Tuesday, October 27, 2009

LSU's Middleton Library Celebrates 50 Years

A celebration marking 50 years of Library service was held October 23, at the Troy H. Middleton Library at Louisiana State University. When dedicated October 29, 1959 the Library opened with air-conditioning and open stacks where patrons could help themselves to the book collection. The library was officially named the General Troy H. Middleton Library being named after a World War I veteran, World War II war hero, three-star general, and President of LSU.

Library Director, Jennifer Cargill

Library Director Jennifer Cargill hosted a reception marking the occasion and special exhibits were featured including a list of the 50 best books of the last 50 years, a Banned Books exhibit, and an exhibit featuring photos of when the Library was initially built.