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It’s For the Birds! Interior Design Birdhouse Projects Displayed in Middleton Library

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The fall 2014 Interior Design Graphics I (ID 2781) students are displaying the projects for their “It’s for the Birds” assignment in Middleton Library’s lobby. Each student was assigned a bird from John James Aububon’s Birds of America, from the McIlhenny

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Lippincott to Lecture on 21st Century Academic Libraries

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On Wednesday, December 3rd, at 3:00 p.m., Joan Lippincott, Associate Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), will deliver a lecture, “21st Century Academic Libraries: Focusing on Learning and Community,” in the Atchafalaya Room of the LSU Student Union.

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Tom Turkey, Transatlantic Traveler

Eleazar Albin, A Natural History of Birds (1731)

Even if you won’t be roasting a turkey at Thanksgiving later this week, there’s no denying that this iconic bird has become part of the American story. Other than on “Turkey Day” itself, however, is eating turkeys as uniquely American

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Amanda MacDonald, Discover Librarian

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Amanda MacDonald joins LSU Libraries and the Office of Research and Economic Development as the new LSU Discover Librarian. Amanda completed her master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was awarded a

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Afternoon in the Archives: Dante and Chaucer

Join the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections on December 1 and 2 for our first “Afternoon in the Archives,” an informal series of showcases designed to help you learn more about our exciting collections.  The theme of the first event will

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“It Came from the Library!” – LSU Libraries’ Fall Open House

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On Wednesday, October 29, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., LSU Libraries hosted “It Came from the Library!”, a Halloween-themed open house. Located in Middleton Library, students participating in the event had the opportunity to visit 20 stations located throughout

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Back in Business: 24 Hour Schedule in Place Again

Friday, November 14, Middleton Library suspended its 24/5 schedule after learning that the security guard company is unable to provide work for LSU until they resolve a compliance issue. This morning, thanks to the quick work of Libraries staff, new

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Bringing the Middle Ages to Life in Special Collections

Special Collections has seen a record-breaking number of class visits this semester. Several of those classes, including Professor Maribel Dietz’s course on the Late Middle Ages, came to use our large and growing collection of medieval manuscript facsimiles. The materials

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Pocketbook Patriotism: Advertising and the First World War

Wilfred Owen, one of the greatest poets of World War I, asserted that if everyone could experience the brutality of war for themselves, we “would not tell with such high zest / To children ardent for some desperate glory, /

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LSU Libraries, LSU CAMD, Host Scientific Photo Exhibition Highlighting Synchrotron Technology

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LSU Libraries is set to host a scientific photo exhibition and pair of lectures this fall showcasing both the SOLEIL synchrotron research facility located at the Campus Paris-Saclay in France and LSU’s  Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, or CAMD.

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Position Announcement: Director of Copyright Policy and Education

The Libraries is pleased to announce a position opening for a Director of Copyright Policy and Education. Reporting directly to the Dean of LSU Libraries, the Copyright Policy and Education Director is responsible for providing individual and group instruction in copyright and authors’ rights

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Weird Science: A Renaissance Book of Monsters

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Open your biology textbook and you probably won’t expect to find much information on unicorns, dragons, and sea monsters. But that hasn’t always been the case. In fact, for some of the leading naturalists of the Renaissance, as historian Paula

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  • Long before the incredible "Pistol" Pete, Rudy Macklin, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, and so many others -- and our great team today, there were these guys! Bonus if you can identify the building in the background. (Image from LSU Libraries Special Collections and available through the Louisiana Digital Library: http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/LSU_UAP/id/2532/rec/2) LSU Basketball





  • At LSU, we're celebrating the 45th anniversary of "Pistol" Pete Maravich breaking Oscar Robertson's career scoring record. Video, audio and history here: http://lsul.su/1DqdWW0

  • Timeline Photos
    #TBT Today’s Throwback Thursday photo is LSU’s entire undergraduate student body showing some school spirit in 1923. We don’t know the occasion but we like the photo. Give us a “like” if you feel the same! Baton Rouge photographer Jasper Ewing took this shot and hundreds of others around the LSU campus from around 1910 to 1940. Some of Ewing’s early work can be found here in the LSU University Archives Photograph Collection: http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/LSU_UAP. His work appears in other collections as well. Photo source: Department of Military Science Records, RG #A0602, Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA.
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