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Congratulations to Dr. Heather Anderson, Assistant Professor of Clinical Communication Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology Program at the Mollie E. Webb Speech & Hearing for winning the Six-Word Story Contest, held by the Health Sciences Library in celebration of National Poetry Month. Congratulations to Dr. Papireddy Bollam in the Department of Neurosurgery for being named runner up.

Dr. Anderson and Dr. Bollam’s stories was selected by Lela Ellis Robichaux, local author, out of twelve entries received from students, staff, and faculty from all areas of LSU Health Shreveport. Both Dr. Anderson and Dr. Bollam received a $10 Twisted Root Burger Co. Gift Card as prizes.

Seeking: hidden souls beyond the screen.  – Winner

“Disease, Humanity, Science, Strength, patience, Freedom” – Runner Up

See all twelve Six Word Stories on display in the Health Sciences Library during the month of May.

Obsessive_CompulsiveCheck out the new additions to the Library's ebook collection. These items were funded by LOUIS: the state academic library consortium.






Effective June 1, all logins to MyNCBI will require a federated or third-party login service. Such services include Google, Facebook, Microsoft, eRA Commons, ORCiD,, and many others. Eventually, the username and password you set on the MyNCBI website will no longer work.

People using MyNCBI may be prompted with a wizard to walk them through the process of choosing a federated/third-party login.

Your MyNCBI account content (e.g., saved PubMed searches, full-text preferences, highlighting of search terms in results) is not changing, just the method to access it.

Please contact the library ( for assistance with this transition, or visit to read more.

Barbara Reilly, interlibrary loan librarian, retired from the health sciences library on April 30, 2021. Ms. Reilly began working at the Library in 2001. The Library staff honored Ms. Reilly with a donation to Feist-Weiller Cancer Center.

Theresa (Terri) Nail, access services supervisor, retired from the health sciences library on April 23, 2021. Ms. Nail came to the Library in 2016.

We wish our retirees all the best in the future!














Nature and NurtureCheck out the new additions to the Library's ebook collection. These items were funded by LOUIS: the state academic library consortium.






NotePadIn celebration of National Poetry Month, tell us how your academic year went in 6 words.

Submit your story to by April 30th. Entries will be displayed during the month of May in the Library. A local author, acting as judge, will select one winner from all submissions. The winner will be announced in May and receive a Twisted Root gift card.




The Health Sciences Library is excited to announce that the university is making a visible investment in the student-learning environment.  The 24/7 Ground floor Library area will be undergoing immediate renovations.

Benefits of this will be:

  • Increase overall library seating and student electrical access by 26%
  • Increase Group Teaching space by 40% and Group Teaching seating by 58%
  • Provide new vending area for students
  • Badge access to main Ground floor area for increased student security

These renovations will include:

  • New 24/7 vending area with small tables for student breaks (new added Library space for students).  Details of a naming contest will be coming soon. Watch for the announcement.
  • More electrical access for students
  • New furniture to provide a flexible study environment
  • New filtered water bottle station
  • New lighting that will reduce eye strain
  • New flooring and paint
  • Current Group Teaching Rooms G-429 and G-435 will have new lights and additional electrical access.
  • Small Study Rooms G-435A, G435B, and G-435C will have new lights and additional electrical access
  • Two new Group Teaching Rooms added

A floor map with a legend showing details will be available by the Circulation Desk on the First Floor of the Library no later than 4/5/2021.

Some Ground floor furniture will move to the First and Second floors of the Library to provide more seating as far from the renovation as possible.

To provide more electrical access for your use, they will be drilling in the ground floor. Obviously, this will cause noise.  We regret the upcoming inconvenience, but the results will be a fantastic student-learning environment that we know you will love. Remember the Circulation Desk in the library has earplugs for your convenience. In addition, the different BRI Atrium floors and the Student Union is accessible 24/7 with your badges for studying.

The Library wants to thank the volunteers of the Library Furniture Advisory Committee (listed below) for their assistance in identifying the best furniture and providing other comments on the remodel. In addition, many students provided real-time feedback as we walked around asking about ideas.  We appreciate that these students helped make the Library learning environment a better place for their classmates and future students.

School of Allied Health

Heather Griffin – Cardiopulmonary Science

Cynthia Carlisle – Medical Laboratory Science

Macey Vidrine – Occupational Therapy

School of Graduate Studies

Kellie Brown – Doctoral Student – Microbiology and Immunology

School of Medicine

David Heap – Class of 2024

Annie Lewis – Class of 2024

Jessica Rodriguez – Class of 2023

Maggie Ross – Class of 2023

Mattie Steib – Class of 2023

Ezra Bess – Class of 2022

Laura Gulotta-Parrish – Class of 2022

Pedro Simoncini – Class of 2022

Renas Zibari – Class of 2022

The library faculty and staff will appreciate your patience during this inconvenient but exciting time.

The Arts in Medicine program at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center loaned eight new paintings to the Library last week. Almost all are based on works by African-American artists, including Ellis Wilson, Clementine Hunter, Cassandra M. Gillens, and Laura Wheeler Waring.

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center’s Arts in Medicine (AIM) program gives cancer patients the opportunity to paint during treatment. For more information, contact Julie Burton.

The Health Sciences Library’s Ground Floor is now open to badge-holders for 24/7 Access. Access Building C (where the Library is located) following the Chancellor’s guidelines. The area is accessible by going through the hallway across from the Core Lab area.  Turn right immediately after the freight elevator and go through the door at the end of the hallway.  You may also access the area by entering the Library through the main doors on the First Floor and then taking one of the elevators by the Computer Labs to the Ground.