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