Library News

ReOpening – Downtown Library

The Ische Library on the Downtown campus will reopen on Monday, September 13th at 8am and will resume full operation.

The Dental Library will remain closed while remediation from Hurricane Ida occurs.

Library Closure – Hurricane Ida

*Update 2* The Libraries will remain closed the week of September 6th. We hope to announce reopening soon.

*Update* because of the power situation in New Orleans, the Libraries will be closed until September 6th. Hope everyone stayed safe.

In anticipation of Hurricane Ida, the downtown Isché Library will close at 5pm today, Friday, August 27th. Both the Dental and Downtown campuses will be closed Saturday, August 28th through Monday, August 30th.

Hopefully all will be well, and we will reopen on Tuesday, August 31st at 8am at both the Dental and Isché Libraries.

Reducing Hours Isché / Staggering Staff Schedules 8/8/2021

The Isché Library will reduce its hours beginning on Sunday, August 8th.

The hours will be
Monday-Thursday 8am – 8pm
Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturday 9:30am – 6pm
Sunday 11:30am – 8pm

These hours will be allow Library staff to better socially distance while also keeping the Library open 7 days per week.

Microfiche/Microfilm Scanner

The Isché Library has a new Microfiche/Microfilm scanner available for use. It is housed on the 3rd floor near the circulation desk. Material can be scanned to a thumb drive or printed. There is no charge for printing. Please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

New Commons Display – Honoring VCAA Moerschbaecher

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.

To learn more, read these online tributes from the SoM Pulse, the LSU Health Newsroom, and NOLA.com.

And if you can’t make it over, enjoy a couple of photos:

Display Case
Front Display Honoring Joe Moerschbaecher
display 2
2nd Case Honoring Joe Moerschbaecher

Power On! Ische Library Open!

*EDIT* The power came back on at 10:45am. The Ische Library re-opened at 11:15 am. Fingers crossed that it stays on!

*EDIT* Spoke to soon and jinxed the power. The power to the RCB and the SoN/AH building went out again at 5:30am on Wednesday, the 21st. No estimated repair time at the moment.

Power was restored to the Resource Center Building around 4:30pm on Tuesday, July 20th. The Ische Library will re-open on Wednesday morning at 7:30am. Phew!

Downtown Library Closed – July 20, 2021

*Edit* The latest power restoration is 4pm. The Ische Library will not open today. Hopefully, we’ll be open again tomorrow.

Parts of the downtown campus continue to be without power, including the RCB. The Ische Library will be closed this morning… or until power is restored. The current restoration estimate is 12 noon. Library staff will be working remotely and available via chat/email.

Stay tuned for further developments.

4th of July Holiday

The LSUHSC Libraries, and the LSUHSC campuses, will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of the 4th of July holiday. In addition, the Isché Library will be closed on Saturday, July 3rd and Sunday, July 4th.

Both Libraries will be open regular hours on Tuesday, July 6th.

June Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles have been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Ische Library. These eight 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. Each month the Library is proud to present copies of eight of these publications in a rotating display of 16. With the currently changes, we’ve decided to post the publications digitally. Check out the display below:

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, 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 will be available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. A PDF of a bibliography of this month’s addition is available 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.

Library Lobby Work Downtown

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.

Bolivar Street Elevated Walkway Closure May 14 – May 16

The elevated walkway over Bolivar Street will be closed from 6PM Friday, May 14th to 6PM Sunday, May 16th.

During this time, the Resource Center Building and the Library will be accessible from the 1st floor entrance only.

Please plan your visit accordingly.

May Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles have been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Ische Library. These eight 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. Each month the Library is proud to present copies of eight of these publications in a rotating display of 16. With the currently changes, we’ve decided to post the publications digitally. Check out the display below:

Publications cited in the Faculty Publications database are harvested weekly from a variety of sources, such as PubMedSCOPUS, 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. A PDF of a bibliography of this month’s addition is available 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.

Coffee Service in the Library Commons

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.

Libraries sponsor “Picture A Scientist” virtual screening

Poster for a movie

The Libraries are happy to offer a virtual screening of the film “Picture A Scientist” focusing on the challenges of minorities and women in the sciences. You can find out more information about it at https://www.pictureascientist.com.

The film will be available to view online at any time from Friday, April 30, 2021, through Sunday, May 2, 2021.

You will need to register at https://forms.office.com/r/tcGKjHG5JD to view the film. Once registered, you will receive another message with the link and login information to watch the movie online at any time you choose during the viewing window.

We hope you are able to attend, and if you have any questions please contact us.

More ClinicalKey Additions for April

ClinicalKey has released another list of ebooks added to the collection for this month. They are:

Aesthetic Surgery of the Facial Skeleton (Baker, Stephen B.) 1st ed.; New to CK

ASE’s Comprehensive Echocardiography (Lang, Roberto M.) 3rd ed.; New edition

Atlas of Robotic General Surgery (Novitsky, Yuri W.) 1st ed.; New to CK

Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction (Baker, Shan) 4th ed.; New edition

McDonald and Avery’s Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent (Dean, Jeffrey A.) 11th ed.; New edition

Memory Loss, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia (Budson, Andrew E.) 3rd ed.; New edition

The Mental Status Examination Handbook (Mendez, Mario) 1st ed.; ISBN: 9780323694896; New to CK

Netter’s Infectious Disease (Jong, Elaine C.) 2nd ed.; New edition

Pleural Diseases (Sorino, Claudio) 1st ed.; New to CK

Practical Dermatopathology (Rapini, Ronald P.); 3rd ed.; New edition