Communities

We provide our members a space in which to share, learn, teach, and question. Communication is paramount to success, and these communities have contributed greatly to the success of LOUIS by sharing their expertise and ideas.

Active Working Groups

Board of Regents Master Plan Alignment Working Group

Evaluate opportunities for libraries to contribute to the goals of the BOR Master Plan.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Members:

Chair: Megan Lowe (ULM), Sherri Voebel (NSULA), Dawn Kight (SUBR), Marlene Bishop (LSUHSC), Johannah White (BRCC), Gina Costello (LSU), Lora Amsberryaugier (UNO), Megan Lowe (ULM), Tamera Hanken (Xavier), David Duggar (LSUHSCS), Teri Gallaway (LOUIS)

Open Source Resource Sharing Software Working Group

The Open Source Resource Sharing Software Working Group is tasked with conducting an initial assessment of ReShare and providing recommendations on the next steps in evaluating Open Source Resource Sharing Software needs of the consortium prior to the Spring 2020 membership meeting.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Members:

Chair: Jacob Fontenot (LSU), Debbie Huntington (NSULA), Jessica Hawkes (LSUS), Maya Banks (SUBR), Rebecca Bealer (LSUHSCNO), Cindy Knight (NTCC), Ian Richardson (ULL), Shanna Clevenger (DCC), LOUIS Support: Marcy Stevens

Electronic Resources Working Group

Establish a transparent decision-making process for electronic resource purchases that includes documentation of the process and outcomes. Implement best practices and the LOUIS Electronic Resources Licensing Principles in license negotiations. Examine alternative e-resource purchasing models for various institutional types and environments.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Members:

Chair: Dale Prince (LSUHSCNO)

LCTCS Member: Wendy Johnson (RPCC) – 2 years, through June 30, 2022

UL Member: Anna MacDonald (NSULA) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

LSU Member: Jessica Hawkes (LSUS) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

Southern Member: Jordan Signater (SUBR) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

LAICU Member: Laurie Phillips (LOYNO) – 2 years, through June 30, 2022

Special Library Member: Marlene Bishop (LSUHSCNO) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

EB Member: Tim Stamm (Delgado) – 1 year, through June 30, 2021

LOUIS support personnel: Lisa Stigall (LOUIS)

Controlled Digital Lending Working Group

The Controlled Digital Lending Working Group is tasked with conducting an initial assessment of controlled digital lending software, services, and agreements and providing recommendations on the next steps in evaluating opportunities for implementing or supporting controlled digital lending in the consortium prior to the Spring 2020 membership meeting.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Members:

Chair: Brian Sherman (LSUS), Amy Baptist (SELU), Rebecca Bealer (LSUHSCNO), Kelly Blessinger (LSU), Melinda Matthews (ULM), Maren Williams (ULM), Janelle Zetty (ULL), Tim Osteen (BPCC), Melanie Sims (LSU), Tamera Hanken (Xavier), Lisa Stigall (LOUIS)

 

Reciprocal ILL Borrowing Working Group

Examine possible privilege extensions or use of statewide delivery to support online students who want to utilize ILL services.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Members:

Chair: Tim Stamm (DCC), Debra Harmon (LSUS), Vanissa Eli (SUBR), Lonnie Beene (McNeese), Larissa Elliott (LSU), Blair Stapleton (ULL), Connie Chemay (RPCC), ZeeZee Zamin (LOUIS)

Institutional Repository Working Group

Explore opportunities with other libraries, consortia, and vendors for the development of an open-source library services platform. The Institutional Repository Working Group is tasked with conducting an initial assessment of consortia-level opportunities for open source institutional repository software, services, and agreements and providing recommendations on the next steps in evaluating opportunities for implementing or supporting an institutional repository in the consortium prior to the Spring 2020 membership meeting.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Members:

Chair: Dale Prince (LSUHSCNO), Sarah Mazur (LSUS), Maletta Payne (SUBR), Elizabeth Kelly (Loyola), Julie Schiavo (LSUHSCNO), Jeanne Pavy (UNO), Megan Lowe (ULM), Elizabeth Outler (SULC), Zachary Stein (ULL), Mary George (Xavier), LOUIS support: Mike Waugh (LOUIS)

Digital Accessibility Working Group

Evaluate digital accessibility risks related to third-party content and develop short and long-term plans for mitigating risks.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Members:

Chair: Todd Venie (LSU Law), Sarah Mazur (LSUS), Daremey Butler (SUBR), Lauren McAdams (BRCC), Tom Diamond (LSU), Maren Williams (ULM), Paula DuPont (DCC), Melanie Sims (LSU Law), Will Monroe (LSU Law), Connie Chemay (RPCC), Teri Gallaway (LOUIS)

 

IT Best Practices Working Group

Collect and distribute best practices for working with college and university IT departments.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Members:

Chair: Megan Lowe (ULM), Michael Matthews (NSULA), Dawn Kight (SUBR), Mike Sullivan (LSU), Lora Amsberryaugier (UNO), Jessica Louque (ULM), Laurie Vanderbrook (ULL), Jianshan Yang (Xavier), Mararia Adams (LSUHSC), Mike  Waugh (LOUIS)

Shared Print Working Group

The Shared Print Working Group is tasked with conducting an initial assessment of shared print software, services, and agreements and providing recommendations on the next steps in evaluating the shared print needs of the consortium prior to the Spring 2020 membership meeting.  Investigate the possibility of joining a cooperative shared print repository.

Working Documents and Reports

Preliminary Report/Presentation Due: March 6, 2020
Deliver Presentation at Membership Meeting: March 20, 2020
Final Report/Presentation Due: April 3, 2020

Members:

Chair: Tamera Hanken (Xavier),  Debra Harmon (LSUS), Charlotte Henderson (SUBR), Eddie Hughes (SUBR), Adrienne Shields (SULC), Sheryl Curry (ULL), Connie Chemay (RPCC), Christy Wrenn (Centenary), Victor Sanchez (LOUIS)