150 years ago much of Louisiana saw action in the Civil War, beginning with Banks' invasion of the Teche region in January. Through the summer, sieges at Port Hudson and Vicksburg brought the action to the northeast part of the state. In the fall, armies returned to southwest Louisiana as federal forces launched the Texas Overland Expedition. Besides battles and skirmishes between Union and Confederate forces, foragers and pillagers on both sides did great damage along their routes.The current display in the main hall and stairwell continues our series on Louisiana in the Civil War, focusing on events in 1863. The exhibit includes first-hand accounts, unit histories and scholarly studies, and artists' sketches as published in northern illustrated magazines. Materials on display are drawn from the holdings of the Louisiana Room and the Acadiana Manuscripts Collection. The exhibit was curated by Jean S. Kiesel, Louisiana Room Librarian and will be on display June 1 through July 31, 2013.
Down the Grand Hallway, an exhibit shows objects designed by students enrolled in Professor Hector LaSala's Architecture 301 Design class. The theme is "Little Free Libraries."
Jefferson Caffery Reading Room: FOOD, CLOTHING, SHELTER: Acquiring the Necessities of Life Before Walmart
In decades past, when a "quick trip to town" might take days, our ancestors had to be self-sufficient in order to survive. They raised their own food, made their own clothing, built and furnished their own homes. Neighbors pitched in to help neighbors in need, for who knew when they might need help themselves?
The materials currently on display in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room explore the tasks our ancestors undertook to provide the necessities of life for their families, and some of the modern-day practitioners who keep these crafts alive.
The exhibit was curated by Jean Kiesel, Louisiana Room Librarian. It will remain on display through July 2013. For more information and for Reading Room hours, please call 482-6031.
Caffery Competition Award Winner
Congratulations to Kelsey Couvillon for writing the top paper in this year's Caffery Competition. Yesterday Dr. Bruce Turner, Assistant Dean of Special Collection Services, presented Kelsey a $500 check. Kelsey's award-winning paper is entitled, "The House Un-American Activities Committee and the Ku Klux Klan: The Fall of HUAC."
The Caffery Competition encourages scholarly research using primary source materials held in Dupré Library Special Collections. Graduate and undergraduate students may participate. For more details, pick up a brochure at the Reserve Desk or in the Jefferson Caffery this fall.
Kwikboost Charging Stations available for mobile users
Four KwikBoost charging stations are now located in the library. They are equipped with cables that cover most cell phones, smart phones, and tablets currently on the market. The locations were chosen with security in mind, but users are responsible for watching their devices while they are being charged.
1st floor STEP Lab
2nd floor STEP Lab
Wall between Reference and InterLibrary Loan
The charging stations were purchased with a STEP grant that Susan Richard and Betsy Miguez wrote. The grant also includes laptop charging lockers, which will be installed behind the Bib Lab at the beginning of the fall semester.
Text-A-Librarian is here! Send us your questions at (337)205-7558. The service is available whenever the library is open.
Scanners in Dupré Library
Dupré Library announces the installation of four Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) scanner stations. The self-service scanners are located in the first and second floor copy rooms and on the third floor in the Ernest J. Gaines Center and in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room. The scanner in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room is specially equipped with a book cradle to protect rare or fragile library materials.
The KIC scanners allow users to quickly and easily scan an item and then save the file to a USB/flash drive. Users can also email their files and upload them to Google Drive. Scanning instructions are available on touch screen monitors.
STEP funds provided the scanners, with the goals of increasing students' academic success and reducing paper waste.
Lending Service Suspended: The Laptop Lending Service is currently suspended. The netbooks' operating system is obsolete, and the netbooks were experiencing hard-drive failure issues. The library is writing a STEP grant to purchase full-size laptops for student use.
in Circulation and Reserve:
There are two user-friendly services at the Circulation
and Reserve desks in Dupré Library. The Circulation Department
now allows graduate students to have 75 items checked out. In the
Department, all materials now have records in the online catalog. Students
use their Cajun Card IDs for checkout. Reserve materials are searchable
in the catalog. To limit a search to the reserved materials, use Advanced
Search and select "Reserve Desk" from the drop-down menu for
location. Call numbers for these materials are a combination of the
course number and the instructor's name.
your mobile device to access your favorite EBSCOHost resources! This
application is tailor-made
for the smaller screens of mobile devices, and offers the most important
EBSCOHost features and functionality, right in the palm of your hand!
