May/June 2010 – Volume 4 – Number 6

So Long for the Summer! Maybe, Maybe Not.

M.J. Tooey

Even though we are open all year round, summer included, the conclusion of the academic year always seems like an endpoint. We say goodbye to the students who are leaving and wish them all the best. Or “see you next year” to the ones who still have to complete their academic journey. And then we shift gears. We adjust our hours for the summer, and the frenzy and tension of finals week becomes a memory. It used to be that the summer was truly our “slow” time. We would defer projects until we had time “in the summer” but we don’t seem to have a slow time anymore. As UMB has grown and advanced, this university has become a 365-day-of-the-year campus. About two weeks after graduation and the campus’ collective sigh of relaxation, it all begins again. Discovery continues in the labs. Grant applications are submitted. Students start summer classes. Residents begin at the hospital. We see more shorts, flip-flops, iced drinks, and even dress a little more casually ourselves but, we are into “summer busy.”

To students who are graduating – all the best!
To students who are returning – see you next year!
To everyone else – we’re here for you and we’ll see you around!

2010 Summer Schedule

Summer Hours
(Friday, May 21, 2010 – Sunday, August 22, 2010)

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Exceptions To Regular Hours

Memorial Day Weekend:
Saturday – Monday
May 29, 30, 31, 2010 CLOSED
Independence Day Weekend:
Saturday – Monday
July 3, 4, 5, 2010 CLOSED


@Hand Mobile Symposium a Success

@Hand: Mobile Technologies in Academia + Medicine

The HS/HSL sponsored the successful symposium @Hand: Mobile Technologies in Academia + Medicine on April 21, 2010. The symposium’s keynote and eight guest speakers addressed a range of topics including mobile application development, novel uses of mobile devices such as smart phones and ebook readers, and the adoption and dissemination of these tools in medical and academic settings.

Following the keynote address, the day was divided into three panels of invited speakers. The panel topics were Educational Uses of Mobile Technology, Clinical Uses of Mobile Technology, and Mobile Technology at UMB. The symposium attracted over 200 attendees from the UMB community and nearly 30 other regional institutions. The event was also streamed live over the internet to increase the potential audience. You can view the presentations at the @Hand website.

New HS/HSL Consumer Health Site

HS/HSL's Consumer Health site

HS/HSL’s Consumer Health site now has a new look and new features! Here is what you can find…

Start Here: Looking for quality health information? Use the search box in this section to locate trusted health information from MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s consumer site with over 800 health topics. Read the tip of the day from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or ask the HS/HSL staff a question through the reference desk chat.

Health Check Tools: Need to calculate your body mass index or check out a lab test? Visit this section for links to lots of cool tools.

Maryland Resources: Trying to locate a nursing home or evaluate a hospital in Maryland? Links to directories and evaluation tools for nursing homes, hospitals, and more can be found here. Links to information and referral services such as 2-1-1 Maryland are also provided.

Medical and Health News: Want the latest news? RSS feeds from MedlinePlus and the CDC can be found in this section. Links to selected headline news sources such as the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post are provided as well as links to resources that can help you understand medical and health news.

Go Local Team Receives Community Service Award

At this year’s annual Campus Recognition and Community Service Awards program, three members of the Maryland Health → Go Local (MHGL) team, Alexa Mayo, Patricia Hinegardner, and Marianne Potter, accepted a Community Service Award on behalf of the entire team.

Go Local Team

Back Row: Thom Pinho, Meredith Solomon, M.J. Tooey, Alexa Mayo, Michele Nance, Patricia Hinegardner, Brad Gerhart
Front Row: Marianne Potter, Ashley Cuffia, Emilie Ludeman, Christopher Hansen, Priscilla Anderson

Maryland Health -> Go Local, a web-based directory of local health care services and programs has served the citizens of Maryland for over five years. The team has worked diligently to build and maintain the directory. They were very pleased that the campus recognized the Health Sciences and Human Services Library’s contribution to community service through MHGL.

HS/HSL Reserve Form Now Online!


A new online submission form for HS/HSL E-Reserve requests is now available!

Each semester, faculty members can simply fill in the required information, attach a reading list or syllabus, and click “submit”.

New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Kicks Off Informal Lecture Series


On May 5, 40 members of the UMB community gathered in the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center to hear Tom Richardson, NEJM Director of Institutional Sales discuss “Publishing and the New England Journal of Medicine.” After discussing the NEJM publication life cycle, the standards NEJM applies to the selection and publishing process, and the value of the editorial review, Richardson fielded questions from the audience. Questions ranged from “How do I stand a better chance of getting published in NEJM?” (Answer: Unique, quality research), to “How do you get appointed to an editorial board? (Answer: It’s good to be a leader in the field.)

This lecture was the first in what we hope will be a series of two to three talks per year regarding issues in scholarly communication. Attendees will be receiving a very short questionnaire regarding future programs. The survey will also be available on the HS/HSL web site. UMB community members who are editors or serve on editorial boards are encouraged to contact M.J. Tooey by email or at 410.706.7545 to discuss possible participation, programs, and ideas.

HS/HSL Summer Workshops

The HS/HSL will be offering a series of workshops throughout the summer. Scheduled workshops include RefWorks, Google: Beyond Searching, Creating Effective Presentations Using PowerPoint and Locating the Evidence. All workshops are free of charge to UMB faculty, staff and students; UMMC staff; and HS/HSL Corporate Members. For full course descriptions and registration, visit our Workshops web page.

If you can’t make one of our regularly scheduled workshops, or if you are interested in a topic not covered by our scheduled workshops, be sure to check out our complete list of On Demand Workshops. You can request On Demand Workshops for yourself individually or with a group of your colleagues.

Presentation Creation and Practice Studio

Students, thank you for completing the library survey on the presentation practice space that would be most useful to you. Over 100 students took the time to answer the three question survey. Your responses are very helpful in designing the space and equipping it with the tools most useful to you. Thanks!

The studio will allow for the creation of PowerPoint presentations and for audio and video recording, playback, and capture. Look for more information on the studio in Connective Issues as it develops.

Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements

Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements
Achromatic by Ario Mashayekhi

Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements, an exhibit of art works inspired by experiences with the wounds of war, is on display at UMB and the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C. through November 2010. Wounded in Action is organized by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements
Will You Please
Take Care of Me?
by Paul F. Glorioso

Wounded in Action honors those who have suffered orthopaedic injuries while serving our country in a time of war. From World War II, to Korea, to Vietnam, from the Gulf War, to Afghanistan and Iraq, thousands of uniformed service members have sustained severe musculoskeletal injuries. Their stories are told through the art on display in the installation. The exhibition also recognizes orthopaedic surgeons who have risked their own safety to care for military service members. In treating devastating combat injuries that are often more complex than traumatic injuries in the civilian population, these surgeons have contributed to major advancements in medical research and trauma care.

The exhibition is located in the HS/HSL’s Frieda O. Weise Gallery and in the 2nd floor reception area of the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center. More information about the exhibit is available at the Library’s Weise Gallery website and at the Wounded in Action website.

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