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In memoriam: George Guidry

On June 6, 2019, former Director of LSU Libraries George Guidry passed away at the age of 96. Guidry began his career as a student worker in the Circulation department in 1946 and worked in many capacities during his time

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Resident reflects: An awakening with regional archivists

Ebony McDonald is LSU Libraries’ first Diversity Resident within the framework of the ACRL Diversity Alliance. McDonald’s work will be divided among several departments at LSU Libraries in rotations during her residency, and she will share her reflections in a

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LSU Libraries welcomes Darcée Olson as Copyright and Scholarly Communications Policy Director

Darcée Olson has joined LSU Libraries as Copyright and Scholarly Communications Policy Director. In her position, Olson is responsible for providing instruction in copyright and authors’ rights, reviewing electronic resource licenses, and providing insight into license negotiations. Additionally, she advises the Libraries’

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LSU Libraries welcomes Winnie Schwaid-Lindner as Digital Preservation Librarian

Winnie Schwaid-Lindner has joined LSU Libraries as Digital Preservation Librarian. In her new position, Schwaid-Lindner manages and maintains digital content preservation for LSU Libraries Special Collections. She ensures the usability of digital resources such as computer files, databases, and digital

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LSU Libraries welcomes Marcus Spann as STEM Librarian

Marcus Spann has joined LSU Libraries as the STEM Librarian and liaison to the College of Engineering. A native of Baton Rouge, Spann earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern University and received his Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana

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General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship 2019

Kaitlyn Bealer has been awarded the 2019 General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship. Bealer is a junior majoring in Sociology/Criminology. She has worked at LSU Libraries in Circulation since November 2016. “I am honored to be this year’s recipient of the

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Finals week events spring 2019

Below is the schedule of the events LSU Libraries will host during finals week (April 29-May 3). The Relaxation Room in Middleton Library 241A is available April 23-May 3, 24 hours a day. Monday, April 29 Pet Therapy (provided by

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Audubon Day, May 18, 2019

The LSU Libraries will host a viewing of the famed folio edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Audubon Day events are free and the public is welcome.

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Spring Break 2019 schedule

Below is the Middleton Library schedule for spring break. Saturday, April 13 Closed Sunday, April 14 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, April 15 – Thursday, April 18 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, April 19 Closed Saturday, April 20

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Hayley Johnson receives research grant and research author award from ALA

Hayley Johnson, LSU Libraries Head of Government Documents and Microforms, has been awarded the 2019 NewsBank/Readex/GODORT/ALA Catharine J. Reynolds Research Grant and is one of the recipients of the 2019 Margaret T. Lane/Virginia F. Saunders Memorial Research Award for the

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Digital Scholarship Institute 2019: Digital Methods in the Undergraduate Classroom

The Digital Scholarship Lab will host a short institute from May 20-23 for LSU faculty and graduate students who are interested in incorporating digital scholarship methods and tools in their undergraduate teaching. The 3 ½-day institute will feature hands-on workshops

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LSU Libraries, Faculty Senate consider responses to rising journal costs

With LSU Libraries’ Elsevier journal package up for renewal at the end of 2019, librarians and teaching and research faculty across LSU are in dialogue about the costs of keeping—or cancelling—the subscription bundle.  If renewed, the 1846 journals in the

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Events

Recent Faculty Publications

2019

Comeaux, Dave;  Emily Frank; and Mike Waugh. “Supporting Student Success: E-books as Course Materials,” CODEX: Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL. Volume 5, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2019).

Miles, John David. “Colfax, Kate Grant, and the Domestication of Reconstruction’s Violence,” Civil War Book Review. Volume 21, Issue 2 (Spring 2019).

Miles, John David. “The Loyalty of West Point’s Graduates Debated,” Civil War Book Review. Volume 21, Issue 1 (Winter 2019).

Miller, Marty. “Curriculum, Departmental, and Faculty Mapping in the Visual Arts Department,” Art Documentation, Volume 38, p 159-173 Issue 1 (March 2019).

O’Neill, Brittany; and  Allen LeBlanc. “Evaluating Trends in Instruction Scheduling Management: A Survey of Louisiana’s Academic Libraries,” CODEX: Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL. Volume 5, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2019).

Ziegler, Scott; and Cara Key. “More Than a Pretty Interface: The Louisiana Digital Library as a Data Hub,” CODEX: Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL. Volume 5, Issue 2 (Fall/Winter 2019).

2018

Hebert, Andrea. “Information Literacy Skills of First-Year Library and Information Science Graduate Students: An Exploratory Study,” Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Volume 13, Issue 3 (September 2018).

Miller, Marty. “Sacred vs. Profane in The Great War: A Neutral’s Indictment: Louis Raemaekers’s Use of Religious Imagery in Adoration of the Magi and Our Lady of Antwerp.” Catholic Library World, vol. 89, no. 1, Sept. 2018, pp. 20–32.

Wilder, Stanley. “Delayed Retirements and the Youth Movement among ARL Library Professionals,” Research Library Issues, no. 295 (2018).

Wilder, Stanley. “Hiring and Staffing Trends in ARL Libraries,” Research Library Issues, no. 295 (2018).

Wilder, Stanley. “Selected Demographic Trends in the ARL Professional Population,” Research Library Issues, no. 295 (2018).

Ziegler, Scott; and Richard Shrake. “PAL: Toward a Recommendation System for Manuscripts,” Information Technology and Libraries, Vol. 37, No. 3 (2018).

2017

Caminita, C.; Cook, M.; and Paster, A. (2017). Thirty years of preserving, discovering, and accessing U.S. agricultural information: Past progress and current challenges. Library Trends, 65(3), 293-315.

Dauterive, Sarah; John Bourgeois; and Sarah Simms. “How little is too little? An examination of information literacy instruction duration for freshmen.” Journal of Information Literacy, 11.1 (2017): 204-219.

Fontenot, Mitch; Emily Frank; and Andrea Hebert. “Going Where the Users Are: Three Variations on a Theme,” Louisiana Libraries, Fall 2017.

Hawk, Amanda K. “Highflying Crowdfunding: Creating a Successful Partnership with a Campus Donor,” Archival Outlook, July/August 2017: 12-13, 19. https://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=422988.

Hebert, Andrea; and Marty Miller. (2017). Using FSA-OWI photographs to teach information and visual literacy. Louisiana Libraries, 79(3), 19–25.

Johnson, Hayley. “#NoDAPL: Social Media, Empowerment, and Civic Participation at Standing Rock,” Library Trends, Fall 2017.

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