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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will be open their normal hours on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (11/23, 24 and 25) of Thanksgiving week.
On Wednesday, the Isché Library will close at 6 pm and the Dental Library will close at 5 pm. Both Libraries will remain closed from Thursday, November 27th through Saturday, November 29th.
The Libraries will reopen on Sunday, November 30th; Isché will reopen at 1:30 pm and Dental at 11:30 am.
Happy Turkey Day!