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LSU Hosting Storytelling Festival on Saturday, July 14

07/12/2012 11:21 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU School of Library and Information Science will host its third-annual Storytelling Festival on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in 263 Coates Hall.


Students from “The Art and Practice of Library Storytelling” class will be presenting family-friendly stories of all genres during the festival. They will tell folk tales in a manner traditional to each story’s culture.


“The students selected the stories that mean the most to them because of their heritage or personal interests, so we’ll have stories from all over the world including the Caribbean, South American, Chinese and Cajun cultures,” said Assistant Professor Suzanne Stauffer.


Stauffer said the students have been perfecting their stories all semester.


The event is open to LSU faculty, staff, students and the general public. Light refreshments will be served.


The School of Library & Information Science provides the only accredited master of library & information science degree program in Louisiana. It prepares qualified individuals for positions of responsibility in public and private libraries, archives and other information organizations that provide a variety of services to their communities and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in these fields. It also has a Ph.D. program pending approval by the Louisiana Board of Regents.  


For more information about the School of Library & Information Science, visit


On July 1, six university units realigned to create the College of Human Sciences & Education.  Through this reorganization of resources, LSU has created a high-profile college that will have a major impact on the quality of life of the citizens of Louisiana in the areas of social and human sciences. The college consists of the School of Education, the School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. For more information about the College of Human Sciences and Education, visit

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