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News Archive, 2007

Library holiday hours (12/21/2007)
The library will be closed Saturday December 22 through Tuesday the 25th and will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday December 26 through Friday the 28th for the Christmas holiday. The library will also be closed Saturday December 29 through Tuesday January 1 for the New Year's holiday. Regular hours will resume Wednesday January 2nd.

New Acquisitions (12/4/2007)
Review a listing of the new books that the library has acquired.

New artist (12/3/2007)
The Library is currently hosting an exhibit of the works of Karen Mathison Schmidt. Mrs. Schmidt is a local artist, illustrator, and graphic designer who paints in oils and acrylics. Her paintings are on display on the first floor of the library.

Library holiday hours (11/21/2007)
The library will be closing on November 21st at 5 p.m. and will remain closed through November 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Regular hours will resume on November 24th.

Library Web Server Upgrade Completed (11/6/2007)
On Monday November 5th, the library's web server underwent a software upgrade. Although the server was down for most of the day, all services have now been restored. As always, users who encounter problems on the library's web site are requested to contact the library's Systems section (x5-5460 or x5-5448) so that any problems that may have escaped our notice can be corrected.

New Acquisitions (11/2/2007)
Review a listing of the new books that the library has acquired.

Library Web Server Downtime (11/1/2007)
The library's web server will be offline on Monday, November 5th for software maintenance. It is anticipated that the server will be available again later that afternoon. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

iPod Winners (11/1/2007)
Jessica Patrick, MSIII, and Kimberly Roach, Physical Therapy, won a new video iPod nano with 8G of memory. Congratulations! The library's Podcast page provides links to selected podcasts in the medical and biological sciences.

Library holiday hours (10/5/2007)
The library will close on October 8th at 5 p.m. for Columbus Day. Regular hours will resume on October 9th.

National Librarians Month (10/5/2007)
October is National Medical Librarians Month! The library invites you to enter its popular Jar of Spiders contest. Stop by the Library to guess the number of gummi spiders in the jar. If your guess is one of the closest to the actual number of spiders without going over you can win one of several prizes! Prizes include Frankenstein T-shirts, life size Frankenstein cutouts, and gummi spiders of your own! The contest ends October 26th.

New Acquisitions (10/5/2007)
Review a listing of the new books that the library has acquired.

Win an iPod (10/2/2007)
The library has recently added a podcasting page to our website. This page features a number of resources to download to your device including "Heart Sounds" from the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. Visit the podcasting page today to see this and other resources. While there, enter our drawing to win a new video iPod nano with 8G of memory.

Free trial of Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology (9/12/2007)
The library has arranged a free trial of Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology, an online resource offering information on experimental methodologies in this rapidly emerging area of scientific inquiry. The John Wiley & Sons Current Protocols series is widely recognized as an authoritative source of state-of-the-art information on experimental techniques in a wide range of biomedical disciplines.

Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology can be reached through the library's database menu, at http://lib.sh.lsuhsc.edu/databases/. The free trial will run through December 31, 2007.

New Speech Language Pathology Portal Added (9/12/2007)
The library website has recently added a new resource, a subject portal for Speech Language Pathology. This new portal links directly to the electronic resources and websites that are most used by Speech Language Pathology students and faculty. The portal is available at http://lib.sh.lsuhsc.edu/portals/slp/index.html. This library resource was designed in cooperation with faculty members in the Communication Disorders Department of the School of Allied Health Professions.

New Acquisitions (9/10/2007)
Review a listing of the new books that the library has acquired.

Library holiday hours (8/28/2007)
The library will be closed on September 3rd for Labor Day. Regular hours will resume on September 4th.

New Occupational Therapy Portal Added (8/21/2007)
The library website has recently added a new resource, a subject portal for Occupational Therapy. This new portal links directly to the electronic resources and websites that are most used by Occupational Therapy students and faculty. The Occupational Therapy portal is available at http://lib.sh.lsuhsc.edu/portals/ot/index.html. This library resource was designed in cooperation with faculty members in the Occupational Therapy Department, School of Allied Health Professions. Please notify the library if we could build a similar resource for your department.

