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New platform for Louisiana Digital Library


The LSU Libraries has developed a new online platform for the Louisiana Digital Library (LDL). Based on the open-source Islandora digital library software, the LSU Libraries Technology Initiatives team developed the updates to include enhanced features, allowing for greater access

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Fall Holiday hours


LSU Libraries will have adjusted hours during Fall Holiday. Middleton Library will open midnight to 10 p.m. on October 18, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on October 19, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hill Memorial Library will be open

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LSU Libraries welcomes Hayley Johnson


Hayley Johnson has joined LSU Libraries faculty as Head, Government Documents and Microforms. Johnson began working in academic libraries in 2012. She started as the Government Information Librarian at Nicholls State University where she was in charge of a small

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Middleton Library waterproofing project underway

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Starting Monday, Oct. 16, students coming to Middleton Library will need to take a small detour to enter the building. Fencing and plywood along the front of Middleton Library will block direct access from the Quad, with a detour available

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Middleton Library closed October 14

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Middleton Library will close on October 14 due to the LSU Football home game. Have fun, stay safe, and geaux Tigers! Visit for more information on LSU Libraries hours.

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Haunting reads


Trick or treat! LSU Libraries gives you something good to read. Do you need some sweet reads to get you through those dark and stormy nights? LSU Libraries recommends the following books for particularly spine-tingling experiences. Each book is available

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How did library research contribute to a Nobel Prize winning discovery?


LSU Adjunct Professor and MIT Professor Emeritus Rainer Weiss and California Institute of Technology professors emeriti Kip Thorn and Barry Barish received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for the first detection of gravitational waves. The recipients are the leaders

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Midterm week hours


During midterms week (October 6 through 13) Middleton Library will open 24/7. All floors will be open starting a 7:00 a.m. October 6 until 8:00 p.m October 13. Hill Memorial Library will also have extra space open for studying from

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Going viral, 16th century style: Luther, the Protestant Reformation, and the printed word

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Whether or not Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church in October 1517 is up for debate. However, the publications Luther produced for lay audiences in later years contributed to a “pamphlet explosion”

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Palpable passion: Bensman makes charitable bequest to LSU Libraries


Accomplished informetics scholar and retired LSU librarian Dr. Stephen Bensman has empowered LSU Libraries to build a unique collection of Southern Jewish history and cultural materials, with opportunities for related educational programming. Bensman hopes the gift, to be made through

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A legacy of reading

Dr. Lisi Oliver

In the summer of 2015, the LSU Libraries lost a great friend when an accident took the life of English professor Elizabeth “Lisi” Oliver. Oliver always took an active interest in the library, offering helpful input into the status of

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LSU Libraries welcomes Clint Bordelon

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Clint Bordelon has joined LSU Libraries’ professional staff as the Facilities Coordinator for Middleton Library, bringing with him IT and operational experience in facilities and experience with graduate-level research. Before coming to Middleton Library, Bordelon completed an academic internship at

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