News Archive, 2013
LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS (12/31/2013)
The library staff wishes everyone a happy, healthy, safe holiday! Library hours are as follows:
December 16-20 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
December 21-22 Closed
December 23 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
December 24-25 Closed
December 26-27 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
December 28-29 Closed
December 30 8:00 am – 5:00 p.m.
December 31-January 1 Closed
Normal hours resume on Thursday, January 2.
Artistic Talents of LSU Health Shreveport on Display in Library (12/6/2013)
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|On Wednesday, October 23rd, a reception was held in the Health Sciences Library to honor the contributing artists of the second Art from the Heart of LSU Health Shreveport exhibition. Faculty, staff, and students from various departments and schools contributed their unique artwork, including paintings, photographs, drawings, jewelry, needlepoint, beadwork, decorative glass and bonsai trees. Many of the pieces are for sale. The show will be on display in the Library until December 6th, so please tour the exhibit to discover the hidden talents of your fellow colleagues and to buy a few unique holiday gifts. This show is sponsored by the Medical Communications Department and the Health Sciences Library.||
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|Nina Murray, Quality Management Student Worker, posing by her paintings, which are for sale.||Brooke Richard, Medical Student, posing by her jewelry. She also has paintings in the exhibit, and many of her pieces are for sale.|
Library Prize Winners at Benefits Fair (12/62013)
A Benefits Fair was held October 10 for LSU Health Shreveport school employees. The Fair gave the employees the opportunity to find out about the insurance and retirement plans and other services that are available to them. The Library participated in the Fair to publicize our services. Over 100 employees visited the Library table and entered our drawing for prizes. Kathryn Waggenspack in Biochemistry and Jessica Lee in Pediatrics each won a gift card to Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. Susan Beck in Family Medicine and Julia Knight in Radiology each won an Italian Ice Factory gift card. Thanks to those who visited our table, and congratulations to our winners!
Librarians Identify Resources in Respiratory Therapy (12/62013)
Congratulations to Kim Pullen, Head Liaison Librarian, and Julia Esparza, Clinical Medical Librarian, whose article "Tools for Practice: Information Resources for the Respiratory Therapy Student" was recently published in Respiratory Care Education Annual. The article describes evidence-based medicine resources that respiratory therapy students should learn to use in school to be adequately prepared for their careers. Respiratory Care Education Annual, a refereed publication of the American Association for Respiratory Care, covers research and theory in respiratory care education.
Teaching the Community about Mental Health (12/6/2013)
Medical librarians Deidra Woodson and Donna Timm are planning several consumer health events this fall that will educate the Shreveport-Bossier City community about mental health issues. The first event will be held Monday, October 21, 2013 from 6pm to 7pm at the Broadmoor Branch of the Shreve Memorial Library. Our featured speakers are Meredith Nelson, PhD, and her graduate assistants Robyn Malmsten and Suzanne De Santiago. Their presentation "Distinguishing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) from the Winter or Holiday Blues" will demonstrate that the seasons and weather can directly affect mental health. Dr. Nelson is a psychology professor, as well as the Director of the Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Program, at LSU-Shreveport, and she is a licensed and certified counselor. These events are funded by an outreach award sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region.
Enter Library Contest for National Medical Librarians Month (12/6/2013)
Government shutdown affects PubMed searching (10/21/2013)
LSU Health Shreveport library users who access the PubMed database can link directly to full-text journal articles by clicking on the LSUHSC-S Electronic icon: Please notify library staff if you find any errors in this feature. However, due to the lapse in government funding, the National Library of Medicine is providing only minimal staffing for PubMed operations. Therefore, any changes related to LSUHSC-S holdings that are reported by this library will not go into effect until the resumption of normal government operations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Librarians Celebrate 75 Years of Service (10/21/2013)
LSU Health Shreveport recently honored seven members of the library staff for their milestone years of service to the institution. The recipients of five-year pins were Julia Esparza, Clinical Medical Librarian; Armand Johnson, Serials Library Associate; and Deidra Woodson, Metadata & Digitization Librarian. Donna Compton, Night & Weekend Supervisor, and Donna Timm, Head of Education/Outreach, celebrated ten years of service. Charlie Tudor, Systems Librarian, was honored for fifteen years of service, and Betty Tucker, Collection Management Librarian, was recognized for twenty-five years. Collectively, this group represents 75 years of service to LSU Health Shreveport!
