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News Archive, 2011

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours (11/28/2011)
The library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd and remain closed through Friday, November 25th. Normal hours will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 26th. Happy Thanksgiving!

FAQ: Does the Library really want my suggestions? (11/11/2011)
Yes!! We always appreciate input from our Library users. That's why we have a Comments and Suggestions link on our Library homepage. Unfortunately, a recent technical problem prevented us from receiving some entries. If you have made a comment or suggestion and did not receive a reply, it is because we did not receive it. The malfunction has been corrected, so please resubmit, and we will respond!

Library Open Columbus Day, October 10th (11/11/2011)
Even though Columbus Day is a holiday for LSU Health Shreveport, the Library will be open normal hours, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

New Acquisitions (11/11/2011)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during October 2011.

Educating Children about Healthy Eating (11/11/2011)
LSUHSC-S Medical Librarians Deidra Woodson and Donna Timm will be teaching preschool-aged children about nutrition on Tuesday, October 4th at the Wallette Branch of the Shreve Memorial Library. They will read three stories about healthy eating habits: 1) The Picky Little Witch that is about a little witch who does not want to eat her mother's Halloween soup; 2) Good Food, in which a little boy helps his father choose healthy foods at the grocery store; and 3) The Very Hungry Caterpillar that tells the story of a caterpillar and his eating habits. In addition to the stories, the librarians will lead the children in an activity in which they will take an imaginary trip to the grocery store and will distinguish healthy foods from unhealthy foods. For more information about this event, as well as health information for children, visit the healthelinks for Kids page.

Resource for Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine (11/11/2011)
Through the Library, you can access JAMAevidence , a database considered to be "the premier online resource for learning, teaching, and applying evidence-based medicine." JAMAevidence offers a library of PowerPoint slide sets aimed at instruction and learning of core topics in evidence-based medicine. In addition, customizable interactive worksheets help you to develop your critical appraisal skills by systematically applying evidence-based medicine to your cases. JAMAevidence also includes the full text of three books:
Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice
The Rational Clinical Examination:Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis
Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience
Our license for JAMAevidence limits the number of people allowed to view the site at the same time, so if you get turned away, please try again in a few minutes.

The online catalog's new look (11/11/2011)
Check out the new look of our Library Catalog! LSUHSC-Shreveport librarians collaborated with librarians at LSUHSC-New Orleans to design the new interface. We hope that you will find it easy to use. If you have any questions, comments, or compliments, click on the "Ask a librarian" button in the left column of our homepage.

Consumer info on the go (11/11/2011)
Healthelinks, a service of the Medical Library, is a collection of links to websites on health and wellness. Sites chosen for inclusion are intended for the general public and have been examined to be sure they are unbiased, current, and from reputable sources. Using funds from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the Library has promoted the website on billboards throughout the community with the slogan, "Online Health Information You Can Trust." We are pleased to announce that recent changes to the site have enabled access on iPads and iPhones via the Safari browser, so access to reliable health information is now even easier!

E-book Collections now available (11/11/2011)
Library users now have access to several new collections that contain thousands of e-books. Access is available via the Library’s Databases menu. The collections include: Medical Heritage Library - Over 11,000 historical resources in medicine, contributed by medical libraries from throughout the world; Medicine in the Americas - Over 350 medical books dating from 1610 to 1865, from the comprehensive collection of the National Library of Medicine; National Academies Press - More than 4000 current books issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, covering subject areas including biology and life sciences, health and medicine, behavioral sciences, and chemistry; NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) Bookshelf - More than 700 current texts in the life sciences and healthcare.

Library Launches Virtual Tour Video (11/11/2011)
The Library recently launched a state-of-the-art virtual tour to promote its services. Members of the team that created the video tour include librarians Kim Pullen, Deidra Woodson, and Talicia Tarver; Donna Haas from Medical Communications; and Lisa Higginbotham and Elizabeth Young in Video Services & TeleHealth. Medical students assisted by volunteering to "star" in the tour with members of the Library faculty and staff. The link to the tour is currently available on YouTube and will soon also be available through the Library's webpage.

Enter "Name that Librarian" for a Chance to Win (11/11/2011)
Can you guess which librarian narrated the Library's new virtual tour video? One of the librarians listed in the Library Directory provided the video's voiceover. LSU Health Shreveport faculty, staff, and students that guess correctly will be entered into a drawing to be held in October as part of our National Medical Librarians Month celebration. The drawing prize will be a $25.00 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. To enter the "Name that Librarian" contest, send an email to kpulle@lsuhsc.edu with your best guess.

