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FAQ for Summer 2021

In line with Tulane's re-opening plans, the following information details the libraries' procedures and policies for Summer 2021. Please follow us on Facebook and instagram and twitter for continued communication.

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Staff Spotlight: Circulation and Interlibrary Loan

Over the past year, Tulane University Libraries (TUL) staff members and librarians have demonstrated high degrees of flexibility in response to both COVID-related and weather-related disruptions. The Circulation and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) departments are a great example of this, maintaining a commitment to excellent customer service during volatile periods of unanticipated circumstances.… (read more)

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Film Festival Winners

The Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) video “Hogan Jazz Archive Photography Collection,” written and narrated by Lori Schexnayder and directed and edited by Alan Velasquez with assistance from Melissa Weber, Agnes Czeblakow, and Lynn Abbott, won two “ARLies” awards in the 2021 Association of Research Libraries (ARL)… (read more)

Meet Your Librarians: Raquel Horlick and Courtney Kearney

Raquel Horlick

After conducting her own research and assisting others as a lab coordinator, Raquel Horlick; Coordinator for Scholarly Resources, Sciences, and Engineering; was inspired to become a librarian because of her love of learning, organizing, and hunting down answers to questions. Since 2013, Raquel has helped… (read more)

The Acquisition of Julia Dorn’s The Legend of the Dew Drop Inn Documentary

Last year, filmmaker Julia Dorn donated 43 mini DV tapes of video interviews she conducted for her unfinished documentary, The Legend of The Dew Drop Inn, to the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz. The unfinished film intended to incorporate oral histories to detail the historical, social, and cultural impact of the Dew Drop Inn, one of the foremost Black… (read more)

Libraries open with new plans and procedures

As Tulane’s libraries reopen for a new school year, librarians and staff are looking forward to welcoming the campus community back to our facilities.  In line with the University’s phased restart of on-ground operations, the Libraries have been rolling out a multi-phase reopening plan that incorporates different hours, modes of service delivery, and policies adapted for our current public… (read more)

New library system to improve access to collections

On July 8th, Tulane University Libraries will implement a new library system, Alma, which will assist us in managing our print and online collections within a single platform. While this large-scale software implementation involves the entire community, we have made every effort to minimize disruptions to library users. If you have a question or need assistance, please … (read more)

TUSC acquires the papers of William Blanc (Bill) Monroe Jr.

Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) is honored to acquire the correspondence, speeches, writings, photographs, and other personal and professional papers of William Blanc (Bill) Monroe Jr. (July 17, 1920 – February 17, 2011). Born in New Orleans, Monroe graduated from Tulane University in 1942, served in the… (read more)

Alumni couple’s bequest to Tulane’s Latin American Library caps decades of giving

May 4, 2021 by Patrick. J Davis

A couple whose longtime philanthropy has helped solidify the Latin American Library (LAL) as one of Tulane University’s crown jewels is now making it the beneficiary of a large bequest.

The estate gift from Tulane alumni James Morrill (A&S ’69) and Dr. Penny Chittim Morrill (NC ’69) will bolster their two existing funds: the Jim and Penny… (read more)

Neville Prendergast honored as a 2021 Medical Library Association President’s Award recipient

This April, Neville Prendergast, Director of the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, was honored as a recipient of the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) 2021 President’s Award. The President’s Award is presented to an MLA member or group of members for significant contributions made during the past year to enhance… (read more)

Collections Highlight: Conservation work on the Codex Tulane

In this spring season of renewal, the Codex Tulane, or Códice Huamelulpan, has had a rebirth of its own. A mid-sixteenth century Mesoamerican painted manuscript on deer hide, the codex consists of inscriptions, pictorial and otherwise, likely used in court proceedings for land litigation.  Recorded pictorially is a mythological origin scene to begin the document followed by the genealogies of… (read more)

Staff Spotlight: Amy Corder, Keith Pickett, and Laura Wright

Recently, Amy Corder, Research Support Librarian, Keith Pickett, Coordinator of Research Services & User Resources, and Laura Wright, Research Support Librarian, from Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences (Matas) presented “Mission to MARS: Meta-Analysis & Systematic Review Support” at the South-Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (… (read more)

Tulanian Spring 2021: Family Papers

4/12/21 by Amanda Morlas, photo by Sally Asher

The Latin American Library at Tulane has acquired by donation the Chamorro Barrios Family Papers (1767–1997), one of Latin America’s most influential families and key players in the national life of Nicaragua since the 18th century.

