On Friday, May 15th, the original Visitors Parking Lot at the Dental School Administration and Clinic Buildings (across Florida Avenue by the railroad tracks) will be closed the entire day. This closure is necessary to allow for the placement of modular buildings for the School of Dentistry Inter-Professional Primary Care Clinic. Please see this illustration highlighting the area of the closure.
Welcome to our newest dental librarian, Wes!
Wesley Lucas started as the dental reference librarian on March 2, 2015. Wes is originally from Pascagoula, MS, and has lived in New Orleans for the past 3 years. He received his Master of Library and Information Sciences from Louisiana State University and his Bachelor of Arts, History, and Anthropology from the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
Wes comes to the Dental Library from Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, where he was a library technician in the microforms, newspapers, and government documents department. He also was the Special Collections Digital Services graduate assistant at the Hill Memorial Library at LSU in Baton Rouge. He has worked in a variety of academic and public libraries throughout his education and is happy to start his professional librarian career here at LSUHSC-NO.
We are thrilled to have Wes as part of the Dental Library team!
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.
Choosing the right tool for the job is just as important in the library as it is in the clinic. PubMed/MEDLINE is a reliable and extensive resource, but it may not always be the appropriate one for your information need. During March’s Library Lunchtime Learning session, we’ll examine several other databases that could be appropriate to use in different circumstances.
Databases Beyond PubMed
March 17, 12-1 p.m., Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building
March 23, 12-1 p.m., Copping Room (2309), LSU School of Dentistry
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com with your name and department; however, drop-ins are welcome!
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.
The LSUHSC-NO Libraries is proud to announce that it has been awarded the first National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region’s (NN/LM SCR) Emerging Technologies Award. With the funds provided by this award, the Libraries will purchase two 3 dimensional printers and two 3 dimensional scanners to be placed in the libraries. This equipment will be available for free to everyone affiliated with LSUHSC-NO.
LSUHSC-NO Libraries’ goal of this project is to provide students with a friendly, welcoming, environment to innovate, create, collaborate, and discover. The library seeks to give students, staff, and faculty opportunities to explore 3D technology in an accessible location without exorbitant costs. These scanners and printers will offer the means to build prototypes, create models, improve equipment, and so on, limited only by one’s imagination.
The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers. This year, the South Central Region instituted the Emerging Technology Award to to assist libraries in the integration of new and emerging technologies in their institutions to promote health information services.
Further developments on this project will be announced as available.
What will you make?
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.
Teaching, clinic, committees, research, mentoring, continuing education, administrative duties: With all that on your plate, do you really have time for inefficient literature searches?
The November Library Lunchtime Learning presentation—PubMed Beyond the Basics—is designed to help you get the most out of the premier biomedical citation database. Join us and learn how to more effectively and efficiently search PubMed using advanced features such as Medical Subject Headings, filters, index terms, and the Related Citations and Clinical Queries functions to more easily find the research you need. In addition, we’ll show you how to personalize your PubMed experience via MyNCBI, which will allow you to create bibliographies, automated searches, and separate collections.
The session will be held once at the Dental Campus and once Downtown. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. But remember, we always welcome drop-in attendees. We hope to see you there!
PubMed Beyond the Basics
November 5, 12-1 p.m.
Copping Room (2309), LSU School of Dentistry
November 18, 12-1 p.m.
Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building
In honor of International Open Access Week, October’s Library Lunchtime Learning will focus on this hot topic in scholarly communication by introducing attendees to the concept and looking at the latest news in OA mandates. The workshop will also discuss predatory publishers (some of who disguise themselves in the cloak of open access) and how to identify article and conference solicitations that may not be on the up and up.
We hope to see you at 12 p.m. on either Thursday, October 9, in the Wirth Room (2203) on the Dental Campus or Tuesday, October 21, in the Ische Library’s Computer Lab for this important and timely topic. Please RSVP at email@example.com if you can, but remember that drop-ins are always welcome.
Congratulations to Robert Barsley, D.D.S., J.D., Professor and Director of Oral Health Resources, Community and Hospital Dentistry.
Dr. Barsley was recently appointed to the Crime Scene / Death Investigation Scientific Area Committee by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Crime Scene / Death Investigation Committee is one of five scientific committees that makes up NIST’s Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). These Committees, with the Forensic Science Standards Board and other discipline-specific committees establish new forensic science standards and guidelines.
Dr. Barsley is a 1977 graduate of LSUSD, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a member of the International College of Dentists, a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a member of the Odontology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He has served as a consultant to a number of coroners’ offices in southern Louisiana and is currently on staff at the Orleans and Jefferson Parish Coroners’ Offices. He has also served as the Acting State Dental Director of the Louisiana Office of Public Health. Dr. Barsley is a Past President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Congratulations to LSUSD clinical faculty member Dr. Frank Martello. The United Cerebral Palsy of Greater New Orleans (UCPGNO) recently honored him for his 30 years of volunteer service at the organization’s Dental Clinic. Since 1984, Dr. Martello has treated the oral health needs of thousands of developmentally disabled children and adults with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and autism. Additionally, Dr. Martello has provided oral screenings at Louisiana Special Olympics events for the past 20 years and helped establish the Farhad Grotto Dentistry for the Handicapped facility in Harahan.
Evidence-Based Practice is a term that is often bandied about but rarely understood. During the Library Lunchtime Learning session in September, we hope to clear up some of the mystery by taking attendees step by step through the EBP process, from identifying the clinical question through evaluating the decision made. Other topics of conversation include the resources that are most helpful for answering EBP questions as well as barriers to implementing EBP.
We hope you can join us at either workshop. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 10, 12-1 p.m.
Wirth Room (2203), Dental Administration Building
September 16, 12-1 p.m.
Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building