Monthly Archives: February 2013

Recent donation of historic photographs presents archival mystery

One of the best things about working at the archives in Hill Memorial Library is you just don’t know when something interesting is going to come walking in the door. Of course, most days we don’t see anything new come

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Civil Rights program to conclude with panel discussion

LSU Libraries and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church are collaborating on a closing event for the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle  program, which will feature a panel discussion of the films shown in the Created Equal  series, including Signpost to Freedom: The 1953

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Selected items from Bankston Collection on view in Reading Room

Next time you are visiting the Special Collections Reading Room please take a look at the display case featuring items from the Jesse H. Bankston Papers collection. Jesse Homer Bankston (1907-2010) was born to Allie Magee and Leon V. Bankston

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LSU Libraries Assistant Dean Elaine Smyth to serve as Interim Dean, effective March 1

Elaine Smyth, current assistant dean of LSU Libraries, will assume the role of interim dean of LSU Libraries, effective March 1. She will take the place of current LSU Libraries Dean Jennifer Cargill, who will retire on Feb. 28 after

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African American Baton Rougeans featured in new exhibition

In recognition of Black History Month and in connection with “Blacks in the Red Stick,” a conference sponsored by the LSU African and African American Studies Program, or AAAS, to be held on Friday, March 8 in Hill Memorial Library,

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Kelly Blessinger and Paul Hrycaj collaborate on book

LSU Libraries Associate Librarians Kelly Blessinger and Paul Hrycaj have edited a new book, published by Chandos Press, titled Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries: The Early 21st Century. Workplace culture refers to conditions that collectively influence the work atmosphere. These

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LSU Libraries welcomes Andrea Hebert

LSU Libraries welcomes Andrea Hebert to our faculty. Andrea has been hired as a reference librarian in Middleton Library. Andrea brings with her a broad range of experience in teaching and editing. Before coming to LSU, Andrea worked as an

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Farewell to Dean Cargill

On February 28, Dean Jennifer Cargill will retire, after leading the LSU Libraries for more than twenty-one years. A distinguished graduate of LSU’s School of Library and Information Science, Cargill began her career as an assistant acquisitions librarian at the

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LSU Film Series: Glory

The LSU Libraries Film Series is set to have its second film showing on Wednesday, February 20th, at 2:00 PM, in the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall. The second film, Glory, is about the Civil War’s first all-black regiment and

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iPads available to check out

Thanks to the generous support of LSU Student Government, ten iPads have been purchased and added to the electronic items available through the Gear to Geaux program for LSU students. Starting today (February 1), the tablets will be available at

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