The Library Is Open Monday, October 12, Columbus Day
Although Columbus Day is a holiday for LSU Health Shreveport, the Library will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for your convenience. Please note the opening time is later than the normal weekday opening time.
Library Bids Farewell to Staff Member
Armand Johnson, Library Associate in Serials, is leaving LSU Health Shreveport this month after seven years of service. His various responsibilities have included maintaining the E-journals list, fixing linking problems in PubMed, checking in print journals, and updating our holdings for interlibrary loan. Mr. Johnson is moving to Dallas to be near family. We appreciate his years of service to the Library and LSU Health, and we wish him all the best in the future!
New Resource: Nature Protocols
The Health Sciences Library recently added a subscription to Nature Protocols. This is an online journal of laboratory protocols for researchers. Procedures are described step-by-step so that users can easily apply the information in their own labs. The Library is able to subscribe to this resource through a consortial arrangement with other academic medical libraries in a five-state region.
Library Exhibits at Benefits Fair
A Benefits Fair was held Tuesday, October 6, for LSU Health Shreveport employees. The Fair gave the employees the opportunity to find out about the insurance and retirement plans and other services that are available to them. The Health Sciences Library participated in the Fair to publicize our services and resources. Over 150 employees visited the Library table to learn about us, eat Halloween candy, and enter our drawing for prizes.
Library Faculty and Staff Receive Service Awards
Congratulations to Nell Hays, Administrative Coordinator, and Talicia Tarver, Digital & Information Services Librarian, who were recently recognized for their milestone years of service to LSU Health Shreveport. Ms. Hays was honored for thirty-five years of service at a dinner on Tuesday, September 29. Ms. Tarver received her five-year pin at a ceremony on Wednesday, September 30.
Savings for Author Fees
The Library currently subscribes to three journals published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): Science, Science Signaling, and Science Translational Medicine. The latest journal from AAAS is Science Advances, a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes high quality original research in the life, physical, environmental, mathematical, engineering, computer, and social sciences. As a benefit of the Library’s three paid subscriptions, LSU Health Shreveport authors publishing in Science Advances will receive a discount of $450 ($150 per journal) for their article processing charges.
Betty Tucker, formerly Collection Management Librarian, has been appointed as Assistant Director of Technical Services, effective September 1. In this position, she will supervise all activities related to acquiring and processing resources for the collection. Ms. Tucker has served as Collection Management Librarian for over twenty-five years.
Allied Health Winners in Library Orientation Quiz
In July, the Library offered a Library Orientation Quiz to all new students in the School of Allied Health Professions. Respondents were entered in a random drawing for prizes. Although participants included students from various Allied Health programs, both of the winners are students in Cardiopulmonary Science. Congratulations to Jason Adams, who won a stethoscope, and grand prize winner Nicholas Jackson, who won a Chromecast streaming device.
Thanks to all of the students who participated, and special thanks to the Bookstore for donating the stethoscope!
MS1 Winners in Library Scavenger Hunt
First year medical students attended a session about the library during Freshman Orientation August 3-5. The students then had the opportunity to participate in a “Scavenger Hunt” contest by answering questions about the library website. All correct Scavenger Hunt questionnaires were entered in a random drawing for prizes. Congratulations to our winners:
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Brent Ruiz – one copy of the Color Atlas of Anatomy: A Photographic Study of the Human Body ($75 value)
Jace Duhon – one set of Rohen’s Photographic Anatomy Flash Cards ($40 value)
Miriam Hankins – one set of USMLE Step 1 Pharmacology Flash Cards ($35 value)
Kelly Anderson – one ADC ADSCOPE 603 Stainless Stethoscope ($35 value)
Eun Lee – one $25 gift certificate for the LSUHSC-S Bookstore
Victoria Bamburg – one $25 gift certificate for the LSUHSC-S Bookstore
Sidney "Ben" Zeichner – one set of Netter’s Anatomy Flash Cards ($15 value)
Special thanks to the Bookstore for donating some of the prizes!
Library faculty and staff are pleased to welcome Alexandria (Lexi) Brackett as the new Reference Librarian/Instructor. Ms. Brackett graduated in May with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma, where she worked as a graduate assistant at the Schusterman Library. Her responsibilities will include providing reference assistance, conducting database searches, and developing and teaching library classes.