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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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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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LSU Librarian Wins “Outstanding Paper” Award

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LSU Libraries’ Web Development Librarian, Dave Comeaux, been awarded the 2014 Literati Award for “Outstanding Paper” of 2013 by the journal Library Hi Tech for his paper, “Accessibility of academic library web sites in North America: Current status and trends

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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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LSU Libraries Bestows 2014 Student Assistant Awards

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The LSU Libraries Student Assistant Awards honor outstanding student employees of the LSU Libraries. The awards were established to acknowledge the vital role student workers play in the success of LSU Libraries. They open and close departments, assist patrons in

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LSU Libraries Confers Two New Staff Awards

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On Monday, May 12th, at a reception hosted by the LSU Library Staff Association in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall, two new staff awards were conferred. The first award, entitled the LSU Libraries Top Resource of the Year Award,

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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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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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Lacher-Feldman’s New Book Receives Accolades

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Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Head of LSU Libraries Special Collections, is the author of a recently-published book entitled Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections Libraries (Society of American Archivists, 2013).  The book is a culmination of years of actively developing and executing

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Elaine Smyth Receives Outstanding Academic Librarian Award

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Elaine Smyth is the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Academic Librarian Award presented by the Louisiana Library Association’s Academic Section. Smyth serves as Interim Dean of LSU Libraries and Kathleen and Joel Ory Endowed Professor. From July 2011 to February

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LSU Libraries Welcomes Art and Design Librarian Marty Miller

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Marty Miller has joined the LSU Libraries faculty as Art and Design Librarian. She earned an M.A. in art history, a Master’s of Library Science, and a B.A. in art, all from the University of Kansas. Marty’s first love has

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  • Armed with a Paintbrush: Graphic Art of World War I
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    Art and war have a long common history. During the First World War, artists played a key role in the conflict. In some ways, they even had more say in its outcome than the common soldier stuck in t...
  • During the Great Depression, students devised creative ways to pay their fees. At the start of the 1932 session, Elena Carter Percy (on horseback) drove nine head of cattle from her family’s farm near St. Francisville to trade for her room and board. Tuition was free for Louisiana residents, but students were required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan. Accepting the cattle is President James Monroe Smith.

    LSU Photograph Collection, RG #A5000, Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA.


  • Join us on Tuesday, August 26th at 5:30 pm for a talk with Craig Colton. "Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Sustaining Resilience Between Disasters in Louisiana." a talk by Craig Colten, Ph.D., Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography, LSU & Director of Human Dimensions, The Water Institute of the Gulf


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