New book published by Library Staff
Jane Vidrine and Jean Kiesel’s new book, Evangeline Parish, has just been published by Arcadia Publishing as part of their Images of America series. The book is a collection of historic photographs of people, places and events from the history of Evangeline Parish.
The people of Evangeline Parish live in small communities and can often trace their ancestry to the people who founded those communities more than a century ago. Residents of the parish are family oriented and value their heritage. Families love to tell stories of their ancestors, passing tales along to their children. This book celebrates those families and their stories.
Jane F. Vidrine is a lifelong resident of Belaire Cove where her family has lived for generations. Jean S. Kiesel is a librarian and historian who previously authored Lafayette in the Images of America series. Both authors have worked for over 25 years in the Special Collections Department of UL Lafayette's Edith Garland Dupré Library.
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New Web Site Arrives Monday, June 30!!
Dupré Library is excited to announce that the launch date for the new "University Libraries" website has arrived. Over a year of planning, development, and testing has helped us create a site that we believe will improve your experience. We're so pleased to share it with you!
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New Library Course for Fall 2014 --Earn One Credit Hour!
If you’re a student who wants to improve your research skills using the library and other resources, sign up for English 305: Research Skills in the Information Age. This one-credit class is available to both undergraduate and graduate students in the fall semester, as long as you've passed English 101 and 102.
The class offers tips on using the library’s print and online resources for research, finding good sources online, creating bibliographies, using citation management software, and strategies for planning and implementing research.
For more information, contact Dupré Library Instructional Services Librarian Jeremiah Paschke-Wood at 482-1160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Edith Garland Dupré Library
Edith Garland Dupré Library is centrally situated on the main campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at 400 E. St. Mary Blvd. The library is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public. Dupré Library recently added its one millionth bound volume (The Nature of Things at Lake Martin: exploring the Wonder of Cypress Island Preserve in Southern Louisiana by Nancy Camel).
Special collections include: U.S. government documents, Louisiana government documents, materials pertaining to the history and culture of Acadiana (in the Jefferson Caffery Louisiana Room), the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection and the Rare Book Collection. Funds from a BORSF grant received in 2003 have been used to establish the Cajun and Creole Music Collection, a collection of commercial recordings of Cajun, Creole, zydeco and swamp pop music. The CCMC shares a space on the third floor with the Ernest J. Gaines Center, an international center of scholarship on the author Ernest J. Gaines and his works.
Most of the library's collections are available online through the library's catalog. Patrons may access the catalog over the Internet from home, office, or campus. Educational materials housed in the Instructional Materials Center may be searched separately or in conjunction with a search of Dupré Library's holdings.
The librarians at Edith Garland Dupré Library are eager to help prepare students by providing them with the resources they need for their education.
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