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September 2016

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Board of Regents Funding for Textbooks

We are grateful to the Board of Regents for providing grant funding for us to license the electronic versions of some textbooks.  This is part of a statewide grant to academic libraries to help reduce higher education student expenses for books.  The LSU Health Shreveport Library was awarded this funding to purchase access to five textbooks used in the School of Allied Health Professions: 

Antibiotics simplified

Essentials of assistive technologies

Mosby's manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests

Practical radiology : a symptom-based approach

Stroke rehabilitation


Smoothies by Sue Crow is in the Library

Smoothies for When You Are Down and Out written by faculty member Sue Crow of the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is on display in the Health Sciences Library. Browse through the 100+ recipes that can be enjoyed by a cancer patient or anyone else wanting a healthy snack. Visit the Library to preview the book before purchasing your own copy from Kelli Strong Dauphin (318-813-1056 or for $15. Proceeds are used to provide FWCC patients with a free copy.  


Library Annual Report 2015/2016

The Library’s Annual Report for fiscal year 2016 has been posted. The theme of this year’s report is “We make good things happen.” When you have a moment, take a glance at the report to see many of the good things done by Library staff in 2015/2016 for the benefit of our faculty, staff and students. Thanks go to Will Olmstadt, Associate Director, for compiling and formatting the data in the report.


Thanks to Our Alumni!

This is an exciting time for our fourth-year medical students as they are applying to residency programs in their chosen specialties.  Our alumni are supporting our future alumni with a collection of books on the residency match.  Funds donated by the alumni were used to purchase three e-books: 101 tips to getting the residency you want, How to choose a medical specialty, and Tips for the residency match.  These e-books are accessible via our Residency Program Application Resources LibGuide.  With alumni funding we were also able to purchase four print books: From Medical School to Residency, How To Be an All-Star Residency Match Applicant, Medical School & the Residency Match, and The Successful Match.  The print books are currently on display in the Library.


New Acquisitions

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



Library Faculty Selected as Leadership Fellow

Will Olmstadt, associate director, is one of five health sciences librarians selected to participate in the 2016-2017 National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (NLM/AAHSL) Leadership Fellows Program. Jointly funded by NLM and AAHSL, the Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries. The year-long program includes regular interaction via a virtual learning community; sessions during the November 2016 AAHSL meeting and the May 2017 meeting of the Medical Library Association; attendance at one day of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting in November 2016; and a capstone and graduation in Washington DC in September 2017. A unique feature of the program is mentoring from a health sciences library director who is not at the fellow’s home institution. Mr. Olmstadt’s mentor is Michael Kronenfeld, MLS MBA AHIP FMLA, University Librarian, A.T. Still Memorial Library, A.T. Still University of the Health Sciences. As part of the fellowship, Mr. Olmstadt will make 2 week-long site visits to the A.T. Still Memorial Library in Mesa, Arizona.


Library Faculty Co-Authors Book Chapter

Will Olmstadt, associate director, is the co-author of a chapter in Translating Expertise: The Librarian's Role in Translational Research, edited by Marisa Conte. Along with two colleagues from Washington University School of Medicine (Robert Engeszer and Mychal Voorhees), Mr. Olmstadt wrote about the library component of a unique community research fellows program offered at Washington University in the summer of 2013. The chapter appears in the segment of the book about librarian contributions to the community engagement strategies of Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) at their institutions.