Communities

We provide our members a space in which to share, learn, teach, and question. Communication is paramount to success, and these communities have contributed greatly to the success of LOUIS by sharing their expertise and ideas.

Completed Task Forces

Assessment Task Force

Tasked with developing and conducting annual assessments of needs and expectations of LOUIS members.

Working Documents and Reports

Members:

John Bourgeois (Nicholls), Lisa Hooper (Tulane), Peter Klubek (BRCC), and Timothy Stamm (Delgado) - Chair

Communication Task Force

Tasked with surveying members and conducting a literature review towards making a recommendation regarding the use of alternatives to emails (such as blogs, wikis, Sharepoint, Community Moodle) in order to enhance communication within LOUIS.

Working Documents and Reports

Members:

Lonnie Beene (McNeese), Sally Krash (Tulane), Megan Lowe (ULM), and Jeremiah Paschke-Wood (ULL)

Membership Fee Task Force

Tasked with reviewing the current membership fee model and reporting to the Executive Board on their appraisal of the model and recommendations for changes.

Working Documents and Reports

Members:

James E. Duggan (Tulane), Bonnie Hines (LSUA), Wendy Johnson (RPCC), and Eric Johnson (SELU)

Resource Sharing Task Force

Tasked with researching options for automating the procedures involved in granting and using the LALINC card to simplify borrowing and lending based on the Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement.

Working Documents and Reports

Members:

John Bourgeois (Nicholls), Gera Bridgewater (Delgado), Patricia Brown (LSUE), Angelique Carson (SUNO), Cynthia Charles (Dillard), Elizabeth Elmwood (Xavier), Rose Galofaro (SLU), Mary Finnan Hines (Loyola), Michael Matthews (NSULA), Connie Phelps (UNO), Elissa Plank (LSU), Diana Schaubhut (UHC), Melanie Sims (LSULAW) and Timothy Stamm (Delgado)

Symphony Infrastructure Migration Task Force

Tasked with researching if the infrastructure should continue to be locally hosted but migrated to embedded Oracle or if the infrastructure should be migrated to SirsiDynix's SaaS with embedded Oracle, and recommending the preferred option.

Working Documents and Reports

Members:

Lora Amsberryaugier (UNO), Kevin Hébert (Xavier), Wendy Johnson (RPCC), Natalie Palermo (LSULAW), Brian Sherman (LSUS), Cathy Sicard (LSU) and Mike Waugh (LSU)

Brochure Task Force

Tasked with defining the target audiences for two brochures and identifying content to put into a brochure specific to each audience. LOUIS team members then worked with EBSCO to design the brochure(s) and the BTF reviewed and recommended the final layout, message, and content.

Working Documents and Reports

Members:

Jaime Barrilleaux (LOUIS), Debbie Johnson-Houston (McNeese), Sigrid Kelsey (LSU), Cathy Sicard (Ex-Officio), and Sara Zimmerman(Ex-Officio)

Grants Task Force

Tasked with investigating foundations, state, and federal agencies that might provide funding for LOUIS activities and resources.

Working Documents and Reports

Members:

John Conover (LUMCON)

Nursing e-Resources Task Force

Tasked with reviewing the current content in LOUIS purchased nursing e-resources and reporting to the Executive Board on their recommendation for changes. Scope included reviewing other nursing resources in collections purchased outside of LOUIS; recommendation for replacement of all or a portion of the e-resources; and/or make recommendation for collection development in the nursing area.

Working Documents and Reports

Members:

Carita Alexander (ULM), Patricia Brown (LSUE), Paula Craig (NSULA), Emily Deal (ULL), Ladonna Guillot (SELU), Debra Harmon (BPCC), Bonnie Hines (LSUA), Jessica Hutchings (McNeese), Margaret Keller (Northshore), Mary Marix (LSUHSC), Katherine Rolfes (SLCC) and Debbie Sibley (LSUHSC)

Statistics Task Force

Tasked with reviewing the issues, revealing common needs, and identifying next steps towards enabling consortium members to address statistical needs.

Working Documents and Reports

Members:

Lora Amsberryaugier (UNO), Shanna Clevenger (Delgado), Alice Daugherty (LSU), Kevin Hébert (Xavier), James Hodges (UNO), Margaret Keller (Northshore), Aaron Lercher (SLU), Megan Lowe (ULM), Jerome Marcantel (McNeese), Karen Niemla (ULM), Sarah Simms (Nicholls), and Sarah Simms (LSU)

Usage Consolidation Task Force

Tasked with reviewing statistics management products and reporting to the Executive Board on their appraisal of the product(s) and whether the product(s) would be a good addition to the LOUIS suite of services offered to LOUIS members. If other products are revealed during this research, it is within the Chairs’ authority to include/exclude those in the review process.

Working Documents and Reports

Members:

Alice Daugherty (LSU), Rusty Gaspard (LSUA) and Jerome Marcantel (McNeese)

Committee on Committees Task Force

Tasked with reviewing the current standing committee structure and reporting to the Executive Board on their appraisal of the model and recommendations for changes.

Working Documents and Reports

Members:

Lora Amsberryaugier (UNO), Jessica Hutchings (McNeese), Wendy Johnson (RPCC), and Jeanne Pavy (UNO)

LALINC Bylaws Task Force

Tasked with reviewing the existing Bylaws and reporting recommendations for changes to the Executive Board.

Working Documents and Reports

Members:

James E. Duggan (Tulane), Debbie Johnson-Houston (McNeese), and Abbie Landry (NSULA)

Public Relations Task Force

Tasked with developing a public relations/marketing campaign that will 1) provide a unified, cohesive message for all LOUIS advocates to use, and 2) put LOUIS on the radar of all legislators, the governor, campus administrations, and other relevant parties. 

Working Documents and Reports

Members:

Michael Matthews (NSULA), Karen Niemla (ULM), and Gerald Patout (LSUE)

Strategic Planning Task Force

Tasked to prepare a three-to-five year strategic plan for the consortium, to include a vision statement and to address the following areas: administration/structure, budget/financial, and services/personnel.

Working Documents and Reports

Members:

James E. Duggan (Tulane), Shatiqua Mosby-Wilson (SUNO), Cathy Sicard (LSU), Sheri Thompson (LSU), Charles Triche III (ULL) and Sara Zimmerman (LSU)