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Beginning Monday, March 5, the Mission Bay FAMRI Library will be open until midnight on Mondays through Thursdays. Admission to the library after 9:00 pm will be for UCSF students, postdoctoral fellows, and residents only, via the computer lab entrance immediately to the left of the main library doors.
From 9:00 pm until midnight, no library staff will be present, but a UCSF police department security guard will be on site to ensure a safe environment.
The UCSF community now has online access to over 2,000 Elsevier ebooks, thanks to the Library’s recent purchase of ebooks published on the ScienceDirect platform. Elsevier’s imprints include Academic Press, Churchill-Livingstone, Elsevier, Mosby, and Saunders. The purchase is comprised of:
At 23 years old, Avi Vinocur’s folk music bleeds the love of classic novels and poetry that so enthrall the mind of this San Francisco based singer-songwriter. His songs draw comparisons to a young Bob Dylan or Paul Simon, maintaining elegant melodies with lyrics that stand alone as poems.
Avi spent 3 years as a member of The Stone Foxes and currently performs as a member of Goodnight, Texas. Avi plays guitar, mandolin, banjo, and a Kurzweil Keytar.
Applications for the Instructional Grants Program, 2012-2013, are now being accepted. Funds are available to support instructional improvement projects focused on interprofessional health education, to be initiated during the 2012-2013 academic year. This grant program is funded by UCSF's new Center for Excellence in Interprofessional Health Education and the Library.
Melvyl, the discovery tool of the UC libraries, has recently been enriched with several million new journal articles and other documents from a wide range of databases. This is especially helpful for broad, multidisciplinary topics. Once you find a relevant database for your topic, you can then search that specific database via the library’s website. Relevant databases to the UCSF community include:
The UCSF Library is excited to launch a new system that will allow UCSF students to reserve group study rooms for collaborative study and group projects. Starting January 23, students may book a group study room in the Parnassus Library through our online reservation system.
On February 8, the UCSF Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) will host free, in-person workshops focusing on technology in the classroom.
In Made for Learning: iPads in Health Sciences, participants will learn and explore how iPads can facilitate collaboration, content creation, and distribution.
In TLC Classroom Technologies A-Z, participants will become familiar with the technologies in the TLC classrooms.
The UCSF Library has launched a new blog called The Better Presenter. Inspired by the in-person workshop of the same name (formerly Presentation Zen), the blog provides news, tips, and insights to help UCSF faculty, students, and staff become more effective and engaging presenters. In the blog, we will discuss new techniques, identify examples of great presentations, share learning resources, and incorporate the teachings of industry movers and shakers.
The class schedule for January - March 2012 is now available. The Library continues to offer free training in PubMed@UCSF, Wiki@UCSF, EndNote, RefWorks, and the CLE.
In addition to these classes, UCSF students and personnel can register for multimedia and presentation workshops, such as: