Library News

Labor Day Closure

The Libraries will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the Labor Day Holiday. The Library Commons will be open all weekend.

The Dental Library will close at 5pm on Friday, September 1st and reopen at 8am on Tuesday, September 4th. The Isché Library will close at 6pm on Friday and reopen at 7:30am on Tuesday.

The Library Welcomes Our New Librarian, R. Blair Hollender

The LSU Health Isché Library would like to welcome our new librarian, R. Blair Hollender! Blair joined us this month as our new Digital Initiatives Librarian and School of Graduate Studies Liaison. Our university will benefit from the support of this position as it promotes our digital initiatives.

Blair received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from Simmons University, School of Library and Information Science – Boston, and her Bachelor of Arts in Art History for the University of Arkansas, Fulbright College – Fayetteville. She previously worked as the Executive Director of West Fork Public Library in West Fork, Arkansas.

Thanks for joining us in Welcoming Blair to the Team!

STAT!Ref EBooks Updates

Our collection of eBooks from STAT!Ref has been updated. While we lost a few older books, we have added some newer ebooks on currently popular topics.

The new ebooks are:

Cancer Immunotherapy Principles and Practice – 2nd Ed. (2022)

Clinical Manual for the Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse – 4th Ed. (2022)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Groups – 2nd Ed. (2022)

Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care – 2nd Ed. (2024)

Dimensional Analysis for Meds: Refocusing on Essential Metric Calculations – 6th Ed.


Dossey & Keegan’s Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice – 8th Ed. (2022)

Extended Stability for Parenteral Drugs – 7th Ed. (2023)

Homelessness and Mental Health (2022)

Invasive Cardiology: A Manual for Cath Lab Personnel – 4th Ed. (2023)

Leadership in Nursing Practice: The Intersection of Innovation and Teamwork in

Healthcare Systems – 4th Ed. (2023)

LGBTQ+: Support and Care (2021)

Lubkin’s Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention – 11th Ed. (2023)

Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets – 9th Ed. (2023)

Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook (2020-2021)

Quality and Safety in Nursing: A Competency Approach to Improving Outcomes – 3rd Ed. (2022)

Suicide Prevention (2021)

Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice: Doing What Works – 2nd Ed. (2023)

The removals are:
Cancer Basics – 2nd Ed. (2017)

Davis’s NCLEX-RN Success – 3rd Ed. (2012)

Escourolle and Poirier’s: Manual of Basic Neuropathology 6th Ed (2019)

Evidence-based Emergency Medicine (2009)

HCPCS Level II (2023)

High-Risk & Critical Care Obstetrics – 4th Ed. (2019)

Labor and Delivery Nursing: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practice – 2nd Ed. (2021)

Nurse’s Pocket Guide: Diagnoses, Prioritized Interventions, and Rationales – 15th Ed. (2019)

Nursing Care Plans: Transitional Patient & Family Centered Care – 7th Ed (2017)

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine – 6th Ed. (2021)

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing – 5th Ed. (2019)

Pediatric Nursing: Caring for Children and Their Families – 3rd Ed. (2012)

Perinatal Nursing – 5th Ed. (2021)

Physical Rehabilitation – 6th Ed. (2014)

Sparks & Taylor’s Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual – 11th Ed. (2020)

Tarascon Adult Emergency Pocketbook – 6th Ed. (2021)

Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing – 2nd Ed. (2013)

The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery – 5th Ed. (2020)

5th Floor Project Diary: Disappearing acts

For those who are new to campus or are returning from summer break, the 5th Floor is now home to a major project to remove over 30,000 bound volumes and shift the entirety of the remaining 90,000+ volumes to make room for a new IT data center. As our previous project diaries show, this continues to be an involved, chaotic, and, at times, very loud undertaking. There is an illustration at the top of the stairs on the 5th Floor showing what areas are affected and describing more about this project.

The past few days, though, have been ones to make magicians jealous with the quick disappearance of thousands of volumes.

Some may have been in awe of The Stack on the 5th Floor:

Photo of stacks of bound journals

By Tuesday morning, August 8, The Stack was no more:

Photo of empty tables

However, with an additional 7,000 or so volumes still needing removal, The New Stack will arise in its place.

If you have any questions about this project or need assistance with any Library resources, please contact us.

Summer Faculty Publications

A new selection of articles has been added to the Faculty Publications display in the Isché Library. These eight articles, as well as all the articles in LSU Health Digital Scholar, 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. Check out the display below: 

LSUHSC Digital Scholar is an institutional repository and is a service of the LSU Health Science Center Libraries. Research and scholarly output included here has been selected and deposited by the Libraries, as well as individual university departments and centers on campus.  

