Did you know that there’s a librarian at Hirsh just for you?
The Hirsh Library Liaison Program provides a ‘point-person’ for each of the academic programs and clinical departments on the Tufts’ health sciences campus.
What can a librarian liaison do for you? For starters,your librarian liaison can help you:
- identify resources for your particular topic, especially resources beyond article databases
- create effective and efficient search strategies for databases like PubMed and Web of Science
- discern what tool is right for you to help manage your citations (i.e., EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley) and providing instructions to get you started
- track down statistical data for research projects and help you manage your own data
Find out who’s the librarian liaison for you program and then get in touch with them!
Hirsh Library Liaison Program
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A very warm welcome to all of our new students! We hope that classes are off to a good start and that you are making yourself comfortable and getting into a good routine. The library can answer any questions you might still have so just stop by the desk and ask!
If orientation seems like a blur, here are some of the more salient points about the library:
- You can check things out! Laptops, phone chargers, skulls, models, and more! Oh, and books of course.
- Librarians are here to help! And each school has their own liaison librarian- do you know who your librarian is?
- The library has Open Workshops throughout the school year so you can learn new skills.
- The library also hosts fun events, just so you can have fun.
- Printing is done by adding money (Jumbocash) to your student I.D. card. $0.10/page B&W, $0.15/page double-sided, and $0.30/page for color.
- The IT desk can help with many tech issues you might have and can install software on your computer.
- Ask away! That’s what we at the library service desk are here for.
We look forward to seeing you around the library!
Hello everyone! Leo here again, letting you know that this Monday, September 5th is Labor Day! In honor of the holiday, Hirsh Health Sciences Library will be open Noon to 7pm on Monday, and back to normal hours on Tuesday.
(For the record, we’re open normal hours on Saturday and Sunday as well. Monday is the only one affected.)
I hope you have a great weekend, and can make it to the beach one final time before the pumpkin spices start flowing freely!
As the Fall semester begins, the Hirsh Health Sciences Library is ready to launch the next series of Open Workshops! These workshops will cover many different research topics, such as learning how to begin a literature search, managing your citations with EndNote, learning about open access, and more. See our Open Workshops page for more information, including complete workshop descriptions and schedules.
We’d also like to introduce Workshops on Demand. If you and your colleagues are interested in a workshop, but cannot attend due to a conflicting schedule, you can now request a Workshop on Demand: just let us know what your group is interested in, and we’ll create a workshop that works for you!
If you have any questions about Open Workshops, or Workshops on Demand, please call the library service desk at 617-636-6705, or email us at email@example.com.
The Hirsh Health Sciences Library would like to warmly welcome incoming students at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy! During your orientation, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the Hirsh library and learn about the many ways we can support you.
During orientation, you’ll also get to meet your liaison librarian, Amy LaVertu. If you have any questions, or need help, please don’t hesitate to contact her (firstname.lastname@example.org). Amy would be happy to meet with you over a cup of coffee to discuss how to take your research skills to the next level, so don’t be shy about getting in touch!
Lastly, if you want to learn more about library resources for nutrition, check out our Nutrition research guide: http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/nutrition_guide
We look forward to meeting you!
We want to tell you about some recent changes to pay-for-print here at the Hirsh Library.
First, you may have noticed that we now have several new laser printers! Yeah!
Second, what you may not have noticed, is that there has also been a change made to how you send documents to the printers at the Hirsh Library.
When you send a document to the printer, you will now be asked to provide your Tufts User Name (i.e. jsmith01) and then create a name for the print job.
If you use a Guest Card, you will enter the 9-digit number printed on the front of the card and then create a name for the print job.
This what you will see when you send a document to the printer:
When you swipe your ID (or Guest Card) to release your print job, you will only see your print job listed. This means no more scrolling through other people’s print jobs!
If you have any questions about the changes to pay-for-print, please don’t hesitate to let us know at: email@example.com
Hirsh has a collection of rare, centuries-old books and artifacts that have accumulated over the years—they are housed on the 6th floor of the Sackler building and are available to you for library use only.
