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Congratulations to Kathleen Bloomingdale, the Library's business manager, for being selected for the 2019 Employee Excellence Award! Ms. Bloomingdale has been with the Library for 2 years, and with LSU Health Shreveport for over 15 years. In addition to a plaque and a $400 award, she will be honored with other award recipients at the Eastridge Country Club on October 22.







Works from members of the Shreveport Art Club are now on display on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Library. Works will be on display through early 2020. Contact information for the artist is on each piece.

Founded in 1921, the Shreveport Art Club meets at the Valencia Center on the first Tuesday of each month, except for July and August.  Each meeting includes a demonstration, presentation, or hands-on activity for members and guests.  Meetings are free and open to the public.


We are grateful to the Department of Psychiatry for funding access to Stahl Online from Cambridge University Press. Stahl Online provides full access to the entire current portfolio of neuropsychopharmacology books by Dr. Stephen Stahl. The site includes case studies, detailed illustrations, key electronic books in psychopharmacology, and a drug interactions tool. Access is available on campus or off-campus through the VPN.







LSU Health Shreveport Health Sciences Library faculty will be exhibiting at Geek'd Con at the Shreveport Convention Center from August 16-18. At the Library booth, children will receive an activity book on genetics created by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Greater Midwest Region, and a box of crayons. In addition, there will be stickers and other consumer information on genetics and precision medicine. Each hour during the convention, Library volunteers will draw the names of four lucky kids to receive a printed copy of the Amazing Captain Fit by mail after the event.

Over 12,000 people attend Geek’d Con, and a majority of them are children, making it an ideal place to highlight the Library's Amazing Captain Fit comic. The comic was originally funded through an NN/LM South Central Region Health Information Literacy Award in 2014. Library faculty Talicia Tarver (now at Virginia Commonwealth University) and Deidra Woodson wrote the comic, in consultation with Dr. John Vanchiere and Dr. Nelsihan Gungor from the Department of Pediatrics. Nick Fechter, an LSUS BFA student, illustrated and lettered the comic. The comic follows the adventures of a child who aspires to be like his favorite hero, Captain Fit. However, he must first complete a series of tasks to make sure he is healthy enough to help Captain Fit fight childhood obesity. Captain Fit received local and national praise. It was featured in the Shreveport Times and the American Library Association weekly e-mail. The authors received written thanks from Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. The comic is online at

Exhibit costs funded through a grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - South Central Region (NN/LM-SCR).



As part of the Library’s subscription to Elsevier Science Direct, the campus has new access to 247 relevant electronic journal titles, not previously available. The titles are a mixture of clinical and basic science titles. See the complete list at this link. Find specific titles on the Library’s e-journal list at this link. Please remember access to the Library’s licensed resources requires being on campus or connected off-campus through the VPN.

The Library will close at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 1 and will be closed on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.  Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3.  We wish safe travels for those who will be on the road for the holiday weekend.

Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. While some remain socially acceptable, others are outlawed because of their toxic and intoxicating characteristics. These classifications have shifted at different times in history and will continue to change. The traveling exhibition Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescriptions, on display at the Library through August 24, explores the factors that have shaped the changing definitions of some of our most potent drugs. Six banners cover the historical uses and abuses of alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, marijuana, and opium.

Library faculty and staff created a resource guide and displays highlighting Library resources in toxicology and related subjects:

Additionally, LSU Health Shreveport faculty members Dr. Mark Ryan and Dr. Tom Arnold have kindly lent the Library a sample of their vintage poison bottle collection, to display for this exhibit. Their collection includes bottles from the 19th and 20th centuries, from both the United States and Great Britain. Two bottles on display in the Library were also on display at the National Library of Medicine in 2008.

A "Digital Gallery" offering a selection of digitized, historical texts from the History of Medicine Division's diverse collections can be found as part of the online version of the exhibition at

This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.  Curated by Manon Parry, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public History, University of Amsterdam.




The Library is excited to announce it has licensed access to the Shelf Exam Practice Modules as part of its Board Vitals subscription.

Shelf exam practice is available for emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, OBGYN, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery.

Students can access Board Vitals by going to  They will need to register to use the system. Users must be on campus to register. However, after registration, the same link lets people log in and access the practice exams without being on campus. This will be beneficial for those who go to Conway and other institutions.

The Library’s subscription to Board Vitals also includes preparation modules for USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3.

Starting July 1, the Library will have access to the following e-books on the STAT! Ref platform.

5-Minute Clinical Consult

AAFP Conditions A to Z

AHFS Drug Information

Compounding Sterile Preparations

Current Procedure Codes With RVUs


Kaplan & Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry

Merck Manual Consumer Version

Merck Manual Professional Version

Red Book: 2018-2021 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases

Stedman's Medical Dictionary

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary

Please contact Library faculty for assistance using these resources.

As the new fiscal year begins, remember all visitors to the Library need to have their own ID badges visibly displayed, including during evenings and weekends. This is a campus requirement, and the badges are necessary for printing and copying.

Please do not ask janitorial staff, or Library staff, for access to the Library through emergency exits. Letting people into unauthorized entrances poses safety and theft risks when those locks are inadvertently left unsecured.

Staff cannot be responsible for theft of personal belongings. Please secure items appropriately.

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Library an appropriate environment for study and research.