Posts by: Amy LaVertu

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While you probably don’t need to be reminded that there is a presidential election happening on November 8th ,  a re-fresher on this year’s Massachusetts ballot questions might be in order.

First, if you know that you are registered to vote in Massachusetts, but can’t remember where  it is that actually cast your ballot, check out:
Where do I vote in Massachusetts?
http://wheredoivotema.com/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx

Okay, now that you know where you are going to vote, you can decide how you are going to vote.  There are four statewide ballot questions this year. According to Ballotpedia, the four ballot questions are asking for a “yes” or “no” vote on the following:

  • Question 1: would allow the Gaming Commission to issue an additional slots license.
  • Question 2: would authorize the approval of up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education per year.
  • Question 3: would prohibit certain methods of farm animal containment.
  • Question 4: would legalize recreational marijuana for individuals at least 21 years old.

Ballot questions can be tricky! Since a “yes” or “no” vote on a ballot questions may have ramifications that go way beyond simply affirming the idea proposed, you need to understand  the legal and social implications of your decision. This in mind, please check out the following resources. Not only  do they provide great information about the ballot questions themselves, but they also provide  you with the “big picture” on the potential implications of your vote:

What You Need To Know About The 4 Mass. Ballot Questions
http://www.wbur.org/politicker/2016/10/21/mass-ballot-questions-guide

“Yea or Nay? A Guide to Massachusetts’ Ballot Questions”
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2016/10/09/massachusetts-ballot-questions-2016-guide/

Okay folks, now get out there and vote!!

 

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Post by: Amanda Nevius

Have you heard of Dental Central? It’s a hub for community members to view or broadcast community and cultural events to enhance dental public health.

If you are a member of TUSDM’s community, check it out for volunteering opportunities or to post your own upcoming event in need of volunteers. This is also the place to order outreach supplies like toothbrushes.

If you’re a member of another group on the health sciences campus, consider which of your upcoming events could benefit from the inter-professional presence and assistance of TUSDM community members and consider posting them there.

Also be sure to check out Dental Central’s two hashtags #tusdm and #dentalcentral.

 

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We want to tell you about some recent changes to pay-for-print here at the Hirsh Library.

First, you may have noticed that we now have several new laser printers! Yeah!

Second, what you may not have noticed, is that there has also been a change made to how you send documents to the printers at the Hirsh Library.

When you send a document to the printer, you will now be asked to provide your Tufts User Name (i.e. jsmith01)  and then create a name for the print job.

If you use a Guest Card, you will enter the 9-digit number printed on the front of the card and then create a name for the print job.

This what you will see when you send a document to the printer:

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When you swipe your ID (or Guest Card) to release your print job, you will only see your print job listed. This means no more scrolling through other people’s print jobs!

If you have any questions about the changes to pay-for-print, please don’t hesitate to let us know at: hhsl@tufts.edu

 

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Did you know that there’s a librarian at Hirsh just for you?

The Hirsh Library Liaison Program provides a ‘point-person’ for each of the academic programs and clinical departments on the Tufts’ health sciences campus.

What can a librarian liaison do for you? For starters,your librarian liaison can help you:

  • identify resources for your particular topic, especially resources beyond article databases
  • create effective and efficient search strategies for databases like PubMed and Web of Science
  • discern what tool is right for you to help manage your citations (i.e., EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley) and providing instructions to get you started
  • track down statistical data for research projects and help you manage your own data

Find out who’s the  librarian liaison for you program and then get in touch with them!

Hirsh Library Liaison Program
http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/research/liaison-program

 

(Photo credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Areyoumymother.gif)

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The Hirsh Health Sciences Library would like to warmly welcome incoming students at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy! During your orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the Hirsh library and learn about the many ways we can support you.

During orientation, you’ll also get to meet your liaison librarian,  Amy LaVertu. If you have any questions, or need help, please don’t hesitate to contact  her (amy.lavertu@tufts.edu). Amy would be happy to meet with you over a cup of coffee to discuss how to take your research skills to the next level, so don’t be shy about getting in touch!

Lastly, if you want to learn more about library resources for nutrition, check out our Nutrition research guide: http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/nutrition_guide

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We look forward to meeting you!

 

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We want to tell you about some recent changes to pay-for-print here at the Hirsh Library.

First, you may have noticed that we now have several new laser printers! Yeah!

Second, what you may not have noticed, is that there has also been a change made to how you send documents to the printers at the Hirsh Library.

When you send a document to the printer, you will now be asked to provide your Tufts User Name (i.e. jsmith01)  and then create a name for the print job.

If you use a Guest Card, you will enter the 9-digit number printed on the front of the card and then create a name for the print job.

This what you will see when you send a document to the printer:

print_job

When you swipe your ID (or Guest Card) to release your print job, you will only see your print job listed. This means no more scrolling through other people’s print jobs!

If you have any questions about the changes to pay-for-print, please don’t hesitate to let us know at: hhsl@tufts.edu

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Food Studies Online is Here!

http://www.library.tufts.edu/ezproxy/ezproxy.asp?LOCATION=Food

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Food Studies Online is a multi-format online resource that includes archival content, visual ephemera (e.g. advertisements), text, and video covering the topic of food from social, historical, economic, cultural, religious, and political  perspectives. The extensive coverage in Food Studies Online addresses key themes and disciplines including:

Marketing and Consumerism • Production and Technology • Food History • Food Movements • Culinary and Food Design • Food and Identity • History • Health • Policy • Religion • Sociology • Anthropology”

Here’s some example of available full-text books available on Food Studies Online:

 

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The wait is *finally* over! Those of us who longed all winter for one more bite of just-picked lettuce or sweet-as-candy strawberries can finally rejoice and put back that bag of frozen broccoli crowns. Farmers markets  and the World PEAS community-support agriculture program (CSA) are back!!

