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Warning! Possible Access Problems on Monday

On Monday, June 13, the Library will move to a new server.  During the process, access to the Library’s website may be intermittent.  We apologize for any inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience!


Librarians Fulfill Committee Responsibilities at International Meeting

Six librarians from LSU Health Shreveport recently attended “Mosaic ’16,” a conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, sponsored jointly by the Medical Library Association (MLA), the Canadian Health Libraries Association, and the International Clinical Librarians Conference.  Our librarians participated in numerous committee meetings throughout the conference. Dixie Jones, Library Director, co-chaired the Scholarly Communications Committee of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries.   Ms. Jones also attended the meeting of MLA’s Grants and Scholarships Committee as well as Editorial Board meetings for the Journal of the Medical Library Association and the Journal of Hospital Librarianship. Library Associate Director Will Olmstadt attended the meeting of MLA’s Credentialing Committee as the liaison from the regional chapter.  Lexi Brackett, Reference Librarian, has been appointed to MLA’s Membership Committee, so she attended its meeting. Montie’ Dobbins, Head of Access Services, attended several committee and section meetings, serving as Elections Committee Chair of the Chapter Council and Bylaws Committee Chair of the Public Services Section.  David Duggar, Head of the Library Liaison Program, was installed as treasurer for MLA’s Cancer Librarians Section.  Other meetings he attended were in fulfillment of his responsibilities as Immediate Past Chair of MLA’s Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section.  Julia Esparza, Head of User Education and Outreach Services, attended a meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee to Review Core Clinical Journals.   Kudos to these librarians for representing LSU Health Shreveport so well on the international level!


Librarians Participate in International Meeting

The Medical Library Association, the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada, and the International Clinical Librarians Conference recently held a joint meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Several LSU Health Shreveport librarians presented their work at the conference:

Julia M. Esparza, Head of User Education and Outreach Services and David C. Duggar, Head of the Library Liaison Program, presented the contributed paper ““Morning Report Mosaic: Information Resources Used to Answer Clinical Questions from Morning Report.”  The paper was co-written with Internal Medicine House Officers Deepthi Gangireddy, MD, and  Megan Hughes, MD; Gunjan Kahlon, MD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine; and Taylor Gatson, Research Apprentice, Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, Department of Multicultural Affairs.

Dixie Jones and Barbara Reilly presented a poster on “The Shifting Kaleidoscopic View Resulting from a Mandated Change in Hospital Affiliations.”

Montie’ Dobbins and David Duggar presented a poster on “Creating the Region 7 Mosaic: Three Conversations for a Better Community.” Co-presenter of the poster was Paula Craig, librarian at Northwestern State University College of Nursing.

Will Olmstadt and Deidra Woodson presented a poster on “Health Literacy with Comics: Using a Comic Book Format to Help Families Prevent Childhood Obesity.” Co-creators of the poster included former staff members Talicia Tarver and Charlie Tudor, along with John Vanchiere, MD, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and graphic artist Nick Fechter.


Library Building Access May 26-30

Due to a BRI roofing project, the roadway between the C Lot (BRI Parking) and D Lot parking entrances will be blocked off from May 26 until May 30. This area includes the BRI curb. Pedestrian traffic will be closed to the BRI Atrium and the Library Building east entrance doors. Pedestrians may use the alleyway between the Administration Building and the BRI to use the Medical School northeast entrance. Pedestrians may also walk around the Library Building to use the Medical School west entrance. The shuttle bus stop along the BRI curb will be temporarily moved east of C Lot along Dowdell Street.


Memorial Day

The Library will be closed Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday. Normal hours will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!


Who Let the Dogs Out… Again?!

Therapy dogs will be back in the Library on Thursday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. Employees and students are welcome to visit with them for stress relief or just for the love of dogs.


Student Wins Exclusive Study Room for Finals Week

Congratulations to Lauren Lange, first year medical student, who is this semester’s “Win An Exclusive Study Room For Finals Week” contest winner! And thank you to all who participated in the Library’s contest.  We had 43 entries who liked, shared, or joined the official Facebook event, and 20 entries who retweeted us on Twitter.   Stay tuned to our Facebook page ( and Twitter page ( for more exciting contests, events, and announcements.


Take a Break with BB-8!

Wednesday, May 4, is “May the Fourth be with You” Day. Take a break with BB-8, the newest ‘droid’ from Star Wars from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Library. Remote control trucks will also be available for employees and students to take a break with.



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