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News Archive, 2014

LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS (12-17-2014)

The library staff wishes everyone a happy, healthy, safe holiday! Library hours are as follows:
December 22-23 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 24-25 Closed
December 26 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 27-28 Closed
December 29-30 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 31-January 1 Closed
January 2 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Normal hours resume on Saturday, January 3.

 

AccessMedicine App Now Available (10-29-2014)
AccessMedicineis a searchable collection of online books. The AccessMedicine app is now available for accessing diagnostic and assessment tools even without wireless access.  The app provides Quick Medical Diagnosis & TreatmentFitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology, the differential diagnosis tool Diagnosaurus, and Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests.  For download and continued access to the app, a user must have an active My Access account and sign in every ninety days through our institution.  For more information, see these instructions. To access Harrison's Online and the other resources in AccessMedicine, log in to the AccessMedicine platform (http://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/) from your mobile device.

Librarian Profiled in MLA News (10-29-2014)
MLA News is a publication of the Medical Library Association, the national professional organization for health sciences librarians.  In addition to association news, each issue of MLA News includes a "Member Spotlight" which profiles a health sciences librarian.  The October 2014 issue focuses on Talicia Tarver, digital and information services librarian at LSU Health Shreveport.  In the article, Ms. Tarver answers questions about her background, her future goals, and her biggest professional challenges.

Librarian Publishes Comment and Opinion in Journal of the Medical Library Association (10-24-2014)
Dixie Jones, library director, has a "Comment and Opinion" published in the October 2014 issue of Journal of the Medical Library Association, entitled "Emphasis on Ethical Awareness: Why Ethics? Why Now?" Promotion of ethical awareness for health sciences librarians was a presidential priority of Ms. Jones during her term as president of the Medical Library Association in association year 2013/14.

 

Library Prize Winners at Benefits Fair (9-8-2014)

Bill HaackerBill Haacker
A Benefits Fair was held Thursday, October 9, 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. The theme for the event was "It's Game Day!" so the Library sponsored a drawing for a Saints decorative license plate and a Denver Broncos Christmas ornament. Congratulations to our winners: Lt. Kimberly H. Harris of University Police, who won the license plate, and Bill Haacker from Grants Accounting, who won the Broncos ornament.
Kim HarrisLt. Kimberly Harris

 

Library Seeks Donations to Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana in Memory of Kim Pullen (9-26-2014)

Kim Pullen

From October 6-October 31, the Library will be collecting donations for Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. The top ten items needed by the food bank are flour/sugar, rice, cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, tomato sauce, canned meats, canned fruit, canned vegetables, and toilet paper. Collection bins will be available in the Library near the entrance. 
This drive is in memory of LSU Health Shreveport librarian Kim Pullen, head of the Library Liaison Program. Ms. Pullen passed away on Thursday, September 25, after a valiant battle with breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Medical Librarians Month. Please consider donating to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, to help those in need during the upcoming holidays, and to remember a medical librarian in our university community who struggled with breast cancer. The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana also accepts monetary donations via their website, at the top right of the page. If you donate via the Food Bank website, please specify the donation is for the LSU Health Shreveport Library's food drive in memory of Kimberly Arnold Pullen. This can be done on the online donation form in the box labeled "Additional Comments."

 

 

International Open Access Week (10-14-2014)

Open Access October 20-26, 2014, is International Open Access Week, a global event designed to increase awareness of open access (OA) scholarly publications. In general, OA literature is online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. The American Medical Student Research Journal – started by LSU Health Shreveport medical students – is an example of an open access publication. The Library has developed a brief guide about open access.

 

Library Adds JoVE (10-2-2014)
In response to numerous requests, the Health Sciences Library has added subscriptions to three sections of the Journal of Visualized Experiments:  JoVE BiologyJoVE Chemistry, and JoVE Clinical and Translational Medicine.  JoVE is a video journal, publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers learn new experimental techniques and reproduce research results.

Wait to Update to iOS 8 (9-17-2014)

The Health Sciences Library currently subscribes to more than 180 e-journals published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW). However, LWW has notified the Library that users updating to Apple's newest mobile operating system, iOS 8, will be unable to view existing downloaded journal content or download new journal content within the app. LWW is asking users to refrain from updating their mobile devices to iOS 8 until an update is published to resolve the issue.
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Library Contest Winners (9-8-2014)

Lauren ThompsonLauren Thompson
The Health Sciences Library recently held a contest in which entrants guessed the number of buttons in a jar at the circulation desk.  We were looking for the two closest guesses without going over the actual number.  The correct answer was 1167.  Congratulations to our winner, Tim Young, electronic technician (advanced) in Telecommunications, who won a $25 gift card to Outback Steakhouse with his guess of 1131.  Our second place winner was Lauren Thompson, a second year medical student, who guessed 1039.  She won a $20 Subway gift card.  Thanks to all who submitted entries, and congratulations to the winners!
Tim YoungTim Young

 

Librarian Publishes Article in Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet (9-4-2014)
Will Olmstadt, associate director, has published an article in the Consumer/Patient Perspectives Column of the current issue of Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. The article, entitled "Patient Information, Nursing Home Care, and the Non-Medical Costs of Caregiving: One Librarian's Perspective,"describes his experiences with an aging parent in acute care and nursing home settings from 2009-2011. Mr. Olmstadt is also a member of the journal's editorial board.

