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!

Congratulations to Jennifer K. Lloyd!


Congratulations to Jennifer K. Lloyd, our Assistant Director of Access Services! In October, Jennifer received the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) from the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA) during the chapter’s annual meeting in Galveston, TX. The DSA recognizes an individual’s long-term commitment to and promotion of the organization. Jennifer has been an active member of SCC since 1999. She has been consistently involved in the organization over the past 17 years, serving on and chairing almost every committee, presenting posters and papers, creating and maintaining the chapter’s Facebook page, mentoring new members, and volunteering to serve wherever needed without fail. She is probably best known in the group for her New Orleans’ hospitality. Her social and outgoing nature brings people together and gets the good times going. Everyone knows Jennifer, and everyone knows that she is always there to help and support the membership however she can. The DSA is the SCC’s highest honor, and Jennifer has rightfully earned it. Congratulations, Jennifer! We are so proud of you!