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Happy 9th Birthday Mike VI

Today is Mike VI the Tiger‘s 9th birthday and all he got was a frozen watermelon (to play with not eat).

Happy Birthday

Elevated Walkway Closure

According to facilities, access to the Resource Center Building (and the Library Commons) will be via the 1st floor only (and with an LSUHSC ID) while the Isché Library is closed for the 4th of July Holiday.

Here’s the full-text of their message:

From 6:00 PM Thursday, July 3rd, to 6:30 AM Monday, July 7th, the elevated walkway from the S. Roman St. Parking Garage to the Walk-To-Wellness (ramp) will be closed for resurfacing.  Consequently, there will not be any access to any Downtown Campus buildings via the garage 3rd floor and walkway during this closure.

During this time, access to the Medical Education Building (MEB), Allied Health/Nursing Building (AHNB), Resource Center Building (RCB) and Lions/LSU Clinics Building (LEC) will be through the 1st floor entrance of each building.  Access to the CSRB will be through the loading dock or through the connecting bridge on the fourth & fifth floors of the LEC.  In the S. Roman St. Garage, all pedestrian traffic will be routed to the 1st floor.  Access along the Walk-To-Wellness and between the AHNB, CSRB, LEC, MEB, and the Walk-To-Wellness will not be affected.

The walkway and 3rd floor garage elevator lobby will reopen at 6:30 AM on Monday, July 7th. 

Micromedex

The Libraries have lost access to the Micromedex database as of July 1, 2014. We were included in a contract from the Healthcare Services Division that wasn’t renewed.

Alternative Databases include:

For additional assistance, please contact a Reference Librarian.

Independence Day Hours

Vintage Card

Vintage Card

 

 

On Thursday, July 3rd, the Isché Library will close at 6 pm and the Dental Library will close at 5 pm. Both the Dental & Isché Libraries will be closed on Friday, July 4th and remain closed on Saturday, July 5th.

The Dental Library will reopen on Sunday, July 6th at 11:30 am and the Isché Library will reopen at 1:30 pm; they will resume their normal schedules.

Happy 4th and watch out for the heat & the fireworks.

Gaming & Improving Hypertension Outcomes

Circulation: cardiovascular quality and outcomes has a pre-print article that’s making the news. A Harvard developed an email based game that quizzes participants on the best ways to treat hypertension. The game is offered via QStream, a Harvard based tech company which offers educational programs.

While the LSUHSC Libraries do purchase a subscription to the listed journal, this particular article is available for free to the general public.

Rowena Spencer, 1922-2014

LSUHSC Portrait - probably mid 1950s to mid 1960s.

LSUHSC Portrait – probably mid 1950s to mid 1960s.

 

Rowena Spencer passed away at age 91 on Tuesday, May 13th. She will be remembered by generations of New Orleanians for her surgical skills, her commitment to various causes, her eccentricities, and most of all her dedication to the young patients she saved. She was a faculty member in the Department of Surgery (and later Pediatrics) from 1952 until about 1969.

This article appeared on NOLA.com this afternoon.

 

Problem with INNOPAC – Resolved

*Edit* 11:10 am and the problem has been fixed!

We noticed at just before 10 am this morning that our catalog, INNOPAC is acting up. Searching by New Orleans Collection by anything besides keyword is giving bad results.

While we work on the issue, please search using keyword only or search by the Entire Collection.

Example of Searching Entire Collection

Example of Searching Entire Collection

Nursing Postcards

The National Library of Medicine houses the Michael Zwerdling Nursing Postcard Collection of nearly 2500 postcards, “published in the United States and internationally, depicting the nursing profession, the social history of nursing, the perception of nursing in various cultures, the role of military nurses, and other related themes.” The cards date from between 1893 and 2002. Approximately 600 of the postcards have been digitized by the Images from the History of Medicine section of the History of Medicine Division of NLM.

 

National Organizations of Nurses of the United States. New Orleans 1916 (http://ihm.nlm.nih.gov/luna/servlet/view/search?q=D05931)

National Organizations of Nurses of the United States. New Orleans 1916 (http://ihm.nlm.nih.gov/luna/servlet/view/search?q=D05931)

 

Funding Databases

Thanks to other groups on campus, the Libraries have created pages for 2 funding sources available to all LSUHSC faculty, staff and students.

Grant Forward is the newly revised IRIS database and is provided by the LSUHSC New Orleans Office of Research Services.

SciVal Funding allows searching in the US and abroad and is provided by the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center Office of Grants and Development.

Both databases are available on and off campus with the Libraries’ WAM access.

 

 

Easter Library Hours

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

 

The Libraries will closed for the Easter Holiday from Friday, April 18th through Sunday, April 20th. Additionally, the Isché Library will close at 8 pm on Thursday, April 17th.

Both Libraries will re-open on Monday, April 21st at 8 am.

E-Cigarettes – Poisoning Children?

As someone who took a puff on her Dad’s pipe as a kid (to my everlasting regret), this study shouldn’t be a surprise…

The CDC is reporting a huge increase in the number of phone calls to poison control centers involving e-cigarettes and children under the age of 5. Liquid nicotine to the eye doesn’t sound good.

CDC Infographic

CDC Infographic

Another year gone by…

Lucky 7 Clipart

 

It’s the 7th anniversary of the Libraries’ blog and we’re definitely feeling lucky despite our numbers being in the unlucky 1300′s. It’s OK, we’ll hit 1400 by May probably.  Of those 1379 posts, 117 were published within the last calendar year.

We try to publish timely information on outages and changes to our subscribed products. But if there is anything we’re missing, don’t hesitate to tell us.

New Databases via EBSCOhost

Because the LSUHSC Libraries work with a state consortia, LOUIS, we have gained access to 10 new databases via the EBSCOhost platform:

In addition, three existing databases will be removed in June. These are Computer Science Index, Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts and World History Collection.

While these are not primary resources for our Library, they may be of interest to some researchers.

 

Carnival Hours

Library Shoebox Float - 2010

Library Shoebox Float – 2010

 

Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will be closed on Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, March 4th.

Additionally, the Isché Library will be open the following hours this weekend:

  • Saturday, March 1st 9:30 am to 3 pm
  • Sunday, March 2nd 12 noon to 5:30 pm
  • Monday, March 3rd 8 am to 5 pm

And will return to normal hours (8 am to 10 pm) on Wednesday, March 5th.

 

The Dental Library will maintain normal hours (11:30 am to 8 pm) on Sunday, March 2nd and will be open 8 am to 5 pm Monday, March 3rd and Wednesday through Friday, March 5th to 7th.

 

ILLiad Down Overnight 2/24

The ILLiad server will be offline from 5:30 pm on Monday, February 24th until approximately 8 am on Tuesday, February 25th.

We apologize for this necessary inconvenience.

*Edit* All services are back online.