Update on Library
Update on Library Services
New Library Hours: The library now has an expanded schedule to better serve students, residents, and faculty. Current hours are:
Hours may change during holidays. The holiday schedule for the current semester is posted on the library web site.
Library Conference Room: The Library Conference Room, (Room 3210) is available for seminars, small classes, and meetings. About 10 can sit comfortably around the table with an additional 10 chairs around the perimeter of the room. The room has a PC and digital projector with one network connection and wireless connections. A DVD/VCR player is also in the room. Please contact Zerita Dupre, 941-8158, to reserve the room for your group.
Locally Created Databases
For Dental Materials Reviews, Julie Schiavo indexes articles from publications not indexed in MEDLINE, so you can find evaluations and reviews of specific products. The Dental Clippings File is an index of newspaper articles on the history of LSUSD. The actual articles are filed by date in the library workroom. The LSUSD Faculty Publications databases include citations to journal articles, books and book chapters, and selected meeting abstracts.
Donations to the Library
Dr. William Pelon, long-time professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, passed away in 2005. In his will, he left endowed donations to numerous LSUHSC entities including $125,000 to the Dental School Library and $100,000 to the Isché Medical Library. The endowed principal remains intact while the interest will be available annually to support library activities. Dr. Pelon, who is fondly remembered by many dental school faculty and alumni, was an avid library user and his gift will be a lasting reminder of his spirit, kindness, and generosity.