Listen with LOUIS
By LOUIS Libraries
The goal of this podcast is to share knowledge among the LOUIS consortium and to highlight the excellent work of its members.
Listen with LOUISOct 06, 2023
Centenary College's Career Closet with Kat Williamson & Cayman Hawkins
Join us as we learn from Kat Williamson, Librarian at Centenary College, and our first ever student on the podcast, SGA Vice President of Institutional Affairs at Centenary, Cayman Hawkins. Kat and Cayman talk about how they conceived of and created a career closet at Centenary, a place where students can check out clothing they may need for an interview or other important occasion. Kat and Cayman also share their passion in our "Pitch Your Passion" episode, which for both of them happens to be sports!
LUC 2023 Conference Sounds
LUC 2023 was a huge success and so much fun, so we wanted to share some sounds from the conference with you in this episode.
During the conference, Rob Stephens interviewed several conference attendees about their experience with the LOUIS Users Conference. We hope you enjoy!
Learn about the LOUIS Team: Darcy Waguespack, Business Affairs Manager
Join is as we listen to Darcy Waguespack, LOUIS
Business Affairs Manager, speak about what she does for LOUIS, her passion for
Halloween, and how she uses Southern hospitality to make our LOUIS events that
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Research Librarianship and Beneath Heavy Pines in World War II Louisiana with Sarah Simms and Hayley Johnson
In this episode, hear Sarah Simms and Hayley Johnson, both librarians at LSU Libraries, talk about why they are driven to do research, how they find research inquiries, why they choose to research with a partner, and so much more!
Sarah and Hayley will also talk about their recently published book, Beneath Heavy Pines All in World War II: The Japanese American Internment Experience at Camp Livingston.
Designing for Usability: The louislibraries.org Redesign with Elizabeth Joan Kelly
Recently LOUIS has redesigned our website to improve navigation, accessibility, and design. In this episode, Elizabeth Joan Kelly joins us to talk about the process of redesigning louislibraries.org.
If you're interested in refreshing your library's website, give this a listen to hear the process LOUIS went through!
Plus, hear Elizabeth talk about her passion for music, and her endeavors as a composer and radio program host.+
Creating OER in Louisiana with Emily Frank, Amelia Brister, and Chresancio Jackson
If you're considering implementing or creating OER materials in an academic setting, this episode is for you! We spoke with three guests about Creating OER, or Open Education Resources:
- Emily Frank, Affordable Learning Administrator at LOUIS
- Amelia Brister, Director of Library and Learning Resources at Louisiana Delta Community College
- Chresancio Jackson, Division Chair for the School of Liberal Arts and Instructor of History at Louisiana Delta Community College
Emily gives a definition of OER and talks about how and why LOUIS, a library consortium, does work in this area. Amelia and Chresancio talk about their experiences working in a cohort to create OER textbooks.
Then, Amelia and Chresancio talk about the work of creating an OER podcast, Learn with Podcasts: World Civilization 1, that was funded by a Louisiana Board of Regents eLearning Innovation Grant. That podcast can be heard on Spotify or YouTube.
Listen to "Learn with Podcasts: World Civilization 1" on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5rRY211SMrKeG7FHd5G2sN
Listen to "Learn with Podcasts: World Civilization 1" on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ldccbtec
Learn about the LOUIS Team #1: Mike Waugh, Library Services Platform Administrator
This week we will listen to Mike Waugh describe his duties as Library Services Platform Administrator at LOUIS. Mike will talk about his daily job duties, his favorite things about his job, as well as his passion for homesteading! This episode will be the first in a series of episodes where we will be talking to each of the LOUIS Team members about what they do at LOUIS.
How should faculty respond to ChatGPT? with Lauren McAdams and Karla Stewart from BRCC
ChatGPT, the new large language model created by Open AI, has created new challenges and possibilities for the classroom due to its ability to quickly generate large amounts of text that approximate human writing. In this episode, Lauren McAdams and Karla Stewart, two librarians from Baton Rouge Community College, talk about strategies for approaching this technology in the classroom, what it means for assessment, and so much more!
How Nicholls Library Fundraises through Give-N-Day, with Andrew Barbier and Brandy Burbante
Each year, Nicholls Library participates in Nicholls State University's annual day of giving, Give-N-Day, and they always do it with creativity and flair. In this episode, listen to Andrew Barbier and Brandy Burbante talk about how they came up with new ideas for fundraising to start a board game collection at Nicholls.
Then, listen as Andrew and Brandy attempt a game of LOUIS Trivia!
