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News Archive, 2010

Library Holiday Hours (12/15/2010)
The library staff extends wishes for a happy and safe holiday season. Please, note the library’s hours:
 

Monday, Dec 20 – Thursday, Dec 23 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, Dec 24 – Monday, Dec 27 Closed
Tuesday, Dec 28 – Thursday, Dec 30 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, Dec 31 – Sunday, Jan 2 Closed

Normal operating hours resume on Monday, January 3, 2011. The library will be open 7:30 am to 11:00 pm even though January 3 is a holiday for employees and students.

 

New Acquisitions (12/06/2010)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during November 2010.

Biomedical Publishing 101 (12/02/2010)
If you have ever submitted an article to a biomedical journal for publication, you have probably wondered about the complexities of the process. To help you find out more, the Library is hosting the webinar “Biomedical Publishing 101.” This 90-minute program will cover the publishing process, production and delivery, publication ethics, and practical considerations. The Library will host this special event on Tuesday, December 7, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 1-423, and registration is not required. If you prefer, you may access the program on your own computer if you register at http://tinyurl.com/2cxml7o by Saturday, December 4. Registration is free.

Medical News Alerts (11/30/2010)
Stat!Ref, an online library of electronic books, has recently added an exciting new feature. The Stat!Ref Medical News Feed is designed to keep you informed about the latest key developments in medicine and pharmaceuticals. News items come from conferences and symposia as well as medical journals. To sign up for the Medical News Feed, you must have a "My STAT!Ref" account. To set up an account, login to Stat!Ref, go to Preferences and sign up. Then click the Stat!Ref Medical News Feed link and select your area(s) of interest.

Medical Letter (11/23/2010)
For over fifty years, Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics has been considered a reliable source for unbiased critical evaluations of new medicines, because it accepts no advertising or funding from any outside source. The Library has had a print subscription to this important resource since volume one in 1959. We are pleased to announce that we have replaced our print subscription with an electronic subscription. Our electronic access to Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics goes back to 1988.

As part of the Medical Letter package, we also have electronic access to its related publication, Treatment Guidelines from the Medical Letter. This monthly publication provides objective expert opinion on drug classes used to treat common disorders. Also included is access to Adverse Drug Interactions, an evidence-based database of adverse drug interactions. Users can search for interactions between as many as twelve different drugs.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours (11/17/2010)
The library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24th and remain closed through Friday, November 26th. Normal hours will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 27th. Happy Thanksgiving!

Children’s Health Programs at Sci-Port & Shreve Memorial Library (11/05/2010)
This month, LSUHSC-S Librarians continue to host events promoting kids’ health as part of their outreach program funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. 

On November 9th and 10th, the Librarians will teach preschool groups at Sci-Port about nutrition. After reading a story, the Librarians will show the kids how to make a yummy, healthy snack. 

On November 15th and 17th, LSUHSC-S Librarians will host story hours at the Broadmoor Branch and Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch (respectively) of the Shreve Memorial Library. The Librarians will read stories about germs and staying clean. Then, the children will learn to use hand-sanitizer and receive a special germ-stopper sticker. 

See the kids’ health section of healthelinks for more information.

New Acquisitions (11/05/2010)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during October 2010.

Faculty Presentations Receive Research Awards (10/25/2010)
At the recent meeting of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association held in Austin, Texas, LSUHSC-S faculty presentations received these awards:

  • 1st place, contributed paper – Effect of a Clinical Medical Librarian as Part of an Internal Medicine Team. Julia Esparza, Medical Library; Daniel Banks, Department of Internal Medicine; Marianne Comegys, Medical Library; Jerry McLarty and Runhua Shi, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center.
  • 2nd place, contributed paper – Connecting with Hospital Nurses through MINE: Reflections on a New Method of Instruction. David C. Duggar, Julia Esparza, Kimberly Pullen, John Cyrus, Montie’ Dobbins and Mararia Adams, Medical Library.
  • Honorable Mention, poster – Looming Ethical Dilemmas: Emerging Mobile Technologies and Prospective Roles for Medical Librarians. John Cyrus and Mark Baggett, Medical Library.

