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Guided Meditation sessions begin again on 1/18

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We are pleased to announce that Guided Meditation classes will continue in the library every Tuesday and Thursday through the Spring semester.  The sessions are held from 1:00pm to 1:30pm in the Studio, which is located on the first floor of the library. This semester, the Alexander Technique will also be taught from 1:30pm to 2:00pm.

The goal of meditation is to facilitate physical and mental relaxation allowing mindfulness to become a part of everyday life.  This reduces stress and increases feelings of well-being, and compassion for oneself and others. Present moment awareness trains the brain to better focus on the task at hand facilitating clearer decision-making.

Betty Mooney, a practicing meditator for over 12 years, will once again be leading the sessions.  She has attended weeklong retreats with Thich Nhat Hahn and Tara Brach, and has taken courses from Rick Hanson and Jack Kornfield.

The sessions are free. Beginners and those with previous meditation experience are welcome.

Questions? Please contact Dan Wilson.

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PHS @ the Library closed on 1/15

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"Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

“Darkness cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”







PHS @ the Library is closed on all academic holidays, including the upcoming January 15th observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

(Normal hours for PHS@ the Library are noon-4:00 PM, Monday-Friday. Learn more about its services here:

A complete list of all 2018 UVA academic holidays is available below:
Friday, March 9, 2018 Spring Break Day
Monday, May 28, 2018 Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Independence Day
Monday, September 3, 2018 Labor Day
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Day Before Thanksgiving (FULL DAY)
Thursday, November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving
Friday, November 23, 2018 Day After Thanksgiving
Monday, December 24, 2018 Additional Holiday Time
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Additional Holiday Time
Thursday, December 27, 2018 Additional Holiday Time
Friday, December 28, 2018 Additional Holiday Time
Monday, December 31, 2018 New Year’s Eve

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New E-Books for the New Year

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color atlas The newly published books listed below have been added to the Library’s collection of electronic books. Click on any linked title to browse a table of contents or to read the full-text. A comprehensive list of health sciences e-books available can be found on the Library’s E-Books page. Do you want to recommend the purchase of a book for the Library’s collection? You can submit your requests via our online Purchase Recommendation form.

Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate, 6th edition
Atlas of Retinal OCT: Optical Coherence Tomography
Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn, 10th edition
Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 14th edition
Brenner and Stevens’ Pharmacology, 5th edition
Chest Radiology: Patterns and Differential Diagnoses, 7th edition
Clinical and Translational Science: Principles of Human Research, 2nd edition
Clinical Practice Manual for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Colour Atlas of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, 4th edition
Conn’s Current Therapy 2018
Cosmetic Facial Surgery, 2nd edition
Cottrell and Patel’s Neuroanesthesia, 6th edition
Critical Care Nephrology, 3rd edition
Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology, 12th edition
Diagnostic Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology, 3rd edition
Diagnostic Pathology of Infectious Disease, 2nd edition
Ferri’s Best Test, 4th edition
Guidelines for Perioperative Practice 2018
Healthcare Information Security and Privacy
Human Biochemistry
Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic: Inside One of the World’s Most Admired Service Organizations
Manual of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions, 2nd edition
National Kidney Foundation Primer on Kidney Diseases, 7th edition
Pain Management Secrets, 4th edition
Practical Surgical Neuropathology: A Diagnostic Approach, 2nd Edition
Quick Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2018
Rothman-Simeone and Herkowitz’s The Spine, 7th edition
Service Fanatics: How to Build Superior Patient Experience the Cleveland Clinic Way
Sherris Medical Microbiology, 7th edition
Spanish-English Medical Dictionary
Total Burn Care, 5th edition
Urgent Care Medicine Secrets

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Four eServices Computers Removed Based on Data Collection

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At the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester, the Library received several patron requests to create more standing space for study and laptop use in the After Hours space through the removal of some of the eServices computers.

In August, in response to this request, the Library began taking hourly head counts to see how many of (and at what times) the 20 computers in the space were being used.

The data revealed that eServices computer usage was greatest between the hours of 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, and that the highest usage at one time was 15. Based on this assessment, the Library removed four  of the computers to make more room for patrons wishing to use a raised desk. Data collection is on-going. If you have questions about this, or other data collection projects, please email Abbey Heflin

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions!

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Introducing the Theater!

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The new theater space in the MILL (lower floor of the Library).

The new theater space in the MILL (lowe floor of the Library).









The MILL @ CMHSL has a new space for showing PowerPoint slides, videos, and movies, and it can be reserved by anyone with a Health System badge.
The Theater has eight comfortable chairs, and an 85-inch Mondopad Smart Board which can also be used for participating in webinars. Laptops and other devices can connect to the Mondopad, or users can directly access the Internet through a browser. The Mondopad can also be used as a whiteboard.

Support is available from Library staff; ask at the Front Desk on the upper floor.

