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

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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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Position Announcement: Director of Copyright Policy and Education

The Libraries is pleased to announce a position opening for a Director of Copyright Policy and Education. Reporting directly to the Dean of LSU Libraries, the Copyright Policy and Education Director is responsible for providing individual and group instruction in copyright and authors’ rights

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Weird Science: A Renaissance Book of Monsters

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Open your biology textbook and you probably won’t expect to find much information on unicorns, dragons, and sea monsters. But that hasn’t always been the case. In fact, for some of the leading naturalists of the Renaissance, as historian Paula

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Display Honoring U.S. Congressman John R. Lewis in Middleton Library

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On Tuesday, October 21, the LSU community will welcome noted civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John R. Lewis to campus for a presentation that will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the LSU Student Union Theater.  In honor of

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Exhibit Opening and Reception: Cooperative Extention at LSU

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  Join us for a reception celebrating the opening of Cooperative Extension at LSU: Commemorating the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914.  The reception will be held on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30-7:30 pm in Hill Memorial Library. Refreshments

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An LSU Libraries Open House: “It Came from the Library!”

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LSU Libraries will host “It Came from the Library!”, an open house in Middleton Library on Wednesday, October 29th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.  Information stations will be set up

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“Follow your own star!” Dante in Special Collections

Dante’s Divine Comedy was the runaway hit of medieval and Renaissance Italy. More than 600 manuscript copies of the poem were made within eighty years of Dante’s death in 1321, and after the invention of printing in the mid fifteenth

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Third and Fourth Floor Library Offices Close

The third and fourth floor offices in Middleton Library, also known as  stacks offices, will close on Monday, October 6. At that time, all Circulation Services personnel will begin working at the circulation desk on the first floor. Instead of

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    Dr. Helen Regis and the Center's director, Jennifer Cramer, are co-teaching "Doing Oral History" Anth 4909 this Spring 2015. The class explores theory and methods of oral history and life history research, with special emphasis on its importance for the study of social movements, cultural and social history, race/racism, folklore, and feminist theory and ethnography. Doing Oral History is open to advanced undergraduates as well as graduate students who wish to learn the theory and practice of oral history. This class is a research-based service-learning class offered in partnership with the Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
  • #TBT Our campus, c. 1939. How many buildings can you name? Hint: Many of these structures were named for legendary faculty members and administrators whose work is featured on our current agricultural history exhibition, "Cooperative Extension at LSU: Commemorating the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914." Many of the same people are featured in our companion exhibit, "The Greater University," documenting LSU's move to its current location. .


  • It's History Day! The History Graduate Student Association, Special Collections, and others have put together a fun and informative day planned, including an opportunity late in the afternoon to look at some rare materials in our McIlhenny Room! Stop by anytime from 12-4 today!

    There will be be lunch and opportunities to talk informally with undergrads who are majoring or minoring in history, social studies ed. majors, and anyone interested in history. There will also be a schedule of short presentations from Study Abroad, Hill, the Law School, etc. Please consider stopping by, even if only for part of the event. Also, if you're teaching a class or if you are a TA or SI, try to get the word out to your students.
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