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May 2017

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Improvements to Library Study Environment

Check out some improvements to our space! The Library now offers:

·   A device charging station (main floor)

·   A standing desk with adjustable height (ground floor)

·   An earplug dispenser (at front desk)

·   Acrylic privacy screens to clamp onto study tables (soon at front desk; ID needed to check out)

These items were generously paid for by the Marianne and Stafford Comegys Library Enhancement Fund. Please give Library staff your feedback about these items.

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Library Welcomes New Allied Health Students

New students in the School of Allied Health Professions arrive on campus for orientation on May 22nd.  To welcome these new students, the Library is offering an electronic scavenger hunt for new Allied Health students only!  Click on the link below to access the questions.  All of them can be answered by using the Library’s website.  All students who answer all questions correctly will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes that were generously donated by the Bookstore.

The deadline to submit the quiz is Friday, June 2, at noon.

Electronic Scavenger Hunt

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Memorial Day

The Library will be closed Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. Normal hours will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

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Library Bids Farewell to Reference Librarian

Alexandria (“Lexi”) Brackett, Reference Librarian, is leaving LSU Health Shreveport in May for a position as Clinical Librarian at Yale University’s Cushing/Whitney Medical Library.  Ms. Brackett joined our staff in August 2015 from the library at University of Oklahoma-Tulsa.  In addition to her reference duties, she has taught classes and served as one of the Writing Consultants.  She served as librarian liaison to the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Physical Therapy.  She has also been responsible for our social media presence on Twitter and Facebook.  We appreciate her service to the Library and LSU Health, and we wish her all the best in the future!  

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“Six-word Story Contest” Winner

In celebration of National Poetry Month and the end of the academic year, the Health Sciences Library sponsored a special contest.  Students, faculty, and staff were challenged to submit a six-word description of their academic year, and the entries were judged by local author Phil Estes.  Congratulations to Dr. Oluwayemisi Ojemakinde, House Officer 4 in the Department of Radiology, who received a $10 Starbucks gift card for her winning entry. “My Academic Year” by Dr. Ojemakinde is currently on display in the Library.

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