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January 2018

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Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday

Even though Monday, January 15th is a school holiday, the Health Sciences Library will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. with reduced staff. Please note the later opening time for the holiday. 

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Librarian Selected for Course in Research Data Management

Julia Esparza, head of user education and outreach services, has been selected through a competitive process to participate in a course on “Biomedical and Health Research Data Management for Librarians.” The goal of the course is to help librarians implement or enhance research data management training and services at their institutions.  The program is sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office.  Following eight weeks of online coursework, Ms. Esparza will complete a Capstone project to apply her new skills and knowledge to the support of data management services at LSU Health Shreveport.  The experience will culminate with a Capstone Summit, held in April at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where Ms. Esparza will share her Capstone project and meet with experts in data science.

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Library Faculty Begin Terms as Officers in State Association

Two Library faculty were elected to serve as officers in the Health Sciences Library Association of Louisiana (HSLAL). Locrecia Abner, cataloging & digitization librarian, will serve as Secretary during 2018, and Will Olmstadt, interim director, will serve as President during 2018. HSLAL was formed in 1976 and represents health sciences libraries throughout Louisiana.

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Library Welcomes New Reference Librarian

Library faculty and staff are pleased to welcome Erin Reardon as the new Reference Librarian. Her responsibilities will include providing reference assistance, conducting database searches, and developing and teaching library classes.  Ms. Reardon holds a BA in English from Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA, an MFA in creative writing from New Mexico State University, and an MLIS from Valdosta State University in Georgia.  She completed field work in health sciences librarianship at Mercer University’s Atlanta campus.

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