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Peggy Hoon Joins Libraries as Director of Copyright Policy and Education

Hoon, Peggy (candid)

Peggy Hoon has joined the LSU Libraries as Director of Copyright Policy and Education. Hoon is an accomplished copyright expert with a J.D. from the University of Washington and a B.S. in nursing from the University of Colorado. Prior working

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Updates to Libraries Search Interface

LSU Libraries has updated the search interface on its home page. The biggest change is the addition of a pre-search filter that enables patrons to select print books, e-books or peer-reviewed articles at the beginning of the search process. We developed this

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Interlibrary Loan Service Point Moving to Circulation Services

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Effective Monday, June 8th, 2015, Middleton Library’s interlibrary loan service point will be located at the Middleton circulation desk, offering library patrons the convenience of a single location for checking out both Middleton Library and interlibrary loan materials. The Interlibrary

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E-journal Hosting Offered

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LSU Libraries recently implemented an online journal hosting platform and now offers support for journal publishing to LSU faculty members who edit journals. Open Journal Systems (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system with more than 6500 installations worldwide.

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Pierre Soulé: Histoire d’une mémoire franco-louisianaise retrouvée/Pierre Soulé: The Story of a French-Louisiana Legacy Refound

Photographie originale de Pierre Soulé, ca. 1860 / Pierre Soulé Photograph (ca. 1860), Mss. 2824, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

For your reading pleasure, here is a bilingual blog post by Hill staff member, Dr. Germain Bienvenu, on a new book which was researched in part in Hill Memorial Library.  Our occasional series of bi-lingual blog posts by Germain speak

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24/5 Schedule to Resume for the Fall Semester

Libraries Hours

Summer hours are now in effect for Middleton Library and will continue until the fall semester, when the 24/5 schedule will resume. The online schedule lists hours for specific days and offices in the Libraries. Congratulations to the Class of

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General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship and Inaugural Recipient

The Zamin Family

LSU Libraries is pleased to announce the establishment of the General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship. The $500 scholarship, which will be awarded twice a year, was established by means of a gift from the Zamin family. On April 24,

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Student Assistant Awards

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The LSU Libraries Student Assistant Awards recognize outstanding student employees of the LSU Libraries. Student workers play a vital role in the success of the Libraries. They assisting patrons, open and close departments, respond to emergency situations, and much more.

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LSU’s Lincoln Lexicon

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Few have ever mastered the English language like Abraham Lincoln. From his days as a young, backwoods bibliophile to one of history’s most expressive writers, Lincoln’s love of language helps us understand not only the man, but all that he

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Russell Long: A Life in Politics with Dr. Michael S. Martin: Book Talk, Signing, and Reception

Russell Long, A Life in Politics, by Dr. Michael S. Martin (University of Mississippi Press, 2014)

On Wednesday, April 22 at 4:30 pm (talk to begin at 4:45 pm), in the Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, Dr. Michael S. Martin, Cheryl Courrégé Burguières/Board of Regents Professor in History, and Director, Center for Louisiana Studies, University

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Digital Project Offers Access to the History of Free People of Color in Louisiana

Group portrait of (left to right) Dr. Henry Lewis Bailey, one of the first African American graduates of Harvard and a founder of the Niagara Movement, an unidentified man, Amanda Bailey, and William R. Johnson, who was a descendant of free people of color William and Ann Johnson of Natchez, Miss..  Johnston lodged with the Baileys during his studies at Howard University.   William T. Johnson and Family Memorial Papers, Mss. 529m, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge.

The award-winning 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave about Solomon Northrup, a free man of color from New York who was sold into slavery in Louisiana, brought unprecedented attention to the history of free people of color in the United

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The ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Historic Collection

Joe Kirkwood's retirement event at which he received his new bicycle, September 30, 1952.

In the decades following the Civil War, Baton Rouge never grew much beyond its pre-War size–about 5000 people.   However, the make-up of that population certainly changed a great deal over the decades. The end of the war meant the end

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