Welcome to our newest dental librarian, Wes!
Wesley Lucas started as the dental reference librarian on March 2, 2015. Wes is originally from Pascagoula, MS, and has lived in New Orleans for the past 3 years. He received his Master of Library and Information Sciences from Louisiana State University and his Bachelor of Arts, History, and Anthropology from the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
Wes comes to the Dental Library from Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, where he was a library technician in the microforms, newspapers, and government documents department. He also was the Special Collections Digital Services graduate assistant at the Hill Memorial Library at LSU in Baton Rouge. He has worked in a variety of academic and public libraries throughout his education and is happy to start his professional librarian career here at LSUHSC-NO.
We are thrilled to have Wes as part of the Dental Library team!
The calendars for both the Isché and Dental Libraries for fiscal year 2015-2016 have been posted. As always, the Library Commons adjacent to the Isché Library is open 24/7 unless the building is closed for maintenance or emergency.
Easter Hours this weekend are as follow:
The Isché Library will be open from 8 am to 8 pm on Thursday, April 2nd and then closed Friday through Sunday. It will reopen on Monday, April 6th at 8 am until 10 pm, resuming regular hours.
The Dental Library will be open from 8 am to 5 pm on Thursday, April 2nd and then closed from Friday through Sunday. It will reopen on Monday, April 6th at 8 am until 5 pm; regular hours will be resumed on Tuesday, April 7th.
Choosing the right tool for the job is just as important in the library as it is in the clinic. PubMed/MEDLINE is a reliable and extensive resource, but it may not always be the appropriate one for your information need. During March’s Library Lunchtime Learning session, we’ll examine several other databases that could be appropriate to use in different circumstances.
Databases Beyond PubMed
March 17, 12-1 p.m., Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building
March 23, 12-1 p.m., Copping Room (2309), LSU School of Dentistry
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and department; however, drop-ins are welcome!
Rex 2012 on Napoleon Avenue
It’s parade time and that means holiday hours at the Libraries. Both Libraries (Isché and Dental) will be open regular hours on Friday, February 13th.
Saturday, February 14th, the Isché Library will be open from 9:30 am – 3 pm; the Dental Library will be closed as usual.
Sunday, February 15th, the Dental Library will be open it’s regular hours of 11:30 am – 8 pm; the Isché Library will be open from 12 noon – 5:30 pm.
Monday, February 16th, both the Isché and Dental Libraries will be open 8 am – 5 pm.
Both Libraries will be closed on Mardi Gras, February 17th.
The Dental Library will be open 8 am – 5 pm Wednesday, February 18th – Friday, February 20th for Dental School Spring Break. The Isché Library will return to regular hours.
Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be open regular hours over the weekend of January 17th and 18th. But both Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 19th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday.
The LSUHSC-NO Libraries is proud to announce that it has been awarded the first National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region’s (NN/LM SCR) Emerging Technologies Award. With the funds provided by this award, the Libraries will purchase two 3 dimensional printers and two 3 dimensional scanners to be placed in the libraries. This equipment will be available for free to everyone affiliated with LSUHSC-NO.
LSUHSC-NO Libraries’ goal of this project is to provide students with a friendly, welcoming, environment to innovate, create, collaborate, and discover. The library seeks to give students, staff, and faculty opportunities to explore 3D technology in an accessible location without exorbitant costs. These scanners and printers will offer the means to build prototypes, create models, improve equipment, and so on, limited only by one’s imagination.
The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers. This year, the South Central Region instituted the Emerging Technology Award to to assist libraries in the integration of new and emerging technologies in their institutions to promote health information services.
Further developments on this project will be announced as available.
What will you make?
Snow in NOLA on Christmas Day 2004
Winter Break is upon us…
The Isché and Dental Libraries will be open regular hours until Monday, December 22nd and Tuesday, December 23rd. On those days, the Isché Library will be open from 8 am to 6 pm and the Dental Library will be open from 8 am to 5 pm.
Both Libraries will be closed from December 24th until January 1st. They will reopen on January 2nd at 8 am and resume normal hours.
Teaching, clinic, committees, research, mentoring, continuing education, administrative duties: With all that on your plate, do you really have time for inefficient literature searches?
The November Library Lunchtime Learning presentation—PubMed Beyond the Basics—is designed to help you get the most out of the premier biomedical citation database. Join us and learn how to more effectively and efficiently search PubMed using advanced features such as Medical Subject Headings, filters, index terms, and the Related Citations and Clinical Queries functions to more easily find the research you need. In addition, we’ll show you how to personalize your PubMed experience via MyNCBI, which will allow you to create bibliographies, automated searches, and separate collections.
