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 reference@lsuhsc.edu.

Ische Library Welcomes Our New Librarian, Chandler Smith

We are happy to introduce our newest Librarian, Chandler Smith! Chandler joined us earlier this month as our Education Librarian. Chandler is a Louisiana native who received a BA in History from LSU and a Masters in Library Science from The University of Sheffield in the UK.

Thanks for joining us in welcoming Chandler to the team!

December’s DEI Book Club Pick

“Drug overdose had already taken the lives of 300,000 Americans over the past fifteen years, and experts now predicted that 300,000 more would die in only the next five. It is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty, killing more people than guns or car accidents, at a rate higher than the HIV epidemic at its peak.”  – Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

This month the DEI Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health, will discuss Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy as its December read.

The Book Club will discuss Dopesick on Zoom on Wednesday, December 7th at 12pm.

For more about the DEI Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

Ische Library welcomes our new Circulation Associate, Liza Whitfield

Liza is a New Orleans native who graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in 2020 with a BA in History. As an undergraduate, she worked in Loyola’s Special Collections and Archives where she benefited from the guidance of the university’s lead archivist for two years. In August 2020, she completed a post-graduate fellowship at the Library of Congress within their Learning and Innovation Office. She is glad to be able to re-enter the field at LSUHSC and looks forward to furthering her education in the near future.

Thanksgiving Hours

The Libraries will both close at 6pm on Wednesday, November 23rd and will remain closed Thursday, November 24th through Saturday, November 26th. The Isché Library will be open on Sunday, November 27th, from 9:30am to 10pm. The Dental Library will reopen on Monday, November 28th at 8am.

Vintage Turkey

New Data Management LibGuide

A new LibGuide has been created to help researchers navigate the upcoming NIH Data Management Sharing Plan requirement which takes effect in January 2023. Check it out at this link: https://libguides.lsuhsc.edu/data

The Library Welcomes Our New Librarian, Rowan Marye

The LSU Health Isché Library would like to welcome our new librarian, Rowan Marye! Rowan joined us this month as our new Circulation Librarian and School of Nursing Liaison.

Rowan received their Master of Library and Information Science degree from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL and their Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Louisiana State University. They have worked in public libraries in Illinois for over a decade. Most recently, they worked in a library consortium in central Illinois. They are excited to be back in New Orleans.

Thanks for joining us in welcoming Rowan to the team!

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 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 Andrew Olinik.

November’s DEI Book Club Pick

“Reforms that supposedly improve the current system run the risk of entrenching dangerous, violent, racist, classist, ableist, oppressive institutions–making them even harder to uproot. When captivity is perceived as kinder and gentler, it becomes more acceptable and less of an urgent priority to confront, even though it continues to destroy countless lives.”  Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms  

This month the DEI Book Club, hosted by the School of Public Health, will discuss Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms by Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law as its November read.

The Book Club will discuss Prison by Any Other Name on Zoom on Friday, November 18th at 12pm. If you’d like to read and take part in the event, the Library provides access to an eBook version through EBSCO.

For more about the DEI Book Club, including information on next month’s Book Club pick and meeting time, email sphdiversity@lsuhsc.edu.

Emergency Power System Tests – Saturday, November 5th

From 7am to 12pm on Saturday, November 5th, there will be tests of the emergency power system that will result in 5-10 second power outages in the Library building.

These are planned outages to the campus power as they test the new East Campus Standby Power Plant.

Please be aware that they will be happening, as they may result in minor disruptions, but do not be alarmed.

ORCID LibGuide

A new LibGuide has been created to help faculty, staff, and students with information about Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCID). An ORCID id is a free, unique, persistent identifier that help disambiguate and identify individual researchers and their scholarly output like publications, datasets, software, and more. Check it out at this link: https://libguides.lsuhsc.edu/orcid

Issues with Safari and the Library search box

If you use the Discovery search box from the Library’s home page with the Safari browser, you will have issues regardless of whether you are on campus or off.

Until this problem is resolved, you can access the Discovery service by either going through the link on the Databases page (https://www.lsuhsc.edu/library/databases/discovery.aspx) or going directly to https://discovery.ebsco.com/c/rtt753. If you use the second link, you may be immediately asked to log in using your full LSUHSC-NO email address and password.

We will update when we have more information about this problem, but if you need help with this or any other Library resources, please contact us.

New Looks for Discovery/EDS Health and AtoZ!

Starting today, the Discovery/EDS Health search and the E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List have new looks and improved features.

For Discovery/EDS Health, the first thing you’ll notice is the more streamlined appearance:

Screenshot of online search system

Even with this new look, the basic functions of Discovery/EDS Health remain the same. You’ll still have the ability to search numerous databases at once and link to tens of thousands of ebooks and articles whenever you need information about a topic.

Linking to resources is a bit different in the new EDS. Look for the Access now menu to see where the article or ebook is available:

Screenshot of article links

More information about the new Discovery/EDS Health search is available on our LibGuide.

The E-Journals & E-Books A to Z List has also received a makeover:

Screenshot of search system

You’ll still be able to browse and get links to the majority of ebooks and journals the Library subscribes to, along with the many resources available in databases, as well as a variety of free and open access titles.

This new iteration of the A to Z List also brings back a feature that has been missing for a few years. You’ll once again be able to see what titles you have access to by the publisher or package of those resources by clicking the Browse Databases option:

Screenshot of search system

As with most Library resources, you will be asked to log in when accessing from off campus, or when connected via LSUHSC-Secure, Citrix, the VPN, or if you are in the 1542 or CALS buildings. See our Off Campus LibGuide if you need help with logging in.

We have a video about the new Discovery/EDS Health search here, and one on the new A to Z List here.

We hope you will like these changes to Discovery/EDS Health and the A to Z List, but if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us.