Free trial of new Current Protocols title (8/20/2007)
Wiley Interscience, publishers of the highly regarded Current Protocols series that provides detailed descriptions and commentary on a wide variety of basic and advanced research protocols, has just released a new title in the series: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology. Published in affiliation with the International Society for Stem Cell Research, Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology (CPSC) covers the most fundamental protocols and methods in this rapidly growing field. The library has arranged a free trial through December 31st. Interested users are invited to direct their comments to mwatso@lsuhsc.edu.

New Acquisitions (8/9/2007)
Review a listing of the new books and journals that the library has acquired.

Chronicle of Higher Education now online (7/19/2007)
The Chronicle of Higher Education is now available online to all users at LSUHSC-S. One of the most highly regarded sources of information for administrators and faculty members in higher education, the Chronicle offers news, special reports, job listings, discussion blogs, live web-based forums, and many other features. The online version is updated daily, and includes articles published since 1989.

Holiday Hours (6/25/2007)
The Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, for the Independence Day holiday. Regular library hours will resume on July 5th.

Podcasts now available (6/20/2007)
The library now offers podcast subscriptions on its website. Podcasts are audio recordings that can be downloaded to a computer or personal media player such as an iPod. The library's Podcast page provides additional background, and links to selected podcasts in the medical and biological sciences.

Internal Medicine Morning Report Database (6/20/2007)
A searchable database of cases discussed at the Department of Internal Medicine's daily Morning Report is now available on the library's website. The morning report database records the clinical questions raised by each case that was discussed, and provides citations & links to relevant medical literature. The database can be reached at http://lib.sh.lsuhsc.edu/am_rpt/.

PubMed Display Problems? (6/13/2007)
The National Library of Medicine's PubMed database system recently underwent an upgrade to accommodate future expansion and enhancement. Following the upgrade, some users at LSUHSC-S and other institutions have encountered display errors under certain conditions. Most often, these take the form of entirely blank screens. The National Library of Medicine is aware of these problems and is working to correct them. In the meantime, users may be able to correct the problem by deleting their web browser's cookies. In Internet Explorer, this can be done by choosing Tools from the menu bar, selecting Internet Options, selecting the General tab, finding and clicking the Delete Cookies button, and answering "Yes" when asked if you want to delete all cookies in the Temporary Internet Files folder.

If you normally go to PubMed using a bookmark, you should delete that bookmark, since PubMed's URL has changed slightly, and using the old URL appears to cause some of the display problems that users are reporting. To create a new bookmark using PubMed's new URL, start PubMed using this link and then create a new bookmark using the normal commands for your web browser.

New Acquisitions (6/4/2007)
Review a listing of the new books and journals that the library has acquired.

New printers in the computer lab (6/1/2007)
The networked printers in the computer lab have been replaced with new machines. The new printers are faster than the old models, and will permit better balancing of print jobs. Printing charges will remain at 5¢ per page. For payment, the new printers use the same card system as the photocopiers and the old printers, so users who already have a printer/photocopier card will not need to purchase a new one. Users who do not have a printer/photocopier card can purchase one from the dispenser in the library's first-floor photocopier room.

Holiday Hours (5/24/2007)
The Library will close at 5 pm on Monday, May 28th, for the Memorial Day holiday. Regular library hours will resume on May 29th.

New weekend hours (5/16/2007)
In response to requests for an earlier opening time on Sundays, the library's weekend hours will change effective Saturday June 2nd. The new Saturday hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday hours will be 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Library adds two new e-book collections (5/15/2007)
Access Surgery and Access Emergency Medicine, a pair of electronic book collections from McGraw Hill, are now available to users at LSUHSC-S. Access Surgery includes the full text of eight commonly used surgery texts, and Access Emergency Medicine includes the full text of eleven texts in Emergency Medicine. Both also include additional useful features, such as videos; AccessSurgery includes a board review option; and Access Emergency Medicine has a Grand Rounds feature.

