Library Director Speaks at LSU Banquet
Library Director Dixie Jones was the featured speaker at the LSU School of Library & Information Science Awards Banquet on March 7. This event was held at the Lod Cook Conference Center on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. Ms. Jones spoke on "The 'U' in the Future of Information."
Help Someone See
March has been designated as "Help Someone See Month." The Health Sciences Library is participating in this event by collecting used eyeglasses. To donate your old glasses, leave them in the basket at the library circulation desk. At the end of March, the glasses will be given to a regional Lions Club Eyeglass Recycling Center, where they will be cleaned, sorted by prescription strength, and packaged. The Lions Club accepts prescription glasses, reading glasses, and sunglasses, with plastic or metal frames. Children's glasses are especially needed. Donate your old eyeglasses, and help change lives one pair at a time!
Thanks to Psychiatry!
PsychiatryOnline is a collection of psychiatry books and journals. Through PsychiatryOnline, we are able to access critical resources such as DSM-5 Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders and American Journal of Psychiatry. We thank the Department of Psychiatry for generously providing the funds for our 2014 subscription to this database.
Web of Science Training Available
The Health Sciences Library provides access to the Web of Science database for LSU Health Shreveport. This online version of Science Citation Index provides keyword and cited reference searching of science journals from 1993 to present. It includes access to Endnote Basic, which simplifies collecting and formatting citations when writing a paper. If you are new to Web of Science or just want a refresher, you can participate in live online training sessions presented by the Web of Science Customer Education team. Sessions range from thirty minutes to one hour and include time for questions and answers. Register today to participate in one or more of this month's sessions:
Web of Science: Basic Search and Navigation – Friday, March 7, 9:00 a.m.
Endnote Online for Web of Science Users – Tuesday, March 11, 1:00 p.m.
Web of Science: Citation Report & the H-index – Wednesday, March 12, 9:00 a.m.
Web of Science: Organization Name Searching – Friday, March 14, 9:00 a.m.
Web of Science: Cited Reference Searching – Wednesday, March 19, 1:00 p.m.
Introduction to Journal Citation Reports – Friday, March 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Librarians Promote Disaster Readiness
The LSU Health Shreveport Library is partnering with area libraries to offer community programs on planning for disasters. LSU Health Shreveport's participation is funded by a Disaster Preparedness Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/South Central Region. On Sunday, February 23, librarians attended the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux's Pet Parade to share online pet safety resources from the National Library of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Librarians participating in this event included Will Olmstadt, associate director, and Talicia Tarver, digital and information services librarian, along with David Duggar, reference librarian, who serves as primary investigator and project director. Organizers estimate that 4500 to 5000 people attended this event.
Librarian Receives Award to Attend Public Health Informatics Conference
Will Olmstadt, associate director, has received a Professional Development Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, to attend the 2014 Public Health Informatics Conference in Atlanta April 29 to May 1. At this conference, national and international public health providers, researchers, and vendors will address information technology needs and workforce development. The purpose of the Professional Development Award is to enable individuals in the South Central Region to expand their professional knowledge and experience so that they can provide improved information access to healthcare providers and consumers. Mr. Olmstadt has a master's degree in public health in addition to a master's degree in library science.
Librarian Receives Governmental Relations Award
Congratulations to Donna Timm, education and outreach librarian, who has been selected by the Medical Library Association (MLA) to receive the Carla Funk Governmental Relations Award! This award recognizes a medical librarian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of governmental relations at the federal, state, or local level, and who has furthered the goal of providing quality information for improved health. Ms. Timm served on MLA's Governmental Relations Committee for six years, including three years as chairperson. She also represented the Governmental Relations Committee on MLA's Joint Legislative Task Force. Ms. Timm will receive the award at the MLA Annual Meeting in May.
Academic Medical Librarian of the Year!
Julia Esparza, clinical medical librarian, has been selected by the Medical Library Association (MLA) as the 2014 Academic Medical Librarian of the Year! The Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year is presented to an academic medical librarian who demonstrates significant achievement, continuing excellence, and leadership potential. Ms. Esparza will receive the prestigious award at the MLA Annual Meeting in May.
Librarians Promote Environmental Resources
|David Duggar, reference librarian, and Charlie Tudor, systems librarian, attended the seventeenth annual Louisiana Environmental Education Symposium on February 21-22 at the Shreveport Convention Center. They demonstrated the Environmental Health Student Portal and other resources from the National Library of Medicine. The Environmental Health Student Portal is a free Web site on environmental health science topics that is designed for use by middle school students and teachers.
The symposium was presented by the Louisiana Environmental Education Commission, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Louisiana Environmental Education Association. Attendees included teachers, state and local officials, and representatives of business and non-profit organizations from throughout the state.
Librarian to Teach Workshop at Internal Medicine Meeting
Julia Esparza, Clinical Medical Librarian, will teach a workshop at the Society of General Internal Medicine's Southern Regional Meeting on Friday, February 21, in New Orleans. She will co-lead the workshop on "Teaching the Teacher: Incorporating Critical Analysis of Literature in Clinical Contexts to Promote Lifelong Learning" with Dr. Gunjan Kahlon from the Department of Internal Medicine. The class will equip physicians who work with students and residents to incorporate concepts of evidence-based medicine into patient rounds.
The Society of General Internal Medicine is a national organization for internal medicine faculty from medical schools and teaching hospitals. The Southern Region covers thirteen states throughout the Southeast.
Remembering Dr. Wilson
Dr. Woody Wilson, Clinical Professor of Medicine, passed away on January 28. Dr. Wilson completed his residency training at Confederate Memorial Hospital from 1953 to 1956. He joined the faculty in 1967 and became deputy department head for volunteer faculty in 1989. He moved to gratis faculty status in 2001. As historian of the Shreveport Medical Society, he frequently provided books on the history of medicine for our collection. Dr. Wilson was the driving force behind the fundraising for the construction of the Library's History of Medicine Room.
The Library received a generous donation in Dr. Wilson's memory from former Library Director Marianne Comegys. To honor Dr. Wilson and remember his passion for the study of medical history, we have used the donated funds to purchase access to the electronic version of these books:
Encyclopedia of Civil War medicine
Hospital sketches, by Louisa May Alcott
Medicine's Michelangelo : the life & art of Frank H. Netter, M.D.
Music Video Contest for Allied Health and Medical Students
LSU Health Shreveport medical and allied health students are again 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. Winning videos can earn money for their campus libraries. Please see the broader contest rules at this link. Consider participating to show the nation the creativity of our student body!
The local 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 Monday, March 31 at midnight.
* LSU Health Shreveport students must submit their YouTube entries using this form. Entries not submitted using the LSU Health Shreveport library's form will not be considered.
*Do not submit videos directly to the University of South Carolina.
- New Acquisitions
Review a list of materials that the Library acquired during January 2014.