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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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Type Designer / Book Artist Speaks in Hill, April 18

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On Sunday, April 18, type designer and book artist Russell Maret gave an illustrated lecture on “Letter Forms as Content” at 3 p.m. in Hill Memorial Library on the LSU campus. Maret, who began studying letterpress printing and typography in

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Gordon Delivers Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture at Hill

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Thursday evening, April 15, Professor Linda Gordon (NYU) delivered the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture to a crowd of 80-plus students, faculty, and community members (including a feature writer from the Advocate – look for the article coming soon),

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    Please join us in welcoming Chelsea Arseneault to the Center! Chelsea is the new graduate assistant who will be continuing the work started last year by Wyatt Winnie for the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service Oral History Project.This assistantship is funded by the LSU AgCenter and LSU College of Agriculture and is part of the two-year collaborative effort with LSU Libraries to document LCES. Chelsea was raised in Louisiana and holds two degrees from LSU: a B.A. in Anthropology and an M.A. in Teaching, and is now enrolled in the LSU MLIS program. Chelsea could not be more excited to get back into the field and close to her anthropological roots. Already, as part of her initial research and training, Chelsea has helped select audio clips for the Smith-Lever Exhibit listening station, which will open later this month. And this past week, Chelsea (at right) accompanied Center staff to observe a student training workshop at McKinley High School here in Baton Rouge (more on that next week!)-- photo by Kyle Tanglao.

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