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Alma Update

With the start of the new library system, Alma, which will assist us in managing our print and online collections within a single platform, we have temporarily suspended users’ login to their library account from the web pages. Anyone looking to renew items needs to do so in person or by calling the Checkout Desk at (504) 865-5689.

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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)

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Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Film Festival Winners

Congratulations to Lori Schexnayder and Alan Velasquez, who won two “ARLies” awards at the 2021 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Film Festival. Their video, “… (read more)

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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)

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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)

Dorothy Mackendrick prepares the library for social distancing protocols by measuring how far users should stand from the elevator.

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)

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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)

Frida Kahlo’s “Roots” (1943) clay figurine by Demetrio Garcia Aguilar; photo by Jocelyne Ponce

New Online Exhibit: Spirit and Craft in Oaxaca

Spirit and Craft in Oaxaca: Clay Figurines of the Aguilar Family

This exhibit presents modern clay figurines made by the world-renowned Aguilar… (read more)

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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)

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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)