CommComm posted on April 29, 2010 19:01

I've probably mentioned Evergreen before---if not---now's a great time (wonderful weather) to take a Sunday morning and peruse the grounds and the library. The installations all seem appropriately abstract, so this allows for you to stroll around them in a perpetual state of "hmmmmmmmmm, I wonder what that says". I've been to the Evergreen Library and it has it's own degree of rapture, starting with some original Audobon prints.

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CommComm posted on April 27, 2010 03:58

Guilty! Guilty! Sentimentality put a mojo on me! In the link below, there's nothing library-related. Not an inch, not a pinch, not one stinkin IOTA. But, all the human interest goodies in Herbert's story just had to be passed along. Maybe you've already read about it. If not---it's very touching. Call me corny. Call me old-fashioned. But I read the article and all those warm fuzzies just attacked me out of nowhere.

 

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-johnson-project-cures-20100425,0,5951334,full.story


CommComm posted on April 25, 2010 18:47

Many folks LOVE Facebook BUT dont love sharing everything with the whole wide world. However, the "I-want-everybody-to-know-who-I-am" nature of Facebook promises that to begin with. Hey, Alonzo sez OWN that ego! Own a couple if possible. But here's an analogy: say you want to ride a BENTLEY, but don't want to be seen driving a BENTLEY. That there's the choice you make with Facebook, m'darlins.

 

However, here's an article from "The Shifted Librarian" which sheds some light on you protecting your private domain. User comments are included, and quite enlightening. So now you can drive that Bentley.

http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2010/04/24/how-to-use-facebook-and-still-be-completely-private.html

 

 


CommComm posted on April 16, 2010 20:04

Jacqueline Woodruff entered this in the Photo Contest for "the funniest shot". She called it "Sunmaid Girls". Alonzo says I  guess this is what you have to do when you're "raisin chickens". (Don't laugh it'll just encourage me) 


CommComm posted on April 14, 2010 04:17

Here's the scoop: write a grant, win some moola. Don't know how to write a grant? Step right up to Debbie McClellan's class on the 16th. Library Mezz. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Here's the official deal-lee-o...

"Designed for those with little or no grant-writing experience, the focus is on R01 applications for the NIH, but many of the principles apply equally to proposals for other agencies. The course emphasizes conveying scientific content clearly and succinctly through logical organization and effective presentation of the proposed research."

 


CommComm posted on April 12, 2010 03:46

Many a day I've ventured over to the Donna's on St. Paul. But as time goes by---more and more I'm loving the Donna's in Cross Keys. The dinner menu is a whole lot better, and the "ambiance" (another way of saying there's no preponderance of funky folks) is way better. It's easy to get to, and if you're a part of the Hopkins community and want a break from all the tattoo waitresses (am I lying?) in Hampden---and the not-quite-good-food on Cold Spring (save for maybe Evergreen), then stop by where I go.  


CommComm posted on April 12, 2010 03:29

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If you haven't been --- you need to go. Cheap books. Lots and lots and lots. Replenish your collection. Start anew. Or just go and look smart. It's on you.


I stopped by Mountcastle Auditorium and saw Katie Vizenor and Victoria Goode doing a bang-up job with "Personal Information Management". They imparted all sorts of info about sorting through your own digital universe. They covered 'formal' topics such as Refworks & Reference Manager, but also took audience questions that pertained to personal finance, e-mail, bookmarks, and managing your contacts and calendars. I think this class would be tremendously popular if offered at least several times, and at different venues. I love Mountcastle, but Katie and Victoria clearly tapped into a vein that I think half the campus would appreciate. The suggested reading they offered was William Jones' "Keeping Found Things Found". (I've enclosed some info and comments about the book). 

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CommComm posted on March 24, 2010 04:06

Wilmer Eye Institute

This picture highlights the Wilmer Eye Institute in eye-popping style.

http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Campus-Architecture-Database-/21920/

The article is from The Chronicle of Higher Education. It's been my experience that many Hopkins folk don't always venture around the campus. Ahhhh, how easy it is to pick up lunch and hastily retreat back to the safety of our dearly beloved cubicles and offices. With Springtime now floating into our senses like freshly scented begonias, maybe a quick roadtrip down to Wilmer will enhance the daily routine. Quick stroll in the sunshine, anybody?


1) Introduction to Grant Writing -- A Welch Class (pre-registration req.)

Date: March 30, 2010
Start Time: 01:00 PM
End Time: 04:00 PM
Place: Welch Library, Mezzanine
Speaker: Deborah McClellan, Ph.D.
phone Number: (410)955-7559
Cost: Free

 


Designed for those with little or no grant-writing experience, this session introduces essentials of grant preparation, from developing a research idea to revising and resubmitting a proposal. The focus is on R01 applications for the NIH, but many of the principles apply equally to proposals for other agencies. The course emphasizes conveying scientific content clearly and succinctly through logical organization and effective presentation of the proposed research.

http://intranet.welch.jhmi.edu/insidewelch/tptest4/freeclassregistration.cfm

2) Personal Information Management -- A Welch Class (pre-registration req.)

Date: March 31, 2010
Start Time: 09:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Place: Mountcastle Auditorium
Speaker: Katie Vizenor, MLS, MA & Victoria Goode, MLIS
phone Number: (410)955-7559
Cost: Free


Socio-technical researcher Victoria Bellotti defines Personal Information Management (PIM) as “the ordering of information through categorization, placement, or embellishment in a manner that makes it easier to retrieve when it is needed”. Using William Jones’ Keeping Found Things Found as a guide, this 2-hour workshop will take you through the steps of defining you information needs and style, choosing and using personal information technologies, maintaining your files and protecting your privacy.

 

3) Quosa: A Welch Class (pre-registration req.)

Date: March 31, 2010
Start Time: 01:00 PM
End Time: 02:15 PM
Place: Lab #2, 2024 Building
Speaker: Stella Seal, MLS
phone Number: (410)955-7559
Cost: Free


PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's database that provides access to over 17 million biomedical citations and offers links to many online publications and related articles. Learn about Citation Matcher to locate incomplete citations and how the Details, History and Clipboard features can assist you in creating searches and managing results. Learn to build expert search strategies with the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Database, save search strategies and set up alerts via MyNCBI, and how to access Welch electronic journal holdings or request articles through FIND IT @ JH.

 

 


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