Posts Categorized: Around the Library

Personalize Your Environment at CMHSL

Need a place to get away to do research, study, or just decompress?  Your Claude Moore Health Sciences Library can be that place.  Noise canceling headphones and banker’s lamps are now available for checkout at the Service Desk.  Match those items with one of our study rooms with digital displays, and you can design the… Read more »

Need to charge your device?

Your Health Sciences Library recently purchased a charging kiosk and placed it in the after-hours area for 24/7 access.  (The kiosk is located in the far end of the largest room in the after-hours space.)  Please try it out and let us know what you think about it.

Wearable Technology Podcast

Kimberley Barker, CMHSL’s Digital Initiatives Librarian, explains the basics of wearable technology.   After listening to the podcast,  perhaps you will wish to try out some wearable technology by reserving one of our Fitbits.  Kimberley’s next podcast will focus on the Internet of Things.  

Holiday Book Tree at CMHSL

To help promote this week’s Books for Bricks book drive, four team members at the Health Sciences Library built a six-foot holiday book tree using several old print indexes.  Pictured from left to right are Dan Wilson, Tony Hiserman, Bart Ragon, and Kimberley Barker.

Help Build Classrooms in Tanzania

During the week of December 8th, the Health Sciences Library will be a donation site for Books for Bricks.  Books for Bricks is a book drive program run on college campuses by Achieve in Africa Ambassadors, who collect and resell donated textbooks to raise funds to purchase bricks to build classrooms in Tanzania.  UVA’s ambassador… Read more »

Stand at the Place Where You Work

To promote a more healthy workplace, a few team members at the Health Sciences Library have come up with some creative and innovative solutions.  Pictured above are six standing workstations.  Three were designed and built by Anson Parker, Senior Applications Developer, at the Health Sciences Library.  The other three were either purchased or put together… Read more »

Podcasting Comes to the Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library’s first venture into podcasting is now available.  Kimberley Barker, Digital Initiatives Librarian, explains the basics of 3D printing and its implications for healthcare.   Kimberley’s next podcast, coming soon, will focus on wearable technology.

Library Open House on October 14th from 12pm-2pm

Please come to the CMHSL Open House on Tuesday, October 14th, from noon until 2pm.  Featuring … snack food and tea Google Glass wearable technology (fitbit, etc.) green screen demo 3D printer demo Mondopad demo artifacts from Historical Collections, including the famous “parachute dress” meet the library director, librarian liaisons, PHS@TheLibrary faculty, and other library team… Read more »

Help Us Improve Our Website!

Do you use the Library’s website? We are currently recruiting Health System faculty, staff and students to help us improve the Health Sciences Library (HSL) web pages. Throughout the semester, we will conduct usability testing of our web site. These sessions typically take place here at the Library with HSL’s User Experience team.  We don’t require… Read more »

Please don’t turn off the computers!

In an age in which we all struggle to find ways to save natural resources, a request from the Library to leave computers ON may surprise you because it seems counter-intuitive to the practice of good environmental stewardship. Here’s why we’re making that request: downloading and installing updates from Microsoft is an automated process that… Read more »