Library Welcomes New Employee (10/21/2013)
Library faculty and staff recently welcomed Mallory Moran as the new Library Specialist 2 in the Cataloging Department. Ms. Moran has a BA in History from LSU-Shreveport. Her responsibilities will include processing new books and assisting with archival and digitization projects.
Library Associate Director Appointed (10/21/2013)
Library faculty and staff recently welcomed Will Olmstadt as the new Associate Director. Will comes to LSU Health Shreveport from Becker Medical Library at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He has also worked at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Library in Dallas. Mr. Olmstadt has a master’s degree in library science as well as a master’s degree in public health.
Benefits Fair Prize Winners (10/21/2013)
A Benefits Fair was held September 5-6 for LSU Health Shreveport hospital employees who are transitioning to BRFHH. The Fair gave the employees the opportunity to find out about the insurance and retirement plans and other services that would be available to them. The Library participated in the Fair to publicize our services. Over 360 employees visited the Library table and entered our drawing for five great prizes. Congratulations to the winners:
$ 25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card – Sheri Wilson, Neurosurgery
$ 10 Starbucks Gift Card – Tori Ellison, Lab
$ 10 Starbucks Gift Card – Terry Draper, Physical Plant
$ 5 Italian Ice Factory Gift Card – Lawrence Watson, 7K
$ 5 Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Gift Card – Joan Dupree, 9KW .
Librarian elected to advisory council (10/21/2013)
Congratulations to Montie’ Dobbins, Head of User Access Services, who was recently elected as an Alternate to the Medical Library Association’s Chapter Council. Mrs. Dobbins was elected by the members of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association. She will attend Chapter Council meetings as a representative on behalf of the South Central region. The Chapter Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Medical Library Association's Board of Directors and promotes interchange between regional chapters. Mrs. Dobbins will take office at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in May 2014, and she will serve for three years.
Faculty, Staff and Student Art Show (10/21/2013)
Calling all artists! The second annual “Art from the Heart of LSU Health Shreveport” juried art show will take place from October 18 –December 6, 2013 in the Medical Library. All faculty, staff and students of LSU Health Shreveport are eligible to submit their art. All forms of visual and decorative arts including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, pottery, jewelry, computer generated and fabric art are eligible. The deadline for submission is September 30. Please go here for guidelines and a submission form. This event is sponsored by the Medical Library and Medical Communications. A reception will be held on October 23 from 2-4 p.m. For additional information please contact Dee Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 675-5458.
Library Faculty Published in Professional Journal (10/21/2013)
Journal of the Medical Library Association is the peer-reviewed, scholarly journal of the Medical Library Association (MLA), the national professional organization for health sciences information professionals. The July 2013 issue includes three articles by LSU Health Shreveport library faculty. The issue features the article The Effect of a Clinical Medical Librarian on In-patient Care Outcomes by Julia M. Esparza, Clinical Medical Librarian, along with co-authors Dr. Runhua Shi and Dr. Jerry McLarty from the Department of Medicine; Marianne Comegys, Director of Community Relations; and former LSU Health Shreveport faculty member Dr. Daniel Banks. A biographical profile of Library Director Dixie A. Jones, who is currently serving as MLA president, was written by Betty Tucker, Collection Management Librarian, and the issue also includes Dixie Jones' review of the book Staff Development on a Shoestring: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians.
Mental Health Information for Consumers (10/21/2013)
healthelinks is a consumer health service of the Library. The goal is to help people take an active role in their health by providing them with easy access to reliable sources of health information. The site is a collection of links to websites that have been evaluated by librarians using specific selection criteria such as objectivity, ease of navigation, and the trustworthiness of the source. We are pleased to announce that healthelinks now features a new section on Mental Health. This addition to healthelinks is part of a collaborative effort between the Library and the Department of Psychiatry to share mental health information with the public. Special events will be held at area public libraries with presentations by LSU Health Shreveport psychiatrists. This project is funded by an award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/South Central Region.
Achieving Institute of Medicine Standards for Systematic Reviews: a Mini-Workshop (10/21/2013)
September 19, 2013 Noon – 1 pm
This new class is a mini-workshop designed to educate participants on systematic review guidelines. Emphasis will be on using the Institute of Medicine standards to evaluate reading systematic reviews and conducting systematic reviews.
