Faculty and Staff
||Brian J. Sherman NL 127 318-798.4131
|Curator, James Smith Noel Collection:
||Alexander Mikaberidze NL 320 318.798.4161
|Curator, Northwest Louisiana Archives:
||Laura McLemore NL 346 318.797.5378
|Director, James Smith Noel Collection:
||Martha Lawler NL 312 318.798.4163
|Director, Research and Instruction Services:
||Abigail McCoy NL 231 318.797.5072
|Director, Resource Management and Discovery:
||Sarah Mazur NL 128 318.797.5070
||Jessica Hawkes NL 220 318.798.4154
||Ryland Johnson NL 111 318.797.5382
||Phillip Martin NL 143 318.798.4100
||Robert Miciotto NL 109 318.798.4119
||Kay Slattery NL 232 318.798.4152
||Leah Widmeyer NL 341 318.798.4165
||Kaci Wilson NL 219 318.798.4153
||Su’Gary Burns NL 135 318.797.5225
||David Gaither NL 141 318.798.4159
||Fermand Garlington NL 339 318.797.5388
||Rachel Hoffnung NL 135 318.797.5225
||Chris Smith NL 141 318.798.4158
||Laura Upshaw NL 129 318.798.4132
The vision of the Noel Memorial Library is to provide equitable access to knowledge, opportunity, success, and transformation.
The mission of the Noel Memorial Library is to promote and facilitate scholarly and cultural engagement by providing access to both traditional and innovative resources, creating adaptive spaces, and cultivating excellence in teaching, learning, and research. In service to the mission of LSU Shreveport, the Library supports a diverse community in its pursuit of knowledge to foster intellectual curiosity and cultural enrichment.
Access to a wide range of resources - information, service, and spaces - that is equitable and gives agency and power to our diverse communities of users.
Collaboration that builds partnerships that respect and foster diverse perspectives essential to the instruction, research, and service missions of the University.
Discovery of information using tools and services that satisfy intellectual curiosity, cultural enrichment, and promote innovation.
Inquiry that promotes critical thinking and supports the free pursuit and creation of knowledge through teaching, learning, and research.
Service Excellence that is learner-centered and responsive to user needs, anticipates user needs, and exceeds user expectation.
Open stacks containing over 250,000 items are organized according to Library of Congress Classification. Access to the LSUS collection is through the Library’s online catalog.
The Library is a select depository of the United States Government Printing Office. Federal Documents are shelved in open stacks according to Superintendent of Documents Classification. The Library is also a depository for Louisiana State Documents.
Containing over 450,000 titles, the library’s online ebook and ejournal collection is available 24 hours a day. Also included in the collection are a number of titles adopted a course etextbooks.
Microforms and Media
The Microforms and Media area houses audiovisual materials, microforms, and a selection of newspapers. Equipment for viewing or listening to audiovisual materials is available, including microfilm/microfiche reader/printers. Anatomy models are also available for checkout in this area.
The LSUS Northwest Louisiana Archives is located on the third floor of the Noel Memorial Library and contains more than 700 individual collections of historical records and manuscripts relating to the Shreveport area, northwest Louisiana, and the lower Red River region commonly known as the Ark-La-Tex. Archives collects, preserves, and makes available more than 23,000 linear feet of records, manuscripts, and over 1.5 million photographs and negatives that document the history and culture of the region from its earliest settlement to the present. In addition, Archives houses the Louisiana Collection of published works about Louisiana or by Louisiana writers. All collections are stored in closed stacks and are non-circulating.
James Smith Noel Collection is a private collection of 200,000 volumes on permanent loan to the University. This is a closed stack, non-circulating collection.
Schedule in-person or online one-on-one research consultations.
Available from the library home page, chat services provide for remote research assistance during the opening hours of the building. For hours during which the library is closed, an FAQ is constantly updated with the most common research assistance questions. The FAQ is available from the chat box.
Laptop and Technology Checkouts
The library offers laptops, calculators, projectors, cables, anatomy models, three-dimensional art models, digital arts design tablets, and cameras to students for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Students must bring a valid photo ID and complete an equipment agreement form.
Open Educational Resources (OERs) and eTextbooks
The library makes efforts to provide low to no cost textbook options for students. Faculty are encouraged to schedule etextbook consultations to explore adoption options from OER collections and library resources.
Materials may be placed on reserve by faculty at the Library Circulation Desk. Reserve materials may be designated for use in the Library only, or for limited circulation at the discretion of the Instructor. All items placed on reserve must comply with U.S. Copyright Laws and Regulations. A request form for reserve materials is available from the Library’s webpage: www.lsus.edu/library
LSUS students, faculty, and staff may submit requests for book loans or copies of journal articles via Interlibrary Loan. Requests are submitted online. Instructions for creating an Interlibrary Loan account and submitting requests can be found on the Library’s webpage: www.lsus.edu/library.
Desktop computer, Internet access, and printing access is available on the first floor of the library. The library website can be accessed at www.lsus.edu/library.
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
LSUS is a member of LOUIS, a statewide consortium providing computer access to numerous electronic indexes, databases, full-text journals, and library catalogs.
Research and Instruction Services
R&IS librarians answer questions, teach individuals how to select, find, and evaluate appropriate information, and offer both introductory and advanced classes designed to help students develop library research skills and effectively use specific library print and online resources. The R&IS librarians also work with faculty to identify resources needed for class assignments and research and assist faculty in the use of specialized library materials, including electronic books and databases.
Librarians are available for consultations and workshops covering copyright, fair use, and the publishing process. These services are available to students, staff, and faculty.
Study Spaces and Lockers
A number of individual study rooms are available on a first come first served basis. Six group study rooms and one classroom are available for use by reservation. For students spending longer periods of time in the building, lockers are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.