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STRIPES Students Visit LSU Libraries

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STRIPES at LSU Libraries

STRIPES at LSU Libraries

On July 31, representatives of Hill Memorial Library and Middleton Library made presentations to 255 enrollees of the STRIPES (Student Tigers Rallying, Interacting, & Promoting Education & Service) program. At Middleton Library, the students were introduced to services such as laptops for checkout at the circulation desk, study and presentation rooms, print services, the tutorial center, and CC’s Coffee Shop. Students at Hill Memorial Library learned about what is “special” about Special Collections and how primary source materials from Hill’s vast holdings can help further their research and learning. Students were also able to see (with the help of a magnifying glass!) LSU Libraries’ smallest book, one of the Libraries’ oldest books (printed in 1483), and a cuneiform clay tablet, one of the earliest examples of writing (which dates from about 2500 B.C.).

Hill Memorial Library and Middleton Library will host more STRIPES participants on August 7 and 14.

More information on this program can be found at http://stripes.lsu.edu/.

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LSU Libraries’ Smallest Books

Paul Hrycaj is a Research & Instruction Librarian at the LSU Libraries.

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    Photo source: LSU Photograph Collection, RG #A5000, Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA.


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