Lloyd, Jennifer

Tulane Ave Streetscape Project

The nearly 5 million redesign of Tulane Avenue began a couple of weeks ago. Mid-City Messenger has the story (with illustration). The project encompasses Claiborne to Carrollton and is expected to be complete in early 2016.

Being able to legally turn left on Tulane Ave? Inconceivable.!

Ische Library Closing @ 6 on 9/14/15

Due to an emergency water shutdown in the Resource Center Building, the Isché Library will close at 6 pm on Monday, September 14th. There will be no water available at water fountains or in restrooms for the entire building from 6 pm to 12 midnight. The Library Commons will also be affected.

The Library will reopen at 8 am on Tuesday morning.

Labor Day Hours

The Isché and Dental Libraries will be closed on Sunday and Monday in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. The Isché Library will be open from 9:30 am to 6 pm on Saturday, September 5th. Both Libraries will reopen on Tuesday morning at 8 am.

Drug Resistant Lice Not in Louisiana, yet…

Whew..Thanks for the information from Janice Nugent, MD, MSN, School of Medicine.


Timeline Leading to UMCNO

Here’s a quick timeline of the various hospitals grouped together as New Orleans Charity Hospital condensed from John Salvaggio’s History of Charity Hospital (available in print in the Isché Library) with additions since its 1992 publication.

The first Charity Hospital was the provisional Ursuline Convent at Bienville and Chartres in 1736 and was called L’Hospital des Pauvres de la Charité or Hospital of St. John.

The second (built 1743 and destroyed 1779 by hurricane) and third, San Carlos Hospital or Hospital of St. Charles, (built 1785 and destroyed 1809 by fire) hospitals were built near Basin St.

The fourth hospital opened in 1815 at State House Square (Canal, Common, Philippa and Baronne) or roughly the location of the Roosevelt Hotel.

The fifth hospital was completed in 1833 and was designed to house 400 – 550 patients. The Daughters of Charity took over the administration of the hospital in 1834.  A photo of this location from the 1921 resides in the Library Commons.

The sixth hospital (Big Charity) opened its doors in 1939 and closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The seventh hospital, the Interim LSU Hospital, functioned from 2006 through 2015.

University Medical Center New Orleans, which opened on August 1st,  is the 8th hospital in a direct line from that first hospital over 275 years ago.

Independence Day Hours

Vintage Card

Vintage Card


The Libraries will be closed Friday – Sunday, July 3rd – 5th for the Independence Day Holiday. Also on Thursday, July 2nd, the Dental Library will close at 5 pm  and the Isché Library will close at 6 pm.


*EDIT* And the server came back online at 3:35pm

INNOPAC is currently down due to a system upgrade. It should be back up shortly.


New NLM Medical Device Database in Beta




The National Library of Medicine has launched a medical device database, AccessGUDID, currently in beta. Searching is by device name, identification number or manufacturer. They are seeking input from users on ways to improve the database.


*Edit* INNOPAC was restored about 5:30 pm

While many of the network issues that occurred this morning have been resolved, unfortunately INNOPAC has not been restored to service.

We do not have an estimated time when it will be restored.

Network Issues

The Network Center in Baton Rouge unexpectedly lost power around 7:30 am this morning. Systems have been slowly coming back online as the IT department finds alternatives. Full power will not be restored until the end of the day (fingers crossed).

At this moment, we do not have access to our online catalog, INNOPAC, but the Libraries’ webpages have been restored. Please contact us for work arounds.

Our chat and email services do seem to be back up. And telephone service was unaffected.

PayPaw Services Scheduled Maintenance

PayPaw will be down for most of Thursday, May 14th for scheduled maintenance. All printers and photocopiers will be inoperable during this window. This outage will be campus-wide.

Jazz Fest Parking at the Dental School

In case you missed the email from J. Pegues, Vice Chancellor for Administration:

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be held at the New Orleans Fairgrounds this weekend (24 – 26 April) and next week (30 April – 03 May).   Dean Henry Gremillion, DDS, has kindly extended an invitation to LSU Health New Orleans faculty, staff, and students to park at the Dental School, space permitting, with their LSUHSC IDs and parking gate cards.  University Police will accommodate entering and exiting through the Tensas Street Gate (the back walk-thru gate) on the above-referenced dates until 7:30 P.M. each day.  After 7:30 P.M., entering and exiting at the Tensas Street Gate will be via swiping your LSUHSC ID.  Access will also be available through the Florida Avenue drive-in.  All LSUHSC rules and regulations remain in effect regarding proper use and care of our campus properties and facilities.  Please see Chief William Joseph for any other questions.


Library Calendars 2015-2016

The calendars for both the Isché and Dental Libraries for fiscal year 2015-2016 have been posted. As always, the Library Commons adjacent to the Isché Library is open 24/7 unless the building is closed for maintenance or emergency.

Easter Hours

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

Easter Hours this weekend are as follow:

The Isché Library will be open from 8 am to 8 pm on Thursday, April 2nd and then closed Friday through Sunday. It will reopen on Monday, April 6th at 8 am until 10 pm, resuming regular hours.

The Dental Library  will be open from 8 am to 5 pm on Thursday, April 2nd and then closed from Friday through Sunday. It will reopen on Monday, April 6th at 8 am until 5 pm; regular hours will be resumed on Tuesday, April 7th.

8 years and counting


It’s hard to believe that the Libraries’ Blog turns 8 today. We’re only 15 posts shy of 1500!

Thanks for your continued readership.