Chargers and Drives Available for Checkout (9-4-2014)
In response to requests from the Executive Council as well as individual students, the Health Sciences Library now has laptop and cell phone accessories available for checkout at the circulation desk. The accessories include external super drives for the Apple Macbook Air; laptop chargers for Macs; 3-in-1 USB chargers for the iPad, iPhone, and Android; and Lightning adapters for charging cell phones. The Library purchased the Lightning adapters, and Will Olmstadt, the Library's Associate Director, donated a charger for Android phones. All other items were donated by Dr. Mark Platt, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. The chargers are available for in-library use only, while the drives may be checked out for two days.

New Acquisitions (11/12/2014)

New books Review a list of materials that the Library acquired during October 2014.

 

Thanksgiving Holiday (11/20/2014)
The Health Sciences Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and remain closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27-28, for Thanksgiving. The Library will reopen on Saturday, November 29, for our regular Saturday hours, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. For more information, see the Library's Hours & Holiday Schedule. The Library faculty and staff wish you a happy Thanksgiving!

New Acquisitions (10/8/2014)

Review a list of materials that the Library acquired during September 2014. New books

 

Library Opening Later on Columbus Day (10/10/2014)
Monday, October 13, is a holiday for LSUHSC Shreveport. However, the Library will be open that day. Hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, October 14.

New Acquisitions (8/12/2014)

New books Review a list of materials that the Library acquired during August 2014.

 

New Subject Portals Coming Soon! (6/24/2014)
Librarians are currently in the process of updating the Library's Subject Portals.  Over the next few months, you will see dramatic changes that should make the portals more visually appealing and easier to use.  The new portals are being created with the LibGuides software from Springshare.

Librarian Receives Award to Attend Conference (6/24/2014)
Deidra Woodson, metadata and digitization librarian, was recently selected by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, to receive a Professional Development Award. The award will enable Ms. Woodson to attend the Society of American Archivists' 2014 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., August 10-16. The purpose of the Professional Development Award is to help medical librarians in the South Central Region to expand their professional knowledge and experience so that they can provide improved information access to healthcare providers and consumers.

AccessMedicine Unlimited Access! (6/30/2014)
AccessMedicine is a searchable collection of online books, including Harrison's Principles of Internal MedicineHurst's The Heart, and Williams Obstetrics.  In response to user requests, the Health Sciences Library is moving from a limited number of concurrent users to an unlimited site license.  A special feature of the site license is the Custom Curriculum, which enables faculty to create interactive learning modules from AccessMedicine resources.   For a departmental demonstration of Custom Curriculum, or for assistance using this feature, contact Julia Esparza at 675-4179 or jespar@lsuhsc.edu.

Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences (7/25/2014)
The Health Sciences Library recently added Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences in response to user requests.  This resource is a collection of expert summaries of biomedical research topics.  Each "lecture" synthesizes a topic in 50-120 pages.  These are intended for researchers, laboratory personnel, students, and non-specialists who want to keep current with a variety of fields or explore new areas in the basic life sciences. Colloquium is organized by series, and Dr. Neil Granger, Head of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, serves as an editor of the Integrated Systems Physiology series.  Library users can access the Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences in the Databases menu or the Library Catalog.

Library Contest Winners (7/30/2014)

Lucille Bedford, RN MSN

Lucille Bedford

The Health Sciences Library recently held a contest in which entrants guessed the number of vitamins in the milk jugs at the Library Circulation Desk. The actual number of vitamins was 3610. Congratulations to our winner, Lucille Bedford, RN MSN, who won a $25 gift card to Toys R Us with her guess of 3556. Ms. Bedford is the director of Administrative Support Services for University Health. Hoang Nguyen, a graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience, was our second place winner, with a guess of 3500. His prize is a $20 gift card to Walgreens. Thanks to all who submitted entries, and congratulations to the winners!
Hoang Nguyen

Hoang Nguyen

 

New Computers Are Here! (8/5/2014)
New computers were recently installed in the Health Sciences Library's two computer labs (rooms 1-417 and 1-419). Thanks to the Dean's Office for providing the funding for the computers. We appreciate the support of Dean Emeritus Andrew Chesson, Interim Dean Dr. John Marymont, and Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs Dr. Hugh Mighty. We are also grateful to the Information Technology Group for facilitating the purchase. In addition, several Library faculty and staff members worked evenings and weekends to be sure that the new computers were installed before classes began. Special thanks to Mararia Adams, the Library's assistant director of systems; Charlie Tudor, systems librarian; Locrecia Abner, library associate; Armand Johnson, library associate; and student workers Daniel McBride and Robert Barnes.

Sew What? New Contest in the Library (8/7/2014)
Library ContestSew.... there's a new contest in the Library. Thread your way through the crowds in the hallway to come to the Library and submit your entry. Guess how many buttons are in the jar and then button up your lip so that no one steals your guess! No need(le) to hurry; the contest ends August 29, 2014. Prizes will be awarded to those who submit the two closest guesses without going over the actual number.

New Acquisitions (8/12/2014)

New books Review a list of materials that the Library acquired during July 2014.

 

Library Prize Winners at Benefits Fair (8/22/2014)

Angela D. Walker

Angela D. Walker

A Benefits Fair was held Tuesday, August 19, for University Health 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 Library participated in the Fair to publicize our services. The theme for the event was "Cruise into Wellness," with each exhibitor representing a travel destination. The Library table was designated as Costa Rica, so we gave away two packages of Costa Rican coffee. We enjoyed visiting with 145 employees who visited our table and entered our prize drawing. Congratulations to our coffee winners, Zinah Dela Cruz, an admitting representative in Health Information Management, and Angela D. Walker, biomedical equipment technician in the Renal Unit.
Zinah Dela Cruz

Zinah Dela Cruz

 

September is Library Card Sign-up Month! (9/3/2014)
As a reminder, you can register your LSU Health Shreveport ID badge as your Library card by completing this online form. If you have questions, please contact the Library at 318-675-5445.

