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LOUIS Users Conference Held Oct. 3-4

10/07/2013 01:30 PM

BATON ROUGE – LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network hosted the 18th annual LOUIS Users Conference on Oct. 3-4 at the West Baton Rouge Conference Center. Louisiana’s Commissioner of Higher Education Jim Purcell was the keynote speaker and presented on the value of higher education in today’s society.

More than 200 library professionals from around the state attended and an additional 46 presentations and seven poster sessions were provided. The purpose of the conference, which was sponsored by partners of LOUIS, is to bring inspired people together to communicate and collaborate insuring Louisiana’s academic libraries remain the premier source for faculty and student’s research, teaching and learning needs.

LOUIS is a collaboration among academic libraries in Louisiana and provides member-approved initiatives to enhance library support of research, teaching, and learning on colleges and universities in the state. Established in 1992 by academic library deans and directors, LOUIS currently has 49 members and is funded by the Louisiana Academic Libraries Information Network Consortium members and the Board of Regents.

For more information, please visit the LOUIS website at

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