Dupré Library Hours for May 11 – June 9, 2013 are:
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday, Closed
with the exception of: Monday, May 27 CLOSED for Memorial Day
All services cease 15 minutes prior to closing.
For a list of holiday hours and Louisiana Room/Special Collections hours, go to http://library.louisiana.edu/Circ/hours.shtml
This month’s exhibit in the Grand Hallway celebrates the University’s commencement throughout the years. The exhibit features photographs, news clippings, yearbooks, and other memorabilia from the 1920s to the present.
Stop by the library before you leave for the summer to enjoy this historical view of the University. The exhibit was curated by Sheryl Curry, Head of IT & Web Services.
Materials on display in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room of Dupré Library explore the tasks our ancestors undertook to provide the necessities of life for their families, and some of the modern-day practitioners who keep these crafts alive.
In decades past, when a “quick trip to town” might take days, our ancestors had to be self-sufficient in order to survive. They raised their own food, made their own clothing, built and furnished their own homes. Neighbors pitched in to help neighbors in need, for who knew when they might need help themselves?
Artifacts in the exhibit include a branding iron and hand-woven baskets. Books, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings explain the techniques involved in making saddles, soap, bonnets, fiddles, cypress shingles, and pirogues. An article explains a Cajun boucherie, and a book describes the herbal and folk medicine of Louisiana and adjacent states.
The exhibit was curated by Jean Kiesel, Louisiana Room Librarian. It will remain on display through July 2013. For more information and for Reading Room hours, please call 482-6031.
Congratulations to Kelsey Couvillon for writing the top paper in this year’s Caffery Competition. Yesterday Dr. Bruce Turner, Assistant Dean of Special Collection Services, presented Kelsey a $500 check. Kelsey’s award-winning paper is entitled, “The House Un-American Activities Committee and the Ku Klux Klan: The Fall of HUAC.”
The Caffery Competition encourages scholarly research using primary source materials held in Dupré Library Special Collections. Graduate and undergraduate students may participate. For more details, pick up a brochure at the Reserve Desk or in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room this fall.
Dupré Library will be open for study purposes 24-hours a day during finals week.
May 4, 10:00 am – May 10, 4:30 pm
University Police, provided with SGA funds, will keep the library open during extended hours. Library services will be available during regular library hours.
Dupré Library now subscribes to The Chicago Manual of Style Online. Offering the full contents of the 16th and 15th editions, its recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices are completely searchable. The subscription includes Chicago Style Q&A and Tools, with sample correspondence, proofreaders’ marks, and a quick guide to citation.
Please join us on Wednesday, April 17 for the last event of the spring semester for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf. Dr. Andrew de la Garza, Visiting Professor of History at UL, will help dispel some misconceptions about the Islamic world, with a focus on the Mughal Empire in South Asia.
The event takes place at 4:00 on the third floor of Dupré Library.
Thanks to the Ernest J. Gaines Center for hosting the event!