Lilly Oncology on Canvas – Honoring the Journeys People Face When Confronted with a Cancer Diagnosis (9/3/2014)

Lilly Oncology on Canvas
The first floor of the Library features a display of the prose and artwork of cancer patients. The panels, from the Lilly Oncology on Canvas competition, are on display through September 15. Additionally, a winning piece from the national competition was done by a Feist-Weiller Cancer Center affiliate, and is on display in the cancer center lobby.

 

New Acquisitions (8/12/2014)

New books Review a list of materials that the Library acquired during July 2014.

 

Labor Day Holiday (8/22/2014)
The library will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014 for Labor Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 2

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Temporarily Unavailable (8/1/2014)
The Health Sciences Library currently subscribes to Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.  The journal website will soon be migrating to a new platform.  The publisher has notified us that the migration process may take a few days to complete and that the journal will be unavailable during this time.  We apologize for this temporary inconvenience.

Temporary Shutdown of National Library of Medicine Databases (8/13/2014)
Beginning at 5:00 p.m., CDT, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, the National Library of Medicine will begin a systems shutdown to allow for the emergency repair of the chilled water supply to the NLM Data Center. These systems may be restored as early as 7:00 a.m., Thursday, August 14, but possibly as late as 10:00 a.m. Most of the databases and systems on the NLM network are expected to be impacted. The NLM website (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) will be available and updates will be posted so please check the website for updates.

Librarians Host Story Time at the Wallette Branch Library (6/30/2014)
Virginia LashThe Library faculty will host a health-related story time at the Wallette Branch Library on July 17.  The audience will be preschoolers, and the books to be read are:  From Head to Toe by Eric Carle, Me and My Amazing Body by Joan Sweeney and illustrated by Annette Cable, and See Inside Your Body by Katie Daynes and Colin King.  To reinforce information learned from the stories, the children will receive materials to create their own anatomy coloring book.  For more information about the health-related story time, visit the healthelinks "For Kids" page at www.healthelinks.org/kidshealth/.

Remembering Virginia Lash (6/30/2014)
Virginia LashMrs. Virginia Lash was a librarian on our staff from the school's beginning in 1969 until her retirement in September 1989.  She passed away on May 27, at the age of 93. The Library received a generous donation from former Library Director Marianne Comegys in Mrs. Lash's memory.  We have used the donated funds to purchase access to the electronic version of the book Fast Facts about EKGs for Nurses: The Rules of Identifying EKGs in a Nutshell.
You can provide a lasting tribute to a family member, friend, or colleague by making a monetary contribution to the Health Sciences Library for the purchase of a Library resource.   For more information, please contact Betty Tucker at 675-5457 or btucke@lsuhsc.edu.

Another Fun Library Contest! (6/30/2014)
Enter the Health Sciences Library's fun contest for a chance to win a gift card. Visit the Library and complete a form with your guess for how many vitamins are in the milk jugs at the Circulation Desk. The contest is open to all LSU Health and University Health faculty, staff, and students. Prizes will be awarded to the two individuals who guess the closest without going over. The contest ends July 27, and the prizes will be awarded the following week.

Library Welcomes New Employee (6/28/2014)
Library faculty and staff recently welcomed Locrecia Abner as the new Library Associate in the Systems Department. Ms. Abner has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master's of Business Administration. Her duties will include assisting in management of the Library website, databases, and other electronic resources; assisting in maintenance of the Library's computer lab workstations; performing troubleshooting for computer software; and providing technical support for equipment and software

Library Faculty Promotion (6/9/2014)
The LSU Board of Supervisors recently approved the promotion of a member of the Health Sciences Library faculty. Congratulations to Kimberly Pullen, who is promoted to Associate Librarian/Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1.  Ms. Pullen heads the Library's Department Liaisons program..

Librarian Publishes Journal Article and Book Chapter (6/9/2014)
An article by Julia Esparza, clinical medical librarian, was recently published in Journal of Hospital Librarianship. "Using Alerts as Outreach to Professionals in Health Care: A Practical How-To Guide" advises librarians on how to use targeted alerts to provide health care professionals with the information they need. Ms. Esparza also co-authored a chapter in the new book Patient Safety: Perspectives on Evidence, Information and Knowledge Transfer. The chapter, "Critical Intersections in Patient Safety: Evidence and Knowledge Transfer at the Sharp and Blunt Ends," is coauthored by Dr. Gunjan Kahlon from the Department of Internal Medicine and Melissa Cole, a healthcare consultant who specializes in patient safety. It discusses practical tactics for knowledge transfer both at the point of delivery and the administrative side of acute care activity.

Library Welcomes New Employee (6/2/2014)
Library faculty and staff recently welcomed Sheryll Anderson as the new Library Specialist 3 in the User Access Services Department. Ms. Anderson has a Master's degree in Social Work and has worked at the public library. She will assist library users at the circulation desk.

Medical Students Publish Journal (5/28/2014)
Congratulations to LSU Health Shreveport medical students on the publication of the first issue of their research journal! American Medical Student Research Journal is open access and is also accessible via the Health Sciences Library's E-journals list and Library Catalog.  The first issue includes a foreword from the Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine as well as articles by medical students from all over the world.  Librarians Talicia Tarver and Julia Esparza serve on the journal's advisory board and contributed to the reviewer and editor education programs.  In addition, Ms. Tarver and library staff members Betty Tucker, Donna Compton, and Barbara Reilly assisted the students with the copy/proofing process

Librarian Receives Award (5/28/2014)
Congratulations to David Duggar, reference librarian, who recently received the Professional Recognition Award for Technological Innovation from the Hospital Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association. This award recognizes an outstanding Section member who has contributed significantly to the field of hospital librarianship. Mr. Duggar's nomination cited his management of the Section's electronic discussion lists for many years. The Professional Recognition Award was presented to him on May 19 at the Medical Library Association's annual conference.

