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Book Drive at the Library

New books

In cooperation with the Pediatric Interest Group, the Health Sciences Library sponsored a book drive for Reach Out and Read. Collection boxes were placed around the campus to collect new or gently-used children’s books.  Thanks to your generosity, 212 books were collected!  Reach Out and Read volunteers will promote early literacy by distributing these books to children at their well-child visits to the pediatric clinic.



Library Staff Member Retiring

The Library faculty and staff congratulate Donna Compton, Ph.D., on her retirement November 30. Dr. Compton joined the Library staff in August 2002. In her role as the Library's Night/Weekend Supervisor, Dr. Compton assisted Library users and supervised the Library’s student workers. She also served as one of the Library’s Writing Consultants. We appreciate Dr. Compton's years of service to the Library and LSU Health, and we wish her all the best in her retirement!



Study Room Contest

LSU Health Shreveport Health Sciences Library is giving away one private, VIP study room to one lucky student to study for end of semester year, module, or rotation examination.  To enter this VIP contest: like, share or join our official Facebook event on Tuesday, December 1st through Thursday, December 3rd. You can even enter the contest all three ways (Like, Share, Join) to increase your chances. Winner will be contacted on the morning of Friday, December 4th. Like us on Facebook for more details about the contest, and to learn about other exciting happenings at the Library.



New Acquisitions

New books Review a list of materials that the Library acquired during October 2015.



Thanksgiving Holiday

We have much to be grateful for in this Thanksgiving season. The Library staff and faculty wish you a happy, healthy holiday! The Health Sciences Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25 and remain closed through Friday, November 27. Regular Saturday hours will resume at 9:00 a.m. on November 28. See the Library Hours and Holiday Schedule for further information.

Julia Esparza



Eyeglass Drive at the Library

In cooperation with the Ophthalmology Interest Group and the Shreveport Red River Lions Club, the Health Sciences Library will be holding an Eyeglass Drive during the month of November. To donate your old glasses and eyeglass cases, please leave them in the basket at the Library’s circulation desk. At the end of November, the glasses will be given to the Shreveport Red River Lions Club. 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.


User Education and Outreach

Julie Esparza, who has served as the Library’s Clinical Medical Librarian for the last seven years, will continue to help our students, faculty, and staff in a new capacity as Head of User Education and Outreach. In this position, she will coordinate all of the Library’s classes and outreach activities. 

Ms. Esparza currently chairs LSU Health Shreveport’s Continuing Medical Education Committee.  She has served on the Institutional Review Board since 2011 and is also on the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Committee.  She recently completed a three-year term on the Medical Library Association’s Board of Directors.


Medical School History on Display in the Library

The Library is celebrating the medical school’s Founders Day with a new exhibit. Photographs of each medical school class through 2005 are displayed on the first floor of the Library. These composites have been created for the classes’ ten-year reunions.  Other exhibits related to the school’s history can be found in the glass display cases near the library entrance.

For more information on our institution’s history, see the Library’s website on LSU Health Shreveport History.  This chronology includes links to some fascinating historical resources, such as a 1979 interview in which Dr. Joe Holoubek describes the behind-the-scenes work of local physicians to establish our medical school.



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