“The collection is rich in previously unexplored documents which will add new insights on the… (read more)

Heroes & Helpers Winner - Elaine R. Hicks

"Heroes & Helpers" recognizes a person or team, among Tulane’s students, faculty, staff and alumni, engaged in extraordinary efforts on behalf of others in the battle against the major health crisis of our time. On March 16, 2021, Elaine R. Hicks, Research, Education and Public Health Librarian at Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, was selected as one of Tulane University's "… (read more)

Tulane Libraries announce new agreement to broaden access to published research

The Tulane University Libraries have signed two Publish and Read agreements with two major scholarly journal publishers. Under these recent agreements, newly published articles by Tulane researchers appearing in any of nearly 500 academic journals from … (read more)

Tulane University jazz archive gets new name and expanded mission

Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) is pleased to announce an expanded mission and new name for its famed music archive. Previously known as the Hogan Jazz Archive, the reconceived Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz will expand the scope of its collections, including acquisitions that document late 20th century and 21st-century contemporary… (read more)

Battling the Infodemic: LJ's 2021 Librarians of the Year

January 5, 2021 by Lisa Peet in Library Journal

Many librarians make a difference in what could be considered matters of life and death: connecting a patron to health information needed to make treatment decisions, or to social services that provide food and housing, or offering a teen in need the right book at the right time. Some get the opportunity to make such a difference on a… (read more)

The Latin American Library Acquires Chamorro-Barrios Family Papers

The Latin American Library at Tulane University is pleased to announce that it has acquired by donation the Chamorro Barrios Family Papers (1767-1997).  This substantial documentary collection (approximately 175 linear feet) relates to one of Latin America’s most influential families at the forefront of Nicaragua’s political and national life since the 18th century.  The collection consists of… (read more)

Tulane University Libraries present the 2020 Faculty Author Spotlight Series

Over the years, Tulane University Libraries (TUL) has hosted a Library Speaker Series to provide students, faculty and visiting researchers an opportunity to share their work with their peers. In 2019, the Faculty Author Spotlight was created to continue the series and promote recent scholarship on campus. However, COVID-19 has presented the Tulane community with the need for new ways to… (read more)

Tulane University launches LabArchives for researchers

Tulane University’s Office of Research, in partnership with Tulane University Libraries (TUL) and Tulane’s Information Technology (IT), has launched its first electronic lab notebook (ELN) solution for all Tulane researchers. LabArchives, a secure, cloud-based ELN, enables researchers to capture, manage, store and share information and data. The digital tool is designed to facilitate… (read more)

Tulane University Dean David Banush named to prestigious Grolier Club

David Banush, the dean of libraries and academic information resources at Tulane University, has been elected to membership in the Grolier Club, the oldest and most prestigious bibliophilic society in America. 

Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club is the oldest bibliophilic society in the United States. Based in New York City, the club consists of nearly 800 American, British, European and… (read more)

Connect with Tulane libraries by celebrating National Poetry Month

Tulane University Libraries are celebrating National Poetry Month this April by inviting anyone from the Tulane community—students, faculty, staff and alumni— to submit their favorite short poems from any period, in any style and any language.

To participate, please provide your name, affiliation, the poem you want to share, some information about it, even a short video of yourself… (read more)

Tulane University librarians help provide critical information to WHO teams

Tulane University faculty member Dr. Lina Moses, a seasoned epidemiologist and disease ecologist in the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, was deployed to Geneva where she worked on the COVID-19 response over the past two months. Receiving daily publication reports, Moses is charged with rapidly distributing the most impactful scientific information to the … (read more)