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October 2015

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User Education and Outreach

Julie Esparza, who has served as the Library’s Clinical Medical Librarian for the last seven years, will continue to help our students, faculty, and staff in a new capacity as Head of User Education and Outreach. In this position, she will coordinate all of the Library’s classes and outreach activities. 

Ms. Esparza currently chairs LSU Health Shreveport’s Continuing Medical Education Committee.  She has served on the Institutional Review Board since 2011 and is also on the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Committee.  She recently completed a three-year term on the Medical Library Association’s Board of Directors.


Medical School History on Display in the Library

The Library is celebrating the medical school’s Founders Day with a new exhibit. Photographs of each medical school class through 2005 are displayed on the first floor of the Library. These composites have been created for the classes’ ten-year reunions.  Other exhibits related to the school’s history can be found in the glass display cases near the library entrance.

For more information on our institution’s history, see the Library’s website on LSU Health Shreveport History.  This chronology includes links to some fascinating historical resources, such as a 1979 interview in which Dr. Joe Holoubek describes the behind-the-scenes work of local physicians to establish our medical school.


Young Frankenstein @ The Library

October is National Medical Librarians Month and the theme is “Are you a risk taker?” To celebrate the month the Health Sciences Library will be showing Young Frankenstein on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. After all, what could be riskier than creating your own monster? The movie will be shown on the first floor of the Library by the big screen TV. Popcorn will be provided. Bring your own drink, or water will be available. Relax and celebrate National Medical Librarians Month by attending the LSU Health Shreveport Health Sciences Library’s first Movie Night!



New Resource: Netter Presenter

In response to a request from a faculty member, the Health Sciences Library recently added a subscription to Netter Presenter.  This resource contains the pictures from the current edition ofNetter Atlas of Human Anatomy, as well as videos, additional pictures from previous editions of the atlas, and other supplementary content.  Each picture is available to download with all labels and leader lines, with leader lines and no labels, or completely unlabeled, so it is an ideal resource for studying and teaching. You can also create an online presentation by selecting individual images to be viewed as a slide show.  To add notes or bookmarks or to create a slide show, you will need to log in as a subuser of the Library’s institutional account. 



Library Prize Winners at Benefits Fair

At LSU Health Shreveport’s recent Benefits Fair for employees, the Library held a drawing for four fun prizes. Congratulations to our winners! Sha Williams, Office of Research, and Sandra Mack, Obstetrics & Gynecology, each won a pumpkin candle; Prakash Srinivasan Timiri Shanmugam (Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) and medical student Nick McDonald each won a stuffed toy.Click here to see photos of some of the Benefits Fair prize winners.


Talicia Tarver to Join Virginia Commonwealth University Faculty

Talicia Tarver, Digital & Information Services Librarian, has accepted a position with the health sciences library at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Ms. Tarver came to LSU Health Shreveport in March 2010.  In her five years here, she has launched the Library eNewsletter and headed the Writing Consultants service.  In addition, she was the Principal Investigator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Health Information Literacy Award that resulted in The Amazing Captain Fit:A Web Comic.  Ms. Tarver’s last day at LSU Health Shreveport will be November 6.  We appreciate her years of service to the Library and LSU Health, and we wish her all the best in the future as she heads to VCU for an exciting new chapter in her career! 


New Acquisitions

New books Review a list of materials that the Library acquired during September 2015.



Savings for Author Fees

The Library currently subscribes to three journals published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS):ScienceScience 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.


Library Bids Farewell to Staff Member

Armand JohnsonArmand 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-journalslist, 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.


Please “Like” Us!

The Health Sciences Library now has a Facebook page: Please like our page so that we can keep you up-to-date on all of the Library’s services, resources, and special events.


Library Faculty and Staff Receive Service Awards

Nell HaysCongratulations 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.


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.