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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.


Pet Therapy at the Library

First-year medical students Lauren Lange and Maggie Aucoin with Ellie

Fifty students, faculty and staff gathered in the library last week to escape holiday stress with some furry friends. Four therapy dogs and their handlers participated. Facebook has more photos.



The library staff wishes everyone a happy, healthy, safe holiday! Library hours are as follows:
December 21-23 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 24-27 Closed
December 28-30 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 31 Closed
January 1-3 Closed
Normal hours resume on Monday, January 4, 2016



Librarian Elected to Head State Organization

Congratulations to Julie Esparza, Head of User Education & Outreach, on her recent election as President of the Health Sciences Library Association of Louisiana (HSLAL). She succeeds Deidra Woodson, Metadata & Digitization Librarian, whose term as President just ended.  HSLAL includes librarians from academic health science centers and hospitals throughout the state.


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!



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