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Summer hours

Summer hours for the library begin this Sunday, May 23rd, 2010. M-Th 7am – 9pm F 7am – 6pm Sat 10am – 6pm Sun 1pm – 6pm In addtion, we will be closed on the following dates for summer holidays: July 4th & 5th Closed July 23rd & 24th Closed

Ethics and the library profession

On the third Tuesday of each month, our library offers staff development presentations on a wide range of topics — health, technology, etc. Today we enjoyed a presentation on library ethics by Dr. Jean Preer, who recently published a book on this topic. Her presentation from Indianapolis, IN, was communicated via a polycom audio and …Read More »

May issue of eSynapse published

The Summer issue of eSynapse, the newsletter of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, is now available online. Issue highlights include: From the Director: Lessons Learned Library Champion – Linda Tyler, PharmD Kathleen Digre Receives ULA Special Service to Libraries Award Introducing . . .  Sophia Edwards Arbuckle NOVEL Presented at NANOS 2010 Retracting …Read More »

ALA’s 2010 State of America’s Libraries report published

The American Library Association has published its annual “State of America’s Libraries” report which shows increased library usage without an increase in funding. Key points in the report include: Internet use continues to expand at public libraries, which have seen double-digit growth since 2007 in the on-line services they make available to their patrons. Ninety-six …Read More »

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Economics of copyright law

In a recent commentary, the Economist magazine offers its perspective on why excessively-long copyright protection is not helpful to creativity, or to economics. What do you think? How long should copyright protection for print, audio, video and even Mickey Mouse last? Why?

To Twitter or not to Twitter

In her blog “Information Wants to Be Free,” Meredith Farkas, Head of Instructional Initiatives at Norwich University in Vermont, writes about how “Twitter has changed so much in significance and utility” since its inception. Her post goes on to discuss how “Twitter (and FriendFeed, and other microblogging and lifestreaming apps) has been an amazing boon …Read More »

Big vendor restricts access

In the ongoing tug-o-war between open access and vendor-provided access, here is one of our leading librarians describing her struggles with one vendors successful attempt to limit access to an important resource: “Has EBSCO become the new evil empire?” The author, Meredith Farkas, is not just some librarian with a blog and a grudge. She …Read More »

Faculty presentations at NANOS

Nancy Lombardo, Information Technology Librarian, presented the Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL at the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) 2010 meeting in Tucson in March. Three separate presentations were made to various NANOS membership groups. An overview of progress on the project during the last year was presented to the NANOS Executive Board on Saturday, …Read More »

Tips for using Gmail

Gmail users: do you find that your Inbox is over-full all the time? The Librarian in Black blog recently posted a link to “10 Steps to a Gmail Makeover” by Lisa Thumann. The tips include color-coding and archiving messages, using Gmail’s filtering feature, and being decisive about deleting messages that are no longer needed (do …Read More »

Need more study space?

Beginning Friday, March 5, 2010 at 8 am, medical students have alternative study space located in the old hospital cafeteria on level A of the School of Medicine. The study space: is temporary until the library building re-opens. has about 12 carrels and wireless networking via UConnect and UGuest. Offers 24/7 access but is not …Read More »