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MLK, Jr Day Hours

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be open regular hours over the weekend of January 17th and 18th. But both Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 19th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday.

HINARI Training at Tulane Med

On Friday, February 6th the Tulane Health Sciences Center Library and the Center for Continuing Education will offer an all day (8 am to 5 pm) accredited (AMA/CHES/MCHES/CECH/MSW-CE/MLA-CE) training class on Access to Global Health Resources. This training session is partially funded by an award from the National Library of Medicine.

The class will cover using PubMed via HINARI at partner institutions in developing countries. The instructor is Lenny Rhine, PhD, Coordinator of the E-Library Training Initiative, a Librarians Without Borders/Medical Library Association project.

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, February 4th. Cost is $25 for pre-registrants and $50 for day of. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

LibGuides Problems

All the Libraries’ LibGuides are currently experiencing very slow response time OR won’t load at all. We are working with the host company to solve the problem.

*Edit* Monday, January 12th 8:40am.

The issue appears to have been resolved over the weekend.

Winter Break Hours

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Snow in NOLA on Christmas Day 2004

Winter Break is upon us…

The Isché and Dental Libraries will be open regular hours until Monday, December 22nd and Tuesday, December 23rd. On those days, the Isché Library will be open from 8 am to 6 pm and the Dental Library will be open from 8 am to 5 pm.

Both Libraries will be closed from December 24th until January 1st. They will reopen on January 2nd at 8 am and resume normal hours.

Moving Downtown

Rita Premo, Dental Reference Librarian, since August 2013 has made the move downtown to fill the Reference position recently vacated by Jessica Brooks. Rita will continue to work at the Dental Library on Mondays, until a new librarian can be hired. She is now the liaison for the School of Allied Health Professions and School of Graduate Studies. Rita has been offering the Library Lunchtime Learning series downtown (and at the Dental Library) since the summer; topics have included: Predatory Publishers, PubMed Beyond the Basics, and Scientific Writing.

Jessica Brooks worked with the Libraries from March 2013 until last month; she has been on maternity leave since September.

FDA Sets New Standards for Labels

The FDA released a new rule yesterday regarding the labeling of prescriptions and biological products which affect pregnancy, lactation and reproduction.

From the press release: “The final rule replaces the current product letter categories – A, B, C, D and X – used to classify the risks of using prescription drugs during pregnancy with three detailed subsections that describe risks within the real-world context of caring for pregnant women who may need medication.”

The new rule will go into effect by June 20, 2015.

CDC & Healthy Holidays

The CDC wants us to have a Healthy Holiday season…so they posted a webpage and a podcast and three e-cards (1, 2, 3) and …a song, sung to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas. (The song is also featured in card 1.)

Enjoy!

ILLiad Maintenance Scheduled

The Libraries’ ILLiad service will be offline on Saturday, November 22nd from 1 am to approximately 3 am for routine maintenance.

Thanksgiving Week Hours

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Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will be open their normal hours on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (11/23, 24 and 25) of Thanksgiving week.

On Wednesday, the Isché Library will close at 6 pm and the Dental Library will close at 5 pm. Both Libraries will remain closed from Thursday, November 27th through Saturday, November 29th.

The Libraries will reopen on Sunday, November 30th; Isché will reopen at 1:30 pm and Dental at 11:30 am.

Happy Turkey Day!

1949 US Public Health Service Film on Diabetes

Thanks to Circulating Now, NLM’s historical blog, I learned about the Story of Wendy Hill, created by the US Public Health Service in 1949.

Happy National Diabetes Month!

Fall Library Newsletter

Library Bulletin v56 no.2

Library Bulletin v56 no.2

 

 

The latest issue of the Library’s Newsletter has been released. Archives of the newsletter are also available from 1998 to the present.

NLM joins the Commons on Flickr

Ayers Ague Cure - NLM Public Domain Image

Ayers Ague Cure – NLM Public Domain Image

 

Need a public domain image for a presentation? Good news, the National Library of Medicine is now partnering with Flickr as a new member of The Commons.

Read more about it at Circulating Now, an online newsletter from “the Historical Collections of the World’s Largest Biomedical Library.”

Ische Library Closed – September 20th

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.

TedMed Streaming at the Ische Library

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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.

 

Labor Day Hours

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!