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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.

Hyperbaric – Brain Injury Trial in the News

Dr. Paul Harch‘s latest clinical trial on the effects of hyperbaric oxygen treatments on brain injured patients is in the news. The study is seeking 50 patients to undergo 40 treatments.


Ische Library Access 3/7 & 3/8

Due to maintenance on the downtown campus elevated walkways, access to the Isché Library is via LSUHSC ID on the 1st floor of the Resource Center Building. Those without IDs can contact University Police (504-568-8999) or the Isché Circulation Desk (504-568-6100) for assistance.




Have you heard about the campus-wide Quality Enhancement Plan for 2015 which is part of the SACs Accreditation process? It focuses on InterProfessional Education.

One of the students on the committee came up with a host of images, including a bunch that use popular memes, for the project. Head over the Isché Facebook page to check out all the images.

Natural Medicines aka Natural Standard



Natural Medicines is the new name of the Natural Standard database. Natural Medicines is an authoritative resource on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies. Access is available on and off campus.

Ische Elevator

The Isché Library internal elevator is out of order. And will remain out of order indefinitely while a part is ordered. Access to the 4th and 5th floors of the Library are via the staircase or the freight elevator with a staff escort. Check with the Circulation Desk for more information.

*Edit* 2/20/15 3:45 pm – And the elevator is back in action!

Carnival Time Hours

Rex 2012 on Napoleon Avenue

Rex 2012 on Napoleon Avenue


It’s parade time and that means holiday hours at the Libraries. Both Libraries (Isché and Dental) will be open regular hours on Friday, February 13th.

Saturday, February 14th, the Isché Library will be open from 9:30 am – 3 pm; the Dental Library will be closed as usual.

Sunday, February 15th, the Dental Library will be open it’s regular hours of 11:30 am – 8 pm; the Isché Library will be open from 12 noon – 5:30 pm.

Monday, February 16th, both the Isché and  Dental Libraries will be open 8 am – 5 pm.

Both Libraries will be closed on Mardi Gras, February 17th.

The Dental Library will be open 8 am – 5 pm Wednesday, February 18th – Friday, February 20th for Dental School Spring Break. The Isché Library will return to regular hours.

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

palm in snow

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.)