Library Bits and Bytes

Did You Know…

11 LSU Health Shreveport Health Science Librarians are members of the South Centeral Chapter of the Medical Library Association. This organization allows medical librarians from Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and New Mexico to connect and learn from one another. To learn more, see the organization’s website:

The History Corner

Mayo Drake's Legacy

Mr. Drake was a respected and integral member of not only the founding faculty of the School of Medicine in Shreveport, but also the medical library profession.

To read more about this issue's history feature, check out the November, 2016 – Issue 31 section of The History Corner page

June, 2013 — Issue 16

Featured Article:


Library Hosts TravelingExhibit

George Washington exhibit

The Health Sciences Library will be hosting a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. Read more for details.

New and Noteworthy

In this issue’s New and Noteworthy section, we highlight a recent article in JAMIA that describes a study exploring the benefits of using medical apps for reaching underserved medical communities. 

Click here to read more.

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In the Spotlight

The library’s website has been updated to provide online access to two important resources, one from PyschiatryOnline (courtesy of the Psychiatry Department) and another from the National Library of Medicine. For news on these and other resource, read here.

To access our resources, visit the library’s homepage. You will need to download the Virtual Private Network (VPN) for off-campus access.

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Upcoming Classes

A new workshop has been added to the library classes schedule, and a new session for the ENDNOTE WEB class will be held the second to last week in June.

Read more…

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Liaison and Outreach Updates:

LSU Health Shreveport librarians participated in the Book It to the Library Expo at the Bossier Parish Public Library Central Branch. Furthermore, several librarians have successfully applied for funding to collaborate with experts on projects ranging from disaster preparedness to children’s mental health.

Finally, the library celebrates a successful Art from the Heart exhibit.

Read here for more information.

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Library FYI

The library extends its weekend hours and the upcoming holiday closures have been posted.

Read more to see details on this and the latest compliments received from satisfied patrons.

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Library Faculty and Staff News

Two library programs are featured in professional publications, and library faculty are awarded promotions. Our library’s Director has also begun her term as the MLA President.

While at the MLA conference, the LSU Health Shreveport librarians contributed several presentations and raised money for the Boston Marathon bombing victims.

Read more for details.

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