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LSU librarians present at national American Library Association conference

LSU librarians Emily Frank, Hayley Johnson, Marty Miller, Brittany O’Neill and Sarah Simms presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, which took place June 21-26 in New Orleans. Frank, Coordinator of Scholarship & Open Access, presented “Textbook Affordability: Practical

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Fourth of July holiday hours

LSU Libraries will have adjusted hours during the Independence Day holiday. Middleton Library will be open July 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hill Memorial Library will be closed July 4. Visit http://lib.lsu.edu/about/hours for more information on LSU Libraries

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Special Collections awards three researchers travel grants

LSU Libraries has selected three scholars to receive travel grants from LSU Libraries to use the extensive historical material in the LSU Special Collections for their respective research and book projects. The purpose of the grant is to support the travel and

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General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship recipient

LSU Libraries is pleased to announce Karielle Davis as the recipient of the General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters. Davis, a New Orleans native, is a sophomore Kinesiology major. She has worked

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Summer Copyright Workshop series

LSU Libraries Director of Copyright Policy and Education Peggy Hoon will conduct a Summer Copyright Workshop series. The series consists of three workshops, beginning with a Fundamentals of Copyright workshop on June 20 to take a deeper look into copyright,

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Gina Costello named Associate Dean for Technology and Special Collections

Gina Costello has been named LSU Libraries Associate Dean for Technology and Special Collections. She has served as Associate Dean for Technology Initiatives since May 2015 and was appointed as Interim Associate Dean for Special Collections in May 2017. In

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Nick Skaggs receives Society of Southwest Archivists scholarship

Nick Skaggs, Manuscripts Processing Archivist in Special Collections, received the 2018 A. Otis Hebert, Jr. Continuing Education Scholarship from the Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA). Skaggs is using the scholarship to attend the DAS (Digital Archives Specialist) Bootcamp at the University of Seattle in June. By

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Through an Extended Lens: A lecture on Japanese internment in Louisiana in WWII

During World War II, Camp Livingston was a bustling US Army base located near Alexandria, Louisiana. It’s mostly remembered for its use during the Louisiana Maneuvers and housing German, Italian, and Japanese POWs, who provided manual labor to area industries,

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Hayley Johnson and Sarah Simms obtain funding for the second phase of World War II project

Hayley Johnson and Sarah Simms were awarded the ALA Carnegie Whitney grant and the NewsBank/Readex/GODORT/ALA Catharine J. Reynolds Award again to fund the second phase of their project, “Through an Extended Lens: Louisiana, Internment, and the Geography of Chance.” “These grants

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Finals week events Spring 2018

Below is the schedule of the events LSU Libraries will be hosting during finals week (April 30-May 4). The Relaxation Room opens on Monday, April 23 and is open 24/7 except on the weekend.  Monday, April 30 Dog Therapy 11

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Marty Miller awarded grant from The Metropolitan Center for Eastern Art Studies

LSU Libraries has received $5,000 from The Metropolitan Center for Eastern Art Studies‘ Library Grant Program for new books to be added to its collection. Art and Design Librarian Marty Miller submitted a formal proposal, along with a list of

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LSU Libraries to install new technology in Middleton Library

LSU Libraries recently received a $30,799.70 Student Technology Fee grant to upgrade resources and services in Middleton Library. Middleton Library is one of the busiest places on campus, and its paper-based signage and lack of other technology can make it

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