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Dr. Jane Deforges

After a prolonged illness, Jane Desforges, MD passed away on September 7th.

Dr. Desforges spent much of her career at Tufts Medical School and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Deforges was one of five women to graduate from TUSM in 1945 and during her 60-year career was considered one of the nation’s leading academic hematologists. For over 30 years she was the associate editor of New England Journal of Medicine and received the TUSM’s Outstanding Teacher Award for thirteen consecutive years. Dr. Jane Desforges was an icon of American medicine and will be greatly missed. Her funeral will be held this coming Saturday.

Read more about Dr. Desforges on the Nation Library of Medicine’s Changing Face of Medicine Exhibition.

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No, really. Starting at 11:30 am today at the Library Service Desk on Sackler 4 there will be booktrucks with a variety of titles. Come, look, take!
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Join the Hirsh Health Sciences Library in welcoming back Dr. Randy Christensen, who will be speaking about his book, “Ask Me Why I Hurt.”

Enjoy cookies and coffee as a midday snack in Sackler 516 as Dr. Christensen discusses his inspiring work as a traveling doctor treating homeless children and adolescents.

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This July, two of the members of HHSL will be presenting a research poster at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, and we are excited for them to have this opportunity!

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The presenters are Katie Houk, Information Services Librarian, and Kate Thornhill, Collections Management Assistant. The poster is titled “Are Academic Health Sciences Library Facebook Pages Self-Serving?”

They’ll be presenting on Sunday, July 1, from 1:30-2:00 pm. Good luck to them both!

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This Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day.

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In honor of the holiday, the Hirsh Health Sciences Library will be open special hours from noon to 7 pm.

 

Enjoy your long weekend!

 

CC photo courtesy of  Ben Franske on Wikimedia Commons.

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This Saturday, May 18, the Service Desk on the 4th floor will be closed, as there is a reception for graduates that will be taking place.
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We at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library would like to wish a hearty congratulations to all of the students graduating this weekend! They all put a stupendous amount of work into their degrees, and deserve every bit of adulation.

We’d also like to offer a special congrats to the graduates who have been working here at HHSL: Mikhael Andaya, Shugufa Basij-Rasikh, Joseph Ogbonna, and Sharda Patel. Thank you for all of your hard work and help, and we wish you the best of luck in your future careers!

Have a good weekend, and congratulations again!

Starting May 23, the sixth floor of the Library will be closed for the construction of a new classroom and more study space.  The floor will remain closed through June.

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Image used under CC license via Morgaine on Flickr

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Eileen

After 15 years of providing excellent service to the Tufts health sciences campus, we bid a fond farewell to Eileen Moyer, who retired earlier this month.

As an Information Services Librarian, Eileen provided invaluable research assistance and instruction to users on the Boston campus.  Eileen helped design the current HHSL web site and was deeply committed to helping students become savvy users of information technology.

In addition to her work at HHSL, Eileen advocates for the humane treatment of greyhound race dogs and serves as volunteer for Greyhound Friends.

Eileen, we wish you a fabulous retirement! Thank you!

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Come and get ‘em! We have a full book truck of books we’re looking to giveaway. Stop by the Library Service Desk around 10am to check out what we’ve got.

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“Planning Educational Outreach with Future Researchers” poster by Katie Houk, MLS

 

Congratulations to Research and Information Services Librarian, Katie Houk, and past employees Melissa Theroux and Tiffany Tawzer on their poster presentations this past Sunday at the National Medical Library Association Meeting in Boston. Their posters focused on planning outreach and instruction for future researchers on the Boston campus and improving the HHSL reserve collection. Great job ladies!

 

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Melissa Theroux, MLIS, and Tiffany Tawzer, MLIS present their poster on improving the HHSL reserves collection

 

 

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