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EDS Custom Linking

March 11, 2014 | Kathy Kiely & Chris Henderson (EBSCO)

Kathy and Chris covered the following items:

  • Overview of setup of CustomLinks – What/why/how
  • Customizations of the mandatory fields
  • Prioritizing links
  • Difference between A-to-Z/LinkSource CustomLink all content and hidden
  • Known workarounds
  • General questions will be answered throughout the session
  • More detailed questions will be answered at the end of the session to allow for more time to be spent on specific issues

EDS in Learning Management Systems

August 7, 2013 | Eric Frierson (EBSCO)

In this session, Eric Frierson, Discovery Services Engineer at EBSCO, will demonstrate a plug in that creates seamless integration of EDS content into all major course management systems (e.g., Moodle, Blackboard, D2L). No longer will faculty members have to figure our permalinks or download and upload PDFs; instead, they will stay in their CMS, search the library, and click ‘Add to Reading List’ when they find the item they want their students to read. Come find out how to get this tool enabled for your campus!

Embedding Librarians Online

June 24, 2014 | Cristina Caminita and Alice Daugherty (LSU)

In Spring of 2013, Louisiana State University launched LSU Online. LSU Online offers students the opportunity to earn master’s degrees in four professional disciplines entirely online. With the implementation of LSU Online, LSU Libraries Reference librarians saw a unique opportunity to integrate library resources and services into the online environment. As LSU Online’s enrollment grows and degree offerings expand, the Libraries will work to meet the needs of online faculty and students. This session describes the steps LSU Libraries have taken to be included in LSU Online planning and roll out, the challenges that the Libraries must address to ensure the availability of services, and the current trends in the scholarship regarding libraries and distance/online learning.

Experiences in Embedded Librarianship

December 13, 2013 | Teri Gallaway, Elizabeth Kelly, Brian Sullivan, and Malia Willey (Loyola)

Embedded librarianship involves integrating a librarian into the environment of the user. Academic librarians can further connect with students and enhance student learning by embedding in courses. Librarians at Loyola University New Orleans have embedded and co-taught in a variety of courses with other professors. This presentation shares their experiences as embedded librarians in courses, such as Historical Methods, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research for honors students, Introduction to Film and Digital Media, Introduction to Music Industry Studies, and Synoptic Gospels.

Googling for Answers

April 25, 2014 | Sonnet Ireland (UNO)

Just like any tool, the usefulness of Google is determined by the skill of the user. While library databases are ideal for research, it’s important for researchers to understand how to properly use those resources that they will have access to after leaving the University setting. This session teaches you tricks to enhance your Google skills, including Google Scholar, and skills that transfer to other search engines.

GPO: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

January 22, 2014 | Lori Smith (Southeastern)

Lori Smith gave participants a tour of major Government Printing Office web resources (Catalog of Government Publications, FDsys, FDLP Desktop, etc.) and then briefly explained how GPO’s cataloging policies result in LOUIS libraries getting shipping list records from Marcive that will never get overlaid. (That’s the “Ugly” part.) The first few minutes of the recording are missing, so Lori has also provided the PowerPoint presentation she prepared in advance.

Interlibrary Loan & ILLiad

November 21, 2013 | Janet Crane (UNO) & Jacob Fontenot (LSU)

UNO’s Janet Crane and LSU’s Jacob Fontenot demonstrated the functionality of the ILLiad software from the time a request is created to its fulfillment. ILLiad is one of the LALINC initiatives that LOUIS licenses and supports. It is a hosted software solution that allows your Interlibrary Loan department to automate the lending, borrowing, and document delivery processes from a single interface, and provides statistics. Historically, ILLiad was thought to be a bit complicated to set up, but in recent years it has become easier to implement. With this in mind, we wanted to make sure all libraries were able to get a fresh perspective on the software, from those using it, in order to determine if using ILLiad would benefit your library.

Inventory Best Practices

May 22, 2014 | Michael Sartori (McNeese) & Shanna Clevenger (Delgado)

While doing inventory may never be ‘fun’, our practical tips and procedures will make the process of inventorying materials in Faculty offices, specific portions of your collection, as well as your entire collection less intimidating. We give you some ‘road tested’ “do’s” and “do not’s” as well as show you the necessary reports and wizards in Symphony Workflows. Please note: The audio quality of this recording is not optimal.

The speakers have provided their working documents for you to reference as you listen.

New Website Orientation

September 20, 2013 | Jaime Barrilleaux (LOUIS)

This session provides a brief walk-through of the new LOUIS website.

Spice Up Your Tech Life: IT Work & Resource Management with Spiceworks

February 6, 2014 | Jerome Marcantel (McNeese)

Spiceworks is a free IT system management/inventory/help desk framework. This presentation demonstrated how we have used Spiceworks at McNeese to inventory our library’s IT equipment, keep track of work requests, as well as plan and schedule software updates/hardware upgrades.

What’s New in SP Land? by Adam Viator

July 16, 2013 | Adam Viator (LOUIS)

This presentation introduces the new features, fixes, and enhancements from this summer’s upgrade to Workflows client 3.4.1 Service Pack 1, 2 and 3. Come learn about some of the more useful features that can save you time and frustration in your daily use of Workflows.