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LLA's Legislative Day, May 5th

On May 5th 2011, The Louisiana Library Association had its "Legislative Day," with many librarians going to Baton Rouge to demonstrate the importance of all kinds of libraries-- and that includes academic libraries, so that includes LOUIS! Supporters at the event carried LOUIS fans donated by Gale/Cengage. Here are two photos taken by Laura McLemore of LSUS:

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JUSTICE FORUM: "Save the Libraries. Please."

There's a new video promoting LOUIS:

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LOUIS mentioned at Board of Regents meeting

Here is a clip from last month's BoR meeting with mention of LOUIS, and the letters that have been sent to them in support of LOUIS:

To see the original meeting in its entirety, go here: http://streaming.louisiana.gov/viewerportal/vmc/home.vp
Then click “Archives”, then click “Regents Archives”, then choose the 3/23 meeting and fast forward to time 3:07:45. It’s only about a minute or so.

And keep those letters and emails coming!

LSUE's Resolution in Support of LOUIS

The Faculty Senate of Louisiana State University-Eunice passed a resolution to support LOUIS today. Here is the text, and the .DOC original.

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF LOUIS, THE LOUISIANA LIBRARY NETWORK
By the 2010-2011 Faculty Senate of Louisiana State University Eunice

WHEREAS: access to library resources is important to undergraduate education, research, and outreach of LSU Eunice faculty, staff, and students, and

WHEREAS: SACS accreditation is highly dependent upon the library resources available to the LSUE community, and

NSULA's Resolution in Support of LOUIS

The Faculty Senate of Northwestern State University passed a resolution to support LOUIS on Tuesday the 19th. Here is the text, and the .DOC original.

ULM Hawkeye Reports!

The student newspaper at The University of Louisiana at Monroe has published an article about the LOUIS crisis, featuring an interview with Donald Smith, Dean of the University of Louisiana at Monroe Library and Chair of the LALINC Executive Committee. You can read it online here.

It even made it on the front page! If you're at ULM, you can still find the issue in print. Images of the article are attached:

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Letter from SACSCOC President Wheelan

Dr.Belle Wheelan, President of SACSCOC (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) sent this letter to key state and higher education officials recently. Here is a PDF scan of the letter.

Here also is a computer-read text copy if you do not prefer PDF...

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