American Flags

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In honor of Memorial day, the Hirsh Health Sciences Library will be closed on Monday May 28th, 2017. We will be open regular hours Friday May 25th, Saturday May 26th and Sunday May 27th. We hope that you have a restful day off and we look forward to helping you with your information needs on Tuesday May 29th.

Graduates Applauding at Commencement, 1990. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA. http://hdl.handle.net/10427/35160

Congratulations Class of 2018! All of us at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library applaud your hard-earned accomplishments and we wish you the best in your future endeavors! We look forward hearing about all the great work you will do.

Please note that the Library Service Desk will be closed this Saturday, May 19, as there will be a reception for the graduates taking place.

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Library books

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It’s that time of year again! As you finish up your last exams, polish up your final papers and turn in your final assignments, please stop by the 4th floor library service desk to return any outstanding materials before you leave for the summer. Just a friendly reminder to those graduating this May, we need your items back before Friday May 18th so that we can sign off on your accounts.

Sticking around for the summer? We’ll be here for all your information and borrowing needs.

Fruit Bowls

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If you haven’t already, mark your calendars because Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Take a moment to say thank you to the women in your life who inspire you, help you grow and look out for you.

If you completely forgot that Mother’s Day was this weekend, we have some last minute ideas for you:

  • Rent Mother’s Day: Starring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts and Jason Sudeikis, it’s a celebration of mothers everywhere that will make you laugh, cry and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.
  • Make a card for Mom using one of these quotes.
  • Forbes wrote an article containing last minute flower delivery sites.
  • The Today show wrote an article called: 42 last-minute Mother’s Day gifts that she’ll actually love

Finally, nothing competes with the gift of time. If you can’t take your mom (or moms or mother figures) to lunch, give her a call or stick a card in the mail. And to all our moms, Happy Mother’s Day!

Studying

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This upcoming weekend will be our last weekend of extended hours for the spring semester.

Saturday May 12th: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Sunday May 13th: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

We wish everyone the best of luck with their final exams and hope that your studying is as stress free as possible. Stop by the 4th floor service desk for all your charging and reserve needs.

AHH! Don’t sneak up on a person like that. You startled me.

Why am I so jumpy? Don’t you know?! It’s that time of year again…the time when HHSL students are so busy studying for exams, moving to start residencies, and preparing for graduation that they don’t return their Reserve Items. Which means nearly every day, someone receives a visit from…THE BLOCK

THERE HE IS! Don’t look into his eyes!

[for those unfamiliar with THE BLOCK, you can read the Terrifying Tale here]

Recently we’ve heard tell that THE BLOCK has a cousin. A beast who also brings hatred and woe wherever he goes. He haunts students who haven’t returned items to the Tisch Library. I hear they call him…THE BILL

AVERT YOUR GAZE! He has come for you!

It’s possible that you may not know THE BILL is coming for you…you might never have visited Tisch Library in person, but it’s possible you requested an item from Tisch, or the related SMFA or Lilly Music Library via JumboSearch. Even if you picked it up and checked it out at HHSL, you are beholden to the rules of the library that owns the item, and if you’re late you may owe a fine or replacement fee, bringing you face to face with THE BILL. And if you don’t pay THE BILL, you might end up in a tangle with…THE BURSAR!

So, check out the Tisch Fines and Fees to be safe and avoid THE BILL.

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to Ask Us!

 

 

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Hirsh has just obtained 40 skull models thanks to Michael Doyle of the anatomy lab; they are available to check out at the circulation desk on the 4th floor of the Sackler building. Additionally, there are now bone boxes (real) which include half a skeleton per box.

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Analyze Boston

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Working on a research paper that needs some Boston specific facts and figures? Looking for a place to peruse the City of Boston’s open data? Check out Analyze Boston to view public facts, figures and maps displaying data that connects the city with it’s inhabitants. Browse data sets on food establishment inspections, police reports, electrical use, moving permits and more.

Keep in mind, this website’s searching abilities are not as strong as some of the other databases you’re used to using. For example, if you wanted information about all of the cases of graffiti being reported you wouldn’t be able to find a data set by search graffiti. You would have to know that the 311 data set contains this type of information, luckily a quick google search of “graffiti boston removal” would help you learn which organization’s data set to look for. Once you’re within a data set, you can limit the information so that you’re only seeing the information you’re interested in.

Check out Analyze Boston to browse the data and to learn more.

Stress Less Week has come just in time to help ease the pain of finals! We’ll be celebrating by providing coloring pages and origami paper at the Library Service Desk all week–everything you need for an easy study break.

You can also join us at 3pm on Wednesday, 4/25, down at the Desk for Afternoon Tea. We’ll have a variety of teas and treats, so take a break and commiserate with your colleagues or grab a quick cup to bring back to your carrel!

Student Wellness Advising is also hosting a number of relaxing events, so be sure to check them out as well:

Friday 4/20, 3-4:30pm: Ice Cream and Furry Friends, Jaharis Courtyard (rain location: SK 507)

Monday 4/23, 12pm: Lunchtime Walk, Meet in front of 145 Harrison Ave

Tuesday 4/24, 3-4pm: Zumba, SK216A

Can’t make it to any events? Visit the Student Wellness Advising Resources page for some tips on how to mitigate your stress.

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The Hirsh Library will have another round of Extended Hours this weekend for all your studying needs! On Saturday, April 21st, and Sunday, April 22nd, the Library Service Desk (on the 4th floor of Sackler) will be open from 10AM to 10PM. Which means you can come by and pick up chargers, books, laptops, anatomy models – anything you need that we have, really – earlier and keep them later in the evening.

We will also have free coffee on Saturday at 6pm, out on the long tables in front of Food 4 Thought!

Please note: the Sackler building hours will be unchanged, so you will be able to swipe in as early as 6 am and stay until midnight. The Extended Hours strictly affect how early and late the Library Service Desk is staffed.

We look forward to seeing you bright and early and late into the evening this upcoming weekend!

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