Linda Smith Griffin

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Linda Smith Griffin 

Associate Librarian and Head of Cataloging, Middleton Library 

Phone: (225) 578-4685 | Fax: (225) 578-6535
Office: 5 Middleton Library


Bachelor's Degree(s): 1984, B.S., Human Ecology, LSU
Master's Degree: 1996, Master of Library and Information Science (Beta Phi MU), LSU

Area of Interest

African American Women Civil Rights Workers (Louisiana); African American Resources for a Core Collection

Awards & Honors

  • President’s Outstanding Dedicated Service Award, Black Faculty and Staff Caucus at LSU
  • Award of Merit, Black Faculty and Staff Caucus at LSU
  • Distinguish Speaker Award, LSU University College
  • Black Student Union (BSU) faculty member of the year
  • Service Award of Appreciation from the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)

Selected Publications

  • “A Descriptive Bibliography of Selected African and African American Periodicals for a CORE Collection.”  Handbook of Black Librarianship. Lanham: Scarecrow P, 2001. 369-384.
  • “What Happened to the Serials Cataloger:  Copy Cataloging of Serials.” Serials Librarian, 36 no.3/4(1999): 401-405.
  • Griffin, Linda Smith and C. F. Thomas. “Who Will Create the Metadata for the Internet?” First Monday 3, no.12 (Dec. 1998),
  • “Implementing Diversity Initiatives: The LSU Libraries Experience.” LLA Bulletin 60, no.2 (Fall 1997): 56-60.
  • “At Issue: Dimensions of Seriality in an Electronic World: ALCTS Conference Report.” Serials Review 23, no. 3 (Fall 1997): 82-85.

Notable Activities

  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)
  • North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG)
  • Admissions, Standards, and Honors (ASH) Committee, LSU Faculty Senate
  • MLK Commemorative Committee, Faculty Advisor
  • Black Faculty and Staff Caucus at LSU, President
  • African and African American Studies (AAAS) Program, Executive Board
  • ESSENCE (Encouraging Student Scholarship and Excellence through Native-Centered   Education), Advisory Board