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Study Names Bensman a Top Librarian Author

LSU Libraries’ faculty member Stephen Bensman is one of the top 20 librarian authors worldwide, according to a recent study in the journal Scientometrics.  The study, “Worldwide Contributors to the Literature of Library and Information Science: Top Authors, 2007–2012,” by

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Extension Before Extension: The Origins of Demonstration Work at LSU

Louisiana demonstration train group photograph.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, LSU Libraries Special Collections has put together an exhibit detailing the agricultural origins of LSU, and the university’s involvement in the evolution of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, 1914-2014. The

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General Middleton and the Battle of the Bulge

Gen. Middleton, December 1944.  Winter weather in the Ardennes is exceptionally cold and wet, and the battle was characterized by fog, freezing temperatures, misty rain, snow, and ice.

  Troy Middleton, president emeritus of LSU and for whom the main library on campus is named, was a division and corps commander in World War II. The most important battle in which he led troops was the Battle of

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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 slideshow of some fun and studying from the December 2014 finals week. [View the story “Finals

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

Bird house exhibit 1

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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