Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana, United States
Louisiana Tech University was founded in 1894 as Louisiana Industrial Institute, by Act 68 of the General Assembly of Louisiana. The Honorable George M. Lomax, state representative from Lincoln Parish, introduced the legislation.

About

History

Louisiana Tech University was founded in 1894 as Louisiana Industrial Institute, by Act 68 of the General Assembly of Louisiana. The Honorable George M. Lomax, state representative from Lincoln Parish, introduced the legislation.

Education

From the beginning, the need for a library was recognized. Colonel Prescott set aside a room in "Old Main" to serve as a reading room. The room was furnished with tables, chairs, home-made shelves, and 125 books donated from his personal collection. It is from this beginning that the library has grown today.

Research

By 1896 the library had grown rapidly. It occupied most of the central quarters of "Old Main" and contained a thousand volumes of standard works and a collection of periodicals. In 1896 the library was designated a partial federal depository of government publications and became a full federal depository in 1948. In 1955, it became a depository for Louisiana state documents.

Career

Prescott Library has Civil Service support staff positions which are filled through the Personnel Office at Louisiana Tech University. Available positions are advertised and interested applicants must have completed the state Civil Service test required for the position. Any interested applicant can arrange for an interview once they have been contacted by the Personnel Office notifying them they are an eligible candidate for an advertised position. The Library must follow state Civil Service guidelines when filling Civil Service positions.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Medicine & Health (1)

Services

Student services

The library facilities include conference rooms, computer stations, an electronic reference center, and an electronic instruction classroom complete with video data projector and document camera. Also housed in the library are a computer lab with Internet access, two classrooms with satellite teleconference downlink capabilities, and a compressed video classroom.

Library services

Prescott Memorial Library exists to support the curricular, research, and service activities of Louisiana Tech University.

Prescott Library strives to provide this support to all constituents of the University.

ICT services

Numerous computers are located on the main floor. These computers provide access to the Library’s website and some software programs.

Student Life

Campus life

The library facilities include conference rooms, computer stations, an electronic reference center, and an electronic instruction classroom complete with video data projector and document camera. Also housed in the library are a computer lab with Internet access, two classrooms with satellite teleconference downlink capabilities, and a compressed video classroom.

Ruston, Louisiana, United States

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