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Whiteboard Project: Best Book Series Adaptation?

book series adaptations poll

With season 7 of the popular TV show Game of Thrones drawing to a close in August, we were interested in which well-known book series had produced the best film or TV adaptation. Somewhat surprisingly given all the recent hype, Game of Thrones only came in third place out of four among our voters. The Harry Potter movies came in second place, and the Lord of the Rings films were the clear favorites. The James Bond movies were the most unloved, garnering only six votes. It seems we have many Tolkien fans out there!

Don’t miss your chance to weigh in on our current poll about the best chairs in the library – come by and vote!

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HS/HSL Labor Day Weekend Hours

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HS/HSL will be closed Saturday, Sept. 2 – Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The library will begin its regular fall hours on Tuesday, Sept. 5. See the library website for more information on the fall hours.

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HS/HSL Fall Hours Begin Tuesday Sept. 5th

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HS/HSL Fall Hours : Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Thursday, Nov. 30

Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m.* – 1 a.m.**

Friday: 6 a.m.* – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

 

Exceptions to Regular Hours

Labor Day Weekend Saturday, Sept. 2 – Monday, Sept. 4: CLOSED

Wednesday Nov. 22: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 23 – Friday, Nov. 24: CLOSED

 

* Early Morning Study

  • Between 6 a.m. – 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, enter through the SMC Campus Center with your UMB ID or UMMC ID.
  • Library services and access to classrooms begin at 8 a.m.

**Late Night Study

  • Floors 1 & 2 will be open until 1 a.m. as a study hall
  • Library services and floors 3, 4 & 5 will close at 10 p.m.
  • Building entrance after 8 p.m. is limited to those with a current UMB One Card, UMMC id or an id badge from a University System of Maryland campus.
  • Visitors and borrowing members may not enter the building after 8 p.m.
  • Visitors and borrowing members entering the Library for research purposes before 8pm may remain until 10 p.m.
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Whiteboard Project: Which Citation Manager Do You Prefer?

citation manager poll

There are lots of options out there for citation management software, and we wanted to know which one you like best! Our poll results show a clear preference for EndNote over RefWorks, with a few write-in votes for other tools. RefWorks is available for free to the UMB community through HS/HSL, and EndNote is now available at a discount through the campus technology office. If you want to learn more about how to use citation managers to save time while writing, talk to a librarian or attend one of our workshops!

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Fall Workshops at the HS/HSL

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The HS/HSL offers a variety of free workshops to faculty, students, and staff.

This semester’s topics include:

  • Leveraging research impact data for tenure and promotion
  • Citation management with RefWorks
  • Research data management basics
  • Creating effective presentations using Powerpoint
  • Finding research literature using PubMed
  • Bioinformatics on the Cloud

See the full schedule and registration information.

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Whiteboard Project: Best Anatomy Atlas?

whiteboard poll

We asked, you answered. Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy trounced Gray’s Atlas of Anatomy in last week’s whiteboard poll. Perhaps this result reflects the number of people who are still loyal fans of the Grey’s Anatomy TV show after all these years… Regardless of which version you prefer, we have a wide variety of anatomy atlases available for checkout.

Be sure to stop by the library to weigh in on our current poll, RefWorks vs. EndNote for citation management!

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Meet the Makers: Dr. Warren L. Grayson

“Regeneration of Vascularized Skeletal Muscle”
Dr. Warren L. Grayson, Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12pm
Health Sciences and Human Services Library, Gladhill Boardroom

Join us as we kick off Meet the Makers, an HS/HSL speaker series focused on emerging technology in the life sciences.

Our first guest speaker will be Warren L. Grayson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Grayson’s tissue engineering work combines biodegradable 3D printed models and stem cells for craniofacial and orthopaedic applications. You can learn more about this work by watching his TedxBaltimore 2016 talk, Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine.

This event is free and open to the public.

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HS/HSL Early Fall Hours Start Monday, August 21st

HS/HSL Early Fall Hours
Monday, August 21st – Monday, September 4th

Monday – Thursday *6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday *6:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Exceptions to Regular Hours
Labor Day Weekend     Saturday, Sept. 2 – Monday, Sept 4     CLOSED

Regular Fall Hours Begin Tuesday, September 5th

* Early Morning Study for UMB Students!
Between 6:00 am – 8:00 am, Monday through Friday, enter through the Campus Center with your UMB id or UMMC id.  Library services and access to classrooms begin at 8:00 am.

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Whiteboard Project: Is OLD BAY® Just for Crabs?

old bay poll

In one of our most decisive polls yet, it is clear we have a lot of OLD BAY® fans here! Most of you do not believe this Maryland-born seasoning should only be used on steamed crabs. However, the crabs-only folks are not without some support, as the original name of OLD BAY® was “Delicious Brand Shrimp and Crab Seasoning.”¹ Those more adventurous in using the seasoning suggested french fries and pizza – any other ideas?

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¹http://www.oldbay.com/old-bay-story

OLD BAY® photo attribution: By L1veb4y0udi3 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

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