What is it?
Learning with LOUIS (LwL) is a teaching, learning, and sharing webinar program introduced in March 2013. These webinars are facilitated by LOUIS, but are presented by consortium members, LOUIS staff, and invited guests. LOUIS wants to ensure that its members, at all levels, remained connected to each other. The best way to do so is to share our experiences, learn from each other, and grow together.
Topics can include:
- WorkFlows, e-Library, or other SirsiDynix products
- digital libraries and CONTENTdm
- interlibrary loan and ILLiad
- electronic resources
- current library trends
How Does it Work?
Only one LwL webinar is scheduled in a given month. We hope to offer one per month, but will facilitate at least six per year. For upcoming webinars, check the LOUIS Calendar.
Host and Presenters
LOUIS functions as the host for the webinars. This means that we provide the software for conducting the webinar; we also help with correspondence (reminders, evaluations, etc.), setup, and testing. The webinar is conducted in the LwL classroom, powered by Adobe Connect. Presenters simply log in as an attendee and the LwL coordinator will assign them the role of host or presenter, providing them access to the tools available through Adobe Connect, such as desktop sharing. The only requirement is a computer with internet access, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher, and a computer headset with microphone.
For more details regarding the responsibilities of the host and the presenter, log in to public Knowledge Base and see document # 6727: Learning with LOUIS – Responsibilities. If you do not have that password, please submit a request and we’ll provide it to you once we verify your affiliation.
The link to access the classroom is sent out in the reminders and is provided in the LOUIS calendar event page. Attendees log in as guests. The attendee enters his or her name, followed by the institution (Jane Doe, LOUIS). If there are multiple attendees listening in on a single connection, we ask that they sign in as the institution and provide a count of those listening in (LOUIS 9).
Each LwL webinar is recorded and saved so that members can access it at a later date if they were unable to attend the live session, or if they want to go back and review the content. The links to the recordings are sent out in a follow-up email after the session ends. They are also saved in Knowledge Base document #6633: Learning with LOUIS – Links to Recorded Webinars. The links can also be access through the LwL webpage. The password for the webpage is the same as that for the public Knowledge Base. If you do not have that password, please submit a request and we’ll provide it to you once we verify your affiliation.
Check the LOUIS Calendar for details regarding upcoming Learning with LOUIS webinars.
Spice Up Your Tech Life: IT Work & Resource Management with Spiceworks
Jerome Marcantel (McNeese)
February 6, 2014 10:00 AM
GPO: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Lori Smith (Southeastern)
January 22, 2014 10:00 AM
Experiences in Embedded Librarianship
Teri Gallaway, Elizabeth Kelly, Brian Sullivan, & Malia Willey (Loyola)
December 13, 2013 10:00 AM
Interlibrary Loan & ILLiad
Janet Crane (UNO) & Jacob Fontenot (LSU)
November 21, 2013 10:00 AM
Using the SirsiDynix Training Portal – Mentor
Lisa Witteman (SirsiDynix)
October 15, 2013 10:00 AM
New Website Orientation
Jaime K. Barrilleaux (LOUIS)
September 20, 2013 10:00 AM
EDS in Learning Management Systems
Eric Frierson (EBSCO)
August 7, 2013 10:00 AM
What’s New in SP Land? by Adam Viator
Adam Viator (LOUIS)
July 16, 2013 10:00 AM
An Overview of LOUIS
Sara Zimmerman (LOUIS)
June 26, 2013 10:00 AM
Search and Browse Results in eLibrary and WorkFlows
Mark Witteman (LOUIS)
April 30, 2013 10:00 AM
EDS Search Tips
Mike Waugh (LSU)
March 21, 2013 10:00 AM
Have an Idea?
Does your library have a unique or innovative outreach service? Did your library work to re-brand itself in the current academic and economic environment? Do you have a system of special workflows set up to improve services? Did you give a conference presentation that you would like to revise or expand? Submit a proposal, including a brief description of the topic and a range of preferred dates and times. The LOUIS Team will review the proposal and, if accepted, contact you to schedule the session.
Do you have an area you are interested in, but know very little about? If so, suggest the topic and we will do our best to facilitate a Learning with LOUIS webinar to address your interests.