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LOUIS Users Conference (LUC) October 18th-19th

By Loyola University on Fri, 10/20/2023 - 07:48

Monroe Librarians attended LUC this week!

This week 5 of our librarians presented at the annual LOUIS Users Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

William Ransom presented Switching From Campus-Hosted to OCLC-Hosted EZproxy, where he and Lucy Rosenbloom discussed Loyola's switch from hosting the library's databases at the University to OCLC, the reasons for the switch, the planning that was necessary, how the switch actually went, and quality of life improvements over the past year as a result of the switch.

Iriana Lonon partnered with librarians from Southern University to host a Sharing Session: Outreach and Social Media.

Janine Smith presented Honor and Impact: Making Your Land Acknowledgements Meaningful and Actionable, where she covered what land acknowledgements are, thoughts surrounding this topic in Native communities and academia, tribal sovereignty and other pertinent issues, and approaches to avoiding performativity and making land acknowledgements actionable that are both honorable and impactful to Indigenous people.

Raeshelle Cooke partnered with librarians from UNO, SOWELA, and LSU to discuss their roles as electronic resources librarians and the differences at their respective universities and colleges - The Many Hats of Electronic Resources Librarians.

Laurie Phillips in conjunction with other LOUIS libraries discussed textbook adoption in Survive & Thrive with Act 125: Best Practices, Approaches, & Ideas for Promoting Textbook Adoptions.

Raeshelle Cooke and Laurie Phillips also teamed up to host a Sharing Session: Weeding in the Academic Library.

Our librarians all did a fantastic job highlighting their expertise of the needs, experiences, and challenges of our field as we strive to meet the information and research needs of Loyola's students. Thank you to all who participated in the conference for representing the Monroe Library!