Monthly Archives: May 2014

LSU Libraries bestows 2014 student assistant awards

The LSU Libraries Student Assistant Awards honor outstanding student employees of the LSU Libraries. The awards were established to acknowledge the vital role student workers play in the success of LSU Libraries. They open and close departments, assist patrons in

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Oil and the Wetlands: A Q&A with Jason Theriot

Jason P. Theriot, author of American Energy, Imperiled Coast: Oil and Gas Development in Louisiana’s Wetlands (LSU Press, 2014), will participate in an informal Q&A session regarding the petroleum industry in Louisiana and its impact on the coastal wetlands at

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Raising the Flag – Memorial Day Remembrance

Flag raising ceremony in front of LSU president’s home. This image is from the University Archives, and can be viewed with other historical images on the Louisiana Digital Library here.

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New Orleans charter school students visit LSU Libraries

On May 1st, 125 first graders of KIPP New Orleans Leadership Primary, a charter school based in New Orleans, visited the LSU Campus and toured the LSU Libraries. The students were hosted by Andrea Hebert, General Librarian, Robert Bigelow, Library

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LSU Libraries confers two new staff awards

On Monday, May 12th, at a reception hosted by the LSU Library Staff Association in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall, two new staff awards were conferred. The first award, entitled the LSU Libraries Top Resource of the Year Award,

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Hill documents featured in new book

Louisianians (or Luisianeses) and Their Hill Documents Featured in Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822-2012 A recent publication by the U.S. Government Printing Office offers further glimpses into how Louisiana and its citizens (Luisiana and Luisianeses in Spanish) have figured in

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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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Big Fights in Special Collections

Most boxing fans remember New Orleans as the site of the famous Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Durán “No Más Fight” in the Superdome on November 25, 1980, but in the late nineteenth century, the Crescent City stood as one

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Stanley Wilder named Dean of LSU Libraries

LSU has named Stanley Wilder as the new dean of LSU Libraries. Wilder is university librarian at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He previously served at the University of Rochester as associate dean of information management services, following 10 years

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LSU Libraries receive donation from friends group

Friends of the LSU Libraries volunteer Judy Noland presented a check for $75,000 to Interim Dean of Libraries Elaine Smyth, at an April 27 reception held to thank them for their efforts in supporting the Libraries. The check represents the

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