Interest Groups: Overview

About Our Interest Groups

LOUIS has always believed that our strength is our members and their talents and expertise. Interest groups have a more flexible structure that allow our members to collaborate effectively through discussion lists. Members can use the discussion lists to more freely share ideas, discuss current trends, ask questions, and propose projects.

Each interest group has two co-moderators whose role is to encourage participation and bring the ideas of the interest group to the attention of the Executive Board, the membership, and/or the LOUIS Team. The moderators provide feedback throughout their term and present a summary report at the biannual membership meetings. They also keep consortium members abreast of their work through newsletter publications and suggested programming.

Collection and e-Resources

This interest group works together to address the collection development needs of the consortium, primarily for electronic resources.


  • Jim Hobbs, Loyola University New Orleans
  • Jeanne Pavy, University of New Orleans

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Information Literacy

This interest group works together to investigate and articulate learning outcomes and assessment measures for information literacy requirements prescribed by the Louisiana Board of Regents.


  • Megan Lowe, University of Louisiana at Monroe

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Library Technology

This interest group works together to address the technology needs of the consortium.


  • Kevin Hebert, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Lucy Rosenbloom, Loyola University New Orleans

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Why Interest Groups?

A Committee on Committees was convened to investigate the impact of the committee structure on consortial business and members' time. This committee recommended a move away from the more formal committee structure to more flexible structure of interest groups. These groups provide more timely and effective responses to address the needs of the consortium through the use of discussion lists and commissioned task forces.