The year is 2068: students and faculty open a mysterious time capsule from the bygone-era of 2018! The School of Dental Medicine has put together a time capsule to be opened in 50 years for the school’s 200th anniversary. So what will these dentists of the future uncover?

08/23/2018 – Boston, Mass. – Sesquicentennial time capsule objects photographed on August 23, 2018. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

  1. Time Capsule greeting letter, written by Dean Thomas
  2. Time Capsule list of included items
  3. White Coat with Dean Thomas’s name and a ceremony oath card
  4. 2018 commencement program
  5. Boston Globe front page from September 28, 2018 (date of the Anniversary Gala)
  6. 3D elephant from anniversary display
  7. Academic calendar, course description
  8. Academic schedule
  9. Anniversary Gala program, invitation
  10. Curriculum from Office of Academic Affairs
  11. D21, D20, D19, D18 composite pictures
  12. Dental Magazine, Fall 2017/anniversary issue
  13. Dental terms and acronyms
  14. Glass ionomer, bonding agent
  15. Letters written by students to future students about life as a dental student
  16. Lobby blueprints/before photos from lobby construction
  17. Lyrics sheet for student video
  18. Photo of shroud, mannequin head
  19. Photos of current dental building (pics of preclin, dental floors)
  20. Photos of outside the school (1 Kneeland)
  21. Photos of TUSDM at Red Sox/ Actual Red Sox ticket
  22. Step Card
  23. Student ID
  24. Tufts ASDA pin
  25. Tuition statement
  26. Time Capsule Committee activities documentation

The above contents were carefully selected by committee members Gynnekia Booth D20, Rachelle Cadet D20, Paula Callahan, Karen Culbert, Joseph Dudlek D21, Frances Burke Foret, Mark Gonthier, Emerly Hsu D21, Dr. Melissa Ing D89, Dr. Jeff Lowenstein D85, D20P, Dr. Britta Magnuson D08, Katie McKenna D20, Dr. Shubha Nanda DI96, Zamon Sawyer D19, Dr. James Theodore D83, and Dr. Thomas Whitmer D18. The time capsule has now been sealed and locked away!

Please enjoy the inaugural edition of Ask Ms. Shelved, the new, irregularly scheduled advice column from HHSL!

Dear Ms. Shelved:

I am in my final weeks of classes for the semester, and I find myself studying (and eating, and sleeping) in the Hirsh Health Sciences Library. I am the first person in the building in the morning and the last person out. I haven’t seen my cat, Hortense, in days, possibly weeks. My friends think I moved away. I saw my own picture on a milk carton the other day.

But today I discovered that the caretakers of my cozy den, my warm second home, my snug grotto of learning have cast me out! I approached the Library Service Desk to check out a phone charger, and was told that I had overdue items and I could not check anything out for a FULL WEEK. Ms. Shelved, I am bewildered, bamboozled, and BLOCKED.

Whatever shall I do?

Sincerely,

Stunned in Sackler

Dear Stunned,

Well, it seems you’ve been visited by THE BLOCK. He’s like a lot of other holiday specters…like the Uncouth Uncle at Thanksgiving dinner, he’s never a welcome visitor. Like the Schmaltz Stain left on your sweater after frying latkes, he’s persistent. And like the Tantrumy Toddler at Christmas, he follows you around, fraying your nerves and trying your patience.

Since you are blocked for a week, it appears you’ve invoked this unwelcome guest once already since July, and now you’re on your second strike. But don’t despair! Here are some helpful tips to Banish the Block:

  • Electronics, accessories, reserve materials, skulls, models, etc. circulate for 4 hours. Set a timer on your phone when you check out.
  • If there’s a chance you’ll get stuck in a meeting or appointment, TELL the person who checks out the item, and ASK if you can have a (reasonable) extension.
  • If a genuine crisis arises (like a building evacuation or a trip to the Emergency Department), CALL the desk at 617-636-6705 and let us know, we will try to work something out.
  • Remember that you can renew some items (like laptops) as long as no one is waiting to use it, but you have to bring it back to the desk first.
  • Many of the books on reserve are also available online! You probably don’t need to smuggle that textbook out overnight.

I suggest paying closer attention to your loans, because if you are blocked again before June 30, you will lose your borrowing privileges for 30 days!

Stunned, if you have any questions about the Blocking Policy, please see it in full here: https://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/about-us/policies/overdue-items.

Remember, try to get some sleep, take a shower, drink some water, and bring your stuff back on time!