AccessSurgery (http://www.accesssurgery.com)

Current Surgical Diagnosis and Treatment
Schwartz's Principles of Surgery

Maingot's Abdominal Operations

Zolinger's Atlas of Surgical Operations

Skandalakis' Surgical Anatomy

Current Consult Surgery
(Includes downloadable PDA version)
Surgery Review Illustrated

Schartz's Principles of Surgery: Self-Assessment and Board Review

AccessEmergencyMedicine (http://www.accessem.com)

Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide Tintinalli, Kelen, & Stapczynski
Emergency Medicine Manual
Ma, Cline, Tintinalli, Kelen, & Stapczynski
Emergency Medicine Procedures
Reichman & Simon
Emergency Ultrasound
Ma & Mateer
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Strange, Ahrens, Lelyveld, & Schafermeyer
Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies: Diagnosis and Management
Pearlman, Tintinalli, & Dyne
Emergency Orthopedics
Simon, Sherman, & Koenigsknecht
Atlas of Emergency Medicine
Knoop, Stack, & Storrow
Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology
Wolff, Johnson, & Suurmond
Atlas of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Shah & Lucchesi
Goldfrank's Manual of Toxicologic Emergencies
Hoffman, Nelson, Howland, Lewin, Flomenbaum, & Goldfrank

Artist Spotlight (5/14/2007)
We invite you to stop by the Library to view our newest exhibition of nature photographs by Anthony "Skeeter" Lasuzzo. Striking images of birds, flowers, and scenic landscapes capture his love of the outdoors. These photographs will be on view in the Library through July.

Anthony "Skeeter" Lasuzzo received his first camera from his parents when he graduated with a Masters of Science degree in geology from Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, Louisiana. He was leaving home and his parents asked that he document his travels with photographs so that they could also experience those moments. This led to slide shows for his family and friends on every return trip home. He became very interested in mountaineering, backpacking, and winter mountaineering, as well as hiking and the camera was a great way to share these experiences with his family.

He was a film photographer for thirty years before switching to digital photography just eighteen months ago. The change to digital photography has been a real learning experience for Skeeter, not only in the camera equipment, but in the computer darkroom and printing process as well. Since his retirement from the oil industry in 2002 and his switch to digital photography, he has become more serious about his photographic work.

Skeeter presently resides in Pottsboro, Texas, with his wife, Marolyn. With the Hagerman Wildlife Refuge very near their home, it became an emotional refuge for them after Marolyn was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of 2006. They spent three to four hours a day in the refuge, Skeeter with his camera and Marolyn with her spotting scope identifying and photographing birds. The results of the time spent in the refuge was not only great for the physical and emotional healing from the cancer, but also resulted in many photographic images of which they are very proud.

Over the years, Skeeter has won or placed in numerous photographic contests. He has had images published in The Spirit of Oklahoma, A Portrait of Oklahoma by Oklahomans and has sold his work to various businesses and individuals, as well as donating framed images for charitable fundraisers.

Ansel Adams once said, "Either the photograph speaks to a viewer or it does not. I cannot demand that anyone receive from the image just what was in my visualization at the time of exposure. I believe that if I am able to express what I saw and felt, the image will contain qualities that may provide a basis for imaginative response from the viewer."

Skeeter's hope is that his images speak to you!

Library to offer PowerPoint class (5/7/2007)
The Library is pleased to present Basic PowerPoint on Thursday, May 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Advanced PowerPoint on Tuesday, May 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Library, Room 1-419. To ensure computer availability, please pre-register via e-mail to dsouth@lsuhsc.edu

Library dedicated History of Medicine room (5/2/2007)
On Wednesday, May 9, the Library dedicated its History of Medicine Room. Funding for the renovation was provided by Medical Center Clinics, Inc. The History of Medicine Collection, containing more than 3,000 books dating from 1743, includes early medical imprints, histories of medicine, reprints of classic early works, biographies, journals, and medical fiction. Antique medical instruments, scientific equipment and machines, and related artifacts are also collected.

Library to offer PowerPoint class (4/16/2007)
The Library is pleased to present Basic PowerPoint on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and Advanced PowerPoint on Friday, May 4, 2007 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Both sessions will be held in the Library, Room 1-419. To ensure computer availability, please pre-register via e-mail to dsouth@lsuhsc.edu

Library adds new resources (4/16/2007)
The library recently acquired several new electronic resources for users at LSUHSC. The electronic book Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry is available through the library's e-books menu. The electronic journals Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, Heart Rhythm, and Virus Research are now available through the e-journals menu. In addition, the library recently purchased substantial backfile collections. These backfile purchases allow LSUHSC-S patrons online access to older articles from hundreds of journals from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and John Wiley & Sons.

