Himmelfarb Headlines - February / March 2022

Director's Desk

Director's Desk, Laura AbateHimmelfarb Library’s long-time director, Anne Linton, retired at the beginning of 2022, and it’s my privilege to serve as interim director. I’ve worked at the library for more than 20 years, and supported different library functions during that time including research and reference, electronic resources and online access, and heading our Library Operations team. I’m so happy to work with the innovative and dedicated team at Himmelfarb Library. Our primary role is to support the educational, research, and clinical missions of the SMHS, GWSPH, and SON. If you have a question or a need, please contact me.

I’m delighted to share that Himmelfarb Library recently welcomed three new staff members. Ashford Lanquist is our new Evening/Weekend Supervisor and is featured in this issue’s staff profile. Rachel Brill is Himmelfarb’s new Reference and Instructional Librarian, and Corrine Petro is our new evening Reference Specialist.

You may initially think of the Library as a repository of journals, books, and other materials.  We’re pleased to provide you all that and more via a variety of services available to you to support your work.  Here’s a bit of what’s new and upcoming:

•   Check the library’s events calendar  to learn the dates and times of Tom Harrod’s ‘live’ online Systematic Review Series, and access Himmelfarb’s YouTube Channel to find our latest videos including the latest ~5 minute videos in our Scholarly Publishing series: Promoting your Research Presentation; Retractions, Corrections, & Expressions of Concern; and, Open Access & Your Research.
•   Do you want full-text articles, fast?  Install the LibKey Nomad browser plug-in then choose ‘George Washington University - Himmelfarb Library’ as your home library.  LibKey Nomad provides you 1-click access to PDFs, additional full-text options, and alerts you when you’re accessing a retracted article.  Now available on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Brave, and Vivaldi - Safari coming soon!
•   Himmelfarb’s 3D Printing service has been producing pieces for GW research labs and made a number of 3D heart models for students to use in their study this winter.  If you have an idea for a printable object to support your work at GW, please contact us.  We are working on adding silicone molds/pours to the service soon.

As we start to look for signs of spring, I’m so happy to announce the return of a Himmelfarb tradition: Himmelfarb Library’s Art Show is coming back!  The 2022 Annual Art Show will run from Monday, April 11 through Friday, May 6, and will kick off the show with an opening reception on the library’s first floor on Monday, April 11, from 4-5:30pm. This event, now in its 34th year, is open to all students, faculty, and staff of the SMHS, GWSPH, and SON.  If you have questions, please contact Catherine Sluder (crharris@gwu.edu).

Finally, have you been keeping up with library news? Himmelfarb Library’s blog regularly features articles on scholarly publishing, GW faculty, and current issues being debated in both popular media and academic circles.  Consider following our blog - or follow/friend us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to keep up with the latest news!

 


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