Woah! This was the only word that adequately described the sensory overload that is the ALA-Midwinter Exhibitors Hall. I walked up and down the aisles packed with publishers, database providers, and manufacturers and got a better feel for the scope of librarianship in the 21st century. I am still focused on pursuing a career in … Continue reading American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference 2014 Reflections
Students from UMMS's Galens Medical Society will be out and about in Ann Arbor this weekend collecting donations for children in Washtenaw County. The Galens Medical Society has four main goals: providing loans for residency interviewing, volunteering in and for the community (with Tag Days being the most publicized event), facilitating social interactions for UMMS … Continue reading Galens Tag Days: Thursday December 5- Saturday December 7
As I wrote on Tuesday, yesterday was the Great American Smoke Out. Two other health related days were observed this week as well and I want to take the time here to share them. It is important to remember that any day can be the day to make a change, remember a lost friend, or … Continue reading Important Days of the (Past) Week
Ada Lovelace Day is an annual event to celebrate women in science, technology, engineerings, and math with events held across the world. Ada Lovelace is the 'first lady of computers'; her description and expansion of the Analytic Engine was one of the documents which inspired Alan Turing's work on the first early computers in the … Continue reading Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day!
Starting today and on display through August 31, 2013, come see the Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries exhibit at the Taubman Health Sciences Library. Focusing on African Americans in Civil War medicine, the exhibit highlights the far too frequently overlooked contributions of African American nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers in one of America's greatest conflicts as … Continue reading Binding Wounds | Pushing Boundaries – New Exhibit @ THL
Join us next Tuesday, July 9th from 1 - 2:30 pm in the Hatcher Gallery to hear University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, Paul Courant, discuss academic libraries and the impacts of digitization. During Mr. Courant's tenure as Dean of Libraries (he was previously University Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs) he famously … Continue reading Open Conversation with Library Dean Paul Courant
The second in a series of webinars from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM), this webinar will focus on Health in the Context of Global Climate Change. When: From 2:30pm – 4:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, June 27. From the IOM's Roundatble on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, the webinar series aims to … Continue reading Institute of Medicine Webinar: Health & Global Climate Change
Update You can now watch Michael Carroll's keynote here (the audio becomes much better ~1 minute in). Now back to your regularly posted blog: Join the University of Michigan Library and Open.Michigan for a community conversation that explores how copyright impacts our professional lives. "Copyright Camp 2013: Who owns research data, and who cares?" takes … Continue reading Copyright Camp 2013: Who Owns Research Data, and Who Cares?
A team of librarians at the Taubman Health Sciences Library have been invited to help develop a continuing education course on evidence-based public health. Our very own Carol Shannon will be teaching one of the live webcasts, "Searching and Summarizing the Literature," on June 12, from 1 pm to 2:15 pm EDT. You can register for … Continue reading Free Webcast: Evidence-based Public Health & Searching the Literature