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Frances Watson joins LSU Libraries as desk supervisor

Frances Watson recently joined LSU Libraries as the new desk supervisor in Access Services. However, she is not new to LSU.  She was recently awarded for her 20 years of service to the university. She began her LSU career as a prospect researcher for the

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Philip H. Kitchens Endowment established for science and technology resources

The Philip H. Kitchens Endowment will provide for the acquisition of science and technology resources for the LSU Libraries in perpetuity, thanks to his generous gift to the Libraries. Kitchens, whose varied education includes degrees in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering,

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Remembering John Stowe

Photograph of John

The LSU Libraries lost a treasured staff member on January 31, 2021, when John A. Stowe passed away at age 50 after a long illness with which he had struggled courageously during the past four years. A native of Mansura

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Jeffery Hobson joins LSU Libraries as Civil War Book Review editor

LSU Libraries welcomes Jeffery Hobson as the Civil War Book Review editor. A historian of the Civil War Era, he has published a review in the CWBR and served on the CWBR editorial board for the past two years. These experiences

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Michael Stewart joins LSU Libraries as Assistant Director of Libraries Technology

LSU Libraries welcomes Michael Stewart as the Assistant Director of Libraries Technology. Stewart supervises the Libraries Technology teams, which include the development and user experience (UX) team and the systems and user support team. For the past three years, Stewart worked in

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In memoriam: Jennifer Cargill

Jennifer Cargill, Dean of LSU Libraries from July 1991 until her retirement in 2013, passed away on October 6, 2020. A distinguished graduate of LSU’s School of Library and Information Science, Cargill began her career as an assistant acquisitions librarian

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Lois Kuyper-Rushing authors book about Eugene Bozza’s work

Lois Kuyper-Rushing, Associate Dean of Public & Collection Services at LSU Libraries, has authored a book titled “A Thematic Index of Works by Eugene Bozza.” This volume is a chronological listing of all of Bozza’s compositions, both published and in manuscript. Each entry includes

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Tom Diamond edits book about libraries in the digital age

LSU Libraries’ Collection and Materials Selector Librarian, Tom Diamond, has edited a new book titled, “The Academic Librarian in the Digital Age: Essays on Changing Roles and Responsibilities.” The book is composed of essays that detail the impact that evolving technology

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General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship 2020

Corrina Dean has been awarded the 2020 General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship. Dean is a junior majoring in Kinesiology. She works in the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History and is primarily responsible for transcribing and auditing interviews. Lindsey

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LSU Libraries welcomes Melanie Reddell as Business Office Coordinator

Melanie Reddell has joined LSU Libraries as the Business Office Coordinator. Her duties include handling supplies purchases, travel expenses, and student payroll. Reddell’s goals for her position includes identifying areas where it is possible to streamline processes and/or create new and

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Hayley Johnson receives the Louisiana Library Association’s Margaret T. Lane Award

Hayley Johnson, LSU Libraries Head of Government Documents and Microforms, has been announced as the 2020 Margaret T. Lane Award recipient by the Louisiana Library Association for her exemplary work at LSU Libraries. Johnson’s hard work and dedication to her

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Christine Cloud joins LSU Libraries as Instruction and Curatorial Assistant

LSU Libraries welcomes Christine Cloud as Instruction and Curatorial Assistant in Special Collections. She prepares and sets up materials for classes who visit Hill Memorial Library and helps the curator to process book donations and publicize new acquisitions. Cloud says she

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