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Bringing the Christmas Tree to Louisiana

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Even as far south as Louisiana, winter nights are long and chilly, but in homes all across the state, Christmas trees bring a little light and joy. When did the tradition of decorating evergreens during the darkest days of winter

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Public Services at Middleton Library

With a strong commitment to public service, LSU Libraries Dean Stanley Wilder has extended Middleton Library hours to 24/5, purchased thousands of new e-books, and now, created two new positions to further public services at LSU Libraries. Award-winning faculty member

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Share Your Finals Study Pictures

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Finals week is among the busiest in Middleton Library, with a whole lot of studying, and always a little bit of fun. Here’s a selection of social media posts so far.  Post with #clubmid or @lsulibraries- we will add to

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It’s For the Birds! Interior Design Birdhouse Projects Displayed in Middleton Library

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The fall 2014 Interior Design Graphics I (ID 2781) students are displaying the projects for their “It’s for the Birds” assignment in Middleton Library’s lobby. Each student was assigned a bird from John James Aububon’s Birds of America, from the McIlhenny

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Lippincott to Lecture on 21st Century Academic Libraries

Joan K. Lippincott

On Wednesday, December 3rd, at 3:00 p.m., Joan Lippincott, Associate Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), will deliver a lecture, “21st Century Academic Libraries: Focusing on Learning and Community,” in the Atchafalaya Room of the LSU Student Union.

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Tom Turkey, Transatlantic Traveler

Eleazar Albin, A Natural History of Birds (1731)

Even if you won’t be roasting a turkey at Thanksgiving later this week, there’s no denying that this iconic bird has become part of the American story. Other than on “Turkey Day” itself, however, is eating turkeys as uniquely American

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Amanda MacDonald, Discover Librarian

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Amanda MacDonald joins LSU Libraries and the Office of Research and Economic Development as the new LSU Discover Librarian. Amanda completed her master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was awarded a

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“It Came from the Library!” – LSU Libraries’ Fall Open House

Mike at the Open House

On Wednesday, October 29, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., LSU Libraries hosted “It Came from the Library!”, a Halloween-themed open house. Located in Middleton Library, students participating in the event had the opportunity to visit 20 stations located throughout

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Back in Business: 24 Hour Schedule in Place Again

Friday, November 14, Middleton Library suspended its 24/5 schedule after learning that the security guard company is unable to provide work for LSU until they resolve a compliance issue. This morning, thanks to the quick work of Libraries staff, new

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Bringing the Middle Ages to Life in Special Collections

Special Collections has seen a record-breaking number of class visits this semester. Several of those classes, including Professor Maribel Dietz’s course on the Late Middle Ages, came to use our large and growing collection of medieval manuscript facsimiles. The materials

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Pocketbook Patriotism: Advertising and the First World War

Wilfred Owen, one of the greatest poets of World War I, asserted that if everyone could experience the brutality of war for themselves, we “would not tell with such high zest / To children ardent for some desperate glory, /

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LSU Libraries, LSU CAMD, Host Scientific Photo Exhibition Highlighting Synchrotron Technology

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LSU Libraries is set to host a scientific photo exhibition and pair of lectures this fall showcasing both the SOLEIL synchrotron research facility located at the Campus Paris-Saclay in France and LSU’s  Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, or CAMD.

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  • Bringing the Christmas Tree to Louisiana
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    Even as far south as Louisiana, winter nights are long and chilly, but in homes all across the state, Christmas trees bring a little light and joy. When did the tradition of decorating evergreens d...
  • #TBT The 1971 fall commencement ceremonies were the first to be held in the newly completed LSU Assembly Center, now the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Previous commencement ceremonies were held in the John M. Parker Coliseum, Tiger Stadium, the Gym-Armory, and the Greek Theater. 1099 degrees were awarded that year including 30 law degrees and 84 PhDs. Although called a “midyear” commencement, it was the first to be held right after the end of the fall semester. Previous midyear commencements were held in mid-January. Commencement programs from the very first in 1869 can be found at Hill Memorial Library. Congratulations, fall graduates!

    Source: Annual Midyear Commencement Program. LD3117 A22


  • It's finals week and students in this shot from c. 1960 crammed and agonized over exams just as they do today. Notice that no one in this photo, taken in Dodson Auditorium, has an electronic device. Study hard and good luck!

    Photo source: Office of Public Relations Photographs, RG #A0020, Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA.


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