During the week of Mardi Gras, the Dental Library will have abbreviated hours:
Sunday 2/10 Closed
Monday 2/11 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday 2/12 Closed (Enjoy the parades!)
Wednesday – Friday 2/13-2/15 8 am-5 pm.
Our regular hours will resume on Sunday 2/17
Happy Mardi Gras!
This Thursday, December 6th, U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will grace us with a reading and book signing at the Main Branch of the New Orleans Public Library.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and native of Mississippi, Trethewey is known for her portrayal of the Gulf South through powerful, natural imagery and historical narrative. The Librarian of Congress James Billington lauds, “Her poems dig beneath the surface of history—personal or communal, from childhood or from a century ago—to explore the human struggles that we all face.” You can read examples of Trethewey’s work at poets.org.
The reading will begin at 7pm and is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
On February 15, Tessie Prevost Williams, administrative assistant in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, presented “Integrating New Orleans Schools: The Civil Rights Movement Through the Eyes of a Child,” the second in a series of lectures sponsored by the School of Dentistry Library. In 1960 Tessie was one of four black children selected to integrate two New Orleans elementary schools. Tessie described her experiences to an audience of faculty, staff, and students. More of her story is available on the School of Dentistry web site.
The dental library will be offering five classes throughout the month of October to celebrate National Medical Libraries Month. All classes will be held in the dental library conference room from noon to 1:00pm. Reserve your space by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 10/1/09, Accessing Journal Articles Online
Monday, 10/5/09, Introduction to PubMed
Wednesday, 10/7/09, Introduction to RefWorks
Tuesday, 10/13/09, Health Literacy: More than the Ability to Read
Tuesday, 10/27/09, Introduction to Consumer Health Information
Two classes on important library resources will be taught this week:
Thursday, March 26, Finding Electronic Journal Articles (Liz Strother)
Learn how to use library resources for locating free electronic journal articles.
Friday, March 27, PubMed Basics (Julie Schiavo)
Introduction to searching PubMed, the premier database from the National Library of Medicine, for dental/biomedical information. Tips for refining your searches and managing results will also be taught.
Both classes will be held at noon in the Dental Library conference room. Please call 941-8158 or email email@example.com to reserve a seat.
The Libraries have offered a blitz of classes in honor of National Medical Librarians Month which ended on Friday. Here are the final two classes associated with our month of events:
General Library Systems Class @ Isché Wednesday, November 5th 10 – 11:30 am
Keep Current – Tools for Productivity Class @ Isché Friday, November 7th 12 noon -1 pm
Register today by calling the Circulation Desk (504-568-5550) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to come to the Isché Library today between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm for the Shin-Dig!
Three Library Witches
Candy, Information, Giveaways!
Well, weâ€™ve reached the end of National Medical Librarians Month, and as things draw to a close weâ€™d like to focus on one more new resource with which you are already familiar: the new and improved E-journals list.
Letâ€™s review the advice and words of caution Becky provided us when it came out:
Due to various reasons, the list is not a comprehensive listing of the electronic journals we have, but itâ€™s relatively close.
Always check INNOPAC if you want to be 100% sure we donâ€™t own a title. (Thereâ€™s even a button for this on the list.)
The list includes all those strange non-health related titles we get through LOUIS, which is an advantage if someone comes looking for Harvard Business Journal or Consumer Reports
The list requires login to WAM for off campus access.
Some MD Consult titles may prompt for your lsuhsc username & password (Lancet, etc)
You donâ€™t have to put in a full journal title to search, however, searching MEDLINE abbreviations may give you trouble
There is a short e-journals tutorial
Task for Week 4:
Whatâ€™s the strangest journal name on list? Post yours in the comments
Display week 4 NMLM
The Dental Library Open House will be today from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Go and “Sink Your Teeth In!”
Sink Your Teeth In at the Dental Library Open House
Two more chances to learn and one chance to celebrate:
Advanced Googling Class @ Isché Friday, October 24th from 12 noon to 1 pm
PubMed Class @ Dental Monday, October 27th from 12 noon to 1 pm
Check out the Dental Library Open House on Tuesday, October 28th from 11:30 to 1:30; Go and “Sink Your Teeth In!”
Sink Your Teeth In at the Dental Open House
Hello again from the NMLM Committee. Weâ€™re halfway through this whirlwind staff development course â€“ thanks for hanging in there! This week weâ€™re exploring social networking and the libraryâ€™s Facebook page.
Social Networking sites are online communities where people can connect with their friends and discover other people who have similar interests. Often social networking sites have features that allow users to interact with each other through features like photo sharing, chat, messaging, group invitations to events and more. Popular social networking sites include MySpace, Facebook, and Linkedin.
For an introduction to social networking, watch this 3 minute video: â€œSocial networking in plain Englishâ€ by Common Craft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKcqge8SvzQ
The Dental library and IschÃ© library both have a page on Facebook. Facebook members can become â€˜fansâ€™ of the libraries, which allows you to leave comments, see events, view pictures, and more.
Task for week 3:
View to the library facebook pages.
Are you a member of Facebook? Add the library as a fan and leave a comment on our Wall about what youâ€™d like to see on the library Facebook page.
Not a member of Facebook? If you do not want to create a profile in Facebook, leave a comment on the library blog post for this week â€œCan ya dig it?: social networking at the libraryâ€ about what youâ€™d like to see on the library Facebook page.
NMLM Facebook display
Two classes are happening this week:
General Library Systems @ Isché on Tuesday, October 21st from 1:30-3 pm
Health Literacy @ Dental on Wednesday, October 22nd from 12 noon to 1 pm
Register by calling either the IschÃ© or Dental Libraries’ Circulation Desks (504-568-5550 or 504-941-8158) or by emailing either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think about how you save web pages you visit frequently. Most people are aware of the â€˜Favoritesâ€™ feature on Internet Explorer (or â€˜bookmarksâ€™ in FireFox). You find a page you want to remember, store it in your â€˜Favoritesâ€™, and use that whenever you want to visit or remember a favorite website. When you add a page to your â€˜Favoritesâ€™ on a web browser like Internet Explorer, it is stored in your computer. If you use multiple computers you may have different bookmarks saved on different computers.
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Check out three more opportunities to learn!
RefWorks Class @ Dental Library Tuesday, Oct. 14th 12 noon – 1 pm
Navigating E-Journals @ Isché Library Wednesday, Oct. 15th 12 noon – 1 pm
RefWorks Class @ Isché Library Thursday Oct. 16th 9 – 10 am
Register today by calling either the IschÃ© or Dental Libraries’ Circulation Desks (504-568-5550 or 504-941-8158) or by emailing either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.