The Theater can be reserved by clicking on the link below.

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Browzine: The Best Way to Keep Up With Your Professional Literature

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Conveniently access Browzine on a variety of devices.







BrowZine delivers thousands of academic journals to your web browser, iPad, iPhone, or Android tablet. All libraries on Grounds share the cost of the Browzine subscription, thereby making it free to the University community.

  • Browse new journal issues
  • Read new articles online on your computer, tablet or phone
  • Email them in one step
  • Download and save them to your tablet for offline reading
  • Send them to RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley
  • The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across disciplines.

Give it a try by clicking on the links below.
Questions? Please contact Dan Wilson, Associate Director for Collections & Library Services at

Web Version:

Mobile Apps:

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PHS @ the Library holiday closings

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PHS @ the Library will maintain its usual schedule of noon-4:00 PM, Monday-Friday, until December 19th. The service will then close for the holidays from December 20th through January 2nd. PHS @ the Library will resume its normal schedule on January 3rd.

Happy holidays!

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Happy holidays!

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CMHSL unveils new Dashboard & Analytics Page!

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While the Library has long collected data for the purposes of planning and decision-making, we’re excited to announce a move toward greater transparency and user engagement:

All the Library data one could possibly want!

All the Library data one could possibly want!While the Library has long collected data for different purposes, we’re excited to announce a move toward greater transparency!

the new Health Sciences Library Dashboard and Analytics page! This tool will allow you to to see our latest stats and dashboards.

Operational data such as library consultations, service desk encounters, library gate counts, interlibrary lending, collections usage, and more are being captured, with the intention of using the data to make better-informed decisions about our services, collections, and space.

While you’re there, be sure to check out “Abbey’s Analytics” for all of the latest data discoveries and projects!

If you have questions about the new dashboard or the Analytics Page, please contact Abbey Heflin (

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More Medical Journal Podcasts

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Traveling for the holidays?  Looking for something to fill the long hours in transit?  Check out the free podcast services offered by many  of our online journal subscriptions. These podcasts provide a rich variety of audio content including author interviews, highlights of new  articles, discussions of medical controversies and developments, and many other topics of interest to busy medical professionals and students. If you don’t have time to sit and read the latest medical information, you can listen to the podcasts from any of these journals:

AMA Journal of Ethics
American Family Physician
American Journal of Gastroenterology
British Journal of Anaesthesia
British Medical Journal
Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine
European Heart Journal
Medical Education
Molecular Medicine
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The Lancet

Additional journal podcasts can be found in this earlier Moore Library News article.

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An Interview with David Martin

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We are excited to welcome David Martin to our Research and Data Services department. We hope that you enjoy learning more about our new colleague.

Dr. David Martin

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What attracted you to this position?
I was drawn to this position because it provided me with an opportunity to have each day be a unique experience. One day I might be meeting with a nursing student to go over how to run statistical tests in SAS and then the next day I might be running a workshop on data visualization. This position will offer variety and will not simply involve doing the same rote tasks day in and day out, which I find quite appealing. I also feel the position will push me to continue learning new statistical techniques, software, and tools in order to keep current in the field and to be able to best help patrons.

What most excites you about your work here?
I am really excited about being to work with a diverse group of patrons, both in terms of the field in which they come from and in their level of expertise. I am looking forward to learning more about individual research projects in depth and also in helping patrons who are novices to data/research and those who have extensive experience. I am also excited by the opportunity to solve new and interesting problems that will arise daily from patrons.

What classes/workshops will you lead in the coming year?
As of now, the classes/workshops are not quite nailed down, however, I will most likely be leading workshops introducing patrons to SAS, SPSS, and possibly STATA. I would also like to run more advanced versions of these workshops and move patrons past the introductory stages into data analysis and visualization. I am also thinking of developing a workshop revolving around data cleaning/wrangling and some useful tips that can make these tasks more efficient and accurate.

What has surprised you about the Library or UVA?
Honestly, the lack of books at the library surprised me. It makes sense with the way things are moving, but I still have a picture in my head of a library and it is filled with journals and books. I used to work in the library at JMU and my time there was spent organizing books in the stacks, so seeing a library that was not filled with the smell of old paper was a bit surprising.

Where are you from originally/where did you grow up?
I would say I am from Yorktown, Virginia, however, I was an army brat so we moved around a bunch when I was younger. Moved from Maryland, to Germany, to Kansas, to New Jersey, and then to Hampton Roads, Virginia where I spent the bulk of my childhood.

You belatedly receive your Hogwarts letter. Into which house are you sorted?
Ravenclaw         Slytherin       Hufflepuff     Gryffindor

I think most people would want to say that they would be in Gryffindor, but I think the sorting hat would send me to Ravenclaw. I tend to use logic and creativity to solve problems and I, although hidden at times, can be witty.

If you would like to work with David, please email him at

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