Participants will be able to:
- evaluate systematic reviews to determine their quality using examples from the literature
- learn why they should implement the Institute of Medicine Standards for systematic reviews in their own research
To register go to http://tinyurl.com/lsuhsc-sr-iom. If you have questions, feel free to call Julia Esparza at 675-4179 or email her at email@example.com. This session can be added to Resident/Fellow lectures series to assist in achieving the ACGME goals in Resident’s Scholarly Activities and Problem-Based Learning and Improvement.
Library Research Wins Award (10/21/2013)
Congratulations to Deidra Woodson, Metadata & Digitization Librarian; Dee Jones, Head of Cataloging; and Donna Timm, Head of Education & Outreach. They were awarded first place for best research poster at the 2013 Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting. Their poster, “Playing Online Interactive Games for Health Education: Evaluating Their Effectiveness,” describes their research on health-related online games for children. The poster was selected for the award by MLA’s Research Section from among 162 research posters.
From Abstracts to Zombies: Assorted Collections by Tony Reans (10/21/2013)
A sampling of the artistic talents of Tony Reans is on display in the Health Sciences Library. Reans is a local, award-winning artist, who began his art career in 2001 while attending LSUS. Since then he has exhibited his work throughout Northwest Louisiana and East Texas.
Reans has experimented with various themes and artistic concepts, as evident in the wide variety displayed in this exhibition, entitled From Abstracts to Zombies. His earlier works are in the idiom of Futurism, an Italian abstract art movement from the early 1900s. Another collection includes cartoon/collage paintings that were inspired by the Pop movement from the mid-20th century. In these paintings, Reans incorporated food packaging, comics, and other printed material. The Guilty Parties series depicts a modern mash-up of retro-inspired cartoon illustration and caters to the 21st century fixation with all things zombie, pirate, robot, or ninja. Reans’ artwork will be on display from July to October 2013.
New Library Exhibit Focuses on 18th Century Medicine (10/21/2013)
Our current exhibit, “Every Necessary Care & Attention: George Washington & Medicine,” will be on display in the Medical Library through August 16. As head of household, plantation owner, businessman, Revolutionary War general, and president, George Washington had many different concerns and responsibilities, from running his estate to ensuring the stability of a new nation. Alongside the traditional demands of political life and military leadership, he focused considerable attention on the health and safety of his family, staff, slaves, and troops.
The exhibit explores the story of George Washington’s own health and examines the ways in which he sought to safeguard the health and wellness of those under his care. Washington’s story illuminates the broader context of the experience of illness and the practice of medicine, which during his time was transitioning from a traditional healer craft to a profession. This exhibit, developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, is part of their Traveling Exhibition Program.
Connecting Our Past to Our Present: Medical Interns 50 Years Apart Tell Their Stories (10/21/2013)
On July 1, 1962, Warren D. Grafton, M.D., began his internship at Confederate Memorial Medical Center in Shreveport. Fifty years later, on July 1, 2012, Margaret E. Young, M.D., began her internship at LSU Health Shreveport. There were many differences in their experiences, but there were also some similarities. In our newest Library exhibit, essays and photographs document the highs and lows of this transformational year that every physician experiences. Take a break from your everyday activities and stop by the Library to see this fascinating display that chronicles a half-century of this institution’s history.
Longtime Library Employee Retiring (10/21/2013)
The Library faculty and staff congratulate June Burns Small on her retirement June 21 after 33 years of service. Mrs. Small began working at LSU Health Shreveport in 1980, and she joined the library staff as a Library Specialist in Cataloging in 1984. Mrs. Small’s work has been characterized by her philosophy: “The Library is a happy place to work.” We will miss this positive attitude, as well as her extensive knowledge of the institution. We appreciate Mrs. Small’s years of service to the Library and LSU Health, and we wish her all the best in her retirement!
Library Opening Earlier on Sundays (10/21/2013)
Beginning June 2, the Library will open at noon on Sundays, one hour earlier than in the past. The Library will now be open for a total of 102.5 hours per week. This earlier opening time is being offered in response to student requests.
