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  • Help Evaluate BrowZine for iPad by April 30

    BrowZine app logo and screenshots

    Have an iPad? Help us evaluate BrowZine -- a new research tool being considered for subscription -- by April 30, 2013.

    BrowZine allows you to browse and monitor many academic journals right from your iPad. To facilitate research, articles discovered through BrowZine can easily be sent to Zotero, Dropbox, iAnnotate, or several other services to integrate with your existing workflow. To learn more, check out this short video:


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  • Music in the Library: Rachel Lastimosa

    Rachel Lastimosa

    Take a break, sit back, and relax while listing to acoustic music by Rachel Lastimosa. Rachel currently performs in the R&B/rock duo Dirty Boots and is a former member of the indie rock band, Creeper Lagoon.

    There will be light refreshments and free chair massages (first-come, first-served).

    Wednesday, March 27, noon-1 p.m.
    Lange Room
    Free admission

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  • Opening Event: Party in the Living Room

    Living Room, UCSF Library

    On Thursday, March 21, please join us in celebrating the opening of the Living Room on the Parnassus Campus Library's main floor!

    Karen Butter, University Librarian, will perform a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:15 p.m. We'll also have hot drinks and light refreshments on hand.

    Thursday, March 21, 2013
    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Parnassus Campus Library, main floor lobby

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  • Women's History Month Concert: Lavay Smith

    Lavay Smith

    Enjoy an intimate performance by Lavay Smith, vocalist and bandleader of the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, one of the top swinging jazz and blues bands in the world. Lavay grew up in Southern California and the Philippines and has become an internationally recognized diva of jazz and blues, with a singing style influenced by Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Bessie Smith, Little Esther Phillips, and other legendary greats. Don’t miss this special concert in celebration of Women’s History Month!

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  • Extended Library Hours During Finals

    Parnassus Campus Library at night

    To accommodate students during finals, the Parnassus Library will stay open later between March 11 and March 21, 2013.

    Parnassus Library Building Hours, 3/11 - 3/21

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  • Free Training in Ingenuity Pathways Analysis

    IPA logo and pathway representation

    On March 14, UCSF will host a special workshop on using Ingenuity Pathways Analysis (IPA). IPA is a program that helps researchers model, analyze, and understand the complex biological and chemical systems at the core of life science research. Use IPA to:

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  • View Illustrations and Videos of Common Hospital Procedures

    Procedures Consult logo

    Need to brush up on your clinical procedures skills? Looking for a rich, visually stimulating study experience? Procedures Consult is a database that offers high-quality illustrations and videos that demonstrate how to prepare for, perform, and follow up on the most common procedures required in today's hospital setting.

    Procedures Consult includes commonly performed procedures in:

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  • The Living Room to Open in Spring 2013

    The Living Room

    Have you noticed the renovations in progress on the main floor of the Parnassus Campus Library? We're transforming part of that floor into an informal, multipurpose space called the Living Room. View sketches and floor plans of the Living Room.

    The Living Room will feature:

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  • Instructional Grants: Letters of Intent Due February 25

    Faculty presenting to a small group

    Letters of Intent for the Instructional Grants Program, 2013-2014, are now being accepted. Funds are available to support instructional improvement projects focused on interprofessional education, to be initiated during the 2013-2014 academic year. This grant program is funded by the Center for Innovation in Interprofessional Education and the UCSF Library.

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  • UCSF Faculty: Reserve a Daily Carrel Online

    Faculty Carrel in UCSF Library

    The Library now enables UCSF faculty members to reserve daily carrels online. Located in the Parnassus Campus Library, these individual carrels are designed to facilitate research and to provide a quiet study atmosphere.

    Faculty may book a daily carrel in advance through our online reservation system. A maximum of 7 reservations are allowed per month. Additional reservations may be made in person if carrels are available.

    Reserve a daily faculty carrel, or learn more about this service.

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