Caryn is the recipient of the Resident Appreciation Award from the Child Health department. As librarian for the Child Health department, she received a plaque in recognition of the training and support she provides to residents, assisting them in preparing for their weekly Evidence Based Medicine Conference and teaching them to find answers to their clinical questions.
Please stop by and view our new art display featuring the photography of Jim Jones. The pictures, which were taken on a trip to Alaska, are displayed on the 2nd floor west wall of the library.
- Jim Jones
“I have taken photographs almost as long as I can remember. One of the oldest memories I have of taking pictures took place the year I graduated from the eighth grade. My family took a trip from Wisconsin to North Carolina to see one of my aunts. We were going through the coal mining area of Kentucky and there were all these piles of coal and shale along the road and the train tracks were right next to the road. Growing from the shale were some gorgeous roses and I wanted to get pictures of them. Somehow I talked Dad into stopping the car to let me go across the tracks to get a picture. Once I got over there and got a picture and went to come back across the tracks, there was a coal train going by. I couldn’t get back to the car and it was June and hot; this was long before many cars had air conditioning. Everyone in the car had to be sweating like crazy. There were over 300 cars in that train, all hauling coal. I don’t know what happened to that photo, but I have been taking pictures ever since.” ~Jim Jones
…as electricians work on the first floor renovation.
Beginning the week of May 20, the first floor construction will move into high gear, with noise traveling up from the first floor. Since crews will be working from 7am-3:30pm weekdays, you should be able to expect peace and quiet on evenings and weekends.
If you are returning a book to the library and would like a receipt, just let us know before we check it in. We will ask for your ID and print a receipt! If you return books on behalf of another person we will mail him or her the receipt.
When a noisy scanner in the library disrupted his studies, one savvy student went straight to the library suggestion blog. The suggestion: relocate the scanner or replace it with a quieter model. Great idea! We communicated with DoIT and they quickly came to the library to replace the old scanner with a quieter model. Study on!
The bid has been awarded for the 1st floor renovation. Remaining furniture on the first floor will be removed this month, and construction is scheduled for May through September.
The HSL117 computer lab will close on April 26.
We expect to have access to the books on first floor through much of the construction.
You can preview the new floor plan here.
“How the Experience of the Humanities Can Help Train Doctors”
Friday, April 12th
Memorial Union S203
For more than a dozen years, Ronald Schleifer, a professor of English, has team-taught courses with Jerry Vannatta, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, focusing on the ways that the humanities – and particularly an understanding of narrative – can contribute to the education of physicians and other health care workers. They have conducted seminars and classes with pre-med students, students in medical school and workshops for practicing physicians and other health care professionals. Their students include the last four Rhodes Scholars from the University of Oklahoma, three of whom continued their work in the medical humanities at Oxford before returning to their medical education in the United States. Just this January they published The Chief Concern of Medicine: The Integration of the Medical Humanities and Narrative Knowledge into Medical Practices. His talk, “How the Experience of the Humanities Can Help Train Physicians” calls upon this background to argue for the systematic inclusion of humanistic understanding into the education and practice of physicians.
Answer: all of the above! You can check out an umbrella for 1 day.
The other items listed above are just a sampling of the types of equipment available for checkout – view the complete equipment list here, along with availability and loan periods.