The new ULM Library Annual Report is now available here:
Friday, October 24, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
This just in: The ULM Library will be closed tomorrow, Wed., Oct. 15th, so that repairs to the local power infrastructure can be made. Here is an email statement from ULM President Bruno:
I was informed at 6:45 p.m. this evening that Entergy will interrupt power to the main campus tomorrow to restore power to surrounding neighborhoods. All classes and offices will be closed tomorrow in order to allow Entergy to conduct their work. This includes the library and SUB.We do not expect power to be interrupted in the residence halls, Schultz dining hall, the Activity Center, and athletic facilities. Internet should be available. These facilities will be open tomorrow. Maintenance workers will be advised by their supervisors if they are to report to work.This closure will be for the entire day. Entergy expects the repairs will take 5-6 hours, but since our crews may need to perform some restart protocol and since we have no guarantee as to a restoration time, we will plan to resume normal operations at the usual times on Thursday, October 16.Pharm D students should report to Bienville for classes as scheduled but should check the pharmacy facebook page for updates.I regret this late notice. I will continue to keep you informed if additional changes are made.Nick J. Bruno, Ph.D.PresidentUniversity of Louisiana at Monroe
Posted by Karen Elizabeth at 7:39 PM
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Sharing the Sweet Life:
100 Years at the Chatsworth Sugar Plantation
LSU Rural Life Museum Press Release:
LSU Rural Life Museum Presents
Sharing the Sweet Life: 100 Years at the Chatsworth Sugar Plantation
The LSU Rural Life Museum presents Sharing the Sweet Life: 100 Years at the Chatsworth Sugar
Plantation, East Baton Rouge Parish. In reflection of Louisiana archaeology month, this traveling exhibit will be hosted at the University of Louisiana, Monroe from October 1-31, 2014 and features artifacts, visual displays, and a short media presentation about Southern plantation life over 100 years ago. The University of Louisiana, Monroe is proud to bring Sharing the Sweet Life: 100 Years at the Chatsworth Sugar Plantation to ULM’s Special Collections & Archives Room, located in the University Library (5th floor).
The Chatsworth Plantation existed as a major sugar producer from the 1830’s through the 1920’s, before the “Big House” was demolished for the construction of the present day levee in 1930. Archaeological investigations at Chatsworth Plantation began in 2012 when L’Auberge Casino partnered with Louisiana State University to document the history of the property as required by the National Historic Preservation Act. This included archaeology at the sugar mill and slave/worker quarters area that were overgrown for almost 100 years. The artifacts and information are presented to illustrate a way of life that was common in south Louisiana over a century ago, but now only truly seen in exhibits like this one.
Please refer to the hours posted on the ULM Special Collection & Archives Room website:
LSU Rural Life Museum
Beverly Clement, Exhibit Coordinator
Phone: (225) 765-2437 ext.205
LSU Rural Life Museum Located on Burden Museum and Gardens Essen Lane @ I-10 Exit 160 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Posted by Karen Elizabeth at 4:17 PM
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Here is a message from Donald Smith, Dean of the ULM Library, about new changes coming to our library:
The Library has embarked on a very ambitious project. We are moving to become a digital library with only a few exceptions. The intention is that existing spaces for study and new spaces be equipped with the latest technology to promote active learning with spaces for group work and classroom and seminar presentations. To allow for these new spaces, much of the existing print collection will be deselected. Deselection involves the same processes as selection, only in reverse. Exceptions include when materials are not available electronically and are required by a discipline, and existing materials that are circulating and support disciplines on our campus. This project should allow us to better serve our constituents and meet the needs of the changing student population that we have seen over the fifteen years we have been in this building.
Perhaps a bit of library science’s philosophical underpinnings explains this in clearer terms. The Five laws of library science is a theory proposed by S. R. Ranganathan in 1931, detailing the principles of operating a library system. Many librarians worldwide accept them as the foundations of their philosophy. These laws are:
1. Books are for use.
2. Every reader his [or her] book.
3. Every book its reader.
4. Save the time of the reader.
5. The library is a growing organism.
As a growing organism, we strive to make ourselves aware of what our users want. Usage statistics have shown that print materials circulation has been less than e-book use for the last ten years. Print materials (books and serials) total use in 2013-2014 was 2.4% of the total use of 135,805 full-text books and serials. Students prefer electronic materials over print materials even when both are available and it is common to hear “don’t you have anything electronic on the subject?” when a user encounters only print availability.
Please remember, we are not “purging” the collection as one person put it. In order to free up two floors of space, we have committed to this major change in our collection and collecting. If you wish to assist in this effort, please contact your library liaison as found on the library’s website or Megan Lowe, Coordinator of Public Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 342-3041 or you can email me at email@example.com or call at 342-1050.
Posted by Karen Elizabeth at 1:13 PM
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
New York Times
ProQuest Biological Science Collection
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
ProQuest Research Companion
Posted by Karen Elizabeth at 12:51 PM
Thursday, July 17, 2014
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
The ULM Library has made 2 new YouTube video versions of our in-person Workshops. One for EBSCO Discovery and one for LexisNexis Academic.
EDS: EBSCO Discovery Service
Intro to LexisNexis Academic
Posted by Karen Elizabeth at 7:09 PM
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
But Library workshops are canceled along with classes.
New hours updates:
Feb. 13 - 11am-2am
Posted by Karen Elizabeth at 12:32 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014
See our workshops page for a list of what we're doing and when. Come get some tips on how to do better research and learn how to use our databases more effectively!
Posted by Karen Elizabeth at 11:04 AM
Monday, January 13, 2014
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
A couple years ago the ULM Library had access to Mergent Online, a business database, but we replaced it with another database. Now we're going back to Mergent again, and it's better this time! Before, there was a limit on the number of people allowed to use it at one time. That user limit is now gone and everyone can use it when they need it!
Unfortunately, Mergent will be replacing our subscription to MarketLine Advantage, which will run out at the end of this month.
Posted by Karen Elizabeth at 10:49 AM
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
LexisNexis Academic is getting a new interface on Dec. 23rd. The look will change automatically on that day, and off-campus access should be the same.
The new search page will be similar to the current one except that there is only one search blank and navigating individual types of information will be different too. Here's a video LexisNexis made showing what the new interface will be like.
Introduction to the New Academic Interface
Posted by Karen Elizabeth at 3:16 PM