Pediatric Journal Club Featured in Article (10/21/2013)
Congratulations to Kimberly Pullen, Head Liaison Librarian, whose article “The Role of the Librarian and Allied Health Professional in a Third-Year Pediatric Clerkship Journal Club” appears in the current issue of Journal of Hospital Librarianship. The article describes her collaboration with a pediatric hospitalist and an Allied Health professor for the Pediatric Junior Clerkship Journal Club. These weekly journal sessions are part of the third-year medical students’ clinical rotation in pediatrics. Mrs. Pullen’s co-facilitators of the course and co-authors of the article are Dennis R. Wissing, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Allied Health Professionals, and Marlene M. Broussard, M.D., Department of Pediatrics.
Do I Need to Worry? (10/21/2013)
The Library recently received an Electronic Consumer Health Outreach Award from the regional office of the National Library of Medicine. The Federal funds associated with this competitive award will fund the project “Do I Need to Worry? Mental and Developmental Checklists for Parents.” Julia Esparza, Clinical Medical Librarian, will serve as primary investigator and project director. She is partnering with Rita Horton, M.D., Chair of the Psychiatry Department; Pamela Kimbrough, M.Ed., Director of the Children’s Center; and Barzanna White, Ph.D., District School Psychologist with Caddo Parish Schools. They will collaborate on the development of interactive electronic guides for parents’ use in determining if their child is failing developmental milestones or if the child’s behavior may require evaluation by a physician or psychiatric professional. A highlight of the project will be a symposium in spring 2014 to educate physicians, other clinicians, and educators on the developmental milestones and behavioral issues of children in grades K-12, the mental and developmental checklists, and the importance of early intervention.
Librarians Prepare for Disaster (10/21/2013)
Congratulations to David Duggar, Reference Librarian/Principal Investigator; Montie' Dobbins, Head of User Access Services; Talicia Tarver, Digital & Information Services Librarian; and Charles Tudor, Systems Librarian, who recently received the Disaster Preparedness Award from the regional office of the National Library of Medicine. The Federal funds associated with this competitive award will enable the Library to educate area citizens about disaster preparedness. Through a partnership with Shreve Memorial Library, Bossier Parish Libraries, Northwestern State University Shreveport Nursing Library, and the Local Emergency Planning Committee of the Caddo-Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, programs on emergency planning for disasters will be offered for the community at the public libraries. LSU Health Shreveport Library faculty will instruct program attendees on the emergency preparedness information that is available free from the National Library of Medicine.
Thanks to the Alumni Association! (10/21/2013)
DynaMed is a clinical reference tool used primarily at the point of care. The Library recently received a generous donation from the Medical Alumni Association to help offset the cost of Dynamed. We are very appreciative of this assistance from the Alumni Association.
Library Open Monday, October 14 (10/16/2013)
The library will be open on Columbus Day the usual hours, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Labor Day Holiday (9/3/2013)
The library will be closed Monday, September 2, 2013 for Labor Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3.
Library Director Installed as MLA President (7/11/2013)
Congratulations to Library Director Dixie Jones, who was recently installed as president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) at its annual meeting. She is the first librarian from LSU Health Shreveport to serve as MLA President, and only the second one ever from Louisiana. (A librarian from LSU Health New Orleans was president in 1952.) As president, she will lead an organization of more than 4000 health sciences information professionals. Her duties will include presiding over the Board of Directors, working with the National Program Committee to plan the 2014 conference, and speaking at regional conferences all over the country.
Librarians Make Presentations at International Meeting (7/15/2013)
The Medical Library Association (MLA) recently held its annual conference as a joint meeting with the International Congress on Medical Librarianship, the International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, and the International Clinical Librarian Conference. The meeting, which was held in Boston, Massachusetts, included several presentations by LSU Health Shreveport librarians: “Administering a New ‘Cyber Rotation’ for Fourth Year Medical Students” (poster) by Montie’ Dobbins, Julia Esparza, and Dixie Jones; “Consumer Health Information Services Survey” (contributed paper) by Julia Esparza, Kimberly Pullen, and Montie’ Dobbins; “Health Education through Stories & Games: Partnering with Public Libraries to Reach Local Children” (contributed paper) by Deidra Woodson, Donna F. Timm, and Dee Jones; “One Integrated Health Record: The Librarians’ Role in Linking Patients to Their Personal Health Data and Contextual Information” (poster) by Dixie A. Jones, Mararia Adams, and Talicia Tarver; “Playing Online Interactive Games for Health Education: Evaluating Their Effectiveness” (poster) by Deidra Woodson, Dee Jones, and Donna F. Timm. In addition, LSU Health Shreveport librarians were actively involved in various MLA responsibilities throughout the conference. Montie’ Dobbins served as Chair of the Corporate Information Services Section and moderated a contributed papers session. Julia Esparza served on the Board of Directors, and Kim Pullen served as a representative on the Section Council. Donna Timm, serving as Chair of the Governmental Relations Committee, moderated the Legislative Update session. Deidra Woodson served as Secretary/Treasurer of the History of the Health Sciences Section as well as the Technical Services Section.
