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

In the Spotlight

Art by Cancer Patients in Library

Selected paintings from Feist-Weiller Cancer Center’s Arts in Medicine program are currently on display in the Health Sciences Library. This special program offers cancer patients the opportunity to recreate paintings by some of the most historically influential artists, as well as artists from the local community. Volunteers trace the paintings to create a color-by-numbers pattern and cut the sketches into 10-inch squares. Then, the patients paint the squares during chemotherapy. Last, the squares are combined, framed, and placed on display. For more information about the program, contact Darlene Whitaker at

Dr. Jack Pou Remembered in Library

Thanks to Mrs. Margaret Anne Pou, the legacy of her husband Dr. Jack W. Pou will be preserved in the Health Sciences Library Archives. As the Founding Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at LSU Health Shreveport, Dr. Pou helped to establish graduate medical education in north Louisiana.

After he passed away, his wife donated his photos, medical instruments, and research articles to the Archives. An exhibit honoring Dr. Pou’s contributions is now on display in the Library.

New Acquisitions

Here is a list of materials that the Library acquired thus far in 2016, including Practical radiology.