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Storm Stories: Oral history and best practices

Jennifer Abraham Cramer, Director of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History, is quoted in today’s Oral History Review blog post, “Oral History in Disaster Zones.” The post’s author, Caitlin Tyler-Richards, encourages anyone considering conducting oral history after a

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Perennial Favorite: Margaret Stones’ “Flora of Louisiana” in full bloom

The exhibition “Late Bloomers: Fall Flowers from Margaret Stones’ Flora of Louisiana” is currently on display in Hill Memorial Library, and will run through February 16, 2013. Gardeners, scientists, and artists of all ages will find something to appreciate among

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Reading, Writing, and Louisiana Lit

The exhibition “Louisiana for Bibliophiles: A History of Reading in the Bayou State” is now online. Excerpt from the exhibition section “Women’s Reading & Novels”: Proper young ladies read works that contributed to their moral character, spiritual growth, or development

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A collection of creepy creatures

“Frightful Fauna: A Spooky Sampling of Works from the E. A. McIlhenny Natural History Collection” is now on display in the Lecture Hall at Hill Memorial Library. The exhibition is free and open through November 21, 2012. Image: Turkey Buzzard

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On the Wing (and On the Web): AVES exhibition on Neotropical Ornithology available online

Image: Henry Walter Bates mobbed by curl-crested aracaris, not amused by one of their tribe being shot – a vivid image of the collecting naturalist as a “solitary stranger on a strange errand” (from The Naturalist on the River Amazons).

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This Means War: Civil War exhibition opens July 30th

“When within a few miles of B.R. [Baton Rouge] we met a great many of our fellows—soldiers torn and mangled; Oh! What awful sights which told us we were in the ‘fiery path of Mars’ and that the bloody work

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“Change(less): Photography and the Ephemeral Made Permanent”

What gives a photograph historical value? Does the original intent of the photographer matter, or is it the passage of time that counts?  Is there meaning in the “fixing” of a transient image? These questions are the foundation of “Change(less):

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Domestic Dwellings & Political Dealings: Building Louisiana

Two different angles on building Louisiana–architecture and politics–  will be the focus of two free lectures presented by LSU Libraries’ Special Collections in conjunction with the exhibition “State of Transition: Louisiana circa 1812.” Both presentations will be held in the

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A Very Familiar Face: Family recognizes young woman in photograph currently on display

A pretty young woman poses in her high school graduation dress, looking out from a photograph taken in 1932. The same woman, a beautiful nonagenarian, meets her gaze in 2011. The subject of a portrait by Natchez photographer Earl Norman,

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Practicing Catholics

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, the LSU Libraries Special Collections presents “Practicing Catholics: Finding Faith in Family Papers,” a display that features letters, documents, photographs, and ephemera drawn from the papers

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The many faces of Natchez

The exhibition “Portraits of a River City: Natchez in Photographs,” opens in Hill Memorial Library today and runs through February 18, 2012. This exhibition showcases selections from the Thomas H. and Joan W. Gandy Photograph Collection. The streets of Natchez

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“A Brilliant Victory”

On July 21, 1861, Union and Confederate troops faced off in the first major land battle of the American Civil War, the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run).  Samuel Rutherford Houston, a Presbyterian minister from Virginia, notes in his diary

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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).

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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