programs and events


Students may stop by the reference desk looking for their prizes for the Libraries’ facebook trivia challenge. Please put these students in contact with the IC supervisor on duty. If no IC supervisor is available, contact Niamh or Jamie.

Welcome Week 2011 includes lots of activities for our incoming first-year students including, on Friday morning between 8:30 and 10:30, a scavenger hunt in the IC and Cudahy Library.  Participants will try to answer about 45 questions about spaces and services with help from staff, including staff at service desks.

Jane is the Reference Librarian scheduled for the scavenger hunt hours.  She will be at the second floor desk beginning at 8:30.  A Reference Assistant will also be present beginning at 9:00.  We’ll help answer questions and give directions.  We’ll have copies of the question sheets, with the answers filled in.

If you’re curious about the questions, take a look at the attached Word document (but don’t share it with any first-year students!).  link here to the scavenger hunt document

The Blackboard sessions usually offered in the Writing Center will not take place the week of 8/16/10.  A message to that effect has been added to the white board in the Writing Center.  Please encourage those seeking help with Blackboard to send an e-mail message to blackboard@luc.edu.

If anyone inquires about today’s Google Scholar Workshop, please share our apologies that the workshop instructor was not able to make it to campus. If the individual is willing, please take a name and e-mail and we will get in touch about scheduling an individual appointment or another workshop. Thanks, Jeannette

EVOKE changed the final clue in the Ramble (see previous post) so that now participants will want to take a photo with a Subject Specialist.  EVOKE didn’t let us know of the change (or at least I don’t believe they did) or we would have advised them that a Subject Specialist is not always available at the second floor desk in the IC.  So, please explain that if you are approached by Ramble participants while working alone and, unless you are strongly opposed, please let them take the photo they’re after.

We’re participating in the EVOKE Ramble, along with hundreds of students!  EVOKE describes the RAMBLE as “a university-wide scavenger hunt where student teams ramble all over the city, competing for awesome prizes and connect with the beating heart of Loyola: its people. Meet with faculty outside of the classroom, get to know the passions of staff members, learn about history and stories of Loyola, explore the city, and build meaningful relationships with each other and the university at large.”  (For more information see the Ramble blog.)

A series of “tips” will lead participants to the second floor of the IC where they’ll be looking for a poster that we’ve displayed on top of the northernmost unit of reference collection shelving.  Participants will be checking for the name of the Subject Specialist for theology (me).  We hope they’ll also notice the name of their own major’s Subject Specialist.  You may receive some follow-up or directional questions from Ramble participants.  Please try to be of help.  According to EVOKE, participants are motivated!  The Ramble ends 10/16/09.

We’re experimenting with a new initiative this fall that we’re calling Resource of the Week.  All of the reference librarians and graduate assistants will be responsible for Resource of the Week when they’re working at the second floor desk; one librarian will be responsible for “administering” Resource of the Week each week.

The librarian responsible for the week’s resource will post talking points for that week on this blog.  S/he will also prepare a flyer that we will have available.

When you are approached about the resource, if you are not busy with reference work, please spend a few minutes sharing the talking points and providing the flyer.  If you have reference questions waiting, thank the person for asking, provide the flyer, and ask that they return with questions.

Here are the schedule, topics, and responsible librarians:

week of 9/14 – Subject Guides (Tara)
week of 9/21 – Google Scholar & Books (Niamh)
week of 9/28 – RefWorks (Jamie)
week of 10/12 – Career Information (Jane)
week of 10/19 – Chemistry (Stephen)
week of 10/26 – E-books (Jane)

This is a redesign of last spring’s 10 Minute Scholar.  Our gratitude to Megan who, with Niamh, sketched out this idea for another experiment.  Thank you all in advance for your help with it.

Hello everyone,

I have received a couple of questions this evening about the spring fling contest. At first I had forgotten the contests details until Stephen reminded me the info was originally posted by Jane. I am reposting it here in order to move it up to the top, just in case anyone else has forgotten and is interested.

Justin

Take a look at http://www.luc.edu/ic/Spring_Fling.shtml when you have a moment, please.  It’s about a contest to promote the programs taking place in the IC this semester.  You can take part!  We’d love it if you’d encourage your students to participate in the programs and contest, too.

When a program is presented, whether by a reference librarian or someone else (such as a staff person from the Career Development Center), the presenter will need to have a sign in sheet for attendees.  The sign in sheets are in a filing cabinet at south end of the IC’s first floor desk.  They are bright pink and are in a red file folder.  At the end of their program, the presenter will return the sheet to the same file cabinet.  Please be prepared to remind presenters of the where and what of this in case one forgets and inquires with you.

Questions about the programs and contest may be directed to our second floor desk.  Please help people review the webpage and to forward questions to me.  The above-linked webpage is linked from the IC homepage under the “News and Events” heading.

Take a look at http://www.luc.edu/ic/Spring_Fling.shtml when you have a moment, please.  It’s about a contest to promote the programs taking place in the IC this semester.  You can take part!  We’d love it if you’d encourage your students to participate in the programs and contest, too.

When a program is presented, whether by a reference librarian or someone else (such as a staff person from the Career Development Center), the presenter will need to have a sign in sheet for attendees.  The sign in sheets are in a filing cabinet at south end of the IC’s first floor desk.  They are bright pink and are in a red file folder.  At the end of their program, the presenter will return the sheet to the same file cabinet.  Please be prepared to remind presenters of the where and what of this in case one forgets and inquires with you.

Questions about the programs and contest may be directed to our second floor desk.  Please help people review the webpage and to forward questions to me.  The above-linked webpage is linked from the IC homepage under the “News and Events” heading.