LOUIS has provided a users conference since its inception in 1992. It is currently known as the LOUIS Users Conference (LUC), an annual conference hosted by LOUIS for our partners.
Our purpose is to bring inspired people–like our partners–together to communicate and collaborate to ensure we remain the premier source for our users’ research, learning, and teaching needs. The general sessions are pre-determined based on special topics and need.
Topics usually cover all LOUIS initiatives and services, which include:
- Integrated library systems like SirsiDynix Symphony and EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
- Electronic resources updates, tips, and tools
- digital library and CONTENTdm
- Interlibrary loan procedures, and ILL software like ILLiad
The conference is held over two days in the fall–generally in early October. Registration usually opens by mid July.
Presentations are provided by Louisiana library professionals, Louisiana SLIS students, LOUIS staff, and vendors.
The conference currently features forty-five concurrent sessions, an opening general session, two lunch & learns, a late general session on the first day, and a closing general session on the second day.
The presentations are not sales pitches; they are meant to function more as trainings, workshops, or seminars.
Poster sessions are provided by Louisiana library professionals, Louisiana SLIS students, LOUIS staff, and vendors.
The conference currently features eight to ten posters. The posters are set up for display at the start of day one, and an open browse is scheduled between the last general sessions of the day and the reception. During the open browse, poster presenters are asked to remain by their poster to answer any questions from browsers.
Sharing sessions are moderated by Louisiana library professionals or LOUIS staff.
The conference currently features nine sharing sessions. This provides participants a chance to attend a sharing session specifically related to their interests or area of experience.
Vendors we partner with can sponsor the conference. If they choose to sponsor LUC, the vendor is represented on our conference agenda, advertisements, and website.
Vendors we partner with can provide free giveaways to participants. However, please be aware that LUC does not feature a formal exhibition space for vendor booths and giveaways. The vendor giveaways are coordinated and supervised by a LOUIS staff member.
To get involved with the conference, watch for the call by email or check the website. We begin seeking proposals, sponsorships, and giveaways for the next conference in mid-spring.
October 16-17, 2014
C.B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
The call for proposals just went out! The deadline is June 13, 2014. We are accepting proposals for one-hour concurrent sessions and for poster sessions. To submit, click the “Submit Proposal” button on the right.
The presentations on this page were made available for publication by the presenters. Presentations prior to LUC 2013 are attached to the conference agenda for that year. Check the Agenda tab for those presentations.
LUC 2013 Presentations
- A MarcEdit Sampler
Natalie Palermo (LSU Law)
- Alternatives to Traditional Article Delivery: The “Get It Now” Experience
Angela Dunnington (Southeastern)
- Beyond Recreational Literacy: Linking Information from College to Community by Introducing an Online Academic Library into a High School
Patricia Brown (LSUE)
- Charging Up Your Students (Poster)
Betsy Miguez & Susan Richard (ULL)
- CONTENTdm – The Whys and Hows of Customization Made Easy
Cyndy Robertson & Karen Niemla (ULM)
- Customizing Discovery
Mike Waugh (LSU)
- Do It Yourself: Custom Data Output with Symphony’s Seltools
Natalie Palermo (LSU Law)
- Doing More with EDS
Eric Frierson (EBSCO)
- EDI X12 Ordering and Invoicing using YBP’s GobiExport Plus
Amy Baptist (Southeastern), Jaime Barrilleaux (LOUIS), & Paul Kelsey
- Embedding Librarians Online
Cristina Caminita & Alice Daugherty (LSU)
- Experiences in Embedded Librarianship
Teri Gallaway, Elizabeth Kelly, Brian Sullivan, & Malia Willey (Loyola)
- Googling for Answers: the Ins and Outs of Using Google Effectively
Sonnet Ireland (UNO)
- Herding Stats: Best Practices for Collecting and Reporting Library Statistics
Stephanie Braunstein & Mike Waugh (LSU)
- Implementing RDA: A Perspective from LOUIS and the LSU Libraries RDA Working Group
Linda Smith Griffin (LSU), Rosalind Hollins (LSU), Doris Hutson (LSU), Catherine Mungall (LSU), & Zehra Zamin (LOUIS)
- Indexing in eLibrary and Workflows
Mark Witteman (LOUIS)
- Intra-Library Loan: Working Across Multiple Campuses
Gera J. Bridgewater, Shanna Clevenger, & Courtney Rimes-Stortz (Delgado)
- Literati – Best Practices for Increased Usage
Lisa Hill (Credo)
- Local and Unique and Digital: An Evolving Trend for Libraries and Cultural Heritage Institutions
Peter Murray (Lyrasis)
- LOUIS/LALINC Strategic Planning
James Duggan (Tulane), Sharon Mader (UNO), Elaine Smyth (LSU), & Charles Triche (ULL)
- Making the Software Do (More of) the Work: Managing Government Documents
Karen Cook (State Library), Chuck Hughes (ULM), Doris Hutson (LSU), & Lori Smith (Southeastern)
- Preparing a Library for SACSCOC Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Alice Daugherty (LSU)
- Ready or Not, Here They Come: Reducing the Need to Access Unprocessed Materials through Mass Digitization of University Archives at Loyola University New Orleans
Elizabeth Kelly & Trish Nugent (Loyola)
- SirsiDynix BLUEcloud modules: New functions that won’t require new money
Carla Clark (SirsiDynix)
- Slow Food, School Gardens, and Sustainability: Using Cooperative Extension Documents to Support Community and Institutional Initiatives
Cristina Caminita (LSU)
- Startup Fundraising: How Your Library Can Create Results in 100 Days
Michael Olson & Katherine Truxillo (Loyola)
- Text Collections and CONTENTdm
Gena Chattin (UNO)
- The State of Information Literacy in Louisiana Higher Education
Jessica Hutchings (McNeese) & Malia Willey (Loyola)
- Tips for Publishing Professionally
Walt Fontane (McNeese) & Megan Lowe (ULM)
- Understanding the Future: The Next Wave of JSTOR User Data Analysis
Ken DiFiore, M.L.I.S. (JSTOR)
- Using Web Services to Display Equipment and Room Availability
Teri Gallaway & Adam Parker (Loyola)
- LUC 2013 Program (PDF)
- LUC 2013 Program (Flipbook)
- LUC 2012 Agenda with Presentations
- LUC 2011 Agenda with Presentations
- LUC 2010 Agenda with Presentations
- LUC 2009 Agenda with Presentations
- LUC 2008 Agenda with Presentations
- LUC 2007 Agenda with Presentations
- LUC 2006 Agenda with Presentations
- LUC 2005 was cancelled due to hurricanes.
- LUC 2004 Agenda with Presentations