Lloyd, Jennifer

CDC Offers Valentine’s Advice

The Centers for Disease Control have issued some Tips for a Healthy Valentine’s. The article includes hints about not overeating, avoiding food-borne illnesses, and other not very romantic reminders.

 

Libraries Closed on MLK Jr Day

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day on Monday, January 16th. The Libraries will be open their regular hours over the weekend.

Libraries are Open!

2017-gold-1473177563gn8Happy 2017! Both the Dental and Isché Libraries have re-opened after Winter Break.

Both are back on their normal hours of operation.

Libraries Closed Until January

NOAA.gov snowflakes

NOAA.gov snowflakes

 

The Isché and Dental Libraries are closed until January 3rd at 8am.

Have a safe and happy winter break!

Winter Break Hours

Snow on a Streetcar December 2008

Both the Dental & Isché Libraries will begin Winter Break hours on Monday, December 19th. The Dental Library will be open from 8am to 5pm and the Isché Library will be open 8am to 6pm.

Both Libraries will closed from Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 2nd. Both Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd at 8am and resume normal hours.

Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction

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On November 29th, the US Surgeon General‘s Office released the office’s first ever comprehensive report on addiction. The full report, Facing Addiction in America: the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, is over 400 pages long. There is an Executive Summary which is 36 pages in length.

CDC: VetoViolence

The Centers for Disease Control has launched a new resource, VetoViolence. This website offers “free, online, interactive, and engaging violence prevention tools, trainings, and resources based on the best available evidence and research. The tools, trainings, and resources provide practical knowledge and skills to assist and enhance the work of violence prevention practitioners.” The aim of the website is to create safer communities for everyone.

Thanksgiving Hours

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Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will be closed Thursday through Saturday, November 24th – 26th in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. Both Libraries will close early on Wednesday, November 23rd; the Dental Library will close at 5pm and the Isché Library will close at 6pm.

The Libraries will reopen on Sunday, November 27th at their normal times, 11:30am at Dental and 12 noon at Isché.

For Users of Ovid MEDLINE:

The Library has received the following email from Ovid Support:

On October 12th the U.S. National Library of Medicine requested that Ovid temporarily discontinue MEDLINE/PubMed updates due to technical difficulties. The NLM has also requested that we delete records from October 6th and October 7th. This will mean that the last update for Ovid’s MEDLINE feed will be dated October 3rd. The banners are currently being updated to reflect the most recent data loaded into Ovid MEDLINE.

This request will not affect the EPub Ahead of Print feed. We will notify you as soon as we know when updates will become live again.

For the most up to date database, please use PubMed.

Labor Day Hours

The Libraries will be closed Sunday and Monday, September 4th and 5th for the Labor Day Holiday. The Isché Library will be open Saturday, September 3rd from 9:30 am – 6pm.

Both Libraries will be re-open at 8am on Tuesday, September 6th.

Happy 70th to the CDC

We’re just over a month late, but July 1 was the anniversary for the founding of the Centers for Disease Control. The Center was founded in 1946 from the Malaria Control in War Areas, a program within the U.S. Public Health Service. Enjoy this timeline of their history.

Dental Library – Emergency Closure 8/4/16

The Dental Library is currently closed due to a power outage. The Library plans on reopening tomorrow morning at 8am.

Librarian & Photographer

For the 2nd time, the Libraries’ own Hanna Kwasik, Head Cataloging and Serials Librarian, has won prizes in the City Park photo contest. She won 1st place in the Recreation & Sports Category and 3rd place in the Animal Category!

Gondola Ride Under the Clouds - Hanna Kwasik 2016 1st Place - Recreation-Sports

Gondola Ride Under the Clouds – Hanna Kwasik 2016
1st Place – Recreation-Sports

 

Cricket - Hanna Kwasik 2016 3rd Place - Animals

Cricket – Hanna Kwasik 2016
3rd Place – Animals

Hanna has previously won in the 2014 City Park photo contest but this is her first time taking the top prize in a category. She has also had award winning photos in NOLA.com (Spring 2014) and Oak Alley (Fall 2015) contests.

GNO Demographic Data update

The Data Center released a demographic update entitled, “Who Lives in New Orleans and Metro Parishes Now?” on June 29, 2016. The analysis is based US Census Bureau Data and covers age, education, poverty, and race.

ILLiad Maintenance 7/13/16

The Libraries’ ILL service, ILLiad, will be down for maintenance beginning at 10pm on Wednesday, July 13th. It may be down until as late as 2am on Thursday, the 14th but will probably be up sooner. Thanks for your patience.

*Update* Maintenance was completed by midnight