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