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2016 Annual Art from the Heart Show

Are you an artist? Have you always wanted your work showcased? Now’s your chance! The Art from the Heart of LSU Health Shreveport exhibit is an annual event to display the hidden artistic talents of the faculty, staff, and students of LSU Health Shreveport and University Health. This event, co-sponsored by the Health Sciences Library and Medical Communications, will be held in the Library between March 15 and May 31, 2016. All forms of the visual and decorative arts including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, pottery, jewelry, computer-generated art, and fabric art are eligible. To participate in this year’s show, complete the online submission form by February 28. For more information, visit


Classics of Medicine Donated to Library

Thanks to former Chancellor Robert Barish, who recently donated 184 books to the Library’s History of Medicine Collection.  The books are from the “Classics of Medicine Library” series, which are leather-bound facsimiles of original classic works of medicine.  The Library will install additional shelving in the History of Medicine Room to house this collection.


Library Opens 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 18, MLK Day

Even though January 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is a holiday for LSU Health Shreveport, the Library will be open that day from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. to accommodate our users. The normal opening time of 7:30 a.m. will resume on Tuesday, January 19.


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). Congratulations to Library Director Dixie Jones, who was recently evaluated by the MLA Credentialing Committee and approved for five-year renewal at the highest level, Distinguished Member. Ms. Jones has maintained her Distinguished level status since 1990. Five other faculty members at the LSU Health Shreveport Library also have Academy credentialing as recognition of their academic preparation, professional experience, and professional accomplishment: at the Provisional level, Lexi Brackett, Reference Librarian; at the Senior level, Betty Tucker, Assistant Director of Technical Services; and at the Distinguished level, Will Olmstadt, Library Associate Director; Julia Esparza, Head of User Education & Outreach; and David Duggar, Head of the Liaison Program.


Looking for ACP Smart Medicine?

The American College of Physicians recently announced that ACP Smart Medicine would be discontinued as of January 1. Alternative resources may be found on the Library’s Clinical Decision Making Tools page.


Library Welcomes New Employee

Library faculty and staff recently welcomed Katrina Bell as the new Library Associate in the Systems Department. Ms. Bell has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems.  She has extensive experience in website development and administration, most recently as the Web Systems Administrator at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. She will assist in the maintenance of the library’s website, electronic resources, and computer workstations.


Writing Consultant Service during the holidays

The Writing Consultant Service is unavailable during the holidays.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.  Please submit your document again on January 4. For more information about the Library’s writing services and its policies, including turnaround time, please visit the Writing Consultants webpage (


Goodbye to Nursing Consult, Hello to Clinical Key for Nursing

NursingConsult will be retired by the publisher on December 31.  Our subscription is being upgraded to Clinical Key for Nursing.  This new resource includes the same content as NursingConsult plus new features and more multimedia.  It includes access to 53 nursing journals and over 65 books.  Customizable features allow you to easily create patient education handouts and build slides for presentations.  LSU Health Shreveport users can access NursingConsult (until December 31) and Clinical Key for Nursing via the Library’s Databases page.



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