The Lion's Roar

Library maintains engagement off campus

Sims Memorial Library has the guide “Using Sims Library during COVID-19 closure” available for students. The guide contains information on accessing databases, including 40 temporary resources provided by database vendors, course reserves, research help and other information.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

Although the building is closed, the Sims Memorial Library is operating virtually to ensure that students get the help and resources they need for their classes. During the stay-at-home order, the library has continued to maintain its  24/7 online chat assistance. Eric Johnson, library director, expla...

Library remains open but events are cancelled

The Sims Memorial Library will remain open and continue to offer computer lab services, book checkouts and non-event related services.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

Several events related to the Sims Memorial Library have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Exhibition Opening at the library on March 16 and the “Let’s Talk Art” lecture presented by Anna Dow at the Contemporary Art Gallery on March 18 have both been c...

Turtle Cove and impacts of coastal wetlands loss

Turtle Cove and impacts of coastal wetlands loss

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2020

The Green Talk series partnered with the Sims Memorial Library on Feb. 5 to discuss Turtle Cove and the impacts of coastal wetlands loss in Louisiana. The event was hosted by Dr. Robert Moreau, professor of biological sciences and manager of Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station, who gave a pr...

Library hosts wine tasting fundraiser

The Friends of Sims Library hosted a wine tasting event to raise money for the library. Along with a silent auction and live music,

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2019

A fundraiser continued its prominence at the library this semester. The Friends of Sims Library hosted the 11th annual "Wine with Friends" on Friday, Nov. 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. in Sims Memorial Library. Library Director Eric Johnson explained how the event began 11 years ago. “We started a true Frien...

Get more involved with Friends of Sims Library

Participants enjoy during the wine-tasting event organized by the Friends of Sims Library.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2019

Friends of Sims Library is a community based organization whose goal is to promote and benefit the general well-fare of the university’s library. Students can become a member and participate in all that the group has to offer. While the Sims Memorial Library supports students with they academics...

The truth about the math lab

The truth about the math lab

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

A loud mathematics professor and a squeaking door opening and closing are just some of the things you will hear as you are face to face with a computer at the math lab. The math lab, which is located on the second floor of the Sims Memorial Library, is not many people's friend, especially not mine....

A day in the life of Nicole Zimmer

Nicole Zimmer, a senior biological sciences major, checks a book in the library. She has worked in the Sims Memorial Library for three years.

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018

To some students, the library is a second home where they make memorable experiences and lifelong relationships. Nicole Zimmer, a senior biological sciences major, performs responsibilities in the university as a student worker at the Sims Memorial Library. A usual day for Zimmer consists of going...

Ten years of wine tasting

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

The Friends of Sims Library organized the 10th annual "Wine with Friends" to help the Sims Memorial Library financially. The event was held at the library on Friday, Nov. 3. The event included a wine tasting paired with food, a silent auction and door prizes. The silent auction items included paintings,...

Breathe to relax

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

The University Health Center has partnered with Sims Memorial Library to offer a space for students who cannot find the time in their day to breathe. Mindfulness Breaks occur each Tuesday on the third floor of the library at 5 p.m. Kuldip Grest, a registered nurse at the University Health Center,...

The story behind the library lions

The Wong family donated the lion statues that sit in front of the Sims Memorial Library as they brought their culture to Hammond.

Nikisun Shrestha, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2018

When entering or exiting the Sims Memorial Library, one of the artifacts that can be overlooked are the two lion statues placed at the entrance of the library. These lions have a story of their own. The lions were donated to the university by the Wong family. They are the owners of Trey Yuen in Mandeville,...

You need it, you got it

You need it, you got it

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

August 7, 2018

By being properly informed, students can make the most of university resources for success. At the Sims Memorial Library on SGA Drive, students can access computers, printers, study rooms and books covering various topics. On North Campus, students may rent textbooks from Textbook Rental. To find...