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Library Systems Department

Policies & Procedures

Purpose

The purpose of the Library Systems Department is to support the needs of each library department and to provide services through electronic resources to our patrons. This is accomplished through the coordination of technological knowledge and expertise within the Library and with the larger university community in fulfillment of the Library's mission to provide access to information resources in all formats. The department staff includes the IT Coordinator, the IT Systems Specialist, and a graduate assistant and is part of the Technical Services academic unit of Dupré Library.

Services

The department fills many roles in pursuit of this purpose: acting as the primary contact for maintaining the availability and integrity of library information systems, coordinating the computing equipment and software planning and deployment in the Library, liaising with campus IT departments on topics such as security, upgrades, and maintenance, and communicating and coordinating the Library’s technology needs with library departments and campus IT.

By working with library departments and committees, the Library Systems Departments facilitates access to the Library's electronic resources, including the Library Catalog and its databases. The department is responsible for expanding and maintaining the Library website, research guides, Moodle page and other web applications. Other resources the department is involved in include the UL Lafayette Institutional Repository (IR), Archivists' TookKit, Textbook Clearinghouse, EDS (EBSCO Discovery Service), digital signage and scanners, and the equipment in the Gloria S. Cline Bibliographic Instruction Laboratory (Bib Lab) SMART ClassroomGraduate Student Computer Lab, Reference Online Center (ROC Lab), and Collaboration Stations.

The Library Systems Department strives to continue to enhance and enrich the needs of its users.


[ Last Revised on April 9, 2019 ]