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You Helped Someone See!

During the month of November, the Health Sciences Library, the Ophthalmology Interest Group, and the Shreveport Red River Lions Club held an Eyeglass Drive. Thanks to all of you who donated your old glasses and eyeglass cases. We received 73 pairs of glasses and 50 cases! Now the Lions Club will clean the glasses, sort them by prescription strength, and package them in the cases for distribution. We appreciate your help to change lives one pair at a time!


“Paws” to Pet a Dog

If you need a break from studying or from the stress of the holidays, come by the Library on Friday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m. Therapy dogs will be waiting for you!


Library’s first ever “Win An Exclusive Study Room For Finals Week” Facebook contest is a success!

Mai VuCongratulations to Mai Vu, the Library’s first ever “Win An Exclusive Study Room For Finals Week” contest winner! And, thank you to all who participated in the Library’s contest by liking, sharing, and joining our Facebook event. We had such an amazing response, and we will definitely be doing it again next semester. In the meantime, stay tuned to our Facebook page for more exciting contests, events, and announcements.


Academy of Health Information Professionals

Lexi BrackettCongratulations to Lexi Brackett, Reference Librarian, who was recently approved for Provisional membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), the professional development and career recognition program of the Medical Library Association.  Ms. Brackett was a recipient of the AHIP First-Time Applicant Award from the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA).  This award, which covers the cost of Academy membership for first-time applicants, was recently established by SCC/MLA to encourage chapter members to participate in the credentialing process.   Other faculty members at the LSU Health Shreveport Library with AHIP credentialing include at the Senior level, Betty Tucker, Assistant Director of Technical Services; and at the Distinguished level,  Dixie Jones, Library Director; Will Olmstadt, Library Associate Director; Julia Esparza, Head of User Education & Outreach; and David Duggar, Head of the Liaison Program.


New Acquisitions

New books Review a list of materials that the Library acquired during November 2015.

Book Drive at the Library

New books

In cooperation with the Pediatric Interest Group, the Health Sciences Library sponsored a book drive for Reach Out and Read. Collection boxes were placed around the campus to collect new or gently-used children’s books.  Thanks to your generosity, 212 books were collected!  Reach Out and Read volunteers will promote early literacy by distributing these books to children at their well-child visits to the pediatric clinic.



Library Staff Member Retiring

The Library faculty and staff congratulate Donna Compton, Ph.D., on her retirement November 30. Dr. Compton joined the Library staff in August 2002. In her role as the Library's Night/Weekend Supervisor, Dr. Compton assisted Library users and supervised the Library’s student workers. She also served as one of the Library’s Writing Consultants. We appreciate Dr. Compton's years of service to the Library and LSU Health, and we wish her all the best in her retirement!



Study Room Contest

LSU Health Shreveport Health Sciences Library is giving away one private, VIP study room to one lucky student to study for end of semester year, module, or rotation examination.  To enter this VIP contest: like, share or join our official Facebook event on Tuesday, December 1st through Thursday, December 3rd. You can even enter the contest all three ways (Like, Share, Join) to increase your chances. Winner will be contacted on the morning of Friday, December 4th. Like us on Facebook for more details about the contest, and to learn about other exciting happenings at the Library.




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