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LSU Libraries Hosts Conference October 2-4

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LSU Libraries is hosting the annual meeting of the Southeast Music Library Association October 2-4 at Hill Memorial Library. The focus of the meeting is experimental music and digital media, with an emphasis on how music librarians can support and

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Special Collections Open House: STEM and Beyond

Drawings relating to Yellow Fever, Joseph Jones Papers, mss 468, 534, 544, etc.

On Tuesday October 7 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, LSU Libraries Special Collections will host an open house. Located in Hill Memorial Library, this event is an opportunity to meet the staff, see some fantastic and interesting items from

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Mapping the History of LSU – a talk on September 3rd

Join us on Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:30 am in Hill Memorial Library for a presentation by Barry Cowan, Assistant University Archivist. Cowan will present the fascinating history of the university, illustrated with captivating photographs and papers that document LSU’s

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Sustaining Resilience Between Disaster: A Talk by Craig E. Colten on August 26th

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Join us on Tuesday, August 26th at 5:30 pm in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall for “Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Sustaining Resilience Between Disasters in Louisiana,” a talk by Craig E. Colten, Ph.D. This free program is presented in

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LSU Libraries Participates in Summer Outreach Events

2014 Student Orientation

Over the summer, LSU Libraries has participated in twenty-one freshman, parent, and transfer student orientation events coordinated by the Office of Orientation in two separate venues, as well as the LSU Summer Scholars Program held near the end of the

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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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Pre-Doctoral Scholars Institute Visits LSU Libraries

On June 10, 11 students from across the United States visited LSU Libraries as part of LSU’s Pre-Doctoral Scholars Institute (PDSI) being held during the month of June and coordinated by Ms. Clovier Torry, Director of Graduate Recruitment, Retention, and

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New Orleans Charter School Students Visit LSU Libraries

On May 1st, 125 first graders of KIPP New Orleans Leadership Primary, a charter school based in New Orleans, visited the LSU Campus and toured the LSU Libraries. The students were hosted by Andrea Hebert, General Librarian, Robert Bigelow, Library

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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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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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Audubon Day May 3rd: Fly on By!

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The LSU Libraries will host a special viewing of the famed double elephant folio edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America (London, 1827-1838).  The viewing will be held in the McIlhenny Room of Hill Memorial Library on the LSU

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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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  • #TBT Football and science together at the same time? We have it here at LSU Libraries’ Special Collections! The LSU-Auburn game played on October 8, 1988 in Tiger Stadium, known as the Earthquake Game, carried implications for national and SEC rankings. It had been a hard-fought defensive battle and by the fourth quarter, Auburn was ahead 6-0, having scored two field goals. With 1:47 left in the game, LSU quarterback Tommy Hodson completed the game-tying pass to Eddie Fuller and the crowd of 79,431 erupted. With the extra point, LSU won 7-6 finishing the season with an 8-4 record and were SEC co-champions with Auburn.

    Now for some science. According to the article ”Seismology in Sport” by LSU geologist Juan Lorenzo, a ”nearby (~1 km distant), shallow borehole (<4 m) 1-Hz geophone administered by the Louisiana Geological Survey detected this noise.” The noise registered on the seismograph in the geology building and the reading is shown here in the seismogram. The rest of Dr. Lorenzo’s article can be seen here: http://www.seismosoc.org/publications/SRL/SRL_81/srl_81-3_eq/.

    Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will be featured at LSU Libraries Special Collections’ Open House: STEM and Beyond on Tuesday October 7 from 3 PM to 6 PM at Hill Memorial Library. Learn about Special Collections through the lens of the STEM disciplines, though there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.
    For more information see: http://calendar.apps.lsu.edu/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo#sthash.ITQIpsL6.dpuf.

    Source of image: Louisiana State University Center for Coastal, Energy & Environmental Resources Seismogram, A0402, Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.



  • Timeline Photos
    The oral history project to document Louisiana Cooperative Extension (LCES) continues! In his Abbeville office last week, Mark Shirley sat down with the Center's Graduate Assistant, Chelsea Arseneault, for an interview. Mark is an area agent for Aquaculture & Coastal Resources/Natural Resources in the Southwest Region for LCES. Mr. Shirley reflects on growing up in New Orleans, attending LSU, his career in Extension, and some of the physical, social, and political changes he has seen in the communities he serves. He discusses some of the issues that are most important to him: particularly marsh preservation, his work with the 4-H camp Marsh Maneuvers and of course, crawfish aquaculture. Mr. Shirley wraps up the interview discussing the resilience of the community in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The number one cattle parish before the hurricanes, Vermilion suffered a devastating loss of 40,000 cows drowned by the flood waters during the 2005 storm season. Mr. Shirley highlights how LCES is a valuable resource in times of crisis, being able to provide practical items people need to rebuild their lives. Photo by Kyle Tanglao.
  • Happy Archives Month From LSU Libraries Special Collections!


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