Publications cited in LSU Health Digital Scholar are harvested from a variety of sources, such as PubMed, SCOPUS, 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. You can access LSU Health Digital Scholar at  

If you have an article that you would like us to highlight or if you have any questions regarding the display or the database, you can contact our Librarians at

The Library is now on Instagram!

The Library has launched an Instagram account, which can be found under the username @lsuhscnolibrary on Instagram. The Library plans to use this account to post about new and existing resources, events happening at the library, holiday closures, and other fun and interesting content related to the Library and the community it serves.

The account can also be accessed via desktop browser at this link ( However, please note that Instagram does not always load correctly on web browsers without being signed into an Instagram account, so some issues may occur reaching the account this way.

5th Floor Project Diary: Upheaval

As the project to make room for the IT Data Center continues, please be aware that the events affecting a certain kingdom have now spread to the 5th Floor of the Library.

Gloom Hands were encountered this week near a stack of journals to be removed:

Photo of stacked journals with gloom hands imposed

As soon as this menace was handled, just around the corner another threat was faced:

Photo of row of journals with enemy imposed on picture

Your intrepid Library staff dispatched of these nuisances, but please be careful as you go about the floor.

Room continues to be made where the shifting of the journals progresses:

Picture of row of empty shelves

Please remember that as this project continues, there will be additional noise and a lot of commotion throughout the 5th Floor during weekdays.

If you have any questions about this or need assistance with any Library resources, contact us.

Ische: Return of Regular Hours

Beginning on Monday, July 31st, for the first time since March 2020, the Isché Library will be open its full hours. We have slowly re-added hours over the last couple of years, but now we are back up to full staff!

Isché Library Regular Hours
Monday-Thursday 7:30am – 11pm
Friday 7:30am – 6pm
Saturday 9:30am – 6pm
Sunday 9:30am – 11pm

Dental Library Regular Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am – 6pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Sunday 11:30am-8pm

5th Floor Project Diary: Chaos!

The project to make room for IT’s data center is progressing well. The shifting of journals remaining has reached the R titles, with the move starting from the end of the alphabet.

The process to remove the 30,000+ print volumes is also moving along, with volumes removed into the G titles, also working backwards.

If you are anywhere between Clinical Proceedings and Journal of Toxicology, you will likely see where volumes are being stowed for their eventual removal:

Picture of journals on shelves

Picture of journals with notes on shelves

If you need assistance or have any questions about this project, please contact us.

5th Floor Project Diary: Moving right along

The project to shift the journal collection and clear space for the relocation of IT’s data center is progressing to where you can now see tangible evidence of the effort throughout the floor.

As we remove journals and tighten up existing space, we’re creating empty shelves to accommodate the space that will be lost:

Picture of empty shelves in a library

However, since over 30,000 bound volumes are being removed, you may see some odd places where these journals are being stored as they await the next step in this project:

Photo of journals on shelving

Photo of stacks of journals

If you need assistance locating a journal or help with any Library resources, please contact us.

Library Commons Coffee Kiosk has moved

The coffee kiosk in the 3rd floor Library Commons, just outside of the Ische Library, has officially moved to its new home in the 3rd Floor MEB/AHN Atrium. For more information, please visit the Dining Services page:

Access to GraphPad Prism

GraphPad Prism, a statistical analysis and graphing software has been added to the. The three computers in the Library Commons, on the third floor of the Resource Center Building. The software is thanks to a license from the School of Graduate Studies.

5th Floor Project Diary: Shifting into high gear

The project to make room for the relocation of the IT Data Center is picking up each day. Shifting of the titles and volumes to be kept has begun in earnest:

Screenshot of rows of journals

Since 28 rows of shelving will be lost, we have a combination of removing titles and tightening up the remaining volumes. The stacks of what will eventually be over 30,000 removed bound volumes of journals grows each day:

Picture of stacks of journals

Picture of stacks of journals

As Library staff works through shifting journals and pulling the titles to be removed, there will be an increase in noise and activity on the floor.

If you have any questions about this or any other Library topics, please contact us.

4th of July Holiday

The LSUHSC Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of the 4th of July holiday. The Isché Library will be open from 11:30am-8:00pm on Sunday, July 2nd, and from 7:30am-6:00pm on Monday, July 3rd. The Dental Library will be open from 8:00am-5:00pm on Monday, July 3rd.

Both Libraries will be open regular hours on Wednesday, July 5th.

Isché Library Welcomes Our New Public Service Associates

We are happy to introduce our newest Public Service Associates, John Gore and Claire Schouest!

John is originally from South Carolina. He earned his BA in English from the University of New Orleans. He is currently pursuing an MLIS at LSU. He will be serving as our Evening Supervisor.

Claire is a Louisiana native. She received her BA in English from Louisiana Scholars College.

Thank you for joining us in welcoming John and Claire to the team!