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Friday, June 13, 2014

ILL Available for Use

Interlibrary loan is now available for use at https://vmlibdb.lamar.edu/illiad/. Please refer to the "Your Username and Password" section to find your new login credentials. Your previous ILL username and password will no longer work on the new system.

For LU students, faculty, and staff:
  • Username for ILL account is your Lamar Electronic Account (LEA) username.
  • Password for the first time user is your LU email in username@my.lamar.edu format.
  • For example, if Mr. John Smith's email is jsmith@lamar.edu, his password will be jsmith@my.lamar.edu.
  • It's mandatory to change your password after your first time login.
For LIT students, faculty, and staff
  • Username for ILL account is lit_username. For example, if John Smith's username is jsmith, his ILL username will be lit_jsmith.
  • Password for the first time user is your email.
  • It's mandatory to change your password after your first time login.
Contact the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department at 409-880-8987 or email severa.norris@lamar.edu if you have questions, need assistance, or if you haven't received an item which you requested before June 13, 2014.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Declaration for the Right to Libraries

Sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries!  http://www.ilovelibraries.org/declaration/sign

The Declaration for the Right to Libraries is the cornerstone document of ALA President Barbara Stripling’s presidential initiative, Libraries Change Lives, which is designed to build the public will and sustained support for America’s right to libraries of all types – academic, special, school, and public.  Read more here: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/declaration

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We're on Goodreads!

The Mary & John Gray Library is now on Goodreads! 

New fiction books will be posted to Goodreads as they arrive, and we want to hear what you think!

If you're new to Goodreads, here's a breakdown of what it has to offer.
  • reviews from users just like you
  • book groups and group discussions
  • reading goal tracker
Join the library's group to stay up-to-date on what we have to offer!

Follow the link to get started!


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"Only The Ball Was White" A History of Legendary Black Baseball Players and All-Black Professional Baseball Teams

"Only The Ball Was White" looks back at the time when major U.S. baseball leagues refused to hire black athletes. Using archival footage, photographs, and interviews with former athletes, narrator Paul Winfield recounts the number of unrecognized athletes, some of whom, such as Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, were later hired by the leagues. To watch this video, check out Video Cassette #1667, Mary and John Gray Library 2nd floor, VHS format, 1980