CommComm posted on November 12, 2010 17:59

Dashil Jhaveri and Teraneh Zarififar are quite the joyful couple, and why wouldn't they after being part of our runners-up Photo Contest winners. They made time out of their hectic schedule to mosey on over to Welch for me to snap a shot. Both expressed how much fun it was to submit their pictures, and wouldn't mind if we had the Contest AGAIN next year. Dashil mentioned how they and their friends sometimes get together and take pictures of everyone jumping---that's right---just jumping (no doubt for joy)! 



Alonzo LaMont

CommComm posted on November 12, 2010 17:51

Welch Photo Contest winner Emilee Flynn looking smart with her brand new backpack (and also nalgene bottle and a few other goodies). Emilee was a gem to meet me outside the Daily Grind in the BRB on a sunny afternoon. Excited to win the contest, she was all all-glow to receive her new stuff. I was going to keep the backpack for myself, but that wouldn't be nice.  


Alonzo LaMont

CommComm posted on November 8, 2010 21:33

Emilee Flynn's "Walk Like An Egyptian" wins the Welch Photo Contest. Congrats to Emilee. She gets a bag of Welch goodies. And with all the prize money-----OK----so there's no prize money, just prizes, but they're all her's.  And in her bag of goodies she gets a pencil, some paper----OK----none of that stuff, we went longball.  She gets a spanking backpack and some nifty other stuff. Now that she's won this round she moves onto the Nationals and a chance to-----OK/OK---alright, there are no "Nationals," this is the end of the line. I'd like to thank all the judges for their time and observant eyes, also I want to thank Nancy Roderer (for "getting the vote out"), and for my co-pilot Victoria Goode who helped steer the "good ship Photo".

Job well done to Emilee. I have to stop now, on happy occasions, I get all ferklempt. (who wants to bet I spelled it right) (I did spell it right).

Alonzo LaMont 

CommComm posted on November 5, 2010 02:27

So there we are on the Friday before Halloween, when Barbara Watkins makes her little innocent e-mail announcement about how she brought us some goodies. Well, the rest of the day sounded like everyone was taking a pilgrimmage to Mecca because all I heard were footsteps in-and-out of the ILL office. I myself had to stop at TWO pieces of carrot cake, and then had to rationalize why I shouldn't have THREE. All I saw were folks loading up on lemon squares, carrot cake and Halloween candy! Talk about supersized joy! Below you'll see how the carrot cake was being devoured. She had the nerve, the sheer audacity to bring in not JUST an entire PLATTER of carrot cake, but LEMON SQUARES to boot! Holy Willy Wonka!


A mountain of innocent Lemon Squares......before the carnage set in.


Icebergs that break away from Antarctica aren't this big!


I'm begging you Barbara Watkins, don't make me increase my bike commute because of your devilish culinary feasts. Have you no mercy?! Kidding aside, it was all tooooooo delicious for words. Thanks again, Barbara. She refused to have her picture taken, but that's OK----I've got the evidence.


Now about Christmas............

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CommComm posted on November 1, 2010 21:12

Lucky ducks that we are---The Library Experience Survey has been extended till November 7th.  

Your opinion counts (and could win you a Nook!)

We are planning for the future of Welch Library, and we want to understand your perceptions and expections so that we can continue to provide the services you need. The survey is brief (8 questions) and is part of a North American effort led by the Association of Research Libraries to measure library service quality and identify best practices.

Here is the link to the survey:

If you choose to participate, you will have a chance to win one of 6 Nook ebook readers, or 12 $25.00 gift cards from Barnes and Noble.

We appreciate your help.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Victoria H. Goode, MLIS
Clinical Informationist
Welch Medical Library

CommComm posted on October 26, 2010 23:33

3 cheers to Lavinia Wiggs. She'll be joining the Finance and Administration department, filling the position of payroll coordinator. In the words of Matt Damon from "Good Will Hunting"---"Hows about dem apples". Congrats Lavinia!

Alonzo LaMont

CommComm posted on October 13, 2010 21:47

I came across a very nice example of the value of the biomedical literature recently, while reading the Autumn 2010 issue of the  University of Dayton Magazine  (Go Flyers!)  The article is about graduate Ed Timm, biomedical engineer and 25 year veteran of medical sales and marketing, and his passion for issues related to glaucoma.  As the story goes, Timm heard UD President Dan Curran talk about the work of the UD Research Institute on nanotechnology while he was dropping his daughter off to start at UD.  A few days later, Timm was reading a journal article about an experimental device designed to continually monitor intraocular pressure, which included a small footnote that said that FGF2 seems to be suppressed in the presence of carbon.    He calls this his Eureka moment, when he realized that opthalmic instruments are made of the wrong material and that carbon might be the answer.  He made his case to Khalid Lafdi, group leader for carbon materials at UDRI, and 3 years later animal testing is being planned for biocompatible, non-clogging opthalmic implants to relieve excess fluid and pressure in the eyes.  Timm expects the new implants, which will eliminate the risk of rejection and preserve the longevity of the implant,  to be on the market in 3 years.

All because a well-informed biomedical engineer read a journal article and put the pieces together...

Nancy Roderer 

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CommComm posted on October 6, 2010 19:39

Finally! At Long Last! The Wait is Over! Thanks for everyone's patience. You didn't forget about us. But like they say, good things take time. The Welch Photo Contest pictures are here---so to see them just CLICK



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CommComm posted on October 5, 2010 23:21

Just in case no one has seen it, we get the newsletter from their office. Who among us couldn't use a little more professional development.

Newsletter 10 4 10.doc (213.00 kb)

CommComm posted on September 29, 2010 05:10

Why are these children so excited to play dress up? Because they already registered for the Welch Library classes on the 29th! Four classes! It's a brain bonanza!

You heard right---a brain bonanza.

Here's the link. It's not too late. C'mon now, can't you feel that Endnote calling

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