Acknowledging Excellence: LSU Libraries Presents 2023 Staff and Faculty Awards

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LSU Libraries recognized three outstanding faculty and staff members – Christina Riquelmy, Leah Duncan, and Leah Wood Jewett – at the 2023 LSU Libraries Faculty and Staff Awards in April. Each winner was nominated by their colleagues and will receive

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Maximizing Research Efficiency: LSU Libraries’ Resources for Agricultural Studies

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Each year, Louisiana’s agricultural industry contributes billions of dollars to the nation’s economy. In 2020 alone, it generated around $3.2 billion and represented 2.8 percent of the total state GDP. In order to protect and develop one of the state’s

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LSU Libraries Announces New Government Publications and Open Scholarship Department

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In the latter half of 2022, the Government Documents and Open Scholarship & Affordable Learning departments combined into a new LSU Libraries department named Open Scholarship & Government Publications. This new department aims to combine the uncopyrighted materials in Government

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Navigating Coastal and Environmental Research: LSU Libraries’ Support for Scholars

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Louisiana’s vast and fragile coastal ecosystem is both critical to the state’s economy and under threat from a range of environmental stressors, making LSU’s coastal research and education vital to the future of our state and region. As a national

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225 Magazine: Named A Top Young Librarian in the Country, Here’s What Nicollette Davis Brings To LSU

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This article was originally published in the April 2023 issue of 225 magazine.

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Curator of the Louvre Visits LSU Special Collections

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LSU Libraries boasts one of the most prestigious Special Collections operations in the country and serves as a destination archive for researchers around the world. In February, a curator from the Louvre Museum in Paris, visited LSU Libraries Special Collections

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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 Libraries Special Collections Restores Historic Mardi Gras Scrapbook

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By Christine Wendling and Brooke Bell Mardi Gras Traditions During the past 300 years of Mardi Gras’ existence, certain customs have crystallized within the communities in and surrounding New Orleans. For example, krewes (pronounced “crews”) are social organizations that orchestrate

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Listen: Board Games in Libraries with Danielle Costello and Lili Bedoya from LSU Libraries

Listen to LSU Libraries’ Lili Bedoya, Research and Instruction Services Coordinator, and Danielle Costello, Science Librarian, talk about how we established our board game collection for patrons on the Listen with LOUIS podcast from LOUIS, the Louisiana Library Network.

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Video: LSU Libraries Special Collections is Restoring a 19th-Century Mardi Gras Scrapbook

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Video: a Mardi Gras scrapbook originally put together in the 1800s is being restored by LSU Libraries to preserve part of Louisiana’s cultural heritage. You can also view the digitized images of the scrapbook on the Louisiana Digital Library.

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New Resource: LSU Libraries is Digitizing Louisiana Prison Newspapers

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Since 1948, LSU Libraries has committed significant resources to the preservation of historic and current newspapers published in Louisiana. As part of that ongoing effort, the Libraries has collaborated with Reveal Digital on their initiative, American Prison Newspapers 1800–2020: Voices

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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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