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Laura Abate, Director's DeskDirector's Desk

Himmelfarb 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.
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What's NewWhat's New at Himmelfarb Library

Come in, we’re open!
In case you haven’t heard, the Himmelfarb Health Sciences library is now back to being open 24/7! Noon or midnight, no matter the time, be sure to take advantage of our on site health resources and study space!
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Health Sciences Research Commons making your research findable and so much more!Calling All Artists!

Got a painting or photograph you'd like to share? How about some needlework, pottery, or hand-made jewelry?

Himmelfarb Library is excited to announce its 2022 Annual Art Show, which will run from Monday, April 11 through Friday, May 6. We 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.

We are accepting submissions (up to five per artist) from Monday, March 14 – Friday, April 8. Drop off your artwork to the first floor Reference Desk or Circulation Desk just past the entry gate. Note that we accept and display artwork in a variety of mediums! If you would like to submit a digital copy of your work for inclusion in our Virtual Art Show, please send the file to Catherine Sluder at You may also choose to submit exclusively to our Virtual Art Show if you prefer.

If you have questions, or would like further information, please reach out to Catherine Sluder at

Health Sciences Research Commons making your research findable and so much more!Health Sciences Research Commons making your research findable and so much more!

After spending time conducting research, analyzing the results, and writing an article with your findings, you want to make sure that people can find your article!  The Health Sciences Research Commons (HSRC) is Himmelfarb Library’s online repository that gathers, archives, and disseminates the research output of the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the School of Nursing. By adding your articles, book chapters, conference papers and presentations, posters, etc. to the HSRC, you can share your work with the research community; easily link to your research on CVs and job applications; and make your work more discoverable via Google Scholar and similar search engines.
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Learning About Scholarly Communications - 5 Minutes at a Time!Learning About Scholarly Communications - 5 Minutes at a Time!

Are you interested in learning more about tracking citations or article processing charges?  What about setting up a Google Scholar profile or getting help performing a systematic review?  If so, then you’ll be interested in the Scholarly Communications Short Video Library.  Produced by the Himmelfarb Library’s Scholarly Communication Committee, these brief videos (each around 5 minutes long) cover a wide range of scholarly communications topics which are broken down into three main categories.
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APCs Waived for Open Access Cambridge JournalsAPCs Waived for Open Access Cambridge Journals

As an upgrade to our existing journals subscription, GW affiliates are now able to waive Article Processing Charges (APCs) when publishing in certain Cambridge Journals that are “Hybrid” or “Gold” Open Access. Himmelfarb Library, in partnership with Gelman Library (GW Libraries and Academic Innovation) and Burns Law Library, has entered a new “transformative” agreement with Cambridge University Press.
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Book Recommendations - Black History MonthBook Recommendations - Black History Month

February's Black History Month may be over, but it's still a fine time to learn more about U.S. culture, history, and politics via the perspectives of African American authors.
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Staff ProfileStaff Spotlight - Introducing Leland (Ash) Lanquist, Evening/Weekend Supervisor

Learn more about Himmelfarb Library staff members. In this issue, we learn more about Leland Ashford Lanquist, Evening/Weekend Supervisor.
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Staff ProfileFaculty Profile - Interview with Sherrie Wallington, Assistant Professor, Health Disparities & Oncology

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 Sherrie Wallington.
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