Library to offer PowerPoint class (4/10/2007)
The Library is pleased to present Basic PowerPoint on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. and Advanced PowerPoint on Friday, April 13, 2007 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Both sessions will be held in the Library, Room 1-419. To ensure computer availability, please pre-register via e-mail to dsouth@lsuhsc.edu

New Acquisitions (4/10/2007)
Review a listing of the new books and journals that the library has acquired.

Holiday Hours (3/29/2007)
The Library will be closed Friday through Sunday, April 6-8, 2007 for the Easter holiday. The Library will close at 5 pm on Monday, April 9, 2007. Regular library hours will resume on April 10, 2007.

Enhancements to PsychiatryOnline (3/28/2007)
Faculty members and residents in Psychiatry will be pleased to learn that PsychiatryOnline, a collection of online books and journals from American Psychiatric Publishing, was recently redesigned to streamline access to its resources. Direct links to each title now appear right on the PsychiatryOnline homepage. In addition, older editions of DSM have been added to the site, which will be useful both for research and archival purposes. Additional resources in psychopharmacology will be added to PsychiatryOnline in the near future.

Library to host exhibit in 2008 (3/26/2007)
In May - June 2008, the library will host a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Surgeons, a joint project of the National Library of Medicine and Reginald F. Lewis museum of Maryland, describes the work of four African American surgeons who are recognized as pioneers in education and medicine. Using modern and historical materials, the exhibit describes the trailblazing work of these physicians.

MKSAP 14 to return (3/26/2007)
As a result of extended negotiations with the American College of Physicians, the library has obtained permission to offer in-library access to the CD-ROM version of the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) 14th ed. to Residents at LSUHSC-Shreveport. We anticipate that the program will be available within one to two weeks.

Library to offer PowerPoint class (3/8/2007)
The Library is pleased to present Basic PowerPoint on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. and Advanced PowerPoint on Thursday, March 22, 2007 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Library, Room 1-419. To ensure computer availability, please pre-register via e-mail to dsouth@lsuhsc.edu.

ScienceDirect e-journals will be unavailable (3/8/2007)
Due to vendor-scheduled maintenance, ScienceDirect will be unavailable on Sunday, March 11th for approximately 7 hours starting at midnight. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

ScienceDirect e-journal problems in PubMed (3/7/2007)
Recently, users accessing journal articles on ScienceDirect through full-text links in PubMed experienced technical difficulties. On clicking a fulltext link in PubMed, they saw a screen that asked them to choose either "Article via ScienceDirect" or "Article via ScienceDirect College Edition." Only the first of these options works for LSUHSC-S users--the link to "Article via ScienceDirect College Edition" should not appear. This problem was caused by changes made to ScienceDirect by the vendor. The library has embedded a cookie on this webpage that will prevent you from seeing the "ScienceDirect/ScienceDirect College Edition" prompt when you search PubMed in the future. Users who reach PubMed through a bookmark can deactivate the "ScienceDirect College Edition" prompt simply by making a one-time visit to the library's homepage.

Library Receives Grant Awards (3/2/2007)
The library has received three Information Access Project awards from the South Central Regional Office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine in Houston, Texas. The goal of these projects is to improve access for the consumer to quality Internet-based health information. Four grants were awarded within a five state region and the LSUHSC library received three. The $5000 grants will be used to enhance Internet connectivity and promote access to reliable health information for consumers at three sites within northern Louisiana: the Martin Luther King Health Center and the Multicultural Center of the South, both in Shreveport; and the Outpatient Medical Center in Natchitoches.

ScienceDirect e-journals will be unavailable (3/2/2007)
Due to vendor-scheduled maintenance, ScienceDirect will be unavailable on Saturday, March 3rd for approximately 9 hours starting at 5:30 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

New Artwork in the Library (2/28/2007)
Shreveport resident Catherine Hill Emmons began painting with watercolor, but has also studied acrylic and pastel. Her goal is to capture light, and her style is loose. The subjects of her paintings include florals, children and butterflies.

She loves to paint holiday-themed pictures to enjoy on the holiday and throughout the year. Catherine's most notable achievement was the selection of one of her designs to be featured on a Sportran bus. She painted the giant magnolia bloom at her husband's bedside as he lay dying. It is her belief that he smiles down on this big-bloomed bus from heaven. Catherine has also been commissioned to paint portraits of children and pets. The most challenging portrait was one of nine brothers and sisters.

