Library News

RCB Planned Power Outage 3/17/2023

The Resource Center Building which includes the downtown Isché Library and the Library Commons will be completely without power from 6pm until 9pm on Friday, March 17th. The Library will close at 5:30pm to allow for a cushion for everyone to leave before the power is turned off. The Library will reopen at 9:30am on Saturday morning as usual.

BMJ Case Reports institutional fellowship now available!

We’re happy to share that the Library now has an institutional fellowship to BMJ Case Reports. This means you can submit case reports for publication at no cost.

When you’re ready to submit a case report, please email to obtain our institutional fellowship code.

If you need assistance with this or any other Library resources, please contact us.

Read and Publish agreement available for three Rockefeller University Press journals

We’re happy to announce we have entered into our first Read and Publish agreement that will provide the opportunity to publish articles open access at no cost to you! If you wish to publish in the Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Experimental Medicine, or Journal of General Physiology from Rockefeller University press through December 31, 2023, those articles will be free for all to access and also deposited to PubMed Central.

More information about this agreement can be found at, and there is an authors’ guide to walk you through the process to take advantage of this new opportunity.

We are grateful to Rockefeller University Press for providing this benefit as part of our existing subscriptions to their journals.

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

Mardi Gras Hours

The Libraries will be closed Carnival Weekend and on Mardi Gras.

Both the Isché and Dental Libraries will close at 5pm on Friday, February 17th. Libraries will also be closed on Saturday, February 18th and Sunday, February 19th.

On Monday, February 20th (Lundi Gras), the Isché Library will be open from 7:30am until 5:00pm. The Dental Library will be open from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

Both libraries will be closed all day on Mardi Gras, Tuesday, February 21st, and will return to regular hours on Wednesday, February 22nd.

Mardi Gras parade float from Res 2012 on Napoleon Ave.
Rex 2012 on Napoleon Avenue

IT Office Hours Presentation by Data Services Librarians

Sharon Duffy & David Trillo (LSUHSC Data Services Librarians) will be presenting the Information Technology Office Hours (IT Office Hours) on Thursday February 16, 2023, from 12:00-1:00 PM. The topic of discussion will be The New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy that went into effect on January 25, 2023. Sharon & David will touch on how this policy will impact researchers, Data Management Policies, NIH repositories, timelines and more. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend and share their ideas with LSUHSC – NO community. Join via Zoom . Bring your questions!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday

The Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 16th in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday. Both the Dental and the Isché Libraries will reopen at 7:30am on Tuesday, January 17th. In addition, the Isché Library will be open from 9:30am-6pm on Saturday and 9:30am-10:00pm on Sunday as usual.

Difficulty accessing an article? Contact the Library!

We know that the ongoing network problems are frustrating. If you are having difficulty accessing a book or article, please consider reaching out to the Library. We may still be able to assist by guiding you through a workaround or by sending an article if we are able to access it. We may even have resources in our print collection that can help.

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Email a Reference Librarian at or call us at (504) 568-6100.

For assistance at the Dental School, chat from their page: or email or call at (504) 941-8158.

David Wolff Retires

David Wolff, Evening Supervising Associate at the Isché Library, retired December 31st. He had been employed by the Library from 1998-2006 and then from 2011-2022. Over the years, he worked nearly every shift in public services. As the supervisor to our student workers, he was a mentor. His goal was to make the library a welcoming place for both patrons and employees. He prided himself on his reliability and helpfulness. We will miss him and wish him well in his next career as he moves to Georgia.

Libraries are Open 1/3/2023

Welcome to 2023. Both the Isché and Dental Libraries reopened this morning.

Libraries/Campus Closed until Tuesday, January 3rd

Both the Dental and Isché Libraries are closed Tuesday, January 3, 2022 for the Winter Break Holiday. The Isché Library will reopen at 7:30am and the Dental Library will reopen at 8am.

While the Libraries are closed access to the Library Commons in the RCB continues to be open for all badge holders. And, of course, access to the subscribed electronic resources that is available online at all times.

Enjoy your winter break!

Isché Computer Lab

*Edit* The computer Lab was reopened at 9:30am on 1/3/2023

The Isché Library Computer Lab will be unavailable for the near future. Please check back to this blog for an update on when the Computer Lab will be available again.

If you are in need of a computer in the meantime, the Library Commons offers 24-hour access to three desktop computers. They run Windows and are equipped with the Microsoft Office suite of products. All have full internet access and can print to both Library print stations.

Both Libraries Close at 1:30pm 12/19/2022

Both LSUHSC Libraries are closed at 1:30pm for a division meeting and will reopen on Tuesday, December 20th at 7:30am (Isché) and 8am (Dental).

Winter Break Hours

The Isché Library will have Winter Break hours on Sunday, December 18th through Tuesday, January 3rd. The Dental Library will have Winter Break hours on Friday, December 23rd through Tuesday, January 3rd. Additionally, both Libraries will close early on Monday, December 19th for a division meeting.

Isché Library

Sunday, December 18th11:30am – 8pm
Monday, December 19th7:30am – 1:30pm
Tuesday, December 20th – Thursday, December 22nd7:30am – 6pm
Friday, December 23rd – Monday, January 2ndClosed

Dental Library

Monday, December 19th7:30am – 1:30pm
Friday, December 23rd – Monday, January 2ndClosed

Early Closure 12/14/2022

Both Libraries are closing at 2:30pm today because of the threat of tornadoes. All other departments on campus are closing as well. Both Libraries plan to open tomorrow at their regular times.

December 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 currently maintained by Metadata & Digital Projects Librarian Andrew Olinik.

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 our Librarians at