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Library Staff Member Recognized for Excellence

Congratulations to Katrina Bell, Library Associate in Systems, who was recently selected as a winner of the 2017 LSU Health Shreveport Employee Excellence Awards.  She was selected by the LSU Health Shreveport Foundation, the sponsor of the award, based on nominations received from her co-workers.  As one of the nominations stated, “Katrina exemplifies excellence and is the model of efficiency and effectiveness. With a friendly smile, she is willing to take on difficult projects and go out of her way to help others. She loves people, works hard and always tries to lift the spirits of those around her.”  Ms. Bell received the award at a banquet on October 3. We are proud that she has been recognized by the Foundation with this special honor.


Librarians Celebrate Their Years of Service

Two library faculty members were recently honored for their years of service to LSU Health Shreveport.  Congratulations to David Duggar, who is celebrating twenty-five years.  Mr. Duggar serves as head of the Library’s liaison program, and he is currently serving as president of the general faculty.  Congratulations also to Montie’ Dobbins, who is celebrating fifteen years of service.  Ms. Dobbins is head of user access services.  Later this month, she will be installed as president of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association.  We appreciate these librarians and their combined forty years of service!  


Pop into the Library

October is National Medical Librarians Month

Join the celebration!

Guess the Number of Kernels in the Jar

Enter by October 29 for a chance to win a prize

Winners will be notified October 30


Hot Air Popcorn Maker by Cuisinart

Spirits of the Season

2 - $15 Starbucks Gift Cards


Columbus Day Holiday

Although Monday, October 9, is a holiday for LSU Health Shreveport, the Library will be open with limited staffing from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Full staff will be here on Tuesday, October 10, when normal hours resume.

DynaMed Upgraded to DynaMed Plus

The Health Sciences Library has subscribed to DynaMed, a point-of-care database, since 2008.  However, the publisher is retiring the product, and the Library has agreed to pay for an upgraded subscription to DynaMed Plus for one year.  The new product has a completely new user interface and new search functionality.  It includes hundreds of new topics, and each new topic includes overviews and recommendations.  DynaMed Plus includes thousands of graphics and images. DynaMed Plus is available in Epic and also available on mobile devices.

Our alumni may access DynaMed Plus as part of our subscription.  For additional information about access, alumni should contact the Alumni Association.


September Eyeglass Drive

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 September.

To donate your old glasses, please leave them in the basket at the Library’s circulation desk. You can also leave eyeglasses in the basket in Room 3-344 at the School of Allied Health Professions.

At the end of September, 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.


Labor Day Holiday

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 4, for Labor Day. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5. We wish safe travels for those who will be on the road for the holiday weekend.


Library Grand Rounds to Feature Faculty Speaker on Global Health

L. Keith Scott, MD MSc FCCM, will present “Global Health in a Changing World,” the Department of Medical Library Science Grand Rounds, next Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at noon in the Library’s large computer lab (1-417). Refreshments will be provided by the School of Allied Health Professions. The event is a collaboration between the Library, the Master of Public Health program, and the student group Support for Humanitarianism for Intercontinental Projects (SHIP). The talk also ties in with the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit on display in the Library through September 9, “Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health.”



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