Library Faculty Promotions (7/15/2013)
At its April 17th meeting, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved the promotions of three members of the Library faculty. Congratulations to David Duggar, who is promoted to Librarian/Professor, and Montie’ Dobbins and Deidra Woodson, who are both promoted to Assistant Librarian/Assistant Professor. These promotions become official on July 1.
FACTTS Course Featured in Article (7/15/2013)
The Fourth-year Academic Clinical Training and Teaching Selective (FACTTS) course prepares fourth-year medical students for residency programs by developing their physical diagnosis and academic teaching skills. Library faculty members participate in FACTTS by teaching sessions on evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal of medical literature. They recently conducted a study to assess the impact of these sessions on the students’ understanding of the subject matter. A report on the study, titled "Assessing the FACTTS: An Evidence-Based Medicine and Critical Appraisal Course for Medical Students," appears in the current issue of the journal Medical Reference Services Quarterly. Congratulations to authors David Duggar, Deidra Woodson, Donna Timm, and Kim Pullen of the Library and Dr. Jerry McLarty of Department of Medicine/Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, along with former LSU Health Shreveport faculty John Cyrus, Mark Baggett, and Dr. Daniel Banks.
De-stress during National Library Week (7/15/2013)
The Library is celebrating National Library Week April 15-19 by helping you deal with the stresses of work or school. Visit the Library circulation desk to pick up a free computer-shaped stress ball. Or if you prefer to fight stress with sweets, help yourself to a baked good, available while supplies last at the circulation desk this week. National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association to celebrate libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.
Art from the Heart Exhibit and Reception (7/15/2013)
Make plans to stop by the Medical Library to see photographs, paintings, drawings, and jewelry created by your LSU Health Shreveport colleagues. The show runs from April 8 through May 31. A total of 74 works of art are on display and many of them are available to purchase. The Exhibit is co-sponsored by the Medical Library and Medical Communications. Shown here is Dr. Mirla Avila, Medicine Resident, with her oil paintings.
Librarians Promote Environmental Resources (7/15/2013)
Reference Librarian David Duggar and Systems Librarian Charlie Tudor recently attended the 16th annual Louisiana Environmental Education Symposium in Baton Rouge. They demonstrated the Environmental Health Student Portal and other resources from the National Library of Medicine. The symposium was organized by the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission, Louisiana Environmental Education Association, and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. It was attended by teachers, state and local officials, and representatives of businesses and non-profit organizations from throughout the state. LSU Health Shreveport’s participation was funded by an outreach award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/South Central Region.
Librarian appointed to advisory council (7/15/2013)
Congratulations to Montie’ Dobbins, Head of User Access Services, who was recently appointed as an Alternate to the Medical Library Association’s Chapter Council. She will attend Chapter Council meetings as a representative of the five-state South Central Chapter. The Chapter Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Medical Library Association's Board of Directors and promotes interchange between regional chapters. Mrs. Dobbins was appointed by the unanimous vote of the South Central Chapter Executive Board. She will serve through May 2014.
Thanks for UpToDate (7/15/2013)
UpToDate is a popular point-of-care resource that provides specific, concise, evidence-based answers to clinical questions. It provides the user with a summary of the published evidence on a condition and specific recommendations for patient care. The Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics contributed to the Library’s 2013 subscription to this resource. We appreciate their generosity to help the Library make UpToDate available for everyone at LSU Health Shreveport.
SPSS now available in Library (7/15/2013)
SPSS software is used for statistical analysis of research data. It is now available at all workstations in the Library computer labs (Rooms 1-417 and 1-419) as well as the public computers on the first floor of the Library near the circulation desk. Thanks to the Research Advisory Council who approved purchase of a site license by the Office of Research to provide this valuable resource on our campus.