New Computers Coming Soon! (5/28/2014)
Thanks to the Dean's Office for funding the purchase of new computers for the Health Sciences Library's two computer labs. We appreciate the support of Dean Emeritus Andrew Chesson, Interim Dean Dr. John Marymont, and Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs Dr. Hugh Mighty. We are also grateful to the Information Technology Group for facilitating the purchase. Library Systems staff members are currently installing software on the new computers to prepare them for installation later this summer.

Independence Day Holiday (6/30/2014)
US flag
The library will be closed Friday, July 4, for the holiday. Normal hours will resume Saturday, July 5. Have a happy and safe holiday!
 

Medical Librarians Collaborate with the Bossier Parish Librarians (5/8/2014)
LSU Health Shreveport librarians will be hosting a table at the "Book It to the Bossier Libraries Expo" on May 10th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please visit us as we tell the community about our consumer health website, healthelinks. In addition to our table, the Bossier Arts Council, Red River National Wildlife Refuge, and many other venues will be providing information, demonstrations, and other fun activities. The location of the Expo is the Bossier Parish Libraries, Central Library, 2206 Beckett Street, Bossier City, Louisiana.

Librarians to Create Comic Book for Health Literacy (5/8/2014)
Congratulations to Talicia Tarver, digital & information services librarian/principal investigator; Deidra Woodson, metadata & digitization librarian; Will Olmstadt, associate director; and Charles Tudor, systems librarian, who recently received the Health Information Literacy Award from the regional office of the National Library of Medicine. The Federal funds associated with this competitive award will enable the Health Sciences Library to create a health literacy comic book that addresses the epidemic of childhood obesity. The Library is working with Dr. John Vanchiere in the Department of Pediatrics on the content for this project, and the comic book will be designed by art students at LSU-Shreveport. The finished product will be available online, and print versions will be distributed to young readers throughout Caddo Parish.

Library Poetry Contest Winners! (5/8/2014)
The Health Sciences Library celebrated National Library Week and National Poetry Month with a poetry contest. All LSU Health Shreveport and University Health faculty, staff, and students were invited to submit an original unpublished poem about healthcare or libraries. We are pleased to announce our winners: 
   • Monika Kumar, MSIV, for her healthcare poem "The Beast" 
   • Connie Strather Ellison, certified ophthalmic assistant in the Faculty Eye Clinic, for her library poem "Walk the Red Carpet" 
Each winner received a gift card. Thanks to all who submitted poems for the contest, and congratulations to the winners!

Reaching out to Caretakers: Alzheimer's Disease (4/28/2014)
Are you caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's Disease? Do you know someone with this disease? Then, you will want to attend "Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's" on Wednesday, April 30th, from 6pm to 7pm at the Shreve Memorial Library, Broadmoor Branch. Medical librarians Deidra Woodson and Donna Timm have teamed with experts from LSU-Shreveport to discuss the difficulties associated with taking care of someone with this debilitating disease. The featured speakers are Meredith Nelson, PhD, and her graduate assistants Robyn Malmsten and Jessica Jones. This event is funded by an outreach award sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region.

Library's Book Discussion Course Featured in Professional Journal (4/15/2014)
In Spring 2013, the Health Sciences Library offered a book discussion course as an elective for first-year medical students.  Donna Timm, the Library's head of education /outreach, and Deidra Woodson, metadata and digitization librarian, along with retired librarian Dee Jones, have recently co-authored an article about this experience.  "Book Discussion Course: Timely Topics for Medical Students" appears in the current issue of the journal Medical Reference Services Quarterly.   The article describes how the librarians developed, taught, and evaluated the elective.  
The book discussion course was so successful that it was offered again this year as an elective in the Immersion: Module 1 curriculum.

Micromedex App Update (4/30/2014)
Micromedex is an online evidence-based drug information system.  Because our institution has a Micromedex subscription, affiliates can download the Micromedex Drug Information app to mobile devices for free.  However, the previous Apple version has been retired, and a new version is now available in the iTunes store.  For more information, see mobileMicromedex.

Library's Book Discussion Course Featured in Professional Journal (4/15/2014)
In Spring 2013, the Health Sciences Library offered a book discussion course as an elective for first-year medical students.  Donna Timm, the Library's head of education /outreach, and Deidra Woodson, metadata and digitization librarian, along with retired librarian Dee Jones, have recently co-authored an article about this experience.  "Book Discussion Course: Timely Topics for Medical Students" appears in the current issue of the journal Medical Reference Services Quarterly.   The article describes how the librarians developed, taught, and evaluated the elective.  
The book discussion course was so successful that it was offered again this year as an elective in the Immersion: Module 1 curriculum.

You Helped Someone See! (4/14/2014)

You Helped Someone See! Thanks to all of you who participated in the Health Sciences Library's project to collect used eyeglasses. We received 104 pairs of glasses! The glasses will be given to the local Lions Club, who will clean them, sort them by prescription strength, and package them for distribution. We appreciate your help to change lives one pair at a time!

