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Ische Library Early Closure Friday 9/8/17

The water will be shut off in the Resource Center Building at 6pm on Friday, September 8th. Both the Isché Library and the Library Commons will be closed during the outage. Water should be restored by 11pm. The Isché Library will be open regular hours on Saturday, September 9th.

Ische Secure Shelving

The Isché Library has a new location of Secure Shelving. Please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance with this material.

Labor Day Hours

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be closed Sunday and Monday, September 3rd and 4th for Labor Day. Both Libraries will reopen Tuesday morning at 8am.

Libraries Closed 8/29/17

Both libraries will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 because of threat of flooding from TS Harvey.

Off Campus Access – 502 errors (resolved)

*Resolved Wednesday, August 23rd at 3:15pm*

We discovered this afternoon that Off Campus access to PubMed and to all EBSCOhost databases is returning a 502 error. Our IT support is working to resolve the issue, but we will probably be without off-campus access for the weekend. The same error appears when trying to access the databases through CITRIX.

Titles of individual journals through the catalog appear to be working. Please contact the Circulation Desk at either Library for additional help.


NASA Eclipse Live Stream @ the Isché Library

logo eclipse_logo_wOn Monday, August 21st the Isché Library will stream the NASA broadcast of the 2017 Solar Eclipse on one of the large TVs in the Commons. The NASA broadcast is from 11am to 3pm CDT. We hope see you there!

Dental Library is Open!

The Dental Library reopened this morning at 8am and are back to regular hours.

Thanks for your patience!

Independence Day Hours

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The Isché Library will be open Summer Hours the weekend before the 4th of July, Saturday 9:30am – 6pm and Sunday 12noon to 10pm. On Monday, July 3rd, the downtown library will be open 8am – 6pm. And closed on the 4th. Summer Hours resume on July 5th and run through the end of the month.

The Dental Library will also be in Summer Hours and will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Dental will be open from 8am – 5pm on Monday July 3rd. And closed on the 4th. Summer Hours resume on the 5th and run through the 16th.

INNOPAC maintenance complete

The maintenance to INNOPAC is complete. Please let us know if you see any issues or experience problems.

INNOPAC Scheduled Maintenance 6/28/17

INNOPAC and off campus access to library materials will be down for a scheduled upgrade on Wednesday, June 28th. While we hope the system will be back up quickly, we have allowed an all-day window for this upgrade. The upgrade is expected to start at 5:30am.

Birth Control Pill Recall

Lupin Pharmaceuticals has issued a recall for Mibelas 24, lot L600518, Exp 05/18. Due to a packaging error, the pills may not prevent pregnancy. The recall was issued May 25th but is just making the news now.

Summer Hours – Ische Library



The Isché Library will close at 10pm Sunday through Thursday and at 6pm on Fridays for June and July.

It will continue to be open 7 days a week and open at its normal times of 8am Monday through Friday, 9:30am on Saturday and 12noon on Sundays.

  • Monday – Thursday  8am-10pm
  • Friday  8am-6pm
  • Saturday 9:30am-6pm
  • Sunday 12noon-10pm


LA DHH is seeking public comment on Hepatitis C Drug Pricing

The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking public input for 30 days (starting May 8th) regarding their Hepatitis C Initiative. They are looking for ” innovative mechanisms that will allow us to treat those affected in an economical fashion, drastically reducing the long-term costs associated with untreated Hepatitis C.” Public Comment is via a webform.

New Blood Test Could Spot Autism in Children

Researchers have been working on an experimental blood test that could point out autism in children. So far, the test is 98 percent accurate in children ages 3 to 10 in diagnosing if they have autism.

“The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” according to study co-author Juergen Hahn in the MedlinePlus article. The test was also able to indicate the severity of the autism-related condition with good accuracy.

This new test is a stark contrast to the current approach of diagnosing autism, which entails a consensus from a group of medical professionals. The blood test, on the other hand, looks for key metabolism markers in the child.

The study was small, with less than 200 participants, so more research is planned to follow-up on the claims.

To read more about the study, please visit “Could a Blood Test Spot Autism in Childhood?”

Reblogged from Blogadillo on March 23, 2017 from the NNLM/SCR. Like them on Facebook and like us on Twitter.

LGBT Symposium – April 10th

LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine will present LGBT Health Care Symposium: Insight on Current Affairs and the Future of LGBT Health Care on Monday, April 10, 2017, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on campus at the Medical Education Building, 1901 Perdido Street, in Lecture Room A (first floor). Parking will be available in Student Lot #2, located on Perdido Street between South Prieur and Bolivar streets. The event is free and open to the public.
The event is sponsored by ETHIKOS and LGBT+Allies Organization for the Cultural Understanding in the Health Sciences (LOCUS), the ethics and LGBT student interest groups at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine.