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LSU-HSC Library: An Overview


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This is our presentation covering the LSU-HSC library in Shreveport, LA. For audio, please downloaad the presentation to your PC and play it in slide show mode. The group consists of Brandon Beckham, Amelia Brister, Hang "Hanna" Hoang, and Reed Mathews.

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LSU-HSC Library: An Overview

  1. 1. Brandon Beckham Amelia Brister Hang Hoang Reed Mathews
  2. 2.  LSU-HSC opened in 1967. First library in VA Center Basement. Construction lasted from 1971-1975. New library had 4 floors, 156,000 book capacity. Today, has three floors, 39,000 square feet
  3. 3.  Library receives overwhelming support. Hospital departments contribute financially. Active alumni association helps with funding. Local and state lawmakers also supportive.
  4. 4.  Currently, library is 39,000 sq. ft. on three floors. Main entrance is on second floor. Top floor holds bound periodicals, study space. Bottom floor hosts collections management, cataloging.
  5. 5. The Louisiana State University Health Science Center Shreveport(LSUHSC-S) Medical Library serves the students, faculty, staff andpatients of its parent organization.  The three schools of the LSU Health Science Center are 1. The School of Medicine 2. The School of Graduate Studies 3. The School of Allied Health  LSU Health Sciences Center is accredited by the American College of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to conduct training programs and continuing medical education for doctors and healthcare professionals  The University Hospital, The E.A. Conway Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana and the Huey P. Long Medical Center in Pineville, Louisiana affiliate with the LSUHSC-S, as well.
  6. 6. The mission statement of the LSUHSC-S Medical Library clearlydefines the library as a service-oriented organization. Servicesinclude:  Online public access catalog (OPAC), Copiers, scanners, computers, study facilities and meeting rooms  Circulation of books and laptop computers  Inter-Library Loan  LaLinc program  Librarians are available to proctor tests.  Ask a Librarian service  Writing Consultant Service
  7. 7.  The library’s website is an organ for information on the library and a platform for its services. Remote access to some but not all of the important medical and scientific databases and ejournals is available to students, faculty and staff through VPN or proxy accounts. “librarians can automate database searching of [a user’s] topic and deliver the results to [his] email on a regular recurring basis, e.g. daily, weekly or monthly.”
  8. 8.  The librarians train students, faculty and staff in the use of the library. The new trend toward Evidence Based Medicine has increased the importance of medical scholarship, medical librarianship and library training for all health care professionals. The librarians work with the various departments of LSUHSC-S as liaisons.
  9. 9.  The librarians of the LSUHSC-S Medical Library conduct scholarly research and publish on their own behalf. Banks, D. E., Runhua, S., Timm, D. F., Christopher, K., Duggar, D., Comegys, M., & McLarty, J. (2007). Decreased hospital length of stay associated with presentation of cases at morning report with librarian support. Journal Of The Medical Library Association, 95(4), 381-387. The medical librarians of the LSUHSC-S reach out to Shreveport and the surrounding region.
  10. 10.  Dixie Jones is now serving as Interim Director of the LSUHSC-S Medical Library. Mararia Adams is Assistant Director. There are 13 more professional positions and 6 supporting staff positions. The Director of the Library as the Chair of the Department of Medical Library Science answers directly to the Chancellor of the LSU Health Science Center, Dr. Robert A. Barish. The Director also has an ex officio position on the Library Advisory Committee. The Library Advisory Committee is formed by representatives of several of the academic departments of the Health Science Center.
  11. 11.  Circulating Books, Reference Books, Reserve Collection. a small Fiction Collection History of Medicine Collection Medical Artifacts Collection LSUHSC-S Archives
  12. 12.  Monographs: 28, 294 E-books: 1173 Total number of print volumes in the collection, including monographs and all older journals: approximately 175,000 Print periodical titles currently received: 8 Electronic periodical titles currently subscribed: 4348 The library subscribes to 152 databases
  13. 13.  Health sciences libraries are information centers designed to provide health and scientific information to doctors, health professionals, students, medical researchers, patients, and consumers. Typically affiliated with Hospitals and Graduate Schools of Health (medical, dental, pharmacy, nursing, etc).
  14. 14. Health Science Libraries The mission of a health science library is, foremost, to support the goals of the parent organization. To maintain accreditation, hospitals and schools are required to have specialized libraries to meet the knowledge-based information (KBI) needs of the medical facility.
  15. 15. Health Care Collection  Books/Journals PubMed, UpToDate, CINAHL  Audio Visuals (nursing), EbscoHost,  Online Resources Journals@Ovid. MICROMEDEX BioMedCentral DOCLINE
  16. 16. Standards for Hospital Libraries 2007  Standard 1: The library serves as the primary department responsible for developing systems and services to meet the knowledge-based information (KBI) needs of the organization. The library shall have its own budget, and the director, as a department head, shall report to the senior management of the organization.  Standard 2: KBI systems and services are directed by a qualified librarian. Academy of Health Information Professionals membership is preferred.• Standard 3: Library staffing formula [Total institution FTE*/700 = minimum library FTE; FTE* = full-time equivalent]• Standard 4: The librarian, as the key KBI professional in the organization, is an active member of the information management teams.• Standard 5: Evidence demonstrates effective connections between KBI and patient care, patient education, performance improvement and patient safety functions, educational functions for hospital and medical staff, and other appropriate functions.• Standard 6: The librarian provides evidence of an ongoing assessment of the KBI needs of the organization and the development and implementation of a plan to provide appropriate resources and services to meet those identified needs.
  17. 17.  Standard 7: The librarian actively promotes KBI services and resources to all user groups and provides documented evidence thereof  Standard 8: All KBI functions are performed in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  Standard 9: KBI resources are available to clinical staff twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.• Standard 10: The physical library will be large enough to accommodate the library staff, the in-house collection, and appropriate amount and selection of personal computers and other information technology (IT) hardware, and seating for an appropriate number of users. A separate office will be provided for at least the professional library staff.• Standard 11: IT resources are available to support the library’s mission of providing KBI resources and services.
  18. 18. • School of Medicine • University Hospital • School of Graduate Studies • School of Allied Health ProfessionsDirector is chair of the Department of Medical LibraryScience. (Standard 1) Library outreach to patients and community with (Standard 5)Library resources are available 24/7 on websitePhysical library open ever day until 11pm (Standard 9)
  19. 19.  Space Debate Embedded Librarians Translational Science Digitalization
  20. 20.  Space Study Student Study Rooms Information Commons
  21. 21. In medical settings the"embedded librarian is oftenknown as an "informationist,"described by the MedicalLibrary Association as "finding  Department Liaisonsinformation for evidence-basedpractice by attending rounds ...  Physical library will continue toteaching health care teams to existsearch the literature,suggesting questions that needresearching and deliveringresults of research in the formof data, articles, etc., ...(Siess2010).
  22. 22.  Researcher’s conclusions impact patient care which trickles in to the community How will LSUHSC-S Librarians approach this new issue?
  23. 23.  Created benefits  More user access  More shelf space  More electronic resources
  24. 24.  Administration approach Projects
  25. 25.  Initial interview and tour conducted on March 26, 2012. Montie Dobbins guided the tour. Follow up interviews conducted via e-mail. Additional details in written paper.