CommComm posted on December 7, 2010 00:11

Update on Lilienfeld Library Services

Jane Schlegel and Claire Twose

We wanted to update everyone on the changes that are occurring on the ninth floor of Hampton House.  The physical presence of the Lilienfeld Library as we have known it is being closed as of December 20th , 2010 and the space will be renovated.  This move will both allow the library to concentrate staff time, money and resources where they are most used, and will allow the School of Public Health to create some much needed additional classroom, research space and various types of study space for students. 

Library services and resources used most by our faculty staff and students will continue uninterrupted:

·    Access to all electronic resources and services including high quality, relevant electronic journals, books and databases and electronic reserves remain available through WelchWeb and our specialized portals.


·    The core collection of books, almost 2000, that have been used or purchased within the last three years, are already available at Welch on the 5th floor of the stacks.


·    Public computers will continue to be available in the central area of the ninth floor.


·    Print reserve materials will continue to be available on the ninth floor or at Welch library, depending on the course.


·    Donna Hesson will continue to be the librarian assigned to the three departments in Hampton House and the MPH program.  She will have office hours Tuesday through Thursday 10 am - 2 pm and will be available by phone, email and by appointment at other times. 

SPH will try to minimize the disruptions with their renovations and there will be future updates.  We hope that you agree with us, that these are positive changes which keep us ahead of the curve in library services. 

CommComm posted on November 30, 2010 23:39

Don't I feel like Santa Claus---since I get to announce and distribute the Library Experience Survey winners who won a $25.00 gift card to Barnes and Noble, AND the person who won a NOOK e-reader. Hoopla! Hoopla! Hoopla!

The gift card winners are:

Olawande Ogunsanya, Health Science Informatics

Kyle Van Arendonk, Surgery Resident

Anastasia Rowland-Seymour, General Internal Medicine

Melissa Nastacio, Immunology

Emily Redding, Public Health

Sallie Brovitz-Palmer, Nursing

And our NOOK winner is:

Lisa Jacobson, Public Health

Congrats to all! Thanks for taking the time to fill out the Survey.   


CommComm posted on August 31, 2010 23:40


In case it happens to come up in conversation, or in case a patron brings it to your attention---there IS a "Welch Lilienfeld Collection" on Stack Level 5. A collection of Lilienfeld books (not ALL of the Lilienfeld books) are now in Welch, and they're right up there in their own little area. I took a road trip and discovered them huddled together as if they'd just arrived from Ellis Island.  

CommComm posted on August 18, 2010 20:14

I don't meet many people who aren't in some form of "transition" these days. We're either "transitioning to" or "transforming into". Sigh. It's a sign of the times. Claire Twose gave me some insights into the plans for the Lilienfeld Library (down the street from Welch in the 9th floor of the Hampton House.)

I asked Claire to describe the transformation Lilienfeld is undergoing. Specifically, I wanted to know what is it being transformed into?

 "It's being transformed into a Welch library space. That is to say we are returning the space in which Lilienfeld has been to the School of Public Health. They in turn are offering the kind of office space options that other Informationists use---shared space for office hours in locations within Hampton House. The final locations are yet to be determined."

So how will this affect the Lilienfeld users? 

"Users will continue to receive the many services and resources they are used to. Continued access to electronic journals, databases and e-books. Continued access to electronic course reserves. And of course, continued access to Donna Hesson in Hampton House during office hours and at other times by appointment. For example, this includes help in identifying and finding public health resources relavent to particular topics, formulating searches to support course work and research and help with bibliographic management tools such as Endnote and RefWorks. Donna will also continue to provide orientations and in-class presentations. Patrons will maintain continued access to Informationists by email or phone, including two Informationists assigned to Public Health: Lori Rosman and myself (Claire Twose). We see patrons having access to other library staff, specifically Ivy Garner who teaches and troubleshoots RefWorks."

Claire also stressed that "print-only journals that are currently at Lilienfeld will be moved to Welch, and everyone will still have access to interlibrary loan services. And, printmonographs either purchased or used within the last three years will be available from Welch." 

Finally, I inquired how all this will impact the School of Public Health Informationists?

"The place Donna will hang her hat will be at Welch, this way all the Informationists will be under one roof. Department assignments won't change. Donna's work life will change, of course. Their will be a shift from managing the space/print/journal materials to purely Informationist services---from orientations to teaching, to search support, and so forth. Faculty and staff should actually see an increase in Donna's visibility, in that office spaces and office hours will be closer to at least some of the departments."


CommComm posted on May 25, 2010 20:39

You don't want to lose your RefWorks account. Nobody would. So, follow the instructions on the link to ensure that your information stays active. This is valuable info so please read  CAREFULLY.

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