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The Dupré STEP computer lab is looking for energetic, dedicated students. Please fill out our Prospective Employment Data Sheet if you are interested.
Jump drive warning!! The U3 jump drive devices have not been functioning in the Library STEP Lab. They give error messages requiring Administrative privileges, which STEP lab users do not have. We apologize for the inconvenience.
General Objectives:
The purpose of the STEP lab is to provide Internet access and common application software as well as assistance and printing services to support the instruction and research needs of students and other patrons of Dupré Library. The lab includes hardware and staff allowing for the utilization of an environment of current technological standards. The lab will stay as abreast of technological innovation and development as the confines of a limited budget allow. Acquisition of new equipment, software and services will be made at the discretion of the Dean of Libraries, the systems coordinator, campus IT and the STEP Council.
Equipment and Software
  • 150 + computers across first and second floors
  • Operating System: Windows 7
  • Web Browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox
  • Programs:
    • Microsoft Office 2010 applications includes Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheet), Power Point (presentations), and Access (database)
    • Adobe Reader
    • PDF creator
    • MathLab
    • Putty
    • Quicktime
    • SOPHOS (anti-virus)
    • JAVA
  • Four express computers with a ten-minute time limit and two computers for the physically disabled.
  • Three printers are available for printouts in the Lab. There is a 250 page limit per semester for students. All unclaimed printouts will be discarded at the end of the day. For more information, see STEP_printing.shtml.
  • The systems are on the university's WIN domain and have all the programs that are available over the Common Login Environment.
  • The systems have sound cards but no speakers.
Users must login to the system using their UCS login. For assistance accessing U.S. government information, users should ask at the Reference Desk. The system accesses the Common Login Environment. When using your UCS accounts, you may save to the My Documents folder. You will able to access this folder when you login to any STEP Computer Lab. Users must log off the system before leaving the labs.
After ten minutes of inactivity, the system will log off the user. Please save your files!
If you need to set up a UCS account, please go to the Help Desk at Stephens Hall, Room 201. If you change your password and are unable to access ULink, STEP lab computers, or the IT network, you will need to sync your password to all IT Resources. To sync your password, please go to:
http://helpdesk.louisiana.edu/get-help/catalog-services/university-ucs-account/sync-password. Ask STEP Lab staff or the Help Desk for help if necessary.
Policy and Regulations
  • Users must abide by the networking and computing policies of the university.
  • Internet chatting, game playing, and pornography will not be tolerated in the lab. Any student observed violating these rules will lose his/her PC Lab privileges. Infractions will be treated on a case by case basis and at the discretion of the systems administrator.
  • Three printers are available for printouts in the library's STEP Lab. Print quotas are set at 250 pages per student per semester at a cost of $0.10 per page. Each student is given a $25.00 credit in their account at the beginning of each semester. For more information, see STEP_printing.shtml.
  • Users who are not properly logged on, discovered switching usernames or sharing accounts will not be allowed to use the system.
  • No use or installation of unapproved software on the computer systems.
  • Do not change any system configurations.
  • Users must respect copyright laws or software licensing agreements in their use of the lab. The lab is not to be used for any commercial activities.
  • The library is not responsible for the content of materials accessed on the Internet.
  • No destruction of property to the STEP Lab equipment.
  • Please keep your work area neat and clean, free of trash and excess printouts.
  • Keep your voices down, because others are trying to do their work.
  • Dispose of unwanted papers in the recycle bin.
  • Users must log off the system before leaving the labs.
  • All services shut down fifteen minutes before library closing.
  • Announcements will be made before closing.
For help using the STEP Lab computers, ask the lab staff on duty. Changes may be made to this policy at the discretion of the systems coordinator or library Dean. All questions or comments should be directed to the systems coordinator.
Duane Huval, Library Systems Coordinator
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Document last revised Friday, November 15, 2013 11:28 AM

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