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Continuity of Library Services

Noteworthy: The University Libraries Blog - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 16:09
Dear Loyola Community, Beginning Thursday, March 19, access to Cudahy Library will be restricted to library staff. The IC will remain open from 9 am – 5pm. Library materials will be delivered to the Information Commons upon request. Details are evolving everyday, we ask everyone to stay updated by either following one of our social media platforms or on our Continuity web page: http://libraries.luc.edu/continuity https://www.instagram.com/librariesluc/?hl=en
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Updated Library Service Information

Noteworthy: The University Libraries Blog - Sat, 03/14/2020 - 13:40
A few updates and some general information about the library and its services as we transition to online instruction and attempt to cope with this unprecedented disruption in normal services. The library will remain open and operational Monday through Friday (we will close on weekends), from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, beginning, March 13, 2020.  Virtual reference help will be available via online chat on the evenings and weekends. All services will be offered as usual. All library events will be canceled or rescheduled for later in the year. That is the plan for the moment. As things change we will adjust and inform you as necessary. Service Hours Building Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm Chat Reference Hours, Loyola Library Staff: Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 10pm; Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm; Sunday noon – 10:00pm Chat Reference Hours, contract (non-Loyola staff): 24 hours Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Students who are leaving campus are encouraged to return their books. We will most likely extend all due dates, and will be very lenient about overdue fines. ILL books should be returned if at all possible. People who have already left campus are encouraged to mail their books to […]
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Going Online? Take the Library with You

Noteworthy: The University Libraries Blog - Wed, 03/11/2020 - 16:56
We wanted to remind you of a few steps you can take to make sure you have continued access to library resources even if you can’t physically be on campus. We’ll be updating this with additional tips and resources, so check back.
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Kanopy Streaming Requests Update

Noteworthy: The University Libraries Blog - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 19:26
Dear Loyola’s, At present due to budget concerns we’ve had to turn off the open, non-licensed, content in Kanopy until we understand where we stand with them. We have a meeting scheduled for Tuesday afternoon that should hopefully show us whether we’re over budget or on track for things and will make some decisions accordingly. Please note this does not effect the hundreds of already licensed titles in Kanopy. What this means for you is that faculty members who may rely on Kanopy for their course work this term have a suggested set of ways to make this transition easier. This is not meant to alarm you- we can still license content for faculty even if the budget for Kanopy is tight. What I would ask you to do is to check upcoming titles as soon as possible using the link at http://luc.kanopystreaming.com and make sure the titles you need area available to play. If they’re not licensed yet a message will display asking you to fill out your name, email, and some additional details to request the film. That e-mail will come directly to me and I’ll be able to license the film within 24 business hours. This means […]
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Staff Picks — Katherine’s List of The Best Media in The Best Genre

Noteworthy: The University Libraries Blog - Thu, 12/19/2019 - 15:36
During the month of December, Loyola Libraries staff make lists and check them twice. What are these lists about? Anything! You can look at past years’ lists here, and stay tuned for more lists all month long! Without further ado… There is a genre of media that I’ve invented which is objectively* the best genre. All media in this genre involves someone (or a group of someones) going to an island and, during their time on that island, attempting to solve a mystery. Usually, this does not go well. Even if they do solve the mystery, something horrible ALWAYS happens. There are many examples of this genre, but there are objectively* the best ones. *not at all objectively. Katherine’s List of The 8 Best Examples Of Media Where Someone Goes To An Island, They Try To Solve a Mystery, & It Does Not Go Well. Wicker Man (Movie) This is the movie which started this list. I was going to write a list of the best Nicolas Cage movies but, when I went to write about Wicker Man, I had to think about why I liked it and this was why—it fit perfectly into my favorite genre of thing. Wicker […]
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Staff Picks — Bridget’s Favorite Lesbian Films of the Decade

Noteworthy: The University Libraries Blog - Fri, 12/13/2019 - 14:13
During the month of December, Loyola Libraries staff make lists and check them twice. What are these lists about? Anything! You can look at past years’ lists here, and stay tuned for more lists all month long! Without further ado… Bridget’s Favorite Lesbian Films of the Decade 9. Disobedience (2017) If I created the tagline for this film it would be Two Rachels, One Bad Wig. Or Two Rachels, One Spit Take. 8. Wild Nights with Emily (2018) Finally, a film that shows the true queerness of Emily Dickinson and her life-long relationship with Susan, her brother’s wife. Mad respect to Emily for playing the long game here. 7. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2017) Is there a gayer crime than forging scandalous letters from dead celebrities? 6. Colette (2018) Keira Knightley is captivating playing the iconic French author, Colette. I have a theory that in every Keira Knightley role she plays a lesbian. Bend it Like Beckham? Gay. Pirates of the Caribbean? Gay pirate. Pride and Prejudice? She somehow made Lizzie Bennet even gayer. 5. Princess Cyd (2017) This is a criminally underappreciated coming of age queer film set in Chicago. There is a cute, blossoming romance between Cyd […]
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Staff Picks — James’s Top 20 Films of the 2010s

Noteworthy: The University Libraries Blog - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 16:48
During the month of December, Loyola Libraries staff make lists and check them twice. What are these lists about? Anything! You can look at past years’ lists here, and stay tuned for more lists all month long! Without further ado… Best of the Decade: Top 20 Films of the 2010’s By James Conley, Media Services Librarian The years from 2010-2020 have brought us a slew of new artistic achievements in cinema. Sure we’ve also had plenty of duds and schlocky cash-grabs, but we’ve also had the rise and endurance of entirely new sub-genres. The 2010’s were as much defined by franchise films like those of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Expanded Universe as they were by the deep diversity of first time directors and actors, taking chances to push the boundaries of genre film and to explode audiences’ expectations about what going to the theater meant. As more and more films and shows were released by and on platforms like Netflix and Amazon the worry of cinema becoming something for the small screen permeated the platforms of auteur directors and classicists. In the end we’ve found something of a hybrid- films produced by streaming services getting both a home […]
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Staff Picks — Emily’s 9 Coffee Hangouts for Concentration

Noteworthy: The University Libraries Blog - Mon, 12/09/2019 - 16:45
During the month of December, Loyola Libraries staff make lists and check them twice. What are these lists about? Anything! You can look at past years’ lists here, and stay tuned for more lists all month long! Without further ado… Emily’s 9 Coffee Hangouts for Concentration Need a change of scenery to get your studying groove back? Tired of running into everyone you know at Metropolis? Try these places with great drinks and chill vibes. 1. Emerald City Uptown 1224 W. Wilson Ave https://emeraldcitychicago.com/ Features an inventive coffee menu plus baked goods and a small selection of larger food options. This place has mostly low and high table seating, plus a few couch spots near a fireplace. Brick and wood give it a cozy feel, as does a jigsaw puzzle near the counter to entertain you while you wait. 2. Heritage Outpost Lawrence House 1020 W. Lawrence St https://www.heritagebicycles.com/pages/heritage-outpost-lawrence-house This incarnation of the Heritage Outpost/bicycle chain is only a small nook, but opens up onto the vintage-glamour lobby of the Lawrence House apartments. Choose to sit at long wooden tables or to sink into the richly-coloured tufted furniture. 3. Nighthawk 4744 N. Kimball Ave https://www.nighthawkchicago.com/ This craft coffee and cocktail […]
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