Monthly Archives: January 2015

Let nature be your guide: Graphic design of the arts & crafts and Art Nouveau Movements

The nineteenth century gave us the wonders of the Industrial Revolution, but also ugly urban landscapes and soulless mechanization. By the end of the century, designers such as William Morris, Eugene Grasset, and Alphonse Mucha were going “back to nature”

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Award, promotion for Libraries faculty member Judy Bolton

Judy Bolton, Head of Public Services in Special Collections, was promoted to Senior General Librarian effective January 1, 2015.  In addition, Bolton, who has been with LSU Libraries for just over thirty years, was also recently awarded the first Friends

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Bird’s-Eye History: 17th-Century French City Views

Just because people 400 years ago didn’t have the interactive mapping tools that we have today doesn’t mean they didn’t know what faraway places looked like. By the 1600s, several large collections of city views, accompanied by detailed descriptions, had

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Aaron Richardson, University Archivist

Editor’s Note: Aaron has left LSU since this article was posted. Good luck, Aaron. On January 5, 2015, Aaron Richardson joined the LSU Libraries as University Archivist. Aaron comes to LSU from Atlanta, GA where he served as Southeast Regional

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The Science of Sugar: Audubon Park Sugar School and Experiment Station

Sugar and the scientific investigation of its cultivation and manufacture played a major part in the early development of LSU. The Audubon Sugar School and Experiment Station was one of the first American research facilities developed for the scientific investigation

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Study names Bensman a top librarian author

LSU Libraries’ faculty member Stephen Bensman is one of the top 20 librarian authors worldwide, according to a recent study in the journal Scientometrics.  The study, “Worldwide Contributors to the Literature of Library and Information Science: Top Authors, 2007–2012,” by

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Extension Before Extension: The Origins of Demonstration Work at LSU

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, LSU Libraries Special Collections has put together an exhibit detailing the agricultural origins of LSU, and the university’s involvement in the evolution of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, 1914-2014. The

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