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Celebrate National Library Week

Libraries Transform is the theme for National Library Week, April 10-16, 2016. Pick up a form at the Circulation desk and jot down why your library is important or how it has transformed the way that you do your work. Then display it on the cork board that will be available.


On Wednesday, April 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., join the trend of coloring for stress relief! Valorie Lurry, School of Allied Health Professions Student Life Director and Board member of the Gingerbread House, has designed a coloring page for the occasion. The pages that you color (crayons supplied) will be presented to children at the center.  Get transformed at the Library and brighten the Gingerbread House, Bossier/Caddo Children’s Advocacy Center, at the same time. Why? In addition to being the host month for National Library Week, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. More information is available on the Library Health Observances LibGuide.


Librarian Elected to Lead the State’s Academic Librarians

Congratulations to David Duggar, Head of the Library’s Liaison Program, on his recent election as Chair of the Academic Section of the Louisiana Library Association.  The Academic Section includes academic librarians from colleges and universities all over the state.  As a Section chairman, Mr. Duggar will also serve on the Executive Board of the Louisiana Library Association, the only statewide organization representing libraries of all types.


Get Published in BMJ Case Reports

Are you looking for an opportunity to write for publication?  Have you encountered a case that involved a rare disease, an unusual presentation of a common disease, a novel treatment, or an unexpected outcome?  If so, consider submitting a case report to the journal BMJ Case Reports.  This journal’s business model requires authors to pay an annual “fellowship fee” to submit cases for publication.  However, because the Health Sciences Library subscribes to the journal, the fee is waived for LSU Health Shreveport faculty, staff and students.  For more information, click on BMJ Case Reports in the Electronic Journals list.  You will be directed to a link to submit an email request for the institution’s code.  A librarian will verify your affiliation and email you the code as well as submission instructions.      


Library Director Authors Book Chapter

Dixie Jones, library director, has written a chapter in the recently published book Mastering Subject Specialties: Practical Advice from the Field. Ms. Jones wrote Chapter 14, “Health Sciences Librarianship,” in the book, which was published by Libraries Unlimited.  Editor Karen Sobel recognized Ms. Jones’ expertise in the book’s introduction, where she wrote, “The chapter authors are predominantly established experts in their fields. Some have held high-level leadership roles in librarianship, such as Dixie A. Jones, past president of the Medical Library Association." 


Pi Day 3.14

Library staff and students enjoyed sweet treats in the Library for Pi Day. This day celebrates the mathematical constant π and is observed on 3.14 because 3,1, and 4 are the first three digits in Pi.


4th Annual Art from the Heart Show and Reception

See the artistic talents of the faculty, staff, and students of LSU Health Shreveport and University Health at the Art from the Heart exhibit that will be held in the Library between March 15 and May 31. You will have the opportunity to chat with the artists during the opening reception on Thursday, March 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Library. This event includes a variety of artwork, such as paintings, photographs, illustrations, painted glass panes, embroidered dresses, custom-made duck calls, and even a birdhouse!


Library Faculty Member Retiring

The Library faculty and staff congratulate Charlie Tudor, MHA, on his retirement March 31. Mr. Tudor has worked at LSU Health Shreveport for eighteen years, serving for the last four years in the Health Sciences Library.   In his role as Systems Librarian, he has significantly improved our technological infrastructure and cheerfully helped with computer problems.  In his retirement, he plans to travel around the country in his RV.  We appreciate Mr. Tudor’s years of service to the Library and LSU Health, and we wish him all the best in his retirement!


New Website Coming Soon!

On Monday, March 14, the Health Sciences Library will launch a new website.  The content will be the same, but the appearance will be more attractive and user-friendly. For a sneak peek, see



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