Library News

MLK, Jr Day Holiday

The Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 17th in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday. Both the Dental and the Isché Libraries will reopen at 8am on Tuesday, January 18th. In addition, the Isché Library will be open from 9:30am-6pm on Saturday and 11:30am-8pm on Sunday as usual.

Isché Library – 5th Floor Construction

A temporary wall was put up on the 5th floor of the Isché Library over the winter break holiday. Library staff are unclear as to the length and scope of work occurring on the 5th floor. It appears part of the floor will be converted to non-library offices. We apologize for any noise or inconvenience this causes.

The water fountain on the 5th floor is now behind the wall so please use the fountains on the 4th or 3rd floors.

January 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.

Libraries are Open!

Welcome to 2022! Both the Dental and Isché Libraries reopened at 8am this morning.

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Libraries are Closed until Jan. 4th

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries are Closed until 8am on January 4, 2022 for the Winter Break Holiday.

While we are closed access to the Library Commons continues for all badge holders, as does access to the electronic resources that the Libraries subscribe to.

Enjoy your winter break!

Winter Break Hours

The Isché Library will be closing at 6pm from Monday, December 20th through Thursday, December 23rd.

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries will be closed from Friday, December 24th through Monday, January 3rd for the official university holidays. The Libraries will re-open on Tuesday, January 4th at 8am and will resume normal hours.

Electronic access to books and journals will be available during the break but chat, circulation and research services will not. Additionally the Library Commons downtown should be available while the Libraries are closed.

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Thanksgiving Hours

The LSUHSC Libraries will be closed Thursday-Friday, November 25-26th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Isché Library will close at 6pm on Wednesday, November 24th and will be closed on Saturday, November 27th but will be open on Sunday, November 28th from 11:30am to 8pm.

Both Libraries will be open Monday, November 29th at 8am. And resume their current reduced hours.

November 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.

Elevated Walkway Closure

From 6:00 PM Friday, October 15th, to 6:00 PM Sunday, October 17th, the section of the Bolivar Street Elevated Walkway between the Allied Health/Nursing Building and the vending machines near the Roman Street Parking Garage, as well as the entire Lions/LSU Clinics Building crossover bridge, will be closed.

The elevated walkway between the Roman Street Garage and the Resource Center Building will remain open. You will still be able to access the Resource Center Building through both the 1st and 2nd floor entrances.

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
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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!