Library offering new course on ENDNOTE WEB (7/15/2013)
Interested in learning how to use ENDNOTE WEB through Web of Science? ENDNOTE WEB allows for over 10,000 citations to be managed in a database. The citations can be grouped by subjects or project names, and citations can easily be formatted to a specific journal citation format. In addition ENDNOTE WEB also allows for “CITE While You Write,” which simplifies paper or article development. Sign up for the introductory class offered by the Health Sciences Library. Registration is limited due to the intensive nature of the session. However, multiple classes will be offered, so you can ask to be placed on the waiting list. Sessions can even be offered to full departments. Register at http://tinyurl.com/lsuhsc-endnote. Contact Julie Esparza (675-4179) or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Librarian to Lead Nursing/Allied Health Organization (7/15/2013)
Congratulations to David Duggar, Reference Librarian, who was recently elected Chair-Elect/Program Chair of the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section (NAHRS) of the Medical Library Association. His term will begin at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association in May. He will head the committee that plans the NAHRS program for the 2014 annual meeting. NAHRS members are librarians who are responsible for services to the nursing and allied health professions.
Librarian Selected for Fellowship in BioMedical Informatics (7/15/2013)
Talicia Tarver, Digital & Information Services Librarian, has been selected through a competitive process to attend the BioMedical Informatics survey course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, in September. This fellowship program, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is taught by nationally known faculty. The week-long course is designed to familiarize medical educators, medical administrators, and medical librarians with the application of computer technologies in the health sciences.
Server upgrade today ! (7/11/2013)
Due to a server upgrade, on Thursday July 11th the library’s website will temporarily be unavailable from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for maintenance.
Independence Day Holiday (7/08/2013)
The library will be closed Thursday, July 4, for the holiday. Normal hours will resume Friday, July 5.
Memorial Day Holiday (5/26/2013)
The library will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28.
Art from the Heart Exhibit and Reception (4/17/2013)
Make plans to stop by the Medical Library to see photographs, paintings, drawings, and jewelry created by your LSU Health Shreveport colleagues. The show will run from April 8 through May 31. A total of 74 works of art will be on display and many of them are available to purchase. We also encourage you to attend the Opening Reception for the exhibit on Thursday, April 11 from 2- 4 p.m. in the Medical Library. The Exhibit and Reception are co-sponsored by the Medical Library and Medical Communications.
New Acquisitions (4/2/2013)
Review a list of materials that the library acquired during February 2013.
Books acquired in February that have a 2013 publication date are: Bennett's cardiac arrhythmias, HCPCS level II, Renal physiology, Report on medical school faculty salaries 2011-12, The ultimate guide to choosing a medical specialty, Perioperative standards and recommended practices, and Contemporary nursing knowledge.
UpToDate is back! (4/2/2013)
UpToDate is a popular point-of-care resource for quickly answering clinical questions. It provides the user with a summary of the published evidence on a condition and specific recommendations for patient care. We are pleased to report that the license has been signed for 2013, and our access has been restored. We thank you for your patience as we worked through this process.
Music Video Contest for Allied Health and Medical Students (4/2/2013)
LSU Health Shreveport students are encouraged to participate in the Memmys, a music video contest sponsored by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. The nationwide contest seeks student-produced videos that use music with original song lyrics to illustrate the challenges and rewards of life as a student in the health professions. The winning videos will win financial prizes for their campus libraries! According to the contest rules, there is a limit of one submission per health professions school. Representatives from LSU Health Shreveport’s School of Allied Health Professions and School of Medicine will select the videos to represent our institution. Videos must be submitted by March 8 at midnight. Additional information, including contest rules and video examples, are available on the Memmys website at http://memmys.med.sc.edu/ . To submit a video for the local portion of the contest, click here. Accepted entries will be posted on the LSU Health Shreveport YouTube channel after the contest.
Easter Holiday Hours (4/2/2013)
The library will be closed Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31. Normal operating hours will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 1, even though that is a holiday for employees and students.
