The HS/HSL Will be Closed for the Memorial Day Weekend, May 25, 26, 27

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The HS/HSL will be closed to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend.

Saturday, May 25Closed
Sunday, May 26Closed
Monday, May 27Closed
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Glossy Posters are Back!

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We apologize for the inconvenience while we had our plotter serviced.  Glossy posters can now be ordered again at their usual price of $50.00.  Canvas posters will be $60.00.

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RefWorks is Going Away

Goodbye, RefWorks, Hello, Mendeley, EndNote, and Zotero

The HS/HSL’s subscription to RefWorks will end on June 30, 2019. If you use RefWorks, you will need to move your citations to a new citation manager. Some free citation manager alternatives are Mendeley and Zotero. EndNote, another popular option, is available for purchase from the UMB Software Licensing Office. Each of these options have different characteristics when it comes to storage space, collaboration capabilities, storing and importing PDFs, as well as other features. It is important to pick the citation manager that is best suited for the work you do. You can find out more about these options on our Citations Managers page.

The Library offers free workshops on each of the citation manager alternatives, so if you are curious about one of them, consider registering. If you have any questions about citation managers, you can email us.

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Glossy Posters Temporarily Unavailable: Upgrade to Canvas for No Extra Charge

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We are temporarily unable to print glossy paper posters. We can upgrade your poster by printing it on a flexible matte canvas. While we make repairs, you will be charged the same price ($50.00) that you would have paid for a glossy poster instead of our usual charge of $60.00 for canvas posters.

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New Edition of Connective Issues Newsletter

new edition of connective issues newsletter
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Historical Collections is Celebrating National Nurses Week!

Florence Nightingale Note
Note from Florence Nightingale

May 6-12, 2019 is National Nurses Week; the HS/HSL’s historical collections is celebrating by highlighting our materials from the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. 

In 1962, Dr. Florence M. Gipe, then dean of the School of Nursing, donated three notes written by Florence Nightingale to a Mr. Platt.  It is believed Mr. Platt was a chemist or pharmacist who furnished Nightingale with supplies and medication at Lea Hurst, her family home in Derbyshire, England.  The notes have been digitized and are available in the library’s Digital Archive.

Florence Nightingale founded the St. Thomas Hospital School of Nursing in London, which began formalized nursing education in England.  Nightingale’s pupil, Louisa Parsons, was hired as the first superintendent for the University of Maryland’s School of Nursing in 1889, one of the first nursing schools in the United States.  Parsons introduced the nursing cap, the Flossie, which was once worn by University of Maryland graduates.

 

To learn more about UMB’s School of Nursing check out the Digital Archive, which includes yearbooks, academic catalogs, histories, and newsletters of the School or stop by historical collections on the 5th floor of the HS/HSL.

And remember to thank a nurse this week!

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Free Coffee Break for Students! May 6 & 13

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We know finals are here and it’s stressing you out, so the Library is offering free coffee to students on Monday, May 6 & Monday, May 13, starting at 7:00 pm. Come and grab a cup while it lasts!

Evening Coffee Break
Monday, May 6
7:00 p.m, 1st floor Weise Gallery

Evening Coffee Break
Monday, May 13
7:00 p.m, 1st floor Weise Gallery

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HS/HSL May 2019 Hours

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

May 1 – May 24, 2019
Regular Semester Hours

Monday – Thursday 6:00 am – 1:00 am*
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

Memorial Day Weekend Saturday, May 25, 2019 CLOSED
  Sunday, May 26, 2019 CLOSED
  Monday, May 27, 2019 CLOSED

*Floors 3, 4, & 5 and library services close at 10:00 pm. From 10:00 pm – 1:00 am, floors 1 & 2 are open for those with a current UMB, UMMC, or USM campus id. Visitors and those with library memberships may not enter the building after 8:00 pm and must leave the building by 10:00 pm.

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HS/HSL First Floor Re-Imagined

example of new study pods

Example of an Agati study pod. Just one of the types of new furniture arriving soon.

It’s time for a furniture upgrade on the first floor. Coming soon, we’ll be replacing most of the first-floor furniture. The assortment of new chairs, tables, study pods, café tables, and banquette seating we’ve chosen will accommodate both private, individual study and collaboration. Along with new furniture, we’ll be installing additional electrical outlets to make accessing power more convenient.

Through surveys and one-on-one discussions, the HS/HSL planning team listened to our users’ preferences, and made them the basis for the first floor plan. When will you see big changes on the first floor? Late spring or early summer.

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HS/HSL Closed Sunday, April 21st

The HS/HSL will be closed on Sunday, April 21st for the Easter holiday.  We will return to our regular hours on Monday, April 22nd.

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