Spring Workshops at the HS/HSL

The HS/HSL will be offering free workshops to all UMB faculty, students, and staff. Topics cover a wide range of areas. Some of the workshops being offered this semester include: Data Management 101, RefWorks, Perfecting Your Poster Presentation, and Introduction to 3D Printing. Click here to see full course schedule and registration.

Can’t make one of our regularly scheduled workshops? Consider singing up for one of our On Demand Workshops where a librarian will meet with you at a time convenient to you and go over workshop material.

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How to Reserve a Study Room

The Library has 45 study rooms available for group use throughout the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors. Most are available without reservation on a first come, first served basis. Four study rooms on the HS/HSL’s second floor and ten on the third floor may be reserved for group study.

Priority is given to UM faculty, staff and students.

Each room has a table and chair, white board, wireless and plug-in internet connection, and electrical outlets. Additionally, most study rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor are equipped with LCD panels to facilitate collaborative study.

White board markers are available to be picked up at the Information Services Desk.

Feel free to bring in snacks and drinks while you’re studying.

Guidelines:

  • Study rooms are meant for groups of two or more.
  • Rooms may be reserved up to three hours a day. Hours do not need to be consecutive.
  • You may reserve rooms up to three weeks in advance.
  • Study rooms must be reserved at least one hour before use.
  • Rooms are self-monitoring. If someone is in a room that you have reserved, kindly ask them to leave or go to the Information Services Desk and ask for assistance.
  • UM faculty, staff & students may reserve rooms using their University of Maryland email address.

Reserve a room today.  Questions? Please call the Information Services Desk at 410-706-7995.

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Explore Virtual Reality at the HS/HSL

Come investigate the possibilities of virtual reality with the HS/HSL’s Google Cardboard headsets!

Google Cardboard is a low-cost virtual reality platform by Google that consists of a fold-out cardboard viewer and a number of smartphone apps. The viewer is used by placing a smartphone with a Google Cardboard app into the back of it and viewing through the lenses in the front.

There are a number of Google Cardboard viewers in the HS/HSL Innovation Space that are available on a first-come-first-serve basis for use in the library.

Once you install the official Google Cardboard app for Android or for iOS, you’re ready to step into virtual reality! See our Google Cardboard usage guide for more details.

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HS/HSL Spring Hours Begin January 17th

The HS/HSL’s spring hours will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Regular Hours

Monday through Thursday: 6 a.m.* to 1 a.m.**
Friday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Exceptions to Regular Hours

Sunday, April 16: CLOSED

Early Morning Study for UMB Students

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

**Floors 3, 4, 5, and library services close at 10 p.m. From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., floors 1 and 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 p.m and must leave by 10 p.m.

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HS/HSL Closed Monday 1/16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The HS/HSL will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day. We will being spring semester hours beginning on Tuesday, January 17th. Click here for all library hours.

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New Comfy Chairs Roll In

Check out the 20 new comfy chairs temporarily residing in the first floor Weise Gallery.

The Library Genie was able to fulfill a request from the 2015 survey for more comfortable seating. These beauties are soft and cushy and covered in solid blue leatherette. Each has a silver handle on the back and rear wheels to easily move them to your spot of choice. We’ve found that students are already using them for study and group chats.  We will soon be positioning them around the floors where needed.

What do you think?


1st Year SOM student tests out the new chairs

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HS/HSL Technology Brown Bag – Data Sharing Tools and Resources

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Noon to 12:45 pm
Room LL05 (Lower Level)

Bring a lunch and a friend to our next Technology Brown Bag. This month we will survey tools and resources for sharing research data. The types of tools and resources we will discuss include:

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Color Your Cares Away at the HS/HSL

Final exams stressing you out?  Take a break and color your cares away at the Library’s Innovation Space.  Coloring pages, colored pencils, crayons and sharpeners are all provided just for you.  Come by any time the Library is open to create your masterpiece.

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Updated HS/HSL December Holiday Hours

The HS/HSL will now be closed Friday December 23rd – Monday January 2nd. We will begin winter hours on Tuesday, January 3rd. Please click here for all library hours.

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New Edition of HS/HSL’s Connective Issue Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of the HS/HSL’s newsletter, Connective Issues.
In this issue:

  • Dr. Charlotte Ferencz, 1921-2016: An Appreciation
  • 3D Printing at the HS/HSL Solves Your Holiday Gift Challenges
  • HS/HSL December Hours
  • AHEC Members to Use Project SHARE Curriculum in Health Literacy Project
  • Innovation Space Provides Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Viewers
  • New Study Shows Quality of Systematic Reviews Leaves Room for Improvement
  • New Comfy Chairs Roll In
  • Library Genie 2016 Survey Results
  • Staff News
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