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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.

KatrinaKatrina Bell, library associate in systems, passed away February 6, 2021, following an extended battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her 2 children, her father, brother, and 2 sisters.

Ms. Bell came to the library in 2016. She was outgoing, loving, kind, smart,  witty, intelligent, and easygoing.  She loved helping and generously gave to others. Katrina always showed respect toward others and was loved by everyone within her department.   She was an exceptional colleague. 

Since October 2020, the Library has welcomed several new staff members.

  • Darryl Anderson is IT Analyst 3 in Library Systems. He has worked for LSU Health Shreveport IT group and General Dynamics.
  • Katie O'Bryant is the new Library Associate in Library Technical Services. She comes to LSU Health Shreveport from the University of Texas San Antonio.
  • Grace Rambo is Learning Specialist. She comes to LSU Health Shreveport from high school teaching, and will work extensively to help medical students with test-taking strategies, study skills, and time management.
  • Sandra Fobbs is a transient worker at the front desk. She is a retiree from LSU Health Shreveport.
  • Armani Nation is a transient worker at the front desk. She is pursuing a nursing degree.

The Library has licensed ClinMicroNow from the American Society for Microbiology and Wiley for 2021. ClinMicroNow brings together ASM's Manual of Clinical Microbiology (MCM), Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook (CMPH), and Cases in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Access is available on-campus or off-campus through the VPN.