April 17-23 is National Spring Stress Less Week! Take a moment to breathe deep, go for a stroll, do some stretches, or play a game (donâ€™t forget, we have some at the Library Service Desk!).
We know that this time of year can be overwhelming, soÂ Hirsh Library is here to help!
We’re hosting a study break on Wednesday, 4/20 at 2:30pm. Stretch your legs and head down to the desk to enjoy a cup of tea and a snack. We’ll also have this giant roll of bubble wrap available so you can pop your frustrations away:
In addition, the Wellness Advisor is hosting three great events that you’ll want to check out:
Benefits of Meditation:Â Wednesday, 4/20 from 2-4pm in Sackler 114
Learn about the benefits of meditation and practiceÂ some techniques with Dr. Christina Pastan
Scream for Ice Cream and Therapy Dogs:Â Thursday, 4/21 from 2:30-4:30pm inÂ the Jaharis Courtyard
Take an ice cream break and relax with some canine companions
Wellness Advisor Drop-In:Â Friday, 4/22Â at 2:30pm in the alcove with the black couches on SK4
Take a study break and enjoy some healthy snacks, coffee or tea, and a chat with the Wellness Advisor
Don’t have time to attend any of the events? Create your own study break! We’ll have origami paper and some relaxing coloring pages available down at the Library Service Desk all week.
Monday, February 22nd marks the beginning of Fair Use Week, a time to celebrate the balance in copyright law that addresses freedom of speech and accelerates advancement in education, the arts, science â€“ you name it!
If you use other peopleâ€™s work, such as images, and/or create content yourself, fair use is an important aspect of copyright law you should know about.Â Before you add those images, tables, and figures to your next paper or load those excerpts up on TUSK and Trunk or post that content to your website, consider whether or not copyright law allows it.Â Fair use may just be the reason you can.
But how do you know??Â Never fear, Hirsh Health Sciences Library is here to help!Â We provide information about fair use, including the factors to weigh when determining if you can reuse a work.Â You can also send us your specific questions for some guidance on making a decision.
Lastly, join us for a workshop on using images next week.Â Weâ€™ll survey and search image collections licensed by Tufts and in the public domain.Â We will also discuss options for storage, display, and citing sources.Â The session will be repeated.Â Attend in Sackler 510, either on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 4-5pm or Friday, February 26, 2016, 9-10am.
Post contributed by Judy Rabinowitz
You’re hard at work preparing for finals, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on holiday cheer!Â Take a break, stretch your legs, and head down to the library service desk on Thursday or Friday afternoon. We’ll have the supplies for graham cracker gingerbread houses, coffee-filter snowflakes, and more!
Join us Wednesday, 10/21 at 12pmÂ in Sackler 516 for ourÂ inaugural Sweet Talks @ Hirsh event featuring Dean Harris Berman.
Bring your lunch and enjoy hearing about Dean Berman’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. We hope to see you there!
June 23 marks the anniversary of two eventsÂ ofÂ great cultural and politicalÂ significance to theÂ United States and, in particular, American women.
In 1960, the FDA formally approved Enovid for use as an oral contraceptive, making it the first approved birth control pill in the world. EnovidÂ had been prescribedÂ since 1957 as a treatment for menstrual disorders, but the FDA’s official recognition and approval of its contraceptive properties ushered in a new era of freedom and debate about reproductive rights. You canÂ read more about the development of The Pill in Jonathan Eig’s The Birth of the PillÂ Â and about itsÂ impact on American society in America and the PillÂ by Elaine Tyler May; we have both in our collection.
Twelve years later,Â on June 23, 1972,Â Congress passed Title IX as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. It stated, in part that:
â€śNo person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in,Â be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistanceâ€ť
By banning sex discrimination in schools, Title IX has helped to expand educational and athletic opportunities to women.Â For Title IX’sÂ 40th anniversary in 2012, The National Women’s Law Center collected a series of stories to honor the breadth its impact. Perspectives come from thoseÂ who grew up beforeÂ Title IX, likeÂ Alexa Canady, the first African-American woman neurosurgeon, as well as after, likeÂ Shree Bose, a prodigious teenage cancer researcher.
You can find the rest of the stories atÂ “Faces of Title IX”.
It’s National Stress Awareness Month!
Take a moment to breathe deep, go for a stroll, do some stretches, or play a game (donâ€™t forget, we have some at the Library Service Desk!).
You could also do this, but we donâ€™t recommend it:
Here at Hirsh Library, weâ€™ll have some activities throughout the month to help you de-stress, so stay tuned!Â In the meantime, check out some of the stress-reduction and relaxation tools up on theÂ Tuftsâ€™ Counseling & Mental Health Services website.
Need a break this Friday afternoon? Stop by the Library Service Desk from 2-4pm to unwind!
We have a number of games, puzzles, and decks of cards for you to borrow and have added dreidels to our collection for some holiday fun. Feel free to grab a table and play away!
We will also have a number of craft supplies out so you can create some wintery decorations for your apartment or study carrel.
Hope to see you there!
HHSL isÂ pleased to announce that we will be live streaming some of the TEDMED 2014 sessions in the Sackler 510 computer lab.
Wednesday, September 10
1pm-2:45pm:Â “We Just Don’t Know”
4:45pm-6:15pm: “Flat Out Amazing”
Thursday, September 11
8:30am-10:10am: “Stealing Smart”
4:30pm-6:05pm: “Play is Not a Waste of Time”
Friday, September 12
11am-12:40pm:Â “Weird and Wonderful”
2:30-4pm: “I Was Just Thinking Too Small”
Session descriptions can be found here.
If there is enough interest in a session that we were unable to broadcast live, we may be able to arrange an on-demand viewing at a later date. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to request a session or have any questions.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at a discounted price of $15.00, cash or check, for those with a Tufts University or Tufts Medical Center ID.
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