We are currently unable to print canvas posters due to a malfunction with our poster printing plotter. We are waiting for a technician to repair the canvas functionality if possible, but do not have a time frame of when it will return.
We are still able to print on glossy paper with our usual 2 business day turnaround time.
Contact the Information Services Desk if you have any questions: email@example.com, or 410-706-7995.
A new demographics dashboard was recently launched by hrsa.gov. The interactive tool combines population, income, age, and other Census data with HRSA grant funding, shortage areas, loan repayment, and scholarship awards. Take a look at the new Demographics Dashboard today!
The HS/HSL welcomes the Maryland Poison Center of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy as a support to the National Library of Medicine’s Pick your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescriptions exhibit. Stop by the table in the Weise Gallery to pick up information about the Center and poison prevention.
The Maryland Poison Center is part of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and is located on campus. The Center staffs a 24-hour helpline for Marylanders with questions about overdoses and poisonings; since its founding in 1972 the center has answered more than 2.2 million calls. The Maryland Poison Center also educates the public and health professionals about poison prevention through a variety of methods including classes, training, and publications. To learn more about the center check out their website.
The HS/HSL Innovation Space recently expanded its prototyping power with the addition of a 3D printer. The new Raise3D N2 printer provides a larger build volume than what was previously available. But perhaps more importantly, the N2 can print with a z-height resolution of 10 microns (0.01 mm), an order of magnitude finer than its counterparts.
“There have been times our printers weren’t capable of printing a user’s design due to resolution constraints. The new N2 printer will help out in this area,” said Brian Zelip, Emerging Technologies Librarian.
Some specifications of the N2 include:
- Layer resolution: 0.01 ~ 0.25 mm
- Maximum build size: 305 x 305 x 305 mm (12 x 12 x 12 in)
- Filament types: PLA, ABS, PETG, and more
The N2 printer will initially be reserved for research needs.
To find out more about the N2, see our guide.
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As part of this year’s Open Access Week, the HS/HSL will be hosting a
Scholarly Publishing Workshop Series.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Noon to 12:30 p.m. Choosing the Right Journal for Your Research
- Key factors to consider when choosing a journal
- Tools to help you identify potential journals that match your research
12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Open Access and Predatory Publishing
- What is open access and why should you publish in OA journals?
- Red flags and evaluating journal quality
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Noon to 12:30 p.m. Author IDs
- Author IDs in ORCID, Google Scholar, and Scopus
- How author IDs can enhance your impact
12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Drop-in session for individual help with your author ID
Thursday, Oct. 25
Noon to 12:30 p.m. Enhancing Your Research Impact
- Establishing your scholarly identity
- Making strategic publishing decisions
12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Drop-in session for individual help with enhancing your impact
All workshops will be held in Room LL03 on the Library’s Lower Level. Walk-ins are welcome, but you may also register.
From the National Library of Medicine, produced in cooperation with the National Museum of American History, Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions will be on display in the HS/HSL’s Weise Gallery Oct 15 – Nov 24, 2018.
Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of America. While some remain socially acceptable, others are outlawed because of their toxic, and intoxicating, characteristics. These classifications have shifted at different times in history and will continue to change. The exhibition explores the factors that have shaped the changing definitions of some of our most potent drugs, from medical miracle to social menace.
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The HS/HSL is pleased to announce the inclusion of works by UMB CURE Scholars in the UMB Digital Archive. The CURE (Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience) initiative, a NIH National Cancer Institute program, supports and guides underrepresented high school students toward careers as health care providers and medical clinicians.
UMB was the first to take the program a step further, providing mentoring and guidance to middle school students from three Baltimore schools. Young scholars from these schools participated in the first UMB CURE Cancer Disparities Symposium (2017) and presented the results of their research, which included detailed medical illustrations of healthy and unhealthy conditions with posters describing the conditions and disparities. The HS/HSL is proud to preserve the work of these youngest members of our community.
|Bile Duct Cancer by Lamar Hill and Tyler McKenzie
||Colorectal Cancer by Darien Hall and Tai’yon Morris-Weaver
The UMB CURE Cancer Disparities Symposium (2017) works are in the UMB Digital Archive community “Office of the President,” collection UMB CURE Scholars Program, together with all works by and about the scholars and the program. Works from 2018 are currently being added to the Archive.
The UMB Digital Archive is a service of the HS/HSL that digitally collects, preserves, and distributes the campus’s intellectual output and historical record. The UMB CURE Scholars’ work will be preserved and publicly displayed here in perpetuity.
If you are interested in submitting material to the UMB Digital Archive, please email the Archive Team.
Wow, thanks for all of the comments, we hear you loud and clear. Be sure to also fill out the Library Genie survey during the month of October so that we can prioritize all of your ideas. Submit Library Genie wishes here.
The Library Genie will be accepting wishes from October 1 – October 31.
- How would you like to see the Library’s space designed so that it meets your needs?
- What about resources and services the Library could provide?
- How could the Library better assist you with your research, education, or clinical needs?
- Are there any new technologies you would like the Library to offer?
Now is your chance to let us know. Submit your 3 wishes to the Library Genie today! Your wishes will be anonymous, but if you’d be willing to talk more with us about your wishes you can include your name and e-mail address.
Thanks for your input and happy wishing!
Prior to the Nov. 7 Edit-a-thon, the HS/HSL will provide a Wikipedia training to help users learn how to create a Wikipedia account, make edits, and use NLM resources to improve the world’s largest encyclopedia. The training will take place on Oct. 10 at the HS/HSL in Room LL05 on the Lower Level from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, register now!
To learn more about Wikipedia and the impact it has had globally, you can watch the recording of last year’s Wikipedia training from Dr. James Heilman.
Then, on Nov. 7, health professionals, students, and librarians from all over the country will join forces for an all-day edit-a-thon. Participants will edit Wikipedia articles on women’s health topics and improve citations using trusted National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources. The HS/HSL is hosting a two-hour drop-in session with librarians from the HS/HSL and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. If you are unable to attend the event, you can still participate virtually all day.