Pamela Miller will present “The Evolving Landscape of Data Research Management” as the next Department of Medical Library Science Grand Rounds, on Tuesday, April 17. This session will be held at noon in the Auditorium (Room 1-400, across from the Library entrance). Ms. Miller serves as the Assistant to the Editor for Special Projects at the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). She will offer us the publisher perspective on the importance of experimental reproducibility and data sharing.
Congratulations to Duchein Stinson, Library student worker, who was part of the winning team at the recent Louisiana Society for Respiratory Care meeting. His team of Cardiopulmonary Science students won first place in the annual quiz bowl as well as the video competition. Mr. Stinson is currently a senior in Cardiopulmonary Science in the School of Allied Health Professions, and he will graduate in May.
Therapy dogs will visit the Library on Wednesday, April 11, to help you “keep calm and carry on.” Meet them on the first floor of the Library at 3:00.
The Health Sciences Library will be closed Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1. The Library will re-open on Monday, April 2, with limited staffing, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Please note the different opening time on Monday, as this is later than the Library usually opens. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 a.m.
Congratulations to Montie’ Dobbins, the Library’s head of User Access Services, who was recently selected by the Louisiana Library Association as the recipient of its Anthony H. Benoit Mid-Career Award. This award recognizes a Louisiana librarian with 10-20 years of professional experience who has contributed significantly to librarianship and to the people of Louisiana. The award was presented on March 8 at the Louisiana Library Association's annual conference. (Photo credit: Ali Bernard Photography)
The Library has made additional temporary space for students in room G-425. This room is on the ground floor of the Library, near the restrooms. When not in use for small groups, it will be available for individual study, similar to other rooms in the Library. The room has desks, chairs and a round table.
Right now, this space is a temporary effort from the Library to help our students during the Core lab renovation, and as final exams near. The usual policies about the Library’s study rooms apply to this room.
We are grateful to the Board of Regents for providing grant funding for us to license the electronic versions of some textbooks. The grant is provided through our statewide academic library consortium, LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network, and its goal is to help reduce higher education student expenses for books. The LSU Health Shreveport Library was awarded this funding to purchase access to four textbooks used in the School of Allied Health Professions:
Congratulations to two librarians who recently shared their expertise in book chapters.
Dixie Jones, Medical Library Science gratis faculty and retired library director, contributed a chapter in the new book Transforming Medical Library Staff for the Twenty-First Century. The chapter, "Knowing and Understanding the Staff," discusses how library administrators can develop and motivate their librarians to support new library services and priorities.
Julia Esparza, head of User Education and Outreach Services, co-authored a chapter in the recently published book Surgical Patient Safety: A Case-based Approach. Her chapter, “Evidence, Information, and Knowledge: The Basic Elements of Safe Surgical Care,” describes how effective use of scientifically sound, fully researched data can contribute to safer surgeries.
After carefully reviewing the use and time involved maintaining the Library’s Facebook page, Library senior staff have decided to discontinue it. The Library announces news through several channels, including its Twitter feed, campus electronic bulletin boards, and our customized guides for departments and programs. Selected news about the Library is also included in the official publications of the campus. Faculty, staff and students are always welcome to contact the Library at 318.675.5445 with questions.
Library faculty and staff are pleased to welcome Kathleen Bloomingdale as the new Library Associate in Library Administration. She will serve as the Library’s business manager and will also cross-train to help in other sections of the Library. Ms. Bloomingdale holds a BS in Computer Science from LSU – Shreveport, and she has worked at LSU Health for almost 15 years.