LSU Joins the Climate Heritage Network

Published 11:27 am Thursday, September 15, 2022

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s School of Library & Information Science is a new member of the Climate Heritage Network — a mutual support group of organizations dedicated to advancing the role of heritage as an agent for change.

The immense power of arts, culture, and heritage constitute invaluable responses and solutions that support sustainable development and circular economy approaches to create jobs, economic opportunities, and community benefits. Membership complements LSU’s Master of Library & Information Science program with a focus area on Cultural Heritage Resource Management.

The program is designed to foster professionals who work to preserve our rich heritage in institutions such as archives, libraries, and museums.

 “Membership into this prestigious network means our current and future students at LSU will have access to the vast network of resources, such as conferences and networking, from the Climate Heritage Network,” said Carol Barry, LSU Director of the School of Library & Information Science.

“In Louisiana, we know firsthand the ravages of natural disasters like hurricanes. These storms can devastate libraries, museum collections, and personal historical artifacts and records. Our faculty scholarship is dedicated to researching and sharing cutting-edge practices to safeguard our historical artifacts so that future generations can study and build upon our histories,” Barry said.

LSU’s membership in the CHN aligns with the priority to preserve Louisiana’s heritage and secure the state’s future. LSU makes substantial contributions to the unique culture of Louisiana in history, music, art, language, food and more.

 “This is a global issue; we are excited to be a part of this network and contribute our scholarship for the good of all humanity while collaborating with and learning from colleagues across the globe,” said Roland Mitchell, LSU College of Human Sciences & Education Dean.

 

About The Climate Heritage Network

The Climate Heritage Network aims to create a roadmap that will allow every arts, culture, and heritage-related organization to do its part by unleashing the potential of heritage to help communities mitigate, adapt, and strengthen resilience against the effects of a warming environment. Visit CHN.

About the LSU School of Library & Information Sciences

The LSU School of Library & Information Science provides a 100 percent prestigious online education in library and information science. It is the home of the Master of Library and Information Science, which is the only program accredited by the American Library Association in the state of Louisiana. SLIS offers, dual degree with the Department of History, undergraduate minor, and four certificate options. SLIS is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.

Visit the School of Library & Information Science at lsu.edu/slis.

About Cultural Heritage Resource Management

Professionals working in cultural heritage institutions such as archives, libraries and museums utilize electronic information technologies such as digitization and linked data to manage, preserve, and provide access to their diverse collections. These collections include print materials, digital materials, and physical artifacts. Activities include the creation of data/metadata to describe and provide access, categorization and classification, and the preservation and curation of both digital and physical materials.

Learn more about this Focus Area by visiting the Cultural Heritage Resource Management webpage.