Dental Library

3D Printing at Dental Library on Wednesdays and Fridays Only

The Dental Library has now designated two weekdays for 3D printing jobs: Wednesday and Friday.

We understand that the noise generated by the 3D printer can be distracting. At the same time, we want this technology to be openly available and conveniently usable for all students and faculty. As a compromise, we will restrict 3D printing to Wednesdays and Fridays so everyone will be guaranteed quality time in the library.

It should be noted that we may not always have 3D print projects going on the designated days; likewise, we may have to start a priority project on an off day. So please bear with us as we try to provide an accessible educational space for everyone to study, learn, and discover.

Come try out our 3D printer on Wednesdays and Fridays!


Easter Hours

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will close early on Thursday, March 24th and remain closed Friday, March 25th through Sunday, March 27th. The Dental Library will close at 5 pm and the Isché Library will close at 8 pm.

Both Libraries will reopen on Monday, March 28th at 8 am.

Dental Library Closed 3/20/16

Due to a scheduled power outage on the Dental Campus, the Dental Library will be closed on Sunday, March 20th. There will no power to either buildings and no one will be allowed on campus from 7:00 AM – 4:00PM.


Campus Closure 3/11/16

The LSUHSC campuses are closed today, Friday, March 11, 2016 due to the wind & rain. Only essential personnel should be on campus.

The Isché Library will reopen on Saturday, March 12th at 9:30 am. The Dental Library will reopen on Sunday, March 13th at 11 am.

Dental Library Closing at 5:30pm 3/3/16

The Dental Library will close tomorrow evening at 5:30pm due to a scheduled power outage on the Dental Campus. There will no power to either buildings and no one will be allowed on campus from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

Carnival Hours

Library Shoebox Float - 2010

Library Shoebox Float – 2010

Both Libraries will have shorter hours over Mardi Gras weekend/week. They are as follows:

The Isché Library will close at 6pm on Friday, February 5th and will be open from 9:30am -3pm on Saturday, February 6th. On Sunday, February 7th, it will be open from 12noon to 5pm.

Both Libraries will close at 5pm on Monday, February 8th and will be closed on Tuesday, February 9th.

The Dental Library will close at 5pm Wednesday and Thursday, February 10th and 11th.

All other dates the Libraries will be open their regular hours.

Dental Library Closing at 5pm 1/21/16

The Dental Library will close this evening at 5pm because of emergency water repairs on the Dental Campus. There will be a complete water shutdown beginning at 5pm to repair a broken water main.

MLK, Jr Day Closure

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 18th in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr Day Holiday. Both Libraries will be open their regular hours on Sunday the 17th (11:30 am to 8 pm for Dental and 12 noon to 12 midnight for Isché) and on Tuesday the 19th (8 am to 8 pm for Dental  and 8 am to 12 midnight for Isché).

Welcome 2016



Both the Isché and Dental Libraries have reopened from Winter Break!

Happy 2016 everyone

Libraries are Closed for Winter Break



Both the Dental and Isché Libraries are both closed for winter break. The Libraries will reopen at 8am on Monday, January 4th and resume normal hours.

Online resources will, of course, be available 24/7 during this time.

Winter Break Hours

streetcarsnowThe Libraries are now on Winter Break hours.

Dental Isché
Friday, December 18th 8am – 5pm 8am – 6pm
Saturday, December 19th closed 9:30am – 6pm
Sunday, December 20th 11:30am – 8pm 12noon – 8:30pm
Monday, December 21st-Wednesday, December 23rd 8am – 5pm 8am – 6pm
 Thursday, December 24th-Sunday, January 3rd  closed  closed

Thanksgiving Hours

vintage-thanksgiving-postcard-6The Libraries will both close early on Wednesday, November 25th; the Dental Library will close at 5 pm and the Isché Library will close at 6 pm. Both Libraries will remain closed from Thursday, November 26th through Saturday, November 28th.

The Dental Library will be open its regular hours on Sunday, November 29th from 11:30 am to 8 pm.

The Isché Library will be open for exam hours on Sunday, November 29th from 12 noon to 12 midnight. Exam hours will continue through Thursday, December 17th.