Acquisitions List (11/02/2011)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during September 2011.

Library Project in Regional Spotlight (09/30/2011)
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, recently featured a digitization project of LSUHSC-S Library in its blog. This project, which focused on the founding and development of our School of Medicine, was funded through a Technology Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The Technology Award provided funding for digitization equipment and services so that archival resources could be added to our LSUHSC-S History website. The blog posting, which publicized our project to medical librarians throughout our five-state region, can be accessed at Project Spotlight: LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport, A Chronological History.

Civil War Exhibit in Library (09/30/2011)
"Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine" is currently on display in the LSUHSC-S Medical Library. This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine with research assistance from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. The exhibit focuses on free and enslaved African Americans who served as nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers during the Civil War. Historical images and Civil War era documents reveal how these individuals provided medical care to soldiers and civilians while participating in the fight for freedom. "Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries" will be on display in the library until September 24.

Orientation Season (09/30/2011)
Since June, our faculty members have been busy teaching library orientations, reaching hundreds of new students and residents in the Allied Health, Graduate and Medical schools. Pictured here are Montie' Dobbins and freshman medical students at a session held during the first week of August. The Library welcomes all new students to the LSUHSC Shreveport campus.

Oxford English Dictionary (09/30/2011)
The Library is once again offering access to the Oxford English dictionary (OED), considered by many to be the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world. OED provides not only the spelling, pronunciation, and meaning found in other dictionaries, but also traces the history of each word back to its first known use. OED is updated every quarter with about 7500 new and revised meanings. Access to OED is provided to us through our membership in LOUIS, a statewide consortium of academic and public libraries. LOUIS is funded primarily by the Louisiana Board of Regents.

Getting ready for the online catalog's new look (09/30/2011)
In 1997, the LSUHSC-Shreveport Library partnered with the Library at LSUHSC-New Orleans to purchase our library system, including the online catalog. Last month, representatives from the two campuses met to discuss changes. Three librarians from New Orleans visited Shreveport July 11-13, and two of our librarians visited New Orleans July 18-20. These meetings gave us an opportunity to redesign the public catalog, as well as share information and expertise in the use of different modules and develop a plan to coordinate system changes. Funding for the exchange visits was provided by a professional development grant from the South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium. We hope to implement the changes and introduce the new look of our online catalog in late August or early September.

Journal for residency coordinators now available (09/30/2011)
In response to user requests, the Library recently added a subscription to Journal of Graduate Medical Education, which is published by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Each quarterly issue of this journal includes original research, review articles, and commentaries about the education of residents and fellows. The Library's access includes all issues from September 2009 (volume 1, number 1) to the present.

Labor Day (09/08/2011)
The library will be closed Monday, September 5, 2011, for the holiday. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, September 6.

Now available: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics (09/01/2011)
The Library recently added a subscription to the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. This journal covers the structural and functional properties of proteins and their expression, especially the impact of proteins on biological responses and the interaction of proteins with germane cellular partners. The Library's access includes all issues, beginning with volume 1, number 1, which was published in January 2002, and continuing up to the present. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics is published by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, which also publishes Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Library Authors in Top Ten (09/01/2011)
The publisher of Journal of Hospital Librarianship recently announced the journal's top ten most downloaded articles in 2010. Among the top ten were two articles written by LSUHSC-S Library faculty. The third most downloaded article in 2010 was: Online Resources for Teaching Seniors to Find Health Information on the Internet: From Basic Computer Skills to Consumer Health. This article, which appeared in volume 9, number 4 (2009), was co-authored by Deidra Woodson, Mararia Adams, Donna Timm, and Dee Jones. It includes an annotated bibliography to assist librarians in teaching senior adults to search for health information online. Ranking at number six was: Clinical Library Services: Outreach to Enhance Patient Care. This article, which appeared in volume 10, number 2 (2010), was written by Julia Esparza. The article examines clinical library services offered by hospital librarians.

New Acquisitions (09/01/2011)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during July 2011.

Writing Consultation Service (09/01/2011)
Library faculty members, John Cyrus and Talicia Tarver, are heading the Library's new Writing Consultation Service. The service is designed to assist LSUHSC-S staff, students, and faculty with editing and proofreading writing projects. Such projects include (but are not limited to): resumes, CVs, poster text, articles, student research papers, grant proposals, and personal statements for residency applications. The Library's Writing Consultation team will edit documents for grammar, usage, organization, and format, including citation format. For more information, see the Writing Consultants web page or contact the Library at 5-4712 or 5-5393.

