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LSU Libraries bids goodbye to Stephen J. Bensman

LSU Libraries is saddened to note the passing of Dr. Stephen J. Bensman on Thursday, January 4, 2018.  Bensman worked for 37 years for LSU Libraries in a variety of positions, most significantly as bibliographer for the social sciences and

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Palpable passion: Bensman makes charitable bequest to LSU Libraries

Accomplished informetics scholar and retired LSU librarian Dr. Stephen Bensman has empowered LSU Libraries to build a unique collection of Southern Jewish history and cultural materials, with opportunities for related educational programming. Bensman hopes the gift, to be made through

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A legacy of reading

In the summer of 2015, the LSU Libraries lost a great friend when an accident took the life of English professor Elizabeth “Lisi” Oliver. Oliver always took an active interest in the library, offering helpful input into the status of

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NEH grant awarded to director of LSU Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Lab

Lauren Coats, director of LSU Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Lab and associate professor of English, was recently awarded an NEH Institutes for the Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grant with co-principal investigator Emily McGinn, Digital Humanities Coordinator at the University

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2016 Book Bazaar proceeds used to purchase historical research material

LSU Libraries recently purchased Parts III-V of the British Library Newspapers using proceeds from the Friends of the LSU Libraries Book Bazaar. The British Library Newspapers are digitized versions of key 19th century British newspapers. Parts III-V provide more access

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Virginia Archer joins LSU Libraries

Virginia Archer has joined the LSU Libraries as the Director of Development. Archer is an LSU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and political science. After college, she moved to New Orleans where she learned various functions of non-profit

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Dean’s Advisory Council formed

LSU Libraries announces the formation of a Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC). Seventeen Baton Rouge community leaders, listed below, have been chosen to voluntarily serve on the council, which will advise on, assist with, and support the Dean’s efforts to promote

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Fall 2016 General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Rachel Shirley has been recognized as the Fall 2016 recipient of the General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship. Shirley is a junior majoring in Theatre with a concentration in film. She has been a student worker in Circulation Services since

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Studying Sherlock: The Russell Mann Sherlock Holmes Research Collection

A large selection of Sherlock Holmes fiction, scholarship, and memorabilia was recently donated to the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections by Russell Mann, a retired professor of journalism at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Mann started building the collection in

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Afton Villa: A conversation with Genevieve Munson Trimble

On Wednesday, April 20 at 5:15 pm (informal pre-talk reception and book signing to begin at 4:30 pm), please join us at the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall for a conversation with Genevieve “Gen” Trimble on her beautiful new book,

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Cleaning up after Katrina: A Special Collections Perspective

As a repository of historical materials about Louisiana, it’s only natural that Special Collections look back and remember those harrowing and heartbreaking days after Hurricane Katrina. The library and archives community in Louisiana is a relatively small one, and many

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General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship and inaugural recipient

LSU Libraries is pleased to announce the establishment of the General Syed Ali Zamin Memorial Scholarship. The $500 scholarship, which will be awarded twice a year, was established by means of a gift from the Zamin family. On April 24,

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