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The Health Sciences Library will be celebrating National Ice Cream Day on Monday, July 16th starting at 3:00 PM. The first 120 people will receive an ice cream cup. Beat the summer heat and enjoy some ice cream in the Library on a Monday afternoon.

The Library will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, for the holiday. Normal hours will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 5th. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!




Congratulations to Duchein Stinson, Library student worker, who recently received the School of Allied Health Professions 2018 Dean’s Award.  This award recognizes students who promote the health sciences and the School before the public.  With its emphasis on service, the Dean’s Award represents the highest ideals of the School of Allied Health Professions.  Mr. Stinson, who graduated in Cardiopulmonary Science in May, recently passed the National Board of Respiratory Care credentialing exams and is now eligible for Registered Respiratory Therapist licensing.  





Betty Tucker, Assistant Director of Technical Services, retired from the health sciences library on June 30, 2018. Ms. Tucker began working at the Library in 1988, and she became Assistant Director in 2015.  
The Library staff honored Ms. Tucker with a dinner on Thursday, June 28. We appreciate her service to the Library and LSU Health, and we wish her all the best in the future!

Congratulations to Sheryll Anderson, Library Specialist in User Access Services, who recently received an award from the Frank & Margaret McEntee Travel Fellowship Fund.  This award, presented by the LSU School of Library & Information Science, provides funding to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference.  This year’s conference will be held June 21-26 in New Orleans.  





Will Olmstadt was appointed Executive Director of the Library on June 1, 2018. He had been the interim director since February 2017, and the associate director since 2013. Prior to coming to LSU Health Shreveport, he worked for several other academic health sciences libraries, including those at Washington University in St. Louis, Texas A&M University, and UT Southwestern Medical Center.





The Library’s AccessMedicine and AccessSurgery databases, as well as the e-books that our users access via these platforms, will be unavailable from 7:00 pm on Saturday, June 2, until 1:00 am on Sunday, June 3rd.  This is so that the publisher may conduct server maintenance.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Library will be closed Monday, May 28, for the Memorial Day holiday. Normal hours will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

PsychiatryOnline is a collection of psychiatry books and journals.  Through PsychiatryOnline, we are able to access critical resources such as DSM-5 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and American Journal of Psychiatry.  We thank the Department of Psychiatry for continuing to generously support our subscription to this database.

Interlibrary Loan Librarian Barbara Reilly, and Master of Public Health student Shakera Williams, worked together to create a new exhibit that answers the question, “What is Public Health?” The exhibit features examples of milestones in public health, such as sanitation improvements, and improved maternal and child health care. The Master of Public Health program is a cooperative degree program between LSU Health Shreveport and LSU Shreveport.

If you have an idea for a display on the Library’s main floor, please contact interim library director Will Olmstadt at 318.675.6487.