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So, I’m pretty sure Nietzsche never actually said “time is a flat circle.” But the theory of Eternal Recurrence, postulating that we repeat the same events over and over in our lives, never feels truer than in the world of library staffing. It’s a constant, and infinite cycle.

 

So, it is with sadness that we announce that Laura Pavlech, HHSL liaison to the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and intrepid Research Data Management Warrior, is moving on to pursue other opportunities. Her humor, intelligence, and perspective will be sorely missed, and we wish Laura all the best on her next adventure! If you’ve worked with Laura in the past, please feel free to contact Becky Morin for assistance.

And it is with great joy that we announce that Reference Assistant Sarah French has moved from a part-time position to a full-time one. We are thrilled to have Sarah manning the Library Service Desk 5 days a week!

Please feel free to stop by and say your farewells and welcomes!

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Introducing Graphic Medicine! This new section at Hirsh explores the graphic novel in medical education and healthcare. The term Graphic Medicine was first coined by Dr. Ian Williams for graphicmedicine.org. It is now a rapidly growing field and we hope to expand our selection in the coming months. These graphic novels can be found on the 4th floor of Sackler along the journal wall next to the New Books display.

If there is a Graphic Medicine novel you’d like to read that we don’t have, please let us know by recommending a purchase.

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We want to extend a warm welcome to the new UG students starting today and a belated but no less enthusiastic welcome to our new PG students! The library has quiet places for studying (and naps), collaboration space, and a café, which means, yes, you can eat and drink here.

  • Have a question? Drop by the Service Desk on the 4th floor and chat to the librarian on call.
  • Want more extended one-on-one help? Schedule an appointment with the dental librarian, Amanda Nevius.
  • Speaking of Amanda, be sure to bookmark the Dental Resources she’s put together for TUSDM. It includes goodies like information on Board and Licensure Exam study resources, how to find Materials Research, and tips on conducting excellent EBD searches.
  • Forget your charger and your phone’s about to die? Check one out at the Service Desk. For that matter, check out a laptop, a VGI cable, model teeth, real skulls, and more!

We wish you nothing but success here at Tufts and everyone at the library looks forward to getting to know you better!

 

Post contributed by Amanda Nevius

 

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The summer is flying by, but don’t worry! We’re here to help ease you into the academic year by offering expanded Writing Consultants hours in August.

We will continue with appointments on Thursdays and will add Sunday hours mid-month. The timing will vary from Thursday to Thursday, so be sure to make note of the hours for each individual date when you go to register.

So without further ado, here is the August schedule:

Thursdays:
August 2:  11am – 2pm
August 9:  10am – 1pm
August 16:  10:30am-1:30pm
August 23:  1:45 – 4:45
August 30:  11am – 2pm

Sundays:
August 19:  3pm – 6pm
August 26:  3pm – 6pm

Writing Consultants is available to all Health Sciences students on the Tufts Boston Campus. To register or learn more about the ways a writing consultant can help, please visit our Health Sciences Writing Consultants LibGuide.

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The summer is in full swing and our first July Writing Consultants appointments are this Thursday,7/19. Some sessions are still available for this week and next, so sign up today! And act fast–registration will close 24 hours before the start of each session.

Hello and welcome to all the new residents starting this summer! We are looking forward to meeting you and helping you with any research questions or information needs that you might have. Stop by the Library Service Desk on the 4th floor of the Sackler building to check out materials, get help finding resources, or just to say hello!

Need remote help? Just Ask Us by email, chat, phone, or text!

A quick reminder about library access: at library orientation, you were given a temporary access number, but keep your eyes on your inbox for instructions on setting up your Tufts account and username. That will be your permanent way of accessing library resources from off-campus.

Have additional questions about setting up your Tufts username and password? Contact Tufts Technology Services at 617-627-3376 or at it@tufts.edu and they will be able to assist you.

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Working on a cover letter? Stumped about starting your personal statement? Finishing up your thesis? Never fear, Health Sciences Writing Consultants is here! We will be interrupting our usual summer hiatus to bring you two special Thursdays in July where our consultant will be available to advise you on your writing projects.

On 7/19 and 7/26, there will be four appointments available between 11am and 2pm. Registration will open on July 2nd and close 24 hours before each session. Be sure to mark your calendar and check back next month to register! For more information, please visit our Writing Consultants LibGuide.

Regular sessions will resume in mid-August so stay tuned! In the meantime, you can visit our Resources page for recommended books and websites that will help you with a variety of writing projects.

 

We are sad to share the news that tomorrow, Friday 5/25, will be Paige’s last day at Hirsh!

Paige completed her MS in Library and Information Sciences at Simmons this past winter and we are excited to announce that she has accepted a full time research & instruction librarian position at the Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries!

Since joining the staff at Hirsh in March 2017, she has been not only a friendly face at the Library Service Desk but has served as a valued member of the PR committee and has been an essential contributor to the development and revision of curriculum in several programs. She has also led workshops and helped to improve policies and procedures on the Service Desk.

We wish her all the best as she takes this big step forward in her career! We will miss having her on our staff  but look forward to working with her as a member of the greater New England health sciences library community.

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It’s that time of year again! As you finish up your last exams, polish up your final papers and turn in your final assignments, please stop by the 4th floor library service desk to return any outstanding materials before you leave for the summer. Just a friendly reminder to those graduating this May, we need your items back before Friday May 18th so that we can sign off on your accounts.

Sticking around for the summer? We’ll be here for all your information and borrowing needs.

AHH! Don’t sneak up on a person like that. You startled me.

Why am I so jumpy? Don’t you know?! It’s that time of year again…the time when HHSL students are so busy studying for exams, moving to start residencies, and preparing for graduation that they don’t return their Reserve Items. Which means nearly every day, someone receives a visit from…THE BLOCK

THERE HE IS! Don’t look into his eyes!

[for those unfamiliar with THE BLOCK, you can read the Terrifying Tale here]

Recently we’ve heard tell that THE BLOCK has a cousin. A beast who also brings hatred and woe wherever he goes. He haunts students who haven’t returned items to the Tisch Library. I hear they call him…THE BILL

AVERT YOUR GAZE! He has come for you!

It’s possible that you may not know THE BILL is coming for you…you might never have visited Tisch Library in person, but it’s possible you requested an item from Tisch, or the related SMFA or Lilly Music Library via JumboSearch. Even if you picked it up and checked it out at HHSL, you are beholden to the rules of the library that owns the item, and if you’re late you may owe a fine or replacement fee, bringing you face to face with THE BILL. And if you don’t pay THE BILL, you might end up in a tangle with…THE BURSAR!

So, check out the Tisch Fines and Fees to be safe and avoid THE BILL.

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to Ask Us!

 

 

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