Monthly Archives: September 2019

Middleton Library closed for home football games

Middleton Library will be closed on the Saturdays of all 2019 LSU home football games. Below is a list of these dates. Oct. 5,  vs. Utah State Oct. 12, vs. Florida Oct. 26, vs. Auburn Nov. 23, vs. Arkansas Nov.

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LSU Libraries Special Collections Purchasing Committee re-established

In the spring of 2019, LSU Libraries’ Special Collections revived its long-dormant Purchasing Committee to help to advise the Curator of Books on book acquisitions and collection development policies.   Last active some twenty years ago, the reborn committee is made

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Beyond Boundaries: Big, Beautiful Artists’ Books

I was delighted to be a part of the team that put together the current exhibition, “Exploding the Codex: Book Arts in Special Collections.” You can view this exhibition in the Main Gallery of Hill Memorial Library during regular library

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LSU Libraries welcomes Trent Dunkin as Resource Sharing Specialist

Trent Dunkin has joined LSU Libraries as a Resource Sharing Specialist with the Interlibrary Loan department. In his position, Dunkin will help provide materials the LSU Libraries owns to other libraries along with obtaining needed materials for our patrons. Dunkin

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Music in Middleton Fall 2019 Season Opener

Music in Middleton will present its third season opener on Monday, Sept. 23 at noon in the first floor lobby of Middleton Library.  The concert will include works by Wagner Duarte, Johann Sebastian Bach, and improvisations by several performers. This

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In the Media: The Doralice Fontane Papers (1910-1980)

As part of Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LBP)’s Louisiana: The State We’re In,  André Moreau interviewed Assistant Curator of Manuscripts Melissa Smith in spring 2019 on the life and times of Baton Rouge composer and businesswoman Doralice Fontane (1905-1980), whose papers are housed in

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LSU Libraries hosts ribbon cutting to celebrate grand opening of new furniture in Middleton Library lobby

Top LSU officials, members of LSU Libraries’ Dean’s Advisory Council, and representatives from Steelcase, Frost-Barber, the Libraries, and the student body gathered on Sept. 5 to celebrate the grand opening of the transformation of Middleton Library’s first-floor lobby. The transformation

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Retracing Louisiana’s Roots: Exploring the State’s Hispanic/Latinx Heritage

Retracing Louisiana’s Roots: Exploring the State’s Hispanic/Latinx Heritage, presented by LSU Libraries’ Diversity Committee and LSU Latinx Faculty and Staff Caucus, will be on display in the Middleton Library second floor lobby from September 16 through October 18. This display

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Reading Room Exhibit: Richard W. Leche Papers

Visitors to the Special Collections reading room at Hill Memorial Library are invited to view a selection of materials from the recently processed Richard W. Leche Papers. Richard W. Leche was the 44th Governor of Louisiana, from May 12, 1936

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LSU Libraries welcomes Leah Powell as Digital Collections Librarian

Leah Powell has joined LSU Libraries as the Digital Collections Librarian. In her new role, she will spearhead efforts to assess the Libraries’ digital collections and work to ensure they are accessible, representative, and usable in a variety of ways. She will

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