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New Acquisitions

Review a list of materials that the Library acquired during August 2016.

 

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Library Faculty Selected as Leadership Fellow

Will Olmstadt, associate director, is one of five health sciences librarians selected to participate in the 2016-2017 National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (NLM/AAHSL) Leadership Fellows Program. Jointly funded by NLM and AAHSL, the Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries. The year-long program includes regular interaction via a virtual learning community; sessions during the November 2016 AAHSL meeting and the May 2017 meeting of the Medical Library Association; attendance at one day of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting in November 2016; and a capstone and graduation in Washington DC in September 2017. A unique feature of the program is mentoring from a health sciences library director who is not at the fellow’s home institution. Mr. Olmstadt’s mentor is Michael Kronenfeld, MLS MBA AHIP FMLA, University Librarian, A.T. Still Memorial Library, A.T. Still University of the Health Sciences. As part of the fellowship, Mr. Olmstadt will make 2 week-long site visits to the A.T. Still Memorial Library in Mesa, Arizona.

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Library Faculty Co-Authors Book Chapter

Will Olmstadt, associate director, is the co-author of a chapter in Translating Expertise: The Librarian's Role in Translational Research, edited by Marisa Conte. Along with two colleagues from Washington University School of Medicine (Robert Engeszer and Mychal Voorhees), Mr. Olmstadt wrote about the library component of a unique community research fellows program offered at Washington University in the summer of 2013. The chapter appears in the segment of the book about librarian contributions to the community engagement strategies of Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) at their institutions.

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Labor Day Holiday

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 5, for Labor Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6. We wish safe travels for those who will be on the road for the holiday weekend.

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New Acquisitions

Review a list of materials that the Library acquired during July 2016.

 

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From DNA to Beer – A New Exhibit in the Library

The Health Sciences Library will host the traveling exhibit, From DNA to Beer: Nature in Medicine & Industry, from July 25 to September 4, 2016. This exhibit explores the partnership between science and industry to develop techniques using and modifying microorganisms, like yeast, molds, and bacteria, to create a host of new therapies and produce better foods and beverages. The exhibition illustrates the history of this dynamic relationship among microbes, medicine, technology, and industry, which has spanned centuries. The exhibit, on loan from the National Library of Medicine, will be accompanied by artifacts from the Library Archives. 

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Local Artist’s Work on Display in Library

The work of Ashley Pfanner Wachal, a local artist native to Bossier City, is on display in the Health Sciences Library until September 15, 2016. The collections in the exhibit include Life, Reinventing the Shotgun, and the first painting in her current series, Tree. See the artist’s interpretations of the joys and challenges of life and her explorations of the iconic Louisiana symbol: the shotgun house. To purchase her paintings, please contact Ashley at 318-773-6944 or pfanner83@aol.com.

Ashley discovered her passion for art in middle school and continued to develop her talents throughout high school and college. She attended Louisiana Tech University, where she majored in Studio Art and completed a graduate degree in Art Education. After teaching high school art in Caddo Parish for four years, she decided to dedicate her career to being a professional artist. Ashley sees the creative process as parallel to the human spirit; just as every person has a story, so does each artistic endeavor. She encourages viewers to experience each piece by interpreting its meaning in an individualized way, creating their own unique narrative.  Shown here is a collage highlighting a few of her paintings.

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Award-Winning Library Research

Congratulations to Julia Esparza, Head of User Education and Outreach Services, and David Duggar, Head of the Library Liaison Program, who recently received an award for a paper that they presented at the Medical Library Association (MLA) 2016 Annual Meeting.  Their paper, “Morning Report Mosaic: Information Resources Used to Answer Clinical Questions from Morning Report,” was awarded second place by the MLA Research Section.  The paper was co-written with Taylor Gatson, Dr. Deepthi Gangireddy, Dr. Megan Hughes, and Dr. Gunjan Kahlon from the Department of Internal Medicine.

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