Catherine had been an avid tennis player, but when the pain of fibromyalgia became too great, she retired her tennis racket and picked up a paint brush. Catherine loves to travel and when she goes on vacation, she packs her palette and brushes, as well as her camera. She loves to paint on location and the completed paintings provide her with many fond memories of her travels.

Catherine would be honored to create a special memory for you and can be contacted at myhearttsa@aol.com.

ScienceDirect e-journals will be unavailable (2/20/2007)
ScienceDirect will be unavailable on Saturday, February 24th for approximately 9 hours starting at 5:00 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Attention InfoPOEMS/InfoRetriever users (2/14/2007)
The library licenses InfoPOEMS/InfoRetriever, an evidence-based medicine resource, for use by faculty, staff and students at LSUHSC-S. Users of the PDA versions of this program will need to re-register the software for 2007 by following these instructions.

PubMed Classes (2/14/2007)
Bob Wood is teaching Pubmed Basics on Wednesday, March 7, at 4:00-5:00 pm and on Friday, March 9, at 8:00-9:00 am. Kerri Christopher is teaching Pubmed Enhancements on Wednesday, March 14, at 4:00-5:00 pm and on Friday, March 16, at 8:00-9:00 am. All of these sessions will be held in the Library in room 1-419. To ensure computer availability, please pre-register via e-mail to kchris@lsuhsc.edu.

Holiday Hours (2/14/2007)
The Library will close at 5 pm on Monday, February 19, 2007 for the Mardi Gras holiday. Regular library hours will resume on February 20, 2007.

Library to offer PowerPoint class (2/12/2007)
The Library is pleased to present Basic PowerPoint on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. and Advanced PowerPoint on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Library, Room 1-419. To ensure computer availability, please pre-register via e-mail to dsouth@lsuhsc.edu.

E-journal technical problems (2/9/2007)
We are experiencing technical problems accessing some of our e-journals. The e-journals from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins are currently not working. The publishers are aware of the problem and are in the process of correcting this error. We do apologize for the inconvenience.

Long-time Librarian to Retire Shortly (1/29/2007)
The library faculty and staff congratulate Billy Triplett, Assistant Director of Library Operations, on his impending retirement. Billy will retire on January 31st after 31 years of service to LSUHSC-S.

New E-journal package (1/25/2007)
The library recently subscribed to a package of five electronic journals from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This bundled collection delivers full-text access for five AAP publications: Pediatrics, Pediatrics in Review, NeoReviews, AAP Grand Rounds, and AAP News. Coverage begins with volume 1 for all these journals except AAP Grand Rounds, which begins with volume 5.

Easier Access to E-Mail (1/19/2007)
In response to requests by medical students, the library has added a link to the LSUHSC e-mail system to its home page. Users with an LSUHSC e-mail account are now able to reach the Web version of Microsoft Outlook by opening the "Quicklinks" dropdown menu on the right side of the home page and choosing LSUHSC Webmail.

Psychiatry Legacy Collection (1/18/2007)
In response to user requests, the library has recently purchased the Psychiatry Legacy Collection, the backfiles of six respected, peer-reviewed psychiatry journals. The collection dates back to 1844, thus covering 162 years of psychiatry. Journals in this package include American Journal of Psychiatry and its predecessor, American Journal of Insanity, as well as American Psychiatry, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Journal of Psychotherapy Practice and Research, Psychiatric Services, and Psychosomatics.

Internet Connectivity in the Library (1/12/2007)
In response to recent connectivity problems, Computer Services has made major efforts to ensure that users are able to get fast, reliable connections to the Internet through the campus network. We believe that the problem of connection time-outs that many users encountered in October and November has now been solved. If you are continuing to experience network timeouts when attempting to use library resources such as PubMed or Ovid, please notify library staff so that we can alert Computer Services to the problem.

Last week to see Frankenstein (1/12/2007)
Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature, a touring exhibit created by the National Library of Medicine, will conclude on Thursday Jan 18th. The exhibit, which has been on display in the library since October, highlights the impact that Mary Shelley's classic novel has made on both popular culture and scientific ethics since its publication in 1818.

Holiday Hours (1/11/2007)
The Library will close at 5 pm on Monday, January 15, 2007 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Regular library hours will resume on January 16, 2007.

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