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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.

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.

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.

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

Julie Esparza, Head of User Education & Outreach, is the recipient of the 2017 Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award.  This award, which is presented by the Medical Library Association (MLA), honors outstanding librarians who demonstrate skills in teaching, curriculum development, mentoring, research, or educational leadership.  She will receive her award at MLA’s annual conference in May.   Ms. Esparza received another major MLA award, the Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year, in 2014. She is only the second person in the history of the organization to win both of these prestigious awards.

Ms. Esparza’s involvement in education at LSU Health Shreveport includes serving on and currently chairing the Continuing Medical Education Committee.  She has been involved in the Medical School curriculum through the SACS-QEP “Translating Research into Practice” initiative.  In addition, she has mentored high school and undergraduate students each summer through the programs of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.  She has also been awarded grant funding to educate the community on healthcare issues.  Through funding she received from the South Central Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, LSU Health Shreveport will host a symposium on “Human Papillomavirus Risk and Prevention:  Protecting Future Generations” on March 25.  

Vote for your favorite artwork in the 5th Annual Art from the Heart Show in the Library. The artistic talents of the faculty, staff, and students of LSU Health Shreveport and University Health will be on display on the first floor of the Library from March 13 to June 2. With over 40 paintings, photographs, and other unique pieces, you may have a difficult time choosing your favorite! Voting will be open from March 13 to March 31. Then, see the winner receive a special prize at the reception on April 6 at 3:00 p.m. in the Library. 

The Health Sciences Library is partnering with local therapy dog handlers to bring therapy dogs back to the Library twice this spring. The first date will be Thursday, March 30 at 3:00 PM. Watch for more details!

Review a list of materials that the Library acquired during January 2017 and February 2017.


Time is running out to reveal your artistic ability and have a chance at winning a prize in the exciting annual Art from the Heart of LSU Health Shreveport exhibit that displays the hidden creative talents of the faculty, staff, and students of LSU Health Shreveport and University Health. The Library will host this event between March 13 and June 2, 2017. Viewers will vote for their favorite work, and the artist of the winning piece will be awarded a gift card at the reception. All forms of the visual arts including but not limited to painting, sculpting, photography, pottery, jewelry, computer-generated art, and fabric art are eligible. 

Monday, February 27, is the campus Mardi Gras holiday.  However, the Library will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. with a limited staff. Please note the later opening time, as the Library usually opens at 7:30 a.m. on weekdays.  The Library will be open its usual Saturday and Sunday schedule preceding the holiday, and normal hours resume on Tuesday, February 28.