Art from the Heart of LSU Health (4/2/2013)
Calling all artists! The inaugural “Art from the Heart of LSU Health Shreveport” juried art show will take place from April 8 – May 31, 2013 in the Medical Library. This show and sale is open to all faculty, staff and students of LSU Health Shreveport and all forms of visual and decorative arts including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, pottery, jewelry, computer generated and fabric art are eligible. The deadline for submission is March 8. Please click here for guidelines and a submission form. This event is sponsored by the Medical Library and Medical Communications. A reception will be held on April 11 from 2-4 p.m. For additional information please contact Dee Jones at email@example.com or 675-5458.
STAFF AND FACULTY SURVEY REGARDING LIBRARY SERVICES (4/2/2013)
With upcoming accreditation visits, we would like to know if we are meeting your needs. Complete this survey by 5:00 Friday, March 15th to let us know how we are doing! A separate survey was sent to students via email. Both instruments use LimeSurvey software, an open source application.
New Clinical Decision Making Tools Web Page (3/4/2013)
The Health Sciences Library has created a Clinical Decision Making Tools page(http://lib-sh.lsuhsc.edu/Clinical_Tools.html) to make it easier to search evidence based literature. The page directly links to several databases, including PubMed, thus providing users a “one-stop-shop” for the database of their choice, rather than accessing individual databases through the library’s databases page. You can find this link on the left side of the library’s main web page under Resources.
Archives Journals Name Change (3/4/2013)
The American Medical Association publishes nine specialty journals. Effective January 2013, the journals formerly known as the Archives journals have new titles:
Archives of Dermatology => JAMA Dermatology
Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery => JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Archives of General Psychiatry => JAMA Psychiatry
Archives of Internal Medicine => JAMA Internal Medicine
Archives of Neurology => JAMA Neurology
Archives of Ophthalmology => JAMA Ophthalmology
Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery => JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine => JAMA Pediatrics
Archives of Surgery => JAMA Surgery
These journals can be accessed in the E-journals list and the Library Catalog through both the former title and the current title.
Thanks to Psychiatry! (2/27/2013)
PsychiatryOnline is an electronic collection of books and journals in psychiatry. Through PsychiatryOnline, we are able to access critical resources such as Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) and American Journal of Psychiatry. We thank the Department of Psychiatry for providing the funds for our 2013 subscription to this database. We appreciate their generosity to help make PsychiatryOnline available for everyone at LSU Health Shreveport.
Training Available for Access Resources (2/27/2013)
Would you like to improve your search results in AccessMedicine, AccessEmergencyMedicine, or AccessSurgery? If so, take advantage of in-depth training in the Library on Thursday, January 24th. The training session will be offered at two different times to accommodate your schedule, at 1:30 p.m. and again at 4:00 p.m. Alyson Swerdloff, Manager of User Services for publisher McGraw-Hill, will conduct the one-hour sessions in the Library computer lab, Room 1-417. The training is free of charge, and preregistration is not required.
Librarian Contributes to Revision of Ethics Code (2/27/2013)
Dixie Jones, Library Director, contributed to the revision of the American Medical Informatics Association’s Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct, through her role as a member of AMIA’s Ethics Committee. The codewhich was revised and approved in 2011 was published in the January 2013 issue of JAMIA.
Picture Yourself in the Library! (2/25/2013)
Congratulations to Brandon Joseph, winner of our “Picture Yourself in the Library!” contest. Brandon, a first year physical therapy student, won an Amazon Kindle for his creative photo “Alternate Library Universes, the Story of My Lives.” The Warhol-style picture shows him entering a study room in the Library. Thanks to all who participated in the contest, and special thanks to our anonymous donor who provided the Kindle.Click here to see the photos.
Library Open on LSU Health Shreveport’s Mardi Gras Holiday (February 11, 2013) (2/12/2013)
The library will be open the usual hours of 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11, the Mardi Gras holiday for the Shreveport campus.
Library Director Appointed (1/23/2013)
Congratulations to Dixie Jones, who was recently selected to serve as Director of the Library and Chair of the Department of Medical Library Science. Mrs. Jones, formerly the Associate Director, has been Interim Director since February. Prior to coming to LSU Health Shreveport, she worked at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center and Northwestern State University School of Nursing.
