Monthly Archives: April 2014

LSU Libraries staff participate in World Book Night

On Wednesday, April 23, four members of the LSU Libraries staff participated in World Book Night ( World Book Night is a nation-wide event where over half a million free books are distributed to people who would benefit from increased

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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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May 2nd – Lecture on coastal communities

On Friday, May 2 at 3:30 pm, Hill Memorial Library will host a talk by Dr. Don Davis as part of the Friday Forum Series of the LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology. Dr. Davis of the Louisiana Sea Grant

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Planting the Seed of Commemoration: 100 Years of Cooperative Extension

Assembled in front of the original Hill Memorial Library in downtown Baton Rouge, these attendees, agents, and instructors of the Fourth Annual Short Course for Boys and Girls traveled to LSU as part of an Agricultural Extension Service program in

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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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Audubon Day May 3rd: Fly on By!

The LSU Libraries will host a special viewing of the famed double elephant folio edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America (London, 1827-1838).  The viewing will be held in the McIlhenny Room of Hill Memorial Library on the LSU

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“Ask Us!” Service now available

Ask Us! is a service that enables you to connect with a LSU research librarian by chat, text, telephone, and email, as well as search a “frequently asked questions” database.  So if you run into any library research problems, you

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LSU Libraries welcomes Dave Comeaux

Dave Comeaux has joined the LSU Libraries as Web Development Librarian. Dave brings extensive knowledge of web development technologies, user-centered design, and instructional design to his new position. Dave has over ten years’ experience working on corporate web and intranet

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Linda Smith Griffin receives Anthony H. Benoit Mid-Career Award

Linda Smith Griffin, Head of Cataloging at LSU Libraries, is the 2014 recipient of the Louisiana Library Association (LLA) Anthony H. Benoit Mid-Career Award, presented annually to a member in the middle of his or her career to recognize outstanding

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May I Have This Dance? Nineteenth-Century Louisiana Dance Invitations

In his book Sketches, Historical and Descriptive, of Louisiana (1812), the Northern traveler Amos Stoddard observed that dancing was one of the most popular pastimes in Louisiana. It was a place where men and women were “particularly attached to the

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LSU Libraries connect with the community at recent events

The Friends of the LSU Libraries Book Bazaar was held March 20th through March 22nd on the LSU campus at the 4-H Mini Farm Building. Thousands of buyers visited over the three days to purchase used books, sets, collectors’ items,

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