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Civil War Book Review to host lecture on Civil War diary of Louisiana Confederate chaplain

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The Civil War Book Review will sponsor a lecture on April 10, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Hill Memorial Library. Dr. Patrick Hayes will deliver a lecture about his most recent publication, The Civil War Diary of Rev. James Sheeran, C.S.s.R.

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LSU Libraries joins ACRL Diversity Alliance

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LSU Libraries recently joined the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Diversity Alliance. The ACRL Diversity Alliance program unites academic libraries that share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

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“Who Do You Think You Are?” filmed at Hill Memorial Library

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The TLC reality series, “Who Do You Think You Are,” recently filmed an episode featuring famous actor Noah Wyle at Hill Memorial Library. Wyle is best known for his leading role in NBC’s hit series “ER,” and currently stars in

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Hebert to participate in Institute for Research Design in Librarianship

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Andrea Hebert, Human Sciences, Education, and Distance Learning Librarian, was recently accepted into the 2017 Institute for Research Design in Librarianship. IRDL is a yearlong program designed for academic and research librarians to complete a research project of their design.

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Exhibition: “Through the Valley of Death: A Special Collections Perspective on the First World War”

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LSU Libraries Special Collections marks the 100th anniversary of U.S. involvement in “The Great War” with the exhibition, “Through the Valley of Death: A Special Collections Perspective on the First World War,” running from February 20 – June 2, 2017

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Games now available for checkout

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Thanks to donations from the LSU Libraries Programming Committee, 17 games are now available for checkout at the Access Services Desk. Titles include Monopoly, Scrabble, and Trivial Pursuit. These items can be checked out for 12 hours. For more information, contact

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Journal of Web Librarianship names Comeaux to editorial board

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Web Development Librarian, David Comeaux, was recently named to the editorial board for The Journal of Web Librarianship. He joins the board with more than twenty academic and systems librarians from universities worldwide. Comeaux will serve a two-year term as a peer

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Bynum receives travel grant for IACAL Conference

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Shaleesa Bynum, LSU Libraries’ Student Supervisor of Access Services, was recently awarded a travel grant to attend the Identity, Agency, and Culture in Academic Libraries Conference. The conference is aimed at understanding how issues of identity and agency contribute to access, inclusivity,

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2016 Book Bazaar proceeds used to purchase historical research material

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LSU Libraries recently purchased Parts III-V of the British Library Newspapers using proceeds from the Friends of the LSU Libraries Book Bazaar. The British Library Newspapers are digitized versions of key 19th century British newspapers. Parts III-V provide more access

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Electronic Theses and Dissertations available through Digital Commons

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LSU Libraries and LSU Graduate School have successfully migrated the Graduate School’s Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) database to the new LSU Digital Commons platform. As of January 2017, 4084 doctoral dissertations and 4281 master’s theses are online, totaling 8365 publications.

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Dean’s Advisory Council member, Christel Slaughter

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Seventeen leaders in the Baton Rouge community form The LSU Libraries Deans Advisory Council, a dynamic and diverse group with a great enthusiasm for advancing the LSU Libraries and its mission. One of these members, Dr. Christel Slaughter, recently sat down

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Longtime Friends of the LSU Libraries member passes away

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Former President of Friends of the LSU Libraries, Marion Crawford Spann, passed away at the age of 90 on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The Baton Rouge native graduated from LSU in 1948. While at LSU, she was a member of

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