Gretchen Arnold, Library Director, and Wilma Lynch
The Library said good-bye today to Wilma Lynch, Administrative Services Manager. Wilma joined the library staff 18 years ago and oversaw renovations and other major changes. Wilma is well-know across the Health System and has a gift for getting things done. We all wish her many happy years ahead.
The 19th Edition of Harrison’s features a new slimmer presentation, logically divided into two volumes. Volume 1 covers essential foundational-level material on the basic principles underlying optimal patient care and assessment of signs and symptoms. Volume 2 is devoted to specific diseases and the best evidence based approaches to their management.
UVA BioConnector: Data Analysis Support Hub (DASH)
The newest BioConnector data support service, the Data Analysis Support Hub (DASH), provides guidance with data intensive research projects. Data are messy and simply preparing data for analysis is an increasing challenge for researchers. DASH is happy to provide consultations on how to “wrangle” your data into a useable format, instruction on how to utilize the R statistical software environment, or on how to create exploratory visualizations that assist your research. Learn more at https://www.bioconnector.virginia.edu/dash.
BioConnector data services are not intended to reproduce more substantive and comprehensive research support services currently available within the Health System. Requests beyond the scope of these services will be referred to other University resources when appropriate.
The National Library of Medicine’s Pillbox website is designed to aid in the identification of unknown pills. It combines images of pills to enable users to visually search for and identify oral solid dosage form medications.
Once a pill has been identified, additional information is provided, including brand/generic name, ingredients, and the National Drug File identification number. Links are provided to NLM drug information resources, such as drug labels from DailyMed and the Drug Information Portal, which searches NIH and FDA drug information resources.
Schimel’s book takes an integrated approach, using the principles of story structure to discuss every aspect of successful science writing, from the overall structure of a paper or proposal to individual sections, paragraphs, sentences, and words. Click on image to see availability.
You can discover the interest or attention that an article is receiving from news agencies and social media sites by using article level metrics. One tool for accessing this information is the free bookmarklet from Altmetric.com.
Please contact Andrea Denton, CMHSL Research & Data Services manager, for additional information.
Data experts from around the Health System were featured at November’s First Thursdays @ CMHSL. Check out the BioConnector page for links to UVa resources, training, and experts to support your biomedical data and informatics needs.
Learn how to use iMovie by taking a class or requesting a consultation.
CLASS: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 — 1pm to 3pm, CMHSL Tolleson Classroom
Instructor: Stephanie Fielding
This is a basic introductory course into using Apple’s iMovie 11 software. iMovie is an easy-to-use video editing software that allows users to take their movies and projects and turn them into edited videos for DVD or the web. You’ll learn key video editing skills like capturing and adding video to your iMovie project, editing clips to make a complete video, color correcting poorly shot video, working with transitions and effects, and a whole lot more.
Kimberley Barker, CMHSL Emerging Technologies Librarian, has created a Personal Branding class, which is now available on-demand through Coursera.
The course is designed to teach learners what personal branding means, how to become established on at least three social media platforms, and how to become familiar with the basics of digital security and reputation management.
Kimberley is available to anyone in the Health System for consultations about social media, podcasts, and reputation management. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gretchen Arnold has been the Director of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library since 2007 and Interim Director 2005 – 2006. Ms Arnold came to the Library in 1986 and held various leadership roles in the Library. Prior to coming to the University of Virginia, Ms. Arnold worked in medical libraries at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Her academic interests include scholarly communications and the impact of new technologies on knowledge creation and dissemination. Her work at the University has been focused on forging and developing strong collaborations across the Health System and across grounds.
She believes that the library of the future will have a vital role in the mission of the institution. “There has never been a more exciting time to be a librarian”.