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LSU Librarian Delivers Workshop for 4-H University

On June 18th and 19th, 25 Louisiana 4-H students attended Info U: Developing Your Personal Brand with Information Skills and Social Media, an LSU 4-H University/Clover College workshop designed to introduce students to responsible digital citizenship and the size and

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Beer Tasting and Silent Auction Benefit

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Going to the silent auction on Thursday? Among many other items, there are some fabulous destinations for you to bid on! 1) A night at the Inn at Houmas House, and dinner for two at the Carriage House 2) Two

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LSU Libraries Receives Funding for Agricultural Publications Digitization Project

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LSU Libraries faculty members Cristina Caminita and Gina Costello have secured a Project Ceres grant for the LSU Libraries, which will support the digitization of the LSU Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletins and Annual Reports. The “Louisiana Digital BibliAGraphy: 100 Years

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Middleton Library to Close Early on May 20 for Emergency Exercise

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Middleton Library will be closed to the public beginning at noon on Tuesday, May 20.  The Hill reading room and lecture hall will be open to the public between noon and 5 p.m. to provide library assistance and study space.

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Stanley Wilder Named Dean of LSU Libraries

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LSU has named Stanley Wilder as the new dean of LSU Libraries. Wilder is university librarian at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He previously served at the University of Rochester as associate dean of information management services, following 10 years

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LSU Libraries Receive Donation from Friends Group

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Friends of the LSU Libraries volunteer Judy Noland presented a check for $75,000 to Interim Dean of Libraries Elaine Smyth, at an April 27 reception held to thank them for their efforts in supporting the Libraries. The check represents the

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Revolutionary War Documents Discovered in LSU Libraries

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Fifty-seven original letters and other signed documents related to the American Revolution have been discovered in the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections. The materials include documents signed by or sent to several members of the Continental Congress, three signers of the Declaration

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Linda Smith Griffin Receives Anthony H. Benoit Mid-Career Award

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Linda Smith Griffin, Head of Cataloging at LSU Libraries, is the 2014 recipient of the Louisiana Library Association (LLA) Anthony H. Benoit Mid-Career Award, presented annually to a member in the middle of his or her career to recognize outstanding

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Online Tax Forms and Information

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Remember!  April 15, 2014 is the filing deadline for federal taxes and May 15, 2014 is the deadline for state taxes. All Income tax forms are available online instead of at the library at  www.irs.gov for federal and http://www.rev.state.la.us for

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Alt-Ac Lecture Series on Alternative Academic Careers

What: Alt-Ac I: A Public Panel Discussion with Scott Nelson, Jessica McKelvie Kemp, and Emily Nemens. When: Friday, April 4 at 10:30 am Where: 102 Allen Hall Alt-Ac (ȯlt-’ak) n adj. – Alternative Academic Careers “We primarily use alt-ac as

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Friends of the Libraries Book Bazaar March 20-22

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Thanks to tireless Friends of the LSU Libraries volunteers, the Book Bazaar has been a popular annual event in the Baton Rouge community for nearly forty years, providing important support to the Libraries.  The next Book Bazaar will take place

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Consultation Room Available for Research Help

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Multi-Purpose Room Serves Users with Disabilities LSU Libraries recently converted an existing space in Middleton Library to create the Consultation Room. Located in room 141, the Consultation Room offers a place for librarians to provide in-depth research support to students.

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  • For the first in a series of posts commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, we revisit an older blog post about two original drawings of President Woodrow Wilson now held by Special Collections...


    “The Peace maker as he really is”
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    In 1919, shortly after the end of the First World War, President Woodrow Wilson traveled to France to participate in the Paris Peace Conference. Here he helped decide the fate of Germany and her al...
  • #TBT In commemoration of the anniversary of the death of Zachary Taylor on July 9th, this week's Throw Back Thursday is dedicated to "Old Rough and Ready."

    Zachary Taylor, The White House Gallery of Official Portraits of the Presidents.
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    Zachary Taylor (Nov. 24, 1784-July 9, 1850) was the 12th president of the United States. A career officer in the United States Army, he led troops in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War of 1832, and the Second Seminole War during which he received the nickname "Old Rough and Ready." Taylor became a national hero after victories in the Mexican War and was nominated the Whig Party's reluctant presidential candidate in 1848. Taylor served as president only eighteen months before dying suddenly in July, 1850.

    Taylor was the only person to become president who spent a significant amount of his life in Louisiana. He established Fort Jesup near Natchitoches and was the commanding officer at Fort Robertson in Baton Rouge. He engaged in land speculation in north Louisiana and purchased a plantation in the Felicianas but was an absentee landowner. While stationed at Baton Rouge, Taylor purchased a plantation near the fort and moved his family there. The plantation was located just south of the Pentagon Barracks in what is now downtown Baton Rouge. Taylor was living here when he received word that he had been elected president.


  • #TBT Celebrating Independence Day in style! The Declaration of Independence float in front of the Washington Fire Company No. 1 hall, 5th Street between Laurel and Main Streets, Baton Rouge, LA ca. 1885-1905. From the Andrew D. Lytle Collection, Mss. 893, 1254, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries.


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