisons if you are working across disciplines.
Your library liaison can provide you with extensive support in the form of one-on-one consultations via email, phone, chat, videoconferencing, and face-to-face meetings. They will help you find relevant resources, discuss how sources are used for different types of writing in your field, as well as how to correctly cite and document them.
Business & Communications
Meet your library liaison Michael Truran. Michael provides instruction and consultations for CNSL A704. Check out their research guide for the counseling program and schedule an appointment with Michael to discuss your research goals. Students needing help finding articles for evidence-based research assignments should also make an appointment with a liaison.
Criminology & Justice
Meet your library liaison Jason Ezell and schedule an appointment to discuss your research goals. Jason provides module-based instruction for CRIM A710, and conducts consultations for lit reviews in CRIM A900. Check out his research guide for criminology students.
Institute for Ministry
Meet your library liaison Victoria Elmwood and schedule an appointment to discuss your research goals. Victoria provides classroom instruction for the program’s gateway course, LIM 703. Check out Victoria’s research guide for the ministry program
Meet your library liaison Laurie Phillips and schedule an appointment to discuss your research goals. Laurie can provide consultations for research papers in your topical courses, help you find specific pieces and IPA translations for arias, help you identify specific editions/keys of the pieces you’re looking for, and help you choose performance literature based on a specific theme.
Meet your library liaison Laurie Phillips and schedule an appointment to discuss your research goals. Laurie can provide research consultations about your thesis or a particular research project, help you organize your research, and find sources that support particular sections of your thesis or research project. She can also help you understand how sources are used in different types of literature in your field.
Meet your library liaison Jason Ezell and schedule an appointment to discuss your research goals. Jason provides module-based instruction for TEAC A700. Check out his research guide for the teacher certification program.