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“Speaking Volumes” Discussion Oct. 28 at Hill Memorial Library to Focus on Archives and History

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LSU Professor of History Sue Marchand, LSU History Department Alumna Allison Cooper, and Interim Head of LSU Special Collections Tara Laver will present “Speaking Volumes: Classroom Experiences with Archival Record Books” on Friday, Oct. 28, at noon in Hill Memorial

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Meet Your Librarian Day: Sept. 14

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LSU Libraries will host the second annual “Meet Your Librarian Day” on Wednesday, September 14, from 10-2. Stop by one of our three locations to find out how your subject librarian can help you- and about all of the services

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LSU Libraries to Host Conference

Next week, more than 300 rare book and manuscripts librarians and several dozen book dealers will descend on Baton Rouge for a four-day conference, hosted by the LSU Libraries.  Titled “In the Hurricane’s Eye: Challenges of Collecting in the 21st

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Award-Winning Novelist Susan Straight to Present Lecture and Reading at Special Collections, March 24th

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Susan Straight, an award-winning novelist and author, will present a reading and lecture Thursday, March 24, at 4 p.m. in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall on the LSU campus. The event is free and open to the public. A

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New Orleans Beauties and the “Beast”

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Before and after Butler’s proclamation. July 12, 1862, Harper’s Weekly. Were disobedient Southern beauties tamed by the pen of a Union “beast?”  Or did General Benjamin Butler’s “Woman Order” serve only to fuel the flames of defiance in occupied New

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Books for Tots: LSU Libraries Collecting Children’s Books for Toys for Tots

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LSU Libraries’ Staff Association is collecting new children’s books now through Dec. 8th to be donated to Toys for Tots.  Donations can be put on the book cart near circulation or given to Sarah Ferstel in the reference department. ALA

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Special Collections Hosts Talk About Louisiana’s New Flag

On Monday, December 6, Glen Duncan gave an illustrated talk on “A Modern History of the Louisiana Pelican Flag; or, a Tale of the Surprisingly Difficult Quest for the Official State Flag” in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall on

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Celebrate Your Freedom to Read!

SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 30, 2010 Visit the Online Exhibit! Banned Books Week kicks off a month-long exhibition on intellectual freedom. LSU Libraries will commemorate Banned Books Week with an exhibit in Education Resources, 227 Middleton Library.  Banned Books Week, an annual

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2010 Archives Month Event to feature Edwin Edwards biographer Leo Honeycutt

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In recognition of American Archives Month 2010, the LSU Libraries will host a talk by Leo Honeycutt, author of Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana, on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall.

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Meet Your Librarian Day, Wed., Sept. 8, 10am-2pm

Join us for “Meet Your Librarian Day” On Wednesday, September 8 from 10am-2pm! Did you know that each department on campus has its very own librarian? Students and faculty are encouraged to come and meet their librarians on Wednesday, September

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LSU Libraries Employees Honored for 25 Years

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Congratulations Susan Allen, Judy Bolton, and Linda Smith Griffin for twenty-five years of service to LSU! The three LSU Libraries employees were recently honored at the 2010 Employee Recognition Program on April 28 at the Lod Cook Center. Susan Allen

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A Confederacy of Dunces Abroad

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LSU Libraries’ Special Collections  and LSU Press host mini-exhibition and panel discussion Een samenzwering van idioten.  Tökfilkók Szövetsége.  La conjuration des imbéciles.  No matter how you say it, A Confederacy of Dunces is a world-wide sensation.  Published by LSU Press

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    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.
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    Special Collections Open House: STEM and Beyond!
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    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...
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