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Jefferson Book Club Selection for November: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

October 16th, 2014

book coverThe Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is the November selection for the Jefferson Book Club.

“In the world of the near future, who will control women’s bodies? Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.”

Join your colleagues for the next Jefferson Book Club discussion on Thursday, November 20th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in room 200A Scott Library. Lunch will be provided. All students, faculty, and staff welcome. Join the book club to receive future announcements and vote on what we read next.

Copies will be available shortly from the Jefferson Bookstore, at a 25% discount, and for loan from Scott Library.

Please RSVP to: book.club@jefferson.edu

Note: The next book (winter meeting – date TBD) will be Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, the featured selection for 2015 One Book One Philadelphia, a joint project of the Mayor’s Office and the Free Library of Philadelphia with the goal of promoting literacy and encouraging the Philadelphia community to come together through reading and discussing a single book.

Bottle Filling Stations are Quick, Clean, and Green!

October 16th, 2014

eliminate bottle wasteThe Library installed Halsey Taylor HYDROBOOST® bottle filling stations a little over a year ago. Better than a standard drinking fountain, these units provide cold, filtered water. They also feature a quick and clean option for filling reusable bottles. A counter on each unit tracks the number of 20 oz. bottles potentially saved from a landfill.

More than 90,000 disposable bottles have been eliminated to date!

Ideas for Innovating Health Care: Society of Physician Entrepreneurs Event 10/25

October 14th, 2014

All staff and students are welcome to attend the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs meeting, which features Jeff Joseph, DO, Professor of Anesthesiology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University as one of the speakers. Take part in networking and the Q&A session. The free event is 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in 207 Jefferson Alumni Hall. Register now to reserve your seat.

The Executive Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) has chosen Jefferson as the site of a special meeting to be held during the 2014 Alumni Weekend of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College. The theme of the meeting is “The SoPE Toolbox – An Overview of Support for the Physician Entrepreneur” and all members of the Jefferson community are invited to attend.

About the Event

The program will (re)introduce the group to the mission, vision and values of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs and will demonstrate its value to members and stakeholders. After an introduction,  three 10- to 12-minute presentations will provide basic information critical to the success of physicians and other providers as early-stage healthcare entrepreneurs. Attendees are encouraged to take part in networking before and after the session and a Q&A.

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Join a Learning Community

October 13th, 2014

The Center for Teaching and Learning is partnering with the Institutional Faculty Development Committee to promote five learning communities this year. All learning communities are open to any faculty, staff or students interested in the topic and each community will set its own agenda and meeting style. For example, the Online Learning community group meets every other month and, much like a journal club, selects one or two papers for the group to read and then meets over lunch to discuss the papers.

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Apps Roundtable at Scott on October 16th

October 9th, 2014

Female student using a tablet computer in a libraryCome to the Apps Roundtable to learn from your fellow students about the apps they’re using for their academic needs.

    WHEN: Thursday, October 16, from noon – 1 pm

    WHERE: Scott Library, Room 200A

A pizza lunch will be provided.

To register for this event, or if you have any questions, please contact Brian Cuzzolina at brian.cuzzolina@jefferson.edu or (215) 503-2787.

 

 

Human Library Event at Scott on October 30th

October 9th, 2014

human library

Don’t judge a book by its cover…   You’re invited to attend the Human Library event.

WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11am – 3pm (register for one 30 minute slot during this time). Discussion/reception from 3pm – 4pm

WHERE: Scott Library, 2nd floor

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Ebola Information from the CDC

October 6th, 2014

The CDC added a module dedicated to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (in English and French) to its site on Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease). Features include:

  • Overview
  • Case counts
  • Updates
  • Q&As
  • Outbreak cases distribution map
  • CDC response

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JeffALERT Test 10/14: Update Your Contact Info by 10/9

October 6th, 2014

On Tuesday, OCTOBER 14 at noon, Jefferson will conduct a CAMPUS-WIDE test of the JeffALERT system. All students, faculty and staff will receive a test alert on this date to:

  • ensure that the system is functioning properly
  • validate your contact information
  • help you become comfortable with how the system operates, and
  • familiarize you with the types of messages that can be sent from JeffALERT

The effectiveness of JeffALERT in an emergency situation depends on having up-to-date personal contact information from you.  In preparation for this October 14 test, we are strongly encouraging you to take a few minutes to review and update your contact information by October 9 to ensure that you receive this test as well as other alerts, in the event that there is an emergency on campus.