Picture Yourself in the Library! (1/23/2013)
The Health Sciences Library is sponsoring a contest in which LSU Health faculty, staff or students can win an Amazon Kindle just for taking a picture! Snap a picture of yourself or a colleague using the Health Sciences Library and then send to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 10 to enter the contest (JPG or PNG files only). Submissions must include full name, contact information and a description of the photos. Photos may include remote use of library resources as well as in-house use, traditional as well as non-traditional use. Creativity is encouraged! Submit up to three photos, but only one winner will be chosen. Library faculty members will select the top five photos. In December, look for an announcement regarding how you can vote for your favorite among the top five. The winning photograph and favorite submissions will be featured on the library’s website.
Problems Accessing Springer Journals (1/23/2013)
The Library currently subscribes to over 750 journals published by Springer. This publisher recently migrated to a new platform, and the transition has resulted in some difficulties in accessing our Springer journals. If you click on a Springer e-journal (for example, Abdominal Imaging), you are redirected to the Springer homepage rather than directly to the journal. Then you must enter the journal’s title in the search box to access it. We apologize for this inconvenience. We will continue to work with Springer to resolve this problem as soon as possible. If you encounter any difficulties in accessing a Springer e-journal, please contact a librarian for assistance.
Library Resources for Science and Math Teachers (1/23/2013)
LSU Health Shreveport librarians attended the joint conference of the Louisiana Science Teachers Association and the Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics, held November 12-14 at the Shreveport Convention Center. Reference Librarian David Duggar presented a session on the Environmental Health Student Portal, a database from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) that promotes environmental health education and career guidance to students in middle and high school. In addition, Mr. Duggar and Systems Librarian Charlie Tudor demonstrated various NLM resources in the conference exhibit hall. The conference was attended by math and science teachers, grades K-12 and college, from throughout the state. LSU Health Shreveport’s participation was funded by an outreach award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/South Central Region.
John Cyrus to Join Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Faculty (1/23/2013)
Liaison Librarian, John Cyrus, has accepted a position with the health sciences library at VCU. John came to LSU Health Shreveport in 2009 after graduating from LSU Baton Rouge’s School of Library and Information Science. In addition to serving as the Health Sciences Library’s liaison librarian, John taught extensively, published several papers and posters, and launched the Writing Consultants service in 2010. Effective November 16, 2012, John will be heading to VCU for an exciting new chapter in his career. Congratulations to John; we wish him all the best!
ATTENTION: Residency Program Coordinators (1/23/2013)
The online Accreditation Data System from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education now requires PubMed ID numbers for articles written by faculty and residents. If you need assistance finding this information, contact Julie Esparza, Clinical Medical Librarian (email@example.com), or David Duggar, Reference Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Library Hosts Regional Meeting (1/23/2013)
On Monday, November 5th, the Library hosted a meeting of the Northwest Louisiana Academic & Public Librarian Collaboration. Librarians from Centenary College, Remington College, Bossier Parish Community College, Southern University at Shreveport, Northwestern State University, and the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center attended this event. In addition to touring our Library, the attendees discussed information literacy, copyright compliance, and opportunities for partnership.
Allied Health Faculty Research Day (1/23/2013)
On Thursday, November 1, the School of Allied Health Professions held its annual Faculty Research Day. David Duggar, Reference Librarian and Associate Professor of Medical Library Science, presented the poster “What Is the Initial Suggested Target Tidal Volume Range During Initiation of Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV)?” that he co-authored with Tim Gilmore, Assistant Professor in Cardiopulmonary Science. Library faculty members appreciate the opportunity to collaborate on the exciting research that is being conducted at LSU Health Shreveport.
Thanks to The Noel Foundation! (1/23/2013)
The Library recently received a very generous donation from The Noel Foundation, Inc. The Foundation was formed in 1972 by James Smith Noel to “give money and other assets in aid of … organizations, benevolent institutions, schools, and colleges.” You may recognize his name from the Noel Memorial Library at LSU-S. The Library used the Noel funds to pay for several of our journal and database subscriptions, in addition to purchasing some books. We are very appreciative of this assistance from The Noel Foundation
Library Open on Martin Luther King Jr Holiday (1/22/2013)
The library will be open the usual hours on Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King Jr Day.
Library Holiday Hours (1/2/2013)
The library staff extends best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. Please, note the library’s hours:
Monday, December 17 – Friday, December 21 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 22 – Tuesday, December 25 closed
Wednesday, December 26 – Friday, December 28 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 29 – Tuesday, January 1 closed
Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2 7:30 am – 11:00 pm