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Anonymous gift funds new graduate assistantship in LSU Libraries Special Collections

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“The record, sometimes, is not very welcoming to me.” – Dre Tarleton, graduate assistant in LSU Libraries Special Collections  In the summer of 2020, LSU Libraries was presented with an unrestricted donor gift of $50,000 that allowed the Libraries to

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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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This just in: Special Collections acquires monumental work of medieval printing

While LSU Football was winding its way through a successful 2020 postseason, Special Collections was enjoying a big win of its own, adding a copy of the large, impressive Nuremberg Chronicle to our rare book collections. Published in 1493 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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Middleton Library lobby gets furniture upgrades

This fall, students will return to LSU to find new study spaces and furniture on the first floor of Middleton Library.  The new furniture includes private desks, couches, booths, tables, seating, and dry erase boards. Power outlets and bag hooks

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General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship 2019

Kaitlyn Bealer has been awarded the 2019 General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship. Bealer is a junior majoring in Sociology/Criminology. She has worked at LSU Libraries in Circulation since November 2016. “I am honored to be this year’s recipient of the

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A gift from Dr. James “Jim” Bishop: Part III

In addition to Poissons, Ecrevisses et Crabes and Atlas ichthyologique, the third and final book of Jim Bishop’s donation is Giuseppe Saverio Poli’s Testacea utriusque Siciliae eorumque historia et anatome: tabulis aeneis illustrate. Testacea utriusque Siciliae provides text about and intricately detailed illustrations of

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A gift from Dr. James “Jim” Bishop: Part II

In addition to Poissons, Ecrevisses et Crabes, Dr. James Bishop’s generous donation to the LSU Libraries included Pieter Bleeker’s Atlas ichthyologique des Indes orientales néerlandaises: publié sous les auspices du gouvernement colonial néerlandais. Atlas ichthyologique contains over 400 color plates illustrating far more than

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A gift from Dr. James “Jim” Bishop: Part I

Dr. James “Jim” Bishop (Science, ’74) has traveled the world as a research scientist, leading projects and contributing to the identification of hundreds of different species. Bishop’s primary interest is in assessing and managing renewable coastal marine resources, particularly shrimp

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LSU Libraries partners with LSU Manship School of Mass Communication for The Daily Reveille digitization project

LSU Libraries is partnering with the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication to digitize LSU’s award-winning student newspaper. The Daily Reveille dates back to 1897 and features articles from significant eras of history.  The Daily Reveille’s student-led staff has covered

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General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship recipient

LSU Libraries is pleased to announce Karielle Davis as the recipient of the General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters. Davis, a New Orleans native, is a sophomore Kinesiology major. She has worked

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LSU Libraries to install new technology in Middleton Library

LSU Libraries recently received a $30,799.70 Student Technology Fee grant to upgrade resources and services in Middleton Library. Middleton Library is one of the busiest places on campus, and its paper-based signage and lack of other technology can make it

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