 

Library Poetry Contest (4/10/2014)
April 13-19 is National Library Week!  Since April is also National Poetry Month, the Health Sciences Library is celebrating with a poetry contest.  Submit your original unpublished poem about healthcare or libraries to shlibref@lsuhsc.edu.  All LSU Health Shreveport and University Health faculty, staff, and students are eligible to participate, and there is no limit on the number of entries that you may submit.  The deadline for submissions is April 27, and the winners of the gift card prizes will be announced April 30. 

Librarian Appointed to Local Board (4/4/2014)
Congratulations to Mararia Adams, the Health Sciences Library's assistant director of systems, who was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bossier Council on Aging. The Council is a non-profit organization that provides services to the senior citizens of Bossier Parish. Its goal is to enhance seniors' quality of life and enable them to live independently.

Children Get Fit with Librarians (4/3/2014)
StretchLSU Health Shreveport librarians will visit the Shreve Memorial Library Wallette Branch on April 8, 2014 to teach preschool children about exercise. Librarians will read several educational stories featuring fun ways to get fit. Then, the librarians will lead the children in a series of imaginary activities to exercise their bodies and their minds. This outreach event is sponsored in part by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. See the "For Kids" section of healthelinks for more information.
 

UpToDate is now mobile! --off campus and mobile access now available! (4/1/2014)
UpToDate is a popular point-of-care resource for quickly answering clinical questions. It provides the user with a summary of the published evidence on a condition and specific recommendations for patient care. In the past, our subscription was limited to on-campus use only.  However, for 2014, our subscription to UpToDate Anywhere includes access through the electronic health record as well as remote access from a mobile device or any computer. CME credits are also available.  To set up your mobile access, you will need to complete a quick registration process from an on-campus computer.  To register, access UpToDate, and click the log-in button in the top right hand corner. Complete and submit the registration page, and you will receive an email with instructions on downloading the mobile app.  For more detailed instructions, see UpToDate Tip Sheet.  You will need to verify your continued affiliation with LSU Health Shreveport every 30 days to maintain access, but you will receive e-mail alerts to remind you.
UpToDate is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Other CME/CE/CPD credits are also available. Visit the site atwww.uptodate.com/home/cmececpd-accreditations for additional information.

Special thanks to the School of Medicine and University Health for providing funding for this important resource!

Future Neurology (3/31/2014)
The Health Sciences Library recently added the journal Future Neurology.  This publication focuses on preclinical research that will ultimately influence treatments for those with neurological, neurodegenerative, and neuropsychiatric disorders.  Dr. Alireza Minagar, Chair of LSU Health Shreveport's Department of Neurology, currently serves on the editorial board of Future Neurology.  Because of his contributions on the board, the publisher is offering us free access for 2014.  Thank you, Dr. Minagar! 

Library Director Receives Award (3/28/2014)
Congratulations to Dixie Jones, library director, who was recently selected by the Louisiana Library Association's Subject Specialists Section as the recipient of its Lucy B. Foote Award. This award recognizes a Louisiana librarian who has made a substantial contribution to the library profession through the field of special librarianship. The award was presented on March 26 at the Louisiana Library Association's annual conference.

LIBRARY CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY (2/26/2014)
The Library will be closed Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 27. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Autism Grand Rounds (3/28/2014)
Dr. Andrew ChessonSearching for Quality" teaches you how to search the PubMed and CINAHL databases for clinical information.  The next session will be on Wednesday, March 19, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. 

  • "Cracking the Clinical Code to Provide Better Patient Care" provides you with the information you need to analyze the literature so you can make the best clinical decisions for your patients.  The class focuses on clinical study types, terminology and abbreviations used in clinical studies, and tools for evaluating different types of clinical studies.  The class will be offered on Wednesday, March 19, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  
  • "Introduction to EndNote" teaches you how to use EndNote Basic, a helpful resource for simplifying paper or article development.  Endnote's "Cite While You Write" feature allows you to group citations by subjects or project names and helps you to easily format the citations to a specific journal citation format. The Health Sciences Library provides access to EndNote Basic through its subscription to Web of Science.  The Library's introductory class on EndNote will be offered on Friday, March 21, from noon to 1:00 p.m.

"Searching for Quality" and "Cracking the Clinical Code to Provide Patient Care" are companion classes, but they are not dependent on one another.  To register for either or both of these classes, call Hospital Education and Standards at 318-675-6285.  
Register for "Introduction to EndNote" at http://tinyurl.com/lsuhsc-endnote.
All classes will be held in the Library's computer lab, room 1-417.  For more information on any of the courses, contact instructor Julia Esparza at jespar@lsuhsc.edu or 318-675-4179. 

 

Library Director Speaks at LSU Banquet (3/10/2014)
Library Director Dixie Jones was the featured speaker at the LSU School of Library & Information Science Awards Banquet on March 7. This event was held at the Lod Cook Conference Center on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. Ms. Jones spoke on "The 'U' in the Future of Information."

Help Someone See (3/5/2014)
Eye glasesMarch has been designated as "Help Someone See Month." The Health Sciences Library is participating in this event by collecting used eyeglasses. To donate your old glasses, leave them in the basket at the library circulation desk. At the end of March, the glasses will be given to a regional Lions Club Eyeglass Recycling Center, where they will be cleaned, sorted by prescription strength, and packaged. The Lions Club accepts prescription glasses, reading glasses, and sunglasses, with plastic or metal frames. Children's glasses are especially needed. Donate your old eyeglasses, and help change lives one pair at a time!

Thanks to Psychiatry! (3/5/2014)
PsychiatryOnline is a collection of psychiatry books and journals.  Through PsychiatryOnline, we are able to access critical resources such as DSM-5 Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders and American Journal of Psychiatry.  We thank the Department of Psychiatry for generously providing the funds for our 2014 subscription to this database.

