Library News

Ische Library Closing @ 6pm 1/31/19

The Isché Library will close at 6pm on Thursday, January 31st. The Resource Center Building will be without running water from 6-10pm that day.

While the Library Commons will not close, we ask that patrons please use the restrooms in other buildings during this interval.

NLM exhibit “Physician Assistants” now at Isché Library!

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 March 2.

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.

Digitial signage display

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.

This exhibition was created by the National Library of Medicine with assistance from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.  Additional information about this exhibit can be found online:

Libraries Closed for MLK, Jr Day

Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 21st in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday. The Libraries will be open regular hours on the Sunday before and the Tuesday after.

ProQuest/RefWorks Maintenance This Weekend

Attention Weekend Research Warriors! ProQuest will be taking down their site for product maintenance this weekend. This will affect our access of their databases Saturday night beginning at 9pm until Sunday morning at about 5am. Of course these times may vary slightly as with any database maintenance. Hopefully the upgrades will run smoothly and we will be up and running for our Sunday warriors.

The notice from ProQuest:

To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest products, we are performing maintenance on many ProQuest products beginning on January 19, 2019.

During the maintenance window, most ProQuest products will be temporarily unavailable, including RefWorks.


Ische Library Emergency Closure 1/15/19

The Isché Library will close at 5pm today, January 15th due to a water shut off by the Sewerage and Water Board. There will be no running water in the Resource Center, the Human Development Center and the Seton Building for at least 3 hours.

The Library Commons will probably remain open but please do not attempt to use the restrooms on the 3rd floor without verifying that the water has been restored.

Ische Library Copiers

*Update 2/4/19 3:30pm* Copiers are now scanning to either an email or a jumpdrive.

*Update 1/15/19 10:30am* Copiers are now charging the correct amount, 10¢  for black and white and 25¢ for color (3rd floor only). Scanning is still not working.

The Isché Library copiers on the 3rd and 5th floors were replaced on Friday with newer models. Unfortunately there was an error in programming so right now a single copy costs $10million dollars. Scanning has not been enabled. The 4th floor copier is still the older model so it is currently working. We hope this will be resolved soon and apologize for the inconvenience.

ILLiad Downtime for Upgrade – Restored

*Service Restored* 9:40am 1/7/19

The Libraries’ ILLiad ILL system will be down for an upgrade beginning at 9am on Monday, January 7th. The window for the outage is 2 hours.

Thanks for your patience during this time.

New Sunday Hours at Ische

The Isché Library will begin opening at 9:30am every Sunday, beginning on January 6, 2019.

Libraries are Open!

But still on a Winter Break schedule, the Isché Library is open from 7:30am to 8pm on Wednesday, January 2nd and Thursday, January 3rd and then from 7:30am to 6pm on Friday, January 4th.

The Dental Library is open from 8am to 5pm on Wednesday, January 2nd through Friday, January 4th.

Both Libraries resume their regular hours over the weekend.

Libraries are Closed

The Libraries are closed for Winter Break. All online resources are available and the Library Commons, downtown, is available as long as the building is open.

See you in 2019!

2018 Dissertations and Theses Display!

The New Books display on the third floor of the Isché library features the dissertations and theses of 2018 MS and PhD graduates from LSUHSC. Join us in congratulating the writers as we go into a new year!

These dissertations and theses are available for checkout in the library, and even more LSUHSC dissertations are available online through ProQuest.

Winter Break Hours at the Libraries

Winter break hours begin at the Isché Library on Friday, December 14th and at the Dental Library on Thursday, December 20th. The hours are as follows:

Isché Library
Friday, December 14th 7:30am-6pm
Saturday, December 15th 9:30am-6pm
Sunday, December 16th 12noon-8:30pm
Monday, December 17th – Friday, December 21st 7:30am-6pm
Saturday, December 22nd  – Tuesday, January 1st Closed
Wednesday, January 2nd – Thursday, January 3rd 7:30am-8pm
Friday, January 4th 7:30am-6pm


Dental Library
Thursday, December 20th – Friday, December 21st 8am-5pm
Saturday, December 22nd – Tuesday, January 1st Closed
Wednesday, January 2nd – Thursday, January 3rd 8am-5pm

Ische Library Associate – Award Winner

Congratulations to the Isché Library’s Circulation Associate, Amy Corder. Amy is currently a graduate student in the School of Library and Information Science in addition to working full-time with us.

Library Outreach Student Award Recap: Amy Corder – Reblogged from NNLM/SCR Blogadillo

The annual meeting of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association is one of our biggest events of the year. We hold our advisory board meetings, exhibit, and sometimes offer continuing education. One of the highlights for us is being able to bring our Library Outreach Student Award winners with us to show them the ropes. In this three-week series, we’ve asked some of them to reflect on their experiences.

Thanks to the NNLM SCR Library Outreach Student Award, I was able to attend SCC/MLA’s 45th annual conference in San Antonio, TX.

Although I work as an associate in a health sciences library, I had no idea what to expect from a medical library conference. Luckily, the NNLM Regional Medical Library staff explained everything about what to expect at the conference beforehand so that I wasn’t completely lost, and they answered all of my questions.

Attending committee meetings was unexpectedly my favorite part of SCC. Two of the committee meetings I attended were the Continuing Education and Research committees, where I was able to get a glimpse into how each committee plans for the following year and all of the work that goes into preparing for the conference each year.

However, the Outreach Committee meeting was the highlight of my time at the conference. I was interested to hear all of the different outreach activities among medical libraries in our region and how NNLM supports them in their endeavors. I had no idea of how varied outreach efforts were in the medical library community, from providing health information training to public librarians, to attending health fairs locally, and conducting webinars.

It was very interesting to see the research trends that are developing within medical libraries and how medical librarians can help to move forward medical research and evidence-based medicine. Not to mention, the social events were an extremely fun way to network with other health information professionals!

I had a great time at SCC and would encourage other Library and Information Science students to attend. I left the conference feeling motivated about my career path and connected to the larger community of health sciences librarians.



Thanksgiving Hours

The Libraries will be closed Thursday-Saturday, November 22-24th of Thanksgiving week.

Both Libraries will close early on Wednesday, November 21st; the Isché Library will close at 6pm and the Dental Library will close at 5pm.

Both Libraries will reopen on Sunday, November 25th; the Isché Library will be open from 10am to 12 midnight and the Dental Library will be open from 11:30am to 8pm.

INNOPAC downtime – complete

An upgrade of the INNOPAC system will happen beginning at 9am on Tuesday, November 13th. The outage is expected to last 2 hours at the most. The library catalog and related services will not work during the upgrade.

Thanks for your patience.

*Edit* The upgrade was completed by 10:30am