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Message from the Dean: Progress on the New Main Library Building

Dean Stanley Wilder

It’s my pleasure to kick off the start of the fall semester with some great news. The 2023 Louisiana legislative session made history by being the most successful ever as regards investment in LSU. The $232 million allocated across all

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WRKF: LSU Libraries’ podcast highlights conversations with some of the first women to live in LSU’s dorms

Elena Carter Percy trading cattle for room and board, 1932. Louisiana State University Photograph Collection, A5000, Louisiana State University Archives, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

These first-person testimonies were recorded and preserved by LSU’s T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History. This story was reproduced by WRKF and originally aired in 2010 as an episode of LSU’s What Endures podcast, hosted by the center’s director, Jennifer Abraham Cramer.

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New LSU Libraries Resources: The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991 and American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Part VI

black and white photo of an antique car

Thanks to a generous donation from the LSU Department of History, LSU Libraries is pleased to announce that it offers two new digital resources: The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991, and American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, part VI.

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LLA Awards LSU Libraries’ Elissa Plank for Meritorious Service

Elissa Plank, outdoors, holds LLA award

We are pleased to announce that on July 7, Louisiana Library Association (LLA) awarded Elissa Plank, LSU Libraries’ Head of Circulation, a Meritorious Service Award for her years of service to LLA. LLA is a statewide professional organization for librarians and

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WRKF: New podcast from LSU Libraries highlights untold stories of Louisiana Veterans

black and white photo of Leroy Poydras

Jen Cramer, director of LSU Libraries’ T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History, was interviewed by NPR/WRKF about the Williams Center’s recent partnership with the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs to unveil a limited-episode podcast. The series, Oral History and the

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LSU Libraries Celebrates Its Volunteers at “Giving Back to Those Who Give” Event

A man speaks to a group indoors

Following the Friends of the LSU Libraries’ (FOLL’s) annual Book Bazaar in April, which garnered a record-breaking turnout and raised an impressive $80,000, LSU Libraries honored the volunteers who played an integral role in this success. The inaugural “Giving Back

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Jam Forever: Creating Tabletop RPGs in the Library

Danielle Costello explains game jams for creating tabletop roleplaying games at the American Library Association’s 2023 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

Danielle Costello, LSU Libraries’ Science Librarian, explains game jams for creating tabletop roleplaying games at the American Library Association’s 2023 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

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LSU Libraries Shatters Giving Day Records with Strong Donor Support

Graphic reads LSU Giving Day 3.29.23 Bold Steps Forrward

LSU Libraries is proud to announce that this year’s LSU Giving Day was a record-breaking success, both in terms of the dollar amount raised and the total number of donors. With the help of 128 generous supporters, LSU Libraries raised

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New LSU Libraries Program Equips Graduate Students with Preservation Skills

Four people smile next to a book cart full of books

This spring, LSU Libraries launched the new Preservation Basics program at Hill Memorial Library, aimed at providing library graduate students with valuable hands-on experience in preservation techniques. Under the guidance of Caroline Ziegler, Special Collections’ conservation coordinator, this unique initiative

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Louisiana Digital Library Fest Celebrates State’s Cultural Digital Heritage

A woman speaks at a podium

LSU Libraries recently hosted a celebration of Louisiana’s rich cultural heritage, bringing together librarians, content administrators, educators, and researchers from across the state. The three-day event was the first biannual Louisiana Digital Library (LDL) Fest, held on May 17-19, 2023,

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Celebrating Excellence: Moises Chirinos Aleman Honored with Zamin Scholarship

Moises smiles while holding a cello outdoors

This April, LSU Libraries continued its tradition of honoring those who tirelessly contribute to the academic ecosystem by bestowing the General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship upon an undergraduate student worker who exhibits dedication, commitment, and a passion for service.

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Friends of the LSU Libraries’ Book Bazaar Raises $80,000 for Library Acquisitions

four people pose with a check

This April, the Friends of the LSU Libraries’ annual Book Bazaar had a record-breaking turnout and raised an impressive $80,000 for LSU Libraries. The four-day sale, held from April 13-16, attracted book enthusiasts from far and wide and offered more

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