Happy Dewey Decimal Day!
December 10, 1851 is the birthday of Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification.
Mildred C. Crabtree, a civilian librarian, selects books in the library for distribution to the wards at Kenner Army Hospital, 07/07/1976
Library Lagniappe: Finals, 1957-1967
The library is packed full of students now that finals have started. While the stress of getting through exams may seem fresh every semester, Loyola students have been studying their way to winter break since the university was founded in 1912. Take inspiration from these students from the past, and good luck!
Library Lagniappe: Songs of Home:
A recent donation to the Monroe Library Special Collections & Archives included several pieces of sheet music written about Louisiana and New Orleans. Go ahead and sing along!
The sheet music was part of an additional donation from Anthony J. Stanonis, a Loyola history graduate and author of several books and articles on New Orleans and Louisiana history, including Creating the Big Easy: New Orleans and the Emergence of Modern Tourism, 1918-1945, and Through a Purple (Green and Gold) Haze – New Orleans Mardi Gras In the American Imagination. In 2004, Mr. Stanonis donated much of his research material for his book on New Orleans tourism, which included guides, maps, brochures, booklets, and other literature put out by local public and private groups and businesses, spanning roughly from 1902 to 1960. This collection is an invaluable resource for studying the growth and development of the tourism industry in New Orleans. Many of the pamphlets can be viewed on the Louisiana Digital Library.
Happy studying, Wolf Pack, and good luck with finals!
The Monroe Library Holiday Cocoa Party is tomorrow at 2pm in the Learning Commons. See you there, Wolf Pack!
The Monroe Library Learning Commons Student Employee of the Month for November is Starlight Williams! Starlight is a freshman from Douglasville, Georgia, and is majoring in Journalism and Pre-Med. Starlight is active on campus as an editorial assistant for the Maroon, a Loyola Ambassador, and a member of the Residence Hall Association’s Campus Programming and Service & Community Advocacy Committees.
According to Learning Commons Assistant Welbie Prinston, “Starlight is a trooper! Her fierce determination to learn and grow, backed by her winning smile and gentle spirit, have made her an outstanding and invaluable member of the Learning Commons community.”
Congratulations, Starlight, and thank you for all of your hard work!
This week’s #minibookmonday showcases The Life and Exploits of Robin Hood.
This small book, measuring only 3 X 5 inches, was published in London around 1860. The nineteenth century mass-market publisher of this work, Milner and Sowerby, reproduced classic works of literature on the cheap, using inexpensive paper and producing small, pocket-sized books that sold thousands of copies in their day. Perhaps due to their inexpensive, almost ephemeral nature, only a few copies of this small edition of The Life and Exploits of Robin Hood can be found in United States libraries today. The Monroe Library is one, so come and see this small swashbuckling tale for yourself!
Extended Study hours are as follows:
Open continuously from 7 am on Monday, December 2 until midnight on Friday, December 6.
Open 8 am-9 pm on Saturday, December 7.
Open continuously from 10 am on Sunday, December 8 until 6 pm on Friday, December 13.
During Extended Study:
-The front doors will be locked at midnight Sunday-Thursday. During this time, please use the computer lab entrance.
-Only members of the Loyola community will be permitted to be in the building while the front doors are locked.
-A valid Loyola ID will be required to enter the library.
-Study groups should work on the first floor in the Learning Commons or in a group study room.
-Group study rooms can be checked out to two or more Loyola students.
-The second and third floors are reserved for quiet study.
-Free coffee and tea will be provided at midnight.
Good luck with finals!