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Come and check out what we have on reserve!

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If you are a student returning to higher education after a lengthy absence, we hope that you’ll come to the library social event on Friday, September 19 from 2:30-4pm in Special Collections (6th floor). Got little ones? Bring them, too!
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HHSL is pleased to announce that we will be live streaming some of the TEDMED 2014 sessions in the Sackler 510 computer lab.

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Schedule: 

Wednesday, September 10

1pm-2:45pm: “We Just Don’t Know”

4:45pm-6:15pm: “Flat Out Amazing”

Thursday, September 11

8:30am-10:10am: “Stealing Smart”

4:30pm-6:05pm: “Play is Not a Waste of Time”

Friday, September 12

11am-12:40pm: “Weird and Wonderful”

2:30-4pm: “I Was Just Thinking Too Small”

Session descriptions can be found here.

If there is enough interest in a session that we were unable to broadcast live, we may be able to arrange an on-demand viewing at a later date. Please contact katherine.morley@tufts.edu if you would like to request a session or have any questions.

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Now that everyone is back on campus and settled into their routine, the HHSL is beginning our Open Workshop series on Thursdays from noon-1pm in Sackler 510. These one hour classes are open to anyone affiliated with Tufts University or the Hirsh Health Sciences Library, and cover a wide range of relevant and interesting topics.

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Our kick-off event is this Thursday, and will include snacks, as we take you through some of the most popular FAQs about using and accessing the library resources. You can find all of the upcoming classes and their descriptions on our Open Workshops calendar page.

Registration is required for the workshops, and you are absolutely allowed to eat and drink responsibly in the computer lab!

Come learn with us!

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Now that the semester has begun, we expect to be seeing a lot of you at our Service Desk on the 4th floor of Sackler! Of course, we expect to be seeing a lot of everyone at the desk, which means that we have to ask you to be punctual about getting Reserve books, models, and equipment back to us when it’s due, so that your fellow students can have a shot at using them as well. To this end, we created a Late Return Policy and put it into effect a year ago.

The basic idea is that you have 4 hours with the material (unless otherwise stated). If you do not return the material within the designated time, then you run the risk of losing all borrowing privileges. On your first offense, they will be reinstated 24 hours after you return everything, but on the second offense it’s a full 7 days. If you’d like to read the full policy, you can do so here.

If you think you’ll need to keep your books or equipment longer, just come back to the desk and check with us! If no one else is waiting, we can most likely renew it for you, and give you another 4 hours.

If you have any questions about the policy (or about your current status), you can call us at 617-636-6706, or just come visit us on Sackler 4.

Happy Borrowing!

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Join us this Friday, September 5th at 12 noon in Sackler 604 for our first book talk of the academic year. Bring your lunch and enjoy coffee and cookies courtesy of the library!
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Copies of the book will be available for purchase at a discounted price of $15.00, cash or check, for those with a Tufts University or Tufts Medical Center ID.

Please give a warm welcome to Jane Natches, our new Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian.   She comes to us from Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire where she wore many hats.  She was the reference and instruction librarian as well as the serials librarian and the technical systems librarian.  Jane has worked for Hirsh before as a circulation assistant and is excited to be back in Boston.  Her hobbies include cycling and gardening.  In the past she has grown gourds in her garden which she then dried, carved and painted!  She’s currently trying her hand at beading.  If you see her around the library please feel free to say hello.

 

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Leo is back with another video blog where he discusses the construction on the 6th floor.  We are also introduced to Leo’s new friend!  Remember to submit questions to AskLeo@tufts.edu or write out a question and place it in our designated box on the 4th floor library service desk.

Ask Leo Episode Three: 6th Floor Construction from Tufts HHSL on Vimeo.

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On Monday, August 18, we are performing maintenance on the library catalog and related services. You will be unable to access the following: the Library Catalog; requesting in the catalog and in BLC WorldCat; FindIt@Tufts; My Account; Course Reserves. Normal service should resume at the start of business on Tuesday, August 19th. We will update you if there are any changes.

During this downtime, the following research and borrowing resources WILL be available: JumboSearch (for searching but limited Tufts library info); the Database Finder; BLC WorldCat (for searching but not requesting); ILLiad for document delivery requests; Electronic Journals; ResearchGuides@Tufts.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you!

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The Hirsh Health Sciences Library would like to welcome new students starting at Tufts this fall! Today, August 12th, will be the first round of library orientation for incoming medical students. This year we are changing the format of orientation from a guided tour throughout the library to a more explorative way to discover what the library has to offer. There will be stations located throughout floors 4 and 5 of the library where staff will give information about the different areas of the library. Make sure to collect stamps from all stations to be entered into a raffle to win prizes! Here is the orientation schedule so far:

  • August 12th: Medical
  • August 14th: MBS
  • August 26th: Friedman
  • August 27th: Dental
  • August 28th: Dental

We look forward to working with all of you, and have fun at orientation!

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