Friday, July 30, 2010

Libraries in the media!

It's always exciting to see libraries mentioned in the news for good reasons.  It's almost more exciting to find viral media and popular trends that celebrate libraries.  I'm sure that by now almost everyone has heard about the Old Spice guy phenomenon, so let's see what he has to say about libraries.

The library over at BYU enjoyed this ad campaign so much that they decided to do their own take on it.  The students there made this video in the format of the original Old Spice commercial.  While Our Lady of the Lake has no sandwich shop, you'll find that the rest is mostly relevant.  Please don't ride the book carts.

Thanks for reading!  I hope you all had fun this time.  :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The College Library announces a new program series: Films @ the Library!

The Films @ the Library series begins this Thursday, July 29 at 7:15 with the showing of Big Fish. Twice a month, the Library will showcase films that are edgy, artsy, educational, indy, animation, anime, or just good stories. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to suggest films and perhaps faculty or student organizations would like to sponsor a film and hold a discussion session after the showing.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

LOUIS Funding


The Louisiana Board of Regents has reduced funding for electronic resources available through the LOUIS library network. These resources will be available for 2 months, then may no longer be available. E- Resources received through our LOUIS membership make up a large percentage of our total e-resource collection. Many of our most used research tools will be effected (list below).

We encourage you to contact the Board of Regents today to communicate to them why LOUIS funding is important for our campus.

For more information, check out the LOUIS website.
Board of Regents Site


Academic Search™ Complete (EBSCOhost®)

Alt HealthWatch™ (EBSCOhost®)


•Art Abstracts (EBSCOhost)

•Biography Resource Center (Thomson Gale™)

•Book Collection: Nonfiction™ (EBSCOhost®)

•Business Source® Complete (EBSCOhost®)

CINAHL® Plus with Full Text (EBSCOhost®)

•Computer Science Index™ (CSI) (EBSCOhost®)

•Computer Source™ (EBSCOhost®)

•CQ Researcher

•ERIC® (EBSCOhost®)

•Fuente Academica™ (EBSCOhost®)

•Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost®)

•GeoRef (EBSCOhost®)

•GreenFILE™ (EBSCOhost®)

Health Source®: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost®)

•History Reference Center® (EBSCOhost®)

•Hospitality & Tourism Index™ (HTI) (EBSCOhost®)

•Information Science & Technology Abstracts™ (ISTA) (EBSCOhost®)

•International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA) (EBSCOhost®)

•Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts™ (IPCA) (EBSCOhost®)

•LearningExpress (LearningExpress, LLC)

•Legal Collection™ (EBSCOhost®)

Lexi-PALS Drug Guide

•Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts™ with Full Text (LISTA) (EBSCOhost®)

•Literary Reference Center (EBSCOhost®)

•Literature Resource Center (Thomson Gale™)

•MAS Ultra™ - School Edition (EBSCOhost®)

•MathSciNet (American Mathematical Society)

•MedicLatina™ (EBSCOhost®)


•Mental Measurements Yearbook™ (MMY) (EBSCOhost®)

•Military & Government Collection (EBSCOhost®)

•MLA Directory of Periodicals (EBSCOhost®)

•MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost®)

•Newspaper Source™ (EBSCOhost®)

•Primary Search® (EBSCOhost®)

•Professional Development Collection™ (EBSCOhost®)

•Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection™ (EBSCOhost®)

PsycINFO® (EBSCOhost®)

•Regional Business News™ (EBSCOhost®)

•Religion & Philosophy Collection™ (EBSCOhost®)

•Sanborn® Maps of Louisiana (ProQuest)

•Science & Technology Collection™ (EBSCOhost®)

•Scribner Writers Series (Thomson Gale™)

•SocINDEX™ with Full Text (EBSCOhost®)

•SPORTDiscus (EBSCOhost®)

•Teacher Reference Center (EBSCOhost®)

•The Serials Directory™ (EBSCOhost®)

•Twayne Author Series (Thomson Gale™)

•World Book Advanced (World Book)

•World History Collection™ (EBSCOhost®)

•WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch)