Kornhauser Library Offers EndNote Training

Kornhauser Library will present an EndNote training on Tuesday, March 20 from 10-11:30 AM. Contact John Chenault, j0chen05@louisville.edu or (502) 852-3901, to reserve your spot.

More information about EndNote can be found here: https://library.louisville.edu/endnote/starthere

Additional trainings will be held:
– Introduction to Endnote: Thursday, April 19, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
– Introduction to Endnote: Tuesday, May 15, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Embed Library Resources in your Blackboard Course

What if you could lead your students to library databases without them even leaving Blackboard? Now you can.

The University Libraries have worked with the Delphi Center to make it possible to embed material from the library website directly into Blackboard. You can embed an entire guide or a single box from the library’s site.

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Blackboard instructor’s view of library guide added to course assignments

Our subject librarians often create guides tailored to a particular course, for example, POLS 495: Comparative Foreign Policy. Now you can embed that entire guide into your Blackboard course page. Or, you can embed any box from the University Libraries’ main website (pages beginning with https://library.louisville.edu).

Some of our most used guides include:

We’ve created instructions on how to use this new feature at Embedding LibGuides into Blackboard. If you need assistance, our Online Learning and Digital Media Librarian, Amber Willenborg, is available to help you set it up.

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Student view of embedded library guide




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  • Victoria and Abdul
  • The Snowman
  • Wonder
  • The Villainess
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Spirited Away
  • Goodbye Christopher Robin
  • Colossal
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Limehouse Golem
  • Scooby Doo Shaggy’s Showdown
  • Ray Donovan- season 1
  • Gifted
  • Crooked House
  • Happy Death Day
  • Aloha Scooby Doo
  • Kubo and the Two Strings

Happy Anniversary to UofL’s Institutional Repository, ThinkIR!

By Sarah Frankel, Open Access & Repository Coordinator

On February 12, 2015, Digital Initiatives Librarian Rachel Howard imported over 1,000 Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) from the University Libraries’ Digital Collections into the newly created ThinkIR: The University of Louisville’s Institutional Repository. Three years later, this particular collection now has nearly 3,000 titles which have been downloaded over 500,000 times! This same year, graduate students began submitting their theses and dissertations to ThinkIR directly, after approval from their committees. This has saved much time and effort, now that we no longer have to scan each paper or track down students to sign permission forms!

thinkIR homepage

In 2016, we began recruiting faculty scholarship for inclusion in ThinkIR and also developed a mediated deposit model where we create research profiles for faculty members, investigate the copyright status of their works and ultimately upload what can be included in ThinkIR. Today, we have 341 faculty papers in ThinkIR and over 50 faculty profiles have been created, which we anticipate will grow even more in the coming year.

In early 2017, the first open access journal hosted by ThinkIR – Journal of Respiratory Infections – was launched. We also host the Journal of Refugee & Global Health. Both journals are managed by UofL faculty and staff on the Health Sciences Campus.

In addition to these successes, ThinkIR is also home to the College of Education & Human Development Capstone Projects and the College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses. In 2017, the administrators of the Honors Program and several faculty advisors began using ThinkIR in what we refer to as the “caterpillar” model. Each student submits a proposal, the faculty member reads it and submits their review, the proposal is then replaced with the thesis document by the student, then the faculty member submits a final review, the thesis is approved by the administrators and posted to ThinkIR. The entire process from beginning to end is completed using the repository!

To date, our most downloaded item is a 2012 Master’s Thesis from the Department of Pan African Studies: “The hidden help : black domestic workers in the civil rights movement” by Trena Easley Armstrong – this has been downloaded 7,725 times since February 12, 2015!

Find Your Study Space

“Where can I study with a whiteboard?”

“Can I reserve a room to study in the library?”

Find your spot with Ekstrom Library’s new Study Space Finder at http://uofl.me/lib-study2.


Card Access Hours are Changing in Kornhauser

Starting Monday, February 12, a valid UofL ID will be required to gain access to the Kornhauser Library building after 6:00 pm.  The library will continue to remain open to UofL users 24/7.

Annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival brings together readers, writers in Ekstrom Library

The 12th annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival will feature authors from a wide variety of genres March 3 on University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.

The festival’s opening speaker is UofL alumna Sheri Riley, author of “Exponential Living: Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are (with a forward by Usher),” which has been featured on numerous national television shows and news outlets.


Sallie Bingham, playwright, poet, founder of the Kentucky Foundation for Women and author of numerous books including an upcoming literary biography, “The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke,” will present the luncheon keynote.

Other speakers include Carolyn Furdek, author of “Locked-In: A Soldier & Civilian’s Struggle with Invisible Wounds,” and Aimee Zaring, author of “Flavors from Home: Refugees in Kentucky Share Their Stories and Comfort Foods.”

Women Who Write, a local women’s writers’ group, will present the workshop “So, You Want to Write: Let’s Get Started” facilitated by Selene Phillips, who is an assistant professor of communications at UofL.

The festival begins at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and conversation and the opening session begins at 10 a.m. in the Chao Auditorium of Ekstrom Library. Festival sessions and presentations are free but participants are asked to register here to guarantee their space.  An optional $10 lunch is available for purchase by calling the Women’s Center at 502-852-8976.

The Women’s Center and University Libraries host the event, which is part of the university’s observance of Women’s History Month.