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Memento Mori Exhibition Opens March 12 at Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery

morilookingatdeathfullillustration100Eskind Biomedical Library’s Special Collections has been invited to collaborate with the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery on an exhibition entitled Memento Mori – Looking at Death in Art and Illustrationwhich will run from Thursday, 3/12/15 to Saturday, 5/23/15.

The Fine Arts Gallery is located in Cohen Hall on the Peabody campus. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

JoVE Publications has released 2 new mobile apps

JoVE Publications (Journal of Visualized Experiments) has released two new mobile apps and a newly optimized version of the JoVE website to allow for “seamless access” to content from any mobile device.

  • Interested Vanderbilt personnel must first create a free account at the JoVE Publications website using their Vanderbilt email address.
  • They may then download JoVE Mobile. To do so, search for ‘JoVE’ in the Apple app store; or on Google Play.
  • Once the app is downloaded, users may view JoVE articles and look for research-related videos on their iPhone, Android, tablet, and other mobile device.

These JoVE tools are freely accessible to Vanderbilt users via the JoVE.com website (accessible through the Digital Library).

2015 Recommended Immunization Schedules

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the 2015 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedules for adults and children. The current birth to 18 years and “catch-up” and adult schedules are available on the CDC website. The February 6th edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report includes information about the 2015 changes to both schedules.

Office Hours for Distance Students

The Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) has instituted office hours for the Nursing School’s distance students. We are available Mondays 11:00 am to noon and Thursdays 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm to assist you with your informational and instructional needs. EBL has recently installed an InFocus Mondopad in a group study room of the library. This new device with video conferencing capabilities will be used during these sessions. To make a reservation please contact us at

eblvirtualoffice@gmail.com.

These are the different ways that you will be able to connect to Mondopad:

Skype
Adobe Connect
Cisco Jabber
SIP (Session Initiation Protocol)

We look forward to hearing from you!

Mondopad Now Available At EBL

mondopad

photo from InFOCUS

We are pleased to share that a Mondopad is now available at EBL!

The Mondopad consists of a touch-sensitive 55″ display and hardware/software supporting an interactive whiteboard with digital capture, document annotation, video conferencing, shared viewing/control, use of PC-compatible products, and web-based communication. It will enable collaborative activities including document review, brainstorming and note-taking, communication with remote sites, and large-format viewing and manipulation of digital media.

The Mondopad is located in Study Room 204, and can be checked out during full service hours.  It can also be reserved by VUMC personnel by calling 936-1410.  More details are available on our website.

 

New Library Hours

Starting today Jan 5, 2015, The Eskind Biomedical Library will observe the following hours for the 2015 Spring semester:

Date Hours Limited Services
Monday-Thursday 8am to 11pm 8am to 9am; 6pm to 11pm
Friday 8am to 8pm 8am to 9am; 6pm to 8pm
Saturday 10am to 6pm 10am to 2pm
Sunday 1pm to 11pm 5pm to 11pm

Regular hours are listed on our website. A valid Vanderbilt or Meharry ID is required for entrance during Limited Service Hours.

Online resources such as journals and textbooks will be available through the Digital Library. Online tutorials are available for many resources, and requests for further help can be made through our online forms and will be responded to when we return. When the library is closed, checked out items you are returning can be left in the book drop outside the library.

Holiday Hours 2014

The Eskind Biomedical Library will observe the following special hours around the University’s Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays:

Date Hours Limited Services
Monday, 12/22/14 8am to 8pm 8am to 9am; 6pm to 8pm
Tuesday, 12/23/14 8am to 6pm 8am to 9am
Wednesday, 12/24/14 (Christmas Eve) Closed Closed
Thursday, 12/25/14 (Christmas Day) Closed Closed
Friday, 12/26/14 8am to 6pm  8am to 9am
Saturday, 12/27/14 Regular hours Regular hours
Sunday, 12/28/14 1pm to 8pm 5pm to 8pm
Monday, 12/29/14 8am to 8pm 8am to 9am; 6pm to 8pm
Tuesday, 12/30/14 8am to 8pm 8am to 9am; 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday, 12/31/14 (New Year’s Eve) 8am to 6pm 8am to 9am
Thursday, 1/1/15 (New Year’s Day) Closed Closed
Friday, 1/2/15 8am to 6pm  8am to 9am
Saturday, 1/3/15 Regular hours Regular hours

Regular hours are listed on our website. A valid Vanderbilt or Meharry ID is required for entrance during Limited Service Hours.

The library will resume normal hours on Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Online resources such as journals and textbooks will be available through the Digital Library. Online tutorials are available for many resources, and requests for further help can be made through our online forms and will be responded to when we return. When the library is closed, checked out items you are returning can be left in the book drop outside the library.

Thanksgiving Hours 2014

The Eskind Biomedical Library will be closed on Thursday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will be open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, November 28, with limited services from 8:00 to 9:00 am.

Online resources such as journals and textbooks will be available through the Digital Library. Online tutorials are available for many resources, and requests for further help can be made through our online forms. Checked out items you are returning can be left in the book drop outside the library.

The library will resume regular hours on Saturday, November 29.

Oct 30th Lecture: “Straunge Secretes: A Field Guide to Renaissance Medicine and Science”

Straunge Secretes: A Field Guide to Renaissance Medicine and Science

Thursday, October 30 at 4pm
EBL Board Room (Third Floor)
Professor Holly Tucker
Seating will be limited

Holly Tucker is Professor of French Studies (Arts & Science) and Professor of Biomedical Ethics & Society (School of Medicine). She is also a recipient of Vanderbilt’s coveted Chancellor’s Award for Research.

Her teaching interests include: narrative medicine, medicine and literature, early history of medicine, and early-modern French culture and history.

Tucker is the author of Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine & Murder in the Scientific Revolution and Pregnant Fictions: Childbirth & the Fairy Tale in Early-Modern France. Her next book (City of Light, City of Poison) is under contract with W.W. Norton.

Across her research, Professor Tucker is deeply interested in what lessons the history of medicine holds for our own day.

This lecture is being presented as part of “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine” exhibit at EBL, running through November 12, 2014.

Updated Coffee Break Hours

In response to usage patterns, we have extended the coffee break time on the second floor of Eskind to 2-4 pm on Monday through Thursday.