University Facilities sent out the following email at 1:30 pm today:
On Saturday, September 20th, from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM, there will be a complete air conditioning outage in the Allied Health/Nursing Building, Clinical Sciences Research Building, Lions/LSU Clinics Building, Medical Education Building and the Resource Center Building. With the exception of the Animal Care spaces, there will not be any air conditioning anywhere in these buildings during this outage. Walk-in coolers will not be affected but limited access to any refrigeration units is recommended due to higher indoor air temperatures. This outage is necessary for a contractor to replace a large failing chilled water isolation valve in the Central Plant. This valve must be replaced as soon as possible. Further delay may result in total failure and an extended loss of air conditioning during regular weekday hours.
Because of the a/c shutdown both the Isché Library and the Library Commons will be closed on Saturday.
The Isché Library will reopen at 1:30 pm on Sunday, September 21st.
Congratulations to LSUSD clinical faculty member Dr. Frank Martello. The United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans (UCPGNO) recently honored him for his 30 years of volunteer service at the organization’s Dental Clinic. Since 1984, Dr. Martello has treated the oral health needs of thousands of developmentally disabled children and adults with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and autism. Additionally, Dr. Martello has provided oral screenings at Louisiana Special Olympics events for the past 20 years and helped establish the Farhad Grotto Dentistry for the Handicapped facility in Harahan.
Evidence-Based Practice is a term that is often bandied about but rarely understood. During the Library Lunchtime Learning session in September, we hope to clear up some of the mystery by taking attendees step by step through the EBP process, from identifying the clinical question through evaluating the decision made. Other topics of conversation include the resources that are most helpful for answering EBP questions as well as barriers to implementing EBP.
We hope you can join us at either workshop. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 10, 12-1 p.m.
Wirth Room (2203), Dental Administration Building
September 16, 12-1 p.m.
Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building
In one week the TedMed LiveStream will be available in the Library Commons at the Isché Library. We will be streaming content from 9 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, September 10th through Friday, September 12th.
Everyone on campus is invited to drop in and view the talks.
A new selection of articles has been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Ische Library. These eight articles, as well as all of the articles in our Faculty Publications database, are authored by at least one member of our research community here at LSUHSC-New Orleans. Each month the Library is proud to present copies of eight of these publications in a rotating display of 16. They can be viewed in the Reference area, on the wall between the main entrance and the Library elevator, on the third floor of the Resource Center Building.
Here is a list of the newest articles to be featured, with the LSUHSC-NO researchers in bold print:
- Bliss DZ, Hurlow J, Cefalu J, Mahlum L, Borchert K, Savik K. Refinement of an instrument for assessing incontinent-associated dermatitis and its severity for use with darker-toned skin. J Wound Ostomy Cont Nurs. 2014;41(4):365-370.
- Bonis M, Loftin M, Ward D, Tseng TS, Clesi A, Sothern M. Improving physical activity in daycare interventions. Child Obes. 2014; 10(4):334-341.
- Dai L, Cao Y, Chen Y, Parsons CH, Qin Z. Targeting xCT, a cystine-glutamate transporter induces apoptosis and tumor regression for KSHV/HIV-associated lymphoma. J Hematol Oncol. 2014;7(1): [epub 4/4/2014].
- Doucet BM, Woodson A, Watford M. Moving toward 2017: Progress in rehabilitation intervention effectiveness research. Am J Occup Ther. 2014;68(4):e124-48.
- Giarratano G, Harville EW, de Mendoza VB, Savage J, Parent CM. Healthy start: Description of a safety net for perinatal support during disaster recovery. Matern Child Health J. 2014; [epub 7/22/2014].
- Heffernan MJ, Gordon JE, Sabatini CS, Keeler KA, Lehmann CL, O’Donnell JC, Seehausen DA, Luhmann SJ, Arkader A. Treatment of femur fractures in young children: A multicenter comparison of flexible intramedullary nails to spica casting in young children aged 2 to 6 years. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014; [epub 8/7/2014].
- Opelka FG. Performance measurement and optimal care for surgical patients. Ann Surg. 2014;259(5):850-851.
- Reisin E, Graves JW, Yamal JM, Barzilay JI, Pressel SL, Einhorn PT, Dart RA, Retta TM, Saklayen MG, Davis BR, for the ALLHAT Collaborative Research Group. Blood pressure control and cardiovascular outcomes in normal-weight, overweight, and obese hypertensive patients treated with three different antihypertensives in ALLHAT. J Hypertens. 2014;32(7):1503-13.
Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMed, SCOPUS, and CINAHL, to name a few. In addition to articles they include books, book chapters, papers, editorials, letters to the editor, and meeting abstracts, all authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-NO community. The database is maintained by Reference Librarian Kathy Kerdolff and is available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. For a PDF of a bibliography of this month’s additions, click here. If you have an article you would like us to highlight or if you have any questions regarding the display or the database, you can contact Kathy Kerdolff.
Please come to the Library and view these recent publications by our research community.
The Isché & Dental Libraries will be closed on Sunday and Monday (August 31st and September 1st) in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The Isché Library will be open on Saturday, August 30th from 9:30 am to 6 pm. Both Libraries will re-open on Tuesday, September 2nd at 8 am.
Enjoy the holiday and stay cool!
If you want to display the image from your MacBook on the screens in the Library Commons A/V Rooms, we now have available the adapter you’ll need to do so. You can check out the adapter and VGA cable (both complete with instructions) from the Library’s Circulation Desk so that you can see your MacBook’s image on the big screen.
Since the Isché Library has water again, enjoy ALS Ice Bucket Challenges from
And School of Medicine Dean Nelson
And School of Allied Health Professions Dean Cairo along with the Physician Assistant students and faculty
*Edit* 8:30 am August 25th
Add School of Dentistry Dean Gremillion to the list
*Edit* 9 am August 26th
Add School of Nursing Dean Porche
*Edit* 4:30 pm August 29th
Add School of Public Health
Embedding disabled…so go to YouTube.
Add Department of Neurosurgery
The Isché Library and Library Commons will be closing at 5 pm on Thursday, August 21st due to a water outage in the building. No water fountains, faucets or lavatories will be available from 5 until 9 pm on this date.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you’re free at noon today, drop by the Computer Laboratory on the 4th floor of the Isché Library and learn about scientific writing and scholarly publishing. Hope to see you there!
And on the menu for next month:
September: Evidence-Based Practice
September 10: Dental (noon; Wirth Room (2203) in the Administration Building)
September 16: Downtown (noon; Computer Laboratory, 4th floor, Isché Library)
After an outage earlier today, the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List is now available again.
If you need any other assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
*Edit* 1 pm 8/15/2014
Email notifications are now working as well. ILLiad is back online. Thanks for your patience.
*Edit* 10 am 8/15/2014
All links from the Library webpages to ILLiad should be working. However, email notifications are still down. Hopefully these will be working soon.
*Edit* 5 pm 8/14/2014
Patrons may once again enter ILL requests via the ILL page. The ILL links from the Full-Text button will not work at this moment, however.
ILLiad (the ILL system) will be offline for most of Thursday, August 14th for a system upgrade. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Given the current Ebola outbreak, unprecedented in terms of number of people killed and rapid geographic spread, Science and Science Translational Medicine have made this collection of research and news articles on the viral disease freely available to researchers and the general public.
R statistical software is now available (by student request) on the 3 Library Commons computers. These computers are available to whenever the building is open and require an LSUHSC login and password.
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.
The LSUHSC Libraries are hosting an exhibition developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine. This exhibit was developed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and the more than three million soldiers who fought in the war. Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War explores the experiences of disabled veterans, their role as symbols of the fractured nation and a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict.
The perspectives of surgeons, physicians, and nurses are richly documented in the history of Civil War medicine, which highlights the heroism and brutality of battlefield operations and the challenges of caring for the wounded during wartime. Yet the experiences of injured soldiers during the conflict and in the years afterwards are less well-known.
More than three million soldiers fought in the war from 1861-1865. More than half a million died, and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs.
In addition to the travelling exhibition, there is a display in the Library’s New Books section with supplemental material from our own collection on surgery, prosthetics and the Civil War. Some of the materials featured include books from our collection, journal articles that can be accessed through our catalog, photocopied materials from our old & rare collection, and links to resources available online. Check out the full Bibliography (with links!).
The Exhibit is available beginning August 4, 2014 at the Ische Library in the Learning Commons. The supplementary display is on the New Books shelves next to the internal elevators.
The display will move to the Dental Library on August 25 and will be available for viewing there until September 12.
Come and see it for yourself!