MD Consult offers free CME (09/01/2011)
MD Consult now offers free CME credit through the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education. You may earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for each MD Consult search. To get your CME credit:

  1. Access MDConsult and log into your personal account. If you don't have an account, click on the "Create Account" link in the top right corner of the MD Consult homepage to register.
  2. Conduct an MD Consult search to answer your clinical question, and select the most relevant references. Copy these citations for pasting into the CME registration later.
  3. Click on the CME icon at the top of an article.
  4. A window will open to the CME form. The form includes questions on the clinical topic you were researching, and you will need to provide citations from one to three of the most relevant articles that you found. After completing the form, click "Submit."

Thanks, Anesthesiology! (09/01/2011)
Thanks to the generous support of the Department of Anesthesiology, the Library has recently added over fifty new e-books. Faculty members in Anesthesiology and the Library collaborated to select books that would be most useful for Anesthesiology residents. By partnering with the Library, Anesthesiology was able to provide access to these resources for everyone at LSUHSC-S. The selections include:
Civetta, Taylor & Kirby's critical care
Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital
Handbook of Neuroanesthesia
Irwin and Rippe's intensive care medicine
Neurology for the non-neurologist
Practical approach to transesophageal echocardiography
Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease
For a complete list of Anesthesiology e-books, see the Selected E-Books list in the Anesthesiology subject portal. We appreciate the support of the Department of Anesthesiology!

Back issues of Science available (09/01/2011)
The Library has recently added electronic access to the backfile of the journal Science. This archive includes all issues from volume 1, 1880, until five years ago: Science, July 1880 to present (with 5 year delay for full text) You will still access current issues at the website of the publisher, American Association for the Advancement of Science: Science, January 1997 to present The Library purchased the backfile from JSTOR, which is part of a not-for-profit organization that helps the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching.

Windows to our Past (09/01/2011)
Windows to our Past is an exhibit that documents the history of the LSU Health Sciences Center- Shreveport with photographs, newspaper clippings, publications, correspondence, artifacts and other primary source materials selected from the LSUHSC-S Archives. Beginning in 1876 with the first Shreveport Charity Hospital in downtown Shreveport, ours is a long and varied story. The exhibit highlights the various hospital and medical center locations, details the 25-year long fight to locate a medical school in Shreveport, and celebrates our founders. A special feature of the exhibit is five wooden windows, salvaged when the 1904 era Shreveport Charity Hospital was demolished in 1954. The exhibit, located in the Medical Library, is available for browsing during regular Library hours.

New Acquisitions (08/03/2011)
Review a list of materials that the library has acquired.

Fourth of July Holiday (07/05/2011)
The library will be closed Monday, July 4, 2011, for the holiday. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, July 5.

Memorial Day Library Hours (05/27/2011)
The library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 30th, Memorial Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

Writing Consultation Service (04/21/2011)
Library faculty members, John Cyrus and Talicia Tarver, are heading the Library's new Writing Consultation Service. The service is designed to assist LSUHSC-S staff, students, and faculty with editing and proofreading writing projects. Such projects include (but are not limited to): resumes, CVs, poster text, articles, student research papers, grant proposals, and personal statements for residency applications. The Library's Writing Consultation team will edit documents for grammar, usage, organization, and format, including citation format. For more information, see the Writing Consultants web page or contact the Library at 5-4712 or 5-5393.

National Library Week Celebration (04/12/2011)
Join us in celebrating National Library Week with free goodies on Friday, April 15, 2011 in the Zadeck Conference Room (G-221) from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Library Holiday Hours (04/11/2011)
The library will be closed Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24. Normal operating hours resume on Monday, April 25, 2011. The library will be open 7:30 am to 11:00 pm even though April 25 is a holiday for employees and students.

MD Consult offers free CME (04/11/2011)
MD Consult now offers free CME credit through the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education. You may earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for each MD Consult search. To get your CME credit:

  1. Access MDConsult and log into your personal account. If you don't have an account, click on the "Create Account" link in the top right corner of the MD Consult homepage to register.
  2. Conduct an MD Consult search to answer your clinical question, and select the most relevant references. Copy these citations for pasting into the CME registration later.
  3. Click on the CME icon at the top of an article.
  4. A window will open to the CME form. The form includes questions on the clinical topic you were researching, and you will need to provide citations from one to three of the most relevant articles that you found. After completing the form, click "Submit."

