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Join us Wednesday, December 2nd at noon in SK516 for our second Sweet Talks @ Hirsh event! We’re excited to welcome Dean Nadeem Karimbux. Bring your lunch and enjoy hearing about Dean Karimbux’s career path, the choices he made along the way, how his field has changed during his career, and advice he has for the next generation of professionals that we are educating here at Tufts—all in a casual, conversational manner with time for a Q&A.

Coffee, tea, and dessert will be provided by the library!

Can you believe it looked like this outside when we started the program?

Can you believe it looked like this outside when we started the program?

On March 1st, we started a room booking pilot program, in response to student requests that we make some of our library rooms bookable. We designated seven rooms on Sackler 5 as our collaboration rooms, set up an online reservation system, and let the collaborating on projects and presentations begin!

We’re pleased to report that the pilot was popular and that we will be continuing it through the fall semester.

Here are some stats, for bookings made between March 1st and May 30th:
Total bookings: 272

Unique users: 100

Most popular rooms: 502 and 504

Most popular day of the week: Wednesday

Average group size: 3 people

Average booking length: 3 hours

Want to book a room? Read our policy and view the schedule at

Happy Collaborating!

Children / pupils writing on paper with a pen in the classroom. The Netherlands, location unknown. [1937].

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Are you threatened by a thesis deadline? Panicking about your personal statement? Dreading your dissertation? Preoccupied by papers, posters, and proposals?

Fear not! Health Sciences Writing Consultants will resume this Sunday, 8/2.

They’re offering the same great help with all your writing woes, but with a few logistical changes:

  • All sessions will be held in Sackler 509, which is right by the small computer lab on the 5th floor.
  • For the month of August, Sunday appointments will be held from 3pm to 6pm. The usual hours of 2pm to 5pm will resume on 9/13.
  • Weekday sessions will be held from 4pm to 7pm on Thursdays, instead of Wednesdays.

You can visit to learn more or to book an appointment.

Between 3pm and 5pm this Thursday 4/23, HHSL will be welcoming some very special guests: Tufts Paws for People!

Boo, Albert, Koda, and Raven will be here to cure your stress with their cuteness! Join them in 507 for an adorable study break.


Courtesy of Tufts Paws for People

Boo! Photo courtesy of Tufts Paws for People

Courtesy of Tufts Paws forPeople

Albert! Photo courtesy of Tufts Paws for People

Courtesy of Tufts Paws for People

Koda! Photo courtesy of Tufts Paws for People

Courtesy of Tufts Paws for People

Raven! Photo courtesy of Tufts Paws for People

Looking for a scanner at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library?

Check out room 524 on the 5th floor near the Library IT Service Desk.


We have three scanners that are completely free and easy to use!

The book scanner allows you to scan directly to e-mail, USB, printer, or Google Docs.

Not sure how to use it? Ask at the Library IT Service Desk on Sackler 5.


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Have you noticed the new SHARP digital whiteboard in Sackler 502?

By plugging a thumb drive into the USB port on the wall, you can pull up documents, PDFs or presentations and easily add notes and highlighting. Use your fingers to underline, make diagrams and highlight key points during group study sessions and save the modifications back to your USB drive to review later. Here’s a brief demo video to introduce you to the board and its capabilities.


 InfoComm 2011: Sharp Electronic Demos Its Digital Interactive Whiteboard by RaVe Producitons, via their YouTube channel

And if you’re not sure you understand how to use it, don’t worry! The instructions are posted on the wall to the right of the screen. The Library IT Service Desk is also available to contact Educational Media should problems arise.

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