 

Library Value: Priceless (10/13/2010)
October is National Medical Librarians Month. We will have library promotion tables on October 13th outside the deli and on October 27th at the front of the Medical School by the elevators. Come by and visit during your lunch hour to find out about library resources, including mobile applications. 

There is also a Photo Exhibit (Library Value: Priceless) on the first floor of the Library featuring some familiar faces from LSUHSC-S.

Kids’ Health Event at Sci-Port (10/07/2010)
On October 12th and 13th, LSUHSC-S Medical Librarians will be hosting a kids’ health event at Sci-Port for local preschool groups. The children will learn about germs and how to prevent spreading them. After LSUHSC-S Librarians read a story about germs, the kids will participate in a hand-washing exercise. This event is part of an ongoing children’s health outreach program funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. See the kids’ health section of healthelinks for more information.

Library Open for Columbus Day Holiday (10/06/2010)
The library will be open regular hours on Columbus Day, Monday, October 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

New Acquisitions (10/05/2010)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during August 2010.

Drug Information on the Go (09/24/2010)
“Drugs” is a free resource that conveniently provides comprehensive drug information from Micromedex on your iPhone or iPad. No Internet connection is required, so you can instantly get information to support treatment decisions at any time. Read more about it at the App Shopper.

Have you received an NIH grant or plan to apply for one? (09/22/2010)
To ease investigators’ bibliography management, improve data quality, and ensure compliance with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy. eRA Commons is now linked to the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s (NCBI’s) personal online tool, “My NCBI.” Using “My Bibliography,” users can maintain and manage a list of all types of their authored works, such as articles, presentations, and books. 

The LSUHSC Medical Library will be offering Library Grand Rounds My NCBI Tool to Replace eRA Commons for Bibliography Management: How to Make a Smooth Transition to assist researchers and their delegates to register for “My NCBI” so the transfer of their current items in eRA Commons will be completed in a timely fashion.

New Acquisitions (09/08/2010)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during August 2010.

Dictionary Added to MedlinePlus Mobile (09/08/2010)
The National Library of Medicine just added the Merriam-Webster medical dictionary to MedlinePlus Mobile. Merriam-Webster’s mobile-optimized medical dictionary contains the same entries and definitions that you’ll find on the full MedlinePlus site. Using it is simple. Point the web browser on your mobile device to the MedlinePlus Mobile home page at http://m.medlineplus.gov/ and click on the Dictionary link to look up a word. The mobile-optimized medical dictionary also includes audio pronunciations for many of the entries.

Labor Day Closing (08/30/2010)
The library will be closed, Monday, September 6th, for the Labor Day holiday. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 7th at 7:30 a.m.

MDConsult goes mobile! (08/30/2010)
MDConsult is a comprehensive online database containing journals, clinical practice guidelines, and books such as Sabiston Textbook of SurgeryConn's Current TherapyCecil Medicine and Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

The Library now offers the mobile version of MD Consult, accessible through your iPhone, Blackberry, Treo, or other web-enabled smartphone. To get started, access MDConsult from an LSUHSC-S computer. Click on “Create an Account” on the top right of the screen, complete the registration form, and click “Submit.” You must log out of MDConsult on the workstation, then you can log into MDConsult Mobile by visitinghttp://mobile.mdconsult.com from your mobile browser.

Lights and Outlets Added to Library Carrels (08/26/2010)
The library now has 15 study carrels equipped with fluorescent lights and outlets where you can plug in your laptops without having to find a wall outlet. You can find them at various locations on the library’s ground and second floors.

Free Kaplan Books (08/25/2010)
Kaplan study guides, including USMLE question books, are currently free at the iBook store on the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. To take advantage of this offer, you must have the iBook app, which requires iOS 3.2 or higher. If your device meets this requirement, launch the iBook app, access the iBook store, and search for Kaplan. But these free books are only available UNTIL AUGUST 30!

