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Do You Use the Writing Consultant Service? We Want to Hear from You!

The Library’s Writing Consultants edit and proofread writing projects for faculty, staff, and students.  We are currently conducting a survey to determine if we are fulfilling our goals.  If you received the survey via email, please take a couple of minutes to complete it, and return it to us by April 21.  If we have edited a document for you within the past year but you did not receive the survey, please email us at so that we can send it to you.  Thanks in advance for helping us discover how we can better assist you with your writing projects! 


Remembering Billy Triplett

Billy Triplett began working at the Library of the LSU Health Sciences Center - Shreveport in September 1975 and eventually became the Library’s Assistant Director of Operations.  He retired from LSU on January 31, 2007, with 31 years of service. When he passed away on November 1, 2016, his family generously requested that memorial donations be made to the LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport Library. These funds have been used to purchase a beautiful bench for the Library. After the purchase of the bench, the Library was able to acquire electronic access to Orthopaedic knowledge update: sports medicine 5 with the remaining funds.  These items will serve as lasting tributes to our beloved colleague.


“Lemons to Lemonade” Winner

As part of our National Library Week celebration, the Health Sciences Library sponsored a contest for the best “Lemons to Lemonade” story about the Library.  Congratulations to physical therapy student Caleb McEntire, who received a $25 Amazon gift card for his winning entry.  Caleb’s story focused on the Library’s quiet study environment, useful resources, and helpful staff.  Congratulations, Caleb!


Lemonade & Cookies for National Library Week

April 9-15 is National Library Week, and we are celebrating in the Health Sciences Library!   Join us on Tuesday, April 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lemonade and cookies.


Library Hours for Easter Holidays

The Health Sciences Library will be closed Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 16. The Library will re-open on Monday, April 17, with limited staffing, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Please note the different opening time on Monday, as this is later than the Library usually opens. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 a.m.


Old Copying/Printing Cards Expire April 12, 2017

If you have one of the Library’s old copy/printing cards with money still on the account, you need to use it by Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  The Library is completing the migration to the new PaperCut system on April 12, so the old cards will no longer work, and refunds of unused funds will not be given. If you have value on a card you wish to use for copying/printing in the Library, you must use it by April 12.

For years, students have requested the ability to pay for copying and printing in the Library with their ID badges.  PaperCut allows Library users to add money to their LSU Health Shreveport ID badges for copying and printing in the Library. Money may be added at a kiosk in the Library’s copy room, to the right after entering the Library.

With the implementation of PaperCut, the copiers on the south walls of the 2nd and ground floors of the Library will be removed. All copying and printing will be centralized in the Library’s copy room.  In addition to the PaperCut equipment, a color printer and a book scanner are now also available in the Library copy room.  This centralized copying and printing will reduce noise throughout the Library.

Library staff are happy to help. Please visit the Library or call 318.675.5445.


A Canine Encore! Therapy Dogs Return Thursday by Popular Request

Therapy dogs will visit the Library on Thursday, March 30, at 3:00 PM. Come and de-stress with a furry friend! Visitors who want to spend time with a dog will be asked to sign a waiver and obtain a sticker at the entrance to the Library. 
If you can’t attend, don’t worry – the dogs and their handlers will return to the Library on Thursday, April 20, also at 3PM.

Library Faculty Appointed to National Committees

Several Library faculty have recently been named to jury or committee service for the Medical Library Association, the major national association for health sciences librarians. Unless otherwise noted, appointments begin on June 1, 2017.
New one-year appointments include:
• David Duggar will serve on the Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Jury
• Will Olmstadt is chairing the David A. Kronick Traveling Fellowship Jury
• Betty Tucker is serving on the Ysabel Bertolucci MLA Annual Meeting Grant Jury
• Deidra Woodson is serving on the Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship Jury
Ongoing multi-year appointments include:
• Montie' Dobbins continues a 3-year appointment to the National Program Committee, charged with planning the 2018 Medical Library Association annual meeting in Atlanta, as well as a continuing appointment on the Bylaws Committee
• Lexi Brackett continues her appointment on the Membership Committee


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