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Bringing the Christmas Tree to Louisiana

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Even as far south as Louisiana, winter nights are long and chilly, but in homes all across the state, Christmas trees bring a little light and joy. When did the tradition of decorating evergreens during the darkest days of winter

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Public Services at Middleton Library

With a strong commitment to public service, LSU Libraries Dean Stanley Wilder has extended Middleton Library hours to 24/5, purchased thousands of new e-books, and now, created two new positions to further public services at LSU Libraries. Award-winning faculty member

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Share Your Finals Study Pictures

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Finals week is among the busiest in Middleton Library, with a whole lot of studying, and always a little bit of fun. Here’s a selection of social media posts so far.  Post with #clubmid or @lsulibraries- we will add to

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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

Joan K. Lippincott

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

Mike at the Open House

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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  • Tell Us Why You Love Archives! What do you love about Hill Memorial Library!?

    As archivists, we know why we love archives, but now we want to know how archives have affected your life. So tell us why archives matter to you in a comment below, including: name, your profession, and ....I love archives because...

    We also want to know what you love about Hill Memorial Library -- whether it be a specific collection, a service, an activity, etc. We can't wait to hear from you! THANK YOU!
  • #TBT In recognition of Black History Month, today’s Throwback Thursday image depicts the Harambé student group from 1972. Established in 1971, Harambé (a Swahili word meaning working together in unity) was one of the first African American student groups on campus. Their goals were to provide for communication among people on campus, bridge gaps between the greater Baton Rouge community and Southern University and African Americans at LSU, help black students and prospective black students develop a positive self-image, and develop a highly visible black presence on campus. The Black Student Union fulfills many of these objectives today. In 1972, the Harambé House was established at 3004 Highland Rd. to provide a space for various activities and for interaction between blacks and non-blacks. The African American Cultural Center, established in 1993, plays a similar role today.

    To learn more about student life at LSU, and about our collections at Hill Memorial Library, please visit our current exhibit, Special Collections on Parade, on display through May 30. LSU Libraries Special Collections presents a showcase of things rare, natural, historical, technological, literary, political, comical and otherwise of note amongst the eclectic collections housed within Hill Memorial Library. Selected rare books, photographs, historical documents, sheet music, art, and oral histories are on display from all major collections, spanning seven centuries. Faculty and staff members at Hill Memorial Library curated the exhibition.

    To learn more, visit www.lib.lsu.edu/special or call (225) 578-6544.

    Image source: Gumbo, 1973


  • Afternoon in the Archives: Black History Month


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