The Gale AccessMyLibrary mobile app will give you free, unlimited access to your school library's reputable, authoritative Gale online resources-- anytime, anywhere! Available for Android and Apple mobile devices. Databases include Biography in Context, Literature Resource Online, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Scribner Writers Series and the Twayne Author Series. Please note that mobile viewing may not be quite ideal.
You can download Gale AccessMyLibrary free from the iTunes Store or the Android Market. The app will load instantly onto the appropriate device. Download from iTunes as the AccessMyLibraryCollege (version 1.4.1) app. Download from Android MarketPlace under Books and Reference as AccessMyLibraryCollege. Choose UL Lafayette from the Louisiana state listing. After submitting your email address, the password may be sent to a spam or trash folder. Contact the Reference Department department for password if not received. Be sure to Update My Resources to fully load the Gale databases. Learn about the AccessMyLibrary College Library at http://www.gale.cengage.com/apps/aml/CollegeStudent/.
Dupré Library offers two new services for its users. Upgrades
to the online library catalog provide electronic options for
UL Lafayette faculty, staff, and current students to renew items
checked out and to place holds on items checked out by others.
To renew items, go to "My Account" in the library catalog and use the "Renew
My Materials" link. Be sure to renew materials on or before the date they
are due. Overdue materials and materials that other users have placed on hold
may not be renewed. Graduate students must have a copy of the Extended Privileges
Form (pink slip) on file with the Circulation Department in order to renew materials.
To place a hold on items that are currently checked out by another, go to the
detailed record of the item in the library catalog. Use the "Place Hold" link,
to the left of the record. When items on hold become available, the Circulation
Department will notify the person who placed the hold. The item(s) will be held
for seven days.
For instructions about User ID and PIN, use the "My Account Instructions" link located on the Library Homepage (http://library.louisiana.edu/).
For help with renewals and holds, contact the Circulation Department at 482-6025.
Coffee Shop. A
Cafe & Bakery is available on the first floor of Edith Garland
The shop features specialty coffees, teas, pastries, salads
and sandwiches and is operated by Sodexho/Retail Brands, the
company that runs the cafeteria in
UL Lafayette’s Student Union. Cafe hours are: Monday
7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:30
p.m. The coffee shop is usually closed during the summer and between semesters; call the library before
visiting. For more information
on JazzMan's take a look at their web site.
SelfCheck System: A SelfCheck
System offers users the option of checking out and renewing
their own books. The system is easy to use, with step-by step
in English or Spanish on a touch screen above the scanner. It
prints a receipt for each transaction. Using their University ID Cajun Cards,
be able to check out books 24/7 when the library is open for study
purposes during finals week.
Library Circulation Department staff will assist students who need help using this equipment. Beate Kukainis, former Head of Technical Services, submitted the grant proposal for the system, which is funded by STEP, the Student Technology Enhancement Program.
Comments Form: The library provides a form for comments. It is available for anyone to provide input, suggestions, criticisms, etc. Responses will be given if appropriate.
Electronic article delivery: The Interlibrary Loan Department at Dupré Library is now providing electronic article delivery for all UL Lafayette students, faculty, and staff. A $2.00 handling fee normally covers the cost for each article requested. The handling fee is charged to the patron's Cajun Card. The articles are delivered electronically via a link and password emailed to patrons using their UL Lafayette email account. For more information about this service, go to: http://library.louisiana.edu/ILL/policy_ill.shtml.
Ask a Librarian Service:
We're here to answer all kinds of questions! We love book
questions, article questions, database questions and others.
Librarians can advise you about research options in person,
on the phone, and through e-mail. Enter the live chat window
http://library.louisiana.edu/Ref/askref.shtml or at http://library.louisiana.edu to
ask us a question via IM! You can use the chat screen available in the window. We are now available
on Skype via the screen name duprelibrary. If you want to text us, use our text number at (337)205-7558.
Social Networking websites: Check out the Facebook page for the library! The Facebook name is ULDupreLibrary. Visit us at Twitter and Skype (use our Skype name, duprelibrary)! Check out the library's new blog at http://duprelibrary.wordpress.com.
Copies of Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, and Publication 1194, volume 1 of the reproducible Taxpayer Information Publications, are available at the Reference Desk for use in the library.