Web of Science Training Available (3/4/2014)
The Health Sciences Library provides access to the Web of Science database for LSU Health Shreveport.  This online version of Science Citation Index provides keyword and cited reference searching of science journals from 1993 to present.   It includes access to Endnote Basic, which simplifies collecting and formatting citations when writing a paper. If you are new to Web of Science or just want a refresher, you can participate in live online training sessions presented by the Web of Science Customer Education team.  Sessions range from thirty minutes to one hour and include time for questions and answers.  Register today to participate in one or more of this month's sessions:

Web of Science: Basic Search and Navigation – Friday, March 7, 9:00 a.m.
Endnote Online for Web of Science Users – Tuesday, March 11, 1:00 p.m.
Web of Science: Citation Report & the H-index – Wednesday, March 12, 9:00 a.m.
Web of Science: Organization Name Searching – Friday, March 14, 9:00 a.m.
Web of Science: Cited Reference Searching – Wednesday, March 19, 1:00 p.m.
Introduction to Journal Citation Reports – Friday, March 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m.

 

Librarians Promote Disaster Readiness (3/4/2014)
sitemapThe LSU Health Shreveport Library is partnering with area libraries to offer community programs on planning for disasters. LSU Health Shreveport's participation is funded by a Disaster Preparedness Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/South Central Region. On Sunday, February 23, librarians attended the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux's Pet Parade to share online pet safety resources from the National Library of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Librarians participating in this event included Will Olmstadt, associate director, and Talicia Tarver, digital and information services librarian, along with David Duggar, reference librarian, who serves as primary investigator and project director. Organizers estimate that 4500 to 5000 people attended this event.

 

Librarians Promote Environmental Resources (2/27/2014)

David Duggar, reference librarian, and Charlie Tudor, systems librarian, attended the seventeenth annual Louisiana Environmental Education Symposium on February 21-22 at the Shreveport Convention Center. They demonstrated the Environmental Health Student Portal and other resources from the National Library of Medicine. The Environmental Health Student Portal is a free Web site on environmental health science topics that is designed for use by middle school students and teachers. The symposium was presented by the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Louisiana Environmental Education Association. Attendees included teachers, state and local officials, and representatives of business and non-profit organizations from throughout the state. David Dugger

 

Librarian to Teach Workshop at Internal Medicine Meeting (2/18/2014)
Julia Esparza, Clinical Medical Librarian, will teach a workshop at the Society of General Internal Medicine's Southern Regional Meeting on Friday, February 21, in New Orleans.  She will co-lead the workshop on "Teaching the Teacher: Incorporating Critical Analysis of Literature in Clinical Contexts to Promote Lifelong Learning" with Dr. Gunjan Kahlon from the Department of Internal Medicine.  The class will equip physicians who work with students and residents to incorporate concepts of evidence-based medicine into patient rounds.
The Society of General Internal Medicine is a national organization for internal medicine faculty from medical schools and teaching hospitals.  The Southern Region covers thirteen states throughout the Southeast.

Remembering Dr. Wilson (2/18/2014)
Dr. Woody Wilson, Clinical Professor of Medicine, passed away on January 28.  Dr. Wilson completed his residency training at Confederate Memorial Hospital from 1953 to 1956. He joined the faculty in 1967 and became deputy department head for volunteer faculty in 1989. He moved to gratis faculty status in 2001.  As historian of the Shreveport Medical Society, he frequently provided books on the history of medicine for our collection.  Dr. Wilson was the driving force behind the fundraising for the construction of the Library's History of Medicine Room.  
The Library received a generous donation in Dr. Wilson's memory from former Library Director Marianne Comegys.  To honor Dr. Wilson and remember his passion for the study of medical history, we have used the donated funds to purchase access to the electronic version of these books: 
Encyclopedia of Civil War medicine 
Hospital sketches, by Louisa May Alcott 
Medicine's Michelangelo : the life & art of Frank H. Netter, M.D.

Music Video Contest for Allied Health and Medical Students (2/17/2014)

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LSU Health Shreveport medical and allied health students are again encouraged to participate in the Memmys, a music video contest sponsored by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.  The nationwide contest seeks student-produced videos that use music with original song lyrics to illustrate the challenges and rewards of life as a student in the health professions. Winning videos can earn money for their campus libraries. Please see the broader contest rules at this link. Consider participating to show the nation the creativity of our student body!

The local rules:

* There is a limit of one submission per health professions school.
* Representatives from LSU Health Shreveport's School of Allied Health Professions and School of Medicine will select the videos to represent our institution. 
* Videos must be submitted by Monday, March 31 at midnight.
* LSU Health Shreveport students must submit their YouTube entries using this form. Entries not submitted using the LSU Health Shreveport library's form will not be considered.
*Do not submit videos directly to the University of South Carolina.

 

 

New Acquisitions (2/7/2014)

book cover imageReview a list of materials that the Library acquired during January 2014.









 

 

Looking for ACP Medicine? (1/23/2014)
Scientific American MedicineThe American College of Physicians' resource ACP Medicine has transitioned to a new product, Scientific American Medicine. This new reference covers eleven subspecialties of internal medicine, as well as topics in women's health, psychiatry, and more, providing evidence-based diagnosis and treatment recommendations.  It is designed to help physicians keep up with changing guidelines in primary care. You can access Scientific American Medicine via our E-books list or in the Library Catalog.

