Showing posts from August, 2014

Labor Day weekend

The Schiro Reading Room will be closed Saturday, August 30 - Monday, September 1, 2014, for Labor Day.    Hours of the main library building are available on the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library website.

9th anniversary of Katrina

August is Katrina Month in New Orleans.    August 29, 2014, will mark the ninth anniversary of the storm, the flood, and one of the worst disasters in American history. Creative and informative writing on Katrina continues to be published and collected by the library, and especially by the Louisiana Research Collection.    Recently-retired Tulane University president Scott Cowen has written a scholarly memoir of his presidency which strongly focuses on the disaster and continuing recovery of the university and the city.    Copies are held in the main Howard-Tilton stacks as well as in LaRC:                 Cowen, Scott S.   The inevitable city : the resurgence of New Orleans and the future of urban America / Scott Cowen, with Betsy Seifter ; foreword by Walter Isaacson.   First edition.   New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Howard-Tilton Stacks HT177.N49 C69 2014 Jones Hall Louisiana Research Collection HT177.N49 C69 2014 Rather than simply taking cred