Ever yours,

Ms. Shelved

 

 

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Torn between taking a break to make a craft or to eat a snack? This week you’re in luck! Stop by the Library Service Desk this Thursday 12/6 and Friday 12/7 starting at 1pm and create an architectural masterpiece with graham crackers, frosting, and a bunch of candy.

And to make this week even sweeter, we’re also welcoming Paws for People back on Thursday from 3-5pm! Stop by the room behind the cafe on Sackler 4 and relax with some therapy dogs and guinea pigs. But please don’t share your gingerbread house with them!

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Look, we know it’s a BEAR of a time right now…exams, assignments, travel, holidays…

…luckily, we’re here to help! However, remember that when you’re busy, we’re busy. Don’t get shut out in the cold, PLAN AHEAD!

Leave plenty of time to snag the books and other resources you need to study for exams (and don’t forget to bring them back on time and avoid The Block!).

If you’d like to work with a librarian, you are always welcome to stop by the Service Desk on Sackler 4, but to avoid lines and waiting, why don’t you schedule an appointment with your liaison librarian? Just find the librarian dedicated to your school or program and book an appointment by clicking on a librarian’s name and then clicking the “Schedule Appointment” button.

Need an appointment in a hurry? Fill out the Schedule a Consultation form and we’ll be in touch ASAP. Appointments are available Monday -Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, as schedules permit.

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Exam season is upon us, which means it’s time for Extended Hours! Hirsh Library extends its weekend hours to help you study, and we will be open from 10am to 10pm on the following days:

Saturday, December 1st
Sunday, December 2nd

Saturday, December 8th
Sunday, December 9th

Saturday, December 15th
Sunday, December 16th

We will also have free coffee for you all on the Saturdays! The coffee is scheduled to show up at 6pm, so so you can come take a quick study break and commiserate while you caffeinate.

If you have any questions you can feel free to swing by the desk on Sackler 4 or call us at 617-636-6706. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you the next three weekends.

Happy Studying!

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Looking for a book to take home for Thanksgiving weekend? Well, then you can be thankful to have a library like Hirsh. Because we have lots of new releases to choose from; whether you prefer leisure reading, graphic medicine, or non-fiction, stop by the new release section on the 4th floor of Sackler to browse through the latest titles to come in. Below are a select few titles to tempt you in:

 

LEISURE READING

In Pieces  by Sally Field

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life  by Michael Caine

Melmoth by Sarah Perry

The Library Book  by Susan Orlean

Lethal White (Cormoran Strike Series #4)  by Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling)

-All Cormoran Strike Series novels are available

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing  by Hank Green

GRAPHIC MEDICINE

Hey, Kiddo  by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

RX : A Graphic Memoir  by Rachel Lindsay

The Alcoholic (10th Anniversary Expanded Edition)  by Jonathan Ames; Illustrators: Dean Haspiel, Lee Loughridge, Pat Brosseau

Home After Dark  by David Small

Aliceheimer’s: Alzheimer’s Through the Looking Glass  by Dana Walrath

Sea Prayer  by Khaled Hosseini

NON-FICTION

Heart: A History  by Sandeep Jauhar

Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat  by Marion Nestle

Nine Pints: A Journey through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood by Rose George

As always, if there’s a book we don’t have that you would like to recommend, please let us know by using this link to recommend a purchase.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Thanksgiving break is here at last, which means Hirsh will be going on a short break next week too! We will close at 2pm on Wednesday, November 21st and will re-open for our regular hours on Sunday, November 25th at 12pm.

Here’s a full breakdown of next week’s schedule:

Monday 11/19:  7:45am-11:00pm (regular hours)

Tuesday 11/20:  7:45am-11:00pm (regular hours)

Wednesday 11/21: 7:45am-2pm

Thursday 11/22: Closed

Friday 11/23: Closed

Saturday 11/24: Closed

Sunday 11/25: 12-10pm (regular hours)

We hope you all have a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

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It’s our favorite time of year! Yes, that’s right. It’s turkey time!

Starting at 12pm this Thursday 11/15 and Friday 11/16, you can stop by the Library Service Desk and create your own feathered friend to bring home to Mom (or back to your study carrel). We’ll have a variety of materials out so you can create anything your heart desires, from the simple and majestic hand turkey (our personal favorite) to some 3D  pinecone poultry.

 

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This year, in observation of Veterans Day, the Hirsh Health Sciences Library will have shortened hours on Monday, November 12. That day we will be open 12 pm – 7 pm.

The Sackler Building will still have card swipe access for its normal daily schedule, so you are welcome to swipe in and come study in the building! Just be aware that the desk on the 4th floor will only be staffed from noon to  7pm.

We hope you have a lovely weekend, and will see you back on Tuesday for our normal operations!

 

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