LSUHSC-S Wins Medical Library Association Award (08/25/2010)
A team of LSUHSC-S researchers was recently awarded second place for a research-based paper presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. The report on “The Effect of a Clinical Medical Librarian as Part of an Internal Medicine Team on Hospital Length of Stay and Costs” was authored by Julia Esparza, Clinical Medical Librarian; Daniel Banks, Department Chair and Professor, Depart­ment of Medicine; Marianne Comegys, Library Director; Jerry McLarty, Director, Cancer Pre­vention and Control, and Professor, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center; and Runhua Shi, Associate Professor, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center; along with Ulysses S. Wu, formerly of LSUHSC-S. The award was sponsored by the Research Section of the Medical Library Association. 

Congratulations to our award-winning researchers!

FAQ: Why am I turned away? (08/25/2010)
When you are trying to access an electronic book in resources such as Stat!Ref or AccessMedicine, you may get a response that the e-book is in use and unavailable. This occurs because our license for these resources limits the number of people allowed to view the site at the same time. If you do get turned away, please try again in a few minutes. If this problem occurs repeatedly, contact the Library at shlibref@lsuhsc.edu, and a librarian will contact you shortly.

Epocrates Essentials for Medical Students – FREE (08/19/2010)
Epocrates Essentials, a mobile application offering drug, disease, and diagnostic tools for point-of-care use, is free for one year to medical students who sign up for it by August 31st. This resource is compatible with iPhone/iPod touch, BlackBerry, Palm OS and Windows Mobile platforms. Click here for registration information.

LSUHSC-S Librarians Host Event at SciPort (08/05/2010)
LSUHSC-S Medical Librarians will present a special event at SciPort on August 11th at 11am and 12pm, as part of their "Itty Bitty Scientists" program designed for 2 to 5 year-olds. The theme of this event is sun safety. A story written and illustrated by LSUHSC-S Librarians will be read to the children and a discussion of the sun and its dangers will follow. The children will also have the opportunity to create a sun hat from a paper bowl. This event is funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, which also funded the kids’ health section of healthelinks, a consumer health website created by LSUHSC-S Librarians.

New Acquisitions (08/05/2010)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during July 2010.

New Computers in the Library (07/26/2010)
Thanks to Andrew L. Chesson, Jr., MD, Dean of the Medical School, the library has 46 new computers in its two labs and open areas. These were needed to replace older ones which were not robust enough to handle the software required for some of the classes and online exams; additionally, most of the older computers did not have DVD drives. Library systems staff spent evenings and weekends to install the new computers which will allow the library to continue hosting classes and exams and to accommodate the needs of faculty and students. Every year, hundreds of classes are held in these labs which are also heavily used by individuals.

Online Videos Available (07/20/2010)
Looking for videos on medical topics? The Library offers several online video resources: 

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. 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. A new program is posted every month. 

AccessSurgery includes surgical videos from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. These narrated operations are chapterized to enable quick access to a specific section of the surgery, or you can watch an entire operation. New videos are posted to the site each month. 

Videourology, a new addition to Journal of Endourology, presents video demonstrations of surgical and micro-invasive techniques currently used in urology, as well as historical videos of groundbreaking urology surgeries performed decades ago. 

MedlinePlus, produced by the National Library of Medicine, provides easy-to-understand general information about diseases and conditions. This resource includes videos on human anatomy and surgical procedures. The animated anatomy videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them. The videos of surgical procedures are prerecorded hour-long webcasts of operations performed at medical centers in the United States since 2004.

Exercise is Exciting! (07/07/2010)
This month, LSUHSC-S librarians will present story hours at the Hollywood/Union and Broadmoor branches of the Shreve Memorial Library. The program will include stories about exercise, followed by a fun physical activity. A grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine funded this outreach project, as well as the creation of the LSUHSC-S Medical Library’s Kids’ Health page on healthelinks, where you can find more information about these upcoming story hours and health information written for children.

New Acquisitions (06/30/2010)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during June 2010.

Independence Day Holiday (06/30/2010)
In observance of Independence Day, the library will be closed Sunday, July 4th. Normal hours will resume Monday, July 5th.

