Thursday, September 15, 2016

eTextbook Pilot Project Affordable Learning LOUISiana

This semester the ULM Library has been able to provide student with free online textbooks for their classes!
http://www.ulm.edu/library/etextbooks.html


These course eTextbooks have been funded by a pilot project from The Louisiana Board of Regents as part of their Affordable Learning LOUISiana Initiative which promotes Affordable Learning resources in the state. It's being implemented through our library consortium, LOUIS.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fall semester schedule



Today the new semester begins!  The Library's Fall 2016 schedule can be found here:
http://www.ulm.edu/library/hours.html

Friday, August 12, 2016

Library personnel changes during the summer

During the Summer 2016 semester, the library underwent some personnel changes with the retirement of longtime Library Dean Donald Smith and the departure of librarian Carita Alexander. Best wishes to them both!

New Interim Library Dean Cynthia Robertson will oversee library operations and may be reached at crobertson@ulm.edu and the same x1050 office extension. If you were looking to contact Carita Alexander, former Allied Health & Pharmacy Librarian, you may instead contact Contact Asst. Dean Lowe lowe@ulm.edu. And Interim Coordinator of Special Collections Heather Pilcher can be reached at pilcher@ulm.edu for questions about Special Collections, Archives, and records management.

Former Library Dean Donald Smith receiving recognition plaque from Vice President Pani at June 2016 retirement party:



 Librarian Carita Alexander at farewell party with farewell placard


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

EBSCO database problems



Today all EBSCO-related databases are having server downtime issues and are unavailable. The problem is being investigated and we hope they'll be back online soon.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Independence Day: Recreation



ID4 is coming this weekend!  So the library will be closed this weekend and on Monday, the 4th of July. Normal intersession hours resume on Tuesday.

Independence Day hours:
Mon-Thurs 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Fri
 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat Jul 2-Mon Jul 4 
 CLOSED
Full Schedule 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial Day & Summer Hours



The ULM Library will be closed this weekend and on May 30th for Memorial Day.
When we re-open on May 31st, we'll be on the Summer Semester schedule:

Mon- Thurs:  7:00 am – 10 pm
Fri:  7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sat:  CLOSED
Sun:  6 – 10 pm


Edit:
Due to a scheduling issue, the library is closing at 5:30pm on May 31st. We will begin the summer hours on June 1.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Off campus access may be interrupted June 4-5

OCLC, the library technology company that provides our EZProxy off-campus access, will be down for maintenance  June 4-5. This may affect off campus access for the ULM Library and access to OCLC WorldCat during that time.

Scheduled: Technology Upgrades to Impact Services June 4 - 5

AFFECTED SERVICES: OCLC Services
CREATED: 26 May 2016, 11:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
As we have communicated in previous messages, OCLC is undertaking a significant investment in our technological infrastructure. We are evolving our data center strategy, upgrading equipment and infrastructure, and standardizing processes globally to increase service responsiveness. These investments will advance our service delivery for years to come so that together we can better meet library users̢۪ increasing expectations.

This year-long effort is well underway. Much of the work is occurring behind the scenes. Some of these transitions require scheduled downtime for services.

As part of this initiative, all OCLC services will be unavailable from 9:00 pm Saturday, 4 June 2016, to 12:00 pm (noon) Sunday, 5 June 2016, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) US (UTC -4) while we conduct data storage migrations.

While we scheduled this maintenance event to occur during a slower time for many of our member libraries, we understand that this event still impacts many. We apologize in advance for any disruption to you and your users.

As always, system activities and schedules can be viewed on our System Alerts page on the OCLC website. We will communicate through the System Alerts page if there are any changes or delays in completing this scheduled work, and we will also use this page to let you know when this work has been completed. Contact your local customer support team if you have any questions about this upcoming event.

We are committed to the ongoing enhancement of our systems, infrastructure and processes, and we will continue to advance our delivery to you. Thank you for your continued support.

Friday, May 13, 2016

2016 Summer Schedule



Library 2016 Summer Schedule now available here.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Spring 2016 Finals hours



Finals are coming again! So the ULM Library is extending its hours! We'll stay open Sun-Thurs until 3am, May 2 – May 13.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Images de France



There is a new exhibit now on display in Special Collections on the 5th floor of the ULM Library.

Images de France is thirty years' worth of photographs made by Louisiana photographer Lee Estes during his travels in the country. The black and white prints exhibit a variety of subjects, including renowned Parisian landmarks as well as pedestrian French natives living their everyday lives. Pieces from Lee Estes' vintage camera and photography equipment collection will also be on display.