Besides the miracle of fresh, locally-grown  produce, those of us who live and work in downtown Boston can also enjoy the convenience of picking up fresh food at farmers markets that are nearly around the corner every day of the week.  Even more convenient, is the World PEAS CSA, which drops off farm shares right in the Jaharis Building of the Friedman School!

So, lettuce begin a new season of yum ;-)! Check out some of the following farmers markets close to the Tufts health science campus and learn more about the World PEAS community-support agriculture program (CSA).

World PEAS CSA program
Location : Pick-up in the Jaharis Building of the Friedman School
Dates & Times:  Tuesdays between 3:30 – 6:30 pm.

Boston Public Market Farmers’ Market
136 Blackstone Street-Indoors on the ground floor above the Haymarket MBTA Station
Dates & Times: year-round – Wednesday to Sunday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted; EBT-SNAP Accepted

Boston Public Market/Greenway Farmers’ Market
136 Blackstone Street-Plaza
Dates & Times: May 18 to November 16 – Wednesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted; EBT-SNAP Accepted

Boston/Boston University Farmers’ Market
775 Commonwealth Ave.-Boston University
Dates & Times: September to October 27 – Thursday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted;

Boston/Copley Square Farmers’ Market
206 Clarendon St-Along St. James Ave. Dartmouth and Boylston St
Dates & Times: May 10 to November 22 – Tuesday and Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted; EBT-SNAP Accepted

Boston/South End at the Ink Block Farmers’ Market
375 Harrison Ave.-
Dates & Times: May 1 to October 30 – Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted;

Boston/South Station/Dewey Square Farmers’ Market
Summer St & Atlantic Ave-Dewey Square across from South Station
Dates & Times: May 17 to November 22 – Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 am – 6:30 pm (11:30 am – 6:00 pm in November); WIC & Senior Coupons Accepted; EBT-SNAP Accepted

Boston/SOWA Farmers’ Market
500 Harrison Ave.
Dates & Times: May 3 to October 25 – Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; ;

Find more farmers markets near  you on the Massgrown Map . Want to know what’s in season, take a look at the Massachusetts-Grown Produce Availability  chart.

 

Image credit:Author: Jane Fresco Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Colorfull.jp.  This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.

 

It’s Bike Week! May 14 – May 22, 2016
Post by Amy Lapidow

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May 14 – May 22, 2016 is Bike Week here in MA. The only state to have such!

What happens on bike week? Events to promote human powered transportation, including a free breakfast at City Hall on Friday!  Find an event near you at: www.baystatebikeweek.com

Interested in a road race, to watch or to participate? www.bikereg.com . There is an event calendar with everything you need to know (including the route), plus links to websites and registration information.

Not into racing, just want to know where there are bike routes? Try https://bikenewengland.com/ subscribe for current info, or get free access to vintage cue sheets.

It can be dangerous to bike in the city. I know I do it everyday. Learn the rules and be safe: http://www.bostonbikes.org/urbancycling  or http://bicyclesafeboston.com/

Don’t have a bike? Not to worry, rent one! https://www.thehubway.com/  There is a hubway station at the Chinatown gate and across from The New England School of Law at Stuart and Charles St. South. The first 30 mins are FREE!

Want discounts for riding a bike? Get a sticker for your helmet at: http://bb2.bicyclebenefits.org/#/home

We’re celebrating Bike Week here at Hirsh too. If you stop by the Library Service Desk and show us your helmet this Wednesday 5/18, we’ll give you a granola bar!

Get out and ride!

Image: http://aaronkuehn.com/art/bicycle-typogram

 

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This Saturday, April 30th, marks the end of Passover, the eight-day festival that commemorates the ancient exodus of the Jewish from slavery in Egypt to freedom under Moses leadership. Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is celebrated from the 15th through the 22nd of the month of Nissan according to the Jewish calendar. As a lunar calendar, the dates of Passover vary in relation to the Gregorian calendar.

Jewish communities throughout the world mark Passover with the eating of matzo, unleavened bread that calls to mind the when the Jewish people fled from Egypt in such haste that they could not wait for bread to rise, and with the holding of the Seder meal. The rituals of the Seder meal are proscribed by the Haggadah, a text that sets forth the elements of the Seder and relays stories of G-d’s steadfastness and saving works on behalf of the Jewish people. During the Seder meal, the story of the exodus from Egypt is retold, and symbolic foods are served. Families and friends come together to share the Seder meal and celebrate their ancestors in faith.

During these final days of Passover, we wish you Pesach Sameach – or Happy Passover!

Want to learn more about Passover? Check out these resources:

Passover, the most beloved Jewish holiday (Religion News Service)
http://religionnews.com/2016/04/22/passover-the-most-beloved-jewish-holiday/

Why Is This Passover Different From Past Passovers? (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/04/22/475128102/why-is-this-passover-different-from-past-passovers

The Passover Table – Delicious recipes for your Seder table and beyond (The New York Times)
http://cooking.nytimes.com/topics/passover

Top 5 Passover Traditions From Around The World (Huffington Post)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/08/top-5-passover-traditions_n_184209.html

Beauty in Holiness – Hebraic Collections: An Illustrated Guide (Library of Congress)
https://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/guide/hs-beauty.html

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