The session will be held once at the Dental Campus and once Downtown. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com. But remember, we always welcome drop-in attendees. We hope to see you there!
PubMed Beyond the Basics
November 5, 12-1 p.m.
Copping Room (2309), LSU School of Dentistry
November 18, 12-1 p.m.
Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building
In honor of International Open Access Week, October’s Library Lunchtime Learning will focus on this hot topic in scholarly communication by introducing attendees to the concept and looking at the latest news in OA mandates. The workshop will also discuss predatory publishers (some of who disguise themselves in the cloak of open access) and how to identify article and conference solicitations that may not be on the up and up.
We hope to see you at 12 p.m. on either Thursday, October 9, in the Wirth Room (2203) on the Dental Campus or Tuesday, October 21, in the Ische Library’s Computer Lab for this important and timely topic. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can, but remember that drop-ins are always welcome.
Evidence-Based Practice is a term that is often bandied about but rarely understood. During the Library Lunchtime Learning session in September, we hope to clear up some of the mystery by taking attendees step by step through the EBP process, from identifying the clinical question through evaluating the decision made. Other topics of conversation include the resources that are most helpful for answering EBP questions as well as barriers to implementing EBP.
We hope you can join us at either workshop. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com.
September 10, 12-1 p.m.
Wirth Room (2203), Dental Administration Building
September 16, 12-1 p.m.
Computer Laboratory, 4th floor Library, Resource Center Building
The Isché & Dental Libraries will be closed on Sunday and Monday (August 31st and September 1st) in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The Isché Library will be open on Saturday, August 30th from 9:30 am to 6 pm. Both Libraries will re-open on Tuesday, September 2nd at 8 am.
Enjoy the holiday and stay cool!
In honor of everyone using their time this summer to study for their board exams, this month’s “It Came From the Stacks” post is about a board review text. However, you might not want to use it for your boards as it was published 107 years ago.
Underwood & Gabell’s Aids to Dental Surgery is one volume in their “Student’s aids series.” The book is small and as the author states in his preface, “condense(s) into a concise form that department of the science of dental surgery which is capable of such treatment.” Underwood states that the books concentrates on matters which are likely to be included on examinations. “If the book smooths the path of any of the large body of dental students, with whose education and welfare my daily work has been and is so largely concerned, I shall feel that its object has been accomplished.”
Within this slim, 126 page book, the authors cover the breadth of dental science including bacteriology, hygiene, injuries and illnesses of the pulp, periosteum, mucous membrane, and jaws, extraction of teeth, and diseases arising from diseases of the teeth and gums.
LSUHSC-NO Libraries is lucky enough to hold one of only 12 copies of this work in the world. If you’d like to come take a look at this book or any of our more recent board review materials, please contact us or stop in to see us.
On Thursday, July 3rd, the Isché Library will close at 6 pm and the Dental Library will close at 5 pm. Both the Dental & Isché Libraries will be closed on Friday, July 4th and remain closed on Saturday, July 5th.
The Dental Library will reopen on Sunday, July 6th at 11:30 am and the Isché Library will reopen at 1:30 pm; they will resume their normal schedules.
Happy 4th and watch out for the heat & the fireworks.
This month we are highlighting a very interesting find from the Dental Library: Wit Love Frum Cousin Sylveste by Fred J. Wolfe D.D.S. This collection of original letters documents a small portion of the history of Louisiana dentistry, the Louisiana Dental Association, and Louisiana heritage.
Fred J. Wolfe D.D.S. was a New Orleans dentist who graduated from dental school in 1908 and established a practice on Canal Street. He served as President of the Louisiana Dental Association from 1927-1928. Beginning in the Summer of 1931, Dr. Wolfe authored letters published in Impressions, “A Journal of Friendly Relations published quarterly by the Louisiana State Dental Society”. The regular column, A Letter from Cousin Sylveste, detailed the state of Louisiana dentistry, the events that took place at Louisiana and national dental meetings, and daily life as a Louisiana dentist. Each letter was written in an irreverent Cajun dialect and pokes fun at the profession, meeting presenters, society leaders, and Louisiana culture. The last letter was published in the last issue of Impressions (1938 Summer: 7(3): 13-4) but Wit Love Frum Cousin Sylveste contains a special unpublished “Au Revoir frum Sylveste” letter dated May 18, 1939. The volume is signed by the author and many of the personalities who appear within the letters and was presented as a gift to the Louisiana State University School of Medicine Library in memory of Leo J. Schoeny, D.D.S.. an editor of the journal Impressions.
If you would like to take a look at this or any of the other special holdings in the Dental Library, please contact us. We are happy to show off our collection!