This summer we undertook a most enjoyable clean-up project (for the book-lover/ history-nut) of the Special Collections room: re-classifying and cataloging hundreds of dusty, old books from their Library of Congress call numbers to National Library of Medicine, and creating new archival ID strips while conducting preservation tasks as needed.
Many thanks are due to Stack Assistants Rebecca Philio and Tiffany Wong for their help and support. The project has now reached completion and was a great success!
We are glad to be able to provide many interlibrary loan and document delivery services for free. However, there still may be times when there is a charge associated with your ILLiad request. We don’t always know at the outset which requests are free and which ones will incur a fee.
If you don’t want us to fill these requests for which you will be charged, we’ve made it a little easier to let us know on the ILLiad request form. Just select “yes” or “no” from the dropdown menu for the question: “Only If Free?”
If you select yes, we will cancel the request if you would be charged for it. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. More information about when we do charge can be found on the ILLiad fee schedule.
Post contributed by Judy Rabinowitz.
We’ve obtained two new LWW Health Library learning resources. Along with the Medical Education collection, you now have full access to the Clerkship/Clinical Rotations and Physician Assistant collections. LWW Health Library provides interactive online access to essential texts, images, specifically tailored real-life case studies and quiz banks. Here is a summary of the two new collections:
Provides core texts needed for each of the core clerkship rotations; 39 highly recognized titles and clerkship-specific series for Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Surgery, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry. Plus exclusive, key titles for the clerkship market previously only available in print: Step-up, Recall, Blueprints, Shelf Life, BRS.
Provides two collections of content for both years of the PA curriculum.
“Core” collection covers all anatomical and basic sciences required within the curriculum, including key gold standard titles. “Rotations/Specialties” collection covers the content needs of the clinical rotations requirement of the PA curriculum. The special search and navigation functionality allows users to search and browse content across all core rotations or within a specific rotation.
LIZZY: Hi Fran! Thanks for agreeing to sit down for an interview with me!
First question…what is your name?
FRAN FORET: My name is Fran Foret and…
L: Can I call you Frances?
F: Yes, yes you may call me Frances
L: What do you do at the library?
F: My title is Head of Collections Management and a lot of people think that means I collect money for the library. But what it means is that I spend money for the library to make sure that the library has the resources—books, journals, databases—that we need for our students so they can become the professionals that they need to become. My staff and I work hard to make sure that we have the right materials and that they are accessible to our patrons through our library’s website.
L: That’s great! And what did you do before you came to Hirsh?
F: Before I came to Hirsh, I was the serials librarian at Wheaton College library out in Norton, Massachusetts…
L: Oh! I love cereal! And Wheaties is one of my favorite cereals.
F: …They are very very good…
L: So you’ve been at Hirsh for awhile…
F: Yes, I don’t want to say how many years .
L: So what’s your favorite place in the library?
F: I think my favorite place in the library is probably the 4th floor where we have the Library Service Desk, and where you see our librarians and staff interacting with our users. It’s nice to be down there and see all the activity. And right next to there is the Leisure Reading collection, which is another favorite area.
L: Oh, I don’t have time for that…but maybe I should check it out…
F: Yes, Lizzy, you should check it out!
L: Let’s see…do you have any friends that are puppets?
F: I don’t have any friends that are puppets! And you are the first puppet I have ever spoken to! And I’m wondering, since I don’t have any friends that are puppets, if you would be my friend?
L: That…that would be an honor.
F: That makes me very happy.
L: Well, if we’re going to be friends, I’d like to ask you a few personality questions. What’s your favorite ice cream?
L: How do you like your eggs?
F: I like eggs almost any way, but maybe poached eggs are my favorite.
L: Let’s say, if your neighbor needed an egg, would you let your neighbor come over and borrow an egg?
F: Yes, that would be fine…I’m interested as to why you’re so focused on eggs…
L: Well…I…another question…if your neighbor brought you their own egg, would you crack it for them?
F: Yes…if they asked me to crack and egg for them I guess I would do that.
L: Would you crack this egg?
F: Do you promise me that it’s hard cooked?
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