healthelinks | Library's 50th Anniversary: 1968-2018 | Health Observances


Post-Halloween Jitters? Getting Nervous about School Exams or Papers?

Come to the Library at 3:00 on November 3 for a soothing visit from the therapy dogs who will help you “keep calm and carry on.” Meet them on the Library’s first floor in the relaxation area at the back of the main room, 1-401.


New Acquisitions

Review a list of materials that the Library acquired during September 2016.



Columbus Day Holiday

Although Monday, October 10, is a holiday for LSU Health Shreveport, the Library will be open. Please note that holiday hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Full staff will be here on Tuesday, October 11, when normal hours resume.


Library Faculty Serving in Professional Organizations

In addition to our Library responsibilities at LSU Health Shreveport, many of our faculty members also represent us regionally and nationally as they serve in professional organizations.  Recently, several of our librarians were elected to offices in these organizations:

Montie’ Dobbins, head of User Access Services, was elected to serve as president of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA).  This organization’s members include health science librarians from Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.  Ms. Dobbins will serve as President-Elect for the 2016-2017 year and be installed as President in October 2017. 

David Duggar, head of the Library Liaison program, was elected to serve as SCC/MLA’s Chapter Council Alternate Representative to the Medical Library Association.  In this capacity, he will represent the regional chapter on the national level. 

Julie Esparza, head of User Education & Outreach, was elected to serve as the South Central Chapter’s nominee for the Medical Library Association’s Nominating Committee.  If selected to serve, she will work with other members of the Nominating Committee to prepare a slate of nominees for the national organization’s next election.

Alexandria (“Lexi”) Brackett, reference librarian, was elected Secretary of the Hospital Library Interest Section of SCC/MLA.  This section promotes the interests of hospital libraries and librarians.  Ms. Brackett will begin serving at the chapter meeting in October.


Board of Regents Funding for Textbooks

We are grateful to the Board of Regents for providing grant funding for us to license the electronic versions of some textbooks.  This is part of a statewide grant to academic libraries to help reduce higher education student expenses for books.  The LSU Health Shreveport Library was awarded this funding to purchase access to five textbooks used in the School of Allied Health Professions: 

Antibiotics simplified

Essentials of assistive technologies

Mosby's manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests

Practical radiology : a symptom-based approach

Stroke rehabilitation


Smoothies by Sue Crow is in the Library

Smoothies for When You Are Down and Out written by faculty member Sue Crow of the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center is on display in the Health Sciences Library. Browse through the 100+ recipes that can be enjoyed by a cancer patient or anyone else wanting a healthy snack. Visit the Library to preview the book before purchasing your own copy from Kelli Strong Dauphin (318-813-1056 or for $15. Proceeds are used to provide FWCC patients with a free copy.  


Library Annual Report 2015/2016

The Library’s Annual Report for fiscal year 2016 has been posted. The theme of this year’s report is “We make good things happen.” When you have a moment, take a glance at the report to see many of the good things done by Library staff in 2015/2016 for the benefit of our faculty, staff and students. Thanks go to Will Olmstadt, Associate Director, for compiling and formatting the data in the report.


Thanks to Our Alumni!

This is an exciting time for our fourth-year medical students as they are applying to residency programs in their chosen specialties.  Our alumni are supporting our future alumni with a collection of books on the residency match.  Funds donated by the alumni were used to purchase three e-books: 101 tips to getting the residency you want, How to choose a medical specialty, and Tips for the residency match.  These e-books are accessible via our Residency Program Application Resources LibGuide.  With alumni funding we were also able to purchase four print books: From Medical School to Residency, How To Be an All-Star Residency Match Applicant, Medical School & the Residency Match, and The Successful Match.  The print books are currently on display in the Library.



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