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Safe spaces in LSU Libraries

LSU Safe Space

As a resource for everyone on campus as well as our surrounding community, the Libraries is committed to being safe, inclusive and welcoming to everyone. Several LSU Libraries staff members from both Middleton Library and Hill Memorial Library are specially trained

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Middleton Library reflection space now available for use

Middleton Library now includes a reflection space for students to pray, meditate, or reflect silently. Through research and input from students, the Diversity Committee of LSU Libraries initiated this project for the southwest corner of the fourth floor in Middleton

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Three scholars awarded grants to conduct research in LSU Libraries Special Collections

The LSU Libraries has awarded research travel grants to three researchers who will use the extensive historical material in the LSU Special Collections for their respective research and book projects. The purpose of the grants is to support the travel

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Mossville Oral History Project available online

The Mossville Oral History Project collection, a series of interviews which documented the history of Mossville, Louisiana, is now complete and available online. More than 75 interviews may be watched or heard, in which 58 people shared stories on their

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LSU Libraries joins ACRL Diversity Alliance

LSU Libraries recently joined the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Diversity Alliance. The ACRL Diversity Alliance program unites academic libraries that share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

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Baton Rouge Mardi Gras? Not so much . . . until 1933

Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge

Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge has had a long and spotty history. For the most part, it wasn’t really celebrated here. The earliest celebrations were a mix of Mardi Gras and celebration of the Washington Fire Company’s organization in 1836.

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Bynum receives travel grant for IACAL Conference

Shaleesa Bynum, LSU Libraries’ Student Supervisor of Access Services, was recently awarded a travel grant to attend the Identity, Agency, and Culture in Academic Libraries Conference. The conference is aimed at understanding how issues of identity and agency contribute to access, inclusivity,

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Reading Room exhibit features recently processed collections

Visitors to the reading room at Hill Memorial Library can now view a selection of materials from several recently processed collections. These collections, while small, contain a wealth of information for researchers, and provide an example of the many new

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LSU Libraries receives national recognition

LSU Libraries received national recognition at the annual Book & Media Awards Ceremony at the midwinter meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) on Sunday. “Free People of Color in Louisiana: Revealing an Unknown Past,” a collaborative digital project led

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Comics symposium explores race, gender, and the future of superheroes

On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, LSU Libraries Special Collections hosted a symposium entitled “New Faces under Old Masks: Race, Gender, and the Future of Superheroes.” Recent years have seen increasing attention from critics, readers, and publishers to issues of diversity

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Digital project offers access to the history of free people of color in Louisiana

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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Lunch with a Legend: A discussion with A.P. Tureaud Jr.

On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 12:00 pm, A.P. Tureaud Jr. visited LSU campus’s Hill Memorial Library to talk about LSU, Louisiana, and the Civil Rights Movement. During his visit, he spoke to a group of students studying the Civil

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