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New LocationThe Library copier and printers have been moved to room 1-423.  There is no fee to copy or print library resources.











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ArmadilloThe LSUHS Library has three relaxation stations for students to take a quick break from their studies. These relaxation stations include puzzles and since our students are so smart, we need more because they complete them fast! If you would like to contribute a puzzle for the students visit our Amazon Wish List at to order a puzzle to be delivered to the Library. Thank you for helping our students find their inner "piece" and relax!  








ArmadilloThe Medical Library Association (MLA) recently held its annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Of the eight LSU Health Shreveport librarians attending in-person, this was the very first national conference for five. Several LSU Health Shreveport librarians participated in the conference.

Associate Director Julia M. Esparza, as part of the 10-member Hospital Library Advocacy Team, was awarded the Medical Library Association’s President’s Award for the recognition of their work developing the Partner with Hospital Librarians to Improve Patient Care statement.

Assistant Director Montie’ Dobbins, was a member of the 2022 Local Assistance Committee and provided information at the Hospitality Booth.

Librarians David Duggar and Montie’ Dobbins were two of the eight member team presenting the sixth Immersion session of the conference, Cultivating Member Engagement the Armadillo Way: A Practical Guide for Chapters and Caucuses.

Additionally, “The Big Not-So-Easy: A Symposium on 21st Century Health Sciences Collection Development & Resource Sharing” was held during the conference as six sessions over three days. Montie’ Dobbins was the speaker for Session 4, Staying Ahead of the Future: Developing Your Library’s Collection Philosophy and Policy. Julia M. Esparza was the moderator of a four-member panel for Session 6, From Selecting to Weeding: Getting “Hands-On” with Tools That Help Resources Become a Collection.

Will Olmstadt, Library Director, was a member of the 2022 National Program Committee, responsible for planning the meeting.

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Congratulations to Julia Esparza, MLS, AHIP, Associate Director and Professor of Medical Library Science, for being approved for Level 2 of the Consumer Health Information Specialization of the Medical Library Association. Level 2 is the highest level, and represents the completion of 12 additional continuing education hours in health literacy, technology, and the ethical provision of information to the public.


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JulieJulie Esparza, MLS, AHIP, Associate Director and Librarian/Professor of Medical Library Science, has been named a recipient of the 2022 President’s Award from the Medical Library Association. The President's Award is given to an MLA member, selected by the association's officers and Board of Directors, for a notable or important contribution made during the past association year. The contribution must have enhanced the profession of health sciences librarianship or furthered the objectives of the association. Ms. Esparza was recognized for her role in co-authoring “Partner with Hospital Librarians to Improve Patient Care,” an advocacy statement aimed at hospital administrators to encourage ongoing funding and support of hospital libraries and their staffs.

David_JohannaDavid Duggar, Head of the Library Liaison Program, and Dr. Johanna Boult, Associate Professor of Communication Disorders, presented Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders Journals: Update on a Replication Study and Beyond, at the LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions Research Night, March 17, 2022. The Library is happy to work with our campus on these kinds of collaborations! Contact us at to discuss your project.