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|Library Services for Distance Learning|
|Our Goal for Providing Access to Distance Learning
The librarians and staff of the Edith Garland Dupré Library provide UL Lafayette distance learning students with a positive educational experience through access to a large number of information resources and services. Listed here is an overview of the various services available to UL Lafayette distance learning students. If you have questions regarding library resources and services for distance learning activities, please contact me at the telephone number or email address below.
Distance Learning and Virtual Services Librarian
|DISTANCE LEARNING POLICY|
|Dupré Library provides resources and support to the university’s distant learning programs, as directed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) guidelines regarding the provision of library services to distant learners. For more information, see the full text of the Distance Learning policy.|
The three-story, contemporary library provides a pleasant environment for research and study. Computer labs in the library provide access to the Internet, the MS Office Suite, database searching, email, and other applications. Printing is available.
|Books and other materials may be borrowed from the library with a valid university ID card. Circulation period for books is three weeks. Renewals and holds are available online.
|Copy machines are available on each floor of the library. Charges are 7 cents per page. Copies can be purchased with the university's Cajun Card, which also functions as an ID card.|
Dupré Library is pleased to provide the next generation University wireless network (UWIN) with the support of UL Information and Media Networks. All computer users who wish to use the UL network must have a UCS account (CLID and Password). You must configure your computer with a wireless card or built-in wireless to access and register with the University's official wireless network (UWIN). When connecting to the wireless network in DUPRE LIBRARY, please connect to UWIN and continue as usual.
In order to support the academic mission of the university and to enhance security, a passphrase (security key) is now required to access the UWIN, ResNet networks and other named university networks. The passphrase may be obtained by clicking on a link within the Instructions for Wireless Users section, Step 2, in the Introduction to University Wireless Information Network (UWIN) web page created by the campus IT Help Desk.
|The Reference Department provides services to individual users during all the hours that the Library is open. In addition to personal one-on-one service, the reference department offers electronic reference services to remote patrons via Ask a Librarian. The Reference Department may be contacted through live chat (Meebo) and social networking sites such as Facebook. Students or faculty requiring specialized or lengthy assistance can use the appointment-based reference service, which allows the reference librarians to devote more attention to their research needs.|
|Interlibrary Loan exists to provide faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students who have special permissions access to the materials they need to conduct serious research.|
|Distance learners in Louisiana have borrowing privileges at university and college libraries throughout the state with a LALINC (Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium) reciprocal borrower's card. The LALINC card form is available at the Circulation Department in Dupré Library. You may also contact the Circulation Department at Dupré Library at 337-482-6025 or via email for more information.|
|The library's proxy server allows remote access to its online databases. If prompted, enter your UL UCS CLID and password. For more information on obtaining a UCS CLID visit:|
|Dial-Up Network Services|
|Computing Support Services provides dialup Internet access to University students, faculty, and staff. Once connected, users will be able to access a full range of TCP/IP services, including the World-Wide Web, electronic mail, Telnet, FTP, and other Internet-enabled applications. For more information visit:|
|The Reference Department provides access to numerous subject-specific and general online databases. These include periodical databases, e-books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, legal documents, newspapers, U.S. government publications, and other reference sources. An alphabetical list and subject guide of these resources is available on the Library's Reference Online Center page at:|
|http://library.louisiana.edu/Ref/Databases/. The library's proxy server provides for remote access to most of its online databases. Many journals are also available directly in full text. See the A to Z List for access.|
|Distance learners can find additional research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources at the library's CampusGuides online web pages. A growing collection of resources covers disciplines such as engineering, nursing and gifted child education. Check back periodically for updates.|
|Edith Garland Dupré Library provides a web-based library catalog. With the look of an Internet search engine, the catalog simplifies searches for library materials and information. A major advantage of a web-based catalog is the wealth of options it provides. User-friendly, pull-down menus offer keyword, author, title, subject, and series searches. The advanced search mode allows users to search any combination of these terms.|
|The "My Account" option also gives users access to their circulation records. UL Lafayette faculty, staff, and current students are able to renew items they have checked out and to place holds on items checked out by others.|
|Access from http://library.louisiana.edu.|
|OTHER LIBRARY CATALOGS|
|The library is part of a network of academic libraries in Louisiana called LOUIS. Distance learners may choose to search the online catalogs of these libraries, available at:|
Emily Deal, Distance Learning and Virtual Services Librarian
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Document last revised Thursday, February 2, 2012 1:52 PM
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