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Himmelfarb Headlines - May / June 2023

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The summer at Himmelfarb Library is an unusual season. As some programs are on summer break and faculty, staff, and students are away on well-earned leave, the library is a bit quieter and it’s time to focus on projects and changes that we want to implement prior to the fall rush. That said, summer also provides excitement as we welcome new cohorts (the new PA class has arrived!), summer programs, and new residents. And, as we finish the fiscal year, it’s a time to consider our collections and services: what’s working and what we might like to change.
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What's NewWhat's New at Himmelfarb Library

•   Thank you to everyone who shared their wonderful art pieces to be displayed in the annual Art Show! If you missed it, you can still view this year's and previous year's submissions online on our digital art show website.
•   Welcome to all new residents, new and returning students, and new faculty and staff! We invite you to take advantage of all the Himmelfarb Library has to offer! From health sciences databases, 3D printing, e-journals, and books, we offer not only a robust online library but also study space with flexible hours and staff who are ready to assist you in your research needs. Visit us online and in person, and contact us at or 202-994-2850 with questions!
•   Check out our summer hours!  For most of July, the library will open at 7:30 am, and close at Midnight, Monday - Friday, and 9:00 am - Midnight, Saturday - Sunday.
•   Have you heard about the turnstile project in the Ross Hall lobby? You can still access the library through the Ross Hall courtyard entrance from 7pm to 7AM weekdays and all day during the weekends.

Do you remember when...

Believe it or not, our Reference desk used to be on the opposite side of where it is today! Check out those computers! Pictured: Yvonne Lee

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Anti-Racism in Healthcare Research GuideAnti-Racism in Healthcare Research Guide

Himmelfarb Library’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is excited to announce our latest project: the Anti-racism in Healthcare research guide.

This research guide is now publicly available and links users to journal collections, physical and electronic books, virtual tutorials, and organizations that explore racial inequities in healthcare. The research guide will undergo regular review and updates so that current information is shared.
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Student ResourcesGetting Your Students The Resources They Need

The Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is here to support you and your students' educational needs by providing access to books, journals, software, and more. We can also support your class through our online course reserves service as well as by granting physical access to the Himmelfarb Library for students who would not otherwise have such access.
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New GW VPNNew GW VPN Available Now!

GW Information Technology released a new Virtual Private Network (VPN) client to the GW community: Palo Alto GlobalProtect VPN. The new GlobalProtect VPN is available for download and use now. The existing VPN, Cisco AnyConnect VPN, will remain available to users until August 8, 2023.
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Healthy LivingHealthy Living @ Himmelfarb: Spring Update

The Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb initiative, which began in 2012, contributed a number of events to the Himmelfarb Library community in Spring 2023. In addition to ongoing updates to the Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb guide, a Basketball Shootout was held during the lunch hour at Himmelfarb on March 14. There was enthusiastic participation in this event, which was a fundraiser for the GW Healing Clinic. In April, Himmelfarb hosted two events: the annual Art Show, as well as a new feature, the Cherry Blossom Photo Contest, which received submissions from across the Himmelfarb Library user community as well as faculty and staff. Our contest winner, Jeffrey Kai from the GW School of Nursing, was proud to represent the Ashburn campus and #GWNursing.
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Staff ProfileStaff Spotlight - Introducing Jaylee Davis, Circulation Assistant

Learn more about Himmelfarb Library staff members. In this issue we learn more about Jaylee Davis, Circulation Assistant.
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Faculty ProfileFaculty Profile - Interview with Jennifer Keller, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Himmelfarb Library continues this feature in our newsletter that lets us become better acquainted with our friends and colleagues at the George Washington University. In this issue we learn more about Jennifer Keller, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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Student ProfileStudent Spotlight - Meet Jeffrey Kai, Nursing Student

This feature lets us become better acquainted with the students that use the Himmelfarb library resources on a daily basis. Meet Jeffrey Kai, a nursing student.
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