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Rachel Tillay, Digital Projects Librarian

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Last spring, LSU Libraries welcomed Rachel Tillay as Digital Projects Librarian. Rachel is a Louisiana native, born and raised in Destrehan, Louisiana. She holds a bachelor’s of arts in music from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. She discovered a passion

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Randa Lopez Joins LSU Libraries

Randa Lopez

Randa Lopez joined the LSU Libraries as the Agricultural Support Librarian in early May, after working for two years as a graduate assistant in Middleton Library’s Research and Instruction Services Department. Lopez grew up in Stonewall, Louisiana, and is the

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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

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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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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


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


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

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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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

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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