For the complete schedule for both Libraries, consult our webpage.

Labor Day Hours

The Isché and Dental Libraries will be closed on Sunday and Monday in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. The Isché Library will be open from 9:30 am to 6 pm on Saturday, September 5th. Both Libraries will reopen on Tuesday morning at 8 am.

Harry Potter and Medicine

St. Mungo's Magical Medical Library

St. Mungo’s Magical Medical Library

The LSUHSC-NO Libraries is pleased to host the National Libraries of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine.  The exhibition will be at the Isché Library from September 1 – 18 and at the Dental Library from September 21 – October 6. Enjoy the HP-bibliography of items we have put on display.

“IN 1997, BRITISH AUTHOR J. K. ROWLING INTRODUCED THE WORLD TO HARRY POTTER AND A LITERARY PHENOMENON WAS BORN.  Millions of readers have followed Harry to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he discovers his heritage, encounters new plants and animals, and perfects his magical abilities. Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Incorporating the work of several 15th- and 16th-century thinkers, the seven-part series examines important ethical topics such as the desire for knowledge, the effects of prejudice, and the responsibility that comes with power. This exhibition, using materials from the National Library of Medicine, explores Harry Potter’s world and its roots in Renaissance magic, science, and medicine.”1

Display at the Ische Library

Display at the Ische Library

The Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine strives to promote greater understanding and awareness of how the past informs the present and can shape the future by creating lively and informative exhibitions and educational resources that enhance awareness of and appreciation for the collections of the National Library of Medicine. These exhibitions and educational resources engage diverse audiences and explore a variety of topics in the history of medicine.



1.  National Library of Medicine. Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine. Bethesda, MD. [cited 1 Sept 2015]. Available at:


Remembering Katrina: Faculty Publications for September

Now that we have survived the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we are want to spotlight Faculty Publications about the more long-term effects of the storm and its impact on our schools, hospitals, and community.  While the August display focused primarily on the immediate and short term effects, we now would like to turn the spotlight on the lessons we have learned in the wake of the catastrophe.   After reviewing the scores of articles published by our faculty and researchers, we have selected 24 articles, representing all of our schools, that we feel will give the best overview of the resurgence of our research community and the community we serve.

These articles, as well as all of the articles in our Faculty Publications database, are authored by at least one member of our research community here at LSUHSC-New Orleans. They can be viewed in the Reference area, on the wall between the main entrance and the Library elevator, on the third floor of the Resource Center Building.
Here is a list of the articles to be featured, with the LSUHSC-NO researchers in bold print:

