The Isché Library will close at 6pm on Thursday, May 26, 2022 for emergency electrical repairs in the building. While the Library Commons may be open, it will be on emergency lighting only and will not have air conditioning until 10pm.
The Isché Library will open at 12 noon on Saturday, April 2nd instead of 9:30am. The Library will still close at 6pm.
This change is necessary because Facility Services will be working on the emergency power automatic transfer switch. The entire Resource Center Building will have intermittent complete outages of both regular power and emergency power. All power, safety lighting, elevators and air handling will be affected by these outages.
The Library has created a new display in 3 sections of the Commons cases. The display honors Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Joseph M. Moerschbaecher, III, PhD, who spent nearly 40 years of his career at LSUHSC. Dr. M passed away July 1, 2021. He was hired in the Department of Pharmacology in 1983.
Dr. Moerschbaecher helped create the space that is now the Library Commons (2009) and he enjoyed selecting material for the display cases. Many of the medicine bottles in the cases closest to the Library entrance were from his collections.
On the downtown campus, the Library Lobby is having both elevator and wallpaper work done at the moment. Prepare to step carefully as you get off the elevator to access the coffee shop (to the right) or the Isché Library (to the left). Work will continue until it’s complete.
Because of construction in the downtown campus Atrium (which begins Wednesday, April 28th), the coffee bar will be moving to the Library Commons, adjacent to the Isché Library. The Coffee service will be open on Monday, May 3rd. Items and services will be limited. Hours are to be determined from 7am to 2pm each weekday as staffing allows.
The coffee bar operated previously from July 15, 2009 through March 28, 2013. It was not financially sustainable.
The Isché Library is currently hosting an exhibit from the Brain Injury Association of Louisiana. This exhibit of masks made by brain injured individuals promotes awareness of the prevalence of brain injury and gives survivors a voice.
The exhibit will be in the Isché Library from September 27th through October 21st. It will move to the Dental Library and will be on display October 23rd through November 7th.
Four of the masks include QR codes which when scanned display a video of the mask maker discussing their mask and their brain injury.
There are two new televisions in the library commons which allow for computer screens to be shared via HDMI connection. Just stop by the Circulation Desk to checkout HDMI cables! Use of these televisions is available on a first come, first served basis.
Please let the circulation staff know if you have any questions!
The National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit “Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care” is now at the LSUHSC-NO Isché Library. The display will be set up in the Library Commons on the third floor of the Resource Center until February 28.
Physician Assistants are nationally certified professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and care for patients, with physician supervision. This exhibit covers the history of the PA profession, the profession’s emphasis on diversity, and the many ways in which PAs care for patients in the United States and across the globe.
Helpful links and educational resources provided by the National Library of Medicine in conjunction with the exhibit include lesson plans for upper elementary and high school classes, a higher education module with instructor resources, and a bibliography of additional readings.
The Ische Library will be closed on Saturday, September 15, 2018 for AC maintenance. There will be no air conditioning in the building from 6am to 8pm. The Library Commons maybe closed (or really hot) during this outage.
The Isché Library will close at 6pm on Thursday, April 5th because the water will be shut off in the building for an emergency plumbing repair. The Library Commons may be open, however restrooms and water fountains in other buildings will need to be used. The water is expected to remain off until 10:30pm.
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.