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

July, 2015 – Issue 25

Featured Article: The Noise Paradox


Sound Dampening Project

Worker adds insulation to second-floor study rooms

From July 6-17, the Library might have seemed noisier than usual while contractors worked on the second floor. The good news is that they installed insulation in the ceilings and walls of the individual study rooms on second floor to make the rooms quieter!

Read here for details.

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Get to Know US

Montie' Dobbins, Head of Access Services

Montie’ Dobbins, Head of Access Services


This issue we introduce a new section in which we shine the spotlight on one of our faculty and staff. This month, meet Montie’ Dobbins, Head of Access Services.

Click here to read more.





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New and Noteworthy

This issue highlights Jaundice: an App for Managing Hyperbilirubinemia.

Click here to read more.

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In the Spotlight

Board Vitals


The Library has recently added BoardVitals, a USMLE study aid to help students prepare for USMLE steps 1, 2, and 3.  The Library has also added JoVE Neuroscience to the list of JoVE resources, and wants patrons to be aware that PubMed searching is an available service through the Library. Be sure to check out this article, plus the Library’s databases page for the full list of available databases to which the Library subscribes.

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

Read more.

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Upcoming Classes

The Library has scheduled continuing classes on ENDNOTE Web through the rest of 2015.

Read more for more details and to find out how to register.

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Liaison and Outreach Updates

New exhibits are featured in the Library, and Captain Fit (well, his comic book) continues to make appearances throughout the communuity!

Read here for more information about these events, plus the latest story times and contest winners.

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Library FYI

The Library continues to enjoy gratitude for its numerous services and resources.

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Library Faculty and Staff News

Donna Timm

Donna Timm, MLS, Head of User Education

The Library says goodbye to one of its faculty members, celebrates the promotion of two other faculty members, and enjoys distinction at the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting in Austin, TX.

Read more for details.

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