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Therapy dogs will visit the Library on Thursday, October 25, and November 29, to help you “keep calm and carry on.” Meet them on the first floor of the Library at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Sign up for the introductory class offered Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 12pm to 1pm in room 1-417 on the main floor of the Health Sciences Library. Registration is limited due to the intensive nature of the session, but we can also come to you for an introductory EndNote class for the full department. Register for the November 7 class at https://goo.gl/forms/EfXJMWxPkpJUvtgB2. Contact Erin Reardon at 5-3374 or ereard@lsuhsc.edu if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Erin Reardon, reference librarian, has been selected through a competitive process to participate in a course called Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians. The goal of the course is to help librarians implement or enhance research data management training and services at their institutions. The online course runs from October 15 through December 14, 2018. The course is sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office at the University of Utah.




Congratulations to Montie’ Dobbins, assistant director of technical services. Ms. Dobbins won a Professional Development Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, and a Postell Professional Development Award, from the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association. Both awards will be used to offset the cost for Ms. Dobbins to attend the Charleston Conference in November 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina. Since 1980, the Charleston Conference has been devoted to issues related to acquisitions and licensing resources in all types of libraries.




Congratulations to the following Library staff and faculty who celebrated service anniversaries announced on September 14, 2018:

  • Kathleen Bloomingdale, Business Manager – 15 years of service
  • Julia Esparza, Associate Director – 10 years of service
  • Will Olmstadt, Executive Director – 5 years of service



The Library has licensed access to electronic back files of the following 5 highly-used e-journals. In some cases, these back files provide more access than our print holdings.
 
American Journal of Nursing – now covered from October 1900 to the present
American Journal of Otology – from July 1979 to November 2000 (continues as Otology & Neurotology)
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma – now covered from 1987 to the present
Pain – now covered from March 1975 to the present
Psychosomatic Medicine – now covered from January 1939 to the present
 
Library staff are pleased to have this opportunity to improve our online collection. Please contact Montie’ Dobbins, assistant director, with questions or suggestions.



 
Writing can be tough, and even tougher when you have to write about yourself. If you are getting stuck when you’re trying to write the personal statement for your residency applications, or if you would like some guidance or help, join reference librarian Erin Reardon and your fellow classmates for a writing workshop where we will discuss tips and tricks, finding your writing “voice,” overcoming writer’s block, and common mistakes to avoid.
 
Our next workshop will be held on August 28, 2018, from 4 – 5pm in the Library Computer Lab, room 1-419.
 
Bring your laptop, a draft of your personal statement (if you have one—and if you don’t, that’s fine!), and your ideas and questions.
 
The final Personal Statement Workshop will be held on September 4th, 4-5 pm in the Library Computer Lab 1-417. 
 
Please contact Erin Reardon at ereard@lsuhsc.edu or 675-3374 with any questions.
 



First year medical students attended a session about the library during Freshman Orientation. The students then had the opportunity to participate in a Library Online Scavenger Hunt contest by answering questions about the library website. Those with 90% of the questions correct were entered in a random drawing for prizes. Thanks to all of you who participated in the 2018 MS1 Library Online Scavenger Hunt!
 
Don't forget the Library Faculty are here to help you if you need it!  
 
 
 
 
 
 



Writing can be tough, and even tougher when you have to write about yourself. If you are getting stuck when you’re trying to write the personal statement for your residency applications, or if you would like some guidance or help, join reference librarian Erin Reardon and your fellow classmates for a writing workshop where we will discuss tips and tricks, finding your writing “voice,” overcoming writer’s block, and common mistakes to avoid.
 
Our first workshop will be held on August 9, 2018, from 4 – 5pm in the Zadeck Conference Room.
 
Bring your laptop, a draft of your personal statement (if you have one—and if you don’t, that’s fine!), and your ideas and questions.
 
If you can’t make it, future workshops will be held on the following days leading up to September 5 when you begin applying to residency programs on ERAS:
 
August 17th, 4-5pm, in library computer lab 1-417 (the big lab)
August 22nd, 4-5pm, in lab 1-417
August 28th, 4-5pm in computer lab 1-419 (the smaller lab)
September 4th, 4-5pm, back in 1-417
 
Please contact Erin Reardon at ereard@lsuhsc.edu or 675-3374 with any questions.
 
 



New computers were recently installed in the Health Sciences Library's two computer labs (rooms 1-417 and 1-419). The new computers would not be possible without the administrative support of Dr. Jane Eggerstedt, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Dennis Wissing, interim dean of the School of Allied Health Professions and long-time chair of the Library advisory committee. We are also grateful to the Information Technology Group for facilitating the purchase. In addition, several Library faculty and staff members worked to be sure that the new computers were installed correctly, and that the old computers were properly surplused or repurposed. Special thanks to Mararia Adams, the Library's Assistant Director of Systems; Katrina Bell, Library Associate in Systems; and Dakota Arnold.