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Egyptomania!

Did you know you can travel from the delta of the Mississippi to the delta of the Nile… just by walking through the doors of Hill Memorial Library? That’s what students in Professor Darius Spieth’s History of Interior Design class

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Armed with a Paintbrush: Graphic Art of World War I

Art and war have a long common history. During the First World War, artists played a key role in the conflict. In some ways, they even had more say in its outcome than the common soldier stuck in the trenches.

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Vanishing Louisiana like you’ve never seen it

We hear a lot about “vanishing” Louisiana these days. Our coast, towns, and wildlife are at risk from hurricanes, oil spills, rising sea levels, and changes in land management, and elements of our state’s distinctive culture and history are gradually

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Hot Summer, “Cool” Books…

Had enough of the summer heat? Come over to Special Collections and cool off with some books on polar exploration and travel in the high latitudes. Here are a few suggestions from the Rare Book Collection to get you started… Elisha

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Something’s brewing in Special Collections

It’s not too late to sign up for Lager for Libraries, a beer tasting and fundraiser for the LSU Libraries that will be held tomorrow, June 5, from 6-8 p.m. at Tin Roof Brewing Co. in Baton Rouge. And if

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An Astronomical Acquisition

Tomorrow is Astronomy Day, a national event founded in 1973 “to increase public awareness about astronomy and our wonderful universe.” The weekend weather forecast in Baton Rouge doesn’t look so great for stargazing, so if the skies don’t clear up,

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Revolutionary War documents discovered in LSU Libraries

Fifty-seven original letters and other signed documents related to the American Revolution have been discovered in the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections. The materials include documents signed by or sent to several members of the Continental Congress, three signers of the Declaration

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“To me, fair friend, you never can be old”: Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

Although historians are not 100% sure of the exact date of William Shakespeare’s birth (all that is known is that he was baptized on April 26, 1564), his birthday is usually celebrated on April 23.  In honor of the bard,

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Humorous maps of Europe in 1870

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “map”? Most of us would probably think of road maps. There are, however, many different kinds of maps, ranging from maps of historical events and time periods to maps of

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Things of Beauty: New acquisitions of poetry by John Keats

We like to think of Special Collections as a working laboratory in which students can study not just texts, but also books’ physical aspects. What can we learn about a book’s history from its binding, illustrations, or style of printing?

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“How good—to be alive!” Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson

Even for a Victorian poet, Emily Dickinson was unusually obsessed with death. But today, we celebrate her birth, which took place 183 years ago, on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Of her nearly 1,800 poems, only a handful were

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Centuries of Style: Exhibition Highlights

“Naked people,” Mark Twain once quipped, “have little or no influence on society.” Our recent exhibition, Centuries of Style: A Retrospective of Dress, encouraged visitors to think about whether clothes really do make the man. In case you missed the

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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; Emily Frank; and Andrea Hebert. “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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