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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”.
- Karen Falgore on MilliPub Club: Class of 2013
- Dan on Learning from Those Who Went Before Us: An Interview with M.C. Wilhelm, M.D.
- Joe Krenitsky on A Conversation About Upcoming Access Changes to Online Journals
- Kimberley on Thanks for Your Service: Adrienne Granitz Retires
- Ivan Login on Ellen Ramsey: Semester at Sea Librarian, Around the World Voyage, Spring 2013
Category Archives: Library Events
In cooperation with the UVA Bookstore and Madison House, the Health Sciences Library will be collecting non-perishable food donations to help support area food banks.
The newest exhibit “Lighting the Lamp: Statistics, Health Care Reform, and Nursing” will be on display between September 18 and October 21th in the Library lobbby. The exhibit outlines the accomplishments of one of the most well-known figures in medical history, Florence Nightingale.
You were recently invited to become a member of the founding faculty of the Healthy Appalachia Institute at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Can you tell us about the Institute and your role with it?
On Wednesday, September 23, 2009, the annual United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring 11 Library staff members devoted their time to Breath of Hope a non-profit organization striving to promote awareness of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) birth defects. CDH severely compromises lung growth and development, necessitating early neonatal intensive care. Even with the best of care, an infant with this defect faces a 50% chance of survival.
Gear up for the fall by taking advantage of the quality training the Library can provide. This summer, library training is on the move – to your office or department to be more precise.
Let us help you learn to:
- Locate health information resources for your mobile device
- Find information sources for your research needs
- Use PowerPoint to create presentations or posters
- Manage and create bibliographies with Refworks
- And more!
Wondering how to better incorporate multimedia into your instruction and presentations? The Library has a class for you. In this hands-on program, learn how to integrate 35-mm slides, VHS clips, and ideas for electronic media using Macintosh computers and software. Continue reading
Interested in a topic but short on time? Use your lunch break to learn more about evidence-based medicine, searching Goolge, and creating posters with PowerPoint. Check out the topic schedule on the Class Registration page.
Three upcoming lectures on medical history will be offered through the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Medical Center Hour. All lectures are offered on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Jordan Conference Center Auditorium.