Essential Journals Available Here (06/25/2010)
The publisher of New England Journal of Medicine recently conducted a study in which physicians in various specialties were asked about the journals they consider essential to their practice of medicine. The resulting report reveals the top three essential journals by specialty. The Library is pleased to report that we have current subscriptions to all of the top three journals in each specialty. 

The full report is available at http://www.nejm.org/Institute/PDF/EJS2009.pdf.

Free Teaching Materials Available (06/24/2010)
MedEdPortal is a free database of basic and clinical science teaching resources for health educators provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges. It includes tutorials, simulation cases, lab guides, videos, podcasts, and assessment tools. Materials in MedEdPortal have gone through a rigorous peer review process conducted by subject experts. All copyright and patient privacy issues have been addressed during the submission process, so you can use any of the resources in MedEdPortal for educational purposes without having to contact the author or any other legal requirements. 

You can access MedEdPortal via the Library’s Databases menu. You will be asked to provide some information about yourself before accessing any materials, including the reason(s) you are accessing them. This information is provided to the authors so they can know how their resources are being used, thus promoting educational collaboration.

Remembering Dr. Joe (06/23/2010)
Dr. Joseph Manno served on the faculty of LSUHSC-S for over 40 years. When he died in May, the Library was honored to be designated by the family as a suggested place for memorials. The Library used the funds donated in Dr. Manno’s memory to purchase access to the electronic versions of books in his field of toxicology. Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Manno’s friends and colleagues, the Library now offers access to these e-books:



For information on how you can honor someone with a donation to the Library, see our Gifts & Donations page.

 

Looking for Information on the BP Oil Spill or Similar Incidents? (06/21/2010)
The National Library of Medicine has created a website with links to information from several different federal agencies that include daily updates on the situation in the Gulf of Mexico, health effects of exposures, and literature for health professionals. There is now a button at the top of the Library main page which you can click to visit the Crude Oil Spills and Health website.

Methods in Enzymology (06/18/2010)
The Medical Library recently purchased the backfile volumes of Methods in Enzymology. This purchase gives you online access to all volumes of the series, back to the first one in 1955.

News for Grant Applicants (06/15/2010)
Do you apply for grants from any of these agencies?:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Veterans Health Administration.



If so, then you are probably familiar with electronic Research Administration (eRA) Commons, NIH’s electronic interface. If you are registered in eRA Commons, you have been able to use the publications page of your personal profile in Commons as a repository for your publications, but this is changing soon. As of July 23rd, you will no longer be able to enter the citations for your publications into eRA Commons manually. Instead, you must use the personal online tool My NCBI from the National Center for Biotechnology Information. My NCBI offers an online portal, My Bibliography, for you to maintain and manage a list of all of your authored works, including journal articles, manuscripts accepted for publication, books, and book chapters. My Bibliography can be populated with citation data from PubMed, resulting in less manual data entry and improved data quality. For a step-by-step guide on how to set up a My NCBI account and access My Bibliography, see http://era.nih.gov/ncbi/how-to_steps.cfm.



For more details, watch the National Library of Medicine tutorial video Using My Bibliography to Manage Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.

 

Photography Exhibit (06/14/2010)
The Medical Library is pleased to showcase the photographic art of one of our own: Montie’ Dobbins, Head of User/Access Services. Her interest in photography developed while traveling. Montie' was inspired by the charm and eccentricities of unfamiliar places from the soaring majesty of the cross guiding sailors home in Cozumel to the lush green grass of Fenway Park. Montie’ enjoys the challenge of trying to capture a location’s beauty through a lens. Her photographs are all untouched originals. She believes this process highlights the uniqueness and true splendor of the landscape. Montie’ has been producing these distinctive photographs for the past five years.

Montie’ is a lifelong resident of Shreveport, LA, and its surrounding areas. She came to work for the LSUHSCS Medical Library in 2002 after graduating from Centenary College of Louisiana. Later, she earned her MLIS from Louisiana State University and joined the Medical Library faculty.

More Resources for Your Mobile Device (06/11/2010)
The Library’s Mobile Devices page will help you use your iPhone, BlackBerry, or other mobile device to access the Library’s resources. In addition to suggested applications for each type of device, there are also tips on choosing a device and instructions for installing software.

