As you wrap up another semester... we have a question for you.
Students: Did you turn in a research project that demonstrates exceptional use of our library's diverse collections? Do you have a project that integrates advanced research skills with excellent writing and synthesis of ideas?
Faculty: have any of your students created work that fits the above criteria? If so, read on!
Please consider applying for the 2015 Undergraduate Library Research Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward LMU undergraduate students whose research makes sophisticated and creative use of the services, resources, and collections of the William H. Hannon Library to produce a scholarly or creative work. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to one undergraduate student, plus two honorable mentions of $450 each, and a $1,000 prize for best group project. A faculty member must nominate each student or group and write a letter of support. Student nominees must write a brief essay describing their use of library resources in completing their project.
Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of faculty and librarians.
Any paper or project completed for an LMU course between January 2014 and April 2015 will be eligible for this year's award. (Work turned in after the deadline will be eligible for next year's award.) Applications are due on April 8, 2015 at 9 a.m. For more information about the prizes, including eligibility, evaluation criteria, detailed application procedures, and winning research projects from previous years, please visit the official Undergraduate Library Research Award website.
All guest log-ins for the computers in the Information Commons in the William H. Hannon Library (1st floor) will expire at the end of day on Saturday, November 29. We turn off these guest log-ins to allow our students maximum access to our computers as they prepare for finals.
On Monday, December 15, 2014, the William H. Hannon Library will institute a new policy on guest computer log-ins in the Information Commons. In an effort to insure that our students have ample access to computers in the library, from that date forward we will be issuing guest log-ins for our computers only to individuals who fall into one or more of these categories:
Resident of these three area codes: 90045, 90094, or 90293 (proof of address required)
Students, faculty, and staff of Loyola Law School (current ID required)
An alumnus or alumna of Loyola Marymount University (OneCard required)
A student, faculty, or staff member from another college/university (current school ID required)
A student, faculty, or staff member from one of schools in the LMU Family of Schools (current school ID required)
Anyone with a borrower’s card, including spouses and children of LMU faculty and staff and students from high schools that have a borrowing contract with the LMU library
Guests in the above categories should visit the Information Commons service desk to request or renew their guest account after December 15. All visitors may use the stand-up computers located around the library that do not require log-ins; use of these computers is limited to 15 minutes at a time.
The library's public computers are primarily intended to serve as a gateway to the library's information resources, such as the online catalog, resources owned by LMU, and licensed electronic databases. Guests are prohibited from using these computers for recreational, commercial, or profit-making purposes. This has always been our policy, but we will begin enforcing it more rigorously on December 15.
The new computer access policy will not affect use of guest wireless nor public access to the building. It will remain open to all visitors.
For those affected by this change in policy, we recommend the following branches of the Los Angeles Public Library as alternative locations for computer and internet access:
Feel Good Finals is up and running, and we have the maker space out with supplies to fuel creative study breaks, including coloring, legos, puzzles, and origami.
But you've probably noticed the absence of one of our most popular FGF activities: the button maker.
To avoid wear and tear on the machine and the disastrous mess that comes with leaving the button maker out 24/7 during finals, we decided to set up a Pop-up Creation Station with scheduled activities throughout the week, including many opportunities to use the button maker.
See below for the full schedule! All activities and supplies are free, and everyone is welcome. Join us in the library lobby.
Wed Dec 3, 1-3 p.m. : Book ornaments and garlands
Wed Dec 3, 5-7 p.m. : Button maker
Thu Dec 4, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m : Paper flowers out of discarded books
Fri Dec 5, 1-2 p.m. : Collage bookmarks
Mon Dec 8, 1-3 p.m. : 3D Doodle pen (yes, this is a thing!) and 3d printing showcase
Mon Dec 8, 3-4 p.m. : Origami
Tue Dec 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. : Button maker
Tue Dec 9, 2:30-3:30 p.m. : Minecraft
Tue Dec 9, 4-6 p.m. : Felt flowers inspired by vintage botanical prints