A Newsletter Applauding Recent LSU Libraries Faculty Accomplishments
Issue no. 10.
Thanks and congratulations to all who contributed!
- Promoted to Reference Department Assistant Coordinator in July, 2006.
Appointments and Elections:
- Chair, LSU Libraries Faculty Policy Committee, 2006-2007.
- Membership Chair, Louisiana/Southern Mississippi Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, 2006-2007.
- "Digital Library Workflow at LSU Libraries" part of a session called "LOUISiana Digital Library:
Who, What, Where, How?" at the Louisiana Libraries Association Conference in Lafayette,
LA, March, 2006.
- Panelist at the School of Library and Information Sciences Career Talk Discussion, April 21, 2006.
- “Giving Your Patrons What They Want... on the Web,” part of a session called “The Lone Arranger
Develops a Web Site” at the Society of Southwest Archivists Conference in El Paso, TX, May, 2006.
Appointments and Elections
- Chair, Society of Southwest Archivists Internet Services Committee
- ALA New Members' Round Table's Governance Committee
- ALA New Members' Round Table's Web Committee
- LSU Libraries Reference Grants Committee
- LSU Libraries Faculty Policy Committee
- Vice President of the LSU Libraries Staff Association
- LSU Commission on the Status of Women
- Diamond, Thomas. “The Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Three Louisiana
Academic Libraries.” Library Administration & Management v.20, no.4 (Fall, 2006).
- Kelsey, Sigrid. "What's New in Library Products and Services." Louisiana Libraries 69
(Summer 2006): 16-17.
- “RSS in Libraries” at the LOUIS Users Annual Conference (LUC), Baton Rouge, LA,
October 5, 2006.
Elections and Appointments
- Chair, LSU Libraries Screening Committee, Mathematics Librarian
Appointments and Elections:
- Elected as Secretary of the LSU Faculty Senate, and as such, serves on the Faculty
Senate Executive Council, 2006-2007.
- Martin, Mark E. “An Eye of Silver: Andrew D. Lytle, Baton Rouge Photographer,
1858-1917.” Louisiana History, v.47, no.3, (Summer 2006): 333-366.
- Presented "Trigger Happy with PocketCirc" at the LOUIS Users Annual Conference (LUC),
Baton Rouge, LA, October 5, 2006.
Appointments and Elections:
- Appointed to the LALINC Research and Development Committee for 2006-2008.
- Faye Philips was honored by the Foundation of Historical Louisiana at the
Foundation's Preservation Awards Banquet, June 20, 2006 and was presented with the
2006 Preservation Award.
Banned Book Exhibition, September 23 - October 22, 2006.
- Peggy Chalaron (Head, Education Resources and Distance Education librarian) is primarily responsible for the
exhibition. She was assisted by Alexis Carrasquel (SLIS student and Reference GA), Mitchell Fontenot
(Outreach and Information Literacy Librarian), Robert Bigelow (Library Associate) and the student assistants in
LSU Libraries will commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Banned Books Week with activities in the lobby and an
exhibit in Education Resources, 227 Middleton Library. Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read,
will be observed Sept. 23-30 by libraries, bookstores, schools, and others concerned with freedom of speech.
Banned Books Week celebrates one of the most basic freedoms in a democratic society -- freedom from censorship. Since its
inception in 1982, it has reminded us that while not every book is intended for every reader,
each of us has the right to decide for ourselves. The theme for this year's observance is
"Read Banned Books: They're Your Ticket to Freedom." The LSU Libraries exhibit will extend
beyond Banned Books Week to assure that everyone has an opportunity to view it.
Take a virtual tour of the LSU Libraries exhibit at http://www.lib.lsu.edu/edu/bbweek
- Two exhibitions celebrating the art of the book will be on display in Hill Memorial Library at LSU from September
18, 2006 through January 13, 2007.
- “Why I Love Books: The Artworks of Charles Hobson” is a travelling exhibition organized by the Bolinas
Museum in San Francisco. The exhibition features a collection of Hobson's beautifully executed limited edition art books
covering subjects as varied as constellations, maritime adventure, and baseball. Hobson approaches the medium of the
book as sculpture: a deliberate, artful combination of word, image, cover and page.
Hobson teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute, and since 1986 has published limited edition artist books through
his imprint, Pacific Editions. Hobson's award-winning work appears in major collections around the country,
including the New York Public Library, the Whitney Museum, the National Gallery, and the Getty Center. LSU
Libraries' Special Collections counts many of Charles Hobsons' books among its holdings. "We are thrilled to
host this exhibition, and look forward to Charles Hobson's visit to the LSU campus in October," said Elaine Smyth,
Curator of LSU Libraries' Special Collections. Hobson will participate as a guest speaker at the Louisiana Book
Festival in downtown Baton Rouge on October 28, 2006.
Visit the web site www.louisianabookfestival.org
- Complementing the art book display is “Bruce Rogers, Man of Letters: Typography and Texts from the
Bruce Rogers Collection,” an exhibition featuring books in the Rare Book Collection at Hill Memorial Library.
Selected books showcase the elegant type styles and ornamentation that earned Rogers international renown for his book
Rogers (1870-1957) was born near present-day Lafayette, Indiana. During a career spanning six decades,
he designed some 450 books. Works range in style and subject from masterpieces such as Homer's Odyssey
and the Bible to Coleridge's classic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Both exhibitions are free and open to the public. Exhibition viewing hours are 8 am to 5 pm Monday and Wednesday through
Friday, 8 am till 8 pm on some Tuesdays, and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. Visit the Special Collections website at
www.lib.lsu.edu/special or call (225) 578-6544 for more information.