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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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LSU Librarian Stephanie Braunstein Receives Margaret T. Lane Award

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Stephanie A. Braunstein, Head, Government Documents and Microforms for LSU Libraries, has been awarded the 2015 Margaret T. Lane Award by the Louisiana Library Association’s Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) Section. She received the award for her exceptional work in

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Smith Griffin Receives Award

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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. Lauren 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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Award, Promotion for Libraries Faculty Member Judy Bolton

Bronze bust in Hill Memorial Library's Reading Room (Photo by Sissy Albertine)

Judy Bolton, Head of Public Services in Special Collections, was promoted to Senior General Librarian effective January 1, 2015.  In addition, Bolton, who has been with LSU Libraries for just over thirty years, was also recently awarded the first Friends

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Aaron Richardson, University Archivist

Aaron Richardson

On January 5, 2015, Aaron Richardson joined the LSU Libraries as University Archivist. Aaron comes to LSU from Atlanta, GA where he served as Southeast Regional Archivist for the National Park Service. A NARA-certified Records Manager, Aaron helped implement the

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Study Names Bensman a Top Librarian Author

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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Public Services at Middleton Library

With a strong commitment to public service, LSU Libraries Dean Stanley Wilder has extended Middleton Library hours to 24/5, purchased thousands of new e-books, and now, created two new positions to further public services at LSU Libraries. Award-winning faculty member

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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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Braunstein Elected to National Assembly

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At this summer’s American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, LSU Librarian and Louisiana Library Association’s Councilor to the ALA, Stephanie Braunstein was elected to a two-year term on the ALA Planning and Budget Assembly. The charge of this Assembly is

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LSU Libraries Welcomes New Faculty Member

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Tasha McClain joins us as the new Government Documents/ Microforms and Circulation Supervisor Librarian in the Government Documents department. Originally from Alexandria, Louisiana, Tasha earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Northwestern State University of Louisiana before moving

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  • Because we can, and because we should, here is our latest bi-lingual blog post on a new book on Pierre Soulé, researched at LSU Libraries Special Collections!


    Histoire d’une mémoire franco-louisianaise retrouvée/The Story of a French-Louisiana Legacy...
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    For your reading pleasure, here is a bilingual blog post by Hill staff member, Dr. Germain Bienvenu, on a new book which was researched in part in Hill Memorial Library. Our occasional series of bi-lingual blog posts by Germain speak directly to the strong links we have with French and Francophone…
  • #TBT This week’s Throwback Thursday post focuses on LSU’s spring commencement from 100 years ago. The festivities began on Friday May 28, 1915 with a review of the cadet battalion and ended with 151 graduates receiving their diplomas in the pavilion on Monday May 31. Most of the graduates were from Louisiana, but there was one each from Kansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee, and others came from as far away as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the Canary Islands.

    Congratulations, 2015 graduates!

    Sources: LSU Photograph Collection, RG #A5000, Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA.
    Spring 1915 Commencement Program, LD 3117 .A2.
    Gumbo 1915, LD 3118 .G8.



  • LSU’s Lincoln Lexicon | LSU Libraries News & Notes
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    Few have ever mastered the English language like Abraham Lincoln. From his days as a young, backwoods bibliophile to one of history’s most expressive writers, Lincoln’s love of language helps us understand not only the man, but all that he represents.
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