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.
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.
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.
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.
The Dental Library is currently closed due to a power outage. The Library plans on reopening tomorrow morning at 8am.
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!
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.
Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be closed Saturday – Monday, July 2-4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The Isché Library will close at 8pm on Friday, July 1st and the Dental Library will close at 5pm. Both Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th at 8am.
The LSU Health New Orleans Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center will host a Cancer Moonshot Summit on June 29 from noon to 4pm at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center, 1700 Tulane Ave. Augusto Ochoa, MD, director of the Cancer Center is hosting the summit. He is the only Louisiana expert on the Blue Ribbon Panel and one of 28 nationwide.
This meeting will be open to the public and is free. It will cover clinical trials, treatment, philanthropy and advocacy. Registration is preferred: www.surveymonkey.com/r/L87SPTV.
“The White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force’s mission is to double the rate of progress in cancer research and treatment, striving to accelerate what could be achieved in ten years in just five. The goals of the Cancer Moonshot cannot be achieved by one person, one organization, one discipline, or even one collective approach. Rather, solving the complexities of cancer requires the formation of new alliances to defy the bounds of innovation and accelerate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and – ultimately – the curing of cancer.” Summits will be happening nationwide on June 29th.
ExamMaster access from off campus has been restored. The service just added a note that “for optimal user experience, use Chrome or Firefox browsers.” When using Chrome off campus, we are seeing a security warning but if you accept what they consider a risk than you can get in.
The Library Commons at the Isché Library is currently closed for carpet cleaning. It should be reopen later this evening (after 6pm). Tomorrow the tiled areas will be cleaned so the area will be closed sporadically.