Check the Mobile Devices page often, as publishers are constantly developing mobile applications for their resources. One recent addition is Essential Evidence Plus, an evidence-based medicine resource for clinicians. Essential Evidence Plus reviews and evaluates the medical literature on conditions, diseases, and procedures to provide the evidence clinicians need to guide patient care decisions. Another resource now available for the iPhone and iPod touch is WISER, the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances to assist healthcare personnel in responding to hazardous material incidents.

With the Library’s resources and your mobile device, you can have the information that you need at your fingertips!

New Acquisitions (06/07/2010)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during May 2010.

USMLE Study Assistance Available (05/26/2010)
The Library offers many print and electronic resources to help you prepare for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). We have gathered all of these resources in one place, the new USMLE Review Materials portal.

Memorial Day Hours (05/20/2010)
The library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 31st, the Memorial Day holiday.

Library Exhibits (05/20/2010)
On Tuesday, May 25, Dr. Donald Wilson will visit our campus to speak at the Medicine Grand Rounds on “The Healthcare Disparity of America: What, Why, So What?” 

As Dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine from 1991 to 2006, Dr. Wilson was the nation’s first African-American dean of an accredited non-minority medical school. In addition, he was the first African-American to serve as chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In honor of these accomplishments, the Library has created a display on “Diversity in Medicine.” This exhibit, which is housed in the glass case by the Library elevators, recognizes the accomplishments of various African-Americans in the field of medicine. 

In 2008, Dr. Wilson received AAMC’s Abraham Flexner Award, which is given to an individual who has had a major impact on medical education nationally. This award is named for the author of the Flexner Report, a 1910 study of medical education that resulted in higher admission and graduation standards for American medical schools. The Library also has a display on this groundbreaking document and its impact on medical education over the last hundred years.

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

Library Adds Images Database (04/27/2010)
If you need to add some visual interest to your next lecture or presentation, try SpringerImages, a database of images in medicine and life sciences. The continually updated collection includes photos, graphs, figures, and tables. You can search for a specific image or browse categories, and images can be downloaded to PowerPoint or PDF.

Library Receives Grants (04/19/2010)
The Department of Medical Library Science was recently awarded several grants from the regional office of the National Library of Medicine. Funding will provide computer equipment, computer supplies, and educational and promotional materials for accessing consumer health information at the Pool of Siloam Medical Ministry in Shreveport, Hardtner Medical Center in Olla, Union General Hospital in Farmerville, Richland Parish Hospital in Delhi, and the clinic of the LSUHSC-S School of Allied Health Professions. A computer and printer will be installed at each location, and Library faculty will provide training on finding reliable health information in National Library of Medicine resources as well as the Library’s consumer health website healthelinks. 

In addition, the Library’s grant to teach health and wellness to children was renewed for 2010-2011. This grant promotes the “for kids” section of healthelinks and enables librarians to visit area public libraries using stories and activities to teach children about nutrition, exercise, and other health-related topics. Another major focus of this grant will be a collaboration with SciPort on kids’ health.

New Acquisitions (04/06/2010)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during March 2010.

Holiday Hours (04/01/2010)
The Library will be closed Friday through Sunday, April 2-4, 2010 for the Easter holiday. The Library will close at 5:00 pm on Monday, April 5, 2010. Regular library hours will resume on April 6, 2010.

New Basic Science Departments Subject Portal (04/01/2010)
The Medical Library introduces a resource portal designed to provide information relevant to the needs of the faculty, fellows, and students of the Basic Science Departments. The portal includes direct links to ebooks, ejournals, databases, web resources, and protocols. Click here to take a look.

Library Resources Added to Net Access (03/26/2010)
In early 2010, the library held focus groups with internal medicine residents regarding their perceptions of the library resources available in Net Access, the electronic clinical record system. As a result of focus group input, Computer Services has added the following links under “Web\Library Links” in the Net Access menu: ICD-9-CM, Library Home Page, and PubMed. A link to PACS, the radiology imaging system, has also been added in response to a suggestion received in the focus groups.

Board Review Resources Available Online (03/26/2010)
The Library has recently added electronic versions of some board review books: 
Case files. Microbiology
Case files. Pathology
Case files. Pharmacology
First aid cases for the USMLE step 1
First aid for the USMLE Step 1, 2009: a student to student guide
First aid Q & A for the USMLE Step 1

Holiday Hours (03/22/2010)
The Library will be closed Friday through Sunday, April 2-4, 2010 for the Easter holiday. The Library will close at 5:00 pm on Monday, April 5, 2010. Regular library hours will resume on April 6, 2010.

Exhibit Honors Women in Medicine (03/11/2010)
In honor of Women’s History month, the Medical Library is hosting “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians,” a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. Experience the lives and careers of these pioneering women, such as Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, who was the first woman in the U.S. to earn a M.D. and Dr. Eliza Ann Grier, an emancipated slave, who became the first African American woman licensed to practice medicine in the state of Georgia. 

This exhibit will be on display until April 25. A related display recognizes the women physicians of LSUHSC-S.

Kids’ Health Initiative (03/03/2010)
This spring, medical librarians, Deidra Woodson and Donna Timm, will host story hours at local branches of the Shreve Memorial Library. The story hours will include health-related stories, read by Woodson, followed by a fun activity to reinforce the lessons learned from the story. In March, the stories and activities will emphasize nutrition, and the theme for April will be exercise. This community outreach program is funded by a grant from the regional office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. This grant also funded the creation of our Kids’ Health page on healthelinks, where you can find more information about these upcoming story hours and find consumer health information written for children.

New Acquisitions (03/03/2010)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during February 2010.

DynaMed on Your Mobile Device (02/19/2010)
LSUHSC-S faculty, staff, students, and alumni have access to DynaMed, a point-of-care database that provides clinically organized summaries for over 3000 topics. DynaMed is now available as an application for several types of mobile devices. To install it, you will first need to obtain a DynaMed serial number from Mark Baggett, Assistant Systems Librarian, at 675-5460 or e-mail mbagge@lsuhsc.edu. Use the serial number to register and download DynaMed on your mobile device in a few easy steps.

New LSUHSC-S History Website (02/18/2010)
When was the Medical School established in Shreveport? Was the University Hospital always located on Kings Highway? Who was the first Dean of the Medical School? These and many other questions can be answered by visiting www.lsuhscshistory.org, a website devoted to the history of the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Developed by Medical Library faculty, this website was funded through a generous gift from the LSU Health Sciences Foundation.

The decade-by-decade chronology of important historic events from 1869 through 1969 is documented with text and images pulled from the Library’s extensive archival holdings. Other features of the website are biographies and photos of people important to the institution’s past and present; histories of programs, departments and schools; and photographs and renderings of buildings. Information about events from 1970 through 2010 will be added over the next several months, so be sure to check the site frequently.

President's Day Hours (02/08/2010)
In observance of President's Day, the Library will close at 5:00 pm on Monday, February 15, 2010.

New Acquisitions (02/03/2010)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during January 2010.

New Mobile Devices Portal (01/28/2010)
The Library has created a new Mobile Devices portal in response to the incorporation of mobile devices by physicians, students, and clinical staff into the health sciences environment. Our librarians have selected resources and organized them according to device for your convenience. This portal will be updated continuously as new applications and devices are released.

Librarians Inducted into Honor Society (01/28/2010)
Mark Baggett, Assistant Systems Librarian and John Cyrus, Liaison Librarian, are being inducted into the international library and information studies honor society Beta Phi Mu at LSU in Baton Rouge . Beta Phi Mu was founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. Eligibility for membership is by invitation of the faculty from an American Library Association accredited professional degree program.

MLK Holiday (01/14/2010)
The library will be open during the day on the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday on Monday, January 18th but will close at 5:00 p.m.

Focus on Kids’ Health (01/06/2010)
Librarians Deidra Woodson and Donna Timm will visit public libraries in January to present story hours to the children. Stories and activities will focus on germs and how to fight them. These events are part of the Library’s community outreach program that is sponsored by a grant from the regional office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Click here for more information.

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