ILLiad Emails Down

We’ve just learned that the ILLiad (interlibrary loan service) emails have not been going through for th last week or so. We are working to correct this problem. And apologize for the inconvenience.

~Update~ It should be repaired by tomorrow.

Insomniacs Watch Out

The ILLiad server will be down for maintenance from 3 a.m to 6 a.m. tomorrow. You’ll have to wait a couple of hours to submit your important interlibrary loan requests!

Top 5 reasons not to use the library

1. We’re cheap
Everyone knows, you get what you pay for. As an LSUHSC member, all of our resources are available to you for free – from articles to books to exam preparation. Who cares if our interlibrary loan service can get you that $35 article you found online for free. If you want to refinance your condo to pay for that Kaplan prep course instead of exploring ExamMaster or USMLEasy, that’s your call. It’s your money: spend it on what you want.

2. We’re too nice
We hear it all the time. We’re so nice, so helpful, so timely. We understand that if you’re used to pulling teeth and dealing with attitude to get a service to which you are entitled, it’s hard to deal with friendly, helpful people. Here’s a kleenex, it’ll be okay.

3. It’s all online
Actually, we’re surprised to even see you in here. With over 12,000 journals and 400 books available to you online, for free, through our library catalog , and more than 400 specialty databases as well, it’s flattering to us that you even made the trip.

4. You’ve adjusted to mediocrity.
Why settle for excellence when you just need to pass? It doesn’t matter that your sloppy references in that paper cost you an entire letter grade. Who cares that you could have let RefWorks do that bibliography for you, in APA style like you needed, in about 2 seconds. It’s fine, really, that you searched Google for those drug interaction references instead of something authoritative like MicroMedex. It’s not like you’re going to hurt anybody…yet.

5. No one likes a smarty-pants
We understand. We know too much. Whether it’s who to talk to about your transcripts, where to start researching your dissertation, or how to set up your mobile phone for campus wireless access, it’s hard to ask a question when you feel you should know the answer. If you can swallow your pride, we’d be happy to help (see point #2). You can even ask us online, if face-to-face interaction is too cringeworthy for you.

So there you have it. 5 reasons why you SHOULDN’T use our library. Can you think of any more?

Getting the Material you Need

What happens if the LSUHSC Libraries doesn’t own what you need to conduct your research or write a paper? You can borrow it through the Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan Service, ILLiad.

ILLiad allows electronic submission, tracking, and notification. It’s easy, so set up your account today!

ILLiad’s Back

The ILLiad server is back online. Check out the enhanced webpages and order an article or book today!

ILLiad down for maintenance

ILLiad, the Library’s automated ILL service, is down for maintenance. It should be back up in a few hours.

ILLiad offline tomorrow morning

ILLiad will be unavailable from 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16th until completion (approximately 2 hours). When it is available again, users will enjoy enhanced and more attractive webpages. Thanks for your patience.

Don’t be afraid…

…of the library. We are here to help. Whether you are new to the library or just want a refresher course sign up for one of our upcoming library instruction classes:

Introduction to RefWorks
Monday 11-05-07 12pm-1pm
Writing a paper? Let reference librarian, Molly Knapp show you how to create a bibliography in seconds by importing references from PubMed and other resources into this web-based bibliography and database manager.

General Library Systems
Tuesday 11-06-07 1:30pm-3:00pm
Start at the beginning. Learn how to navigate INNOPAC, the library’s online catalog, search PubMed , and become familiar with ILLiad, the library’s interlibrary loan system in this class taught by reference librarian, Carolyn Bridgewater.

Show Us Your Resources
Wednesday 11-07-07 12pm-1pm
Plug in to our resources from the comfort of your home, office or favorite coffeehouse. Reference librarian, Kathy Kerdolff will lead you on a tour of the library’s electronic resources including online textbooks, PDA downloads, and USMLE and board review resources.

All classes will be held in the Library Computer Lab, room 401-K. Call the library at 568-6100 or stop by the Circulation Desk to register. Spaces are limited so don’t delay, call today.

ILLiad down again this evening.

The 2nd part of the power supply upgrades will occur this evening. The ILLiad server will be offline overnight. ILLiad will be brought down about 10 p.m. this evening (Monday, July 16th) and will be restored sometime before 8 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, July 17th).