1.    Abramson DM, Grattan LM, Mayer B, Colten CE, Arosemena FA, Bedimo-Rung AL, Lichtveld M. The resilience activation framework: A conceptual model of how access to social resources promotes adaptation and rapid recovery in post-disaster settings. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2015;42(1):42-57.
2.    Ali M, Englert D, Sharma N, Jain N. An unexpected silver lining to Katrina: Elimination of inter-campus transfer delay in STEMI care. J La State Med Soc. 2012;164(4):216-218.
3.    Armbruster PC, Strother EA, Ballard RW, Hagan JL. Application data as an indicator for post-Katrina recovery of LSU postdoctoral dental programs. J Dent Educ. 2011;75(6):768-774.
4.    Barkemeyer BM. NICU care in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina: 5 years of changes. Pediatrics. 2011;128S8-S11.
5.    Bertrand JT, Dudas E, Goldin MB, Fontenot C. Providing healthcare to New Orleans’ heart and soul: The musicians. Arts Health. 2014;6(2):176-183.
6.    Brown JS, Cherry KE, Marks LD, Jackson EM, Volaufova J, Lefante C, Jazwinski SM. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Gender differences in health and religiosity in middle-aged and older adults. Health Care Woman Int. 2010;31(11):997-1012.
7.    Calderon-Abbo J. The long road home: Rebuilding public inpatient psychiatric services in post-Katrina New Orleans. Psychiatr Serv. 2008;59(3):304-309.
8.    Chauvin SW, DiCarlo RP, Lopez FA, Delcarpio JB, Hilton CW. In for the long haul: Sustaining and rebuilding educational operations after hurricane Katrina. Fam Commun Health. 2008;31(1):54-70.
9.    Cieslak R, Benight C, Schmidt N, Luszczynska A, Curtin E, Clark RA, Kissinger P. Predicting posttraumatic growth among hurricane Katrina survivors living with HIV: The role of self-efficacy, social support, and PTSD symptoms. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2009;22(4):449-463.
10.    Danna D, Bernard M, Jones J, Mathews P. Improvements in disaster planning and directions for nursing management. J Nurs Adm. 2009;39(10):423-431.
11.    deBoisblanc BP. Humanism: The legacy of hurricane Katrina. Am J Med Sci. 2006;332(5):298-300.
12.    Geisz-Everson MA, Bennett MJ, Dodd-McCue D, Biddle C. Disrupted by disaster: Shared experiences of student registered nurse anesthetists affected by hurricane Katrina. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2012;50(1):32-38.
13.    Giarratano G, Harville EW, de Mendoza VB, Savage J, Parent CM. Healthy start: Description of a safety net for perinatal support during disaster recovery. Matern Child Health J. 2014;19(4):819-2.
14.    Goenjian HA, Chiu ES, Alexander ME, Hilaire HS, Moses M. Incidence of cleft pathology in greater New Orleans before and after hurricane Katrina. Cleft Palate-Craniofac J. 2011;48(6):757-761.
15.    Hansel TC, Osofsky JD, Osofsky HJ, Friedrich P. The effect of long-term relocation on child and adolescent survivors of hurricane Katrina. J Trauma Stress. 2013;26(5):613-620.
16.    Loehn B, Pou AM, Nuss DW, Tenney J, McWhorter A, Dileo M, Kakade AC, Walvekar RR. Factors affecting access to head and neck cancer care after a natural disaster: A post-hurricane Katrina survey. Head Neck. 2011;33(1):37-44.
17.    Lopez FA. Almost five years later. Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans health care, and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 2010;73(3):8-11.
18.    Osofsky HJ, Osofsky JD, Arey J, Kronenberg ME, Hansel T, Many M. Hurricane Katrina’s first responders: The struggle to protect and serve in the aftermath of the disaster. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2011;5 Suppl 2S214-9.
19.    Rigby PG, Nelson S, Hilton C, Moerschbaecher J, Hollier L. The proportionate renewal of physician supply: Annual kinetics expressed by a simple formula. J La State Med Soc. 2010;162(2):104-109.
20.    Robinson WT, Wendell D, Gruber D, Foxhood J, Scalco MB, Zapata A. Estimating the return of persons living with HIV/Aids to New Orleans: Methods for conducting disease surveillance in the wake of a natural disaster. Am J Public Health. 2008;98(4):666-668.
21.    Rung AL, Broyles ST, Mowen AJ, Gustat J, Sothern MS. Escaping to and being active in neighbourhood parks: Park use in a post-disaster setting. Disasters. 2011;35(2):383-403.
22.    Sanders CV, Lopez FA. Hurricane Katrina and the Louisiana State University-New Orleans Department of Medicine: Rebuilding, recruiting, and renewing. Am J Med Sci. 2008;336(2):185-190.
23.    Townsend MH. The effect of hurricane Katrina on medical student career choice. Acad Psychiatry. 2012;36(3):258-259.
24.    Wahl GM, Marr AB, Brevard SB, Weintraub SL, Hunt JP, Mcswain NE, Duchesne JC, Baker CC. The changing face of trauma: New Orleans before and after hurricane Katrina. Am Surg. 2009;75(4):284-286.

In October we will resume our regular presentation of recent faculty publications.

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMed, SCOPUS, and CINAHL, to name a few. In addition to articles they include books, book chapters, papers, editorials, letters to the editor, and meeting abstracts, all authored by at least one member of the LSUHSC-NO community. The database is maintained by Reference Librarian Kathy Kerdolff and is available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. For a PDF of a bibliography of this month’s articles, click here. If you have an article you would like us to highlight or if you have any questions regarding the display or the database, you can contact Kathy Kerdolff.
Please come to the Library and view these publications by our research community.