Check out the new additions to the Library's ebook collection. These items were funded by LOUIS: the state academic library consortium.
In April 2021, the Library Six-Word Story Contest asked people to describe their experiences with the 2020 pandemic. We received so many great replies, we had to make an “honorable mention” prize category!
To expand on the success of that project, the Library is soliciting essays, poems, comics, artwork, short stories, and interviews of any students, residents, faculty, health professionals, or staff at LSU Health Shreveport during the pandemic. We would like to preserve a record of what our students, faculty, staff, and hospital staff, saw, felt, and experienced. We welcome submissions from first year students about your experiences applying to and choosing a school during the pandemic. Submissions could run the gamut from quick pencil sketches to lengthy essays. For complete details, including rules, see https://guides.lsuhsc.edu/covidstories.
There are three ways to participate:
• Submit electronic materials using the form at http://guides.lsuhsc.edu/covidstories.
• For physical objects, please contact Erin Ware first at firstname.lastname@example.org or 318-675-3374. Space is very limited.
• If you would like to be interviewed, contact Erin Ware at email@example.com or 318-675-3374. Interviews will be recorded using StoryCorps Connect, transcribed, and archived both in our library and in the Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center.
Will Olmstadt, executive director of the health sciences library, has been approved for professional membership in Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information studies honor society. Founded in 1948, Beta Phi Mu recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement in library and information studies students and practitioners.
Congratulations to Erin Ware, reference librarian, for successfully co-authoring a systematic review with otolaryngology faculty. Boudreaux K, Entezami P, Asarkar AA, Ware E, Chang BA. Infrahyoid myocutaneous flap: A systematic review [published online ahead of print, 2021 Jun 19]. Am J Otolaryngol. 2021;42(6):103133. doi:10.1016/j.amjoto.2021.103133.
The Library has a trial of GIDEON through October 31, 2021. GIDEON, the Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Online Network, has epidemiological data going back to 1348 AD. GIDEON is ideally suited to help diagnose diseases, identify pathogens, and stay up to date on trends in epidemiology and treatment. The publisher provides an overview video.
Congratulations to Erin Ware, reference librarian, for publishing a resource review in the current issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association.
During the height of the Covid pandemic, the Library discontinued charging for printing and copying in an effort to help all students. Starting August 15, 2021, the Library must resume these charges. The costs were 10 cents for black & white print pages, and 35 cents for color print pages.
These charges are necessary to offset the cost of the equipment, supplies, and maintenance necessary for public-use machines. The Library does not make money on this service.
Scanners are available throughout the Library, and scanning remains free.
Are you an employee using tuition remission to work on a degree? If so, the Library would like to offer you an Introduction to Library Resources. We will cover LSUHS Library resources, the resources of the university you are attending, as well as public library resources. You will learn about the best techniques to use when searching, and the importance of citation software.
In the registration form please include your name, email, the university where you are pursuing your degree and the academic program you are in. Registration Form: https://lsuhsc-sh.libwizard.com/f/REPE
For questions, please contact Sarah Jackson, 318-675-5407.