The Library's access to this resource is part of a consortial arrangement with medical libraries in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Is your pet ready for a disaster? (1/31/2014)
The LSU Health Shreveport Library is partnering with area public libraries to offer community programs on planning for disasters. LSU Health Shreveport's participation is funded by a Disaster Preparedness Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/South Central Region. David Duggar, Reference Librarian, serves as primary investigator and project director.
Programs in January and February cover "Pet Safety and Disaster Preparedness." Speakers and activities at this event will focus on responsible pet ownership. In addition, librarians from LSU Health Shreveport and NSU School of Nursing will present online resources on caring for pets when a disaster or emergency occurs. Program dates and locations are January 25, 11:00 am, at the Bossier Central Library History Research Center; February 1 at noon at the Shreve Memorial Library, Cedar Grove-Line Avenue Branch; and February 8, 11:00 am, at the Shreve Memorial Library, North Caddo Branch in Vivian.
Bring your family to one of these fun programs, and learn how to keep Fido safe!

Librarians Reach Out for Heart Health (2/3/2014)
Thump-thumpDeidra Woodson, Metadata & Digitization Librarian, and Donna Timm, Head of User Education & Outreach, will present a story hour for preschoolers at the Wallette branch of the Shreve Memorial Library on February 18th.  The "Smart Heart Health" program will include stories about how the heart works and activities to encourage good heart health.  This outreach event is supported by a subcontract award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, to provide training to consumers in our area.  For more information, go to the Kids' Health page on the Library's consumer health site healthelinks.

 

So You Want to Write a Case Report? (2/3/2014)
As a clinician, chances are you'll be called upon to write a case report. A well-written case report will not only add to your experience, it can also provide valuable insights in the medical literature that lead to groundbreaking research. Talicia Tarver, one of our Writing Consultants, and Shannon Palombo, MSIV will deliver an introductory presentation on writing an effective case report on February 19, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in computer room 1-419 of the Health Sciences Library. Any interested parties may attend, including medical students, allied health students, and graduate students. Registration is not required and feel free to bring your own lunch. For more information, contact Talicia Tarver at 5-5393 or ttarve@lsuhsc.edu.

Library Open Normal Operating Hours on Shreveport Campus for Mardi Gras Holiday (March 3, 2014 
Mardi GrasThe library will be open the usual hours of 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Monday, March 3, for LSU Health Shreveport's Mardi Gras holiday. The library will also be open its usual Saturday and Sunday hours for the weekend preceding Mardi Gras. 

 

Make a resolution to simplify your writing in 2014! 
EndNoteInterested in learning how to use ENDNOTE Basic through Web of Science?  ENDNOTE Basic allows use of the highly popular "CITE While You Write" feature, which simplifies paper or article development. In addition, ENDNOTE Basic allows for citations to be grouped by subjects or project names.  Citations can also be easily be formatted to a specific journal citation format. Sign up for the introductory class offered Friday, January 17 from Noon - 1 pm (feel free to bring your lunch) in computer room 1-417 by the Health Sciences Library. Registration is limited due to the intensive nature of the session. Sessions can even be offered to full departments. Register at http://tinyurl.com/lsuhsc-endnote. Contact Julie Esparza at (675-4179) or jespar@lsuhsc.edu, if you have any questions.

Are you an employee going to school in 2014? 
Are you going to school for a master's, bachelor's or some other degree?  Come learn about the library services and resources available to you as an employee.  The LSU Health Shreveport (LSUHS) Health Sciences Library is offering a class for employees pursuing educational opportunities on Friday, January 24 in computer room 1-417 from Noon - 1 pm.  Bring your lunch and find out how we can help you succeed.  You can register at http://tinyurl.com/repe-lsuhealthshv.  Contact David Duggar at 675-5472 or ddugga@lsuhsc.edu, if you have any questions.

Dee Jones Retires 
Dee JonesDee Jones Retires
Dee Jones will retire from the Health Sciences Library on January 3. Dee has been Head of Cataloging since December 2003, and has also managed the institutional archives. Prior to her appointment at LSU, she worked as Special Collections Librarian at the University of Southern Mississippi for 29 years. While serving as a faculty member with the library, Dee oversaw such projects as the LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport: A Chronological History website, the John C. McDonald, M.D. website, and the Art from the Heart student/employee art show. She has been a recipient of the Elizabeth K. Eaton, PhD Research Award, and has received the William D. Postell, Sr. Professional Development Award twice. She has presented numerous posters and contributed papers at regional and national conferences, including the poster that was awarded first place for best research poster at the 2013 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Dee's retirement coincides with her husband's retirement from Louisiana State University – Shreveport.
 

Library's Holiday Contest Winners 

Hayley SmithThe Library celebrated the coming winter holidays with a contest for all library patrons to guess the number of candies in the apothecary jar. The actual number of candies in the jar was 1596. The Library received 144 entries with only one guess in the 1500s. The winners were those closest without going over. Congratulations to the prize recipients listed below:

• Hayley Smith, OT Allied Health Student (1550) - $50 Outback Steakhouse Gift Card 
• Aliveza Minagar, Neurology (1488) - $20 Starbucks Gift Card 
• Scarlett Florence, Community Member (1453) - $15 Subway Gift Card 
• Jeanie McGee, Neurology (1256) - Gift Certificate for Whole Pie from Strawn's ;

Aliveza Minagar

Jeanie McGee

 
     

 

Academy of Health Information Professionals
The Academy of Health Information Professionals is the professional development and career recognition program of the Medical Library Association (MLA). Six faculty members at the LSU Health Shreveport Library have Academy credentialing as recognition of their academic preparation, professional experience, and professional accomplishment. Three of these were evaluated by the MLA Credentialing Committee this year and approved for five-year renewal: Will Olmstadt, Associate Director, Distinguished Level; Julia Esparza, Clinical Medical Librarian, Distinguished Level; and Betty Tucker, Collection Management Librarian, Senior Level.

