Posts by: Rebecca Philio

This weekend the library service desk will be operating on an extended schedule of 10am to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday.



Good luck with your studying and research!






For all of the Irish (and Irish at heart) we would like to wish you a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!

We’d also like to share with you our video for the Battle of the Health Sciences Library Bands!

As mentioned in a previous post, we are up against three other health sciences libraries:

  • the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library from the University of Virginia
  • the William H. Welch Library from Johns Hopkins
  • the Lamar Soutter Library from UMass Worcester

Be sure to like our music video posted on our Facebook page today to help us win!  Thank you!








The Hirsh Health Sciences Library would like to give a warm welcome to Chelsea Gabrielson, who is our new part-time reference assistant.  She comes to us from the Cambridge Public Library where she was a Senior Substitute.  Chelsea is currently working on her MLS at Simmons college.  She just survived her first New England winter, having moved here from California.  Feel free to say hello (in English or French!) if you see her around the library.



If you’re like me, you may not be much of a cook.  I tend to live on pasta and sandwiches.  However, there is one dish that my family has made over the years that even I can make.  It is zucchini pie (well it’s more like a quiche).  If you love cheese, feel free to pile it on.  I’ve also tried variations with eggplant!  Enjoy!   – Becky


1  8 oz. package of crescent rolls

2 or 3 medium zucchini, thinly sliced

3  T. margarine

1  clove of crushed garlic or 1 tsp. powder

salt and pepper

2 beaten eggs

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Parmesan cheese

Separate rolls into triangles and place in 9″ pie plate.  Saute zucchini in margarine until soft – drain.  Mix eggs, cheese, parsley, salt, pepper, and garlic.  Pour over top of zucchini (in pie plate) and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes.  Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.




Join us for our next Open Workshop at the Tufts Hirsh Health Sciences library, this Thursday, 2/13 from 12-1 in Sackler 510.  This week’s topic is Cochrane Systematic Reviews.




We invite you to sign up for future workshops and take advantage of this service.


I am a big fan of Elise Bauer and her blog: SimplyRecipes.  They are easy, no fuss and good. I bring my lunch everyday so at least once a week I need to make something that has leftovers. This one looks like a bit of a pain, but it is easy and you can modify it to suit your needs. Don’t like beef? Use ground pork, turkey or tofu. Add what veggies you have in the fridge. Don’t want to make cornbread from scratch? Buy a box.  Top it all off with salsa, sour cream and guacamole. I feel warmer already.  – Amy, Research & Instruction Librarian




We’d like to give a warm welcome to Berika Williams, who has just joined us as the new Emerging Technologies and Web Librarian here at Hirsh.  She comes to us from Victoria College, University of Houston where she was the Web Services Librarian.  When she’s not at the library she enjoys cycling, web design, sewing, music, and screenwriting!  Speaking of screenwriting, she was once the production secretary for the pilot season of  “Texas Justice”, a television court show that ran for a few seasons on Fox!  She loves Boston so far and is looking forward to enhancing  library technology used to support the medical programs at Tufts.  If you see her around the library please feel free to say hello and welcome her to Tufts.






Please take note of both the Sackler Building hours and the library service desk hours for the upcoming holiday period.  Normal hours resume on Thursday, January 2nd.


Sackler Building (145 Harrison)

Monday December 23 – closes at 7pm

Tuesday December 24 – closed

Wednesday December 25 – closed

Thursday December 26 – closes at 7pm

Friday December 27 – closes at 7pm

Saturday December 28 – closes at 7pm

Sunday December 29 – closes at 10pm

Monday December 30 – closes at 7pm

Tuesday December 31 – closed

Wednesday January 1 – closed



Library Desk Hours

Saturday December 21 – closed

Sunday December 22 – closed

Monday December 23 – 7:45am – 5:00pm

Tuesday December 24 – closed

Wednesday December 25 – closed

Thursday December 26 –7:45am – 5:00pm

Friday December 27 – 7:45am – 5:00pm

Saturday December 28 – closed

Sunday December 29 – closed

Monday December 30 – 7:45am – 5:00pm

Tuesday December 31 – closed

Wednesday January 1 – closed


An early release of 3pm has been declared and we will be closing the service desk by 4:30PM.  If you have any reserve books or equipment please return them to the library service desk by 4PM.  Thank you for your cooperation.


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