How Dupre Library's Outreach is Inspired by an Arts and Culture Collective
In addition to being a librarian at Dupre Library at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Peter Klubek is an artist and member of Nunu Arts and Culture Collective. Peter realized that much of the community programs at Nunu might have crossover appeal to the library, so he and Tiffany Ellis started using ideas from the collective to inform outreach initiatives at Dupre. The result has been "Creative Place Making," which encourages rethinking of the space of a library to better tailor it to the needs of its users.
Plus we get to hear about Peter's passion for his art, and Tiffany's love for baking in an edition of "Pitch Your Passion."
Learn more about events at Dupre Library here: https://library.louisiana.edu/services/user-engagement
Learn more about Nunu Arts and Culture collective here: https://nunuaccollective.homesteadcloud.com/.
Nicollette Davis, ALA Emerging Leader, Discusses Her Work & How to Get Started with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Recently, Nicollette Davis, who serves as the Assistant Librarian for Kinesiology, Social Work, and Health Sciences at LSU Libraries, was named a 2023 American Library Association Emerging Leader. Nicollette joins us to discuss the work she is doing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and gives advice and reading recommendations for those who want to start their own DEI work.
Plus, we get to learn a little about Nicollette outside of the library when she plays "Pitch Your Passion" and talks about how she refills her cup when she's not at work.
Watson's Living Library with Debbie Huntington and Dr. Megan Lowe
When she was hired at Northwestern State University as Head of Collection Development and Cataloging, Debbie Huntington was looking for a fresh way to grow Watson Library's collection and to do unique programming. The result has been Watson's Living Library, a program where Debbie recruits community members to talk about their life stories and experiences in a panel setting. Watson Library records those panels and considers them a valuable part of their collection.
In this episode of Listen with LOUIS, hear Debbie and Dr. Megan Lowe, Director of University Libraries at NSU, talk about the work it takes to create a living library both from the library and others on NSU's campus, the effect this program has on the community, and how Watson's Living Library fits with the mission statement of their institution.
Debbie and Megan have two forthcoming Watson's Living Library panels planned: late Spring 2023 they will host "What It Means to Be an NSU Athlete," and then during fall 2023 they are planning a session titled "Wounded Warriors."
Board Games in Libraries with Danielle Costello and Lili Bedoya from LSU Libraries
Have you ever considered creating a board game collection in your library? Or maybe you have a collection but want to expand its usage. Or maybe you're just a board game enthusiast interested in how board games fit into libraries. In any of those cases, Episode 3 of Listen with LOUIS is for you.
Join us as we listen to Danielle Costello and Lili Bedoya, both from LSU Libraries, talk about the board game collection at their library. The two will explain how they started the board game collection at LSU, what libraries can do to get started, how board games serve an information need in libraries, and so much more. Plus, Danielle and Lili talk about what they are passionate about outside of libraries (fantasy novels and community theatre!) in a new segment called Pitch Your Passion.
Danielle Costello is the Games and Gaming Round Table Events Programming Co-Chair for the American Library Association and a Research and Instruction Librarian at LSU. Lili Bedoya is a 2022 graduate of LSUs School of Library and Information Science and is now the Research and Instruction Services Coordinator at LSU Libraries.
To see the Libguide that Lili made for LSU Libraries' board game collection, visit: https://guides.lib.lsu.edu/boardgames
For more information about the American Library Association's Games and Gaming Round Table, visit: https://www.ala.org/rt/gamert
Rebecca Kelley talks Digital Equity and the Louisiana Statewide Digital Inclusion Pilot
Episode 2 of Listen with LOUIS features Rebecca Kelley talking about her work with the Louisiana Statewide Digital Inclusion Pilot, what digital equity and digital literacy are, and how librarians are at the forefront of helping create digital equity in their communities.
Plus, Rebecca plays a game of Listen with LOUIS Trivia about digital libraries that may or may not include Ryan Adams live concert footage, listservs on scythes and scything, and digital scans that are... upside down.
For more information about digital inclusion in Louisiana, Subscribe to the LOUIS Digital Inclusion Digest: https://louis.libwizard.com/f/digital_inclusion.
Episode 1: Martha Dauzat and Michelle Riggs Waller talk Outreach at LSU Alexandria
Join us as we listen to two librarians from Louisiana State University Alexandria: Martha Dauzat, Services & Outreach Manager, and Michelle Riggs Waller, University Archivist and Head of Central Louisiana Collections at the Bolton Library.
Martha and Michelle have lead new outreach initiatives in the library including a tiny art show, mini golf in the library, and a two-sentence horror story competition. We hear about how they have used these initiatives to better reach students, and what it took to start such initiatives at Bolton.
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