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Three library employees receive 2018 awards

LSU Libraries has bestowed three awards on library employees for 2018. The winners are: Jennifer Abraham Cramer, receiving the Staff Award; Emily Frank, receiving the Early Career Librarian Award; and Linda Smith Griffin, receiving the Carolyn H. Hargrave Senior Leadership

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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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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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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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NEH grant awarded to director of LSU Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Lab

Lauren Coats, director of LSU Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Lab and associate professor of English, was recently awarded an NEH Institutes for the Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grant with co-principal investigator Emily McGinn, Digital Humanities Coordinator at the University

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Cristina Caminita wins National Library Week contest

Cristina Caminita, Head of Research and Instruction Services, was recently recognized as this year’s winner of Wiley’s National Library Week contest: Embedded Librarianship. She was nominated by Emily Frank, Instructional Technologies and Engineering Librarian. “Cristina Caminita’s experience in embedded librarianship

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Sarah Simms and Hayley Johnson awarded grants to complete “Through an Extended Lens”

LSU Libraries’ Sarah Simms, Undergraduate and Student Success Librarian, and Hayley Johnson, Head of Government Information at Nicholls State University, recently received the ALA Carnegie-Whitney Grant and the NewsBank/ Readex/ GODORT/ ALA Catharine J. Reynolds Award. Both grants will fund

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Omohundro Institute awards Lauren Coats and Andrew Sluyter grants to digitize collections

Lauren Coats, Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab, and Andrew Sluyter (Geography and Anthropology), have been awarded a grant by the Omohundro Institute to fund the digitization of the Carlos Trudeau papers and the Vincente Sebastian Pintado papers. The Lapidus Fellowship

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Spring 2017 General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship recipient

Cynthea Corfah has been recognized as the Spring 2017 recipient of the General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship. Corfah is a senior majoring in Mass Communication with a concentration in print journalism. She has been a student worker in Access

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Emily Frank awarded OER Research Fellowship

Emily Frank, Research and Instruction Librarian, received an OER Research Fellowship through the Open Education Group. Frank is one out of 20 scholars selected as a 2016-2018 OER Research Fellow. The research fellows will conduct research on the impact of open educational resources on

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Fall 2016 General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Rachel Shirley has been recognized as the Fall 2016 recipient of the General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship. Shirley is a junior majoring in Theatre with a concentration in film. She has been a student worker in Circulation Services since

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LSU Libraries ranked 15th in U.S. for articles advancing specialized librarianship

LSU was recognized on June 13, 2016, at the annual Special Libraries Association (SLA) convention, during an event that presented a countdown of the top U.S. universities, ranked by the number of papers their subject specialist librarians have published over

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Recent Faculty Publications

2018

Hebert, Andrea. “Information Literacy Skills of First-Year Library and Information Science Graduate Students: An Exploratory Study,” Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Volume 13, Issue 3 (September 2018).

Miller, Marty. “Sacred vs. Profane in The Great War: A Neutral’s Indictment: Louis Raemaekers’s Use of Religious Imagery in Adoration of the Magi and Our Lady of Antwerp.” Catholic Library World, vol. 89, no. 1, Sept. 2018, pp. 20–32.

Wilder, Stanley. “Delayed Retirements and the Youth Movement among ARL Library Professionals,” Research Library Issues, no. 295 (2018).

Ziegler, Scott. “PAL: Toward a Recommendation System for Manuscripts,” Information Technology and Libraries, Vol. 37, No. 3 (2018).

2017

Caminita, C., Cook, M., & Paster, A. (2017). Thirty years of preserving, discovering, and accessing U.S. agricultural information: Past progress and current challenges. Library Trends, 65(3), 293-315.

Dauterive, Sarah, John Bourgeois, & Sarah Simms. “How little is too little? An examination of information literacy instruction duration for freshmen.” Journal of Information Literacy, 11.1 (2017): 204-219.

Fontenot, Mitch. “Going Where the Users Are: Three Variations on a Theme,” Louisiana Libraries, Fall 2017.

Johnson, Hayley. “#NoDAPL: Social Media, Empowerment, and Civic Participation at Standing Rock,” Library Trends, Fall 2017.

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