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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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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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We’re happy to announce that Eli Zoller has accepted a Fellowship  in Systems Librarianship at the University of Texas Arlington! In the new position Eli will be responsible for technical leadership and innovative digital initiatives.

Congrats Eli! We’re going to miss you!

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The Tufts Libraries will be migrating to a new web server on the morning of Sunday, April 29th. While we do not expect any problems to arise during the migration, there may be minor disruptions in HHSL web site access. This migration will not affect the look and feel of the HHSL web site.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

 

“National DNA Day is a unique day when students, teachers and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics! The day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA’s double helix.” – National Human Genome Research Institute

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Nova PBS has a collection of interesting web exhibits surrounding DNA and other genetically coded materials:

Anatomy of Photo 51- Explore Rosalind Franklin’s famous x-ray image, a key to understanding the double-helix structure of DNA.

Before Watson & Crick - How did scientists discover that DNA was the blueprint of life?

Picturing the Molecules of Life - Over the past 50 years, scientific images of DNA, ribosomes, and RNA have catalyzed our understanding of biology.

If you have a favorite molecule, you can view it on your favorite Apple device with a free app called Molecules. The program allows you to display the structure in different rendering styles, rotate and zoom. You can even add custom molecular structures!

 

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