Friday, October 24, 2014

New Library Annual Report

The new ULM Library Annual Report is now available here:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Library closed Wed., Oct. 15

This just in: The ULM Library will be closed tomorrow, Wed., Oct. 15th, so that repairs to the local power infrastructure can be made. Here is an email statement from ULM President Bruno:

I was informed at 6:45 p.m. this evening that Entergy will interrupt power to the main campus tomorrow to restore power to surrounding neighborhoods.  All classes and offices will be closed tomorrow in order to allow Entergy to conduct their work.  This includes the library and SUB.

We do not expect power to be interrupted in the residence halls, Schultz dining hall, the Activity Center, and athletic facilities.  Internet should be available.  These facilities will be open tomorrow.  Maintenance workers will be advised by their supervisors if they are to report to work.

This closure will be for the entire day.  Entergy expects the repairs will take 5-6 hours, but since our crews may need to perform some restart protocol and since we have no guarantee as to a restoration time, we will plan to resume normal operations at the usual times on Thursday, October 16

Pharm D students should report to Bienville for classes as scheduled but should check the pharmacy facebook page for  updates. 

I regret this late notice.   I will continue to keep you informed if additional changes are made. 

Nick J. Bruno, Ph.D.
University of Louisiana at Monroe

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sharing the Sweet Life

There's a new exhibit in ULM Library Special Collections this month!

Sharing the Sweet Life:
100 Years at the Chatsworth Sugar Plantation

October 1st to November 1st, 2014
in Special Collections on the 5th Floor of the Library

Presented by the LSU Rural Life Museum

LSU Rural Life Museum Press Release:

LSU Rural Life Museum Presents
Sharing the Sweet Life: 100 Years at the Chatsworth Sugar Plantation

The LSU Rural Life Museum presents Sharing the Sweet Life: 100 Years at the Chatsworth Sugar
Plantation, East Baton Rouge Parish. In reflection of Louisiana archaeology month, this traveling exhibit will be hosted at the University of Louisiana, Monroe from October 1-31, 2014 and features artifacts, visual displays, and a short media presentation about Southern plantation life over 100 years ago. The University of Louisiana, Monroe is proud to bring Sharing the Sweet Life: 100 Years at the Chatsworth Sugar Plantation to ULM’s Special Collections & Archives Room, located in the University Library (5th floor).

The Chatsworth Plantation existed as a major sugar producer from the 1830’s through the 1920’s, before the “Big House” was demolished for the construction of the present day levee in 1930. Archaeological investigations at Chatsworth Plantation began in 2012 when L’Auberge Casino partnered with Louisiana State University to document the history of the property as required by the National Historic Preservation Act. This included archaeology at the sugar mill and slave/worker quarters area that were overgrown for almost 100 years. The artifacts and information are presented to illustrate a way of life that was common in south Louisiana over a century ago, but now only truly seen in exhibits like this one.

Sharing the Sweet Life is free and open to the public.
Please refer to the hours posted on the ULM Special Collection & Archives Room website:


LSU Rural Life Museum
Beverly Clement, Exhibit Coordinator
Phone: (225) 765-2437 ext.205

LSU Rural Life Museum Located on Burden Museum and Gardens Essen Lane @ I-10 Exit 160 Baton Rouge, Louisiana