Counseling and Therapy in Video. CTIV provides videos for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. It includes reenactments and footage of actual therapy sessions, as well as contemporary presentations, lectures, and workshops filmed at conferences and seminars worldwide.
Chicago Manual of Style Provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices. The online reference covers the 15th and 16th editions.
JSTOR: Arts & Sciences Collection VI The Arts & Sciences VI Collection extends JSTOR's coverage in disciplines across the social sciences, with clusters focused in economics, education, linguistics, political science, and area studies. These often interdisciplinary titles broadens the scope of coverage for the social sciences and expand the range of international scholarship. More information can be found at http://about.jstor.org/content/arts-sciences-vi.
JSTOR: Life Sciences Collection Life Sciences comprises the largest collection of journals in the field sciences, and broad coverage of the health sciences. At more than 160 journals and 8 million pages, the collection is JSTOR's largest, spanning more than 340 years of science history and research in the sciences. Disciplines include aquatic science, botany, developmental & cell biology, ecology, paleontology, and zoology. More information can be found at http://about.jstor.org/content/life-sciences.
Music Index. Provides indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians and the music industry. It offers comprehensive coverage for more than 480 periodicals and selective coverage for more than 200 periodicals.
Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Content and commentary by renowned scholars on the history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture of Islam. Includes Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines. Funded by an NEH/ALA grant. Available through February 28, 2014.
UptoDate. UpToDate is an evidence-based knowledge system authored by physicians to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. All UpToDate content is written and edited by a global community of 4,800 physicians, world-renowned experts in their specialties.
VAST: Academic Video Online. 13,000+ videos selected to meet the teaching and research needs of faculty and students. Content includes art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, science, theater, and women’s studies. Trial provided by Alexander Street Press. Available through July 31, 2013.
Databases not renewed or already cancelled: Unfortunately, due to financial reasons, the library is unable to renew several databases. So far these include:
Abstracts in Anthropology
Canadian Literary Periodicals Index (ceased operations)
WorldCat, the most comprehensive online database of resources available through libraries around the world, has reached another major milestone with the addition of its 2 billionth holding.
On Saturday, May 4, at 2:58 a.m. (MDT), the holding symbol for the University of Alberta Libraries, in Edmonton, was set through an automated process to the WorldCat record for the e-book, Evaluation of the City of Lakes Family Health Team Patient Portal Pilot Project: Final Report, published in 2012 by the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research. It was the 2 billionth holding set in WorldCat. The e-book catalog record was created by the Canadian Electronic Book Library, an e-book provider in Canada, and was enhanced through OCLC's automated authority control processing system
WorldCat Local users can see availability in search results : Now users can see if an item is available from their initial results screens for books, serials and articles. This availability information is always accurate and up-to-the–minute, because WorldCat Local uses a real-time call to your library's ILS. Over 170 countries and territories share their library holdings in WorldCat.
Display of RTAC on Result List
Patrons can access all real time catalog holdings information from the EBSCO Discovery Service Result List. RTAC (Real Time Availability Checker) information will now appear on the EBSCOhost Result List as a catalog holdings link with location, call number and status.
eBooks on EBSCO:
Users can now download eBooks in all eBook formats via mobile devices with the new Mobile 2.0 interface.
Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life: These databases now link to commercial full-text providers that are subscribed to by Dupre Library. Searchable cited references are also available for both databases.
and new company: EBSCO. Change in name to eBooks on EBSCO.
of ISI Web of Knowledge: (as of summer 2012) Search by subject area or subject category in the advanced search field. More truncation capabilities. More complete cited reference data.
EBSCO offers New Support Site and Shared Folders: EBSCO now includes the EBSCOhost 2.0 Support Center, completely devoted to all things Web 2.0. Go to http://support.epnet.com to access the Center. Shared Folders enable EBSCOhost users to store and share items with other users.
Rating and Review Features on WorldCat: Full-featured ratings and reviews are now available on WorldCat.org. Web users who use WorldCat to find materials in libraries near them and around the world can quickly rate an item on a five-star scale and write their own review of the item. Reviews from additional sources are now available on WorldCat.
The new "Citations View" for a WorldCat list allows users to display citations of listed items in their choice of five common styles: APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA or Turabian.