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July 2016

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Local Artist’s Work on Display in Library

The work of Ashley Pfanner Wachal, a local artist native to Bossier City, is on display in the Health Sciences Library until September 15, 2016. The collections in the exhibit include Life, Reinventing the Shotgun, and the first painting in her current series, Tree. See the artist’s interpretations of the joys and challenges of life and her explorations of the iconic Louisiana symbol: the shotgun house. To purchase her paintings, please contact Ashley at 318-773-6944 or

Ashley discovered her passion for art in middle school and continued to develop her talents throughout high school and college. She attended Louisiana Tech University, where she majored in Studio Art and completed a graduate degree in Art Education. After teaching high school art in Caddo Parish for four years, she decided to dedicate her career to being a professional artist. Ashley sees the creative process as parallel to the human spirit; just as every person has a story, so does each artistic endeavor. She encourages viewers to experience each piece by interpreting its meaning in an individualized way, creating their own unique narrative.  Shown here is a collage highlighting a few of her paintings.


Award-Winning Library Research

Congratulations to Julia Esparza, Head of User Education and Outreach Services, and David Duggar, Head of the Library Liaison Program, who recently received an award for a paper that they presented at the Medical Library Association (MLA) 2016 Annual Meeting.  Their paper, “Morning Report Mosaic: Information Resources Used to Answer Clinical Questions from Morning Report,” was awarded second place by the MLA Research Section.  The paper was co-written with Taylor Gatson, Dr. Deepthi Gangireddy, Dr. Megan Hughes, and Dr. Gunjan Kahlon from the Department of Internal Medicine.


It’s a Match!

Applying to a residency program and not sure where to start?

Check out the Library's book display and LibGuide for resources to help you learn about different programs, prepare your application materials, and improve your interview skills.


Library Faculty Approved for Tenure

Congratulations to Will Olmstadt, associate director, who was approved for tenure at the rank of associate librarian/associate professor. Final approval came from the Chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport on May 2, 2016, and the appointment became effective on July 1, 2016.


New Whiteboards in Library Study Rooms!

Please bear with us while study rooms are closed so that new whiteboards can be installed. In Library focus groups and surveys, students have repeatedly asked for new whiteboards to replace the old chalkboards and “ghosted” whiteboards, as well as for whiteboards in the rooms that had nothing. Installation begins on second floor on Thursday, July 14. Ground floor rooms will be available while work is being done on second floor. When installation is complete on second floor, those rooms will again become available and the ground floor rooms will be closed. We are sorry for the inconvenience but we are happy to be able to make these improvements!


New Acquisitions

Review a list of materials that the Library acquired during June 2016.