Himmelfarb Headlines - November / December 2018

Director's Desk

The start of the 2018/19 Academic Year has been one of successes and challenges at the Himmelfarb Library. We have fully transitioned to our new integrated library and discovery systems (Alma/Primo) with just a few bumps along the way. We have also successfully debuted our new web page with streamlined access to resources.
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Borrow Books from Washington Research Libraries Through CLS

Borrow Books From Washington Research Libraries Through CLSThe new Health Information @ Himmelfarb allows Himmelfarb Library users to borrow print books and some media (such as DVDs) from nearby academic libraries for free.  This new service is called the Consortium Loan Service, and can be accessed by searching ‘Articles + GW & Consortium Catalog’ to retrieve items owned by other consortium libraries.
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Flat Collections Budget Results in Journal CutsFlat Collections Budget Results in Journal Cuts

Providing access to scholarly resources is one of Himmelfarb’s core services. We connect our users with the resources needed to support teaching and learning, clinical care and research. Due to the combination of a flat collections budget and continued rising subscription costs, Himmelfarb was faced with identifying opportunities for cost savings within our collections budget in the current fiscal year.
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Presenting at a Fall Conference... Promote Your Work in HSRCPresenting at a Fall Conference... Promote Your Work in HSRC

Are you presenting a paper or poster at a fall or winter conference this year?  Make your contributions findable and shareable with colleagues by submitting them to the Health Sciences Research Commons (HSRC).
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What's New at HimmelfarbResearch Day Prep

Get ready for GW Research Days 2019! Himmelfarb Library has resources to support you through every step of the process. We’ll provide you instructions on writing an abstract to submit for research day, and continue to support you as you prepare your poster.
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What's New at HimmelfarbCreative 3D Printing At Your Doorstep

Do you have a need to 3D print? Thanks to a grant from the GW Hospital Women's Board, the Himmelfarb Library has purchased a Zortrax m200 3D printer and ABS filament in multiple colors. In December the Library will begin a pilot period in which Himmelfarb patrons can submit 3D files for printing. During the pilot period, there is no cost for printing. The printer is available for use by faculty, staff and students in SMHS, GWSPH, SON, GW Hospital and MFA. For more details including policies about the types of items that can be printed, the available filament colors, and the file submission process, please visit the Himmelfarb Library 3D Printing Guide.

What's New at HimmelfarbWhat's New at Himmelfarb Library

Michael Parker is the newest member of the Himmelfarb Library staff. He joined the library in late October and is the Metadata Specialist on staff. In this role he will work closely with materials in the Health Sciences Research Commons and maintain records for Himmelfarb resources in the catalog.
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Staff Spotlight, Anna Simon, Reference SpecialistStaff Spotlight - Introducing Anna Simon, Reference Specialist

Learn more about Himmelfarb Library Staff members. In this issue, we introduce you to Anna Simon, our evening Reference Specialist!
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Student Profile, Meet Leah Naftalowitz, a Nurse Practitioner studentStudent Spotlight - Meet Leah Naftalowitz, a Nurse Practitioner student

This feature lets us become better acquainted with the students that use the Himmelfarb library resources on a daily basis. Meet Leah Naftalowitz, a nurse practitioner student.
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