Library News

Kathryn E. Kerdolff Retires

Kathy Kerdolff retired yesterday. She had worked for the LSUHSC Libraries since May 1990. Prior to joining the Library as a Reference Librarian, Kathy had worked with Judith Caruthers, Director of Libraries, on a student internship in 1988 and helped with the plan to move the Libraries from the old Medical School Building and the Medical Education Building into the brand new Resource Center Building.

Kathy was the liaison to the School of Medicine since the program began in May 2005. She was active in state, regional and national library organizations, serving on a variety of committees and all levels and holding elected office at all three levels.

Kathy will continue working with the School of Medicine, Department of Surgery after her retirement and holds an emeritus appointment through that department.

Independence Day Hours

The Libraries will be closed on Monday, July 4th. In addition the Isché Library will be closed on Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd as well. The Dental Library is closed every weekend.

The Library Commons should be available all weekend for any studying needs.

Construction at the Dental Library

Starting Monday, 6/13/2022, contractors will begin repairing the exterior walls and windows in the Dental Library. The perimeter of the Library will be blocked off and there will be some noise, especially at the beginning of the project. Construction is expected to take 3-4 weeks.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. If you need a quiet place to study, please use the Isché Library on the downtown campus. It is on the 3rd floor of the Administration and Resource Building at 433 Bolivar St.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this process.

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 will be available here. 

A special thank you to Kathy Kerdolff for doing an amazing job curating the most recent publications from Faculty, Residents, and Students to be displayed each month for so many years.

Isché Library Closing at 6 on 5/26/2022

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.

Sorry for the late notice.

Masking Requirement Reinstated 5/26/2022

Once again masking will be required while on campus starting on Thursday, May 26, 2022. The requirement is for surgical or KN95 or N95 masks.

From the Interim Chancellor’s email:

To that end, we will require masking in all campus facilities effective Thursday, May 26. 2022. We are requiring a surgical-grade mask that is snugly placed, covering the nose and mouth. KN-95 masks are also acceptable and required for those exposed or recently returning from a previous case of COVID. Of course, the campus clinic can provide further information. 

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 will be available to the general public here or via the Library’s webpage. A PDF of a bibliography of this month’s addition will be 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.

BoardVitals Downtime

What!?: Access to both the desktop and mobile app will be unavailable

When: Saturday, May 14, 10:00 PM Central – Sunday, May 15, 10:00 AM Central

Why: This is scheduled maintenance to upgrade the servers

BoardVitals apologizes for any inconvenience. “The outage is scheduled for the middle of the night, so hopefully it won’t interrupt your studies too much.”

We hope so too.


Medical Library Association in New Orleans

The National Convention of the Medical Library Association is in New Orleans this week; both Libraries will be a bit short-staffed Wednesday, May 4th through Friday, May 6th.

Almost all of our librarians will be attending the conference at the convention center. J. Dale Prince, Library Director, is an elected member of the MLA Board and also serves as treasurer. Jennifer K. Lloyd, Associate Director, is co-chair of the local assistance committee, on the national planning committee and is presenting an immersion session. Rebecca Bealer, Serials/Systems Librarian, and Marlene Bishop, Collection Development Librarian, are both invited speakers and are presenting a joint poster.

Isché Library Hours Extended

The Isché Library will be extending its hours on Monday, May 2nd. Our hours will be:

Monday – Thursday    7:30am – 10pm
Friday 7:30am – 6pm
Saturday 9:30am – 6pm
Sunday 9:30am – 10pm

5th Floor Construction starting April 28th

A project to cut through the walls on the 5th Floor is set to start on Thursday, April 28, 2022, and is to last for two months. There will be considerable noise in the area.

Once we learned this project was proceeding we asked it be delayed until after exams, but it will begin on Thursday.

Easter Hours

The Libraries will be closed Friday, April 15-17 for the University Easter Holiday. Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will close at 6pm on Thursday, April 14th. Both Libraries will re-open at 8am on Monday, April 18.

The Library Welcomes Our New Librarian, Sharon Duffy

The LSUHSC Isché Library would like to welcome our new librarian, Sharon Duffy! Sharon joined us this month as our new Research Services Librarian, a position aimed at supporting the research endeavors of the University.

Sharon received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from Dominican University in River Forest, IL and her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She previously worked as a school librarian in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and also has prior experience as a Reference Librarian in the pharmaceutical industry.

Thanks for joining us in welcoming Sharon to the team!

April 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 will be 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.

Delayed Opening Isché Library Saturday 4/2/2022

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.