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LSU Libraries’ 2023 Annual Report: Community Connections

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LSU Libraries is proud to present to you our 2023 Impact Report. We hope you’ll find here a Libraries evolving as a dynamic hub of knowledge connecting learners across our campus, the nation, and the globe. This report captures the

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LSU Libraries Special Collections announces new exhibition: “The Legacies They Built: Honoring Pinkie Gordon Lane, Lutrill and Pearl Payne, and Julian T. White”

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In 2022, LSU’s Board of Supervisors voted to recognize the significant contributions of four Black LSU pioneers by naming two programs and one building in their honor: the Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School, Lutrill and Pearl Payne School of Education, and

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LSU’s Tiger Den Data Storage System to Provide “Ease of Life”

LSU researchers have been awarded $500K by the National Science Foundation to build a shared data storage system to elevate the research experience not just at LSU, but at universities across Louisiana. According to Michael Stewart, LSU Libraries’ assistant director

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

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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

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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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Descendants of African American Poets Discover Their Roots in LSU Libraries Special Collections

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After 50 years of searching for their grandfather’s long-lost publications, two cousins had no idea they would find what they had been searching for more than 1,000 miles from home in LSU Libraries’ Special Collections.

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LSU Librarian Named a 2023 Emerging Leader by American Library Association

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LSU Librarian Nicollette Davis has been named a 2023 Emerging Leader by the American Library Association. Established in 1876, ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world with more than 60,000 members.

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Special Collections Exhibition: “Water, Water Everywhere: Control and Consequence in Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands”

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LSU Libraries’ new exhibition, “Water, Water Everywhere: Control and Consequence in Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands,” will be on display in Hill Memorial Library from Sept. 6 – Dec. 21 and is free and open to the public. The exhibition tells the

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LSU Libraries Awarded Carnegie Whitney Grant to Research the Idealized American West and its Place Today

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The LSU Libraries is one of 10 institutions awarded the American Library Association’s 2022 Carnegie Whitney Grant for the proposal, “Blood and Thunder: The Idealized American West and Its Place Today.”

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Most important private collection of African American poetry now in Special Collections

The Wyatt Houston Day Collection of Poetry by African Americans, the most important private collection of Black poetry, now belongs to LSU. The LSU Libraries Special Collections will house the over 800 items previously owned by book collector and dealer

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