July/August 2011 – Volume 5 – Number 7

Busy, Busy, Busy…

M.J. Tooey

M.J. Tooey
Executive Director

It’s only August, and I am already tired. We seemingly went from summer to the new academic year overnight. It is delightful to greet old friends and colleagues and to meet new ones. Whether you come to us physically or digitally, welcome! Library faculty and staff have been working on some really interesting things while you were away.

For example:

  • At the request of students we began fall hours earlier – on August 15 rather than after Labor Day. Additionally, we have extended hours throughout the week (see the "Late Night Study" article, also in this issue of CI).
  • The exhibit Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine opens in the Weise Gallery on September 18.  Stay tuned for announcements about special events associated with the exhibit.
  • On October 18, the HS/HSL will co-sponsor with Elsevier Publishing a half day event focused on "Publication Ethics" at the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center. Mark your calendars for this thought-provoking session!
  • The Library Advisory Committee will be reconstituted into separate committees for faculty and students.  We will be looking for ideas and members.
  • As we continue to evolve our teaching and learning spaces, we will begin a major project to re-imagine our teaching labs, and we will need your help.  We want to know how you like to learn.
  • The Presentation Practice Studio is spiffed up and ready for use.  At the end of last academic year we had a pretty regular cadre of students and faculty interested not only in practicing presentations but in recording classes.  Creative use of the Studio is only limited by your imagination.  For more information visit the Studio web page.
  • We are happy to introduce you to a number of new faces throughout the library – look for them in the schools, at the service desks, at the other end of email, and doing outreach.
  • Sadly, we are saying goodbye to Yani Yancey who has spent the last year at HS/HSL as a second-year National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow.  It is always nice to have fresh new perspectives and observations, and Yani has done so much with us and for us over this past year.  Her particular focus has been on outreach, and she has worked tirelessly on a number of projects—most specifically on the curriculum for our three-year health disparities grant.  What a great job she has done, and what a pleasure she has been to work with.  We wish her all the best.

There is a lot more to report. To keep up with all our projects and events, subscribe to our newsletter right on the main library web page, "friend" us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or receive our breaking news via RSS feed.

We are ready for everyone, so let the 2011-2012 academic year begin!

Late Night Study Hall in the Library – Open Until 1:00 a.m.!

The HS/HSL is pleased to announce that we are now able to offer a late night study hall in the Library.

What you need to know:

  • Floors 1 and 2 will remain open until 1:00 a.m. as a study hall
  • Floors 3, 4, and 5 will close at 10:00 p.m.
  • Anyone studying on floors 3, 4, and 5 at 10:00 p.m. will be asked to relocate to floors 1 and 2.
  • Only those with a UMB One Card or UMMC ID badge may remain after 10:00 p.m.

The Library’s Circulation Desk will remain open until 10:00 p.m.; after this time we will not be able to provide services such as book checkouts, Microsoft purchases, etc.

Late Night Study Hall Hours
Began Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

HS/HSL Welcomes New Librarians

Andrea Goldstein, MSLIS

Andrea Goldstein

The HS/HSL is pleased to introduce Andrea Goldstein, MSLIS, our new library liaison to the School of Medicine. Andrea received her Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. She has been working at the University of Pennsylvania Dental Library for the past two years. Andrea received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College in chemistry and psychology. Prior to becoming a librarian, Andrea worked at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, testing the efficacy of new drug treatments on alcohol dependence.

HS/HSL liaisons work closely with their individual schools, providing instruction as guest lecturers, teaching library workshops, and offering research consultations to faculty, staff, and students. They also participate in orientations, present at conferences, work with faculty on grants, create resource guides, develop the Library’s digital collection, and contribute to UMB outreach activities.

If there is any way Andrea can help you with your teaching, research, or outreach needs, please contact her by email or phone 410.706.8868.

David Midyette

David Midyette

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Southeastern Atlantic Region (NN/LM/SE/A) welcomes David Midyette, formerly of the University Library, University of South Dakota, as our new Outreach Communications Coordinator.

Prior to serving as Reference Coordinator and Health Sciences Librarian at USD, David was a Corporate Librarian for Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and a Library and Information Science Lecturer at San Jose State University. He also has experience as an Adult Services Public Librarian and a Clinical Medical Librarian. In a previous career, David worked as an adjunct professor of anthropology, with a specialty in both biological and cultural anthropology.

We are excited that David will be putting his experience to use furthering the goals of the NN/LM SE/A and working with medical health information professionals and the librarians who support them. David will be taking over exhibit coordination and will be the key coordinator behind marketing and publicizing the services and products of the National Library of Medicine and the NN/LM within our region.

RefWorks 2.0 the best of Classic, with a streamlined design


RefWorks has now switched over to version 2.0. Users will notice a new look and feel and several major improvements. These include new navigation buttons and toolbars, lightbox technology to replace pop-up windows and the ability to create subfolders within your folders for better reference management.

This demo highlights all the new features.

If you have any questions, AskUs!

Hogwarts! Quidditch! Dementors! Harry Potter arrives at the HS/HSL

Historical and Special Collections

Harry Potter’s World letterhead with owl

The long anticipated Harry Potter Exhibition arrives at the HS/HSL on September 18, 2011 and will remain on display until November 5, 2011. Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine was co-developed by the National Library of Medicine and the American Library Association. Exciting events have been planned around the exhibit. We hope you will join us for the opening reception, or at least stop by to find out which school the sorting hat will assign you to.

Visit the gallery webpage for more information.

Digital Archive Highlight

Historical and Special Collections

The Historical Arts Collection in the UM Digital Archive contains works from the Library’s Historical and Special Collections. This dental caricature/cartoon is a watercolor of unknown origin but is believed to be from the 18th century.

The Archive is a service of the Library that collects preserves and distributes via the Web the academic works of the University. It is a place that digitally captures the historical record of the campus. It contains many types of content, including grey literature (materials that cannot be found easily through conventional systems of publication), dissertations and theses, annual reports, oral histories and more.

Join us in building the Archive by sending us your content. Questions about the Archive? Email us at ArchiveHelp@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Fall 2011 Workshops

The HS/HSL will be offering workshops on a broad range of topics throughout the Fall semester. Topics include RefWorks, Facebook Privacy, Medical Apps for Mobile Technology, Grant Proposal Writing, and Communicating with Patients. All workshops are free to UMB faculty, staff, and students and UMMC staff. Visit our Workshops web page for full course descriptions and registration. If you forget to register, walk-ins are welcome!

If you can’t attend one of our regularly scheduled workshops, consider requesting an On Demand Workshop. Library faculty will cover the same material as they would in the workshop but will meet with you based on your schedule. You can request a workshop for just yourself or for a group of your colleagues.

We Are Where You Are

The Health Sciences & Human Services Library uses the following social media outlets to keep you informed about current events, new resources, and other news:

iTunes U
iTunes U

HS/HSL Presentation Studio

Working on a presentation or preparing to teach a class? You might want to reserve the HS/HSL’s state-of-the-art Presentation Studio. The sound-proof Studio is a great place to prepare for any type of presentation.

The Studio allows you to display your presentation on our LCD display and record yourself while you practice. You can then review your performance on the LCD display or save it on your laptop or flash drive. The room can be configured in several different ways including a basic set-up with a podium or a more casual set-up with comfortable chairs for interviewing. The Studio also contains video/audio editing equipment including Adobe Full Productions Suite and Sony Suite.

The Studio is available for reservation:

Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. OR
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To view details about equipment and software or to make a reservation, visit the Studio web page.

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