The exhibition as been made possible by the Schepis Museum and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Coming soon: Tech-Enabled Study Rooms



As mentioned  in The Hawkeye this week, the Library will soon open several Digital Study Rooms equipped with digital display technology to help your group collaborate on big projects! They are scheduled to open on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 after the Spring Holiday break.

For more info, look here on the ULM Library website:
http://www.ulm.edu/library/studyrooms.html

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spring Holiday hours



This week the 2016 Spring Holiday begins! The library will be open some days during the break:

Mon–Wed 7:30 am – 2 am
Thurs Mar 24 7:30am – 10pm
Fri Mar 25 CLOSED
Sat & Sun Mar 26-27 CLOSED
Mon Mar 28 CLOSED
Tues Mar 29 - Thurs Mar 31 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fri Apr 1 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat Apr 2 - Sun Apr 3 CLOSED
Mon Apr 4 7:30 am – 2 am (normal Spring Schedule)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Emergency Weather hours

ULM is closed for the rest of the week due to heavy rainfall and flooding! But the ULM Library will remain open with special hours!


Thurs Mar 10:  7:30 am – 5 pm
Fri Mar 11:
 9 am - 5 pm
 Sat Mar 12: CLOSED
Sun Mar 13: 12 pm - 5 pm
Mon-Tues, Mar 14-15: 8am-5pm
Wed Mar 16: 7:30 am - 12 am
Thurs Mar 17: 7:30 am - 12 am
Fri Mar 18: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat Mar 19: 10 am - 4 pm



Thursday, February 18, 2016

Food and Drink OK in the library, BUT...


As some of you may know the ULM Library now has a snack bar, the POD (Provisions on Demand)! Students have been asking for it for years and now it's here, so food and drink is now allowed in the library (except in Special Collections)! However, please keep the library clean and safe!

• Food and drink are still prohibited in Special Collections
• Properly dispose of all waste in a trash can
• Only covered liquids are allowed throughout the library stacks
• Ensure your drink's cap is on tightly when you put it down
• Please be careful with food and drink near computers and books
• If you spill something, please report it so that it can be cleaned up


Thursday, February 11, 2016

ProQuest maintenance Feb 13

On Feb. 13, our ProQuest databases will down for maintenance, during about 9pm - 3am.


On Saturday February 13, 2016, ProQuest will be performing critical maintenance. The window is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM EDT and will last for six (6) hours.

We apologize for this inconvenience.  
During this time, access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available, and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:
  • ProQuest Platform (search.proquest.com)
  • ProQuest Archiver
  • Dissertations Express
  • PQDT Open
Thank you for your patience; we apologize for this inconvenience. Please contact ProQuest Global Technical Support if you have questions or need assistance.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Mardi Gras Holiday

Happy Mardi Gras, folks! The library will be closed Feb. 6-9 and will close at 10pm on Feb. 10. Normal hours resume on Feb. 11.


Mardi Gras Schedule:
Fri: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat Feb 6 - Tues Feb 9: CLOSED
Wed Feb 10: 7:30 am – 10 pm
Thurs Feb 11: 7:30 am - 2 am

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Spring Semester Hours 2016


The Spring 2016 ULM Library schedule is now available to view on the hours page:

http://www.ulm.edu/library/hours.html



(Photo - weebl)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Wintersession and Holiday hours

Happy Holidays!



 The ULM Library's hours for Wintersession, Intersession, and the Holidays are:

December 12 – December 23Mon – Thurs:  7:30 am – 5:30 pm 
Fri: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat + Sun:  CLOSED
Wintersession
December 24 – January 3CLOSEDChristmas Break
January 4 – January 17Wintersession ScheduleWintersession

Friday, November 20, 2015

Finals Approaching! Hours Extending!



Finals are coming soon! So the ULM Library is extending its hours after the Thanksgiving Break, opening Mon-Thurs at 7am and we'll stay open Sun-Thurs until 3am.

October 12 – November 24Fall ScheduleFall Semester
November 257:00 am – 1 pmThanksgiving Break
November 26 – November 28CLOSEDThanksgiving Break
November 29 – December 10Mon – Thurs:  7:00 am – 3 am
Fri:  7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sat:  10 am – 4 pm
Sun:  12 pm – 3 am
Fall Semester Finals

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Gunby Legacy Collection Display

Starting in October 2015, The Gunby Legacy Collection will be on display in the Passman room of Special Collections, featuring family artifacts, photos, biographical information, and more!

Have a look at the exhibit page for photos and more information:
http://www.ulm.edu/library/archives/gunby.html