Julie Esparza, MLS, AHIP, Associate Director and Librarian/Professor of Medical Library Science, has been named a recipient of the 2022 President’s Award from the Medical Library Association. The President's Award is given to an MLA member, selected by the association's officers and Board of Directors, for a notable or important contribution made during the past association year. The contribution must have enhanced the profession of health sciences librarianship or furthered the objectives of the association. Ms. Esparza was recognized for her role in co-authoring “Partner with Hospital Librarians to Improve Patient Care,” an advocacy statement aimed at hospital administrators to encourage ongoing funding and support of hospital libraries and their staffs.
David Duggar, Head of the Library Liaison Program, and Dr. Johanna Boult, Associate Professor of Communication Disorders, presented Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders Journals: Update on a Replication Study and Beyond, at the LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions Research Night, March 17, 2022. The Library is happy to work with our campus on these kinds of collaborations! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your project.
On March 1, 2022, the Library welcomed Kenya Iverson, MHRM, as the access services manager. Kenya will oversee the daily operations of the Library front desk, including supervising transient employees. Most recently, Kenya was a project manager for Shreve Memorial Library Support Center.
Congratulations to Sarah Jackson, education librarian, for successfully authoring a book review for the current Medical Reference Services Quarterly.
Bring your lunch and learn about these changes.
February 14, 2022
Location: Zadeck Conference Room: G-221
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CENTRAL Time
Join Dr. Lisa Federer as she presents an introduction to the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing which will take effect at the start of next year. Following up nearly twenty years after the publication of the 2003 Final NIH Statement on Sharing Research Data, the NIH addresses the need for open data sharing as the world’s largest funder of biomedical research.
The new Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing replaces the 2003 policy and requires researchers using NIH funds to plan early for research data management, with the expectation that data sharing is a fundamental component of the research process. Dr. Federer will provide her insight and perspective on the new DMSP (data management and sharing policy), comparisons with the 2003 policy, and supporting information that will help librarians stay informed of funder requirements as they work to advise researchers at their institutions.
- Describe basic best practices in data management
- Advise researchers on steps to adhere to the NIH DMSP requirement
- Create a plan for outreach at their own institution