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Award-Winning Library Research

Congratulations to Will Olmstadt, interim director, who recently received an award for a paper that he presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the South Central Chapter (SCC) of the Medical Library Association.  His paper, “A Modified Scoping Review of Burnout in Library Personnel,” was the second place winner in the contributed papers category of the Elizabeth K. Eaton, PhD Research Award presented by the SCC Research Committee


Relax with Therapy Dogs November 1

Come to the Library at 3:00 on November 1 to visit 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.


Library Bids Farewell to Deidra Woodson

Deidra Woodson, MLS, MA, MT(ASCP), is leaving LSU Health Shreveport October 31. Ms. Woodson joined our staff in September 2008 as the metadata & digitization librarian. In addition to cataloging duties, she has taught classes and worked collaboratively on a number of creative projects, including the popular Captain Fit health comic book. We appreciate her service to the Library and LSU Health, and we wish her all the best in the future!


Award-Winning Shreveport Sculptor James Marks Presents “Anatomical Abnormalities”

Just in time for Halloween, the Library is pleased to host “Anatomical Abnormalities,” a new wire and metal sculpture show from local artist James Marks. The show features new works, such as “Swallowed a Watermelon Seed” (pictured), and will be on display October 11 through early December.

James Marks has been sculpting for over 30 years. In April 2017, he received the “Best Studio” award during Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s Culture Crush weekend. His work is also featured in downtown Shreveport’s “Uncommon Murals” project.

In conjunction with the show, Library faculty have selected for display relevant books illustrating anatomy from the Library’s History of Medicine collection.

The Library is hosting a reception for the show on Thursday, October 12, at 6:00 PM, on the first floor of the Library.


Library Staff Member Recognized for Excellence

Congratulations to Katrina Bell, Library Associate in Systems, who was recently selected as a winner of the 2017 LSU Health Shreveport Employee Excellence Awards.  She was selected by the LSU Health Shreveport Foundation, the sponsor of the award, based on nominations received from her co-workers.  As one of the nominations stated, “Katrina exemplifies excellence and is the model of efficiency and effectiveness. With a friendly smile, she is willing to take on difficult projects and go out of her way to help others. She loves people, works hard and always tries to lift the spirits of those around her.”  Ms. Bell received the award at a banquet on October 3. We are proud that she has been recognized by the Foundation with this special honor.


Librarians Celebrate Their Years of Service

Two library faculty members were recently honored for their years of service to LSU Health Shreveport.  Congratulations to David Duggar, who is celebrating twenty-five years.  Mr. Duggar serves as head of the Library’s liaison program, and he is currently serving as president of the general faculty.  Congratulations also to Montie’ Dobbins, who is celebrating fifteen years of service.  Ms. Dobbins is head of user access services.  Later this month, she will be installed as president of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association.  We appreciate these librarians and their combined forty years of service!  


Pop into the Library

October is National Medical Librarians Month

Join the celebration!

Guess the Number of Kernels in the Jar

Enter by October 29 for a chance to win a prize

Winners will be notified October 30


Hot Air Popcorn Maker by Cuisinart

Spirits of the Season

2 - $15 Starbucks Gift Cards


Columbus Day Holiday

Although Monday, October 9, is a holiday for LSU Health Shreveport, the Library will be open with limited staffing from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Full staff will be here on Tuesday, October 10, when normal hours resume.


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