August 2009

I have had problems with text-a-librarian logging out frequently. I spoke with the t-a-l support people, and they suggested that we always check off the “remember me” box when logging in. Please give this a try and let me know if you still experience the logging out.

Hello my fellow Referenceans. I hope you are well and enjoying your Sunday afternoon. I am writing because I noticed a glitch in the recording of time in the Text-a-librarian service. I am quite certain that the time recorded at the bottom of the questions and answers in inaccurate. I don’t know if this observation has greater implications. But I thought I ought to inform you, in case the glitches are all being sorted out at this initial stage.
See you around, my friends.

As a staff member (including part-time workers), you are eligible to join the Loyola University Employees Federal Credit Union. You may join and obtain a new line of credit, checking, savings account, loans, and discounts for purchasing cars. For information, please log on to: or call (708) 216-4500.

Just a few Kronos reminders:

Please remember to approve your hours on the Friday the pay period ends. If you do not approve your hours and your supervisor fails to approve them, you will not be paid. This is the easiest way to make sure you get paid.
If you will not be here on the Friday the pay period ends due to vacation/personal day(s), please approve your hours the last day you are at work before the pay period ends. This ensures that your time-off is recorded as you intended and not left up to your manager’s discretion

The links to Pegasus from the Electronic Journals search page and the Serials Solutions Article Linker are not working and are instead giving users 404 error message.  We have notified Serials Solutions and the problem will hopefully be resolved tomorrow. 

Until then, you will have to go into Pegasus seperately from the Library’s main page to look for any print journals.

Please let me know if you notice this still isn’t working tomorrow!



The Loyola University Chicago Writing Center
Director, Dr. Michael Meinhardt
Assistant Director, Mr. Sean Labbe

Main Center
Information Commons 211
773.508.8468 (x88468)

Monday – Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Friday: 12:15-1:45 pm
Saturdays: Closed
Sunday Hours will begin October 11th; will end November 29th: 7:00pm – 10:45 pm

Sullivan Center Satellite
Sullivan Center 206A/B
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am – Noon

Water Tower Campus Satellite
25 E. Pearson, Room 605
Monday, Wednesday 1:00pm – 4:45pm

Don’t forget to log in to the AskLive Virtual Reference service at the start of each shift! The icon is on the desk top.

Graduate Student username:

Password: reference

Librarian username:

Password: reference

Our textalibrarian service, askluc, starts on Monday, 8/24. Patrons can send a text message to 66746 and begin their text with the word askluc before typing out their question. Note that the “a” in askluc must be lowercase.

To login go to:

Graduate student username: askluc1

Librarian username: askluc2

Service Hours:

M-Th 9-9

F 9-5

Sat 11-4

Sun 1-9

Hi all:

When I logged in today I noticed that the “refdesk-cud” password was set to expire in 3 days; therefore, I have changed it.  The new password is “library2010.”

I have also recorded the new password in the blue binder.


ITS is in the process of updating the two computers we use at the second floor desk in the IC.  For the moment, our bookmarks and other customizations are missing.  Nick assured Megan that ITS will be back!  In the meantime, remember that you can access the usual tools using the links that are incirporated into this blog.

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