CommComm posted on January 20, 2011 22:33

Need some "Welch Help" after hours? Someone is available to take your questions Monday through Friday from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, and on Sundays from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Here's the number you can call: 443-682-0205.

If you're working in some far-far away place, or maybe right at home, take advantage of the extended times to reach us---and by all means, don't wait till you reach this point.

 (Save that for our regular work hours :-)

 We'll treat you right because we handle calls from everybody and their brother (and sister) on a daily basis. So if you're in a pinch, have something you just HAVE to find out....feel free to give us a ringy-dingy. I'm not saying we take calls from the most unexpected places....

Ok, so maybe not from THAT unexpected place......all's I'm saying is: calls are our business. Unexpected, or otherwise.

Alonzo LaMont

 

 

 


CommComm posted on January 18, 2011 22:01

The title should probably be "Troubling clinical studies, or lack thereof." the Times dishes the dirt...

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/health/research/18cite.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

Alonzo LaMont


CommComm posted on January 18, 2011 21:50

No doubt, a cause for concern....

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70C5YZ20110113

Alonzo LaMont


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CommComm posted on January 17, 2011 19:45

This strategy deserves a movie deal, sez Alonzo. It's certainly heartwarming to the extreme. Maybe they don't save the library, maybe they do. But the unity.....oh my.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/library-emptied-in-bid-to-fight-closure-2185447.html

 

And for good measure I've included some pictures from the Welch Christmas party.

 

 

 

 

 


CommComm posted on January 14, 2011 23:26

Stop the presses! I think we have a live one here. I had to rub my eyes, once, twice....but seeing is believing.

 

Could our lil darlins around the country be headed off to this extravaganza?

http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/sns-bc-us--healthierschoollunches,0,3800471.story

Alonzo LaMont 


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CommComm posted on January 14, 2011 22:29

Another nugget from BMJ. Is this a ripple in a pond, or.......

 

 

http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d212.full

 

You get the picture.

Alonzo LaMont


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CommComm posted on January 10, 2011 21:49

Stella Seal forwarded this along to me. I'll take a game over real work, anyday. Apparently students (surprise, surprise!) feel the same way. Where was this gamesmanship when I was a highschooler plugging along with math and science? Studying is too hard? As with everything these days: there's an app for that! Thanks Stella.

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/online-game-teaches-citation-skills/28837


CommComm posted on January 7, 2011 20:10

I received some impromtu face time with Kathy Danko who relayed that the Lilienfeld Library project finished ahead of schedule. Specifically she thanked the coordinated efforts of Digital Library Services, Facilities and the Public Health Informationists. As you know, Lilienfeld is being converted into a School of Public Health (in the Hampton House) study space.  Kathy added that along with the physical relocation of a a substantial portion of the collection to Welch, the books were also evaluated for their necessity (what Welch decided to keep) and placement (recycling). After the evaluation was done, students (and anyone else) were allowed to "adopt" some of the homeless books.  Sue Woodson was pleased that the relocation was finished two weeks ahead of schedule, and credited Gary Faulkner, who found a recycler for the project.  We'll hear more from Sue in a minute because she commented on the larger implications behind the transformation, not just with Lilienfeld and Welch, but medical libraries in general. More on that conversation is forthcoming.......


CommComm posted on January 6, 2011 01:08

Who wants the elderly to have to shlep around in those little vans, driven by somebody going 55 MPH through residential neighborhoods. At least that's what I run across. Well, read and judge for yourself. Pros and cons either way, eh?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/20/AR2010122004717.html

 

Alonzo LaMont


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CommComm posted on January 6, 2011 01:03

Just when you thought it was safe to brag about organic butter. Seriously, who knew good fat ever existed. And say what you will, this man was meant for a camera. AND, say what you will but I'm not giving up my soymilk, no matter what comes down the pike.

http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/2010/12/28/finally-a-good-fat/

Alonzo LaMont


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