Check out the new additions to the Library's ebook collection. These items were funded by LOUIS: the state academic library consortium.
The 2020/2021 impact report for the health sciences library is available. We are proud of the ways we served the campus and the community in the last academic year.
On August 1, 2021, the Library welcomed Connie Lawman, MLS, as the access services manager, and Kailash Dhakal, as a project coordinator – library technology. Connie will oversee the daily operations of the library front desk, including supervising transient employees, and Kailash will provide support, technical expertise, and day-to-day administration for library systems and technology.
On October 1, 2021, the Library welcomed Elliott Freeman, MFA, as Research & Writing Librarian. In this role, Elliott will provide in-person and virtual writing consultations. He will also provide direction on avoiding plagiarism, using copyrighted materials, and assistance to authors looking to maximize the impact of their research.
LSU Health Shreveport library staff were well-represented at the virtual meeting of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, October 12-14, 2021.
Contributed paper: Esparza J, Bloomingdale KA, Olmstadt W. “Let’s get physical! Meeting the accreditation and institutional needs of students through a remodel." Paper presented at: Virtual Annual Meeting of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association; 2021 Oct 13
David Duggar began his term as President of the Chapter, 2021-2022. He is the fourth LSUHS Library faculty member to serve as chapter president.
Other Library faculty and staff assumed various appointments at the close of the meeting:
October is National Medical Librarians Month, and throughout the month, we are featuring brief profiles of the people who make the Library work. This week, we are highlighting Julia Esparza, associate director, Montie Dobbins, Associate Director of Technical Services for the Library, Sarah Jackson, Education Librarian for the Library, Katie O'Bryant, Library Associate, Technical Services, Locrecia Wooten, Cataloging Librarian for the Library, and Elliott Freeman, Research and Writing Librarian
October is National Medical Librarians Month, and throughout the month, we are featuring brief profiles of the people who make the Library work. Second week, we highlighted Will Olmstadt, executive director, David Duggar, head of the liaison section, and Erin Ware, reference and systematic review librarian.
October is National Medical Librarians Month, and throughout the month, we are featuring brief profiles of the people who make the Library work. First week, we highlighted Grace Rambo, learning specialist, and Connie Lawman, access services manager.
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.