Library Faculty Elected President of HSLAL 
Congratulations to Deidra Woodson, Metadata and Digitization Librarian, on her recent election as President of the Health Sciences Library Association of Louisiana (HSLAL). Deidra accepted her position as President-Elect at the South Central Conference of the Medical Library Association meeting in Fort Worth, TX this October. According to the HSLAL homepage: "The purpose of HSLAL is to encourage and promote cooperation and communication among the librarians and library managers of health science institutions in the state of Louisiana. To this end, the Association is dedicated to the support of and the furtherance of programs which enhance the objectives of health sciences librarianship."

Learn Critical Appraisal 
Would you like to learn from an expert how to critically appraise a randomized trial, while sitting at your own computer?  On Wednesday, December 4, at 10:00 a.m., DynaMed will sponsor a one-hour webinar taught by its founder, Dr. Brian Alper.  The webinar's virtual attendees will get an overview of the critical appraisal process and learn how to apply it to a published randomized trial.  Dr. Alper will explain why full-text evaluation of clinical articles is required and how potential biases may influence evidence.  There is no charge for this learning opportunity.  A link to the registration page can be found here.

Linking Patients to Their Health Information 
The current issue of Medical Reference Services Quarterly features an article on "The Librarian's Role in Linking Patients to Their Personal Health Data and Contextual Information." This article was written by Talicia Tarver, Digital and Information Services Librarian; Dixie Jones, Library Director; and Mararia Adams, Assistant Director of Library Systems, with Alejandro Garcia from the LSU Health PELICAN Project. The article describes the librarians' efforts to inform clinic patients about MyChart, the new patient portal available in the Epic system, and how librarians worked with IT to incorporate contextual linkages from the personal health record to the appropriate information in MedlinePlus Connect. The article appears in the journal's "Informatics Education" column, which is co-edited by Kimberly Pullen, Head Liaison Librarian. Medical Reference Services Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal for information professionals who provide reference and public services to health sciences personnel in clinical, educational or research settings.

Enter the Library's Holiday Contest
contestVisit the library soon to enter our fun holiday contest! Guess how many candy-coated peanuts are in the apothecary jar at the Circulation Desk. Prizes will be awarded to the four individuals who guess the closest without going over. The prizes include gift cards to Outback, Starbucks, and Subway, as well as a pie from Strawn's. The contest ends on December 2nd, and prizes will be awarded the first week of December. 

 

When "Happy Holidays" become "Bah Humbug" (2/3/2014)
Health Sciences Librarians Deidra Woodson and Donna Timm present their next mental health outreach event, "Coping with Holiday Stress," featuring Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Vice-Chair for Psychiatry Education at LSU Health Shreveport. Dr. Fitz-Gerald will offer her expertise on managing stress while planning holiday meals, buying presents for friends and family, and decorating the home. She will speak on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 6pm to 7pm at the Bossier Parish Central Library in the Historical Center meeting room. This event is part of a consumer health outreach program to educate the local community about mental health issues. The program is sponsored by an outreach award provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR). 

Professional Profile to Simplify Grant Submissions (2/3/2014)
The Federal Demonstration Partnership, an association of academic research institutions and federal agencies, has been working to create a researcher profile system for individuals who submit federal grant applications.  The goal of the project was to eliminate the need for researchers to repeatedly enter biographical information when submitting federal grants.  The result is SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae), which is a new feature in My NCBI. Researchers register in the system, add and modify their information in the system, and control what the system makes publicly available.  This profile data will be available to federal agencies to pre-populate grant applications and progress reports submitted by researchers.   For information on how to create and share a SciENcv profile, see Creating a SciENcv Profile.
A scientist who has an ORCID® iD may include it in the SciENcv profile to link to the professional information already entered in ORCID. ORCID provides each researcher with a unique digital identifier to distinguish from others with similar names.

National Medical Librarians Month Prize Winners (2/3/2014)
Stacey FultonOctober is National Medical Librarians Month. The Health Sciences Library celebrated with a contest to guess the number of pieces of candy corn in the glass pumpkin jar (849). The Library received 206 entries with 24 of the entrants submitting guesses in the 800s. The winners were those whose guesses were closest to the actual number without going over. Congratulations to the prize recipients who are listed below.

  • Stacey Fulton,PGY-2, Internal Medicine (842) - $ 50 Superior's Steakhouse Gift Certificate
  • Lucille Bedford, NASS (838) - $ 10 Counter Culture Gift Card 
  • Deborah Dallas, HIM (835) - $ 10 Counter Culture Gift Card 
  • Emily Rogers, MS III (832) - $ 5 Italian Ice Factory Gift Card 

Academy of Health Information Professionals (2/3/2014)
The Academy of Health Information Professionals is the professional development and career recognition program of the Medical Library Association (MLA). Six faculty members at the LSU Health Shreveport Library have Academy credentialing as recognition of their academic preparation, professional experience, and professional accomplishment. Three of these were evaluated by the MLA Credentialing Committee this year and approved for five-year renewal: Will Olmstadt, Associate Director, Distinguished Level; Julia Esparza, Clinical Medical Librarian, Distinguished Level; and Betty Tucker, Collection Management Librarian, Senior Level.

Illiad Maintenance (1/14/2014)
Due to Computer Services maintenance, ILLIAD, (the Interlibrary Loan database) will be unavailable on January 14th beginning at 5:30 p.m.

New Acquisitions 

book cover imageReview a list of materials that the Library acquired during November 2013.

 

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