CommComm posted on June 10, 2010 23:54

The article from INSIDE HIGHERED is also featured in USATODAY.

Embedded librarians Johns Hopkins ahead of curve - USATODAY_com.mht (656.75 kb)

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.



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 03:29

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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.

CommComm posted on March 24, 2010 04:06

Wilmer Eye Institute

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

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.

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.



CommComm posted on March 3, 2010 18:52

I received e-mails from my Welch Co-Conspirators Sue Woodson and Kathy Danko touting the new Primal Pictures database.  Both Kathy and Sue have their hands in ALL THINGS NEW, DIGITAL, ELECTRONIC OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION TO WELCH---and both now serve as my own personal secret digital spies. Each graciously sent updates pertaining to the arrival of Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy. A very unique tool indeed.  The value of online anatomy resources can be summed it in the following succinct little quote: “they contain complete anatomical 3D computer-generated models of human anatomy.  Users may manipulate the images by rotating, zooming, and peeling away layers, while viewing accompanying text.  Includes biomechanical animations, dynamic MRI, movie clips to supplement the 3D model and interactive quizzes.”

Along with Primal Pictures the Welch Library now subscribes to several other anatomy resources:

Net Anatomy (SES)
•Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy
•Thieme Teaching Assistant, Anatomy (Thieme)

Catherine Craven, one of our illustrious Welch Clinical Informationist Liaisons, stated "there are certain subjects that need visualization. Online anatomy provides great visuals and quizzing tools as well as other functionality that make it excellent for learning".  



CommComm posted on February 24, 2010 04:03

Our trusty WELDOC (inter-library loan) is getting a facelift. After speaking with Sue Woodson, Digital Library Services, and Lisa Song, ATIS, the changes should make the process of ordering articles and books more intuitive. There will be a 2 month migration period for the changeover to become a seamless transition. However, Lisa S. (who always provides me with all the delicious particulars) stressed that "after 2 months you'll be treated like a new user. Existing WELDOC users have 2 months to migrate their current WELDOC account to the new system. After the migration period, if they have not migrated, they'll have to register as a new user. Lonesome Doc users have to change their Lonesome Doc user ID to their Hopkins email address to access the new system. Third, and perhaps most importantly, the single sign-on feature it allows patrons to use their JHED USERNAME and PASSWORD. During the migration period when a user accesses the new WELDOC, after passing the JHED login screen the system will ask the user to enter the existing WELDOC account information OR create a new account---UNTIL---the user either migrates his/her old WELDOC or creates a new account." The new system won't accept gmail. Having a quick look-see at the new WELDOC page, it does have a snazzier appearance. Since WELDOC is such a vital part of library services this can only improve what is already a core resource of the Welch Library. Sue W. reiterated that using the new facelift should feel "pretty instinctive.'

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CommComm posted on February 5, 2010 22:52

Changes for the Welch Library inter-library loan system (WELDOC) are coming. Speaking with Lisa Song, from Advanced Technology Information Systems (our ATIS), she cited several clear advantages the new upgrade will provide. "Patrons can access JHED and WELDOC without getting (and going through) another password. Also, there will be no need for resetting passwords". Lisa also mentioned that ATIS did Eisenhower's ILL integration and "everyone seems very pleased with the outcome". Patrons in need of an ILL item, but who may have forgotten their password will no doubt welcome this change. 

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