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On Passing Time with Harper Lee

Photograph of Harper Lee and  Jessica Lacher-Feldman (off camera, left), from the New York Times, January 30, 2006 (Photo credit: Dana Mixer for the New York Times)

To Kill a Mockingbird was, until today, the only novel published by American author Harper Lee. It is the story of Scout, a young girl, confronting the deep-seated racial prejudice that existed in pre-Civil Rights Alabama. Go Set a Watchman,

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Peggy Hoon Joins Libraries as Director of Copyright Policy and Education

Hoon, Peggy (candid)

Peggy Hoon has joined the LSU Libraries as Director of Copyright Policy and Education. Hoon is an accomplished copyright expert with a J.D. from the University of Washington and a B.S. in nursing from the University of Colorado. Prior working

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E-journal Hosting Offered

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LSU Libraries recently implemented an online journal hosting platform and now offers support for journal publishing to LSU faculty members who edit journals. Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system with more than 6500 installations worldwide.

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24/5 Schedule to Resume for the Fall Semester

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Summer hours are now in effect for Middleton Library and will continue until the fall semester, when the 24/5 schedule will resume. The online schedule lists hours for specific days and offices in the Libraries. Congratulations to the Class of

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General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship and Inaugural Recipient

The Zamin Family

LSU Libraries is pleased to announce the establishment of the General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship. The $500 scholarship, which will be awarded twice a year, was established by means of a gift from the Zamin family. On April 24,

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Student Assistant Awards

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The LSU Libraries Student Assistant Awards recognize outstanding student employees of the LSU Libraries. Student workers play a vital role in the success of the Libraries. They assisting patrons, open and close departments, respond to emergency situations, and much more.

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E-Textbook Initiative Receives Student Government Support

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LSU Libraries has received $10,000 to support e-textbooks through an LSU Student Government Finance bill during this semester’s legislative session. The e-textbook initiative provides students with free access to e-book versions of required textbooks. In the 2014-2015 academic year, the

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Smith Griffin Receives Award

Linda Smith Griffin

Linda Smith Griffin, head of cataloging at the LSU Libraries, received the Nia Award at the African American Cultural Center’s (AACC) third annual Jazz Brunch and Awards Program on Saturday, February 21, 2015. The program is held during February to

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Lauren Cathey, Development Director

Lauren Cathey

On January 20, 2015, Lauren Cathey joined the LSU Libraries as the Director of Development, Major Gifts. Cathey comes to LSU from Capital Area United Way (CAUW) in Baton Rouge, where she served as their Director of Major Gifts. Cathey

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Study Names Bensman a Top Librarian Author

Stephen Bensman

LSU Libraries’ faculty member Stephen Bensman is one of the top 20 librarian authors worldwide, according to a recent study in the journal Scientometrics.  The study, “Worldwide Contributors to the Literature of Library and Information Science: Top Authors, 2007–2012,” by

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Amanda MacDonald, Discover Librarian

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Amanda MacDonald joins LSU Libraries and the Office of Research and Economic Development as the new LSU Discover Librarian. Amanda completed her master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was awarded a

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LSU Libraries, LSU CAMD, Host Scientific Photo Exhibition Highlighting Synchrotron Technology

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LSU Libraries is set to host a scientific photo exhibition and pair of lectures this fall showcasing both the SOLEIL synchrotron research facility located at the Campus Paris-Saclay in France and LSU’s  Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, or CAMD.

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