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Mr. Boris Teske
Assistant Professor
College of Liberal Arts Liaison Librarian

Contact Info
Phone: 318-257-2992
Fax: 318-257-2579


B.A. English; History, with Honors in English, Whitman College
M.A. History, University of North Carolina
M.S. Library Science, University of North Carolina

Job Responsibilities
Develop, assess and manage research collections for Liberal Arts
Provide research consultation and support research education
Provide information and library instruction services

Areas of Interest and Research

"Judge Henry Bry, Promoter of Sericulture in Antebellum Louisiana," paper presented to Louisiana Historical Association, Hammond LA, March 2014

"Libraries and Student Persistence at Southern Colleges and Universities," co-authored with Dexter Cahoy and Michael DiCarlo, Reference Services Review 41 no. 2 (Spring 2013): 266-279

"The ‘Colonial Machine’: The Royal Physician Botanist Louis Prat’s Experiments in Ginning Louisiana Cotton," paper presented to Louisiana Historical Association, Alexandria LA, March 2013

"Enlightenment Science in French Colonial Louisiana: The Royal Physician Botanist Jean Prat and the Wax Myrtle," paper presented to Louisiana Historical Association, Lafayette LA, March 2011; and invited presentation to 18th Annual Williams Research Center Symposium, "Seeking the Unknown: Perspectives on Louisiana’s Natural History." The Historical New Orleans Collection, New Orleans LA, February 2013

"Information and Communication Technology Literacy among First-Year Honors and Non-Honors Students: An Assessment," co-authored with Brian Etheridge, Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 11 no. 1 (Spring 2010): 83-109