 

Thanks, Anesthesiology! (03/31/2011)
Thanks to the generous support of the Department of Anesthesiology, the Library has recently added over fifty new e-books. Faculty members in Anesthesiology and the Library collaborated to select books that would be most useful for Anesthesiology residents. By partnering with the Library, Anesthesiology was able to provide access to these resources for everyone at LSUHSC-S. The selections include:
Civetta, Taylor & Kirby's critical care
Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital
Handbook of Neuroanesthesia
Irwin and Rippe's intensive care medicine
Neurology for the non-neurologist
Practical approach to transesophageal echocardiography
Stoelting's Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease
For a complete list of Anesthesiology e-books, see the Selected E-Books list in the Anesthesiology subject portal. We appreciate the support of the Department of Anesthesiology!

Kids Learn about Heart Health for American Heart Month (02/14/2011)
February is American Heart Month, and LSUHSC-S Librarians will celebrate by hosting a health-themed story hour at the Hollywood/Union Ave. Branch of the Shreve Memorial Library on February 23rd. First, the children will learn ways to stay healthy from the story Oh, the Things You Can Do that Are Good for You. Next, they will listen to Thump-Thump, a book all about the heart. Last, LSUHSC-S Librarians will lead the kids in the Heart Smart game, in which they will learn to differentiate between activities that strengthen and weaken the heart. This story hour is part of an outreach project funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. See the “For Kids” section of healthelinks for more information.

LSUHSC-S Librarian Selected for Fellowship in BioMedical Informatics at Marine Biological Laboratory (02/09/2011)
Montie’ Dobbins, MLIS, AHIP, Head of Access Services, has been selected through a competitive process to attend the BioMedical Informatics survey course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, at its spring 2011 session. This fellowship program, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is taught by nationally known faculty and directed by James Cimino, MD, Chief of the Laboratory for Clinical Informatics Development at the NIH Clinical Center.

The Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care (02/08/2011)
The LSUHSC-S Library has been selected as a participant in a national, multi-center study to measure the value of the health sciences library, library services, and librarian in improving patient care. This project involving over sixty health sciences libraries throughout the United States is being spearheaded by a division of the National Library of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Local IRB approval has been received by the principal investigator at this campus, Julia Esparza, MLS, AHIP, Clinical Medical Librarian. Andrew L. Chesson, Jr., MD, Dean of the Medical School, and Jean DiGrazia, RN, MBA, Director of Nursing Administration, will be inviting physicians, residents and nurses to participate in a survey in March regarding the contribution of information resources to the quality of patient care in our hospital.

What’s Your Story? (02/08/2011)
We will be celebrating National Library Week, April 10-16, 2011. The theme this year is “Create Your Own Story @ Your Library”. We would like to hear your stories about how our library has made a difference for you in patient care, research or education. To share your story with the LSUHSC Shreveport community just send an email tokpulle@lsuhsc.edu with “My Story” in the subject line. Submissions will remain anonymous upon request. Select submissions will be published in the Library eNews, On the Inside or at the library website. We will accept submissions up until April 4. We look forward to hearing from you!

New Acquisitions (02/08/2011)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during January 2011.

A reminder... (01/07/2011)
Use of the Library’s electronic resources is restricted by license agreements that strictly prohibit systematic downloading, copying or distribution of material. We recently became aware that a large number of abstracts had been downloaded sequentially and systematically within a one-hour time frame, indicating the use of a robotic or systematic harvesting program. The Library temporarily suspended access for several IP ranges in response to this problem. Please remember that downloading an article or abstract is permitted, but you cannot download an entire journal issue.

Preschoolers Get Fit with LSUHSC-S Librarians at Sci-Port! (01/06/2011)
On January 11th and 12th, Medical Librarians will host an event at Sci-Port for preschool groups about exercise. First, the children will stretch along with a cute dog featured in a story called Stretch by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin. After reading the story, the Librarians will lead the kids in different exercises while going on an imaginary adventure. Last, the children will dance to Alvin and the Chipmunks. This activity is part of an ongoing program funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. See the “For Kids” section of healthelinks for more information.

Need CME Credit? (01/05/2011)
NCME Online Video is an online service of one-hour video programs from the Network for Continuing Medical Education. All programs are certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits, and many are also certified for prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. A new program is posted every month. The self-assessment quiz for each program can be completed online, and CME certificates are automatically generated from the site. To access the NCME videos, you must complete a one-time registration process from a computer that is located on the LSUHSC-S campus. Then you will be able to use your NCME account to view programs either on-campus or off-campus. NCME Online Video is available to you through the Library’s subscription, and there is no additional charge for you to obtain CME credit.

New Acquisitions (01/05/2011)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during December 2010.

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