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LSU Libraries welcomes Winnie Schwaid-Lindner as Digital Preservation Librarian

May 15, 2019 - 1:28pm
Winnie Schwaid-Lindner has joined LSU Libraries as Special Collections Digital Preservation Librarian. In her new position, Schwaid-Lindner manages and maintains digital content preservation for LSU Libraries Special Collections. She ensures the usability of digital resources such as computer files, databases,…Read more ›

Audubon Day, May 18, 2019

April 22, 2019 - 9:42am
The LSU Libraries will host a viewing of the famed folio edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Audubon Day events are free and the public is welcome.…Read more ›

Journey to the Moon

March 14, 2019 - 9:41am
The moon has captured our imaginations for millennia: generations have pondered and puzzled over it, measured and illustrated it. This unflagging curiosity through the centuries and across the world drove efforts to reach out and touch the moon on July…Read more ›

Afternoon in the Archives: 100 Years of Women’s History (1919-2019)

March 13, 2019 - 11:35am
 LSU Libraries Special Collections and LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs are hosting Afternoon in the Archives: 100 Years of Women’s History (1919-2019) on March 26 from 3-6 p.m. in Hill Memorial Library. On display will be documents, photographs, and publications showcasing…Read more ›

Aline Prochaska: The last Queen of Consus

March 5, 2019 - 7:39am
The tableaux society Consus, named after the Roman god of secret counsel, lasted a scant decade; yet, both its birth and its demise are steeped in New Orleans Carnival lore. No records relating to the tableaux society have ever been…Read more ›

Who’s Your Holmes?

February 19, 2019 - 9:06am
LSU Libraries Special Collections presents a small exhibition of Sherlock Holmes artifacts and texts titled “Who’s Your Holmes?: Depictions and Adaptations of Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles,” in the Hill Memorial Library lecture hall. The exhibit corresponds…Read more ›

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

January 22, 2019 - 10:00am
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 utriusque Siciliae eorumque historia et anatome: tabulis aeneis illustrate. Testacea utriusque Siciliae provides text about and intricately detailed illustrations of the shellfish…Read more ›

Meet John Miles, Curator of Books

January 22, 2019 - 9:03am
John Miles has joined LSU Libraries Special Collections as Associate Librarian, Curator of Books and Head of Instruction Services. Miles previously worked as a professional-in-residence in Special Collections from 2015-2016. Miles returned to Special Collections because he is both drawn to…Read more ›

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

January 14, 2019 - 10:00am
In addition to Poissons, Ecrevisses et Crabes, Dr. James Bishop’s genrous 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…Read more ›

Remembering Margaret Stones

January 11, 2019 - 2:18pm
News of the death of internationally renowned botanical artist Margaret Stones on December 26, 2018 in her native Australia at age 98 sent ripples of grateful memories of her special relationship with LSU, the LSU Libraries, and Louisiana, spanning several…Read more ›

Remembering Margaret Stones

January 11, 2019 - 1:03pm
News of the death of internationally renowned botanical artist Margaret Stones on December 26, 2018 in her native Australia at age 98 sent ripples of grateful memories of her special relationship with LSU, the LSU Libraries, and Louisiana, spanning several…Read more ›

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

December 4, 2018 - 10:28am
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…Read more ›

The Haunting of Hill… Memorial Library

October 31, 2018 - 9:16am
Should you find yourself in need of an (antiquarian) fright, a (haunting) delight, or maybe just want a historical dip into the occult and supernatural, be sure to check out the Halloween display on the first floor exhibition space in…Read more ›

“We Built This City” exhibition explores urban systems

October 15, 2018 - 8:00am
LSU Libraries Special Collections presents the exhibition, “We Built This City: Baton Rouge as a System of Systems,” on display in Hill Memorial Library from Monday, October 15, 2018 through Friday, March 1, 2019. The exhibition examines what constitutes a…Read more ›

A Coastal Jubilee

September 19, 2018 - 8:15am
LSU Libraries Special Collections is commemorating Sea Grant Louisiana’s 50th anniversary with “Sea Grant Louisiana: 1968-2018” in the lecture hall of Hill Memorial Library. The small exhibition features published works by Sea Grant Louisiana that are part of the LSU…Read more ›

Eclectic selections from the Clarence John Laughlin Book Collection on display

July 2, 2018 - 9:00am
Seeing and “The Eye of the Imagination”: Fantasy, Surrealism, and Horror in the Clarence John Laughlin Book Collection July 2 – September 21, 2018 in Upper and Lower Main Galleries LSU Libraries Special Collections presents  the exhibition, Seeing and “The…Read more ›

Special Collections awards three researchers travel grants

June 18, 2018 - 8:02am
LSU Libraries has selected three scholars to receive travel grants from LSU Libraries to use the extensive historical material in the LSU Special Collections for their respective research and book projects. The purpose of the grant is to support the travel and…Read more ›

Gina Costello named Associate Dean for Technology and Special Collections

May 17, 2018 - 10:28am
Gina Costello has been named LSU Libraries Associate Dean for Technology and Special Collections. She has served as Associate Dean for Technology Initiatives since May 2015 and was appointed as Interim Associate Dean for Special Collections in May 2017. In…Read more ›

Nick Skaggs receives Society of Southwest Archivists scholarship

May 15, 2018 - 10:05am
Nick Skaggs, Manuscripts Processing Archivist in Special Collections, received the 2018 A. Otis Hebert, Jr. Continuing Education Scholarship from the Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA). Skaggs is using the scholarship to attend the DAS (Digital Archives Specialist) Bootcamp at the University of Seattle in June. By…Read more ›

Audubon Day, May 19

April 6, 2018 - 8:29am
The LSU Libraries will host a viewing of the famed folio edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Audubon Day events are free and the public is welcome. However, reservations…Read more ›

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