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New digital collection of historic postcards

LSU Special Collections has digitized two collections of historical postcards: the Mississippi and Louisiana postcard collection, 1906-1939 and the Louisiana postcard collection, 1904-1951. Both of which contain a large number of images of Louisiana landmarks and handwritten messages. Postcards sometimes

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Selected items from Bankston Collection on view in Reading Room

Next time you are visiting the Special Collections Reading Room please take a look at the display case featuring items from the Jesse H. Bankston Papers collection. Jesse Homer Bankston (1907-2010) was born to Allie Magee and Leon V. Bankston

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Dolls from around the world

A collection of dolls found in the LSU Libraries Special Collections and representing a variety of different world cultures, fashions and materials is available online in the Louisiana Digital Library. The dolls represented in the Edith Dabney Doll Collection offer

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Mardi Gras Mambo Collection

Documenting a span of over a hundred years, this collection of Carnival and Mardi Gras items consists of ephemera and other objects selected from several manuscript collections in the LSU Libraries Special Collections. The oldest item represented in the collection,

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Louisiana Connecting to Collections Statewide Preservation Planning Survey

The Louisiana Libraries, Archives, and Museums Preservation Project (LA LAMPP) formed as a collaboration among the with Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association (LAMA) Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane, Inc., Louisiana Association of Museums (LAM), and LYRASIS (regional library

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LSU graduating classes from the past

Congratulations 2010 Graduates! As LSU hosts its 271st commencement ceremony today, Friday May 21st, let’s look at some photographs of graduating classes in the early years of the university. They were quite a bit smaller! View these and many other

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NDNP coordinator to visit LSU Libraries

Extra! Extra! Hear all about it! Join us Friday, May 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall for a presentation by Deborah Thomas, National Digital Library Program (NDNP) Coordinator at the Library of Congress. In

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LSU Libraries to digitize Louisiana newspapers

The LSU Libraries is pleased to announce the list of historical Louisiana newspapers that will be digitized as part of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Based on input from an Advisory Board of historians,

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Birds of a Feather

On Saturday, January 23, 2010, some 150 visitors happily flocked together to welcome home the elephant folio first edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The viewing celebrated the successful completion of more than a year of painstaking conservation

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LSU photographs and more on Louisiana Digital Library

The LSU Libraries Special Collections has recently added the University Archives Digital Collections to the LOUISiana Digital Library.  Consisting of the University Archives Photograph Collection and the University Archives Printed Materials Collection, these materials provide a rich look into the

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Recent Faculty Publications

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).

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

2017

Caminita, C., Cook, M., & 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, & 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. “Going Where the Users Are: Three Variations on a Theme,” Louisiana Libraries, Fall 2017.

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

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