Yesterday, the University of Michigan Board of Regents gave the final approval necessary for the project that will transform the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library building. In preparation for the project, offices and services in the building have relocated, or will in coming months. The Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) and the Medical Scientist … Continue reading Building Update Sept. 23, 2013: A message from James A. Bell, Horace I. Bomar and Jane Blumenthal
With the academic year behind us, we turn our attention to 2013-14 and the major construction project that will begin later this year. In December, we will beginthe renovation of the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library building. The entire library building will close in mid-December 2013. When construction is complete, the library building will … Continue reading Next steps in the building renovation plan
As you know, there are changes coming here at the Taubman Health Sciences Library.We want to keep you in the loop and make it easy for you to find information about those changes. We will be using the logo on the left to mark blog posts, web pages, digital displays, and signs that have information … Continue reading Look for the logo
The World's First Commercial 3-D Chocolate Printer Is On Sale | Co.Design: business + innovation + design. Personally, I'd like to see one of these in every library.
In her New York Times column, Reinventing the Third-Year Medical Student, Pauline Chen talks about the re-evaluation of clinical rotations as an educational method. She cites an NEJM article, “Continuity” as an Organizing Principle for Clinical Education Reform, which calls for change: "Although there is no doubt that the hospital environment remains rich in learning … Continue reading Are changes needed in third-year medical education?
In Hopeful Sign, Health Spending Is Flattening Out “The most honest thing to say is that, one, the reduction in use is greater than the recession predicts; two, we don’t understand why yet; and, three, you’d be foolhardy to say that we can understand it.” -- Gail Wilensky, quoted in the New York Times article … Continue reading An interesting trend
Here at Taubman, we are very excited about the proposal to renovate the library’s space to better support health sciences education. In support of the project, we will be moving many of the library’s print materials to an offsite location. This is a logical extension of the change in our information services, staff, and collection … Continue reading First Steps
At their April 19th meeting, U-M’s Board of Regents approved a project to renovate the Taubman Health Sciences Library building and to appoint an architect to design the reconfigured space. The university’s press release about this is available at http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/medical-education-space-0420. The new vision for the building is an exciting one. The building will become a … Continue reading New vision, new building