Download the full announcement and instructions for updating your information.

 

Jefferson Digital Commons Quarterly Report for July-September 2014 Now Available

October 6th, 2014

On September 14, 2014 the Jefferson Digital Commons reached 2 million downloads. To date the JDC contains 9,186 assets and has 2,013,794 full-text downloads. View a list of the 138 assets added this quarter.

The latest JDC quarterly report is now available and covers the following:

  •  Milestone: 2 million downloads for the Jefferson Digital Commons
  • Some statistics
  • New assets added to the JDC
  • Historical Materials
  • What people are saying about the JDC

Read the full report.

If you have any Jefferson-produced content that you would like archived in the Jefferson Digital Commons contact dan.kipnis@jefferson.edu or kelsey.duinkerken@jefferson.edu.

19 E-Books New to Scott Library in September

October 1st, 2014

Sept 14 ebook covers

Scott Library added these 19 e-books in September to the growing collection:

Lumbar Puncture Video and More: Updates from Access Medicine

September 30th, 2014

In addition to new editions of textbooks, which we include in our monthly new e-books lists, AccessMedicine is continuously producing new associated content. Sign up for their newsletter to learn about new resources, videos, animations, and text updates to leading medical titles such as Harrison’s OnlineCMDT, Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine, and Hurst’s The Heart. Take a look at a few recent updates from the September newsletter:

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New Guide to BrowZine on SML Site

September 22nd, 2014

Browse thousands of journals from your iPad, iPhone, or Android tablet! The BrowZine™ app is a browsable newsstand of Scott Memorial Library’s top journals.

Whether you’re new to BrowZine or already use the app, check out Scott Library’s BrowZine Guide to learn more about great new features:

  • Browse journals by Subject or Journal title
  • Read full-text journal articles
  • Save, send, or export journal articles
  • Create a Bookshelf of favorite journals
  • Receive notifications when new articles are published
  • Sync your Bookshelf across multiple devices

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Jefferson is Bike Friendly: Free, Covered Parking in Hamilton Garage

September 19th, 2014

In continuing support of wellness and healthy lifestyles for our staff and students, Jefferson has committed significant storage space on campus for bicycles. In addition to other locations on campus, the Hamilton Garage on 11th Street, between Walnut and Locust, now includes dedicated space and bike racks that will accommodate more than 100 bikes.

How to Locate the Hamilton Bike Racks
The racks are on level P1, the first level as you enter the garage, on the far right side – past the Garage cashier office.  When you pass the office, turn to the right. In that vicinity, along the perimeter wall, racks for motorcycle parking are also available.

See the Jefferson Bicycle Racks Location List and Map on the Commuter Services website.

Resources for Bicycling
Get bike maps of Philadelphia, learn about bike laws and more – visit the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia website.

Learn about the many wellness programs available at Jefferson and earn points towards a discount on your Jefferson health plan. Visit the LiveWell@Jeff section on the HR website.

Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine (at Scott, 9/29-11/8)

September 18th, 2014

Potter exhibitFrom September 29 – November 8, 2014, Scott Library will host Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, an exhibition developed and produced by the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine.

A reception was held on Tuesday, Sept. 30th featuring TJU’s Nicole Salomone speaking on the topic, “How Magic Became Science.” View the presentation.

For more information, contact Pat Wynne, (215) 503-7815.

From the exhibition website:

In 1997, British author J. K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and a literary phenomenon was born. Millions of readers have followed Harry to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he discovers his heritage, encounters new plants and animals, and perfects his magical abilities. Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Incorporating the work of several 15th- and 16th-century thinkers, the seven-part series examines important ethical topics such as the desire for knowledge, the effects of prejudice, and the responsibility that comes with power.

 The exhibition, using materials from the National Library of Medicine, explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizards of Harry Potter, but also the historical thinkers featured in the series.

This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Curated by Elizabeth J. Bland.

image: Harry Potter’s World letterhead with owl

Medical Instruments in the Archives: How Were These Used?

September 17th, 2014

Welcome back to Medical Instrument Monday from the Archives and Special Collections Twitter page!

This week’s question:What were the items in this case used for?

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