LSL NOW News and Events of the Lamar Soutter Library

Welcome Melissa Augustine!

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 12:30

Lamar Soutter Library welcomes Melissa Augustine as the newest member of the Education and Clinical Services Department. She will work not only with students, faculty, and clinicians, but she will also work closely with the Diversity and Inclusion Office and the Office of Health Equity on DEI initiatives.

R Café October Gathering

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 11:28

The next R Café gathering will take place on Tuesday, October 25 from 12-1pm on Zoom. Registration is now open. 

Curious about R and would like to learn more? Have you started learning R and would like to meet other R users at UMass Chan? You're invited to the UMass Chan R Café! During these gatherings, there will be presentations on specific R libraries, tools, and concepts and time to work on your own projects and ask questions of the group. No prior experience with R required.

eScholarship@UMassChan is migrating to a new website platform on September 14, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 09:20

The library is migrating to a new website platform for eScholarship@UMassChan, which will bring substantial benefits in searching, submission, workflow, and efficiency.  On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, URLs for content in eScholarship will redirect to the new website:

Medical School electrical testing, September 19, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 08:47

There will be a scheduled test of the school electrical switch gear on September 19th, beginning at 4:00 a.m. and ending at 7:00 a.m. This testing will cause momentary power interruptions. This may impact lighting in the building. Staff who will be present in the building are advised to have a flashlight, and/or cell phone fully charged in the event that the lighting remains off. No elevators will be operational during this test.

Testing will take place in the main Medical School building only and will not affect the Hospital, Lazare Research Building or Albert Sherman Center.

Upcoming floor maintenance may affect the Library

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 07:51

Beginning Friday evening, August 26th, Facilities will be performing floor maintenance in the A-level Animal Medicine Department for an upcoming inspection. This maintenance will include use of an epoxy or latex paint application to the floor surfaces. The work will be conducted consecutive Fridays on the second shift until complete.

There is a potential for odors related to this work being noticed in the Library, beginning late on Friday and continuing throughout the weekend. The odors should dissipate by Monday morning.