The Ask a Librarian/Chat Box, available from the Libraries’ webpage, has been so popular since the?áJanuary redesign that staffing hours are expanding.?á
The Service will now be available for most of the hours that the Isch?® Library is open. Hours will now be 8:30 am to 9:30 pm Monday through Thursday, Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday 2 pm to 9:30 pm.
Additionally, the Dental Library has it’s own?áAsk a Dental Librarian/Chat Box on it’s main page with staffing hours that match it’s opening and closing schedule.
It’s easy to tell if someone is available to answer your question by looking at the chat box.
Available / Unavailable
Of course, Library Staff are still available for assistance in person, on the phone or by email, too.
Due to the chance of snow & ice tomorrow, LSUHSC will be closed for classes on Tuesday, January 28th.
The Libraries will also be closed; although will be open this evening until regular time (10pm for Isch?® and 8pm for Dental).
*Update* the campus will remain closed on Wednesday, January 29th due to a weather emergency.
For the latest information, check the campus emergency website.
The Dental Library’s?áshelving repair project, which required that all print materials be removed from the shelves, has been completed more than 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Staff from Dental and Ische have worked diligently over the past 3 weeks to remove?áitems?ábefore repair work began and?áreturn them to their proper places (ie, ?ábooks in call number order and journals are alphabetical).
As of January 21st, LSUHSC assumed operations for all on campus dining services. Their goal is to offer a variety of healthier options, better quality food and customer service.
The weekly menu is available from the dining services page, along with a catering menu. ?áhttp://www.lsuhsc.edu/administration/ae/cafeteria.aspx
New Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday
Tiger Den Caf?® ÔÇô 7:00am ÔÇô 2:00pm
Dental Caf?® ÔÇô 7:30am ÔÇô 1:30pm
Atrium Coffee Kiosk ÔÇô 7:00am ÔÇô 4:00pm
Flu Season Still in Full Swing. (reblogged from Blogadillo)
With flu season still in swing, itÔÇÖs more important than ever to get that flu shot and practice good health behavior! As of the week ending on January 4, 2014 at least?á35 states are now showing widespread geographic influenza activity?áaccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to the activity across the country,?áevery state in the South Central Region?áis showing the highest level of influenza activity. The unusually high number of those affected by the flu prompted the CDC to issue an official health advisory notice to clinicians.
The?áhealth advisory notice?ástates
From November through December 2013, CDC has received a number of reports of severe respiratory illness among young and middle-aged adults, many of whom were infected with influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 (pH1N1) virus.?áMultiple pH1N1-associated hospitalizations, including many requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission, and some fatalities have been reported. The pH1N1 virus that emerged in 2009 caused more illness in children and young adults, compared to older adults, although severe illness was seen in all age groups.
One common misconception of the flu is that fatalities are more likely to occur in the very young and very oldÔÇôthis is not the case with the pH1N1 strain. According to the?áInfluenza Associated Hospitalizations?áin the CDC FluView Weekly Index, those ages 18-64 account for 61% of hospitalizations. This means everyone is at risk for catching the flu, regardless of age and health status. Despite these numbers, those in 18-64 age range are still the?áleast likely to get vaccinated.
To do your part in preventing the spread of flu germs, here are the CDCÔÇÖs?áGood Health Habit tips:
1. Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
2. Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
3. Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
4. Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Ahead of schedule, the books section of the Dental Library has been set to rights, with shelving repaired and the collection back in place. The project will continue in the journals section of the library. An estimated completion date for that portion of the project is unknown. In the meantime, if you need a journal article from our serials stacks, please let the library staff know and we will locate it for you.
If you’ve been in the Dental Library recently, you’ve no doubt noticed that there aren’t any books on the shelves right now.
We are in the middle of a large project to fix and reinforce our shelving units and in order for that to happen, we had to take everything off the shelves. ?áAlthough the books and journals are stashed everywhere but where they should be right now, we are open and ready to help you find the information you need. ?áIt just might take a little longer than usual.
During this project, we will try to keep the noise to a minimum ?ábut there will be some inevitable disturbances. ?áFree earplugs are available at the circulation desk while we finish this project!
Thanks for your understanding and patience.
McGraw-Hill recently?áunvelied their new online platform which is designed to integrate all of their Access products. The look is very different but the content is all there, so don’t panic when you see it. If you have trouble getting to anything, just let us know. We will post more information about the new platform soon.
Thanks for your patience!
Page 164 of Andreas Vesalius: De corporis humani fabrica libri septem
We missed the 499th birthday?áof Andreas Vesalius who was born on December 31, 1514. 500th year?ácelebrations of the man and his accomplishments are in the works.
The LSUHSC Libraries is lucky enough to own a 1568 edition?áof his De humani corporis fabrica libri septem which is housed in the Isch?® Library Rare Books Room (and is available by appointment only). The first edition of this title is from 1543.
For more information, see this post from NLM’s Circulating Now blog.
Also, you can view the digitized?á1543 edition of De humani corporis fabrica libri septem?áat the NLM’s Historical Anatomies on the Web?ápage.
A new webpage design has been launched by the Dental and Isch?® Libraries. The new?ásite complies with the University design and fully integrates the two Libraries.
The new URL is http://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/. All bookmarks to old Library pages will redirect to the new main page.
Please let us know if you can’t find something you’ve used in the past.
Welcome to bright shiny new year! The Libraries are both open.
The Isch?® Library is open from 8 am to 6 pm Thursday, January 2nd and resumes normal hours on Friday, January 3rd.
The Dental Library is open from 8 am to 5 pm on Thursday, January 2nd and also resumes?ánormal hours on Friday, January 3rd.
As of January 1, 2014, the various Clinics of North America will no longer be available through MD Consult. Please check INNOPAC, the Library’s Catalog for updated holdings for all of the Clinics journals.
Palms in the Snow – New Orleans 12-25-2004
The LSUHSC Libraries are Closed for Winter Break. Both the Isch?® Library and the Dental Library will re-open at 8 am on Thursday, January 2nd.
Electronic resources and the Library Commons should be available during the break.
Have a safe & happy holiday.
Do your New YearÔÇÖs resolutions for 2014 involve publishing research results, a unique patient case, or your opinion on the latest industry trends? DonÔÇÖt know the difference between peer review and editorial review? The Dental Library hopes to help you learn more about becoming an author on January 7, when Dental Reference Librarian Rita Premo will be presenting ÔÇ£Scholarly Publishing: The BasicsÔÇØ at noon in the Wirth Room (2203) in School of Dentistry Administration Building. Among the topics to be discussed are the structure of scientific articles and the role of each section, the importance of the abstract, the information and materials you may need for submission, how to begin once youÔÇÖre staring at a blank screen, and why you should always get your residentÔÇÖs forwarding address. Even if youÔÇÖre not interested in research publishing, join us and learn why writing skills arenÔÇÖt just for journalism majors.
The Pay-Per-Print System will be unavailable on?áDecember 19th until the scheduled upgrade is complete. Please make alternative printing arrangements during this time.
*Update* The upgrade was completed at 4 pm. All printers should be back online.